Friday, January 17, 2020

(425) Kevin, did you know? + links

By sati (harlequinade) Friday, January 17, 2020 8 Comments
  • (all of us to every single female director who was snubbed by the Academy)

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    10 Best Performances in 2019

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, January 14, 2020 , , , , , , , , , , 15 Comments
    Here we are again, the most wonderful time of the year when we get to celebrate the best movies and performances we saw over the last 12 months. Usually I start my lists with the best scenes, but I still haven't watched 1917 and I think it may have a shot at that, so this year we begin with the best performances.

    Friday, January 10, 2020

    (424) Duels of shade + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, January 10, 2020 26 Comments
  • I choose to believe this is McGregor's punishment for having an affair. The outfit I mean. Good God, what even is that. 
  • Meanwhile, WB's marketing for Birds of Prey has been an absolute disaster. I lost faith that their upcoming releases will be hits, they are just such an inept studio. Wonder Woman 1984 will hopefully do well thanks to that amazing trailer but honestly I just resent that studio for giving so much marketing to incel bait Joker but not advertising first R rated female led CBM with equal enthusiasm and resources. 

  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    The Witcher (season 1)

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, January 7, 2020 , 25 Comments
    (slight spoilers for the entire season)

    Fuck.

    That's the word that is uttered in hilarious ways at multiple points of the series by Geralt of Rivia, its protagonist. But that's also the word that should be on the minds of the audience - Netflix's new show, which is already breaking records, is a baffling mess that has huge potential but the first season of it is an embarrassing fiasco, filled with awful visuals and even worse storytelling. Yet in the world where trash like Joker made a billion dollars, it's not in the least surprising something that is so poorly made became a hit.


    Friday, January 3, 2020

    (423) Oh, Gasoline + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, January 3, 2020 27 Comments
  • First trailer for A Quiet Place part 2. This looks fun and hopefully isn't as silly as the first movie. I still cannot believe they made a child...on purpose...during the SILENT Apocalypse. 

  • Monday, December 30, 2019

    Most anticipated movies in 2020

    By sati (harlequinade) Monday, December 30, 2019 , , , , , , , , , , , 30 Comments
    Before I start publishing my best and worst of 2019 lists, here's that time of year again to get excited about what's coming in next year. There's so many wonderful movies on the horizon, including several very anticipated sequels. And my top pick already feels like potential best Christmas gift ever. Here we go:

    Friday, December 27, 2019

    (422) The grumpy eagle + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, December 27, 2019 22 Comments
  • First of all, like a dumbass, I forgot to wish you all Merry Christmas in last RF so I hope everyone had a great Christmas and got tons of wonderful presents!
  • 3h Director's Cut of Doctor Sleep is going to be released in January. I'm very excited. The movie was so-so but Rebecca Ferguson's performance is still my favorite in 2019.
  • Universal is patching Cats after releasing it. This is the first time something like this has happened. Shame on them for not fully embracing that hellish mess!

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Watchmen (2019)

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, December 25, 2019 , , 11 Comments

    Saturday, December 21, 2019

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, December 21, 2019 , , , , , , , 14 Comments
    (spoilers!)

    I never thought that I will see something more embarrassing when it comes to ruining the franchise than 1. WB handing the keys to DC kingdom to Zack Snyder and giving him three tries to make a movie then on the third try going "oh, fuck no!" and firing him mid-making of the film 2. Dumb and Dumber wrecking Game of Thrones so bad that the early seasons are now unwatchable because you know it is all heading towards explosive diarrhea.

    Enter whoever was in charge of Disney's Star Wars trilogy (do we blame just Kennedy? Surely more people were involved in making final decisions?). Because whoever made the calls here just wrecked 40+ years worth of a franchise.

    Friday, December 20, 2019

    (421) Space sandwich + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, December 20, 2019 24 Comments
  • I saw TROS today but not before I sent out that classy tweet. 
  • Oh it's not a good movie. At all. I'll have the review up on Monday. Here is my letterboxd one.
  • First poster for A Quiet Place part II.
  • First trailer for The Woman in the Window. 
  • Something magical appears to be happening between Saoirse and Florence.
  • Olivia Wilde, the feminist icon of pretentious film twitter proclaimed as such after her mediocre movie Booksmart was released, had this to say about her participation in Richard Jewell. So she didn't fact check if the journalist really had that relationship prior to obtaining the information? This is just so insulting. She takes the part and now believes people will buy her excuses.