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AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
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2,436
Lancashire
Mighty Aphrodite

One of the girlfriends favourites, I personally found most of it boring but there were a few laughs along the way, mainly because of Mira Sorvino's performance as a ditzy porn star. Just had a quick look on IMDB and it turns out Sorvino won an Oscar for that role, I wouldn't say it's that good of a performance but she was the only bright spark in the film.

Wouldn't watch again in a hurry.
 

Masters

Bone 4 Tuna
May 20, 2013
10,837
2,024
Vice City
The Irishman is an atrocity of film making. How can you take the movie seriously after that laughable scene with the shop keeper??

This could have been a good film if REAL actors were cast , instead the film had to be paced and drawn out to accommodate the geriatric bodies with computerized heads. Not good to have these distractions in a movie whose plot you need to pay close attention to in order to keep up with the story.

What a way to waste the final hurrah for these great actors. Marty could easily have made a movie which cast them in roles that suited their ages.

DeNiro was great as Murray Franklin. Think of him playing an older gangster type of Murray Franklin. It would totally have worked in the right film.

The multiple generations of Frank in the Irishman all looked the same to me. I can't care about a character or a performance thats been computerized. Defeats the purpose of film-making for me.

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BigBone

Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
11,692
2,208
Tycho Station
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)



Before Requiem for a Dream, Leaving Las Vegas and Barfly about drug and alcohol abuse, there was The Man with the Golden Arm, The Panic in Needle Park, The Lost Weekend and Days of Wine and Roses. The latter depicts a beautiful young couple with too little control over the bottle and a downward spiral that's nasty and was surely pretty sobering for 60s audience. Both Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick excel in optimistic adults that have too much fun, but Charles Bickford as the girl's tough father of very few words is who excels the most in his short little scenes.

Despite being a Classic Hollywood movie so no Daniel Day-Lewis level of realism, it captures the slippery slope of just having a good time and losing control in excess alcohol consumption, and both the downward spiral and roads of recovery feels authentic. It is also shot in gorgeous black and white with many close-ups - with particular focus on eyes that are conscious in one moment and gone the other. Script and direction are a little formulatic but as effective as Henry Mancini's memorable score. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

P. S. Apparently Hector Salamanca is in it...

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Pedderrs

Starspawn
Jun 1, 2012
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I've watched The Irishman twice now and I think criticisms of the de-aging technology as well as the running time are both legitimate. A lot of the stuff after the hit could have been significantly trimmed. It's a little detail but it would have been nice if they handled all of the blood and gun shots on set in real time. I'm pretty sure most of it was done in post, and something is always a little lost when they do that. Goodfellas violence was so much more visceral.

Good film though. I am not sure how anyone could give it zero stars with a straight face.
 
Jun 14, 2012
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I've watched The Irishman twice now and I think criticisms of the de-aging technology as well as the running time are both legitimate. A lot of the stuff after the hit could have been significantly trimmed. It's a little detail but it would have been nice if they handled all of the blood and gun shots on set in real time. I'm pretty sure most of it was done in post, and something is always a little lost when they do that. Goodfellas violence was so much more visceral.

Good film though. I am not sure how anyone could give it zero stars with a straight face.
Thought the de aging was very good. Distracting at first but you don't really notice it after a few minutes. The runtime is a problem. There's definitely parts of it that seemed needlessly long.

I ended up watching it last night by accident. Threw it on with the intention of only watching a couple of minutes but I ended up lasting the pace. My mind was kinda elsewhere watching it though as I had the urge to turn it off a few times. I'll give it another watch soon when I'm properly up for it.
 

BigBone

Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
11,692
2,208
Tycho Station
Klaus (2019)

The warning signs were there: a very recent retelling of the Santa Claus story in the PC environment, picked up by a steaming giant who may push whatever agenda currently favorable, and a story to cash in on the Christmas spending frenzy... well, let me tell you, Sergio Pablos's Klaus is awesome! Free of any PC tomfoolery, cynicism, self-patting and whatever anti old tradition/culture/value, it's solid entertainment for the kids with a clear message and fun time for parents without going to dark, cause, you know, it's about Klaus... Cool animation, nice voice-over especially by Jason Schwartzmann & a fitting score. Klaus comes RECOMMENDED!
 
