Best geek movies throughout history.
Movie Review: 'G.I Joe Origins: Snake Eyes'
I respect the people who put in the effort to make movies. I recognize the Herculean task of trying to form words, actions, captured in image, into a fashion that is coherent and satisfyingly entertaining for mass consumption. What these people do is nothing short of a miracle. That said, when images fail to cohere and my time is spent enduring the incoherent, I get frustrated, and I feel the need to write about that frustration.
Movie Review: M Night Shyamalan's 'Old' (Spoiler Review)
Old stars Vicky Krieps and Gael Garcia Bernal as Prisca and Guy Capps, a married couple on the rocks. Prisca and Guy are approaching a separation just as Prisca is dealing with a a potentially cancerous tumor and the potential of an early death. The two have won an all expenses paid trip to an island paradise via a contest they weren’t even aware they were part of. So, they pack up themselves and their two kids, daughter Maddox 11, and son Trent 6.
Villainess Review: Elise Simon (Devious Nanny)
As I mentioned in an earlier review, March and April 2018 were amazing months for this Lifetime movie fan, because the period featured some very amazing movies with awesome villainesses. The film that kicked off this trend was Devious Nanny, which was released as The Au Pair in 2017, and also went under the alternate title, Nanny Betrayal. The film centered on the Simons: Elise, Brian, and son Cody, as well as the couple hiring a new nanny, Amber Deschanel. She wasn't their first au pair; their last one, Becky Hopkins, was murdered in the film's opening, and it was revealed that she and Brian engaged in an affair.
Fairy Tales – The Ultimate Critic Proof Medium?
People often criticize fairy tales for promoting a dated, reactionary view of the world, but still maintain their status as defining cultural touchstones, with children continuing to read classic fairytales, watch fairytale films, and buy all sorts of Disney merchandise. Adults also love fairytales, with fairytale adaptations becoming a major YA subgenre, and fairytale films supposedly aimed at children gaining a vast millennial fanbase. In light of the continued perseverance of fairy tales, his article aims to examine whether or not they can be considered “critic proof” To what extent do they evade the negative aspects of criticism, and how have responses to criticism allowed the genre to evolve? Due to Disney’s disproportionate dominance of the genre, much of this article will emphasize their movies, but it will also acknowledge the fairy tales they adapted, and some of the countless adaptations of these we have seen over the years.
Short Film Reviews: "The" Movies
The Springfield Three: Starting off the list, we have a horror short inspired by a real-life unsolved mystery. On the night of June 7th, 1992, three women from Springfield, Missouri disappeared without a trace: recent high school graduates Suzanne Streeter and Stacy McCall (Ashlynn Yennie and Gigi Gustin) and Suzanne's mother Sherrill Levitt (Natalija Nogulich). To this day, authorities and the public are still unsure about what happened to them. Given the enigmatic nature of this case, it makes sense that Samuel Gonzalez Jr. takes such a surreal approach to his dramatization of the Springfield Three's final hours before vanishing. Befitting such a perplexing mystery, Gonzalez Jr.'s interpretation of what might've happened to the women has a morbid dreamlike atmosphere and plays around with time and reality.
A Quiet Place II
The first film in the franchise, directed by John Krisinski of The Office, was an interesting concept. Unknown creatures(aliens?) Have decimated Earth's population, and if anyone is left, they have to be very quiet if they they want to survive.
Pan’s Labyrinth was released on December 29, 2006. In the summer of 1944 in Francoist, Spain eleven-year-old Ofelia and her pregnant but sick mother, Carmen, journey to live with Carmen’s new husband, Captain Vidal. Carmen is bedridden and Ofelia finds time to explore. One night she is visited by a fairy who takes her to a faun. There, she discovers she is the lost princess Moanna and will have to complete three tasks before the full moon in order to return to her kingdom. I have been recommended this film countless times and I finally saw it on Netflix. My neighbor liked how I referred to it as a Spanish Narnia. One fact about this film is in Spanish it is called El laberinto del fauno which translates in English to The Labyrinth Of The Faun. Despite the English title it was released as, it has nothing to do with the faun called Pan in Greek Mythology which I had originally thought but that did not suede my interest in the slightest. I only found myself imagining I was a little girl again and going on an adventure.
Movie Review: 'Midnight in the Switchgrass'
Midnight in the Switchgrass stars Emile Hirsch as Detective Crawford, an investigator for the Florida Department of Criminal Investigation. Crawford is convinced that a serial killer is operating on the outskirts of Pensacola but he can’t prove it. The local cops aren’t interested because the victims are sex workers. Also, the killer’s M.O. is inconsistent, thus proving one man was behind each of the murders proves difficult.
Black Widow Script Doctor
Spoilers ahead. I spent a lot of time on tumblr yelling about how there ought to be a Black Widow movie. I shouted about how the character had an established fan base who wanted to see her in a starring role. I screamed about how Scarlet Johansson was a proven box office draw. I bemoaned about how studio executives were stuck in outdated beliefs about how female superhero movies didn’t work.
Spider-Man MCU Villain Fancast!
The Marvel cinematic universe has already done a very good job casting Spider-Man villains. However, if the rumours about 3 more Spider-Man films played by Tom Holland are true, there are still many classic spidey villains that have still to be featured. These iconic characters require some amazing actors to portray them when they finally come to battle Tom Holland's Spider-Man.
Moments - 08 - The Last Samurai (I will miss our conversations)
The Last Samurai is a film that has stuck with me since its release. There was a meditative nature to the film where we follow the protagonist during his time in Japan at the turn of the century. Starting as a former soldier suffering from PTSD in the United State's, to moving to Japan to train infantryman, till finally he is held captive by the samurai over the winter. Seeing his change and the relationship that he develops with the leader of the samurai is quite fascinating. Thus the moment that stood out to me the most is the culmination of this relationship at the finale of the film.
Film Review: Little Women (2019)
Watching Greta Gerwig’s adaption of Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel Little Women felt like coming home. Between the aesthetics and clothing of 1860s America, the real-life wholesome friendship of actors Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet, and writer/director Greta Gerwig’s seemingly perfect writing of a story of four sisters, this movie sits up there with those of the Classics.