On March 3, 2011, the battle for Los Angeles begins. Seems to be like another alien invasion movie where earth fights back. The trailer looks like Independence Day meets Black Hawk Down. It looks pretty cool.(Just realized that Independence Day was released 14 years ago. Gosh I am old!)
The Oscar race is underway. And the leaders of the pack are The Social Network, The Fighter and The King's Speech. I've watched the first two movies mentioned. I am still waiting for this one. So looking forward to this. I thought The Social Network and The Fighter were excellent films. I assume this one is going to be excellent as well. Plus, it would be great if Colin Firth would snag the Best Actor award for this.
Jon Favreau! Good actor and awesome director. He directed Iron Man 1 and 2. Sadly he won't be directing the third Iron Man film. He opted to pursue directing other feature films. Which isn't so bad. He's a talented director who wishes to stretch his creative wings. As a glimpse of the awesome movies we can expect from Jon Favreau in the future. Here is the trailer for Cowboys & Aliens. What's it about? Well the title speaks for itself.
The nominees for the 2011 Gloden Globes was recently announced. And they showed no love for this film. It was snubbed and got no nominations. Not sure why, but I did read somewhere that this will still be a contender for the Oscars. We'll just have to wait and see I guess.
This film is adapted from a 1968 novel of the same name. It's the 2nd time it's been made into a movie. The first movie was released in 1969 and starred John Wayne in a role that won him an Oscar for Best Actor. The updated version now stars last years Best Actor winner Jeff Bridges. Along with Oscar nominees Matt Damon & Josh Brolin. Getting positive reviews for her performance as well is 14 year old actress Hailee Steinfeld.
Also in 2011. Transformers 3! They've titled this installment as Dark of the Moon. Don't really have high hopes with this one. Revenge of the Fallen really sucked! Michael Bay said it didn't turn out so good due to the writers strike. We'll they can't use that excuse on this one. They have major repair to do with this franchise. It's make it or break it time for the Transformers.