Going back to work, and resuming my life, doesn’t allow me to blog as much as the previous month… Or to watch TV series, or movies online.
However, last night before going to bed, alone (’cause taken guys mostly cheat daytime,) I watched this film out of curiosity.
This independent Canadian film is about two guys that have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty, popular with girls, live a perfect teenage life… until one night, of fun, an unexpected “incident” happened, and one of them became a total jerk, blaming the other person of something he actually did….
Although the characters of this film are teens, I know many adults who behave the same way, in fact, all the hetero-curious fucking me.
All those you won’t believe are looking for sex with another guy because they don’t look “gay”.
The cast was great, and the movie solid. I loved it.
A film about the fluidity of sexuality, and how modern society should NOT put labels on everything and everyone.
For a limited time, you can view the feature length documentary Chair Times: A History of Seating online for free courtesy of Vitra, a Swiss design company. Here’s a trailer:
In the focus are 125 objects from the Collection of the Vitra Design Museum. Arranged according to their year of production, they illustrate development from 1807 to the very latest designs straight off the 3D printer, forming a timeline to modern seating design. Wonderful!
I watched four more movies yesterday.
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN
Having read the book, I had to watch the film. The book was wonderful, touching, original and captivating.
Enzo knew he was different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul and love for his master, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver.
The movie adaptation was okay, but far from the great book. The drama becomes almost laughable at times, and even if the cast was fine, the only touching moment was the end…
It felt like a Disney film.
I didn’t have a clue about the plot of this film, needless to say at some point I was like WTF? The Favourite started at as comedy and ended as a tragedy.
The Favourite shines as an absorbent exploration of love and how our yearnings are destroyed by a social structure hellbent on social violence and a clash of the classes.
Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman are masterly.
Delicious and vicious.
This film is a nice twist on the alien invasion genre.
Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict: the collaborators and dissidents.
Simple and straight forward, great cast, great performances and one of the few alien movies well made. Not ridiculous. not excessive, just perfect.
A powerful alien invasion!
Well, I watched this out of curiosity ’cause over the years they RUINED this film in the most idiotic way. NOTHING like the ORIGINAL of the 80’s with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
As I said, they keep making of this classic cheap GARBAGE!
BAD actors,, BAD scenario, BAD plot, BAD director, and yet with all the CGI of nowadays Predator has infinite potential. Obviously I had to skip scenes because the dialogue and the whole thing was just DUMB, hard to digest, embarrassing and overall an insult to science fiction fans.
The most RETARDED cast, and film EVER!
I think I begin to like CRAVE a bit more than Netflix, and that’s probably because they have less stuff, so it’s easier to chose. Also, I like the fact CRAVE has a Canadian selection of films and shorts from here, Quebec.
See, Quebec film and music industry is always overlooked for the rest of Canada just because the language is French and not English (people can’t fucking read). Which is dumb considering the amount of talent from our province, and global recognition from our artists.
Like, Celine Dion is from here, Cirque Du Soleil is also from here, Hollywood film director Denis Villeneuve is also from here, in 2014 Les Invasions Barbare, a film from here won The OSCAR for best foreign film, and the CESAR in France for best film.
And if you still not happy with that Pornhub (one of the biggest porn websites in the wold) was also born in Montreal because YES! Many global pornstars are also from Quebec.
Quebec is full of talent and you can see all over Montreal. There are tons of local amazing musicians, shameless pornstars, and hot acrobats (’cause Cirque Du Soleil head office is here too).
All that to say I’m satisfy with CRAVE, and I watched these films:
CRAZY RICH ASIANS
I was never curious about the book, or the film… For over the years I knew that Asians were crazy rich, since several of my exes were Asians. PatrickA particularly…. He was 21, studying neurology at McGill, his dad was the owner of a textile business in Taiwan, and he lived alone here in an expensive building in downtown Montreal. During our relationship I never had an opinion about his expenses but I was always in shock by the amounts of money he spent on whatever.
So, for all the hype and all the talk of it being a landmark film, Crazy Rich Asians is, at its core, a pretty good romantic comedy. And specially it shows how spectacular other countries of the world are.
Nothing more, nothing less.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
Being a Harry Potter fan and have seen the previous film, I found the visuals great, although, the plot was kinda messy. The “plot” was forced by some completely random happening stuff.
The opening was truly spectacular. But after that it went downhill really fast.
Still, I cannot hate it.
These are three shorts:
CHEF DE MUETE (Herd Leader)
Clara’s overwhelming family can’t understand her solitary life, wishing she would find someone to grow old with. Following her aunt’s sudden death, Clara is put in charge of her pet. Little does she know that these are the first steps to an unlikely, but empowering, friendship…
This short was okay. It shows how dehumanised people could be towards animals, and how insensitive in general humans are in their quest to become a (boring) copy and paste of everyone else.
RECREUE (meaning recruit, but dubbed in English as “Rebel”)
To Alex, a naive six years old boy, the mysterious patrols his father leads with his right-wing militia are just more occasions to go play hide and seek out in the woods. That morning, though, it all came into focus…
This one was good. It actually show the dark side of Quebec… The extremist racist separatists. The “pure laine” (those whose ancestry is exclusively French-Canadian. Or in other words “pure blood”).
