It has been three days since I saw Dunkirk and I cannot stop thinking about it. That alone should be enough to tell you that the movie is great and that you should see it, so if an affirmation that it is worth seeing is what you are looking for you can stop reading now. Let me say this clearly and concisely right up front: Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s best film to date and you should absolutely seek it out on the biggest screen you can find.
I sometimes find the music in films almost manipulative. You watch something big and brash, like a Transformers or Avengers, and the aural aim is clear: use the score to generate the required emotional response from the audience. Here’s the hero, BAM BAM BAAAAM. Moment of loss; strings in a minor key. Racing through a jungle, peppering Colombian foliage with bullets? Have some dubstep to pass the time. What stands out for me more these days are films where the music is part of the story, instead of merely underpinning the action. Inception’s slowed-down Non, Je ne regrette rien; Fury Road’s war drums; Tarantino’s torture music. It’s an elevation of the material, a move that takes it to a whole level of blissful enjoyment.
But even the creative musicality of these great films cannot eclipse the groove of Baby Driver. Edgar Wright’s crime story is choreographed like a ballet, where every movement, spin and gunshot is rooted in the music blasting out, and the effect is somewhere approaching pure magic.
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Not what you expected and better than you could have ever hoped, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot save DC’s world.
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A story about a girl and her giant pig friend from the director of Snowpiercer. Where do I sign?
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The three time best actor winner has one more film coming out this winter and then he’s apparently taking off for good.
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Also, did you know Iron Man is in this movie? Iron Man is in this movie. Let’s take a look!
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Well, there go my hopes for the future of Star Wars.
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Good news everyone! We finally know when Star Trek will be back on TV!
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It’s the near future and because overpopulation has started to triple the planet the government has outlawed having siblings. And by “outlawed” I mean to say “they’ll maybe kill your extra kids”. This poses a problem for Willem Dafoe when his septuplet granddaughters are born. Let’s take a look.
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Every movie gets character posters now, why should Baby Driver –a movie reportedly filled with characters– be any different?
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Remember the early 90s Joel Schumacher directed thriller Flatliners, in which a group of young up-and-coming actors played a group of medical students who killed themselves to explore the afterlife? Well, it’s the late twenty-teens now so that means it’s due for an update.
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Seriously. I hope Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon do a new one of these movies at the same rate until forever. It would make me happy.
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I’m tentatively excited about a game. That hasn’t happened in a while. Let’s take a look.
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Remember when Ethan Hunt got married? Well apparently the people behind the Mission: Impossible franchise do too!
News, Television / Comments Off on ‘Cowboy Bebop’ is getting a live action remake. Sure, why not.
Cowboy Bebop is one of the few anime properties I can honestly say that I loved. In fact, it’s the only one, and only one of two that I even really like. You’d think then that the news of a live action remake would be exciting but as it turns out it kinda isn’t.