#125, or #775, 2021 depression-in-a-house horror picture "The Night House," solely because of this one shot, god-damn.
#130, or #780, at @kurt's absolutely whole-hearted and unequivocal recommendation, 1967 Canadian experimental room film "Wavelength."
I was gonna go see 2022's "Downton Abbey: A New Era" with my mom tomorrow, so the plan for today was to watch 2019's "Downton Abbey" -- having got through three seasons of the show -- but then my parents' car had a nervous breakdown, so that's been postponed.
Instead, one of those Letterboxd never shuts the fuck up about, #148, or #798, 1994 Chinese picture "Chunking Express."
#150, or #800, but I don't know what it is yet, leaving now for Sneak Preview.
I did my Sneak Preview guessing last night.
spoiler culture is a shitter
these movies are theme park rides, if you're into them, there's not actually words you can say that will really diminish the effect of a sharp turn or a loop de loop
yet if I say "Howard the Duck dies in this," there WILL be people who'll be mad at me, or, worse, maybe, people who'll be silently really annoyed with me
that makes these movies... hard to talk about on twitter, so now all I really say about them afterwards is "a blast, obviously."
fucking hate that
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (2022), dead duck do not eat
it's /fun/ to be on the same page as two hundred other people when you're excited (cheers, woos, clapping) to see Hayley Atwell as Captain Carter, and it's /fun/ to then be the only person in the room excited to see Anson Mount as Black Bolt (stone dead silence)
and then to be the only one laughing in that dead silence? fucking hilarious
just self-eval now, nothing about the movie
So why are these so frustrating for me to talk about online? (Easier here, for obvious reasons.)
I highlight one moment in the previous post -- I clearly had fun. I like this franchise, enjoyed this instalment.
I don't follow or engage with these types of people, I don't really go on those reddits.
What's the wall I'm walking into made of, and who built it?
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (2022), some scattered thoughts
* I think Wanda gets a good arc, that everyone will hate. She definitely should've talked through this with somebody more emotionally mature, but also, who would she listen to, I guess.
* It's nice that Rachel McAdams gets to do stuff this time.
* No progress on Mordo's arc at all, the only Mordo we get is a multiverse one. (Kept expecting a "the real Mordo all along" twist.)
* America Chavez kicks ass.
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (2022), America Chavez
* America Chavez who, by the way, specifically has two (unnamed) moms, and prominently wears a rainbow flag pin, which isn't good enough, but still nice.
* But I mean, she's a teenager in perpetual forward peril the whole time, when would it even come up.
@kurt It's actually a prequel to an American film, this is where the Pineapple Express stoners bought their pineapples.
@Alexis one of the highlights from last years “maybe an Oscar contender?” batch. (Didn’t get any nominations in the end, but we have no regrets watching it to get out in front of them)
@arthurwyatt Yeah, it was on the to-watch list because it was on all the Oscar buzz lists. I can see why!
I can also totally see why this didn't beat the movies that did get nominated.
@Alexis While historically accurate it was weird seeing Roald Dahl looking at all the spy stuff and going "hmm, yes, a madman giving away a chocolate factory"
@kurt At one point he picks up a watch that has a little rotating saw blade in it, and goes "hmm, yes, this would look great on Roger Moore's wrist."
no way home spoilers
@Alexis Can't believe I was spoiled and told the spiderman movie with all the spidermen in it had all the spidermen in it.
re: :doctorstrange: "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (2022), dead duck do not eat
@Alexis@beepboop.one Stone dead silence is actually the most Black Bolt thing of all
re: "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (2022), dead duck do not eat
re: nothing about the movie
@skysailor If I had any musical talent whatsoever I'd be starting so many bands.
@Alexis "it's actually an alternate universe version of him, Howard the Sorcerer, Duck Supreme, who dies. He's voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch."
This is a personal instance for Alex Daily and a few friends.