Friday, May 17, 2019

(390) Look how they massacred our girl + links

By sati (harlequinade) Friday, May 17, 2019 14 Comments
  • Cannes festival is happening right now and the two most important things so far are Amber Heard looking gorgeous (don't go through replies of the ugly trolls who will probably grow up to write love letters to serial killers, if we are all so unlucky they don't die out of sheer stupidity sooner) as always and this picture of Richard Madden.
  • Here's really nice poster for Annabelle Comes Home.
  • Florence Pugh is just the greatest!
  • I'm kinda thinking Craig is doing this on purpose just to fuck with the studio some more.
  • Why does it look like Mysterio is approaching to bang Spider-Man from behind?
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Keanu Reeves.
  • Trailer for 3 new episodes of Black Mirror which will drop on June 5th.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Let the festivites begin in new trailer for Ari Aster's Midsommar

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, May 14, 2019 , , 11 Comments
    On the heels of releasing a gorgeous poster, A24 has graciously made sure I won't get anything done today - other than making countless gifs - by releasing a great new trailer for Midsommar.

    Sunday, May 12, 2019

    Screaming Sunday: It: Chapter One

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, May 12, 2019 , , 12 Comments
    Movie rating - 74/100
    Plot: In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.
    The heroes: A group of adorable children.
    The antagonists: An evil entity that takes many forms.
    Best scene: The opening sequence.
    Oh-oh something's not right line: Take it, Georgie.
    What makes it so great? While the film doesn't blend the two genres too well - one being a story about kids growing up in a terrible town, the other a horror movie - it is one of the most entertaining horror films released in the last few years. The film went on to earn an incredible 700 million dollars worldwide, making it the highest grossing horror movie of all time and I have no doubt that Chapter Two, to be released in less than 4 months from now, is going to do even better than that, especially given its amazing first trailer that was released this week.


    Friday, May 10, 2019

    (389) Bobby B. died for this? + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, May 10, 2019 25 Comments
  • There's a new, very fun trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home.  
  • Well, "very fun" other than that beginning. 
  • I felt attacked. 

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019

    The first trailer for "It: Chapter Two" finally dropped!

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, May 9, 2019 , 6 Comments
    Finally! After weeks of anticipation and saying "it's gotta be this one!!" about every single Warner Bros. release in hopes it will have the trailer attached to it, the trailer was finally released today.


    Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Long Shot

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, May 7, 2019 , , , , , , , 8 Comments


    Long Shot is a sweet, romantic film reminiscent of comedies form 80's and 90's. Of course, given the changes in our society and audience's tastes and sense of the humor (let's face it, for the worse), the comedy genre had to adjust and become, shall we say, less refined. But I can confidently say it's the sweetest movie where someone ejaculates in their own face.

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, May 4, 2019 , , , , , , , , 17 Comments
    Ted Bundy is one of the most famous American serial killers. In addition to the fact he killed so many women and in such a horrible way, he was one of those criminals who became pop-culture icons. The media was crazy about him, the women were falling in love with him and even after he was convicted, the media circus didn't stop. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (the title comes from the words the judge used to describe Bundy's crimes) takes a very interesting approach to Bundy's story in that it is told with a lot of restraint, not focusing on the nature of the crimes, but instead depicting how Bundy manipulated everyone around him.

    Friday, May 3, 2019

    (388) D*** me dead, and bury me pregnant + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, May 3, 2019 32 Comments
  • HBO released a wonderful trailer for Deadwood movie. I cannot believe this is finally happening. It's my favorite drama series of all time and I rewatched it countless times. Now I am finally getting more of it. Granted, it's only a 2h movie, but I'll take whatever they give me.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Avengers: Endgame

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, April 27, 2019 , , , , , , , , 21 Comments

    (spoilers!)

    Once upon a time comic book films were rare and mostly not very good. Once upon a time Robert Downey Jr. was unhirable. Once upon a time the idea that the movie based on a comic book will earn rave reviews and score nominations for major awards was unthinkable.

    And then MCU happened.

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    (387) Well, that was unexpectedly beautiful + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, April 25, 2019 24 Comments
  • (RF on Thursday again because tomorrow at that time of the day I'll be watching Endgame!)
  • The above is footage of me watching that Brienne scene from the latest Game of Thrones episode. I haven't been a fan of the show for years but THAT was lovely.

  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Ranking Marvel Cinematic Universe films

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, April 20, 2019 , 23 Comments

    We're in the Endgame now. Next week the big finale is gonna be released and I'm sure we are all going to watch it as soon as possible, so right now let's take a look at MCU so far.

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    (386) RIP the beard + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, April 18, 2019 26 Comments

  • So, some fame whoring dipshit put up a video that is spliced clips from Endgame containing major spoilers. I haven't watched it but of course I accidentally stumbled onto some already. 