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Jun 22, 2013
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I've watched The Irishman twice now and I think criticisms of the de-aging technology as well as the running time are both legitimate. A lot of the stuff after the hit could have been significantly trimmed. It's a little detail but it would have been nice if they handled all of the blood and gun shots on set in real time. I'm pretty sure most of it was done in post, and something is always a little lost when they do that. Goodfellas violence was so much more visceral.

Good film though. I am not sure how anyone could give it zero stars with a straight face.
Masters is slowly losing his mind. But there's no doubt the movie is with its (many) flaws.
 
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BigBone

Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
11,692
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Tycho Station
Ad Astra (2019)



It's like Gravity with daddy issues or Brad Pitt playing The Martian's brother from another mother, with the drag & corniness of Interstellar - Oscars race? lol Ad Astra is the sum of good sci-fis' bad part, and ppl. talk about The Irishman being boring. :lol: That's pure entertainment in comparison. Shame as Ad Astra kicked off promising before Call of Duty: Moon Warfare hit in. Anyone interested in deep space exploration with humanity in focus should just stick with The Expanse, tho I'll continue to binge whatever sci-fi on offer - Ad Astra is PASSABLE for space nerds with cool score and visuals.
 
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Jun 1, 2013
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Ad Astra (2019)



It's like Gravity with daddy issues or Brad Pitt playing The Martian's brother from another mother, with the drag & corniness of Interstellar - Oscars race? lol Ad Astra is the sum of good sci-fis' bad part, and ppl. talk about The Irishman being boring. :lol: That's pure entertainment in comparison. Shame as Ad Astra kicked off promising before Call of Duty: Moon Warfare hit in. Anyone interested in deep space exploration with humanity in focus should just stick with The Expanse, tho I'll continue to binge whatever sci-fi on offer - Ad Astra is PASSABLE for space nerds with cool score and visuals.
Bored the ass off me, ended up skipping through it.
 
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BigBone

Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
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Tycho Station
Day of the Outlaw (1959)



Blaise Starrett, open range cattleman with a Colt is about to gun down his lover's husband, a farmer Hal Crane with barbed wires. It's a classic conflict with a love triangle about to hit bullet time in Wyoming under a snow storm, when Jack Bruhn and his violent gang hits town for shelter and de-arm the opposing sides. Bruhn is a badly wounded ex-colonel who's ruthless but also the only voice to keep his horde from raping women and burning the town down to ashes.

Partially set in dimly lit rooms inspiring Tarantino's tight, suspenseful Hateful Eight and partially out in the deep snow influencing Red Dead Redemption 2, Day of the Outlaw is a fascinating noir-western hit, which is, yes, a thing, see the superb Pursued (1947) or Johnny Guitar (1954). André de Toth (born Tóth Endre here in Hungary) handles this two-part tale exquisitely as there's plenty time for suspense, emotions running high and an epic conclusion.

I remember Bend of the River (1952) and The Tall Men (1955) partially set in snowy mountains, but not until The Great Silence (1968) a western had such a profound winter backdrop which is both beautiful and perilous. Day of the Outlaw is bold and unpredictable, with Robert Ryan and Burl Ives standing out as the rugged cattleman and the opposing gang leader. If you dig the psychological western sub-genre and missed this one like I did, definitely go for the excellent, restored version! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
 
May 25, 2013
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Brightburn - Nice idea on the dark twist on a Superman style origin story but poorly executed, was bored throughout most of it and for what i guess was a horror story was never really scared at all, it was overall pedestrian and predictable, 3/10

Spider-Man Far from Home. The weakest of the 3 films in this reboot, not a good start for phase 4 for the DCU. I felt Gyllenhall was kind of going through the motions in this role, he's a much better actor than this and there was nothing really in this role for him to sink his teeth into and shine. I did like the illusion scenes near the end that was well done and a highlight from what in general was just an OK movie. 5/10
 
May 25, 2013
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Batman Begins

First time I've seen it since the year it came out, much better than I remember it being.
Yeah personally I've found this film has gotten better with repeated viewings. I never thought much of it the first time but now I've watched it several times I rate it as a pretty solid movie.
 

AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
3,321
2,436
Lancashire
Yeah personally I've found this film has gotten better with repeated viewings. I never thought much of it the first time but now I've watched it several times I rate it as a pretty solid movie.
I know more than a few people who regard it as the best of Nolans 3 Batman films, will watch the other 2 this month since I've also seen neither since their years of release.