Can Martin McDonagh do no wrong? Or maybe the better question is can Frances McDormand do no wrong? I went into Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri knowing practically nothing. I knew that Frances McDormand had been getting a lot of Oscar buzz, that this film was directed by Martin McDonagh, and that three billboards may be involved (hey, to be fair many indie films don’t necessarily evoke their titles).
And I wasn’t let down. What I know now after coming out of the film is that Frances will most certainly win her category at this year’s Oscars, Sam Rockwell will win for Best Supporting Actor, and a two-hour film can transcend its runtime and stay in your mind for days.
Jamie and the new guys each give two of their most anticipated films of the upcoming year. What did they choose? Are they into big budget films or smaller, horror films? Maybe both? I mean, they are three individual people here…
Here is our third episode for our Youtube show, We Need Movies! Watch as Brandon Doyen and Jamie Gagnon (me) discuss the week of film: movie releases, Dvd/Blu-ray purchases, News of the Week, and a special segment every week!
This week’s special segment: We Rank the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU); which are:Read More »
People were worried what the success of Deadpool and its R rating would bring to the superhero genre (me included). The fear that every film would be reactionary to said success worried fans and filmmakers alike. But one thing that no one ever expected what the negative backlash from Batman V. Superman would bring (not even Ben Affleck).
My friend August will undoubtedly hate this, but I myself am at a standstill. While I think that the overtly serious tone of BVS muddied the characters and the sheer entertainment behind such a clash, the fact they have to lighten this film up due to the more fun feeling of the trailer worries me more, and for multiple reasons.