Yes, I write this a pack of years after the war … but thinking about it, I thought it was worth writing it.
I like gore. The viscera, the blood, the brain, the dismemberments: it’s nice. But it’s not because there is blood that I will enjoy it… and that’s why I struggle with “torture porn”. Think of Eli Roth’s Hostel or one of the very first episodes of The Walking Dead S07. You know what I mean? Pain is not the emotional register that suits me.
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I do not know what else to say about this series: you have to watch it. But I can at least write a little about it. Inspired by the 80s of ET, but also by “Stand by me” and the universe of Stephen King in general, calling into mind the “Goonies”… Stranger Things is perfectly modern but will especially speak to children of the 80s.
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The series Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil offered on Netflix have had some success and deserved it, because they are well done and well played. Although you may like one or another, the fact remains that these Marvel characters are interesting.
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I have recently read an article that related five rumours concerning future blockbusters. I will not talk about the movies that don’t interest me., but let’s consider Batman by Ben Affleck. His talent as a director is noticeable in the unique Argo so I hope the superhero will be as good as Nolan’s one even if I will miss Christian Bale for sure.
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Alexandre Aja does not know how to finish a movie. The first part of his films are often excellent, with good ideas and the second part is not as enjoyable with awful conclusions. I have not watched all his movies, but if I remember “Mirrors”, “Horns” or “Piranha 3D” (“The Hill have Eyes” is a nice movie in my opinion), that’s what I think.
I have watched “Piranha 3D” once again yesterday night, because I wanted to give it a second chance. Despite some well done gory moments (unfortunately already seen elsewhere) this movie is not far from “Sharknado”. What could we think of Jerry O’Connell in a ridiculous role which is not what he deserves (remember “Stand by Me”, “Sliders” or “Jerry McGuire”), or what could we think of Richard Dreyfuss in the opening of the movie? You already know that “Piranha” is not a good film. “Horns” is awful too, with Daniel Radcliffe as transparent as he is used to be. “Mirrors” is a little better with Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer). His lack of enthusiasm is in his role and gives sense to the story.
I’d like to say Alexandre Aja is a great director because he is French maybe. Unfortunately, he is just one director amongst others… Aja makes movies with his heart for now, and I hope that in the future he won’t make movies just for money. He won’t then be much worst.
It arrives soon. The new season of American Horror Story will be on screens on the 14th of September. Among the actors: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Denis O’Hare, Cuba Gooding Jr., Romika Annabell Osorio and Lady Gaga for her se read more