I always thought you'd go for a home grown solution like Machete. That movie still looks awesome even though it's getting some mixed reviews. Maybe you can elect a movie action hero as your leader, it worked for California.
I'm a distant cousin of Singaporean pop sensation Dìck Lee. Bruce would have been a lot cooler but I'll take it.
I haven't seen Machete yet... Here is receiving complaints about it being racist... mostly from people who have no idea about what a "B Movie" is... =P
I'll watch it as soon as it hits Mexican cinemas! =D
I want to see Predators... the two original films are awesome, especially the second one... but in this one we have Danny Trejo as a cartel gunmen fighting predators... that's so kitsch and bad taste... I have to see it!!!
Though a "homegrown" solution would be Mario Almada, he's like the Mexican version of Charles Bronson!!... and I've read he's the actor with more films in the world... Mexican B movies mostly! =P
...or Valentín "Violentín" Trujillo, another legend of low budget action mexican films!
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Post by Pushnpull on Sept 19, 2010 15:27:49 GMT -5
Twilight-the third movie (I think?) s*** I don't remember. I just know I went with a girlfriend because she has a mad crush on the guy who play Edward. It pained me to see this crap...but as a good friend, I went.
1/0 stars. 1 star for the yummy pretzel I bought at the theatre.
Also Let the Right One In last week. I really enjoyed it (8.5/10) and will thus have to boycott the superfluous Hollywood adaptation, though it has gotten very good reviews.
I didn't enjoy that Swedish film as much, but I will boycott the Hollywood version. Seriously, foreign films shouldn't have to be remade just to reach American audiences. This makes us look ignorant or infantile... more than we usually are.
I recently watched a real jewel, Devils on the Doorstep, which had won the Grand Prix at 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
OMG! At first, I took it for a quaint, small budget film, with esoteric comedy and maybe some anti-Japanese sentiment. I was completely off the mark. The film builds perfectly on this perception as it engrosses you in it's hidden complexity. The tensions that once built up to comedic release, start teetering on tragedy. What was once was silly and feckless expands into commentary on the human condition. Profound, masterful, and artfully done, Devils on the Doorstep displays the real power of cinema. It's a shame that it only made $19,000 in the U.S.
It really pays off to watch movies you think you might not enjoy and to always watch a film to the end.
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This 2009 Australian claymation took $8 million to make. This not a Pixar film. The humor is more adult, but witty--not stand-up. It also isn't a "feel good" family film. It is heartwarming and real in an uplifting sort of way. You'll fall in love with the old fat dude. You think you won't, but you will.
I see my thread is just the way I left it. Time for an addition.
Even The Rain (2011)
A film within a film. Or should I say, a historical documentary within a political drama. A director finds striking parallels between the history he is trying to recreate on camera and the political realities of post colonialism. Spanish film makers are masters of tension and irony. I love it.