‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ is the 2018 adaptation of the 2014 novel of the same name by Jenny Han. It directed by Susan Johnson, according to Wikipedia, this is only her second directorial feature. The story focuses on Lara-Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and the events that ensue when the letters she has written to her past crushes are sent out. One going to Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) who is looking to make his ex jealous.
Whenever a new superhero movie or TV show comes out, the phrase ‘Superhero fatigue’ is thrown about a lot. It’s said in a way that makes it seem like this epidemic will be the end of all superhero films and, perhaps, for some studios it might be. But for the MCU, it seems that they are not effected by this ‘fatigue’ since 5 of their movies are sitting quite comfortably in the billion dollar club.
As surprising as it may be to some due to my inconsistent upload schedule and the lack of solid concepts for the blog (Surprises are fun, who doesn’t like surprises?! Me. I don’t like surprises – I’m a barrel of contradictions), I really want this blog to do well. The one issue that stops me doing this I believe is the struggle I face with being consistently creative.
Ah, Netflix, the curer of boredom and the source of procrastination. The streaming service quickly took it’s place among the hall of internet moguls and shows no signs of stopping as more and more people are opting away from live television in favour of relying solely on Netflix to provide them with unlimited, ad-free content at their fingertips (I am not one of these people as of yet. Love Island is something I must consume nightly). I recently read an article by the guardian (link here: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jul/02/netflix-originals-set-it-up-romantic-comedy) that talks about one of Netflix’s original movies ‘Set It Up’. Within in this Greenburg said that ‘We don’t know what Netflix expects out of its originals. The spirit of hiding viewership data strips away the box office pressures that control Hollywood studio thinking.’ And I think that this is true considering in the past few months they’ve given us to stereotypical Rom-Coms, but one was… well. You’ll see my opinion on that and one was an absolute success.
‘Ocean’s 8’ dir. Gary Ross opened in theatres in the UK on 18th June. Like it’s predecessors, the film focuses on a single heist executed by a rag-tag team. The story this time focused on Debby Ocean, sister to Danny Ocean, and her 7 accomplices. The formula is very similar to the previous Ocean’s films and does little to bring anything new to the franchise, but that is not to say the film was a failure.
‘Get Out’ is a horror/thriller, written by Jordan Peele, and stars Daniel Kaluuya Allison Williams. The story focuses on Chris (Kaluuya) and his first trip to meet Rose’s (williams) family for the first time. However, not everything is as it first appears to be when they arrive.
‘Moana’ is about a young girl, who has grown up on an Island, but longs to explore further than the reef she’s known her entire life. It stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho takes on the titular role. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the 2017 Academy Awards.