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I enjoyed the idea of the Joe Carnahan directing and Liam Neeson starring version of Death Wish but the Eli Roth and Bruce Willis combo doesn't seem to be worthwhile.

Resuscitating this thread to see if anyone is gonna see it. The critics seem to dislike it just a bit but this guy on IMDB seems to either be a genuine fan or shill for MGM.

It's 12.30am over here in Malaysia, and yesterday was the premiere of Eli Roth's "Death Wish Movie," starring the legendary Bruce Willis. Now, firstly, I have not seen the original, but as a big fan of Eli Roth's horror movies, I had to watch it and I have to say, it's very well executed by Master of Horror, Eli Roth. It's a violent revenge action movie. It's no ordinary direct-to-video movie or overrated Hollywood movie. Most importantly, it's a movie that finally stars Bruce Willis as the main man, bringing back the action in the old school way. It also stars great actors such as Vincent D'Onofrio and Elisabeth Shue. It's definitely awesome to see a Hollywood legend kicking ass, the old school way, on the big screen. It's all thanks to Eli Roth, and God bless him for bringing back Bruce Willis.

Recently saw this year old video ( from Mark Kermode regarding the history of this remake.

Off-Topic Discussion / Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
« on: December 18, 2017, 04:55:03 PM »
Heres a trailer -

Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) gets laid off as a truck driver and decides the only way to get his wife (Jennifer Carpenter) and future daughter a good life is quick money as a drug courier. Things go good till a deal goes bad and Bradley ends up in a medium security prison. A drug kingpin takes his wife hostage and the only way she'll go free is if Bradley heads off to Redleaf Maximum Security, run by Warden Tuggs (Don Johnson), and kills a prisoner named Christopher Bridge.

Directed by S. Craig Zahler, who did Bone Tomahawk, and what a crazy ridiculous movie this is. As long as you sit back and enjoy the ride then you'll have a good time at what the movie shows off towards the end of it.

Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968)
« on: October 22, 2017, 02:26:25 PM »

Next year is what they claim for a release and its being noted as a 2k restoration.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:39:34 AM »
Saw this at an AMC in a section of the theater entitled 'Dolby Cinema'. Information regarding what I'm talking about and it was fantastic. If there is a movie worth seeing in this strange structure, it is this one. I wonder if Dust Devil will give it a watch with all the praise its getting.

Off-Topic Discussion / Death Wish (2017)
« on: August 07, 2017, 02:05:36 PM »
Remake of the 1974 Micheal Winner film starring Charles Bronson.

Here's the Trailer

Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team, The Grey) writes it with Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Knock Knock) directing and Bruce Willis playing Paul Kersey. My opinion is that the trailer sure looks bad. I could care less about the politics but watching Bruce Willis just go around and killing people seems like the least interesting movie that has been made many times before.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 16, 2017, 01:38:57 PM »
John Wick Chapter 2 (2017) - And . . . it's not very good (yeah, yeah, I should have gone to Lego Batman). Bad photography, badly directed, badly plotted. The Keanu Kurse continues to operate: no good sequels may be made with him aboard. All the best moments are in the trailer. There will be a John Wick 3, apparently. I still like the first one, but Chapter 2 gets a 5/10.

How can you say that a Keanu Kurse exists when the fantastic Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey exists. It puts this entire review into question.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 15, 2017, 03:12:13 PM »
    Chronicle (2012) -

    A solid 3/5

    Kingsmen: The Secret Service (2015) - 4/5

    Far better than I expected.

