Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer are an American couple returning from a mission trip to China. They decide to extend their trip and take the Transsiberian railroad from Vladivostok to Moscow. Along the way they get involved with the Russian underworld in a clever and intriguing way. Full of suspense and surprises this film was much better than I thought it would be. Cudos to Ben Kingsley who is absolutely believable as a Russian cop.
I've been touting Transiberian for a couple years now it seems. The close, confined spaces on the train remind me a bit of a Hitchcock flick. Not Strangers on a Train specifically, but there's that. But a little of how rearwindow is jammed in that one room for so long too.
Then it blows open outside, in the harshly lit white snow with Emily Mortimer and the spaniard guy (who's great).
Just a really well done almost old fashioned suspense flick.
When I saw the above poster, I just assumed it was the usual Carrey hijinks. I was right. And wrong. And neither. I can see why it flopped, and that kind of pisses me off, to be honest. ****ing society.
This is one of the best 'gay' movies of all-time. Of course, that's a really short list. I will go ahead and reveal that early plot twist, because I don't want some of you retards getting mad at me when you see a dude spitting c*m out of his mouth.
Lots of good, obscene comedy here. But the movie doesn't really come into it's own until the second half.
I admit that I haven't read the book, but I sort of figured the movie was in trouble when Wahlberg shows up, but he turns out to be one of the least of the movies problems.
As annoyed as I was by the tone shifts in the movie, it still could have been better of Peter didn't insist on dragging the movie out with so many effects. It's not that the running time is actually that long, but he is so obbessed the effects that he fails to develop the characters that could have grounded this movie in at least a bit of realism. The loving father angle is never full developed. I'm sorry, but one or two conversations doesn't really show that a father loves his daughter and will go to any lengths. And yeah, even if you overlook that, the Len Fenerman barely has spoken to Susie and yet he is broken beyond repair by her being missing?
Were supposed to understand that people deal with tragedies in different ways, but how can you care when the angles aren't developed? You don't have to detail every little thing, but make it somewhat believable And the Susan Sarandon character was terrible. She pops in and out of the movie to add a few lines and drank up all the booze. What the hell is that?
The missing girl and Tucci gave good efforts, but it seemed like everyone knew this was turkey and just cashed the check. To me, this movie is only a step above Uwe Boll's offerings.
DOA: Dead or Alive- It's pretty much what you expect it to be. Some cool fight scenes. Some corny ones. The whole premise is corny, but you should know what you are about to watch when you choose to watch this. I enjoyed it. It's just 1.25 hours of fun, with a couple of things to make you laugh here and there. There were hot chicks, so it is easy to watch. The actors aren't bad (for the most part), just the writing doesn't allow you to see it, really. It did actually have a story.
Enjoyability- 7/10. Something fun you can watch when you're just chillin'
I'm downloading these movies, all of which I've never seen, bolded are the ones that I've been wanting to see for a long while:
the Lives Of Others - 8/10
the Sting - 8/10 Stand By Me 8½ - 9/10
Brief Encounter - 7/10
Bonnie & Clyde - 5/10
La Strada - 9/10 Anatomy Of a Murder
the Lady Vanishes
Once Upon A Time In the West - 8/10
Das Boot - 9/10
Chinatown - 9/10
Double Indemnity - 9/10
the Birds Vertigo - 10/10
Nice list, I put my ratings from what I remember. Shocked that you haven't seen Chinatown though. What about other Polanskis (Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, Tenant etc)?