Friday, August 31, 2012

Escape to The Movies: "Lawless"

It's not bad.

"Intermission" concludes my mini-reviews of every Tony Scott movie.

5 comments:

lemonvampire said...

I've completely given up already on any hope that WB could ever pull off a competent Justice League movie. Regardless of whichever hack they eventually settle on to direct it, the movie will inevitably get made, (because Avengers) and will absolutely be embarrassingly awful.
This isn't speculation. This is fact.

Anonymous said...

Really, Bob? You Liked Cosmopolis? I have nothing but respect for you and your usually extremely valid opinions on films and popular culture but Cosmopolis is one of the worst films of recent years and a black spot on the otherwise flawless career of David Cronenberg. I was really expecting you to tear into Cosmopolis and I'm a little disappointed that you are so lenient on so terrible a movie!

Lord Slithor said...

Would like to see both Cosmopolis and Robot & Frank. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that here in MD there are any theaters near me that are showing them.

Kind of disappointed you didn't give your two cents on The Possession. Looked interesting, if for no other reason like you said earlier in your blog post, we don't get many possession stories based on Hebrew rather than Christian theology. Also, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. But I'm guessing it's because this wasn't screened for critics.

As for your post-credits stuff:

1) Really hoping they go with Zack Snyder for JLA. Frankly I'm surprised that after the Oscars fiasco that Ratner would be considered for any high-profile directing gig!

2) Jersey Shore may be gone at long last, but there already is a show to replace it: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo!

lemonvampire said...

@Lord Slithor
I would rather watch the entire series of Jersey Shore than even one episode of Honey Boo Boo.

Why is it every time it seems like we've hit absolute rock bottom and, as a culture, cannot possibly conjure up anything worse, someone always finds a way?
I mean, there was no way, for example, no possible way that anything could ever be more awful, more insipid, more of an insult to the word "Literature" than Twilight, a book so bad, so incredibly shockingly awful and yet somehow massively successful that there was no possible way the same thing could ever happen again. Popular literature could only get better from there. And then Fifty Shades of Gray happened.
After that, I'm done kidding myself. Save the Pearls is absolutely going to be the next bestselling book in America.

Anonymous said...

Bob, I love your reviews but around 2:22 I'm pretty sure I heard you pronounce the "s" in Illinois. is that right? I understand these reviews are probably written beforehand and you probably read them pretty fast but Ill-i-NOISE? Really? Just putting it out there. I apologize if I heard it wrong. Still love your work.