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Bloody, disturbing and clever. The hateful eight proves once again Tarantino's gift to make entertaining masterpieces, even if the trip getsBloody, disturbing and clever. The hateful eight proves once again Tarantino's gift to make entertaining masterpieces, even if the trip gets sometimes too slow-pace to get totally in.… Full Review »
My wife and I just left watching "Hail Caesar". It is difficult for us to equate what we just wasted 2 hours on and what the critics scoresMy wife and I just left watching "Hail Caesar". It is difficult for us to equate what we just wasted 2 hours on and what the critics scores they gave in their reviews. My wife I reached the conclusion that they were simply paid to write the reviews that they did. The movie was organized in a way that took a considerable number of old movie concepts and threw them against a wall. I assure NOT many stuck. Generally the Cohen brothers produce a quality product, they missed this time, BIG time. My wife said, "Give it a D-".… Full Review »
Who do you think you are kidding, Mr. Viewer, if you think this movie is gonna be anything original?
At the very least, Dad's Army is a goodWho do you think you are kidding, Mr. Viewer, if you think this movie is gonna be anything original?
At the very least, Dad's Army is a good try. It targets the original fans of Dad's Army a bit too much, and the result is that while it's funny when it is and the acting and characters are absolutely spot-on, the comedy is fleeting and the plot is too thin and predictable to justify making a movie out of it. The beginning and ending are quite interesting save for a few odd bits, but everything in between is just pointless, predictable nonsense.
Whilst the fleeting comedy is enjoyable, the rest is bogged down in schmaltz. If you have a deep-rooted nostalgia for Dad's Army then you might like this film for the pure nostalgia value, to look up from your chintz armchair and put down your teacup to point and say "Oooh, look at him! He looks just like Arthur Lowe!" but if you're a relative newcomer like I then I suggest you give this one a miss, since not having that 30-year-old ground knowledge will take away a significant amount of the enjoyment. It falls into the trap of being dead-on for a diehard fan of the source material whilst introducing nothing new and as such being not very interesting for newcomers.
All in all, Dad's Army is a passable, predictable but still mildly entertaining old people's film with nothing really new or interesting, getting most of its appeal from its schmalziness. Unless you're a Dad's Army afficionado, in which case this is absolutely perfect for you, then my suggestion would be to get it on DVD from a charity shop in a couple of years' time and watch it after a marathon of the original series.… Full Review »
This movie is a masterpiece, period.
Go see it right now, the only this i will tell you is that is about a newspaper that discover variousThis movie is a masterpiece, period.
Go see it right now, the only this i will tell you is that is about a newspaper that discover various cases of pedophilia within the catholic church.… Full Review »
Hail, Caesar! as a film feels very much like an attempt by the Coen Brothers to make an old-fashioned Hollywood film, in a day and age whereHail, Caesar! as a film feels very much like an attempt by the Coen Brothers to make an old-fashioned Hollywood film, in a day and age where it is not accepted. For those who love the films of 1950’s Hollywood, and the general history of Hollywood this film is a great way to spend time. Hail, Caesar! is funny, well shot, but lacks the memorable stature of the previous Coen Brothers films. For those who love Coen Brother’s films this is not there best, but is still enjoyable.
Not that it is all that surprising but this film has quite a few moments that are truly laugh-out-loud funny, but the humor is more subtle. It should be noted that the film is not as funny as The Big Lebowski, so those hoping for another Coen Brothers comedy classic it may not be that funny. Another small problem with the humor is that while the film is funny, many of the funnier jokes are in the trailer, and naturally the film lacks surprises.
Another trademark of the Coen Brothers is there beautiful cinematography, thanks to cinematographer Roger Deakins. It seems ironic watching it because the film is set in 50’s Hollywood and the film reels they watch look like some of the cleanest film of today. The overall look of the film is mesmerizing, and may be honored a year from now for it’s cinematography. However, in many aspects the film falls short of the expectations that the Coen Brothers deserve today.
While the film is a good and solid entry it has a few too many weaknesses. The villains of the film are a little weak, and because of the crowded story are never really fleshed out in a realistic way. On top of that the story is a little weak, often taking detours that aren’t necessary, and often feeling as though what we’re seeing isn’t all that important. The film also seems to gloss over the consequences of characters actions, and tries to just be funny, but not over the top just subtly funny, which doesn’t quite jive.
In the end Hail, Caesar is a comedy for the thinking man who doesn’t like the modern comedies that are often dumb and overbearing. Hail, Caesar is a film that looks back at 50’s Hollywood lovingly, and for that reason is a great film for film buffs, especially those that love classic Hollywood. However, if you’re expecting a great comedy that is both subtle, and brilliant like The Big Lebowski, this isn’t quite that.… Full Review »