Just watched Equilibrium the other night, awesome movie, people call it the predecessor to Matrix and I guess in some ways it is sort of similar. In my opinion it trumps Matrix as well, though that might not be a popular mindset.
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Join Date: Dec 2009
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Re: General Movie Discussion Part II
I was looking at several of my favorite actors' Wikipedia pages for movies that I haven't seen and I noticed that Robert DeNiro directed The Good Shepard which surprised me. I know the movie gets alot of shit from people but I really enjoy it. I just popped it in the other day to watch when I was bored, even though I've seen it several times, it's just one of those movies where you notice something new every time you watch it. People say that it's a really slow paced movie which is true but if you're a fan of those CIA-ish thriller type movies than you really don't mind because that's how they all are. The Good Shepard is one of those movies that you have to watch from the very beginning/not miss many parts or else you'll be like wtf at the end.
Also, I've noticed a few of y'all in this thread mentioning the upcoming movie, The Iceman and about it starring Michael Shannon. I decided to read up about it because I thought it may be about that crazy-ass Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski and to my surprise it actually is about him. I've seen several different television shows about Richard Kuklinski's life and even one show where he was being interviewed and his story/life is just down-right crazy. Dude is the definition of a sociopath. Michael Shannon is the perfect actor to play this dude and I'd like to think that a Oscar nod for Best Actor is already in the bag without even seeing him in this movie. I'm a big fan of Mob-related movies and in the next several months we have: The Iceman, Killing Them Softly, and Gangster Squad all coming to theaters...
Just watched Bringing Out The Dead and it was brilliant. Seriously underrated Scorsese movie, and even though it's not up there with his top tier films, it's still better than pretty much most other American director's work during that time. It's clearly got more than a few hints of Taxi Driver running through it with similar themes, but it's also completely different with it's main characters way of dealing with his issues. Cage (and Ving Rhames for that matter) is fantastic in it, and shows that when he's on top form he's a world class actor. It's really funny and the soundtrack as with most Scorsese movies is great, and he really is a master at using soundtrack and image together to create amazing atmospheres. If you're a Scorsese fan and haven't seen this great overlooked movie, then get the hell on it.