Записи с темой: Кино (список заголовков)
19:40 

Singam

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சிங்கம் (Singam)

The Birth of a ЛЕЩ

The remake was pretty tame and western, it had some romantic comedy and some action, but mostly it was just a cop movie with local flavour. Which is mostly similar for the most of the second world countries, the police depicted in singams is not much different from our local depictions, for example.
But the original version is raw and wild, the essence of the indian cinema. Romantic comedy part is very small, half of the movie is mostly “comedic”, while the rest of the runtime is pretty great action. While cinematography is not perfect and mostly consists of tacky early 2000s bits, it is used playfully and don’t ruin the fights. The clean fighting choreography would be perfect, but we have what we have. Also, i don’t think that a lot of those stunts can be done without cuts on this budget.

Funny thing, the villain is reprising his role in the remake.

Unlike the remake, the first part of the movie is somewhat dragging, with a lot of local small cases and is mostly “comedic” in tone, with the cheapest and oldest “jokes”. Here we meet our first sub-cop — a comedic sidekick cop, who aspires to be a superhuman supercop like Singam, but actually is an utter screw-up. This sub-cop, despite not being funny, kinda has his own thing and a couple of meta-ideas going on.
But when everything starts — it starts hard. The original Singam is much more gritty and angry, there is much more planted evidence, a lot of angry shouting and a lot more guns and sharp objects. In the remake series guns always were a loud full stop, a last resort thing, when fists and law aren’t enough. In Singam, it all goes like an anti-hero corrupt cop would be portrayed in the Hollywood, something on par with caped vigilantes or the Punisher. But here planting the evidence and threats of clan wars and mobbing by an entire village are depicted as something straightforward hero would do, when law and corrupt politicians don’t care for justice.

Overall, the remake tended to the mediocrity, while the original has higher highs and lower lows. So, they are about the same in quality and are not interchangeable in story nor entertainment.

சிங்கம் II (Singam 2)

ЛЕЩ international


So, it turns out, Singham Returns is a completely different movie and actually is loosely based on something else. Though, in the beginning, this sequel feels like it has as much common with the first movie as Singham Returns with its. They even introduce newromantic (comedic) interest for the hero. But, after some time, authors faithfully tie everything together.

Mostly this is more of the same. New sub-cop and comedic parts are even worse (seems like they are based on wordplay of local languages), and there is even more great action, which is even grittier. But this time Singam goes international — some scenes take place in south afrika with the help from the local cops. They even do play on how superhuman the Singam is.

சி3 \ சிங்கம் 3 (Singam 3)

ЛЕЩ INTENSIFIES


Again it's basically more of the same. But this time Singam met his peer in stunning looks and superhuman powers. This movie goes all-out in fighting scenes and intense angry shouting noises.

But again, we have seemingly new romantic (comedy) interest, which again neatly ties back, and a new sub-cop, which is so nonsensical and unsubstantial, that it seems that everything was lost in translation. This sub-cop was the most irritating for me out of all three.

One song seems to be more catchy than in the previous movies, and some of the songs are even kind of diegetic.

@темы: Кино, Singam

02:53 

Приличные люди

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A body-movie in the usual mix with a road-movie, adapted to the local realities first, and to the realities of the current local scene after. It's not entirely bad, but it's rather by the numbers. It's very mean-spirited, while also toothless and tame. There are some glimpses of quazi-working jokes here and there, but they are buried under the general platitude. And due to the influence of the american overlords, it's set in the suburbs instead of tiny flats in the city, which means all of the people portrayed are beyond-extremelly wealthy thiefs of the citizen's money.

@темы: Приличные люди, Кино, Индустрия Развлечений

19:00 

The Proposition (2005)

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A slow gay cowboys eating pudding movie in the unusual location with some okayoid music. But also unremarkable (literally, we watched it mostly in silence) and borderline boring.

@темы: Кино, The Proposition (2005)

18:36 

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

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A common execution of a common idea. Mostly unremarkable but serviceable and enjoyable.

@темы: Кино, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

17:57 

Bāhubali \ బాహుబలి \ பாகுபலி

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A one movie in two parts, with such strange structure, that you can't really separate them without re-editing. In fact it's an entire prequel movie enveloped by the sequel movie.
Even if we re-edit them by the generations, there will be the question which one you should watch first, since the present time is building up for the reveal from past. Anyway it would go against the artistic intent, so just prepare yourself for one great three hundred and thirty minutes ride with two stories.

