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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:41:20 AM   
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What DK means is that it looked good on blu ray and is therefore a good film. Here's hoping for the 3D conversion blu ray soon to elevate it to masterpiece level.


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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:42:39 AM   
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The remake, the Marcus Nispel film, was certainly a lot better than anyone had any right to expect, but it lacked the suffocating atmosphere of fear and the grimy realism of the utterly awesome Tobe Hooper flick.

The Beginning is basically a stupid splatter film that is devoid of suspense and tension. Leiberman is an idiot because he has no understanding of how a horror film works outside of delivering a few moments of splatter.


Yes and yes.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:44:53 AM   
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Harsh, TCM The Beginning was good, certainly equal to the remake.



The remake, the Marcus Nispel film, was certainly a lot better than anyone had any right to expect, but it lacked the suffocating atmosphere of fear and the grimy realism of the utterly awesome Tobe Hooper flick.

The Beginning is basically a stupid splatter film that is devoid of suspense and tension. Leiberman is an idiot because he has no understanding of how a horror film works outside of delivering a few moments of splatter.


I actually kinda like Nispel's remake, good direction, good photography. After I'd seen the flick I was certain he'd go on to great things, how wrong I was, Pathfinder, Friday the 13th and Conan. Crash and burn.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:47:06 AM   
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Harsh, TCM The Beginning was good, certainly equal to the remake.



The remake, the Marcus Nispel film, was certainly a lot better than anyone had any right to expect, but it lacked the suffocating atmosphere of fear and the grimy realism of the utterly awesome Tobe Hooper flick.

The Beginning is basically a stupid splatter film that is devoid of suspense and tension. Leiberman is an idiot because he has no understanding of how a horror film works outside of delivering a few moments of splatter.


I actually kinda like Nispel's remake, good direction, good photography. After I'd seen the flick I was certain he'd go on to great things, how wrong I was, Pathfinder, Friday the 13th and Conan. Crash and burn.


I quite liked his Conan movie. Friday the 13th remake was ok, i didn't like Pathfinder though.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:52:18 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Kazuya


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ORIGINAL: MonsterCat

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ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD

Harsh, TCM The Beginning was good, certainly equal to the remake.



The remake, the Marcus Nispel film, was certainly a lot better than anyone had any right to expect, but it lacked the suffocating atmosphere of fear and the grimy realism of the utterly awesome Tobe Hooper flick.

The Beginning is basically a stupid splatter film that is devoid of suspense and tension. Leiberman is an idiot because he has no understanding of how a horror film works outside of delivering a few moments of splatter.


I actually kinda like Nispel's remake, good direction, good photography. After I'd seen the flick I was certain he'd go on to great things, how wrong I was, Pathfinder, Friday the 13th and Conan. Crash and burn.


I quite liked his Conan movie. Friday the 13th remake was ok, i didn't like Pathfinder though.


Pathfinder bored me to death, when it didn't give me a headache from all the jump-cutting, I thought Conan was forgettable, easily bested by Solomon Kane, which came in at almost half the budget of Nispel's clunker. Friday the 13th had some good bits, but nothing special.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:54:12 AM   
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ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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ORIGINAL: Kazuya


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ORIGINAL: MonsterCat

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Harsh, TCM The Beginning was good, certainly equal to the remake.



The remake, the Marcus Nispel film, was certainly a lot better than anyone had any right to expect, but it lacked the suffocating atmosphere of fear and the grimy realism of the utterly awesome Tobe Hooper flick.

The Beginning is basically a stupid splatter film that is devoid of suspense and tension. Leiberman is an idiot because he has no understanding of how a horror film works outside of delivering a few moments of splatter.


I actually kinda like Nispel's remake, good direction, good photography. After I'd seen the flick I was certain he'd go on to great things, how wrong I was, Pathfinder, Friday the 13th and Conan. Crash and burn.


I quite liked his Conan movie. Friday the 13th remake was ok, i didn't like Pathfinder though.


Pathfinder bored me to death, when it didn't give me a headache from all the jump-cutting, I thought Conan was forgettable, easily bested by Solomon Kane, which came in at almost half the budget of Nispel's clunker. Friday the 13th had some good bits, but nothing special.


I like Solomon Kane too, and dare i say Season of the Witch, which brings me to Dominic Sena, when did he last have a hit?

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 2:02:49 AM   
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Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 2:11:11 AM   
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Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 9:08:21 AM   
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ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.



Was I the only one who loved Whitout ?.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 9:45:46 AM   
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Was I the only one who loved Whitout ?.


