Angry Bird Man
Let’s be honest here. Nobody cares about no angry fowls gettin’ all mad from no pigs fighting each other and stealing eggs or whatever. Celebrity voice actors or whatever are stupid and really, it’s just not something that people can really enjoy in the first place. No, the world wants story. They want action. They want innovation and captivation.
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Elle Woods, sorority president, is in love with a man. Or, well, she was.Her boyfriend broke up with her in a public setting to be with someone else. This is what I know. Continue reading “[Movies We Haven’t Watched] Legally Blonde” »
“You might be wondering why I called all you here today,” The Citizen told the crowd in front of him in the theatre. He wore a grin from ear to ear, like a mischievous cat that also drove taxis. “Well, it’s because your dearly beloved Mr. Can-Do has passed away in his sleep.”
One guy in the crowd raised his hand. “Uh, why are you telling us this? It happened last week.”
“Because I have proof that he was not killed by an accident!” The Citizen said. “And it pleases me to tell you that one of you in this room was the culprit!”
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Deadpool has already been discussed on HCAD, mostly in relation to its budget, but now that it has been released and is a mega-hit, we’re going to be discussing it again with what its success means for various aspects of Hollywood and the movie industry in general.
This has probably been covered in numerous other articles on numerous other websites over the past week, but this article is a noteworthy topic because it is directly related to so many of these big “trends” in blockbuster movies lately, either confirming or combating them, much to the chargin of many writers of these thinkpieces on other websites.
Except for us, of course. Because we’re not dicks.
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Dissecting the Worst Weekend of 2015
It’s a little bit overdue to be analyzing the movies of 2015, since most thinkpieces and articles about that came out in the first week of January, but there is one part of 2015 that I want to focus on that Hollywood isn’t necessarily very proud of: the weekend of October 30th to November 1st.
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The Manchurian Presidential Candidate
The final debate between Presidential Candidates Donald Agnew and Mitt Nixon in Baltimore, Maryland was about to begin. It was going to be the first color-televised debate in American history, and was set to bring in some of the best ratings of all time.
But Donald Agnew was feeling sick.
His advisor Joe Kennedy came up to him as they sat in their green room and rubbed his back. “You’re gonna get this,” he said. “You’re gonna get this. We’re gonna win this fuckin’ election.”
“I don’t know… There’s something weird inside me… I must have eaten Texan or something…”
“Don’t worry about it. Just go on the stage and let everything happen.”
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(Foreword: All screencaps courtesy of http://starwarsscreencaps.com/. This was originally supposed to come out on another website, but I am posting it here instead. It serves as a companion to my Movie Club articles on Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, so it is probably fitting that it goes here.)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is criticized sometimes for its visual style. Being a prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, it seems to have more advanced technology and a cleaner society, both of which seem contradictory to the idea of it being a prequel in the first place. Moreover, many lamented the absence of the original trilogy’s “used universe” aesthetic design, where everything looked worn-down, and something that would exist in everyday life.
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Name: Running Out of Tim
Genre: Drunken Rock
Running Out of Tim was created by Tim Lancaster and his two friends who decided they would start a garage band, but only perform when intoxicated. Their music is not very high-quality, to say the least, but they became a viral sensation in 2007, becoming one of the first real break-out groups to rise up from Youtube. Their highest-rated video, “Everything a Disaste”, has over 80,500,000 views.
Now that we can see the box office grosses for The Revenant and The Hateful Eight. two thing have become abundantly clear: people really like The Revenant and are going out to see it in droves, and The Hateful Eight wasn’t very popular and fell off the charts really quickly, earning the least of any Tarantino movie since Jackie Brown.
While The Hateful Eight certainly wasn’t a box office disaster by any means and made an okay $50 million, the reception towards it was much more muted than the typical Tarantino movie, and it was also almost completely snubbed from the major Oscar nominations besides Best Supporting Actress. And compared to The Revenant, with its $120 million (and counting!) and twelve Oscar nominations, it looks even more disappointing.
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I wrote an article earlier this week on Peel the Orange that talked about the new Thunderbolts comic book coming out later this year, and the possibility that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is leading towards a Thunderbolts movie sometime in the near future.
It’s a pretty okay article. Read it here, on Peel the Orange!