Click Here!
Page 17 of 29 FirstFirst ... 7 15 16 17 18 19 27 ... LastLast
Results 161 to 170 of 288
Like Tree92Likes

Thread: All Things: Quentin Tarantino

  1. #161
    I don't rattle, kid. Kubrick's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    15,764
    Liked
    1844 times
    Karma
    1153900
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    465 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    I just don't see it that way. I think...creatively...he continues to make movies that take the video store junkie esthetic and actually raise the results to an art form. I can't imagine how anyone watched Inglorious Bastards and came away thinking anything other than what a tremendous slice of almost old school revisionist history it was. Across the board, acting/costumes/sets/cinematography...everything excels. But, ol' Quentin is even slightly less 'root for able' than Kevin Smith. And it almost becomes a case of folks feeling like they HAVE TO toss dirt on his flicks. I don't know. In a world where the bar is set so low at least QT is making his own movies in his own voice. Modern day Kubrick? Perhaps. Closest thing our lousy generation has to one anyway.
    Balderdash.

    PT Anderson is the closest we'll ever see to another Kubrick. Hell, Lars von Trier is closer to Kubrick than QT, and I LOVE QT.

  2. #162
    I don't rattle, kid. Kubrick's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    15,764
    Liked
    1844 times
    Karma
    1153900
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    465 Post(s)

    Default

    Lastly, Chris Nolan is every bit the hack that QT is, except QT's movies don't pretend to be "smart" genre films.
    jerseydevil likes this.

  3. #163
    Iím sicka the high hat!! santiclaws's Avatar




    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    13,870
    Liked
    16878 times
    Karma
    1666409
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    581 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    I'm not much of a Foxx fan either outside of In Living Color.
    I thought he was terrific in Ray. Right up there with Wanda.

  4. #164
    I'llPutPenniesOnYourEyes jerseydevil's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    34,163
    Liked
    7487 times
    Karma
    1417103
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    804 Post(s)

  5. #165
    Hating ties is dumb. Dr. Naysay's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    19,230
    Liked
    1801 times
    Karma
    1053297
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    115 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    Lastly, Chris Nolan is every bit the hack that QT is, except QT's movies don't pretend to be "smart" genre films.
    I got no horse in this race...

    but what makes Chris Nolan a "hack"? I mean other than The Dark Knight Rises.

  6. #166
    I'llPutPenniesOnYourEyes jerseydevil's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    34,163
    Liked
    7487 times
    Karma
    1417103
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    804 Post(s)
    BigBrown likes this.

  7. #167
    I don't rattle, kid. Kubrick's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    15,764
    Liked
    1844 times
    Karma
    1153900
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    465 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay View Post
    I got no horse in this race...

    but what makes Chris Nolan a "hack"? I mean other than The Dark Knight Rises.
    I've got no major problem with Following or the wholly gimmicky Memento but Insomnia couldn't hold a candle to the original even with three very good performances from Hillary Swank, Pacino and Robin Williams.

    Nolan's average direction turned a taught, brooding Swedish thriller into a trudging exercise in thumb-twidling as the audience waits and waits and waits for some sort of meaningful payoff that eventually arrives but never satisfies.

    Inception was so much style when all it really needed was more substance. It was a Michael Bay picture with prettier costumes and better haircuts. Totally forgettable to its core.

    As for the Batman flicks, they certainly were good for comic book movies but when you compare them to all films outside of that tiny sci-fi sub-genre, you realize just how average they truly are. Remove Heath Ledger's masterful performance as the Joker and you're left a long-winded film noir version of the Iron Man franchise.

    So maybe hack is a bit harsh. I think he's just average, always.
    jerseydevil likes this.

  8. #168
    I'llPutPenniesOnYourEyes jerseydevil's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    34,163
    Liked
    7487 times
    Karma
    1417103
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    804 Post(s)

  9. #169
    Let's hug it out, bitch! NastiMarvasti's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    7,220
    Liked
    1958 times
    Karma
    1063600
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    198 Post(s)

    Default

    My head just exploded but I'm gonna resist. I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it...
    jerseydevil likes this.

  10. #170
    Let's hug it out, bitch! NastiMarvasti's Avatar




    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    7,220
    Liked
    1958 times
    Karma
    1063600
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    198 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    I thought he was terrific in Ray. Right up there with Wanda.
    I actually thought Leo should have won it that year for The Aviator but Ray Charles had just died and every awards show (music and film) became about him.

Page 17 of 29 FirstFirst ... 7 15 16 17 18 19 27 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84