Friday, June 29, 2018

(344) The Wasp slayed + links

By s. 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 s. 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 s. 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 s. 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 s. 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 s. 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 s. 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.