In these seemingly endless days we all have now, there's few better ways to fill your time than by re-watching your favorite movies.
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Modern Times (1936), is an American comedy feature film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. It was written at a time in which “the talkies” were becoming increasingly popular and was Chaplin’s last ‘silent’ film, although there is limited dialogue (I’m unsure if it was in the original but, given the time it was produced, I could imagine it being part of the film – I think it could’ve worked without but it did add to the characters).
Can you hear that sound, my fellow slates of culture? Yes, it is indeed an update on one of our favorite high-grossing franchises, which is aptly named the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, this time around, it is some slightly dour news, as reports of three productions have been halted due to the unavoidable news that is the current pandemic. With the famous "Infinity Saga" bringing about the story arc end **SPOILERS** of both Iron Man and Captain America, we the audience were going to be treated with Black Widow, but it was pushed back to November. Playing a pseudo domino effect on the franchise as it were, this has resulted in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, and Loki all to being delayed.
This year has seen the delay of many films thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is best to be safe, but many people have been wondering when they may see all of the movies that they have been anticipating. It may be a while for things to return to how they were, but people cannot help but speculate. Movies are a form of escapism, and lots of people crave escapism during a crisis.
Martin Scorsese is one of the most respected film directors who has ever lived.
With quarantine, many Disney films have had their release dates pushed back including Black Widow, Soul, the live action Mulan, and this newest Disney princess movie titled Raya and the Lost Dragon, which features a Southeast Asian protagonist voiced by Cassie Steele. Like Mulan, she is more of a warrior than a princess, but is still being considered a princess. With an expected release of March 2021, this is what we know so far.
A month ago, I screened the French comedy La Boum, and I fell in love with it right away. If there is anything that most people know about me, it’s that I am a sucker for foreign films. I’ve always liked the idea of learning other languages and cultures. Whether it is through a teacher, an app, or a movie. So, since I have shown an interest in the French language, I chose to watch La Boum because I saw it pop up on my Tumblr (Yes, I still use that).
Max Reload and the Nether Blasters is a whole lot of fun. This silly little gamer comedy is just the right mix of goofy characters and familiar teen movie tropes. There’s nothing wrong with a little familiarity and nostalgia if you do it well and the directing duo of Scott Conditt Jeremy Tremp do it quite well. They’ve managed to keep a familiar story about a kid learning to be a team player fresh with good jokes and funny supporting performances.
This year, Rotten Tomatoes released its annual list of Essential Movies to watch this time adding an extra one hundred films rather than shuffling out any of their older choices from previous years. Many a movie-goer will often check out how a film rates either with Tomatoes or other reviewing platforms before deciding on whether to see a film, however, an element that Tomatoes provides is an audience rating.
I Used to Go Here strikes deep into the heart of those who’ve reached their 30s and 40s and have not quite figured out where you’re headed. Gillian Jacobs stars in the movie as a published author who feels like she may have blown her shot at the big time by compromising her art for commerce. Jacobs’ Kate Conklin knows she’s a good writer but when she wrote her novel she compromised and added elements that were more commercial and less specific or personal.