Once upon a time in Hollywood – or how Tarantino got too nostalgic

Let me tell you I love Quentin Tarantino’s movies. I’ve seen all of them – including some of the less popular ones – so I was pretty excited to go see “Once upon a time in Hollywood” with a cool looking trailer and a 3h runtime close to the Avengers & LoTR zones.

With huge A listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie and former A-listers like Al Pacino and Kurt Russell, the movie also drops names from the past of Hollywood that some people might recognize and some might not.

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Robin Hoodie – Or the story of a guy with no Merry Men

I saw a mess of a movie last night and the trouble is – I was really looking forward to it. Having had a budget over $100 millions, I was expecting something pretty amazing but instead I got an action movie with a terrible script. And I wish the script was the only issue! The acting was filled with one-liners and the action around it was done only to set up those one-liners. he costumes looked like they’ve been made at Primark and not only were they really cheap looking, they weren’t even period appropriate.

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Robin-Hood-Movie-Poster-2Quilted jackets, denim, hoodies by the truckload and what really, really pissed me off a little, they tried to make Robin Hood like Assassin’s Creed. I read afterwards that the costumes were designed like this on request. 1/3 period appropriate, 1/3 contemporary, 1/3 futuristic – to give the movie a “unique” vibe. It was “unique” – definitely “unique”. A mix between the costumes of The Capitol in Hunger Games (during the gala) and The Wastelands.

And Hoodies. By God, Robin Hood never had a Hoodie!! It would deter his side vision when shooting arrows!

Little John: You’re not Robin of Loxley anymore. You are the Hood.

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Lessons learned from BoJack Horseman

I really, really like this show. I binge-watched the whole 4 seasons on Netflix (the second time around) as the first time I tried to watch them I just couldn’t go into it. I was like “Whaaaaat? A show about a horse in a world where cats were agents? Somebody must have been high when they filmed this

But then I saw Wisecrack’s take on Bojack and something clicked. Existential Nihilism. Nothing matters. We are just specks of dust in this world and everything we do is pointless. According to the theory, each individual is an isolated being born into the universe, barred from knowing “why”, yet compelled to invent meaning (wiki)

Except it isn’t.

So here’s what I learned from the show:
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Tarzan – The new Bruce Willis of Africa

OMG! OMG! OMG! The Legend of Tarzan managed to blow me away last night! I dreaded seeing this movie … it’s been done and done before and just while I was thinking that Hollywood should stop doing remakes and come up with something original, the movie starts and we don’t see that dreaded opening sequence with the shipwreck and the baby Tarzan crying in the hands of the gorilla but a short history of Congo and the battle for imperial domination in the 1880’s and a bunch of explorers getting attacked by natives.

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Check out their feet! You can tell who the underpaid hired help are… And the guys does resemble Littlefinger a little.

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Ricki and the Flash or how Merryl Streep should not act anymore

I am going to start with my inevitable disappointment with Ricki and the Flash movie. I think my issue starts with trying to see a movie with a blank mindset. I don’t look at the trailer, I don’t read the reviews of others.

Sometimes I find a gem and sometimes I hit garbage. I hated The Foxcatcher. I hated Into the woods. I hated Birdman. All of these movies have something in common, in addition to the hate I carry for them for making me waste 2h of my time. They have been critically acclaimed. People think that the drama is poignant. That the comedy moments are unique. They don’t think of the poor common-folk (me), who paid a good buck to see a movie on a Friday night.

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Monogamy doesn’t work. Or does it? #Trainwreck

I first heard of Amy Shumer when she decided to be a part of a celebrity roast (one hosted by my favourite guy Seth McFarlane) and I thought she was really crass. I soon forgot about her until I saw a trailer for Trainwreck which looked kinda funny.

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Oh yeah, a new comedy on the map! Will it be witty, will it be funny, will it be breathtakingly sad like Love, Rosie and Jakie and Ryan?

So, I decided to prep myself by doing an Amy Shumer therapy by watching all the stand-up comedy videos I could find of her and it was funnnyyyy!! 🙂

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Spartacus Season 3 : Julius Caesar can invade my territories every day

I started watching Spartacus Season 3 yesterday…
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And it was good! It had blood, gore, amazing slash-es, 300-esque slow mo scenes and bweeebs. Loads of them! I stopped counting when the nipple count got to 100 (men and female). Sex scenes are uncut and I remembered why I loved the first two seasons and the “Gods of the Arena”. And we all know Romans loved baths!

Perfect bweeebs! I wish mine were so perfect!!
Perfect bweeebs! I wish mine were so perfect!!

I must say that besides Spartacus who is a yummy eye-candy, Crixus looks horrible with a beard and long hair. It’s like a cross between a lumberjack and an emo..
And Gaenicus looks rugged and ruff 🙂
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