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    10 best performances in Quentin Tarantino's films

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, April 16, 2019 , , , , , , , 28 Comments

    I recently rewatched almost all of Tarantino's films - other than Death Proof because seeing it once was enough - and I decided to finally rank my favorite performances in his films. It wasn't easy and a lot of great ones - like Lucy Liu's O-Ren Ishii - didn't make the cut - but it was also lots of fun to go back and appreciate that amazing work. So here we go:

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    (385) Just when I thought I was out J.J. pulled me back in + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, April 12, 2019 26 Comments
  • We have first teaser for new Star Wars. Episode 9's title is Rise of the Skywalker and the footage is pretty good but the real HYPE is that Palpatine is back. He was the most fun part of the prequels. J.J. Abrams is amazing. Rian TrollEdgeLord left this franchise basically a bag of feces on fire and now J.J. managed to make people excited again. Amazing.

  • Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Visual Parallels: A Simple Favour + Gone Girl

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, April 7, 2019 , , 36 Comments

    David Fincher's Gone Girl is one of my all time favorite movies. And then last year we had the unexpected pleasure of witnessing Paul Feig's wickedly delightful A Simple Favour. These films have many similar elements so it was very easy to come up with that pair for Visual Parallels. We have a cunning, beautiful woman who decides to make a life for her husband difficult, we have a sweet, naive character who unknowingly helps her with her plot, we have a disturbing murder sequence and we have worrisome past of our cunning villain revealed.

    Friday, April 5, 2019

    (384) Waiting for Endgame + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, April 5, 2019 28 Comments
  • Avengers: Endgame tickets went on sale and pretty much broke the internet. There is also new TV spot. Oh God, the hype levels now! I got my ticket for Friday 26th. Please just don't kill Thor.
  • Meanwhile Hemsworth is out there, uploading stuff like this on his instagram.
  • I think he wants people to actually die before they get to see the movie, there is no other explanation for this filth.
  • It was Robert Downey Jr.'s 54th (!) birthday yesterday and Chris and Tessa recorded a sweet birthday message.
  • Here's brilliant artwork depicting Angelina Jolie as Sersi, one of The Eternals. I really like the idea of Marvel casting a woman in their 40's to led a franchise so hopefully this is the part she is actually up for. Also having read a bit about the character it would be so cool if she played Sersi because she is giving me some serious 90's, wild, hedonistic and crazy Angelina vibes.

  • Sunday, March 31, 2019

    Screaming Sunday: 10 best horror films since 2010

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, March 31, 2019 , , , , , , , , , , , 28 Comments
    We are witnessing a wonderful time for horror movies. It seems like every year there are several that cause a lot of excitement and end up being very worthy inclusions to the "best of" horror genre. With Us, a movie which I thought was executed wonderfully but the writing was mediocre, getting a lot of attention I thought I'd list the 10 best horror films released since 2010. Here we go:

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    (383) Be Italian + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, March 29, 2019 34 Comments
  • We have a release date for Deadwood movie! May 31!
  • The fuck? I thought this guy had more class than his fanbase, but clearly not. He sounds unhinged and so, so simple. WB should take his producer credits away from upcoming movies, he keeps giving them bad name and still makes money off them. 
  • Here's new poster for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. It says "May" right there. I tweeted Netflix if that means they also drop it in May and they didn't answer me. This is my hell.
  • Update: For once my country came through and we are getting the movie in cinemas on May 10! YEY! I'm so gonna be there having inappropriate reactions.
  • Also this is Zac's next project. Why is it animation again?! Hiding this face from the audience is a crime!

  • Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Us

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, March 24, 2019 , , , , , , , , , 29 Comments
    (spoilers!)

    When I first saw Get Out I liked it a lot but it oddly didn't make a huge impression on me. Howeve,r recently I rewatched the film again and then again and upon subsequent viewings my mind was blown by how clever and intricate the script is. Every moment, every shot, every line has a purpose and pretty much everything that happens in the movie obeys the logic of the universe the film is set in. It's one of the most brilliant scripts I've ever seen unfold on the sceen. The more you think about Get Out, the more you like it. Unfortunately, it's the opposite with Us.


    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    (382) Once upon a time... + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, March 21, 2019 28 Comments
  • Yes, it is Thursday but I'm seeing Us tomorrow evening so I will probably be too tired/scared to do anything after it, so enjoy early RF!
  • Here is absolutely awful first poster for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. What the hell? How do you release THIS as the first poster? Pitt looks like he died and someone stuffed him and DiCaprio looks like he is posing for a bunch of 20 year old models he is about to choose from and bring to his yacht.

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Captain Marvel

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, March 20, 2019 , 6 Comments

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    (381) We all like this one + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, March 15, 2019 24 Comments

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Captain Marvel

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, March 12, 2019 , , , , , , , , , , , 27 Comments

    (spoilers!)

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    (380) The Matrix for lonely women + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, March 8, 2019 16 Comments
  • So I watched Russian Doll and that was such a great show! 

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    The first trailer for Ari Aster's Midsommar is here!

