|Posted on August 21, 2015 at 6:25 AM|
There has been so much buzz on this movie. It just looks striking in every way. The look. The tone. The creep factor of it all. More interestingly is how we’re seeing a period horror movie and it’s really hard for me to think of another one. Black Death maybe? I would say The Village but that’s 90% correct for a 75% good movie (those numbers mean nothing, just tossing it out there, ohhh…an idea for a new Not That Bad entry maybe?)
This is a first time director with an incredible looking movie and distinct style. I can’t wait for it.
This is a long trailer that really doesn’t say much of anything about the movie. I get an impression, though, that this is a movie where the devil is in the details. It’s not a broad comedy but more about character and dialogue. It’s not trying to sell a hook or a plot. It’s about situations and moments, and I always kind of like that. That being said, I know this is a comedy but it’s not really showing much for me in wanting to see it expecting to find it funny.
From the director of Pontypool, a cult-favorite amongsts horror fans (for some reason, truthfully I wasn’t big on it) comes a…well I don’t know what, to be quite honest. It’s kind of horror. Kind of psychological horror. Kind of action. One thing for certain is that it’s certainly creepy looking and visually interesting.
She’s Funny That Way
Some might say that Peter Bogdanovich really hasn’t been relevant as a director since the 1970s. Well, that’s true, actually. He’s been more of an actor the past few decades than a director, but man what he did in the 70s was one of the reasons why the 70s was such a great time for movies. Here he is, writing and directing, and I feel that if he’s getting back into that mold, then he’s got something he wants to really do. With a solid cast like this, I think it’s worth taking a look at. Don’t you?
Also, did you know Aniston is one of the top 4 or 5 highest paid actresses in Hollywood? Can someone explain that to me? It’s not about appeal, it’s about her movies and the fact that none of them really make money and she’s not a major star big enough to open them.
Queen of Earth
Someone put on that 1970s filter on the camera and also got some old voice over guy to tell us about the movie. Seriously, this trailer feels like it’s ripped from that era and shoudl be playing a double feature with some independent French film or Picnic at Hanging Rock or something.
I don’t qutie get that. I mean, the movie isn’t set in that era, so I’m just weirded out by the intentional choice, I guess. Not writing the movie off at all, hell it looks interesting no doubt, but that’s just strange to me to take that creative decision to cut a trailer which makes it seem more of a short movie parodying movies of that era than an actual trailer for a movie.
I love Elizabeth Moss, though. She’s pretty awesome.