I am a huge fan of movies. I have been diving head first, along with my wife Caty (she writes the blog, Filmcritter), into films the past few years, whether they be a big budget blockbuster (The Dark Knight Rises) or a small, independent art film (ugh, Weekend). We just genuinely enjoy films, and this year looks to be pretty good, at least on the surface. Here is a list, in no particular order, of films I am looking forward to this year. The reason that it is only part one is that more films tend to surface later in the year that weren’t getting a whole lot of coverage right about now. Here we go:
BioWare is arguably one of the greatest video game developers ever. They focus their games on not only accessible gameplay, but having a great story that will keep the player engaged until the very end. Some noteworthy games would be Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel, along with The Old Republic and the ever-so-amazing Mass Effect trilogy. I know I have done a post about video game trailers that seem like they could have been for movies, but the question I’m asking now is, should this game developer make movies with the animation and story-making prowess they so obviously have? For those of you that have played the games, the answer is undoubtedly “yes.” For those of you that haven’t, watch the trailers below and decide for yourself.
Inglourious Basterds was one of the best movies of 2009. Ask anyone who’s seen it. It is a great action movie with amazing writing and some terrific acting. It is a movie that both film buffs and the average movie goer can enjoy. That being said, Christoph Waltz was the best actor of the past year. He stole every scene he was in. I want to see more of him in movies. American cinema needs more actors like him.
However, it is nice to see that Waltz doesn’t really take himself too seriously. Here, he talks about his greatest acting experience ever.
Thanks to Filmcritter for the video and the news of its existence. The writer for Filmcritter is a hottie too.