Friday, October 12, 2018

(359) Witch power! + links

By Sati. Friday, October 12, 2018 13 Comments
  • First of all, happy 50th birthday to Boo Kangaroo!
  • I'm finally up to date with the most recent episode of American Horror Story: Apocalypse and this season is so much fun! They are doing the crossover thing so well and it's awesome seeing the witches back particularly the incredibly entertaining Emma Roberts as Madison.

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Venom

    By Sati. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 , , , , , , , 5 Comments

    Well, what do you know? The turd in the wind turns out to be the breath of fresh air.

    Sunday, October 7, 2018

    Aquaman - extended trailer breakdown

    By Sati. Sunday, October 7, 2018 , 6 Comments

    This week WB marketing department has blessed us with the 5-minute long sneak peek/trailer for Aquaman. This footage was shown exclusively to the audience at Comic Con this year. I guess WB is really trying everything to win the war that is gonna break in the box office - Aquaman premiers the same week as Bumblebee and Mary Poppins Returns. Also it's curious that lately, other than Fantastic Beasts, WB's releases were only getting one main trailer and few short ones, which were all stuffed in front of other films - A Star is Born's 4 short trailers were all put in front of The Nun. If this is the technique designed not to spoil much than it certainly doesn't apply to this extended video as after months of pointlessly refusing to confirm if Arthur's classic outfit will show up, we now actually got to see it at the end of this video. My bet is that we are getting one more trailer that will be attached to Fantastic Beasts and WB will send absolutely everyone to promote the film. So here we go, let's take a look at the new footage we get to see:

    Friday, October 5, 2018

    (358) SymBYEote vs Shallow + links

    By Sati. Friday, October 5, 2018 24 Comments

  • It's gonna be another fun weekend of me sighing at the screen while watching Aquaman footage repeatedly, but more on that at the end of the post.

  • Monday, October 1, 2018

    First Reformed

    By Sati. Monday, October 1, 2018 , , , , , , , 17 Comments

    (spoilers!)


    Friday, September 28, 2018

    (357) We're far from the shallow now + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 28, 2018 23 Comments
  • These two just keep on winning.

  • Friday, September 21, 2018

    (356) HERo + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 21, 2018 36 Comments
  • First trailer for Captain Marvel is here, along with the poster. It's really good but they are gonna need to really knock this out of the park. After all, she is gonna appear out of nowhere in this franchise.
  • I do love that moment where "HER" turns into "HERO". My God, I hope this literally killed some incels when they were watching this.
  • There's a cat on the poster and I need that cat to be in next Avengers and interact with Thor.

  • Sunday, September 16, 2018

    Screaming Sunday - Mandy

    By Sati. Sunday, September 16, 2018 , , , , , , 14 Comments
    Movie rating - 84/100
    Plot: A psychodelic tale of a quiet logger named Red (Nicolas Cage) who lives a life of serenity with his wife Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), in their dream cabin in the woods. But when the leader of a deranged cult (Linus Roache, who played Batman's dad in Batman Begins and I cannot stop being shocked by it after seeing Mandy) becomes enamored with Red's wife, he and his people terrorize the couple, leaving Red spiraling into madness.The psychodelic goes full grindhouse as Red, armed with a battle axe and any drugs he can find, goes on a violent rampage, enacting his revenge on the cult in the most gruesome ways.
    The heroes: Nicolas Cage forging a battle axe as he is wearing sunglasses and a T-shirt.

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    (355) Again, God bless Australia + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 14, 2018 27 Comments

  • Another great week for Cooper and Gaga this time in Toronto with multiple instances of standing ovation during the screening and of course the dramatic unveiling

  • Sunday, September 9, 2018

    The Nun

    By Sati. Sunday, September 9, 2018 , , , , , , , 17 Comments

    (spoilers!)

    The Nun is the fifth entry in The Conjuring universe and unfortunately it's the biggest disappointment in it yet. While not quite awful as the first Annabelle movie, the film is disjointed, boring and makes very little sense. In truth the only people who should pray for forgiveness here are director Corin Hardy and whoever did the rewrites on the promising script.