Part one.
"Baahubali: The Beginning"

Film starts with tame premise, which goes into a small skirmish, leading to the start of the first part of the prequel story. Mostly it is a one really good pure action movie with crazy weapons, epic battles and bizarre strategies.

The cinematography in it's purest is great, but in reality it's muddied with rather poor slow motion. The shots are great but it's that kind of old and cheap slo-mo, which is achieved by slowing down of the footage instead of using higher frame-rate camera for low frame-rate movie. So it's look stuttering and choppy. Also there is a little of lens flare in environment shots. Also there is a little bit distracting "CGI" markings on the shots with animals.

Part two.
"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion"

So... Saying that an indian movie is mostly a pure action didn't sound right for anyone who know indian scene, right? Well, here it is. The second part of the prequel starts with a mandatory cheesy romantic comedy, goes into one deep drama on the scale of The Lord of the Rings and concludes with one great long action sequence.

The slow-motion effect is improved and is less distracting. The "CGI" mark is gone, but here we can witness the indian censorship of minor gore in a brief scene.

@темы: Кино, Baahubali

22:42 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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It is a fun enough movie with kind of great acting from Rock and Black. The rest of the cast is fine too, but they don’t go against the type that much, nor have a meta-established type.

It picks up about at the same place first one has ended and goes from there by the numbers, and yet it has absolutely zero memeberries, which is surprising with the current american filmmakers’ state of mind.

The universe allows to make an updated new movie every ten or so years easily. With canonically bad sub titles like re-roll, reloading or virtual unreality.
The movie could be more gamey (like how could they forgot about the zero life?) including all game-logic jokes, but on the other hand that would make it on par with awful bad “gaming” web-comics. And i’m not sure if a movie could pull that off. If only those kids would mention BTC to Alex…

@темы: Кинотеатр, Кино, Jumanji

06:40 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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(Eh, eh! Me-member Chewbacca again?! I member!) Eh, eh! Me-member Chewbacca again?! I member! (Eh, eh! Me-member Chewbacca again?! I member!)


Well, this is not a good movie. But then again, none of Star Wars ever were. They are even mostly notorious for the exposition dump in the form of plain text on screen. While it's not good — it's good enough. Just like most of the Star Wars (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) it exists only to have some random aliens do some explosions and some poorly choreographed fights with space-wizards. In the end, it still remains a mash-up of Flash Gordon with some weaboo garbage, and is equally poor in the plot.

The story is overly complex, and not in the sense of a lot of things happening at the same time, but in the sense that it has a couple of basic bits, and repeats them over and over and over again. And when they are not repeated — the film fills those spaces with plot, which is even worse. Half of the thing do not make any sense and are really stupid. Because of that, the movie drags for too long. They should've either cut off the entirety of Finn or entirety of Rey, but since Finn was making dumb unsuccessful swashbuckling and Rey was involved in some drama-like events and had some nice cinematography — i vote for her. That would result in something like The Empire Strikes Back scenes with Yoda (so it would be like poetry — it would rhyme), but actually an entire wholesome movie with talk-talkie and philosophical musings on force and that "freedom vs. religion" thingie from the expanded universe. The one where siths are not just boring nazi regime, which is so boring it can't compete even with Necromongers as an entartainment. The Luke parts in The Last Jedi even have some themes tangential to the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series (especially expanded Revan, where he rejected the Jedi Order as unquestioning traditionalist conservators who don't care for truth). It always takes some random people, to make at least anything worthy out of the Star Wars universe.

And they should've kill off all of the old characters, while they had a chance, or don't even bring up that matter. How they handled the explosion is plain retarded and is laughable.

"this time... SHALL BE DIFFERENT!!"
"IT'S NOT DIFFERENT AT ALL!! IS IT, STEVE?!"


Member Star Wars? Well now you can member it all over again. The whole movie is extremely derivative. Remember, all those people who are really believed that seventh movie can get away with anything just because it's a transitional one, and next one will be totally independent?

