Everybody else is doing it so might as well I do it too. Here are my favorite WTF moments of violence, these are the scenes that basically made me say "What the [EMAIL="f@#k"]f@#k[/EMAIL]." So I hope you enoy they range to characters getting brains blow to limbs flying in the air. The countdown is ranked from 10 being least favorite to 1 being the more favorite.
10. The Departed 2006 - Billy Costigan geting shot.
What like about the scene is how are emotions are quickly manipulated by the master Scorsese. While Billy has Colin captured and thinking finally this whole ordeal is over, the minute he steps out of the elevator BAM!! right through the head. We have endured Billy throught out the whole movie and to have him meet his demise like that did a big payoff for the auidence.
9. Robocop 1987- Murphey's death.
This scene gets me everytime here's how this scene is powerfull, my mom who likes the movie I remmeber she always leaves the room when this scene comes on. I ask her why you leave she responds I can't stomach this part, I like the movie but can't watch this part. Murphey gets shot brutally by shotguns and then excuted by handgun.
8. The Thing 1982- Head with legs.
This is a disgusting scene when the guys head just slips out and then starts walking that is so classic.
7. Death Proof 2007- Car accident mash up.
When Stutman Mike crashes into the car full of girls and we see all those limbs fly. You gotta admit that was pretty cool and derserved a WTF moment.
6.Old Boy 2003- The cutting of the tongue.
You never see the act happening but the sounds and the act of spitting it out derserved the WTF.
5. Alien 1979- Chestbuster scene.
Come on it's the chestbuster scene from Alien who wouldn't say WTF on that.
4. Goodfellas 1990- Tommy kills the kid for saying "Go [EMAIL="f@#k"]f@#k[/EMAIL] yourself Tommy"
That scene is crazy and funny I said WTF when I first saw it. What gets me all the time is when Robert De Niro asks him "Why the hell did you do that for!!!" He responds back to him. "It's not my fault that I'm a good shot."
3. The Hills Have Eyes 2006- RV scene.
The Hills Have Eyes is not a perfect movie but the brutal kiilings that happens in the RV made me cringe.
2. Audition 1999- The Sack scene.
This scene has no violence whatsoever but it is truly disgusting and I said WTF. Asami grabs a doggie bowl and makes herself throw up in it and places it on the ground and a man in brown sack who is horribly disfigured come and starts lapping it up. Right now if your reading this your saying WTF big time.
1. Hostel 2- Upside down.
In this scene which is very creeping they have a girl who is hanging upside down naked over a empty jacuzzi. Another woman comes in naked and lays in the jacuzzi and starts slicing her with a sickle and all the blood is falling on her and she is enjoying it. Finally takes a smaller sickle and cuts her throat and takes all the blood in her mouth. Now thats a WTF moment.
There you have it I hop you enjoyed it.
I decided to use my knowledge of movies and actors to try to see a right way to adapt video games to the film. For the first entry it will be Metal Gear Solid one of the most important and famous games of all time for the PSone console.
Premise: Metal Gear Solid follows Solid Snake, a retired soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons disposal facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit. Snake must liberate two hostages, the head of DARPA and the president of a major arms manufacturer, confront the terrorists, and stop them from launching a nuclear strike.
Director: I can only think of at least three directors to direct this movie and I will list there pros and cons for directing it.
Michael Bay: Pro: Michael Bay is a good candidate because of his visuals and slow motion action scenes and his dedication to action. His trademarks like 360 degree spin and using the score to highlight scenes could be great for MGS.
Con: I love Michael Bay but he has poor plot narrative skills. He abandons the plot for special effects and action. He wouldn’t be able to handle MGS’s strong plot.
Michael Mann: Pro: Michael Mann is action director who movies have one of the best action scenes and strong plots and narrative. His cinematography is amazing. He would be perfect for MGS.
Con: Mann is known to be a perfectionist and a serious director and while MGS is somewhat serious you can’t really take it serious. He would be turned off by the fantasy elements of the game’s story.
