Two lonely strangers land a job working for a mysterious spy agency that offers them a glorious life of espionage, wealth, world travels and a dream brownstone in Manhattan. The catch: new identities in an arranged marriage as Mr. & Mrs. John and Jane Smith. Now hitched, John and Jane navigate a high risk mission every week while also facing a new relationship milestone. Their complex cover story becomes even more complicated when they catch real feelings for each other. What’s riskier, espionage or marriage? Mr. & Mrs. Smith Premieres on Prime Video February 2nd, 2024.
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It was, I think, a single day showing (6 Dec) ahead of the (apparently long awaited) Blue Ray release.
I saw it in a theater, as a fan of the film since I was a kid, and loved it.
It was also kinda interesting to see it again in a theater.
- There's a lot of "they don't make them the way they used to" in this film. The actual quality emphasis on characters in combination with some SFF high-stakes plot line being the major example. Also all of the practical effects (obviously) really stood out as beautiful.
- There's also a good deal of tropey-ness that stood out, a sort of background level of predictability with some cheesiness that dates the film.
- I think I saw a bunch of people learn to not go to the cinema as much anymore in real time. The crowd were mostly nerdy and slightly older types. Except for one group of people who seemed to be there for a retro laugh and probably hadn't seen the film before. They laughed out loud at a number things that no one else found funny and kinda killed the vibe in the cinema. I saw a number of people looking over at them with frustration, including myself, and despite the pleasure I get from the big screen and the theater, I would have enjoyed it more at home with a good TV. Personally, I think the theater died a good deal that night for me and I don't think I have much interest in seeing films with big audiences again ... we'll see.
Anyone else check it out or have thoughts about The Abyss?
The 4K remaster is of the Special Edition (longer version). From memory the theatrical version has less of the aliens but I cannot remember at all what the differences are ... anyone remember?
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Last November we had the opportunity to attend an exclusive twenty-minute screening of ‘Dune: Part II’, the highly anticipated second installment of the monumental adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic that Denis Villeneuve is carrying out. Of course, it is early to give an opinion, but we can assure that there are reasons to think that This new installment could be even more stimulating than the first.
The deal will also put more than 100 A24 films on Warner Bros Discovery platforms.
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Surprise! Steven Soderbergh's got a secret new film ready for Sundance called 'Presence' starring Lucy Liu, Julia Fox and more.
...And it's really good. It's only on Netflix, unfortunately, but if you're subscribed and have been after a sci-fi mystery to check out, I highly recommend it.
I've not watched it all yet (only to episode 3), so I'd prefer no spoilers (or keep them in spoiler tags), as so far it's been a delight.
I'd almost dismissed the show based off the sort of banner ads Netflix chose to run for it, until it finally showed some different image that caught my eye and got me to read the description. Turns out it's a kind of murder mystery amidst a society where humans and highly advanced robots are trying to coexist, but the murders are adding more strain to their already fraught relationship.
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What would National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation look like if Clark and his family had to fight a bunch of killer elves? You can get a very, very close approximation in the new movie There’s Something in the Barn. It stars Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Silicon Valley) as a happy-go-lucky father who moves his family to Norway only to find that an actual elf lives in their barn. The elf is cool with the family being there... until they start breaking his rules. Then all hell breaks loose.
The animated series was produced by Disney and has wrapped its run after three seasons.
The co-CEO argues that when the platform's subscribers discover shows long after they air on broadcast it adds value to library licensing deals for original IP.
Concerns over AI protections — including consent requirements for actors, the emergence of "synthetic performers" and using performances to train AI tools — have become a major flashpoint inside the guild.
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