Friday, July 19, 2019

(399) Hopping about + links

By sati (harlequinade) Friday, July 19, 2019 24 Comments
  • 399th RF!
  • Just in case you missed my epic post from earlier this week. Yes, I am very proud of it. 
  • Comic Con is happening right now. Here's new It: Chapter Two poster, the trailer got its separate post because it was so dope.
  • Tom Cruise showed up and the crowd went wild. He was there to present the first trailer for Top Gun sequel. Oh God when did Ed Harris age so much? Especially that Cruise didn't age at all and there's like only 10 years of age difference between them.
  • The trailer for Cats is out and it's fucking nightmare fuel. Oh my God!
  •  David Benioff and DB Weiss chickened out and dropped out of Game of Thrones panel that is supposed to happen today. My God, I have never seen a show face such a (deserved) hate. The shame will follow these two no matter what, they are completely fucked. And the actors are probably going to have to deal with their mess today. 
  • Emmy nominations are out and they are garbage. How out of touch are they? Pretty much everyone out there considers the final season of Thrones to be an absolute embarrassment and they give it over 30 nominations? I cannot believe Gwendoline Christie and Alfie Allen are finally nominated and it's for this tragique season. I'm so glad about Emilia Clarke, though. It's remarkable how much she managed to do with so very little. But where the fuck are the nominations for Deadwood? It's also unbelievable how everyone keeps snubbing Eliza Scanlen for Sharp Objects left and right. TV awards are really dumber than movie ones.

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Pennywise returns in brand new trailer for "It: Chapter Two"!

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, July 18, 2019 , 10 Comments
    Finally! Comic Con is happening right now in San Diego and even though WB doesn't have a panel this year, the cast of It: Chapter Two was there last night and participated in Conan O'Brien's special show. They also showed 3 scenes and a trailer, which just dropped online:

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Top 5: Male characters I love the most

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, July 16, 2019 , , , , , 28 Comments
    Because I'm bored and I'm shallow I decided to make a list today. Going through all of my crushes would be impossible so I decided to narrow things down. Today, my lovely readers who I judge only a little bit for reading this website to begin with, we are not going to focus on the actors I love. No, we are going to focus on the characters I love (that also happen to be played by the actors I love).

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    The Beach Bum

    By sati (harlequinade) Monday, July 15, 2019 , , , , , , 4 Comments
    There are some actors who suit the part they are playing so well you cannot possibly imagine anyone else doing that. It's the case with Jeff Bridges as the Dude. Samuel. L Jackson as Jules Winnfield. Keanu Reeves as Neo. And now Matthew McConaughey's Moondog.

    McConaughey, who had his career comeback a while back, had less luck in the last few years appearing in a bunch of movies that were either unsuccessful, underseen or complete box office and critical flops. Just few months ago we watched him in utterly insane Serenity, but even there you gotta admit while the film was an incomprehensible disaster McConauyghey's entertaining performance still made it a lot of fun to watch.

    Friday, July 12, 2019

    (398) Don't Mess Around with Jim + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, July 12, 2019 24 Comments
  • Comic Con is next week and we are getting new trailer for It: Chapter 2. Meanwhile, here are the new images.
  • Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home was LAME. Homecoming is one of the worst movies in MCU but this was even worse. It would be the worst one yet but that Edward Norton atrocity exists. End credits scenes were better than the movie itself. I ain't paying for Spider-Man flick next time. 
  • But Hellboy was even worse than this. How the hell did people involved in this did not realize that they were making absolute turd? There's this CGI involving Ian McShane near the end of the movie that is so bad I almost want to recommend this mess to you guys so you see it with your own eyes. 
  • Enjoy this pure video.
  • Midsommar is out there ending shitty relationships.
  • This is brilliant!

  • Sunday, July 7, 2019

    Midsommar

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, July 7, 2019 , , , , , , , , 18 Comments
    (spoilers!)

    Last year Hereditary profoundly scared some and infuriated the others, but one thing cannot be denied - it definitely got people talking. Now its director, Ari Aster, is back with another nightmare and unlike Jordan Peele and his frankly embarrassing script for Us, he avoids sophomore slump. While Hereditary may be a more entertaining and accessible movie, Midsommar feels like a movie made by someone who is more sure of their skill. There were some parts of Hereditary that I felt didn't fit the movie in a natural way and took me out of it, but Midsommar doesn't have that problem. It's a more mature movie.

    Saturday, July 6, 2019

    Saturday TV Special - Stranger Things (season 3)

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, July 6, 2019 , 12 Comments
    Here we are! After long anticipation season 3 of Stranger Things is finally available on Netflix. I know not everyone watched it yet - the hell are you people doing having a life instead of watching it?! - so I will cover the heavy spoilers (highlight to read). Here are my thoughts on this season:

    Friday, July 5, 2019

    (397) Requiem for a Beard + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, July 5, 2019 17 Comments
  • Everyone say thank you to Netflix for no comments on your new posts and shorter RF. I've done nothing yesterday because they dropped Stranger Things on what is a working day for me (I hope you had a happy 4th of July, you lucky bastards in America) so I had a whole one afternoon and evening less to do things and work on RF. 

