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AntG

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The Yakuza

Another Robert Mitchum film though I've never seen this one before, a decent enough crime thriller if a bit too long and heavy on the Japanese customs. Well shot by Sidney Pollack though.
 

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Joker (2019)

Acting/direction/script are all solid but it's ultimately quite dull especially the first hour or so. It's soo gritty it almost forgets that it's still essentially a COMIC BOOK film not Taxi Driver and in that sense it takes itself a touch too seriously despite the tone they were obviously trying to set. Probably worth a watch all the same as it's another new take in the joker unlike anything you've seen before.
 

BigBone

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The Yakuza

Another Robert Mitchum film though I've never seen this one before, a decent enough crime thriller if a bit too long and heavy on the Japanese customs. Well shot by Sidney Pollack though.
Also with Takakura Ken. Good movie, has that 70s gritty crime thriller feel to it any one of those American/Japanese movies that actually respect both sides (well mostly) like Hell in the Pacific or Tora! Tora! Tora! Cool posters too!



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IT Chapter Two

2 hours and 45 minutes of sheer boredom where the only real 'horror' is a bunch of crappy CGI jump scares that you see coming from a mile away. Don't bother.
 

AntG

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Scarface (1932)

Dated but brilliant film about the rise and fall of an ambitious but psychotic gangster. Much better than the overlong, camp, badly acted remake, I don't know about you guys but it's hard to accept a bloke as a tough guy when he's wearing a bright suit dancing to Giorgio Moroder numbers.
 

AntG

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My girlfriend picked the film tonight.

The Shawshank Redemption

Somehow I've never seen it before, superb film, great characters, a proper 10/10 film.
 
Jun 10, 2013
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I recently rewatched Terminator 1 and 2 for the first time in a number of years.

To my surprise, I wasn't quite as enthusiastic about T2 as I had been in years passed. Without question, it is a very well-made, visually brilliant, and at times quite intense action film. But where I think the movie suffers today is its constant emphasis on the villain's special FX. That's NOT to say that the effects are outdated (on the contrary, they're still much better than the cartoonish CGI that's prevalent throughout movies today), but they lack the novelty and shock value that they had when the movie was released nearly three decades ago, and the movie's constant focus on them seems to slow and disrupt the pacing of the action. I also think the movie is a bit overlong for an action film.

I've always had a preference for T1 over T2, but after watching them again, I feel more certain than ever that T1 is the superior film, despite its smaller budget and inferior FX. My main reasons:

-As good a job as Robert Patrick did as T2's villain, Arnie is simply in a league of his own as one of the most chilling and memorable villains in cinematic history. The scenes where he punches through a street punk, brutally murders a mother on her doorstep, and wipes out an entire police station all stand the test of time for their brutality and intensity.

-Kyle Reese's character brings much more emotion and depth to T1's story than was in T2 IMO. Whether it be his PTSD flashbacks, his awkward, but poignant admission that he loved Sarah long before ever meeting her, or Sarah's final touching reflection that they "loved a lifetime's-worth" - all lift T1 up from being just a well-made sci-fi/action film to being simply one of the greatest movies ever made.

My ratings for each:

T1 - 10/10

T2 - 7.5-8/10
 
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I recently rewatched Terminator 1 and 2 for the first time in a number of years.

To my surprise, I wasn't quite as enthusiastic about T2 as I had been in years passed. Without question, it is a very well-made, visually brilliant, and at times quite intense action film. But where I think the movie suffers today is its constant emphasis on the villain's special FX. That's NOT to say that the effects are outdated (on the contrary, they're still much better than the cartoonish CGI that's prevalent throughout movies today), but they lack the novelty and shock value that they had when the movie was released nearly three decades ago, and the movie's constant focus on them seems to slow and disrupt the pacing of the action. I also think the movie is a bit overlong for an action film.

I've always had a preference for T1 over T2, but after watching them again, I feel more certain than ever that T1 is the superior film, despite its smaller budget and inferior FX. My main reasons:

-As good a job as Robert Patrick did as T2's villain, Arnie is simply in a league of his own as one of the most chilling and memorable villains in cinematic history. The scenes where he punches through a street punk, brutally murders a mother on her doorstep, and wipes out an entire police station all stand the test of time for their brutality and intensity.

-Kyle Reese's character brings much more emotion and depth to T1's story than was in T2 IMO. Whether it be his PTSD flashbacks, his awkward, but poignant admission that he loved Sarah long before ever meeting her, or Sarah's final touching reflection that they "loved a lifetime's-worth" - all lift T1 up from being just a well-made sci-fi/action film to being simply one of the greatest movies ever made.

My ratings for each:

T1 - 10/10

T2 - 7.5-8/10
I'm not having T2 as only a 7.5-8/10

You can rate T1 as the better movie but T2 is one of the greatest SciFi/Action movies ever. It's a 10/10 for the genre.
 

BigBone

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The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Whenever a Heath Ledger, Jared Leto or Joachim Phoenix gets to play the Clown Prince of Crime, ppl. debate who did the GOAT coming-book villain right, and my answer is always Mark Hamill & WB Animation. Of course that Joker largely stays loyal to the source material which itself was influenced by Victor Hugo's 1869 novel, or rather the disturbing silent horror movie by Paul Leni that came out in 1928.

