Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. It stars Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Orlando Bloom, Kaya Scodelario, Brendan Thwaites, and Javier Bardem.
*WARNING: contains a small spoiler.
Story: 5 years after the events of On Stranger Tides, A ghost captain pirate hunter named Salazar vows revenge on Jack Sparrow for his defeat in the Devil’s Triangle. Along the way, Sparrow with new characters such as Henry Turner and Carina Smith, are tasked to find the trident of Poseidon so every sea curse can be broken.
Goods: I thought the direction was solid. The directors were able to bring back that feel of the first one. It was clearly shown with the new characters in Henry Turner and Carina Smith. Both of the 2 characters just reminded me of Knightley’s Elizabeth and Bloom’s William. The first half felt like the first movie. The way we were introduced to two young lovebirds. In addition, the funny Jack Sparrow entrance. Plus, the way they all met in a town in an island. It brought back some good memories of the first. The visuals were great as usual. I like how some were practical; the ship and the town. The action was solid. The camera work on the scenery of the ships, oceans, and towns were great. There were some pretty good moments such as the guillotine scene (you will know once you see the movie). There were some good use of humor. Plus, funny Freudian moments, haha. Other than that, Johnny Depp is Johnny Depp in this one. The rest of the supporting cast was good. I thought Javier Bardem was good. He seemed to have fun playing as Salazar. His presence was much appreciated. There was a good revelation. And a nice farewell to *SPOILER WARNING* a beloved character of the franchise. Finally, the soundtrack of this franchise will always be entertaining. You’ll savvy it my mateys (failed lol). Continued below
The Cat and the Canary has too many characters and it is influential and modern for better and for worse as it is fun and having a lot of jump scares and modern thrills while also being too action oriented and frenetic in pacing. But the plot is well told and quite detailed actually, the cinematography is stellar, the humor and acting are solid and the strong, spooky atmosphere is achieved through the use of some of the most clever and inventive intertitles in any silent film.
My Rating - 4
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A CURE FOR WELLNESS 2017
Written and directed by Gore Verbinski, stars:
Dane DeHaan (Lockhart)
Mia Goth (Hannah)
Jason Isaacs (Dr.Volmer)
Caught in a fraud case in his company, Lockhart is forced to visit a wellness centre in Swiss Alps to bring back Mr.Pembroke to settle the deal. The surreal looking wellness center soon turns into hell when Lockhart realises he is trapped in there.
A divisive movie for sure, Gorgeous for some, stupid for others. What do i feel? I feel it's a beautiful, gorgeous, original and a hugely metaphorical piece of art.
First of all, the shots and color are really very beautiful, this movie is great to look at.
Now talking about the story, this whole movie being less about a thriller, is more of a metaphor. The seamless way this movie blends the reality of big corporate firms and how they feed upon their employers, compels the audience to think about it for a long time.
The second great thing about this movie is that, the suspense and real story remains unfolded untill the very end of the third act.
The sound design is phenomenal and the theme song is really very unnerving.
As for the flaws, there was one major part of the plot which remained unanswered and felt unnecessary. The script design was bit faulty.
All the performances where really good.
