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"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

01:38 min | 2 months ago

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Hi welcome to around the world in eighties movies. My name is Vince Leo. I'm the author of the film. Review website quips dot net by checkout over four thousand of my written reviews and read Anytime Quip. Stir Dot net is where to go. Q. W. I p. s. t. e. r. dot net. While you're there I do encourage you to check out the link to my other podcast. It's called the quit stor Phil Review. Podcast where elegant more recent movies out in theaters? Vod streaming services. You can check out that link anytime at my website. Webster Dot net today. I'm going to be getting into a new series. A four part series at this time and they are all part of this team franchise them talking specifically about Jaaz. The jaws franchise to films come from the nineteen seventies to films come from the nineteen eighties but to talk about those films in the. Nineteen eighties. I do feel that. Have to talk about the bills from the seventies I because they're all interconnected in many ways. Johnson's from Nineteen seventy-five of course it is a PT rated film it predates pg thirteen definitely would get a PG thirteen today. It almost got an R rating for reasons..

"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

08:49 min | 5 months ago

"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

"Name is Vince Leo. I am the author of the Film Review. Website clips dot net. I do film reviews from all eras really at my website. Although this particular podcasts does cover brand new movies. I especially emphasize in films of the nineteen eighties. You can listen to all of those reviews other. Podcasts called around the world in these movies. You can check that out by finding the link to that on my website. Click stir dot net. Twip S. T. E. R. DOT net. Today I'm going to get into film. That's won the Academy Award for best picture just recently. It is called parasite it is a film. That kind of defies a lot of Jan Rutta expectations. It's the drama thriller. It's got some horror elements. I guess to it suspense mystery comedy. It's definitely a black comedy. In a satire in many respects so it is a film from Bong Jun Ho who also contributed to the screenplay. Along with jin-won Hahn Choi was sick song. King Ho Chou Ios John Leeson Con Parks Odom and a whole bunch of others are in this film hopefully pronounce some of those correctly R. rated at has language some violence and sexual content. The run time is two hours and twelve minutes. Now after he had done. Two films primarily in English backed back twenty thirteen snow piercer. Twenty seventeens Ocho. Which was released on Netflix? Bongino here is returning to purely Korean language film making for the first time since two thousand nine with his black comic satire parasite and is arguably the best film in his distinguished career. Now this is a film that he feels contains nuances and specific details. That are not going to be readily understood. One hundred percent by audiences outside of South Korea maybe that's overstated because it has received acclaim from all corners of the world at gathered many accolades outside of his native country including unanimously winning the palm door at can and it one of course as I just mentioned best picture and it was the first foreign language film to do so at the Academy Awards. It also won best international film. That was a category that used to be called. Best Foreign Language Film. Anyone the Academy Award for best director. These were all firsts for a Korean film. The parasite continues bonk's themes of social class structures in the divide set occur because of things like the financial inequality among people not only within society but in how family dynamics are built around them his film centers on two different families of four the primary one that we follow being poor but very street smart family living in a semi basement with this window. That's overlooking an alley that drunks habitually use as their bathroom. Korea's top character actor song-ho he appeared in bonds The host and memories of murder and Snow Piercer. He plays Kim Ki. Taik the father in this poor family that has no breadwinners due to the lack of good paying jobs through your latest Gig finds them folding pizza boxes for a local company. Poverty has become so pervasive in the area that the family ends up working overtime to try to find ways to not spend money. They hijack Wi fi from their neighbors. They resort to forgery to try to gain credentials from schools that they couldn't even dream to be able to afford they even leave the window open as the bug. Exterminator draws near to get free fumigation inundating their basement apartment and boxes meant to carry pizzas at the time with unhealthy chemicals. A things end up taking a turn for the better for them. Ki-taek Sun Kiu gets a temporary job replacing a friend as a tutor for a high the teenage daughter of the well to do family. That's also featured in this film in their palatial home key. Woo Woos the young woman who develops a crush on him just like she did the prior. Tutor and convinces the naive mother that he has the skills necessary for the job and when key woo learns that the young son in the rich family does song needs an art tutor he brings in his sister to do. The job pretending to be key was college friend. An art therapist from their other members of the family soon began to get jobs working for this rich family. That's I guess. Hence why the film is called parasite probably one of many reasons for this multilayered film class rage. That's a potent topic for these times. Still a touchy one. Among many people who might feel that the rich should not be portrayed as inherently evil rather as people that we should admire and protect to that end. Bong does not paint the rich family as evil or deserving of being fleeced instead they live a life of relative safety in Bolivia snus that makes them pretty ignorant to the plight of the people in their employees. They see the tutors and the drivers and the housekeepers they see them. They're just because they're paid to care about them. Even if the feeling is not reciprocal. The poor family has this discussion amongst themselves. That the rich family is nice. But it's determined that they're nice because they're rich not rich because they are nice. They speculate that. If they became rich they might actually be nice too because they wouldn't have the worry and the strife in their lives any longer to try to make ends meet the line that might get crossed. Is this notion that the poor have a certain smell to them which the rich don't have according to this film? Initially the song astutely determines that all of the workers that they've just hired who did not claim to be related to each other even though they are have the same smell but his father. Deng takes it one step further by connecting the smell of his newly hired driver. The chauffeur that he hired which happens to be the patriarch of the poor family. He has the smell of the people who ride the subway and he can't stand that smell. Ki-taek determines that what? Dong it is really offended by the smell of poverty something that Deng ex wife soon finds also unpalatable. She cracks the window open in the back seat to not have that smell much too much too key. Tykes offense Bong does not paint this poor family in the holy sympathetic light either shows them to be uncaring about their work ethic they feel like the best things in life should come at no price. The title of the film itself Parasite shows the comic view of the poor that has shaped over the last century among rich especially in recent years. That those who live in poverty or somehow there because they are lazy freeloaders. Who Don't want to work hard to become rich like the rich people. Of course that's the ultimate message of this film which is at birth and Lower. Cav More to do with your wealth then just working hard as many of toiled and have been unable to make it out of poverty while many who have succeeded into wealth have hardly worked at all. But who's to blame for all of this throughout history? There have been many approaches to running a country from monarchy's to socialism capitalism. What to do with wealth within that society each one of them has produced its own set of ills. South Korea in particular has a kind of a weird blend of capitalism and socialism and communism in its economic structure which often can generate a good deal of friction among classes as to which approach is ideal for the populists. Bond does not suggest that there's a way out that will work only that what currently exists does not as economic disparity frequently breeds resentment fear and anger among the people of the same nation and the more disparity is the more likely the potential there is for thinks to boil over Bongino. He's conceived of the idea for parasite twenty thirteen. He was wrapping up filming. Snow appears Sir. He had class friction in mind when he was making snow. Appears everybody wanted to tell a different story with the same theme with a realistic storyline? That didn't rely on science fiction tropes and he drew many aspects from some of his own personal experience as with key Woo Bong joon-ho worked as a tutor while he was in college. He observed firsthand the environment of the rich and those of the poor and how they contrast each other his girlfriend now. His wife tutored English to this rich family and she brought in Bongino tutor math even though he claims his math skills are absolutely terrible and that similar to the events that we see in the first half of parasite now as this is a dark comedy with Dramatic Weight Bong tones down a lot of his eccentric characterizations here that permeate some of his other works. We get invested in the poor family in their schemes to earn money. We don't quite sympathize with them until later when they get a taste of the high life that they can walk through as visitors but never quite as peers that lack of judgment on the characters is. What makes this drama? We don't have a rooting interest in one site prevailing over.

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"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

17:20 min | 6 months ago

"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

"Hi Welcome to the film review. podcast my name is Vince Leo. I am the author of the Film Review Website quits dot net. I invite you to check out over. Four thousand of my written reviews have been doing refused since nineteen ninety-six covering all Ariza film all genres. Whatever you are looking for you'll find a lot of that they're at my website? Quips Dot net. Twip T. R. DOT net. While you're there I do encourage heard you to check out my podcast covers films of the nineteen eighties..

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

01:46 min | 6 months ago

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Hi welcome to the world in eighties movies. My name is Vince Leo. I am the author author of the Film Review. Website quips dot net. I invite you to check out over four thousand of my written reviews here either anytime. Clips Dot net is where to go key W. I p. s. t. e. r. Dot net while you're there encourage you check out my podcast covering brand new films out in theaters. It is called the quit. Stir Film Review Podcast and you can find the link to that at my website website..

