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Those that know me know I am very critical about movies in general.  Bad plots, poor writing, lousy directing, and horrid acting drive me up the %$#& wall!  So when I tell you to go and watch The Dark Knight, you will thank me later.  Unlike every imbecile that told me to go see Transformers, you can have faith in what I’m telling you.  Seriously, there is very little I would change about this movie. Let’s see, how can I describe this movie?  It is sexual arousing.  There.  I said it.

The casting was almost perfect.  Every actor that came back from Batman Begins (Bale, Caine, Freeman, Oldman) did great jobs.  Heath Ledger (R.I.P) was friggin’ fantastic as The Joker!  I mean, I had my doubts when I heard that one of the gay cowboys from Brokeback Mountain was going to play The Joker, but he couldn’t have done a better job.  The Joker was sadistic and creepy as hell.  And that is what he was always supposed to be.  Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent was brilliant as well.  Great makeup and special effects to bring his character along in the second half of the film.

‘The Dark Knight’ is one of the best movies I have seen in years.  Period.

-David Quesada, “The Quesada Chronicles”.

But just like any movie, something could have been done different to produce an even better product.  Maggie Gyllenhaal. Why is she in the film?  I know she played an important character, but… Maggie Gyllenhaal???  For those that don’t remember, the character of “Rachel Dawes” was played by a smoking hot, pre-crazy Katie Holmes in Batman Begins.  So they replace her hotness with… Maggie Gyllenhaal?  So they replaced this with this??  A girl that wouldn’t get a second look… anywhere?!?!?  The scenes where they tried to make Gyllenhaal attractive were a wast of time.  And believe me they tried.  I can think of several suitable replacements for Katie Holmes that would have been acceptable in place of Gyllenhaal.  I would have taken a full on insane Katie Holmes over Gyllenhaal!  Anyway, that was the only real thing wrong with the movie.  So I guess I shouldn’t complain too much.But honestly, Christian Bale and Aaron Eckhart vying for the affections of Maggie Gyllenhaal? Out of that entire movie, that was the thing I had the hardest time believing.

Scariest part of the whole thing, you may ask?  That’s easy.   Just before the previews, there was a promo for the chick-flick musical Mama-Mia sponsored by Ponds makeup remover, or something to that effect.  Well, ladies and gentlemen, the last thing I want to see is Meryl Streep with no makeup!  So, needless to say, I didn’t sleep very well last night.

-Dave Q.

On Valentine’s day, Lucas Films released the teaser trailer for the new Indiana Jones flick. It’s a quick one and you don’t get too much out of it, but it’s cool to see Harrison Ford back in this role. Out of all the sequels that have come out in recent years, I have been looking forward to this one for some time now. George Lucas, this is your chance to make things right. Your one and only chance to make up for the absolute garbage that was those three films you made and tied in to your original Star Wars trilogy. I really hope you don’t screw up one of the greatest characters in movie history.


Anyway, I’m really pumped for this one. Indiana Jones back in all his glory. I have some friends that give me a hell for dressing up as Indiana Jones for Halloween several years running. But come on, it was one of the easiest costumes to put together! I just happened to have all the stuff. Brown Fedora. Bullwhip. Khakis. Brown leather jacket. Far better than anything you would find in a costume shop.

This makes me think of my ex-girlfriend. She used to insist that Indy’s jacket was a dirty old denim jacket. So dirty that it turned brown. That was one of my favorite arguments with her. One of many. :) I hope by now she’s figured this one out. Then again, she was always a little on the nutty side.

The jacket is leather, Steph. It’s a brown leather jacket.

-Dave Q.

I finally got to see the new Will Smith flick, I Am Legend. It wasn’t bad. Definitely the only movie I can think of worth seeing this holiday season. Everything else out there is pretty much crap. That was obvious as the movie set box office records for the month of December. Now, I’m not dogging the movie. But I was just expecting a slightly different outcome. And a little less CGI. But overall, it was a generally good movie. But the best part happened before the movie even started.

The last movie trailer shown was for the next Batman film, The Dark Knight. It looks pretty damn good. You need to see this preview. For those of us that remember the Michael Keaton/Val Kilmer/George Clooney batman flicks, those should be deleted from memory. Like they never happened. Because when Christian Bale took the lead role in Batman Begins, everything changed. Batman became… cool. Or at least much cooler that those crappy movies made him. Which wasn’t cool. Know what I’m saying?

Anyway, already looking forward to that one. Comes out next summer.

-Dave Q.

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