Maybe it’s just the mood I had going into Baywatch (looking for a laugh or two after a day of packing up to move), but I quite enjoyed Baywatch.
I only ever watched a couple episodes of the TV series, but the movie seemed to hit every one of the major parts of the show – slo-mo Baywatch babe; overly earnest Mitch Buchanan; plucky comic relief (who’s so quick to melt down when his crush is around that he doesn’t realize that she’s into him from the beginning); totally inappropriate investigation of suspected criminal activity; lots and lots of beautiful beach people.
Ghost in the Shell is based on a Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow and a classic anime by Mamoru Oshii – both of which deal with the questions of what constitutes identity and whether humanity remains when the line between human and machine disappears.
Rupert Sanders’ live-action Ghost in the Shell touches on these ideas more I expected it would and is a cracking good science fiction-action movie as well.
Al Gore is back with a very inconvenient film – especially for climate change deniers.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to the Power shows how predictions made in the first film have already begun to happen – including one pivotal event that was derided as fantasy when An Inconvenient Truth was first released.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to the Power will be in theaters on July 28th.
Fans of Ghost in the Shell will be given a chance to take an early look at the live action adaptation of the classic anime – in IMAX® – on February 28th.
Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and IMAX present a one-night-only event featuring an exclusive first look at stunning film footage exclusively in IMAX® theatres across 14 North American cities with select international markets and dates to follow.
Attendees will receive a limited edition poster and have the opportunity to capture their experience in a film-centric experiential photo booth — Becoming the Major.
The new trailer for Paramount’s Ghost in the Machine has a lot of new footage. It looks like pretty dazzling stuff, with the Major’s confrontations with a cyber-terrorist suggesting that there’s more to her story than she remembers. Also, lots of cool action!