#NowWatching ... #ThomAndersen 's 2003 video essay doco #LosAngelesPlaysItself . This three-hour film split into two parts is, so far at the end of Part 1, absolutely fascinating. Every film fan needs to see this once. This La La Land quote keeps swirling around in my head: 'L.A. worships everything and values nothing.' This doco definitely has that theme in the forefront.
Side note: I'm really enjoying video essay-style docos at the moment. Any others, particularly about film, that I should check out?
Since the current release of one of the greatest blockbusters of all time recently came out *cough Infinity War cough*, I decided to show you guys my very own blu-ray collection! I’ve been collecting since sometime last year and I would love to expand it even more. I organize them by the studio not alphabetical. I don’t really know why but it looks better to me I guess 😂. For some of my favorite movies I try to get the best edition possible because why not. But with a VERY tight budget I try to spend less on films I like but if its one I love I go all in. I only own one tv show because they can be expensive sometimes... and Agents of Shield seasons 4 and 5 aren’t available on blu-ray 😭. But anyway on the sixth slide, you will catch my top 5 favorite blu-rays. All but 1 are superhero movies and 1 cult classic. Although in my book Tom Hanks is a hero. But these mean so much to me because I either got one from someone I love or just liked the cover art 😂. So yeah that is it. Dr.D’s very own blu-ray collection. Now my top 3 must haves currently are Blade Runner 2049(3D or steelbook)(maybe both), The Empire Strikes Back, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3D steelbook. So yeah. What do you guys think of the collection so far? Do you recommend anything to add to it? Sound off and tell me what you think!
Clarence’s Really Simple and REEEEAAALLLLYYYY LATE Movie Reviews: Black Panther= EXCELLENT!!!- Sorry this is so late guys but I’ve had a ton of stuff going on so far this year, heart surgery, adding a career, etc. Adding to that is the fact that I knew there was no way I could be unbiased after just seeing it. I’m 49 years old and I have literally been waiting for this movie for at least 40 years! I’ve seen it 3 times to date!
Ok, I know what your saying; Why even do a review this late? Well, because believe it or not, some people still haven’t seen it. In short, the movie is excellent and exceeded what I could have imagined. The look and feel of the movie is different from any other Marvel film. Chadwick Boseman is great as the Black Panther. I was worried about Michael B Jordan being cast as Killmonger after his performance in Fantastic Four but he absolutely crushes it here as the main villain. Every actor in the movie did a great job but Winston Duke as M’Baku (Man-Ape for fans of the comic) was an absolute scene stealer. Other good things were the roles of the women. Each one was incredible. I also loved the the fact that they used so many new and relatively unknown new actors. Well I’ll end here in order to keep it “Really Simple” but if you haven’t seen it, go see! If you have seen it, go again! #movienight#movie#movies#film#movietime#bluray#movieday#cinema#moviebuff#moviereview#films#hollywood#s#bluraycollection#moviedate#bluraycollector#moviestar#instagram#movielover#cinephile#nowwatching#horror#filmphotography#moviecollection#filmmaking#dc#actor#actress#like#bhfyp
The Debt Collector (2018): After the incredibly fun, Accident Man, writer/director @actionjessevjohnson and writer @boatdrinks are back with the super-entertaining The Debt Collector! While, for me, it doesn’t reach the fever pitch fun of the former film; it does allow Johnson and Small to stretch their writing muscles even more as they craft a winning duo with @thescottadkins and the scene-stealing @louismandylor while keeping the laughs and the action coming consistently. Like Accident Man, there is a clear love of the Tarantino-style of filmmaking with lots of colorful characters and some fun structuring elements. The film is slick looking and shot incredibly well (wish I could have it on Blu-Ray!) and shows, yet again, how Johnson is continuously elevating his craft. Adkins and Mandylor are the whole of this film’s success as they bounce off of each other with reckless abandon. Watching them interact is a joy and the screenplay really allows them the ability to open up these roles. Adkins, as always, brings the thunder during the action scenes and Johnson stages a ton of great stuff here with, again—as usual, a fantastic sense of impact and a trust in his actors and stunt team. It should also be noted that Adkins is funny as hell here! Mandylor, however, is on fire playing a down on his luck thug who clearly has more going on under the hood. He is funny, has a great delivery throughout, and isn’t a slouch when it comes to the film’s more dramatic leanings either. This is a role he clearly relished and justifiably so. We also get some fun support from @tonytoddofficial #michealpare and @vladimirkulichofficial who are all nice additions. Story wise, things are fairly standard stuff and, if you’ve seen a lot of action films, you won’t be blown away as to where the story heads in the end. The movie seems to cruise along and then simply reaches its violent climax in unceremonious fashion. While this won’t change anyone’s perception of action cinema; it is an incredibly entertaining film that is an easy recommendation for fans of the director and the stars! Support these people! #movie_mattinee @oscarwatchpod @samenightmovie