: FINAL VERDICT:
A divisive, beautiful, suspenseful and original movie, with great performances, direction and sound design and a great message depicted in a genius manner, i give A CURE FOR WELLNESS 8.8/10
I've never been one to actively nab the Adam Sandler flicks off the rental shelf, but even he has made the occasional winner, one of the best being Little Nicky. For some reason it's panned over other far worse ones he's churned out of the gumball machine (ever re-watch Billy Madison? What the fuck were we/they thinking back then?), but when you part the curtains of Sandler Stigma™ and really just look at what the movie is in itself, it's a hoot. What other film can boast Rodney Dangerfield playing Harvey Keitel's dad in hell? That's right, Keitel is the red beast himself, coming down off a ten thousand year unholy monarchy, with no plans to retire. This infuriates his two wicked sons, played by Tiny Lister (must have been a different devil-mom) and a slick Rhys Ifans. They depart the inferno and set up their own devilish franchise up in New York City, raising all kinds of hell, the most amusing of which is lowering the drinking age to ten (where were these guys when I was that age?) and forcing Regis Philbin to say naughty things on live primetime. Their younger, slightly retarded brother Nicky (Sandler) must pursue them on their haunts and trap them in a magic flask before it's too late. Dumb concept, right? Sure it is, but try and tell me it's not hilarious m, especially with the amount of inane visual gags and trippy production design these folks have dreamed up. Between Hitler dressed as a slutty maid getting a pineapple repeatedly rammed up his rectum to a giant gorilla massaging mammaries that have sprouted on a dude's head like fleshy succulent pigtails, there's no shortage of wtf moments. Sander picks an odd character mask as usual, sporting a metal-head swoosh of a haircut and lisping his way through his lines sounding like he had a stroke from watching Billy Madison dailies one too many times. Patricia Arquette is in it, as a sweet, shy girl he meets topside and the closest thing to a sane person you'll find in this madhouse. Cameos abound, from usual Sandler cronies like Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey,
Peter Dante and Allen Covert, to randoms like Michael McKean, Clint Howard, Laura Harring, Henry Winkler, Ozzy Osborne, Reese
Ma note : 1,5/5
J'adore tous les films de Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Arnaques crimes et Botanique, Sherlock Holmes ...) et Le roi Arthur est un condensé de son cinéma mais dans le cas présent, l'ensemble des techniques de mise en scène joue contre le film du fait que l'écriture et le scénario ne suivent pas, sans parler des acteurs. Ce film me rappelle Warcraft donc une catastrophe.
La mise en scène doit servir le film et là c'est très lourd, mou, pas drôle et aucunement divertissant. Le casting est totalement raté malgré Charlie Hunnam. Je ne parle pas du chemin initiatique, des scènes qui durent 2 minutes maximum, pas de mythes et de personnages. On se fout littéralement de l'histoire, c'est triste quand même pour le roi Arthur. On sauvera quelques plans magnifiques lorsque l'on voit le roi Arthur marcher ou à cheval ainsi que la très bonne bande originale.
Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge
P.S: Apparently there is a post credit scene that i missed, so stay tune.
Henry Turner, the son of Will Turner decides to embark on a journey to find the legendary Poseidon's Trident. Along the way, he is assisted by the reluctant Jack Sparrow and an intelligent beauty, Carina Smith. But, their journey may not be as smooth as they thought would be, as an old enemy tries to get his revenge on Jack Sparrow.
The POTC franchise is very similar to Fast and Furious franchise. It's wacky, over the top and milked way too much. For me, the POTC franchise ended back in 2007. It's an ending i love and in my opinion, the franchise deserves. But, they decided to make another two, or maybe three, or maybe a prequel, or three prequels? Who knows?
I went in, knowing the movie will features a lot of over the top scenes, and i was right. The first scene of Jack Sparrow for me is completely not needed but in the same time cannot not be included. Yeah, i fell asleep (not my cup of tea), but i understand many will love it. The execution scene though, is much more engaging and fun, albeit the same feel with the first one.
I expected the main characters to be annoying, and i was wrong. Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario deliver a solid performance, and i wish i can see them more. Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush give the same terrific performance, although i would love to see more banters between them. Johnny Depp, especially, is less annoying and his young self is great, love it, and wouldn't mind a feature film about his earlier adventure.
The decision to cast Javier Bradem as Captain Salazar is a splendid one. I love his character, i love his acting, i especially love the CG, how his hair floats and sways around. The accent and grunting he gives to the character is also very entertaining, it gives a huge personality to the character. I have never really enjoyed POTC villains this much, Davy Jones is great, but Salazar certainly proves to be a very good also.
