Point Blank (1998) 4/10 Bad action movie that looks like an 80s bad action movie. The plot was lame….escaped cons holed up in a mall with hostages while Mickey Rourke whoops a$$. Mickey Rourke was at his steroidal best in this movie….he might’ve spoken about 100 words. Danny Trejo had no conscience as he just randomly blasts people for no reason. I'll give it a 3 for some decent shoot outs and fight scenes.
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Very decent movie. The movie loses it's gel on the audience towards the middle/ending - /ending part of the movie. The beginning was great, acting, the sole purpose and story line was just genius. This movie could of been great, but just it lost it's gel like I said. Watching it, it made me kind of said "well, we all know what's going to happen next" type of shit. If he was able to be a monster towards everyone, it would of been good. Not just selective people. It showed he had a weak side sparing the guys children. Movie should of been reviewed and remastered in that way.
Another thing I realized, his "aunt" is also his lover. Which is his uncles wife. At one point it was obvious they had something together. They also didn't show what happened between those two, or the investigator. This makes the final grade around a 6/10, having a very in dept beginning but faded middle and ending.
Upon my rewatch of Sin City I have to say the movie is overrated, I had to stop it after 20 minutes. The sceenplay and the narration was just unbearable. Sin City: 70%
Right after that, I watched LA Confidential after a long time but even though I knew the plot it was smooth and entertaining still. LA Confidential: 81%
Still on my documentary trip. These are really interesting films.
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29: 7/10- I think if I knew more about the ivy league scene this would be higher. Because they compared and contrasted the type of guys who went to Harvard (blue collar backgrounds) to the guys who went to Yale (Rich families with lineages at the school). Nonetheless, this is a good film. Based around the famous (at least I'd heard of it a few times before) Harvard-Yale tie. It was just the players recounting the game itself and their experiences on their teams. Interwoven with some highlights of the game the interviews are great and like most other docs it became less about the subject matter, and more about the subjects themselves.
P.S. Tommy Lee Jones: I neer knew he played college ball. And while at college he roomed with Al Gore. Also a Spurs fan so.
How to Eat Your Watermelon In White Company (And Enjoy It): 8.5/10- Melvin Van Peebles is one of the most interesting subjects I've ever seen in a documentary. I am not aware of his works outside of just knowing their names and a basic understanding of the impact he's had. But this dude has led such an interesting life. And he's such an interesting person. I swear if you don't know about him as a person you will be amazed at what he has accomplished seemingly just non-nonchalantly most the time. His social impact was also interesting, and again it seemed by accident. This man is.... well... just watch this one. I recommend
Alright gents I'm working on two more tonight so if all goes well I'll be back soon.
I got lazy and these movies were both mediocre so I wasn't driven to do this but I'm watching more and I'm on a mission damnit! So...
Letter to the President: 6/10- I was so stoked to see this one. It seemed like it was going to explore why hip hop turned out to be the genre that extended the idea of black genres before it like jazz. But it just turned into a history thing. Which is cool but it was very basic stuff. And it didn't have a direct narrative.
It was cool hearing from all the hip hop voices, but there was no rhyme or reason. It was almost like those History Channel shows where they have all these experts, but it's really jumpy, and often a little shallow (quick plug, The Universe gets pretty into detail). I just felt like I want more from a doc. I was just dissapointed, it seemed like an opportunity missed for a great great movie. Interesting nonetheless.
Tales From the Script: 5/10- Another great idea gone begging. This was advertised as scriptwriters recounting their horror stories. But it was just basically writers laughing about some past experiences that for the most part weren't even that bad, and then giving advice to people trying to get into the biz.
For 104 minutes.
I think it would have made a GREAT documentary if they picked a few writers to go into detail about their worst stories. Like Kevin Smiths Superman story. Haven't seen it? Watch it: Seriously. If they would have done that, just focus on a few with their super horrific stories instead of a mash up of a few stories. I guess if you like the biz and want to know a little bit check it out, otherwise I'd say you could find something else to do with 104 minutes (laaadies).