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KING Of All Schmoes
|Directed by:||Sylvester Stallone|
|Written by:||Sylvester Stallone|
|Cast:||Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden|
This film was boss.
Some of the action caught me off guard. I mean you see kids getting wasted and tossed into flames and ....like wow. Heavy stuff. However when the action is not concenrated on children, lol, the film kicks all kinds of butt. It's bloody, frantic and insane stuff.
The story was decent. It makes sense that Rambo would be off living in some remote jungle. The guy is a man out of time who has turned his back on the world so yeah...I liked the story.
Stalone was great. He did a good job on the direction too. The supporting cast are decent and I liked the way he ended up with a team of sorts. Looking back on it now maybe that's where he got the idea of The Expendables from?
Check this out. Action fans won't be dissapointed. I still think Rambo has another movie left in him but if this ends up being the last we see of him then it's a fitting end.
|Directed by:||James Gray|
|Written by:||James Gray|
|Cast:||Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes|
Great film. It's got a moody/sombre feel to things and at the same time earns some serious retro points by being set in the 1980's. (Boss soundtrack is a given as a result).
Joaquin Phoenix does good work as the hero/anti-hero of the film and he gets some solid back up from Eva Mendes who plays his girl. There's no denying the fact the girl is stunning but least not forget this woman has some acting chops and she uses 'em to good effect here.
Mark Wahlberg is good. I like him and he gets a good arc in the film, going from a gung ho cop to a guy who is forced to evaluate his own mortality in a very real and scary way. Robert Duvall also proves great as the father of the film's two central brothers.
Don't get me wrong, this isn't Goodfella's, no, but it's a solid thriller/mobster flick which I felt (what do I know?!) painted a realistic look at how the police operate and didn't go down the usual cops vs mobster's route.
|Directed by:||Andrew Davis|
|Written by:||David Twohy, Jebb Stuart|
|Cast:||Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Julianne Moore, Sela Ward, Joe Pantaliano|
So this one is considered a classic of sorts? That's the impression I always got anyway. I sat down to watch it last night, looking forward to finally getting the chance to see it and I gotta say I almost died. I was that bored.
Maybe the film hasn't aged well? I dun know. Ford, the guy can act but in the right role. He has ZERO charisma in this. I didn't give a shit what happened to him. I'd go as far to say wooden. Luckily Tommy Lee Jones is in this film and he's boss. He owns it.
I guess I can say check it out...just to say you saw it. I mean I'm in the minority. I know the film has a ton of fans but I didn't like it. Hopefully you'll have a better ride than I had.