Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi 9/10
The Road 10/10
I genuinely cried.
The Raid Redemption
If you like fighting, watch this one. It's as simple as that.
3/10 (only because the beginning was somewhat promising)
I couldn't even watch it all, it was so bad. It was basically emotional torture porn.
Saying this again: The Blind Side.
One of the few movies that I smiled because I felt happy for the characters inside it.
American Psycho 8/10
This movie really confused me, so if anyone can please enlighten me. Other than that, this has to be one of Christian Bales best performances.
Did Patrick Bateman really kill Paul Allen, because at the end his lawyer said he had dinner with him in London. I mean I guess it happened because of the book his secretary found, but I just don't know if the viewer is supposed to see some underlying details.
It's up to the viewer. Maybe he killed Paul and the ending is a dream, or maybe it's the other way around. Maybe he never killed Paul and everything he thought he did ended up all being in his head. Remember all the times he lashed out at people in public and they never reacted to him?
there are thousands of theories as to how that movie went down.
i mean he blows up a cop car with a glock and even he is surprised.
just watced black hawk down 9/10
war is a awful place, i don't want to be
the first half of The Divide is bad as bad can get. filled with shitty dialogue and stereotypes.
but the real movie starts when the insane stuff happen. even then its just worth a 6 though
The Kings Speech 9/10
The Raid: Redemption (2012)
Best action film I've seen in years. Only problem I had with it was that the camera was a bit too shaky at scenes and that fight with the two brothers went on for way too long (nice finish though)
They won't let Mickey get out of the wheel chair because he lied about his supply of food, but they're totally cool with two obvious psychopaths (even before everything went to hell) raping and torturing another survivor, and torturing Mickey, doing whatever the fuck they want. They had so many possibilities to kill, or at least capture them, yet they did nothing. Infuriating.
I've never even considered the concept of a dream personally. I've always thought of the whole film as some kind of satire (well it is) and commentary on like, how they're all just walking suits and they don't really have any individuality at all. Like remember he's confused as Paul Allen by some guy, but maybe he's confusing other people to be people who they're not because they're all like the same and stuff?? And I always thought Paul Allen was really murdered, but maybe the guy who says he saw him just mixed him up with someone else or something. Either that, or Jared Leto-Paul Allen ISNT Paul Allen and he just appeased Patrick and is too polite to tell him that he has him confused with someone else, just as Patrick doesn't correct that other guy for confusing him with Paul.
does this make sense???
although the dream/imagination theory is a cool concept too I never thought of that
Fires on the plain is an intriguing movie altough it has some booring parts. But it shines in some aspects, like this for instance:
The director of the film, Mary Harron, felt that she made it too clear that it was a hallucination (at least the scene that starts at the ATM machine)
I also like her quote about Patrick and his job.
Definitely read the FAQ on IMDB, a lot of interesting stuff.
Logan's Run - Everyone's on drugs and reading Plato/10
It's WAY too easy to just say "oh it was just a dream therefore all other questions are unnecessary :-)"
There's always a purpose.
Yeah I never have thought of dreams to be a good idea. They can be executed well but it always feels like a copout to me (unless like its a genuine part of the story or whatever) "Oh its meant to be a dream it doesnt matter if it doesn't really make sense or whatever!!" no youre using a plot device and exploiting it to defend why the film doesn't actually work, have a dodgy cause and effect structure, etc etc
Anyway judging by what Mary Harron said American Psycho is not meant to be a dream anyway, but I guess you're free to interpret it that way (although it sounds like thinking it's a dream is just further bringing home the fact that she made some mistakes in making the film )
There will be blood 9/10
2 and a half hours of beauty
now im even more pumped for The Master, especially because of the soundtrack
So either Patrick is even more insane than we thought and can't separate fantasy from reality, or the lawyer didn't actually see Paul Allen (or Patrick killed someone who wasn't actually Paul Allen).
I do have the book, I should get around to reading it. Apparently a lot of the indulgent stuff like talking about Genesis is extended from a simple conversation in the movie to a whole chapter in the book. :>
I've heard that in the book Patrick Bateman is a slightly different character. In the movie he's this super suave fashionable guy but in the book he apparently dresses like a person who is trying to be suave but has no idea what he's doing and ends up looking ridiculous.
Well Christian Bale is slightly insane so perhaps that added to the hilarity. I personally think the book will tone that down and be a bit more serious.
The Raid Redemption - 8/10
Wow, that felt like a breath of fresh air when it comes to movies with a lot of fighting.
History of Violence
Cronenberg and Vigo Mort team up for a tasty film which asks can a man really change. What I really liked was the sex scene as it showed a wife fucking her husband very differently this time. Won't say why because it gives the plot away but the psychology in that scene is classic Cronenberg.
Off to see the midnight premier of Prometheus at the Imax in about an hour, will report back if I'm still awake.
Reservoir Dogs - 9/10
Really good movie.
You are right. The first time was very playful, her dressing up in her cheerleading outfit and showing compassion, the second time was practically rape. Shows how different Vigo's character became once he was backed into a corner.
I also got the feeling she wanted to know what it felt like to have another guy other than her husband fuck her, even tho physically it was him inside her. This is what we love about Cronenberg, the scenes are multi level, even when 2 characters are fucking
Looks like I'm not seeing Prometheus tonight, my cocksucking asshole friend decided to not book the tickets like we agreed and try his luck at the cinema. Obviously they were sold out and we ended up coming straight back home. What a fucking sausage wallet!
Fortunately I have a copy of Science of Sleep