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 Posted:   Apr 19, 2020 - 3:02 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Any thread on Taranteeny is open season!! Ha ha. wink

Actually i thought true romance was his best project to date. Gandolfini and Gary Oldman are great, bride of chucky's sister is good too..

And Brad Pitt's spaced "Hey...bring back cleaning products" was his best line ever.


I see that you watch "Riddick" and "Jason Statham" films, Bill. Maybe you should ease up on Quentin. big grin

Does Gary Oldman ever not overact and munch the scenery like a rat breaking a 30-day fast?

I thought Christian Slater was the cast's weak link; everyone else was outstanding (even Oldman).

Hey! 100 posts! Viva Pulp Fiction knockoff films!

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2020 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Statham films to prove to TG they are shite.

The riddick films were alright, harmless actioners.

Im not going to repeat my views on Taranteeny's limitations and excesses. Suffice to say, a leone or peckinpah he aint.

Cue Thor to tell us hes an auteur genius. wink

Sometimes Oldman's overacting works, true romance, dracula, fifth element, state of grace, But hes good enough now to tone it down a tad and be 10 times more effective.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2020 - 3:14 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Speaking of shite, did I ever tell you that I will forever associate the "John Wick" films with Tall Guy? I'd never heard of them until he enthused over one that time.

Meanwhile, I have some bottom-feeding Tarantino wannabe films on the way--looking forward to watching and reviewing them to absolutely no reaction from anyone here.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2020 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)


Meanwhile, I have some bottom-feeding Tarantino wannabe films on the way--looking forward to watching and reviewing them to absolutely no reaction from anyone here.d

Just in case I'm away or miss it you can have my reaction now - '?! ' big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2020 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Meanwhile, I have some bottom-feeding Tarantino wannabe films on the way--looking forward to watching and reviewing them to absolutely no reaction from anyone here.d

Just in case I'm away or miss it you can have my reaction now - '?! ' big grin

I can't take anyone without a sense of humor seriously.

I appreciate the thread bump, though.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2020 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)



This one looks to be the worst of the bunch. I remember when the film was released--who could ever forget that title?--but the trailer looks dire! Pesci looks like he's regretted ever signing to do the film, which was weitten and directed by the Oscar-winning author of Dead Poets Society.

The bald guy in the thumbnail even resembles Tarantino...

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2020 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

A good piece on wood-be genius Troy Duffy, writer-director of The Boondock Saints and his "ego gone wild", to paraphrase a phrase of the time:

https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/how-overnight-exposed-a-toxic-filmmaker-but-failed-to-take-him-down/

The 2003 hatchet-job documentary, Overnight (2003) looks to be fascinating, indeed. You know a guy has to be a jerk when you find yourself siding with convicted monster Harvey Weinstein!

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2020 - 3:23 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Overnight (2003) trailer:



I've had The Boondock Saints dvd for years but have yet to watch the entire film.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2020 - 3:27 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Ebert & Roeper discuss Overnight



Mark Wahlberg--no opportunist is he--and even Billy Connolly got roped into the hype around Troy Duffy.

I remember none of this.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2020 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"10 Movies You Should Watch if You Like Quentin Tarantino"

http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2017/10-movies-you-should-watch-if-you-like-quentin-tarantino/

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2020 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Guess I'll have to give Hunters (2020) a look:

"Hunters Starring Al Pacino Review: Nazi Revenge Thriller Is a Tarantino Knockoff"

https://www.tvguide.com/news/hunters-review-amazon-al-pacino-nazi/

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2020 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Tried watching Freeway (1996), which stars a young Reese Witherspoon--whose name I always forget--seems like she always voices her characters in that "Southern Fried Trash" voice Paul Newman always used to critical acclaim and which Leonardo DiCaprio now frequently employs.

Anyway, the film is (intentionally?) bad from the start. Danny Elfman's awful main title accompanies "children's storybook" credits, as the film fancies itself a twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood." The guy who plays Reese's stepfather is such a bad actor, and Amanda Plummer regurgitates her Pulp Fiction characterization. The film attempts to be kooky and irreverent and tries so hard to be vulgar--it usually succeeds.

 
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