Locke is about Vincent Locke (Tom Hardy), a construction worker. Tonight he's in car, headed somewhere, but getting there may change his life forever.
If a person is driving all day they are free, if they are driving all night they're headed somewhere. In this film Tom Hardy brings us an incredibly strong performance (solid as concrete you might say), his almost Irish-Indian voice never breaking, while his entire life is being juggled like all of a man's worst nightmares…
Something is a little bit odd about the residents of Small Town USA in Don Siegel's tale of paranoia at its most paranoid. The Good Doctor. Forrest Gump-esque run. X-ray. Insurance salesmen are shady, if you don't believe me watch the Fargo TV series. Pretend Uncle? Ultra sexy Becky Driscoll. Pretend Mommy? The Lawnmower Man. Danny the Shrink. Jukebox dancing. Jack doesn't look like Jeff Goldblum. Cuckoo clock. The ultimate John Doe. Morticia Addams? It's alive? I've heard that line…
The Terminator is the leader of a squad of cowboy DEA agents. When 10 million dollars goes missing his team starts to be picked off one by one in this hard R action flick. Home movies. Shit stained pants. Cocaine. Tit grab. Lizzy the Slut. Nut kick. Automatic weapons. DYNO-mite! Meat shower? When these fuckers get killed you actually see blood. Take that PG-13 Expendables 3. It's hard out here for Terrence Howard since he was replaced in the Iron…
There is a scene in Man of Steel that says it all.
In the middle of a showdown with the bad guys in downtown Metropolis with people everywhere, a flaming truck or some other huge thing is thrown towards Superman who is standing in front of a building. A building presumably filled with people.
Superman jumps out of the way.
He jumps out of the way.
The truck goes into the building destroying I don't how many floors killing…
Two Hundred And Twenty Five Million Dollars.
The budget for this turd was Two Hundred And Twenty Five MILLION dollars.
What else would this sum buy you? I checked a random search for 2014 / 2013 favourites lists here on LB. I looked at 30 or so, and picked out what I saw as peoples favourites.
Under the Skin $16M
Only Lovers Left Alive $7M
Grand Budapest Hotel $31M
12 Years a Slave $20M
I like Aronofsky's films ... loaded with style and interesting characters who are driven (some might say obsessed) to the point that they drive the story (and in turn the audience) to unique and interesting places. In this case, the obsessed character is Noah, and he's not the guy you learned about in Sunday school... he's not simply on a mission, he's convinced that he knows The Creator's master plan. This sets up an interesting and decidedly non-Biblical conflict that…
Martin Scorsese is a director I both admire and respect. I have ended up loving all of his films that I watch in one way or another. From the masterpiece that is 'Goodfellas' to his more recent 'The Wolf of Wall Street', the man is a master of his profession. I therefore went into 'Gangs of New York' with lofty expectations. While I enjoyed large portions of it, I found that it did not quite match up to the level…
Monkeys with rifles riding on horses. This was the first and the only reason for me to see Matt Reeves’s („Cloverfield“, „Let me in“) „Dawn of the planet of the apes“. Logically, if movie has monkeys with rifles riding on horses, it must be really absurd and fun. However, after watching it, I had to admit that „Dawn of the planet of the apes“ is neither absurd, nor fun, but that won‘t stop it from becoming the best summer blockbuster…
For its faults – with heavy-handed polarization of characters and the limited acting ability of its star – Rise of the Planet of the Apes stuck with me. There’s something about the seed of an apocalyptical event that’s as engaging to my brainwaves as the actual unravelling of civilization. The Planet of the Apes universe has always contained nuggets of interest for me, but until Rise, I wasn’t really hooked in any way.
I went into the theatre with the…
I find really strange coincidences to be fascinating, which is why I can't seem to get over the one I experienced the other day when I was picking out films to watch at the library. I don't believe I ever knew that La Jetee was the inspiration behind the production of the film 12 Monkeys, I honestly don't recall ever hearing such a thing. Perhaps I did, at some point in time years ago and it subconsciously stuck with me,…
Tarantino’s debut is still one of his best films. The opening sequence has been often imitated and referenced, but it does showcase Tarantino’s use of banter, natural dialogue and pop culture to bring his characters to life. Here it works well, immediately giving the audience a sense of all the important personalities within the film and the relationships between them. By dropping us into the aftermath of the heist, the film’s strength is in the use of flashback to build…