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(Deadline)   Jason Statham and Guy Richie have the number one movie at the box office as nothing else was released this week   (deadline.com) divider line
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2021-05-09 12:41:57 PM  
Jason Statham is the Greg Louganis of Charles Bronsons.

Jason Statham competed in diving at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland
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2021-05-09 12:47:13 PM  

J45Picker: Jason Statham is the Greg Louganis of Charles Bronsons.

[YouTube video: Jason Statham competed in diving at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland]


He seems to have an aversion to landing perpendicular in the water.
 
2021-05-09 12:52:02 PM  
This is just going to get me to have a Guy Ritchie marathon today, starting with Lock, Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels.
 
2021-05-09 12:55:36 PM  
The trailer looks pretty good.    I believe the last movie i saw in the theater was Ritchie's The Gentlemen.  He's an auteur who i appreciate, so those opportunities don't come around all the time.
 
2021-05-09 12:56:12 PM  
I dug it. Grim for a Guy Ritchie joint but good.
 
2021-05-09 1:19:14 PM  

harleyquinnical: This is just going to get me to have a Guy Ritchie marathon today, starting with Lock, Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels.


I just watched that again yesterday. Excellent ensemble heist movie.

I liked Snatch, but it felt like a bit of a rehash.

Then there was the Madonna movie.
 
2021-05-09 1:34:43 PM  

Ragin' Asian: harleyquinnical: This is just going to get me to have a Guy Ritchie marathon today, starting with Lock, Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels.

I just watched that again yesterday. Excellent ensemble heist movie.

I liked Snatch, but it felt like a bit of a rehash.

Then there was the Madonna movie.


In Lock-Stick, the ventures into the absurd are more natural and fresh. In Snatch it is a bit more forced. I like both movies but the upgrades in Snatch are countered by it insisting upon itself.
 
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2021-05-09 1:38:33 PM  
I saw it last night. First theater experience in over 14 months.

Wait for cable. It wasn't very good.
 
2021-05-09 1:44:35 PM  

harleyquinnical: This is just going to get me to have a Guy Ritchie marathon today, starting with Lock, Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels.


Layer Cake is on...one of the streamers. Not technically a GR movie, but it was almost.

/I like Revolver.It has depth.
 
2021-05-09 1:50:42 PM  
Good. I like their collaborations. Always good to see something new out there.
 
2021-05-09 2:10:53 PM  

McGrits: Ragin' Asian: harleyquinnical: This is just going to get me to have a Guy Ritchie marathon today, starting with Lock, Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels.

I just watched that again yesterday. Excellent ensemble heist movie.

I liked Snatch, but it felt like a bit of a rehash.

Then there was the Madonna movie.

In Lock-Stick, the ventures into the absurd are more natural and fresh. In Snatch it is a bit more forced. I like both movies but the upgrades in Snatch are countered by it insisting upon itself.


I recently watched The Gentlemen and enjoyed it (as did the wife).  Seeing Hugh Grant play against type and Matthew McConaughey as an American weed kingpin in England was very fun.
 
2021-05-09 2:12:49 PM  
Guy Ritchie's William Tell.

/Hope he doesn't go over budget with the Swiss cyborgs and the pump action crossbows.
 
2021-05-09 2:26:17 PM  
Spoiler alert.
They snuck the quarterly report in TFA
 
2021-05-09 2:33:16 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Guy Ritchie's William Tell.

/Hope he doesn't go over budget with the Swiss cyborgs and the pump action crossbows.


// now I want to see a pump action crossbow
 
2021-05-09 2:33:33 PM  
Ragin' Asian:
I just watched that again yesterday. Excellent ensemble heist movie.

I liked Snatch, but it felt like a bit of a rehash.


Snatch is to Lock Stock, as Scorcese's Casino is to Goodfellas.

The latter film, in each case is a more polished and matured rendition of the earlier success.   So, one can count against it for being derivative, while also appreciating the film-maker's evolution of his craft.
 
2021-05-09 2:43:00 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: RogueWallEnthusiast: Guy Ritchie's William Tell.

/Hope he doesn't go over budget with the Swiss cyborgs and the pump action crossbows.

// now I want to see a pump action crossbow


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Pump crossbow
 
2021-05-09 3:58:57 PM  
Does he even age like normal mortals?
 
2021-05-09 4:56:57 PM  

harleyquinnical: This is just going to get me to have a Guy Ritchie marathon today, starting with Lock, Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels.



That is likely the best heist film ever made.

I did a visual diagram of the relationships and actions one night after watching it, and it is masterful.
And that's just the plot. Then add casting, acting, editing, sound design. God damn.

