I can't help but agree with you about the first Zoolander. I found it to be really weak, but when I heard so many positive things about it from others, I figured I must've been overlooking something; so I watched it again...2 more times! It became shittier with each viewing. I never got it, and I'm sure that I never will. Thanks for the heads up about the sequel, I'll use it as ammunition when people start telling me how great it is.
Clooney made another dud.
He also lost my support and business forever by supporting "migrant" invasion in Germany, and is going to meet with traitor Merkel personally.
Fail harder George.
The marriage is 45 years old, not the guy.
Pay attention Chump lover!
Holy cow, that guy is 45???? He looks 65.
Looks interesting, will check it out.
I've seen five of these movies (Spotlight, Mad Max - Fury Road, Ex Machina, Carol, and Bridge of Spies) and I'd like to see the rest of them. The movies I've seen were all terrific! This has been a good year for movies.
Call it a sign of the times: does anyone else feel like they ripped off their heroine from the hunger games? I'm all for a healthy dose of feminism (great scene you'll know it when you see it), but it does feel like after the matrix when every movie starting having slo-mo bullet dodge scenes. I mean, she carries a derelict stick of machinery over her shoulder like a bow for the entire movie, which serves no useful purpose I ever saw...imitation, flattery?
God I loved her. The Auto-Tuned computer generated crap people listen to today is disposable as Kleenex. I still feel her loss.
So, SPECTRE is a remake of East of Eden or the Cain and Abel myth. The film-makers went the gutsy route and took Bond to Campbellian heights this time around. Not bad as drama, but it does detract (as Grimm notes) from the established, if not expected, Bond mythos/formula: Bond sets out to save the world, in the interludes between jet-set travelogues and death-defying stunt action, he finds two girls. One girl dies helping Bond/betraying the villain, the other, "purer" girl helps Bond. Bond saves world. The End.
Not to put a spoiler, but the self-evident--and very powerful--sequel gets set up with this archetypal "relationship." In SPECTRE 2, or whatever, Bond will have to do Cain in. Assuming Bond is "Abel"--which is _not really_ clear. And therein lies the true, and intelligent depth of this entire "family" intrigue...
In the end, is Bond really his (big, as in Orwell) brother's keeper, his slayer (there's an atavistic reason Bond is a loner, a permanent outcast--the eternal bachelor) or his true victim? Does Bond unintentionally front for sinister forces of evil? Has he been on the "wrong" side of history (for Empire?) all along? This is not a storyline to be trifled with. SPECTRE merely whets our appetite. Do we really have to wait three years and for Idris Elba's performance to see the conclusion? (Not to mention Hinx, whose disappearance was a mere plot convenience)
That is the real reason to be upset at this Bond.
It is rare nowadays that a film has great writing, great acting, no CGI, no car crashes or chases, no shooting, and no monsters, and does not beat us over the head with preaching. Spotlight does appear to be more about the necessity of good investigative journalism in a an age of extremely lazy media reporting, rather than the abuse scandal. Excellent job.
Really great movie!
puts "petal" to the metal? Newspapers' operating statements are dismal everywhere, but you are right: this one needs a copy editor.
*gets* it right. Sheesh.
And and EGOT to boot!
She's one of my heroes. It was an honor to speak with her, and I still can't believe she sang to me.
Every time I see Rita, I still think of being a child from the 1970s and watching her charismatic performances on The Electric Company. Then I fast forward to my adult years and recall her performances as Sister Pete in the riveting HBO series Oz.
Rita is an incredible actress with some major range who flawlessly becomes the characters she portrays. I am envious of Bob, having been serenaded by her. Rita rules!
When the reviewer's vision blurs enough to double the number of dogs appearing in a film; you kinda have to take the review with a lump of salt. Criticizing the film (characters walk around with no radiation suits or protection on their farm) for a point that the characters spend quite a bit of time theorizing about is also pretty lame.
Hi, Great article!
I think this infographic will greatly compliment your article.
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Sorry but I thought it was pretty good.
Don't worry....squeeze bottles were introduced in 1990!
There were no squeeze bottles for ketchup in '96 yet, were there? Yet there it is, right in that frame above. . .the horror.
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