Escape to the Movies: Lawless

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Callate:
I'll take a moment to stand up for "Premium Rush"...

Seconded. Great little movie, lots of fun to watch.

I have to say this. Shia LeBeouf was never a potentially good actor before all that stuff happened. He did Disturbia. That is all (besides a bunch bit parts and Disney crap), and honestly I never got what people even saw in that role. Yet let's give him credit for that. Then he did Transformers (awful), Indiana Jones (beyond awful), Eagle Eye (awful), Transformers again (more awful), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (made me want to jab knives in my eyes and ears), and now this (which I have not seen, so I can't comment yet). He is to acting what boy bands are to music. Something completely fabricated, with little or no real talent, forced on us by the powers that be and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Maybe that is not his fault and he actually has some talent I have not seen, but I have yet to find an actor that keeps getting big roles that makes me cringe at his "acting" as much as him.

IMO Shia LaBeouf has personified much of what is wrong in Hollywood. Mind you, it's not his fault. Yet he still is the poster boy of the terrible things going on in Hollywood right now.

My only curiosity is he didn't say anything about Gary Oldman. Was his part just not large enough to talk about, or are we at the point where his portrayals are so constantly outstanding that we don't need to mention it anymore?

I'm okay with both, actually.

No one is going to bring up The Proposition? Seriously, anything involving Hillcoat should inevitably begin with a pronouncement of how incredible that movie is.

Thespian:
Uhm, no Bob, Jersey Shore is the show I use to feel better about other people BY watching it.

This. Maybe it's just that I hang around with people that aren't complete morons, but for all its supposed popularity I haven't met a single person that watches Jersey Shore for any other reason than to go "Haha! Look at these idiots!"

I feel kinda bad for Jason Clarke, every trailer/advert doesn't even seem to mention him, its all Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Shia LeBeouf and although I can get on board with two out of three of them it still seems a little cold.

scott91575:
I have to say this. Shia LeBeouf was never a potentially good actor before all that stuff happened. He did Disturbia. That is all (besides a bunch bit parts and Disney crap), and honestly I never got what people even saw in that role. Yet let's give him credit for that. Then he did Transformers (awful), Indiana Jones (beyond awful), Eagle Eye (awful), Transformers again (more awful), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (made me want to jab knives in my eyes and ears), and now this (which I have not seen, so I can't comment yet). He is to acting what boy bands are to music. Something completely fabricated, with little or no real talent, forced on us by the powers that be and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Maybe that is not his fault and he actually has some talent I have not seen, but I have yet to find an actor that keeps getting big roles that makes me cringe at his "acting" as much as him.

IMO Shia LaBeouf has personified much of what is wrong in Hollywood. Mind you, it's not his fault. Yet he still is the poster boy of the terrible things going on in Hollywood right now.

To be truthful there's a lot of actors like that. Taylor Kitsch, Channing Tatum, Taylor Lautner. Once these teenage stars reach their mid 20's they have to decide if they want to become legitimate actors, fade away, or continue trying to be a teenager magnet they're not anymore. Depending on their choices they could turn into the next Leonardo DiCaprio... or the next Christian Slater... or worse, the next Michael Cera.

As much as I would like to think of Labeouf having quality as an actor, he along with Patenson are actors I just don't want to waste time watching, much less contributing to their stay on the silver screen.

hermes200:

Blueruler182:
Jersey Shore may be cancelled, but the rest of reality TV is still there. My superiority complex is just fine.

As long as MTV keeps their current course, I can always indulge my superiority complex by pointing and saying "pretty much all this..."

And that's why I hardly ever watch MTV anymore. They broefly tried live-action comedies and bringing back Beavis & Butt-head, but I don't know what happened to that. As for the movie itself, it reminds me of Public Enemies, and that was cool. I might check out this one.

Pyrian:

Callate:
I'll take a moment to stand up for "Premium Rush"...

Seconded. Great little movie, lots of fun to watch.

I'm going to third this I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. JGL makes you give a shit while Michael Shannon does indeed steal the entire movie. Go catch a matinee.

jersey derp got cancelled? wow i think the country just gained a couple of iq points

Mr.Tea:

Little Duck:
Are you not reviewing brave then? Out of curiosity.

Also yeah, will check out robot and frank if it comes my way. I am still a bit on the fence.

Demoliboy2:
Hey Bob, will you review brave? I always enjoy your Pixar reviews and I wnted to know if Brave is up to notch. Thanks in advance.

First of all, you people (yes, "you people" keep posting this every week) are about two months late.

Second, you're two months late in getting told he already did review it.

First of all, it pretty much just came out in Europe and second of all... fair point well made.

Not watching jersey shore didn't make me feel superior, it made me feel confused as to why it was popular.

Ehehe, I have got to see Frank and Robot... and good to hear Shia isn't playing the annoying douche role for a change.

Onm the topic of Jersey Shore, I'm actually happy it's been cancelled, the mere fact that it existed was depressing to me for so long, now we just need ot get rid of that Kardashian thing and we'll be on the right track.

Kitsune Hunter:
Don't worry Bob, over in the UK we have a show were we can feel superior by not watching it, it's called Geordie Shore and is currently plaquing the airways which is enjoyed by your typical ignorant douchebags who think anyone who doesn't go out to clubs every night, drink heavily and have sex with every random girl/boy they find is a loser and in a shocking twist, it is actually worse than Jersey Shore. Luckily for you Americans, they don't show it in the US (I think anyway), but if it ever does come to the states, a word of warning

BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID!