The wipe transitions are awful and outdated, for a reason. First movies were made in ye olde times and can somewhat get away with them, but wipes already were just memeberries for ye oldier times. The second movies, disregarding the quality, used them as memeberries memeberring memberries for fan-service sake, but even there were some "invisible wipes" and some wipes at least trying to synchronize with the flow. Even second movies tried to make something new in the cinematography department. The Force Awakens had some, but they were at least nonintrusive. Now imagine three-layered conservative cake being fed to the movie-centipede, where the The Last Jedi is the tail. There is not that many of classic wipes, but each one makes it count. They are extremely jarring and pace-breaking, sucking you back to the past, to watch the shitty films that suck ass.

This movie repeats directly or indirectly so much, that it even wastes screen-time explaining to the viewer, that this time shall be different. When they show you another Hoth setup, one characters turns to the screen and says: well, it's salt, it's not snow, so it's okay. (And that entire part of the movie leads nowhere, anyway).

Star Wars was always at its best in short gifs, small snippets and minor characters. Member Darth Vader? He had whole twelve minutes of the screen-time in the first movie. Outside of good things recurring from the first of the third movies (Kylo Ren's ship, for example), this one has General Hux; the mirror scene; that "spark" bit from the trailer; and even those rusty speeders had some serviceable shots. All talks between Rey and Ren are kinda nice (despite non-jokes), and they handled that particular story-arc rather okay. Also the suicide-ram had kinda good cinematography (stolen from asian cartoons)... Until everything was ruined by out of nowhere weeaboo ass-crack of everything. (Also, why nobody used that before, since it basically is a BFG 9kkk? Change all your weaponry for that thing.)

And of course in the >>current year we would use film, so the whole screen would be cowered in crawling maggots, while you are trying to see what it supposed to represent.
The 3D was plain abysmal, of course.

Four alien tits out of eight. This is not as bad as some say, and Star Wars were never as good as amurikans say.

@темы: Энтропия, Кинотеатр, Кино, Индустрия Развлечений, Star Wars

20:57 

Seuls

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ПРАЗДНИК НЕПОСЛУШАНИЯ

Well, This movie… is.

It’s kinda ok, but is one of those pointless, with unexisting metaphors, not cohesive endings and with random out of nowhere twists with no actual weight.

Even the semi-regular foreword complex pseudo-joke is based not on the actual content of the movie, but on the bits and pieces of quasi-research on the source material comics.

@темы: Кино, Seuls

20:56 

Легенда о Коловрате

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50 первых свитсулек

It is a grimdark fantasy action, with some nice visuals with colourful horde and an ok plot. It is a focused movie about small things and small events. It picks-up siege machines from one of the versions of the legend, but for some reason it uses hamster-wheel trebuchets with “morning napalm”. Such complex engines are not really fitting for the orkz style depiction of the horde.

Though, while by itself the movie can be whatever it wants, it has some racist connotations based on later (to the time period of the events in the film) self-congratulatory autoffelation of misery-fiction to assume martyrdome and heroism. Also the use of this exact dude and a current state of political fanaticism, create suspicion that intentions were not exactly pure.

@темы: Легенда о Коловрате, Коловрат, Кинотеатр, Кино

20:45 

Fantozzi

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Fantozzi alla riscossa

With Fantozzi being on pension, this movie mostly focuses on his everyday life and adventures.
The comedy works for the most part. Outside of usual Villaggio antics it is comprised of slapstick and absurdist bizarre situations, some of which include very interesting props and decorations. Like his post-apocalyptic death race modified car, for example.

Fantozzi in paradiso

From bad to worse. No matter how horrible the Ugo is, he somehow manages to still have a moral high ground, compared to the world he lives in. And the older he gets, the worse he is treated, even by closest relatives. While i can see his relations with Mariangela not being that great, she treats her mother, the only almost positive character in the whole series (though an ultimate doormat after the pension event), just the same.

Moment to moment jokes are great, but overall tone is so dark and depressing that it's kinda sad to watch, especially if you know that this is more of aggregation of real life events than their exaggeration. Judging by italian cinematic worlds, their life is rather similar to ours.

When the series switched Liù Bosisio to Milena Vukotic as a Pina, Ugo's obsession with Signorina Silvani became absolutely unfounded. Though, even at a later age Anna Mazzamauro portraits the character owning every place she happen to be at. Even with her suicidal depression, behavioral problems and on\off clinging to Ugo since the pension event.

