Sunday, June 17, 2018

Screaming Sunday - Hereditary

By Sati. Sunday, June 17, 2018 , , 3 Comments
Movie rating - 81/100
Plot:  When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
The heroes: Graham family, trying to figure out just what the hell is happening.
The antagonists: Among others the sound Charlie makes which you will not be able to unhear.
Best scene: It involves a car.
Oh-oh something's not right line: Who is going to take care of me when you die?
What makes it so great? There are multiple scenes where something frightening is on the screen but there is no 'look!' signal from the director. No loud music. No zoom. Nothing that would happen in 9 out of 10 other horror films out there to draw your attention to the nightmarish element of the shot.

Friday, June 15, 2018

(342) Splash! + links

By Sati. Friday, June 15, 2018 19 Comments
  • Did you miss me?
  • Yes, the marketing for Aquaman is finally here. And that right there is the finest journalism since TMZ wrote about Jason pumping gas. And yes, we are going to spend a lot of room in this RF on it. But let's start with something else.

  • Monday, June 4, 2018

    The impressive first trailer for Luca Guadagnino's "Suspiria" is here

    By Sati. Monday, June 4, 2018 , , 20 Comments
    Luca Guadagnino, who bored me half to death last year with the tale of a peach and Armie Hammer's relentless Oscar thirst is back and this time he made something that may actually interest me - a remake of the classic horror film Suspiria.

    Friday, June 1, 2018

    (341) Macho burritos + links

    By Sati. Friday, June 1, 2018 29 Comments
  • Allow me to open this week's RF with breathtaking first pictures from Bad Times at the El Royale.

  • Friday, May 25, 2018

    (340) They've made a huge mistake + links

    By Sati. Friday, May 25, 2018 32 Comments
  • Good God, it's been a rough week (1,2,3,4,5).
  • And it was even worse in celebrity world, but before we get to that....

  • Friday, May 18, 2018

    (339) A HAMMER + links

    By Sati. Friday, May 18, 2018 22 Comments
  • Caught up with Westworld. The premiere was absolutely terrible - 74 minutes and not a goddamn thing happened - but it got better from there. The last episode was incredible and it was insanely impressive given it was Lisa Joy's first director gig. 

  • Friday, May 11, 2018

    (338) Take me to church + links

    By Sati. Friday, May 11, 2018 31 Comments
  • ...and please leave me there because I clearly need Jesus (1,2).
  • So one of our favorite things of the year happened this week. MET Gala. That magical evening where celebrities look like total clowns. This year the theme was Heavenly Bodies so you can imagine how bad it got.

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    and...10 more great uses of songs in movie trailers

    By Sati. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , , 20 Comments
    And one more time, here are 10 more awesome uses of songs in teasers and trailers (part 1part 2). This time it's only movies. We'll probably gonna have these posts every once in a while since practically all I listen to are either soundtracks or trailer songs and clearly there is no shortage of awesome Imagine Dragons songs they can use flawlessly to market a movie.


    Friday, May 4, 2018

    (337) Out of asheeeees + links

    By Sati. Friday, May 4, 2018 19 Comments
  • Everyone, stop everything. I don't know how they did this but they got Celine Dion to record a song...for Deadpool 2. There's music video and everything.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Things get tiny and huge in the second trailer for "Ant-Man and The Wasp"

    By Sati. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 , 12 Comments

    On the heels of devastating everyone last week, the timing was perfect for Marvel to release brand new - and very fun - trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp aka a sequel to my second favorite MCU movie. The official synopsis for the film reads "as Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.". Even though we saw Michelle Pfeiffer, who plays Janet van Dyne, Hope's mother who is lost in Quantum Realm, on the poster released yesterday, there is no footage of her in the trailer, other than in the full costume in flashback sequence. But we do see lovely glimpses of Quantum Realm.

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    Avengers: Infinity War

    By Sati. Monday, April 30, 2018 , , , , , , , , 24 Comments
    (spoilers!)

    Saturday, April 28, 2018

    (336) I *could* be worse + links

    By Sati. Saturday, April 28, 2018 32 Comments
  • Welcome to new RF. Yes, it is Saturday. But I went to cinema in the evening yesterday so we have a 16h delay this week. 
  • This spot for Infinity War is honestly better than the film. God, what a disappointment.
  • It was funny and a huge accomplishment, I suppose, but I did not find it epic or emotional at all. The CGI in that big moment was horrendous. If you are comparing this movie to Fury Road or saying it's better than Logan you need Jesus asap.

