Oct. 30, 2002, 4:04 a.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
If done right A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES will be Ford's best role since PRESUMED INNOCENT. He will actually have to play an honest-to-God character for once.
Oct. 30, 2002, 4:05 a.m. CST
I was a little skeptical about NARC even after seeing the trailer for it. I haven't seen a helluva lot of cop films, but this seems right down my, and my film buddies, alley. I shall pass the word. Another good review by Mr. Pink Shoes. First?
Oct. 30, 2002, 5:42 a.m. CST
by Monkey Lover
... Because Moriarty said one time in the AICN chatroom how he wants Revolution Studios to get him for POSTHUMAN.
Oct. 30, 2002, 5:49 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
I've got a whole list of directors I'd like to see do my film, Monkey Lover. Kurt Wimmer... hell, yeah. The guy knows his action. Chris Cunningham is another of those names I'll shamelessly pimp at the drop of a hat, and I'd encourage anyone to check out his retrospective this coming Sunday at the Egyptian. I'd like to see someone who maybe isn't quite so established yet, somebody who hasn't gotten complacent about the way they shoot action yet. One of the reasons I was enthusiastic about EQUILIBRIUM yesterday is because watching those action scenes was a real inspiration for me. But remember... in the end... I'm just a writer. And what I want probably won't count for much if the studio wants something else. Until they make their minds up, it's all just idle chat...
Oct. 30, 2002, 5:51 a.m. CST
Oct. 30, 2002, 6:54 a.m. CST
If EQUILIBRIUM is half as good as Moriarty makes it sound then I wouldn't blame him for wanting to snag Kurt Wimmer as the director of POSTHUMAN. Hey,... what does 'Posthuman' mean?
Oct. 30, 2002, 8:56 a.m. CST
by Axel Foley
...nobody on this site can hype me up to want to see a movie like Moriarty can. I'm almost afraid to read his reviews for fear of disappointment. Like the disappointment I experienced during Episode II.
Oct. 30, 2002, 8:57 a.m. CST
saw it a Sitges. Not really big deal. Not bad, not good. Just in the middle of nothing. Some really boring stuff we all have already seen. married police-I have to do one last case-but you promised you wouldnt-yes I know but I have to do it-fuck yourself you are lier husband-wife thing. nothing really new in the whole film. is not an insult but is not a present.
Oct. 30, 2002, 1:12 p.m. CST
Hopefully Block's Scudder doesn't suffer the same fate as done to his buddy Donald Westlake, with Dortmunder or (Stark) Parker. "Payback" was an OK movie, but a horrible adaption of the novel, "The Hunter". And the less said about "What's the Worse That Could Happen?", the better. Both writers have had the studios mess up their characters on many occasions (anyone remember Whoopi in "Burglar"?).
Oct. 30, 2002, 7:29 p.m. CST
by Silvio Dante
Of course, Jason Patric is the only actor who managed to out-Keanu Keanu Reeves in Speed 2. Talk about wooden. Scott Frank - the crime guy! He knows how to write that stuff. Hopefully (and probably) he does better job than Stone and David Lee Henry on 8MW2D. Even Robert Towne couldn't save that one.
Oct. 30, 2002, 8:01 p.m. CST
by Jimmy Jazz
Yeah I can see that. Whatever Frank and this Carnahan guy have cooking has got to be an improvement over that crappy Eight Million Ways to Die movie. One of the greatest PI novels ever turned to Hollywood slop. Scudder in LA? WTF? If Walk Among the Tombstones is successful, perhaps these guys could adapt Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro Series. Gone, Baby, Gone would make a kick ass flick. Brad Pitt would be perfect for Kenzie. anyone have any suggestions for Angie?
Oct. 30, 2002, 8:27 p.m. CST
by Silvio Dante
who would play Bubba? And how about filming some Janet Evanovich already, Hollywood?
Oct. 30, 2002, 9:35 p.m. CST
I didn't dig the flick but I did like how Ford was all evil at the end. its one of the more interesting choices that he's done in his career.
Oct. 30, 2002, 10:41 p.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
C is for Carnage, A is for Action, R is for Radical, N is for Nudity, A is for Awesome, H is for Heroism, A is for Amazing, N is for NARC! Take it from me, a certified Carnahanaholic!
