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28 Jul 2019 09:57:36
I read an article in comingsoon, about a production is underway for the Kung Fury sequel. As I read it further, I found out the first was actually just a short film that can be watched free on Youtube.

I searched it on Youtube and watched it. Wow! 30 minutes of pure retro fun, action, gags, and nice visuals (it's so nice it's hard to believe they made the film with just 600k of budget). How can I miss this in the first place? Its been 4 years.

After watching it, this film truly deserve to be made into a feature film. Schwarzenegger and Fassbender are the two confirmed casts in it.

Well guys. To those that haven't watch it yet, spare yourself a 30 minute and watch it on Youtube. It's fun.

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26 Jul 2019 00:28:43
What do you guys think of Zombieland?

I just watched the trailer for the second, and then remembered how I really enjoy the first.

The character I loved the most is Harrelson's, and in fact I really like Harrelson in almost every other movies he was in as well.

{Ed001's Note - I like it, despite it having Jesse Eisenberg in it, who is a dreadful actor and incredibly annoying. Still really enjoy the film though.}

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26 Jul 2019 01:31:25
Agree on Eisenberg Ed1. But for me, he was perfect for that particular character in Zombieland, and that's it. He's just annoying with everything else than that.

27 Jul 2019 16:10:25
Zombieland was fun. It was a brilliant movie or anything it was just fun. Which isn't putting it down, most zombie movies are laughable compared to Zombieland.

22 Jul 2019 09:13:40
Hello All.

I watched Shazam on Saturday, I really enjoyed it, it doesn't take itself to seriously. Well worth a watch.

{Ed001's Note - Ed0333 raves about that film as well.}

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23 Jul 2019 10:43:55
It is actually a quite good film Ed01.

Actually I am still waiting for any review for Parabellum. The DVD is out and am thinking about buying. The thing is, I didn't like John Wick 2. Should I buy, or should I consider other movies?

{Ed001's Note - if you didn't like 2, there probably isn't much chance of you liking 3.}

 

 

17 Jul 2019 22:36:52
Top Ten Worst Movies I've Seen:

10 - Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.

At university having student discount meant seeing a lot of films. Some of us formed a cinema club. We'd go see a couple of films a week and take it in turns to suggest a film. One weekend this was the suggested film. I'll admit I've not seen it since so my memories of it are coloured by just one viewing many years ago. But it was bad. Very little suspense, no moments to make you jump. Poor writing, poor acting, poor direction, poor script, poor story. Just bad. Best to be avoided.

9 - Oliver.

I like a good musical. This isn't one. I'll admit like most grown-ups I dislike Dickens from having been forced to read them at school. They are very dated books that when adapted must stick close to the source period. They can't be modernised like several of the Shakespeare plays can and indeed have been. That said Dickens was a great campaigner for social reform and books like Oliver were at the forefront of that. However, I think it's a very poor choice to be turned into a musical. It's a grim subject matter, with the cruelty of mid-19th orphanages, children being turned in criminals in a form of slavery, the murder of Nancy and the general vileness of Fagin and Bill Sykes. Yet we have cheery cute kids singing cheery cute songs. Just a no from me. Most of the songs are poor. Acting's of variable quality. But I mainly dislike it for the way the subject matter is trivialised.

8 - Oceans 12.

The first film was a good crime caper with an ensemble cast. This is the difficult second movie. You can tell the cast are all good friends as there seems to be very little acting going on, just guys who like each other hanging out. what turns it into a bad film though is the sloppy writing, the near lack of plot, the fact that they are all so matey and then the elephant in room. With half of the gang in prison and the time ticking to pull off the latest heist the entire plan is 'lets bring in Danny Oceans wife Tess and have her pretend to be Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts because she looks just like her. ' Considering as Tess is played by one Julia Roberts indeed there's an uncannot resemblance. That's it, that's the entire plan. Lazy terrible writing. Add to that a cameo from Bruce Willis who clearly looks bemused by the whole affair and it just drags what could've been a middling but entertaining film into an experience that just derails the whole movie.