Hideo Kojima: Pro: Who better then the series’ creator and director Kojima himself? He uses movies as an influence for creating Metal Gear Solid.
Con: It would be his first movie and he has no experience in film. It might be hard for him to transition the game to film. Film and video games are totally different mediums.
Actors and Actress Heroes
Now for the characters here are my choices for the actors.
Solid Snake: Christian Bale
He could finally use that ugly raspy voice for something. Bale has the physique and attitude to play Snake. Just imagine him a in a sneaking suit and a bandana. On the plus side he’s a video game fan and like MGS.
Meryl Silverburgh: Moon Bloodgood
Meryl in the game is sensitive and very sexy and at the same time kicks your ass and shoots you in the head. Just by watching her in Terminator Salvation I knew she was the one Moon Bloodgood.
Hal Emmerich: Cillian Murphy
Hal is a weapon developer that Snake meets in the facility and they become friends. Hal is calm, cool, and collected and that’s what Murphy’s roles are calm cool and collected.
Roy Campbell: Jon Voight
The general who’s in charge of the operation and just by looking at him screams out veteran. So who’s better to portray him Jon Voight another veteran.
Naomi Hunter: Jessica Alba
A scientist working with Snake’s team who is sexy but there’s something not right with her she’s hiding something. Jessica Alba is perfect because she surprise me in Awake as a baddie.
Actors and Actress Villains
Liquid Snake: Matthew Goode
He is best known for his role in Watchmen as The Smartest Man in The World Ozymandias. Just for that role alone he deserves Liquid he just has to put on an English ancient. Liquid Snake is the leader of FOXHOUND and mastermind of everything, cunning and very treacherous.
Revolver Ocelot: Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke fits this one perfectly as the psychotic double agent, loves to torture, right hand of Liquid. He’s a gun expert and uses Single Action Colt Six Shooter instead of modern weapons. He says reloading by hand is more fun in a shootout.
Sniper Wolf: Scarlett Johansson
Johansson can play the sexy psychotic Russian sniper. Sniper Wolf is one of the most troubled villains of MGS. When she was younger her whole village was killed. She’s addicted to pills. She prefers to stay with wolfs instead of people. She has the tendency to stay in one spot for weeks to get the perfect shot at her target, even falling in love with them before killing them.
Psycho Mantis: Doug Jones
Psycho Mantis is a psychic soldier who uses telekinesis and psychic powers. He is also quite psychotic as well. In the game he controls Meryl to seduce Snake or to shoot him or putting the gun to her forehead and forces her to try to kill herself. When he was younger he single-handily killed everybody in his town. To make matters worse he wears a mask to cover self inflicted scars and bruises.
Vulcan Raven: Raymond Cruz
If you don’t know who Raymond Cruz is, here are some of his credits. He was in Dusk Till Dawn 2, Alien Resurrection. He’s also in the The Closer but if you still don’t know try Training Day he’s the character who says “I like to get my shit kicked in too” and attacks Ethan Hawk in the bathroom. He looks like the right guy to play the Alaskan Shaman. He supposable can see in the future and the past as well has a deep connection. He’s a big dude and likes to compete in The Alaskan Olympics in the Ear Pulling Competition. His most memorable scene is when Snake defeats him and he starts shouting out proclamations. He tells Snake he doesn’t want his body on Earth and supposable tells crows in his mind to take his body. You know what they do; a large flock of crows peck him to death while he yells at Snake very creepy.
Ninja: Paul Bettany
Bettany could play the tortured soul of Gray Fox who wants revenge on Snake. He uses exoskeleton armor and a sword as well as stealth technology. He sneaks into the base killing Liquids men and trying to look for Snake. He has two memorable scenes in the game. He cuts off Ocelot’s hand. He also kills at least 7 to 8 soldiers using stealth technology. Hacking and slicing.
There you have it my rundown on Metal Gear Solid getting a studio remake.
Billy Costigan: Frank, how many of these guys have been with you long enough to be disgruntled, huh? Think about it. You don't pay much, you know. It's almost a fuckin' feudal enterprise. The question is, and this is the only question, who thinks that they can do what you do better than you?
