🇦🇺 The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is still at no.1 in Australia taking $1.85M. 🦘 The Boy and The Heron, the latest animated feature from Studio Ghibli, opens in 4th with $1.17M. This is the highest opening weekend for a Studio Ghibli film in Australia ever. https://www.fxoxo.com/27279/ #BoxOffice #Movie #MovieBusiness #Movies #TheBusinessOfMovies
ad 4. Jeśli byłby bardziej skomplikowany, to miałby gorsze przyjęci za oceanem. Oni nie lubią "skomplikowanych" rzeczy.
Genialny "The Leftovers" uratowała Europa, bo tu podszedł jak należy.
Amerykanie trzymali się serialu, trochę ze względu na obsadę gwiazdorską i pewnie Liv Taylor 😉
To moja opinia ofc
🇳🇿 Next Goal Wins, Taika Waititi’s latest film, takes the top spot in New Zealand for its opening weekend with $299k. 🎟️ The Boy and The Heron, the latest animated feature from Studio Ghibli, opens in 3rd with $212k. https://www.fxoxo.com/27276/ #BoxOffice #Movie #MovieBusiness #Movies #TheBusinessOfMovies
#TheOutLaws: Can we stop putting Adam Devine in movies, pretty please?
Full review at Mahan's Media: https://betwixtstarproductions.blogspot.com/2023/12/the-out-laws-2023-movie-review.html #film #movies #filmreview #moviereview #cinema #cinemastodon #action #comedy #heist #happymadison #netflix #adamdevine #piercebrosnan #ninadobrev #ellenbarkin #RedRibbonReviewers
There is no world where “Christmas of Yes” should be a good movie. It has a stupid-ass premise, the lead actress is made of wood, the production design is hot garbage…
…and yet somehow I like it. The two leads have great chemistry and the screenplay is pretty good, and I guess those count for a lot.
I so, so hate the modern idea of the "legacy reboot", just bringing back any property that ever had any fanbase for pure depressing nostalgiafests usually featuring actors who would really be better off just enjoying their retirements. At this point, I just refuse to watch any of them as a rule, I'm not gonna reward any studio for making them no matter how much morbid curiosity I might have. #movies #cinemastodon #tv
🔗 In a way this is similar in concept (but not message) to The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas. Rather than having specific characters, it describes a social situation. They're talking about how these future human descendants came to be as a result of a cataclysm. This becomes an implied cycle. Rather than having anyone shown on screen, there are shots of real monuments on Earth you could go see in real life.
Tilda Swinton narrates. The music is a major feature of the movie. There are moments where the music cuts out in a way that seems to clash with the visuals of what's happening on screen. It creates a tension and a feeling that's out of kilter. The tone and pace remind me of Eraserhead but the themes are quite different.
I have mixed feelings about this one. I try to write my initial feelings about a movie before I've read anything about it. In this case, I'm removing some notes I would have shared because of what I learned. There's some themes in the movie that I assume are related to the original 1930 book. I think it's worth being aware of that if you decide to watch the movie.
This is a pretty ponderous movie. I don't know that I can recommend it but if this sounds interesting, give it a shot.
I loved the first Chicken Run movie. But after reading this review, I think I'll skip the sequel.
Genuinely curious if the new Aquaman movie ends up being a bust and confirming the superhero bubble is truly well burst. The first movie was decently received but also nothing with a fanatic fandom, kind of like Captain Marvel on the Marvel side, so could be a bigger tell on the DC side than things like The Flash with its troubles and Blue Beetle with its obscurity were. #movies
...how the hell did BlackBerry end up so fucking GOOD?!?!
Well, I mean, I have some thoughts, which I'll go on about in my review this week.
But god DAMN, that was an excellent movie!
This is an outstanding film I'm very happy I saw on the big screen.
🏆 I expect multiple award nominations 🏆
Shout out to @drafthouse for adding showtimes and an amazing pre-show.
Go see it in theaters if you have the opportunity.
Maria Cicogna was born a Venetian aristocrat in 1934 who transcended her gilded upbringing to become Europe’s first major female film producer. Cicogna died last month after a long battle with cancer. Air Mail tells us more about the distinguished filmmaker’s intelligence and sharp sense of humor. But, as fashion exec Georgina Brandolini recalls, “she was nasty when she didn’t like someone.” https://flip.it/zxGco7
#Culture #Entertainment #Film #Movies #Women
#MurderMystery2: For Happy Madison vacation-core, this is alright. It's disposable, but still alright.
Full review at Mahan's Media: https://betwixtstarproductions.blogspot.com/2023/12/murder-mystery-2-2023-movie-review.html #film #movies #filmreview #moviereview #cinema #cinemastodon #action #comedy #happymadison #adamsandler #jenniferaniston #RedRibbonReviewers
Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Boy and the Heron' Tops Box Office
Started writing this about an hour before the movie ended.
