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#36

I discuss Zach Snyder films on Profondo Cinema!  Give it a listen if you have the time or inclination, also, check out their extensive, excellent back catalog!

http://home.comcast.net/~axlish/profondo_cinema.htm

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#37

Your Nolan pieces are absolutely fantastic.  I must say, it is nice to find someone who loves The Prestige as much as I do.  Too often when Nolan is discussed, it (along with Following) remains forgotten.  Memento, Inception, and the Bat films always come up.  Insomnia does too, though unfortunately in a negative regard most times.  I'm also glad to see praise of Hugh Jackman within.  Barring a few projects here and there, he hasn't made many opportunities to shine like he does here.  I have a feeling that will soon begin to change.  With Wolverine still going strong and Real Steel providing him another hit (as well as a potential second franchise), he seems to finally be getting the attention and projects he deserves.  I'm really looking forward to Les Miserable this year, along with other potential musicals (Houdini, Carousel, etc.) and other dramatic roles he can acquire himself in the coming years (hopefully that Spielberg adaptation of A Steady Rain, with he and Daniel Craig, will get made).  Hugh seems to have finally found solid footing in the industry and I suspect he will utilize that to start putting together excellent projects for himself between franchise-fare.  I sincerely hope that both he and Guy Pearce end up working with Nolan multiple more times over the course of their careers.  With Nolan's penchant for keeping a stable of actors around, I have no doubt that they will reunite at some point.........................especially since both were apparently offered the role of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight.

Closing thoughts?  I would love to read your opinion on Following at some point and am obviously looking forward to your inevitable piece on The Dark Knight Rises when the time comes.  My excitement for the release of that film is only matched by my excitement to see where Nolan takes his career post-Batman.  All that aside, I would LOVE to see you do a two or three part piece like this on Fincher sometime soon..........though you'll probably want to wait for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to hit home video before doing it.  I might pop back in here with a few more thoughts as they come to me.  Regardless, I loved the hell out of these and I'm glad I waited until now to read them.  You just made my night.

BTW, that Aaron "think about the future" Eckhart bit is priceless!  We have a habit of doing bits like that for certain actors over in the B Movie Thread and I might just add yours to the list if I can remember it.  That's too good a line to allow it to disappear.  Fear not, credit will be given!

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Your Nolan pieces are absolutely fantastic.  I must say, it is nice to find someone who loves The Prestige as much as I do.  Too often when Nolan is discussed, it (along with Following) remains forgotten.  Memento, Inception, and the Bat films always come up.  Insomnia does too, though unfortunately in a negative regard most times.  I'm also glad to see praise of Hugh Jackman within.  Barring a few projects here and there, he hasn't made many opportunities to shine like he does here.  I have a feeling that will soon begin to change.  With Wolverine still going strong and Real Steel providing him another hit (as well as a potential second franchise), he seems to finally be getting the attention and projects he deserves.  I'm really looking forward to Les Miserable this year, along with other potential musicals (Houdini, Carousel, etc.) and other dramatic roles he can acquire himself in the coming years (hopefully that Spielberg adaptation of A Steady Rain, with he and Daniel Craig, will get made).  Hugh seems to have finally found solid footing in the industry and I suspect he will utilize that to start putting together excellent projects for himself between franchise-fare.  I sincerely hope that both he and Guy Pearce end up working with Nolan multiple more times over the course of their careers.  With Nolan's penchant for keeping a stable of actors around, I have no doubt that they will reunite at some point.........................especially since both were apparently offered the role of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight.

Closing thoughts?  I would love to read your opinion on Following at some point and am obviously looking forward to your inevitable piece on The Dark Knight Rises when the time comes.  My excitement for the release of that film is only matched by my excitement to see where Nolan takes his career post-Batman.  All that aside, I would LOVE to see you do a two or three part piece like this on Fincher sometime soon..........though you'll probably want to wait for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to hit home video before doing it.  I might pop back in here with a few more thoughts as they come to me.  Regardless, I loved the hell out of these and I'm glad I waited until now to read them.  You just made my night.

BTW, that Aaron "think about the future" Eckhart bit is priceless!  We have a habit of doing bits like that for certain actors over in the B Movie Thread and I might just add yours to the list if I can remember it.  That's too good a line to allow it to disappear.  Fear not, credit will be given!



