The Last Weeb

Plenty of Popcorn

Step aside children, your elder cometh through. I’m speeding towards the age where I’ll be lecturing youths on how things used to be. Remember pre-2016? What an era. And box office weekends? What a time. But were these days really as good as I remember or was that just the haze of inexperience? As usual, Netflix comes charging in with the answer and has uploaded a fresh crop of 21st century gems – like The Last Samurai. Take note, young people! This is the kind of movie – painstakingly sculpted with first class cinematography, music, story, and design – that would show up at the Oscars and not win a damn thing. Why? Because 2003 had even better movies on the menu and that was the year The Return of the King founded a religion. Still, The Last Samurai deserves its legacy and I will happily explain why…

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House of Gucci ***

Jules Movie Reviews

Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) works for her fathers trucking firm, revelling in the attention of drivers as she sashays across the forecourt. Patrizia works and parties hard, skills include forging her fathers signatures on cheques to save time, which may come in useful later.

Patrizia has dreams, most of which do not include working at a nondescript trucking firm in Milan. Following a chance meeting with Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) a different path opens up, moving her closer to her materialistic dreams.

Over time Maurizio swallows the offered hook and goes deep enough to marry someone the Gucci family determines “unworthy” to carry their famous surname.

Cut off from his father Rodolfo’s (Jeremy Irons) 50% stake in the Gucci fashion empire, Patrizia encourages Maurizio to reclaim his legacy with assistance from his uncle Aldo (Al Pacino). However, Maurizio seems content washing trucks…

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4K Ultra HD Review: Scream (2022)

The Joy of Movies

By John Corrado

★★½ (out of 4)

Partway through Scream, the fifth film in the horror comedy series that somewhat confusingly adopts the same name as the 1996 original, one of the film’s new characters explains the concept of a “requel.”

It’s not a full remake or reboot, they explain, or else fans won’t be happy, but rather a legacy sequel that follows a similar formula with new characters, while having enough connections to the original film and characters to please the die hard fans. That this description perfectly fits the film itself is in keeping with the meta spirit of the franchise, which became famous for its self-referential side.

The first in the series not to be directed by Wes Craven, with the directing team of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Ready or Not) taking over for the late horror master, this Scream likewise copies a…

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The Bubble movie review

Billy Howells Movie Reviews

Judd Apatow is one of the biggest names in the comedy genre. While not everything he does is incredible, he is a gifted filmmaker with a number of films that I really like. The concept of focusing on a cast and crew in a bubble trying to make a movie during the pandemic is a very fascinating idea. Because of that and Apatow’s involvement, I was excited to see The Bubble.

The best thing about The Bubble is the cast. You can tell everyone is having a blast here, with stand outs being Fred Armisen, Peter Serafinowicz, Pedro Pascal and Guz Khan. There are a number of very funny gags in The Bubble and I think most of the reasons I laughed is because of the cast. Apatow is known for allowing his actors to improvise on set and I think in this case, it really works in the film’s…

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Movie Review: Railroad Tigers

Crossover Queen's Creative Chaos

I’d heard that while Jackie Chan is considered a comedy action star in the U.S., he’s a swoon-worthy action star in China. Railroad Tigers (2016) has plenty of bits of comedy, but it’s definitely more action. Five out of five, definitely a good watch.

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Review: Nitram

The Joy of Movies

By John Corrado

★★★ (out of 4)

Director Justin Kurzel’s film Nitram follows in the footsteps of Paul Greengrass’s 22 July, Denis Villeneuve’s Polytechnique and Gus van Sant’s Elephant (a fictionalized take on Columbine), as a film that dramatizes a real life mass shooting.

In the case of Kurzel’s film, it dramatizes the events surrounding the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in 1996, which prompted Australia to completely overhaul its gun laws, and mainly serves as a slow-burn character study of the perpetrator, Martin Bryant.

Caleb Landry Jones, who won the Best Actor prize last year at Cannes for the role, delivers a chilling performance in the film as a stand-in for Bryant. The title of the film is Martin backwards, a cruel nickname that kids at school used to call him, and the only way the shooter is referred to onscreen.

Nitram is a young man struggling with…

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Drive My Car – Movie Review

Slick Dungeon's Dusty Tomes and Terrible Films

Drive My Car

Hey film fans, it’s me, Slick Dungeon. I’m back to review another Oscar nominated film. The big awards ceremony is tomorrow so I’m doing my best to get through all the movies before then. Buckle up for this one because I’m reviewing the Japanese film Drive My Car. Be warned that there will be spoilers ahead so if you care about those things make a u-turn, go back and watch the movie and then come back here.

If you do watch this movie, buy the extra large popcorn because it’s got a very long runtime of three solid hours. The movie is about Yūsuke Kafuku an acclaimed theater director and actor who is married to a screenwriter named Oto. Early in the film it’s established that Oto loves Kafuku but she has affairs with other men. Kafuku doesn’t confront her about it…

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“Cyrano”: One-Sentence Review

Quick and to the point!

TAMALE MOVIE REVIEWS

With every romantically inclined note, this adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play is a testament to love and language, a complete rejection of the cynics—and a whole-hearted embrace of the Cyranos.

12 out of 12 Tamales

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The Movies, Films and Flix Podcast – Episode 419: Grosse Pointe Blank, Hallway Fights and Assassin Unions

Movies, Films & Flix

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Mark and Niall discuss the 1997 cult classic comedy Grosse Pointe Blank. Directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, and Dan Akroyd, the movie focuses on what happens when a hitman returns home for his high school reunion. In this episode, they talk about John Cusack, movie soundtracks, and potential assassin unions. Enjoy!

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