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Most of us remember Baywatch as that campy show about babes, beaches, swimsuits and ocean rescues. Each episode opened with that iconic theme song. It ran for a whopping 11 years on TV. It has since become a cult favorite and what both David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson is best known for. Now 16 years later a big screen adaptation of the cult favorite has made its debut. As I review this film. There has been two films released this weekend. Both films taking its setting within the Ocean. Unexpectedly Baywatch is a better and more enjoyable film than Pirates Of The Carribean. That's really saying something. Baywatch is a lot more entertaining than it has any right to be. This is the kind of film Summer needs. First as a legitimate fan of Zac Efron, and I've said this for awhile now. But it is frustrating to see him continually playing the same lovable douchebag role. After moving away from the High School Musical phase (There is a great reference to HSM in the movie), the actor seems to be running on these types of roles. Sure he is fine in this type's of comedies, but when it is all he does it becomes frustrating. Hopefully he will show he has solid acting chops when he portrays serial killer Ted Bundy, but until then I have a feeling we will be seeing more of this. To be fair though to Efron. Compared to his other douche bag roles. He gives his character a lot of emotion especially one scene in particular. It was nice to see a comedy like this have emotions. Once Efron settles down from becoming the a-hole, Efron and Johnson are pretty good together. Just like Efron Johnson also plays the same lovable mr good hearted hero character he is prone to be stuck with. When it comes to the humor, Baywatch is a hit or miss. Some jokes stick and some fail a miserable death. There is quite a bit of crude comedy, but nothing super dirty or raunchy. The medical room sequence was the biggest belly laugh. It's so funny. All of the action sequences are taken more seriously to an extent than I had expected. There is enough action, daring rescues, and confrontations with the bad guys to make this something more than just a spoof.
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Movie review for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
This movie has received a lot of hate, standing at 28% on Rotten Tomatoes and being judged pretty harshly by critics. It's really not that bad. I mean yeah, it has flaws, that's for sure, but it's not bad. For those unaware, my knowledge of Guy Ritchie is basically just the Sherlock Holmes films he did as well as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. I prefer the SH movies because they're really quite enjoyable to watch and a whole lot of fun with great dialogue. TMFU wasn't that great to me. It had enjoyable sequences but definitely felt dragging for an action movie. Here he kind of has the same vibe going in terms of writing and pacing. But I'll get into that later. For a start let's talk about the performances. Charlie Hunnam plays Arthur and he does a surprisingly good job with it. I didn't think I'd really like him at all but what got me the most was his sense of humour and laid back attitude. That mixed in with some drama actually made for a pretty great protagonist. It's by no means an amazing performance but he does a very good job at it. Especially since I've only seen him in Pacific Rim before this, and that movie is pretty stupid. Funny as hell and a enjoyable brainless action movie, but stupid. Anyway I really enjoyed watching him and I think he had a strong and enjoyable interpretation of the character. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey is also in this and I saw her recently in On Stranger Tides, where she wasn't really a big deal. She took a role that had strong significance to the story. She's a very attractive woman, like seriously wow she's good looking. But that couldn't save the performance unfortunately, because nearly all of her lines sounded like they were being read straight off a page. She had such a blank and passionless performance which lead me to believe she had no interest in the film. Although she's meant to sound rather mysterious and down tempo, she doesn't bring it home by being at all interesting in her acting. Pretty unfortunate. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)
Recovery: day 2. Catching up on #Fargo doncha'kno, and stuck to the couch with my stab wounds screaming at me. This season is intense, and I take back all the snippy things I ever said about this never working as a series. We also re-watched Jurassic Park 3. Which, for those of you who (like me) blew it off after one watch because you were 17 and cynical, go watch that shit again. Actually, watch it after you watch Jurassic Park: Lost World (which we watched yesterday), because then it'll be 10x better by comparison. I can't think of any movie that's as bad as Lost World (sorry, Jeff Goldblum. We can't all be winners.) Tomorrow, Jurassic World. #jurassicpark#judgey#moviereviews#recovery#athome
🎥 OLDBOY • 2003 • Directed by Chan-wook Park • Korea • Crime Drama • In Korean w/ English Subtitles
🍅RT: 80% 🔶MetaCritic: 74
IN A SENTENCE: Park establishes himself as a superb storyteller, ravishing stylist, and old-fashioned hell-raiser.
