Well, it took 5 months and three viewings, but......*sigh*......I've come to love The Dark Knight Rises.
Now, yes, I still have my issues, mainly with the script. The plot can get convoluted, and there's plenty of little plotholes and story issues. So why do I give it a 5/5? Because I'm judging the film as a whole, and as a whole, it truly is a spectacle. It's huge, it's epic, it's bombastic, it's ambitious, it's emotional, it's tragic, it's sad,…
One of the more bizarre and bewildering movies I can ever remember seeing. How do I even begin to piece my thoughts together here?
I spent a good majority of "Looking For Mr. Goodbar" finding almost nothing to like about it, and even within the same scenes I would go from loving to hating what I was watching, almost simultaneously. It wasn't until the latter half of its fairly lengthy running time that I realized that the film's dysfunctional construction…
Pretty middle of the road, boring fantasy fare, poorly written, poorly directed & thoroughly mediocre...the vacuum of charisma that is K-stew & thor's dodgy scottish accent are among the film's many offences & the only decent bits are the scenes with the seven dwarves...Meh!
I'm Gotham's reckoning.
Superhero films finally have a good trilogy. I'm not proclaiming this on the same level as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy or the original Star Wars Trilogy, but I'm saying this is by far the best superhero trilogy we've ever had. With that said, it's competition for that title wasn't exactly stiff. I'm also a huge Marvel Comics fanboy so it hurts a little admitting that.
The story is epic in scope and takes full…
Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?
-Caesar Enrico Bandello
It's the film that started it all. The first great gangster movie starring Edward G. Robinson in a role that is still mimicked over 80 years later. It's one of those performances so famous that it became the stereotype for the golden era gangsters and now ends up being parodied by people who don't even know what film it comes from.
While the mimicking of Rico became the…
I will try and explain why I dislike this film so much. It is a bit of a geeky rant, so bear with me.
A Universe of Boredom
The original trilogy gave us a window to one of the most interesting universes ever created. It is a fantasy, filled with amazing aliens and wonderful characters. The Phantom Menace was the film that could expand on this universe. We could have gotten more fantastical worlds, more foundation to the mythos. What…
The Avengers, or as I'd like to call it 'How to go from a 36 year old to a 12 year old in 2.5 hours', is this generation's Star Wars. Or Back to the future. Or Indiana Jones. It doesn't matter, pick one, it's iconic.
This will not be a rational review. It never could have been as I am a silly comic book geek. Whether good or bad, it would simply be impossible for me to approach this film…
A truly bizarre piece of "Brucesploitation," featuring Bruce Leong as the dead Bruce Lee, who wakes up in a purgatory between Heaven and Hell (even though it looks just like Earth). Soon, he has to face off against a bunch of impersonators of characters from other movies, including a James Bond ripoff with Neil Diamond sideburns; a Eastwoodian cowboy that looks more like Lee Van Cleef; a Dracula who walks around in broad daylight; Emmanuelle; and "zombies," which are basically…
This is the sort of thing that's great about being a film nerd. Sometimes you stumble onto hidden pockets of coolness no one really knows about, like this cult-y horror movie from the mid-70s.
Yeah, its overly long (even at less than 90 minutes, at times it tends to drag in a way that only movies from the seventies seem to), and some of the performances are... less than stellar, but it's more thoughtful, more atmospheric, and just plain more interesting than any horror movie I've seen in the past few years.
Its not for everyone, but it is definitely for me...