One muska two muska three musketeers.
Originally a series of books, The Three Musketeers has since been made into a film over twenty times. The author of the original books, Alexandre Dumas, drew inspiration from an earlier book called Mémoires de Monsieur d’Artagnan. In this book d’Artagnan first meets the king’s musketeers; Athos Porthos and Aramis. Also present in the book is Milady de Winter, the antagonist of the first Musketeers book. However, her background was changed significantly.
Alexandre Dumas’s book, The Three Musketeers, was originally serialised, in France, between March on July 1844 under the name Les Trois Mousquetaires. The plot follows d’Artagnan who travels to Paris to join the musketeers. When he is arrested along with the three musketeers they join forces to escape. D’Artagnan falls in love with a woman called Constance and encounters Athos ex-wife Milady de Winter, who has been paid to kill the Duke of Buckingham who is having an affair with the Queen of France. The musketeers, and d’Artagnan, must then defeat Milady before it’s too late.
On the 14th of October the latest Three Musketeers film will arrive at cinemas in stunning, and pointless, 3D. The basic elements of the book are there, by which I mean the characters and the role that the characters play, but the plot is not exactly the same. Normally things like that bother me, but with this being the twenty somethingth Musketeers movie, I think changes may just be a good thing. Then again, a loyal fan may want to see the classic tale retold in 3D. In this version, d’Artagnan joins forces with the three musketeers, who were famous but are currently down on their luck, to stop Milady and her employer from taking over France and starting a war. As I said, it’s not the exact same plot, but it does have a lot of similar plot points.
The three musketeers will be played by Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans. Logan Lerman plays d’Artagnan and Milla Jovovich portrays Milady de Winter. Paul W.S. Anderson, Jovovich’s Husband, is directing the film and congratulations to them for finally making a movie that their daughter can watch, but probably won’t want to.
Though it does not follow the exact plot of the book, the movie looks good. It mixes action with comedy, but in a way that keeps the tone fairly serious. It has a great range of actors and then Orlando Bloom for some reason. The delivery of the lines is also great, it’s not always easy especially with one liners, but they appear to have done it with neatly. Like most movie goers, I can’t see the point in having the 3D, but it is still the trend in Hollywood so we’ll just have to put up with the goofy glasses. All things considered, this movie may be entertaining for an action/adventure fan, or for someone who is familiar with the source material, but if you don’t fit those categories you probably should give it a miss.
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Do you hate your job? Is the nine to five getting to be too much? Are the weekends the highlight of your life? Well Hollywood is offering a solution; kill your boss.
Horrible bosses is a movie about three mistreated employees, played by Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, who decide that they’ve had enough of their overbearing bosses. They then launch a plan to murder their bosses, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey. To do this they enlist the help of a con artist, Jamie Foxx, who gives them tips on how to pull off their plan.
The movie will hit cinemas on the 8th of July in America and on the 22nd of July in the UK and Ireland. Despite only coming out this year, the first version of the script was purchased by New Line Cinema way back in 2005. The script was later rewritten, in 2010, before the film went into production.
The trailer was released on the 11th of May. The movie looks promising, but I can’t help think that any humour would fade where they to actually succeed in killing any of their bosses. However, judging by the trailer, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. Of the bosses, Colin Farrell’s character is my favourite. For this role Farrell is rocking the comb over, which, fortunately, he doesn’t have to do in reality just yet. His character is the dumbest of the bosses, but he gets some of the better lines. Jennifer Aniston plays a dentist who is sexually harassing her employee and Kevin Spacey plays the powerful, manipulative boss.
Its makes me glad to be unemployed, although I’m not condoning murdering your boss or anything. The movie looks really funny and the trailer should be a good indicator of whether or not you’ll like the movie. It’s a comedy, but, let’s face it, it’s not suitable for kids, though it is tamer than the hangover, it will probably attract the same audience.
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I’ve been slacking lately, but I’m trying my best to get back on track. Anyway, something else’s that’s been slacking lately is the PSN, PlayStation Network, which has been down for over a week. Slacking may have been a bad word to use seeing as Sony have been working hard to basically redo the entire network, plus they’ve been sued over the whole thing, but hey I needed a segway, which apparently isn’t a proper word according to spell check.
The reason the PSN is down is because hackers got in and stole player’s personal details. This includes; real names, e-mail address and even credit card details. Don’t panic, the credit card details were encrypted, it all comes down to how good a job Sony did encrypting them.
Exactly how much longer the PSN will be down is unclear, but Sony has announced that no one will lose any data. This means your trophies are safe. Sony is also trying to think of a way to reward players for being so patient, not that you had a choice. It’ll probably be a patience trophy or something cheap like that. Then again, I shouldn’t make fun because avid trophy collectors would probably love it. Let’s just hope the PlayStation Network makes a speedy recovery.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the trophy system? What have you been doing since the PSN went down? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.
After a 12 year break, Phantom Menace star, Darth Maul makes an appearance in James Wan’s Insidious.
Okay so it may not be Darth Maul, but it’s pretty damn close. Anyway, Insidious was made by, both, the creators of Saw and the creators of Paranormal Activity, which are two very different types of horror films. Saw is all about the visuals, the traps, gore, etc, but Paranormal Activity focuses more on suspense, as a result, Insidious, falls somewhere in the middle.
The story follows a couple, Renai and Josh, and their three children as they move into a new house. One of their sons, Dalton, is scared of his new room. One night he hears a noise in the attic, which he explores, but a step on the ladder breaks causing him to fall. He seems fine, besides being terrified by something in the corner of the room, but the next day they find he has slipped into a coma. The strangeness in the house increases so much that the family, who are taking care of Dalton at home, decide to move. However, the move proves fruitless and they are forced to face the truth; it’s not the house that’s haunted it is their son.
The film has received fairly positive reviews, but a common complaint, among fans and critics, is that the end of the movie cannot possibly live up to the high standard that is set by the rest of the film. The plot sounds like a rollercoaster ride and, if the reviews are true, you’ll be watching it with your eyes closed. If you live in America, you may already have seen it, but for us Irish folk, and people in the UK, we’ll have to wait until the 29th of April, which is only two days away, but still.
Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne star as Josh and Renai, respectively, and it was directed by James Wan. If you’re a horror movie fan then this is probably a must see, it’s already the most profitable film of 2011 and it’s not even out everywhere yet. Let me know what you think by voting and leaving a comment below. Also don’t forget to subscribe.