Posts Tagged ‘Indiana Jones’

The Search for a good weapon; Indiana Jones’s next adventure or; How Philzine is found

June 14, 2008

The Bowling Pin

On these blogs, for those of you that don’t have them, it keeps track of how people come across your site. It can be very flattering in some cases and make you feel like a completely uninteresting person with nothing worthwhile to say in other cases. Like the things you want to talk about don’t really matter to anyone else.

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: A second time round…

June 11, 2008

I love writing about things I enjoy, which should give you a clue as to how I feel about this current installment of Indiana Jones. And how I feel about movies. Thankfully everyone involved in the making of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull seems to also love movies and thankfully Indiana Jones.

There’s more joy for the cinema captured in the first 5 minutes of the Crystal Skull than there has been in any movie I’ve seen this year. Admire how Spielberg effortlessly swings his cameras in and out of cars, catching reflections off hubcaps and side mirrors. And in the details, how extras playing Communist Infiltrators shake their heads at the crazy youths driving them down. The lighting separates the action and space inside and out [Janusz Kaminski] exquisitely giving details to every actor’s face. It’s beautiful. It’s fast, furious, free-flowing and fun to watch. You take in every aspect and every aspect is perfect. Anyone who’s said this movie is on auto-pilot isn’t watching. (more…)

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”: The first reaction.

May 26, 2008

Indiana Jones

***While they may not be major spoilers here. Plot points are discussed. If you want the film to surprise don’t read this review!…yet.***

I don’t care how long of a title it is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the movie I was looking most forward to this year. It’s the reason why movies are made! The theatre let us in an hour before the film was to unspool at 12:01am Wednesday night/Thursday morning. I sat there shaking anxiously (or was it nervously?) The poor loud woman in the front row was getting the brunt of my unused energy while I verbally and quietly attacked her from a distance (though she was really annoying.)

How could you not be excited about this film? Harrison Ford playing one of the greatest characters to grace the silver screen? Indie was my childhood, more so than all of those battles in space. I knew who Steven Spielberg was before I knew who Jesus Christ was. I knew John Williams before I knew Abraham Lincoln. Probably not, but you get the idea. A matinee idol for our times. Grounded in the mythology of our world. Taking us to places on our planet, places just beneath the very feet we walk on that were full of magic, wonderment and danger. And the Indiana Jones character is so grounded, accessible and fallible to pain and emotions and his own desire to see the unknown, how could you not look forward to another engagement?

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