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Watched this last night a socio-political comedy with heart, reminded me of The Full Monty. Great story, and memorable lines. Solid performances by Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West whose choreographed routine could clearly out dance Tony Manero is a great laugh. Ben Schnetzer gives an admirable performance in the lead role. 4/5

2/5 for a Bond film?
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Ali: Fear eats the soul - Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1974)

 

 

41 years old and still feels very fresh, this tribute to Douglas Sirk's *All that heaven allows', and have all the themes that Fassbinder was so occupied with; forbidden love and the social suppression of those who feel different, the exploitation of feelings, and the vulnerability that we all carry. Not seen this simple beauty for some years, but it is touching with out being sentimental. 

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2/5 for a Bond film?

Too high? Well, it was better than the last two, but not as good as Casino Royale (3/5) or anywhere near something like From Russia With Love (5/5). I could list some reasons for why it didn't rate high with me, but since I'm most likely in the minority with my feelings on this, I doubt that it would really interest anyone...
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Kaplan, I enjoy your reading your film reviews and respect your opinions. And also, the numerical values you assign to them are horse shit
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Thanks I guess. I've mentioned this before, but these numerical values are purely a personal exercise for my own enjoyment, as I like to reflect on a movie and try to put in one of 5 rather big boxes (some bigger than others), depending on my own enjoyment of it. These ratings are *not* an attempt at a 'objective' rating, as it's easy enough to turn to a professional reviewer for that. And as such I expect many will disagree. You calling them 'horse shit' I guess puts you in that camp. And that's of course totally fine.
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White tiger - Karen Shakhnazarov (2012)

 

 

Semi-boring movie about the Germans supreme tank-power in Soviet Union during WWII. Due to lousy script and indecisive direction that never can follow the treads started. Some parts don't give any meaning and should have been deleted. Some nice battles that resembles western shout-out, though.

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Thanks I guess. I've mentioned this before, but these numerical values are purely a personal exercise for my own enjoyment, as I like to reflect on a movie and try to put in one of 5 rather big boxes (some bigger than others), depending on my own enjoyment of it. These ratings are *not* an attempt at a 'objective' rating, as it's easy enough to turn to a professional reviewer for that. And as such I expect many will disagree. You calling them 'horse shit' I guess puts you in that camp. And that's of course totally fine.

i guess what irks me about them is, ill read your reviews and most of the time i agree with what you say. and then i look at this number and it wont reflect the review, imo. feels like a huge gap needs to be filled in to make any sense of the numerical value
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Saw Spectre yesterday. It felt like a bunch of elaborate action set pieces loosely connected together. In that sense, it was the antithesis of Casino Royale. Also (minor spoiler alert), Bond does not wear a tuxedo at any time in the movie, and his wearing of a white dinner jacket seemed gratuitous to the scene. I'm trying to remember the last Bond movie where formalwear was as de-emphasized.
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also watched spectre and it was underwhelming but the action sequences appealed to the fast and furious side of me. if this is indeed daniel craigs film last flim, im glad he gave us casino royale. the rest of his movies were underwhelming. but casino royale was a top 5 bond film surely for the story alone
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Condorman is an early '80s Disney movie that's part James Bond and part Pink Panther. It's not good by an objective standard, but I remember enjoying it as a wee lad. I suppose it's held up as best it can. The "special effects" are terrible, but the characters are decent. And Michael Crawford is pretty charismatic as the lead. The score by Henry Mancini is also not terrible.

5 dead bodies. Cane-machine-gun fu, Fake Porsche fu, gratuitous Gypsies. 2 stars.
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lol that looks fantastic. The movie poster was makes me want to watch it

On the brink of extinction:
Condorman!!!
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Condorman is an early '80s Disney movie that's part James Bond and part Pink Panther. It's not good by an objective standard, but I remember enjoying it as a wee lad. I suppose it's held up as best it can. The "special effects" are terrible, but the characters are decent. And Michael Crawford is pretty charismatic as the lead. The score by Henry Mancini is also not terrible.

5 dead bodies. Cane-machine-gun fu, Fake Porsche fu, gratuitous Gypsies. 2 stars.

The poster Condorman almost, almost looks like Al Pacino.
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Dune
music was great, effects were meh, overall good movie but one that would benefit from being split in two parts(unlike boring Hobbit)
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Saw Spectre and had a good time. Was a corporate freebie event so that probably influenced my mood, plus the fact that my expectations for these type of movies is always pretty low.
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Dune
music was great, effects were meh, overall good movie but one that would benefit from being split in two parts(unlike boring Hobbit)
As someone who loved the book, I thought the movie's visual style - cinematography, costumes, sets, etc. - were excellent. I also recall the actors doing the material good justice. David Lynch's directorial warped take on everything was perfect (especially the Baron).

But Dune is heavily cerebral material and tough to visualize - hence all the scenes where you hear the character's thoughts - and is a big reason why the ending, versus the book, just got butchered into a star-wars esque, tatooine worm shoot 'em up fest. I've read that Lynch got forced into that by the studios and test audiences clamoring for a different ending than what he originally wanted to do, too bad.

Over the years there have been a number of rumors of a proper re-do, but it still hasn't happened. They've definitely got the tech now to do the visuals justice, we'll see....
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