"Are you out of your Vulcan mind?"
If there was ever any material that deserved a modern reboot, it's Star Trek. It's universe, it's characters, it's stories and it's cinematic potential almost scream "cinematic update". And yet, it's taken me a very long time to see Abrams' 2009 entry in the long-running series of tv series and films. It's story is pretty simple: Kirk, Spock and the gang must save the universe from a guy wanting revenge, all while trying…
Despite some predictable plot twists and messy plotting, Frailty is one of the better psychological thrillers out there. It does feel like an extra-long, extra-special episode of Criminal Minds at times, but for the most part, Bill Paxton wracks up the tension and builds superb atmosphere in his directorial debut, demonstrating a lot of skill behind the camera. He and McConnaghey, two usually solid actors, both deliver good performances, plus Powers Boothe makes anything watchable.
If you're into psychological thrillers, check this one out, Paxton's directing definitely makes it worth your while.
Walter Sobchak: Is this your homework, Larry? Is this your homework, Larry?
The Dude: Look, man...
Walter Sobchak: Dude, please? Is this your homework, Larry?
The Dude: Just ask him about the car.
Walter Sobchak: Is this yours, Larry? Is this your homework, Larry?
The Dude: Is that your car out front?
Walter Sobchak: Is this your homework, Larry?
The Dude: We know it's his fucking homework! Where's the fucking money, you little brat?
Walter Sobchak: Look, Larry. Have you…
Film A Day #61 (30/1/2013)
I don't laugh much during comedies, but there were plenty of moments in Hot Tub Time Machine that had on the floor laughing. It's pretty much down to the four leads: they share such dynamic chemistry, with Rob Corddry being the highlight, given some truly fantastic dialogue.
"Oh my god, it looks like Gary Coleman's fucking forearm."