Leonard Maltin's review:Something about this great TV movie gets at the core of men. "I love Brian Piccolo..."
Seeing pics of Hardy in a suit makes me think he would be a great Bond, however I think casting him now is a bit too late since hes pretty old for if they planned to keep him around as long as they did with Craig. Casting a woman or non white would be stupid, just obvious demoralization since Bond is one of the last remaining masculine white icons.MSM film critics losing their shit after rumours of Tom Hardy being the next James Bond:
Whether or not the casting rumours are true, Hardy would be the wrong choice: too famous, too brutal and too oldwww.telegraph.co.uk
Of course a masculine looking white guy is not what they want. They want a limp wristed Gay Bond or if not that then Idris Elba who they have been trying to push for years. BTW the current Bond (Craig) is utter shit, lacks charisma and I don't understand all the hype he get's. Casino Royale was the only film he was good in and matched his portrayal of the character.
They have to be optical with how they will subvert and destroy the franchise. They will still have a white Bond to get people to see the movie, but they will get around this by doing stuff like the new movie where they give him an ugly poc female sidekick whos more competent than him and is immune to his charms.Not my first choice but at least he can act.
Looks like all those rumors about the next Bond being a black woman were bogus. Apparently, that was never going to happen as the producers don't like the idea of Bond being a woman.
I just watched Blade Runner and The Godfather for the first time...
Liked the latter, disliked the former. I can't stand 80s films... except for a few gems like Alien and the Shining.
The Godfather was pretty good. May need repeated viewings to appreciate it. It felt very timeless, like it could've came out within the past 10 years. I'm curious to see the sequels... after that, Scarface and Goodfellas are next. Not sure how the fuck I've gone the first 30 years of my life without seeing these classics...
There any true crime documentaries any of you recommend?
Scarface is just the Godfather retold and set in Miami after the Mariel boat lift. It was vert powerful at the time, but seems over the top in retrospect. But I grew up on South Florida, and lots of that over the top stuff is taken from the headlines. Machine gun shootouts in mall parking lots were not uncommon, even into the late 80s. Goodfellas holds up better.
Another gem from the 80s is Body Heat. Its film noir, suspense type flick. Has a young (sexy) Kathleen Turner and Richard Hurt. Ted Danson and Mickey Rourke have small roles.
Another would be Platoon. Was revolutionary for its realism at the time, this was long before Saving Private Ryan. Also revolutionary for its cynical tone - most war films had been rah rah until then. Has an incredible cast.
Some other classics
Coming to America
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Breakfast Club
When Harry Met Sally
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Beuler's Day Off
Back to the Future
I need to finally see Trading Places. I have meant to see it for years...
I've read that a Coming to America sequel is in the works. I wonder if they will have Wakanda jokes! Lol
Yeah, I had a friend whose opinion usually is pretty good and he recommended it, but it was ok. I though the actors did well. Some of the scenes where they were drinking was pretty funny. But the end scene was kinda stupid. And that little trick that a lot of movies do where they make something seem really mysterious - what was in the light? - when the reality is they had nothing. Remember that TV series LOST - I hate the sort of nonsense. Its cheap and pathetic.Just watched The Lighthouse, it was pretentious arthouse nonsense. I have enjoyed several other A24 films and I'm a huge fan of independent horror movies but this was a huge letdown.