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Knives Out 2?!?!? -- I Don't Want Another Benoit Blanc Movie [OPINION]
It was my #1 movie of 2019 and Rian Johnson also directed one of my favorite time travel movies (Looper) and one of my favorite Star Wars movies (die mad about it, haters). I'm also a huge fan of Daniel Craig I'm so all-in on Bond I'm binge-ing and reviewing all of them for you before[...]
[FANTASTIC FEST] "Knives Out" - Rian Johnson Slays the Whodunit (Non-Spoiler Review)
Two top executives at Lionsgate confirmed a sequel to Rian Johnson's popular murder-mystery Knives Out (2019) is in the works CEO Jon Feltheimer and Motion Picture Group Chairman Joe Drake confirmed in a February 6th conference call for its production The film garnered a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for the Johnson, and multiple Golden[...]
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker- A Mess of a Movie, But Ultimately Enjoyable [REVIEW]
Rian Johnson's Last Jedi (2016) earned a certified fresh rating from critics at 91 percent while audiences scored an average of 43 percent The Rise of Skywalker from J J Abrams saw the trend almost reverse with 57 percent of critics holding favorable reviews while 86 percent of audiences approved. Star Wars fans become an enigma[...]
"Star Wars": New Picture of Rey from "The Rise of Skywalker"
I love Rian Johnson and think he has one of the best track records of any filmmaker working today (Knives Out is spectacular and you should really go see it.) I also really like JJ Abrams and his workmanlike ability to synthesize Spielberg, Lucas, and all the other filmmakers I love into substantive popcorn flicks,[...]
[FANTASTIC FEST] "Knives Out" - Rian Johnson Slays the Whodunit (Non-Spoiler Review)
It's Rian Johnson doing an update on the Agatha Christie movies that featured all-star casts that were a regular thing in the 1970s and early 1980s. Knives Out: Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc Image courtesy LionsgateOn the surface, the movie is about who killed a famous mystery author Johnson uses the structure to offer social commentary[...]
[FANTASTIC FEST] "Knives Out" - Rian Johnson Slays the Whodunit (Non-Spoiler Review)
The Rian Johnson directed murder mystery snagged $41.7 million Wednesday-Sunday It also took in $28.3 million overseas, bringing its global total to $70 million Not bad for a live-action, made-for-adults film these days Mid-range pics like this always feel like they are facing an uphill battle, but when you get a strong cast and excellent[...]
"The Mandalorian" S01, Ep02: "The Child" Brings Out Your Inner Jawa (Spoiler Review)
It's the same feeling across the different movies and TV shows, from Clone Wars to Solo: A Star Wars Story to Rogue One to Rebels to Resistance. When Rian Johnson experimented with deconstructing and subverting the tropes and expectations in The Last Jedi, fan outrage screamed across the internet That was the most telling reveal of[...]
Mondo Music Release of the Week: Knives Out!
This week sees the release of the Nathan Johnson soundtrack for Rian Johnson's Knives Out! KNIVES OUT – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP Original Score Composed and Produced by Nathan Johnson Layout and Design by Jay Shaw Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Black Vinyl Housed in a die-cut gatefold jacket, containing one of nine randomly inserted[...]
11 New Character Descriptions and Posters for Rian Johnson's "Knives Out"
After getting rave reviews at their TIFF premiere last weekend director Rian Johnson took to his official Twitter account to share eleven new character posters and descriptions for the upcoming movie All of the posters are channeling that old school Agatha Christie look. Benoit Blanc, a gentleman sleuth of great renown Summoned to this nest of[...]