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Discussion in 'Film: Reviews' started by Lucas, Feb 6, 2017.
I watched Moana over the weekend with my family. Quite an enjoyable movie with great songs.
The messenger : the story of joan d'arc.
Get Out (2017) I liked it, except for the few failed attempts of humour.
Resident evil the final chapter,on blu - ray this time.
Just hit the credits for Role Models (2008).
last night, with Spencer Tracy. Pretty good, with I suppose insight into what life was like (for some people) during the depression in a big city.
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
There's a reason why this is my favorite childhood fairy tale. It really makes me cry and believe in true love.
But the original version can never be trumped. But Disney's remake is well, of course, its Disney, the effects are always top-notch. Emma Watson was good as Bella, although there are times when her acting felt too much. The supporting cast is very strong, especially Luke Evans who's just perfect as the smirky and arrogant Gaston.
The movie is good by itself it will stand the test of time. But the 1991 version will forever by the best Beauty and the Beast, imo. Its ahead of its time.
ESCAPE TO ATHENA (1979) 3/5.
A British adventure film set during World War Two and filmed entirely on the island of Rhodes. The screenplay is by Edward Anhalt and Richard S Lochte, based upon the story by Richard S Lochte and George P Cosmatos. It was produced by David Niven Junior and Jack Wiener and was directed by George P Cosmatos. The soundtrack to the film was written by Lalo Schifrin. It stars Roger Moore, David Niven, Telly Savalas, Claudia Cardinale, Stefanie Powers, Elliott Gould, Richard Roundtree, Sonny Bono, Anthony Valentine and Michael Sheard. It also features William Holden in a cameo appearance as a POW, because at the time of filming, he was in a relationship with Stefanie Powers. It is an enjoyable, but uneven production. There are many fine moments of action, adventure and humour, including one of the best motorcycle chase scenes of the era, but ultimately, it does not quite come together as a successful whole. It is a great shame, but it is still a highly enjoyable experience in many ways…
Fire Walk With Me (1992)
This is definitely the thing to watch before starting Twin Peaks season 3.
Its a nice coming of age story.
Amos (1985) (3.5/5)
Those of you who have seen seen interviews with Kirk Douglas are probably aware of the fact that he played Randle McMurphy in the Broadway version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in the 1960s. When his son Michael became the owner of the rights to the script, Kirk was disappointed to find out that he wasn't going to be cast in the film version due to his age. Over the years, Kirk has often brought it up, half-jokingly, half-bitterly.
What a lot of people probably don't know is that Kirk starred in a 1985 tv-movie called Amos that in many ways resembles OFOCN. It was produced by one of his other sons, Peter. Without going into spoilers, the movie has a Nurse Ratched-type character but the setting is a nursing home rather than a mental hospital. I thought it was a decent story, especially how he cleverly resolved something towards the end of it. Obviously, being a tv-movie with its characteristic low-budget production values, it wasn't anywhere near fantastic or anything.
Also, this might not be the most entertaining subject for younger audiences who may feel alienated by the issues that many senior citizens have to endure. There are certain slow moments here and there. If you do find it interesting, please check it out on Youtube. Kirk was nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special" but lost out to Dustin Hoffman. Dorothy McGuire, Pat Morita, and the film itself, were also nominated in their respective categories.
Faces in the crowd (2011)'
Crimson Peak (2015)
Cliche and boring story with boring characters. Both Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston had the charisma of a doorknob. The only slightly interesting thing in this film was Jessica Chastain.
River's Edge (1986)
Deadly Friend (1986)
IRON MAN (2008) 4/5.
A highly entertaining American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby. The film follows Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer, who builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero Iron Man. It is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the screenplay being written by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. The music was provided by Ramin Djawadi, the film was produced by Avi Arad and Kevin Feige and it was directed by Jon Favreau. It stars Robert Downey Junior, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L Jackson, Stan Lee in a cameo appearance and director Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Tony Stark's bodyguard and chauffeur. Robert Downey Junior is perfectly cast in this film and is the leading reason as to why it is so enjoyable.
Clash of titans,could be better.
This is probably my favourite Argento movie.
IRON MAN 2 (2010) 3/5.
Another highly enjoyable American superhero film and the second one based on the Marvel Comics character Iron Man. It is the sequel to the 2008 film, IRON MAN and is the third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tony Stark is resisting calls by the United States government to hand over the Iron Man technology, while also combating his own declining health. Meanwhile, rogue Russian scientist Ivan Vanko has developed the same technology and built weapons of his own in order to pursue a vendetta against Tony Stark’s family. The screenplay for the film is by Justin Theroux, based on characters created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby. The music for the film is by John Debney, it’s produced by Kevin Feige and it’s again directed by Jon Favreau. The film stars Robert Downey Junior, Samuel L Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan and Stan Lee in another cameo appearance. Like its predecessor, this film was shot mostly in California, except for a key sequence that was filmed in Monaco. It’s not quite as fresh as the original film, but it's still very entertaining.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - 8/10
The sequel to the highly popular first film, which follows a ragtag group of thieves and assassins who become heroes. As good as the first, with the soundtrack being a little less quality. Great script, great acting, and lots of good cameos and comic book references that real nerds will get. Very enjoyable.