KNIVES OUT -- dir. Rian Johnson; Daniel Craig, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, etc. etc.

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This tender biopic of Thom Yorke circa Amnesiac will thrill and delight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGqiHJTsRkQ

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:45 (four months ago) link

I'm up for a modern take on the Agatha Christie formula, but this looks a bit smug.

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:50 (four months ago) link

Complaints complaints. (Also I already like it better than Gosford Park.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:53 (four months ago) link

it's been a long time since I've seen a trailer for something this strongly predestined to be a flop

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:54 (four months ago) link

that is one helluva cast

has daniel craig had some work done? he looks kinda... odd

coroner criticises butt (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:54 (four months ago) link

Friend who saw it already says it's his second fave film of the year, behind Ford V. Ferrari.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:56 (four months ago) link

Rian Johnson's Bad Times at the El Royale

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:56 (four months ago) link

Rian Johnson should be banned from making films, hate him so much.

too bad, cuz this cast looks very entertaining

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:58 (four months ago) link

Friend who saw it already says it's his second fave film of the year, behind Ford V. Ferrari.

this fits

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:00 (four months ago) link

Perhaps also relevant:

Also if you like watching movie stars being movie stars, you will love KNIVES OUT. https://t.co/96i1mGcDGJ

— Karina Longworth (@KarinaLongworth) July 2, 2019

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:06 (four months ago) link

it's been a long time since I've seen a trailer for something this strongly predestined to be a flop

You never saw the trailer for Valerian?

MarkoP, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:09 (four months ago) link

I *saw* Valerian lol

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:13 (four months ago) link

going by the trailer I can 1000% live without Chris Evans' version of being a movie star

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:13 (four months ago) link

it's been a long time since I've seen a trailer for something this strongly predestined to be a flop

― Simon H., Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:54 AM (twenty minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

so it's a non-star wars rian johnson film

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:16 (four months ago) link

Looper did fine, no?

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:17 (four months ago) link

Budget $30 million[4]
Box office $176.5 million[4]

pretty good!

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:18 (four months ago) link

lol yeah i always forget about looper, the other rian johnson film namechecked in the trailer

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:20 (four months ago) link

trailer really got me when chris evans started telling a roomful of people to eat shit

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:21 (four months ago) link

but yeah I also hated The Brothers Bloom which is reason enough to avoid this one

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:21 (four months ago) link

(since this seems to be in a similar register)

that said, I would still see the cubicle-farm-set Brick sequel that lives in my head

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:24 (four months ago) link

when it comes to upcoming movies featuring rich people trapped in mansions, I would rather go see Ready or Not:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtYTwUxhAoI

(which pretty much looks like Get Out without any social commentary but either looks preferable to the movie above)

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:25 (four months ago) link

FWIW, Longworth is Johnson's partner.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:26 (four months ago) link

nb that the ppl she's addressing are interested in movie-star-era Hollywood bcz of her own criticism and research and analysis and biographing and writing and speaking and broadcasting and publishing, not randos who know who her boyfriend is

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:17 (four months ago) link

i am going to see the hell out of this

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 11:07 (four months ago) link

when craig said "i suspect foul play" i shrieked

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 11:07 (four months ago) link

Something something "Clue: The Movie."

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 11:42 (four months ago) link

Very low bar but this looks way more interesting/entertaining than Joker

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:46 (four months ago) link

Why'd you pick that one?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:48 (four months ago) link

Because it looks like one of the worst movies ever made and I want to take any and every opportunity to talk shit about it

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:49 (four months ago) link

“This slime mold is horrible and clogging my pores but at least it isn’t fucking Joker.”

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:01 (four months ago) link

^^^ gets it

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:06 (four months ago) link

heh, now I get it.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:14 (four months ago) link

I’m on board, I am already prepared to defend this movie at length against the gripes of you tedious aesthetes

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:27 (four months ago) link

guy hitting the piano key only good thing in that trailer

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:35 (four months ago) link

That was a confusing trailer to watch trying to figure out when Thom Yorke appears.

So it's like the Westing Game?

Yerac, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:01 (four months ago) link

Lakeith Stanfield chuckling at "CSI:KFC" also very funny.

I would honestly be pretty OK with seeing a non-comedy version of this, but once it became clear during the trailer that it was just a setup for lots of sitcom-y joke exchanges I was out.

