Here's another clue for you all - GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY -- dir. Rian Johnson; Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, etc etc

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THIS IS A NON SMOKING GARDEN

sleeve, Monday, 26 December 2022 22:15 (one year ago) link

(I think I liked this even more than the first one, certainly more over-the top with the ending)

sleeve, Monday, 26 December 2022 22:16 (one year ago) link

"It's a dangerous thing to mistake speaking without thought for speaking the truth" was an all time zing

sleeve, Monday, 26 December 2022 22:17 (one year ago) link

And her reaction too, deciding to take it as a compliment.

THIS IS A NON SMOKING GARDEN

― sleeve, Monday, December 26, 2022

A line with resonance -- someone said it to me not long ago

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 26 December 2022 22:24 (one year ago) link

PLEASE KEEP OUR WATER CLEAN ALFRED

sleeve, Monday, 26 December 2022 22:31 (one year ago) link

Pretty much everything was smoking by the end innit.

Stevolende, Monday, 26 December 2022 22:55 (one year ago) link

lol

sleeve, Monday, 26 December 2022 22:59 (one year ago) link

heh

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 26 December 2022 23:05 (one year ago) link

I thought that was something that only happened in movies/Tv!

I don't know if we're talking about the same thing, but my wife's uncle got in a motorcycle accident once where it's possible the only thing that saved his leg, or at least saved it from serious damage, was the phone in his pocket, which worked as a buffer when he slid across the street. The phone was iirc shaved down in half by the friction.

Pretty much everything was smoking by the end innit.

Which is a payoff to the no-smoking garden! At first it comes off as some stupid rich tech guy affectation, but then it's revealed there's a reason there's no smoking allowed, lol.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 26 December 2022 23:18 (one year ago) link

Live footage of Ben Shapiro tweeting about why he didn't like Glass Onion. pic.twitter.com/YXXLu50Plq

— Adam Lance Garcia (@AdamLanceGarcia) December 26, 2022

i thought parts of this were pretty cringey, as the kids say. It's alright I guess.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Monday, 26 December 2022 23:48 (one year ago) link

I havent seen anyone mention it yet but the vert start where they were all invited as his "closest circle of friends" to a private island to "be normal" was a clear swipe at Kim K.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 00:49 (one year ago) link

Oh! And Benoit playing "Among Us" in the bath haha that one only just occured to me.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 00:51 (one year ago) link

i disliked the breaking glass climax a great deal. happy to see the mona lisa consumed though

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 00:52 (one year ago) link

Benoit getting even more outraged as he realizes the "only idea with panache" was actually stolen from him was A+++, so many good little bits throughout this

"my therapist says this is a toxic relationship"

sleeve, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 00:56 (one year ago) link

Was there any point to the painting's seurity screen going up and down constantly? (other than it being quite funny).

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 00:59 (one year ago) link

Rian Johnson is just online (the recurrence of "pancaked" is an I Think You Should Leave reference, i bet) and just funny enough to give these movies some teeth. While Star Trek and other franchises kissed Musk's ass (and even Herzog treated him seriously in one of his docs), Johnson is apparently one of the few people in Hollywood who realized he's an idiot, with no "but my Tesla" equivocation, full stop. That combined with how truly infectious Craig and Monae's enthusiasm is made this legitimately entertaining.

Chris L, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 01:31 (one year ago) link

I was loudly outraged by all the malapropisms throughout the movie, so it was a nice payoff when that unexpectedly delivered

sleeve, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 01:33 (one year ago) link

xxp I think being funny is enough, but it's possibly also there to give us a fair shot at realising what's going to happen just before it does, that it's not "oh yeah the Mona Lisa, they mentioned that an hour ago"

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 02:02 (one year ago) link

i thought parts of this were pretty cringey, as the kids say. It's alright I guess.
― I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm)

Not sure I'd be even that generous, but thank you. Was waiting for at least one no before registering a second one.

clemenza, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 02:05 (one year ago) link

The whole show of how to override the screen was a setup for the climax.

Busting something that everyone wants broken: All that glass sitting on pillars just waiting to be smashed. Breaking the thing that nobody wants you to break: Mona Lisa.

(Not counting you cynical fucks who DO want the Mona Lisa to go up in flames.)

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 03:22 (one year ago) link

I cackled when Birdy’s assistant was confronting her about the statement and had to read the incriminating email from the secret phone; also, “it was an HOMAGE to Beyoncé but they did NOT take it that way” basically Kate Hudson was a nonstop delight

castanuts (DJP), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 04:04 (one year ago) link

otm

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 07:16 (one year ago) link

the treatment of the guitar the song that gives the title was written on might strike some as sacrilegious like.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 10:13 (one year ago) link

That was “Blackbird” he played on the beach.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 14:10 (one year ago) link

Also he faked her out, it wasn’t the real one.

Chris L, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 14:11 (one year ago) link

i thought parts of this were pretty cringey, as the kids say. It's alright I guess.