Oct. 30, 2002, 11:18 p.m. CST
of seeing Harrison Ford getting relentlessly slammed on this site. As well as Harry or Moriarty or anyone else constantly playing armchair quarterback and trying to dictate which direction he should or should not take his career. Now, I admit that in the recent years not everything he's been in has been a masterpiece (we all could have done without "Restless Hearts) but I've like him in everything I've ever seen him in. That includes "K-19: The Widowmaker" which I thought was pretty damn good, excluding the rather clunky epilogue. As as "A Walk Among the Tombstones" goes I'm definitely looking forward to it.
Oct. 30, 2002, 11:59 p.m. CST
Patric is doing fine to these eyes... I want him to make money but not end up going to the center of the earth with the chick from Boys Don't Cry.
Oct. 31, 2002, 7:19 a.m. CST
To the poster who said that Block's Ehrengraf stories would make great short films: What are you thinking? They're truly brilliant stories, but the whole point of them is that all the interesting action happens offstage and is only leaked to the reader by implication. Every single Ehrengraf story consists in its entirety of two people sitting across a table, talking.
Oct. 31, 2002, 11 a.m. CST
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Oct. 31, 2002, 1:54 p.m. CST
by Mister Pink
How about a movie where the guy HATED his partner and he's GLAD the guy is dead? This NARC shit sounds completely routine and Jason Patrick has all the screen presence of a piece of fucking paper.
Oct. 31, 2002, 3:27 p.m. CST
THE BITTER DONUT. That's all I have, the title. But the partner, see he dies two minutes before his retirement! And he wasn't even supposed to be there!
Oct. 31, 2002, 3:46 p.m. CST
Can someone PLEASE learn what the word "literally" means. Case in point, "NARC opens with a scene that literally grabs you by the shirtfront and shakes you.." So let me get this straight. Someone from the movie "LITERALLY" jumps off of the screen and grabs your shirt? That would scare the shit out of me. I would probably be crying in the theater like Harry does at every movie he sees. I know that it's nitpicky, but that has always bugged me. That and not knowing how to spell definitely. It is NOT definately. Thank you and goodnight.
Oct. 31, 2002, 7:03 p.m. CST
Go watch cspan booknotes and stop beating on poor geeks who only want cream in the sugar. YOU SUCK.
Oct. 31, 2002, 7:22 p.m. CST
Just so everyone knows, * Million Ways to Die was taken away from Hal Ashby before he cut one foot of film. In other words, it isn't his film. Rosanna Arquette and Jeff Bridges have both said that Ashby's version would have been terrific and what he had in mind was totally different than what was on screen: he had different music, tone, pace, etc. in mind and this was sabotaged. So don't badmouth Ashby, Moriarty. He was one of the masters.
Oct. 31, 2002, 10:38 p.m. CST
Nov. 1, 2002, 4:27 a.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
FRIDAY THE 13th overrated? By who -- the editors of FANGORIA?
Nov. 1, 2002, 5:39 a.m. CST
How can you call yourself a movie critic if you think Godfather is overated. You amateur Fool!
Nov. 1, 2002, 9:11 a.m. CST
by King Leer
You're betraying your ignorance here. If you think you're any kind of writer, you must know that the sno-cone scene between Jeff Bridges and Andy Garcia is a modern classic that not Tarantino, not Carnahan, not anybody can match. The film was flawed because the studio took it out of Ashby's hands, and it basically killed him...Nevertheless, it has moments that can't be touched.
Nov. 2, 2002, 11:29 a.m. CST
by Mister Pink
does not hold a candle to the snowcone scene in JACKASS. Now THAT was some funny shit.
Nov. 3, 2002, 2:08 a.m. CST
by heywood jablomie
Read the New York Times Magazine today about how NARC got where it got...Lions Gate screened it for various fatcats, it got to Tom Cruise, yadda yadda yadda. Remember: Tom Cruise thought LOCK STOCK was the greatest movie of the last half century. Maybe it's all right, but it'll get murdered by the overkill. Also: Jason PATRIC? That guy wasn't even good in his big flashy role in YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. He's like a narcissistic version of Will Patton. Blehh. And does anybody care what Ole Mount Rushmore Harrison Ford does next anyway?