REVIEW: When you wait almost 15 years to see a movie, it’s impossible not to go in with a “this better be good” attitude. And while this isn’t entirely fair, such petty matters of justice are quickly forgotten when the film is not only good but tremendously so. From its bold narrative about a man trying to solve the mystery of his own bizarre abduction and imprisonment, right down to its equally spirited and risky cinematic tricks, OLDBOY is a whole-package film that engages the viewer intellectually and somatically. An extraordinarily and yet somehow delightfully violent movie, OLDBOY balances its innate darkness with gutty humor that paints Park as a director staunchly averse to taking himself too seriously. Overacted? In some ways, yes, but in that peculiarly Asian-Cinema way that manages to transform the antics into art-form. For this viewer, Park’s marvelous, tight story falters only in the unnecessarily protracted design of its climax, but the implications wind up being so fascinating that no grudge can stick. Unmistakably modern but possessing the linear, blocky, skull-smashing power of a Greek tragedy, OLDBOY is unapologetic storytelling revival that deserves its fine reputation.
🎥 ALIEN: COVENANT • 2017 • Directed by Ridley Scott • USA • Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi
🍅RT: 72% 🔶MetaCritic: 65
IN A SENTENCE: While certainly a lily-livered disavowal of Prometheus, the film aims primarily at evoking the original using means both clement and ferocious.
REVIEW: As a rabid Alien fan who strongly believes that 1992’s Alien 3 is as close the franchise should ever come to waxing philosophical, and who therefore thinks 2012’s Prometheus is a clanking bucket of garbage, I am here to announce that ALIEN: COVENANT is an imperfect recovery. While delighted that Dr. Elizabeth Shaw’s character arc has come to a full stop, I frankly could have lived without David’s continuance. Not because Michael Fassbender isn’t an amazing actor, but because he keeps alive this unnecessary obsession wth origins and evolutionary power games. That said, I did enjoy things about David in isolation. His homoerotic, narcissistic flute lesson with Walter —which I loved for reasons both professional and prurient— is a spectacle, but I just wish it wasn’t in this movie. Cause and effect could have been perfectly explained with every character of Prometheus dead and gone, right along with their nonsense.
COVENANT finds its bearings when it gives itself to immediate amoral terror. The first alien impregnation/birth/attack scenes form a hair-raising, blood-rushing set piece that had me lurching forward in my seat. Sustained and ratcheting tension leading to ever-increasing action is the Alien I love, and it’s also the very thing that helps me dismiss non-sequiturs of physics, like ship interiors that seem like gymnasiums with exteriors no bigger than a Toyota Avalon. Or, how about cargo bays that should have zero gravity rolling out Tonka Toys like champ? In the end, COVENANT gave me some of the longed-for flavor of the originals, and you know, I think Katherine Waterston will make a fine new Ripley too. I just hope that if these things are going to get churned out, that they will get paired down to only four things: Terror. Vacuum. Fight. Flight.
PIRATES OF CARRIBEAN : SALAZAR REVENGE (2017)
It is enjoyable film. Watching it on Imax may make it more exciting. But it's not great. Compliment goes to the special effect. The best part is Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his dead men crew's special effect. Love Salazar's hair ...how it floats like it is under water.
I think Johnny Deep has lost a little bit of his charm as Jack Sparrow. The story is mediocre and some humor just doesn't work out for me. But still there are some fun moments. The best dramatic moment on the film was taken by Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa ( watch the movie and you will know what it is). Kaya Scodelario as Carina is nice to watch too.
Btw, I think "Dead Men tell no Tales" is a more suitable title for the film instead of "Salazar Revenge." #renreview#renmoviereview#moviereview#moviereviews#piratesofthecaribbean#jacksparrow#salazarrevenge#deadmentellnotales#pirates2017
Inglorious Basterds (2009) 9.5/10 Recommended.
