If Charlie Brooker starts to run low on ideas for the next Black Mirror season, he shouldn’t worry too much — the people of Twitter have his back.
Shortly after Season 4 was unleashed into the world, fans began tweeting out their own ideas for future episodes.
These ranged from the serious…
Black Mirror idea: Future of Tinder for people who want kids. You give the app your DNA, then swipe left or right on realistic generated photos of the kids it knows you would make with the other users. Freaky!
— wyatt tall (@comfortfood) December 30, 2017
…to the serious-but-sort-of-already-been-done…
Black Mirror episode idea:
A girl finds out she is living in a simulation, but if she does anything to show she knows she will be shut down, so she has to live with the fact that all her loved ones aren’t real and that her life has been meaningless.
— dino kiddo (@dino_kiddo) December 31, 2017
u should watch the Truman Show ! (it’s a movie, and last i checked it was on netflix)
— kier (@keer1stan) December 31, 2017
Black mirror episode pitch #2: a man spends all day at a sad and boring office job. his only consolation is his wife who he talks to on the phone all the time but you never see her. and at the end of the episode he gets home and you realize his wife WAS THE PHONE ITSELF
— caleb (@calmad9) December 7, 2017
The movie “Her”
— noonehere (@osvvaldoe) December 31, 2017
…to the not serious at all.
New bad idea for Black Mirror episode:
Man gets blackmailed, then hunted down by a murderous GIF he created to digitally communicate with his dead sister, who in an ironic twist, turns out to be Siri.
— Erik Bransteen (@erikbransteen) December 30, 2017
Black mirror season 5 pitch:
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh so there’s like this duuuude and he likeeeeeee never looks up from his phoneeeeeee and it’s likeeeeeeee his life is just likeeeeeeee going by and he’s likeeeeee missing out then he dies and the phone is still alive
— where the fuck is a snakes dick (@jckgnn) December 30, 2017
Black mirror idea: all the collected uncaptured parts of you from your phone camera where u r checking urself out 🙂 played on your death bed 🙂
— genevieve (@starseedfairy) December 31, 2017
Latest Black Mirror Pitch: An episode about watching a Black Mirror episode with a family member when your home for the holidays and having to explain it to them because they keep asking questions.
Cantina Talk: No, Kathleen Kennedy Isn’t Leaving Lucasfilm
“Stick a fork in it: Solo: A Star Wars Story is pretty much officially a flop. Its performance hasn’t improved since its unimpressive debut and shows no sign of getting a boost. Moreover, judging from the fallout, the movie had more of an impact amongst conspiracy theorists than anyone else. Want proof? Read on.
Is Kathleen Kennedy Leaving Lucasfilm?
The Source: Random online gossipmongers
Probability of Accuracy: Not even slightly true.
The Real Deal: Lets start with something thats quite clearly wishful thinking on the part of a number of Star Wars fans: For the last couple of weeks, there have been rumors that Kathleen Kennedy is stepping down as Lucasfilm president, with Marvels Kevin Feige being named as her potential replacement. This is, to be blunt, complete and utter banthawash. (Look, we’re trying to keep it clean and on-topic.) Yes, Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed, but thats just one failure after three of the most successful movies in recent memory, and Solo had extenuating circumstancesnamely, losing its original directors, which forced a reshoot of pretty much the entire movie. The idea that Kennedy would be forced to step down after thator that fans need to speak up to save her jobis ridiculous, and betrays…..”
Read more: https://www.wired.com/story/cantina-talk-62/
The movie Gotti Earns a 0% score from Rotten Tomatoes
The reviews are in for the mobster movie Gotti which profiles the life of notorious crime boss John Gotti. Following the laundry list of excellent mob movies this should be an easy win, but Gotti‘s reviews are apparently the only entertaining thing about it.
The movie currently has a 0 percent Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s right, zero.
Tomatometer ratings are based on “the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show,” provided there are at least five reviews. Personally, I didn’t even know a 0 was possible.
Among the 18 approved “Tomato Critics,” not one gave Gotti a positive, or “fresh,” review, though we should note that the audience score is currently at 82 percent, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 from 6,678 reviews at the time this story was published
Regardless, here are some of the best snippets from the reviews.
1. “He may have been a murderer, but even Gotti deserved better than this.”
– Brian Tallerico for RogerEgbert.com
2. “There’s not really a story here. It’s more a series of recognizable scenes from any number of gangster movies…”
-Mark Dujsik for MarkReviewsMovies.com
3.”Gotti ends up feeling like a kitschy assemblage of other directors’ ideas.”
-Gary Thompson for Philly.com
3. There are 44 credited producers on the picture (good. lord.), and not one person had the nerve to question just what kind of derivative, borderline nonsensical film was being made.
-Brian Orndorf for Blue-Ray.com
4. You don’t put the “Theme From ‘Shaft’” in a movie that is not “Shaft.” Come on.
– Glenn Kenny for the New York Times
5. “… the picture is a chaotic assemblage of short, disconnected scenes interrupted by snippets of archival footage, bits of narration and even moments when Travolta breaks the fourth wall by talking directly into the camera.”
– Frank Swietek for One Guy’s Opinion
6. “While Travolta has his moments, the woefully uneven film too often settles for mobster stereotypes rather than providing meaningful insight into its subject.”
– Todd Jorgenson for Cinemalogue
7. “John Travolta and E from Entourage turn infamous mob boss Gotti into a scowling bore.”
– Mike D’Angelo AVClub
(Writer’s note: This is just the headline, but OMG what a headline.)
8. “… the vibrant, rap-infused score by Pitbull, which features three solo tracks by the popular artist, doesn’t quite jibe with the movie’s general style and tone.”
– Gary Goldstein for the Los Angeles Times
9. “…Gotti is a connect-the-dots disaster — the don’s greatest hits, so to speak — without discernible theme or cohesive narrative.”
-Franke Lovece for Newsday
10.”[Director Kevin] Connolly’s in too much of a rush to get somewhere and doesn’t seem to know what that destination is.”
– Chris Nashawaty for Entertainment Weekly
Let’s talk about the shocking ending of ‘Hereditary’
“Let’s pore over the details of Hereditary like it’s an overdue art project based on our tragic lives.
Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Hereditary.
Hereditary is the kind of film you need to sit with.
It’s not just that it has a lot of shocking twists, though it does, or that the scares linger in your psyche, though they do. It’s also that Hereditary is dense with details that only reveal themselves upon closer examination and careful thought… or at least a deep dive into an explainer like this one.
Here’s everything you missed in Hereditary.
1. Yes, King Paimon is real
And people really do worship him.
To be clear, Paimon is “real” in the sense that he was not invented by writer-director Ari Aster for this film. Whether you think he’s actually, literally real depends on whether you believe demons and spirits are real. For what it’s worth, mentions of Paimon go back centuries – he’s even included in the 17th century grimoire Lesser Key of Solomon.
“I’m not tied in any way to the occult, so the research was disturbing, but I knew that I had to go there and I knew that I wanted the ritual elements of the film, which are held at a distance and you only get pieces of them, I knew I wanted them to be rooted in something real,” he said to Thrillist. “I was lead to witchcraft manuals that are instructing people on how to cast spells and this and that.”
2. Charlie has never really been Charlie
From the moment we meet her, it’s obvious there’s something off about Charlie. What exactly that is takes a while to reveal itself.
Early in the film, Annie (Toni Collette) explains that when her son Peter was born, she kept him away from her mother, Ellen. When her daughter Charlie was born, though, Annie relented and “gave” her to Ellen. Ellen…..”
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