Monday, February 19, 2018

When We First Met




This film is getting a ton of hate, i don't know why. Is it cause he wants out of the friend zone? Is it cause he goes back and time and manipulates his future? It seems to be part of it. Alot hate Adam Devine, and yes, a little bit of him goes along way, but he was not annoying in this. The script, while not the quickest or wittiest, was still funny. It is a coming of age tale for a failure of love, he realizes that the love he wanted isn't what he needed, that the best way to have happiness was to let go, that the love he was looking for was in front of him all along.

Everything Sucks




Everything Sucks is truly a coming of age series. At the start i found the three main characters to be cringe worthy but at the end, they gained heart(well two of them) and had depth. Our "antagonist" became our friends, our female lead had an awakening. and our parents found love. The soundtrack to this show is amazing, but i hope if they do a season 2 that is focuses more on the cool shit of 96. Spawn toys & comics, Playstation, the nWo, Austin 316, Smith & Tarantino influence, the X Files. If you are watching this and are turned off from the cringe worthy behavior, give it time, age will come!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Black Panther




I've loved almost every Marvel film, almost, here is Black Panther, one of the better films, yet a film i did not love. I will sleep on it, but i merely just liked this film. As i said, it is a good film, it looks gorgeous, has fine acting and has some good battles. The battles are good not great, they are pure carnage, yet i wanted them a bit more controlled. The acting is solid, what you are used to from Marvel, but a little better. The film looks gorgeous, and with a tight script it makes for an entertaining film, however i wanted more. More of Wakanda, more of Michael B. Jordan, and comic book bliss. Wakanda is pure comic book, and it is what makes this film so beautiful, but i wanted to have the film embrace it a bit more. I am glad the humor was at a minimum, as it didn't call for it, i am also glad the villain was actually well rounded and played with charisma. It was refreshing to see a Marvel film without many call backs to previous films in the series. I hope the sequel goes for broke and flat out embraces Wakanda & technology.I wrote most of this Thursday after seeing it, and the flick gets better each day, with that said, i still only like it. It needs a second viewing.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Gotham By Gaslight




Man, the DC Animated Films have slipped in recent years, sure i enjoyed the Caped Crusader flicks, but Killing Joke and Justice League Dark were pretty bad. I still haven't seen Batman & Harley Quinn, but judging from Gotham By Gaslight, I am not so sure if I am in any rush, i mean i has been out for a while, so obviously i am not. Much like Killing Joke, you take a comic(this one not as amazing as Killing Joke) and you give it a hohum adaptation(again this isn't even as good as Killing Joke's film, which it self, wasn't that good). In fact i was just bored by this flick. The new Suicide Squad looks pretty sweet though.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Day of the Dead: Bloodline





Stop remaking Romero, seriously. Okay the first remake of Night is awesome, and Synder's Dawn is pretty cool, but all those sequels, reboots & remakes or Night are awful. The worst offenders are the Day films. The Day sequel Contagium was pure zombie shit. The remake of Day was just as bad but not quite. Now we have something that almost tops it, almost, cause Contagium is one of the worst films ever made, and this here, Bloodline, is pretty damn close. It starts off promising with blood, almost too much as it felt forced. A nice rack goes for a run, cut to hours earlier, we meet one dimensional characters and are fed a plot that attempts to copy the 85 classic but fails miserably, no commentary, no heart, no cool moments or character interactions, just a dull 90 minute piece of shit.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Ritual




David Bruckner has mainly done anthology flicks, good ones like VHS, really good ones like Southbound and great ones like the Signal. Now he does a stand alone film all by himself, and he knocks it out of the park. This film out Witched the Witch, it out Blair Witched all the Blair Witch flicks. He crafted a super tense and nightmarish slice of cinema. Netflix has delivered some good films in the past year, and for the year 2018, this along with Futile & Stupid Gesture, the year is off to a great start. Hopefully small films continue to be as great as this, hopefully horror continues to be as great as this, cause it set the bar high.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Cloverfield Paradox




In 2007 I was all over the 1-18-08 buzz, the film, Cloverfield, was amazing. I loved LOST, so JJ Abrams producing a kaiju film? Yes Please! I loved the film, then 8 years later a trailer dropped for a sequel, an unannounced sequel! It too was amazing. Now we are getting a third and a fourth this year, but wait, the trailer for the third will debut at the Super Bowl, wait, the Super Bowl was the other night. Wait, the trailer announced the film would drop that night? I watched it the next day? You bet you ass i did. I am just not getting around to writing about it? YEP. Why? Cause, while i liked it, it was also meh. When it was over i watched a Futile & Stupid Gesture, and that overshadowed it, greatly. Then Tuesday i thought about the flaws, then Wednesday i was reading plenty of articles on it. It is a brilliant concept with a terrible execution. The film shouldn't have been a Cloverfield film, making multiverses here makes no sense. A Marvel film, sure, but not here. The plot is pure Alien, hell here it is more Sunshine, double hell, Life was out last year, so there is that. It's a decent but underwhelming film.