The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Terence Winter (screenplay), Jordan Belfort (book)
quote: Jordan Belfort: I’m sure. Good luck on that subway ride home to your miserable ugly fuckin’ wives. I’m gonna have Heidi lick some caviar off my balls in the meantime.
Leonardo DiCaprio works well with Scorsese, it has to be said. Matthew McConaughey has a great scene and his character is a real mental case. Its a sort of film where you are suppose to dislike the main protagonists, but don’t. They want to make money, but just got greedy which is their downfall. The decadence is mind blowing really but these people were making more money then god and could afford to do anything they wanted! I hope Scorsese and Leo work together again but i wonder if the director gets bored of making fraudsters, mob figures and murderers seem charismatic and cool
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa.
Caesar: [in sign language] If we go to war, we could lose all we’ve built.
Caesar: [spoken aloud] Home. Family. Future.
I’ll be cheeky and say this is a remake of Battle for the Planet of the Apes, with more then one truck and a mounted machine gun. Both sides have prejudiced members who ruin everything. For course, it would seem, the apes have a someone who betrays everything that both sides have built, even the apes moral code is broken. You can understand Koba (Toby Kebbell, even in CGI he plays the villain) mistrust of humans. Massive set pieces of violence show us (in a film) that intolerance and animal testing will mess up the planet.
James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014)
Don Jon (2013)
Mildly entertaining, like a more friendly version of Shame. Worth watching for Tony Danza. If a chap loves his family so much why does he swear at them so much. I didn’t figure that Scarlett Johansson was going to turn into a somewhat controlling girlfriend, no wonder the poor guy gets more enjoyment off dirty films.
When asked if he were offered the role on Star Trek today, would he accept it?: Every now and again I sit in a hotel room, watching the show on television and I go, “Hello. I don’t remember this episode.”. I’ll be sitting there watching and forgetting that I ordered room service and there’s a knock on the door. I let the guy in and he comes and sees that I’m watching the show. He’s going to go back to the kitchen and say, “I’ve just seen the saddest thing ever. This guy is sitting there watching his old show.”. (September/October 2006, Star Trek Magazine issue #1)
Jon S. Baird
Jon S. Baird (screenplay), Irvine Welsh (novel)
Never been a fan of McAvoy smarmy charm but he won me over with playing Bruce Roberston, probably the most unpleasant copper you will ever see in a movie. He is messed up and you do find this out during the course of the film, which doesn’t excuse his behavior, but you do feel some sympathy for him. Exultingly amusing and depressing in equal measures.
quote: Bruce Robertson: Sometimes it takes a wrongdoer to show you when you are doing wrong.
Carnival of Monsters.
"Vorg: The generators were built by the old Eternity Perpetual company. They were designed to last forever; that’s why the company went bankrupt."
I am watching the Pertwee stories out of continuity but after seeing the earth based, UNIT shoot outs, i liked the colorful costumes and rather bureaucratic Grey skinned aliens of Inter Minor & this short simple story. Ian Marter has a earlier role before becoming Harry Sullivan, companion for the 4th Doctor.As i noticed: “The aliens on display in Vorg’s miniscope include: Drashigs, Ogrons and Cybermen. This is one of only two times that the Cybermen appear during the Third Doctor’s era (a hallucination of one appears in The Mind of Evil). He eventually meets the Cybermen in The Five Doctors.”