Friday, June 20, 2008

Big Mike's Lil' Update 6/20/08

What's been going on this week?

- Ok, so I've been reading a lot this week about the division growing between fans of the new Hulk and the old Hulk (who all came out of the woodwork this week after five years keeping mum). I enjoyed the new Hulk, if you haven't read my review (then read it here) but I don't think the first one was THAT bad. It just wasn't AS good as this. It's not even a good Ang Lee movie, even though all his themes of family, romance, emotion and character are there. So, I got to thinking, what if Lee stopped carrying over those themes and just carried over the Hulk to his movies instead?

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Hulk

Smash and Sensibility

Eat Drink Hulk Betty

The Hulk Storm

Smash, Caution

and of course, the obligatory,

BrokeHulk Mountain

We can dream, can't we? Also, I happened to catch Ang Lee's version on Sci-Fi Channel last night. I guess I must have blocked out most of this movie, because it seems very weird and unrecognizable. Sorry, Mr. Lee.

- Get Smart tomorrow. I love Steve Carell, The Rock (regardless of what he's calling himself now) and Alan Arkin. But, damn, Anne Hathaway is smoking hot!

- Speaking of hot chicks, Nicole Kidman turns a stunning, STUNNING 41 today. Happy Birthday, beautiful.

- We are officially less than one month away from The Dark Knight. All other movies will bow to it. Although I could've done without all that myspace stuff.

- Oh and in the meantime and in between time, we got Wanted and Hancock.


Fletch said...

Wow. I heart that pic. I don't have too much interest in Get Smart, but Johnson's cool and Hathaway is indeed smokin'.

Michael J. Mendez said...

Yea, I heart Hathaway too. So much, I actually watched Devil Wears Prada about a dozen times. And all those movies where she shows her breasts.

Fletch said...

Ughh...Havoc's a tough movie to watch. I caught the last 45 minutes or so one time and wouldn't want to again. Not that I thought it was terrible, just painful. Though I did enjoy about 5 seconds of it.

Michael J. Mendez said...

Exactly. And I loved how in Brokeback Mountain both female leads went topless as if to say to the audince, "You getting a little uncomfortable with these dudes? How about some hot chicks to make it up to you?"

K. Bowen said...

That picture of Anne is wonderful. She really falls in the category of a classic beauty.

And I still think Nicole Kidman is beautiful.

Michael J. Mendez said...

I love Nicole Kidman. She's probably the only one who can currently top Cate Blanchett in my eyes. I think Cate is the better actor, but damn if Nicole is not sexier.

And Anne could have definitely done that made-for-TV Audrey Hepburn movie if they hadn't gone with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Methink I should cast her in my remake of Charade opposite George Clooney in the Cary Grant role of Joshua/Dyle/Canfield/Crookshank. She can do the English accent well enough.