Sony has pulled a Canon: kneecapping a potentially great camera. A 7000 hybrid in 2021 and no flip screen? No thankyou.
That's great but for so much of the appeal of a small-body camera is how nimble it is--and how one can discreetly film in public--and these two key advantages are pretty much undone as soon as you connect top-heavy and cumbersome external recorder-monitor combo. For a lot of situations, those of us on a micro-budget don't want/can't use an external monitor--we just need the external recorder itself--as small as it can possibly be. Atomos used to sell one years ago and I'd buy a new version again in a second.
I love the Samyang 85mm f1.4 for Sony FE mounts so much--it makes a beautiful image and its AF is fast AF (that should be someone's marketing slogan)--oh, and it's only $599 new. So Sigma's 85mm better be pretty mindblowing for twice as much money.
I've owned Sony cameras for 30 years but the a7sIII is four years late. This could blow Sony out of the water in this segment.
The list misses "Singin' in the Rain" which he praised late in life to his last screenwriter. And "Blade Runner" which he deemed the most beautiful movie ever made.
Ford V Ferrari is not a superhero movie. WB and Marvel superhero movies are held to much higher standards because of their track record (no pun intended). You wouldn't judge FVF on those standards any more than you'd judge the box office of "Little Women." Also "Birds of Prey" is nearly a direct sequel to "Suicide Squad", which was an international smash with a huge opening weekend--and any sequel/spinoff that has a soft opening weekend is going to be judged a disappointment on that basis as well. That said, maybe the biggest factor in the movie's underperformance is that plenty of people knew it was coming, but a lot of those people didn't know it was coming LAST weekend. The prerelease ad campaign had a lack of urgency similar to a teaser campaign for a movie that is coming out in three to six months. I was genuinely surprised to look at a review and find, "oh, it's out already?" Also, a ton of people HATED Suicide Squad and weren't anxious for a spin-off. The world is incredibly sexist but if you only analyze Birds' underperformance through that filter, you're going to get a distorted result.