Re: Movie review thread...



  • The Edge of Love (based on true story of some Welsh poet git) - slow and boring

    Vacancy - an older one with Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson. They book into a motel in the middle of nowhere after thier car breaks down, they go into the room and soon realise that the people who stay in the hotel are used as 'stars of snuff movies'

    Fairly predictable movie, but the tension is maintained throughout and found myself quite enjoying it (even more so with Ms Beckinsale)

    6.9/10



  • Just back from seeing the awesomeness of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. Only he could get away with playing just a bastard and be so damn likable.

    A very clever film that plays with your expectations of what a Clint movie will be. If that's his final performance, it's a tour de bloody force.

    Get Off My Lawn indeed.



  • Oh and Inglorious Basterds sounds great 🙂

    [url="http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/11990378"]http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/11990378[/url]

    I want my Nazi scalps.



  • Hmm, I predict that Pitt will be quite annoying (not to mention mediocre) in his role. He's no Lee Marvin.



  • [quote name='Tim']Hmm, I predict that Pitt will be quite annoying (not to mention mediocre) in his role. He's no Lee Marvin.[/quote]

    No he's not, but it that's not what this movie is going for (Sly Stallone's one maybe). Pitt's a good actor, and is good at hamming it up - which this movie seems to be going for.

    For what I've read on ACIN they are going for Rambo-esque over the top blood and violence. I mean for gods sake, they are scalping Nazis! Awesome! 🙂



  • [quote name='Kirwan']Just back from seeing the awesomeness of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. Only he could get away with playing just a bastard and be so damn likable.

    A very clever film that plays with your expectations of what a Clint movie will be. If that's his final performance, it's a tour de bloody force.

    Get Off My Lawn indeed.[/quote]

    VERY pissed off that I still haven't seen this. I need to persuade the wife that she'll want to see it.



  • [quote name='MN5'][quote name='Kirwan']Just back from seeing the awesomeness of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. Only he could get away with playing just a bastard and be so damn likable.

    A very clever film that plays with your expectations of what a Clint movie will be. If that's his final performance, it's a tour de bloody force.

    Get Off My Lawn indeed.[/quote]

    VERY pissed off that I still haven't seen this. I need to persuade the wife that she'll want to see it.[/quote]

    I took my wife and she loved it. Sounds weird but it's actually kind of sweet and in that grey area of chick/guy flick. Very funny too.



  • [quote name='Kirwan'][quote name='MN5'][quote name='Kirwan']Just back from seeing the awesomeness of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. Only he could get away with playing just a bastard and be so damn likable.

    A very clever film that plays with your expectations of what a Clint movie will be. If that's his final performance, it's a tour de bloody force.

    Get Off My Lawn indeed.[/quote]

    VERY pissed off that I still haven't seen this. I need to persuade the wife that she'll want to see it.[/quote]

    I took my wife and she loved it. Sounds weird but it's actually kind of sweet and in that grey area of chick/guy flick. Very funny too.[/quote]

    Well I'm trying to persuade her to go tomorrow night for valentines day but so far a forlorn exercise, she says "go with your mates" but everyone knows how dodgy a group of guys at the movies is !! She loved Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Million Dollar Baby, not so keen on the Dollars trilogy or Dirty Harry series.



  • Cool, wife said it reminded her of Million Dollar Baby - there's your in.



  • [quote name='Kirwan']Cool, wife said it reminded her of Million Dollar Baby - there's your in.[/quote]

    Excellent, still not sure how I managed to marry someone who doesn't love Clint movies but there y'go. She still hasn't bought me my dirty harry box set on DVD she promised me yet either !!!!!!!!!!! xzxmad



  • [img]http://raptor.golden.net/~tekapo/redterror/jason.jpg[/img]

    Weed warrior:

    [quote]Oh, and the latest iteration of hockey-masked slasher [color=#FF0000]Jason Voorhees is a backwoods marijuana grower[/color] who'll kill you and your friends if you dare to touch his stash. Seriously.

    Yeah, it sounds a little silly on paper—the Jason of old seemed to have a vendetta [i]against[/i] drug users—but it fits with the changing times. Today's J-man is more libertarian than puritan, as one of his neighbors even warns tourists that he just wants to be left alone. So just don't steal his drugs, and don't flaunt your libertine lifestyle in has face, by having singer/UFC ring girl Willa Ford go waterskiing topless on his lake or something.

    [url]http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/movie_reviews/b99825_rebooted_friday_13th_slashes_satisfies.html[/url][/quote]

    Ebert:

    [quote]So far in the series, he has been drowned, sliced by a machete in the shoulder, hit with an ax in the head, supposedly cremated, aped by a copycat killer, buried, resurrected with a lightning bolt, chained to a boulder and thrown in the lake again, resurrected by telekinesis, drowned again, resurrected by an underwater electrical surge, melted by toxic waste, killed by the FBI, resurrected through the possession of another body, returned to his own body, thrown into hell, used for research, frozen cryogenically, thawed, blown into space, freed to continue his murder spree on Earth 2, returned to the present, faced off against Freddy Krueger of "Nightmare on Elm Street," drowned again with him, and made to emerge from Crystal Lake with Freddy's head, which winks.

