Oh mate, if you haven't watched a lot of Joaquin Phoenix you're seriously sleeping on a lot of fantastic moviesI’ve been on a bit of a Scorsese mission recently, re-watching some of his work… including The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver.
Imagine my surprise when Mrs Cooper said that Joker had dropped on Amazon Prime and suggested we watch it tonight. Christ on a bike, it’s both an homage and a love letter to those two movies… and Bob De Niro is in it! Mind-boggling!
I thought it was a great film, although it didn’t necessarily need to be a Joker story, it could have represented the slow descent into anarchy of anyone, much like Michael Douglas in Falling Down (another good movie, if you’ve not seen it). But it’s definitely the best from DC since Nolan’s movies.
Absolute powerhouse of a performance from Joaquin Phoenix, I’ve always been on the fence about him previously (I’ve used the Gladiator sticky out tongue gif a lot over the years) but was captivated from the start to the end. And it’s dark in the best kind of way, the film left us both feeling uneasy and having a long conversation about the stigma and management of mental health issues. Haven’t had that unease since the first time I saw One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Signs is a personal favourite of mine, I love anything ET related and horror vibe just amplifies this as a favourite. Plus the performances are brilliant. M. Night is mostly useless but he nails it every now and thenYou were never really there is an acting masterpiece IMO. He's phenomenal in it. Always great at portraying disturbing individuals.
Her I've not managed to get through, I've started it a few times and it's just not my bag.
Not seen We Own the Night or Sisters Brothers.
Adding to the list, just because I loved it at the time.... Signs.
The trailer popped up on my Netflix the other day. John Cho has got shredded for this role!Just started bingeing the new Cowboy Bebop live-action remake...and I'm really liking it...hopefully they'll make another series quickly as I'm half way through already.
The style reminds me a bit of my dearly beloved Firefly.
I've not watched much of the anime either, seemed a bit strange for me...despite liking a fair amount of manga/anime/hentai.The trailer popped up on my Netflix the other day. John Cho has got shredded for this role!
Is it worth a watch for the uninitiated? I’ve never seen the original anime so wasn’t sure if I’d get it.
Started watching that last night and fell asleep (I was exhausted LOL) - so plan on watching the rest later tonight.Just finished Red Notice on Netflix with The Rock, Gal Gadot and the one and only Ryan Reynolds, fun film, definitely worth it.
I really liked Da Vinci Code, it's quite fast, you really have to keep up with it, but it's well done.To this day, I have still never read or seen anything Dan Brown has created. Am I missing out?
Cheers, will consider them on my vast list of ‘things I probably should’ve watched by now’I really liked Da Vinci Code, it's quite fast, you really have to keep up with it, but it's well done.
Angels and Demons was good, but not as good as Da Vinci Code.
Not seen Inferno or Lost Symbol.
I'm miles behind on everything.... still haven't watched Watchmen series, or The WitcherCheers, will consider them on my vast list of ‘things I probably should’ve watched by now’
That list also includes Firefly, Killing Eve, Peaky Blinders, Better Call Saul and about a million others that you’re probably all shaking your head at me for missing out on.