Call me crazy but this was one of the more enjoyable Cannon films I've seen. Unbeatable soundtrack, sex antics done with the right lewd 80s flavor. Just a time machine to high school life circa '82. For any Stern fans out there, this is basically Gary Dell'Abate: The Movie. The main kid (named Gary) is essentially him. The only thing missing from this movie was Jason Voorhees to come in and hack up all the kids.
I can't imagine a better way to jump start 4th of July weekend than by watching Jaws, which takes place over the 4th, followed by Fury Road, which provides the appropriate firework extravaganza for the occasion. What a pair to watch back to back. Two notoriously difficult films to produce on real locations, beautifully contrasted by blue oceans and rusted deserts. The attention to detail seen in these combined four hours is astounding.
A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…
"Time just gets away from us."
Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…