    [url]http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090211/REVIEWS/902119991[/url][/quote]

    Jugs:

    [quote]That other group is the interesting group though. They have breasts. Wonderful breasts. Something you need to know about this film. [color=#FF0000]There's spectacular boobage[/color]. No scene on par with that MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D full frontal sequence, but frankly this film has more hotties getting naked, and one gal in particular... SPECTACULAR BOOBS! Really.

    Now - probably the most important fact about this FRIDAY THE 13TH is that it contains perhaps [color=#FF0000]the single most perfect moment in Jason killing history[/color]. There is a death that takes place on a dock. That dock death is the sweetest coup de grace of any kill Jason has ever made. It has the kill - and then a payoff so exquisitely perfect that... well, the only proper response is applause... because this is the exact sort of death that we, those that love Jason, love to see.

    [url]http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40108[/url][/quote]

    Certainly sounds tantalyzing . . .



  • [quote name='MN5']She still hasn't bought me my dirty harry box set on DVD she promised me yet either !!!!!!!!!!! xzxmad[/quote]

    Did you see that David Fincher film from last year called "Zodiac"? Pretty cool film, purportedly based on the real Zodiac killer near San Francisco. The "Scorpio" psychopath that "Dirty Harry" Callahan tracks is based on the real Zodiac-killer. They still haven't solved that one. I've seen a number of documentaries about Zodiac and have been fascinated since a kid because of the Dirty Harry storyline. Clint Eastwood (westerns and Harry) and James Bond were the first "adult" films I saw as a kid and those stories and characters are hardwired into my brain.



  • [quote name='MN5'][quote name='Kirwan'][quote name='MN5'][quote name='Kirwan']Just back from seeing the awesomeness of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. Only he could get away with playing just a bastard and be so damn likable.

    A very clever film that plays with your expectations of what a Clint movie will be. If that's his final performance, it's a tour de bloody force.

    Get Off My Lawn indeed.[/quote]

    VERY pissed off that I still haven't seen this. I need to persuade the wife that she'll want to see it.[/quote]

    I took my wife and she loved it. Sounds weird but it's actually kind of sweet and in that grey area of chick/guy flick. Very funny too.[/quote]

    Well I'm trying to persuade her to go tomorrow night for valentines day but so far a forlorn exercise, she says "go with your mates" but everyone knows how dodgy a group of guys at the movies is !! She loved Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Million Dollar Baby, not so keen on the Dollars trilogy or Dirty Harry series.[/quote]

    The Mrs and i watched Gran Torino lastnight, great movie with a wonderful performance from the great man. As previously mentioned some great lines from Clint, but more often its his expressions on that wrinkled old face of his that said more then words could.
    A great story, a must for a Clint fan like you MN5.



  • Seven Pounds; more evidence of the acting talent that is Wil; Smith - 7.8/10

    The Day the Earth Stood Still; more evidence of the lack of acting talent that is Keanu Reeves (mind you, shit script TBF) 4.5/10

    Gran Torino; Thoroughly enjoyed it, some of his one liners were brilliant, but yeah the husky voice, wrinkled face telling the Chinese gang about when he piled dead gooks 5 high in the Korean War - 8.1/10



  • Have been sick for a week so caught up on some movies

    Incredible Hulk (2008) - kinda dull, am a big fan of Ed Norton but he just seemed whiney in this 4/10
    Iron Man - Better than the hulk..in that I didn't get sleepy till at least half way through, I think Robert Downey Jr probably kept this one going, some actual funny scenes but still pretty mediocre 6/10
    The Bank Job - Outstanding! Actually thought it was another Guy Ritchie/Jason Statham attempt on recreating 'Lock Stock', its actually based on the true story of the Baker street bank robbery in London 1971, gripping storyline and made to seem that much more plausible as its based on true events..with a little bit of creative license. 9/10
    Rainman - Been meaning to watch this probably most my life, good movie, nothing outstanding but kept me entertained, Hoffman & Cruise both good 7/10



  • [quote name='taniwharugby']
    Gran Torino; Thoroughly enjoyed it, some of his one liners were brilliant, but yeah the husky voice, wrinkled face telling the Chinese gang about when he piled dead gooks 5 high in the Korean War - 8.1/10[/quote]
    That is one of my favourite movies now, I hope it is Eastwood's glorious exit, what a great story, brilliantly told.

    Green Street Hooligans: Frodo gets booted out of his Uni and goes to England and falls in with a bunch of West Ham thugs. Very enjoyable, I'd say 8/10.

    Street Kings: I think they potential is still sitting on the reel of film somewhere, went too far with the same old boring twist of the bosses being the bad guys. 6/10.

    I watched Tombstone again. Val Kilmer' makes that movie into a classic, his Doc Holliday is just superb, and one-liners like "I'm afraid the strain was more than he could bear" and "I have not yet begun to defile myself" are delivered so well. Another all-time favourite.