7 - Catwoman.

Awful film, awfully made, awfully written. Nothing redeeming about it at all. How Halle Berry ever won an Oscar is beyond me. Totally over-rated actress. It won something like 4 Golden Raspberries. Tells you all you need to know about this film.

6 - Batman and Robin.

The film that effectively killed the franchise until the Nolan reboot. This film ended a few careers. Clooney was a risk as Batman and so it proved. Whilst he was one of the few to go on to have a career at the top in Hollywood, he just wasn't convincing as either the Bat or Bruce Wayne. It was a cartoon and a merchandise seller before anything else. At this point the franchise had ran out of steam and needed a rest before going back to its roots. Its difficult to give any single reason why its so bad, it just has to be watched to be believed.

5 - The Force Awakens.

Its just a remake of A New Hope. And not even a good one at that. Desert Planet. Check. Orphan with tech skills and able to pilot. Check. A child friendly droid with top secret information which is plans for a superweapon. Check. Superweapon is a planet sized planet killer. Check. Its worrying when the best character in it is the aforementioned droid. Both Finn and Poe had potential (sadly squandered in the follow up) . Rey came across as annoying and smug. Can suddenly do everything she attempts. Sure, people draw parallels with Luke and even Anakin, but they also made errors and got things wrong along the way. Rey's just Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way. Even the fight at the end is ludicrous. Never held a lightsaber before but goes toe to toe with someone who's been trained since a young age.

4 - Pearl Harbor.

No how not to make a war film as my history lecturer said. The good points. The effects of the attack were good. It looked good. Kate Beckinsale. The bad points. The wooden acting. The lengthy run time. The whole final act. In short there's a love triangle between nurse Kate Beckinsale and two pilots. One goes off to fight in the Battle of Britain, singlehandedly winning it or something like that but then is killed. Kate and his grieving buddy then fall for each other only for the dead guy to turn up alive. On finding out his buddy and his girl have been getting it on he's not happy but then the Japanese show up. As I said the raid portion is good. Then the film goes off on a tangent. In order for a domestic audience to leave the cinema feeling happy they tacked on an extra hour or so (honestly it felt longer) that's effectively a mini movie in a movie, which shows the American response to the raid by conducting a raid of their won. The Doolittle raid. Something that had no military impact at all but was a propaganda boost for the Americans. Our two feuding heroes both sign up. Despite being single engine pilots they're both able to become twin engine bomber pilots in what seems like days and then learn to fly bombers of an aircraft carrier. Something most said couldn't be done and took some skill from some of the best pilots America could find. Now pilots did switch from fighters to bombers, or vice versa, but it did take months of training, and that's without practicing short take offs necessary to launch form an aircraft carrier. So personally, its stretching credulity a bit far. Of course, they also need to wrap up the love triangle and rather than leaving it to the woman to choose who she wants they decide to kill one of the guys off, conveniently in the others arms so he can make the other promise to look after Kate. Its long, its contrived and by the time the ending comes it's gotten boring.

3 - The Greatest Showman.

I got talked into seeing this because of all the hype. 'everyone says it's really good. ' Well it isn't. There's very little story. It just consists of Barnum being an idiot or upsetting someone or having another daft scheme which only serves to link into a song. Of course, it's a musical, the songs are the main point. But the linking scenes usually exist to drive the plot, give exposition. Here there all just set up for the songs. Which wouldn't be so bad if the songs are any good. But they aren't. Far from it. Most of them are forgettable. Same as most of the cast. The freak acts are brought in then never developed, they just come in and are forgotten as Barnum flits to his latest project. Now that may or may not have been true to life, but it just seemed hurried in the film. And they just accepted it quietly and walked off singing another forgettable number. Over-rated and disappointing.

2 - The Lady in the Van.

Another I was talked into seeing. 'It's Alan Bennett it'll be good. ' I've never been so bored during a film. Nothing happens. There is no story. A woman parks a van on his drive, and he doesn't move her off. She stays there for 15 years. That's it. Avoid like the plague. In fact, given the choice of sitting through this again or the plague pass me the chicken soup.

