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guy ritchie and orson welles mentioned in the same sentence. now i know the end is near.
i did like how ritchie made the first sherlock holmes movie. very witty. the second one was decent, but the first was better.
Haven't seen a movie in the theater in while; seems I only go once a year or so. But I REALLY want to see "The Counselor" -- written by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men). IMO, McCarthy's the greatest living American writer.
still hate the ending to no country axe. what happens to anton chigur???? and tl jones silly story at the end has no point to it. it has nothing to do with the story.
the counselor looks good though.
The Conjuring was the last movie I saw. Not a packed house so a lot of the scary moments weren't as intense as I would have liked them. Good movie though.
still hate the ending to no country axe. what happens to anton chigur????
It doesn't matter what happened to Chigur. Whether he wound up bleeding out in an alley or retired to live in Tahiti has no bearing on the story. Life doesn't have neat, clean, wrap-it-up endings.
and tl jones silly story at the end has no point to it. it has nothing to do with the story.
It had everything to do with the story. One of the key underlying themes of the movie was how things had been changing, and not necessarily for the better. He had the conversation with the other sheriff about a criminal who had just walked right back into his own crime scene -- "how do fight that?" He had that conversation with his friend who said when "sirs" and "ma'ams" left the vocabulary, it was all downhill.
TL Jones' father had been a lawman at a time when lawmen didn't have to carry guns. Times were simpler. His father had gone on ahead of him, and (now retired) TLJ was on his way to follow him. You can't stop the tide.
axe-but many people thought he was talking about the story about josh brolin and the money and anton. people were confused. and yes times were changing and that's why bc of how evil and twisted anton was - he was quitting bc he can't be a lawman against that kind of criminal/murderer.
I get that there was confusion -- Cormac McCarthy does leave things open to interpretation or ambiguous. But again -- that's life. There aren't always fairy tale endings where the bad guy gets what's coming to him, and the good guy keeps the money and lives happily ever after with his pretty wife.
I don't know why people would think TLJ was talking about the money and Josh and Chigur when he was relating his dreams. The dreams referred to the underlying theme of things snowballing, society becoming more and more vicious, and even the law incapable of stemming the tide.
I think the last movie I saw was, "The Millers". My husband is crazy about Jennifer Anton (is that her name?) so we went with some friends. It was kind of funny actually, I was surprised.
My husband went home totally disappointed even though I told him that she wouldn't take her clothes off ...
she needs to take her clothes off bc her movies blow. even horrible bosses was bad and that had better actors in it like kevin spacey, jason bateman, jason sudakis, jamie foxx, donald sutherland, colin farrell and charlie day.
axe--i don't know. there was a movie thread on cbs and people talk about the ending a lot?
what bothers me the most about no country is chigur's weapon. i just don't buy it. yes, i know it can do what it did - that's not the problem. the problem is that it's an awkward thing to lug around and doesn't do anything a conventional gun with a silencer wouldn't do. best i can figure, that rig's gonna weigh 30 pounds, and possibly significantly more. it strikes me as something included on a "hey, how cool would this be?" basis. the only person i could see using such a weapon on anything but a one time basis would be a lunatic - and unless my memory of the film is flawed, chigur struck me as a sociopath, but not a lunatic who'd put himself at risk for the sake of having a cool weapon.
Interesting point about the weapon. Wondering if, since that weapon is principally used on livestock, whether McCarthy/Chigur was making a symbolic statement that he was treating the people he killed just like animals.
Sorry to hear you didn't like Snatch. I enjoyed it a lot -- agree that a lot of times it was more style than substance, but I thought it was still pretty good. Thought Pitt was really good in it.
Did you see Ritchie's previous movie, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?
ok, here goes. the story is clever. the direction is mediocre in its good moments, and annoying and distracting in its bad ones. the cast is excellent.
now comes the touchy part
i am a gun owner who, for the most part, wants nothing to do with the NRA. i disagree with them far too often. but (and i hate to admit this) i actually agreed somewhat with wayne lapierre after sandy hook. the entertainment industry in general (it's not just hollywood) glorifies violence to an absurd degree, imo. i absolutely believe the prevalence of violence in movies and on television breeds an atmosphere which desensitizes people to it, and as a result, leads to more violence in real life.
and that's overwhelmingly what this movie is about. i am not completely adverse to violence, but i don't care for it when it's excessive and/or gratuitous.
and no, i haven't seen the other, either.
i never get tired of quoting this line from This Film is not yet Rated:
You can blow a guy's head off, but you can't blow a guy.
i think video game violence is far worse for kids than tv shows. hey have hand held game devices now. blood and guts everywhere and not in a john wayne type way.
i think video game violence is far worse for kids than tv shows.
Interesting thing is, they said the same thing about the Three Stooges and Bugs Bunny back in the 30's, 40's, 50's, that they were too violent and kids were gonna copy-cat what they saw.
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