A very fun in-joke of a movie, taking the Tarantino/Guy Ritchie/John Woo promise of its title and setup, and delivering instead something closer to 'Adaptation': a meta-story that eats its own tail repeatedly, taking unexpected turns even as it lays out exactly where it'll go.
One issue I have with it is the amount of lampshading done here: you know, the thing where the script addresses its own weaknesses with a wink and proceeds as if that has now justified…
El disfrute de la Casa de mi Padre depende casi por completo de lo divertido que encuentres Will Ferrell hablando español es. Si, como yo, usted encontrará que la novedad particular, acabando en los primeros minutos, entonces probablemente puede dar esta parodia telenovela mexicana una señorita. Es difícil imaginar que esto habría incluso nos dieron la luz verde sin el gancho de lengua española como los chistes, de los cuales hay sorprendentemente pocos, son sin gracia predecible, laboriosa y francamente.…
After seeing mostly positive reviews for months, I was surprised when our own Adam Cook and DirkH negatively reviewed it. In fact going by their reviews I'd say they hated it so naturally this peeked my curiosity.
Well now that I've seen it I must say I disagree with those guys. I felt this film was well done and I can relate to the characters since I knew people like this in high school. I found the three main characters…
What a triumph. Worthy of all the praise it has been getting and then some.
I was baffled by how moved I was by this film. I generally do not like this type of 'boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love against all odds' storyline. And even though this is essentially just that, there is so much more to it.
This is a character driven piece and we are given a host of superbly written protagonists, who are…
I guess age has provided me with more cynicism than I used to possess. I have certainly become more picky. Because, I'm sorry to say, this is so immensely boring. I can't handle such melodrama! Such pathos! And there's never, at any single moment, any excitement at all regarding the outcome or anything else along the way.
The only thing that earns this half-a-star more than Les Misérables is that they didn't burst into singing.
I just don't know why I keep watching Spielberg's newer films.
INT. MOVIE STUDIO CONF. ROOM - - DAY
BJ, a studio head, enters room. Three interchangeable producers have been seated for over an hour.
Hey Connors! How's it hangin' pal? I banged your ex last night. My complements to YOUR plastic surgeon and HER palates instructor!
TOADY 1 (CONNORS):
HA! Good one BJ.
OOOH! BAM! You are the man BJ!
Score one for BJ!
Alright, enough bullshit. Business! So… we're wrapping up that Twilight…
It was like a message from God: "Honesty doesn't pay, sucker."
This concoction of stories from the heart of the 1970's Rio ghettos is a gritty and realistic look at glamorized violence and the reality of children growing up amid gang wars.
The film shines a light on the real result of children getting too involved in an adults world. No help is to be had from the corrupt police that patrol the streets and the feeling of loneliness and…
Blinky™ is a terrific short film, starring Max Records (decent), that neatly sums up the dangers of parenting-by-proxy and our ever growing reliance on all things electronic. And it will probably make you think twice about purchasing home help in the future, no problem!
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said…