January 28, 2013
A Knight's Tale, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Alan Tudyk, Firefly, Wreck-It Ralph
Alberto E. Rodriguez
Alan Tudyk at the “Wreck-It Ralph” premiere.
My fellow WAFCA member Eddie Pasa had an opportunity to meet with Alan Tudyk. Tudyk is one of those actors who is instantly familiar to you even if you can’t place the name. He’s appeared in films like “A Knight’s Tale” with Heath Ledger, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” while “Firefly” Browncoats lovingly best know him for his role as Wash.
He’s also an acclaimed voice actor. You’re likely most familiar with his work as Sonny in “I, Robot” alongside Will Smith, but he’s also been a regular in the “Ice Age” franchise, “Young Justice” and most recently as King Candy in “Wreck-It Ralph“. That’s enough introduction for me, here’s Eddie! More
October 21, 2012
New on DVD/Blu-Ray
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Alex Cross, Anthony Mackie, Benjamin Walker, Channing Tatum, Dominic Cooper, I Robot 3D, Madea's Witless Protection, Magic Mike, Tyler Perry, Will Smith
For all of you keeping track at home, my birthday is Saturday. I’ll happily continue accepting gifts through the month however (ha-ha).
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Easily my guilty pleasure through October. A fun, goofy premise that happily takes its historical liberties with one of America’s most revered presidents. History buffs may not like it, but action fans like me will. More
August 22, 2012
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln, Steven Spielberg
While this won’t be the first look at Abraham Lincoln this year – that honor goes to the guilty pleasure “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” – this will no doubt be the one guaranteed Oscar-bait version starring America’s 16th president, especially once you consider its “Made for Academy Award” pedigree.
I don’t typically get that excited about these types of films largely because they’re such safe bets for Oscar voters, who prefer to stick with more historical pieces than rewarding filmmakers that skip past the safe zone and try something new, but with Steven Spielberg directing and Daniel Day Lewis starring, I’m actually pretty interested in this one.
Courtesy DreamWorks Studios
Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln.
Here’s the official write-up from DreamWorks:
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.
June 22, 2012
Action/Adventure, Horror, Movie Reviews
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Anthony Mackie, Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is likely to be the most critic-proof movie you’ll see all year.
After all, everything you need to know is right there in the title. If your inner historian balks at the thought of turning one of America’s legendary presidents into a silver-coated axe-swinging, vampire slayer, then this definitely isn’t the movie for you. Or if the premise just simply sounds too absurd for you, skip it. It’s not going to magically morph into a Martin Scorsese film just because you bought a ticket. But for those that do, you’re in for a ludicrously entertaining good time. More