"vince leo" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

09:46 min | 8 months ago

"vince leo" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"So the chat room is weighing in on scoring on an iPad actually there a lot of people who do it for sheet music but there are some really amazing scoring apps for the iPad there's so bilious it's been around for a long time but the one apple demonstrated to be masters reminded me this when the iPad I guess with the iPad pro came out I think they demonstrated this call for score F. O. R. score for score fifteen dollar program let's use the apple pencil if you have an iPad pro to annotate to modify scores of our color might just want something simply could turn the pages with but for scores very cool if you have an apple laptop and using finale another way to do this would be to have finale on the laptop and then pair your iPad the new apple operating system Catalina has a screen sharing capabilities it's really amazing that lets you use your iPad as a second screen with your mac computer so if your mac computer laptop or desktop I guess is near enough to your piano where you're teaching you've got something on finale you can display the sheet music on your iPad wirelessly over to it so that's another way to do that that would give you the equivalent of fell in the iPad I apologize I misspoke finale is not yet available for the iPad there's a lot of people I've been looking a lot of people saying when is it going to have when is finally going to come out for the iPad I think for scores as are a great place to start and the tactics in our chat room tactics as a little he he knows of conductors that use for score so you can have a pretty elaborate score on that on that I pad I understand the size constrained that's maybe why is twelve point nine inch iPad the iPad pro would probably be the best choice rumor has it we thought maybe they apple would announce a new iPad pro this year no so rumor has it it'll be in the spring they will see new iPad pros they're kind of do it kinda ready I think one two is Vincent Santa Barbara hi Vince Leo laporte the tech guy they always alone Leo okay Annika thank you you too hello khlo we're kind of thinking about retiring going cruising on a sailboat nice we need a we need a chart but we are kind of a shoestring budget and try to put as an expense yeah but if some research and found yes here you can't well we have a hand held the you know Garmin GPS fine we have some paper charts flying we sure will be nice to have a to be able to use a a trip they they tablet as a truckload plotter wouldn't it be this is where I get so confused I went and tried to agree for example on on you too the people are are there there's there's videos that given the wrong information for example on Amazon there is a tablet called the dragon touch T. ten home and you're just like that last guy don't go look these these off brand tablets are just iPad clones in copies and in most cases you're not going to get a great experience the I. pad support something called I nav axe which is a chart chart plotter for iOS and iPad or iPhone and iPad and I would take a look at that before I would try some weird third party well it looks like I made a mistake I bought that peach and write that the dragon touch it says on on Amazon it's a GPS but it turns out there is no onboard GPS the GPS is is wifi dependent so we went ten miles off shore is nothing so my question my specific question is that it seems like you feel free to correct me there has to be onboard GPS and the clue is that the that the tablet must have not only instead of why fight it must have cellular and what what is the connection between seller and GPS I mean there are no cellular towers out it it's not connected it's just that if they have enabled if they've spent the money as apple does and they cost a hundred twenty nine Bucks more than the standard iPad they're putting in a chipset from Qualcomm that does both GPS and LTE and so it's the same with apple's iPad there's no GPS on apple's iPads unless you get the L. T. E. I. pets now here's the good news you can get a third party GPS device that will work with any device that can do Bluetooth which probably includes that weird tablet and certainly includes send it back I know I know a good man and it back that's a relief now you know why I don't recommend these kind off brand weirdo things dual electronics actually this is a a recommendation the listener gave me some time ago when I bought it makes a what they call universal Bluetooth GPS receiver for sixty five Bucks well and it's you put that you know you can keep your iPad inside the cabin but you could put that somewhere where it's got a line to say to this guy because as you know you need a lot of good Linus like this guy and this thing is a very nice it's actually faster my experience has been faster than the GPS in the phone it's Bluetooth so you parrot to your device iPhone iPad whatever so you can actually probably use it with that dragon I'm glad you sent it back to the B. other problems with that and and the dual electronics the one I bought on Amazon has the X. GPS one fifty a they have a couple of models it will pair right up to any tablet or phone give you the GPS now that's half the price what apple charges for the additional capability so it lets you want the L. T. E. when your land bound I would say you know do this plus as events you can position at a little bit better than the iPad you can put it right there in the they call on a boat a windshield you perfect there's no windshield hello this is doctor nice dog you're not sure yet put out the Dodger solar panel yeah a little a little yet she keep battery thing yeah but I would look at this I nav X. because this looks like it is a very good choice forum it's very much you know it's a lot like our call previous caller who wanted to sheet music alive Pat the reason you go with an iPad is because the variety and quality of applications available on iOS is far superior to end right so and the quality of the hardware is far superior you may pay more you know you can get at a ninety nine dollar android tablet but I'm not sure I'd recommend it I think it's worse get an iPad and gets considering and I paid for now for as little as three to twenty nine dollars I see no reason not to okay last question how do you keep it warm how do you keep the thing for water it out at sea everything everything gets on the salt waters corrosive instead of yeah I don't that's a good question you can definitely buy water proof cases I bet you have them for your phone you can buy for the iPad as well so just put in a water proof case the key on the waterproof case for iPad just like with the phones you have to be able to touch the screen so it's going to have us you know the the the clear part is gonna be capacitive so that you can touch the screen and and use it through the less the protector but yeah or just put in the ziploc bag very good thank you thank you thank you welcome I use you know when I go you know kayaking or snorkeling or whatever and I want to bring an iPhone with me I just bring a wet bag they have water proof wet bags that have their clear that you can touch the screen through it and so that's fine to its size elegant is a case designed to be waterproof nowadays I pads are widely used for navigation at least in the air in fact I can't member which airline was it not the north west I can't remember which airline eliminated because no no pilot will get on board with briefing bag full of you know charts and paperwork and all that stuff and I know at least one airline I bet your many now have abandoned that big heavy brief case and they've started using iPads and all materials on there thanks to one of paper put out just in case but this is absolutely the way the way it's gonna and I I have to say I've I've did buy as there was a recommendation from a listener the dialect tracks stand on GPS at that price sixty five Bucks that's really great and he he said I he got even those iPhone has GPS he purchased it because it it it picks up faster it to you know is that lag when you're you know you're trying to get you guys print from the GPS driving in the car is even the littlest tiny bit of lag you're gonna miss that turn turn here wait a minute I'm already past that so he he he recommended for that reason and yet works really well I should they brought to you by I drive I got a great story for you Rachel writer in Tampa Florida had tons of notes book chapters family photos all sorts of stuff on our PC she couldn't find an important piece of work she was looking everywhere search through all the folders she thought maybe she lost it or actually throw it out she remember though she had I drive the best in back up and here's a quote from Rachel she emailed the folks that I drive quote you help me restore a major piece of work that took months to assemble when my material was restored offense felt a tremendous relief concrete proof that I drive is saving my documents and or material you bet it is with I.

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"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

13:36 min | 10 months ago

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Boned hi welcome to around the world in eighty s movies. My name is Vince Leo. I am the author of the film. Review website quips dot net. I invite you to check out over four thousand of my written reviews. You can read their anytime quick. Stir dot is where to go key. WIP As T.. Dot Net while you're there doing urge you to check out my other. podcast called the film review podcast. It covers films that better brand new out in theaters..

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

02:10 min | 10 months ago

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Put I welcome to Around the world in the eighties movies name is Vince. Leo I am the author of the Film Review Website quits dot net. You can find this and many other of my written reviews at my website podcast it's called the Webster Film Review Podcast is a link to it on that site you can also find links to my twitter feed facebook page instagram anyway you want to get in touch with me at.

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"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

01:44 min | 11 months ago

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

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"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

07:12 min | 1 year ago

"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

"I welcome to equip, Stor film, review podcast. My name is Vince, Leo. I am the author of the film review website, quip, stir dot net. I've, I'd you to check out over four thousand of my written reviews, who their anytime quips, stir dot net is where to go. Q W, I, P, S, T, E, R dot net. While you're there, I doing courage you to check out my other podcast. It's very similar to this one, except with a lot more history and trivia thrown in. It is called around the world in eighties movies. Just search for the link when you go to my site. That's at quip. Stor dot net today, I'm going to be looking at a film. That's currently out in a very limited selection of theaters. However, is available on the direct TV platform. If you subscribe to direct TV probably are able to watch this on demand when you like it is called the professor. It is an already film. It does have language sexual content and some drug use to run time is about an hour and thirty minutes. Johnny Depp is the. Starred. Yes. Johnny Depp appearing in film. That's pretty much voiding theaters. Never thought I'd see the day that would happen, Rosemary DeWitt, Danny. Huston. Ron Livingston Odessa. Young zoey Deutch and a few others are in the film. Wayne Roberts is the director. He also writes the screenplay, Johnny Depp here is playing this English professor who works for this prestigious New England college. He's named Richard Brown. He learns that he has late stage. Lung cancer probably only has six months to live. If he doesn't seek any treatment, and he doesn't plan on seeking that treatment, we come to learn on top of this Richard is also terminally board. He's a self absorbed jerk whose own life has been falling apart long before this diagnosis. His wife is cheating on him. Cheating on him with the chancellor no less his boss at the school. Now he can say whatever he feels like because he's only going to be here a little bit longer. He knows he's on his way out and what he has to say is not. Always kind with perhaps only months, left Richard decides to continue to teach his literature, classy, hopes to impart, some actual value to his current crop of students before he succumbs to his disease. He's also going to try to experience his own life without worrying about the consequences, a life that he comes to realize that he should have been trying to live along the basic set up. There are a lot of scenes that revolve around this a few surprises as well. Tony Lee, the professor, which had been renamed from its initial title of Richard says goodbye in the film festival circuit Roberts prior film debut was called, Katie says goodbye. So it was in keeping with that theme there, but they did change it to the professor for its release here under a TV and in theaters, it's all over the place as a film at times. It does play like a farcical dark comedy at other times, it's a very straightforward heartfelt drama does have effective moments. If you look at it as either one, but. -gether somehow, the shifts can be felt within the professor sometimes undercuts itself, just when the film looks like it might be able to finally hit a prolonged dry to goes from one to the other. It's not quite certain which way Roberts wanted to go, Johnny Depp here. He has plenty of room to roam with the character, but not so much for the mostly underwritten, supporting cast particularly left wanting is the role of Richard's, philandering and fed-up wife Veronica, she's played here by Rosemary DeWitt. Who's a very good actress. She valiantly tries to act like veronica's, a lived in and sympathetic human being, but their screenplay really doesn't give her much to do other than to look, adoring, -ly, or angrily at Richard as he gets to grant in his position in life at seemingly, every turn Johnny Depp, here is certainly committed to the role. He gives the part his all, but throughout his career Depp has always been an excellent character actor. But if you think about his roles that stand out he's kind of tougher cell in. Trying to act like a normal human being in enrolls here. He's given the more grounded human character to inhabit, but he still plays this role with his character tendencies a little bit like Jack Sparrow, if you dial it down about seventy percent, kind of, in that range, still a little bit more character than character. Now, the real problem with the professor is connecting to this character study. Many of you are going to find themselves unable to feel any form of actual connection with Richard and his plight beyond anything that we might feel for say a complete stranger who's going through this process. We have ninety minutes of observing who he is, and where he stands as he faces the daunting precipice of dying alone. But by the end we wonder exactly who he is. And what really is making him tick, and what really to make of the whole movie in general. We wonder if the theme of making sure that we live life, the way that we want to has come through through this film, even though the narrative alludes to that on several. Occasions, it just seems to be not quite, connecting full-on, you know, other questions abound would Richard be who he is had he lived care freely like he is. Now, would you have ever had wife would the daughter, he loves so much even exist? Could he have even lasted long enough in his career to be where he is today to be able to live care freely? You know, if you live a life without regrets, isn't a possible to still have a regretful life. When you actually look back these are questions. I think that you should ponder beyond the film, but they're not addressed properly, I think within the course of the narrative that seeks to inspire beyond its main character, and yet it can't seem to be much more than a collection of his particular follies foibles. So in the end, the professor plays a lot like the embodiment of my own college professors. They were learned sometimes able to fascinate yet. They were also unapproachable and full of. Unappealing self-employed. Portent. So it's a close call, but I can't quite recommend it. I'm going to give it to and a half stars out of four two and a half stars on my skill means that I do think it had the tools had the talent to be a worthwhile film for most people. And yet it just falls short here. Certainly people who like Johnny Depp will probably get more mileage out of it. I know that given his personal life that's been in the news of late. Maybe he's turned off a lot of people to his movies, and maybe they're not even going to give this a chance. I like his performance in this movie. But I do think that the movie is not released playing to his particular shrinks. And I don't think that he's able to overcome some of the problems that I feel are there within the narrative to make it a worthwhile film for most people, so two and a half stars at four is the best. I can give the professor. Thanks, everyone for listening. I hope that you enjoyed this review, if you end up seeing the professor, and you have your own thoughts, you can find my contact information on my website. Let me know what you think that's quips dot net. Q W, S, T, E, R dot net until you hear from me, again, thanks everyone for listening and. Leasing joy time anytime you get to go to the movies, even if you're kicking back watching or satellite dish at home.

