Ehm, about that one I do give a shit.
Happens every now and then
In all honesty I think you must be on the right wavelength to enjoy the Coen Brothers humour. Sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not. I usually think they’re funny when a movie is tongue-in-cheek, and don’t think they’re funny at all when they try this zany type of comedy
And yes, I hate Nic Cage, especially when he’s trying to be funny (and I am in a bad mood )
Last ten days:
Ant-Man (Reed, 2015)
X-Men: First Class (Vaughn, 2011)
13 Assassins (Miike, 2010)
Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Russo/Russo, 2014)
Captain America: Civil War (Russo/Russo, 2016)
Demons (Bava, 1985)
Thor: Ragnarok (Waititi, 2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (Russo/Russo, 2018)
Ant-Man and The Wasp (Reed, 2018)
Thief (Mann, 1981)
Inherent Vice (Anderson, 2014)
The First Purge (McMurray, 2018)
Train to Busan (Yeon, 2016)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Ramsay, 2011)
Wind River (Sheridan, 2017)
Yarusarezaru Mono (aka Unforgiven) (Lee, 2013)
The Villainess (Jung, 2017)
The Raid (Evans, 2011)
The Raid 2 (Evans, 2014)
Unfriended (Gabriadze, 2014)
Ghost in the Shell (Sanders, 2017)
Apostle (Evans, 2018)
Inception (Nolan, 2010)
John Wick (Stahelski, 2014)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (Stahelski, 2017)
Searching (Chaganty, 2018)
Hell didn’t kwon there’s already a John Wick 2
I thought the sequel was even better than original.
There’s a John Wick 3 scheduled for May of next year.
The Predator (2018, Shane Black)
So, I went to a cinema. Okay, let’s have a look. My post-theatre state of mind could be liken to my spirits from a year ago, when I went to see Alien Covenant. Only I wanted my ticket money back a bit more fervently this time!
Whole fucking movie takes place during a fucking night - and I hate that - something like Pacific Rim, which had almost every scene shot during the night, or under the water during the night (worst case scenario). Underwater scenes? That is interesting to me like childbirth scenes. Chestburster birth scenes are only I can tolerate in movies. Thankfully, there are no classic birth scenes in The Predator (remember how that fucked up storyflow in Kevin’s Robin Hood?) Instead of that, we got an autistic kiddo in a Wesley Crusher style, who wreaks havoc around with some predatory equipment. Doesn’t Shane Black know that kids are forbidden to play in movies? Didn’t he read my manifesto? No underwater, no births, no kids.
The Predator is not that bad, it just happened that it has no plot, no actors and not much of a good action, and if it does, it’s over pretty fast or it sucks. Have you been looking forward to finally see the fight between Predator and MegaPredator (showed briefly in the trailer)? The fight lasts about ten seconds. The Predator reminds me another installment in the franchise - AvP 2. Yes, the second one, because it is, uhm, I’m not sure if I’m able to write this, worse than than the first one. This one just has more jokes. For example, one guy shot his head off with a predator shoulder cannon (I’m still not sure wtf happen in that scene). First, you laugh, oh, that Shane Black, he can do some shtick, but then you think about it and shake your head in despair. Was it really that stupid? But! That’s nothing compared to what’s about to come in the last scene in a lab (which is bossed over by that autistic kid, who probably wrote the script). Tha final scene is ultimate cringe come true. Complete kickass, thanks to which Shane Black already has a limbo reservation in hell next to the fella, who wrote remake 3:10 To Yuma.
- Kokkonen: Viu-hah-hahtaja
- Wright: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
- Melville: Léon Morin, prêtre
- D’Amato: Black Cobra Woman
- Frears: Florence Foster Jenksins
- Herzog: Nosferatu
- Tavernier: L’horloger de Saint-Paul
- Johnson: A Gunfight
- Fuller: Naked Kiss
- Fuller: Shock Corridor
Bill, why don’t you rate the films?
Good question. Maybe I just take rating films too seriously and I often feel that I should watch certain films twice before rating them.
Well, they are serious, and at the same time only fun … of course …
My ratings just reflect how much fun I have while watching a film, but of course quality is fun …
Please do that, Bill. All titles and no ratings makes Mickey a dull boy.
Those 10 I’d rate like this:
- Kokkonen: Viu-hah-hahtaja 6/10
- Wright: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 8/10
- Melville: Léon Morin, prêtre 7/10
- D’Amato: Black Cobra Woman 5/10
- Frears: Florence Foster Jenksins 7/10
- Herzog: Nosferatu 9/10
- Tavernier: L’horloger de Saint-Paul 5/10
- Johnson: A Gunfight 8/10
- Fuller: Naked Kiss 7/10
- Fuller: Shock Corridor 8/10
In that case, Game of Death (1978) gets a 10/10 from me
Why not, it is imo what this rating thing is about.
Found a load of Italian and Spanish horror/exploitation DVD and BD at my local charity shop - Oh happy me … No SW amongst this haul, but still … at 50p each, who’s complaining!
Watched this one last night.
“The Girl with Yellow Pyjamas” aka “The Pyjama Girl Case”
BD quality all tip top, as one would expect from Arrow.
The movie itself, not that wonderful, but interesting as a curiosity 4 out of 10 from me.
Interview with actor Renato Rossi, aka Howard Ross, 9 out of 10 … really informative, funny and charming guy. Has no illusions or delusions about the genres he worked in, but also has great affection for the people he worked with, and spills the beans on those who were full of themselves or pretentious. Highly recommended
Yep, … for about two years now, someone local has been dumping their unloved Euro flicks, and yours truly is very happy to give them a good home. It’s not often this stuff turns up but when it does, I’m on it like a Walker on fresh meat! (Also binging on the Walking Dead series lately)
The trailer looks cool. On my list.
I look at older movies such as this(to an extent) in this way: even the worst ones that are set in their current time period(70s in this case) would cost over $1,000,000,000,000 to recreate in the exact same way today because a modern producer would have to line endless streets with 1970s cars, billboards, wardrobes, tear down post-70s modern architecture, etc… A movie like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, for example, is very limited in what it actual recreates from the 60s whereas in the 60s you could film 15 blocks and it would automatically look 60ish because it was filmed then. In other words, you just watched a $1,000,000,000,000 movie.
I will definitely adopt your ‘strategy’ for watching cult movies, in the future.
However, and ironically, the next on the list is, Sergio Martino’s ‘2019: After the Fall of New York’ … so I will get to see what a bunch of Italians in 1983 thought next year would look like Can’t wait to take a peek into the future.