Monday saw the Ronon’s Reviews tradition of finding the weirdest films made and checking them out. This time it was Matt and the movie Miss Violence. A modern day Greek tragedy where a young girl commits suicide on her birthday and the family struggles with their own demons. Read the full spoiler free write HERE.
Wednesday Mags shared her thoughts on the French drama Evolution… Well, she calls it a drama but truth be told, it’s another one of her WTF films. Mags admitted she’s still not quite sure what she watched but enjoyed it none the less. If you’re the type of person who loves the same movies as her, read her review HERE and decide if this little gem is worth your attention for yourself.
Friday was a big and important day for me. 18 months before I had donated some cash to the Flobots Kickstarter and the group had finally dropped their baby, the awesomesauce No Enemies. I was one of the lucky ones who got a digital copy a month early. Read all about my early access listen HERE.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, with the second to last season just 2 months away HBO dropped the bomb shell that they are going for “a series of” different spinoffs, talk about flogging a dead horse. While no set number has been mentioned, rumour has it there will be 4 different ones. When I first heard a few years ago of a planned offshoot I thought ‘Robert’s Rebellion’ or the ‘Targaryen Take Over’ would be interesting… but 4? Too much.
The ‘Milking A Dead Cow’ heavyweight Disney, is continuing their Pirates of the Caribbean juggernaut with film number 5, Dead Men Tell No Tales. Now I loved the first 3 movies, they had it all, comedy, action, top soundtracks, decent effects, amazing actors and a hint of horror (the undead pirates still look awesome). But I felt the fourth was too much same same for the sake of it. But after I found out Javier Bardem will be playing the big bad in the new one, I can’t help but feel myself be pulled back in again.
We heard the sad news that David Lynch, one of the greatest directors of all times, has actually come out and said he will never make another film ever again. Turns out his 2006 Inland Empire was the last straw in an industry that, in his words, rewards shit movies and ignores the artful ones. Fortunately, his days behind the camera are not completely over with his long awaited follow on to the much-loved Twin Peaks is just around the corner. We are more than ready for that series here at RR’s.
But what got me the most excited this week was the premier of Alien: Covenant, no sadly I wasn’t there, and while the media have been sworn to secrecy until the film is out, word is still slowly getting around that it’s better than Prometheus (let’s be honest, not hard) and is closer to the original Alien movie. I’ve seen the screenshots and previews, I can’t wait for this one.