Frank Costello: The only one that can do what I do is me. Lot of people had to die for me to be me. You wanna be me?
Billy Costigan: I probably could be you, yeah. Yeah, I know that much. But I don't wanna be you, Frank. I don't wanna be you
Frank Costello: Heavy lies the crown... sort of thing.
This is a scene from Martin Scorsese’s 2006 film The Departed, where Billy Costigan is trying to convince his boss Frank Costello that he’s not a rat. This is one of many dialogue exchanges between these characters which I find so fresh and original considering that now a days; movies are just clichés. I wonder we ever think to ourselves that we can be different people. Every day we do, not every person we meet will know how we really are. When you go to work I’m pretty sure you give yourself a different image of yourself then of what you have at home. You act like a different person every day without you ever knowing.
In school and at home it’s more restricted because there are routines to follow. A child goes all out at crazy at school or with his friends, but at home he’s straight as pencil. You act one way with your wife but you act a different way with the girls at work. I’m hoping you understand my point. In The Departed Billy and Colin are acting one way but then in their private time is somebody else. They abandoned their identity to reach a goal while in the mean time they risk everything. The Departed is about two men sacrificing their identities to reach a goal, and at the same time using lies to get there; until finally reaching their downfall.
The Departed has the plot of cops and robbers, good guys against the bad guys. This tired out plot has been used countless time but what makes this movie different is the dialogue and narrative. Scorsese has been always about character development and there are always subplots. He never ignores the minor characters. Every new character that enters the screen is given the right amount of time and effort. Considered one scene where a man is going to be killed. The payoff in this scene is that the man throws a toy into Billy’s face before getting killed. Get the idea, every character is fully developed to the point where we either hate them or love them. The dialogue is expertly written into grounded reality.
Dignam: Your fuckin' family's dug into the Southie projects like ticks. Three-decker men at best. You, however, grew up on the North Shore, huh? Well, la-di-fuckin'-da. You were kind of a double kid, I bet, right? Huh? One kid with your old man, one kid with your mother. You're upper-middle class during the weeks, then you're droppin' your "R"s and you're hangin' in the big, bad Southie projects with your daddy, the fuckin' donkey on the weekends. I got that right?
Dignam]Billy does not answer] Yup. You have different accents? You did, didn't you? You little fuckin' snake. You were like different people.
Billy Costigan: You a psychiatrist?
Dignam: Well, if I was I'd ask you why you're a Statie making 30 grand a year. And I think if I was Sigmund fuckin' Freud I wouldn't get an answer. So tell me, what's a lace-curtain motherfucker like you doing in the Staties?
Billy Costigan: Families are always rising or falling in America, am I right?
Oliver Queenan: Who said that?
Billy Costigan: Hawthorne.
Dignam: [Dignam makes a farting sound] What's the matter, smartass, you don't know any fuckin' Shakespeare?
The screenplay was written by William Monahan working from a script from an Asian film Internal Affairs. His screen credits before that was Kingdom of Heaven. While he uses a used premise, he made his characters have a deeper meaning and was able to side step clichés that are often present in cop dramas. Each central character has a meaning of their existence then just to follow a plot. Colin the rat in the state police department wants career advancement and the perfect girlfriend and the nice things of a successful cop, and at the same time betraying everybody in sight. The character Billy who wants to go down in his family’s history of somebody who actually went far and did something in his life instead of a history of snobs and criminals.
The movie is a search for oneself how lucky are we are to keep are identity, while these two men fight every single day to look for one.
Jack Nicholson who has an eccentric performance acts as the gangster who likes what he does. He has no dark history or revenge or anything like that. He does the things that he does because he thinks he can’t be caught and he likes it. He’s a narcissist; he’s getting old but never complains I think the man will die stealing if he could. It’s a great performance. The climax I feel is debatable. While everything go crazy at the end we think to our selves why do these characters deserve that? Well Frank Costello says it better then anybody.
“That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?”
Exactly what are men to do in a world of violence?
