The best thing about the Lighthouse is the cinematography tbh. Beautiful film. That closing shot, damn.
I also watched City of the Living Dead (or Gates of Hell, if you prefer) for the first time in at least ten years; it was much better than I remember it being. Loved the atmosphere of constant dread going on, but gotta admit that the scene where Daniela Doria pukes her guts out legit gave me the dry heaves. I actually had no idea that this was part of a trilogy including The Beyond and House by the Cemetery until very recently, so I'm going to revisit those two next week.
The Color Out Of Space is even better on rewatches. I think it's even better than Mandy and I kind of love it. It's in the pantheon of my favorite Cage performances, but I think Tommy Chong and Joely Richardson did pretty good work as well. I found the entire family unit pretty likable and interesting which is what made the second half of the movie hit pretty hard. One of my favorite soundtracks in a while too and it perfectly complimented all the trippy images and atmosphere while mixing some peaceful soundscapes with genuinely unnerving ones.Wow! I liked Nicolas Cage's performance again and now I'm not sure what to think about all of that. Not even mad that he went full Cage because it lent itself well to his character. Damn good movie and probably one of the more faithful Lovecraft adaptations out there while also giving the story a necessary update to make sense today. I'm not sure if it was intentional, but casting Elliot Knight as the narrator Ward Phillips is a nice slap in the face to the dead racist Howard Phillips Lovecraft who probably would have balked at his inclusion. I laughed at the irony; it should not be overlooked or forgotten that Lovecraft took his racism a step further by finding ways to include it in his writing.
I'm really, really looking forward to seeing this one if/when it hits On Demand or becomes free. Love HDD and HDD2U and the premise/acting sounded like it'd be a great romp too.Freaky: Much better than I thought the trailers suggested. The writing in this was great, superb balance of comedy and horror just right. No surprise this was done by the same folks who did Happy Death Day (which I want a part three of). Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton did a fantastic job in the reverse roles and quite frankly this might have been Blumhouses best of the year, but Invisible Man is right up there too. Well worth a looksee.
RE: the article: this is why physical media will never true go away entirely. Streaming services are going to have power on what they want to show in their library and that's going to drive people away before long. This combined with the recent edits Netflix made to the Back to the Future films and Disney+ editing mermaid BUTT in Splash is only the beginning.
THIS. You never heard about HBO or Showtime editing movies, so fuck Netflix hard for doing it.RE: the article: this is why physical media will never true go away entirely. Streaming services are going to have power on what they want to show in their library and that's going to drive people away before long. This combined with the recent edits Netflix made to the Back to the Future films and Disney+ editing mermaid BUTT in Splash is only the beginning.