First of, I enjoy Guardings (and other Superhero movies) and would not agree with everything the guy from CinemaSins says but this rant about the mid-credit scene (I left a few lines out but that doesn't change the message.) in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is worth a thought: "Great! Another contraption that I should know about that makes comic book fans cream their jeans..... they'd clean the f*ck up on dangeling exclusive content full of gadgets and characters nobody except the most dedicated fan cares about..... You are going down Marvel. You are nothing than a billion dollars and a crazed, devoted fanbase." And that's imo the problem with these movies. For example Marvel already starts losing me because I haven't watched e.g. Thor Ragnarök and possibly wont watch in the future. Why? First breaking with the narrative of the ending of Dark Kingdom, I mean who needs Natie Portman? And second: The freaking Hulk? No thanks. (Btw. I like Ed Norton much better.)
Or what about a much more interesting villain than Thanos?
Or just any other comic book film that is not based on a f*cking superhero comic?
It reminds me of Big Bang Theory: as if there are only these kind of comics existent.
Superhero movies might go the same way the Western films did. Remember "Logan" which so many fans like? As much as I reject the premise of that film, I like the message: Things have to end.
Right now there is a Superhero overkill.... And DC doesn't even do it right and might go the same way if the studio doesn't kill itself before.
A bunch of my self-gifted birthday presents arrived today. I’m particularly excited about these four giallo/poliziotteschi released by German label Cinema Obscura. I absolutely love the presentation of Cinema Obscura’s Italian titles, from the provocative artwork on the digipaks, to the way they offer full English translation of the German liner notes and even English subtitles for the German language commentary tracks. Each film offers English subtitles for the original Italian language audio tracks and original English language audio tracks, where available. For those that can’t read Italian or German, the films here are as follows:
- Top left, Ferdinando Baldi’s NINE GUESTS FOR A CRIME (1977) DVD only
- Top right, Vittorio Salerno’s NO, THE CASE IS HAPPILY RESOLVED (1973) Blu-ray & DVD
- Bottom left, Massimo Dallamano’s WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? (1974) Blu-ray & DVD
- Bottom right, Giuseppe Bennati’s THE KILLER RESERVED NINE SEATS (1974) Blu-ray & DVD
The Blu-rays are all Region B locked and the DVDs are Region 2 PAL.
This is a beautifully filmed murder mystery thriller set in the desolate snowy Indian reservation of said film title, Wind River. The story is instantly captivating as we watch Jeremy Renner's Corey get caught up in the hunt for a killer of a young Indian girl he finds bloodied & frozen in the middle of the snow swept mountains of the reservation. There are parallels between Corey's history and the murder that draws him in deeper which enriches Renner's performance, his best to date in my opinion. He excellently shows his acting range to convey the character's history. Elizabeth Olson is also excellent playing the apparent rookie FBI agent with a touch of naivety. Taylor Sheridan has written and directed a riveting tension soaked drama whereby the scenery takes centre stage and is a cold feast of natural beauty for your eyes, perfectly accompanied by a haunting filmscore & soundtrack helped by Nick Caves whispering ghostly vocals. All in all, one of the best of 2017. 9/10. #filmdiary#moviediary#movielog#nowwatching#windriver#bluraycollection#bluraycollector#blurayaddict#film#filmcollector#filmcollection#filmbuff#movie#moviecollection#moviecollector#hometheatre#homecinema#hometheater#taylorsheridan
I'm bummed it took me so long to check out Blade Runner 2049, but I finally watched it last night and thought it was fuckin' fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous. It has be one of the most visually interesting films I've seen recently. I was into all of it: the story, the score, the set pieces. Just straight up mature science fiction. I loved all the brooding rumination/philosophical stuff--what means to be human, to have a soul, to be born. Loved the concept of a "memory-maker". That was so neat. I'm glad to see Denis Villeneuve is back on track after Arrival, which I couldn't stand (but I enjoyed the hell out of Prisoners, Enemy, and Sicario). I think Blade Runner 2049 might be his best work yet. It's unfortunate the movie didn't do well at box office, but like the original film, I'm sure 2049 will find the appreciation it deserves over time. In terms of science fiction films released in 2017, Blade Runner 2049 wiped the floor with The Last Jedi. For me, at least. Lastly, I think this steelbook is a beauty.