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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Inception

Christopher Nolan follows up his blockbuster The Dark Knight with a film that goes back to his Memento or even The Prestige ways with a true puzzler of a film called Inception. Trying to tap those roots, Nolan tries to please the mind more than the eyes.  Don’t get me wrong there is plenty of action to be had, especially in the second half of the film. Read the rest of this entry

Episode 33: Inception

Rene, Jonathan, Monnie, and Mike are back with their take on Inception. Listen as they discuss characterizations, who’s the real antagonist of the film, and what the ending really meant.

Special Note:  We did record two episodes on Inception this week, a non-spoiler and spoiler edition.  Both episodes can be found at the following links.

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Inception

Ahhhhh there it is.  What?? Oh hello I was just expressing a sigh of relief for a movie that makes you utilize your brain. Inception in a word….Amazing. Christopher Nolan the man who revitalized the Bat and brought us Memento, and Insomnia is back and screwing with your brain. I can only imagine the joy I’m gonna have seeing this again, and oh yes kids I will be seeing it again. Take one part James Bond,one part Italian Job, add Linklater’s Waking Life, and shake it up. Take what you get and throw it on to that MC Escher painting and you have Inception. Read the rest of this entry

Inception (Devil’s Advocate Review)

Christopher Nolan follows up his blockbuster The Dark Knight with a film that goes back to his Memento or even The Prestige ways with a true puzzler of a film called Inception. Trying to tap those roots, Nolan tries to please the mind more than the eyes.  Don’t get me wrong there is plenty of action to be had, especially in the second half of the film. Read the rest of this entry

Devil’s DVD Disappointment: Shutter Island

Riding the coattails (albeit a few years later) of The Departed, Martin Scorsese once again unleashes questionable Boston accents and Leonardo DiCaprio on the unsuspecting public in Shutter Island. Shutter is a noir-styled tour through a sheltered mental asylum which harbors more than just unbalanced criminals. The head doctor (Kingsley) speaks in tangled euphemisms and the inmates warn visitors of its inescapability as DiCaprio (Teddy Daniels) searches for a missing patient. As soon as Daniels steps off the ferry onto the haunting island, dreamy visions of his deceased wife cloud his thoughts and caution him to not go prying too far into the past. Read the rest of this entry

Mel Gibson’s Viking Film May Be His Directorial Swan Song

Mel Gibson has had an idea for a viking film for a while now.  It’s only now coming to fruition and the actor/director believes it will mark the end of his directing career. 

Gibson has stated that he’s going for the same level of realism that he showed in Passion of The Christ and Apocalypto, where the primary languages were Aramaic and Mayan, repsectively.  The script is being reviewed by all involved, as we speak, in order to ensure the level of realism that Gibson seeks.

At this time Leonardo DiCaprio, seen recently in Shutter Island, is attached to the project.  All other details are heavily guarded by Viking Axe-Men.

Episode 12: Shutter Island

This week we go crazy trying to figure out the Scorsese/DiCaprio bromance and why the film’s score sounded so familiar. 

Give us a listen and we’ll tell who number 67 is.

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Shutter Island

In Martin Scorsese’s new flick, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner Chuck Aule arrive at Shutter Island, Massachusetts to investigate the disappearance of a patient at Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? Then you don’t know Scorsese. Adapted very faithfully from the novel by Boston crime aficionado Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley and Michelle Williams, is one part neo-noir, one part psychodrama, with an extra helping of suspense. It’s also chock-full of fantastic actors working very hard to up the creepiness factor in any way they can. All in all, I was very happy with Shutter Island and while it contains a flaw or two, it sustains the tension throughout the picture and keeps you guessing until the very end. Read the rest of this entry

Shutter Island (Devil’s Advocates Review)

Riding the coattails (albeit a few years later) of The Departed, Martin Scorsese once again unleashes questionable Boston accents and Leonardo DiCaprio on the unsuspecting public in Shutter Island. Shutter is a noir-styled tour through a sheltered mental asylum which harbors more than just unbalanced criminals. The head doctor (Kingsley) speaks in tangled euphemisms and the inmates warn visitors of its inescapability as DiCaprio (Teddy Daniels) searches for a missing patient. As soon as Daniels steps off the ferry onto the haunting island, dreamy visions of his deceased wife cloud his thoughts and caution him to not go prying too far into the past. Read the rest of this entry

Who’s pumped for the new Chris Nolan movie?

I must admit, I was very sad when I heard Christopher Nolan was considering not directing the next Batman movie. His feelings were two-fold, from what I could tell: he planned on having the Joker return in the next film (and didn’t want to cast anyone else in that role), and he felt somewhat responsible for what happened to Heath Ledger.  For this, I completely understand.

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