W.C. wrote:Crocodile Dundee - 9/10: Over the top, very Australian. Paul Hogan's from the older generation of Australian larrikins. He used to have a Australian comedy show back before he got into film (it's be difficult to locate, but these too are very well worth the watch). Very tongue in cheek, but an easy and fun watching experience.
The film follows the story of a journalist who comes from the States to write a story on a man who survived a crocodile attack. The journalist travels with Paul Hogan through to the scene of the incident, overcoming certain obstacles along the way.
[Spoiler] I particularly love the scene where Mick (Paul Hogan) kisses Donk instead of punching him to dislodge the beer from the top of his head. That, and the scene where Mick just shoves a massive knife through a crocodiles skull, to which the journalist still recovering from the shock of the incident asks shakily, '...is it dead?' In pure larrikin fashion, Mick replies, 'well if it's not, I'm gonna one hell of a time skinning the bastard.'
Magsj wrote:I met a guy who abhorred all authority figures but he was lovely ergo.. the two can go together.
Coriolanus wrote:Ran (1985)
Very well made. One of those old movies that's bearable to watch, partly because it's an adaptation of King Lear, and the plot captivates you from the beginning, but also because the acting is solid, and the cinematography is incredible.
Zoot Allures wrote:I haven't been in a movie theater in over six years.. and I watched Sicario yesterday. You didn't see it coming until about half way... wow, what a plotline. Something I will now ruin for you. So Del Toro is basically a hitman for the big drug cartels out of Columbia who is working with/through the CIA to get at the head guy of one of the Mexican cartels. It's understood by the CIA and the major drug lords that the war on illegal drugs will never be won.. so the next best thing is maintain some kind of order and control over the industry. One Mexican cartel in particular is making too much noise so the Columbians send Del Toro to handle the cartel boss... not only that, but this cartel is also responsible for killing Del Toro's wife and daughter. So this one's personal.
Then they bring in Blunt who's an FBI agent and doesn't have a clue about what's really going on. Things escalate, they aren't telling her the truth.. she's gonna defect unless she gets some answers. No. You wouldn't understand Emily. There are things that must happen above and beyond the law. Nothing will make sense to your American ears, but in the end you'll understand.
Anthony Hopkins' rendition of Hannibal Lecter cannot be topped...ever. Hopkins' eyes dance mischievously as he processes information and are more penetrating when he asks questions. The version of Lecter that Brian Cox plays in Manhunter is flat, void of dimensions, common. I did enjoy Will Graham more than Clarice however.
Gary Ridgway was tested with an I.Q. of 82. Wiki
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