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Films of 2018

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4 hours ago, marcar said:

Isn't Willis getting a little long in the tooth for these actioners?

Willis will be 63 in March (Neeson is 65 and Ford is 75). Contrast that with Charles Bronson being 53 when he starred in the original Death Wish. That film made him a bigger star than ever before, which is ironic since it was intended to help segue Bronson from his earlier, more physical (and often shirtless) action roles into older, dramatic parts. It's highly unlikely this new take will be anywhere near the success of the original, although it would be interesting if they adhere to the ethos of that earlier film, in that the "hero" is an everyday guy driven to the breaking point. No secret kung fu expertise or machine guns in each hand while somersaulting over the bad guys, but an average man, angry and even a little scared, with a gun in his hand. Part of Willis' initial appeal in films like Die Hard was that he was more like an average slob dropped into an action movie scenario. He wasn't a ripped, muscular demi-god like Schwarzenegger or Stallone, instead he was a kind of soft looking guy in a dirty t-shirt and a receding hairline. 

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On ‎12‎/‎27‎/‎2017 at 12:35 PM, LawrenceA said:

It's hard to believe, but it's that time again, when one year closes and another is on the horizon. I'll start off this new year's thread by posting the list of the most anticipated releases of 2018 as voted on by the users of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. Black Panther
  3. Deadpool 2
  4. Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
  5. Tomb Raider
  6. Pacific Rim: Uprising
  7. The Predator
  8. Ocean's Eight
  9. Mission: Impossible 6
  10. Solo: A Star Wars Story

That's 3 superhero movies leading off the list, and that's not even all of them. There's also Ant-Man and the WaspX-Men: Dark Phoenix, The New MutantsVenom and Aquaman.

I haven't read much about the next year's films but there are a few on my radar that I'm interested in:

Annihilation is the new science fiction film from Alex Garland, the writer-director of Ex Machina, and writer of Sunshine and 28 Days Later. It stars Natalie Portman as the leader of an expedition into a mysterious alien realm in search of her husband.

Isle of Dogs is an animated film from director Wes Anderson. I like his quirky sensibilities.

God Particle is a science fiction story whose details have been kept under wraps. It's supposedly going to be tied to the Cloverfield movies, but only in a very minor way.

The 15:17 to Paris is Clint Eastwood's take on the thwarted terrorist attack on a French train a few years ago. The actual guys who stopped the attack play themselves.

A Wrinkle in Time is the long-gestating adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's much-loved science fiction fantasy novel. The movie features Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey.

Mary Magdelene is another look at the biblical character, starring Rooney Mara, with Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus.

Ready Player One is a big-budget science fiction adventure from Steven Spielberg, based on a best seller about people searching for treasure in a virtual reality game populated by familiar pop culture characters.

 Sicario 2: Soldado is a follow-up to the excellent 2015 film Sicario about the US/Mexican drug trade, with Benicio Del Toro returning as a lethal secret agent.

As usual, most of the more interesting movies won't be out until late in the year, and as such I haven't heard about them yet.

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5 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

Willis will be 63 in March (Neeson is 65 and Ford is 75). Contrast that with Charles Bronson being 53 when he starred in the original Death Wish. That film made him a bigger star than ever before, which is ironic since it was intended to help segue Bronson from his earlier, more physical (and often shirtless) action roles into older, dramatic parts. It's highly unlikely this new take will be anywhere near the success of the original, although it would be interesting if they adhere to the ethos of that earlier film, in that the "hero" is an everyday guy driven to the breaking point. No secret kung fu expertise or machine guns in each hand while somersaulting over the bad guys, but an average man, angry and even a little scared, with a gun in his hand. Part of Willis' initial appeal in films like Die Hard was that he was more like an average slob dropped into an action movie scenario. He wasn't a ripped, muscular demi-god like Schwarzenegger or Stallone, instead he was a kind of soft looking guy in a dirty t-shirt and a receding hairline. 

