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Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

I just rewatched this epic piece of film. I highly recommend it.

You have a gangland king re-taking his empire, his subjects delivering gifts to his doorstep, camadarie rebuilt, lofty goals of building a better neighborhood, and then the downfall of violence and killings; both on the part of the gangsters, and the cop force out to get them.

You get "Larry" Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes and of course Christopher Walken in the title role, all in their 90's prime. Walken's jaw, chin and hairline are in prime condition for the whole film.

There are plenty of quotable lines, but Fishburne in the take-out place is so ridiculously good I point to that as a scene alone worth watching.

Watch it and recommend me something worthwhile.

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1redflag
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


Yea, it’s pretty good. I prefer Walken in True Romance, but still top tier

E. If you want to keep it on the gangster kick, The French Connection(w Gene Hackman) and Get Carter (w Michael Caine) are both excellent. Also, if you’ve never seen”The mechanic” w/ Bronson or “carlito’s way” w/ pachino, get on that

1redflag fucked around with this message at 04:53 on Jul 3, 2020

gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005



Hell Gem

i rented that movie like 5 times without watching it

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

1redflag posted:

Yea, it’s pretty good. I prefer Walken in True Romance, but still top tier

k, just wikied this and the cast alone is stunning, will watch asap! Thank you. Good recommends were exactly what I was hoping for!

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

gary oldmans diary posted:

i rented that movie like 5 times without watching it

If you have a couple otherwise bored hours on your hands, its something to do. Its not bad.

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015
Probation
Can't post for 13 hours!


They ironically say the title line in Escape from New York.

1redflag
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


ClamdestineBoyster posted:

They ironically say the title line in Escape from New York.

And it’s Isaac Hayes, too

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

1redflag posted:

E. If you want to keep it on the gangster kick, The French Connection(w Gene Hackman) and Get Carter (w Michael Caine) are both excellent. Also, if you’ve never seen”The mechanic” w/ Bronson or “carlito’s way” w/ pachino, get on that
French Connection is good stuff. Isn't it credited as "the original car chase movie"? but still, the ending... is not what you expect. Which is cool.

Definitely seen Carlito's Way, but will add some more of the others to the queue.

Is Isaac Hayes the musician? I'm reading stuff on google right now.

A Grand Egg
Jan 12, 2020


Eeeey, Im the King Of New York, I have pizzas instead of hands and a cigar penis

Glenn Quebec
Oct 30, 2005

That's because our downstream reality reflects an upstream case but I'm going to violate it.

A Grand Egg posted:

Eeeey, Im the King Of New York, I have pizzas instead of hands and a cigar penis

pls stop doxxing me

Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

Yams Fan

what the gently caress is this poo poo op

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePcQ-Z2C56Y#t=58s

Incelshok Na
Jul 2, 2020
Probation
Can't post for 22 days!


I'm more about the King of Chicago

Tarquinn
Jul 3, 2007

"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."


Hell Gem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emn6GzOKtaw

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Forums Rutabaga

i thought this thread was a reference to the ending of the 1975 book "The Girl Who Owned a City". a book about child Ayn Rand surviving in the post-apocalype after a deadly virus pandemic

quote:

A deadly virus has swept the world, killing off everyone over the age of twelve in the span of a month or so.[3] In the town of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, outside of Chicago, ten-year-old Lisa Nelson and her younger brother Todd Nelson are surviving, like all the children in the story, by looting abandoned houses and shops. Although there are abandoned cars in every driveway and lining every street, Lisa is the first child to think of driving one. She is also the first to think of raiding a farm, and the first to look at the dwindling supplies in stores and deduce that groceries come from warehouses. She finds a supermarket warehouse and raids it, enlisting the help of Craig Bergman, a neighbor boy two years older than her, but makes clear to him and all the other children in her neighborhood that the entire warehouse and all its contents are her exclusive property, not to be shared unless she chooses: she assures them all that she will burn the warehouse and everything in it rather than be forced to share against her will.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Girl_Who_Owned_a_City


near the end of the book, after the protagonist has defeated all her rivals and becomes an absolute dictator of her community we find out that evener greater threats are to come. including a powerful figure only called "The King of New York". i was hoping this thread was for discussion of that ending, its been years since I read this book and i always wanted to discuss the ending!

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

1redflag posted:

True Romance, but still top tier

I still do netflix via mail. sue me.

Just watched this tonight. And yeah lots of good one or two off scenes of top actors. Walken is definitely in his role.

More to the point for True Romance; it has a lot of good moments, but the standoff in the final scene is fantastic. Overall it adds up to a quality flic. I've always been "meh" on Slater, and I'll put him up a notch for this film. Arquette has always been a name, but will look for her more.

Good recommend.

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

Rutibex posted:

i thought this thread was a reference to the ending of the 1975 book "The Girl Who Owned a City". a book about child Ayn Rand surviving in the post-apocalype after a deadly virus pandemic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Girl_Who_Owned_a_City


near the end of the book, after the protagonist has defeated all her rivals and becomes an absolute dictator of her community we find out that evener greater threats are to come. including a powerful figure only called "The King of New York". i was hoping this thread was for discussion of that ending, its been years since I read this book and i always wanted to discuss the ending!

Also, I love cheesy apocolypse fiction stuff, wanna look this up and see about getting a copy.

1redflag
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


Happy to hear you enjoyed it. I think it benefits from being written by Tarantino but directed by someone else, personally

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

1redflag posted:

Happy to hear you enjoyed it. I think it benefits from being written by Tarantino but directed by someone else, personally

The Tarantino vibe was strong. He of course had some bit cameo halfway through; but yeah it wasn't too over the top.

my dog died im sad
Jun 29, 2015


It's a really good movie.