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"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

07:50 min | 1 year ago

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Hello and welcome to around the world in eighties movies by his Vince Leo. I'm the author of the film review website, quips dot net. I invite you to check out over four thousand my written reviews, you can read there anytime. Quips dot net is where to go key W. I P S T E, R dot net. While you're there doing courage to check out my other podcasters linked to it on my site. It's called the quit Stor film review podcasts, where cover movies that are currently out Peter's VOD or net flakes, or something like that. You can check that out. That's at clips, ter- dot net today. I'm going to be getting into another three part series as I tend to do on this show. I just covered films in which someone goes back in time in order to catch a bad guy that also has gone back in time the three part series that I'm going to do now. Kind of continues in the scifi mold, I'm going to be talking about three different movies in which there is a major city that set in the future kind of Destop IQ look at what happens to the city's sometime in the future. The first of those three movies. Is going to look at Los Angeles in the future, and I don't think it's really the future. I'm recording this in the year twenty nineteen this film is set in the year. Twenty nineteen just by coincidence. If you know your eighties films, probably way, head of me. I'm talking about nineteen eighty two's blade runner Bladerunner is in our rated film. It does have violence nudity and language the run times depending on what cut this. Like seven different cuts. Usually a little bit around the two hour, Mark Harrison Ford is the main star Redcar Hauer Edward, James Olmos, Sean young, Daryl Hannah m wash William Sanderson Brian jeans, Joe terkel Joanna Cassidy appear in the film. The director is Ridley Scott and the screenplay credited to Hampton Fancher and David Webb peoples. It's based on the novel do androids dream of electric, sheep by Philip k dick. Now, as I mentioned, this film is set in twenty nineteen specifically, November twenty nineteen obviously this is. Future that did not necessarily come to pass, although there are quite a few months here for all of this to come to fruition. I guess the city is Los Angeles earth has undergone some sort of massive population either explosion or depletion, depending on how you interpreted in the urban areas. The city landscape is a mishmash of every culture and almost everywhere you go. There are advertisements, the most prominent of these advertisements is this floating space barge? That's advertising, the off world colonies, these off world colonies offer excitement and adventure to people who are able to go there it appears there is much excitement. That is true because six Replicans. Those are Android creations that resemble humans in just about every possible way with the exception of enhanced agility, and strength, and they were constructed to work as slaves on these off world. Colonies, these six Replicans commit mutiny in the end up escaping to earth where they have been outlawed under panel. Of death. They're here, though to find a way to increase their four year lifespan, and that causes a blade runner named Eckerd blade runner being a special LAPD task force member, whose job is to kill any in all Replicans decade, here has to come out of retirement. He's the best they have. So they tell him. Anyway. That's the basic setup so much so much more to the story than that this film, as I mentioned is based on the Philip k dick novel came out in nineteen sixty eight called do androids dream of electric sheep. I have read that book, if you read that book as well, you know, this film is very loosely based on that. In fact, it's almost like its own entity. When you compare it to that, even though it shares some common themes and a few characters blade runner, does borrow its title from an otherwise unrelated book from nineteen seventy four. It was a novel by Alan e Norris called the blade runner William Burroughs had been commissioned to write a script treatment for an adaptation of. Norris's work, but it was instead put forward as in the Vella published in nineteen seventy nine called blade runner. The movie also related to what appears in this film, now in these works the term blade runner referred to someone who smuggled medical supplies, such scalpel. That would make much more sense. There are actual blades, no blades here, Hampton Fancher here. The original screenwriter for adapting the Philip k dick work happened have a copy in his possession of Williams, boroughs treatment, and thought had had somehow better ring to it than the titles that he had associated with his script. They had toyed with calling it, Android, and mechanism, oh, or dangerous days was kind of sticking for a while the producer of bleed Renner. Michael Dealey agreed. So all the rights to use the title where subsequently bought out for the movies exclusive use, and then the apply the term to these Android hunters of the movie with no clear definition, as to how the term came about other than it just sounded cool. Now the impetus for the Philip k dick adaptation started in nineteen seventy five, that's when an independent film producer named herb Jaffe, he had been looking into the possibility of turning do androids dream of electric sheep into one of his first produced features a nothing much came of it because Philip k dick hated the adaptation, that was done by Jaffe son, Robert, the author claims that it had been turned into a farcical comedy and really did not like the way that it was going now before this reportedly Martin Scorsese had expressed some interest prior to this in the late nineteen sixties around nineteen sixty nine the book was relatively new at that time, but he never did manage to secure the rights. Now a couple of years after Jaffe, attempt Hampton Fancher would emerge with a new draft that did get option and it focused more on issues surrounding the environment than some of the heavier, philosophical questions film is now known for now after Ridley Scott had originally turned down directing this film to work on Frank. Herbert. It's dune, the producer, Michael Dealey sweet talked him into a second chance offer when dune fill through, including this deal that would give him a cut of the profits. Now they had release Scott, but he needed a Rick decker, Dustin Hoffman was in serious consideration for the starring role for a long period of time. He soon fell out a favor though. Once he started insisting on some creative changes that he fell would make the film work better, and that eventually frustrated, the producer Dealey to seek someone who would work with the material a little bit better. Now after giving a couple of dozen other actors look, including Robert mitchum, screenwriter Hampton ventures choice. He actually wrote the script with Robert mitchum in mind, but he was a little bit too old. They felt for the part these days. Martin sheen was also in consideration. But there are a whole host of other names, you think of a name, they probably contemplated that actor for the role they eventually came to an agreement with Harrison Ford. Steven Spielberg recommended. Ford be given a look and they did give him a look. And they ended up hiring him though. Once he was on board. It would be a very contentious set because Ford and Scott were continuously butting heads creatively released. Got then still a young director who concentrated a lot on the design in the minutia, and Harrison Ford much more of an actor in a season actor by this point feeling like Scott was going in all the wrong directions much of the time. Now, Scott had already worked for eight

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"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