But it looks awful!

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On ‎1‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 1:23 PM, LawrenceA said:

Willis will be 63 in March (Neeson is 65 and Ford is 75). Contrast that with Charles Bronson being 53 when he starred in the original Death Wish. That film made him a bigger star than ever before, which is ironic since it was intended to help segue Bronson from his earlier, more physical (and often shirtless) action roles into older, dramatic parts. It's highly unlikely this new take will be anywhere near the success of the original, although it would be interesting if they adhere to the ethos of that earlier film, in that the "hero" is an everyday guy driven to the breaking point. No secret kung fu expertise or machine guns in each hand while somersaulting over the bad guys, but an average man, angry and even a little scared, with a gun in his hand. Part of Willis' initial appeal in films like Die Hard was that he was more like an average slob dropped into an action movie scenario. He wasn't a ripped, muscular demi-god like Schwarzenegger or Stallone, instead he was a kind of soft looking guy in a dirty t-shirt and a receding hairline. 

They bumped it from Christmas release

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China’s Controversial ‘Have A Nice Day’ Sets U.S. Release Dates, New English Trailer-

 

 

Liu Jian’s Have A Nice Day, a 2D animated feature that ran afoul of China’s government authorities and was barred from screening at Annecy last year, is set to debut in the United States later this month.

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/chinas-controversial-nice-day-sets-u-s-release-dates-new-english-trailer-155753.html

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On 1/15/2018 at 6:19 PM, spence said:

Sequels, remakes & superheroes again?

Of course!  :(  So much for creativity and thinking outside the box.  Maybe the original movies and "Oscar bait" will come out later in the year.

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#BlackPantherblackpanther_IW_2018.png would be the first of the 18 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to boast a perfect score if it's able to maintain that rating as more reviews come in.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/black-panther-100-fresh-rating-rotten-tomatoes-article-1.3805160?utm_content=buffer91513&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.co

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'The 15:17 to Paris': Film Review-

 

"Clint Eastwood's latest casts three real heroes who stopped a terrorist on a Paris-bound fast train in 2016 as the main actors in a story about ordinary people having greatness thrust upon them.

Is there a full-length feature film in the dramatic but blink-and-it's-over incident of three young Americans subduing a heavily armed terrorist determined to kill as many people as possible on a Paris-bound fast train two years ago? Unfortunately for Clint Eastwood's latest, there really isn't......

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/1517-paris-review-1082888

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mary magdelene huh?...

hollywood can make biblical based movies because they know that mainstream christians doan go bat **** homicidal over it.

doan believe me than lets see stephen colbert project the prophet muhammad on to his ceiling cracking jokes to stephen during a monologue.

 God fine but an islamic figure :o

 

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On ‎2018‎-‎02‎-‎08 at 4:40 PM, jakeem said:

"I will rise to the challenge of giving it a bad review".-Armond White, Film Critic for The National Review

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6 minutes ago, JamesStewartFan95 said:

"I will rise to the challenge of giving it a bad review".-Armond White, Film Critic for The National Review

I had to track it down to see if what you said was true or a joke on White's reputation. Of course, it's true! And it's the same kind of unintentionally hilarious political diatribe that one has come to expect from that most conetentious and contemptible of movie reviewers.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/02/black-panther-overhyped-race-fantasy/

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6 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I had to track it down to see if what you said was true or a joke on White's reputation. Of course, it's true! And it's the same kind of unintentionally hilarious political diatribe that one has come to expect from that most conetentious and contemptible of movie reviewers.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/02/black-panther-overhyped-race-fantasy/

Oh, you don't know the half of it, Lawrence! This guy makes contradiction into an art form.

Here's his review of the "great" "magnum opus" Jack and Jill starring "Academy Award-winning master thespian" Adam Sandler for a group White has since been kicked out of.

http://www.nyfcc.com/2011/11/jack-and-jill-reviewed-by-armond-white-for-cityarts/

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