Oh dip...I didn't know they straight-up remade The Equalizer one month later. Although, the Chloe Grace Moretz thread is replaced with a beagle puppy, thus immediately improving the acting side of things. Too bad, they didn't include the company baseball scene...I wanna see John Wick tracking down fly-balls.
Talk about a film quickly and easily getting its viewer behind the main character's mission. As soon as the break-in transpired, I thought to myself "I'm in...kill everyone, kill 'em all".
Wild Card is probably the most interesting Jason Statham January release in years: the remake of Burt Reynolds’ Heat is a more dramatic role for the usually gun-toting badass. And even more peculiar, it is directed by longtime action director Simon West: so I can see why many people were upset with the outcome. Plenty walked in expecting a balls to the wall action flick and instead got a mediocre drama about a gambling addict’s quest to escape sin city.…
Jared: " You need to sleep..."
Melanie/Wanda: "...sleep with me..."
And this, ladies and gentlemen, sums up this movie... it must have taken a wordsmith of note to come up with dialogue of this intellectual capacity....
Look, who do we blame for the lousy content - Stephenie Meyer for writing this book, or the people that decided it would be a good idea to make a movie based of it? It's no doubt, the Twilight madness engulfed the world and…
How did a film with such a seemingly high profile cast fall so low under my radar?
Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger...everyone in this cast has enough talent and star power that I'd imagine should have created a little more buzz for this movie. Hell, Neeson and Franco's names alone could have gotten this greenlit for a bigger release. I just happened to catch this on accident and it seems like…
7:38pm - Hal's Birthday
My roommate, her cat, and I are all sitting down to watch this together. She’s only seen this once, long ago, so I’m pretty excited to watch it with her. Unfortunately, I left my Blu-ray at my aunt's house so we're having to watch a DVD.
The overture begins.
The picture quality leaves something to be desired.
What are those animals with the apes? Boar? Their snouts move in a weird way which makes me think…
I don't often watch Australian films.
But after watching Animal Kingdom I was excited to see what David Michôd would do next.
And this, Post Apocalyptic, Western, Australian Road Trip, thriller, drama was something I had definitely not seen before.
It's incredibly rich in subtext. Multi layered in it's complexity, and thematic territory, slow paced, but completely absorbing and hooking.
This film may not be to everyone's taste however, it's gritty realism and long takes, might put people off, but…
I'll be honest here. Mission Impossible II was fucking shite and I'm not sure about JJ Abrams at all.
Then again, I did like the first Mission Impossible and I do like Tom Cruise in films so I thought I'd give this one a poke anyway. I was just of the school of thought that if it could at least be better than the last one then I could maybe paper over…
Listen, if you love this movie you can blame my husband for the low rating.
If you don't love this movie, yeah, I agree, it was pretty fucking boring, overly long and really silly in the end when he was basically struggling, pulling himself along after losing the mobility in his legs to get to his smokin' hot wife, but made sure to pick up the camera along the way (lol).
Noroi has wonderful poster art though.
Conrad Valmont: Is it wrong to be aroused by a bunch of 17-year-old girls running around with knee-high socks and polyester shorts?
Dylan Tate: Well, I guess that's a decision every man has to make for himself, but yes, obviously yes.
The movie tries to hard to be a quirky Wes Anderson or Woody Allen movie.