    Heavy Metal (1981)

    I'll rate the individual episodes more so than the film as a whole. I will not be rating the in-between sequences:

    • Soft Landing - The rotoscoped 1959 Corvette being released from an orbiting Spaceship and entering earth's atmosphere is a great way to start this movie. The addition of Riggs 'Radar Rider' as the track that plays along only makes it greater. 5/5

    • Harry Canyon - The setting is essentially What If late 1970's New York had been thrusted to the future and flying cars are now present. Harry Canyon is a taxi cab driver who has to deal with pricks trying to rob him and so has to use his incinerator ray daily. After incinerating a 1970's stereotypical punk, he stops in front of a Museum and witnesses a heist gone wrong. A big breasted women starts screaming for help and Harry gets himself involved with a crazy alien green orb that everybody wants called the Loc-Nar. (There is a great sequence before this story of the orb being dug up to the Blue Oyster Cult song 'Veteran of the Psychic Wars'). A noir-ish (but not full noir, we cannot consider this to go full film-noir) story with great narration. The best being the final one as  she's got a suitcase full of cash but gets greedy and pulls a gun, leaving Harry having to use his incinerator ray. 'I put it down as a two-day ride with one hell of a tip.' 5/5

    • Den - An adaptation of Richard Corben's Den which hits more than misses. John Candy voicing the protagonist, a 15 year old boy who gets transported into the world of Neverwhere and from there it becomes the the historical account of what 15 year old's in the 1970's would fantasize about. Being a muscular man and getting all the nonhuman bodily shaped women. If it was played straight, it wouldn't amount to much but with John Candy saying lines such as 'There was no way I was gonna walk around this place with my dork hanging out!' and the great score by Elmer Bernstein. This gets a 4/5.

    • Captain Sternn - One of my least favorites but its short so it gets a pass. Gets an extra point for using Cheap Trick's 'Reach Out'. 2/5

    • B-17 - Dan O'Bannon's story finally gets told but instead of using the lame idea of gremlins attacking the ship, it's now the skeletal remains of the crew that go after the living crew members. Great and short. 4/5

    • So Beautiful, So Dangerous - The most disappointing segment being that it could have been great but instead it's just something to pass to get to the best part of the movie. It get's a point for the goofy great ship design. 1/5

    • Taarna - A Mobius inspired (According to the cast and crew list on IMDB, he is not listed as being a part of production although those backgrounds sure do look like his work) story of a warrior woman named Taarna who is summoned to kill some green guys after they killed a village because of the Loc-Nar filling their hearts with hate as well as to have the Black Sabbath song 'The Mob Rules' playing as they kill and plumage. Taarna wears a skimpy leather outfit and doesn't speak but kills just about everything with her sword. Not much as far as story goes but the shots of vastness and just the overall look and feel of it sure does make it one of the best of the films segments.

    Overall the film is a 3.9/5 (I can't give it a full 4) because of the two weaker segments but if you can dig the animation and late 70's/early 80's soundtrack then give it a watch.

    Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
    « on: February 13, 2017, 05:20:34 PM »
    From all that I am reading on this board about Silence, it sounds like Scorsese did an imitation of Malick.

    Off-Topic Discussion / Re: La La Land (2016)
    « on: February 10, 2017, 03:10:02 PM »
    I have not seen the film but as I started to use the library computer at the school I attend, I accidentally control+v and this came up:

    This ‘mall montage’ scene from the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love can be viewed as a form of representation of the American culture as it has many aspects of it that can be interpreted as what one believes is the traditional american culture. First of all, right at the very beginning of the scene, we see this tall, mysterious and good looking man in a well fitted suit and sunglasses eating a pizza, which initially, pizza is already a direct symbol to what is thought of as the “American culture”. This symbol, yet quite irrelevant to the scene, does in fact play a role of symbolic importance as fast food is definitely representative of the American culture

    Shame that was all that came up.

    Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
    « on: February 10, 2017, 03:05:36 PM »
    Map of the Stars- 2/5

    No good.

    Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
    « on: February 09, 2017, 05:02:40 PM »
    What's the matter? You forgot at least one point.

    I was really thinking of putting a 4 there but a 3 seems a better fit. My reasoning is that Neiman is a colossal asshole since the first frame of the movie but he just needed the help of a colossal asshole of a teacher to help him guide to perfection of being the greatest asshole to ever be. I realized that I could care less about this asshole. But total merits on the way it looks and for making jazz something comprehensible to listen to.

    Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
    « on: February 09, 2017, 10:13:46 AM »
    Whiplash (2014) - 3/5

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