Thursday, November 14, 2019

(416) Try not to stare + links

By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, November 14, 2019 14 Comments
  • (dropping this one early because I'm going to see Doctor Sleep tomorrow)
  • John Legend is People's Sexiest Man Alive. Are they even aware Jason Momoa walks this Earth?!

  • Sunday, November 10, 2019

    Joker

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, November 10, 2019 , , , , , , , 19 Comments
    (spoilers!)

    I wasn't going to write a review for this because 1. the last thing I want is insecure "men" who identify with the lead character writing nonsense in my comment section 2. this movie doesn't actually deserve my - or anyone's - words, but this is entirely too long for my letterboxd so here we go. Call me a c*nt, you ain't getting published, honey.


    Friday, November 8, 2019

    (415) Smashing pumpkins + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, November 8, 2019 18 Comments
  • Scorsese is bitching about MCU again. First his comments made sense but now as he expands on them, not only does he say things that are just plain incorrect but also he sounds petty and batshit. Obviously these films go through test screenings, his do too. The studio spends so much money on them they wanna make sure they earn them back. It's a movie business after all. And what the hell is he talking about no risks? The Lighthouse is out there in theaters, a black and white film starring two actors, which is seemingly impossible to understand without subtitles. Parasite is making insane money. The risky films are out there. It's audiences who choose to go see MCU flicks, it's not about what is there to choose from, it's about the choice people make. I don't understand why Scorsese is talking about this at all. Is there really nothing else he could be doing?

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Succession

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, November 6, 2019 , , 6 Comments


    Friday, November 1, 2019

    (414) Oh, let's judge away + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, November 1, 2019 30 Comments
  • Full trailer for The Witcher was released and oh boy. The worst thing by far is how pristine and brand new everything looks. The props, the interiors, the armor, none of it looks lived in. You are painfully aware this is just all fake and it's actors performing on sets. Cavill is a disaster, he does OK when he is supporting but this? And they blew all the money on him so the rest of the actors are total no names. Uffff.

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019

    Screaming Sunday - Eli

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, October 27, 2019 , 10 Comments
    Movie rating: 63/100
    Plot:  A boy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living in isn't as safe as he thought.
    The heroes: Eli, a boy who may be on his way to getting cured...or murdered.
    The antagonists: Ghosts? Doctors? His parents?
    Best scene: The last 15 minutes, which are very surprising.
    Oh-oh something's not right line: The decontamination chamber is our only way in or out.
    What makes it so great? This had the advantage of me watching it directly after Wounds, another horror film that landed on Netflix last Friday. While Wounds was terrible, Eli is quite a decent horror flick with really crazy last act and I always love it when films are at its strongest just before the ending. It also has pretty great cast - Kelly Reilly and Lili Taylor are here, along with Sadie Sink who plays Max on Stranger Things. Sink plays the character here exactly the same way she plays Max, but it's cool to see her outside the show. The film is nothing tremendously unique but it is worth watching for the last few scenes alone.

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    (413) Space horses + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 25, 2019 23 Comments
  • Here is the new poster and trailer for The Rise of Skywalker. So Carrie Fisher has top billing but somehow they couldn't feature her on the actual poster?

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019

    Screaming Sunday - Ready or Not

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, October 20, 2019 , 20 Comments
    Movie rating: 93/100
    Plot:  A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
    The heroes: One very unlucky but brave and capable bride.
    The antagonists: Her in-laws.
    Best scene: The ending.
    Oh-oh something's not right line: You'll have to hide better than that.
    What makes it so great? Boy, between this, Us and Parasite the rich are really getting quite the beating this year, huh? This is the most entertaining and creative horror film since The Cabin in the Woods and the most surprising horror script since Get Out. It's hilarious, twisted and so much fun. At 90 minutes run time it's a really engaging movie and Samara Weaving's Grace is a fantastic heroine - resourceful, brave, funny and relatable.