I reviewed this movie over a year ago, and I gave it an 8.5. I was on the run while watching it and never actually sat in my house and enjoyed the movie. My second viewing was tremendously better then the first, mainly because I sat through the entire viewing of it without taking breaks. I become very impatient with movies, and 90% of the ones I watch are viewed in increments or at 1 in the morning. I have came to the conclusion that the atmosphere you watch a movie in will change you perception of it, which is evident in my 2nd viewing of Basterds. I understood the plot completely this 2nd time, which made the biggest difference in the world. In the first viewing, I just enjoyed the comedy and Christoph Waltz's wonderful performance. Now I love the movie even more, because my 2nd watch gave way to not only the great plot, but the great editing style of Sally Menke and Tarantino's many Easter Eggs throughout the film. But, if you haven't seen the film, which is astounding considering it's one of the most entertaining movies you'll ever watch, you should know that you might miss some things here and there. Like every Tarantino movie, Basterds is meant to be watched many times, for it it filled to the brim with delightful storytelling and black comedy, so if you like it the first time you watch it, you'll love it the second time. If it wasn't for a slightly complicated storyline, this movie would be a 10/10 in my book. The acting is superb, the editing is Oscar-worthy, and the humor is unlike any other film you've ever seen. Basterds should be seen alone for its concept, but you'll have a hell of a time enjoying every other aspect of it, because Quentin Tarantino cares about how much fun you have with his movies. #ingloriousbasterds#bradpitt#quentintarantino#tarantino#christophwaltz#dianekruger#bjnovak#danielbrühl#movie#review#moviereview#moviereviews#ww2#wwii#nazi#nazis#hitler
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Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell o Tales Review: I hate to say it, it really hurts me to utter the words, but this is the worst PotC film to date. I love the first one, love the second, adore the third, like and tolerate the fourth, but despise what the now fifth entree has done to the billion dollar series. First off characters. The Pirate films have always been well constructed serious movies with comedy. However this movie ditched that for straight up comedy. The films is almost constant joking, and what's horrible is when it gets serious it's usually pretty good. However the new two leads, Turner's son and the Science Witch, are horrible. Bad dialogue and lack of chemistry equal absolute suffering. Now the others in the film do great to ok. Javier Bardmem is phenomenal as the villain and gives one of the best performances of his career. Jeffrey Rush is spectacular as Barbosa, and Johnny Depp is good as Jack Sparrow. He may not be as witty as previous incarnations, but he's one of the few funny elements in the film and he still has endless charm. Now the plot is pretty retched. It starts out with promise, and slowly slips into poorly executed silly nonsense. The movie has characters, plot devices, and moments that are unexplained, poorly done, and hard to watch. The whole point of the movie is to get Poseidon'a Trident, but the execution of this idea is stupid, childish, and something from a bad episode of Star Trek. Now a positive is there are some great action sequences that did baffle me at how well done they are. As I mentioned earlier, when this movie wants to be serious it sometimes really gets you. However, the very few pros don't even come close to matching the monumental cons. This film is a disappointment and a disaster, and not even the epic end credit scene can save it. 2/5 Stars. #piratesofthecaribbean#deadmentellnotales#johnnydepp#disney#movie#movies#moviereview#moviereviews#2017#summer#weekend#friday#avengers @deadmentellnotaless
Critics are ripping #BaywatchMovie to shreds. Yes it was corny, and it's not a theatrical masterpiece, but did I like it??? Yes...I still fpund it funny and entertaining...and if u set ur expectations low, u will enjoy it too...lol...ijs. Catch my full review coming. Pls click link in profile. #Movies#MovieReviews#browngirlbloggers
🎞 Film Review:
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)"
• Directors: Joachim Running and Espen Sandberg
• Writers: Jeff Nathanson,Terry Rossio
• Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, David Wenham
• Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy
