Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 2020

Even though not a whole lot of films came out last year, this was the biggest one that I overlooked. The reception was very mixed, with some people enjoying the new take on Wonder Woman, but many people weren’t very fond of this movie which is a very different version of Wonder Woman as her first movie. And this is despite having practically the same creative team behind both movies. Instead of taking place in World War I, it’s taking place in the 1980’s and all the kitsch and nostalgia associated with it. The tone is much lighter and there is a stronger undertone of magical reality than what was present in the first film. And even though I watched it several days ago, I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about the film as a whole. I generally enjoyed many parts of it, but I severely questioned several decisions throughout the film.

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It’s Time to Rewind: Season 1 week 6

Groundhog Day After Day After Day Week 6

We are already in the sixth week of this new podcast and more or less halfway through the first season! This week has been a lot of fun as I really stretch this format to its absolute limit as I spend a second week discussing a slap montage where every episode except for the final one was less than a second of film. Thanks again so much to Jason Soto for being a good sport and having a blast with me discussing and rating slaps and groundhog ice sculptures. Things in the movie take a definite turn starting next week, so enjoy this week while you can.

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The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad 2021

It still feels kind of good to be going back to theaters despite the returning dread for the unusually large group of unvaccinated masses that may force the rest of us back into some form of lockdown or at least a return to mask wearing. But besides all of that I did make it to my local theater rather than spending the $15 or however much it is to get a month of HBO Max and watch this film at home like so many people out there decided to do. I did quite enjoy the experience and I even shelled out the extra cash to see this on an IMAX screen though I was slightly underwhelmed as well as slightly nauseated from the opening scene. The picture was very clear and sharp, but I didn’t feel that much of a difference between a regular digital projection, and at least this specific IMAX screen. It’s also unclear as to how well the movie is doing in terms of popularity as most of the critical reviews as well as most personal reviews from people I know have been extremely positive, but the actual box office numbers are quite low. It’s likely largely a factor of the HBO Max availability at no extra charge with small contributions from the Covid resurgence and the poor reception and unclear differentiation from the previous Suicide Squad film. But all of that doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, what really matters is that I had a grand time watching this film and am ready to discuss it in full, including the large number of gruesome deaths that take place. So if you’d rather be surprised by who lives and who dies, read no further. The rest of you, enjoy.

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It’s Time to Rewind: Season 1 week 5

Groundhog Day After Day After Day week 5

Time is just flying by, unlike the time within Groundhog Day which goes extraordinarily slow as Phil is still getting slapped over and over again on a repeated February 2nd. I also wanted to mention that now that I am more active again here on the site, I have re-adjusted our Patreon page where you can directly support this site and gain access to early episodes of this podcast, early access to occasional non-review posts, and you can help choose what movies I review on this site and what movies and TV series I cover in future seasons of It’s Time to Rewind. And if we make our monthly goal of $25 a month, I will do a monthly bonus podcast of either a bonus Filmwhys episode, or a bonus It’s Time to Rewind which will be Patreon exclusive for a full month before releasing to everyone else. As for this week’s It’s Time to Rewind episodes, we’ve got a full week of Phil being slapped. The entire week barely covers 3 seconds worth of screen time, but I assure you that it’s a fun time.

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The New Mutants

The New Mutants 2020

Of all of the superhero movies of the past few years, this one was probably talked about more than it was actually watched whenever it eventually came out. It had a hugely trouble production as the studio seemingly didn’t have a lot of faith in it compared to Fox’s other mainline projects Deadpool 2 and Dark Phoenix so it got pushed back, they did some reshoots, Disney bought Fox so it got pushed further, the pandemic happened so it got pushed back even further, they wanted more reshoots but too much time had passed for their younger cast. And the articles around the project are confusing, as some say that the director wanted more horror, yet the first round of reshoots were supposedly to add more horror. And yet what the movie really could have used was, you guessed it, more horror. In the end, it didn’t fail at the levels of something like Fant4stic, but this was clearly a result of studio meddling that left us with a B- movie when there is the skeleton of an A movie.

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My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising 2020

Despite enjoying the first My Hero Academia movie Two Heroes a couple years ago, I still never got around to watching any of the series. Instead, I’ve been slowly making my way through Hunter X Hunter and Eden on Netflix. I’d still like to catch it at some point in time but who knows when I’ll ever actually get around to it. I was a little bit more familiar with some of the main cast, but there were still plenty of them that I either didn’t recognize or didn’t remember. And while the movie doesn’t waste too much time on exposition, there’s enough there if you’re coming into this movie fresh like me. And this film had a much better flow and a more comprehensible storyline than the previous film so it was an enjoyable ride from start to finish rather than just having a high point at the end.

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It’s Time to Rewind: Season 1 week 4

Groundhog Day After Day After Day week 4

It’s already time for another weekly wrap-up of the next 3 episodes of my time loop podcast covering the 1993 film Groundhog Day one loop at a time. This is a week full of a single guest as we go through the rise and fall of Phil’s “first” date with Rita as it gets to be almost perfect before starting to crash and burn over a snowball fight with some local kids. Also, I’d love it if you joined the Facebook group It’s Time to Rewind: A Timeloop Group where you can discuss episodes, and I will occasionally post sneak previews and tidbits of information as I find them.

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It’s Time to Rewind: Season 1 week 3

Groundhog Day After Day After Day week 3

We made it through another week of shows. In the three episodes this week, we’ve got one returning guest and one new guest as we dive into days 6 through 8 of Groundhog Day. And if you haven’t yet, be sure to come on over and join the Facebook Group It’s Time to Rewind: A Time Loop Group and discuss the episodes as they come out, share memes, and discuss new and old time loop movies or TV shows. But for now, let’s get to this week’s episodes.

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Flora & Ulysses

Flora & Ulysses 2021

I’ve been keeping my streaming subscriptions down by only subscribing to two of them and rotating them every few months. It’s been a while since we’ve had Disney+, I let it lapse right before the Mandalorian season 2 finale. So now with three whole MCU series to catch up with, I figured it was a good time to get it back and catch up with everything. And meanwhile, they also released two different kid-friendly superhero movies on there. Look for my review of the Secret Society of Second Born Royals within the next couple weeks. But I thought this one sounded a little more tolerable so I gave it a shot. I knew going into it that it was mostly a movie about a family coming together and just a little bit about a superhero squirrel. It actually made me laugh pretty hard several times, but at the same time it was full of family movie cliches that felt pretty tired. Once again, since this is a relatively current movie, there are spoilers ahead, though as I mentioned, most of them are pretty obvious.

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It’s Time to Rewind: Season 1 week 2

Groundhog Day After Day After Day week 2

It’s been a fun second week of my new podcast It’s Time to Rewind and I hope you give it a listen. We’ve got three new episodes for you and two new guests as we get into some of the shorter loops of Groundhog Day so it made sense to bring back a guest to talk about a few related days in a row. Also, if you haven’t checked out the Facebook Group It’s Time to Rewind: A Time Loop Group I’d love it if you joined to discuss the podcast, share time loop memes, or discuss new or past time loop movies, episodes, or novels and short stories. But let’s get into this week’s episodes, shall we?

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