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Rampage (2018)
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Mary Shelley (2017)
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Excellent performances that are somewhat devoid of the extremely fast, snappy dialogue Iannucci is renown for, as The Death of Stalin attempts to walk a tightrope of not only creating a political farce but also construct a believable retelling of actual events while manipulating them to create a very tragic, murder-filled tableau of the Soviet Union. It goes too far in tampering with truth in the latter part, creating a somewhat macabre visage that often feels like it's rubbing your face in the misery and wanton executions just for the sake of it. When it doesn't do that, such as most of the latter half of the film, it is very funny.
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I don't like Zack Snyder movies.

Even I can see this movie needs him.

I don't know and certainly don't care about how it came to this. Whether it was this before Whedon took the reigns after an unfortunate tragedy or not. I care about what we have.

And what we have, people, is a hot mess. But it isn't too hot. No, this isn't a mess you fry an egg on top off in the desert. This is the warmth of milk you forgot to put to the fridge and has now been sitting on a table for eight hours, six of it in the sun. It's an uncomfortable, somewhat gross warmth. Touching it just feels wrong. Yet, it's still milk. The most boring sustenance one could have. It's the "image most people have of Superman" of nutrients.

And mostly it's because this is just such a ridiculously by-the-numbers boring action movie. The plot is basically just a western on a larger scale. A bad guy comes to town to mess it up, the good guys team up and fight the bad guy. Little attention is given to said bad guy, but the team has all sorts of problems! One dude doesn't want to lead (because he's angsty which is always a fun trait for the character we spend most of a supposedly-fun superhero movie with), one lady doesn't want to be there (even though after her film being the only good movie in this entire franchise she's the single person we would absolutely want to be there), two dudes are there to make jokes (which are not funny because they're all old jokes or obvious first drafts), and one dude knows everything (which is ironic since even after this film we know basically nothing about him). Then they have to go to another village to recruit the most reclusive of the ronin, a dead one, and then they can go save the day with his reluctant leadership (because a deus ex machina totally isn't that if you introduce it in a prior scene, right).

Nowhere is the uninspired, utterly devoid-of-original-thought nature of Justice League more visible than when you look at it. It's a Joss Whedon movie so it's all image-counterimage (with one or the other often being a shot featuring Gal Gadot's buttocks because Whedon is a creep) except when action occurs when everything is shot so we see the very tip of the characters heads and just below their knees at all times. Stefan Sonnenfeld, the man who colored most Zack Snyder films, is credited as the colorist here, but you would never believe it. Every scene in Justice League looks as flat as most scenes in The Avengers, shot in a pale sunlight that casts everyone in an unflattering light. The Gotham-scenes are the only parts where it looks somewhat textured and that's only because they're the only parts in the entire movie where it's dark.

With a film this boring to look at, this boring to listen to, and this boring to experience, even I, a person who could literally not give less of a shit about the fate of any mass-conglomerates hit franchise making money or being succesful, craves for what could have been under better circumstance.
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One star on top of the one it actually "deserves" due to a completely off-handed, surprisingly well thought out monologue about the subtext of the last third of Maniac Cop 2.
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If you're casting Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren into your haunted house movie, I get making it a wordy one. I just really wish any of those words carried weight. Winchester is a movie obsessed with discussing death and our obsessions carrying over to whatever ethereal plane it believes we inhabit, but it's also a film made by the Spierig brothers who make modern ozploitation movies about zombies and vampires. It has less in common with films like The Innocents and more with their own recent Saw-sequel, in that this too fails to deliver on spooks and instead contains plenty of goofs, all showcased in deadpan. Unlike Jigsaw where one could take it in jest due to the concept being ridiculous, Winchester is decidedly not that. As such, it's a failure. I'm still giving it a point for going there, though. It's a movie with ambitions and the talented cast does what they can do salvage it. An impossible task, I'm afraid.
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Still the best.
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They did a good job

at turning a beloved children's character into an edgelord ranting against PC culture.

One star for everything that happened in this movie that didn't feature CGI animals because Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne being a cute couple is great.
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Invasión (1969)
Hugo Santiago's Argentinian fever dream is about trying to overcome the titular invasion of... not exactly foreigners, but people who aren't from around here, so better keep them out, see? Someone with an intimate understanding of the country's climate might have a better understanding of the specific application of the allegory in that context, but it seems somewhat universal. It makes perfect sense that the leader of the resistance preventing these people from coming over is an old, cat-loving man.

Everybody knows the struggle is over before it begins, but yet they struggle, ultimately risking dozens of lives and homes for no particular reason. It's a true fight against the inevitable as three men look over a cliff to see dozens of cars loaded with invaders ready to overtake the hill. If Invasión is notable for one thing, it's one of the finest musical performances on film, as one of our doomed defenders sings of their upcoming doom, intercut with scenes of other defenders doing what they do, preparing for their own inevitable dooms. Santiago portrays all these men as aware of not only their circumstance but also of what they're leaving behind, and he explores these ideas just enough to captivate your imagination as to why these people deem this pointless struggle worthy of their sacrifice. Because of this, Invasión is fascinating, downright hypnotic.
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If you get past the opening where a rich white lady rides a fucking tiger or some shit to an Indian square where a dude in blackface is telling a story in a fucking horrible accent you get to some parts that don't include blackface and are great because blackface in technicolor is the worst use of technicolor.

Seriously, a good way to judge whether the scene you are seeing is good or not is by the amount of blackface. If there isn't, it means that there's either Sabu or animals on screen, or in the best case, both, or in an even better case, Sabu and a weird 1940s puppet rendition of what some animal could theoretically look like, and it's great. Like, seriously, just cut the framework and all other people from this movie, make it an adaptation of that first Jungle Book story, and it's the best adaptation of anything from that book. The Technicolor is lit AF and Sabu is charismatic enough to carry it. And the actual animals in the shots look great even though I can imagine the amount of wounds from aggressive whipping on their backsides in a heartbeat.
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A softcore movie with a few decent sex jokes. That's really all there is to this.
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A fascinating western where characters mostly do battle with the broken down film they've been burnt onto rather than each other. It goes through just about all the gags you could in either westerns or meta jokes about celluloid in the time-span of six minutes.
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SO UH. Last year at Listal. As ya'll can probably tell this isn't exactly the #1 site for movie aficianados but hey, you stick with what you can get. In 2011. Now, though? There are actual alternatives. So ya'll can catch me starting 2019 from Letterboxd since I finally imported all my ratings. For 2018 I'll be putting up stuff there as well as here. Here's a link: letterboxd.com/vierastalo/

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Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 2 15:49
Tämä saa olla ainakin itselleni viimeinen vuosi kun täytän katseltuja leffoja tänne sivulle, enkä usko olevani ainoa?
Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 2 19:07
Siirtyisin Letterboxdiin jos jaksaisin importata katselut sinne. Yritin joskus mutta en jaksanut kikkailla riittävän kauan.
Posted: 7 months ago at Jan 15 13:36
Mutta mitä tapahtui Pikku Kaupungin Pormestarille?
Posted: 7 months ago at Jan 15 13:58
Pikku Kau Pung In Por Mes Tarille ei kuulu hyvää
Posted: 7 months ago at Jan 15 14:03
Hitto.
Posted: 7 months ago at Jan 15 17:33
Voitais järjestää eduskuntatalon edessä mielenosoitus, jossa vaaditaan että pikkukaupungin pormestari pitää saada jälleen kuntoon.
Posted: 6 months ago at Feb 12 18:05
Musta pantteri on hyvä karkkipussi.

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