I wasn't prepared how much worse it could get in Act 3.
Somehow the last hour actually SURPASSES stupid. When the big twist was revealed, I had one of the hardest laughs all year. Absolutely remarkable! Even low budget schlockfests have to aim for this level of nonsense.
Doc Series 'World War II: From the Frontlines' Trailer with John Boyega
This has to be one of the stupidest, laziest, and shittiest schlockfests in recent years that is, somehow, also completely unaware of itself. It checks every kind of dumb box set by Emmerich's #IndependenceDayResurgence and is somehow still a hundred times worse.
Often times it can not even follow its own logic, let alone the multiverse-wide jumps of suspension of disbelief it requires from its audience.
Holy shit. #movies
Producers of ‘American Fiction,’ ‘Maestro,’ ‘Origin’ and More Oscar Contenders Talk the Toughest Tasks Behind the Scenes of Their Films
#MovieFeatures #Movies #AmericanFiction #Awards #Maestro #Oppenheimer #Origin #Oscars #Oscars2023 #TheHoldovers #TheIronClaw
Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? Moviegoers have debated whether the action flick starring Bruce Willis is part of holiday canon. Half of respondents to a Yahoo/YouGov poll say no. Where do you stand on the film’s holiday status?
#Film #Movies #Christmas #Holidays #DieHard #BruceWillis
"I just want people to realise that acceptance is the key" - Ahmad Alyaseer and Rana Alyaseer discuss Oscar-qualifying short film Our Males And Females https://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/feature/2023-12-10-interview-with-ahmad-alyaseer-and-rana-alyaseer-about-our-males-and-females-feature-story-by-jennie-kermode #Oscars #lgbtq #film #movies
Just watched the movie. This movie really scared me. I actually cried at one scene which I didn't expect. I really enjoyed it but it did scare me #movies
Global Box Office: ‘Wonka’ Wins Weekend With Sweet $43.2M Overseas Opening
#MovieNews #Movies #AquamanandtheLostKingdom #Boxoffice #JasonMomoa #OprahWinfrey #Paddington #TheColorPurple #TheLittleMermaid #TimotheeChalamet #Wonka
Tom Holland Talks Grueling ‘Crowded Room’ Shoot, Taking a Year Off From Acting and Seeking Advice From Zendaya
#MovieNews #Movies #AppleTV #Oppenheimer #RobertDowneyJr #TheCrowdedRoom #TomHolland #Zendaya
Thomasin McKenzie's Baw-Stun accent is just like Daniel Craig's Mexican accent in Glass Onion.
Full Review #Link Below-- This Eileen (2023) Review Has David Gordon Green Rebooting Friday The 13th But With 4 Marching Bands And Making it on a Saturday!
I rewatch a lot of #movies and I often ask myself when was the last time I watched xyz? Is it too soon to rewatch it again?
Scratching my own itch I’m putting together a little app to answer that question. Coming soon to iOS.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
“La Pègre” appears to mean "the underworld"? This is obviously produced by some totally different process than the average US poster here, isn't it?
The European Film Awards have awarded the top prize to Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall.
The French film swept everything up, with wins for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress for Sandra Hüller.
It tells the compelling story of possible Alpine murder which morphs into a captivating courtroom drama, powered by a stellar performance from Hüller.
It’s that time of the week again, Roundup time!
All my miniature movie photographic creations posted this week in one big bundle just in case you missed any. Hope you enjoyed my festively themed posts this week as always there’s more to come.
#miniatures #photographer #movies #popculture #cinematic #practicaleffects
On a whim this evening I watched the 1983 film WARGAMES. It's dated, of course, and goes slower than similar types of movies these days, but it's still excellent. I mainly sought it out because, for some reason, it had crossed my mind a few times lately. Perhaps that's because of all the recent focus on AI. But I also wanted to watch it thinking about story construction and screenwriting. It definitely follows a lot of the common advice given to screenwriters.
Sick of the holiday season and holiday season movie fare?...
Might I suggest these alternative Holiday Films
Night Of The Comet(1984)
Blonde Bait (1956)
I guess the contrast between the sexy version of her bottom left and the derp-face and unflattering dress in the main image is the point, but it's pretty comic.
A time capsule: In 1982, while working at Universal Studios as a publicity and marketing specialist for horror and science-fiction films, Mick Garris produced and hosted this twenty-six-minute roundtable discussion with directors David Cronenberg, John Landis, and John Carpenter.
A great discussion, including some interesting talk about ratings and censorship.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
I love the style of this, the reduced palette and the light and shade. Note the shadow of the Falcon on the wall behind them.