11:53 min | 1 year ago

"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

"Hello and welcome to the quips. Stor film review podcast. My name is Vince Leo on the author of the film review website, quipped dot net. I invite you to check out over four thousand my written reviews anytime quip dot net is where to go cube U P S T E R dot net. Today, a very antiquated film for many including myself. It is avengers in game which promises to put an end to certain character. Arcs in story arcs that we've learned from previous films in the marvel cinematic universe. While also setting the stage for perhaps what will follow after this, obviously, this is a film that I think people are going to want to hear spoiler free, at least until they actually see the film. So I'm going to remain spoiler free. I try not to engage in too many spoilers as it is. But this one will be a little bit more sidestepping even ones that a typical movie would probably set you up with. This is a PG thirteen rated film does have. Science fiction violence and action and some language Runtime is wiping three hours and one minute the cast. Well, I guess the cast would include spoilers if I were to reveal who's in who's not in at cetera. But I will tell you because you can see this from the advertisements and the posters of what have you that Robert Downey junior? Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner are in the film, along with a few others, including Josh Brolin, etc. Whether or not you'll see some of your favorite heroes that you may. Or may not think have come back that's going to be left to your imagination. At least until you see the film Anthony Russo. Joe Russo R the director, the screenplay credited to Christopher Markus, and Stephen mcfeely, the marvel cinematic universe here is finally putting a cap of sorts no pun intended to the various phases that it had built up since it started back in two thousand eight with iron man, this is going to allow for a natural conclusion. So we are told. For a few big story arcs while it's also going to be passing the torch to this whole new generation of heroes who've come up within the Twenty-one films that preceded it, and I presume we're going to be seeing a few more new ones down the road. This film is especially continuing where we had left off to the first half of the story backing avengers Infinity ward just a year ago, the many questions resulted from that epoch chapter in that left. The state of the MC you any shambles prompting rampant speculation among all of the various fencer pills as to how things would write itself in the dramatic conclusion that we're getting here in endgame. It's finally here the speculation can be over for those who doing gauging yet. And I assume maybe billions around the world are going to see this film. So I guess I mean question that we're going to get to here for those people who don't want any spoilers. All is. Does it deliver does deliver the goods that were expecting? And I would say the short answer is. Yes. And as to the house and wise of its. Success? I would encourage those of you who listened this far to stray away. Put your headphones down. Go see the film for yourself before you learn too much that would be a little bit anticlimactic. So if you haven't seen the prior twenty one entries in the MC, you I do think that you might want to see as many of those as you can to before seeing this film because this is an entry that is probably not gonna make -lica- sense to anyone who isn't initiated and completely on board to what the MC you has had to offer over the last decade now, I don't engage in typical spoilers. So I will say this. This is your last chance to depart before. I tell you some plot. Details to this film, very spoiler free. As far as I'm concerned. But some people really do not wanna know anything. So in that case pas that comeback after you've seen the film and game. This start in a world following the snap. That was delivered by Thanos that extinguished half of all life within the galaxy in an instant without a trace in his effort to bring what he. Felt would be a much needed balance and tranquillity caused by what he felt were overcrowding interests and some of the ills that manifest itself from having all of that splashed all over the galaxy. The film starts with a brief intro, which I won't get into we fast forward though, five years, and we find a world that has had trouble moving on from the loss of the many loved ones, especially in the surviving avengers. Conveniently all of the characters that comprise the first corps team of the avengers are among them. Now, the adventures here feel a particular sense of guilt for not having been able to save the billions that they were sworn to protect. However, a new idea begins to develop to find a way to actually reverse the situation and involves a very risky and highly improbable gambit in which the avengers have to try to verse time and space to reconnect all of the Infinity stones and bring back all of those who may have vanished without losing some of those good things. That have happened since that fateful day. Now, I'm gonna leave the plot alone. As far as that goes because you know, there's much more to the story than I'm letting on I'm going to refrain here. And I think partially for those who really did not heed my warning by putting their headphones down but also partially because once the nature of the gambit is revealed to restore the galaxy to its rightful condition. I probably would spend many many minutes trying to explain this plotline that I'm not sure I even have half a grasp on I just saw the movie so it's a lot to take in. There's a lot of things happen here that don't completely make sense to me. And I don't know that they actually do make complete sense if I were to actually try to pick this film apart. I hope that it does. But I can't guarantee it, although the outcome of their mission will likely not be a complete surprise to the vast majority of yours who were going into this film. There are still quite a few unexpected developments that do happen along the way, even if you know alternately that this is a film that is probably going to reestablish things relatively close to how they were. Were you know, you start off here with very slow and downbeat I act I was expecting that. It was going to be very amped up going into this film, and we're going to have huge battle after huge battle. This actually starts off with the very somber tone, it sometimes feels like it's going to unveil up the entire film. It's very muted in its humor for much of that. Although there are a few choice moments of that humor, particularly in the comical, although sometimes Serio comical, and maybe even serial tragic ways that these surviving heroes have changed within the interim. And a lot of those big action set pieces are staved off to the middle and the climax of the run time. That's something. I wasn't necessarily expecting the directors here. Joe Anthony Russo they do have fairly remarkable job in keeping all of these moving parts together. Even though by the end, there's just so much to take in that might be impossible for big moments to truly sink in until you may be recollected in your mind after the credit start to roll all of the check boxes that you're going to be expecting are checked here. Agitate Paphos comedy triumph visual effects. Rousing score satisfying fan service moments. And of course, one of the biggest superhero spectacles ever put to screen. It delivers all of that key characters are going to get their chances to shine. Some as you might expect are getting their last hurrah to put some closure to the fact that unlike the print counterparts of these characters the actors that portray them really are not going to be able to do it forever. No matter how much to technology allows them to age them decades. Now, speaking of the aging, I think that if I have detraction to this film, a nit-pick so to speak, the only significant attraction, Mike experience in watching ventures endgame is this copious amount of uncanny valley moments that sprinkle in here involved in the less than seamless effort to try to make either a character appear very young or maybe different as in the case of hulk. I'll say no more about that. Or in the efforts to try to convince us. In the audience that all of these actors at the put together on the screen at once or actually there without some sort of generous help from very powerful, computer processing to make it all happen. It doesn't look natural big scenes in which all of these characters these actors actually have to come together. Now, some viewers may make something of this run time even some critics as well. But I think that in its defense given all of the basis that the Russa's actually have to cover to try to wrap things up and then put the very finest ribbon on it. It really doesn't feel stretched out beyond a rational sense. At least not to me. I think there's more breathing room here to let some of those serious and poignant moments sink in. And while that may result in the film that may be a bit heavy, and is not the kind of movie that would grab for quick repeat viewing. When I'm in the mood for some sort of buffalo MC you action. I still think that there's a beauty in the way that lets things play out with these beats that don't always feel like they're in a complete rushed to get to the next plot point marvel knows that it's for these. Characters that we've come to know and enjoy that we're going to be putting our butts in the seats to take this three hour opus in and they're there to provide us with all of the fields that we're going to expect and demand after investing over sixty hours of total time spent in this cinematic universe. The fact that they managed to do all of this while they still get to revisit some of those scenes back to the future part two style. Within those many hours that we've spent getting to know them is perhaps the greatest trick of all within endgame. It reminds us how far things have come and how much we've enjoyed all of these prior entries that built up our intimidation. So well now while I personally tend to prefer the simpler pleasures of Marvel's solo efforts, especially ones that feel more like standalone films. I know that this is a movie that's meant to be on a massive scale. We couldn't even imagine this film would be possible when we were contemplating the humble origins of this series. So with that in mind, it's both exist. Ding, and I have to admit it's a big relief to finally close the chapter on over a decade of these characters and these stories that have been built up and built up before. Now, we can finally start feeling refreshed for new adventures to explore perhaps with those characters that we will if marvel continues to play its cards right fall in love with just as much as the ones that came before. So I'm giving avengers in game a solid three and a half stars out of four three stars. On my skill means. I do think that this is a good film, if you're fan of the MC, you this is a must see obviously for you. If you're not a fan of the Hugh or you have not seen most of the MCI prior to this or not even seen most of them. I would say this is a movie, you might wanna wait until you've seen those films in order to see if this is your first experience of the, Hugh, I will say this movie will probably make absolutely no sense. So be a fan before going into this. And know your stuff is definitely worth. Right. As far as I'm concerned because I love all of these films and highly recommend them for entertainment and some thoughtfulness along the way. Thanks, everyone for listening. I hope you enjoy this review. If you have your own thoughts to give on ventures in game, you can find my contact information on my website. That's quips dot net. Key W P S T E R dot net. While you're there. I also encourage you to check out my other podcast that covers films of the nineteen eighties. It's called around the world and eighties movies. You can find that link at my site until next time. Thank you everyone. And please enjoy your time. Anytime you get to go to the movies, and if you're spending three plus hours sitting there watching ventures in game, it probably is time will spent to you.

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"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

09:57 min | 1 year ago

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"The. Fifteen hundred. Hi and welcome to around the world in eighties movies. My name is Vince, Leo. I'm the author of the film review website, quips dot net. I invite you to check out over four thousand of my written reviews, you read their anytime quip stir dot net is where to go Q W. I S T E R dot net. I cover all areas of movies there. But here I'm covering films of the nineteen eighties today. We're going to be looking at a film that is the third part of a three part series looking at films featuring cyborgs covered rebel cop last week. I covered the film appropriately called cyborg this one. I'm going to be reviewing today's a little bit more obscure, it's kind of a deep dive. It's called hands of steel was originally called in Italy vendetta Dov who throw it also has been released in variety of other names on video streaming or in other parts of the world, atomic cyborg fists of steel and return of the Terminator are some of the more common ones. It's an R. Rated film does have strong violence some new. City and language. The run time is an hour and thirty four minutes. The main star is Daniel Green with supporting roles going to Janet Agra n-, John Saxon, Claudio Castellini, George Eastman, Roberto Bassac, oh, Amy where but in Donald O'Brien director is Sergio Martino who also contributes to the screenplay along with at least every Gandhi Sowell Sasha and John Crausser hands of steel the title that I'm going to be calling it for today's review. It's an Italian produced film. It's obviously influenced by James Cameron's, the Terminator which came out in nineteen Eighty-four if you combine that with the basic plot, I blood you really have hands of steel kind of in a nutshell set in the near future, the marketing of this film lists the year as nineteen Ninety-seven. So a little bit over a decade after the film's release into theaters. We find this very beefy thug. He's been brainwashed by this evil, head of pollution-spewing corporation called the Turner foundation. Which is led by Francis Turner played by John Saxon. We soon learned that this be. Doug has been brainwashed to assassinate a popular ecological guru, who's leading this environmental movement that set to make major radical changes to the drastically worsening country and world, really he's no ordinary beefy. His name is aquar- Wak. He's this war veteran that was left for dead before getting his body used for a radical cyborg assassin experiment that renders him with this electric mind and body of hardened steel underneath has very human-like skin and exterior, however at the last second his human side begins to question what he's doing leaves him on the run from this organization that made him in order to hide their tracks. Pock oh goes on the Lam to his old stomping grounds in Arizona, where he meets this lovely motel embar owner named Linda who offers him room and board in exchange for doing some chores around the property. Meanwhile, pocketing gauges the locals in arm wrestling contests that he can easily best them in. And while that's going on. He's also being pursued by a world class hitman. And also, the FBI this what more to this story than you would suspect at first glance the arm wrestling, I think is the most curious part of it Sergio Martino, he's an Italian director. He's really prolific made. A lot of movies is a maestro known for writing trends in Asia, lows style action science fiction western horror, flicks lot of John reflects under his belt. He spins them into these low budget knockoffs that capitalize on ravenous public's thirst for more when they see a very popular movie in these genres Martina would direct several such features every year throughout the seventies and into the early eighties. Sometimes he used a pseudonym he slowed down his output later to try to concentrate a little bit more on better quality as he would get into hands of steel pens of steel probably ranks among the most well known of the films that he's directed. Even though a lot of people would find it, very obscure on its own hands. Steal would star. The hunky muscle bound Daniel Green in the lead role. He's a former Florida state defensive back. He turned actor sometime later he'd been having some success on television. He was a recurring truck driving character named Wayne Cooley in the popular nighttime soap called falcon crest, hands of steel would give him one of the rare leading roles in his career with more people likely recognizing him for his small appearances in cult favorite comedies later from the fairly brothers and films like kingpin me myself. And Irene truth be told what green has physical presence? He does lack somewhat in charisma makes him kind of a perfect person to cast in this cybernetic entity who struggles with showing her perhaps having emotions to share. He does labor to state credible. When it's written for his character to have romantic feelings toward the motel owner who helps them out later, which in terms of Terminator comparisons. It's kind of like if Arnold Schwarzenegger were trying to take on playing the Kyle Reese role for awhile halfway through the move. Although this is an Italian film hands of steel does benefit from locale work that includes Arizona and some shots of the Grand Canyon tragedy. Unfortunately, would strike the production when the supporting actor Claudio Castellini would end up losing his life a helicopter that he was on ran a little too close to the Navajo bridge in northern Arizona. The rotor blades struck the underside in that resulted in helicopter crashing into the canyon below killing the pilot as well as Castellini John Sexton was written to have been on that helicopter. However, he was spared that ill-fate castellinis role was created because John Saxon is a sag member the Screen Actors Guild, he would not shoot in the United States for a non union film like hands of steel because he feared he would get kicked out of the guild. So all of his scenes were shot in Italy. And he was not able to assume that role while it was at tragedy for Castellini also left open, a logic loophole within the movie that this world class assassin could have been hired from the get go to take out this. Environmental leader. Instead of wasting a lot of time and money on this very risky. Brainwashed. Cyborg. Scheme would have had a movie though, that would have happened now on the downside for this film. The acting is very stiff no help really comes from the obvious overdubbed of nearly every character only, John Saxon. Appears to look like the words are actually coming out of his mouth at the time. He says them special effects here fare little better, including some sort of thermal computer device that looks like it was created for the Atari twenty six hundred and in one of the films more Dacia of surprises that will delight those who love this film for its weirdness. There's this bazooka caliber gun that shoots lasers with this ultra destructive power. We even learn that pocket was not the only cyborg in town. And that not all of them come as beefy as he's made up, including once who looked identical to Daryl Hannah's, Chris from Bladerunner with see through plastic skirts and metal claws under fingers the ending. Also leaves this film with a win. Instead of a bang with this freeze frame of the words. It was a day in our near future the era of the cyborg had begun. And if you get to this point, you're probably thinking what I'm thinking, which is and that might cause those who might be on the fence about how to feel overall about hands of steel like me left a little bit deflated that there wasn't much of a game plan for the film prior to the day that the actually started to roll film, all in all I think fans of action oriented b movies are going to get some mileage out of this gloriously odd premise, but it is slim pickings for mainstream audiences or those who don't regularly feast on drive in cinema. However for those who want to get some mileage describing to their coworkers about that crazy movie. I watched last night, I think there's more than enough insanity as well as its inanity within hands of steel to make for an amusing anecdotal film discussion for those who enjoy that sort of thing. I'm not gonna go so far as to say, this is a good film or even one I would recommend to most people, but it is an enjoyable in. Watchable one and the last four a movie and taken on those teams. I don't think it was actually striving to be a great movie. I think it was just trying to fill a niche, and it does it better than a lot of other knockoffs. I've seen the Terminator. And that's enough for me to give hands of steel two and a half stars out of four two and a half stars on. My scale means I do think it had the tools had the talent to be a film. I could recommend to most people, but it just falls short because it is very derivative. It is hokey it is corny and that would probably keep most people from thinking. It was a good movie. However, I do realize that it is those qualities that. I just mentioned that will also make people who like bad movies like hands of steel. It's silly. But in all the best ways, and that's enough for me to give it to and a half stars out of four. Thanks, everyone for listening. I hope that you enjoy this review as far as what I'm going to be covering next week. Well, we had three cyborg films. Why not continue this film with the film that actually inspired it to be made it is jeans Cameron's the Terminator from nineteen Eighty-four kicking off a neutral geo films for. Next week. If you haven't seen that film in a while doing courage to check that out and listen to my review on the next episode. The Terminator from nineteen Eighty-four just a little hint one of my top ten favorite films of all time. So I'm really looking forward to diving deep into that film on next week's episode. If you want to write to me, you can find my contact information, my website, that's quick stir dot net. Q W P S P E R dot net. While you're there. You can also find a link to my other podcast. It's called the Webster film review podcast cover films that are currently out in theaters as well as a back catalog of movies that have come out over the last three years or so so check that out at quits dot net. Until next time. Thank you, everyone for joining me on this trip around the world in these movies.

