At the movies


#6384

Prepare yourselves for more of the same, in other words, another blood flood.


#6385

Some of you guys may be interested in this site:


#6386

Does it only cater for superhero movies? If not, there’ll be no interest here.


#6387

I don’t believe there are any superhero movies listed.
Many foreign films though, and particulary some directors you are keen on.


#6388

Went and saw the new J-Law fillum today, Red Sparrow.

She plays a Russian ballerina forced out by an awful accident and ends up being recruited as a “sparrow”, or Russian agent. She ends up in Budapest dealing with Joel Egerton, playing a CIA agent who has close dealings with a Russian mole. Lots of cross, double-cross, triple-double-cross with one and a half pike.

Also stars Jeremy Irons, Ciarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling. Mary Louise Parker.

Lots of gratuitous violence and torture and a bit of flesh bared by J-Law…don’t recall her doing that before, except, of course, with the Fappening, the hack of cloud photos, 2 or 3 years back.

Not sure when it was set…Putin times, I suppose, but they were using 3.5" disks and not modern phones, so 2000 maybe. Hard to tell from Moscow or Budapest. Cities under Soviet rule just look functional.


#6389

Is it good?


#6390

I can’t imagine it being better than the Korean take on it.

Edit: the villainess if you’re interested.


#6391

I liked it but not that much. I could see it getting a lot of criticism for the torture and violence, not that that particularly worries me.

I just wonder if the whole theme is a bit dated, unless you’re setting during the Cold War.

6 to 6.5 out of 10

And particularly now the White House and the Kremlin are such buddies.


#6392

I’ve never found Jennifer Lawrence to be that memorable. I’m kind of surprised that she is arguably the industry’s number one female lead.


#6393

I think she has a great breadth and versatility. She can play characters 10-15 years older than her real age.


#6394

Yep, Winter’s Bone is her best film still but she has done other great work.

It’s easy to forget that she’s still only 27 yo and already has a solid resume.


#6395

The book was published in 2013, and definitely had a contemporary setting. Putin himself features in the sequel. Written by an ex-CIA field agent. The book is very enjoyable, but I have doubts about how it would translate that have not been eased by reviews.


#6396

The movie was enjoyable but the leads lacked chemistry. I think the backstory would have helped to understand the dynamic between the leads, but given the length of the movie already couldn’t be incorporated.


#6397

Going through the Oscar winners so far this could be the weakest field in Oscar history.

No classics among them.


#6398

She was pretty good in The Fappening. Not much of a plot and virtually no character development, but her performance was top shelf.


#6399

aware and in touch with the times, great comment


#6400

Kate Upton was pretty good in that too.


#6401

Roger Deakins finally wins his first Oscar(cinematography) after 14 nominations.

One of the greatest of all time.


#6402

If she can laugh about it then I kind of think it’s okay.
I’m sure she appreciates your white knighting/virtue signalling though.


#6403

yeah righto wheres Jenifer Lawrence laughing about it? please provide me a link.

honestly i dont even care enough about the whole thing to ‘white knight’ for the cause, but the comment smacked me in the face as being quite cringey, so a sarcastic remark ensued

a bit ott from your end.