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    10 best scenes in Stranger Things

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, July 2, 2019 , 17 Comments

    After rewatching the entire series last week, just in time for season 3 which arrives the day after tomorrow, I decided to comply the list of 10 best moments on the show so far. It wasn't easy as this series has so many fantastic sequences but somehow, I managed. Here we go!:

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    Rising Stars: Florence Pugh

    By sati (harlequinade) Monday, July 1, 2019 17 Comments
    Ever since watching Lady Macbeth last year I have been a huge fan of Florence Pugh. Along with Eliza Scanlen she is, for me, the most exciting and talented young actress out there - and how wonderful that they will share the screen very soon in Little Women.

    Florence was born in 1996. She grew up in Oxford in a creative family, one of four children. Her dad owns a handful of restaurants in the city, her mother was a dancer and her older brother, Toby Sebastian, who is also an actor played the Dornish prince on Game of Thrones.

    Sunday, June 30, 2019

    Screaming Sunday - Child's Play

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, June 30, 2019 , , 8 Comments
    Movie rating: 52/100
    Plot: A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
    The heroes: The kids, because it's the cool thing these days to have the children battle the horror antagonist. After all, It is the most successful horror film in history.
    The antagonists: That one disgruntled employee.
    Best scene: The reveal of what Chucky did to the world's crappiest boyfriend.
    Oh-oh something's not right line:  Did you say Chucky?
    What makes it so great? This is not a great movie but it's much better than I expected it to be after its lazy, disgusting and quite frankly hugely unprofessional marketing campaign with Chucky murdering Toy Story characters. The film is much more fun than other recent horror films - I am looking at you, Brightburn - and it is surprisingly emotional. Granted I always feel for CGI characters, but I was genuinely surprised how much I empathized with Chucky, This whole situation happened because of someone messing up his programming and all he wanted was to be a good friend. There's also plenty of humor here and the actors do a really great job - Aubrey Plaza somehow sells being somebody's mom, Gabriel Bateman is really good as Andy and Brian Tyree Henry provides a lot of comic relief.

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    (396) FOUR + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, June 28, 2019 22 Comments
  • I realized recently that I don't remember much from Stranger Things so I decided I will rewatch it. But me being me, the plan was to only rewatch season 2. So I did that and then I rewatched season 1. 
  • Literally nothing in my life makes sense.

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, June 25, 2019 , , , , , , , , , 14 Comments
    Gareth Edwards' 2014's Godzilla was one of the most forgettable big budget movies I've seen. Nothing memorable came out of it, other than hilarious Honest Trailer highlighting Ken Watanabe's stares and the meme of Bryan Cranston saying "Godzilla, we need to cook" and shot of Godzilla going "bitch". Somehow it got good reviews and made enough money to jump start the Monsterverse.

    At WB.

    So you knew shit will get dicey fast.

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    (395) Vaya Con Dios + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, June 21, 2019 24 Comments
  • New trailer for Stranger Things season 3. They're killing off the hot one that looks a bit like Zac Efron, aren't they?
  • First poster for Paul Feig's Last Christmas. I really hope it's a hit, Emilia deserves that!
  • There was a special first screening of Midsommar this week with the cast and Ari Aster talking about the movie and the critics getting to see it. The reactions so far are fantastic. They aren't Hereditary-levels strong but that's mostly because while it was hard to compare Hereditary to anything, the outsiders in strange environment is a fairly familiar horror trope. Here's the new trailer.
  • Christopher Nolan's new movie Tenant reportedly has 250 million dollar budget and the comments on reddit about it are both hilarious and spot on.
  • They are re-releasing Endgame with some added bullshit at the end in an attempt to earn more money. I think it's a very dirty trick, to ask people to go pay for it again just because there's some new stuff at the end, but I must say I approve of any plot Disney hatches to dethrone Avatar. Whatever it takes.

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Dark Phoenix

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, June 16, 2019 , , , , , , , , 20 Comments
    Back in the early 2000's we didn't really have many good CBMs. We had stuff like Daredevil and Fantastic Four, and we never dreamed that the genre will be truly successful one day. But there were also the X-Men movies, the first two parts of which, along with Sam Raimi's Spiderman, proved that CBMs can be genuinely thrilling action adventure flicks. The franchise then evolved, delivering few stinkers in the process and changing its cast. Then in 2017, triumphantly, came the best entry in the X-Men franchise and entire comic book movie genre -  the masterful Logan. They should have just quit while they were ahead. But as always is the case with 20th Century Fox, they didn't.