When I see adverts for that program I am sorely tempted to somehow own a shotgun so I can put it between my teeth and pull the trigger just to make the 30 secs ad finish faster.

But in all seriousness, in that show even the MEN are orange, not just the woman, which while not exactly to my tastes is still fairly common.

Man, I was so looking forward to another Hillcoat & Cave collaboration. The Proposition was amazing and I was really hoping this would be too, so I'm a tad disappointed. Still, good but not great is still good, so I'll be sure to see this. Nick Cave needs to do more movie stuff, be it as an actor, composer or writer. I'm not fussed, just as long as he's doing something.

First thought after reading Jersey Shore got cancelled: "What's Snooki going to do now to support her child?"

I might be interested in seeing Frank and Robot as a rental. I doubt that it would play in my area. And Lawless also might get a rental from me, but that is all, as I do not go to that many movies.

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Spot on. Bob, spot fucking on.

Azure Knight-Zeo:

WanderingFool:

Azure Knight-Zeo:
Also, the Jersey Shore is canceled? Maybe this world isn't as bad as I thought it was.

Maybe this will shut those, "I lost all faith in humanity!" people up finally...

Also, can someone remind me who Bret Ratner is again. Is he the guy that did GL?

No, he did X-men III.

It was not that bad

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Of course the only movies that Bob knows these two actors from are Indiana Jones and Batman...

In any case I probably will see this movie regardless. Strong cast.

EDIT: OH MY GOD SO SORRY I QUOTED THE WRONG PERSON SO SORRY

Ah, TNT, where average movies go to never die.

I just have to say that the description of this weeks episode:

Indiana Jones' son and Bane are teaming up to hustle moonshine.

Somehow sounds like an amazing unbelievably silly movie that I would LOVE to watch. It's just so incredibly silly.

Like Darth Vader and the Joker team up to save old theatre building.

Yay! Am I the only one to notice Bob's shoutout to Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf?

Kitsune Hunter:
Don't worry Bob, over in the UK we have a show were we can feel superior by not watching it, it's called Geordie Shore and is currently plaquing the airways which is enjoyed by your typical ignorant douchebags who think anyone who doesn't go out to clubs every night, drink heavily and have sex with every random girl/boy they find is a loser and in a shocking twist, it is actually worse than Jersey Shore. Luckily for you Americans, they don't show it in the US (I think anyway), but if it ever does come to the states, a word of warning

BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID!

I thought that show was called "The only way is Essex", nothing is worse than that.
Imagine an army of Katie Prices... on the other hand, don't, imagining it is horrendous enough.

So Bob liked Cosmopolis, huh? These guys most certainly did not:

http://www.spill.com/Audio/AudioPost.aspx?audioId=1278

They pretty much said that it was a bunch of pretentious, pseudo-intellectual, boring bullshit. Then again, many people said the exact same thing about The Tree of Life, and that was Bob's favourite film of 2011. I tend to generally trust the Spill Crew more than I trust Bob (for the most part).

Another show? That's easy.

Here comes Honey Boo-Boo.

Safaia:

Pyrian:

Callate:
I'll take a moment to stand up for "Premium Rush"...

Seconded. Great little movie, lots of fun to watch.

I'm going to third this I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. JGL makes you give a shit while Michael Shannon does indeed steal the entire movie. Go catch a matinee.

Agreed. I caught the matinee and I would gladly watch it again. I really liked it.
Liked it more than Lawless actually.

i really want to see robot and Frank now

Kmadden2004:

ZZoMBiE13:
Just to be part of the chorus:

NO NO NO NO NO!

Bret Ratner cannot be allowed to make any more comic book movies. EVER!

It gets worse. Much worse.

McG is also on the shortlist to direct JLA...

Annnnnnd now I've thrown up in my mouth. *grrk*

So Shia isn't playing that same character he plays in every movie he is in? you know the fast talking know it all? <.<

I am most excited about that Robot movie.

Callate:
I'll take a moment to stand up for "Premium Rush", which I just caught a few days ago. It's not going to change your life, but it definitely doesn't deserve to get tarred with the same brush as crap like "Gleaming the Cube". It's coherent, both in plot and in action, with some genuine adrenaline-spiking moments and a real physicality so often absent in the era of flea-on-meth editing and excessive CGI. And while the characters aren't much deeper than they need to be, they also aren't generally "who dropped you as a baby" stupid like so many half-considered action movie characters. It's a perfectly decent late-summer action offering, and it won't make you feel like you've sacrificed brain cells to see it. Give it a whirl.

I'll back this statement. It was paced well and didn't leave you in a lull at any point. I would compare it to Unstoppable in regard to the WTF of the premise, but it works. Pacing and escalation were the things that made both of these movies work. Rush isn't amazing by any stretch, but I think it is worth your movie dollars if you're going to a theater playing it.

DTWolfwood:
So Shia isn't playing that same character he plays in every movie he is in? you know the fast talking know it all? <.<

No, he is still a fast-talking know-it-all, but things actually result of that fast-talking. Watch and see.

ewhac:
First thought after reading Jersey Shore got cancelled: "What's Snooki going to do now to support her child?"

I'm sure she will get a Vivid contract offered to her. No worries.

doublenix:

DTWolfwood:
So Shia isn't playing that same character he plays in every movie he is in? you know the fast talking know it all? <.<

No, he is still a fast-talking know-it-all, but things actually result of that fast-talking. Watch and see.

arrrgg...yeah knowing that makes me even less interested at this point :( Just wish he could play a different character for once.

Thanks for the info tho.

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