How many birds can Amber Heard herd if Amber Heard heard she could herd birds?
Not since Basic Instinct 2 have I eagerly anticipated a sequel no one else seems to care for. Big fan of the first Escape Room and the elaborate set pieces are here again in the second one. The premise is less intriguing by now, I think we know where the plots going 5 minutes before it gets there but it’s not the first movie to be predictable. For example, we’ve been teased in both movies now that one of the two…
More of an extended music video for their upcoming LP, Boy Harsher only got on my radar a few weeks ago and since then I’ve been listening to tracks like “Pain” and “Come Closer” on a repetitious loop. Their music is the reason why noise canceling headphones were invented.
Nice seeing James Duvall, of The Doom Generation fame, show up for a cameo still looking as spunky as ever.
I’m gonna make automatic half star deductions in future every time I see some arthouse movie that has chapter title sequences. Half an hour goes by and we get “Chapter whatever” in Icelandic in some white Nordic font. It’s pretentious as though the director thinks tacking on some unearned literary cred makes this more sophisticated than your average multiplex entertainment. Hence why this films theatrical release was relegated, most likely, to 5 inner city cinemas where you get slugged $25 a ticket and the usher is also an on-site barista.
Besides that, not a bad movie. Nice seeing Noomi Rapace again.
This is the perfect film to watch while scrolling through social media on your iPhone. Because the film’s main character spends just as much screen time scrolling through social media on her iPhone and this film is undeserving of your attention. Its as hollow and vapid as the Instagram influencers at the start of the movie.
It was nice to hear the Chromatics playing over the opening credits though. So one star for that.