This time we checked out the new Hellboy trailer. We found it a bit problematic. When dealing with what is essentially a reboot – and in this case a reboot of a pretty good duology – the burden of proof that the new version actually improves on the previous one(s) lies heavily on the head […]Lue lisää The Novelty Factor, Or How To Re-Invent Story Lines.
This week we talk about the upcoming Spider-Man movie. As I looked into my zombiesque (zom-bisque anyone?) eyes while I talk about the movie, like a man who’s middle-name is Ambien, it struck me: I am old. As a general rule, when I was younger, I liked movies a lot more than I do now, […]Lue lisää Fans: The Curious Case Of Finding An Identity Through Movies.
First off, a potentially cool movie just arrived on Netflix: And may it be cool, as the elders used to say when a child was born. But todays main topic is that dastardly villainy! Sometime ago we were again joined by The President of the Imperial Galactic Government & all around cool dude Indy Neidell […]Lue lisää How Dare You? AKA Villains & Where To Find Them?
This week we talk about Suspiria, the old and the new. For a person who has a bad habit of consuming comfort movies, those easy to digest, brain-on-setting-numb things that entertain but do little more, this was somewhat of a revelation. Magic happens outside your comfort zone, but comfort happens inside it. And for a […]Lue lisää Suspiria, Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Art Movie.
Sometime during last spring we did a series of videos with Indy Neidell, an all around cool guy and a kick-ass artistic hero. Among other things he does We talked about overlooked sequels worthy of consideration. Fun stuff. Maybe not as fun as Or Which reminds me of the saying […]Lue lisää Back To The Past With Sir Indy Neidell.
Since we’ve got a lot going on with our YouTube channel and a new film club we’re launching locally in January, we thought of returning to writing briefly about our favourite movies in 2018. Some on the list have already been covered in our previous episodes, some are still underway, but here’s my take on […]Lue lisää Top 10 movies of 2018.
This time we talk about creature and sound design, and touch upon the future of the Predator franchise. It’s hard to say what makes a good creature. There has to be something mythical to it for it to truly resonate, which is just another way of saying that is has to have something (hyper)real to […]Lue lisää Of Predators And Men II: O Good Monster, Where Art Thou?
This weeks main thing is The Predator. It was not the greatest movie ever, and the larger problem at play here is the problem of world building, which includes the general, ever present problem of building an idea that moves in a dramatic space coherently while generating maximal interestedness in the viewer. Allow me […]Lue lisää Of Predators And Men.
First off, rest in peace mr. Lee. When someone dies, the general idea is to remember what their life was, the meaning of that life to the rest of us, and their life’s work, in this case the work of an artist. But saying that Stan Lee was just an artist is selling it a […]Lue lisää Stan Lee.
And that is why you never let evil run in the family kids. But. This post is truly about the mind boggling, nihilism-inducing, sanity-questioning latest Transformer movie that just arrived to Netflix here in Finland. They are of course finally rebooting the Transformer movies. And because of that Transformers: The Last Knight […]Lue lisää Post-Fathers Day special feat. Transformers: The Last Knight.