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    (394) #breathtaking + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, June 14, 2019 33 Comments
  • Trailer for Doctor Sleep. This is the sequel to The Shining which should make us all afraid, seeing how awfully all those sequels and spin offs are turning out these days. But this is Mike Flanagan's movie and he made so many great horror flicks so far, so I'm hopeful. 
  • New poster for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
  • Trailer for Official Secrets with Keira Knightley.
  • RDJ is out there straight up tweeting gifs from Endgame cam copy. 
  • Surprising absolutely no one MiB received awful reviews and is destined to flop in the box office. I saw the movie today and it's somehow even worse than Dark Phoenix. Hemsworth is shirtless but other than that there is nothing here worth seeing.
  •  It's a horrible summer unless it's Disney or Keanu. And there's a Disney movie featuring Keanu coming up and it's getting incredible reviews.
  • At least we got Hemsworth on Fallon's show out of that debacle and that's always great (1,2)
  • This is a bad idea right there.
  • If Benioff and Weiss show up, just think of the massacre.

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Sunday, June 9, 2019

    Screaming Sunday - Ma

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, June 9, 2019 , , 20 Comments
    Movie rating: 72 /100
    Plot: A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.
    The heroes: A bunch of teenagers who just want to drink and party.
    The antagonists: Ma, played flawlessly by the great Octavia Spencer.
    Best scene: It's hard to choose because every single time Ma is on the screen the film is so much fun.
    Oh-oh something's not right line: Strip.
    What makes it so great? This is trashy, pulpy fun. The script is absolutely atrocious - at various points the teenagers are like "we are not going there anymore" and the very next scene is them partying at Ma's house - but Octavia Spencer's delicious performance makes it worth watching. While the gore is never too crazy and the teenage characters are quite bland, Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans and Allison Janney (in cameo performance) deliver pretty great work. But the movie belongs to Spencer, which is only fitting, since even though she got her Oscar years ago, this is her first leading role.

    Friday, June 7, 2019

    (393) Sail! + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, June 7, 2019 29 Comments
  • SPECTACULAR first poster for Wonder Woman 1984.
  • My God, you can just feel the fierceness in that image.
  • It is now officially less than a year of wait for the movie! It's still so far away but at least it's now less than 12 whole months.
  • Very cool marketing for Midsommar. And here's part of the conversation between Ari Aster and Jordan Peele, who just watched the movie and really loved it. 
  • Trailer for Ad Astra. This looks very meh. I am sure they are making the movie look action packed while it isn't and the funny thing is that all those action/sci-fi bits in the trailer don't even look impressive.
  • New poster for Stranger Things season 3.
  • Cooper is single again and twitter is already planning his and Gaga's wedding.

  • Sunday, June 2, 2019

    10 best moments in John Wick films

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, June 2, 2019 , , , 24 Comments
    Action movies are usually looked down on. Even a franchise as successful as The Fast and the Furious is seen like a lesser movie, because it's light on plot and heavy on explosions, shootouts and car chases. But what if there was an action franchise that included the scenes of shootouts and car chases so well made, done with such creativity and visual splendor, not only you wouldn't miss the complex and intricate plot but you would be happy simply watching those action scenes for hours?

    That's John Wick franchise.

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    (392) Cock-a-doodle-doo + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, May 30, 2019 24 Comments
  • (Yes, it is Thursday but this is done already so here we go)
  • First of all very important PSA: If you are on WordPress check your spam folders because they probably sucked my comments in there. 

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, May 28, 2019 , , , , , , , 14 Comments
    5 years ago we were introduced to the deadliest Avenger of them all. John Wick, a man who has lost his wife and received a farewell gift from her - a puppy. But when that puppy is killed, in what is the most awful scene I've seen in my entire life, and John's car is stolen (let's face it - that car doesn't really matter, though) by some very bad people, John Wick will embark on the most entertaining, justified and hottest killing spree in cinematic history.

    Sunday, May 26, 2019

    Screaming Sunday: The Perfection

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, May 26, 2019 , 6 Comments
    Movie rating: 73/100
    Plot:  When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.
    The heroes: Here's the thing with this movie - the heroes change as the film progresses....
    The antagonists: ....and it's the same with the antagonists.
    Best scene: The chilling, gruesome ending. I love when a horror/thriller film ends either with an earned twist or macabre ending and this one was a very cool example of the latter.
    Oh-oh something's not right line: Not a line, but when you see Charlotte briefly turn into her younger self and she is screaming in the very first scene of the movie.

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    (391) Mr. Wick will see us now + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, May 24, 2019 20 Comments
  • Ladies and gentlemen.
  • Brad fucking Pitt:

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Soundtrack Wednesday - John Wick

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, May 22, 2019 , , 10 Comments

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    (390) Look how they massacred our girl + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, May 17, 2019 20 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 , , 13 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 , , 14 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.