[ I Originis, 2014 ]
•The famous National Geographic cover of the Afghan girl whose eyes mesmerized the world and who was found years later makes a cameo in the film.
What’s your opinion about this movie?
[ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, 2010 ]
•A scene was filmed in which Tonks told Mrs. Weasley that she was pregnant, but ultimately cut from the final version.
•Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) originally considered not returning for this film, fearing that his character's arrest and imprisonment at the end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) would mean very little, if any, screen time in the finale. Upon meeting J.K. Rowling, he begged to be let out of prison. She told him "You're out. Chapter one." This immediately convinced him to sign on for the film.
What’s your opinion about this movie?
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[ Freaks And Geeks, 1999 - 2000 ]
•The creators were determined not to end each show with a typical "happy ending". One notable exception is the pilot episode, which the creators purposely wrote as a self-contained story, in case the show was never picked up for production.
What’s your opinion about this series?
¡LA TERCERA PARTE VIENE EN CAMINO! La serie animada de #Netflix@bigmouthnetflix vendrá con una tercera temporada que promete ser inolvidable. ¿Has visto las temporadas anteriores?
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Ready or Not (2019): Okay... listen. I really had no expectations whatsoever for this one, I just thought it looked interesting and I just wanted to see it. To say I was surprised at how good this film was is an understatement. I really enjoyed it, it was creative, it was tense, but most of all it was funny, but that kind of awkward funny that you don’t expect and you find yourself laughing at people killing people you know, that kind. If you have a chance, SEE IT, I believe you won’t regret it, I sure did not. Hell, I would add it to my list of films I repeat every once in a while, yeah it was that good. Of course, it’s not perfect, it has its flaws but it’s easy to look past them. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself. Samara Weaving did a fantastic job. Oh, and that ending, BEAU•TI•FUL. I give this one a whopping 7 out of 10 places to hide during a game of hide and seek. Ready or not, here they come.
“FUCK YOUR FUCKING FAMILY.”
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🎬 Mini Review of Ready of Not
Ready of Not was a film that essentially came out of nowhere and surely seemed like a cheap horror movie. But with a 90 Percent on Rotten Tomatoes, can it actually be good? Short answer: Yes! This was a surprisingly good film that I had a lot of fun with. For a little more in-depth review, the link is in my bio. But I’ll still keep doing mini reviews for the gram on newer releases. -The positives: Star Samara Weaving is the biggest highlight for me. She’s intense and fierce and absolutely funny in her role as Grace. This is a star making turn for her and I can’t wait to see her in Bill and Ted. -The film does a great job of balancing comedy with suspense. Sometimes this doesn’t work, but here it works beautifully. -While this isn’t a straight horror film. It’s more of a thrilling with comedic elements, there’s plenty of blood and gore to go around. Sometimes it’s a little over the top, but it was all in good fun. Much like the script. The squeamish need not apply. -My only real negatives are it does fall into some horror cliches now and then. I wasn’t much of a fan of the cinematography either. It’s too murky and dark for my liking.
Overall, Ready or Not was a wonderful surprise very much worth your time at the box office. I’m going to go high with this one just because how much fun I had.
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"A star is his/her own greatest invention." After @movie_fan_club posted w qgreat picture of Irving Lahreim, or Bert Lahr, I found myself absently remembering how I'd once spent a splendid rabbit-hole hour reading about the creative life of this classic vaudeville star, so I went back to look it up this whirlwind week, stealing moments in elevators or while waiting for the kettle, to find those passages. And I think I found them again in his son John's recollections of how his father was a taciturn, broodingly anxious man in private but a glittering, compelling performer in public, galvanised by the limelight, bringing generations of audiences to tears (literally, like apparently one spectator stuffed his handkerchief in his mouth he could hardly stop laughing). In a way I guess that touched me because of how this man has actually had a storied, historical career in the music hall stages and on the screen, now most immortal as the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz," but maybe because even as a child I detected the inherent pathetic quality in his comic performance: this transformative, transfigured ridiculous humour in Lahr's catastrophic trembling and endearing/incoherent stuttering and bellowing. And most of all in his almost involuntary courage, borne entirely from his feline panic.
His son asks the question, "pondering my father’s particular gift and growing up within the golden aura of his fame: 'What is the performer trying to express in himself?'" And maybe this is one of those places where reality and fantasy somehow blur as the figure treads the boards to hope and pretend.