1 - The Last Jedi

What else could it have been? The film that killed Star Wars. Honestly its that bad. The potential of Poe and Fin is thrown away. New character Rose botches every job she's given and when Finn finally has something worthwhile to do and goes to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the resistance, she manages to scupper that for him. What they do with Luke was totally against character. They kill Ackbar off only to replace him with one of the worst characters I've ever seen in a movie, who then goes to do something that would've worked well better with a familiar character and fan favourite like Ackbar. Plus, also with Ackbar doing the suicide hyperdrive run he could have used his most famous line. Check out the How it should've ended parody, well worth 5 minutes of your time. The whole story is lame. The effects aren't that great. The acting is patchy (although same can be said for the rest of the films) . Truly terrible and leaves a lot for the rest film to recover. Disney should've had the balls to pull it, refilm it and release it. They'd have picked the costs back up easy enough.

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18 Jul 2019 18:24:47
I agree with 3 of them, because I haven't watch the other 7 yet.

If I were to do my own list, I would do it by genres; there are loads of crap movies I couldn't list just 10 of them.

19 Jul 2019 15:31:11
The Sphere.

I still have no bloody idea what it was about.

19 Jul 2019 16:51:13
To be honest I had to try an keep it down to just 10 so I picked ones I'd seen that really bugged me.

20 Jul 2019 08:42:04
Open water is also a terrible film, but there are a whole host of terrible films out there, mainly spin offs and reboots that are just made to generate cash.

15 Jul 2019 11:38:07
Ed001 noticed further down the page you had a list of your top 10 crap actors, what would be your top 5 favourite/ best actors?

I like pretty much anything with RDJ in it as think he comes across well, also really like a Denzel movie although his last few have lacked a bit.

1 - RDJ
2 - Leo di caprio
3 - Adam Sandler
4 - Liam Neeson before he sold out
5 - Al Pacino/ de Niro young.

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea who RDJ is. That has left me completely blank as I am sure I should know who that is! I am never good with figuring out initials.

I am intending to do a top 10 of favourites, though it will be heavily dominated by martial arts actors as I love martial arts films. I can guarantee there will be no Adam Sandler in it as I can't stand him or his films. He should have stopped with Happy Gilmore as he is just doing the same thing on repeat ever since!!}

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15 Jul 2019 13:07:41
Robert Downey junior thought his portrayal of a black man in tropic thunder was oscar worthy

{Ed001's Note - great actor I agree.}

16 Jul 2019 01:30:02
Tropic Thunder is an awesome movie. Agree that I enjoyed that Downey Jr character the most, or maybe second to Jack Black.

16 Jul 2019 07:26:33
Hainan Jack black was pretty hilarious in it too, think the fat tom cruise just played up to Tom's ego

16 Jul 2019 09:18:57
Think of it again, every single main character in it stood out. Hillarious!

20 Jul 2019 20:19:35
Adam Sandler is an awful actor. To me he falls under the same category as Keeanu Reeves, except Keeanu is less annoying.

Personally I look for actors that can play various roles. Di Caprio is a good example of this. Even his rubbish movies have had standout performances from him. Stephen Graham is another guy who can play just about any type of character. His portraile of Al Capone in Broadwalk Empire is award winning, considering he's a scouser, his accents are incredibly good.

03 Jul 2019 16:14:22
Ed001 if you've got a spare 20 seconds youtube Donnie yen bottle cap challenge.

{Ed001's Note - I just looked quick, I have seen that before, lots of them on the net from various martial artists. Looks great when it comes off like, but I always wonder how many attempts it took!}

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03 Jul 2019 16:30:28
Yeah but wouldn't have thought Donnie would need many attempts

{Ed001's Note - true, you would think he would be capable and someone like Jet Li as well.}

03 Jul 2019 16:34:11
That's pretty cool. It's like the one where you're putting out a flame with a straight right hand punch.

