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  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yzjtnj8Y3U

    Parody is one thing. This film cuts very close to it’s inspiration, probably too much. Which is a shame, it’s hilarious.

    John C Reilly holds his own as the titular hero, he is earnest and absurd, he can also sing. The songs are the most effective piece of humour in the film along with the pops at film biographies, there is also a fantastic running joke about Dewey’s spiraling addictions. But it’s strange that no one picked up on this first time round.

    Walk Hard was a bomb when it was released and it’s never been picked up in subsequent releases. I’d like to give it a few years, if it can hold up over time it might become a lost classic.

    Assassin’s Bullet (2012)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0m6kazVfTg

    While I have a love/hate relationship with euro-thrillers, it’s always a learning experience. Usually in how to spoil a film. in this case there is the same old plot of secret a assassin who gets involved with a love story. The problem being that it veers way off into psycho-babble and doesn’t really have a resolution.

    But the real killer here is the lead actress, figuratively and physically. She is a terrible actress. And, as it turns out, one of the writers. Which kind of makes this a vanity project and we all know how bad those can be.

    For the love of all that is holy, avoid this film.

    I just saw a rare 35mm screening of Leni Riefenstahl “Olympia”. Both parts, all 226 minutes. Amazing!

    TROLL 2!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OiD6IlBmtk

    I watched the documentary about this a few days ago, “The Best Worst Movie”. And that title pretty much summed up Troll 2.

    Why is it called Troll 2? I don’t know. There was no Troll 1. The movie doesn’t even have “trolls” in it, they are called “goblins”. The acting was bad, the cinematography was bad, everything about this movie was AWFUL! But that’s what makes it awesome! I understand now how it achieved cult status, it’s laughably bad!

    This is the second time I’ve seen it, and I can’t stop laughing throughout the entire movie! As a movie, I give it a 1/10. But as entertainment 8/10.

    I watched Amelie last night on my iMac and before that in theaters I saw Moonrise Kingdom. Both have a very different way of storytelling than most films, I enjoyed Moonrise Kingdom best.

    Just watched “Breathless”, 1983 with R. Geere on TV.

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnNBqNb3taw

    This was a big deal back in the day, but it’s an absolute mess. It seems like there were couple of different scripts fighting to take dominance but none of them really work. It looks as though too many execs spoiled the soup; too many ideas from non creative people.

    It certainly wasn’t handled well by Simon West, he seemed to have spent all his time working the camera, but I suspect that was all he was allowed to do.

    Compliance (2012) -

    Good watch, actually based on a real event, overall I liked the creepy vibe the film had!

    Streets Of Fire (1984)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJGo2rvfSuA

    I streamed this so I’ll have a good idea what happens at tomorrow’s screening. But I’ll get to that later.

    It’s a shame that Michael Paré never broke through into the big time. He certainly had the looks and the chops to hold a movie but he just never made it. The fact that Streets bombed didn’t help.

    Despite Streets ’50s’ setting, this is a very 80s movie. The neon colours, the hip dialogue and cracking soundtrack, it even has a bit part for Bill Paxton. It’s that 80s. Which I guess is a blessing and a curse. It would have been too out there for the mainstream, too violent, too cold in it’s characters.

    But I guess that is exactly what makes it a cult classic. It so damned cool. The cast is brilliant, Willem Defoe is so Willem Defoe, but the really stand out is Amy Madigan as McCoy. She almost threatens to steal the film but sticks to her role and place in the film.

    Not a lost classic, but definitely a cult one.

    The Assassin Next Door (2009)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd4txghkUD8

    You know the indie filmmaker saying? Cheap, Fast, Good, pick two. Unfortunately, Danny Lerner chose all three. Which is a shame as there’s a good movie in there buried amongst the usual problems of bad film.

    The story is a bit of a hodgepodge, sex worker forced to be a reluctant killer but when her neighbour’s life is threatened she turns into a killing machine? There are plenty of plot holes but most can be overlooked as the acting is surprisingly good, the actors are committed to their roles, even the bit parts are fleshed out. And the final shoot outs at the end are well staged and really would fit into a bigger picture.

    But it’s cheap. it looks it, it feels it. Any one of better photography, lighting, editing, colour grading would have made this a more compelling film, any of them could have been achieved with more time. But the director made his choice.

    Raiders of the Last Ark in IMAX. Now, I wasn’t alive when this came out the first time, so being the Spielberg fanboy that I am, I took advantage of this opportunity.
    As far as the movie goes, it’s Indiana Jones, so it’s awesome. They did totally clean the image up, though. There were some shots that looked like it did when it came out, but some shots look like they were shot last month on a RED Epic! They really did a great job as far as getting it IMAX ready.

    TROLL 2!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OiD6IlBmtk

    I watched the documentary about this a few days ago, “The Best Worst Movie”. And that title pretty much summed up Troll 2.

    Roger Ebert gives it 3 stars and tries not to ruin its worst rating on the Tomatometer.

    http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/best-worst-movie-2010

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