so excleent on many lebels
from its own artisty content and style
to the peersonal connections with me having lived in chile and seen them there
and in abq
to much more .
fo reals a great doc . not just
what you might think
yes indeed not only did i look at this entire movie i liked it mostly...as a very strong NEVER been Vince Vaughn fan (i thought Swingers was overrated esp he and when i heard later he was getting 15 million to be in dumb ass movies i lost the respect i never had for it all and the pyscho remake well yeah...obviously thats atrocious clearly) so i had no interest nor intent in looking at the Vince Vaughn does well movie but after a while of seeing it offered on streaming and reading good write ups i gave it a shot...
its true Vince Vaughn does a very dedicated strong job in his role and is believable as this tough guy but not all bad sort of amalgamation of a hey day nic cage hero and john maclane with a tad of donofrio edge...
so yes vince vaughn is good and strong and clearly devoted to his role..
the movie itself is entertaining and hyper manly without being too modern cgi action to the point of distraction...style tone wise its a sort of action prison movie with some tarantino 70s love thrown in tho not so stylized nor smart...with don johnson and a steeely terrifying udo keir tossed in, its certinaly got engaging performances...
besides hyepr violence my complaint as to what threw me off with this movie is i couldnt grasp whether it was trying to be somewhat social commentary on how much prisons suck or just an entertaining hyper violent moment action flick and i feel like my confusion is because they couldnt decide themselves the filmmakers...so at first its very girtty prison system is awful wow i better never wind up in that life stuff but then as he gets deeper into the prison the surroudnings become less and less believable while the violence becomes more and more over the top amusing but also not real feeling...much the way the movie Drive did altho the hyper stylized over hyped nature of that film bugged me far more than here...
nonetheless brawl in cell block 99 is a worthwhile flick if you are both into an abnormal date night or if one of you is alone and in the mood... i wish the tone hadnt shifted quite so much or id rank the film more strongly but its certainly worth a watch worthwhile entry into the world of prison action flicks and see a kind of lame actor do good work
if you ask me...
thanks yer julesy
random julesy movie rec...i surprisingly like this movie more than I even thought when it sounded appealing...well shot and straightforward yet never dull this deftly told tale of the founding of Mcdonalds winds up, on top of compelling human drama, being a sort of tale of the USA and its culture itself...with a charm but not shying away from the dark underside and certinaly telling and recaling about the greedy character of surface successful capitalists..without being damning nor judgemental but also not worshipful, Michael Keaton is again terrific as the founder of Mcd's...a deftly made biopic that avoids the trappings of many biographic movies, this is definitely in julesy opinion a movie worth streaming...
When my lovely girlfriend is not around..is sleeping ..or busy ...or elsewhere ...is when I catch up with Westerns and such...especially culty classics ..especially especially with top notch casts..Lee Marvin would be enough ..Burt Lancaster would be enough ..shux even Ralph Bellamy would be enough
If ur into this sort of thing..enjoy too..if not..that's ur problem
not the most exciting doc as far as how its made but the subject is so cool, not to mention old and not so well remembered, that its well worth a look...if ur into show biz history, vaudeville, female performers, etc
and its good for getting ready for the 50th julesworks follies live variety show tonight at Jean Cocteau Cinema!
not the most original but certainly more than worth while
thanks to a stellar cast
especially the phenomenal so good and weird and true it almost hurts and surely inspires Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar chalky white plus hap and leoanrd )
especially with a little buzz and some ferve swerve
a competent watchable but never ground breaking flick