Fantozzi – Il ritorno

The ride never ends

After the ending of the previous movie, Fantozzi was literally resurrected (with slight retcon) and has to suffer five more years on earth.

After eight movies of being more or less it’s own thing, this one is more dirty. But overall it’s still okay and has enough good parts.

@темы: Кино, Fantozzi

20:07 

Arès

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A generic dystopian boxing+crime movie but in the setting of dope-olympics.

While the core story is working, the world itself and the sentiment this movie tries to sell in the background are really dumb. These people are rioting against absolutely legal ancap-like laws. If you don’t want to sell your body for experiments — no one forces you.

@темы: Ares (2016), Кино, Индустрия Развлечений

20:06 

Duell der Brüder – Die Geschichte von Adidas und Puma

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Another generic “based on real events” movie, i.e. not even remotely resembling the real events. All characters are written with complete knowledge of their real-life success and the core conflict of the movie is yet another angry wives cat-fight.

It’s not entirely unwatchable, but it loses a point for sheer historical inaccuracy.

@темы: Энтропия, Кино, Индустрия Развлечений, der - Die Geschichte von Adidas und Puma, Duell der Br&#252

20:02 

Aftermath (2017)

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A generic soapy dramatic drama about retarded people making retarded decisions, feeding crazy people’s delusions and then blaming everything on white-collar drone

@темы: Кино, Aftermath (2017)

19:59 

The Hippopotamus

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This is a some kind of a detective movie, with mom’s cynic undertones and poetry-like aesthetics.

@темы: Кино, The Hippopotamus

19:58 

Tom of Finland (2017)

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A semi-biographical movie about post-war period in finland and 80s AIDS crisis in the USA. It’s leaning a bit too much on the art-house post-modernistic not-rhyming vinegret of a timeline and PTSD flashbacks to the war, but overall it’s watchable.

The acting overall is fine, but the real Tom looked much better and manlier than Pekka Strang, who looks like a hungry fish which survived concentration camp.

Though, it should have featured a little bit more of the art (say, on par with the Big Eyes movie) and exchange (at least some of) the post-modernistic editing to the post-post-modernistic\meta-modernistic stylization. Which is already kinda there with him seeing his character from time to time. And which also is the main feature of this artist’s works, basically being a kind of the spiritual sequel to the riace warriors, and predating overly ripped and dry Mr. Olympia craze.

As far as Oscars are nominating the movies by the merit of the tokenism, they at least can take this as an okay one, over some made-up soppy garbage which they will definitely nominate instead.

@темы: Tom of Finland (2017), Кино

19:50 

The Promise (2016)

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Note: Poochie died on his way back to his home planet

Mom's little armenian genocide schindler's list drama, where osman empire citizens are speaking english language with bad accents. And it is ruined by tacked on gag-inducing love triangle and Bale with fake stache playing the literal Poochie.

It could work as a serious straight-drama, but it is filled with amerikan tropes and prefers to use french songs over armenian.

@темы: Кино, The Promise (2016)

19:47 

Пересмотры.

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The Zero Theorem

Watching it second time reveals that it actually doesn’t have a cathartic ending. Though that is expected from Gilliam.

The Book of Life

Second time “outside” art-style looks even worse, “inside” art-style looks even greater and the story itself doesn’t feel that bad anymore. It even feels kind of good enough. But the generic cover songs and bad jokes are still jarring.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Кино, The Zero Theorem, The Book of Life (2014)

19:45 

Run Silent, Run Deep

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An interesting war\submarine movie, with the structure somewhat more akin to a detective, than a drama. There is not much to talk about, outside of just restating the plot, but the actual movie is well made and still works despite it’s age.

@темы: Кино, Run Silent, Run Deep

19:41 

Army of One

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A one bizarro movie based on actual events. The protagonist is kind of obnoxious and jokes are kind of low effort, but the character found its actor. Nicolas Cage pulls the role off perfectly and all dark comedy bits and kool aid Jesús are working too.

@темы: Кино, Army of One

19:41 

The Hunter’s Prayer

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A generic post-action movie. But not in the sense of cinematography but in it’s subject matter. It’s tolerable but unremarkable and unmemorable.

@темы: The Hunter’s Prayer, Кино, Индустрия Развлечений

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