Like most men with a functioning heart and brain, I love John Woo movies. But I have a question: why isn't there a single old John Woo movie that has received a quality DVD or Blu-ray release? The Killer was in the Criterion Collection for a while but then it went out of print and they haven't bothered to reprint it and they never added Hard Boiled or A Better Tomorrow or any of the other John Woo classics. Meanwhile, any DVD or Blu-ray released today is a transfer off a shitty print and sometimes they aren't even widescreen. What the fuck, guys?
I still need to watch Dark City, but for all the mockery it gets, and for all the shit that the Wachowski Siblings piled onto that franchise, it has to be said that The Matrix is one hell of an action movie.
Dark City has to be pretty damn good to live up to that.
Probably have to be X3. Taking the rather intelligent and serious Bryan Singer series and then shitting it up, making every character an idiot, killing off major characters in retarded ways, crafting dumb action sequences and referencing a goddamn internet meme. There really is nothing to love about that film and it's cheap and pathetic attempts to appeal to what it thinks the fanbase of those movies is.
@Kraznor: Robert fucking Redford, that's why. Also computer science out of the early nineties is really funny to young(ish) people.
MY QUESTION: film noir seems to be every film nerd/amateur filmmaker's favorite genre. Or maybe it's just the ones I hang out with. Regardless, I want the Screened posse to lay out their favorite film noir movies that are NOT Casablanca, because everyone already knows that Casablanca is best.
I just started since the first (maybe only?) couple seasons came up on Netflix.
I finished the pilot and I literally said aloud to myself, "this is amazing television."
I have rarely seen a show that I liked instantly. The dialogue and writing was consistently clever and funny, and though it's hard to tell, I think it will stand up to scrutiny, unlike a certain other "clever" writer's work.
...anyway it really sucks that it got canceled. But man, it's premise does take some serious exposition to explain. Even if it's delivered via a helpful, pleasant British narrator, it's still a lot of exposition.