Film Forecast Friday: September 14

No podcast this week for the Film Forecast, but we do got a post for ya! September 14, 2018 has some very interesting movies coming out.

We have…

  1. A Simple Favor
  2. The Predator
  3. Unbroken: Path to Redemption
  4. White Boy Rick
  5. Lizzie

Anthony’s Opinion:

I think this week has some good movies that have been talked about pretty often lately. Specifically The Predator and A Simple Favor. The Predator is a highly anticipated remake/sequel (?) to the classic franchise. Chances are, it’ll make the most at the box office this weekend. This doesn’t mean it’s going to be the best movie, but it will probably make the most money.

A Simple Favor is a movie I’ve been looking forward to for ages now. It’s starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively as two very different woman, but it has a very intriguing plotline I’m excited to see pan out. It’ll make the second most at box this week, behind The Predator.

The next three movies (Unbroken: Path to Redemption, White Boy Rick, and Lizzie) won’t make big – if any – impressions at box his weekend. However, I will say I’m incredibly excited for White Boy Rick, as it looks like it has potential to be a good movie. Lizzie is starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart and tells yet another story of the infamous Lizzie Borden.

Olivia’s Opinion:

Listen. The Predator looks like crap. Will it stop people from seeing it? Unfortunately, no. I want it to tank but it won’t so that is the reality that we (mostly me) are living through.

The new Blake Lively film A Simple Favor is one film that I am excited to see. With costars such as Anna Kendrick and Henry Golding, I expect a huge turnout for this sexy mystery and I expect to see Henry Golding shirtless again. So, that’s a big thumbs up from me.

As for the lesbian drama that no one expected Lizzie, I think this might garner a lot of attention from the indie following. It stars Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart and maybe their acting will finally be seen as serious with this new thriller after their past few unnoticed films.

As for Matthew McConaughey’s White Boy Rick (which reminds me a lot of Johnny Depp’s Blow), I think this will be a box office hit. Not necessarily as big as other films like A Simple Favor or The Predator. More on the box office status of other 2018 films like BlacKkKlansman or Eighth Grade. 

Overall, The Predator is taking home big money this weekend. Big money from a big YIKES movie. Let’s go shirtless Henry Golding for A Simple Favor!

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Basement Talk 005: The Magical Impact of Harry Potter

For the 5th episode of Basement Talk, hosts Anthony and Olivia (and guest Julia) fangirl over Harry Potter, their favorite characters, books/movies, and the impact it had on an entire generation.

Episode Length: 37 minutes

Intro & Outro Song: “funhouse” by John Treash

I Survived: Watching All The Harry Potter Movies Back To Back

By Julia Wilson, Edited by Olivia Norwood

Yesterday I decided to embark on the journey of watching all eight of the Harry Potter Movies in one sitting. Combined, without the credits, all movies amount to a whopping 19 hours and 38 minutes. However, due to bathroom breaks and the time it takes to put in the DVD it ended up taking me and fellow BFS writer Anthony 19 hours and 44 minutes to watch. We started at exactly 9:54 a.m. yesterday morning and finished at exactly 5:38 a.m. this morning.

This was also my first time watching the Harry Potter movies (I know, I am so late to the game) as I finished the book series about five hours before beginning the marathon.

My favorite movies in the franchise were definitely a tie between Harry Potter and the Prisonor of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 which are also my two favorite books. I loved Prisoner of Azkaban because Gary Oldman as Sirius Black is my favorite thing, and Deathly Hallows Part 2 just felt exactly how I imagined when I was reading which I loved.

Now, I really want to relay this experience the best I can just in case you are planning to do it yourself.

First of all, it really doesn’t feel as long as it sounds. Honestly, I got in this headspace where it felt like my whole life was just watching Harry Potter and I was one hundred percent okay with that.

It is also fun to see how much not only the quality of the series evolves, but also the tone. Because in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets it feels like just this cute family friendly franchise. But then by Prisoner of Azkaban the tone starts to get darker with each movie. Which makes sense because that is how the story goes, but because of the change in quality and the change in coloring the difference is even more evident. This is seen by the colors changing from brighter to more dull and dark in the later films.

Going into this experience, I was a little nervous about being able to stay up long enough to finish. But the movies are so good, and I was so immersed in the story that for the most part I had no issue with this.

The only point where I was ever struggling to stay up was during parts of Deathly Hallows Part 1. But drinking cold water helped me stay awake, and by the time I reached Deathly Hallows Part 2 stuff was so intense that I had absolutely no problem finishing out (even though it was 4 in the morning).

Overall, this was a great experience that I would definitely recommend to anyone even if you are a first time watcher like I was. The movies will keep you engaged so you won’t fall asleep and you get to see all the ways the series changes over the years.