What a goddamn movie. Wish this would come out on Blu-ray already.
I’ve gone a little Blu-ray crazy since I bought a player in November.
This movie made me feel so many different feels. Highly recommended.
I saw Iron Man 3 last night. It was certainly a different type of movie than I had expected going in, but overall I enjoyed myself. I loved the dialogue and most of the jokes, which were very Shane Blackian, if I can make that a thing. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which was also written and directed by Black and starred RDJ, is one of my favorites, and a lot of the time I felt like I could’ve been watching a moment pulled out of that film and placed into this one, except I guess Harry Lockhart had weird facial hair.
There is a lot of Robert Downey Jr. running around in a hoodie with a gun, which also reminded me a lot of KKBB. Unfortunately there was no Val Kilmer. Instead, we got a lot of supporting characters with varying degrees of success. The way that the Mandarin was handled was done very well, I think, and Ben Kingsley was quite a treat. The rest of the bad guy subplot, which I won’t spoil, seemed to get entirely out of hand at points and drive Iron Man away from the semi-grounded reality in which he seemed to live. Also James Badge Dale was in it, so yay Rubicon.
There were plenty of parts that seemed to come directly from Black’s wheelhouse, which is late ’80s / early ’90s action comedy: huge action sequences set on an airplane in mid-flight and a giant ship docked in a harbor and hilarious, unexpected one-liners to tickle the funny bone. It could easily be the best of the three Iron Man movies or it could be the worst, depending on what you want from a movie about an asshole superhero in a metal suit.
A scene Tim Heidecker wrote for Zach Braff’s new movie.
Another fake Criterion cover. Forgetting Sarah Marshall, directed by Nicholas Stoller.
This is the only thing I do now. Fake Criterion cover for Mike Mills’ brilliant film, Beginners.
Fake Criterion number two, David Fincher’s The Social Network. I guess this is a thing I’m doing now.
I made a fake Criterion cover for my favorite movie, In Bruges by Martin McDonagh.
I’m gonna build a time machine, go back to 1989, and marry Winona Ryder.
50% off all Criterion Collection DVDs and Blu-rays for the next 23 hours.
— Royal Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums
I still have around 50 minutes left in The Master, so I don’t have a full opinion of the film, but the cinematography is just captivating.