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

I'd say True Romance is a movie that starts off slow, and almost cute and a bit weird. Then the foot is slowly pressed against the gas pedal, driving it faster and faster as it progresses til the end at full throttle. Not a perfect analogy, but it does "pick-up" over the course of the movie.

The_Continental
Jan 13, 2019

My god, Winston, is that infernal sun still giving my buttocks that entirely too cool smirk?!


I recently watched True Romance and it didn't really hold up for me. Christian Slater's acting is so bad. None of the characters act like people, and the whole thing is just a vehicle to deliver one liners and quippy dialogue. The most memorable scene involves the protagonists father calling a Mafia Boss the N-word.

I thought it was the absolute tits when it first came out but had trouble getting into it as an adult person.

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

The_Continental posted:

I recently watched True Romance and it didn't really hold up for me. Christian Slater's acting is so bad. None of the characters act like people, and the whole thing is just a vehicle to deliver one liners and quippy dialogue. The most memorable scene involves the protagonists father calling a Mafia Boss the N-word.

I thought it was the absolute tits when it first came out but had trouble getting into it as an adult person.

Dennis Hopper getting revealed as the racist dad against Walken's sicilian mobster definitely popped the eyeballs.

Slater has always been a one character actor like many others; "oh hey its Christian Slater playing a Christian Slater role!" Never had much dimension, but he does he.
The story had him in an innocent role for the first ten minutes, and then his shift, back to "a role for Christian Slater" which on the whole was not bad, but yeah still a bit one dimensional.

If you need a popcorn flick for lovers on the run with stolen drugs from drug bosses and cops, it works for me.

ProperCoochie
Oct 11, 2004

In Sicily, carbombs are more dangerous than women.

I run new pork.

Sgt. Politeness
Sep 29, 2003

I've seen shit you people wouldn't believe. Cop cars on fire off the shoulder of I-94. I watched search lights glitter in the dark near the Ambassador Bridge. All those moments will be lost in time, like piss in the drain. Time to retch.

What the gently caress is this!? (Looking at a briefcase full of tampons)

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

Sgt. Politeness posted:

What the gently caress is this!? (Looking at a briefcase full of tampons)

Where's my soda?

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002




Fun Shoe

Internetjack posted:

Dennis Hopper getting revealed as the racist dad against Walken's sicilian mobster definitely popped the eyeballs.

Slater has always been a one character actor like many others; "oh hey its Christian Slater playing a Christian Slater role!" Never had much dimension, but he does he.
The story had him in an innocent role for the first ten minutes, and then his shift, back to "a role for Christian Slater" which on the whole was not bad, but yeah still a bit one dimensional.

If you need a popcorn flick for lovers on the run with stolen drugs from drug bosses and cops, it works for me.

you read that as hopper being racist? it's hopper saying the most incendiary thing he possibly can because he is a badass motherfucker.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Yeah he was calculated during that. He knew he was dead anyway and at least this way he'd miss the torture + maybe giving away any information? I forget if he actually knew

The_Continental
Jan 13, 2019

My god, Winston, is that infernal sun still giving my buttocks that entirely too cool smirk?!


Hopper character isnt racist hes just trying to piss off Walkens character. I just picture Tarantino leaning into the room saying,
"yeah good then he calls him the n-word". Tarantino loves that poo poo.

James Gandolfini is also thoroughly terrifying.

Johnny Walker
Jun 14, 2005

Old Owl, a Lookout


Pillbug

Some people don't realize that Drexel was Gary Oldman. Also he shot Samuel L Jackson at the beginning in the hotel room.

Torquemada
Oct 21, 2010

Drei Gläser


Milo and POTUS posted:

Yeah he was calculated during that. He knew he was dead anyway and at least this way he'd miss the torture + maybe giving away any information? I forget if he actually knew

They find the phone number on the fridge door, he knew.

Laterite
Mar 14, 2007

It's Gutfest '89

Grimey Drawer

True Romance is kinda rough up until they meet up with his dad; Slater doesn't really pull off the jokey Elvis schtick, which is both surprising since it should be something he of all people would hit out of the park, and also feels very anachronistic for 1993. The whole thing of getting Alabama away from Drexel and killing him is also tonally strange and uneven. But once they hit the road the movie starts cooking with gas. Still one of Brad Pitt's best performances and Bronson Pinchot is a delight. Tom Sizemore and Chris Penn as the DEA agents are great too; love how they're just as into all the Hollywood showbiz inside baseball poo poo as everyone else.

"Our guy, Elliot Blitzer, he's making a deal between them and his boss ... a big-time fuckin' movie producer named Lee Donowitz."

"He did the movie Coming Home in a Body Bag."

"Vietnam movie? Good fuckin' movie. "

"Fuckin' A ... great fuckin' movie."

Anyway, King Of New York whips rear end and sad sack David Caruso getting shot in the face at his buddies funeral that he's responsible for is fuckin hilarious. Larry Fishburne devours the poo poo out of all his scenes.

Laterite fucked around with this message at 08:37 on Jul 11, 2020

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

The Walrus posted:

you read that as hopper being racist? it's hopper saying the most incendiary thing he possibly can because he is a badass motherfucker.

Ahh, that's a good point, Hopper just taking the piss out of Walken. Makes the scene flow better/makes more sense.

Johnny Walker posted:

Some people don't realize that Drexel was Gary Oldman. Also he shot Samuel L Jackson at the beginning in the hotel room.

Oldman is great in his role, nice make-up and costuming too. Jackson isn't around for long, but delivers a couple good lines of course.

Pretty much all of the supporting roles are really well done.

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Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013


Ramrod XTreme

New York?! You can KEEP that CESSPOOL

I spit and gaze lovingly at my bustling town of 27 individuals and 2 still working street lights. The gas station stays open until midnight and sells beer until 10, what more do these animals WANT

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