03 Jul 2019 20:42:38
That's so cool.

I found another video, but with other celebs doing the same stuff. The moment McGregor came out, I just stopped watching it. I really can't stand watching that guy.

{Ed001's Note - that is a good reason to stop watching anything. The guy is a prick.}

01 Jul 2019 16:13:39
Top 10 Rappers Turned Actors


These days it is normal to see rappers everywhere on TV and in movies. There is even a TV show with Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart of all things. Nowadays it seems to be as normal for actors to turns to rapping, but I am not going to include Drake and his ilk. This is those who were rappers first and then became actors, though I have not bothered with the obvious one, Will Smith, as he was more of a comedy act than a rapper before turning to comedy acting. That is not meant to be an insult, as his music was fun, before he grew up and lost Jazzy Jeff, who was the real musician of the two.



10. Ice-T

You can't discuss the old school rap without Ice-T being involved in some respect. His track 6 'N The Morning was one of the inspirations for NWA and he was one of the first 'gangsta rappers'. While he missed out on a role in Colors, instead providing the title track for the film, he finally made a breakthrough in the classic movie New Jack City. Since then he has rarely picked up good roles but his acting talents are clearly limited. He does deserve respect as a trailblazer for rap as well as rappers moving into acting.



9. Ludacris

His acting career is a bit like his rapping, big on earnings but lacking in substance. Roles in the Fast and Furious movies have kept him in the public eye but he never seems to make a bigger step into better, more challenging roles. Difficult to know if he can actually act or not as no one really has to do any of that in those films.



8. LL Cool J

One of the first rappers to break into the mainstream with his music and also with his acting. 'Ladies Love Cool James' has become very well established as an actor these days on TV and in film, though he has never reached the point where he has become a star lead in a film, unlike his music.



7. Eve

In the days before female rappers just sold purely on their looks and rapping about sexuality, there were rappers like Eve, who, mostly, had something to say. Though I am sure the fact she is good looking helped her career, it was not about showing the most flesh, it was about telling stories with her rhymes. She has not really broken into the mainstream as an actor, but she has had a fair few roles and, like with her rapping, has shown she is more than just a pretty face.



6. Method Man

The Wu-Tang Clan were a phenomenon in rap and Meth was the face of the Clan to most people. He then went on to massive success in a duo with Redman, before breaking into acting, though not with the same degree of success. Or even close to it. He just beat out Rza, also of Wu-Tang, who mainly is involved with making the kind of martial arts movies that gave the group their name.



5. 50 Cent

Somehow this guy made it huge, though he can barely speak or rap properly, his first album was one of the biggest debuts of all time. While he quickly faded into the background musically, he has never made it out of the background in acting, as he lacks any discernable talent for that either. He is mostly in the kind of B-movies that would have gone straight to video in the old days.



4. DMX

For a short period he was the biggest star in rap, blazing a trail and standing out above others in his crew, such as Eve, who he brought through to prominence. A series of films, mainly martial arts, for a while saw his star rising in movies too before his addiction issues destroyed his career.



3. Common

He seems to be someone who has become better known for his acting than his rapping, where he started out under the name of Common Sense, before dropping the Sense. Presumably because having sense ruins any chances of a career in Hollywood. Never seems to be the lead but tends to have a major role in almost everything I watch, or so it seems.



2. Queen Latifah

She deserved the apellation of Queen for her part in the early days of rap, when she took charge of her Flavor Unit records, as well as making music. She has since moved into acting with a similar degree of success. Never the biggest star but always making her own path, doing her own thing the way she wants to do it.



1. Ice Cube

One of the biggest stars in the rap game, a prolific writer who was the lead in NWA before splitting off and going solo and creating a huge career for himself, even if everything he has done since his first couple of albums is always going to get negatively compared to those early days. First appeared in the classic movie Boyz N Tha Hood and since then he has become a well known face in Hollywood films as well as writing, directing and producing his own stuff too.

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01 Jul 2019 17:12:36
Method Man is in The Wire and his greatest scene is the following.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rWuJ3eD6Qc
I loved to hate Cheese in the Wire, so that means he did a bloody good job acting his part.

