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Forum: Movies 26-02-2015, 13:18
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By Johnny Clay
Can't help but feel it's an awful idea, both...

Can't help but feel it's an awful idea, both flogging a dead horse and playing straight into the hands of fans. Ignore Alien 3 all you like, but despite its good intentions, it showed that after the...
Forum: Movies 26-02-2015, 12:50
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By Johnny Clay
And still a metaphor. You could argue that some...

And still a metaphor.

You could argue that some of these are more dramatic/surprising plot reveals rather than actual twists.

A film that offers a surprising resolution to the mystery it has built...
Forum: Movies 24-02-2015, 17:08
Replies: 8,771
Views: 438,479
Posted By Johnny Clay
X-Men: Days of Future Past Entertaining time...

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Entertaining time travel hijinx with the whole gamut of X-ers. The huge cast can't avoid giving the impression they're all slightly slumming it with this superhero...
Forum: Movies 23-02-2015, 21:23
Replies: 8,771
Views: 438,479
Posted By Johnny Clay
2001: A Space Odyssey Attn: Lucas, Spielberg,...

2001: A Space Odyssey

Attn: Lucas, Spielberg, Cameron et al. Who's the daddy, eh? 10/10

Broken Arrow

Travolta/Slater actioner. Pure nonsense of course, but it's brisk enough and Travolta's good...
Forum: Movies 23-02-2015, 21:09
Replies: 33
Views: 2,336
Posted By Johnny Clay
IIRC, a contract can be torn in half as long as...

IIRC, a contract can be torn in half as long as both parties agree. So it's a question of do they want him back.

Director Sam Taylor Johnson has apparently jumped ship as well.
Forum: Movies 23-02-2015, 20:58
Replies: 1,725
Views: 57,621
Posted By Johnny Clay
Is that it then? Award season over? Thank...

Is that it then? Award season over? Thank Christ...

Someone once commented in Sight & Sound on the nature of those sort of roles: is it really acting when the majority of it is simply impersonating...
Forum: Movies 18-02-2015, 12:58
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Johnny Clay
For De Palma it did seem a bit of a let down...

For De Palma it did seem a bit of a let down after three crackers on the trot (Raising Cain/Carlito's Way/M:I), but it also presents something of a stylistic quandary too. Not expansive enough in the...
Forum: Movies 18-02-2015, 12:43
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By Johnny Clay
I've no doubt they know what they're doing, but...

I've no doubt they know what they're doing, but Disney do seem to have taken a surprisingly 'see how it goes' approach rather than push it to the hilt.

Anyway, it's quietely done solid business so...
Forum: Movies 18-02-2015, 12:13
Replies: 8,771
Views: 438,479
Posted By Johnny Clay
A bit of a catch-up: Thirteen Days Smart,...

A bit of a catch-up:

Thirteen Days

Smart, well-executed Cuban Missile drama with the cast (Costner, Greenwood) on fine form. 8/10

The Mouse That Roared

Fair-to-middling Peter Sellers romp. Has...
Forum: Movies 16-02-2015, 16:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,081
Posted By Johnny Clay
If you take into account ticken price inflation,...

If you take into account ticken price inflation, its decline looks clearer:

Scream, released in '96, would've made $187m (US) in the modern era. By the time Scream 4 turned up in 2011, a peasly $39m...
Forum: Movies 16-02-2015, 10:46
Replies: 146
Views: 9,396
Posted By Johnny Clay
Bloody Hell. Seems to be whipping audiences into...

Bloody Hell. Seems to be whipping audiences into a frenzy everywhere.

Reportedly took in $240m worldwide over the weekend. Ouch.
Forum: Movies 15-02-2015, 13:25
Replies: 44
Views: 4,212
Posted By Johnny Clay
Saw it last night. A wasted opportunity and JG is...

Saw it last night. A wasted opportunity and JG is dreadful. 5/10
Forum: Movies 15-02-2015, 13:12
Replies: 27
Views: 1,280
Posted By Johnny Clay
Mortdecai has already bombed, and Kingsman,...

Mortdecai has already bombed, and Kingsman, though similar, will have played out long before UNCLE's release (mid-august).

Its biggest threat is Mission: Impossible 5, which has been brought forward...
Forum: Movies 15-02-2015, 12:53
Replies: 62
Views: 3,129
Posted By Johnny Clay
The original was 80s teen-fantasy junk, but a...

The original was 80s teen-fantasy junk, but a remake isn't actually a bad idea.

Think of what could be achieved these days with social media & the internet at his disposal? Making the premise...
Forum: Movies 15-02-2015, 12:34
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Johnny Clay
You could always paint a wall and watch that...

You could always paint a wall and watch that instead.
Forum: Movies 15-02-2015, 12:31
Replies: 54
Views: 2,860
Posted By Johnny Clay
So we're to presume Ant-Man will similarly take...

So we're to presume Ant-Man will similarly take us by surprise then?

Guardians seperated itself from the pack by some margin for this viewer.
Forum: Movies 15-02-2015, 12:18
Replies: 208
Views: 11,436
Posted By Johnny Clay
And you're sure of all this are you?

And you're sure of all this are you?
Forum: Movies 15-02-2015, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By Johnny Clay
Wonder if the OP is referring to the moody,...

Wonder if the OP is referring to the moody, chiaroscuro-esque lighting Fincher has been employing on and off since his pop video days?

It suits its purpose when implemented well, though at other...
Forum: Movies 15-02-2015, 11:17
Replies: 8,771
Views: 438,479
Posted By Johnny Clay
Nightcrawler News coverage drama. Some of the...

Nightcrawler

News coverage drama. Some of the dilemmas can't help but seem a little dated in this Youtube age, but there was still some mileage to been gained from those in this line of work....
Forum: Movies 12-02-2015, 16:52
Replies: 34
Views: 1,925
Posted By Johnny Clay
True, I suppose. A few mouseclicks and you're...

True, I suppose. A few mouseclicks and you're well sorted these days.

However, maybe this audience doesn't want to dip their toe in the horrid world of porn (urghh!).

But they're not averse to...
Forum: Movies 12-02-2015, 12:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,280
Posted By Johnny Clay
Never that keen on Guy Ritchie, but I liked the...

Never that keen on Guy Ritchie, but I liked the look of that.

Spot-on casting of Henry C by the look of it too.
Forum: Movies 12-02-2015, 11:47
Replies: 1,725
Views: 57,621
Posted By Johnny Clay
The whole drawn-out nature of award ceremonies in...

The whole drawn-out nature of award ceremonies in general is making them look rather long in tooth these days. Whoever decided staging the Baftas right up against the Grammys had good timing - both...
Forum: Movies 12-02-2015, 11:30
Replies: 34
Views: 1,925
Posted By Johnny Clay
A typically sober summing up from...

A typically sober summing up from Screendaily:

Seems more tied to convention than some might think.

I've liked some of Taylor-Johnson's art in the past, but this whole 50 Shades business bores me...
Forum: Movies 11-02-2015, 21:03
Replies: 8,771
Views: 438,479
Posted By Johnny Clay
Isle of the Dead/The Devil Commands A...

Isle of the Dead/The Devil Commands

A double-bill of Boris Karloff eerie goodness. The former well-acknowledged, the latter more obscure. His IMDB page reveals many a lost gem. 8/10 & 7/10...
Forum: Movies 11-02-2015, 20:43
Replies: 208
Views: 11,436
Posted By Johnny Clay
Indeed. As others have said, recollections of the...

Indeed. As others have said, recollections of the actual film (other than the dancing) may be hazy, but its cultural legacy seems indelible.

Nightclub flyposters alone will trade on it for eternity.
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