Three years ago Knives Out hit theaters around Thanksgiving and it was an instant hit. Daniel Craig starred as a brilliant detective with a distinctly Southern twang, Benoit Blanc, in a murder mystery that was well-written and delivered plenty of twists and turns along the way. When it was announced that there would be a sequel, I was excited but understandably skeptical. Could Rian Johnson do it again?
Could he make another delightfully witty, genuinely shocking whodunnit with a cast of characters we’d never forget? Spoiler alert, he did. In fact, Glass Onion, in my opinion, is better than the original.
With fifteen years of experience and four movies already under his belt Daniel Craig returned one last time for the Bond movie of his career. Unfortunately, that film came out nine years ago with Oscar-winning Sam Mendes at the helm of Skyfall, a delightfully intense Bond film that does everything right; action, the classic sexy vibe, cinematography, suspense, and Javier Bardem was an unforgettable villain in that movie.
I wasn’t expecting another Skyfall but I was still expecting more than what I got.
No Time to Die seems to never really have an identity. In an effort to touch on the previous films, namely the disliked Spectre, the film just never found its own DNA. Rami Malek’s Safin is another Bond villain with a messed up face and an evil plan to destroy the world.
He threatens Bond with a soft, menacing tone, clearly asserting his power even though we know Bond is going to prevail…AS ALWAYS! On that note, there’s something I’d like to point out.
Since Netflix made a deal with Rian Johnson and bought his two Knives Out sequels yesterday for roughly $450 million I thought it would be perfect timing to revisit my dream cast for the sequel. Enjoy!
Scarlet Johansson has become a world-renown actress with her various roles on the big screen, namely her stepping into the limelight as Black Widow for over a decade. I can imagine her playing a beautiful femme fatale that leaves you constantly wondering if she’s the culprit behind the murder. Continue reading The Dream Cast of the ‘Knives Out’ Sequel→
Why did Knives Out get nominated for an Oscar? It clearly wasn’t a film unlike any other I’ve ever seen. It was a classic whodunnit movie that has twists and turns, leaving you to watch the story unfold with knit eyebrows and rapt attention just for the film to conclude with a shocking reveal that you probably won’t see coming.
(Unfortunately, the culprit of the crime was spoiled to me by a tweet I saw on Twitter.)
Do not worry. I will not spoil the identity of the culprit. But I will spoil a specific aspect of the film that would, in fact, garner the film its Oscar nomination. And that is the poignant plot that wraps around a foreign worker who works for a wealthy white family. Ecuadorian-American woman, Marta Cabrera takes care of the head of the household, an elderly man named Harlan Thrombey, played by Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer. He dies tragically and his family hungrily await the result of his will. Continue reading Throwback Friday: ‘Knives Out’ Gives a Voice to the Voiceless→
As a young teenager I remember watching The Adventures of Tintin every once in a while. At the time, I wasn’t a fan but my younger sister LOVED this story, mainly because of the staggeringly-beautiful animation that grips you with its unceasing perfection.
Recently, my sister and I began to reminisce about the animated film that Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson created and we decided to revisit the movie that, unfortunately, wouldn’t even be nominated for Best Animated Film in 2012.
The Adventures of Tintin feels like Steven Spielberg threw up all over it…in a good way. Every element feels like the best elements of his Indiana Jones movies as he tells a grand adventure featuring likable characters in the lead hero, Tintin (Jamie Bell), co-star Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), and Tintin’s super-cute dog, Snowy. Plus, the film’s villain, Sakharine (Daniel Craig), is undoubtedly one of the coolest villains I have ever seen. You almost want to root for the guy he’s so cool.
Daniel Craig has become an actor whose films I’ve started to enjoy and I thought it would be fun to highlight him for this week’s A Movie Ranking. So, let’s start this ranking.
5. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
I saw bits and pieces of this film over a month ago and I was like, “What’s this?” I love the recent Tomb Raider game and the newest Tomb Raider movie isn’t great but next to this it looks like The Avengers compared to Justice League. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Daniel Craig→