Street Fighter (1994). Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Byron Mann, Kylie Minogue, Ming-Na. Directed by Steven E. de Souza. 'Memba this? 😁 I stumbled upon an online article about all the production dramas the film went through, which made me want to see it again. I absolutely loved this movie in '94, but then again I was thirteen, played Street Fighter II relentlessly, liked Van Damme movies and had no movie-going sense whatsoever. 😂 This is pretty much what you would expect from a live action flick based off a video game. It's very cartoonish, very camp and a bit cringe-worthy, but it has it's fun moments as a fantasy-action flick. As a Street Fighter film, though... honestly, I have no idea what constitutes a great Street Fighter movie, but I'm pretty sure this isn't it
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Directed by - Alfonso Cuaron
Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Nancy García García
IMDb - 8.5
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
I've finally seen the extremely critically acclaimed film, from the oscar winning director Alfonso Cuaron and lets just say it's the most affected i've ever been by a film. The movie follows a family living in Mexico City in the early 1970s. The film sounds boring and possibly pretentious but it's so far the opposite. Through the whole film I couldn't keep my eyes off of the screen and I didnt want to miss a single second. At one point I even had to decide whether to read the incredibly well written script (shown in subtitles) or see the incredibly beautiful shot behind it. The film stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira and Nancy García García among others. The whole cast is great but Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira are amazing. They deliver perfect performances through the whole film and deserve every award out there this season. I also need to talk about the incredible cinematography (some of the best i've ever seen), the great score (which is hardly there, but when it is it's incredible) and the amazing set design. Some of my favorite scenes include The forest fire, the protest and the final beach scene. Lastly I just need to say that the sounds and visuals in this film are incredible. So you need to see it on the biggest screen you have beside the best speakers you have. Therefore, Alfonso Cuaron creates a perfect film that serves as one of the most accurate portrayals of human life ever created on film.
10/10 *ps. my first 10 of the year*
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Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg team up, once again, only they've deviated from their usual 'Based on a true story' theme and have gone for an all-out action fest. The plot is pretty much what it is in the trailer; a shitload of caesium has gone missing and the guy who seems to know where it is, Li Noor (Iko Uwais), just turned up on the US Embassys' doorstep ready to deal. But first, James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) and his team of bad-ass CIA paramilitary operatives have to get Noor safely to the airport and standing in his way are trained operatives, belonging to their host government, ready to do whatever means necessary to nab Noor from American hands. What follows is pretty much a non-stop barrage of gun fights, explosions, trash talk and Iko Uwais kicking ass with his martial arts prowess. I loved 'Mile 22', it's just raw, gritty and visceral action that packs a punch. The only thing I hated was when Berg decided he wanted to edit the crap out of a fight scene. I mean if you've got a well-choreographed fight scene, I want to see it, not a horrible, incomprehensible, "MTV" shaky-cam cut. Other than that, this is one for the action junkies. ✔✔✔✅✅
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"Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse" is the first film in what looks like a potentially large and successful series of superhero films based on the Marvel character Miles Morales aka the new Spider-Man. The decision to make adapt the comics into an animated feature rather then a live action one is one of the best decisions that Marvel and in particular Sony/Marvel could've made because this film is basically a comic book delivered straight to the big screen. To say this film is gorgeous would do it no justice because it contains some of the most beautiful animation I've ever seen in film, so much so that I can't even put into words, it's simply something you have to see in person. The animation and the creativity alone elevate this film to near perfection and the action scenes are as polished as any great live action film. Although I personally felt like the central story didn't bring anything new to Spider-Man series, it's nevertheless entertaining and Miles Morales turned out to be a highly likable character and a perfect Spider-Man. From "Spider-Noir" to "Spider-Ham", Morale's gang of supporting characters are great as well and it'll be interesting to see the direction that the series goes in when it comes to spinoffs. Held together with some quirky dialogue from the always hilarious Phil Lord, this film wasn't short on the comedy either which made it all the more entertaining and enjoyable. This isn't the best Spider-Man film in my opinion, nor is it my favorite but it's one of the most gorgeous looking films of the year and a strong bet for Best Animated Film at this years Academy Awards.
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GTFO and be a director.
Most people think direction is just about telling the actors what to do, or asking the cinematographer for a certain angle or using a stedicam for an effect... But it is actually about directing the screenplay.
It is the adaptation of the written word into images. It is finding the soul of the story, grabbing it by the collar and never letting it go.
Number 6 in my Top 10 films of 2018 is #PrivateLife
(d. Tamara Jenkins). No film from 2018 made me laugh more than Private Life, but this is much more than just a laugh out loud comedy. This has so much heart and is so honest, that it elevates it to one of the most poignant films of the year.
As evidenced in her previous film Savages, Tamara Jenkins is a great director of actors and Kathryn Hahn & Paul Giamatti are both at the top of their games here.
The closing shot, static and completely dialogue-free, is probably my favourite shot of the year; equal parts suffering and hopefullness.
Also, this is on Netflix, so instead of rewatching Brooklyn 99 for the 12th time, spend a couple of hours watching one of the best films of the year.
NON SPOILER REVIEW OF Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!
Wow. You need to go see this movie asap. It was so incredible. I never really cared for Miles until now. Even in the PS4 game, I just softened up to him. Now he was never a character I hated or disliked, just thought he was there. I also loved both Peters in this movie and the radical villain designs. I loved how they made Prowler into a badass. All the subtle references were so great for the true Spidey fans and it felt good to be one. The Stan Lee cameo was probably good but I started crying upon seeing him so I can't say much else on that. Overall, amazing film, with amazing visuals and sucha unique take on the animation, that I can't wait to see it again. Good job, Sony.
Movie - 11/10
It's a stressed night, but at least Far From Home LOOKS promising
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018): OH MY SPIDEY. THAT WAS AMAZING. Such a great Spider-Man film, THIS is the Spider-Man film we (Spider-Man fanboys) deserved. It was so amazing, I can’t breathe. The animation was superb, the fact that every single Spider person had a different animation based on their original dimension was simply astounding. I loved the comic book style so much I-. The music was also fantastic. It’s definitely a must watch and to me it’s the best Spider-Man film ever made. No regrets. I will give it 10 out of 10 Spider people from different dimensions. THE END CREDITS? Just watch them, don’t be stupid. Also, Spider-Man is the only superhero that matters, FIGHT ME.
Favorite line: “Do animals talk in this dimension, because I don’t want to freak him out?”
Not quite as good as was hoping for, it’s fun with great effects, cool action, and great cast but something felt missing, it was a fun adventure movie - but not much more, it didn’t reach me emotionally and I didn’t feel invested like I ddI for WONDER WOMAN. Enjoyable but was hoping for better, still better than BvS, JL, SS and MoS though. 6/10
Head on over to the Blog of NextBestPicture.com (Link in Bio) to read the 2018 Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) Winners
Head on over to the Blog of NextBestPicture.com (Link in Bio) to read the 2018 Utah Film Critics Association (UFCA) Winners