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Brazil (1985) by Terry Gilliam

A bit too esoteric for my liking, and at 143 minutes in length, it's overlong - I'd say 30 minutes of its running time could've been excised and the movie wouldn't suffer for it - but it's an interesting comment on overbearing bureaucracy and tyranny nonetheless.

Jonathan Pryce is terrific in the leading role and supported by a, largely, able cast, and the cinematography is nice to look at.

Robert De Niro had a (too) brief supporting role that seemed underwritten considering the character's importance to the main plot, which is odd considering the aforementioned bloated running time.

I was honestly bored stiff at times, but the ending stuck the landing and redeemed it a good bit in my eyes, tying in nicely to the main character's earlier dream sequences.

It's definitely a unique film thematically and I'd just about give it a recommendation. I have a feeling it would be better on a rewatch when I can understand it a bit better.

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Baggio: The Divine Ponytail 1/10

Despite Baggio being a phenomenal player the film was woeful. It basically glosses over a lot of his career.

Starts when he moves to Fiorentina getting injured before he goes, him getting into Buddhism and then fast forward to the 94 WC. No footage of him being in McGraths pocket, though it does highlight his performances there after and of course his penalty miss.

Then was forward to his move to Brescia and looking to go to 2002 WC which he doesn't cue end.

Just to add i wasn't expecting it to be any good 


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Nobody as reviewed by somebody previously.

Good craic. Little or no character development, just straight into action. 7/10
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[QUOTE=McG]Nobody as reviewed by somebody previously.

Good craic. Little or no character development, just straight into action. 7/10

Best of the year,  a piss take of John wick, anyone and everyone would like it


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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail 1/10

Despite Baggio being a phenomenal player the film was woeful. It basically glosses over a lot of his career.

Starts when he moves to Fiorentina getting injured before he goes, him getting into Buddhism and then fast forward to the 94 WC. No footage of him being in McGraths pocket, though it does highlight his performances there after and of course his penalty miss.

Then was forward to his move to Brescia and looking to go to 2002 WC which he doesn't cue end.

Just to add i wasn't expecting it to be any good 

Not surprising, the trailer was enough for me to want to gouge out my eyes...


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Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian

Filmed shortly after the end of Seinfeld, the old master Seinfeld's return to the comedy circuit is contrasted with the rise of young up-and-comer Orny Adams. Seinfeld's self-doubt, characterised by a memorable scene where he stumbles and forgets his bit on stage, is gradually lifted as he starts developing his groove. It's interesting to hear his thoughts and follow his process, but the real star of the show is Orny Adams, remarkable in his David Brent-like unflappable self-assurance, lack of self-awareness, and complete inability to read a room. Character flaws summed up in a scene, where shortly after he is taken on as a client by Seinfeld's superagent George Shapiro, he calls fellow agent, and Shapiro's friend, Barry Katz a "cocksucker" for imparting friendly and helpful advice about his impatience re: career and financial opportunities. Katz contrasts Steven Wright's career to Orny Adams burgeoning career as a means of encouragement, mentioning Wright's academy award, to which Adams replies, "Where is Steven Wright now?" 20 years later people are probably asking the same thing about Adams after this intriguing example of self-sabotage.

After watching this, I can't help thinking that Seinfeld and his people purposely chose Adams to be in this documentary so he would look better by every metric in comparison. The film seems to be edited in a way that makes Adams look almost villainous; he is presented as impossible to identify with, whereas Seinfeld is zen-like and sage.

Only 80 minutes long. I think I watched it on Netflix. Either that or Amazon Prime. Good to watch, even if only in the background. Even if you're not into comedy, it's a great character piece and window into Freudian human behaviour.
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The comeback trail

Who would have thought a film with De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones could be so sh*t.
A struggling movie producer discovers he can claim the insurance if the star of the film dies while filming, so they set out ways to kill off their leading man.
The best bits were in the trailer and there were no real laughs in this.