{Ed001's Note - I know he has had a few parts but it is not the same league as he was in musically. He would be leading major Hollywood movies if he had made the same level as an actor.}

01 Jul 2019 17:19:41
To be fair Ed, his acting in The Wire was very good, but that's because he basically played himself from the 90s.

{Ed001's Note - I wasn't having a dig at him mate, it was more just pointing out how huge his success was in rap.}

01 Jul 2019 22:54:37
This is a good list Ed01.

I only remembered watching DMX in one film though. It has Jet Li in it, if I'm not mistaken. Forgot the title, but I felt it was quite embarassing for him given how tiny his role was in that film.

I like Ice Cube, especially in his comedy films. He's a bit different compared to other black actors in comedies; stone cold bad-ass. But it works really well in those comedies, IMO.

{Ed001's Note - DMX was in a few with Segal as well as a couple with Jet Li.}

02 Jul 2019 05:06:11
Sorry I got mix-up Ja Rule with DMX. Ja Rule wasn't even in any Jet Li films. I remember now, it was Steven Seagal's, not Jet Li's.

{Ed001's Note - oh yes Ja Rule was a DMX copy, so easy mistake to make.}

02 Jul 2019 14:49:32
I know you're not having a dig Ed, I was just stating that he was good in The Wire, because he basically played himself from the 90s. I was the one having a dig xD lol.

{Ed001's Note - isn't that pretty much what everyone did in that show?}

02 Jul 2019 18:14:43
Without going into a 6million word essay, some of them did more or less play themselves. However, a lot of the cast were British, Irish or raised in Britain. Such as Dominic West(JimmyMcNulty) Idris Elba(Russell "Stringer" Bell) Aiden Gillen(Mayor Tommy Carcetti), Michael Hyatt(Brianna Barksdale) and Clarke Peters(Lester Freamon) who has lived in England most of his life.

{Ed001's Note - I was kidding mate.}

02 Jul 2019 20:02:13
Yeah a lot of the "street" actors just played themselves but that gave it more authenticity. It still remains the best tv series made.

02 Jul 2019 22:08:14
We should probably get back on topic Mort, before we both write pages upon pages of what makes that show so good.

So on topic, didn't Xzibit do a couple of movies? I know he did "pimp my ride" and a ton of memes came out from it. Such as this one.
[img]https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/000/048/800px-Sup_dawg.jpg[/img]

03 Jul 2019 16:19:53
The only ll cool j film I can think of is the one with a shark in where he plays the chef. He was actually the best actor in it.

{Ed001's Note - The Hard Way as well - Michael J Fox led it I think. Old film now and one of his first. He has done a few others as well but I can't think of them. Deep Blue Sea was the shark one, just came to me then.}

03 Jul 2019 16:35:05
I've just realised who LL Cool Jay is, he's the guy from NCIS New Orleans, right?

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea, never seen it. I know him from when he was the rapper that made the Kangol hat cool.}

03 Jul 2019 17:02:27
That's it Deep Blue Sea. Entertaining B movie fodder watching idiots make dumb decisions. Your favourite actor Sam L. J. makes a small appearance, you could say a bite size cameo.

And yeah ll cool j is in one of the ncis series, think its L.A. but they all pop up in the other series as well usually when they launch a new franchise. CSI used to do the same, have a cross over case to launch the new show.

 

 

29 Jun 2019 10:26:07
Toy Story 4

It carries on from the third movie, where Woody and friends are given by Andy to Bonnie. Soon after, Bonnie started to not to play with Woody as often.

I'm going to cut it short here; then Bonnie have a new favourite toy, Forky (he's made out of a disposable fork), and then Woody is in an adventure to save Forky to bring him back to Bonnie.

This film is totally full of wits and laughs; there were loads of adults in the hall and I could hear them laugh throughout. And I was laughing too. And grinning, and smiling. Such a charming and heartwarming film.

This time around, the film ends like it's really concluding the Toy Story films. Pixar rarely dissappoint me. This easily becomes one of the best animation films in my list.

