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After hearing some seriously mixed things about it, I'm delighted at how much I liked The Great Gatsby. It was really fun to just get lost in Baz's world for a few hours. But man, Leonardo DiCaprio continues to show that he has no range. His performance was very textbook him, with of course that one requisite scene where he gets wildly enraged and it looks like a vein is going to pop in his forehead. Like clockwork, that guy.
Edit: Oh, and good grief the accent. Leonardo can't pull off a convincing accent to save his life.
Glad you liked it, though. We felt the movie is severely underrated by the critical and viewing community, and was a really nice way to spend a few hours at the movies. It looked and sounded great, the 3D was terrific, and the actors (whether or not you love Leo's performance) represented the material extremely well.
Then again, most people "meh'd" over Moulin Rouge, which we found absolutely excellent.
It makes me mad that the pretty lady that gadspy wants is Madrid to one if the mumfords
I agree on Leo's accent and his rage scenes. But the guy has got charisma! I can't wait to see Gatsby -- it's in 3D???
the busy bee has no time for sorrow.
The actress is married to someone in Mumford and Sons. Sorry I'm boring.
the busy bee has no time for sorrow.
Apparently, this critic i've never heard of doesn't like Refn's new film.
http://www.hollywood-elsewhere.com/2...e-morning-air/Movies really don't get much worse than Nicholas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives. It's a shit macho fantasy — hyper violent, ethically repulsive, sad, nonsensical, deathly dull, snail-paced, idiotic, possibly woman-hating, visually suffocating, pretentious. I realize I sound like Rex Reed on one of his rants, but trust me, please — this is a defecation by an over-praised, over-indulged director who thinks anything he craps out is worthy of your time. I felt violated, shat upon, sedated, narcotized, appalled and bored stiff.
Last edited by buddy; 05-22-2013 at 11:57 AM.
i turned off Chicago after 20 minutes out of pure hatred. Fucking movie fucking sucks.
This dude liked it. http://twitchfilm.com/2013/05/cannes...-forgives.html
Few films are as anticipated around Twitch as Nicolas Winding Refn's follow-up to Drive and re-teaming with Ryan Gosling, Only God Forgives. The film has had its premier at Cannes and boy is it going to be divisive. More art film than drama, this is an immaculately constructed production where every shot is a masterpiece. Just try to look away.
From Cliff Martinez's score that alternates between full orchestral and electronic piano to some of the most exquisite production design and cinematography ever put to film, this is a cinematic feast for the senses. Even the special effects makeup work is brilliant with every sliced off body part squirting out just the right amount of practical blood. Oh and there is plenty of blood.
While many will surely argue that this is all at the expense of story, there is enough of one here to keep things moving, even if barely, and Kristin Scott Thomas is everything she's advertised to be. Get ready, the most badass art film ever is coming your way.
I posted it because I found the the review funny. I actually enjoy Refn's work, and am interested to see the new one.
Last edited by buddy; 05-22-2013 at 12:31 PM.
Throw in these kind of reviews: "[Luhrmann] gives you way too much of what you didn't really want in the first place: soulless high jinks." "But its sense of fun is so relentless and excessive, it all ends up being extremely tedious and shallow." "The net result of all this cinematic whirling, of the "wrong" music and of the parodic plot, is that nothing at all in the film moves us."
Really excited for VHS2. Loved the first one and this one looks to be on the same level.