Wrapped up in his protective flamboyancy and inner fears that moved so many to great cathartic laughter, Lahr was perhaps inside-and-out that great cowardly lion Xo
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Ready or Not (2019)
Wickedly amusing and brutally twisted, “Ready or Not”, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, is a devilishly fun dark comedy that hinges on the strange moral codes that holds families together, and in this case, it’s a Hide and Seek game that happens to be the matter of life or death! .
In life, nothing’s better than your wedding day. Well, this bride wishes that she never got married to a man that’s a part of wealthy family who made their money in gaming! As their wedding night tradition is forcing the new spouse to participate in a game, and when the game chosen is Hide and Seek, the bride soon learns its far from the simple game that partakes on school playgrounds, as there’s slicing, stabbing, shotgunning, and crossbowing involved! Oh my!
The film’s just over ninety minute runtime helps ensure that the bloody set pieces trot past at a brisk pace, offering clever variations on familiar horror story beats. While the dialogue isn’t as sharp as any of the weapons used to hunt down the bride and the cinematography can be extremely jarring in some cases with its handheld-like presentation, the script does a fairly well job at characterizing each of the family members with their own little unique trait, which helps them dearly as they’re lacking heavily in the development department. The film meshes the wild premise with pure silliness and darkly humorous moments without loosing sight on telling a suspenseful story with multiple twists, turns, and some horrifically violent things. The direction is more functional than flashy, and it sometimes leaves a number of easy laughs on the table, but the film never breaks its own rules, and it rewards the viewers with a gruesome payoff that’s so batshit crazy, that you’d wish the gore factor was up that high throughout the entire feature! Nevertheless, the film is still wickedly entertaining from start to finish, with serviceable acting and a narrative that doesn’t play itself safe. * Final verdict in part 2 down below! *
GOOD BOYS - Comedy | Adventure 1️⃣5️⃣
Three 7th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.
Where to begin... Good Boys is wonderful, it’s funny from start to finish, honestly it never lets up. The 3 leads deliver their awkward pre-teen, misunderstanding the world, naive, one liners with absolute magic throughout. Their innocence mixed with adult source material takes the formula Superbad and Booksmart got so right and turns it up a notch.
A coming of age tale that pokes fun at the naivety of youth, at times highlighting the stupid little things that we used to care so much about as kids. There’s a surreal quality to Good Boys at times, as the juxtaposition of adult content with young kids works perfectly. Plus loads of pre-pubescent screaming is always funny.
Besides the drugs, kissing, breaking the law and sexual references there’s a massive amount of heart at the core of Good Boys. Much like its predecessors explored the notions of growing up and growing apart, Good Boys has more of the same. The only difference is the dewy eyed youngsters will melt your heart as they cry their little hearts out.
Good Boys is absolute magic. Granted it might be too crass for some people. But if your a fan of the other aforementioned coming of age comedies then this will absolutely make your year.
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17. Mulan - Review .
LETS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. .
Mulan is not your typical Disney princess film (mostly because Mulan isn’t technically a princess at all, but I digress). It throws away the typical formula to follow a more action centric plot, full of family, honour, war and empowerment. .
At the centre we get a well developed and strong female character. She’s multi-faceted, full of ambition and love but also conflict and sadness. She starts off her journey not knowing who she really is and where she fits in but wanting to bring honour to her family who she loves dearly, then goes on to find herself and become a true hero and warrior, saving China in the meantime - no biggie or anything. .
Mulan was supposed to connect with Chinese audiences but it doesn’t do a great job at portraying traditional Chinese culture - probably because it was made by a bunch of white Americans - but it does make attempts at being more inclusive in its story telling and the characters it choses to portray which is important. .
The film carries important messages about female roles and empowerment in general. It takes basic steps in showing that women can do anything that men can do and tries to teach us to be more accepting and understanding of gender roles in general. Its not handled in the most delicate way possible but I love the way Mulan is shown on screen and how she deals with situations on her journey. It definitely shows a major change in the way Disney portray their heroines on screen, setting a new standard for the Disney Princess template. .
Lets not forget that Mulan is the home to the greatest Disney song ever produced, I’ll Make a Man Out of You. If you don’t feel the urge to belt this number out every time those drums start to play then who even are you? There are so many other great songs on this soundtrack as well - Reflection is pretty powerful for Mulan in particular. The soundtrack really uplifts the film to a whole new level. .
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