Friday, December 7, 2018

(367) Waiting for Saturday...+ links

By Sati. Friday, December 7, 2018 18 Comments
  • Avengers: Endgame trailer is out. It's a cool trailer with really epic music. I kinda wish the trailers for this was just the title card. If there was ever a franchise with enough goodwill and hype to pull it off and still have everyone go see the movie anyways, it's this one.

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018

    Forgotten, underrated and underseen erotic thrillers from the 90's

    By Sati. Sunday, December 2, 2018 23 Comments

    One thing I don't think I talk enough about is just how much I love the 90's. Granted, I was just a kid back then but I loved everything about it - the music - remember, you could turn on MTV or VH1 and there were actual music videos there? - the clothes, the spectacular hair and the movies that were released back then.

    One very distinctive kind of movies we got from the 90's were (mostly) female-led thrillers, usually featuring wild sex scenes, a lot of casual nudity and truly disturbing subject matter. In other words three things we don't see often, if at all, in American movies these days.

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    (366) Flood of joy + links

    By Sati. Friday, November 30, 2018 20 Comments
  • Aquaman premiere was spectacular and the show was effortlessly stolen by Amber Heard who not only looked stunning - her gown was incredible! - but also spent the whole hour freezing in this outfit, talking to the press and fans, hugging them and taking pictures.

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Soundtrack Wednesday - First Man

    By Sati. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 , , 7 Comments


    Friday, November 23, 2018

    (365) Small and fluffy! + links

    By Sati. Friday, November 23, 2018 16 Comments
  • I finally saw A Star is Born
  • It slayed my ass.

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    Widows

    By Sati. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 , , , , , , , 14 Comments

    The more Steve McQueen's movies I watch the more I realize the only film of his I truly liked was Shame. McQueen's has this jarring style which was so evident to me in 12 Years a Slave - in spite of having protagonists in his films he focuses on supporting characters too often and in the result his films completely lose focus. In the end we know a little about all of the characters but we lose sight of out protagonists for long periods of time which is detrimental to the film.

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    The King rises in the FINAL Aquaman trailer!

    By Sati. Monday, November 19, 2018 , 6 Comments

    Woohoo!!!! What a gift from WB at the beginning of the week. Final trailer for Aquaman featuring tons of new footage and amazing music which is most likely Rupert Gregson-Williams score for the film! Only one more month until they will have to call the ambulance to the cinema I'm watching this in.


    Friday, November 16, 2018

    (364) They want our money and they want our tears + links

    By Sati. Friday, November 16, 2018 18 Comments
  • First of all, happy birthday to the luckiest woman in the world!
  • I think we can all agree on one thing. We would all die for Detective Pikachu

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Suspiria

    By Sati. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 , 8 Comments


    Friday, November 9, 2018

    (363) Oh honey, NO! + links

    By Sati. Friday, November 9, 2018 14 Comments
  • Jonah Hill was awesome hosting SNL last Saturday and Candice Bergen was hilarious in the opening bit. The pug thing was adorable but the funniest gag was Jonah reprising his role as a spoiled kid in the restaurant. I almost died when he started singing "I shot the sheriff". 

  • Sunday, November 4, 2018

    Visual Parallels: Solaris + Annihilation

    By Sati. Sunday, November 4, 2018 , , 18 Comments

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    (362) Drag me to hell + links

    By Sati. Friday, November 2, 2018 18 Comments
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is so much fun! Between this and AHS: Apocalypse women are really taking the world back with bravery and some good old fashioned magic. I only saw few episodes so far but the only thing I dislike is that Salem doesn't speak. It's just so weird, I hope they fix that in season 2. Everything else is truly awesome!

  • Friday, October 26, 2018

    (361) Fantastic indeed + links

    By Sati. Friday, October 26, 2018 26 Comments
  • It was Viggo's 60th (!) birthday last Saturday.
  • Oh <3
  • So as the rest of the world was watching Daredevil season 3 I did the only thing I could do.

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Ranking: Trailers for Awards contenders 2018

    By Sati. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 , , , , , , , , , , 14 Comments
    With Oscar season upon us I thought it will be fun to choose the best marketing so far for awards contenders. I was originally going to do top 10 but honestly couldn't find this many good trailers - there's Welcome to Marwen which trailer is laughably bad, First Man trailers which are all pretty damn meh and stuff that looks so bland that I don't even wanna see those films (Boy Erased, Ben is Back). So I came up with 8 best ones, first 3 of which are truly spectacular.

    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    Screaming Sunday: The Haunting of Hill House

    By Sati. Sunday, October 21, 2018 , 9 Comments
    Rating - 94/100
    Plot:  Explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.
    The heroes: The Crain family.
    The antagonists: The inevitably of death. I shit you not, that's basically the antagonist.
    What makes it so great? The Haunting of Hill is not only the greatest thing TV or cinema has to offer in the month of Halloween but one of the Netflix finest shows to date. But what it is first and foremost is one of the greatest horrors in recent memory. We are in renaissance of horror lately. We have The VVitch, Hereditary, It Follows. But we haven't really got a ghost story in a very long time. The antagonists in all of the above were evil forces that the audience had no sympathy or even understanding for. There was still a touch of humanity there - Thomasin caring for her siblings, Annie waling after her daughter. But the most gigantic horror franchise currently is The Conjuring franchise featuring one dimensional demonic antagonists. But The Haunting of the Hill House does something that is done very rarely - we fear seeing the ghosts in it even though we feel sympathy for them.

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    (360) Oh, sweet horror + links

    By Sati. Friday, October 19, 2018 22 Comments
  • Last Saturday evening I made a spectacularly bad decision to start watching The Haunting of Hill House

  • Friday, October 12, 2018

    (359) Witch power! + links

    By Sati. Friday, October 12, 2018 24 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 , , , , , , , 16 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 26 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 25 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.