You sir, have made my morning!  It's quite invigorating to wake up and read such high praise!  I absolutely need to see Following and am sure I will give it a watch soon.  Hopefully it's on Netflix streaming.  I have this collector mentality problem where I need to own all of my favorite film makers and films, but have long since abandoned DVD.  Alas, Following hasn't received a bluray (I suppose I made an exception for Barton Fink lol) release, but I shouldn't let that stop me from watching it.  Jackman can be incredible given the right role and I'm extremely excited for Les Miserables, he'll make a perfect Valjean.  Real Steel wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but my 10 year old son LOVED it and Jackman is so damn good in it, the IMAX theater got a little dusty for me at the endSmile

I am excited to see where Nolan goes after bats as well, we're so lucky too have a director that talented who is so young and turns them out so quickly.  Look at the situation we're in with the Coen brothers and David Fincher!  In any case, I should tackle Fincher, but there's that blu issue on The Game and Panic Room, two films I haven't revisited since the theater.  Feel free to use my line with credit!  I love passing along good ones with acknowledging the source as well.

Thanks so much again for reading and having such nice things to say, cheers!

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#39

The Grey

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/grey.html

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#40

I joined my buddies at Profondo Cinema to discuss the career of the mighty Arnold Schwarzenegger!  A link can be found here:

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/s.html

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#41

Underworld: Awakening!

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...ening.html

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#42

While I've never really been on board with the Resident Evil film franchise, the Underworld movies have always been a guilty pleasure for me.  What can I say?  I'm a sucker for vampire that don't sparkle, werewolves that didn't walk out of a Village People video, and Brit character actors chewing scenery in projects that are technically "beneath" them.  Dumb fun indeed!

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#43

The Woman In Black!

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...black.html

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#44

Glad to see you enjoyed it.  I'm hoping to catch it sometime over the next week.  Also, it's doing well at the box office already...............which should further help the full resurrection of Hammer!

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#45

Chronicle!

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...nicle.html

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#46

It seems that I really need to go see that.

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It seems that I really need to go see that.



Yeah, I was certain I would hate it based on the premise alone, but the huge word of mouth compelled me.  I'm glad I gave it a chance.  I woke up this morning and it is still really kicking around my head.

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#48

I've been nominated for a Rondo again this year!  If anyone has the time or inclination, I would greatly appreciate them voting for ShloggsHorrorBlog for best blog of 2011 (#17).  Thanks again!

http://www.rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos.html

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#49

My spin on FILMCRITHULK's recent why we love movies campaign.

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...ddick.html

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#50

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...eance.html

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#51

I'm still shocked GH2 did as well as it did opening weekend.  I think there IS potential within the property for a great film, but I don't think it will happen until Marvel gets the rights back............................which might happen if this turns out to be a bomb in the end.

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#52

Hey everybody, I had a nice chat with Axl over at Profondo Cinema about Drive and The Prestige!  Please check it out and give the Profondo back catalog a perusal, it's great stuff, especially if you love Romero and action cheese!

http://home.comcast.net/~axlish/profondo_cinema.htm

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#53

Act Of Valor

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...valor.html

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#54

Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...ycans.html

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#55

Glad you enjoyed it.  I have a big soft spot for this franchise and Rise of the Lycans and the original are my favorites of the bunch.  Mostly because of Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy, of course.

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#56

Wanderlust

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...rlust.html

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#57

The Lorax, Tree of Life and Take Shelter

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...elter.html

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#58

John Carter

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...arter.html

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#59

Silent House and Melancholia

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...holia.html

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#60

My thoughts concerning the unmitigated majesty of Human Centipede 2

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...-full.html

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#61

21 Jump Street and a reminder to vote for me and Profondo Cinema in the Rondo Awards!

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...ughts.html

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#62

I'm on the new Profondo Cinema discussing The Thing prequel, their two year anniversary as a podcast and many other one hitters!

http://home.comcast.net/~axlish/profondo_cinema.htm

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#63

Wrath of the Titans and Cabin in the Woods (spoiler free)

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...woods.html

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#64

I really want to see both, so it's incredibly encouraging that you enjoyed them..........................particularly Wrath, which seems to be getting nothing but hate.

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#65


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I really want to see both, so it's incredibly encouraging that you enjoyed them..........................particularly Wrath, which seems to be getting nothing but hate.


Like I say, it's a film for 9 year olds and 9 year olds at heart.  I've seen it twice and enjoyed myself immensely both times.  Make sure to see it in true IMAX 3D if you can, it's a HUGE film!  Thanks for reading!

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#66

Some expanded (full spoiler) thoughts I had on Cabin in the Woods after my second viewing.

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...ilers.html

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#67

The Deep Breath Before The Plunge: Summer 2012 Forecast

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...-2012.html

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#68

Avengers!!!

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...ngers.html

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#69

My take on Dark Shadows

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...adows.html

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#70

Battleship

http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/20...eship.html

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