MON BOY (My Boy)
As he takes part in his brother’s bachelor party, Louis is confronted by this ritual that both celebrates and denigrates commitment and masculinity…
This short was GREAT! The main character (the boy) never spoke a word, but his expressions said it all. Its very ironic how all those so-called “machos” always need to be in group to feel that way. They need a bunch to act like “men”. Obviously their behaviour is far from admirable for “the boy”.
Yesterday doing some rare shopping on Amazon, I got offered their Prime Video service for free. A free trial month, so I took it. Comparing to Netflix and CRAVE, they don’t have much stuff when it comes to movies. Perhaps TV shows are the best Amazon Prime has.
On the other hand, I watched a documentary and a film on CRAVE.
This is the documentary about Micheal Jackson…
Not the artist, but the pedophile!
I can’t with hardcore fans that can’t separate an artist from the person. Like Madonna… She had great songs in the past, but nowadays she’s a desperate mess with bad music. Michael Jackson was a unique artist, but you can tell something in his head didn’t work well… People live in denial incapable to accept facts.
Leaving Neverland is very straightforward, nothing new, not surprising, not even touching (since is more of the same,) it’s simply the story of childhood sexual abuse and its effects on survivors and families.
The documentary was way too long and tedious. In short, it’s a sad story of IDIOTS letting their kids unsupervised sleeping with a pedophile.
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
I won’t lie this movie was creepy and a bit gore but I was actually surprised in a good way. In general doesn’t have the best reviews but people is basic and they’re probably expecting a Disney ending. After all is shocking to see a kid murdering in horrific ways everyone. After all, it’s a thriller.
Brightburn is exactly what horror fans ask for in this era of superheroes winning all the time, and even resurrecting… AVENGERS anyone?
Since I barely had any sex in over a month due to quarantine, I found another form of pleasure watching TV shows and movies online… So, last week I subscribed to Crave/HBO Canada and I can’t be happier. Although the selection is not international as Netflix (’cause is mostly all American) it has series I’ve been curious to watch, and also movies I haven’t seen.
For now I watched this:
CHERNOBYL dramatises the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst human-made catastrophes in history, and tells the story of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation, or in other words, the Soviet propaganda.
Although the story was well recreated, it felt weird watching a bunch of English (mostly) actors playing Ukrainians and faking accents. See, it would have had more impact and success to see Ukrainian actors on the roles speaking their language… Just like Netflix does with their international series that become global phenomenons (aka Money Heist).
Anyhow, the cast was 50/50 for me, some great (Emily Watson, Jessie Buckley,) some not (Stellan Skarsgård, Jared Harris,) and not because they’re not good actors, but again, not all actors are convincing playing other nationalities and accents. That would be my only disenchantment.
The special effects of the HORROR was on point.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out… Cheesy AF, but SHAZAM (acronym of six “immortal elders”: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury) was the most popular superhero of the 1940s. He is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a boy who, by speaking the magic word “SHAZAM!” can transform himself into a costumed adult with the powers of superhuman strength, speed, flight and other abilities.
The concept is that. Simple and childish!
Now, the story of SHAZAM is a bit messy… He was created by Fawcett Comics, and was also known as “Captain Marvel…” But, following a trial in which DC Comics sued Fawcett Comics for breach of copyright, claiming Fawcett’s “Captain Marvel” was too similar to Superman, the latter stopped publishing Captain Marvel/SHAZAM in 1953.
And in the late 1960s Marvel Comics gained the trademark “Captain Marvel”.
In 1972, Fawcett licensed the character rights to DC, which by 1991 acquired all rights to the entire family of characters.
That been said the dark DC Universe goes childish with SHAZAM!
A bit too long, and too sappy, but the cast was the best!
Spider-Man: FAR FROM HOME
Spider-Man is the eternal remake with new actors and villains. Not much to say here other than although Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio is amazingly well-done on the outside, they ruined the comic character completely.
The film is visually creative, and Tom Holland is still the best Spider-Man.
Superhero films are a great distraction for the harsh reality we live.
Ok… I just watched this BOMBASTIC nonstop action film!
I didn’t expected much other than watching daddy Thor fighting the bad guys, but oh how wrong I was. It was daddy Thor becoming a legend of ass kicking!
It was Hemsworth solid ascension to a legit action hero, just like Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, Seagal, Van Damme, Statham, Craig, Neeson or Reeves, before him.
Hemsworth is a mercenary, that is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international druglord.
The plot is very simply and the action straightforward… Because nobody wants complicated stories, but action!
If you’re looking for something complex and cerebral watch a drama, a mystery, or one of the many long tedious popular series every basic love.
Action doesn’t need pretentiousness, but combat scenes.
That been said, the film is pretty violent and graphic, and from times shocking ’cause there are children involved. Also, all the actors involved were excellent! Specially Randeep Hooda and Golshifteh Farahani.
If you want to forget about COVID-19 for moment, this film from daddy Thor will do the job.