Thursday, September 29, 2016
I was somewhat disappointed by the trailer for this one, but thought, hey Ridley Scott's son, Luke directed it, and it is like a studio version of Ex Machina.....well it is a studio version of Ex Machina, "flashier" but not as well made, not as smart, it isn't a bad flick, but it doesn't hold up to that brilliant slice of cinema. I was holding out hope for it, as Ridley Scott works best in genre films, so I thought perhaps his kid would be the same, but BLade Runner this is not. Now it isn't fair to compare but i am just bringing up aspects of his career, he has talent so the future could be bright. This may not be a raving review, but the film is pretty good, it just felt meh after it was all said & done.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
I knew the story of Sully, most who saw it did, now dramatic biopics are tough, as you can just tell the tale of what we already knew, or you can make a tense, gripping film, Clint Eastwood has done both. American Sniper is amazing, but Sully, eek, i had a tough time with, super boring, it was well shot but it did nothing for me, neither did the Jersey Boys, which sucks cause the past 13 years, has been Eastwood's best films.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
I see alot saying why remake the Magnificent Seven, these same people do not realize that the original is Seven Samurai. I also see alot of reviews saying it is too slick, and popcorn. We kind of need that is a western, why get the same aesthetic every time? Some reviews are saying it is a hollywood western & safe....it is certainly hollywood, and while not edgy, it isn't fully safe. Characters die, i was glad, not because i hated the characters, but because Hollywood liked heroes to live, in real life, they die. To me a safe western, is boring shit like Open Range, this here was fun, a lot of fun, and for a western it was needed. I love most westerns from the past 10 years but this one was lighter. Everyone does a great job, especially Vincent D'Onofrio, he stole the show, he ran with his role! The action is good, it is well shot, and it is a perfect Sunday movie!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
I love Danny McBride, I love Jody Hill, i think the Foot Fist Way is underrated as fuck, i LOVE Observe & Report, Eastbound & Down was terrific. Vice Principals i was stoked for, the first few i was meh on, but the rest, have been great. The shroom episode was hilarious, the house fire was brilliant, the first kiss was triumphant, the finale, holy hell....that pushed dark comedy on TV, and i loved it. I am glad it was said to only be 2 seasons, as that is all it needs, next year is goign to be dark, and i can't wait.
Almost a year ago I was blown away by Sicario, Taylor Sheridan, the same writer, has now brought us Hell or High Water. While not as intense as Sicario, it is equally as good. Chris Pine delivers his best performance, Ben Foster yet again proves why is is one of the best in the game today(and highly overlooked), Jeff Bridges gives his best in years, Gil Birmingham may be the best part, hell even the minor parts all knock it out of the park. Some of the best shoot outs this year, if not the best. You can take this, Sicario, Prisoners, The Departed, Bone Tomahawk, and be glad that adult cinema is still alive. This is a modern western, and one of the best(Bone Tomahawk is numero uno), and i think will remain one of the best, and I am glad they are making a comeback, they are a great genre. The film itself is simple, yet highly effective, this is a great film, try to catch it before it leaves the cinema!
I am not a big fan of Andy Samberg, like at all, i want to punch him most of the time. I like a few of his SNL Digital Shorts, but i wasn't a fan of most of his other segments on the series. None of his starrign film roles have done anything for me, his series, Brooklyn Nine Nine, I can't get into at all, so I was in no rush to see Popstar. I thought it was pretty damn funny, like it surprised me how funny it was, the cameos all work, the jokes all hit, Justin Timberlake steals the show, go figure, and it felt like a great mocumentary. Is it as good as Spinal Tap? No, is it as good as Walk Hard(another cameo filled comedy)? I would say on par atleast. Am i now a Samberg fan? Not perse, but i respect him enough, this is a fast watch and gives great laughs.