Oh hey there. It’s been a weird year and I haven’t been writing again. 2020 has been a challenge, to say the least, and it’s seemed like there have been bigger things going on, and also the ol’ day job has been a little on the intense side.
But things are finally calming down a little so I am back to writing a little. A good place to start is with the films I was looking forward to this year because, well, most of them aren’t coming out this year anymore. Theatres here in Vancouver are re-opening in a limited way, but even if new movies were coming to them (which they aren’t) I don’t think I would feel comfortable going to see them yet. Or for the rest of the year.
So let’s take a look at what I was looking forward to, and see where that leaves us for the rest of the year.
Continue reading “Matt’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2020, Late Mid-Year Recap”
DC’s Extended Universe of films got off to a rocky start. An early focus on being grim and gritty and “realistic” a la the comics of Frank Miller along with a lot of time spent setting up a universe seemed to get in the way of making, you know, good movies. That is to say, they went too dark and they spent so much time worrying about the next movie they forgot to focus on the one they were making.
Luckily it seems that someone eventually figured this out and started letting filmmakers make the movies they want to make rather than having them conform to a predetermined aesthetic and continuity. Sometimes this has resulted in a miss (like Joker) but in recent years they have actually generated a string of fun movies (like Aquaman and Shazam!).
So how does Birds of Prey fare? As both a sequel to one of the least liked DC films and also focussing on one of the most fun characters in the DC universe it has a tough setup but I’m pleased to say it’s definitely a hit.
Continue reading “Review: Birds of Prey is a good time!”
Every year is a good year for movies but every year there are always those few you are really looking forward to. Here is my list of those movies.
Will these end up being my favourite movies of the year? Who knows! Probably not! The only movies that we know anything about as far away as December are the big-budget blockbusters with marketing pockets so deep we can start hearing about them now. There are hundreds of movies per year that don’t have that.
This list should probably be re-titled “most anticipated big-budget films”, really.
In any event, here is the list. See if you can guess the first entry.
Continue reading “Matt’s Ten Most Anticipated Films of 2020”
Look, I know that you’re here for the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker poster but we also have Doctor Sleep posters, four each from Frozen 2 and Birds of Prey, one hilarious poster for The Lighthouse, Pixar’s latest Onward, along with new sheets for Dolittle, Bombshell, and Disney’s Jungle Cruise.
Continue reading “Poster Gallery: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Doctor Sleep, Frozen 2, Birds of Prey, Jungle Cruise, and More!”
Look I don’t plan on doing poster roundups that frequently but I do plan to do them because movie posters are awesome. So let’s take a look at the latest one sheets for Terminator: Dark Fate, Midway, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Ford v. Ferrari, The Lighthouse, Jojo Rabbit, Blow the Man Down, Little Monsters, Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out, and Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
Continue reading “Latest Posters Gallery: Terminator, Midway, Maleficent, Knives Out, and more!”