Recently watched the Carrie remake (not pictured). It wasn’t bad, but I wish it had been better. But then I also thought about how much I was asking of what is a pretty good novel that has been flipped inside out and rammed into a high school slasher revenge film’s structure. So much of what makes the book sizzle and move is lost because the interior of the characters is gone, but that’s not the movie’s fault. It’s the function of the novel - the interior.
Your Name is an amazingly beautiful film, in both story and animation. It is truly one of the best movies of all time, and a favorite of mine. The art in Makoto Shinkai's films is always visually stunning, and the best I've ever seen in animation. I believe that this is a film that anyone can enjoy and that everyone should watch. It is truly deserving of all of the praise it has gotten, and is one to be remembered for years to come.
I’ve never had a film end and leave me with such passive aggression than that of Phantom Thread.
Tell me about passion. Is passion complex? Tell me about love. Is love complex? What about talent? Is talent complex? What about hate? Is hate complex? Feelings certainly are. As are the ways we express them at times. This film itself is complex. I feel my emotions change every 30 minutes here. I feel used up watching these lives. An audience to someone who disregards it because they’re bluntly too honest to care about us. It makes me love it and hate it all at once.
Did the score ever stop? I don’t think I ever heard it stop. If so, that’s remarkable.
Written & Directed by #PaulThomasAnderson
Starting #DanielDayLewis, #VickyKrieps, & #LesleyManville
Score by #JohnnyGreenwood
A little late since it debuted yesterday but I have to say the first teaser for Captain Marvel was well done. After Infinity War earlier this year I really got excited for her debut in the MCU and this teased enough of what the film will be. It’s good to see Samuel L. Jackson’s two eyed Nick Fury have what looks to be an expanded role after years of cameos. The brief glimpse of Jude Law as Mar-Vel was cool, I’ve always been a fan of his so I hope he’s got a decent role in this as well. And Brie Larson looks great in the suit. She does seem to be playing it pretty low key in these scenes but I’ll wait till I see the film before I judge whether or not she was right for the part. It’s fairly apparent that she is going to be a major player in the MCU post Avengers 4 so the casting was key, and she is an Oscar winner so I know she can act. Being a prequel to most everything we’ve seen in these films, I’m sure it’ll be a pretty contained origin story for her, but I’m most interested in how they tie everything together leading into A4 and just what her role will be in that film and moving forward. Overall though, I really liked the trailer and it’s still one of my most anticipated for next year.
Found this movie browsing through the interwebs and it's getting some early praise. I love space films! Anyone heard of Prospect? 🍿
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote moon on the hunt for elusive riches. But there are others roving the moon's toxic forest and the job quickly devolves into a desperate fight to escape.
FALLEN KINGDOM ▪▪▪ Say what you will about the movie, but I still love it despite it's problems. This release is up there with Infinity War with just how good all of the editions were! Simply couldn't pass them up! Though it probably doesn't help that I have a serious addiction to these movies... 😅
Predators (2010): After 20-long-years, we finally get a third standalone Predator film in the form of Predators (actually a fairly clever title once you see the film). I’m not going to mince words here: Predators stands tall and pretty close to the original film. It’s tons of fun, violent as hell, and—drumroll, please—actually expands the mythology in interesting ways! Director #nimrodantal working alongside producer (and then some, I’m sure) @rodriguez craft both a loving tribute to the first two films and a badass standalone film that works without any real foreknowledge. I love that the Predators airdrop in their prey; I love that every character should be unlikeable but really aren’t; I love the new Predator tech; I love this movie. While the first film still reigns supreme with its cast this one does come in at a close second. Starring @adrienbrody (against type here) @alicebraga_oficial@tophergrace@waltongogginsbonafide@officialdannytrejo#laurencefishburne and @mahershalaali the cast is diverse to say the least. With a large cast, it does become difficult to create strong individualized characterization (the same could be said for the first film), but we get just enough of each that I think it actually exceeds the first film in that regard. That being said, this crew isn’t as overly colorful as cast of characters as the 1987 classic. There are some brief connections to the first film to be found, but nothing massive and shocking. It does fit into the loose trilogy just fine, though, so don’t be worried about it feeling too different (there are music cues abound!). There is a plethora of solid action on display here with human v. Predator; human v. other creatures; and Predator v. Predator. Most should not go home feeling emptyhanded in this regard. The SFX are pretty top notch as well with a nice mixture of CGI and practical FX that works splendidly (the creatures are still slimy as all hell). It never feels too much like a shiny 2010 Hollywood vehicle (a good thing). Fans looking for a resurrection, of sorts, would be good to check—and re-check—this one out. Bring on The Predator! #movie_mattinee@oscarwatchpod@samenightmovie