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    (354) Pine tree + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 7, 2018 22 Comments
  • So...I turned 29 this week. 
  • I am a year away from moving into the woods and becoming a crazy old lady. 
  • As opposed to just 'crazy' and 'lady'.
  • Speaking of crazy, Brie Larson tweeted something is coming that will 'break the internet'.
  • Well, naturally people assumed it was going to be trailer for Captain Marvel. Nope. We got the usual EW cover and promo stills. 
  • Woman, calm down and tweet accordingly.
  • Where is her neck on this cover?
  • And why does she look like she is about to take a dump?
  • The photos are nice but I am not a fan of this chick. Look at this. Someone said she is the kind of a girl who when asked where the toilet is at the party replies with "I have a boyfriend" and that is so true. I wish Marvel chose someone likable particularly since this girl is about to show up out of nowhere and make the heroes we know look weak. 

  • Friday, August 31, 2018

    (353) Thirst in Venice + links

    By Sati. Friday, August 31, 2018 24 Comments
  • Oh sweet lord...

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Sharp Objects 1x08 Milk

    By Sati. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 , 8 Comments

    "A child weaned on poison considers harm a comfort.”

    A crucial line from the novel didn't make it into the last episode of Sharp Objects, a finale that mostly delivered and majorly surprised. And thus all of Gillian Flynn's books have been adapted (and yes, what as shame it is we didn't get Dark Places adaptation that was worthy of the novel). I've gotta say that as wonderful as Fincher's Gone Girl was Jean-Marc Vallée really did wonders here, even though you still wish for more of the scenes from the book were featured on screen.

    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Against the Crowd 2018

    By Sati. Saturday, August 25, 2018 17 Comments
    Dell is hosting his super awesome Against the Crowd blogathon again and I decided to participate. Here are the rules:

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    (352) We're in Carcosa now + links

    By Sati. Friday, August 24, 2018 18 Comments
  • With the things I watched and read this week I really feel like Rust Cohle.

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Sharp Objects 1x07 Falling

    By Sati. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 , 10 Comments

    (spoiler-free!)

    The penultimate, stunning episode of Sharp Objects set the stage for finale particularly for the confrontation between Camille, now barely hanging on, having lost everything with only her desire to deliver justice and protect Amma remaining, and Adora, who we all saw for the monster she truly is, in ways that book readers might not have expected.

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    (351) Princess Scales and Diva Boo + links

    By Sati. Friday, August 17, 2018 20 Comments
  • Oh, Adora.

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Sharp Objects 1x06 Cherry

    By Sati. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 , 10 Comments

    (spoiler-free!)

    Two episodes left and the things on Sharp Objects are figuratively and literally spinning out of control with our protagonist losing her grip on reality and responsible or sane behavior more and more the longer she stays in the town and the closer she gets to her sister. This episode brought a fan favorite scene - the party Camille attends with Amma. And as all the previous episodes, it did source material justice.

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    (350) Rear admiral in tall grass + links

    By Sati. Friday, August 10, 2018 26 Comments
  • I give you the dumbest thing the Academy has ever done. This is a disgrace. Not only is it clearly just to give Black Panther something, because God forbid give it anything else, but honestly...this is the Academy Awards not freaking MTV Movie Awards.

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Sharp Objects 1x05 Closer

    By Sati. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 , 13 Comments
    (spoiler-free!)

    This week in Sharp Objects we saw the event that was only mentioned in passing in the book, here expanded to the entire episode. And what a fantastic idea that was. Calhoun Day, Adora's pride and joy, provided a riveting look into the inhabitants of the town and the biggest dose of humor in the show yet.But there was so much heartbreak too.

    Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Sharp Objects 1x04 Ripe

    By Sati. Sunday, August 5, 2018 , 8 Comments
    (spoiler-free!)