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22 Jun 2019 23:58:04
24 Hours to Live:

Ethan Hawke stars as an assassin who works for a private contractor and is mourning for the loss of his family. He's persuaded to return for another mission, but got himself killed. He has a certain vital information before he was shot, thus the company resurrected him temporarily to retrieve that information. After that, he went to retaliation mode againts his former employee and he has only 24 hours to do that before he dies, again.

That is pretty much the story, which I like.

There's a good amount of action and violence in it, which is nothing much to complain about. However, the plots and the dialogue aren't as good. The main bad guy here doesn't really feel like a bad-ass.

Most importantly, I enjoyed it. I would recommend based on the action, nothing much else. You can also just skip it though, as you won't be missing out much.

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23 Jun 2019 14:02:50
Your not really selling it there. Sounds like one for Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - is that the one with the guy who plays Arthur Shelby in Peaky Blinders as the best mate/traitor? If so it is an alright film but not one of Hawke's best. The main key is he is resurrected but the mechanism that brings him back only lasts 24 hours, hence the title. He literally has 24 hours to live and so decides to bring down the organisation who shafted him with those last hours.}

23 Jun 2019 18:16:01
For a moment i thought this was ethan hawke in predestination.

24 Jun 2019 10:47:07
Predestination is a great film, really enjoyed it.

25 Jun 2019 21:25:59
If you enjoyed predestination you might also like Primer, Coherence, Endless and Resolution. The primer director has another movie called upstream color which is evem more weirder.

28 Jun 2019 13:29:50
Nice one mate, are they of a similar ilk ?

01 Jul 2019 08:18:38
Endless is the sequel to resolution , both the movies are sci fi with traces of horror. Coherence and primer are pure sci fi movies.

21 Jun 2019 17:22:48
Top 10 Worst Male Actors

I have left out loads that barely register as actors, ones that are not getting lead roles in big movies, and limited this to ones who have, at some point in their career been what we would consider big stars. Oh and I left out Arnie as I don't think what he did could ever be considered acting! It does make me wonder just how good some of their films could have been if they had a decent actor taking their roles.



10. Tom Hanks

I have never understood how this guy has become such a big star. He simply does not know how to act. It is the same in every film, he is playing the same person each time. It is never even an interesting person, he just makes every scene he is in tedious to watch. Luckily he is not in many films that I watch.



9. John Travolta

Something about this man turns my stomach, I have no idea why, but I find his very presence in a film repugnant. There is something about him that makes my skin crawl and I suppose I am judging him on that rather than his acting.



8. Christian Bale

For some reason he has won awards, but I do not get it at all. His best performance was when half his face was hidden behind a mask as Batman, but he was god-awful during the Bruce Wayne scenes. I have heard he is a method actor, but his method is not working!



7. Keanu Reeves

Probably the most wooden actor of all, but at least he tends to limit his roles to those that require little more than a raised eyebrow. That is his saving grace from being much higher up the list, he seems to realise his huge limitations and try not to overtax himself.



6. Johnny Depp

A crap actor who makes crap films. I am just glad he makes so few movies I have even the slightest passing interest in watching. I just hope he keeps it that way!



5. Nic Cage

It's not what you know or how good you are, it is about who you know or, more correctly, who you are related to. Having Francis Ford Coppola has given him a very decent career, as he certainly has not got his roles on talent! He is like a paid driver in motorsport, he brings money to the production, so he will continue to get employment.



4. Paul Walker

I know you are not supposed to talk ill of the dead, but I was choosing the 10 actors I hate watching the most, so I was not going to miss him out just because he will not be making any more films. He was just a pretty, blonde Keanu Reeves.



3. Mark Wahlberg

It is said that men are shallow and that actresses are picked purely on their looks, but this list shows that male actors are just as much picked for the wrong reasons. Still it shows that a past of racially motivated violence is not a stop to a successful career, well not when you are good looking with a six-pack anyway.



