Archive for the Film Category

tell me a story…

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2019 by phanteana

i love a good movie poster reveal. this is certainly no exception:


(2 more months….2 more months…)

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everybody’s (still) talkin’ about Tolkien

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , , , , , on February 19, 2019 by phanteana

even with all the gaps in my posts, don’t think for a second that i wouldn’t mention the trailer to what looks to be THE GREATEST BIOPIC OF 2019 (IMO, at least). it’s about time “the man” got himself a big screen presentation. 🙂


p.s. i got to see the exhibit everyone is talking about. unfortunately, photography was prohibited so there are no pictures to display. but everything i saw is still very clear in my mind.


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all smiles indeed

not Tolkien around

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , , on January 24, 2019 by phanteana

the new year has barely started, but i received some super amazing news (no, i didn’t win the lotto): that Tolkien biopic that’s been in the works for the past few years is being released a LOT sooner that anticipated. while it’s been tradition for a Middle-Earth related film to hit the big screen around Christmas, the life and times of JRRT will make its theatrical debut in May (which is my birth month)…i’m more than fine with not having to wait until the end of the year for this one. 🙂


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“slow down, Edith…we still have another few months before the movie’s out!” 



tanzen up a storm

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2018 by phanteana

the full Suspiria trailer premiered this morning, as promised by the insanely clever & ultra witty marketing team behind its Twitter account. now if y’all excuse me, i’m going to need a moment to recover…






…ok, back to work. but first, more iced tea.


ant nothin’ to it

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2018 by phanteana

like the rest of the planet, i followed suit and saw Ant-Man and the Wasp this past weekend. although i’m not well-versed in comic book lore, i have enough real-life sources to rely on in case i have too many questions (which i usually do…don’t even get me started on Infinity War) post-film. i also tend to be a bit behind when it comes to the MCU (i didn’t see the first Ant-Man until earlier this year, if that’s any indication). anyone who reads this blog knows that i’m devoted to the MECU (note the extra letter), or what’s now being referred to as the “Legendarium.” but it’s not that i have no interest in comic book movies; i just don’t get around to them as quickly as others do.

regardless, i have to say that Scott Lang (at least, the big screen version of him) is definitely one of my favorite Marvel heroes. he’s your (sort of) average guy just trying to make a better life for himself and his family, and moving forward from the mistakes he made in the past. we can all relate there.


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yes, Ant-Man…we can forgive you for that time you toured with W.A.S.P.

a changeling of seasons

Posted in Film with tags , , on June 20, 2018 by phanteana

it’s officially summer, but Halloween is already on everyone’s mind. i kicked off my summer season over Memorial Day weekend with a chance to see the newly restored version of The Changeling at my local theater. this is one of my favorite films, and its effectiveness at telling a spooky & semi-true* story without the gore can still be felt in modern releases such as The Conjuring and Winchester. the film has been described as a “slow burn”, which is how a lot of horror should be (at least in my opinion, since i’m not a fan of blood & guts).

for the folks at home, a special 4K blu-ray edition will be released in August complete with an attic full of goodies including a poster, an enamel pin, and a replica of the infamous red rubber ball featured in the movie. several audience members at my theater jumped out of their seats during that scene…works every time!


*a lot of The Changeling‘s events match up, but because this is Hollywood there’s always bound to be revisions. in addition, there has been speculation as to whether Russell Hunter’s account is real or fabricated. regardless of whether or not you believe Hunter’s story, it certainly made for one of the greatest films of the late 20th century.


listen for the whispers

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , , on June 13, 2018 by phanteana

it’s safe to say those people who experienced the lunchtime terror of the first footage of the updated Suspiria have recovered from the ordeal…just in time for the trailer that dropped last week!

so what did i think of it? (not a spoiler alert)
well, it’s definitely creepy in terms of tone and appearance. but it looks more like an artsy foreign film as opposed to a horror movie. the costuming screams 1977 (but not tacky 1977). the color scheme used in the original is nowhere to be found, which further confirms that this new version is not a remake but rather a re-imagining. it’s different, but that’s not a bad thing. until the actual film is released on November 2 (which, coincidentally is Day of the Dead…good job, marketing team!), please enjoy the musings of Suspiria‘s Twitter page. whoever runs it is quite imaginative with their postings & retweets!