IdleRich

IdleRich
That was on telly here the other day. I watched the first half or so before turning it off, not cos it was bad but cos it was really late at night and I needed to sleep.
 

version

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Anyone seen The Game (1997)? It's silly, but I enjoyed it and it did wrong-foot me at the end. The idea of the game itself is irresistible, one of those classic things of "Are we inside or outside?".

Michael Douglas is interesting. He doesn't seem to have anything, but he does have something. I can't quite put my finger on it. I've liked him in this, Wonder Boys, Wall Street and maybe a few more I can't recall. He's an actor that just never seems to come to mind until I see him in something then I get drawn back into the loop of "Why do I never think of him?".
 

WashYourHands

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First Cow

Got an hour and a bit in during a rare window to chill, slow paced realist wonder so far, opposite vibe to a film like Dead Man/Jarmusch. Have to finish. And breathe
 

pattycakes_

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Anyone seen The Game (1997)? It's silly, but I enjoyed it and it did wrong-foot me at the end. The idea of the game itself is irresistible, one of those classic things of "Are we inside or outside?".

Michael Douglas is interesting. He doesn't seem to have anything, but he does have something. I can't quite put my finger on it. I've liked him in this, Wonder Boys, Wall Street and maybe a few more I can't recall. He's an actor that just never seems to come to mind until I see him in something then I get drawn back into the loop of "Why do I never think of him?".

The Game is great. Twist after twist. He plays that successful, but uptight character well. Falling Down is another. Oh, and Sean Penn as the brother was top notch too. What about the end wrong footed you?
 

catalog

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First Cow

Got an hour and a bit in during a rare window to chill, slow paced realist wonder so far, opposite vibe to a film like Dead Man/Jarmusch. Have to finish. And breathe
We started watching this and turned it off but it looked like one you could get into if you had a better attention span
 

catalog

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Would highly recommend the new shaka King film, judas and the black messiah.

Very good performances, the story is also fascinating, although it suffers a bit like any biopic cos you know what's gonna happen.

And the heavy weight of worthiness around the serious subject stifles something.

Was impressed enough by the director to find his earlier film "newlyweeds" and that was even more enjoyable.

Sort of got a safdie brothers vibe going on. Slippery, hard to place, in between people, who feel real as a result, getting into scrapes. Its kind of meandering but I like that sort of thing, reminded me of decent 70s stuff.

Director to look out for deffo.
 
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