Sunday, January 20, 2008

Night at the (terrifying) movies

Mr Hazel and I saw Cloverfield last night. In a word: WOW.

I mean, WOW.

It was an intense, lean-forward-the-whole-time, never a relaxing moment kind of movie. It was really good. And the lead guy had a sort of Michael Vartan look to him, not surprising since this was a J.J. Abrams movie.

And speaking of J.J. Abrams, they showed the new Star Trek prequel during the previews, the one with Heroes' Zachary Quinto playing the young Spock. It was a true teaser and they didn't show much, except a darkened scene with a bunch of airplanes, a slowly-moving closeup of a ship with the "U.S.S Enterprise" written on it, and then the voice (that sounded strangely like Captain Picard's) saying the famous opening lines, "Space...the final frontier."

I got chills, I tell you! I am so excited for this movie!

Yes, I am a nerd.

They also showed previews for other movies I am excited about, namely: Hellboy 2 (I loved the first one), Iron Man (it looked great), Jumper (this one looked awesome), and the gambling movie about the infamous MIT card counters in Vegas (I'm not as excited about this as Mr Hazel is).

Though they didn't show the previews, I am also looking forward to the new Batman (Christian Bale: yummy) - especially because Katie "Crooked Face Zombie" Holmes won't be in it this time. Also, I got word that they are making a fourth Terminator movie, this one also with Christian Bale playing the old John Connor. They're going to show him actually sending the first guy back to protect Sarah Connor in the first Terminator movie, thus coming full circle.

Great movies coming up and I'm looking forward to them all.


Highmaintenancemom said...

mmmm...Christian Bale....mmmmm...LOVE him!! I'm going to see 27 Dresses later..can't wait!!

Garden girl said...

Hello-thanks so much for your comments today, much appreciated as always! have you heard of monster rings or hoops? Janette mentioned them on my blog and I wondered if you used them to make earrings?
anna x

Hazel Designs said...

HMM, I'm going to see that one tomorrow! Let me know how you like it - yummy Cyclops!

Hi Garden Girl! I have not heard of monster rings or hoops - I saw that comment on your blog and was wondering what they are. I shall have to investigate and let you know!

Karmela said...

They're going to show him actually sending the first guy back to protect Sarah Connor in the first Terminator movie, thus coming full circle.

OMG. I'm crying just thinking about this moment. Best unshown moment in the movies. I hope the moment lives up to all the fans' expectations.

Marnie said...

Cloverfield was awesome! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I thought it was going to be hokey, but, man, that was some scary stuff. One thing, though ... the girl who played Marlena (the one the cameraman was in love with), was she the rocker/goth chick from Mean Girls that befriends Lindsay Lohan?

Hazel Designs said...

K, I almost cried too!

Hazel Designs said...

Marn, OMG, you're RIGHT! I KNEW I recognized her from somewhere. Yes, she was the goth best friend in Mean Girls. Also, the NYT had an article about the Cloverfield cast and they mentioned Mean Girls, but I didn't realize at the time it was in reference to her. It was really bugging me as to where I've seen her from.