- Captain Jack is back in an all new adventure in the never-ending "Pirates' franchise! But this time he's teaming up with new heroes, familiar faces, while they face off against a new villain, the evil Captain Salazar, played by the great Javier Bardem! So was this new "Pirates" sequel a worthy entry in the series? Honestly, I thought it was a lot better than the last one, and it sure was a fun, summer popcorn flick! Though it's not a great film nor a good film, like with every other "Pirates" sequel, it has it's problems. The main issue I have with this installment is that it feels a bit recycled and there isn't anything unique here. The story is fine and simple, that character motivations are surprisingly clear, but it's a bit light on getting into more depth with the characters. On to more positive thoughts, when it was fun, it was definitely a good time! It was also surprisingly a bit more fast paced than the other sequels! Johnny Depp, once again plays himself and obviously does a great job at doing so! And I always enjoy seeing Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa! The new additional characters with Brenton Thwaites, who plays the son of Will and Elizabeth Turner, was alright, but I did like Kaya Scodelario who plays the new female lead and she did a great job! Overall, the latest "Pirates" sequel is a surprisingly, decent summer blockbuster! It just might be forgettable down the road, like with the other installments. It's not great, not good, but it's entertaining and if you hate this film, I would definitely understand! 👌 (7.0/10) (B-) - MichaelAngelo #PiratesOfTheCaribbean#DeadMenTellNoTales#Pirates#Disney#JohnnyDepp#JavierBardem#GeoffreyRush#BrentonThwaites#KayaScodelario#films#movies#cinema#reviews#MovieReviews#new#adventure#Disneyland
Alien :Covenant 2017
After the success of The Martian, has Ridley Scott finally turned the corner and have a run of good movies? The streak only lasted one. Scott in the past has directed a few of my favorite movies such as Alien, Gladiator and Matchstick Men to name a few but in the last handful of years has delivered awful movies, Exodus and The Counselor. I was really excited for Covenant but it failed to come close to my expectations.
The one great thing about the movie is the visuals and set design. That’s the case in each one of his movies, even the awful ones. The world building and production design is always perfect. That may be the problem for his recent flops, they are style over substance.
A prequel to Alien, a sequel to Prometheus. In the year is 2104, 11 years after the events of Prometheus (I tend to think Prometheus leans closer to good than bad but not by much) members of the ship Covenant are going to colonize the planet of Origae-6. On their way, the ship takes damage and the crew is woken up early from hibernation. They discover a planet they are close to may be a better spot to colonize. They reroute the ship to the new planet and what do you know, they have to battle a xenomorph.
I feel Scott was more focused of Michael /David (Fassbender) than he was with what should have been the real focus point, memorable human characters being hunted by one or numerous xenomorphs.
Outside of the characters played by Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride the rest of the characters are very forgettable which just makes it easier for them to do something stupid and be killed off.
With very relatable and important issues explored, such a great humor with many hilarious lines and one of the best romantic pairs ever in a film, Marty is truly the best romance film of all time. Ernest Borgnine gave one of the best male performances ever and Betsy Blair is also great. They are wonderful together and the film is so sweet, so indescribably beautiful that it almost moved me to tears. The dialogue is top-notch, the characterization is very strong and the film is very realistic and heartwarming leading to one of the best films of all time and one of my personal favorites. A classic for the ages.
My Rating - 5
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This is a NON-Spoiler review for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Plot Summary: "Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British Navy."
Let me start with my thoughts on this series in general. I saw the Pirates of the Caribbean movies at a pretty young age. It was one of the first blockbuster series I ever watched. So I have some heavy nostalgia for the series. We re-watched the entire series before seeing the new one. This time around I loved the first one “The Curse of the Black Pearl”. I thought the second one “Dead Man’s Chest” was a little boring until the last act. And the third one “At World’s End” was even more boring with even less payoff at the end. The second and third I thought weren't very fun because they were so focused on having a dark tone instead of just being fun adventures. I actually applaud what they were trying to do in the fourth one “On Stranger Tides”, which was trying to make it a fun adventure with some dark things along the way like the first one. But everything they tried to do just ended up being stupid. Hans Zimmer deserves a lot more credit than he gets because that theme he created is remarkable. I will say that if you've been a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, then you should see try this one. And definitely stay until after the credits. As for me, I was very disappointed in Dead Men Tell No Tales.-----Part 2 in the comments.