    Friday, October 18, 2019

    (412) Become trash + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 18, 2019 28 Comments

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, October 16, 2019 , , , , , , , 8 Comments


    (spoilers!)

    6 years after the finale of Breaking Bad we got the sequel focusing on Jesse Pinkman. I was worried how it will turn out, given how perfect the last shot of Jesse in the series' finale was. A lot of people are complaining that El Camino wasn't necessary. No, it wasn't. But that didn't make it any less enjoyable.

    Sunday, October 13, 2019

    Screaming Sunday - Crawl

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, October 13, 2019 , , 18 Comments
    Movie rating: 79/100
    Plot:  Against all logic, the competitive swimmer, Haley (Kaya Scodelario), drives into the mouth of a furiously destructive Category 5 hurricane on a collision course with her hometown of Florida, to check in on her estranged father, Dave (Berry Pepper). There, in their weather-beaten house amid a rapidly sinking and alligator-infested town, Haley and her father find themselves trapped in the labyrinthine mess of their flooded crawl space, where a merciless pair of six-metre predators is silently stalking them. Now--as Haley and Dave are gasping for air in the claustrophobic basement--only their will to survive can help them stand a chance against the scaly adversaries' powerful jaws. Can they escape without getting eaten alive?
    The heroes: A girl, her father and his dog.
    The antagonists: Bloodthirsty alligators. And seriously, the Hargans and Pennywise have nothing on those toothy motherfuckers. They are savage.
    Best scene: Honestly the whole movie is a bit over 80 minutes long and it's a series of exciting and very well done scenes.
    Oh-oh something's not right line: There's two of them!

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    (411) Killer peanuts + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, October 10, 2019 18 Comments
  • (Yes, I do know it is Thursday but I am finally going to see Ready or Not tomorrow and I want to avoid El Camino spoilers so I'm dropping this RF early)
  • I rewatched It: Chapter Two and livethirsted it. Oh God. If Bill grows his hair again that is it for me, I won't make it.
  • I would have fainted:
  • How did she stop herself from kissing him?! HOW?!
  • Look at Ben there lol.

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019

    Saturday TV Special: 20 best moments in Breaking Bad

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, October 5, 2019 , , 12 Comments
    We are now only 6 days away from the follow up to one of the most acclaimed TV series of all time, Breaking Bad. I wasn't a big fan of finale, which I wrote about at length after it aired. The rewatch did make me appreciate it a bit more but it fixed none of its many problems. So for me this is like another chance to give the series the proper ending. There's the risk they will mess it up - especially since the shot of Jesse laughing as he was driving away was just so, so perfect - but to quote someone else on letterboxd - I hope Vince Gilligan won't fuck us on this.


    Friday, October 4, 2019

    (410) Burn, burn, burn + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 4, 2019 20 Comments
  • We got new posters (there's this really nice detail in there) and the first full trailer for Birds of Prey but at that point why the hell is it even called that? 

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Visual Parallels: The Witch + Midsommar

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, October 1, 2019 , , 24 Comments
    The Witch and Midsommar have a lot in common - they both came from A24, they are directed by young, promising directors and they are both led by an incredibly talented young actress - the world was introduced to Anya Taylor - Joy in The Witch and Florence Pugh's breakthrough role came in Midsommar.

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    (409) Humble hero + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, September 27, 2019 30 Comments
  • I finally watched Toy Story 4 you know, for Keanu and all of the sudden Bill's voice came out of one character. I tried to escape for a moment and he still found me.

  • Sunday, September 22, 2019

    My TV Alphabet

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, September 22, 2019 26 Comments

    The lovely Getter over at MettelRay has made a wonderful TV alphabet and encouraged us to participate. So....let's do it.

    And make as much as possible of it about Bill.