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Saw this in the cinema last week. Think the plot has been mentioned on here before, but it was grand. Nothing amazing about this but it was just good to get out to the cinema.
Produced by the same people as John Wick but nowhere near as good. Similarities to the equalizer with Denzel Washington with the scene that was reminiscant to an audult Home Alone.
Won't remeber it by this time next year. 
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I see the trailer for The Many Saints of Newark got released, thought it was Gandolfini himself in some of the clips. Lets hope it lives up to the hype. 
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Originally posted by darmack darmack wrote:

The comeback trail

Who would have thought a film with De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones could be so sh*t.
A struggling movie producer discovers he can claim the insurance if the star of the film dies while filming, so they set out ways to kill off their leading man.
The best bits were in the trailer and there were no real laughs in this.

Yeah was an absolute let down 
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Originally posted by jamo1 jamo1 wrote:

I see the trailer for The Many Saints of Newark got released, thought it was Gandolfini himself in some of the clips. Lets hope it lives up to the hype. 


I'm sad to say that his son inherited none of his father's acting ability. He was atrocious in The Deuce and he doesn't look like he's improved in the meantime going by the trailer.

Awkward, stilted delivery. Rehearsed facial expressions. The kid's not a natural at all.

One word: nepotism.

The only positive I can muster is that he shares a strong resemblance to his father but, even then, he has little or no physical screen presence.

It's laughable looking at him and thinking he could be a strong-armer for the mafia.
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Mortal Kombat- watched the new MK movie last night 7/10

If your a fan of the games and franchise you'll like imo.

Some great fight scene, the plot is a little bit overthought and perhaps isn't it's strongest point but does keep elements of the original games plot i.e. a  fighting tournament between two realms for control, but with the side story of the Sub Zero/Scorpion rivalry, the main character Cole created for the movie is the descendant of Scorpion and a prophecy foretells that his bloodline would be the key to stopping the Outworld.

Along the way Cole meets up with Jax and Sonya who are investigating the origins of a dragon marking (a marking of those chosen to take part it Mortal Kombat).

Shang Tsung (who I think is very underused compared to the 95 film) sends of assassins to kill anyone with the marker before any tournament can take place hence giving outworld the advantage, chaos ensues. 

The character of Kano played by some Aussie guy who was in home and away or neighbours is probably the highlight of the film as he brings a good bit of humour to it.

As said if your a fan of the franchise you'll enjoy it. Though I think the 95 film probably stayed truer to the original games plot.
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Originally posted by Hotlips_Hoolahan Hotlips_Hoolahan wrote:

Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian

Filmed shortly after the end of Seinfeld, the old master Seinfeld's return to the comedy circuit is contrasted with the rise of young up-and-comer Orny Adams. Seinfeld's self-doubt, characterised by a memorable scene where he stumbles and forgets his bit on stage, is gradually lifted as he starts developing his groove. It's interesting to hear his thoughts and follow his process, but the real star of the show is Orny Adams, remarkable in his David Brent-like unflappable self-assurance, lack of self-awareness, and complete inability to read a room. Character flaws summed up in a scene, where shortly after he is taken on as a client by Seinfeld's superagent George Shapiro, he calls fellow agent, and Shapiro's friend, Barry Katz a "cocksucker" for imparting friendly and helpful advice about his impatience re: career and financial opportunities. Katz contrasts Steven Wright's career to Orny Adams burgeoning career as a means of encouragement, mentioning Wright's academy award, to which Adams replies, "Where is Steven Wright now?" 20 years later people are probably asking the same thing about Adams after this intriguing example of self-sabotage.

After watching this, I can't help thinking that Seinfeld and his people purposely chose Adams to be in this documentary so he would look better by every metric in comparison. The film seems to be edited in a way that makes Adams look almost villainous; he is presented as impossible to identify with, whereas Seinfeld is zen-like and sage.

Only 80 minutes long. I think I watched it on Netflix. Either that or Amazon Prime. Good to watch, even if only in the background. Even if you're not into comedy, it's a great character piece and window into Freudian human behaviour.

Watched this the other day based off this review, agree 100% with it, wouldn't say I've ever been a big Seinfeld fan but he comes across likeable also made me want to plan a trip to New York and visit a few of those Comedy clubs. Adams as you say comes across a bit of an arsehole and was definitely chosen to be a contrast to Seinfeld.

The last part with Cosby is a little soured given his recent convictions but it's clear to see he was at the time well respected and idolised by comedians Seinfeld included.
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