NOW & THEN #6
AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)
Directed by Mary Harron
THEN: Much like the novel which it was based, American Psycho generated a divisive split among both critics and audiences, and a vast amount of controversy. Many praised the film for its clever satire and Christian Bale's phenomenal performance in the title role. On the contrary, some argued that the film felt pointless in the end and failed to say anything substantial. And, of course, the fact that the film boasts such a graphic, violent storyline is sure to add to the backlash on it.
NOW: Okay, I've been raving about this movie a lot recently, I know, but I promise this is the last time for a while. American Psycho is a masterpiece... if you're in on the joke. The thing is, I don't think one viewing is quite enough to fully understand the film's genuinely ingenious mockery and biting satire. Which is why I think many were on the fence over it upon its release. But now American Psycho has had time to truly resonate with audiences, developing a reputation as a majorly under-appreciated movie, at least in my eyes. The film is not only appropriately gory with a lack of any subtlety whatsoever (Bale running naked through a corridor holding a chainsaw while covered in blood... you can't make this shit up), but it is also a balls-out hilariously over-the-top, analysis of the backwards psyche of one man, and his struggle for social advantages and identity. And once you understand that the film's roots lie in gleefully dark humor, you can fully appreciate it for its messages and storytelling... like I have.
2000 Grade: B
2017 Grade: A+
RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
THEN: Reservoir Dogs sort of came out of nowhere. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992, audiences and critics alike raved over the film, heavily praising its originality and distinct style. The cast was also a highlight, boasting names such as Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth who had yet to become big names in Hollywood. Reservoir Dogs was considered a major landmark in independent filmmaking, turning the genre completely over on its head and presenting a different kind of story that... CONTINUED IN COMMENTS⬇️
The Reader is a 2008 German-American romantic drama film directed by Stephen Daldry and written by David Hare, based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet star along with the young actor David Kross.
It tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a mid-teenager in 1958, has an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz, who then disappears only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimestrial stemming from her actions as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp. Michael realizes that Hanna is keeping a personal secret she believes is worse than her Nazi past – a secret which, if revealed, could help her at the trial.
Winslet and Kross, who plays the young Michael, received acclaim for their performances; Winslet won a number of awards for her role, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film itself was nominated for several other major awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Memories of Murder (Joon-ho Bong, 2003)
After watching this film for the first time, I read about it and figured out that this movie was much more than just a crime movie. It reveals a part of Korean history I was not very familiar with and places the movie in a cultural, historical, and psycho-historical context. The second time I watched it, I was impressed even more. It is definitely a masterpiece.
In 1986, in the Gyunggi Province, the body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder.
It is richly detailed, beautifully performed, and disturbing in precisely the way that people need to be disturbed from time to time. Don't miss it.
#memoriesofmurder#adaf Recommended by Merve
Review for The Mummy
Corrupt army recognisance sergeant Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) loves hunting for treasure instead of doing his job. Only until he discovers an ancient Egyptian tomb in the Iraqi desert where he accidently awakens a cursed mummy princess Ahment, who was condemned to be buried there for all eternity. Ahment feeds to regenerate her rotten body. How does she feed you ask? By sucking the life force out of anyone and everyone, thus turning them into zombie mummy henchmen! Get ready for some steamy mummy make outs!
This one flew out of our memories as fast as it flew out of theaters. The Mummy is a movie boyz classic case of you have to see it to believe it! The Mummy is a rigmarole of confusing flash backs to fake history, including deals with the devil himself, murdering babies and snuff sex scenes. Then half way though we are introduced to a secret society of monster hunters! Why not? We'll tell you why not!
The only saving grace about this movie is Jake Johnson. He plays Tom Cruise’s ghost sidekick who is just a constant victim to Cruise’s bad decision making. We also enjoyed when Russel Crow transforms into a sex pervert.
54 year old Tom Cruise, bad boy, flirting with the dark side or doing the right thing? Who cares. No one wants to see him dropping lines and womanizing a way younger woman, and a WAY OLDER one chasing him around the whole movie. It was embarrassing to watch. He should have called Harrison Ford for some notes on how to play a charming scoundrel. The only thing that would have made this movie worse was if Brandon Frasier was in it.
Inconsistent characters, bumbling buffoon security guards making out with zombies, Mortal Kombat special moves (get over here!) and fatalities. Also slow motion stabbing, puking up mercury and what are the mummy goon’s powers? Are they dust or are they strong? Having an opportunity to end the movie but deciding not to kill the mummy because she knows about fake history! We felt like we were taking crazy pills!! We give this one 23 mind control spiders out of a possible 100 mind control spiders!
Im März 2015 gab es für mich die aller erste Community Preview mit Dominik Porschen und den Jungs von Bullshit TV . Damals war es für den Film "Kingsman". Über zwei Jahre später gab es nun die Community Preview zum zweiten Teil "Kingsman - The golden circle" und ich durfte wieder dabei sein. @bullshittv waren auch mit von der Partie. :D Riesen Dank @dieserdopo das ich mir diesen Film mit dir und den anderen anschauen durfte. Diesmal gab es sogar auch einen Dresscode. 😜 Ich fand den Film wie auch schon den ersten Teil einfach nur megaaaa. 😂 Ich liebe diese Filme einfach. 😁
Coringa e Arlequina vão ganhar um filme "romântico"!! O longa vai mostrar a conturbada relação dos dois personagens. A direção deve ficar por conta de Glenn Ficarra e John Requa que estiveram a frente do filme Amor a Toda Prova (2011). #MargotRobbie e #JaredLeto serão os protagonistas. Ainda não há previsão para a estreia do longa. O que acham da ideia?? #coringa#joker#arlequina#movie#cinema