I didn't love it but I did quite enjoy it. I think it's perfectly fine in a "B" movie thriller kind of way, it's just not particularly memorable or original and had the potential to be a lot better than it is.


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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 11:32:39 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Kazuya

Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.



Was I the only one who loved Whitout ?.


The ending is just so flat, i dunno. Plus i dont really buy Beckinsale in the role.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:05:51 PM   
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On a related topic,what about actors who dont deliver? Colin Farrell has been in nothing but flop after flop after flop for many years now but still gets hired for high profile gigs.

He should be stuck in DTV hell by now.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:12:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Kazuya

Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.


Tamahori, absolutely, I haven't seen his latest, but Mulholland Falls, The Edge, Die Another Day, XXX 2...what a catalogue of shit.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:12:17 PM   
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On a related topic,what about actors who dont deliver? Colin Farrell has been in nothing but flop after flop after flop for many years now but still gets hired for high profile gigs.

He should be stuck in DTV hell by now.


He's far better in smaller, low key movies like In Bruges.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:14:26 PM   
Kazuya


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ORIGINAL: Kazuya

Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.



Was I the only one who loved Whitout ?.


I wanted to like it, good production team and a hotter-than-hell leading actress, but it was just a massive bore, zero momentum, paper-thin characters.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:16:48 PM   
Kazuya


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ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze

On a related topic,what about actors who dont deliver? Colin Farrell has been in nothing but flop after flop after flop for many years now but still gets hired for high profile gigs.

He should be stuck in DTV hell by now.


He's far better in smaller, low key movies like In Bruges.


I thought he was good in Fright Night recently, bland and boring in Total Recall though, but that probably also relates to the daffy script.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 1:28:07 PM   
Kazuya


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On a related topic,what about actors who dont deliver? Colin Farrell has been in nothing but flop after flop after flop for many years now but still gets hired for high profile gigs.

He should be stuck in DTV hell by now.


Adam Sandler fits that bill perfectly, unfortunately the clown has enough money and influence to get his moronic projects off the ground time and again. Has he ever been funny, though..

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 2:34:21 PM   
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Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.


Tamahori, absolutely, I haven't seen his latest, but Mulholland Falls, The Edge, Die Another Day, XXX 2...what a catalogue of shit.


I'd add The Devil's Double in that catalouge of failure. You truly need a special talent to make a film dealing with Iraqi politics and history and make most of it repititive and dull.


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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 4:14:22 PM   
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Oh, and of course Shyamalan, talk about a downward spiral, he's doing a flick with Will Smith & Son next, count me outta that one.


Shyamalan should do one about two guys who get trapped in a parking garage stairwell and think they are being stalked by a killer, who turns out to be a security guard instead.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 4:45:32 PM   
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Oh, and of course Shyamalan, talk about a downward spiral, he's doing a flick with Will Smith & Son next, count me outta that one.


Shyamalan should do one about two guys who get trapped in a parking garage stairwell and think they are being stalked by a killer, who turns out to be a security guard instead.


Obviously the guy is not devoid of talent, he does provide flashes of brilliance, bu it's no secret that the only film of his I genuinely appreciate is Unbreakable. Unfortunately, at least for me, his films buckle under pressure, the shallow casing easily broken, currently his self-indulgence has got the better of him, delivering one colossal blunder after the next.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 4:51:54 PM   
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Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.


Tamahori, absolutely, I haven't seen his latest, but Mulholland Falls, The Edge, Die Another Day, XXX 2...what a catalogue of shit.


I'd add The Devil's Double in that catalouge of failure. You truly need a special talent to make a film dealing with Iraqi politics and history and make most of it repititive and dull.





Could be the most garish poster I've ever seen. Guess that's the point, but reviews have not exactly been good. Can't imagine I'll ever watch it.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 29/9/2012 7:59:50 PM   
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To be fair on it, it is his best work in ages. Cooper gives two excellent performances and the guy who plays Hussien is absolutely incredible (level of Bruno Ganz's Hitler incredible) even if he appears briefly in the thing. There are some good moments and one very funny scene involving a racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic rant aimed at Persians, Jews and Kuwaitis. The rest though is very poor and the dullness and repititiveness begin to grow heavily after the 45th minute. Which is bad because the thing is like two hours long.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 30/9/2012 9:02:51 AM   
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ORIGINAL: NCC1701A

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ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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ORIGINAL: Kazuya

Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.



Was I the only one who loved Whitout ?.


The ending is just so flat, i dunno. Plus i dont really buy Beckinsale in the role.



I thought Beckinsale was fine,  the ending was a rushed but all in all it was a great  B movie.

