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James Camerons’ ‘Titanic’ Goes On and On and On…and On.

Posted in Fight Club Status with tags , , , on April 11, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

James Cameron may not be the most creative, talented, or respected director in Hollywood but he did an incredible job on Titanic. The amount of dedication and research he put into this film makes it better than any other Titanic movie ever made.

Of course when you look at A Night To Remember and the Titanic with Catherine Zeta-Jones…you see some pretty obvious similarities between these two films and James Camerons’ version. And when I say similarities, I mean scene for scene similar. So…looking back on the Titanic with Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet we see the true meaning of the Titanic…men die first. It’s inevitable. I’m sorry to the male population but blame Cameron not me.

And what better way to further his obsession than with a sequel? Well, not really a sequel of the story he created but more of a Documentary with some of the same people from the 1997 movie. Yes, another 3D film to make Cameron an insane amount of money. And yes, I did contribute to that. And now we have another of his documentaries of the infamous ship but now he’s answering questions like: why are there open windows? Why did it break in half? Why did it sink? What could’ve make his multi billion dollar movie even better?! So I guess it wasn’t a quest for knowledge but more of an investment so he can recreate another Titanic movie. And yes, I recorded this new documentary on TiVo. I haven’t watched it yet.

Although I just tore this movie up, I have to say that seeing it in 3D was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. I can’t believe 3D can be that good! But it was, I’d definitely see it again just for the effects.
In conclusion, James Cameron has no original ideas, no honest straightforward opinion, and is severely over rated but the amount of time he puts into the visual aspect of his work is something that should be awarded.

‘J. Edgar’ Or Whatever You Want To Call Him

Posted in Fight Club Status, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy Status on February 9, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

So this movie is about the career and private life of a man ‘who would do whatever it took to protect his country.’ In other words, he would obtain evidence illegally or if he couldn’t find anything he’d make it up.

Throughout the movie you hear about his life through his eyes as he goes through quite a few ghost writers for his biography. Although the ghost writers only hear of his business life, the audience watches his personal life as well.

But at the end is a minor twist of the truth and how Hoover actually was.

Now I could write pages upon pages of personal dislike for his methods of obtaining information but I don’t have enough time.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a good enough actor when it comes to unusual roles, but this one is just plain weird. Personally, I am not a fan of Hoover…or DiCaprio for that matter. Both seem a bit pretentious to me.

However, if Hoover is an ideal patriot in your eyes. By all means watch this movie. But if you don’t like him; your disdain will only increase.

‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ … Just MI4…

Posted in Anonymous Status, Fight Club Status on February 3, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

Ok, let’s get rid of the elephant in the room. Tom Cruise is a bad actor. There. I said it. Moving on.

However, he has amazing talent as a stunt man to compensate for his bad acting.
The story is about saving the world from mass destruction, blah blah blah. Which no one saw coming (sarcasm…extreme sarcasm).

I believe the most popular scene in the movie is when the MI4 team checks into the hotel in Dubai (designed by Giorgio Armani). And Tom Cruise climbs and swings down about eleven stories. From either 103 or 130 stories from the ground. It’s an incredible scene with a great comedian flow to it, combined with the stress from watching it.

But it includes the best parts of a spy movie:
1. Glamor
2. Culture
3. Fast Cars
4. Exciting Location
5. Awesome Spy Gear

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. Definitely better than the previous films and should be a highlighted project in Tom Cruise’s career.

The Iron Lady…Past and Present

Posted in Fight Club Status, Wes Craven Status on January 17, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

The point of this movie is to show Margaret Thatchers’ side of her political decisions that made her the controversial figure she became. Not to continue back and forth with flashbacks and flash forwards to the point of making your head spin.

The point of the film is understood. Margaret Thatcher had a rough start in her political career but rose up to the challenge and became prime minister. And in her later years was slightly confused but is overall capable of making and running her own decisions.

Yeup. That’s it. Pretty straightforward.

Yet, this movie just drags on and feels longer than it should. The director, Phyllida Lloyd, doesn’t have much experience as a director of large films like this one could have been but does an alright job nonetheless.

Principally, this movie could have been so much better. If the director had a classic vision of how a biography like this should be filmed. This movie is about her political career so let it stand for that and only that. If you want the film to be about her as a human being, then you should do a movie like that by itself. I’m not saying to have a Margaret Thatcher series in the theaters, but either do one or the other. Now its more obvious that the political version would do better in theaters than the human interest one so combine them. Fine then. But do it a different way than this film did.