Sergio Leone Web Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 25, 2019, 06:09:45 PM
:


+  Sergio Leone Web Board
|-+  Recent Posts
: [1] 2 3 ... 10
 1 
 : Today at 04:59:19 PM 
drinkanddestroy - cigar joe
Yea 7/10 is about what I'd go. But I'll give it a watch tonight on TCM or stream it and get Eddie's intro and outro.

 2 
 : Yesterday at 03:28:08 PM 
Herry Grail - drinkanddestroy
OUATITW book in da house!  :)

 3 
 : Yesterday at 12:16:44 PM 
PowerRR - dave jenkins
Personal Shopper 6/10
Heavily flawed but I enjoyed the ride. Assayas and K.Stewart work well together. A couple of scenes stand out and the film is pretty smart.
DJ, have you seen it? The search engine doesn't find anything about the film on this board.
Haven't seen it, but if you recommend it I'll give it a shot.

 4 
 : Yesterday at 07:59:06 AM 
PowerRR - noodles_leone
Personal Shopper 6/10
Heavily flawed but I enjoyed the ride. Assayas and K.Stewart work well together. A couple of scenes stand out and the film is pretty smart.
DJ, have you seen it? The search engine doesn't find anything about the film on this board.

 5 
 : Yesterday at 04:42:46 AM 
PowerRR - dave jenkins
Shin Gojira/Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7/10. This is a Toho reboot, premised on the idea that Godzilla has never been seen before AND has never even appeared anywhere previously in popular culture (the bit where they come up with a name for the creature is fun). Further, it becomes clear that this is basically the Fukushima crisis of 2011 replayed as a monster movie. Well, why not? Godzilla is, after all, a walking nuclear reactor. Anticlimactically, though, the solution to the problem is exactly what was done at Fukushima--pour in the coolant. At the end there's a notion that Godzilla is a sleeping threat requiring eternal vigilance, and everybody--the international community included--will have to live with it (crazy metaphor, what?). The first part of the film is the best, with the Japanese bureaucracy ineffectively trying to make sense and then deal with an unprecedented crisis. With the world going to hell, the inter-departmental squabbling is pretty funny. And, of course, there is plenty of fun to be had watching your favorite landmarks in Tokyo getting smashed or flamed (poor Tokyo station!).

 6 
 : May 23, 2019, 09:22:01 PM 
mike siegel - uncknown
No.
UA. was still independent.

 7 
 : May 23, 2019, 09:09:56 PM 
dave jenkins - uncknown
I have said GBU is masterpiece that didn't try to be one.
OTW set out.to be a.masterpiece.
Which is why GBU is the 'better ' masterpiece'. 8)
QT is a smart feller!

 8 
 : May 23, 2019, 08:03:37 AM 
titoli - titoli
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) This is interesting because the book got me amazed for the first half at how the author managed to show how the consumer society works cruelly on individuals and I expected (though I should have known better, Grisham being a good storyteller, but not a good writer) the story to proceed mercilessly in this critic approach to the end. Instead, Grisham goes for the Life Is Wonderful option and the result (even more visibly so in the movie) is the usual, nice and forgettable Hollywood comedy. 7/10

 9 
 : May 23, 2019, 07:54:22 AM 
titoli - titoli
The Chamber (1996) Grisham took informations on the Death Row procedures and stuck a story on it. So you read the novel if you're interested on what is like to be a guest in that area and bound to be terminated in a gas chamber. The movie has consequently little to go on and the casting is one of the worst I remember among recent Hollywood stuff. Hackman just doesn't fit as the racist southern klukker and O'Donnell is unremarkable. Only Dunaway is perfect and still good looking  at 55 but hers is a minor part. As it is usual for this contrived kind of plot, they do not manage to persuade you that State murder is so terribly wrong. 6/10

 10 
 : May 22, 2019, 07:52:08 PM 
Novecento - Novecento
Niki Lauda died two days ago. It made me think of this film. The best I've ever seen by Ron Howard (although there is a lot by him I haven't seen)

: [1] 2 3 ... 10



Visit FISTFUL-OF-LEONE.COM

SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines
0.03767