Friday, August 17, 2018

(351) Princess Scales and Diva Boo + links

By Sati. Friday, August 17, 2018 12 Comments
  • Oh, Adora.

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Sharp Objects 1x06 Cherry

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

    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 23 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 20 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 , 10 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 , 20 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.

  • Monday, June 4, 2018

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

    By Sati. Monday, June 4, 2018 , , 22 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 , , , , , , , , , 29 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.