A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed, is the cop who will cross it.
On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
when I was 15, I thought that having a tattoo all over my ribs that reads "death is certain, life is not" would be the greatest and the most meaningful thing ever. Now imagine my surprise, when I watched this film for the first time.
Now i'm a fucking narc.
I don’t know how Ethan Hawke could ever be nominated for best supporting actor at the Oscars, seeing as he was a clear lead, but I won’t argue that he didn’t deserve any nomination as his performance of a rookie cop who wants to make it as a detective was nothing short of superb. This may perhaps go a bit unnoticed, because of the performance that is set by his colleague Denzel Washington. I never considered him much of a talented actor, but Alonzo proved to be one of the best bad cop personification I have seen on television. And with this praise out of the way it’s time to shift over to highlighting the dullness of the story in…
Finally I got 2 hours of free time to watch a movie. It has been four day since I watched anything. So I started surfing in my collection and found this one in a corner part.
This is my first time watching this movie. I knew Denzel won Academy Award for his performance but I still wasn't able to watch it.
The movie is about Hoyt who has just been assigned in Narcotics Dept. and is being sent to Alonzo for his Training Day. Hoyt is a honest cop who wants to do something for his society by cleaning the streets by drugs. He his happy to that he is going to be trained by Alonzo who is famous for…
From the Trivia section of imdb:
"The quote "King Kong aint got shit on me" is a reference to 1930s King Kong"
One of the best movies ever!
This was a very disterbing film actually...
By disturbing I mean the realism of people and of the police force.
Dirty cops, crooked people.
Let's start with Denzel Washington.
One of the most powerful proformances I have ever seen! Menacing, tough, thug, smart, and just a bad ass in general.
Ethan Hawk on the other hand gave an equally outstanding proformance.
More of the good side of life. Unlike Alonso, he wants justice and to play by the rules. Smart, Loyal, good cop, and scared. He did a really great job in the very intense scenes!
Most of all...the washroom scene!
Definatly on my list for most intense and best scenes ever!
denzel washington is one of history's finest actors, but he has one fatal flaw - he isn't good enough to make me hate him, so there's no satisfaction in his downfall, no matter how much he deserves it. this is worth seeing for how much fun he's clearly having.
"To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf."
Training Day is considered a modern classic of sorts and I've been looking forward to seeing it for quite a while. It didn't disappoint in the slightest, in fact I liked it even more than I expected to. Ethan Hawke stars as a rookie narcotics officer on his first day of the job, who goes on a 24 hour training course with a rogue detective. I've always liked Ethan Hawke, as I think he has this natural feel to him. He doesn't have huge range or anything, but the characters he plays always feel very real. He's great here and deservedly received…
Training Day is an absolute thrill ride from start to finish, with brilliant writing from David Ayer and two fantastic leading performances. I'm glad Denzel won the Oscar for his powerful and incredible performance here, and Ethan Hawke is also spectacular. This movie is written like no other movie, with thrilling scenes and many unforgettable edge-of-your-seat moments. Not to mention some amazing directing from Antione Fuqua and an incredible final 10 minutes. I can't recommend Training Day enough, as it's a true achievement in crime noir cinema.
Timeless movie that is always fun to watch. What more can I say?
Antoine finally announced his presence with this great film. Denzel is off the chain.
"This shit's chess, it ain't checkers."
I hadn't seen Training Day in about 10 years and the last time I had, I didn't care for it much. The little twist with the Hillside Treces just didn't sit right with me then. It seemed a bit too convenient. Today it didn't really bother me. I don't know why. It just didn't.
The draw of the film though is Denzel and he is poetry in motion here. Alonzo Harris is a man who firmly believes that he can do any goddamn thing he wants to and Denzel sells that very well. He almost seems bulletproof... Up until he gets shot in the ass, that is.
When i first saw it i didn't like it and after multiple viewings i learned to love it especially Denzel Washington
What makes a good movie villain? An intimidating presence certainly helps, as does a solid motivation for their devious deeds. Perhaps they're seeking revenge for a past event in their life. Maybe they're hungry for power, and will stop at nothing to become supreme. Or maybe their just anarchists, plain and simple. But, most of all, a good villain is one that's believable, and one that anyone could become under certain circumstances.
Such is the distinguishing quality of Alonzo Harris, the main antagonist of Antoine Fuqua's Training Day. The complex relationship between Alonzo and Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) highlights why Alonzo is so utterly terrifying: Alonzo's actions constantly jump from being understandable in this grimy Los Angeles environment to being…
Scavenger Hunt - August 2016 - Film #10
Task #7: A singer (someone who is famous for their singing career) is acting in this film, which is not a musical
I've had plans to watch this for a long time now, but I always thought this wouldn't be something I would like (now I don't understand why I thought that). Also, Ethan Hawke had a big role in it. I never quite understood the big deal about him, but I'm gonna admit that I liked the chemistry and contrast between his and Denzel Washington's characters. The storyline between the two cops, one corrupt and the other fresh and unexperienced, was what made the film so fun to watch. There was…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!