    If Sharp Objects is like an acid trip, this last episode was the peak of it, so far. Halfway through the season we are deep into Wind Gap dysfunctional ways, stuck there with Camille. And with each episode we find out more and more painful things about her.

    Friday, August 3, 2018

    (349) Like a Turd in the Wind + links

    By Sati. Friday, August 3, 2018 22 Comments
  • (I have been providing quality content like insane over the last few days and so little interest in last RF?! You guys should be out there spamming the comment section with how awesome Aquaman trailer is and how it changed your lives for the better!)
  • First of all, spectacular poster for Apostle. This is from the director of The Raid movies, starring Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen and that poster is splendid. The word "Netflix" is a huge warning sign, obviously but hopefully, somehow, this will be good.
  • For my rant about James Gunn and Guardians of the Garbage - click here. I wasn't even planning on writing a s separate post about this. I was working on RF draft and suddenly I had 12 bullet points on that mess so I was like well OK, this needs to be a separate post.
  • So again, Sharp Objects recap is coming on Sunday.

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Jason Momoa Appreciation

    By Sati. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 18 Comments
    Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
    1 August 1979 (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)<

    I think a man needs to be a man. To hold a woman the way she wants to be held. Just do whatever your woman wants, and you'll be fine.

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    Bye, bye Guardians

    By Sati. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 , 11 Comments

    So this is the hill on which the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy wants to die on.

    Good riddance.

    Sunday, July 29, 2018

    Sharp Objects 1x03 Fix

    By Sati. Sunday, July 29, 2018 , 8 Comments
    (spoiler-free!)

    Last episode of Sharp Objects showed quite a bit of Camille's cryptic and painful past and gave more depth - disturbing, weird and freaky depth - to both Camille's step sister, Amma and her cold mother, Adora. We also got some progress in Camille's investigation as she proves to be a more capable and relentless seeker of the truth than the city's police chief.

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    (348) Wet wet wet + links

    By Sati. Saturday, July 28, 2018 18 Comments
  • Oh, what a lovely, lovey week
  • I barely made it through Comic Con. There was so much awesome stuff happening
  • But before we get to that.....

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018

    "Aquaman" - trailer breakdown

    By Sati. Thursday, July 26, 2018 , 14 Comments

    Yes, I know it's Thursday and by that time of the week you usually get very poorly written Sharp Objects recaps here on the Corner, but considering that Aquaman trailer dropped on Saturday and I have seen it about 1000 times already just be glad that I'm still alive (to the four people who actually read the recaps - I'll post it on Sunday).

    God help us, I have thoughts about the trailer so here we go.

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    "Welcome home" - the first trailer for Aquaman is finally here!

    By Sati. Saturday, July 21, 2018 , , 8 Comments

    Straight from Comic Con here is the trailer for my most anticipated movie ever. The stunning, amazing first look at Aquaman!


    Friday, July 20, 2018

    (347) 1 day till rapture + links

    By Sati. Friday, July 20, 2018 21 Comments
  • So do I win the Internet this week or what?
  • We are going to start with the best part first because just look at this cover --->
  • That's right. Aquaman marketing is finally happening big time and I have never in my life been less productive than this week.
  • That cover is amazing and Amber Heard is seriously so pretty I may be looking at her here more than at Jason.
  • Look at this. The marketing department is trying to off me BEFORE I ACTUALLY SEE THE GODDAMN TRAILER.
  • Tomorrow is gonna be the greatest day for me since.....I don't know when. There's gonna be a panel during Comic Con and the cast and oh captain, my captain! James Wan are also gonna do Conan's show which will air on Sunday. 

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Sharp Objects 1x02 Dirt

    By Sati. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 , 12 Comments

    (spoiler-free!)

    The second episode of Sharp Objects is spookier and even better than the series' premiere. There are truly hard to watch scenes, especially detective Willis talking to the coroner about the recent murder victim and Camille's flashbacks of her painful memories. As all of this is going on the central relationship between Camille and her mother Adora grows even more tense.

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Jason Momoa is Aquaman in the stunning first poster for the film!