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This blog entry will explain how I rate the movies. What criteria I use to determine a rating for a movie. I’m going to break down my rating scores so it will be explained properly.
*****5/5: A movie I give five out of five has to meet the following, first the movie has to entertain the audience that’s the most important thing a movie must do. It can’t discriminate or alienate people. Films are used to address an issue and to entertain it wouldn’t be a film if it didn’t do that right? Top notch performances, I could give a movie five stars if the acting was compelling. The director moves the story but the actor or actress is what makes it real and come to life. To me giving a perfect rating is because the movie was moving and it moved me and I think it will move the audience. I rate a movie what it could really be for the eyes. As well as exciting action and technical credits as well as artistic expression. EX: A Country for Old Men, Avatar, The Departed, Goodfellas, Inglorious Basterds
****/* 4.5/5 This rating is pretty much the same as the five star rating but with a little problem that surfaces. Plot issues or acting problems, even violence can bog down a movie. EX: District 9, Revolutionary Road, Orphan, Gladiator
**** 4/5 While a film being rated four stars is sill a good film, it loses a potential star due to a large issue that could’ve been avoided. Major plot holes or hammy acting, unnecessary excessive violence, things distracting its full potential. EX: Transformers Revenge of The Fallen, Daybreakers, The Crazies
***/* 3.5/5 or *** 3/5 A 3.5 review is a movie that you can still go to the movies but they have flaws that many movie goers will be disappointed, flaws that makes the movie only rentable. Although they are still considered positively reviewed sometimes they could be mixed reviews heading towards a negative review. EX: Edge of Darkness, The Lovely Bones, Pandorum, Dear John
**/* 2.5/5 or ** 2/5 These are movies that are negatively reviewed because it’s purpose was not to entertain or try too and failed due to major plot holes, clichés, bad acting, absence of originality. Hidden messages that the film tries to portray but falls into what it’s trying to critique. The film might get these ratings due to its violence. A badly written screenplay could also receive this rating. Although these reviews are considered somewhat mixed because they still have something interesting that some viewers might still like. EX The Unborn, A Serious Man, The Time Travelers Wife, Halloween 2(2009)
*/* 2.5/5 or * 1/5 These are movies that should be avoided at all costs. The reasons would be bad acting, poor editing, heartless work, mediocre screenplay, technical issues, and clichés, insulting issues, excessive violence and cruelty. A misguided direction towards a topic, as well as major plot holes. EX Bride Wars, Silent Hill, Ghost Ship, The Others
0/5 Let me make this clear the only way a movie gets a 0 rating from me is this: The movie has no remorse with it’s violence just plan cruelty and torture never to entertain just for shock value because the director has no talent to make a scene with tension. A film so bad that it actually tries to take it self serious. Inner messages that are trying to portray something as art but underneath its just crap and excuses for the filth in the screen. Acting so bad that not even the actors have faith in it. A movie made for money thinking their audiences are stupid, excessive use of special effects to mask a weak story line EX: The House of 1000 Corpses, Sorority Row, G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra, The Stepfather
Allright guys my birthday is on Monday I'm turing 23 (I'm getting old damn it.) I will not be on the site for three days so send me all the reviews you want I'll get back to them on Tuesday. I'm going to get smashed!!!!! Then you'll see on the news about a crazy puerto rican person in CT was found at 1:00 in the morning singing a Irish song naked in the street while his friends laughing in the distance. I will behave(laughing like Dr. Evil in the background.) If you want to wish a happy birthday just leave a comment.
If I ever make it big in film and direct a popular film, and RT's ask me whats my favorite top 5 movies and why it would be these:
5. The Departed 2006
I love this film mostly for it's awesome character developement. I never seen such a film where every major character it's given thier screen time. As well as the best dialouge. A fresh modern gangster film that the 2000's needed. Too bad no acting awards were given.
4. Blade Runner 1982
Mixing film noir and sci-fi elements created this mind bending sci-fi thriller. I love the film for it's visuals and it's strong plot. This is one kind of genre I'm hoping to make in the future.