The Italian Job is garbage in comparison.

But I also think Guy is a one-and-done director. That was his one. No shame in that, either.
 
2021-05-09 5:40:23 PM  
Just like old times.

...which would be kind of nice if I was less active online.
I've got trouble keeping up with films nowadays because there are So. Many. Between theaters (when they return) and my four streaming services, some days I can't even remember what I was watching last.
 
2021-05-09 5:50:20 PM  

mrparks: harleyquinnical: This is just going to get me to have a Guy Ritchie marathon today, starting with Lock, Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels.

Layer Cake is on...one of the streamers. Not technically a GR movie, but it was almost.

/I like Revolver.It has depth.


The thing is, Matthew Vaunghn who made Layer Cake produced a bunch of Guy Ritchie films so there's a bunch of shared DNA.
 
2021-05-09 6:19:34 PM  

T.rex: Ragin' Asian:
I just watched that again yesterday. Excellent ensemble heist movie.

I liked Snatch, but it felt like a bit of a rehash.

Snatch is to Lock Stock, as Scorcese's Casino is to Goodfellas.

The latter film, in each case is a more polished and matured rendition of the earlier success.   So, one can count against it for being derivative, while also appreciating the film-maker's evolution of his craft.


Goodfellas/Mean Streets is what I think you meant
 
2021-05-09 6:41:01 PM  
gunther_bumpass:

The Italian Job is garbage in comparison


Anything with Marky Mark in it is insta-garbage.

But yeah I get what you're saying and agree.
 
2021-05-09 6:47:46 PM  

Bslim: gunther_bumpass:

The Italian Job is garbage in comparison


Anything with Marky Mark in it is insta-garbage.

But yeah I get what you're saying and agree.


I don't think I saw the new one. I think the Michael Caine version was probably fun for its time, but just too goofy.  

The way Guy Ritchie wove all of those stories together into a fantastic climax (admittedly with some goofiness along the way) and then to a second climax, and then a cliffhanger... I don't know why anyone would try a heist movie again without a solid story.  

Even Mamet's "Heist" pales in comparison, and that was pretty damn good. "The Score" wasn't too shabby either, but they lack the energy.
 
2021-05-09 7:27:37 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Bslim: gunther_bumpass:

The Italian Job is garbage in comparison


Anything with Marky Mark in it is insta-garbage.

But yeah I get what you're saying and agree.

I don't think I saw the new one. I think the Michael Caine version was probably fun for its time, but just too goofy.  

The way Guy Ritchie wove all of those stories together into a fantastic climax (admittedly with some goofiness along the way) and then to a second climax, and then a cliffhanger... I don't know why anyone would try a heist movie again without a solid story.  

Even Mamet's "Heist" pales in comparison, and that was pretty damn good. "The Score" wasn't too shabby either, but they lack the energy.


I don't think I saw the new one. I think the Michael Caine version was probably fun for its time, but just too goofy

One thing those old-time heist films have is "style" and really good actors on their game. I find it hilarious that the only guy who actually brought some gravitas to the newer Italian Job was Norton and he didn't wanna be there!
So clumsy it was that I even forgot Statham was in it (something Ritchie never allows to happen in his films). I will say this: the product placement for the Minis was top notch.

I can't wait to see this latest Ritchie film that's for damn sure.
 
2021-05-09 9:47:16 PM  

Bslim: gunther_bumpass:

The Italian Job is garbage in comparison


Anything with Marky Mark in it is insta-garbage.

But yeah I get what you're saying and agree.


The Big Hit was a fun stoner movie, The sound track was light years better than the movie
 
2021-05-09 10:25:58 PM  

mrparks: harleyquinnical: This is just going to get me to have a Guy Ritchie marathon today, starting with Lock, Stock, & 2 Smoking Barrels.

Layer Cake is on...one of the streamers. Not technically a GR movie, but it was almost.

/I like Revolver.It has depth.


Layer Cake is on Netflix, I just rewatched it this week and it is so good. It just a tiny step above those other titles.

Revolver is an odd one. I like it, but not nearly as much as his others. The Gentlemen is excellent, and might be my new favorite of his - so to hear that this rated better with audiences is encouraging.
 
2021-05-09 10:30:24 PM  

Bslim: Anything with Marky Mark in it is insta-garbage.

But yeah I get what you're saying and agree.


You get what you get with him, and to say that is to discount the decent movies he's been in like Pain & Gain, The Departed, The Fighter and The Other Guys. Shooter is also not bad, and is one of my guilty pleasure movies. Pena helps that one along I think. Is he the greatest actor ever? No, but he's like our generations Bruce Willis - with hair. He puts in work, maybe stuff most people won't see, but he's got 73 acting credits to his name.
 