― I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm)

What parts? I wasn't mad about it either.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 14:23 (one year ago) link

i liked this movie too (daniel craig is so so funny) but when people say "they should put out a new knives out every year!" to me that's just evidence that people are starving for studios to go back to regularly releasing comedies

na (NA), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 17:08 (one year ago) link

anyways the whole cast is pretty great but almost all of my favorite moments were craig - him eating a spicy tamale and exclaiming "halle berry!," the striped bathing suit, blanc being characterized as literally being addicted to solving mysteries, his consternation at the stupidity of the mystery. my daughter got clue for xmas and as we were playing it all i could think about was blanc complaining about it being a stupid game

na (NA), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 17:11 (one year ago) link

We play Clue with the kids too and we all cracked up when he trashed it.

people are starving for studios to go back to regularly releasing comedies

Also for just well made, well cast, well written, well produced (more or less) original entertainments in general. Does "Glass Onion" even really classify as a sequel?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 17:24 (one year ago) link

yes

na (NA), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 17:41 (one year ago) link

Yeah. Why wouldn't it be? If Johnson makes more, it'll be a series.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 17:46 (one year ago) link

He's got one more on the Netflix contract and both he and Craig said they'll be happy to keep doing more if there's interest.

Worth remembering that Johnson's episodic mystery TV series with Natasha Lyonne debuts next month -- seems like he's happily playing around more with the general forms.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 17:56 (one year ago) link

*search DuckDuckGo for Johnson's episodic mystery TV series with Natasha Lyonne*

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:02 (one year ago) link

I think the topicality of the characters is what kept me from liking this more than I did. as someone who spends too much time on twitter as it is, I'm already incredibly tired of the actual sorts of people this is lampooning, and I didn't feel like the satire cut quite deep enough to make up for me having to watch them for 2 hours. but I didn't watch this under ideal conditions; it was at home, my family has a short attention span, people got up and disappeared for up to 40 minutes with the movie paused twice, and it took 4 hours to finish.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:14 (one year ago) link

oof yeah... if any type of movie can survive that, it's not this one.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:24 (one year ago) link

Ha, my family regularly does a dinner/movie/break for dessert/rest of movie approach on Christmas night and since I had seen it already I pretty much said there was an incredibly logical break point halfway through this one. Which there is.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:33 (one year ago) link

I had a horrible foreboding boxing day premonition that this franchise is going to become the Pink Panther de nose joorz.

Piedie Gimbel, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:42 (one year ago) link

I am lready incredibly tired of the actual sorts of people this is lampooning, and I didn't feel like the satire cut quite deep enough to make up for me having to watch them for 2 hours.

My complaint besides the doubling-over plot. These people are too dangerous to "satirize" -- they just ain't funny.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:44 (one year ago) link

The Peg character is only a sketch, but clearly meant to operate as a nod toward that - how malign the influence of these types can be on normal ppl / society.

more crankable (sic), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:48 (one year ago) link

Interview with Johnson from yesterday

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/12/glass-onion-movie-rian-johnson-interview-knives-out-sequel/672558/

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:49 (one year ago) link

Re cringeness this made me think of BODIES BODIES BODIES from this year, which had a similar whodunnit setup, rich shithead milieu, enjoyable performances, & the script just deteriorates into an inane tombola of every zeitgeisty buzzword plucked at random & presented as “satire” (inc the unmistakeable hack watermark, a character has a podcast and that’s the whole joke)(story by the cat person author lol)

This was way better than that obv, I think Chris L’s “just funny enough” above is otm backhandedness and all; I got some solid laughs and enjoyed watching a film with the fan on Xmas eve where the whole premise is that elton musk is a dipshit. No part 3 please

pilk/pall revolting odors (wins), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:56 (one year ago) link

*the fam obv, I have no fans

pilk/pall revolting odors (wins), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:59 (one year ago) link

Well put.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:01 (one year ago) link

I'd count it a not-a-sequel just because no knowledge of the previous film is required - a series is a good term, yeah. I was going to say "Like James Bond!" but the Craig films have actually had some connective tissue (and it's been TERRIBLE)

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:02 (one year ago) link

I am lready incredibly tired of the actual sorts of people this is lampooning, and I didn't feel like the satire cut quite deep enough to make up for me having to watch them for 2 hours.

I feel like what sets this apart from The Meal, Triangle of Sadness, and even Succession and White Lotus is that it's a satire of the ultra-rich and social elite for an audience that is not those people, whereas the movies and TV shows I just listed are "satires" of the ultra-rich and social elites aimed at those same people; they play at film festivals and in art houses or on premium cable, and watching them is satire-as-flattery, an auto-fellating kind of "aren't we terrible?" You're supposed to think, "These people are horrible assholes and I wish I was one of them." The message of Glass Onion, to the extent that it has one, is "these people are horrible assholes and you should be repelled by them."

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:03 (one year ago) link

Glass Onion is better than Triangle of Sadness, but even I thought, "Hm, how nice to get an invitation to a private island where Edward Norton knows my favorite cocktail!"

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:04 (one year ago) link


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