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‘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.

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‘Immortals’ Needs To Pull The Plug

Posted in Tinker Tailor Solider Spy Status on February 3, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

Ok. Let’s recap the meaning of the word ‘immortal’.

Immortal: im-mor-tal
1. Living forever
Synonyms: deathless, timeless, indestructible.

And the biggest fact we know of the Grecian Gods is:
They don’t die…because their immortal!

So, why do they die????

They storyline is somewhat strong, its sturdy enough so your not lost among all the characters. But its weak enough for a one-time watch to be enough. The story is about revenge and the will to fight evil. A typical theme to a Greek myth, but the movie includes bedazzled weapons and costumes. And unusual headwear for the gods, (along with only half the gods present in the film).
Looking and thinking back on this movie it wasn’t that bad, but some of the acting could’ve been improved. The costumes could have been tweaked a bit. The parts where they slowed the film down to make the gods more god-like could’ve been cut a bit. Some of the lines didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

Yeah. Basically the movie failed.

But at least it had sparkles.

Tinker Tailor….I Forget The Rest

Posted in Tinker Tailor Solider Spy Status on January 7, 2012 by hollywoodclassified

As if the title wasn’t long enough, the movie was even longer.

Storyline: a British intelligence agent comes out of retirement to find a double agent who sells secrets to the Soviets in the early 1970’s.

Actual Film: Gary Oldman swimming and a bunch of other people you can’t keep track of passing files back and forth.

2 hours and 7 minutes. I could’ve been home by then with a good book and left over breadsticks from Pat and Oscars. But no, I gave this movie a chance and it failed me!

It starts off well, a lot of action going on in another foreign country and then we see a day in the life of agent George Smiley (Oldman). Shockingly, the man never smiles. He tries to solve the mystery a dead colleague leaves behind and very, very, very slowly succeeds.

So, the idea behind this movie is great. The presentation of it sucks.