So last week I introduced you to the Hateful Eight’s primary cast. the actual eight characters in the title. I may have even been a little overzealous about the schmoozing I was doing on every character except Madsen’s Joe Gage (The more I think about Joe Gage, the more preposterous his presence feels). I may have even sounded a bit like Tarantino’s directing abilities exceed all of the greatest directors. If I did, well, guess what? I’M NOT DONE! BAD WORDS AHEAD.
Before you read ahead thinking I am an objective, unbiased and professional movie critic, let’s just clear the air. I love Quentin Tarantino Films. I love his acting roles. I love his uncanny ability to write dialogue that is just as hard hitting, crude, and violent as the scenes he films. I love the way he can turn into a black guy when talking to black folks and a white guy when talking to white folks. All of his movies are winners. I own them, I watch them, I still talk about them in movie discussions. All of this should allude to the fact that I am about kiss this movie’s ass. Which should immediately lead you to the nearest theater to catch it before it heads to DVD.
I’m not big on chick flicks. I hate romance movies and romantic comedies get on my nerves. However, when it comes to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the idea of the stereotypical groanfest caused from estrogen overflow is thrown out of the window and cuts to the chase: It’s either going to be super funny, or really lame. I went to this movie thinking it was another flick, but when I saw that other flick (It has Rebel Wilson and some skinny chick in it) as a trailer, I was immediately terrified. What have I walked in to? I knew nothing about Sisters, but when I saw the names attached, I was generally relieved. I was not disappointed, I mean I gave it a perfect 5/7.
I started writing a “short review” of Star Wars: The Force Awakensa few days ago and it started approaching 7,000 words and I decided to cut some things out and to split it into separate blog entries. I enjoyed the film immensely and just saying it was a 10 out of 10 is too simple to justify how good it is.
This entry is less of a critical analysis and more of a “OMGAWD I LURVES THESE PARTS THE BEST!”
Well, the movie of the century (so far) has been released. The StarWars franchise has successfully secured it’s top spot in current popular culture once again via a brand new feature film and it has made its mark as the fastest film to reach $1 billion in the box office, the highest grossing opening weekend box office, and will likely top out to be the highest grossing film ever. J.J. Abrams attacked this project expertly and did a thorough job of creating galaxies, planets and landscapes that kept the Star Wars feel.
If you don’t do theaters because of the myriad of great excuses, the primary one being the second mortgage you have to take to pay for it, do yourself a favor now. Go to your local theater and see this masterpiece. No, it’s not perfect but god damn is it fun and exciting. If you aren’t afraid of spoilers and whatnot, continue reading. I am about to start babbling about this movie and because I did not go to college to learn how to expertly write movie reviews, it is probably going to be really hard to read. Maybe not though.