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The Thing (1982) Blood Test Scene – Why is it so effective?

Inferno (1980) – Movie Review

Short Film: Snake on the Loose

Here’s another short I made, using my little sister’s toys. You’ll have to excuse the amount of times you see my hand in this one – the phone I was using to record was damaged and kept turning itself off randomly, leaving me almost having a nervous breakdown and becoming very sloppy in my framing.

 

Snake on the Loose

Movie Review: The Departed

Title: The Departed

Year: 2006

Runtime: 2h 31m

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon 

Director: Martin Scorsese

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

I wanted to like it, but just couldn’t bring myself to do so

Where to start with The Departed? I’ve dissected and dismembered this movie with friends and relatives since its release in so much detail that I feel drained even before I begin this review. I have a funny relationship with this film. Despite pretty much enjoying all of Scorsese’s previous output and being a huge fan of crime movies, I can’t say The Departed really resonated with me. At first I hated it, then I warmed up to it, and then I went back to thinking it just wasn’t very good. After it had finished when I first saw it I just thought to myself well, is that it? There was no initial excitement when watching and no lasting impact after it was done. As sacrilegious as it is to say, is this Marty’s first boring movie?

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De-aging De Niro for The Irishman – Daring or Dangerous?

From Producer Gaston Pavlovich:

You don’t use prosthetics, make-up; they have acting and the technology is able to have them go through different time ages without the prosthetics. So we’ve seen some tests and it looks extraordinary. We were able to film Bob and just do a scene. We saw it come down to when he was like 20, 40, 60, so we’re looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman … Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather: Part II days, that’s pretty much how you’re going to see him again.

I think most of us who have been following The Irishman are against digitally de-aging the actors for the flashback scenes. I’d much rather they went for casting different actors, a la Once Upon a Time in America. As well as the margin for error being smaller, it would also add a nice dynamic, seeing as though it is probably going to be noticeable when actors who are over 70 years old are going to be playing 30 year old versions of themselves, but when you cast different actors they bring their own little ticks to the role.

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Movie Review: Jawani Phir Nahi

Title: Jawani Phir Nahi

Year: 2015

Runtime: 2h 36m

Genre: Adventure, Musical, Comedy

Cast: Hamza Abbasi, Humayun Saeed, Vasay Chaudhry

Director: Nadeem Beyg

A single divorce lawyer takes his three married friends on a vacation to escape their wives.

A Surprisingly Funny Comedy with a Heart

I’ve started to watch a lot of Pakistani movies and TV shows because I’m trying to learn the Urdu language. I’ve got a basic grasp of it but when I say basic I mean everyone-laughing-at-you-when-you-open-your-mouth kinda basic. So what better way to strengthen my level of Urdu than to combine it with one of my favourite pass-times? Movies.

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What the hell has happened to action movies?!

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Movie Review: The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy (1983 film)

The King of Comedy (1983 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Title: The King of Comedy

Year: 1983

Runtime: 109 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott

Director: Martin Scorsese 

Tagline: It’s no laughing matter.

Plot: Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. However, when he confronts his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, with a plea to perform on the Jerry’s show, he is only given the run-around. He does not give up, however, but persists in stalking Jerry until he gets what he wants. Eventually he must team up with his psychotic Langford-obsessed friend Masha to kidnap the talk show host in hopes of finally getting to perform his stand-up routine.

…and at the end of it all, one of them won’t be laughing
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Movie Review: Predators

Predators (film)

Predators (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Title: Predators

Year: 2010

Runtime: 94 minutes

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci fi

Cast: Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Director: Nimród Antal

Tagline: Fear is Reborn

Plot: The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Serra Leoa militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they discover that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive.

 Frustration is reborn
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Movie Review: Righteous Kill

Cover of "Righteous Kill [Blu-ray]"

Title: Righteous Kill

Year: 2008

Runtime: 101 minutes

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama

Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Carla Cugino, Donnie Wahlberg, John Leguizamo

Director: Jon Avnet

Tagline: The most aclaimed actors of our time in the film event of the year.

Are you ready to watch a movie more average than you can imagine?
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