ha ha Gonna finally watch his TG (2010) t'night. Hardta believe it's been nine years.R.I.P.D - 3D (2013) - Robert Schwentke directs. Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stéphanie Szostak and Marisa Miller.
While not the most original story (borrowing from MIB and Ghostbusters) it was entertaining enough in 3D. Based on a Dark Horse comic Rest In Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov. You get the usual Ryan Reynolds one-liners and quips plus Jeff Bridges' western marshal left over from True Grits. Ravaged by the critics but I liked it more the second time around.
On Dangerous Ground (1951) DVD, TCM: Noir Alley
One of noir's most soulful and poetic expressions of hope and redemption.
Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond. Directors: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino (uncredited). Lupino also took the directing reigns when Nicholas Ray took ill. Ida Lupino was so talented as an actress ,writer , producer and director . And of course Robert Ryan is superb . The performances of Ryan and Lupino, the cinematography, and Bernard Herrmann's great score highlight this classic RKO picture. Just an excellent, underrated picture from one of cinema's great filmmakers. Highly recommended viewing. 9/10
Sounds like a Netflix original doesn't it..Oh wait it's Hitchcock...Still sounds like a Netflix movie.Stranger on a Train One of Hitchcock's best. Unique story line.
A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.
Raymond Chandler (screen play), Czenzi Ormonde (screen play) |
Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman
The story concerns two strangers who meet on a train, a young tennis player and a charming psychopath. The psychopath suggests that because they each want to "get rid" of someone, they should "exchange" murders, and that way neither will be caught. The psychopath commits the first murder, then tries to force the tennis player to complete the bargain.
And another majestic example of Roger Deakins cinematography. A Rembrandt of film. 13 Oscar nominations.Yes, it is. My post and your comment had me digging out my True Grit Blu-ray last night.
Great cast and directors. Definitely worth a revisit.