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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
The Wolf of Wall Street is Martin Scorsese back to his confident best. At 71 he should be producing respectable work destined to please ageing Oscar voters (something perhaps like Hugo) but instead he’s making swaggering, debauched and sprawling epics about obscene levels of excess and one man’s fall from grace. This is Scorsese’s best work since Casino.
In three spritely and surprisingly brisk hours, Scorsese brings to life the true story of Jordan Belfort and his meteoric rise from…
Guy is a hotshot tennis player who is married but in love with another woman. Bruno is a charming chap who loves his mom but also happens to be a sociopathic homicidal maniac. They meet as strangers on a train but after the ride ends it's only the beginning of this wild ride from the suspense master Alfred Hitchcock. How many of you have your name on your tie? The obvious sexual tension between Guy and Bruno. Gigantic bucket list.…
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…
Please cue up the tune... Hurt So Good!
I found it amusing that the publicity machine for the film handed out barf bags at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Stockholm International Film Festival!
Even more amusing was the fact that it was subsequently banned in Norway after news of someone actually upchucking in said barf bag and another in the audience had fainted! Malaysia and Germany subsequently banned the film as well!
Obviously this isn't a film for…
A movie hasn't frightened me this way in a long, long time. I couldn't sleep after I finished it... I was rolling around in my bed until six in the morning. It really makes someone as (relatively) young as myself - I'm twenty years old - scared of the future, marriage, commitment, society. There are so many layers to this film, and different ways of interpreting it; if I wanted to spend hours analyzing each scene in the film, I…