CHUD.com Community › Forums › THE MAIN SEWER › Movie Miscellany › I'm about to watch...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I'm about to watch... - Page 243

post #12101 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Disciple_72 View Post

He was a truly unique presence. If he had lived on into the 1990s and beyond, would have loved to see what the modern filmmakers could have done with him. Old gunslinger roles of course. Maybe even a Van Helsing type in some kind of horror project.

 

No disrespect to Gene Hackman, but he would have been fucking amazing as Little Bill Dagget in Unforgiven

post #12102 of 12659
Man....if somehow Lee Van Cleef from 1967 could've ended up in the early aughts and been Bill in Kill Bill..
post #12103 of 12659
post #12104 of 12659

This horror flick is pretty good

post #12105 of 12659
post #12106 of 12659
post #12107 of 12659
post #12108 of 12659

Impromptu marathon today. 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm on Skyfall now.

post #12109 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Codename View Post

Impromptu marathon today. 













I'm on Skyfall now.

Watched Craigs first two last week after starting Agentsands blig.

I gotta see Skyfall again and watch it with new eyes. It has always left me feeling empty.
post #12110 of 12659

Got Live If You Want It:

 

Stop making sense poster original.jpgPoster_of_the_movie_Sign_o%27_the_Times.jpg

post #12111 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Call Me Roy View Post


Watched Craigs first two last week after starting Agentsands blig.

I gotta see Skyfall again and watch it with new eyes. It has always left me feeling empty.

 

Skyfall's my second favourite after Casino Royale. It's the most gorgeously shot of them all. I'm a huge fan of Bardem's Silva as a villain. And I think it's a fantastic send-off for Judi Dench's M. 

 

This was only my second viewing of Quantum of Solace and I have to say...I liked it a lot better this time. Very fast paced but it suits Bond going into RAMPAAAGE mode. The movie's mean as hell to boot and I dug that a lot. 

 

Spectre is an odd duck though. I think it's 2/3rd's an utterly FANTASTIC Bond film but after the train sequence it just keeps losing steam and the finale's the weakest of all four of Craig's films. 

Casino Royale remains king. Good god, I just love this movie so much. 

post #12112 of 12659


With Covenant coming out I thought I'd watch Aliens.

Ashamed to admit I remember next to nothing about it since seeing it last.

I think I was like, 9.

So I suppose it could qualify as FIRST TIME.

Pretty excited.
post #12113 of 12659
post #12114 of 12659

post #12115 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Call Me Roy View Post

 

So good. So, so good.

post #12116 of 12659
"You don't want to go to the desert."
post #12117 of 12659

"I'm minutes from the bomb squad. If it's "Happy Birthday" let's do it now."

 

I suspect I would not enjoy Mamet's company, but good lord does he know hard boiled and artful.

post #12118 of 12659
I still need to see House of Games and The Spanish Prisoner.
post #12119 of 12659
I've seen both, and Redbelt. The latter and Spartan were my favourites. House of Games is good albeit slightly let down by Lindsay Crouse's acting; though Mantegna is amazing. The Spanish Prisoner I only vaguely recall although I think it was his most critically acclaimed film.
post #12120 of 12659

House of Games is one of those movies that is crazy problematic in retrospect, but goddamn if it ain't a masterpiece. 

 

"It's called a confidence game. Not because you give me your trust, but because I give you mine." 

post #12121 of 12659
I love Redbelt. Regardless of how his career has turned out, Tim Allen had a decent dramatic performance squeezed out by Mamet.

Need to watch it again, been too long.
post #12122 of 12659

If Redbelt had a problem for me, it was that I didn't quite get what Mamet was going for. Mike's decision to fight Rodrigo seemed to have all the hallmarks of a classic Mamet manipulation that never came. It's almost like the characters and narrative, and the theme of the noble warrior never quite connected. A lot rides on the silent conversation with Laura and the slap.

 

It's a really good film though, but probably second to Spartan. I literally don't have a bad or even qualified word to say about Spartan

 

Agreed on Tim Allen. I didn't watch Home Improvement nor have I seen any of his middle aged men not acting their age movies. I know him only really from Redbelt and Galaxy Quest, so as far as I am concerned he is a pretty damn good actor! 

post #12123 of 12659
post #12124 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post
 

House of Games is one of those movies that is crazy problematic in retrospect, but goddamn if it ain't a masterpiece. 

 

"It's called a confidence game. Not because you give me your trust, but because I give you mine." 

Love it.  Also, adore Spanish Prisoner.  Makes a great Mamet double feature.  

 

There's no better then Mamet and QT when it comes to dialogue.  I swear I could listen to their characters just talk for hours and hours. 

 

Edit:  I didn't read the previous post about SP.  Good to hear people dig it.

post #12125 of 12659
Watched Beverly Hills Cop II and the first Expendables last night. Neither has aged particularly well. Expendables moreso though because it's only 7 years old and seems ancient. That fourth Rambo just destroys all of those silly, half-assed Expendables movies.

Then this morning, on Judas' urging, I watched Rush. Fantastic movie. Probably my second favorite Ron Howard movie after Willow. And I could see more where he's coming from saying that Hemsworth would be a good Bond.

