Nov. 19, 2008, 1:05 a.m. CST
Nov. 19, 2008, 2:43 a.m. CST
by Bob Loblaw Law Blog
is great! It's pretty long, but it's an awesome film. I'll be interested to see what you think of it, Quint.
Nov. 19, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST
Better late than never with your review. Glad you liked it, though I love it a good deal more. For me, much more memorable than "Rolling Thunder", thought that's good fun in its own right and Devane is cool. I really love the script to "Best Seller". One of Cohen's better efforts with nicely formed characters. Oh, and the "ADR is so clearly James Woods"... Hardly a mistake. One knew from the advertising who the stars are and what the movie's about. It's not a film about the audience being "surprised"; it's about Dennehy's realization regrading the past. ..And nice to see a cheap-ass Australian movie poster with the 'M' rating. C ya
Nov. 19, 2008, 3:24 a.m. CST
I love to see their logo on a poster. It's kinda like seeing an old photo of an ex-pope smiling. So peaceful, yet so close to doom.
Nov. 19, 2008, 3:40 a.m. CST
I set my watch by it, and schedule my day around it. Also, Best Seller is good, but it's not a hair on the ass of Rolling Thunder.
Nov. 19, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST
by Iowa Snot Client
No, seriously, that's what it says on his birth certificate.
Nov. 19, 2008, 4:16 a.m. CST
I take it you are referring to my comment... to each their own. I do like "Rolling Thunder"; just saying it didn't leave the same kinda "had a good time" impression -- I really dug "Best Seller" when I saw it at the movies. I didn't mean to compare the two at all.
Nov. 19, 2008, 4:19 a.m. CST
if Quint puts these up around the same time, I must be very confused. lol. It seemed a long time comin'... but maybe it's because I especially like "Best Seller" and was anxious to hear somebody else's take on it -- it's such a forgotten movie, for the most part.
Nov. 19, 2008, 5:47 a.m. CST
I dont know why, but I loved this movie more than any other movie Wood or Dennehy made. True, its been probably nearly a decade since I watched it last. I wonder if I will see the flaws as blatantly as Quint has if I watch it again now? But I doubt if I will like it less, as the vibe from both characters was what really sparked it for me so I'm kinda surprised when he said Wood was at his least impressive.
Nov. 19, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST
A buddy back in Oz sent me the following link: http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=5&ContentID=108983
Nov. 19, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST
ran in and punched me in the solar plexis... Do you have any idea what Diane Keaton's pussy tastes like after soaking in a tub of apple juice for 8 hours?... Then I swallowed a rubix cube, when a heroine crazed Brian Dennehy ran into my trailer and punched me in the solar plexis, and damn if when I didn't puke up the rubix cube it was SOLVED!
Nov. 19, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST
Wow... you are more wasted than me. Hahaha... and probably gay. Just kidding. I like Di's fruit-flavored flax. ...And Bri's Rubik's cube is nothin' compared to the glory of Alah's beaver. Yeah, I scored one for our side, one less Mussie virgin. hahahaha Religion is pathetic. I don't care what side you're on. I'll fuck ya if I care for it. Man... very late.. very wasted... and it's freakin' me out that the TV aerial ain't workin' and Brad Pitt and kid are frozen on my 42 inch. Jesus Fuckin' Allah.
Nov. 19, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST
anti-authority flick--screw the man.
Nov. 19, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST
I am glad it finally got a review here. It presented a cold blooded reality about the type of people Cleve and his cohorts are. I especially loved the scene in the mansion when Cleve gets the drop on a fellow professional killer, and the man knows he is dead, and tells Cleve, with the same detachment he has used to murder others with no remorse, to 'get it over with', and Cleve instantly obliges. <p> It is not a great flick, but it is damned entertaining and Paul Shenar was one of the slimiest villains of the 80's.
Nov. 19, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST
Nov. 19, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST
I love the relationship between Dennehy and Woods - it was fresh and original.
Nov. 19, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
I need to go out and rent it again! I saw this when I was about 12 years old. The photobooth scene disturbed the fuck out of me!!
Nov. 19, 2008, noon CST
...my favourite smoking and swearing movies of the 80's but, yeah, i'll sit down and watch Messrs Woods and Dennehy in anything.
Nov. 19, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST
Plotwise full of holes. Not my favourite Woods role. For sheer star power "diggstown" is the great movie. That is one movie you lend to a friend and fall in love with. This list though is getting LOONGGGG! I am starting to worry if you've seen any movies!
Nov. 19, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST
by hank quinlan
Watched it a bunch when I was a kind. Still recall when the Nixons showed up if they stole it from The Dark Returns. Loved the trick where Woods kills the Bad Guys henchman and before he does asks the guys name. Youre like why? Then when Woods goes to locked door and they ask who he is, he says the guys name and they let him in. Some cool moments. Not as good as True Believer which I just watched again and is still a grade A script with great dialogue and Woods at his movie star best. But glad its getting its dues. Better then most "thrillers" they dump into the Spring nowadays that blow chunks.
Nov. 19, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST
... listen to ain't it cruel. He is the commissioner of AMAD afterall. heh<BR><BR>But he's right that most of the time I end up posting my AMAD between 2 and 4am CST... depending on my sleep schedule. Sometimes it's earlier, depends on when I watch the movie and how long it takes me to write it up, but the rhythm I've been in for the last couple of months has me posting within that time frame. Looks like I might be a little earlier with today's AMAD... stay tuned!
Nov. 20, 2008, 4:56 a.m. CST
I still have it on video, in the basement. May be due a rewatch. Make a good tripple-bill with Bad Influence & Running Scared.
Nov. 20, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST
and like John Ashton, I was dyin' for a smoke when I left the show...lol.