Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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“We are Groot”

  • What is this movie about? guardians_of_the_galaxy_vol_two

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

 

  • Why should you watch it?

Because Guardians of the Galaxy was a fresh story that we knew nothing about (unless you are a Marvel fan, the you knew almost everything). Now we know these characters and the story continuous keeping the same style of the first movie, but with more laughs than ever.

We find our heroes together some time after the first movie, doing their businesses, and for this movie the main plot it’s Star-Lords origins, which of course they might not be as they look like. While his background story is interesting, there is a lack of magic like in the first movie, of course it was something new back then and now we have the same. But the movie lacks the kind of action and story that the first had. Plus, this one is really a stand alone movie, not connected at all with the MCU (for the moment). If the movie wasn’t there, maybe we wouldn’t miss anything of the whole story arcs.

Yes, you cannot stop laughing, because let’s be clear, more than an action film it looks like a comedy one. Specially with the pair that Racoon and Groot are, once again they steal the show, specially baby Groot. But it’s not only Star-Lords parentage that we learn about, we also learn the other backgrounds, which is good, as there were many questions unanswered in the first movie and in this one we get them.

As always, the movie is pure a visual effect, which nowadays we are really used to watch, but maybe one of the best scenes is the opening sequence. Then, another detail that this movie has as its predecessor it’s the music, that 80s style is really present through the whole movie, and personally one of my favourite ones is during the rolling of the credits, so stay tuned. And don’t forget to stay seated until the very end of the movie, as there are not one, nor, two, nor three, nor four, but five post-credit scenes. Yes, a bit of an overload, but there are a couple that looks really interesting..

Remember: #WeAreGroot

 

  • Did you know?

– The film’s subtitle is a nod to Star-Lord’s Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1 tape from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

– James Gunn clearly stated that this sequel won’t set up Avengers: Infinity War.

– In an interview, James Gunn said that most of the questions will be answered in this film that remained unanswered in the first.

– Prop master Russell Bobbitt had difficulty finding the cassette decks used in the first film and all of the Sony Walkman headphones they found were broken. Bobbitt contacted Sony to see if they had any available for filming, which they did not, so he eventually created six from scratch.

– This sequel was announced a week before the release of Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

– As Groot only communicates with the phrase “I am Groot” in different inflections, James Gunn created a “Groot Version” of the script for himself and Vin Diesel, which contains each of Groot’s lines in English.

– Prop master Russell Bobbitt created a 1:1 scale model of the 10-inch (25 cm) Baby Groot for filming to use as a lighting reference, and sometimes puppeteered against the actors during the filming.

– Dave Bautista’s Drax makeup took only 90 minutes to apply, down from four hours for the first film. However, he would have to sit in a sauna at the end of the day to get the makeup off.

– According to the VFXperts, Ego’s planet VFX is composed of a trillion polygons, and is considered to be the biggest visual effect ever made.

– After many rumors, Karen Gillan reprised her role as Nebula without shaving her head.

– James Gunn went on record in an interview that he wants to give Nebula her own spin-off movie.

– The teaser poster is a parody of the cover for The Ramones’ album Rocket to Russia.

– This will be the first film shot on RED’s WEAPON 8K digital camera. It is the digital equivalent to VistaVision, a higher definition 35mm format developed in the 1950s.

– James Gunn said previously that Stan Lee’s cameo in this film is one of the four Lee cameos filmed in one day. In addition to this film, Gunn directed two other cameos, one of them was Doctor Strange, and another one that he did not specify which.

– In the comics, Mantis is human, and acquired her skills by living with the Kree. James Gunn chose to make her an alien in the film because he wanted Peter Quill to be the only one of the main characters to come from Earth.

– Yondu has a larger head fin in the film, bringing the character’s look closer to his comic counterpart.

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Feud. Bette and Joan

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“What ever happened to Baby Jane?”

  • What is this series about? feud

Follows screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and how their feud on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) all began.

 

  • Why should (absolutely) you watch it?

This is not only a fantastic but also a terrific tv series, as we are used to with Ryan Murphy’s series. But this one and this season (the only one so far) has something special, something magical and that is, that the story that it tells if did really happened. Maybe not exactly like this, of course some things might change, but still, as a whole it did happen and the story that is being told is as much magical as it is pure reality.

The series depicts in a brilliantly way that part of the life of the two actresses that were Bette and Joan. They were tough at the time were women didn’t matter much, even if they had a collection of Oscar awards. And who better to play these characters that two today huge actresses such as Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange? They absolutely nail it, and if you don’t belive so you better look for a comparison video that now that the show is over there are more than mushrooms in the forest. They are the show. They portrait the two golden actresses in a formidable way that at some point you might think if it isn’t the real ones on-screen. But it’s not only these two that are brilliant, all the supporting actors and actresses are stunning. I must mention Catherine Zeta Jones playing Olivia de Havilland, she is just awesome, simply awesome.