Rewatching an old fave now...The Fugitive. The film that taught me that Tommy Lee Jones has to be one of the coolest cranky old motherfuckers ever. Saw it in the theater when I was 12 and have loved it ever since. I feel like when we (my age group) were kids, we were raised differently. I just can't see any of the 12 year olds I know now having the attention span for a film like that..
post #12126 of 12659
Fugitive was one of my most watched VHS tapes from 10-13 next to Lethal Weapon 2, Falling Down and Rain Man.
post #12127 of 12659
Rain Man is the only one of those that I don't dig. It's well made and acted...it's just not for me.


Thought it was important to share that for some reason..
post #12128 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

Rain Man is the only one of those that I don't dig. It's well made and acted...it's just not for me.


Thought it was important to share that for some reason..

Because it brought forth autism to the forefront  For that I endlessly love it.

post #12129 of 12659
first time
post #12130 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Call Me Roy View Post

first time

 

Pretty dodgy plot but it's a good Pacino revival performance (I think the start of his renaissance, come to think of it), his chemistry with Goodman is great, and Barkin is hotter than Georgia asphalt (see also The Big Easy).

post #12131 of 12659
I've never been able to get on Sea of Love's wavelength. It being even remotely popular absolutely mystifies me..
post #12132 of 12659

I think it's a perfectly serviceable thriller with an iffy plot but carried by three really good performances. Given the slump Pacino's career was in, goodwill towards it may well be in part the reflection of general relief that one of the industry's best actors had found his footing again and the thrill of a good comeback story.

 

Sea of Love kickstarted Pacino part 2, which gave us Dick TracyFrankie and Johnny, Glengarry Glen RossScent of a Woman and Heat in a five year period, and Donnie Brasco, The Devil's Advocate, The Insider and Any Given Sunday in ten. Only Heat and Glengarry really retain their kudos these days from that first period, and Donnie Brasco and The Insider aside, the second half of the decade started to show signs of Pacino Ham (TM) as opposed to the actor, but from a performance perspective each one was very good to excellent and showed his talent and range. His agent deserved a medal.


Edited by jhp1608 - 5/15/17 at 10:35am
post #12133 of 12659
Was there a reason for his hiatus in the 80's?

Speaking of Donnie Brasco, there is one I have tried twice and I just couldn't get into.

Devil's Advocate I need to try out. Scent is still good to me. Obviously so is Heat, GGR and Dick Tracy.
post #12134 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Call Me Roy View Post

Was there a reason for his hiatus in the 80's?

Speaking of Donnie Brasco, there is one I have tried twice and I just couldn't get into.

Devil's Advocate I need to try out. Scent is still good to me. Obviously so is Heat, GGR and Dick Tracy.

 

I don't know. I assume booze and drugs but I may be doing the man a disservice.

post #12135 of 12659
Just bad movies. He did a Revolutionary War movie that was so bad it put him on the outs for a while I think. I've never seen it but it's usually spoken of in the same way Ishtar and Heaven's Gate are.


I'm watching They Live right now. Still such a great movie but holy shit does it feel scarily relevant these days. It's almost like a documentary now lol. It's also one fucking angry movie too....I understand why though..
post #12136 of 12659

Revolution (1985) was a notorious flop. And impossible as it may seem, I think Scarface injured his castability for a time.

post #12137 of 12659
I've never thought that highly of Scarface..
post #12138 of 12659
post #12139 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

I've never thought that highly of Scarface..

It's an incredible performance in a trashy film.

post #12140 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhp1608 View Post

It's an incredible performance in a trashy film.
That's a bingo..
post #12141 of 12659
post #12142 of 12659
logan-imax-poster.jpg
post #12143 of 12659
first time
post #12144 of 12659
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhp1608 View Post
I literally don't have a bad or even qualified word to say about Spartan

 

It shows its budgetary constraints at several points.  I just don't think Kick Gurry is very well cast (or, for that matter, good).  The ending is rather prosaic given how rebellious the rest of the film is (and that shot cradling the rookie like it's Gone With the Wind or whatever.  really?), but maybe see point one there.

But it is such a fun film.  It's an 'action' thriller where mostly people talk and you don't care at all (well, I bet some people do,but to hell with them)

post #12145 of 12659

Streets of Fire is my favorite movie of all time. Period. 

post #12146 of 12659
Streets of Fire is a movie I didn't see until about 5 years ago. And it had to grow on me. But grow it did.

It's especially awesome if you're a fan of Final Fight..
post #12147 of 12659


I remember next to nothing about this. Stoked to watch again.
post #12148 of 12659

Ritchie's weakest film up to this date but still pretty good

post #12149 of 12659
Re: Pacino in the 80's--I saw and read this not too long ago and liked it and I can't remember but it might shed some more light: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/15/caught-act
post #12150 of 12659


Haven't seen this since it came out. Forgot it was Paul Schrader.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Movie Miscellany
CHUD.com Community › Forums › THE MAIN SEWER › Movie Miscellany › I'm about to watch...