Nobody's seen any movies lately? Sons, I am disappoint.
Saw Dead Man Down on opening night. I saw that most of the critics reamed it but I liked it. Terence Howard was in top form. The plot wasn't the most well constructed but still worth seeing in theaters.
I did, I just like to wait for some reason and post a block of movies I've seen every few weeks.
Same here. On that note:
Oz The Great And Powerful - A bit more kid/family friendly than I expected (for some reason), but mostly pretty fun. I was disappointed by Bruce Campbell's cameo, it was smaller than I expected and not as funny as I was hoping. I would personally like to thank the costume designer for putting Mila Kunis in those leather pants for as long as she wore them, and then thank Sam Raimi for getting that excellent shot of her backside in the film. It was much appreciated. I enjoyed the movie, but won't be buying it.
3:10 To Yuma - The original has been showing pretty regularly on, I think, MGM HD and since Criterion just released it, why not give it a shot? I liked the remake, mostly, but I liked this one better. One man doing what's right because it's right, goddamn it. Well shot, good acting and even fairly tense. The climax ending was a little weak (whereas the remake's ending was over the top silly), but it was solid. Would not mind owning the Blu-ray someday.
Dogma - Hadn't seen this in a while, and I've watched bits and pieces of Mallrats on TV a hundred times over the last month, so I got the urge to give this a spin again. There's a lot of things to like about this movie. A lot of funny lines, an interesting idea for a story, Salma Hayek stripping... but I frequently find myself caught on some of the stilted, awkward line delivery that happens in some of Smith's older films. Good fun, though.
Wreck-It Ralph - Still funny and excellent the second time.
Friday Foster - My least favorite Pam Grier vehicle to date. A great cast, including Yaphet Kotto, Carl Weathers, Scatman Crothers, Jim Backus (for, like, 10 seconds). Normally, I can enjoy a movie like this on Pam alone, but she didn't really do much ass-kicking this time. So I say meh.
Sheba, Baby - Much better than Friday Foster, but still not even ****ing close to Foxy Brown or Coffy. I liked it well enough, but it's not something I'd come back to.
Beautiful Girls - My comic guy says this is one of his favorite movies of all time, and he talked us into borrowing his copy. I thought it was pretty boring. Not sure what the appeal is for him, but I'm going to ask him. It's basically one of those mid-90's indie comedies that feels really mid-90's indie comedy. A bunch of guys being stupid about women. Not terribly funny or moving.
OOOh totally disagree on Beautiful Girls Adge...just a sweet melancholy little movie, with a terrific cast. It's all about the sadness and regret of later years son. You may appreciate this movie when you get a little older. I dig Timothy Hutton and I truly find it surprising that his career has gone the way it has. Try this one again in 10 years.
I thought the scenes with Portman and Hutton were great. I agree that it is a slow movie but i still like it.
Originally Posted by jerseydevil
I saw Raging Bull yesterday at the Dome. Pretty good movie. Maybe recommend it if you can accept that it's (mostly) in black and white.
Raging Bull and "just pretty good" shouldn't be in the same sentence ever
Watched Atrocious since I have a strong affinity for found footage/shaky camera films. It's not the worst, but not that great either. If you're a fan of the subgenre as much as I am it's worth a watch.
Elite Squad is an excellent film about the Brazilian police and the drug trade, which features a lot of corruption and violence. Will probably watch the second installment sometime soon.
It was a typo.
Originally Posted by Diehard
Yesssssssssss! Been singing the praises of these two flicks for a while now. The only way you can properly be looking forward to the Robocop remake is by seeing these two ****in' awesome flicks.
Originally Posted by Diehard