3. Halloween 1978
Tension, suspense and the patience to scare instead of throwing buckets of blood and gore at us makes this one of my all time favorite horror movies.
2. Die Hard 1988
This movie brought in that action movie could be intense and fun and at the same time bring in intriuge and suspense. As well as a great performance from Bruce Willis.
1. Transformers 2007
I'm sorry but your guilty pleasure should be in your top five. I love this movie, great visuals, intense action geat acting. Megan Fox is okay here better then Jennifer's Body. One of the best movies of Micahel Bay, can never get tired of this movie.
There you have it my top five.
I know I can say that a lot of us here are aspiring filmmakers. A lot of us wants to be film critics or work in Journalism. I want to direct or write screenplays. I been watching movies for a long time and I've notice a lot of director's have trademarks in thier film. You guys proably already notice but some of you have not. What I'm trying to say is as future filmmakers what will be our trademarks. Here some examples that you might have notice or skiped.
1. Mel Gibson
I have not seen Apocalypto but I've notice that in Braveheart when he's getting totured. He see's his dead wife through the crowd like she's floating In The Passion of The Christ, while Jesus Christ is being whiped we a evil image floating through the crowds staring at him. If Gibson repeats this then it's his trade mark. Another notable example is Braveheart again when a girl is taken by a lord. Her husband tries to fight back and the soliders restrain him. She stops them by moving the same way as The Passion of The Christ and the end sequence in the Braveheart. So watch Apocalypto and see if he does it.
2. John Woo
This one is obvious, the doves. In every action sequence in a John Woo movie there's always a shot of doves been let out. Faceoff, the church scene where doves are present when Cage is praying. Mission Impossible 2 when Tom Cruise walks by a door in flames a dove flys by. In Hard Target as well. I'm pretty sure in his older movies he incorprates the doves. He also does heroic bloodshed which consists of a showdown at the end of the movie.
Michael Bay's is his 360 camera spin. In The Island when the two characters escape out of the ground. The camera is spinning around them. Bad Boys 2 when Martin Lawrence gets the call that his sister is a hostage. While thier on the phone it's a spin around Martin and Will. Pearl Harbor when Kate Beckinsale and Josh Hartnett are making love it's spin. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen is when Sam and Micklea are talking in the beginning. As well as Megatron and Starscream talking on top of a building.
4. Steven Spielberg
Spielberg is always using fatherhood or childhood as theme in his movies. Jussaric Park, Sam Neil has no kids and says he doesn't want them but has to take care of two that is lost with him in the park. War of the Worlds, Tom Cruise is trying to get a better relationship with his kids. Eric Bana in Munich worrying about fatherhood. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Jones has to form a relationship with his son.
5. Quentin Tarantino
This is the most strangest of them all. Tarantino has a foot fetish so he does a shot of feet. Even if he's not even directing the film. In Dusk Till Dawn, there's a shot of Juliette Lewis feet in the RV. Kill Bill Vol. 1 in the car The Bride is trying to move her toes. Death Proof, Sydney Tamiia Poitier feet is hanging out the car in the beginnning.
What I'm trying to say is what vwil be our trademarks when the time comes to make a film. Think about it what will you do, will you like it to rain or the sun comes out at certain scene. I already know mines whats yours.
Everybody is doing thier Oscar prediction, so I decided to make my own awards and honor the movies in the year that spoke to me. I will be fair and some of you might not agree, so oh well.
Best Sci-Fi Film
Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
X-Men Orgins: Wolverine
Best Horror Film
My Bloody Valentine 3D
The Last House on the Left
The Haunting in Connecticut
Drag Me To Hell
Best Action Film
The Taking of Pelham 123
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
The Hurt Locker
Best Comedy Film
Observe and Report
Best Popcorn Flick of the Year
Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
X-Men Orgins: Wolverine
Best Movie of The Year
The Hurt Locker
The Blind Side
Best Horror Film
Paranormal Activity(Best Gore goes to Last House on The Left)
Best Action Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Popcorn Flick of The Year
Transformers Revenge of The Fallen
Best Movie Of The Year
Avatar(Runner Up Inglourious Basterds)
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