Friday, February 3, 2017
Something tells me that it doesn't just have to do with it not "providing a positive useful experience." Anyway, the backlash is here and people are not happy. No kidding, taking away the most popular way to chat about movies online. Nothing comes close, not even reddit. It would happen that after I watch a movie, I would sometimes head over to those boards to read other's interpretation of it. There is good stuff to be found, yes some trolling, but I always thought there was much more good than bad, oh well.
I dug Netflix's Stranger Things for what it was last year: an homage to '80s Spielberg-ian, youthful, adventure yarns. It worked, it gelled, the plot was outrageous and silly, but that's what you'd expect from a show whose greatest influence was 1985's extremely likable, but silly "The Goonies." After the first season ended, I was like "Ok, good stuff, don't really care what happens next." Well lo and behold we have a second season on our hands. A Super Bowl ad will appear during this coming Sunday's telecast. It is highly anticipated by the lore of fans it garnered in its first season, nostalgiasts, people that clearly did not care about the message that "Midnight in Paris" was conveying, that the past always gets romanticized, but that we should be living in the present. People will eventually look through this shows plot holes and go to the next big thing. It's bound to happen.
I've concluded these are the films that will likely get some kind of traction on my part, but many are still a question mark. I'm watching four of them in the next week so answers are forthcoming.
- The LEGO Batman Movie
- John Wick: Chapter 2
- Get Out
- Kong: Skull Island
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Circle
- Ghost in the Shell
- Song to Song
- The Fate of the Furious
- Personal Shopper
- A Cure For Wellness
- Before I Fall
- Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragc Fall of a New York Fixer
- The Lost City of Z
- Free Fire
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Harold Ramis cut the reason Bill Murray's day keeps repeating in 'Groundhog Day'. His ex-girlfriend cast a curse on him with his broken watch (set at 5:59). His curse of 10,000 days was broken when Rita kisses him and can actually hear tinkling music, signifying the curse being lifted.
Good decision getting rid of that. The film is timeless because you are not necesarilly given a reason as to why this is happening. The witchcraft would have deteriorated away from the film's, ahem, spell. The full Groundhog Day reveal can be found HERE
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
If O.J.: Made in America wins Best Documentary at the Academy Awards this year, it will be the longest film to ever win an Oscar.
Record is currently held by War and Peace which clocks in at 414 minutes and won Best Foreign Language Film in 1968
O.J. is 468 minutes and was released as one film for about a week this year to qualify for the Oscars
For those asking, but what about Shoah? That film never even got nominated for Best Documentary! And we still follow the Oscars because?
"It has been rumored for a while that Legendary Pictures had been courting Sicario and Arrival director for their upcoming Dune reboot. Now in under 140 characters, (son of Dune author ) has confirmed that the contracts have all been signed, and Villeneuve will be directing."
Neat. I can get behind a script worked on by Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns, then rewritten by Chris Terrio. Once we know who Ben gets on to direct we can have an idea of the outlook for this. The rumoured shortlist of Matt Reeves, George Miller and Denis Villeneuve looks pretty damn promising though.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Hugh Jackman on playing Wolverine in the first 'X-Men' movie: "I was average, to be honest, at best. No one was saying anything and I sort of thought I was getting away with it, but I wasn't."
"I was kind of struggling, to be honest," Jackman said. "It was the first movie I had ever done in America. I was pretty tight. I was nervous. I was average, to be honest, at best. No one was saying anything and I sort of thought I was getting away with it, but I wasn't."
I was saddened by the news of John Hurt's passing. I knew he was suffering from some form of terminal cancer, but I didn't believe he could actually leave this world. We last saw him as the pastor in "Jackie," a great turn from one of the greatest character-actors that ever lived.
These will be the 5 defining performances of Hurt's career:
Max in "Midnight Express" (1978)
Kane in "Alien" (1979)
John Merricks "The Elephant Man" (1980)
Winston Smith in "Nineteen-Eighty-Four" (1984)
Giles De'Ath in "Love and Death in Long Island" (1997)
We still don't really know anything about the movie. All we do know is that it's a spinoff rather than a remake or reboot, the cast is great though. I'm praying this gets a decent script. Don't fuck it up Warner Bros. We don't need another "Ghostbusters" debacle where the entire online community starts hating on the film before it even screens.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
01/29 - 02/05
- Where is Jonathan Demme?
- IMDB getting rid of its message boards on February...
- Do we actually need a second season of Stranger Th...
- Petition circulating for Zack Snyder to direct THE...
- The next three months of movies
- Extended synopsis for LOGAN makes it sound like a ...
- Harold Ramis cut the reason Bill Murray's day keep...
- The "Best Actor" Oscar showdown this year: Casey A...
- If O.J.: Made in America wins Best Documentary at ...
- Sundance 2017 recap and thoughts
- Official: DUNE Reboot Has A Director. It's Denis V...
- Chris Terrio rewrote Affleck's 'The Batman' script...
- Denis Villeneuve being considered to direct THE BA...
- Ben Affleck Out as Director of 'The Batman'
- First on-set picture of Paul Thomas Anderson/Danie...
- Hugh Jackman on playing Wolverine in the first 'X-...
- John Hurt's best performance?
- First OCEANS EIGHT photo starring Cate Blanchett, ...
- Denzel Washington shocks by winning SAG award, is ...
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