It’s the last week of Mario March Madness and all roads have led to the 1993 live-action adaptation, Super Mario Bros.
It has many rewrites and many strange choices. Humans evolving from dinosaurs? Parallel Earth’s? Koopa is a germaphobe? Yes, this is a Mario movie despite the attempts to make it something that it’s not.
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Céline Sciamma has been making some of the most haunting and beautiful movies this century. She is one of the best going today. If you have not seen all of her films, you should make a point to do so.
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Article Updated: 3/24/2022
There is something terribly wrong with the world, and it is destroying us from the inside out.
Paul Schrader is one of the most interesting and talented auteurs since the 70s. Despite having a clear style, a prolific filmography, and a long record of great works over six decades, he somehow has missed out on the accolades and the financial success that many of his peers have experienced. First Reformed and a morbidly hilarious Facebook account have given him increased success and notoriety in the last chapter of his career. He’s also pretty close to being truly uncancelable so it should be smooth sailings from here on out for him to be remembered as one of the greats.
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The John Wick movies (no matter if they descend into a period of total mediocrity or not) will always have a special place in my heart for being a big part of restoring Keanu Reeves’ status as a big star in Hollywood. Here is how I rank the films (so far). Continue reading Ranking the John Wick Films
In which we discuss the internet’s favourite MCU show, Marvel’s struggles with commitment to a genre, yet more dodgy CGI, the great version of this show hiding within and of course everyone’s favourite horn-head (now with extra emphasis on the horn).
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This week Brian and Jerome break away from the animated world and take a look at a film from 1989 that featured the debut of Super Mario Bros. 3, The Wizard!
A kids road trip movie featuring Nintendo, Super Mario Bros., Ninja Turtles and Christian Slater!? Sign us up, as Mario March Madness continues!
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In which we discuss how things could change so dramatically when running it back with the same creative vision, the transparency of Marvel making things up as they go, the ongoing visual effects crisis, whether Christian Bale deserves an All-Marvel nod and the awkward fit of trying to tell two stories in one.
Continue reading Ben & Matt’s Marvellous Journey – Episode 38: Thor: Love & Thunder
Films to Watch: Showing Up
Ranking Kelly Reichardt films is an absolutely fool’s errand. Every time I watch one of them I think, “That has got to be one of her better ones.” Anyway, I am a fool, so…
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Updated: March 10, 2023
Still Need to Watch: Please Give
Nicole Holofcener specializes in empathetically capturing the loves in self-involved upper middle class whites stuck in a bubble and going through it. No one going today is able to explore stuff like that and make you it seem so true to life. Continue reading Ranking the Nicole Holofcener Films
It’s Mario March Madness! The month-long Super Mario Bros. exploration begins with an anime adaptation that most people don’t even know exists.
It’s Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach! It’s under an hour yet still manages to tell a better Mario story thanthe 1993 film.”
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