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Forum: Movies 19-10-2014, 00:06
Replies: 7,533
Views: 376,214
Posted By Johnny Clay
Fast Five Brum-brum, with added bang-bang....

Fast Five

Brum-brum, with added bang-bang. 8/10

Torn Curtain

Cold war thriller with a miscast Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. Generally lower-tier stuff from Hitch.

First hour rather drawn, but...
Forum: Movies 17-10-2014, 19:37
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Johnny Clay
Well it all looks very much in the Star Wars...

Well it all looks very much in the Star Wars tradition. But will it bring much new to the table visually? Each of the OT did, didn't they?



So Luke's the villain, is that it?

If so you'd better...
Forum: Movies 17-10-2014, 19:27
Replies: 59
Views: 3,035
Posted By Johnny Clay
MoS did well but some felt it ought to have...

MoS did well but some felt it ought to have peformed better, and was perhaps a factor in them making such grandiose plans, as well as bringing Batman back into it somewhat early rather than go for a...
Forum: Movies 17-10-2014, 16:37
Replies: 36
Views: 999
Posted By Johnny Clay
Though not as regular on the release calender as...

Though not as regular on the release calender as perhaps it once was, war has provided us with some of the best cinema there's been.

On the one hand you can have serious, artistic masterpieces that...
Forum: Movies 17-10-2014, 01:19
Replies: 59
Views: 3,035
Posted By Johnny Clay
So the TV world and Film world can do their own...

So the TV world and Film world can do their own thing without one being held back by the other could be one reason I suppose.

But then who knows what's actually going on with DC/Warners after these...
Forum: Movies 17-10-2014, 01:12
Replies: 57
Views: 2,345
Posted By Johnny Clay
Given Coppola's aptitude in repeatedly derailing...

Given Coppola's aptitude in repeatedly derailing his own career, there might be something in the blood.
Forum: Movies 14-10-2014, 23:51
Replies: 7,533
Views: 376,214
Posted By Johnny Clay
The Boston Strangler Interesting, well observed,...

The Boston Strangler

Interesting, well observed, but not altogether successful true crime drama. I liked how the split screen trickery possibly alluded to the fractured mind of the title character,...
Forum: Movies 13-10-2014, 18:52
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Johnny Clay
An excellently crafted film that, thanks to a...

An excellently crafted film that, thanks to a subtle shift in tone and focus, gets to expand on the Stephen King story and become very much its own thing whilst remaining very faithful. Clever...
Forum: Movies 13-10-2014, 18:28
Replies: 35
Views: 1,530
Posted By Johnny Clay
Heat & The French Connection, pretty much without...

Heat & The French Connection, pretty much without fail.

Though my default setting seems to be old-fashioned wartime thick-ear:

Where Eagles Dare
Kelly's Heroes
Von Ryan's Express
The Heroes of...
Forum: Movies 12-10-2014, 20:09
Replies: 32
Views: 1,171
Posted By Johnny Clay
^ Yup, another nod for Spring-heeled Jack....

^ Yup, another nod for Spring-heeled Jack. Cracking subject.

Two from the UFO shelf:

Though now probably not possible, a more serious take on the original 'men in black' phenomenom.

& the famous...
Forum: Movies 12-10-2014, 13:50
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By Johnny Clay
I too enjoyed it very much. But you're doing Baz...

I too enjoyed it very much. But you're doing Baz Lurhmann quite a disservice here. To say nothing of the text...
Forum: Movies 12-10-2014, 13:47
Replies: 75
Views: 6,541
Posted By Johnny Clay
I wouldn't be surprised if one last much more...

I wouldn't be surprised if one last much more revealing trailer gets released just prior to its opening date. Going by the early script that's out there, the trailers still get barely halfway into...
Forum: Movies 12-10-2014, 13:28
Replies: 105
Views: 9,566
Posted By Johnny Clay
Saw it yesterday (spoiler free). Coming after...

Saw it yesterday (spoiler free).

Coming after 'Dragon Tattoo, and given Gillian Flynn's close involvement, Gone Girl is is pretty much what I imagined a David Fincher Gone Girl to be. A slick,...
Forum: Movies 12-10-2014, 13:20
Replies: 7,533
Views: 376,214
Posted By Johnny Clay
The Bridge on the River Kwai A little fusty...

The Bridge on the River Kwai

A little fusty maybe. A little too deliberately paced. A little too much time spent on William Holden's distracting American Commander. Mere quibbles really, as this is...
Forum: Movies 10-10-2014, 10:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Johnny Clay
Oh joy. More constrained, vanilla film-making....

Oh joy. More constrained, vanilla film-making. Marvel, what have you done...

And this Dracula Untold looks like a pile of fanboy-level rubbish, so it doesn't bode well.
Forum: Movies 10-10-2014, 10:37
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Johnny Clay
Correction: DA lost the plot yonks ago.

Correction:

DA lost the plot yonks ago.
Forum: Movies 10-10-2014, 10:33
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Johnny Clay
Tomorrowland

Teaser for Disney/Brad Bird's rather secretive 2015 offering:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k59gXTWf-A

Certianly does its job.
Forum: Movies 09-10-2014, 20:25
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By Johnny Clay
I must be in a minority here, as I think that...

I must be in a minority here, as I think that done right this might work very well.

Nobody should be surprised by the gender aspect. Female-driven action/fantasy is proving a huge box-office draw...
Forum: Movies 08-10-2014, 21:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By Johnny Clay
Easy to imagine RDJ pulling the old trick of...

Easy to imagine RDJ pulling the old trick of waiting to see just how much money they can pile on the table before saying yes.
Forum: Movies 08-10-2014, 21:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,089
Posted By Johnny Clay
Stupid boys.

Stupid boys.
Forum: Movies 08-10-2014, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Johnny Clay
A BH remake is very much on the cards it...

A BH remake is very much on the cards it seems:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=123220

Outside, now! >:(
Forum: Movies 04-10-2014, 13:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By Johnny Clay
Hmm, these days maybe. But they said the same...

Hmm, these days maybe. But they said the same thing about John Wayne, Charles Bronson etc back in the day. Old fashioned give 'em what they want star vehicles, a done deal for their audience. Nowt...
Forum: Music 03-10-2014, 11:30
Replies: 41
Views: 1,507
Posted By Johnny Clay
Thom's new album - okayish electro art-rock...

Thom's new album - okayish electro art-rock sprung from his usual vague/mopey sentiments. Heard better. Heard worse.

But, rather like his band's King of Limbs, he's still fannying about at the foot...
Forum: Movies 01-10-2014, 21:48
Replies: 88
Views: 8,796
Posted By Johnny Clay
Thing is, is anyone actually going to call it...

Thing is, is anyone actually going to call it that? I imagine not. They'll call it Edge of Tomorrow. In marketing, rebranding usually has a certain reasoning behind it, and while it now sells the...
Forum: Movies 01-10-2014, 21:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,396
Posted By Johnny Clay
Give up? Oh, come on. It's surely not impossible...

Give up?

Oh, come on. It's surely not impossible ;-)
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