Here we go, folks, back with another Top Ten for you! This time up, in light of this weekend’s “The Great Gatsby”, we’re taking a look at the filmography of Mr Leonardo DiCaprio!
Leo got his start in films at a young age, and in spite of taking a brief break from acting after “Titanic”, he’s had a pretty prolific career to this point! Further, his filmography is loaded with top-notch films, as he’s worked with some of the best directors there are: Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Sam Raimi, Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg!
So let’s take a look at his filmography and pick out his ten best films!
“The Dark Knight Rises” is the concluding chapter to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, the movie series that resurrected the moribund Batman franchise. Having given us the excellent “Batman Begins” and the legendary “The Dark Knight Rises”, the bar was set high for the grand finale, so one can hardly blame Nolan for wanting to give us something grandiose and epic for the final chapter.
And to a large extent, he succeeds. There’s plenty of Batman angst here, a sprawling cast of characters, a worthy adversary, and the city is certainly in peril. Yet the movie is so serious it’s smothering, there’s a dearth of action, and the “epicness” occasionally crosses the line into bloat.
There’s a very well made movie here, but I didn’t enjoy it half as much as I had hoped to.
WB is in a giving mood as of late, and this morning brings us our first pic of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in the upcoming Batman movie, “The Dark Kinght Rises”.
I don’t think I really saw her as the Catwoman type… not sure this picture helps. But I’ve learned that I don’t really know shite when it comes to casting, because I thought Heath Ledger was a terrible choice to play the Joker, and he sure as hell proved me wrong.
It’s not the purple spandex outfit from the 90s (Dammit!!) but this is probably more reasonable, I guess.
Yesterday the news broke that Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Daily Planet Editor Perry White in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman film, “Man of Steel: Please Make Me Forget ‘Superman Returns’ “.
Ok, Ok, it’s tentatively called “Man of Steel” right now… but that’s what we’re all thinking.
Fishburne fills out what is becoming an absolutely loaded cast. Henry Cavill (The Tudors) will play Superman, and he’s probably the biggest unknown. Amy Adams will play Lois Lane and Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, The Runaways) will be General Zod. Providing the family wisdom from Smallville will be Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Ma and Pa Kent.
Oh. And the movie is being produced by Christopher Nolan. Yep.
Inception premieres this Saturday, June 18th on HBO.
If you missed it in the theatres, didnt catch it on demand and didnt buy it or rent it on DVD, well here’s your chance to right the wrong you’ve been doing yourself for a full year now.
Inception is one of those rare films that gives the audience credit for being intelligent. That’s not to say it’s a thinkpiece, by any means. It just means it doesnt pander to the lowest common denominator and over simplify everything for you. It gives you an action movie wrapped in a complex sci-fi structure that manages to keep your mind engaged whilst it gets your heart pounding.