Max Perlich's a weird guy.
Interesting, I think that film has appeared in the good, bad and confusing films threads now.I wouldn't say I don't know WTF to think but I can't say I'd unreservedly recommend Charlie Kauffman's Netflix produced "I'm Thinking of Ending Things", because I think many people would find it boring, pretentious, miserable, incomprehensible, all of the above.
yeah the couple are sort of obnoxiously literate/pessimistic, like a cardboard cut out conception of artists and I was tempted to peace out but I suppose the intrigue kept me going and I thought ultimately there were mitigating factors:spoiler: i found the characters so annoying that i kept hoping it would turn into a horror movie and they would all be eaten alive in the basement or something like that.
ended up watching this over christmas too, yeah the scenes with his wife were very weird she was like some robot perfect-wife. The setpiece in Canada was just stupid but I did find myself gripped by the bit with the pram.The Untouchables. It's decent, but it's so cheesy and Costner's awful. He's like Nic Cage minus the eccentricity. The film also feels much older than it is. I'm not talking about the setting, I'm talking the musical choices, the tone of the thing. It feels like something from the 60s, not '87. The weird, sweet music that plays whenever Ness is with his wife, who seems to just drift around the house, smiling at all times and telling him how wonderful he is. The bizarre, swashbuckling raid in Canada with them all on horseback. That cheesy final line. The "Odessa Steps" nod with the pram bouncing down the stairs in slow motion's ridiculous too. So over the top.
Ah... I think I have seen Body Double actually? Remind what happens? If it's what I'm thinking it's one of those enjoyably over the top things. Is the actress called a weird name like Romula or something?. I actually think that I enjoy De Palma more as I get older - like when I was younger I thought his films were sort of stupid and over the top and other directors were doing more grown-up versions of the same ideas... but now I think my taste has swung back the other way somewhat?Have you seen De Palma's early films version? (Dressed to Kill, BodyDouble). I'd actually be intrigued to see what The Untouchables is like, to see if De Palma retained his eccentricities at the mainstream level. Presumably The Untouchables isn't like Hitchcock meets hardcore porn.
It’s a re-make of a great Burt Reynolds movie - I’d recommend trying to get hold of it.Today the film that I saw on telly was a really stupid one called Mean Machine - it's most of the cast of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels but they are in prison playing football. It's basically like a remake of Escape to Victory but whereas that had Pele this has Vinnie Jones, he plays the former England captain who was disgraced in a match-fixing scandal and then arrested drunk driving and - with a few shenanigans along the way - he ends up captaining a prisoners v screws team. It's got Danny Dyer and the Stathe plays an insane Scottish hardman known as The Monk who apparently is really good in goal, although he actually looks really cack-handed, he's probably really shit at football in real life the twat.