Jan. 7, 2001, 8:36 p.m. CST
Jan. 7, 2001, 8:49 p.m. CST
Jan. 7, 2001, 9:26 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Kick-ass...and I just saw the preview before Traffic, even though the preview left something to be desired.
Jan. 7, 2001, 10:02 p.m. CST
When the hell did he get so talented? Last I saw of him, he was doing soft-core porn for Showtime. But Blow sounds great; I'll be there April 6. Heh, this is the first Talkback I've done since I was banned...
Jan. 7, 2001, 11:29 p.m. CST
One might think that it was "written" by Kevin Williamson, or "directed" by Robert Rodriquez, or that Harry "starred" in it, or that it was based on a "graphic novel."
Jan. 8, 2001, 6:50 a.m. CST
real reviews : www.heres-looking-at-movies.com
Jan. 8, 2001, 8:50 a.m. CST
"I do not sniff de coke, I only smoke, sensimilla" -- Pato Banton. Good reviews, guys; both Moriarity and Harry have me chomping at the bit to see this movie, without having blown any surprises. Looking forward to what Ethan Suplee will do with his meatiest role since AmHistory X. Also I'm happy for Pee-Wee, and who doesn't love Johnny Depp?... AICN guys, don't listen to these jealous pricks who're just mad that they didn't get a Lord of the Rings golf towel, or a Dracula 2000 key chain. Pretty witty rejoinder from you up there, "cds", but ya forgot one: the geeks love this movie so much you'd think Bruce Campbell was in it. Now quit fuckin with everybody!
Jan. 8, 2001, 2:48 p.m. CST
by marla singer
Geez. Always getting paid off by the studios so you like the film huh? This is ... what? the 137th time this year? Wow. Impressive. Not that you could ever acutally LIKE a film or anything.... These talkbackers sure have your number!!!
Jan. 8, 2001, 3:31 p.m. CST
by Orange DetroiT
I read Harrys review first, but this one helps me out a little more about what i wondering about the music. I have a feeling they got the right idea with music. Which really has me feelin this film . When I say pop music makes a film that doesn't mean I get excited and do a cart wheel When some one breaks into YMCa, or hey micky your so fine. But for example like " tell me" by the rolling stones ,and the way it was used in mean streets. that is a pretty obscure stones song, well compared to say satisfaction which has been jammed down our collective throats to death it is. Another good example of a film maker getting it right is "feel to good" by "the move" and the way it was used in boogie nights, thats two examples of a song really making the scene just perfect. I have a bilion more examples of this But I think you get what I mean, But I guess what Im really saying is with nick cassevetes involved can we dare to hope that blow will live up to or dare i say surpass such landmark early 90's work as Body of Influence, broken trust and of course the epic near trilogy that was Sins of Desire, and Sins of the Night. And what If any part will don swayze have in all of this ?????
Jan. 8, 2001, 5:31 p.m. CST
you can cut the jelousy with a knife!!!!
Jan. 9, 2001, 12:11 a.m. CST
by heywood jablomie
Ted Demme outdoes Boogie Nights and Goodfellas. A-YEAHRIGHT! I soon expect to be hearing "Brett Ratner really is kinda like Cassavetes" and "Y'know, if you look at it a certain way, Roland Emmerich is SORT OF similar to Kubrick" rants on AICN.
Jan. 9, 2001, 12:12 p.m. CST
This one was nicely done.
Jan. 9, 2001, 1 p.m. CST
WTF? BOOGIE NIGHTS wouldn't exist without GOODFELLAS. It's practically a shot-for-shot homage to that and RAGING BULL. If PTA could've, he'd ripped off Scosese's nutsack and re-used that as well. A monkey with a Bolex could outdo BOOGIE NIGHTS, for all it brought to the table. It was nothing but watered-down leftovers from a much better director. I'll reserve judgement on BLOW until I've seen it, a concept many people on this board could probably use to enjoy films a bit more... Expectations are bound to be toppled... Tett
Jan. 9, 2001, 2:05 p.m. CST
what is it with all these holier-than-thou assholes slagging this film review? Why can't 'Blow' be a good film? Ted Demme is a fine director, and if a filmmaker tackles a subject and nails it (Scarface, Goodfellas) does it mean that noone can make a film on that subject again?... -'Boogie Nights' may have used 'Goodfellas' as a template, but it takes fucking talent to make it work.I mean since when was film such an extraordinary arena for original ideas - every second film is a ripped off idea - it's what you do with the idea that counts....
Jan. 9, 2001, 3:29 p.m. CST
Darling Mali_ocean, I guess i must prefer my moralising EXTREMELY one dimensional - because the last time i checked 'Scarface' was a FUCKING GREAT film! Let's not forget that Pacino himself said it was his favourite performance.Why is it so abhorrent to you that younger generations watch and enjoy these films, for whatever reasons? I myself am (slightly) older and still find "say hello to my little friend" an extremely amusing line, especially because after saying it, Al slays several people with a VERY big gun. Does this mean i am missing the deeper meaning, a hidden subtext only privy to an intellectual gargantuan such as yourself? Movies hold a different appeal for different people for a myriad of reasons, your reasons are not the only valid reasons - don't be such a goddamned grouch!
Jan. 9, 2001, 3:39 p.m. CST
Hey mali_ocean, Maybe you shouldn't watch anything anymore...because chances are, you watched a film lately AND thought it was brilliant BUT two rows behind you a 'dork' x men fan watched that same film and truly loved it too....oh no! Foiled! You are no longer able to retain the exclusive verbal masturbation rights on your beloved film - someone else enjoyed it too! But they're entitled to their own opinion, right? As long as it's yours...
Jan. 9, 2001, 5:05 p.m. CST
as much as I can't stand that pompous ass Mali I have to agrre with him. Pacino's performance overshadows an aweful script with terrible dialogue.
March 3, 2001, 2:53 p.m. CST
Well, I'm a spanish guy who's really very excited watching how Hollywood is discovering great spanish actors like Javier Bardem, Pen