- Sep 28, 2019
The absolute funniest film I’ve seen lately was a satire called The Death of Stalin with an ensemble cast ranging from Steve Buscemi to Michael Palin.
Its probably still worth watching, theres plenty of references to The Shining so it shouldn't be hard to follow. The directors cut is about half an hour longer, with the majority of the additional content being more allusions to the backstory of Dan Torrence.How about if you haven't gotten to reading the book?
I watched this last night and found myself enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. It has a great cast.
Watched this one recently myself as well. I also enjoyed the film & casting. It was more entertaining than I'd expected.
Watched it recently as well. Decent film. I'm still trying to understand Foxx's ambition, given he hit it out of the park with Ray (Charles) and this feels like him just having a bit of fun. The story itself though, good and worth the watch, IMO.
I just rewatched "The Rock" (1996) starring Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris. It's really easy to see why big blockbuster type action movies like this springboarded a director like Michael Bay to the ultra big leagues. It's a silly movie, but you can't help but get a little pumped. It's about a group of renegade marines that steal some chemical weapons and take over the Alcatraz prison complex to blackmail reparations out of the US government (for fallen soldiers involved in Black Ops). Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and a Seal Team are dispatched to neutralize the threat. That's it. That's the whole plot, but you don't watch a movie like this for the plot. The cheesy one-liners like "You're the rocket!" and "I'd take pleasure in guttin you, boy" just add to the charm. The action is, in typical Michael Bay fashion, completely over the top and really is show stopping. I think the casting was good for this kind of cheese-fest and the film's score is instantly recognizable with Ed Harris' performance of particular note. It's a total guilty pleasure movie, just like Con Air. It doesn't take itself to seriously, but it is a fun romp. 6.5/10
Yeah, I just watched it, thought it was pretty decent. A lot better than I expected too. I really like the animal angle, I thought that was pretty sweet. I felt like they could've given the bad guys more character development though, they just kinda felt like your generic bad guys. Maybe I'm nitpicking though.
The original (Escape from New York) was better imo, but I enjoy almost all John Carpenter movies anyways. My wife and I watched Assault on Precinct 13 on our first date and have been fans of his shitty films ever since. I love how he has a hand in the bland yet apt soundtracks usually lol.
I really fucking love this movie. Probably 4th time I've watched it. Makes me want to get really coked up and put on an eye patch for some reason
Esc from NY was great, but perhaps my fav from that era-group-genre-whatever was Big Trouble in Little China. Pure awesome fiction with a light covering of cheese. So wish they would have made a sequel. I heard The Rock is working on a sequel (since 201 so we'll have to see if it happens, and how true to form it might be. Damn, I need to go back and watch that one again.The original (Escape from New York) was better imo, but I enjoy almost all John Carpenter movies anyways. My wife and I watched Assault on Precinct 13 on our first date and have been fans of his shitty films ever since.