I'm fairly tempted to see this movie, but not on the big screen. 3D scares me. I can wait until I pick it up at the library.
I didn't expect The Walk to include the Freedom Tower or any 9/11 references, because the documentary "Man on Wire" never referenced them either. "Man on Wire" was the first post-9/11 movie I saw that featured the Twin Towers prominently without mentioning their destruction, and it would be so unfortunate if The Walk went in a different direction.
If they did, I would have been so angry. I think they ended the film perfectly- with the Twin Towers standing tall and proud. As they once did... and as they should have been by now.
yeah fuck those sandniggers
They kind of do, well, they hint at it. At the end when Phillipe is talking about his pass that he got and he says that the guy scratched the expiration date on it and wrote "...forever." Then he looks at us one last time and walks away as the camera looks at the Trade Center for the last time.
They don't mention it but it's a nice subtle touch to what happened.
Really surprised neither you nor Brian brought up Robert Zemeckis or any of his previous movies.
They're probably too scared to talk about The Polar Express, Beowulf, or (my personal favorite) Jim Carrey's A Christmas Carol. I'm not one of those wussies who's afraid of CG uncanny valley. Speaking of Zemeckis, October 21st, 2015 is almost here!!!
They did have a Zemeckis discussion during The Martian review (with Dave instead of Brian).
Brad, you really need to see Sicario if you haven't already. Dark, heavy gritty crime/drug thriller that is really your style. I think you'll love the performances of Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro.
I saw Sicario, and I wish I could say I enjoyed it, but my experience was ruined by this asshole sitting a few rows behind me who kept talking to his companions, laughing, and shouting when something interesting happened. I wanted to tell him to shut the fuck up, but his friends were telling him to, and it made no difference. Plus, I didn't want to just embolden him.
During the key scene toward the end, when Del Toro does that thing at the dinner table (you know what I'm talking about), Dingleberry Dickwad shouted out, "AWE! OH! Yowza!" Kind of ruined the moment. Goddamnit.
Where do these fuckheads come from?
I fucking HATE people at the movie theatre. These theatre chains used to have ushers checking the theatres for disruptive motherfuckers. Now, we either have to sit there and take it or get riled up enough to miss five minutes of the movie by tracking down an employee to catch the fucker in the act. Don't even ask me what happened during a screening of Jurassic Park two years ago. It would make your head explode!
I saw "The Walk" earlier this week in IMAX and really enjoyed it. Thought it was good and really interesting .
I saw "The Walk" at the local IMAX theatre. Story was OK, but the visuals in that format, and especially in 3D, were absolutely STUNNING. The whole purpose of most of the film is just to set up those vertigo-inducing shots, and damn were they well executed IMO.
Racism is so cute and funny.
Sorry, that was so supposed to be a reply to the execrable comment above.
Racism is not my bag, baby. Oh behave!
Push the button, Frank.
I love how your New York accents sound like an angry Bostonian trying to impersonate a guy from Wisconsin. XD
And as a New Yorker...yeah, that's generally how you can tell the tourists/new arrivals from the longtime residents. The former stop to ogle film crews or celebrities or parades, while the rest of us just roll our eyes and complain that they're getting in our way. I once spent a couple hours wandering around the Village with some pissed-off middle-aged guys from Harlem because none of us could cross Broadway thanks to a gay pride parade we'd all forgot was happening. The tourists, college kids, new arrivals, etc. lining the streets were enthralled by the parade, but us lifers just wanted to get on with our lives.
Brad, if you can, do Woodlawn The Movie. Looks very "God's Not Dead"y.
One thing about Crimson Peak you need to know before seeing it Brad, is that it's not a really horror film, more like a Gothic romance with horror in it, more in the veins of House of Usher or The House on The Seven Gables.
I haven't see the film myself (though I do want to), but a lot of the recent negative reviews and comments seem to complaining that it isn't scary, when it really isn't meant to be.
Well now, when it comes to mysterious ethnicities, it's obvious ..... John Ryhs-Davies is a Dwarf....
Exactly. A cleverly shot, 6'1'' Dwarf
He's a Mul. Half human, half dwarf.
'Twas a bit late but I finally gave myself the chance to see this… well, last night, technically (and apparently it was the last night showing 'round here, judging by the theater schedules).
I loved it. It feels kind of cliché saying this, but I find it to be a beautiful feel, and I actually enjoyed the silly-style narration — kind of gave it an almost fairytale/storybook feel to it.
Unfortunately I saw the 2D version but even then it felt tense enough where it counted, although experiencing the "heist" portion of it makes me want to watch "Ant-Man" again, heh. It was just a fun experience for me from beginning to end, feeling very uplifting and upbeat all throughout and seeing the great risks one can take to achieve a dream… and the very end felt touching without being too heavy-handed.
Bleah, I shouldn't have waited so long to see it 'cause now I'm eager to see it again.
(I had also planned on watching "Crimson Peak" tonight, but they were being shown at two different theaters across town from each other and without a car I jogged/walked there as quickly as I may but was still too late. Ah, well, it appears to still be playing next week and I'm happy enough I got to see this film, "Pawn Sacrifice," and hoping for "Back to the Future" tomorrow.)