"Men in black: international": spin-off without a spark
The first "Men in black", released in 1997, was very successful. And even in those years, success spawned sequels. The second and third films were not so good, and now,…

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"Bohemian Rhapsody": the birth and fall of a legend
I can't assess the impact of Queen on the world — I was born after Freddie mercury died, and I didn't see Live Aid or the Barcelona Olympics or anything…

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"The first player to get ready": from geeks, about geeks, for geeks
Steven Spielberg rarely makes movies lately. But it seems as if the project" the First player to prepare " (Ready Player One) was created for him. It is an action-adventure,…

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“Venom”: back in the nineties

The genre of motion picture comics continues to gain popularity, but in recent years it seems Marvel and its disney stories have virtually become monopolists in this market. Yes, DC is slowly winning back a place in the sun among the series, but in full meter with the marvel pipeline, it seems, there is little that can be compared. And the Sony company, having thought strategically, tries to join this conveyor, for a start – by means of “venom”(“Venom”).

A long time ago, Sony bought Marvel rights to everything related to “spider-Man” as a character, including the villains who got in his way. One of these villains (although it is more correct to call him an antihero) was venom-symbiote, which even lit up in the last “spider-Man” from Sam Raimi.Bearing in mind, apparently, the success of the brutal Fox releases – “Deadpool” and ” Logan — – Sony decided to bet on blood. However, still inscribed it in the framework of the rating PG-13, so as not to lose a profitable audience in the form of teenagers. Continue reading

“Detective Pikachu”: the highest quality digital fur

Video game movies are usually unlucky. The writers are struggling to connect what is happening in the games sur with the real world and real logic, because of what they have a complete mess. The creators of “Detective Pikachu” (Detective Pikachu) went the other way — they drew a completely new, almost detached from our world and did not try to cram into it the whole history of a huge franchise. And so they succeeded.

Everything in “Detective Pikachu”, except, perhaps, a couple of people and a few objects-digital, unreal, lovingly drawn by animators to the last hair, to the smallest scratch on the building. Most often, studios offer to put digital animals in a real environment, but in “Detective Pikachu” the environment was drawn for these very animals, placing people in it. Continue reading

Scary evil: eight charismatic maniacs from the world of cinema (part 2)

7. Maniac (Bloody harvest/FR. Haute tension, France, 2003) French Thriller directed by Alexander Azhe (“Mirrors”, “the hills have eyes”) in our collection — a kind of delicacy before dessert… This film is certainly not as popular as the above pictures, but is familiar to fans of the genre. With a fairly simple plot, initially resembling ordinary slasher, “Bloody harvest” has an original approach and a completely unexpected denouement.The maniac performed by F. Naon is too out of the list with his unpresentable appearance. As something are accustomed we, viewers, if not to frankly attractive psychopaths, like Bates and Bateman, then as least – to neat and well educated, as Dr. Lecturer:) Here same nor faces, pardon, nor skin: monster on rusty truck, obese, in smeared with blood overalls, with the face of, similar on bloated a potato, with lumps dirt under fingernails.Its atrocities are “drawn” too naturalistically, motives are unclear — at some point you catch yourself on feeling of deep disgust to everything happening on the screen. Continue reading

"Detective Pikachu": the highest quality digital fur
Video game movies are usually unlucky. The writers are struggling to connect what is happening in the games sur with the real world and real logic, because of what they…

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Scary evil: eight charismatic maniacs from the world of cinema (part 2)
7. Maniac (Bloody harvest/FR. Haute tension, France, 2003) French Thriller directed by Alexander Azhe ("Mirrors", "the hills have eyes") in our collection — a kind of delicacy before dessert... This…

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(Not)heroes: the story of a deconstructed superhero image in comic book adaptations
Marvel now many took out. More precisely, not even Marvel itself as such, but the dominance of their film comics. Film adaptations are full of stamps and even self-copying (I…

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How Hollywood is slowly introducing AI to make movies
The world of movies is full of intriguing "what if": will Smith, as you know, refused the role of Neo, Nicolas cage got the lead role in" Superman " Tim…

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