  • Friday, April 20, 2018

    (335) Mario's nightmare + links

    By Sati. Friday, April 20, 2018 34 Comments
  • I bet for the last few weeks you were thinking "how can I go on living when Sati is no longer doing inappropriate and lengthy livetweets and then featuring them in RF"?
  • My dear readers, your suffering ends today.
  • But first let's start at the bottom before we get to the top. 

  • Monday, April 16, 2018

    A Quiet Place

    By Sati. Monday, April 16, 2018 , , , , , , , , 22 Comments
    (spoilers!)
    It seems like it's a new tradition in movie world to lavish an undeserved praise all over at least one horror movie a year. As great as The VVitch was it's not exactly the scariest movie since The Exorcist which some of the reviewers were claiming. Then we had It Comes the Night, which is usually winning polls for "what is the worst instance of false marketing in the last few years?" these days. And this year it's A Quiet Place.

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    (334) Sunshine! + links

    By Sati. Friday, April 13, 2018 24 Comments
  • First of all, happy Friday 13th everyone!
  • There is so much here today. SO MUCH.

  • Monday, April 9, 2018

    Visual Parallels: Wonder Woman + Captain America: The First Avenger

    By Sati. Monday, April 9, 2018 , , 27 Comments

    Both Wonder Woman ad Captain America are the most idealistic heroes in their respective universes, DCEU and MCU. Heroic, noble, compassionate and always ready to fight for the innocent in peril. While Captain America: The First Avenger is a relatively modest movie comparing to other films in MCU, Wonder Woman is so far DCEU's crowning - or only - achievement.

    Friday, April 6, 2018

    (333) The poster we deserve + links

    By Sati. Friday, April 6, 2018 24 Comments
  • A bird shat all over Matt Damon this week and it's the best thing that happened during last seven days. 
  • No, no. 
  • It's the best thing that happened in months.

  • Monday, April 2, 2018

    Annihilation

    By Sati. Monday, April 2, 2018 , , , , , , , , , 26 Comments

    You dig in places till your fingers bleed 
    Spread the infection, where you spill your seed 
    I can't remember what she came here for 
    I can't remember much of anything anymore 
     She's gone, she's gone, she's gone away 
    She's gone, she's gone, she's gone away 
    Away...*
    (spoilers!)
    Alex's Garland's wonderful new science fiction film Annihilation made headlines this year for quite strange reasons. The studio, Paramount - as in the studio that gave Daren Aronofsky 30 million dollars to make a movie based on a script he wrote after he, presumably, dropped acid and his eyes locked on the copy of the Bible on his bookstand - didn't have much faith in the movie. In the result, they sold the distribution rights for most of the markets to Netflix, forcing people like me to watch it at home instead of on the big cinema screen. The move proved to be misguided - the film opened to great reviews and made 3/4 of its budget in US theatrical distribution only.

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    (332) This is a man + links

    By Sati. Friday, March 30, 2018 20 Comments
  • You gotta love Drax dragging Pratt in this clip.

  • Friday, March 23, 2018

    (331) Attack of the Phoenix + links

    By Sati. Friday, March 23, 2018 22 Comments
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado new trailer is out and it looks really Loganesque therefore I'm so in.

  • Friday, March 16, 2018

    (330) Good luck with this one! + links

    By Sati. Friday, March 16, 2018 22 Comments
  • This is gonna be such a wild ride, you guys. Yet again it's quite brief, but my God this RF is FIRE.
  • I had no time for Sam this week. I barely had time for anything. So we are still firmly in the double boo zone. Not triple boo zone. 
  • I'm not high, I'm just explaining.
  • On Monday I finally saw Annihilation

  • Sunday, March 11, 2018

    10 most anticipated movies in 2018

    By Sati. Sunday, March 11, 2018 34 Comments
    Can you believe it's only 9 months and 20 days left in this year? This Oscar season lasted so damn long it's already 1/4 into 2018. And as great as last year was, this one is shaping up to be amazing too, with my anticipated Annihilation finally dropping on Netflix tomorrow. So what are the other films I am waiting for this year?

