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Posted on 8/27/11 12:02 PM
First of all I'd just like to say this movie is as fantastic as it is Brutal. I had been a little scared of seeing it because of the rape scene and the graphic nudity, those are things I do not normally like in the movies I watch. But I took a risk, and I'm very glad I did.
This movie to me flows in the vein of Chinatown and Zodiac: quickly paced, beautifully shot, and wonderfully acted. But just like Chinatown, it has the ability to make you say "OH, I see where this is going." And then 2 seconds later punch you in the face with a plot twist you didn't see coming (and when I say punched in the face, I'm talking about a round-house).
But there are two areas that this movie does fantastically, but for some reason none ever seems to talk about.
1. at times it's hilarious. This movie blends Drama and Humor perfectly.
2. the Original Score is amazing. It really does add another element to the movie.
I love this movie now, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head for days now (hints the review). This movie is great, and it's everything it's advertised to be.
Posted on 5/03/11 08:10 PM
Outlaw Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) has to search for his older brother in the Australian outback, in areas only a crazy man would go. His brother must be brought to justice after a horrible crime he has committed, and if Charlie does not succeed before Christmas, his younger brother will be hanged.
I've been slight addicted to Australian Cinema since I saw Animal Kingdom, and when I saw this had Guy Pearce, who is extremely underrated, I just had to get it. just like Animal Kingdom, it is unflinching and insanely brutal. The Proposition is one of the most brutal westerns you will ever see, two scenes some up this movie perfectly (CAREFUL BOTH ARE SPOILERS)
(SPOILER!) 1. when an aborigine throws a spear though Charlie's chest, and then they zoom in on the aborigine's face and then half of it just disappears 2. the lashing scene has become one of my favorite scene for brutal but yet how beautifully it was shot.(END SPOILER!) But the violence is not the only thing that makes it so brutal, it's the nature of the violence. One of the most intense scene they don't even show, but you can feel the anger and the madness that the scene exudes.
But the main problem this film has, is the lack of development. It starts off with an idea and then... well it doesn't even go there, it just kind of lolly gags all the way too the end.
This film is a very slow-paced, beautifully shot and wonderfully acted, much like the directors other film the road. But if your in the mood this is a film you need to check out.
Posted on 4/23/11 10:17 PM
I really had to fight to get though First Knight, it will stand as one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Where do I start on how crapy this is?
1. Sean Connery (who I normally like) was dreadful
2. I hate Richard Gere with a flaming passion, so it didn't help that he runs around pointlessly acting like a douche half the time, ruining all popcorn value this film has
3. the romance feels extremely forced, (SPOILER!!) and when Richard Gere gets caught towards the end with the woman that is just way too bitchy for anyone to be attracted to her(END SPOILER) it just sums up the hour and a half you just wasted(on a side note, every Richard Gere movie feels forced in some way. Even in Primal Fear, a movie that I enjoyed very much, every time he curses it feels really forced).
4. it has a awful script, and absolutely no plot development.
5. Can we please stop making King Arthur movies, I'm sure there are many people who agree, and First Knight rapes the hell out of King Arthur. Its a movie where I discovered how horrible of a person I was, I started rooting for something terrible to happen to King Arthur. The sad part is if these bad things did happen it would of been the best part of the movie by far.
Posted on 4/03/11 06:39 PM
This is a love or hate movie. I just happened too love It. I thought Michael Rapaport was great with what he had to work with. It is a pretty depressing film, it was a little too depressing for most of my friends who are mostly casual movie watchers. this is only for people who like Indie dramadys, films like the brothers bloom,or lars and the real girl. Or for people who are as interested in the topic of insanity as I am.
Posted on 3/28/11 12:28 PM
Probably the funniest movie I've ever seen. this really isn't a spoof like Vampires Suck, which was made because so many people hate Twilight. It's more like the old-school roast (not the new ones, which is more like Vampires Suck, where they only roast the worlds biggest douche-bags) with Dean Martin, Foster Brook, Don Rickels, etc. They only roasted the worlds most respected people and they showed us you can laugh at almost anything.
What is the one thing cop movies are, movies like Die-Hard: completely over the top. "Is it true that there is a place in a man head, that if you shoot it, it will blow up?" Probably not. Do we care? not really! Hot Fuzz is perfectly over the top, parodying every little stupid thing we love about Cop movies, like massive amounts of gore, completely implausible plots, over the top characters, and insanely ridiculous catch phrases.
Hot Fuzz is filled with great parody, a lot of jokes that you don't get till the 3rd or 4th time you watch it, tons of gore, and a great comedy plot. I've seen Hot Fuzz about 14 times, and I guarantee you will want to watch it again the minute it's over.