    Then I watched "Appaloosa" which is the remake by Ed what ever his name is/Harris and Vigo Mortensson, this movie would have been so much better without the complete fail that is the cheeseball inappropriate music. That and the hard man (Ed Harris) is too much of a lovey-dovey pussy, needed to be more Eastwood circa "Unforgiven" and less Costner circa "Open Range". Leading "lady" Renee Zellweger is feral and has a face like a kicked in bedpan - and in this film, they rewarded this by giving her red hair. 6.5/10, would have been a 7.0 without the fucktard composer.

    Actually he's so bad, I found his name, so we can avoid him like Ebola: Jeff Beal [url="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0063618/"]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0063618/[/url]



  • [quote name='Virgil'][quote name='MN5'][quote name='Kirwan'][quote name='MN5'][quote name='Kirwan']Just back from seeing the awesomeness of Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. Only he could get away with playing just a bastard and be so damn likable.

    A very clever film that plays with your expectations of what a Clint movie will be. If that's his final performance, it's a tour de bloody force.

    Get Off My Lawn indeed.[/quote]

    VERY pissed off that I still haven't seen this. I need to persuade the wife that she'll want to see it.[/quote]

    I took my wife and she loved it. Sounds weird but it's actually kind of sweet and in that grey area of chick/guy flick. Very funny too.[/quote]

    Well I'm trying to persuade her to go tomorrow night for valentines day but so far a forlorn exercise, she says "go with your mates" but everyone knows how dodgy a group of guys at the movies is !! She loved Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Million Dollar Baby, not so keen on the Dollars trilogy or Dirty Harry series.[/quote]

    The Mrs and i watched Gran Torino lastnight, great movie with a wonderful performance from the great man. As previously mentioned some great lines from Clint, but more often its his expressions on that wrinkled old face of his that said more then words could.
    A great story, a must for a Clint fan like you MN5.[/quote]

    Due to a lack of babysitters I STILL haven't got to see the farkin movie ! not happy, especially hearing all these good things about it. How long does it have to run in the theatres ?



  • [quote name='red terror'][quote name='MN5']She still hasn't bought me my dirty harry box set on DVD she promised me yet either !!!!!!!!!!! xzxmad[/quote]

    Did you see that David Fincher film from last year called "Zodiac"? Pretty cool film, purportedly based on the real Zodiac killer near San Francisco. The "Scorpio" psychopath that "Dirty Harry" Callahan tracks is based on the real Zodiac-killer. They still haven't solved that one. I've seen a number of documentaries about Zodiac and have been fascinated since a kid because of the Dirty Harry storyline. Clint Eastwood (westerns and Harry) and James Bond were the first "adult" films I saw as a kid and those stories and characters are hardwired into my brain.[/quote]

    Yeah I saw that Zodiac movie and to be honest I thought it dragged a bit. I do however agree it is a fascinating storyline and Dirty Harry liberally lifted elements from it. DH to me is one of the best films of all time from the locations, clints performance, the jazzy music, the killers performance...its just awesome on so many levels but as always spawned a few inferior sequels.

    I guess the real life Zodiac killer was a bit more careful with his parking tickets than Summer of Sam killer David Berkowitz



  • [img]http://raptor.golden.net/~tekapo/redterror/shatner_intruder.jpg[/img]

    I could have sworn I saw a William Shatner thread somewhere on the forums (his performance of "Rocket Man" - genius), but it seems to have vanished. Anyhow, this is worth checking out:

    [quote]Roger Corman claims this is the only film of the over 300 he's produced to lose money. Shatner plays Adam Cramer, a racist white man who goes to a Southern town to incite violent resistance to school integration. As Corman surrounded his leads with real racist townspeople, the movie cackles with disturbingly authentic energy. The movie also features very ugly language, from vile, racist slurs to white-supremacy propagandizing.

    [url]http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews32/the_intruder_corman.htm[/url]

    [youtube:1we57cxl]dXdgElbKe_w[/youtube:1we57cxl]

    [i]Yes, he can really act.[/i][/quote]



  • Also check out the creepy Incubus (1965):

    [quote][b][color=#FF0000]Incubus[/color][/b] (Esperanto: Inkubo) is a black and white horror film originally released in 1965 and later restored in 2001. Incubus was directed by Leslie Stevens, creator of The Outer Limits, and stars a pre-Star Trek William Shatner. Its striking black and white cinematography was by Conrad Hall, who went on to win three Academy Awards for his work on the films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Road to Perdition, and American Beauty. The film was performed entirely in the constructed language Esperanto. This was done to create an eerie, other-worldly feeling, and the director has prohibited dubbing into other languages.

    The film was lost for many years because the original print of the film burned in a fire and all copies reported lost, destroyed, or worn away. A copy of the film was found in France where it played with French subtitles in the permanent collection of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris. The Sci Fi Channel funded the restoration from the found print and released a DVD in 2001 that included subtitles in English and French.

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incubus_(1965_film)[/url][/quote]

    Two-minute Sci Fi Channel "Incubus" trailer:

    [youtube:2tqy2la3]AW7AuyIwN2A[/youtube:2tqy2la3]