Caliber 9 is a must-watch for any Italian genre fan. I went through a huge Giallo phase a couple years ago, so I obviously had to watch this for Italian bombshell Barbara Bouchet in possibly her most iconic role (more mainstream audiences might know her from Casino Royale or the MST3K episode Agent for HARM). It’s…
They own(ed) the rights to the first movie only, hence why Disney hasn’t been able to do anything with the OT.
Thanks! That’s pretty incredible. I still don’t really want to see this, but now I’m not rooting against it. Thanks, MRAs!! :P
I’ve seen a couple allusions to this - what IS it? Searching “solo mra video” sure brings up nothing on Google. Is there something that could be twisted to be remotely feminist in this? The lengthy review above literally doesn’t mention a single thing about any woman in the movie after the brief cast/character list at…
Haha Jesus, that guy really is a tool. He barely even says anything about narrative or movie quality. With his THREE PARAGRAPHS, that last paragraph seems to exist solely as a spoiler. And the first paragraph is almost entirely about the first movie. I’m not surprised at all about spoiler #1. #2 was sort of annoying.
Bright? It’s one of the most hideously monotone and pallid movies I’ve ever seen. It makes Zach Snyder flicks look like Guardians of the Galaxy.
Resurrection is one of my least-favorite movies of all time. It’s not even about expectations. I just viscerally hate almost everything about it. Everything from the look to the actors just makes me sickened and angry. Everyone looks like a waterlogged corpse thanks to the utterly hideous color-grading/lighting,…
Great post, I mostly feel the same way. I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say that I LOVE it, but I like it a LOT more than its rep and think some parts of it are incredibly effective, particularly the score and the climax.
I say the producer’s cut is better in general, but I get distracted every time by the crummy…
First off, thanks for doing this. A couple months ago I started watching this on a whim, and got hooked. Just finished the Netflix series yesterday, and I loved the series as a whole, besides Dean, late-series Rory, and especially the LAD Brigade.
In other Criterion news, it was just revealed yesterday that they’ll be releasing Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which is probably the best news all year.
The Thing from the 50s is one of the classics of the genre and many consider it superior to the 80s version (not me, I will take great gooey effects over quality writing anyday). It was shadow-directed by Howard Hawks and definitely reflects it. To say it’s “mediocre” is a fringe opinion.
I love this post. I never thought of the Vincent Price comparison before, and you’re dead-on.
I got a refurbished one from Apple a couple months ago. At this point I vastly prefer having an HDMI port and regular USB ports over having to buy dongles to use anything that isn’t wireless. Based on horror stories similar to this article, they’re more reliable as well.
I remember in high school we watched Fried Green Tomatoes, where he gets run over by a train in the first five minutes, and half the class cheered. I guess that was a good role for him?
“As a side note, the one thing I will give props to the TPM for: Running four different storylines together at the end of the movie and still being coherent. I’m not sure that had been done before.”
Yeah, fair enough. I was looking at the total gross with international, which I know has a much smaller margin of profit when it comes to the international portion.
I will give you Tammy and Ghostbusters, but Spy is awesome. And it did pretty well at the box office, iirc.
Britta really IS the worst
The whole “Daddy Would You Like Some Sausages” bit cracks me up to no end, especially when Rip Torn comes in and furiously destroys the setup.
I very quickly abandoned Witcher 1 after playing 2 and 3 before it. The combat is SO bad and everything was just so drab in comparison. It’s unfair to grade it against the sequels, but I just couldn’t do it.