2021-05-09 11:58:40 PM  
Madonna ruint' Guy Richie.

Rocknrolla was the start of his decline. The Gentlemen was a poor attempt at his Snatch/Lock Stock days. It was a boomer putting on the old poor fitting disco suit to listen to the last surviving Bee Gee (singular).

Pee-you. 😕
 
2021-05-10 12:03:55 AM  
The Gentlemen was a Redbox low budget sound alike of a currently in theaters big budget movie.

It was that one coworker that saw the movie in theaters that trapped you at the office copier that wants to recount the movie at length with bad accents included.

The Gentlemen wasn't good. Not terrible, but a tone def attempt.

And Matthew McConaughey tried too hard forcing english mannerisms out of his texas mouth.

I was disappointed. That's all I'm trying to say. 😐
 
2021-05-10 12:52:52 AM  

nocturn: The Gentlemen was a Redbox low budget sound alike of a currently in theaters big budget movie.


It had a budget of $22M, his early movies were much lower budget. 

nocturn: And Matthew McConaughey tried too hard forcing english mannerisms out of his texas mouth.


Um, the whole idea is that he's an American who was invited to Oxford initially (for free) and stayed there to run 'the bush game'.

nocturn: Rocknrolla was the start of his decline. The Gentlemen was a poor attempt at his Snatch/Lock Stock days. It was a boomer putting on the old poor fitting disco suit to listen to the last surviving Bee Gee (singular).

RocknRolla

was the next logical step for his movies, including a bigger cast, it is shot better, and has a pretty satisfying ending. Really, his movies just kept getting better casts, music, DP's and so on, and thus they improved. Gerard Butler, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy is a hell of a billing.

Lock Stock and Snatch are great movies, but what makes them more to some is two things, nostalgia and exposure. They were new to American audiences at the time and felt fresh to many, even though great gangster movies have been made in England since Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday. If you like Ritchie movies, go watch something like Rise of the Footsoldier, or other hooliganism / gangster movies.

Really to me, all the Ritchie movies are essentially flat hierarchically in my head. It is more about which I have watched fewer times, and that is the newer titles. I like them all for different reasons. Lock stock because the style is raw, and the comedy is really solid. Snatch because it was the first I saw, RnR because of the escalation from street crimes to political ones. Gentlemen the cast is fantastic, Hugh Grant was incredible, same with Matthew M.
 
2021-05-10 6:57:37 AM  

phimuskapsi: Bslim: Anything with Marky Mark in it is insta-garbage.

But yeah I get what you're saying and agree.

You get what you get with him, and to say that is to discount the decent movies he's been in like Pain & Gain, The Departed, The Fighter and The Other Guys. Shooter is also not bad, and is one of my guilty pleasure movies. Pena helps that one along I think. Is he the greatest actor ever? No, but he's like our generations Bruce Willis - with hair. He puts in work, maybe stuff most people won't see, but he's got 73 acting credits to his name.


I. DON'T. LIKE. MARKY. MARK.

Does he put in work? I'm sure he does.

Still don't like his work, which is consistently a variation of douche-bro.

You are free to like whomever you like.
 
2021-05-10 10:13:33 AM  

mrparks: /I like Revolver.It has depth.


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2021-05-10 10:21:48 AM  
It was worth seeing in the theater, I gave it 5/5 *'s
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MINOR SPOILER:

There's no way the company wouldn't have known who he was, since Things Happened right outside their front door so to speak
 
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2021-05-10 11:24:54 AM  

CzarChasm: It was worth seeing in the theater


Nah, it's not worth paying for. Better to just wait for cable.

The plot had holes those cash trucks could drive through. The plot also was easy to guess and not even close to plausible. And when your protagonist is seemingly immune to bullets, you have serious issues with the story.
 
2021-05-10 4:44:39 PM  

Two16: mrparks: /I like Revolver.It has depth.

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Rewatched this today actually, because it had been so long since I watched it that my copy is a backed up DVD. 

It is an intriguing movie, with a tremendous amount of depth both with tracking what is going on, and 'solving the riddle' at the heart of it all, did all of this actually happen, and if not all of it, what? It is a huge turn off to a lot of audiences because it is much more complicated than it appears and even after multiple watchings can still be confusing. It's quite the oddity in the Ritchie collection, as it is a gangster story but heavy on the philosophy, almost Buddhist schools of thought. 

My personal theory on it is not fully settled, even after watching it today.
 
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