Yeah, I watched it recently. I liked it, it gets pretty creepy, and the acting is great.
Armageddon Time 8.5/10
It's James Gray movie, with Anne Hathaway and Anthony Hopkins, about a boy from a Jewish family in 1980, in Brooklyn, going to a public school, getting into trouble because he becomes best friends with a black kid who's always picked on by their teacher and considered basically a little thug. I loved it, I found it really powerful and human. The acting is fantastic. Jeremy Strong, who plays his father, is really great, I think it was snubbed at the Oscars. Anne Hathaway too.
It's a movie from the 70s, with James Caan, Peter Boyle and Sally Kellerman. It's about a car thief just out of jail, who witnesses the murder of a friend of his from prison, and finds out that he was actually hiding a lot of money, stashed in a secret place, and he joins a couple who were friends with the dead guy and a kind of crazy girl he met on the street, to find it. I liked it, it's really fun, I liked its vibe. James Caan is cool. Loved Sally Kellerman, who plays the crazy girl, and Peter Boyle too.
The Expendables 7.5/10
The first one, directed by Sylvester Stallone. I enjoyed it, it's fun, I think it holds up well enough. Loved Dolph Lundgren in it. There's a fourth one that's supposed to come out, I think.
Armageddon time - know very little about this one other than it’s not as well received generally as the directors usual work.
Slither - you’ve piqued my interest in this one. Hadn’t heard of it but it sounds up my alley.
the Expendables - I felt it was a wasted opportunity to capitalize on the cast they got. 5/10
Armageddon Time and Two Lovers are my favourite movies from James Gray, I think. Among those I saw, of course.
The director of Slither also did The Dream Team with Michael Keaton. Which is pretty fun too.
I actually prefer the first Expendables ot the second. I haven't seen the third one.
First Time Viewing The Good Thief (2003; Neil Jordan) - Nick Nolte is phenomenal as a washed-up thief in this remake of a French classic. But I found the movie itself rather messy and hated the cheap-looking digital photography. 5/10
Dark Skies (1996) - This X-Files type Alien invasion series was cancelled after only one season. Like so many other shows it had a decent pilot, but soon got bogged down with middling case-of-the-week episodes. 6.5/10
Just one of yours from the last two weeks:
The Godfather Part II (1974; Francis Ford Coppola) 6/10
Hey SJG hope your holiday was fun, seems like you still found plenty of time for movies
Thanks, it was but there was a change of plan, i didn't end up going to Scotland for the week. I had a bad feeling about it and i wasn't liking the way it was being organised so i bailed and stayed home for the week riding out to different locations each day on my own. I still had a great time though and it meant i had the same amount of time i normally had each evening to watch something. I now have a fascination with the Derbyshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors. Both are stunning places to visit.
The Last Emperor (1987, Bernardo Bertolucci) - 7.5/10
Big Brown Eyes (1936, Raoul Walsh) - 7/10
Cobra (1996, George P. Cosmatos) - 6.5/10
Woyzeck (1979, Werner Herzog) - 7.5/10
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997, Clint Eastwood) - 7/10
Jumper (2008, Doug Liman) - 5.5/10
Flipped (2010, Rob Reiner) - 8/10
Dating Amber (2020, David Freyne) - 7.5/10
The Man from Snowy River (1982, George Miller) - 7/10
Death Wish (1974, Michael Winner) - 7.5/10
Death Wish II (1982, Michael Winner) - 6/10
Death Wish 3 (1985, Michael Winner) - 6/10
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987, J. Lee Thompson) - 5.5/10
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994, Allan A. Goldstein) - 5.5/10
Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott) - 9/10
Watchmen (2009, Zack Snyder) - 8/10
Amores Perros (2000, Alejandro G. Iñárritu) - 7.5/10
BEST FILM: Blade Runner BEST ACTOR: Klaus Kinski - Woyzeck BEST ACTRESS: Joan Bennett - Big Brown Eyes BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Rutger Hauer - Blade Runner BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sean Young - Blade Runner BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jordan Cronenweth - Blade Runner BEST SCORE: Vangelis - Blade Runner BEST SCRIPT: Hampton Fancher & David Webb Peoples - Blade Runner BEST DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott - Blade Runner
Yours from the last two weeks:
Flags of Our Fathers (2006, Clint Eastwood) 7/10
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006, Clint Eastwood) 8/10
Deadfall (1993, Christopher Coppola) 3/10
Das Boot (1981, Wolfgang Peterson) 7/10
Troy (2004, Wolfgang Peterson) 7/10
Shutter Island (2010, Martin Scorsese) 8/10
I, Robot (2004, Alex Proyas) 6/10
On the Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan) 7/10
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Elia Kazan) 4/10
Zodiac (2007, David Fincher) 8/10
The Illusionist (2006, Neil Burger) 6/10
The Last Emperor (1987, Bernardo Bertolucci) 4/10
Cobra (1986, George P. Cosmatos) 5/10
Jumper (2008, Doug Liman) 6/10
The Man from Snowy River (1982, George Miller) 6/10
Death Wish (1974, Michael Winner) 6/10
Death Wish II (1982, Michael Winner) 5/10
Death Wish 3 (1985, Michael Winner) 5/10
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987, J. Lee Thompson) 4/10
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994, Allan A. Goldstein) 5/10