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"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

13:42 min | 1 year ago

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"The. Hi, welcome to around the world in eighties movies. My name is Vince Leo on the author of the film review website, quips dot net. I've I check out over four thousand written reviews read anytime quick stir dot net is where to go Q W I P S T E R dot net else. Wanna let you know. If you go there, you can find my link to my other podcast that covers brand new movies out in the theaters. It is called the quit stir film review podcast, just head to my website. Check the links and you'll find it today. We're going to be continuing our second in three part series looking at films featuring cyborgs from the nineteen eighties last week. Of course, we looked at one of the better ones of the nineteen eighties. I guess if you kinda count Darth Vader in the strikes back. Maybe that would be the best one of the nineteen s but the last episode was RoboCop very much enjoyed covering now in because that's one of my favorite films of the nineteen eighties today. Kind of on the other side of the spectrum intern. Of quality from robo cop is a nineteen eighty nine film called cyborg features JEAN CLAUDE van Damme with supporting roles going to Debra Richter. Vincent Klein, Alex Daniels deal hadn't blazed loomed. Ralph Miller Haley Peterson and Terry Batson. The directors repeal on the screenplay is credited to kitty Chalmers. It's an R rated film. It does have strong violence, brief nudity and language. The run time is an hour and twenty six minutes. Cyborg is set in the future. We start off in New York. It's after the dreaded nuclear holocaust every place. It's a wasteland of lawlessness of gangland thuggery JEAN CLAUDE van Damme here stars as a skilled martial arts warrior, named Gibson Rickenbacker. He's known as a Slinger, which I assume is shortened from gunslinger, he's like this mercenary for hire who ends up helping refugees he fights for and ends up. Rescuing a woman named Pearl profit from. Mm this horde of marauders. And it turns out that that woman is really not a woman any logger. She's rather a cyborg who's been transformed in order to gather information, and then transport it to Atlanta on the hope that scientists will end up turning the tide on this widespread plague that has threatened humanity with extinction with that data. However, the leader of the marauders is the fearsome psychopath named Fender tremolo a man who has a history with Gibson. He ruined his life in the past. Fender ends up stealing her back because he wants to cure for himself. And it's up to Gibson along with his newly found tag along named needy Simmons to become earth's last hope now, if you're a musician, or you're just a music fan, you probably have recognized some of the names that I just mentioned have a lot to do with each other. You have Gibson and Fender and Rickenbacker and tremolo and Pearl, and I guess you would gather that writer director Albert Pyon who ROY. This film under his pseudonym of screenwriter, Katie Chalmers. You would think that he's a big fan of music given that nearly everyone's name can be traced back to music or a major instrument manufacturer, you can add Naty Simmons and Marshall strat to that mix. And a few others wonder if the screenplay was typed up in the music shop drawing name inspirations, by whatever was viewed around the word processor, reportedly director beyond had envisioned this film to be a nearly dialogue free heavy metal dominated operatic. Western which would explain the emphasis on guitar names? Lingo, I suppose that tie into musical 'electronic is also not far from being the most science fiction forward thing about this film. There are very few special effects shots. The cyborg herself really means little more to the film than being just a macguffin the origin of cyborg as a film. It's sometimes it's referred to by its original title of Slinger. It comes as an aborted. Sequel to masters of the unit. For something. I alluded to in my review, you can go back quite a few episodes and five my review of masters of the universe. Where mention that ended up getting rewritten. And retold about a dozen times into this post apocalyptic western taint martial arts actioner that exists today, almost unrecognizable I think from the masters of the universe properties. It was filmed on a shoestring budget by cannon films or the cannon group Golan Globus cyborgs only selling point is that it is a starring vehicle for JEAN CLAUDE van Damme. He was not quite yet at his Pika popularity but he was popular enough for the studio to take a gamble. I'm replacing the originally intended Chuck Norris to give this burgeoning young action star a chance this would be a much darker film than most Vandamme output in this time with really hardly any humor to be found within the film itself. Although lovers of very cheap. Looking Sifi may get a humorous kick out of the hair and the word rove, and the b movie kitsch that this film. Espouses van Damme fans are though pretty forgiving a lot of really liked this movie. But I would say for most people this is going to be far from his best work both as an actor and martial artist. It really doesn't help that the editing very choppy in this film, and it gives little real sense of what's actually going on the film's many action sequences fan himself has gone on to say that he really doesn't much care for this film and chooses to ignore it. Maybe there's a reason for that. Which I'll get into in the moment Albert peon who would go onto direct many other similarly premise post-apocalyptic, Marcia lights b movies, including a couple of films that he considers kind of like a cyborg trilogy. He focuses here solely on the action. He has shoes much in the way of the dialogue even wanted less dialogue than there was in this film. In addition to intending it to be filmed in black and white, however, Golan Globus hated the direction he was taking made him reshoot in color and with more emphasis on van Damme's fighting skills, and it's a basic story line. You know, you got good guy versus bad guy in the fight for. Viable, there's not a lot more to it than that than a setup. Pian was commissioned to put this film together on a very shoestring budget using props and sets that were reserved from other cannon group films that he was supposed to have been directing simultaneously, namely, the aforementioned masters of the universe. Follow up. And a never produced Spiderman filmed at cannon had to get out into the theaters before nine hundred ninety or they would lose the license to be able to make that film. However, the bankrupt cannon could not afford, the licenses in fact, the proverbial checks ended up getting balanced. They couldn't afford these properties any longer had to let them go. So they ended up having to make this other film out of what was left of these props and try to make it make some sort of sense the entire production from concept to wrap was completed in less than three and a half weeks, although JEAN CLAUDE van Damme. Who did not like what he saw when he saw this film asked for a couple of more months to work with it to reedit and spice things up and give the fight scenes. A better feel for. For the action because the test readings were poor at one particular one. They were a hundred people in attendance and only one of them had a favorable opinion of what the film stood for at that time, a believe it or not despite looking like, the shoddy film is slapped together by a gaggle of amateurs, there is a director's cut that has been released on DVD, reportedly it was found from VHS Tele scene that was discovered many years later by the original person who was scoring the film together. He had this Telecy to try to put his own tracks over it. But then the film was never completed in that state. And that's reportedly the only version that was close to peons original vision that is still intact. The director ended up re editing that film from this unfinished an unpolished material which really has no reference to the play or it's radically as the main goal, and it restored a lot more of the religious undercurrent. He emblazoned it as the director's cut. And then he sold it himself. You could go to his website and buy it to those people in the public who were curious ended up getting. Fancier release back in twenty thirteen from Germany that splices the poor-quality Tele seen in as one complete movie with the theatrical cut scenes, and that would come out on Blu Ray and DVD later as Slinger to differentiate it from cyborg, even though if you watch that film, it really does suffer from the videotape sourcing when they keep referring back to that. Original Tele seen the set-pieces in cyborg are very prolonged you would expect that from JC action flick. They're very absurd. One takes place on what appears to be the world's largest sewer system. And another in this seemingly abandoned factory space that they rented out to accommodate a very large extended male aides easily apparent from the way that the scenes are chopped together that they were using a lot of the same actors multiple times in different shots with different garb to make it look like this marauder gang is a lot larger than what it actually was the rest includes scenes the beach or the plains areas where there's a lot of junk that the ended up renting to be deposited there too. There's this post apocalyptic scenario going on junk live van Damme would end up getting sued for this film, very famously for nearly half million dollars. He ended up injuring a fellow actor in the he partially blinded him he lost sight in one of his is because of this prop rubber knife. That ended up striking his eye during a fight scene. There was a court case followed it revealed that junk van Damme really had a penchant for not being able to pull his punches so to speak while he's fighting. He actually would often strike the other actors mostly because he wanted his hits to look real within the course of the film, and that resulted in a lot of injuries to fellow actors over the years this one being probably the most serious van Damme. Vowed after that experience to never make any more movies in the United States because he lost that case. But of course, as you know, that did not happen the violence here, whether you consider real or fake within the film, originally got cyborg an x rating, by the way, they considered it way too bloody and brutal and that prompted of. National last minute edits to make this choppy, film, even choppier cyborg. Maybe I guess you would consider it trash for most people. But I think that van Damme's cloud as an action star would be enough to catapult to great success. Nonetheless at the box office had a reported budget as I mentioned about half million dollars. It would score over ten million dollars at the US box office alone with double that in international markets. It was a huge hit for a film company that desperately needed to hit. However, they mostly used it to try to cover some of their debts. They went bankrupt. Anyway, so with a lot of silly, costumes. I mean, you have flashback scenes from Gibson's youth that sees him sporting this really ridiculous looking blond mullet wig, there's questionable weaponry here. You know, van Damme kicks out a switchblade tipped boot really seems out of place here given that you'd really did not have to hide any weapons in this post apocalyptic world. In fact, it's probably your advantage. Let everybody know that you're armed cartoonish characters awful music and sound unconv-. Syncing special vex is the kind of movie they really should only be attempted by unabashed van Damme fans or Sifi heads you really love their post apocalyptic tales to be as cheesy and violent as can be. If you have a really throng love for B movies. This is probably going to be right up. Your alley. I think most mainstream movie goers would consider this almost unwatchable. Although it is forgotten pretty much the world except for van Damme. Aficionados I think that this film would have a very dubious distinction of being one of the films that featured in Roger Ebert book called. I hated hated hated this movie, which is a compilation of the movies that he gave the worst reviews to over the years. I don't think that's really a feather in the cap from the makers of this film the entire production. Really does just let cheap and it plays like amateur hours at the movies. I would say for a knock off the road warrior. It is definitely not Mad Max where the so I'm giving cyborg, and I realize it has its fans, and you know, I posted that I was going to be reviewing this on Twitter. Got a quite a few responses from people that say that they actually really. This movie. So, you know, there are people that are going to like this movie, but I'm far from being able to recommend this is not the kind of movie that I would recommend to most people. So I'm going to have to give it one and a half stars out of four one and half stars means that I do consider it a pretty poor movie very shoddy van Damme here, although he's usually appealing. He doesn't get to be as charismatic as he is in most movies. Thanks, everyone for listening of that you enjoyed this review. Even though I know that there are a lot of fans who were probably listening to this to try to get a fantastic, I'm not necessarily a fantail penna person. But even bad ones, I find enjoyment in somewhere within me kind of like some of these movies on a certain level. Even if I don't recommend them to most people speaking of movies and B movies that I probably won't recommend necessarily. I'm going to go to Italy for the next movie. It's a film in Italy. It was called vendetta adulthood, Douro. But in the United States and other English speaking parts of the world, it is called hands of steel starring Daniel. It also has a John Saxon in it as a lot of Italian films and doing at that time about an evil industrialist who creates cyborg who is seventy percent robot. Thirty percent human that is going to be my review for next week. So check that out very can't be moving Sifi in all the best and worst ways. So check that out for next week hands of steel to round out our cyborg films of the nineteen eight so something to look forward to there for you low budget heads until next time. I appreciate everyone. Joining me on this trip around the world in eighties movies.

