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Media Update 5/27/21

May 27, 2021

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

When I heard that the Producers who worked on Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse were making a new movie, I got excited. Those are Producer/Writer/Directors Lord and Miller who previously created the Lego Movie among other things. Add on to that Mike Mianda was getting to direct his first feature film after previously writing and directing episodes of Gravity Falls. The movie is about a dysfunctional family who decides to take a road trip across the country to deliver the daughter to college and to heal the rifts in their family. Unfortunately, they are in the middle of a global machine uprising. The movie is glorious quirky, heartwarming, and really funny. Abbi Jacobson is the star of the movie as the daughter going off to college and the artsy, confident young woman. Danny McBride plays the dad, out of touch but with a good heart. Maya Rudolph plays the mom, an awkward but fun woman who is just trying to keep the peace in her family. Mike Rianda himself plays the little brother, a shy lover of dinosaurs who has a really kind heart. Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, and Beck Bennett steal a lot of scenes as robot voices. I recommend this movie a lot.

Psycho Goreman

This movie kind of defies explanation and even the trailer kind of does not do it justice. The movie is about a brother and sister who are digging a hole in their backyard when they find a glowing gem which they take. However, the object under their feet starts acting up causing them to flee. The next day they discover an actual alien in the warehouse near their house who has just finished murdering criminals. The alien is a hyper-violent warlord but the kids are saved when they discover that the gem allows them to control him. From there we get a story that I found hard to predict. The movie is hilarious but also extremely gory. A lot of the humor comes from the hyper-violence and the awkward humor of having somebody who calls for your blood under your magical control. The special effects, costuming, and some of the music reminded me of Power Rangers production design which made it all the funnier. This movie is definitely not for the faint of heart but if you can stomach gore, this offbeat comedy is for you. I really love the Director and want to see more of his stuff. I recommend it.

Suburban Gothic

I decided to watch this movie on a whim on the strenghth of the cast and I was not disappointed. The movie is about a young man who moves back into his childhood home with his parents only to find that the ghosts he remembered from his childhood might be real. The main character is played by Matthew Gray Gubler who does a great job as a sarcastic, eccentric guy with a good heart and a sharp wit. He joins forces with the always delightful Kat Dennings who is her usual deadpan, sarcastic self and has great chemistry with Gubler. Gubler’s parents are played Ray Wise and Barbara Niven and are absolute psychotic fun. They are joined by a really fun cast including appearances by genre actors Jeffrey Combs, John Waters, and Ray Santiago. The movie is offbeat and fun. The movie is just as much about having to deal with your parents and your life when things don’t work out as it is about ghosts. The hauntings are not very scary and are instead experimental film strange. The movie definitely works and I recommend it.

Music of the Week:

Alex Lahey – On My Way

Mimi’s Band – I’m the Heckin’ Best

Morcheeba – Big Calm

Yungeen Ace – Demons

Mashup of the Week:

Meadow Stargazer – Something About 21 Guns

Weekly Update:
This week’s theme is “Inhuman Danger and Comedy”
I watched more Watcher videos
I watched a lot of Twitch and YouTube
i watched more Elementary Season 4
I watched more Prodigal Son Season 2
I watched more Conspiracies
I finished watching The Sons of Sam


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