Tag Archives: Robert De Niro

The King of Comedy

A guy can get anything he wants so long as he pays the price. As a first class fantasist myself, The King of Comedy (1982) makes me uncomfortable.  Sure, I don’t have cardboard cutouts of all my favorite stars and comedians, but … Continue reading

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American Hustle

You playin’ me? There’s something in economics called a reservation price which is the highest price a buyer will buy or the lowest price a seller will sell.  When there are many buyers and many sellers, the agreed upon prices … Continue reading

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The Family

“You don’t waste any time.”  “I ain’t got time to waste.” I think I speak for everyone when I say that seeing Robert De Niro‘s face in a movie trailer is as likely to cause dread as it does interest.  I’ll put … Continue reading

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Frankenstein

Do you share my madness? How odd it is that Hollywood, so often derided for near-dependence on adaptations and sequels, has avoided re-making certain classic, period adaptations.  Or perhaps I should marvel that they do not re-remake those films, like … Continue reading

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Heat

Real tight crew, huh?  Yeah, real tight. Michael Mann made a marvelous movie.  Heat (1995) holds up as one of the best, if not the best, action crime films of all time.  It is an astounding accomplishment in its blend of … Continue reading

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The 2013 Academy Awards: Will and Should

And the winner is… This morning, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards.  Voting: “Regular awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective film achievements in up to 25 categories. Members from each of the branches vote … Continue reading

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