Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.
Found it dull for the most part.
Brighton Rock (1947), d. by John Boulting
Starring: Richard_Attenborough, Hermione_Baddeley, William_Hartnell, Harcourt_Williams
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred, the police believe it to be suicide. ...
It's OK, with a couple of really funny and bizarre segments.
Booked tickets for the new James Bond flick - will probably end up disappointed
Spectre - sucked IMO
The actions scenes were obviously up to standard of any bond film, but the rest of the plot just seemed to be a randomly hashed together contrived mess.
Completely lacked the flow and style that made Casino Royale the best Bond movie ever.
However, it did have the best opening credits of any bond film, that song works really well.
Tomorrowland/Sicario - Both decent, both suffered from not quite knowing what they wanted to be (serious message movie or entertainment).
Jurassic World - So much wrong with this film, but I really enjoyed it.
Spectre - Good, but a lesser Skyfall. Is it just me or is this film very "brown"?
Blow Out - De Palma/Travolta classic. Better than Blow Up, not as good as The Conversation.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012), d. by Joss Whedon
Starring: Amy_Acker, Alexis_Denisof, Nathan_Fillion, Clark_Gregg
Romantic comedy with some intrigue.
Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers ...
which actor will replace bond ? Tom Cruise ?? will Sean Connery come back ?
Damn,I should really give The Conversation another spin. It's the sort of movie I should really enjoy,but it never clicked with me for some reason.
Swimming To Cambodia (1987) - Pretty much just an 80 min monologue on film,was quite entertaining though...
Saw The Peanuts Movie. About 5 minutes into the film Irealized this is a movie out of another time- that lacks any connection to most ov the audience. The children were bored and running up the aisles in their flashing sneakers- adults were in full snooze.
Probably Colin Firth or Tom Hardy.
Spectre. I am disappionted. This review pretty much summarizes how I feel.
they need more hot girls in there. that is the ticket to more success
Pauline At The Beach (1983) - Another enjoyable Rohmer
For me any Bond movie with Craig is a failure. He is not James Bond, just a humorless ******** that always seems angry with everything. That's way I didn't watch any bond movie with him after Cassino Royale (with was a great movie, bot not a Bond movie for me)
He's actually a lot more James Bond-ish in Spectre. He's finally got into the role. You should give it a shot because I was in the same boat as you.
I can't get over the gratituous tuxedo scene. They are in the dinning car of a freaking train. And then the kissing scenes, suddenly they drop everything to make out as if they just remember "oh, sh*t" we forget to kiss. Lol.
'Gratuitous tuxedo scene' good one lol.
Haven't seen Spectre, but I found Skyfall massively overrated.
Casino Royale was actually pretty good.
I watched V for Vendetta last thursday (November 5th).
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008),
d. by Woody Allen
Rebecca_Hall, Scarlett_Johansson, Christopher_Evan_Welch, Chris_Messina, Penelope Cruz.
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Barcelona is beautiful !!!
James Bond - Spectre.. (2015).
The latest Bond is also probably Craig's weakest showing as 007. This film is ridiculously overhyped for something so underwhelming.
The Sam Smith theme song however is total class, a truly great Bond theme for the ages.
Quantum of Solace was a lot worse. I agree that Casino Royale (the best) and Skyfall were much better Craig films though.
I agree that it was underwhelming.
Quite good actually. Scarlett in Woody's movie seems to work all the time.
Actually, yeah, Quantam was probably worse.
Still, the amusing thing about this film is the vitriol directed at Sam Smith's theme song. I though Adele's song for Skyfall was utter rubbish, lauded mostly I assumed because everyone was on the Adele bandwagon. I am surprised to read the comparisons. For me his effort comprehensively trumps hers all-round for songwriting, composition and singing combined (even if she is arguably a better singer).
I thought it was too low key for a Bond movie.
Does anyone else think that Lea Seydoux in the Bond movie has a vage resemblance to Scarlett Johannson?
Yes. I felt like they tried to satisfy every type of fan by forcing in these scenes and ended up satisfying almost no one.
Overall it was very muted. How can a car chase in Rome be boring? Well, they found a way!
I think the girl did a good acting job with what she had to work with.
More like a young [12-14 years old] Kate Moss, imo.
You are such a loser! Scarlett has 2 s's in her second name. Scarlett Johansson.
Coffy - Top draw Blaxploitation. Pam Grier - god damn!!!
Really, good to know
I watched "The Voices" last night. Still can't get over it. One of my favourites, as far as Black Comedies go... Stars Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterten and Anna Kendrick.
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936), (French), d. by Jean Renoir
avec René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules_Berry, Marcel_Lévesque
Can't believe everyone is going on about the Bond movie,did anyone actually expect it to be any good? The Stars Wars movie will have even more hype and be an even worse movie.
You Can Count On Me (2000) Excellent family drama
A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.
Just finished The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch is the man!
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Watching "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (2013).
About his younger years, and life in prison.
Watched The Lake House again on TV because I had forgotten the story over the years
This Is England '90 (2015) - Probably the weakest of the series overall,but still,probably the best thing I've seen this year...
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Rope (Hitchcock). Loved it!
Rebooting Mission: Impossible
Watched two action movies: Ninja assassin and Robocop 2. That's a great example of how crappy it is Rotten tomatoes overall score. The first averages 26% while the second 32%, yet the second is infinitely superior. Watched also Wicked Blood about a girl how lives with his uncle, who works producing amphetamines for another uncle of her who is the criminal leader of the region. The movie wasn't anything special, but I think the girl, Abigail Breslin, shows quite a potential.
Don't Look Now (1973) - Was certainly pretty interesting,but I might have to watch it again to get some bits of it...
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