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    (408) Mind over Mayhem + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, September 20, 2019 20 Comments
  • I love the new Birds of Prey poster, but it certainly looks even more like Robbie is just gonna dominate the whole thing which shouldn't involve Harley in the first place. I do love the tagline, though. Cannot wait for the full trailer which arrives very soon.
  • RDJ will have a cameo in Black Widow. MCU keeps using him as a crutch to generate more interest in their films. Why? If there is one studio that doesn’t need help, it’s this one. Honestly, doing this in their solo for a female character is just offensive. And it cheapens the character's death in Endgame. Does RDJ really have nothing better to do than constantly getting involved in MCU? First he babysits Holland, now this. 
  • New, awful poster for The Irishman.
  • Trailer for Castle Rock season 2. I have not seen season 1 but hopefully I will one day. Lizzy Caplan as young Misery in this season seems very interesting. 

  • Friday, September 13, 2019

    (407) Can he see us? + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, September 13, 2019 27 Comments
  • Not only did they award Polanski in Venice, they actually gave the Golden Lion to Joker. What the fuck is going on ova der? 

  • Saturday, September 7, 2019

    It: Chapter Two

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, September 7, 2019 , , , , , , , , 22 Comments
    (spoilers!)

    It Chapter One premiered two years ago and was a massive success - it got positive reviews from critics, the audience fell in love with the film and it managed to become the highest grossing horror movie of all time. As entertaining as that movie was it had a lot of problems and now in Chapter Two the same problems return. But so does the fun, the emotions and of course, Pennywise.

    Friday, September 6, 2019

    (406) James, you lucky bastard + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, September 6, 2019 27 Comments
  • So I'm 30.
  • Can you believe in 10 years I'll be 40?
  • Or DEAD?
  • What the fuck, right?
  • Well, anyways....
  • Here's the first short teaser for Birds of Prey. It looks very colorful and fun and Ewan McGregor appears to be having a blast!

  • Sunday, September 1, 2019

    5 best things I watched this year (so far)

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, September 1, 2019 , , , , , , 20 Comments
    It's August already (what the fuck, right?). While the Oscar season is not yet here I gotta say I don't really care about it this year since my last anticipated movie of the year premieres in 5 days and there's no way in hell Academy nominates anyone from a horror movie. Anyways, there's still 4 months till my end of the year list is completed. I'm sure there's still many interesting movies and TV series to be released this year, but it looks like a sure bet that the three movies I'm about to talk about here will be in my top 10 of 2019. And I also have to feature TV categories in my awards this year, because as you are about to read, TV is officially better than movies this year.


    Friday, August 30, 2019

    (405) IT's almost time + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, August 30, 2019 25 Comments
  • Thanks to D23 we have tons of news. New poster for The Rise of the Skywalker, you know, in case you didn't know Emperor is in it. This reeks of nostalgia bait and desperation. They also released a sneak peak with Rey in dark robes. Oh, J.J. You and your hype marketing.

  • Monday, August 26, 2019

    Against the Crowd 2019

    By sati (harlequinade) Monday, August 26, 2019 18 Comments
    Dell is hosting his annual Against the Crowd blogathon, so I just had to join to complain again. Here are the rules:


    Friday, August 23, 2019

    (404) One True King + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, August 23, 2019 27 Comments
  • Poster and trailer for The Report
  • Detailed description of Midsommar Director Cut. 
  • Trailer for Antlers. I have a script for this but I have absolutely no time to read it between work and well, fangirling, so I will just wait for the movie.
  • Trailer for Bombshell with Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. Theron's make up is incredible - she looks just like Megyn Kelly!
  • So it turns out that Keanu is gonna be in the next The Matrix movie (Yey!) but it will also be made by one of the Wachowskis (oh noes). And Trinity is coming back. What?! Bitch got impaled by a dozen pipes and she is coming back?!
  • HBO is making a prequel to Practical Magic. But they also hired Lena Dunham to do something. That thing should not be getting hired by anyone. What the hell is going on over there?
  • Speaking of bad decisions, Disney wanted more money from Sony for Spider-Man and Sony refused to roll over. But of course Deadline published the article breaking the story, with a lot of omissions, and made it look like Sony is the bad guy. And everyone is now blaming Sony and defending Marvel whereas in reality this is what happened.

