It’s been a really long time since I saw a comedy which was funny in a smart way. Yesterday however I had excellent time watching “In the loop“. It’s political, satirical and smart. No toilet humor, no teenage sex humor. It’s modern, yet it stays away from references that won’t be understood ten years down the road. There are a few familiar faces in the cast, but not too much. And, there is plenty of awesome English swearing, which, though, can be understood.
Overall, 5 out of 5. Highly recommended, unless swearing upsets you.
Yesterday I went to see “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” in the cinema. I expected it to be good, having seen the trailer and knowing that it was directed by Tony Scott and featuring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. But it happened to be even better than I expected.
There is more to the story than shown in the trailer. There is more suspense, than can be guessed from the trailer. And there is some good acting to be seen, both by Washington and Travolta.
Sometimes the film reminds of another Tony Scott and Denzel Washington venture – “Man on Fire”, however not as a copy of a previous work but rather an expansion of it. This is especially so during the cuts of the New York City.
Overall, a good entertainment that will keep you on the edge of your seat for the whole during of the film. 5 stars.
Late television features many nice movies recently. I wonder why. And for how long they will keep it up. Today one of my favourite crime movies of all times was PIK2 – “True Romance“.
Directed by: Tony Scott
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Bronson Pinchot, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Saul Rubinek, James Gandolfini, Victor Argo, Frank Adonis, Paul Bates
IMDB raintg: 7.7
My rating: 9.0 [rate 9.0]
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