“In Our World…” My Problems With Modern Movie Trailers and Marketing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a race between the Resistance and the First Order to find Luke Skywalker.

Passengers is about a man who dooms a woman to live out the rest of her life with only him, after he is woken out of cryogenic sleep on a voyage in deep space too early for him to survive the journey awake and the loneliness drives him mad.

Collateral Beauty sees a man inconsolably grief stricken by the loss of his daughter that he writes to  love, time and death as if they were people for therapy, his friends find this out and decide to gaslight him by hiring actors to embody those concepts, talk to him, and edit them out digitally to prove to the board at the company they all work at that he’s gone insane and fire him because his inactivity is causing them to go under.

What do all of these have in common? Continue reading ““In Our World…” My Problems With Modern Movie Trailers and Marketing”

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Quick Critique: Atomic Blonde

It’s the tail end of the Cold War, weeks before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Continue reading “Quick Critique: Atomic Blonde”

Review: Prometheus

SPOILER WARNING!!!!!! This review spoils Prometheus and Alien. You have been warned.

So another fecking Alien movie came out. Continue reading “Review: Prometheus”

Quick Critique: Kubo and the Two Strings

(Originally published 13 September 2016)

Kubo (Art Parkinson) is a young boy who lives in a mountain cave with his ill mother (Charlize Theron). He routinely goes down to a local village to create stories by magically controlling origami figures using his shamisen. He must always returning home before dark, as him and his mother are in hiding from his grandfather the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and his evil aunts (Rooney Mara). However, Kubo accidentally breaks this curfew, informing his aunts of his location. After barely escaping them, he journeys with a monkey totem that was magically brought to life and a man cursed to be a beetle (Matthew McConaughey) in order to find mystical items that will help defeat his aunts and grandfather. Continue reading “Quick Critique: Kubo and the Two Strings”