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"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

10:57 min | 1 year ago

"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

"Yeah. Ivy. One welcome to the quip Stor film review podcast. My name is Vince, Leo. I'm the author of the film review website, quit stir dot net. I invite you check out all of my written reviews. You read on my website anytime quick, stir dot is where to go key WIP as he are dot net. I also want to let you know that I do another podcast that covers films of the nineteen eighties. It is called around the world in eighties movies. You can search for wherever you listen to this right now and you'll probably find it today. Speaking of nineteen eighties. This is a film by somebody who's been around making films. So a lot of classic films from the nineteen eighties. Terry Gilliam who I'm talking about his latest movie called the man who killed donkey Hodie. I'm kind of excited to see this not only because I'm a fan of many of gilliam's films, but also Don Quixote by Miguel. This Orontes happens to be my all time favorite book. Terry Gilliam wrote this film along with twenty. Rissoli? The main star is Adam driver along with Jonathan price plays the titular. Don't you over CRA lentil still in scars guard Joanna Ribeiro Oscar he NADA Jason Watkins, Sergio Lopez Rossi depalma or all in this film. It's an R rated film. It does have language sexual content and violence, the run time is two hours and twelve minutes. Now, Terry gilliam's passion project, if you know anything about Terry Gilliam at all you follow him at least for the last ten fifteen twenty twenty-five years. You know, this is his passion project. He's been trying to get this film made for decades now and finally here's a riding on the big screen after production limbo of variety of aborted. Efforts to try to bring a donkey hotel film to completion. Now the closest that he came before was back in the year two thousand when he began filming with John Rochefort as don't you, Dan, Johnny Depp. As the would be not really Sancho Panza, but kind of. In that role. However there were a series of mishaps in that production. You had environmental disasters like flooding and insurance snarls and his leap performer in Rochefort ended up falling ill. He ended up having severely painful prostate infection, and then they're herniated disk that led to the film's derailment. And the only film that he would get out of all of that experience was a documentary on the making of that film that ended up becoming the attributes released film on its own back in the year two thousand two with a pretty good documentary. If you haven't seen it called lost in LA Mancha now many years later here Terry Gilliam finally is making it to the finish line. Yeah. With this seemingly quixotic quest. This time with Jonathan Pryce in Adam driver in the roles originally meant for Rochefort indep has a new direction here for the script that keeps the events in the modern day in the guise of life imitating, art imitating life. The previous script had Johnny Depp going back in time to. Seventeenth century. This one stays for the most part in the modern day, Adam driver here the main star he plays a hotshot hothead director named Toby Toby's attempting to shoot a commercial out in Lewis swing ios, which if you know, your Spanish means the dreams in Spain. And that commercial has elements of a guess, you guessed it Miguel disadvantage epic don't Quixote. He's been down this road before with that material a decade prior Toby was shooting it as a low budget student film in the area not too far away when he was a humble and film student. I getting taste of the movie making business. He had the perfect Don Quixote for that film, a shoe repairman named havi air that he had discovered and had to mold into some sort of actor frustratingly. So now, many years later Toby sees the aftermath of what he left behind a decade prior in the small village he wants shot in. He finds heavier who happens to now think he is the true, Don Quixote's been living his life. As donkey Hodie ever since. And what's worse? He believes and truly insists now that Toby is his long lost squire Sancho Panza and from there. The fiction becomes fact Toby finds himself on this wild ride to try to corral donkey did to sanity all the while. He himself begins to question his own grasp on reality with a series of adventures that may or may not be a fantasy of his own. You can kind of see where the story goes from there. If you seen any of Terry gilliam's films, you know, that fact and fantasy merging and blending in ways. That are not quite known even to the audience is something that he's definitely known for not surprisingly this review that you're hearing here of the man who killed donkey let days in keeping with the reviews of most of Terry gilliam's output. I find all of his films to be admirably visionary. But narrative -ly confounding some work better than others though. But this one is a mess, but it is a glorious one never quite uninteresting because of gilliam's penchant for Ribe all vigil. Nls and surreal comic developments that will keep you curious even when you've lost all hold on. Exactly what is going on. It's film that's hard to kind of stay with the wild ride. Sometimes you're going to be having a white knuckle ride trying to cling to any sense of explanation as to what's going on for much of the run time, though, it's actually very thoughtful. And it's fun. Even if it is uneven in spots, you get used to gilliam's and evenness before it does finally succumb to the directors penchant for excess especially when he's given enough budget to explore his every whim, the second half of this film in particular goes all out into this lavish production with meticulous, costumes and hair makeup and sets you can see where all the money goes for this film, but you kind of lose interest in where the story ultimately goes during these moments in some ways, the film itself is kind of a meta statement to gilliam's own form filmmaking from the quixotic quest to persevere in the face of perpetual failure to the film about the filming of a donkey Hodie adaptation. Into the blending of the lines between fact and fantasy that are sidetracked by a variety of conflicts that become consuming until perhaps even Gilliam in his obsessions has lost track of which way is the right one to pursue in this film soon the characters that were set up in the beginning of the film all begin to act in ways that are not exactly in concert with we've seen before in the hallucinatory overly long climax, especially when you have a rich and powerful Russian vodka power player that begins to fund lavish costume balls in the area. Leading to this feeling that everyone has become infected with some sort of malady that has them accepting roles to play that no longer represent a reality. That can be easily snapped back to normalcy are religious elements within this film as with a lot of more. Recent Terry Gilliam films are all drawn into the mix. Undertones become overtones, Christians, Muslims and their conflicts and various ways that are explained here without really being fully explored to any thematically. Satisfying way. I think what's better here than the unfocused, but you know, still passionate material are the performances, particularly by the eumerus whimsical Jonathan Pryce. I think he's terrific in this film. He played more of an every man and gilliam's Brazil back win in nineteen eighty five. But here he's going full bore into this kooky character of the Spanish peasant turned errand tonight wearing this prosthetic nose piece. That's only obvious if you're adequately familiar with the actor Adam driver here. Well, he's normally a terrific in very versatile actor in his own, right? I do think he does labor with some of the materials inconsistencies, particularly in his own character, at least to a few awkwardly handled moments. One of them includes this impromptu, Eddie cantor infused song and dance act that seems out of place even film this absurdist in this kind of tail tail sign that this is a movie that's written and directed by a man nearly eight years old that's writing this role for a contemporary. Young man who's just a few years out from making his student film. So little bit out of touch here. Kind kinda Woody Allen in that way, where he writes for younger people on it doesn't seem quite contemporary. Interestingly, whereas Terry Gilliam initially had trouble getting this film made now that he's made the movie he's struggling to get it to distributors to get his movie shown to audiences there have been legal entanglements about who actually owns this film, Portuguese producer Paulo Bronco has impotently been trying to block its release. Gilliam ready had lost control over its destiny. Amazon studios to drop out of the distribution deal. That would have sent the film to theaters in the biggest markets for Gilliam, the US and UK and Canada later on it was picked up by screen media who is releasing it now, but what a Gilliam film be without a share of background controversy and problems getting made out there into theaters certainly is in keeping with that. The film is dedicated in the end to John rush for John hurt to of gilliam's. Quixote's that were replaced insect session to continue to the tradition in previous efforts much like the donkey of the film itself that the allusive fantasy has now become reality. Even if it's full of flaws in all is the best thing I can say for Terry gilliam's continuing to dream the impossible dream and get his film out there. So this is a really tough call for me. I really admired so much of this film, and so much of it did not work for me at the same time. It's a borderline call. And you know, what I do when I have a borderline call. I give it the lower of the two grades on first time watch. If I watch this again, and I enjoy it more. It makes more sense to me, then I assume like other Terry Gilliam films. Probably will I'm going to give it higher grade. But for right now, I can only give it to and a half stars out of four two and a half stars on. My scale means I do think that it had the tools had to talent film. I could wholeheartedly recommend to most people. But it just falls short of that. I think if you're a Terry Gilliam Faneuil like this more than most. If you still don't know who that is or really care about gilliam's output previously. This film, probably is more likely to be a missed for you. Because it's a narrative that doesn't really hold together in any kind of cohesive way, so two and a half stars out of four is the best. I can give the man who killed donkey dailies for now. Thanks, everyone for listening hope that you enjoy this review. If you did I do encourage you the subscribe button, if you haven't done so ready, and if you want to contact me about this film, or any other film or just want to search for thousands of other films that I've reviewed in the past. You can go to my website, which do not Nasr where to go W. I S T E R dot net.

