Al Hickey and Frank Boggs are two fallen knights who have lost their way in a world without morals and honor, but especially a world that doesn't pay them near enough of a living wage. They are like an old married couple sick of each other's predictable company- as they are preparing for a potentially dangerous meeting each with a .44 magnum, Boggs (Culp) nags Hickey (Cosby) about bothering with a holster. Hickey rolls his eyes yet he complies and…
"You do that [slashing, high-sticking, etc.], you go to the box, you know. Two minutes, by yourself, you know and you feel shame.
And then you become free."
I've previously only thought of Slapshot as just a really funny foul-mouthed sports movie- those Hanson Brothers and their zany antics and such. This time around I was taken aback at the high quality of direction by George Roy Hill and his bringing to life the brilliant script by Nancy Dowd. She…
The epic story of a simple married couple- Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman- who kept a relationship and raised a family while conquering Hollywood and Broadway ill death do they part. Director Ethan Hawke makes damn sure JW gets her due as her great acting career was eclipsed by her husband, "Those Blue Eyes "The Smile" "Butch Cassidy" "Cool Hand Luke".
Hawke's overall direction and editing deftly allows the story to flow, if not exactly chronologically then thematically. Newman's drinking…
You there. Yes, you, you fool! You will go and watch The Invisible Man now, do you hear? Now! And you will see it's the best Universal Horror there is, do you hear? Soon, the world will realize its greatness, its genre-bending mix of horror, comedy, science fiction, melodrama, romance, and crime movie. They'll see! They will all see, the fools!…
“Not based on a true story...”
“Be a good girl and put her on automatic. We could do with a couple of glasses.”
Well I don't know if I'm feeling sad over waving goodbye to the best James Bond, yes Sir Roger Moore IS James Bond in my estimation, or if this Bond-A-THON is weakening my critical eye but I had a ball with A View…