- CRIMSON TIDE
- THE DARK KNIGHT
It is composer Hans Zimmer’s birthday. His top 5 film scores:
- CRIMSON TIDE
- THE DARK KNIGHT
This could be a doozy.
It is director Guy Ritchie’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD
- LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS
- SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS
MINDHUNTER [season two] ★★★★½
Engrossing and disturbing. The show builds confidently on season one. Bordering on nihilism, arguably more pessimism is layered on. Serial killers are examined in an intelligent and non-exploitive fashion. Along with SE7EN and ZODIAC, director David Fincher has almost made the subgenre his own.
IT CHAPTER TWO ★☆☆☆☆
D: Andy Muschietti (It).
S: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransome, Bill Skarsgård.
Lazy jump scares and poor lighting. Half-baked horror. No chemistry between the leads. Perfunctory dialogue. A dire adaptation of the novel. After his performance in IT , this could have been an opportunity for Bill Skarsgård to be in contention for a best supporting actor nomination, but CHAPTER TWO let him down.
It is actor Hugh Grant’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- CLOUD ATLAS
- FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
- NOTTING HILL
- SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
- THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS!
I am a big fan of the films of director Noah Baumbach. THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED), WHILE WE’RE YOUNG, and THE SQUID AND THE WHALE are superb. His latest stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. Two teaser trailers from their characters’ perspectives:
But it would be good if Baumbach cast more racially diverse leads in his movies.
I tried out 4DX at the cinema with one of the best of the franchise, FAST & FURIOUS 6. 4DX is a fun gimmick. A few thoughts:
- Drop the wind, light, and water.
- Motion is exciting.
- After experiencing AD ASTRA trailer, I have a feeling air and space travel will be the best utilisation. Would love to see GRAVITY in 4DX!
It is director Werner Herzog’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD
- CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
- ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
- INTO THE ABYSS
BETWEEN TWO FERNS is getting a movie!
You’ve seen the episode with Bradley Pitts, right?
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