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, March 5, 2019 , , 18 Comments
    Yey! Midsommar is my most anticipated movie of the year. I consider Aster's previous movie Hereditary one of the most unique horror movies of last few years. I read Midsommar script last fall and absolutely loved it and I just cannot wait to see the story play out on screen. I'm already very surprised - in a great way - by all the pastel colors in the marketing

    Friday, March 1, 2019

    (379) You could cut the sexual tension with a knife + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, March 1, 2019 24 Comments

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Mt. Rushmore of Movies - 4 dumbest films I watched for Zac Efron

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, February 27, 2019 16 Comments

    There's a wonderful tradition over at the most entertaining blog out there - Mario's TwoDollarCinema - where our dear Mario hosts Mt. Rushmore blogathon for President's Day.

    In a shocking twist, in the years past I honored my favorite men - both real and fictional. And in an even more shocking twist this year is not gonna be an exception.

    Sunday, February 24, 2019

    The Best (and Worst) of 2018

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, February 24, 2019 , , , , , , , , 31 Comments
    Best Movie: Aquaman
    (2. A Star is Born 3. First Reformed 4. A Simple Favor 5. The Favourite 6. Can You Ever Forgive Me? 7. Paddington 2 8. If Beale Street Could Talk 9. Annihilation 10. Mandy)

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    (378) Ah, to be a stuffed hornet + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, February 21, 2019 26 Comments
  • Hello, my dearest people! Yes, it is Thursday but since shockingly I'm going out tomorrow (I do have a social life once every few months) and since the attendance on last RF wasn't great (come on, people!) I'm dropping the new one early to give you a chance to process it before my Best of 2018 list drops of Sunday.
  • Wheeew, there's a lot to process this week.
  • Captain Marvel's social media reactions are here and they are glowing! And here's an absolutely brilliant promo highlighting the clear standout - the cat!

  • Sunday, February 17, 2019

    60 best shots of 2018

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, February 17, 2019 , , , , , 23 Comments
    Here we are with my last smaller list celebrating the movies of 2018. The final list will be published next Sunday and I can promise you it will be way more fun than the Oscars ceremony. But for now let's take a look at the most breathtaking images in film in 2018.

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    (377) Fresh Sultan of Agrabah returns + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, February 15, 2019 16 Comments
  • This is gonna get so filthy this week, oh God.
  • But first thing's first.

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    10 films WITHOUT romantic subplot to enjoy on Valentine's Day

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, February 13, 2019 , , , , , , , , , , 38 Comments

    Today is Galentine's Day, the day during which we celebrate our beloved female friends. But tomorrow is the dreaded Valentine's Day. There's plenty of romantic films out there, hell, romance is featured in one way or another in most movies so I figured, as a bitter spinster (Jason Momoa is already taken, so why bother?), I'll bring you the list of films you can safely enjoy without the risk of accidentally watching moronic proposals in the work place, romantic chases on the airport, weddings, babies and all of that cute crap.

    Saturday, February 9, 2019

    10 best performances in 2018

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, February 9, 2019 , , , , , , , 28 Comments

    It's time for another best of 2018 list! This week we look at the best performances of the year. And there will be quite a lot of surprises on that list. So here we go:

    Friday, February 8, 2019

    (376) Watch Yourself + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, February 8, 2019 32 Comments
  • Here are Superbowl spots - Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Hobbs and Shaw and Us.

  • Saturday, February 2, 2019

    10 best scenes in 2018

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, February 2, 2019 , , , , , , , , 28 Comments
    The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! It's when I get to share my love for the greatest things in movies from last year. Just like in 2017, I'm starting with best scenes of the year. Unfortunately I didn't see all the films I planned - Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Destroyer, Vox Lux and I didn't finish the one I don't want to watch but have to - Roma, so here we go, this is the list of the best scenes out of 77 2018 releases I watched.

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    (375) Birds of Trash Glitter + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, February 1, 2019 24 Comments
  • First look at Birds of Prey is here and it is low-key horrific:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    5 films from Sundance I look forward to

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, January 30, 2019 , , , , , 16 Comments
    Sundance festival, where often times some of the most exciting movies of the year premiere, is happening right now. I was reading reviews of the films that were shown there this week and few of those sound really exciting. The best part? We only have to wait 2 days for one of those!:

    Friday, January 25, 2019

    (374) It's about time! + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, January 25, 2019 24 Comments
  • So AMPAS will you invite Singer to the ceremony? Do. Own what you have done.

  • Friday, January 18, 2019

    (373) Come thru, Batman + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, January 18, 2019 24 Comments
  • This right here is me after ditching BCoop and trying to get everyone to stan Bale because he is our last hope.

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    The Favourite

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, January 16, 2019 , , , , , , , , , , 30 Comments

    Yorgos Lanthimos' movies are not everyone's cup of tea. They are bizarre, shocking and more often than not, very unpleasant. While they always provide a great material for actors to deliver astounding performances I was thrilled to find out The Favourite is the most accessible of his movies. And that turned out to be a correct assessment - though also strange, this film is more a dark comedy than a crazy ride like The Lobster or The Killing of the Sacred Deer.