Throwing back to Yesterday

I love the Beatles song and really enjoyed the movie of the same name. For this Throwback Thursday, I felt like sharing Himesh Patel’s cover of Yesterday from the film Yesterday… even though… you know… Throwback Thursday is… you know… today. Enjoy?

Jojo Rabbit?

What the fuh… Taika Waititi… What did you do? Disney is releasing a movie with Hitler in it? Huh?! Fox Searchlight’s Twitter description for this movie reads as follows:

JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

So yeah… this looks maybe awesome? I shouldn’t have watched this a week after Inglorious Bastards as well as the episode I watched today of Glow where they mention genocide… but yay! Fun imaginary Hitler friend!

*sigh* Here is hoping that this movie goes over well? I think it could be amazing?

Men In Black: International

p16357164_p_v12_aaI saw Men in Black: International, and… it was fun? Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Men in Black is a Sony made movie using a property owned by Marvel comics thanks to their 1990’s acquisition of Malibu comics… kind of.

The first two movies were pretty straight forward. Great movie, lesser okay sequel, and then the third movie involved time travel so that was the best of all three original Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith movie.

Men in Black: International is a return to form for the franchise. Sony took two big Marvel comics stars, Thor Hemsworth and Valkyrie Thompson and threw in the amazing Liam Neeson to boot!

mibTessa Thompson sounds different here than she did in Thor Ragnarok, so that made judging her acting a bit odd because that was a little jarring and made her sound a little weaker/quieter than she should have? Hemsworth was fine for the most part. Bottom line, the two main leads come off quite charming, but they seem to be missing a lot of the comedic aspects of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Thankfully a sidekick alien character is thrown in, which is voiced by Kumail Nanjiani who had some of the best moments in the movie.

Before watching the movie, my group made some predictions, and some of them came true, and here some of the less spoilery ones. They do not romantically pair either main character together, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are never prominently mentioned/featured, and they never play ‘Here comes The Men in Black.’ from the first movie. Also, there is no after credits… at least as of the early showing that I caught on Tuesday evening.

Pawny Kumail Nanjiani MIBI can easily see The Men In Black continuing on after this one, as it’s pretty good… definitely better than the last 3rd party Marvel movie that came out this month that stars a woman while having feminist undertones. Men In Black: International is certainly above average and I can definitely understand this being someones favorite of the franchise!

Venom ranks weirdly for me…

venom and batmanvsupermanIn English class, I remember laughing at the idea of self plagiarism, and then I googled ‘Is Venom better or worse than Batman v. Superman’ and learned the beauty of… I guess… cross posting entire articles on different sites? What I mean is… Brian Hadsell gets around a lot.

So, I finally watched Venom, the same day that I watched Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse for the second time… and I was left unimpressed, confused, and wondering which comic book movies Venom beats out.

superman venomFirst three Google searches are the same article claiming that Venom is worse than Batman v. Superman. I made it through 2hr 20 minutes of Venom though, but couldn’t make it through the 3hr 3 minutes of Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice. So… where are is this movie for me then?

Blade trilogy>Spawn>Spider-Man 3>Venom>X-Men 3>Batman V. Superman eh… playing this game isn’t very fun.

Despite how meh Venom is, I feel like it’s a movie that can just be on, and you can chat through the bad boring bits and then you go ‘Ooo, bad cgi fight scene’ and just have it in the background during a party.

Stupid, kind of fun, but ultimately a step back for comic book movies in general. I hear it did well in China, so I guess we will get a sequel? I hope it’s better than the first movie.

 

Do I detect some protest?

happydeadpool1Fuck it. I guess I’m going to have to protest yet another Ryan Reynolds movie? Jezebel thinks we need to bring up how terrible of an idea inserting Ryan Reynolds into the body of a Pikachu really is, this Thanksgiving.

Hatred for Ryan Reynolds? Anger that a man took away the female voice that Pikachu has already had in the anime?

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Dee La Beau as Pikachu

I just… don’t see why they are hating on Detective Pikachu. I asked some Pikachu about their thoughts on the issue, and this is what some of them had to say:

Pika Pi… Pikachu pika pi… pik pika… CHU!!!!!

Chu Chu pika pi!

Pi Pi chu pika!

So there you have it. The outrage is apparently real. Pikachu’s are upset, and just not going to take it anymore. Oh, women too? Who knows. I am probably going to be bringing back my local chapter of The Friends of Humanity just to protest Ryan Reynolds as a Pokemon. I guess.

 

Maybe Ghostbusters 3 is possibly about to happen?

JaninecI’m not going to hold my breath on this one, but apparently Dan Aykroyd was on Dan Rathers talking about… of course… Ghostbusters 3.

*sigh*

Can we not Dan? I mean, you could turn the video game into a movie.. I’m for that, but Bill Murry signing back on after that last movie… and no Harold Ramis… I just don’t know if the world want another live action Ghostbusters, or you dangling one in front of us. How about a new project in the world of The Real Ghostbusters? An animated film could be fun?