One Eye Open, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:27 (four months ago) link

It looks like a Saturday Night Live video piece where they take a 70s Agatha Christie movie and turn it so it's all about the Trump family.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:35 (four months ago) link

This looks ridiculous and I am here for it, can't wait.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:38 (four months ago) link

lol unperson otm

the ironic thing is that I can imagine a non comedy version of this actually being pretty funny if they just did it without all the JOEK moments and let it be campy pulp. But instead it looks like that weird mode of modern comedy where so much of the humor is just based on breaking the tension of dramatic moments by having characters suddenly say something snarky or confused. It's such a weirdly nervous and insecure style, like the filmmakers are constantly reminding you that they know they are making a comedy. You can just see them giving the script to a bunch of punchup sitcom writers and saying "make sure there is 1 joke on every page, no matter what"

One Eye Open, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:42 (four months ago) link

so you do not like jokes, noted

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:04 (four months ago) link

I like jokes

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:06 (four months ago) link

Along the lines of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXn8CsQU1-U

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:06 (four months ago) link

Yeah but without peter sellers in yellowface

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:11 (four months ago) link

Yeah, that's pretty unwatchable.

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:35 (four months ago) link

Paging Morbs

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:35 (four months ago) link

So it's like the Westing Game?

once you see it... it can't be unseen

I wonder if everyone who watched Logan Lucky is going to get Daniel Craig to do ridiculous American regional accents now. It's a good bit.

mh, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:05 (four months ago) link

yeah lol

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:07 (four months ago) link

i like jokes fine but i'm just very bored w/stuff like toni collette's "no we cant ask?" bit, that style of gag is just so overdone and all over the place these days

One Eye Open, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:09 (four months ago) link

I do not think this is supposed to be a Comedy...?

Like, yes there are some jokes in the trailer and the overall feel is ridiculous but it seems like it is aiming for irreverent drama over comedy; like is everyone assuming Chris Evans telling his whole family to eat shit is supposed to be a punchline or something? Did people think The Last Jedi was a comedy?

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:43 (four months ago) link

I mean, the referenced Toni Collete line doesn't land like a joke at all to me. This doesn't even scan to me as trying to be funny in the vein of The Royal Tenenbaums.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:45 (four months ago) link

i guess it depends on how finely you want to split the hair between "an irreverent drama that seems to have lots of jokes" vs "a comedy"

One Eye Open, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:57 (four months ago) link

someone on twitter speculated that the film was pretty straight but they're hoping to market it as a parodic kind of thing

devvvine, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:59 (four months ago) link

this looks like Brick or Brothers Bloom register aka "semi-wacky/irreverent/quirky genre exercises" (though the latter is considerably wackier)

Simon H., Wednesday, 3 July 2019 17:00 (four months ago) link

Watching trailers on purpose is for the birds so I have v little idea of what this film is you’re all talking about

But murder by death, speaking of “jokes” and “doesn’t land” and “at all”, is a fascinating watch & entertaining if only for falk’s gumshoe bit and capote yelling at the Charlie Chan guy for stereotypically mangling his grammar while clearly being capable of genius-level deductive reasoning

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 17:01 (four months ago) link

the entire enterprise of miserable/cynical people being acerbic to each other is a cornerstone of british comedy and I at least give Johnson some credit for attempting an American version

mh, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 17:23 (four months ago) link

I just googled Rian Johnson fully expecting Rhys Ifans to appear. I am disappointed.

Yerac, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:51 (four months ago) link

It's such a weirdly nervous and insecure style, like the filmmakers are constantly reminding you that they know they are making a comedy. You can just see them giving the script to a bunch of punchup sitcom writers

who are the "them" you are imagining throughout this scenario

(also haven't watched the trailer, I am not a disgusting savage)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 19:05 (four months ago) link

I shouldn't've clicked because "Rian Johnson" is good enough for me but oh well, I'm not a purist

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 19:05 (four months ago) link

it's pronounced like "ryan" which is the most disappointing part

mh, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 20:31 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

KNIVES OUT is a diabolical, hilarious, and massively entertaining whodunnit that updates the musty genre for the modern world and all of its MAGA assholes.

