Category Archives: Rants about Films

R.I.P. Helen McCrory (1968 – 2021)

Damian Lewis has announced the tragic death of his wife (and occasional-co-star), Helen McCrory, at the age of just 52, stating that she passed “peacefully at home … surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.” Technically, the … Continue reading

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Rant: Monthly Dee-Lights (3/21)

Just a quick note of some of the funnest content I consumed last month (in no particular order): – Fender (the guitar people) posted a socially-distanced chat with Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney) about how their song “A … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious 7” [SPOILERS!]

Although Fast & Furious 7 (2015) boasts the “freshest” rating of the series over at Rotten Tomatoes (with 82%, compared to the original’s 53%), I wouldn’t rank it nearly so highly myself… partly because two of my fave characters (‘Han’ … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious 6” [SPOILERS!]

Fast & Furious 6 (2013) begins with ‘Hobbs’ (Dwayne Johnson) conscripting ‘Dom’ (Vin Diesel) and his crew to help take down an ambitious mercenary squad led by ‘Owen Shaw’ (Luke Evans), who apparently rescued/recruited the amnesiac ‘Letty’ (Michelle Rodriguez) after … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious 5” [SPOILERS!]

Fast & Furious 5 (2011) was where the series started pivoting towards what ‘Roman’ (Tyrese Gibson) succinctly describes as “some 007-type shit”, adulterating the street-car racing antics with increasingly absurd physics-defying set-pieces and spy-fi shenanigans. Nothing makes any damn sense … Continue reading

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Rant: Monthly Dee-Lights (1/21)

Just a quick note of some of the funnest content I consumed last month (in no particular order): – Netflix released a short (comedic) documentary series hosted by Nicolas Cage, exploring the History of Swear Words. Besides actual experts in … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious” 3-4 [SPOILERS!]

My slow saunter through the Fast & Furious series continues… The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) is another sorta-sequel, starring Lucas Black as a delinquent gear-head sent to stay with his father in Japan, where he quickly falls … Continue reading

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Rant: “Fast & Furious” 1-2 [SPOILERS!]

A lifetime ago I bought the first eight Fast & Furious movies on Blu-Ray, so I could gear myself up for the theatrical release of the ninth instalment, which was due to drop in May of 2020, before the whole … Continue reading

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Rant: Monthly Dee-Lights (12/20)

Just a quick note of some of the funnest content I consumed last month (in no particular order): – Jennifer Tilly posted a picture with her ‘Tiffany’ doll on Twitter, wearing coordinated Christmassy outfits! – I revisited Rachel Bloom’s classic … Continue reading

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Plug: “Southland Tales” BR

I don’t generally get that excited about new releases, but for some reason I was hyped to see that Arrow Films are releasing a fancy Blu-ray edition of Richard Kelly’s flawed-but-fascinating mindf*cker Southland Tales (2006) next month!* The biggest selling-point … Continue reading

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