“GBBO has a bad habit of putting through consistent but dull bakers through over ones with promise but just REALLY fucked up one week when they need to flip a coin and choose someone to go off.” Read more
Whenever the show starts to get less interesting they should just get Prue drunk again! I dunno, I think we might be watching for different reasons — I generally dislike “personalities” and think they’re trying too hard to stay on the show via that aspect rather than being able to do the dang job, like that dapper old… Read more
On the one hand, Dante absolutely has the cartoony style and willingness to be goofy. But he also seems more reliant on pop culture, and while The Far Side definitely riffed on cliches the way Dante does (most of the cowboy stuff), it also has a singular weirdness that’s tied to the naturalism and I don’t know if… Read more
Great write-up and I really like the point about how this rewards rewatching — I’ve only seen it once myself and liked it a lot but I can see it being even better with more familiarity with the complex family dynamics. And man, Naseeruddin Shah is an all-time Movie Dad here, hitting that frustrated-but-still-warm vibe… Read more
So how is the show itself, the production and hosting etc.? We really did not like the most recent season (Mrs. Miller witheringly and accurately described the contestants as “a bunch of duffers”) and rewatched the first season available on Netflix for a reminder of something better, and it was shocking how much more… Read more
The filmmakers landed Stevens as the lead and apparently still felt the need to hedge his handsomeness by offsetting it with that utter doof in the back right of the lead photo.
The Invisible Man was the last movie I saw in theaters and it was a lot of fun, Whannell uses the whole screen well so seeing that big made it creepier. And my audience wasn’t big but it still enhanced things, particularly at the restaurant scene. The fighting sequences toward the end worked better in Upgrade, though.
Vanessa Hudgens cover of “Walk” WHEN
Well, as the Johansson lawsuit (and I think the whole Tenet debacle) shows, there is also a big financial incentive for actors/directors under current contract structures for their movies to screen theatrically. When they don’t, they don’t get as much money and the theaters obviously don’t get as much money. The… Read more
Seconding everything here.
This sounds very interesting (and Whitehead is a hell of a writer), but especially because he’s writing about crime in late 50s/early 60s Harlem and seems, based on the review here, to be focusing outside of Chester Himes’ territory -- a roughly middle-class guy instead of the extremely wild cops and crooks. I assume… Read more
“Listening to Keith David talk for seven hours” is a pretty good selling point on its own. Although hopefully he can really use his instrument, I tried watching the Hemingway documentary and Peter Coyote was so damn muted and soporific I fell asleep 15 minutes in.
Dammit, that sounds really good! Why doesn’t that exist instead of this thing?
That makes his role in No Country For Old Men have an extra kick as well.
You know what’s a great movie about an American badass traveling to Japan and dealing with fraught family dynamics and the yakuza? The Yakuza! Robert Mitchum and Ken Takakura own and the engagement with Japanese culture is very interesting, Mitchum and his fellow Americans are veterans of WWII and the occupation, so… Read more
Isn’t this the plot of Osmosis Jones (if we read antibodies and viruses as enemy assassins)?