11) Fruitvale Station
12) 12 Years a Slave
14) Captain Phillips
17) Secret Life of Walter Mitty
18) Furious 6
19) Lone Survivor
20) Don Jon
21) Dallas Buyers Club
22) The Hobbit
24) Spring Breakers
25) Ender’s Game
After three weeks of projects, papers, and finals, you would think that I would have a lot of time to relax, write, and have a good time for spring break…Well…
I think I have finally gotten to a point in life where I realize that I am never going to have as much time as I wish I had to devote to Vlizz and will never be able to say I actually have free time. My spring break will be made up of class from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday along with filming my documentary, Final Table, from approximately 6:00 PM to midnight every day.
Regardless, I realize that even though I have been editing a lot and working on different Search Engine Optimization and marketing processes for the site, I haven’t written much lately. So it’s time to get back in the game with a personal preview of how I think the new film, Olympus Has Fallen (rolling into theaters March 22), will be to fulfill a request.
There are some high profile actors in this sensationalized terrorist/political/action drama. Having met and spoken to Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) extensively in an interview for Rabbit Hole, I really like his personality and acting style. I never really saw him playing the President of the United States, but I guess I’m not surprised. If he can play District Attorney Harvey Dent, than he should be able to portray a solid president.
Gerard Butler (Coriolanus) is playing his usual action hero character (presidential guard), but he has a much more serious persona found in his better movies like 300 than with his macho counterparts like in Gamer. Butler still has a shaky track record with critics, even though the ladies love him.
Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises) is always great and recently has been turning mediocre films into good films. So the fact that he is playing the Speaker of the House and takes over as acting president in the film may just be what makes this a good movie.
With three male leads sharing the screen, I wonder if Eckhart or Freeman will be revealed as a conspirator and, therefore, be an antagonist at the end of the film. Either way, let’s hope Training Day director Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest) is back to form.
By: Jonathan Havey | Editor-in-Chief