The World is Mine, fuckers! I'm about to become as gangster giddy as Heisenberg and son. Finally saw Scarface '83 on the big screen. Cocaine as catharsis! DePalma-Stone-Moroder-Alonzo-Pfeiffer-Loggia-Bauer-Pacino! Say hello--my little friends--to the most exasperatingly quoted film of all-time!
DePalma fucked with the MPAA on this baby and the censored version never made it to cinemas thanks to a little inspired negligence. I first experienced it as a VHS rental with my late and cool-as-fuck grandparents. I was 13 and…
Oliver Stone's Apache leap.
What a time the nineties was for this brand of cinema. Red Rock West, The Hot Spot, Kalifornia, U-Turn, Freeway, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Phoenix and so many lesser known DTV titles that fellow Letterboxers likely have compiled into lists that I need to peruse. I kind of want to bury my head in the hot sand of that brilliant postmodern glut of sweaty bad boys, even sweatier femme fatales, and overheated chrome that's hot to…
The uncut version is wonderfully irresponsible, wildly unpredictable, and gloriously eighties. I immediately recognized the dilapidated marina from Meatballs Part III. As the B side project to that flick, Junior is the better, and far sleazier, romp. Vanished into obscurity with only crude bootleg copies of the German DVD release floating like flotsam on the "high seas" as we say. Don't be fooled by any slasher marketing, you're getting dunked in some nasty hot water.
Blissfully gritty and violent combination of pulp action and neo noir. It's the strongest in a string of distinguished work since Schwarzenegger has returned to movies. This is David Ayer's uncompromising reaction to The Expendables and it's not for wimps. Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos turn in exciting gender-defying performances as the hard-boiled women trapped in this nightmare of throbbing, reckless machismo.
Hollywood really seems to want to fuck fish lately. Aren't we even getting a rehash of The Little Mermaid soon?
The saddest truth is that Aquaman is no longer just an Entourage gag. It's now an actual joke that imagines James Cameron's Avatar as it might've been cloned by George Lucas during his prequel phase. The filmmakers seem to reference Lucas's empire multiple times, especially with all the political mumbo jumbo and silly underwater creatures. Hell, we even get Django…