see it with the biggest crowd you can find. here’s my #tiff19 review: https://t.co/SQumxnFZ6q pic.twitter.com/hSTsJBg4Me

— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) September 8, 2019

... (Eazy), Sunday, 8 September 2019 03:55 (two months ago) link

I'll wait for some non shit critics to weigh in

Simon H., Sunday, 8 September 2019 03:58 (two months ago) link

lol otm

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 8 September 2019 04:40 (two months ago) link

I’m on board, I am already prepared to defend this movie at length against the gripes of you tedious aesthetes

ready to tag team, silby

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Sunday, 8 September 2019 12:47 (two months ago) link

I get Uhlich and and Erlich confused

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 8 September 2019 13:01 (two months ago) link

This looks fun! On the other hand, I don't really get the critical interest in Johnson. He hasn't made an movie that's more interesting to watch than to talk about - and some of them aren't very interesting to talk about. He's like the Hold Steady of film criticism - an easy dilettante for frustrated critics to aspire to.

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 8 September 2019 13:22 (two months ago) link

He’s awful

Οὖτις, Sunday, 8 September 2019 15:13 (two months ago) link

Nah

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Sunday, 8 September 2019 15:23 (two months ago) link

Murder by Death was a great movie

akm, Sunday, 8 September 2019 15:42 (two months ago) link

I mean, how interesting The Last Jedi is to talk about depends on who you're talking about it with - but all of his movies that I've seen (I never saw The Brothers Bloom) have been good to watch and to think about.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 8 September 2019 16:38 (two months ago) link

It looks like a Saturday Night Live video piece where they take a 70s Agatha Christie movie and turn it so it's all about the Trump family.

― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:35 PM (two months ago)

Sometimes I like being right, and sometimes I hate being right. Not sure which this is yet.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, 8 September 2019 18:18 (two months ago) link

lol omg you guys are like a bunch of old hens!

talk abt unearned drama jesus

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 8 September 2019 20:02 (two months ago) link

Brothers Bloom is his least-to-talk-about movie, obviously he should be set on fire for making a fun Saturday afternoon international adventure romp

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Sunday, 8 September 2019 20:45 (two months ago) link

I like Brothers Bloom. It’s twee in a no-aping-Wes Anderson way, although you could draw the comparison.

untuned mass damper (mh), Sunday, 8 September 2019 22:15 (two months ago) link

I'm glad Ricky Jay got paid.

Simon H., Sunday, 8 September 2019 22:16 (two months ago) link

reviews of this are overwhelmingly positive. i'm ready for it.

omar little, Monday, 9 September 2019 01:06 (two months ago) link

I was finally going to see Ready of Not tomorrow, and while I know it is a different kind of movie, horror vs. who-done-it, isn't it also a rich Trumpy-jerk family stuck in a house at each others' throats movie?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 September 2019 02:10 (two months ago) link

Enjoy a character poster thread. Fashions! Color coordination! Vague spoilers as to what each of the character roles are if you care about that sort of thing.

What’s that you say? In the wake of our smashing Toronto debut the world is clamoring for some #KnivesOut character poster goodness? Alright FINE lemme see what I can do! In the style of those enticing character breakdowns that began Dame Agatha’s books, here we go...

— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) September 16, 2019

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 September 2019 17:19 (one month ago) link

if this movie is good then whoever edited the trailer should be getting a kick in the arse for making it look so horrendous

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Monday, 16 September 2019 17:33 (one month ago) link

horrendous? srsly?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 16 September 2019 18:28 (one month ago) link

never saw a potential smiley in craig before but

provisional ilx (darraghmac), Monday, 16 September 2019 18:55 (one month ago) link

:o

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 16 September 2019 19:01 (one month ago) link

Also, new trailer:

Nothing brings a family together like murder. Watch the new trailer for #KnivesOut now – In theaters this Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/2XuzPvyixH

— Knives Out (@KnivesOut) September 18, 2019

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 22:06 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Two weeks to go (for me at least). In the meantime I enjoyed this -- I watched Evil Under the Sun as a kid more times than I can count.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsJXuzjBc_Q

Ned Raggett, Friday, 8 November 2019 21:55 (five days ago) link

Death on the Nile is def on I remember watching as a kid

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 9 November 2019 17:13 (four days ago) link


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