How about Uwe Boll only decent film he has made was Bloodrayne 2: Delierance.  

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 30/9/2012 10:08:07 AM   
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Uwe Boll has never made a good film. He has no right behind the camera.

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ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze

On a related topic,what about actors who dont deliver? Colin Farrell has been in nothing but flop after flop after flop for many years now but still gets hired for high profile gigs.

He should be stuck in DTV hell by now.


Adam Sandler fits that bill perfectly, unfortunately the clown has enough money and influence to get his moronic projects off the ground time and again. Has he ever been funny, though..


Farrell was really good in Fright Night, Horrible Bosses and Crazy Heart. Haven't seen Total Recall yet. And I can't write Adam Sandler off completely because he is capable of making good films: Happy Gilmore, Funny People, Punch-Drunk Love, Little Nicky. It's just recently he keeps deciding to make crap.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 30/9/2012 12:11:35 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Kazuya


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ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kazuya

Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.


Tamahori, absolutely, I haven't seen his latest, but Mulholland Falls, The Edge, Die Another Day, XXX 2...what a catalogue of shit.


I'd add The Devil's Double in that catalouge of failure. You truly need a special talent to make a film dealing with Iraqi politics and history and make most of it repititive and dull.





Could be the most garish poster I've ever seen. Guess that's the point, but reviews have not exactly been good. Can't imagine I'll ever watch it.


It's awesome! Really OTT and cartoonish, and a lot of fun. Cooper is amazing in it.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 1/10/2012 8:34:18 PM   
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On a related topic,what about actors who dont deliver? Colin Farrell has been in nothing but flop after flop after flop for many years now but still gets hired for high profile gigs.

He should be stuck in DTV hell by now.


Adam Sandler fits that bill perfectly, unfortunately the clown has enough money and influence to get his moronic projects off the ground time and again. Has he ever been funny, though..


Farrell was really good in Fright Night, Horrible Bosses and Crazy Heart. Haven't seen Total Recall yet. And I can't write Adam Sandler off completely because he is capable of making good films: Happy Gilmore, Funny People, Punch-Drunk Love, Little Nicky. It's just recently he keeps deciding to make crap.


I agree that Farrell was great in Fright Night, very funny.
As for Sandler, as far as I'm concerned, he's a one-man shit factory, spewing out garbage, be it his own or that of one of his cronies. I enjoyed The Wedding Singer, that's about it. As for his attempts to be a real actor, I haven't been impressed.

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 1/10/2012 8:38:40 PM   
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Sena, good shout, Kalifornia is silly, but somewhat entertaining, the same goes for the daffy Swordfish..he recently did Whiteout with Kate Beckinsale, right,what a piece of shit that was, and the Nicholas Cage one you mention, haven't seen it, the universally poor reviews scared me off keep those excellent choices coming man


I've never seen Kalifornia, but i enjoy the daft Swordfish a lot for what it is. Whiteout was just a bore, but Season of the Witch is enjoyably ridiculous and has enough stupidity, mixed with some excellent visuals to make it a pass in my book!

How about Lee Tamahori? I think he redeemed himself somewhat recently with The Devils Double which is brilliantly acted and very well directed, no matter what some might think of the liberties it takes with facts. Prior to that though, he's made some pretty lambasted movies which, for many, failed to deliver. Seemed to have coasted by for a while based on the success of his early low budget hit, Once Were Warriors.


Tamahori, absolutely, I haven't seen his latest, but Mulholland Falls, The Edge, Die Another Day, XXX 2...what a catalogue of shit.


I'd add The Devil's Double in that catalouge of failure. You truly need a special talent to make a film dealing with Iraqi politics and history and make most of it repititive and dull.





Could be the most garish poster I've ever seen. Guess that's the point, but reviews have not exactly been good. Can't imagine I'll ever watch it.


It's awesome! Really OTT and cartoonish, and a lot of fun. Cooper is amazing in it.


So it's played for absurd black comedy or? Any character depth?

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 2/10/2012 3:49:38 PM   
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The character depth involves Uday loving his mum like a young immature child a lot and his own image. And that's it.

There still is that very funny rant though. Here it is, no reason on why to watch the film now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04mV9XAf-vo

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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 3/10/2012 7:34:50 AM   
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RE: 28 Strikes! You're Out! - 3/10/2012 1:07:08 PM   
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The character depth involves Uday loving his mum like a young immature child a lot and his own image. And that's it.

There still is that very funny rant though. Here it is, no reason on why to watch the film now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04mV9XAf-vo


Yeah that was sort of amusing still can't imagine I'll ever watch the whole thing.

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