Conrad Veidt plays Gwynplaine, a literal laughing stock at fares who was disfigured by comprachicos as a child to have a permanent smile and now plays in the act as The Man Who Laughs. But behind the creepy smile there's a sensitive boy (no Homo... or rather yes Homo, there's a dog in it called exactly that :lol: ), craving for social acceptance and perhaps self-respect in order to earn the right to marry a blind girl who only sees his inner side. But his very existence and past threatens some powers to be and must fight for his human rights as well as against temptations to succumb to madness.

If this was a talkie, Gwynplaine would scream "I am not an animal, I am a human being!", but the movie actually benefits from being silent as Veidt's brilliantly disturbing expression gets to play its part, and no words are necessary. You just have to get into your very old school movie mood, relax, sit back, grab some beers and enjoy if that's the right word for this dark tale, it'll stay as much with you as it did with Batman and Joker's creators. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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AntG

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Bullitt

Entertaining but overrated action thriller starring Steve McQueen, famous for it's car chase, though I do wonder if the director was aware of the word 'continuity' when he filmed it given that they pass the same car about 5 times and the Charger loses about 6 hub cabs and seems to get away with nothing but scratches despite some hard looking collisions.

7/10
 
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El Camino (2019 Breaking Bad movie)



Whether you rate Breaking Bad an ATG or not, it changed television. I didn't quite like the ending cause it focused too much on one half of the Dynamic Drug Dealing Duo, and his theatrics were untrue to his dark path he took. Thx God for Vince Gilligan & stuff tho, cause El Camino is fantastic, and if you needed further proof streaming takes over: it's here on day 0 everywhere on the planet, in spectacular quality, so thx Netflix!

So glad to see Jessie back, and I while Walter White / Bryan Cranston always outshined him per acting & character arc, Aaron Paul gives a towering, gritty performance here in an essentially 2-hour closing episode of BB. And unlike Deadwood the Movie which suffered too much for being delayed for too long, even though I probably missed many references, I got right back into Gilligan's world.

Tense, full of suspense, a little dark humor and good, old fashioned, clean writing without self-importance - El Camino comes VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and concludes the series as it it should've years ago. Well done.
 

AntG

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My girlfriend picked the film again tonight, though unlike on Monday when she picked a classic, tonight she picked an absolute shitter.

Torque

Hands down one of the worst films I have ever seen, it was that bad I actually have a headache and I'm sure I've lost brain cells watching this shit.

Think The Fast and the Furious but with motorbikes and about 100 times more fucking stupid, even hotties dressed in leather can't save this film because they aren't even convincing as "biker chicks" in fact nobody is convincing in this film.

Some other laughable things is during a pursuit they take the chase off road and these sport bikes all of a sudden resemble dirt bikes disguised as sport bikes, then there's a chase on top of a train and then inside through the aisle of the train. Then there's a chase involving a NASCAR vehicle(since when did they have passenger seats?), then there's a 300mph chase through the middle of Los Angeles involving a nitrous boosted chopper and a jet engined bike which actually sets fire to the road and as the chase whizzes by, the windows on other vehicles, shops, street lamps etc. shatter, people are literally blown off their feet by the shockwave as these bikes fly past. There's also a fight between two chicks on bikes and using them as a weapon, calling each other bitch, making angry looking faces etc. Oh and the film actually steals dialogue from the F&F.

Honestly I wish I'd done something productive like iron my socks instead of watching that nonsense and to think somebody is proud of that.
 
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El Camino (2019 Breaking Bad movie)



Whether you rate Breaking Bad an ATG or not, it changed television. I didn't quite like the ending cause it focused too much on one half of the Dynamic Drug Dealing Duo, and his theatrics were untrue to his dark path he took. Thx God for Vince Gilligan & stuff tho, cause El Camino is fantastic, and if you needed further proof streaming takes over: it's here on day 0 everywhere on the planet, in spectacular quality, so thx Netflix!

So glad to see Jessie back, and I while Walter White / Bryan Cranston always outshined him per acting & character arc, Aaron Paul gives a towering, gritty performance here in an essentially 2-hour closing episode of BB. And unlike Deadwood the Movie which suffered too much for being delayed for too long, even though I probably missed many references, I got right back into Gilligan's world.

Tense, full of suspense, a little dark humor and good, old fashioned, clean writing without self-importance - El Camino comes VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and concludes the series as it it should've years ago. Well done.
The team always wrote good characters but this edition really was brilliant the cinematography Especially stood out for me wasn’t expecting much but this was masterful in more ways than i can describe
 
Jun 1, 2013
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Angels Brigade 1979

7 women who can't act come together to take down drug dealers played by Jack Palance and Peter Lawford (who is drunk as a skunk in his scenes) while dressed in white Evel Knievel style jumpsuits. It's a cross between Charlie's Angels and the A-Team with just enough of a budget to blow up some shanty shacks at the end. Terrible, but at least it knows it's terrible.