Review for Inglorious Basterds
Pop some beta blockers to steady your heart rate because this flick is an international flight full of turbulence! This 5 chapter movie is stuffed with explosions, obnoxious pipes, ball blasting, neck stabbing and more!
The Inglorious Basterds are a group of Nazi killing maniacs, out to destroy all that is Hitler and the entire Nazi regime. Lead by Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), each member of the Basterds owes Aldo a debt of 100 Nazi scalps...and as they say "We're in the Nazi killing business, and business is booming".
One of our favourite things about Tarantino movies is that a lot of the most intense scenes are not action scenes. The dialog in this movie is amongst the best, most intense, and entertaining you will witness. You can feel the characters acting calm but inside are rattled with emotions. The acting is great and kept us capivated in this 2 hour 33 min film.
Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa won the Oscar for his role in this movie for good reason. He plays such a cunning and deceitful villain.
Negan, get out of town cause we have the original baseball bat skull crushing badass, The Bear Jew.
The opening scene sets the stage with an incredible back and forth between Hans Landa and a milk farmer. The music is awesome and builds major tension esp. the metal riffs for Hugo Stiglitz’ highjinx!
Although there is not a ton of action overall this movie carries well without it. We would have liked to see more action with the Basterds doing their thing! Sign us up for a mini- series. Hitler was a real maniac! Great last boss.
Bullet wound fingering, man being face fisted to death, Daniel Bruhl’s pick up lines, Christoph Waltz strudel shmacking, games of pipey/spooney and about 100 horrible deaths. This movie is a gritty ugly haul and we loved every second of it.
Tarantino you magnificent basterd, you’ve done it again! 90 Nazi scalps out of 100 Nazi scalps.
American Perfekt is a disjointed yet darkly compelling little nightmare of a road movie, a dusty ode to bowers of the American southwest left unchecked and decayed, populated by wayward souls with perpetual heat delirium, vixens, psychopaths and hustlers alike, who saunter through lurid storylines that often end in bloodshed and madness. In the vein of stuff like Oliver Stone's U-Turn and Kalifornia, we once again pair up with some extremely off colour characters as they navigate both the tangled web of highways that lace the States as well as the human capacity for greed, lust and heinous physical violence. The characters, and actors for that matter, who populate this stretch of highway are an especially bizarre bunch, starting with Robert Forster's vacationing criminal psychologist Jake Nyman. Forster is quite the unpredictable guy, usually found in calmly benign protagonist roles, yet just as capable of stirring the pot with evil antics. Here's he's opaqueness incarnate, driving from one place to another until he runs into two sisters played by another couple of acting hellcats, Amanda Plummer and Fairuza Balk. Jake is basing each decision of his trip upon the flip of a coin a-lá Harvey Dent, a tactic which simultaneously causes trouble and indicates how unhinged he might really be.
Plummer is weird and Balk is weirder, but neither as weird as David 'Professor Lupin' Thewlis as an awkwardly placed character who seems to exist just to jump into a scene and throw the mood off kilter. There's others running amok too, including Geoffrey Lewis, as well as Paul Sorvino and Chris Sarandon as a pair of state troopers who serve as comic relief. Forster is scary here, playing a guy who is psychologically hard to pin down or get a read on, and he's got some dynamite scenes with Balk in the third act, the two talents lighting up the frame. It's pretty far south of coherent though, mostly just these freaks terrorizing each other and engaging in puzzling romantic flings that only make sense to them, I suppose. If feverish, borderline abstract, sun-stroked neo noir is your thing, go for it. You can certainly do worse than spend a certifiably bonkers ninety minutes with this