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"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

07:06 min | 1 year ago

"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Hello and welcome to the quick stir film. If you podcast, my name is Vince Leo, I'm the author of the film review website, quick stir dot net. I'm by check on over four thousand my written reviews of films covering all eras. Not just the nineteen eighties at my website, quip stir dot net. Q W P S T E R dot net. While you're there. Also, check out the link that I have to my other podcast covering Brennan movies out in the theaters. It is called the stir film review podcast has click that link and you'll find it as far as this podcast goes it just covered three films of the nineteen eighties in which the protagonist gets amnesia ends up living a different life, and then ends up improving their overall life once they get their memory back. The film. I'm going to be reviewing today. Also features a character that gets amnesia whoever. I don't think that that an easy really is a benefit to that character overall, although like the previous three films. I would kinda qualify it as a comedy of very very black comedy a satire as well. It. Has called RoboCop. It's from nineteen eighty-seven. It's the first of three part series in which I'm going to be looking at movies of the nineteen eighty s in which a cyborg features prominently as part of the main plot RoboCop, of course, it's a very very hard are rated film. It has pervasive graphic violence drug, use brief nudity and language. In fact, it was really rated x by the aid for reasons I will get into when I get into the body of this review. The run time is now we're in forty two minutes. Peter Weller is the main star running Cox would Smith. Nancy Allen Miguel Ferrer get supporting roles, the director is Paul Vero van his first American film, and the screenplay credited to Edward new Meyer, and Michael minor. If you know me, and you've been reading my reviews for any length of time, you know, that I consider cop to be fantastic science fiction film. I really think it was under cut at the time of its release. It really is subversively posing as cheesy b movie, which is how a lot of people took the movie at the time of its releasing nineteen eighty-seven. But if you look. Underneath the surface. Robocop is actually one of the smartest and funniest in gutsiest movies of its era fill to the brim with cheeky, social commentary, and I think this is also one of those rare action films that hits you heavy with the satire while also engaging you on a surface level with this intriguing story and very strong visceral dynamic after the originally intended Jonathan Kaplan signed on and then off the RoboCop project and a slew of other American directors. I mean, really this was offered to so many directors at turned down the opportunity they ended up bringing in a Dutch filmmaker named Paul veer Hoven fair Hoven had been a longtime science fiction fan despite not yet making a film in the John Rao. He cited a lack of funds for expensive science fiction and affects technology when he was in Europe as the key reason, they never really dabbled into it. He was brought in here. He had already worked for the studio that made RoboCop Orion pictures on his previous film called flesh and blood at the suggestion of. His wife who had read the script and thought it was perfect for him Paul Vero VIN. He had originally dismissed this completely. He was really on the verge of throwing it out his wife ended up helping them come around based on the notion that he could actually take this poll premise and do something actually visionary with it. And also it would help to introduce him to American audiences crafting the first of several engaging ultra violent science fiction films. I would also rank among the best genre films of their era. Of course, I'm talking about total recall and starship troopers that he would follow this with now as far as RoboCop goes it's set in a near future, Detroit. The actual year is little bit murky here. It's mostly shot in Dallas, Texas because the producers thought that the more future forward look to the building designs as well as having a share of rundown areas that would help the narrative, we're really a little bit more ideal to what they were thinking about when it came to a futuristic Detroit. The city streets are just about completely dominated by the criminal. Element of this future. While the police are neither respected nor welcome there. Virtually walking targets out there. So desperate to clean up the crime ridden community and Billy gleaming new one at its place. The government officials turn to a corporation called OCP or Omni consumer products to build a manufacturer what they Bill as the future of law enforcement. These robotic police that are more powerful, and well, armed and anything anyone has ever seen before. However, the first prototypes proved inconsistent. So the city officials balk at the idea and that result in an upstart faction within the OCP to come up with a newer and more human cop, a cyborg built using the remnant body in this case of downed officer named Alex Murphy played by Peter Weller, dubbed simply as RoboCop things. Proceeds blended Lee for the RoboCop program that is until the human side of the cyborg begins to recollect his past life as Murphy. He's plagued with flashbacks to the family. He lost him psychopathic criminals who all in it is life as you knew it. He's determined to bring those bad guys that did him in to Justice RoboCop sits out on a mission of zone, not realizing that the gang in question is actually in cahoots with a rogue entity within the OCP who for all intents and purposes also own the city, the police department and the machine side of Murphy way, more to the story than that. But watching this film and discovering those things are part of the main delight of RoboCop, very Hoven. Here is a whiz. He treads fine line between social commentary and exploitation in a way that he actually manages to pull off this double feat of being a great example of both while most of RoboCop is extremely schlocky in execution. I would argue it's intentionally so it makes fun of the very conventions that it also readily embraces, and then it kicks things into overdrive with this over the top relish a whole. Gamut of popular cultural phenomena are skewered in rogue from Detroit's crime ridden reputation to the pacifying tendencies of bad television to senseless advertising too ratings driven news reports all the way to the decline of the American automobile industry and the apathetic stranglehold of American corporations on all facets of government. This is a brilliant blend of exhilarating action, psychological pathos and this dead on funny satire that makes four one of the more adrenaline pumping action. Vehicles of the nineteen eighty s RoboCop would also marked the debut of screenwriters, Michael minor minor had been dabbling in being a director of shorts music videos before this and also longtime

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"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

09:22 min | 1 year ago

"vince leo" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast

"Hi, everyone. Welcome to the quitter film review podcast. My name is Vince, Leo. I'm the author of the film review website Webster dot net. Have to check out over four thousand written reviews me there anytime twister dot net is where to go Q WIP S T R dot net. While you're there. You can also find a link to my other podcast it's called around the world in eighties movies as you guessed it. I've cover nineteen eighties movies kind of appropriate given covering nineteen eighties band for the film. I'm going to be reviewing today, specifically motley Crue because today's film review is going to be on a film. That's currently playing on Netflix. It's called the dirt. It's not rated. I would probably I would definitely say it would be rated R because it does have strong sexual content has nudity. Some disturbing imagery drug use extensive drug, use violence and pervasive language. The times an hour and forty seven minutes. The cast includes Douglas booth machine gun Kelly, aka Colson, Baker Daniel Weber. One Riyan Pete Davidson, David constable and Kathryn Morris. Jeff Tremaine is director screenplay credited. To rich willies and Amanda adults than it's based on the book that was done by. Molly crew, Tommy Lee, MC Mars, Vince, Neal, and the key six all the really did was have to recount stories. Neil Strauss is the writer that put it all together there too. You know with rock and roll biographies coming out seemingly every few months in the wake of some pretty big critical and commercial successes. I mean just a few years ago we had straight outta Compton that brought about other films bringing me on rhapsody most notably doing incredible box office around the world. You would think the time would certainly be ripe for one of the more outlandish acts to get there do that nineteen eighties and into the nineties act. Motley Crue finally making do here on a project that had been in development limbo, pretty much since their book came out in two thousand one in this particular case, this is an act just as well known if not more so for their behavior on and off the stage, then for their lasting stamp on music or culture from their time to today. Way. People are naturally interested though, in the old standards of the lure of entertainment in terms of the lurid. Details of sex drugs and rock and roll. So there's plenty of potent content within the dirt taking from that autobiographical book of the same name to keep people more than interested. Even those people who are not really motley Crue fans Douglas booth here. He's playing the adult version of Nikki six he came from this troubled home life with this absent father and a single mother who really didn't have much time or interest in dedicating to him in favor of her own pursuits music would be his calling card that would at least for time keep him from imploding from his lack of safer emotional outlet. He could thrash out his arrested development and angst and anger, and he eventually took things to the next level and trying to pull together his own rock group after appearing in one that wasn't really satisfying his needs. He's a bass player. He eventually launched a more subversive metal act heavy metal after gathering up the fun loving young drummer named Tommy Lee. And then hiring on a professional lead. Guitarist Mick Mars to add some eggs and experience. These trio of brunettes eventually found their blonde and brash frontman in the cover band known as Vince Neal reality Neil would be their second front, man. There was another one called dean Peterson it wasn't working out. So they found somebody who they thought fit the mold a little bit more together as motley Crue. They began to take the local club scene on the sunset strip in Los Angeles by storm with their mix of hard-driving, but very catchy metal riffs and an in-your-face stage show that kept fans coming back for more of the party. So this film really is kind of taking the maybe I fifteen years or so of the band, and as well as some of their background and putting it into the two hour movie. The dirt is directed by Jeff Tremaine. He's primarily known for a few big screen direct to'real efforts, bad grandpa and the jackass films and a lot of work for TV. He did jackass, of course, and a few others its. Difficult proposition to cover such very group of for individuals and their backstories within the course of two hour film. So I think Tremain and his screenwriters ritual keys and Amanda Attleson, they concentrate more on checking various boxes of what might make for the best way to compile all of these stories as a fund cinema experience using a lot of shortcuts zip through inbetween to hang all of these stories together. Sometimes a character is going to break the fourth wall kind of reminds me of the wolf of law St. most recently in terms of that style, they come on the screen or the break the scene to tell us how things really did or didn't go down. And that gives the film playful vibe that lets us know that there may be a little bit of myth making here to the tales that have been embellished to a good degree a little bit choppy in this regard. But I do think it's still a lot of fun to observe in its music video style energy that it pulsating with throughout. I also think the filmmakers do a great job in differentiating the personalities within motley Crue their interactions perspectives, all adding to this humor, and this endearing KOMO. Battery that they have that you can easily find within other films, like the unsolvable superhero flakes that people enjoy except these guys don't do battle in elaborate Ceppi's is they rock out onstage. Maybe just as elaborately very appealing performances also helped this production. You have nice turns here from the coretec of actors who admirably all learned how to play the various Molly Khorasan's to more easily sell their musical sinking to the actual tunes. They handle the fun stuff much better than some of the emotional tragedies though that come on the highest stop lasting, Vince Neil's the Hickey manslaughter and his daughters. Cancer battle the compete for screen time with such things as Nikki sixes, excessive heroin issues and time lease doomed from the start romantic relationship with Heather Locklear. I think when notable emission here. Tommy Lee's relationship with Pamela Anderson has been left out of this movie altogether. Even though in overlaps with a couple of the events that we see within the film, the supporting cast here is maybe by necessity a little bit more sketchy in one dimension. And I think one bad choice for the film is in casting. The perpetually Smirke Pete Davidson as this Representative from electrodes who signs them to the label. I think much more fun can be had an observing the performance by David constable as doc McGhee as this force of nature that would be Molly crease managers, especially as even he has trouble controlling the reins of the out of control, beer, truck careening, close to the precipice of self-destruction known as motley Crue, and perhaps because of all of the ground that the dirt has to cover. I think the one thing that some fans may find disappointing as the lack of focus at all regarding the ban when it comes to how and why they made their music to begin with which seems to be just always to be there despite every effort to disregard it for their own pursuit of pleasure. It's not that their music was particularly meant to be analyzed dissect it in some sort of artistic form, but would have been nice to get a sense of their philosophy when it came to their band, and what they're actually trying to achieve beyond just being a means for. Money and girls and drugs, or even if that's really all they did it for at least it would have been nice to have presented it from that angle. I think the dirt as a film is a little bit like the band itself, it's thinly conceived. It's glossy it's messy. It's only out there to have fun. And if you take it on that level, I do think that the movie is a success in terms of entertainment. Even if it is a lot of empty calories doesn't really carry enough weight to make it any kind of lasting impression beyond the viewing experience. But I do think that while the viewing experiences there, you will probably be entertained by fans of the band who aren't really caught up with the time lining. Accuracy, the artistic liberties that this film takes will probably enjoy this more than most. But even those who have only a passing familiarity should have an entertaining time following the core tests, tacky and tasteless and raunchy metal branded misadventures. I think that it's really all in fun. It's really there as a fancier of his kind of film. And if you take it as such entertainment can be had it's not gonna get any. Accolades, it certainly not like humane rhapsody going to get an Academy Award nomination. Even though I'm going to great at the same. As that film. I'm going to give three stars out of four three stars on. My scale means that I do recommend it for people who like this kind of movie if you like motley Crue, especially if you like music, if you like metal if you like the eighties and all of the kitsch involved with that, I think you'll get plenty of mileage here enough to satisfy for a Netflix viewing experience. So three stars out of four is what I'm giving the dirt. I also wanna mention the stick around through the credits sequence. Because there's a good deal more footage, including footage of the actual motley Crue band performing some of the things that were reenacted within the body of the movie, it's kind of interesting to observe their too. So thanks, everyone for listening that you enjoy the review if you did I encourage you to click the subscribe button, if he evidence or ready, they'll forget, my other podcast around the world and eighties movies. And all of my reviews are found in written form, including thousands and thousands of others beyond. What you hear on this podcast quips dot net is where to go Q W. U S T E R dot net.

