8 A.M. Sunday, 12th of January, 2014. HAL'S birthday. I'm tired as fuck.
HAL/IBM. HAL=IBM. IBM=HAL.
H+1 = I
A+1 = B
L+1 = M
So HAL is indisputably IBM. Just go one letter on in the alphabet from H, A and L and you get I, B and M.
But what is IBM? A computer company Kubrick had a grudge against? Or are we just missing a "T" in the greatest riddle known to mankind? Confused? Allow…
Like millions of others, I was greatly disappointed when the release of Denis Villenueve's Dune remake got pushed back to October of 2021, so I attempted to salve the butthurt with a rewatch of this artifact from an ancient age before the Sci Fi Channel lost all credibility and actually produced a handful of shows that didn't jump the Sharknado.
After the Lynch film made "Dune" something of a cult laughingstock among the book's fans, this was a welcome attempt…
There are few action films at all which have been handled with as much skill as Hanna, not to mention in the last couple of years. Director Joe Wright somehow manages to have complete control over the presentation of action, giving us the excitement of the violence while simultaneously make certain we see every move made. It is a controlled and thoughtfully executed action film, which also happens to be quite bad-ass. This is a combination rarely come across. Including…
In Barry Jenkins’ 10-hour historical fantasy miniseries The Underground Railroad, regret is generational, as easily passed down in a family as eye color or hair texture. The Underground Railroad, adapted by the Moonlight director from Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2016 novel, takes place in antebellum Georgia. Yet it’d be a mistake to call the series a slave narrative. There’s only pain and suffering in a genre originally constructed to end slavery by explaining the horrors of plantation life to Northern…
I can't write anything constructive about this film. My reasons for loving it are far too personal to be of interest to anyone else.
It's simply one of the most magical films ever made and its existence has improved, and will continue to improve, my life.
Isn't it fantastic the way films can do that?
An order of repressed, randy nuns are sent to build a hospital in a drafty castle known previously for its orgies in the Himalayas. The Old General, who owns the castle and invited the nuns, feeds them a steady diet of sausages.
Michael Powell made this dry subject very saucy and easy on the eyes. Mr. Dean, a sweat-stained, swashbuckling English castle handyman and resident smart ass, disapproves of the rigid nuns and wants to ruffle a few habits (above…
why couldn't marvel copy their naming method that they used for 'wandavision' by calling this show 'fucky'
in all seriousness, the first episode was really good! its nice to see character development for these 2 that spans outside of them being plot points for steve rogers.
I watched this in a class when I was super young but I barely remember it so I figured I’d rewatch.
Such an entertaining time. Something about the shaky stop-motion still holds up really well and adds a lot to it. Oh but it is also very sexist AND racist.
“I love you”
“But Jack, I thought you hated women”
“You aren’t women”
L M F A O
Like most of Ozu's pre-1937 work, I FLUNKED, BUT is another nansensu ("nonsense") comedy about the fear of unemployment, which would have strongly resonated with contemporary audiences of the 1930s given the economic Depression of the times. Here the plot centers around several students facing "exam hell," who try to cheat their way through college finals but still end up jobless like those who graduated.
It's a much more playful spin on I GRADUATED, BUT (1929), only here Ozu doubles…