Besides the way they portrait the characters there is also the setting, the attrezzo, the glamour of the late 50s and early 60s in a Hollywood that it’s not the Hollywood that we are used to. Something always interesting form a historical point of view that here is depicted in a real realistic way that helps you remember about what it was making a movie back then. Every tiny detail is well presented and you can only enjoy the show and feel like you were living back then.

It doesn’t matter if you had no idea about what this show depicts: the legendary feud between the two actresses because after watching this series you will only want to watch the movie that started it all “What happened to Baby Jane?”, or did it continue the legend that was the feud? And if you did know about the story, you will simply enjoy it with all your senses and wish that there were more than 8 episodes.

Please watch the trailer below to finish convincing yourself to watch this masterpiece of a show. And if you still more convincing, please watch the other video where there is Susan Sarandon performing as Bette Davis, and the real Bette Davis performing. as herself If that doesn’t win your heart, nothing will.

 

 

 

  • Did you know?

– The series was in development – with Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon on board – for seven years before finally being given the green light.

– Three Oscar winners (Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Zeta-Jones) portray three other Oscar winners (Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and Olivia de Havilland, respectively).

– Ryan Murphy interviewed Bette Davis months before her death in 1989. The agreed-upon 20-minute interview lasted four hours, and inspired his characterization of Davis. When he asked her about Joan Crawford, she would talk about how much she hated her, before saying “She was a professional. And I admired that.”

– Catherine Zeta-Jones was Ryan Murphy’s only choice for the role of Olivia de Havilland, which he offered to her personally.

– Onset in the first episode, Bob Aldritch (Alfred Molina) wears his tie undone yet clipped near the bottom. This is the same way the director wears his tie early on in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

– Although Bette Davis is seen maliciously wearing Joan’s old wig, in actuality neither of them knew about this until after filming because the wig had been groomed

– Scenes for the 35th Academy Awards that takes place in episode 5 were shot at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the actual location of the 1963 Oscars.

– Both leading actors are considerably older that the real life individuals they are playing. Bette Davis was 54 during filming of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane – Susan Sarandon is 70. Joan Crawford was 56, Jessica Lange is 67.

– Olivia de Havilland, played in the series by Catherine Zeta-Jones was 100 years old when the program aired. Asked for her opinion, de Havilland responded “Having not seen the show, I cannot make a valid comment about it…However, in principle, I am opposed to any representation of personages who are no longer alive to judge the accuracy of any incident depicted as involving themselves.”

 

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Life

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” Be careful what you search for”

  • What is this movie about? life_ver2

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a life form coming from Mars that now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

 

  • Why should you (absolutely) watch it?

This is a fantastic movie. Not only it’s entertaining but you are tensed the whole time the movie is on the screen. Something that many of us haven’t felt watching this kind of sci-fi horror movies since we watch the masterpiece that is Alien.

If you watch the trailer you probably will think it’s the new Alien movie, which by the way comes out next month, but that is far from the truth. While it might seem like a copy from Alien, this movie takes another path. A path that feels more real to us because this could happen right now, up there, at the ISS and we wouldn’t be aware of it. Not at all. Yes, it is clearly inspired by Alien, but that’s it. Not even the creature looks alike, nor the way the story keeps forward. It has its own charm, its own style, and that is something to be grateful for because it makes the audience enjoy the movie, and that is why we go to the cinema in the first place.

As any science-fiction movie, visual effects are the main characters of the show and in this movie they are but they don’t fully get all our attention because the movie has a terrific cast in it that makes us forget that everything we see is CGI, which is also an added value of it. All the actors are just brilliant. Each of them playing wonderfully their roles and you just can’t hate them in some cases, but just feel really sorry for them, of what you know is going to happen to them. but you keep watching to see it happening.

This movie is a magnet to the eye and it’s not only science-fiction,. because what it depicts, it could really happen anytime. Finding life outside Earth, which it’s still being our focus and are fresh news. A really good movie to enjoy and one that won’t disappoint you at all.

 

 

  • Did you know?

– The movie was inspired by Alien (1979).

– Life (2017) was released on March 24, 2017 by Columbia Pictures after being moved up from its previously announced release date of May 26, 2017, to avoid competition with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

– There is a fan theory where many people believe this to be a prequel for Sony’s film Venom (2018), which was just recently announced.

– In a TV spot commercial, it was revealed that the movie reused old b-roll footage from Spider-Man 3 (2007). Similarities in one particular shot from the commercial was discovered by Reddit user “toomuchsoull.” He credited his discovery to his multiple viewings of Spider-Man 3 (2007) as a kid, along with good memory for small details.

– This was the second time Ryan Reynolds has starred in a Daniel Espinosa film. They previously worked on Safe House (2012) together.

– Second film to be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and feature Ryan Reynolds. The first was Deadpool (2016)