"Just as sure as the New England Patriots will find a new way to cheat their way to the championship"..Huh?...Poorly written review.
I am glad to know that... I liked the film when I saw it in my 20's... I liked the message and still do. 67 was Poitiers year that is for sure.
Thanks for writing, Rob. The studio was indeed worried about how the film would play in the South, but it ended up being a smash here just like everywhere else in the country. Various sources (including IMDb) state that "This film was instrumental in largely ending the marketing consideration of how films featuring African-American characters and themes were assumed to be likely rejected by mainstream audiences in the Southern States of the USA. In that regard, the film was such a major widespread success throughout the entire USA, including the South, that the marketing factor would never again be considered a major problem for any major film release."
Could you imagine the reaction from the South when Guess Who's Coming to Dinner received when it was released? I wonder how it did money wise here. I know it was one of the top 5 grossing films of the year elsewhere.
The scene where Spencer Tracy gives that long speech at dinner where what people will think of an interracial couple in 1967 does not matter. Only what they feel for each other was shot in one take... Spencer Tracy was dying when he made this film. Katherine Hepburn and Stanley Kramer gave up their salary for the film to cover cost in case Tracy died during production... Columbia could not get him insured because of his declining health...
The tears you saw Katherine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier shedding were real, that was not scripted. Some great performers in a poignant farewell to one of the best actors ever.
I don't see any spoilers. What spoilers?
Thanks for writing, FranklinDallas and Alice. Ha; I like Fraggle Rock as well, but "suspense" isn't a word I would exactly associate with it. :)
:( I like Fraggle Rock....
Wow....completely uncalled for.....disrespecting Fraggle Rock...
"Irrational Man" was great and Emma Stone dazzled once again. I hope Mr. Romance continues to cast her because she's so charismatic and versatile (two qualities that the stoic Mia Farrow lacked). I wouldn't put this film on the same level as Radio Days, Match Point or Midnight in Paris; but it's certainly worthy of AT LEAST a 3 out of 4-star rating. Woody Allen never ceases to amaze me. ALL of his films are better than 90% of the crap that manages to seep its way through theaters and "Irrational Man" is no exception. -AKR
Hi, Msnomer. I'm sorry you feel the movie has been ruined. I'm very careful not to add spoilers to my reviews. Which part do you think qualifies as a spoiler? I don't think I included anything that hasn't been mentioned in other reviews, interviews, etc.
A spoiler alert would have been greatly appreciated! Now the movie I wanted to see has been ruined for me. Thanks.
Love the Beatles..
As someone who is a huge fan of the novel, I was incredibly disappointed with the adaptation. Cara Delevingne was to bland and uncharismaic to play Margo. The rest of the cast was great but it was a shame to see such a interesting character be tossed into the the hands of such a dull actress.
I hate a plot that takes you nowhere and this film is a prime example. At the end Margo has no interest in him and neither did she in the very beginning. Sadly a young Quentin couldn’t accept this. And here comes the bad news: Opposites don’t attract. -AKR
The first Ninja Turtles was a contender for the 5 worst list? That movie is great. I could see II or III on there, but to say any of them was a contender is pretty harsh.
Ryan: I never said he was a Terminator. I said that the young cop character seen in 1984 became the character later played by J.K. Simmons in 2017. But thanks for reading!
"The noodling of time has also resulted in the appearance of both a liquidy T-1000 (the G.I. Joe series' Byung-hun Lee) and a cop who transforms into J.K. Simmons when the movie picks back up in 2017. "
What?? JK Simmons was NEVER a terminator. How can I take this review seriously when it sounds like you never actually saw the movie?
Nope, sorry. It DOES deserve all the vitriol it's getting. Ridiculous plot, boring unoriginal action scenes, and really bad casting. Jai Courtney is the type of actor who is good as Vince Vaughn's sidekick in a Judd Apatow movie. He didn't cut it as Reese at all. And don't get me started on Emilia Clarke! So agree with Mr. Brunson on this one.
I think the latest film is far from perfect - I hesitate to call it a "good" movie - but it certainly does not deserve the vitriol it has received. It is unquestionably superior in almost every respect to the previous two films. At a bare minimum, it presented some very well done action set pieces and was visually exciting and fun (something that cannot be said for the pedestrian Terminator 3, nor for the dour and boring Terminator Salvation) in a way that kept me engaged with the action, even if I was baffled by the plot.
I will agree that Danearys was miscast as Sarah Connor and the actor who played Kyle Reece was useless. However, I thought the John Connor actor managed to be creepy and menacing as the new terminator, and I just can't not love Arnie in his iconic T800 role.
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