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The King of Comedy





Loved the seamless blending of reality and fiction. The film also had a great ending.
This is my favorite De Niro/Scorsese collaboration.



This is my favorite De Niro/Scorsese collaboration.
WARNING: "spoilers for taxi driver and king of comedy" spoilers below

Did you notice that in both taxi driver and king of comedy deniro's character gets his behavior reinforced at the end?
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Oh my god. They're trying to claim another young victim with the foreign films.





1st re-watch...Not sure what motivated this re-watch last night, but I'm glad I did. I don't think it really has a chance of winning, but for my money, this was THE Best Picture of 2018. And though I initially was sure that Sam Elliott would be getting a "lifetime achievement/body of work" Oscar for A Star is Born, I am now totally on board with Mahershala Ali winning a second Supporting Actor Oscar...the performance is nothing short of brilliant. And though he's a dark horse in the category with two previous nominations behind him, a Viggo win would be OK with me too, though I don't really see it happening.




WARNING: "spoilers for taxi driver and king of comedy" spoilers below

Did you notice that in both taxi driver and king of comedy deniro's character gets his behavior reinforced at the end?
Yes, one of my few minor issues with The King of Comedy is that the character of Rupert Pupkin comes out smelling like a rose and I'm not really sure if the character was worthy of that.



Welcome to the human race...
^As with Taxi Driver...

WARNING: "King of Comedy/Taxi Driver" spoilers below
the protagonist effectively being rewarded for his reprehensible actions can be interpreted as either an indictment of a society accustomed to sensationalism - Travis kills off degenerate scum, Rupert hatches a crazy-enough-to-work scheme - or as a complete and utter break from reality for characters who had been growing increasingly mentally unstable (especially in Rupert's case as he was more explicitly shown to be imagining certain sequences)


Last movie...

Before Sunrise -


contemplating whether or not it's worth the full five
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"Honor is not in the Weapon. It is in the Man"

Best of the Best (Robert Radler, 1989)

This martial arts drama is highlighted by a great performance by James Earl Jones as the coach of the U.S. Karate Team, whose proclamation of "a team is not a team if you don't give a damn about one another" holds true as we see the members go from separate to a bonded unit when they head to Korea to face their national Taekwondo team. The highlight are the tournament scenes in the end, especially the fight between Phillip Rhee's Tommy and Simon Rhee's Dae Han. The real-life brothers have the best fight of the film and the final scene itself to this day, makes me shed a tear.


Best of the Best II (Robert Radler, 1992)

From emotional drama to standard illegal fight/revenge film, this sequel brings back Eric Roberts' Alex and Phillip Rhee's Tommy as they must train to stop an underground champion named Brakus (German bodybuilder Ralf Moeller in his film debut), who kills their friend Travis (Chris Penn, who was in the original film). When Tommy is kidnapped and forced to fight three gladiators before Brakus, Alex must infiltrate the place with some unexpected help. Despite the standard revenge plot, once again, excellent fight scenes that make Phil Rhee look great.
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He can be sexy, especially with the beard. I do like him in John Wang, uh, excuse me, John Wick

But his sex appeal isn't quite big enough for me to get over his stiff acting. He's bad ass in John Wick and that works, but he has never been the greatest actor. At least in my opinion.

I can't agree with you at all. John Wick is one of the weakest movies he performed in. His beard doesn't make an impression on me, I like him smooth I watched again Constatine recently. There he is bad ass
Yeah, he might not be the greatest actor, but for me he is more than good.



I won't dance. Don't ask me...

2/5
Compared with Chronic, which was one year earlier released(in Poland both movies with the same title), it is very average movie. Without this comparison also



I can't agree with you at all. John Wick is one of the weakest movies he performed in. His beard doesn't make an impression on me, I like him smooth I watched again Constatine recently. There he is bad ass
Yeah, he might not be the greatest actor, but for me he is more than good.
You are weird man. The John Wick movies are his biggest succes since The Matrix and his best work in years... I actually didn't like the first one too much but the second is great.

Without the beard he looks like a weirdo. A creep man. hahahaah



I love Stir Crazy – I wonder what people think about the blackface bit these days?



Stir Crazy is easily one of my all-time favorite movies, and one of the greatest comedies ever released. It's Pryor and Wilder's best film together.
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I can't agree with you at all. John Wick is one of the weakest movies he performed in. His beard doesn't make an impression on me, I like him smooth I watched again Constatine recently. There he is bad ass
Yeah, he might not be the greatest actor, but for me he is more than good.
You did not just say that! John Wick is Keanu's most badass movie and most badass performance to date. The long hair, beard, and suit are customary of his badass-ness.



Two things.

I love all the appreciation for Eighth Grade. It really deserves the attention.

And secondly... Glad people are with me on Keanu.

And i lied. Thirdly, to stay on topic: The King of Comedy
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I'm not old, you're just 12.
Dune (directed by David Lynch) - Okay, I'm totally torn on this movie. I love it because it's nostalgic for me, I remember watching it as a teen and loving it, but after reading the novel, it's really, really bad. David Lynch has said he never should have made the film, having known nothing about the source material, and in that case, he's correct. It's an interesting, trippy looking film, but how little anyone cared about the world they were building just shines through in every way. Concepts are thrown at the viewer that have no meaning, like what the heck were Weirding Modules? Doesn't matter, they're never used and never explained. They aren't even in the book. Making Paul already an adult robs him of his story arc and character development, and he just knows everything immediately for the sake of story expediency...It was incredibly easy for him to ride the giant worm because they didn't have the time to show him struggling with it. The entire first half is slow and detailed, then by the half way point they just hit the gas til the end. I'm hoping the new Dune films (they're doing the first novel as two, possibly three films) get it right. Love David Lynch, but he failed here...
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I suppose I'm in huge minority when I wasn't able to even finish Eight Grade. Just couldn't connect at all with its social media obsessed youth and got annoyed and frustrated. Fisher seemed very good young actress though so I'll hope she does something more to my taste later on in her career.
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While I get the joke I must say that it's not very common for me not to finish a movie. Maybe like once in a month or so on average. Also people still exaggerate the toxicity of my reviews and ratings