Trailer Park Week 7

Old Boy

This movie looks promising, the best one this week. Hits theatres Oct 25th 2013
An advertising executive is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment

The Best Man Holiday

In theatres Nov 15th
In Rio, we find Blu, Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in that magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild.

Only God Forgives

Coming out July 19 (I think only internationally though)
Julian (Ryan Gosling) is a former kickboxer and gangster living in Bangkok. When his brother is murdered by a ruthless Thai police lieutenant, Julian is forced to seek vengeance or risk his own death.

Curse Of Chucky

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD September 24.
In Curse of Chucky, Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother’s affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica’s plans for the future, Barb’s young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn’t know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He’s determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he’s going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end

 

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Gangster Squad Review

1987 had The Untouchables, and 2013 has Gangster Squad.

113mins,

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Writers:

Will BeallPaul Lieberman (book)


I said the above statement because it’s true. There hasn’t been a great movie that’s a cop/gangster style genre, set in the glory days of the gangster period, since The Untouchables. This movie isn’t better than The Untouchables, but it’s worth making the argument. I found a lot of similarities between the two.

Unlike The Untouchables, I wasn’t learning about these criminals when I was in school, I just wanted to see the movie because the trailer was bad ass (as you can see here or by clicking above). The cast also gave me the reason to go. Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, etc. It was really a bunch of actors who you would never suspect doing a movie together, and the only one I don’t care for is Nick Nolte. Penn, Brolin, Gosling made the movie for me, and the surprising role of Wrevock, by Troy Garity. Emma Stone was ok. I don’t think she’s an incredible actress but she has talent and potential. The best female in the movie is best said like this; I have this theory that all the best relationships are written (you Notebook lovers know what I mean). The role of Connie O’Mara by Mireille Enos was the best wife role I have ever seen in a movie…EVER. The movie was written a bit spotty up to her point in the movie and she acted the hell out of those lines. She easily was the best acted female, but because of her role she will be over looked.

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I don’t often comment on the directors, but I literally just peeped his work on imdb, and this is basically his first “serious” movie. He did 30 Minutess or Less and Zombieland. Shocking, I know.

Last thing. There’s a point in the movie that you’re supposed to feel sad for, but it fails. The camera work afterwards however, is an extreme highlight to the movie. Every action scene is amazingly filmed (though I feel some was shot in cgi which takes away from the effects of these movies in my opinion), and the one single best part to this movie over The Untouchables, is how the movie ends. It’s such a man moment which seems to have been forgotten since the days of 90’s action movies.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the movie: 4.6 out of 5,
  • Cinematography: 4.8 out of 5,
  • Editing: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Audio: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Acting: 4 out of 5,
  • Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? SEE IT NOW ANY WAY YOU CAN.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW