Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Mad Man Goes to the Movies!

This Friday the next great "epic" period movie gets released. It's called Pathfinder.

A thousand years in the past, a young Norse boy is left behind after his clan shipwrecks on the Eastern shores. Despite his lineage, the boy is raised by the very Indians his kinsmen set out to destroy. Now, as the Vikings return to stage another barbaric raid on his village, the 25 year-old Norse warrior wages a personal war to stop the Vikings' trail of death and destruction. Forging his own path, his destiny is revealed and his identity re-claimed.

We watched an interesting "indie" flick this weekend called Unknown. Here's the synopsis: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive. It was absolutely riveting, and includes a plethora of top tier actors: James Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan, Joe Pantoliano, Barry Pepper, Jeremy Sisto, and Peter Stormare.

It was released by The Weinstein Company, apparently a refuse for what looks to be some spectacular upcoming indie flicks. Previews before the movie showed a few that were particularly intriguing.

Fanboys: Four guys from the Midwest drive across the country to honor the wish of their dying friend: to watch "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch before the movie's worldwide release.

The Last Legion (go to The Weinstein Company site for more details): As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.

And last but no least... 1408, a movie based on the short story by Stephen King, starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mary McCormack.

Ooooh hell ya!

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