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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is definitely one of the films I am most excited for. Recently I came across the five minute trailer, which to date, has been one of the few insights into the secretive project. What we do know about Cloud Atlas is that it is based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchel and is being directed by the Wachowskis as well as Tom Tykwer. The novel consists of six nested stories that are intertwined throughout various time periods in past and future human history. The official film synopsis describes the film as “an epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a saviour and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.”

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What attracted me to this film though is the amazing trailer. The ensemble cast is fantastic and includes names such as Hugo Weaving, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant and Ben Wishaw to name a few. From what I can tell, this film looks like it’s going to be an epic and emotional journey whilst exploring the reincarnation of the characters souls across varied time settings. Besides that, the soundtrack is pretty! The trailer also features Outro by M83 which is just stupidly beautiful. It does things to me.

I have watched this trailer countless times, and it still moves me every time. I especially love the dystopian future setting with the rebellious clone character. It looks AMAZING. However from what I can tell, the novel’s structure sounds complicated and I hope that the Wachowski’s and Tykwer can translate this effectively to screen. The Wachowski’s are responsible for The Matrix trilogy as well as V for Vendetta, which has been previously reviewed on Popcornography (click here). Tykwer, on the other hand, is responsible for great project such as Run Lola Run and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. I thus have faith that this film will not disappoint. However, only time will tell.

Clones in future dystopian societies excite me 

Cloud Atlas is released on October 26. Be excited. And if you aren’t excited, watch the trailer. If you are aren’t excited after that then I can’t help you and you should go back to your Mandy Moore movies.

For welcome shivers, check out the extended trailer for Cloud Atlas. 


Batman Returns

I am Catwoman. Hear me roar!” spoken by Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1992 superhero film Batman Returns directed by Tim Burton.

Thank heavens film has come a long way since the Batman sequel in 1992. Perhaps cool and kinky at the time, but today Michelle Pfeiffer’s cringe-worthy take on Catwoman would be laughable and most certainly would not suit Christopher Nolan’s reboot of the Batman franchise. In anticipation of the The Dark Knight Rises’ Popcornography review, I thought a look at a past memorable Catwoman quote would be most appropriate. The Dark Knight Rises features the new and rebooted Catwoman which is played by Anne Hathaway. Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman would most likely give Christopher Nolan a heart attack as her performance is so far removed from the “realistic” direction taken with his entire reboot. Anne Hathaway, on the other hand, does a remarkable job but for more on that you will have to wait for the EXCITING review (coming soon). For now enjoy the above quote and the below screenshot of Pfeiffer as Batman Return‘s Catwoman.

Kinky? Horrendous? I can’t decide.

Of course, I could always continue talk about the unspeakable horror that was the 2004 Catwoman movie, but I won’t. I won’t because Popcornography likes to pretend it doesn’t exist. It’s that bad. My heart goes out to oscar-winner Halle Berry for agreeing to participate in that atrocious piece of garbage. Bad BAD life choice Berry. For shame.

Oh by the way please take note of the missile-bearing penguins in the Batman Returns poster seen above. Nolan would rather die before he makes use of missile-bearing penguins?! Like Pfeiffer’s Catwoman, it is all just TOO much and TOO bizarre.

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