Holly and I are at various levels of sick, as is the Geek Baby, and everyone else is working on getting posts together. It’s Monday, it’s very Monday.
So that means, let’s let someone else do the talking. I recently heard about this channel, and we love it. Definitely need to watch more of it, but for now, how about a video?
CinemaWins! I love their tagline:
Because liking things is more fun than disliking things.
It started as a parody of CinemaSins, it seems, but what’s great is that the concept has legs of its own, it has purpose of its own. The channel is still fairly new, so they haven’t done a ton of movies yet – but a lot of recent ones that have had some contention do have videos. Check them out! Let me know what your favorite videos are in the comments below.
Guys, it’s not as bad as everyone says. However, I have a few contributing factors to why I might think that:
- I haven’t seen Man of Steel, so I have no comparison to that movie.
- I love Zack Snyder, and his partnership with Hans Zimmer made me really excited for the movie. Definitely worth it.
- I’m Team Wonder Woman. I wanted to see a female superhero in DC who was a total badass. The whole Batman and Superman thing was a bit secondary to me.
- I had very, very low expectations of the movie. Honestly, I was hoping it was at least a 5/10. Low expectations helped.
- I’m currently on vacation back home and saw this at an Alamo Drafthouse, drinking beer after a couple of margaritas. Alcohol definitely helped.
Instead of doing a huge analytical review, I’m going to focus on a few points that stood out to me. There’s enough reviews out there tearing this movie apart or trying to defend it. This review is coming from someone with a film degree who isn’t a huge Superman fan, had low expectations of the film, and was mildly… okay, definitely, buzzed the whole movie.
Posted in Movies
Tagged Batman, Batman Versus Superman, DC Universe, Hans Zimmer, Justice League, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Review, Strong Female Characters, Sucker Punch, Superheroes, Superman, Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder
I have finally read the graphic novel, 300, to compare to the movie. I had done so with intention of comparing to the new movie, 300: Rise of an Empire. A sequel which has no foundation in the graphic novel I read. A sequel which is not receiving the best of reviews.
Okay, so actually maybe the worst. Or there was this written review over on the Mary Sue: http://www.themarysue.com/300-rise-of-an-empire-review/
So Holly and I have decided, especially with how many movies there are coming out this month, we have better things to do with our time than see 300: Rise of an Empire in theaters. Maybe we’ll rent it later on and I can weigh in? For now, how about some comparison of film and graphic novel? On to 300!
Posted in Comics, LitFlix, Movies
Tagged 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, CinemaSins, Frank Miller, graphic novel, Sucker Punch, The Mary Sue, Watchmen, Zack Snyder
Allow me to explain.
Sometimes, it seems like a whole movie can be encapsulated in a well-done sequence. And the best way to do that is usually with a song.
Sometimes, it’s a song that tells the whole back-story, and sets up the rest of the film. Sometimes, it’s the whole climactic ending for the characters. And I have one example of a music video that tells a whole movie in-and-of itself.
Yeah, you’ve maybe seen these, but let’s look at them all together here.
Posted in Lists, Movies, Music, Nostalgia
Tagged Broken Bells, Children of Dune, Christina Hendricks, Donnie Darko, Dune, Dune Messiah, Inception, Storytelling, Sucker Punch, The Ghost Inside, Up, Watchmen, Zack Snyder