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- Y2K culture is back, it’s horrifying.
- Are movie franchises dying? (No. But maybe!)
- Actors can be really stupid. But so are we!
- A little fun for Quit fans look on.
- A small interesting thing for me to consider.
My fun weekend at the movie
We are all tired of them. Even if the social media conversation doesn’t reflect that. Even the box office revenue doesn’t necessarily speak for itself. Even if Oscars are giving bogus awards for moments from them there are actors with problems. We’re tired of movie franchises. You can admit it.
It’s correct, Spider-Man: There’s no way home was the biggest movie in years, a resounding success and a perfect escape for any and everyone who wants to get up to speed. falling in love with Andrew Garfield. And Batman attracted enough interest that many people were willing to take a look at it its three-hour run time for it to become a similar box office success. But with just the slightest flutter in my heart and the tiniest giddy grin on my face, I report that the Hollywood franchise seems to be in crisis.
By Jared Leto Morbius just won the title as the film’s second-biggest weekend drop in comic book and superhero movie history. Because of her arrest and history of alleged misconduct, Ezra Miller made Warner Brothers decide to delay the release of the film. The Flash and put on “pause” any future projects with the actor. Miller is, of course, also the stars in Magical Creatures franchise, a once sure Hollywood franchise mint, is now mired in too many controversies—Rowling, Depp and Miller, oh my! —It’s the upcoming release this weekend that is met with jarring silence.
All is well and good because I recently had one of the happiest movie weekends of my life going to screenings not of quirky independent films, musicals or romantic comedies but I usually win, but it’s the action, voyeurism, take-a-popcorn-and-throw-it-in-the-air sequences that provide a lot more excitement than the movies we’re used to. only for the movies franchise.
Anything Anywhere Anytime is an explosion. People on social media are historically talking about it as some sort of cinematic savior because it really feels like it: something so new and bold, but yet exploits everything that tradition excites us about the experience of going to the theater and seeing something on the Big Screen.
Later yes Ambulance. I don’t know why you all haven’t seen Ambulance, perhaps even multiple times. In my mind, it’s the quintessential Michael Bay movie. Can’t get enough of it. Jake Gyllenhaal could run an ambulance for me, and I wouldn’t mind.
It’s refreshing to have these movies as alternatives to series nonsense at a time when those movies seem to be struggling (they’ll be back), but it’s also great to have them as a proof that there are really, really better options out there.
We all have activated Jared Leto
While talk to the British GQ this week about the new Magical Creatures (as mentioned: cursed), Mads Mikkelsen delivered the first statement about an artist’s method of acting and process that finally makes sense. Sorry no sorry, Jared Leto.
And, rather, he blames the press as much as the egotistical actors: “The media said, ‘Oh my, he took it seriously, so he must be great; Give him an award. ‘ Then it was the talk, and everyone knew about it, and it became a problem. “
Severance Is even Than More brilliant than we thought
Quit was TV surprise of the year, as far as I am concerned. The first season, which ended recently, is very good, and too ripe to research and analyze that, for your own health, I highly recommend making sure you have people watching and talking to. .
If Have you watched the series?You might be interested in this little tidbit that a keen-eyed fan noticed. (If you haven’t already, it’s not a spoiler but just a very interesting detail that shows the meticulous attention to detail on this show.)
Baseball officially has my attention
Good this has happenedand now I can’t believe I have no choice but to love sports.
What to watch this week:
Russian dolls: A solid season 2 for a great show, what a concept. (Wednesday on Netflix)
Flight attendant: A solid Part 2 for a… well, see above. (Thursday on HBO Max)
Outer range: Is it a Yellowstone copy? Sure. Is that important? No! (Friday on Amazon)
Better to call Saul: Turns out this program is pretty good. (Monday on AMC)
What to skip this week:
First lady: Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Gillian Anderson… and not so good? (Sun on Showtime)
Father Stu: Maybe don’t go see that weird Christian movie with Mel Gibson in it. (Currently showing in theaters)
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore: And let’s get this franchise out of its misery. (Friday in theaters)