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I’m Recasting the Alfred Hitchcock Movies: Part 2

In the last part of this series I recast the main characters of classic Hitchcock movies Rope, North by Northwest, and The Birds. Today, I will recast three more films; Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Shadow of a Doubt. Enjoy!

Shadow of a Doubt is one of Hitchcock’s best movies. In fact, it was Hitchcock’s personal favorite and for good reason. This film builds upon its suspense and is perfectly directed, leading you through the story in a really immersive way.

In it, Joseph Cotton plays the estranged uncle, Charlie Oakley and Teresa Wright plays his niece, Charlie Newton. They are the beating heart of this thriller masterpiece and it is their performances that help make this one of my favorite Hitchcock movies.

But who could play these two? I’ve got just the two actors who would be perfect in these roles.

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Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #2-‘Interstellar’

Interstellar was the first Christopher Nolan movie I had ever seen in the movie theaters. It was because of this trailer I’m about to show you that my family and I went to see it on a beautiful but late Thanksgiving night six years ago. So, with no further delay, here’s the trailer.

Perfection is the word I will use for this trailer and here’s why I choose such a sacred word in the English language.

  1. 98% of the trailer consists of shots and moments from the first hour and twenty minutes of the movie. Only two shots are shown from the second half of the film and those shots refrain from any spoilers whatsoever, leaving viewers with a chance to be truly surprised going into the film.
  2. The tone is somber but laced with hope due to a powerful combination of emotion and music that leaves one on the verge of tears and with chills over their entire body. I mean, that music is insane! In IMAX, it injects itself into your very soul and left me on more than one occasion absolutely determined to see this movie. I’m glad my family and I actually did go see it, for it is undoubtedly one of the best sci-fi movies I have ever seen.

This trailer leaves much for the imagination but it doesn’t hold back from providing plenty of awesomeness along the way.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

‘Interstellar’ Is the Perfect Movie for Father’s Day

It’s Father’ Day and that means it’s time to spend time with Dad in whatever way you deem worthy of such a special holiday. I love to watch movies with my father and the film that is not only one of the best movies ever made but is perfect for Father’s Day is Interstellar. Why you may ask? Because it highlights the beautiful relationship between a father and daughter, a relationship that isn’t often shown in most movies. And what a relationship it is.

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It’s a love that transcends gravity, time, and space, culminating into one of the best science-fiction stories told on the big screen of all time. If you haven’t seen this movie yet I hope you will choose to watch it one day because it is truly remarkable (and should’ve been nominated for Best Picture.)

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day.

‘Interstellar’ Is One of the Greatest Movies Ever Made

I remember when I saw Interstellar for the first time. I was going to a midnight showing of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug and they played a teaser for the movie. I remember watching that teaser and at first, from the way they made it look, I thought it was a documentary or something. But then the word Interstellar appeared on the side of the screen in a strange vertical fashion and I was just confused at what the movie was.

Then the first trailer came out and whenever I saw it in the movies it would always give me so many chills that it was ridiculous. It totally made me want to see this movie. Then I saw the second trailer and it slightly dissuaded me from wanting to watch the film because it showed Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in the movie crying too much. But I did end up seeing it and long story short I was absolutely flabbergasted at not only how ridiculously amazing the movie was from a visual standpoint but also a writing standpoint as well.

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Interstellar was my first Christopher Nolan film that I had watched and it still is the best Christopher Nolan movie that I have seen so far. He took this incredible science-fiction story about a small group of people who were trying to save humans from extinction on Earth and made it the most captivating movie I have ever seen.

It’s been a little over three years since this movie came out and after watching it a few days ago (because I own this movie) I was still looking at the film it in utter awe and fascination. The story is so complex that even, after all of this time, I’m still hearing and seeing new things. It’s absolutely incredible.

There are four reasons why this is one of the greatest movies ever made.

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My Review of ‘The Dark Tower’

Back in August when The Dark Tower was coming out whenever I saw the commercials for it I was always a little interested in this film. Especially that it was a movie adapted from a Stephen King novel with the main characters played by the extraordinary actors, Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. You would think that would be the ultimate recipe for success but unfortunately it wasn’t.

This movie is the first film I have ever watched where the dialogue scenes were light years more enjoyable than the action scenes.

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The first fourty five minutes or so of the movie I was really starting to get into the story of this film. You had the boy, Jake Chambers, who somehow could see this impending apocolypse in his dreams as well as Idris Elba’s character, the Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey’s character, I think Death was his name.

Death needed children with Jake’s special ability to create the end of the world blah-blah-blah. And so he had these minions called No-Skins to capture children and take them to his world. Of course, Jake’s mission was to prevent the world from ending with the help of the Gunslinger, the Gunslinger wanted revenge on Death for killing his father, and Death wanted to, like I said before, bring about the apocolypse.

The Dark Tower is a minimal hour and thirty-five minutes but that’s not exactly what is wrong with this movie. First, the CGI was absolutely horrendous. I mean the quality of the CGI was television show worthy. In fact, I’ve watched some old episodes of Stargate with better special effects than there were in this movie. Secondly, the music was awful. It did not elevate the film in the slightest and actually managed to make the movie worse at some points. Mainly the action scenes. Third, the storytelling got kind of sloppy towards the end of the film. Everything was predictable, the storyline became corny, and Death became an overly confident duschebag who thought he couldn’t die but he did. How ironic.

My Conclusion of the Film

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All in all, if you were wondering, like me, about this film and have been thinking about seeing it I highly advise you not to. This was a true waste of brain space and while I wish it wasn’t unfortunately it was. This movie is so bad in fact that the final action scene had me and my sister in stitches, that’s how hilariously absurd it was. Matthew McConaughey should not have taken the role in this movie. He’s too good of an actor to take part of a film this horrendous. Now he did make a frightening grim reaper. Every time he was on screen somebody was dying and that did make him scary but the ending of the film gave him no justice whatsoever.

What would I give this film? Well, is it the worst movie I’ve ever seen? Not by a long shot. Warcraft was much, much worse but this isn’t anywhere near the standard of the movies that I find enjoyable. I’d give this a 71 out of a 100 and 2.5 out of 5 stars. The only reason why the score isn’t lower is because the first half of the movie was interesting and had me engaged. It was the second half that made the movie’s decency plummet.

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed and I thank you for reading this review. Have a gorgeous day.