  • Friday, August 16, 2019

    (403) That must have been WILD + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, August 16, 2019 33 Comments

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, August 13, 2019 , , , , , , , 14 Comments

    (cast spoilers!)

    The audience and critics alike loved the chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in The Fast and the Furious films so much that the studio decided to green light a spin-off featuring both of them. And now it has finally arrived. I myself only started watching the series when Statham joined it and as far as dumb action movies go, they are really good. And this spin-off has the added bonus of Vin Diesel, the black hole of charisma that actually sucks out the charm of surrounding actors, being nowhere in sight.


    Friday, August 9, 2019

    (402) Pennywiser + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, August 9, 2019 27 Comments
  • Thanks to Hobbs & Shaw we have another Tyrese meltdown. How did Dwayne not hire an assassin to silently take this guy out yet?
  • So here we go with several bad ideas that hit the news cycle in the last 7 days:

  • Sunday, August 4, 2019

    5 reasons I'm really hyped for "It: Chapter Two"

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, August 4, 2019 , , 24 Comments
    We are now 33 days away from the release of It Chapter Two. Having just rewatched the first movie yesterday and having seen Jade the Orient scene just now, that screened last night along with the re-release of the first movie in USA (as always fuck the rest of the world, right? God bless helpful redditors who uploaded it there) I'm very excited. I'm rooting for this movie to beat the record set by the first one. It's a horror film backed by a major studio, with big budget (and you can really see that budget, the production design alone is lovely) and with a runtime of over 2 hours and 40 minutes. I want it to make so much money and I want it to be good and from the looks of it, it will be


    Friday, August 2, 2019

    (401) Euphoric + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, August 2, 2019 43 Comments
  • I'm not actually euphoric since I'm back to work and hating it more than ever. I was already so tired yesterday I tried to open my office door with a credit card...so yeah.
  • Stunning poster and first trailer for The Lighthouse. This is from Robert Eggers' who made one of my all time favorite horror films The VVitch. This one was made with older equipment, to make it look like a film from another era. The cinematography looks truly spectacular and I think maybe it's finally time Dafoe gets that Oscar?
  • Yes, that is a mermaid tail. Yes, there is one in the movie. No, apparently it's not horror horror but more of a psychological drama. Also I am grateful for subtitles in my country because I couldn't understand a single word in that trailer.

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    It's time for Tarantino to go away

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, July 30, 2019 , 17 Comments
    After suffering through Tarantino's new movie, Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood, an excruciatingly boring trainwreck with editing from hell, I wasn't going to write a review  (and neither is that post one, I only scribbled few words on letterboxd). Tarantino has some of the most rabid, misogynistic fanboys out there and the last thing I want is to have a bunch of incels in my comments section. So on that note - if you wanna call me a cunt, that isn't going to get published here, honey. Maybe it won't happen as they are currently busy harassing Shannon Lee, who was uncomfortable with the portrayal of her father. Apparently that "bitch" "didn't get it".

    Friday, July 26, 2019

    (400) Even more hopping + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, July 26, 2019 26 Comments
  • The Witcher trailer premiered during Comic Con and it looks so cheap

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019

    10 best scenes in Stranger Things 3

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, July 21, 2019 , 17 Comments
    Recently I made list where I chose 10 best scenes in Stranger Things from season 1 and season 2. It was actually even harder to choose 10 scenes just from season 3. This is my favorite season so far and I just keep reweatching it. The wait for season 4 is already really excruciating, so let's take a look at some of the best moments again:

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    (399) Hopping about + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, July 19, 2019 29 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 , , , , , 35 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 , , , , , , 8 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.