Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... Written by
Emily Browning sings three of the songs featured in the film: "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" at the beginning of the movie; "Asleep" which plays while Babydoll is crying in the bathroom; and she is featured on the track "Where is My Mind?" by Yoav. See more »
A man grabs an old-style metal canister fire extinguisher and immediately begins spraying the fire with it. These extinguishers had to be inverted and the charging pin on top banged on the floor to activate the chemicals and create spraying pressure. See more »
Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take. One day, old man. Next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you, they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our heart. Reminding that it's us. Its everyone of us who holds power over the world we create.
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The Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logos appear on a stage curtain, with the curtain rising to reveal each logo. A brief narrative precedes the Warner Bros logo appearing. See more »
I WANT IT ALL/WE WILL ROCK YOU MASH-UP
'I Want It All' written by Queen
'We Will Rock You' written by Brian May (as Brian Harold May)
Mash-Up produced by Marius De Vries and Tyler Bates
Performed by Queen with 'Armageddon' (as Armageddon aka Geddy)
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Here's the thing about this movie, its demanding. You have to be able to let go, realize that it's stylized after a modern comic book (of the adult genre), and just go with the movie. Let it take you on its ride, which is a beautiful/wonderful thing.
You also have to pay attention. This movie is layered in metaphor and is way more cerebral than one might expect. You have to work to understand what's going on and part of that work is letting it take you away.
If you can do this, and your friends can do this, you will have hours of conversation afterwards about what it all means, what the metaphors mean, and what was actually happening in the 'prime' reality of the insane asylum.
If you can't do this you will probably think the movie is stupid, contrived, and pointless. But you would be wrong.
Oh...and beyond all that stuff above...the fight scenes are an absolute nerdgasm, a sci-fi/fantasy orgy of epic proportions.
Steam-punk Nazi Zombies... I came out of that movie feeling like I just had a threesome with Isaac Asimov and Anne McCaffery.
I absolutely loved it.
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