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    (329) Back with the flood + links

    By Sati. Friday, March 9, 2018 31 Comments
  • First of all, Happy 39th birthday Oscar Mr. Schlong Isaac!
  • RF is gonna be short this week because I've been incredibly busy (work) and now I'm exhausted so I don't really feel like typing and I didn't have the time to actually type in draft daily like I usually do. So this is gonna be a mess without any order, and truth be told, I didn't even check if all the links are working correctly, but I guess mess of RF is better than no RF at all.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    90h Annual Academy Awards

    By Sati. Monday, March 5, 2018 22 Comments

    We finally live in the world where Sam Rockwell has his Oscar!!!

    Friday, March 2, 2018

    (328) 2 more days + links

    By Sati. Friday, March 2, 2018 18 Comments
  • 2 days.
  • Just two more days.

  • Friday, February 23, 2018

    (327) God is among us + links

    By Sati. Friday, February 23, 2018 23 Comments
  • All I can think of when I look at the above pictures is "I THINK there was BAFTAs. I KNOW there was liquor".

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Mt. Rushmore of Movies - 4 most epic Sam Rockwell dancing scenes

    By Sati. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 28 Comments
    One of my favorite people on this planet and someone I love so much that I won't murder him for losing Frost/Nixon bluray BEFORE he even watched it, m.brown is hosting his, apparently, annual Mt. Rushmore of Movies blogathon.

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    (326) Annihilated + links

    By Sati. Friday, February 16, 2018 26 Comments
  • watched Cloverfield Paradox. That was terrible. The only good thing about this film is all the puns people made about the funniest The IT Crowd episode - "I'm disabled. ARM DISABLED". This was not only a horrible movie, it absolutely wrecked the entire franchise. I mean it is so fucking stupid that it manages to ruin all the previous AND upcoming movies.
  • Why are there monsters? Because they messed up something in space. 
  • Why are there several dimensions? Because they messed up something in space. 
  • Why is any of this stuff happening? Because they messed up something in space. 
  • Why is Sam Rockwell so hot? Because they messed up something in space. 
  • Why can't m.brown find his Frost/Nixon DVD? Because they messed up something in space. 
  • There is actual scene in this trash where a scientist says that if they do the thing which they did they will unleash aliens, monsters and beasts from under the sea. So they basically explain the 'rules' of the franchise in one extremely dumb, extremely lazy exposition-filled moment. 
  • The whole thing was almost unbearable to watch and it's only February but it's definitely going to be a strong contender for the worst movie of 2018.
  • Also wasting Gugu and Elizabeth like this should be punishable. Honestly the entire cast was so underused in this pile of garbage. 
  • Whenever I see Chris O'Dowd in anything I immediately have to follow that up with the full rewatch of The IT Crowd. It's just too funny. So that's what I've been doing this week. Also I'm sick and I don't really have the strength to do anything, so this is gonna be very short RF. 

  • Sunday, February 11, 2018

    Sam Rockwell's performance in "Jesse James" is some kind of a miracle

    By Sati. Sunday, February 11, 2018 , 19 Comments

    "There is this thing Sam Rockwell does...." is something that you can say about his every performance. How hilariously his eyes widen when he is displeased as someone is singing terribly during audition in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind or when his kid walks in the bedroom killing any hope of him getting to have sex with his wife in Poltergeist. The stutter, which actually happened accidentally in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. His occasionally high pitched voice he uses with such funny effect, for example in Frost/Nixon as shocked and appalled he quotes what Nixon just said "Daddy, you're the finest man I know?!". The way he grabs women by their clothes and pulls them into a kiss (Laggies/Welcome to Collinwood).  Or how he jumps down a small flight of stairs in Matchstick Men.

    And the dancing. Always the dancing.

    Friday, February 9, 2018

    (325) Christopher, you must! + links

    By Sati. Friday, February 9, 2018 26 Comments
  • Oh yeah. I REALLY liked that Mission Impossible 6 promo. Henry Cavill straight up stole that trailer from Cruise. That said, I was watching that trailer on my phone when it dropped at like 2 AM and I laughed out loud at the ending of it. How sure are we Tom Cruise didn't die during one of those crazy ass stunts and the wackos didn't bring him back, Chef in South Park style?
  • I mean, my God!
  • That trailer is so dope. The editing is amazing and I've been listening to that Imagine Dragons' song the whole week. With the exception of that awful Murder on the Orient Express promo their music is always so well used in trailers.

