Can't believe I waited so log to see this gem, gotta watch it again
Can't believe I waited so log to see this gem, gotta watch it again
DAMN your soul Mel Gibson. We loved you so much. YET, you HAD to be a vomit. Anti-semite, misogynist...we could have forgiven sooooooo much.
You make an off the radar, straight to dvd flick...and it's so goddamned brilliant...I want to hate you, I really do...but this is a hell of a movie, and no, not the same without your participation...good work from the kid from the SITTER(NOT AS BAD AS YOU WERE TOLD)...
On netflix, and yeah...you really should watch it.
This was the movie i thought the first one should have been. The action was better and so was the humor. Completely over the top where as the first one was kinda over the top but fell short.
Another sequel I thought was better than the first. Well paced, good action and adequate acting. Solid popcorn flick.
Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh
Want to thank STARZ
showing both halves...woke up at 3:30 am 2 nights in a row and put on first, then second...thinking that I would ride it back into sleep. Yeah, no such thing. Like the first time I saw each of these I was hooked. First one is the flashier movie. The fighting scenes are brutal and beautiful. The story is as kinetic as the energy and Qt really took a major chance when he...
...slowed things down considerably for pt 2. MUCH more contemplative...Michael Madsen does the best work of his career, even better than Mr. Blonde. Damnitall, the music is so velvetglovesmooth...Just amazing stuff. Qt is not one for revisiting/double dipping, but the rumored long cut of both movies combined...I NEED to see before I die. How anyone can NOT like the man's work...I just do NOT understand.
Not what I expected and quite a bit better than I expected. Previews and trailers made this movie seem very, very different from what it actually was.
Interesting. Great double feature with Ils/Them a French 'hooded children as evil bastards' flick. Faulty mythology re:the monsters/children threaten to overrun things, but good performances(especially from the guy who played the Irish Catholic priest on S.O.A.) make it a winner. Nice creepy little movie.
YES!!!!!! One of those rare, 'I HAVE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT' movies that lives up to the hype. One of the best C-movie casts NOT directed by Rob Zombie. AND simply a KICKASS performance by Mark Hamill as a lisping longhaired sadist. And Adgy, Sonny Chiba gets about 6 minutes of screen time basically playing the part he had in Kill Bill. $16.99 @ Best Buy for the Blu/dvd. BUY THIS ****!!!!!!
Was curious to see The Tall Man since it's directed by Pascal Laugier of Martyrs fame. Was pretty underwhelmed. It wasn't bad, just pretty mediocre.
House of Voices is also by Laugier. Not sure what to make of it. It was beautifully shot, but the storyline was just...weird. In any case, neither this nor Tall Man was anywhere near as good as Martyrs.
Went and saw Dark Skies last night. It was entertaining enough. Had me on the edge of my seat. JK Simmons is awesome in his brief appearance.
Sinister is pretty slowly paced but does a good job in creating a creepy atmosphere and being pretty damn scary without resorting to jump scenes. Glad I got to see it in the theater.
Joaquin Phoenix, how I've missed thee. The Master is a tour de force for Phoenix, and he's absolutely brilliant. It's worth seeing on the merits of his performance alone. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams are great as well, but The Master is all about Phoenix.
Mama was okay I guess, was really looking forward to this since I LOVE Jessica Chastain and the short film on which it's based is intriguing. It wasn't as good as I hoped it would be, but it wasn't a huge letdown.
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Watched Warm Bodies yesterday. A Zom-Rom-Com. Best of the year so far, but it's only February.
Argo - Of the three movies I saw nominated for Best Picture, this wasn't my favorite, but it was a good flick. Very tense, even though you knew it was going to end well. I'm still pretty stunned at how well Affleck has turned his **** around. Good for him. Anyway, I'm not in a hurry to buy it, but I wouldn't mind seeing it again at all.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows - Did you see the first Sherlock movie? Did you like it? Then you'll like this one. It was fun. Kind of empty, but enjoyable. I really like the music for both of these movies, too.
The Hidden Fortress - Hadn't seen this in forever. Good movie, but not one of my favorite Kurosawa flicks. The chase on horseback is still ****ing great. Everytime I watch this, I notice something different that was referenced in Star Wars.
The Wild Bunch - Yeah, I had actually never seen this before. It was solid, but it's one of those movies that suffers from having been copied from so much in other stuff you've seen that the effect of it is diminished. Still worth watching, though.
Navajo Joe - Tarantino said this was one of his big influences when making Django and it was on, so I gave it a watch. Thought it was ok. I think I would have liked it a lot better if it was more violent, and I'm not sure why Corbucci made it so bloodless. A few blood sprinklers and this **** would have been on my shelf by now. Maybe.
Night Of The Creeps - I think this is another flick that probably suffers from everything having basically been redone in movies that followed it, like The Wild Bunch, but Night Of The Creeps was still really likeable and occasionally funny. It retains its charm well.
Shanghai - All star cast. Chow Yun Fat, Gong Li, John Cusack, Ken Watanabe, Rinko Kikuchi, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Franka Potente, David Morse and for some reason I was expecting this to suck. I guess the few lukewarm reviews I've seen. I was pleasantly surprised, though. It was a pretty solid, good looking flick. It definitely could have used more Chow Yun Fat, but I can say that about almost every movie. Still wondering when the Weinsteins are going to release this in the US and why they even bothered to purchase the rights if they're not going to, but that's a whole other thing. Asia shares the same Blu-ray regions as the US, so if you want to see it, you can.
The Woman In Black - Solidly creepy. Great atmosphere. Great score. Liked this one a lot. May buy it eventually.
Joe Kidd - Directed by John Sturges, starring Clint, Robert Duvall and John Saxon? Why the **** had I not seen this before? Because my dad didn't own it while I was young. Why didn't he own it? Because it's not that great. It's decent. There's still some good one-liners. Clint's done similar and he's done it better, though.
The Baby - Dude, what the ****?! Seriously. What the ****.
Jane Austen's Mafia! - BoobyTrap made me watch this because she likes it. I have yet to completely forgive her.
Withnail & I - Pretty enjoyable comedy about two guys who go out to the country to get away from everything. I liked it, but, man, people LOVE this movie. A few have said that it takes multiple viewings for the film to really sink in. I deleted it from my DVR, but I wouldn't be opposed to seeing it again sometime.
Vengeance - Johnnie To is my favorite director in Hong Kong right now, but this was something of a misfire. Definite style over substance, which isn't always bad, but for this there wasn't enough style to overcome the lack of substance. Meh.
Badlands - Hey, a Terrence Malik movie I actually liked! I didn't love it, but I enjoyed it. There's something kind of oddly mesmerizing about Sissy Spacek for me. She looks kind of like an alien.