Huge star - pity about the films

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Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 28 Nov 2017, 18:40

When's this script you're writing going to be filmed, Markus?
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Postby The Great Defector » 28 Nov 2017, 18:56

Probably never, but if you want to hold your breath............
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Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Nov 2017, 21:44

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Matt Wilson wrote:No, I still maintain it's Reynolds.

He gave credible performances in Deliverance and Boogie Nights. Apart from those, was his whole career just Smokey and the Bandit-type nonsense or what?


Yep, that's all it was. And Smokey and the Bandit was a good movie compared to some of the drek he was in.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Nov 2017, 00:55

The Unfragrant Ox wrote:Similarly - Michael Caine


I heard him quoted once that he does the bad films so he can do the good ones.
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Postby Geezee » 30 Nov 2017, 17:48

PresMuffley wrote:The only Pitt film I'll make time for these days is Kalifornia. I've always liked that one despite the utterly uncharismatic David Duchovny.


I'd like to see that again in fairness. In my head I just think it's Natural Born Killers crossed with Dumb and Dumber.

(Burt) Reynolds might indeed be the right answer. But I always think of him as someone who never took his acting very seriously so I wouldn't necessarily expect him to be in any good movies. Someone like Pitt or Depp are both marketed as serious actors, and clearly also think of themselves in that capacity, but there's nothing to back it up.
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Postby The Modernist » 30 Nov 2017, 17:57

sloopjohnc wrote:
The Unfragrant Ox wrote:Similarly - Michael Caine


I heard him quoted once that he does the bad films so he can do the good ones.


That's his story. :lol:

He went through a dreadful run in the late seventies to mid eighties.
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Postby The Modernist » 30 Nov 2017, 17:59

Geezee wrote:
PresMuffley wrote:The only Pitt film I'll make time for these days is Kalifornia. I've always liked that one despite the utterly uncharismatic David Duchovny.


I'd like to see that again in fairness. In my head I just think it's Natural Born Killers crossed with Dumb and Dumber.
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It was a decent film, not great. Pitt was pretty good to be fair, but he just acted a neanderthal redneck. It wasn't the most complex role.

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Postby Sneelock » 30 Nov 2017, 18:33

oh, I FAR prefer "Kalifornia" to "Natural Born Killers". NBK was overblown and overstylized to my way of thinking. the characters in "Kalifornia" can be found in any bus station in North America.
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Postby Sneelock » 30 Nov 2017, 20:20

I think Burt Reynolds didn’t suck in “ the longest yard”.
He might have sucked but managed a certain amount of star quality in “Gator” & “Sharkey’s Machine.

I think he’s a little overrated in Boogie Nights/a little underrated in Deliverance.
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Postby Sneelock » 30 Nov 2017, 20:23

I actually like “hooper” too. Not as back slappy as those things would soon get. Hal Needham could do reasonably entertaining mayhem in those days.
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 30 Nov 2017, 21:13

Sneelock wrote:I think Burt Reynolds didn’t suck in “ the longest yard”.
He might have sucked but managed a certain amount of star quality in “Gator” & “Sharkey’s Machine.

I think he’s a little overrated in Boogie Nights/a little underrated in Deliverance.

He fucking sucked in The Mean Machine!
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Postby Sneelock » 30 Nov 2017, 21:25

But his rug was so lustrous!
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Postby German Dave » 30 Nov 2017, 23:00

Sneelock wrote:oh, I FAR prefer "Kalifornia" to "Natural Born Killers". NBK was overblown and overstylized to my way of thinking. the characters in "Kalifornia" can be found in any bus station in North America.


NBK was fucking shite. The only time I've walked out of the cinema.
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Postby German Dave » 30 Nov 2017, 23:02

Darkness_Fish wrote:How about Denzel Washington? Pretty much one of the greatest film actors of his generation, but he's been in a whole heap of fair-to-middling shite.

I mean, at least Michael Caine had a few career highs.


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Re: Huge star - pity about the films

Postby Sneelock » 30 Nov 2017, 23:35

I think Michael Caine is great in some not so great movies.
Cider House Rules, Billion Dollar Brain... THE HAND!!!!! :lol:

I love watching that guy.
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Postby Geezee » 01 Dec 2017, 17:06

I'd contrast someone like Brad Pitt with George Clooney who not only is in quite a few good films, but also has a strong record of lifting pretty average movies into something much better (in my opinion).
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Postby Sneelock » 01 Dec 2017, 20:54

I'd put Denzel in that category too. that new thing he's in as the lawyer... it doesn't really look all that promising but I really like watching the guy.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 02 Dec 2017, 02:27

George Clooney is possibly the closest thing we have to Cary Grant today.

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Postby Dayodead » 02 Dec 2017, 12:57

So, did Depp and Pitt jump in a truck one day and start running over people's dogs and such ??...It's the only way to explain the out of whack hatred they get...