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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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 (eleven months ago) link

otm

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

That was “Blackbird” he played on the beach.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 14:10 (eleven months ago) link

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

Chris L, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 14:11 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) link

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

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 17:18 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

yes

na (NA), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 17:41 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) link

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

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 18:02 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) link

*the fam obv, I have no fans

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

Well put.

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

xpost hmmmm. does subscribing to HBO Max really place one among the "ultra-rich"?

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:06 (eleven months ago) link

incredible misread of succession there

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:07 (eleven months ago) link

actually pretty sure none of those properties are encouraging us to want to be the rich assholes in the picture (assuming “the meal” is “the menu”)

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:08 (eleven months ago) link

just invent the dumbest thesis ever for no reason and bam you got an ilx post

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:08 (eleven months ago) link

arthouses are cheaper than multiplexes too ime

pilk/pall revolting odors (wins), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:09 (eleven months ago) link

TOS really is plutocrat-envy porn. It's to GO's credit that Johnson ensures we're in mind-meld with Craig and Monáe.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:09 (eleven months ago) link

I feel like seeing this in a packed theater on Thanksgiving weekend added greatly to my enjoyment, not on a laptop.

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:10 (eleven months ago) link

Norton was kind of a new riff on Mark Rylance in last year’s Netflix Christmas Day satire.

The self-titled drags (Eazy), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:12 (eleven months ago) link

I feel (this may be complete bullshit lol) that Peg was a red herring for people expecting Knives Out II - she's the Marta, if there is one, but there isn't.

I did love how the movie played a little on the 'southern hokum' in the first one, in the scene where Blanc is meandering through his explanation ("I keep returning, in my mind, to the Glass Onion") but we know he's just flannelling for time.

xp yes, a full theatre was great for this.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:12 (eleven months ago) link

I prefer The Meal, Triangle of Sadness, Succession and White Lotus to this film by orders of magnitude.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:24 (eleven months ago) link

(the menu, obv, I meant; I just copied and pasted there)

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:24 (eleven months ago) link

I laughed much more than I did at the first one, the doubling-back didn't throw me too much, but I was somewhat disappointed that the disruptors weren't picked off one by one And Then There Were None style

Brad C., Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:33 (eleven months ago) link

yeah i was kinda hoping for that too!

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:36 (eleven months ago) link

same

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:54 (eleven months ago) link

I think of what we got as an ending as a Last of Sheila nod instead, though. No stacks of bodies, more just a hell of a lot of vicious backstabbing complicity.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 19:59 (eleven months ago) link

it was twistier to create that expectation and then go in a different direction

my other problem was the action movie finale with lots of shiny things blowing up but it was so carefully set up that it worked pretty well

Brad C., Tuesday, 27 December 2022 20:12 (eleven months ago) link

Was just watching Breaking Bad again with my kid, and I noticed Johnson's name pop up as director! Even a Noah Segan cameo.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 27 December 2022 20:43 (eleven months ago) link

I genuinely find “these people are too dangerous to satirize” to be one of the most baffling statements I’ve ever read

castanuts (DJP), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 20:53 (eleven months ago) link

yeah I'd disagree with that, I'd just say they are too annoying to want to spend lots of time with, whether they are being satirized or not.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 21:03 (eleven months ago) link

Like Chaplin explicitly satirized Hitler

I genuinely find “these people are too dangerous to satirize” to be one of the most baffling statements I’ve ever read

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 21:04 (eleven months ago) link

Perhaps more along the lines of Jimmy Fallon giving Asshole a bit of a noogie

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 21:41 (eleven months ago) link

I didn't think Chaplin's Hitler movie so good either.

I genuinely find “these people are too dangerous to satirize” to be one of the most baffling statements I’ve ever read

― castanuts (DJP),

why?

Most of us here are aware of Musk's antics. I'm acquainted with several true believers too; they're funny in that they're pathetic would-be schemers too lazy to even aspire to charlatanism. Having lived through the Trump era, it's hard to take much delight in recognizing to what degree movie scripts have to catch up to match what I read on the NYT front page.

I mean, it's better for me to watch a picture like GO and imagine Norton, Hudson, etc. as 2020s versions of the malicious rotters from the old Agatha Christie adaptations and not think too much about what Rian Johnson intended.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 21:46 (eleven months ago) link

To be fair, GO was a lot less specifically topical when it was written than when it came out. Elon would not have been quite so obviously top of mind if this had come out two years ago.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 27 December 2022 21:54 (eleven months ago) link


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