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Spike Lee's Oldboy remake is OK. I definitely don't think it's an insult to the original. What I particularly dislike about the remake is that, well, it is more or less like watching the original again, except it's not as engaging. Nonetheless, the acting in the remake is good enough. Sharlto Copley's performance is... weird. He hams it up, at least to some extent. He's not bad, though. Maybe he could've gone completely over-the-top, like Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet. The hallway fight scene from the original is recreated and it's actually pretty impressive. Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen only have a moderate amount of chemistry, at best. I think this remake is watchable, but if I had to choose between watching it or watching the original again, I'm definitely going with the original.
Went out to see Oldboy today as well.
Honestly, I feel like the film gets more hate than it deserves. It's at a 4.6 score on IMDB right now, while it's really not all that bad as far as I could see.
In fact, the first 60 minutes or so I thought the film was able to keep up with the original pretty well. It doesn't exactly have the same style, but for the most part it was all very recognisable and well remade. It was only at the climax where I felt like the film took a nosedive. They made some slight alterations to the original script and I wasn't too happy with them. The ending just didn't have the same dramatic impact the original had and Sharlto Copley was really overacting in my opinion.
Anyway, it's not great, and I would choose the original over Spike Lee's version any day, but it definitely isn't as bad as some people make it out to be in my opinion.
I've ranked what I've seen in 2013 here. I still need to see This is the End, Stoker, Kings of Summer, Upstream Color and probably a shitload more before I can call this list final.
I read the news today, oh boy
At 12/2/13 06:52 PM, TheMaster wrote:At 12/2/13 06:38 PM, Auz wrote: I'm glad I'm not the only one who liked Stoker.I only saw it today, actually, but it really impressed me. It's offbeat and weird, and subverted my expectations more than a few times. My only real issue with it was the uncle character. I'm not sure if it was the performance or just how it was written, but it came off as very cliche, particularly in the second half, in a film that was anything but.
I think it was more in the performance then, but I don't remember the character being all that cliché.
At 12/3/13 12:04 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: I also watched Savages because a friend insisted we watch it. Sucked.
I totally agree. That film was meh.
At 12/3/13 12:31 PM, Jackho wrote: I've ranked what I've seen in 2013 here. I still need to see This is the End, Stoker, Kings of Summer, Upstream Color and probably a shitload more before I can call this list final.
They made another Evangelion film? I should check that out.
At 12/3/13 07:30 PM, Auz wrote: They made another Evangelion film? I should check that out.
Wont spoil anything, but it's definitely the weakest of the three. Most fans outright hated it when it came out.
I read the news today, oh boy
It has been a while since I've gone to the theater... 3 weeks I think. I do want to see Catching Fire, but my roommate doesn't and that's an odd one to go to alone. I just moved to this city so I don't know anyone here to go with. I also wouldn't mind seeing Oldboy and Frozen, but I'm not sure they warrant special trips to the theater. Anyway, Dallas Buyers Club and Out of the Furnace both open tomorrow, so I'll be trying to catch those by Sunday at the latest; probably tomorrow.
I am extremely excited for the films releasing this month. It's somewhat unfortunate that I'm going home for the holidays soon, because I'd like to see these as soon as possible, but you know, I kind of can't wait to get back home too. Desolation of Smaug, American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, The Sectret Life of Walter Mitty, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, Lone Survivor, and Her. How in the hell I'm I supposed to afford to see all these! I'll likely get a Cineplex gift card for Christmas so that should help. I'm not even going to know what to see when, I just want to see all of them at once!
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Saw the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel before Nebraska today.
It was sort of on my radar before, but now I'm hyped as fuck for it. Looks incredible.
Also had the trailer for Inside Llewyn Davis, a film that I'd been similarly indifferent towards, that also looks pretty great.
I finally saw Hot Fuzz yesterday along with The World's End. They were both pretty good but I feel I should rank the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy now.
1. The World's End - I just absolutely loved this movie.
2. Shaun of the Dead - Very easy to just put on and watch again.
3. Hot Fuzz - Good movie but I can't see my self watching it more than twice.
At 12/6/13 04:26 PM, Atlas wrote: 3. Hot Fuzz - Good movie but I can't see my self watching it more than twice.
Don't write it off yet, it definitely grew on my a lot with repeated viewings. It might actually be my favourite of the three now.
At 12/6/13 04:36 PM, TheMaster wrote:At 12/6/13 04:26 PM, Atlas wrote: 3. Hot Fuzz - Good movie but I can't see my self watching it more than twice.Don't write it off yet, it definitely grew on my a lot with repeated viewings. It might actually be my favourite of the three now.
I don't think I've seen a movie since that had a better payoff than Hot Fuzz.