    By Sati. Monday, July 16, 2018 8 Comments
    (click to enlarge)
    *crying noise*
    *excited dolphin sounds*
    *shouting*

    Look at this beauty.

    This is a confirmation that the release date - December 21 - stays. Mary Poppins recently moved but WB must really have confidence in Aquaman since they are sticking to the original date.

    Also we have set reports - 1,2,3. So please go and read them as I fill the tub with ice and lie in it for a while.

    (the first trailer for the movie is going to be shown at Comic Con this Saturday and will be released online immediately after)

    Friday, July 13, 2018

    (346) 8 days till rapture + links

    By Sati. Friday, July 13, 2018 24 Comments
  • Trailer for Life Itself including Oscar Isaac in absolutely nightmarish Vincent Vega co-splay. People keep raving about the script for that thing so hopefully it's good. 
  • Also look at that dog. Oscar is actually the second most adorable thing in that gif.

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Sharp Objects 1x01 Vanish

    By Sati. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 , 21 Comments

    (spoiler-free!)

    Sharp Objects is my favorite book by Gillian Flynn. I read all of her published novels while awaiting the movie adaptation of Gone Girl four years ago and this novel was by far the best read out of the things she has written. Flynn is extremely gifted when it comes to creating complex, dark female characters, not just the protagonists but the supporting women in her novels too. It's such a unique thing when for years it was only the men who had the right to be damaged and fight their demons and when women were expected to be perfect and pristine.

    The story follows beautiful, smart and very damaged Camille Preaker (Amy Adams). Camille comes from a small town -Wind Gap in Missouri. She left the town eight years ago but now her editor sends her back there to write a story. A year ago a corpse of a young girl was found and now another girl is missing. Camille reluctantly agrees to take the assignment and goes back and as she does, so do the demons she has been battling her entire life.

    Friday, July 6, 2018

    (345) I'm so much happier now that I'm on vacation + links

    By Sati. Friday, July 6, 2018 26 Comments
  • I'll keep it brief today since it seems everyone, including the readers (ekhem, 7 comments last week, ekhem! I slave and I perv and for what?!) are on vacation.

  • Friday, June 29, 2018

    (344) The Wasp slayed + links

    By Sati. Friday, June 29, 2018 20 Comments
  • Evangeline Lily slayed. She actually majorly slayed as she is getting standout notices in Ant-Man and the Wasp reviews. I cannot believe it's 5 more weeks before I see the movie.

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Season 2 of Westworld is a huge disappointment

    By Sati. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 , 8 Comments

    With the largely negative reactions to the finale and the ratings dropping throughout the entire season, people keep comparing what happened to Westworld with what happened to True Detective - great first season, disappointing second season. I actually liked season 2 of True Detective (Rachel McAdams' amazing performance in particular) so this one was an even bigger drop in quality for me. The truth is that this season of Westworld was a massive let down.

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    (343) Never Enough! + links

    By Sati. Friday, June 22, 2018 22 Comments
  • Since this RF is as usual going to be filled with hot dudes I'm delighted that Gal Gadot shared stunning picture of herself in costume from Wonder Woman 1984 so at least I have something for my straight male readers to enjoy this week.
  • And that's Mario.
  • His pants probably flew off when he saw this.
  • So after Solo's disastrous box office performance Disney is putting all the spin offs on hold...except for Rian Johnson's trilogy. If they are trying to put everyone off this franchise they are doing an exceptional job. 
  • What on Earth are Carell and Zemeckis doing? The story is very cool but that execution seems like way too much, not to mention that animation looks creepy as hell. The trailer is beyond corny and that has gotta be the worst use of music in trailer in months, at least since that terrible use of Believer in Murder in the Orient Express. It's so goddamn on the nose I actually cringed. Reddit had a field day with this trailer: 

  • Sunday, June 17, 2018

    Screaming Sunday - Hereditary

    By Sati. Sunday, June 17, 2018 , , 14 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 24 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.