  • Sunday, February 4, 2018

    The Best (and Worst) of 2017

    By Sati. Sunday, February 4, 2018 , , , , , , , , 26 Comments
    Best movie: Logan
    (2. Wind River 3. Dunkirk 4. The Disaster Artist 5. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 6. Wonder Woman 7. I, Tonya 8. Blade Runner 2049 9. Colossal 10. Logan Lucky)

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    (324) The Rooster + links

    By Sati. Friday, February 2, 2018 24 Comments
  • This is a footage from THR actors roundtable. I'll get to that in a moment, but let's just point out that every week this man is getting more and more adorable. 
  • I think I need to write a will at this point.  

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018

    35 best shots of 2017

    By Sati. Sunday, January 28, 2018 , , , , , , , 36 Comments

    Before I publish my entire Best and Worst of 2017 list - and that's gonna be next Sunday - there is still one more separate list to publish. Most of these shots are pretty self explanatory but if I had additional thoughts or explanation I added that. Here are my choices for 35 best shots of 2017:

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    (323) Adorable! Amazing! YES! + links

    By Sati. Friday, January 26, 2018 24 Comments
  • The world is much more beautiful this week than it was last week.
  • But before we get to that...

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018

    10 best performances in 2017

    By Sati. Sunday, January 21, 2018 , , , , , , 22 Comments

    Every year I think I celebrate most aspects of my favorite movies of the year properly. After all, my final list has so many categories and there's plenty of love (and hate, I think I need to create some new categories for Baby Driver this year) there. But I always felt if there is one thing I could write more about it's the outstanding performances. I always only write about winners in each of the four categories and that's not enough. So this year, for the first time ever, I decided to put all of my 20 nominees together  and choose top 10 performances out of those. And deciding between the top 2 was an absolute nightmare.

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    10 best scenes in 2017

    By Sati. Saturday, January 20, 2018 , , , , , , , , 18 Comments

    Here we go! It's time to start my best of lists. I i still have few movies left to see before I finish my epic Best and Worst list - I think there are nearly 70 categories there this year,  including The Post and Phantom Thread, but since it's almost the time for Academy Award nominations and most bloggers are publishing their best of 2017 lists already, I decided to start with mine too, especially that I doubt any of the films I have left to watch from 2017 could get into top 10 here.


    Friday, January 19, 2018

    (322) "Little pig boy comes from the dirt" + links

    By Sati. Friday, January 19, 2018 30 Comments
  • I'm gonna stick with RF format I introduced last week. First we talk about everything else and at the end it's time to fangirl hard. That way we always end on a joyful note before the weekend. And if someone accidentally stumbles on this website and just sees the front page, there is gonna be much less disturbing stuff right there for everyone to see and my boos to find out and inevitably sue me.
  • So here we go. Have a drink, smoke some weed or just....brace yourselves. This is a wild one, guys.
  • Just when I thought I cannot possibly love Sam Rockwell more he dropped an F bomb on live television.

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Miss Sloane & Molly's Game

    By Sati. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 , , , , , , , , , , , , 22 Comments

    "Depression and anger gave way to blinding rage at my powerlessness over the unfair whims of men"

    This month I saw two movies where the lead role was played by Jessica Chastain - terrific Miss Sloane and entertaining Molly's Game. Chastain was Golden Globe nominated for both, missed the Oscar nomination last year and who knows if she makes it next week. I decided to do a double post feature on them, because while it's Molly's Game that is getting attention right now it's a shame Miss Sloane, a much better movie, didn't get the spotlight last year.

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    (321) The Disaster Franco + links

    By Sati. Friday, January 12, 2018 26 Comments
  • I think Mettel and Sonia started something here. This should be how we begin and end every RF. In our heads. Otherwise the government will shut me down. 
  • (do you guys like the new header? oh, I loved working on it)
  • Now, we all know I usually start with the happy portion and then gradually, bullet point by bullet point, I drag you all into stupid celebrity gossip, my shitty film reviews and horrific darkness of how terrible the people in the industry can be. Since that last portion is incredibly long this week, I decided to actually open with that, so we begin with the awful and then gradually progress towards me talking about how beautiful and amazing Oscar Isaac is. Imagine falling into the toilet from Trainspotting and emerging on the other side. And there is an angel there waiting for you with a song.
  • Man, do I know how to sell the garbage I write, huh?

  • Monday, January 8, 2018

    The 75th Golden Globe Awards

    By Sati. Monday, January 8, 2018 , 16 Comments
  • Sam Rockwell has his Globe and let's face it that is literally all that matters.

  • Friday, January 5, 2018

    (320) Cats are shady + links

    By Sati. Friday, January 5, 2018 28 Comments
  • (why doesn't this damn cat look more delighted?!)