Despite not really knowing how to describe Body Double easily I can say I found it enjoyable. At times it felt a little campy and amateurish, sort of tv quality, and at other times felt more big budget. It is a bit of a mess but a solid mess, thriller, erotic voyeurism, murder mystery, some dark comedy bits. Definitely unique and as I said entertaining so worth a watch.
Ha is all I can say to the 56% this has from the critics as I think it does a hell of a lot better job with rebooting Superman than the last one did.
Things need to be reinvented a little and modernized despite what purists and devotees say. This does that, we see a faithful enough origin story, some differences to the traditional canon of the subject matter. Superman has undergone many comic book changes and some reboots here and there, as all long lived series/characters do. This to me felt like a very good first entry in a franchise, I don't want to get my hopes up but would love if the quality maintains itself over 3 or 4 films and builds a fanbase. Time will tell.
Is it a more serious and slightly darker Superman, yup but this is 2013 and not 1940'2 or 50's status quo. Do thousands die but the effects of it not shown, sure, it's a little over the top but worked for me. the story, effects, the ending.... and even listening to the somber end credit music the film is very consistent and creates a great and yet it seems under-appreciated in some regards film.
I like Amy Adams but she's far too old for the role of Louis Lane here in my opinion and I'd have given the role to someone younger quite simply.
An entertaining, obviously dated film but the film which gave us the song Making Whoopee which is in my mind a standard classic of the 30's. Based on the Broadway musical Whoopee itself based on the play The Nervous Wreck. Eddie Cantor was a comedic star on broadway and this helped his transition to film. This is definitely an early SCREWBALL comedy.
The comedy is actually quite good and it's the musical numbers which are most dated and drag the film down for modern audiences I think. Worth a viewing for film buffs - early colour film, fairly close recreation of the stage version, good early comedy.
Reminded me of Casablanca, seems to be a clone almost in many ways but holds it's own. Entertaining, great acting, some great chemistry between Bogart and Bacall. 46 year old Bogart would leave his wife of 7 years Mayo Methot (the two fought constantly and both drank heavily) for the 19 year old Lauren Bacall. Very worthy of 100% rating if not for so many similarities to Casablanca.