2. Vin Diesel

I really do not get it. What does this guy offer? He is the modern day Arnie, with nothing other than an accent and a big build to bring to a role. Talent and charisma are clearly optional in Hollywood.



1. Jesse Eisenberg

Can someone explain to me what it is about him that gets him big roles, because I have no idea. His performance as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman is amongst the worst I have ever seen in any film. A truly terrible actor.

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21 Jun 2019 18:44:58
Yep agree with the top 3. Nic cage mid 90s was good, keanu in bill and ted, Johnny depp in fear and loathing not bad in them parts. The rest i agree with.
Christian bale is crap, don't see the hype, even as batman he was the worst thing about it, thankfully the stories and other actors made it good.

{Ed001's Note - I couldn't stand Cage at any time, did good films but he was terrible in them. Never seen fear and loathing but would have no interest in watching it if Depp is in it as I know it will be crap. I loved Bill and Ted but it was not exactly acting skill that made those films!}

21 Jun 2019 20:04:34
Yeah I suppose your right.
The film's qith nic cage, face off, con air, the rock, loved them all but admitedley they were good stories, or maybe just guilty pleasure films.

21 Jun 2019 20:06:58
they are good films, just in spite of him

22 Jun 2019 10:10:55
I would add Dwayne Johnson in it if it's a longer list. And maybe Jordan Peele too.

{Ed001's Note - first one I defo agree with but not sure on the second as I have only seen him in one film.}

22 Jun 2019 10:24:40
Yeah Ed. Come to think of it again, maybe it isn't fair as me too only seen Peele once in Keanu. He was so bad that I think he should just stick with making movies instead.

{Ed001's Note - it was a comedy and overacting is a part of that.}

22 Jun 2019 12:33:28
Similar if the list was longer perhaps others such as Kevin hart, Jason statham, Henry cavill and probably many more.

{Ed001's Note - there are certainly plenty to pick from that are crap!}

22 Jun 2019 14:22:55
Mid 90s Cage films were entertaining but despite him. I do enjoy most wahlberg films. And Statham ones. But I think its more that there action films and how much acting do you need in an action film?

A lot of others nominated also fall in the action category.

Two I'd like to put forward are Will Smith (always the same cocky arrogant character) and jim Carrey who just overacts, thinks he's funnier than he is and never knows when to stop.

Look forward to the actresses list Ed.

{Ed001's Note - I agree on the the first 3, the films are not the issue, they have done some good stuff but it doesn't mean they are talented.

Good point on Will Smith, but I don't tend to watch his films to be honest and the same with Jim Carrey as I can't stand him.}

22 Jun 2019 16:25:16
I would have to disagree on will Smith just because i think his performances in I am legend, pursuit of happiness, ali, concussion are actually very good with some real range and the odd heart wrenching team, then you have some of the more actiony ones as well like independence day, I robot, comedic roles like hitched and then a blend of both with men in black

{Ed001's Note - all of them films are dire, well except maybe Concussion as I haven't seen it.}

22 Jun 2019 16:51:27
Each to their own in terms of film, none of them are in my top list of films, although all mine of comic book based movies probably and the matrix ect but I think they are at least decent probably 5-7s in the random out of 10 numbering which I have just made up in my brain and has no measurable scale of course. However I still think there is enough in the performances there regardless of the quality of the films for him to avoid being in the worst category

22 Jun 2019 16:35:23
No I avoid Carrey unless he happens to be in something I want to see which is rare.

Will Smith has done some alright films. But lately I find he's becoming a caricature.

Cages' films were more down to help s co-stars and good writing not his acting. I find the same with Statham and Wahlberg.

Re Travolta I think its his eyes.

24 Jun 2019 14:39:15
I may be in the minority here but I like Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump is a good movie, and I like toy story (which is just his voice so maybe that helps) but I'd agree that he does play very similar roles, i.e. Captain Phillips and the one about the plane crash landing in the river (I forget the title) but again I enjoyed both movies.

25 Jun 2019 17:24:38
Cast Away was a good movie from Tom Hanks.

 


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