Monday, March 30, 2009
How do you fuck up a biker movie starring Dennis Hopper, David Carradine, Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones? I guess you would start by making everything really stylized and unrealistic. Write some really awful dialogue that sounds like someone badly mimicking a Quentin Tarantino flick. The only plus is the hot naked biker chicks that are on display. I was a huge Tarantino fan back in the 90's but can we all agree that the time to rip him off has come and gone with all the other outdated remnants of that horrible decade? Let's try ripping off someone different just for a change. Of course finding anyone in modern cinema worth ripping off might be a tough job.
Here's a typical retarded scene of embarrassingly acted nonsense:
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The Charles Bukowski semi-bio-pic BARFLY is a personal fav of mine from way back. I've probably seen it a dozen times at least. Never even heard of this sorta remake/ sorta based on the same story IFC movie until I found it in the dump bin at the local shitty big chain DVD rental shithole for a couple of bucks. If you're not a fan of BARFLY or a fan of Bukowski in general this probably wouldn't be worth watching. As a fan of Bukowski's work I was entertained. Can't say much of anything exciting really happens in the whole movie but it is what it is. What it is is a slice of life. A man searching for his place in the world. Or maybe just a tale about endurance or being true to your own set of standards. Never been a Matt Dillon fan but he does a good job in this and I give him props for that.