Thursday, July 15, 2010

Popcorn Pick 7-16-10

Christopher Nolan's follow-up to the massive hit The Dark Knight is also the most anticipated movie of the summer. Specific plot details of Inception are being kept very hush-hush, but we do know that it's about a group of theives using technology to enter people's dreams in order to steal their ideas. Huge special effects and intricate action scenes meet with mind-fuck storytelling to create what is sure to be a dazzling experience. Leonardo DiCaprio (in his first summer blockbuster!) headlines an impressive ensemble cast that includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer), Ellen Page (Juno), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Cillian Murphy (Red Eye), Tom Berenger (Platoon), Marion Cotillard (Public Enemies), and Michael Caine.
(Also, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the other big summer movie opening this week, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, starring Nicolas Cage and rising young star Jay Baruchel. The fantasy actioner- produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, no less- is about a college kid who learns he has magical powers and comes under the tutelage of a mad sorcerer to hone his skills. Might not be that good of a film, but it's definitely a great popcorn flick.)

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