THE BROTHERS BLOOM (2008)
Dir: Rian Johnson
DP: Steve Yedlin
Dir: Rian Johnson
DP: Steve Yedlin
This is just a Star Wars PSA: You cannot be a Rian Stan AND a Finn Stan. If you’re one, you cannot be the other.
𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭, 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝. 𝐈'𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐱 𝐮𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮.
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𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤 (𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟓) 𝐝𝐢𝐫. 𝐑𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧
I was tagged by @veradune to post 9 movies! Y'all know I’m a cinephile, so I’ll choose some of my favorites that I never get to talk about with other people.
2. The Door in the Floor (2004) Dir. Tod Williams, Based on the book “A Widow for One Year” by John Irving
3. Lady Vengeance (2005) Dir. Park Chan-wook
4. The Haunting (1963) Dir. Robert Wise
5. Watching the Detectives (2007) Dir. Paul Soter
6. Brideshead Revisited (2008) Dir. Julian Jarrold
7. Imaginary Heroes (2004) Dir. Dan Harris
8. Now and Then (1995) Dir. Leslie Linka Glatter
9. How to Deal (2003) Dir. Clare Kilner
Kathleen Kennedy delivering the franchise to Rian Johnson
“Looper” is a movie that kept me engaged the whole time even with its countless plot holes.
Joe is what’s known as a looper. Basically, his job is to kill people from the future that has been sent to the past so the future police can’t find the body. Every looper ultimately has to kill their own future self to tie up any loose ends. After that, they get to live the next thirty years of their lives doing whatever they want until they eventually get sent back into the past to have their younger selves kill them. When Joe’s future self manages to escape, it’s up to young Joe to find his older self and kill him before the rest of the loopers kill the both of them.
I want to start off by saying that this movie is extremely entertaining to watch. There’s just something about the plot that kept me engaged from start to finish. The themes in this film are also really well-crafted. The action is gripping and the concept is original as hell. Unfortunately, this story can only be enjoyed if you don’t think about it too much. There are a lot of glaring plot holes in this film and it sort of chips away at the film’s entertainment value the more you find. I think this movie can’t be discussed without spoilers, so if you haven’t watched this movie and have seriously considered doing so, stop reading here. Now with the spoiler alert out of the way, I want to talk about time paradoxes. To do that, I must start at the end. The movie ends with young Joe realizing that it’s his older self that causes Cid to turn into Rainmaker. In an attempt to save Cid’s mother, Joe kills himself, which means that Cid grows up with his mother and never has to become Rainmaker in the first place. If that’s the case, then Rainmaker would have never existed and got old Joe’s wife killed. Then Joe wouldn’t have been compelled to go back in time and kill Cid in the first place, which means Rainmaker should have never existed in the first place. I understand that a lot of movies have different interpretations of time travel and each movie has to be judged on its specific boundaries and rules for time travel. Even with that in mind, this movie falls apart from beginning to end. I will say, this movie is still interesting to watch and worth watching. There are themes that still hold up and are worth taking away from this film. I just don’t think it’s a perfect movie and that might bother some people more than most.
Watched on September 14th, 2020
Star Wars: The Last Jedi/Luke’s Final Stand
But everyone who hates on this film likes to forget this epic scene exists.
Kylo going crazy and paranoid but no one listens to him.
Hux: He’s just one guy. We don’t need this weaponry.
Kylo: No, he is not.
Hux: Still don’t see the big deal.
Peak Rian Johnson.
Knives out | 2018
Please share your thoughts on this. I have issues with points made in this video and I wonder what you guys pick up on. I agree that Disney FUCKED UP, but I am so sick of hearing people put more blame on Rian Johnson than JJ Abrams. That is actual fucking insanity.
I unfollowed STW for a few reasons, some of which are childish- He gave TROS way too much praise, and made a video about how TLJ Luke Skywalker is not “[HIS] Luke Skywalker.” I actually did not really like The Force Awakens, I did not enjoy the lighting, the overall tone, the unoriginal plot- there are good aspects of course like Kylo Ren. When I saw it, it made me check out of the new trilogy. I have loved Star Wars since I was a child, growing up with the prequels on repeat. Rogue One came around and it lit a fire in my heart! Rian Johnson brought so much love and originality to the trilogy. Isn’t it the only movie George Lucas has some sort of positive thing to say about it? Either way, it stands out in the trilogy, and for me, it is not because it ruined it. JJ Abrams was the wrong choice for this trilogy. Star Wars deserves HOPEFUL stories with DEPTH. Rian Johnson delivered.
Great? No. (The Palpatine stuff was bad.)
But it was a fairly OK film.
Does anyone remember Jar Jar and hearing two minutes of the dude bitching about sand?
I agree with JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson: The important thing is, whatever else you think, we stop yelling abuse at each other and getting hysterical.
JJ: Uses recycled ideas and has no clue what to do with the characters or what their backstory is and keeps flip flopping on his ideas even while filiming
SW fans: Man, Rian Johnson really did a number on this trilogy
I stand by this viewpoint: the planning problem with TRoS is not that the trilogy wasn’t planned. It’s that Abrams couldn’t plan a single bloody film and stick to it.
Whereas the film that came before it? That one was written before Episode VII released (heck, probably before Abrams was done reshooting it) and they stuck to that script. Everyone knew what they were doing.
John Boyega Throws Star Wars The Last Jedi, Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Jo…
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
A donut inside a donut