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Daily Archives: December 6, 2012

Movies that I would like to see


Movies That I Would Like to See

Movies in the Theatre and Coming Soon That I would like to see:

Life of Pi
The Silver Linings Playbook
Flight
Deadfall
Hitchcock
The Man with the Iron Fists
Guilt Trip
This is 40
Lay the Favorite
Jack Reacher
Django Unchained
Gangster Squad
Broken City
Side Effects
A Good Day to Die Hard
The Company You Keep
The Hangover 3
The Internship
World War Z
R.I.P.D.

The Iceman

Mud

Red 2

Pain and Gain 

Dead Man Down

The Heat (2013)

Out of the Furnace (2013)

Sin City 2 (2013)

Oldboy (2013)

Don Jon (2013)

Machete Kills (2013)

Escape Plan (2013)

Prisoners (2013)

Runner, Runner (2013)

Captain Phillips (2013)

About Time (2013)

Last Vegas (2013)

The Couselor (2013)

47 Ronin (2013)

Jack Ryan (2013)

Grudge Match (2014)

The Book Thief (2014)

Ten (2014)

Robocop (2014)

Movies That I would like to see on DVD:

Seven Psychopaths
The Paperboy
Frankenweenie
Trouble with the Curve
The Cold Light of Day
The Words
The Good Doctor
Premium Rush
Killer Joe
The Woman in the Fifth
The Vow
ParaNorman
War Horse
Safe
We Bought a Zoo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Prometheus
Somewhere in the Night

Officer Down

The Liability

The Street With No Name

Cry Vengeance

Time Table

Laura

The Who Never Was

Detective Story

Woman of The Year

The Babe Ruth Story

Solaris

Stand Up Guys

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Skyfall (2012)


Skyfall (2012)

'Skyfall' Jaguar Xj Portfolio V6 D

‘Skyfall’ Jaguar Xj Portfolio V6 D (Photo credit: kenjonbro)

Skyfall is the best movie in the theatre right now. If you are a James Bond fan and have not seen this film, then I suggest you get out there and do so immediately. It is my second favorite Bond film behind Casino Royale (2006). Daniel Craig is not quite as cold blooded in Skyfall as he is in Casino Royale, and the film as a whole is not quite at dark or quite as intense as Casino Royale, but it is a very close second.

Daniel Craig on a yacht in Venice during a bre...

Daniel Craig on a yacht in Venice during a break in filming Casino Royale. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you are looking for a superb action flick that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then this is the movie for you. It is well acted, well directed, and well filmed. The movie is almost 2 ½ hours long, but it felt like it was half that long because it keeps your attention the whole time. Time flies when you’re having fun.

Javier Bardem’s villain is one that you will love to hate. I think that I will hate it when Daniel Craig is no longer Bond. In my opinion, Daniel Craig is the best James Bond. Lucky for me, he has signed on for Bond 24 and Bond 25.

Skyfall seems a little bit more realistic than most other bonds. The action scenes don’t seem as far out as most other Bond films. The gadgets are fewer and also more realistic. It’s these things that I think make the movie more believable and James Bond more human.

Casino Royale was responsible for changing the whole dynamic of the Bond film and making Bond more real. Quantum of Solace (2008) seemed to have elements of that, but there was something missing. Skyfall has resurrected the Casino Royale mentality with a vengeance.

I rate this movie a 8.5 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Buy.

Cover of "Quantum of Solace"

Cover of Quantum of Solace

Killing Them Softly (2012)


Killing Them Softly (2012)

It was one of the worst movies that I have seen all year and the worst Brad Pitt movie that I have ever seen. It should have been called killing the audience quickly. It was literally that horrible. I almost asked for a refund on my ticket. Thinking about it now, I should have gotten a refund on my ticket. You would have to pay me to watch that movie again.

English: Brad Pitt at the Berlin premiere of I...

English: Brad Pitt at the Berlin premiere of Inglorious Basterds in July 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With as excellent of a cast as this movie had, you would think they could do no wrong. Even if the storyline is bad, the actors will make it better right? Wrong! It was almost as if they tried to make it bad.

Scenes with Brad Pitt were bearable to mediocre. Scenes without Brad Pitt made me almost physically sick.

James Gandolfini was an absolute wreck and Ray Liotta looked like death.

The movie was successful in portraying drug addicts, alcoholics, and overall skuzzy people in a very realistic way. When you weren’t watching people cussing up a storm, drinking themselves to death, getting stoned out of their minds, getting shot in slow motion, or beaten to a bloody pulp, then all they were doing was blabbering back and forth to one another. The majority of the dialogue of the movie was diarrhea of the mouth except for when Brad Pitt or Ray Liotta was talking.

65th Festival De Cannes

65th Festival De Cannes (Photo credit: PanARMENIAN_Photo)

It was almost as if Brad Pitt was in a different movie than everybody else and they edited him in to their train wreck of a film to try to make it better. Instead of actually making it better, it just gave you a couple moments break from being terrible whenever Pitt was in a scene.

Do yourself a favor and stay far away from this movie. Save your time and money by not seeing it. I wish I had.

I rate this movie a 2 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or, run?  Run.

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)