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"vince leo" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"The. Hi, everyone. Welcome to around the world in eighties movies. My name is Vince, Leo. I'm the author of the film review website, quits dot net. By check out over four thousand my written were abusing their anytime. Quips dot net is where to go Q WIP S T E R dot net. While you're there. You can also find the link to my other podcasts that do that covers brand new movies out in theaters. It is called the quick stir film review podcast. You can either find that link on my website or you can search for it where you're listening to this right now and you'll find it today. We're going to be capping off the three part series looking at films of the nineteen eighty s in which a main character gets ME's Lia ends up living a different life, and that ends up changing their life. The previous two films were desperately seeking Susan and American dreamer this week. We're going to be looking at overboard from nineteen eighty-seven this one stars Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn with supporting roles going to Edward Herman Katherine helmet. Roddy? Mcdowell who produced the film, Mike Hagerty, Jared Rushton, Brian price and Jamie, while the director, Gary Marshall and the screenplay credited to Leslie Dixon. PG? Rated film does have some brief nudity sexual references and language. I'd probably rated PG thirteen because it's a little more provocative. I didn't allow my totter who seven years old to see it. I was a little bit wary of it. The run time is an hour and forty six minutes, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn as I mentioned are the stars. But they were a real life couple at that time, and this would be the third of three films in which they appeared together swing shift was the other one from the nineteen eighty s kind of loopy comedy sort of variation on Shakespeare's, the taming of the shrew with this mnh easy twists that makes the shrew forget that she is one. This is kind of an old fashioned set up even for its era at pulls from these Frank Capra esque comedies that stemmed all the way from Hollywood all the way back to the nineteen thirties where you had. This rich and unattainable woman would get knocked down to size by some rambunctious working class. Gent who refused to kowtow to class differentials, very common romantic comedies of years gone by Goldie Hawn here playing the ultra disdainful Joanna Slayton Joanna hires a carpenter named dean profit play by of course, Kurt Russell while her and her husband on their yacht. Or stopping off a repairs off the coast of the small town of elk cove, Oregon, Mendocino, California substitutes for Oregon here her snobby hubby. Grant was trying to take care of the details and cheese set to remodel her closet space in the interim for her extensive designer clothing collection. Joanna and dean do not see eye to eye on his work. Join it ends up refusing payment and that leaves him walking away quite miffed, especially as she also tosses both him and his pricey tools overboard is not going to get those back anytime soon. Joanna ends up falling off the. Herself. And that results in her eventually drifting ashore, of course, as I mentioned with him easy now grant, her husband sees this kind of an opportunity to so some wild oats. He hasn't shown for a while. So dean seeing her story on the news observes this as a way to get payback by claiming that she is his wife Anne, and he ends up making her do all of the household chores for him and his four bradey, boys. Now, Joanna has any knows nothing about such matters. But soon she settles into the role that dean tells her that she's always had eventually the to begin to current grow some feelings for one another, but there's going to be a reckoning should she ever remember where she actually came from the basic setup. But you know, there's not really a lot to this film. Pleasures are mostly in watching the repartee between the two leads here overboard would Mark an early screenplay credit for Leslie Dixon, Dixon, was the granddaughter of fem- photographer. Dorothea Lang this was the. Second feature in nineteen eighty seven alone that she wrote the screenplay for it came after the comedy outrageous fortune, which is pretty big hit for her earlier in the year, the film, at least the idea of it was based on a real incident in which this woman from Florida that up washing ashore with amnesia, you combine that real story with another film some have compared to the talian romance called swept away too sensually a battle of the classes as to which one is the road to happiness, although it obviously chooses the path that there is more merit to being working class parent and spouse than there is just in basking in the sun, enjoying inheritance the script here. I don't think it's anything remarkable. And I think of the elements in this film that have not dated that. Well, I think the screenplay is the biggest liability given the old fashioned assertion that women are deemed as better people when they're nurturers and willing to let the boys have all the fun becoming the glue that ends up training house into a home. We've seen that for many many many decades at least until relatively recently and. Now, what sells this notion at all. Is that Joanna is shown as being pretty intolerable bully toward the beginning of the film. So she deserves some come up for most people in the audience, but even then it's only because of the acting by the two leads that really allows us to stand by this perpetual, shaming going on to have a few chuckles at her expense until the point where we even hope for a happy resolution for all of them in the end. I think the biggest asset of overboard as I mentioned is the natural chemistry of the two leads Goldie Hawn hair delivering, I think whatever best comedic roles she's fantastic in the movie, especially as you observe our personality begins to shift in very subtle ways. From the beginning of the film to the end to show this progression of her character arc from a really overbearing snoot toward the beginning to someone who actually begins to enjoy life when it isn't tethered to catering only to herself, it's pretty refreshing. I think to see that she is still the Royal pain in the ass at least when she first gets her ninja despite not remembering who she is. Because I think it would have been really implausible. For her to be just completely in this other personality, her gradual ability to find meaning to her life beyond money works for. I think the peace overall good ole boy wrestle. He really doesn't change that much throughout he's kind of passive parent who hasn't accepted the role of father. Well, by the end of the film. I guess maybe that's the change in him. He thinks just bringing home the bacon is really all his responsibilities should be. But even he sits some sort of change at least in how he perceives of Joanna going from vengeful too sympathetic in a way that actually feels pretty genuine win it occurs. He even learns a finger to about himself as far as how to be a better father than he had been at least up to that point. Gary Marshall, the director this is another successful romantic comedy, while still in his prime is a filmmaker partially successful because of his ability to tell his stories from a point of view that is usually sympathetic to the woman, even if they're not always what anyone might consider to be feminist treatments Marshall's films. Don't really become. Classics for the Arab because of his art his films are usually well received because they have impeccable comedic timing. And he's willing to let his actors improvise and draw out solid physical and personality driven performances that makes it really clicked both as a comedy, and as a romance his handling of the character actors here as well as drawing out funny performances from children without becoming overly toxic. Is it pretty good gift to have for somebody making mainstream family fair if you wanna call this family fair, even if it is predictable and really trades little new ground. I think that overboard passes the litmus test for any winning romantic comedy. It's funny, and we genuinely do want to see the protagonists end up together. Somehow the late Gary Marshall has often stated that overboard ranks as one of the funniest films that he's ever directed. Now overboard would be a modest disappointment despite its reputation today at the time of its release it garnered fairly lacklustre reviews and it failed to rise above seventh placed in N. Any of its weeks of released it resulted in only a twenty six million dollar overall take on a reported budget of about twenty two million dollars. So if you count marketing and all of that really kind of lost a little bit of money there. But despite this it would go onto become a fan favourite wanted hit home video and cable markets. And there's a reason for that. It's sitcom antics feel much more at home at home where you can compare it to a lot of other comedies that were going on television at the time. I think nowadays, it's generally, well, regarded for fans especially of nineteen eighties comedies, and it's even garnered like I mentioned twenty eighteen remake too, which Leslie Dixon gets a screenwriting credit. Even though she was not directly involved there because they used her scrip this time, though, the genders are reversed possibly to temper the gas lighting that does date the film in terms of gender dynamics, not quite as kosher today, but as far as nineteen eighties films go it's still is pretty funny and Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are delightful together enough for me to give it three stars out of four. Or three stars on. My scale means I do recommend it for people who are in the mood for a pretty funny comedy. If you love Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, especially I think you're gonna get a lot of mileage out of this because they are great. And I think the biggest reason why this film holds together at all because you know, without that chemistry. I think this film would have been pretty mediocre at best. So three stars out of four goes to overboard, and that ends it for the nineteen eighties in terms of films where we look at comedies in which someone gets the ends up living a different life, and then adopting a different life at the end of it once they get their memories back. So as far as what I'm going to be covering for the next trilogy of films in keeping here. It's not quite a comedy. Although there is camp and their satire to it. It kind of qualifies as a comedy, but I would really more lump this into the action thriller genre. It's another movie in which someone gets nesia. Although it's a little bit more tragic than what you see in these films. It is called RoboCop came out the same year. Overboard nineteen eighty-seven. And that's what I'm going to be reviewing for next week, so checkout Roba copy of you haven't seen it already is a crazy, film know that it is very violent crazy and all the best ways. I think so that's just a little sneak peak as to how I feel about RoboCop for next week. Thank you so much for listening. Don't forget my website quips dot net. Where to go quips is spelled with a w not a you. But I do appreciate you. Joining me on this trip around the world in eighties movies.

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