This Town Is A Lonely Town

Or so says Frank Sinatra, and I'm pretty sure he knows what he's talking about. But anyway, this past weekend I had the pleasure of seeing Inception. As I mentioned before, this was the only movie I was really anticipating this summer, and it was well worth it. I highly recommend seeing it and plan to see it again very soon. Truthfully, it's not even worth attempting to describe the plot or what's going on, and yes, the ending won't sit right for some people, but I thought it was perfect. Christopher Nolan is, without a doubt, one of the best filmmakers working today. Leonardo DiCaprio was great as always, but my favorite cast member by far was Joseph Gordon-Levitt (you know, the kid from 3rd Rock From the Sun). I loved him in Brick, and I loved him in this movie, and I really hope he gets cast in the next Batman film, or at least another project of Nolan's.

So if you saw Inception, you no doubt saw the trailer for The Town. Very few movies do I look forward to anymore, but this is now one of them. It's Ben Affleck's second film as a director, after the great Gone Baby Gone which did a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of Lehane's novel (not to mention proving just what kind of bad ass Casey Affleck is). The difference this time around is Ben actually stars in the movie, but I'll let that slide; Ben has proved himself a great actor when need be, and I certainly don't see him giving a dry performance in one of his own directed films. (And hey, look, Don Draper's in it too!)

The movie is based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan which I'm reading now. It's a book that's been sitting on one of my bookshelves for years and which I've been meaning to read eventually. That's how it is with a lot of books, sadly, but the fact that the movie is coming out soon, I wanted to read it as soon as possible, and so far, about a quarter of the way in, it's great.

Also, thanks to everyone who entered the Best New Zombie Tales giveaway contest. Despite the high number of comments so far, I count only five eligible entries, which means there is still time to enter. Just make sure to include something zombie-ish in your comment.

Now if you haven't seen the trailer yet, enjoy.