I don't think there's actually a scene in the movie where Bogart calmly shoots two guns at once without looking and Lorre regards him with mild concern.
Saturdays are always a good day for movies.
I saw the Hurt Locker for the first time. It's very good, and sometimes a little intense.
It's also stereotypically pro-military and doesn't have a whole lot particularly interesting to say about the War in Iraq.
Definitely worth watching though. I enjoyed it.
20 Places to LEGALLY download or stream movies:
- Kanopy and Hoopla
- Public Domain Torrents
- Classic Cinema Online
- The Internet Archive
- Shout Factory TV
- The Film Detective
"Cinematically, Manhattan is still a place where pretty blond women can traipse through the West Village in Manolo Blahniks. But now it’s also a place where Korean Canadian creative types can fall in love, lose their shit on the sidewalk, and hold real power over the men in their lives. Past Lives is the kind of bilingual hit that, just a few years ago, probably wouldn’t have been possible."
It’s strange how a second viewing of a film can show you new things, after the initial hype has died down. I've just rewatched Decision to Leave, and 1) it’s a lot funnier than I remember; and 2) the first time I thought was too long and that the ending was unnecessary, but I was wrong. 3) the erotic and emotional tension between Park Hae-il and Tang Wei was off the scale. #films #movies #cinema #Mubi
“In all the films I’ve seen, whenever the weather changes, the people change.”
A Vietnamese filmmaker with #Houston ties, Phạm Thiên Ân, reveals more about his contemplative #film Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell, which won the Caméra d’Or award, in this interview from our magazine:
Finally saw Hellraiser: Revelations (free on Tubi) after avoiding it for 12 years because I thought a Pinhead without Doug Bradley was a dumb idea. Why not just come up with another main cenobite? Like the Hulu one did? Anyway, the acting in it mostly sucked and non-Bradley Pinhead was weird, but admittedly there were a couple okay gross-out scenes as usual (which is what I'm watching for anyway).
I'm only partway through Hellraiser: Judgment and while the first scenes are severely twisted and weird (props to the makers for those, if you've seen it, you know what I mean), but then after that for quite a while, it becomes more of a cop/crime drama than a Hellraiser movie 😂 The other stuff in it is definitely a different kind of concept, though. I have to give em that.
NIGHT SWIM. (TRAILER NUEVO 2024) 😱
Went back to DVDs (on my PC), after one too many evenings dealing with advertising in the middle of free streamed movies. ("free" i.e. paid for by that advertising). Amazon Prime used to be not-so-bad, but it's terrible now. I forgot how awesome it is to NOT BE INTERRUPTED in the middle of key movie scenes. Borrowing them from the library, and buying some of the ones I'll watch multiple times from thrift stores/library sales. #movies #streaming #DVDs
I don't understand all the hype about this movie.
Great cinematography, stellar cast, and great acting. However, I've found one big problem: I don't give two hoots about any of the characters. I'm about three-quarters of the way through the film, but, I probably won't finish it. I don't care what happens to any of the characters I don't feel involved in the story nor invested in the characters. Even though I'm well versed in the story of the Manhattan Project.
🎥: Killers of the Flower Moon #Movies #Watching #Trakt https://trakt.tv/movies/killers-of-the-flower-moon-2023
Love movies? Want to know what to watch on this day, every day?
Check out my collab with Letterboxd! I created a list of films featuring dates (and events that take place on dates) for each day of the month, for the whole year. December’s list:
One of my most favorite sci-fi characters has zero bullshit and maximum chill. That character is #Bit, from #Tron. I love him so so much. Especially when he gets really excited. YES YES NO NO NO! 🥰 https://youtu.be/_fGujzulsas
It was Tron that really influenced me as a little kid. Not a big surprise I ended up in #infotech as I have.
#DecRecs for today: Last night we watched “Sullivan’s Travels” (1941), directed by Preston Sturges (screwball comedy genius) and starring Veronica Lake! (And Joel McCrea.) A hilarious, original, rapidfire, whimsical but sometimes dark movie with memorable characters. About Hollywood in a self-aware, not navel-gazing way! Recommended for fans of the Coen Brothers (I am morally certain they love this.)
I shrieked at several things Lake’s character said: she is a snarky, luminous joy.
But after that, what do you reckon is 2-5?
The correct answers are:
3. Nacho Libre
4. Birdemic 2
5. Muppets Christmas Carol
Argue futilely amongst yourselves if you want. I need to borrow some sweats.
What is the second greatest christmas movie ever?
🎥: Star Trek: The Motion Picture #Movies #Watching #Trakt https://trakt.tv/movies/star-trek-the-motion-picture-1979