I just finished watching all the eight episodes of the new Netflix series Stranger Things. I won’t write a lengthy review but I will say this. I loved it!
Not only is the story set in 1983 but the whole production, with just a few exceptions felt very 80s. And I say that in a good way. They somehow managed to stay clear of almost all of the usual 80s clichés. It’s like Steven Spielberg made a six and a half hour feature film based on a book by Stephen King and released it in the mid 80s.
Think movies like The Goonies, Stand by me and a bit of E.T.
Casting was good for the most part, with some surprisingly good acting here and there. I expect we will see more great things from Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) in the future. Oh and i just loooove the music in the opening credits – with those warm, fat analog Moog sounds, going straight into my soul. Just wonderful.
Here’s a very cool videogames related short film that is kicking around the net atm.
Wowsers! The first trailer for Zack Snyder’s next Sci Fi Action flick is out, and it looks HOT!
Some trailers for computer games today are even more stunning than movie trailers. Check out these two new cinematic trailers – both top notch showcases of computer animation today. The first one is for Star Wars – The old republic and the second one is for Star Wars – The force unleashed 2.
Check out this short film based on the short story “The Statement of Randolph Carter” by H.P. Lovecraft.
This is the first trailer for the new adaptation of a Philip K Dick short story. Exciting stuff but we have to wait until September for the release.
Check out this amazing animation short by Andreas Hykades which is currently competing in the 6th NFB Short film online competition.
Check this out. Unknown Peruvian director Ricardo De Montreuil shot this impressive short film in downtown Los Angeles over a weekend. Total budget $5000. I think we will hear more about this talent in the near future.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is one of my all time favourite movie directors. Classics like Delicatessen, The city of lost children, Amelie and A Very Long Engagement makes me want to forgive the really crappy ending of Alien: Resurrection. His latest creation, Micmacs, has been played on film festivals around the world for a while. I’m not sure when I can watch it in Sweden so at the moment I will have to suffice with this marvelous trailer.