Discussion in 'Music, Movies and Entertainment' started by billyS, Apr 26, 2006.
One of the all time great mob scenes.
Miller's Crossing was very good and I think you meant Rounders was poker hustling. Malkovitch was great in that role. "Nyet..He beat me straight up. Pay that man his money." What an honorable mobster. The pool hustler movie I loved (besides the Paul Newman ones) was Pool Hall Junkies. Chazz and Christopher Walken gave great supporting performances. I definitely recommend for the scene between Chazz and Walken towards the climax and the scene where Walken describes the discovery channel.
I just never liked the ending of this move. Ditto with Carlito's way. Maybe the way Pacino went out in Scarface is what endears that movie to my heart.
The scene in Bronx Tale where Palminteri tells the bikers "now you can't leave" is a great scene
I never read this thread before, either.
I want to add a vote for City of God, which is one of the most intense gangster films of recent years that rises above some of the sloppier, cliché ridden efforts. The episodic nature of the story telling forces you to rethink impressions you form about various characters and events early on. And the mixture of film and high-def video make it visually interesting. There's great character development, too, which these days is pretty rare.
Miller's Crossing, while one of the most talky gangster movies ever, is also one of the most political and fascinating. There are a ton of great, meaty performances, as well.
Anyone ever see Rounders, the John Dahl noir about pool hustlers starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton? The reason I bring it up is that John Malkovitch gives a particularly memorable (and not slightly ridiculous) turn as a psychotic Russian mobster (with a pretty funny "Russian" accent, to boot).
I enjoy catching Little Caesar from time to time, too. Didn't it have a lot to do with creating the Hollywood "code"? People were outraged by the level of violence depicted in the movie. Laughable, of course, by today's standards (or lack there of, depending on one's point of view).
Just read this thread. Glad to see so many of you are aware what a good film Casino is. Lots of people don't really rave about it.
Ya know, I noticed that I never been able to take off or change the cannel on GodFather II, I mean never. I find it on tv and think well I have the dvd, I'll just watch a few minutes then before I know it, it's half way through. Hyman Roth has got to be the best Gangster character ever. He didn't like people "behaving that way with guns."
Internal Affairs was remade as the Departed. I did notice that Brad Pitt was listed as a Producer in the credits and Siu Fai Mak and Felix Chong were given writing credits.
King of New York
Frank White - (Christopher Walken)
"From now on, nothing goes down unless I'm involved. No blackjack no dope deals, no nothing. A nickel bag gets sold in the park, I want in. You guys got fat while everybody starved on the street. Now it's my turn. "
name the movie this line is from you guys got fat while everybody starved on the street its my turn i want in
Burn baby Burn!
Fearless is available in c-town as a region 3 dvd.For anyone who's into burning dvd's use anydvd software.It wipes all the region of and turns it to region 0.After thats done you can use any dvd burning software you want. i use one click dvd.
Fearless is Jet Li's newest movie yet to be released here in America. Supposely also his last wu-shu movie. Check it out... probably his last good movie lol
IS fearless the one jet li runs a martial art school, kills a dude for the wrong reason, and then gets a social conscience.....that movie sucked. Great fighting but these new flicks with their storylines are lousy. The one with Jacky Chan playing a long lost general was crappy. HK Cinema's golden age is long gone with the lousy crop of actors and directors they currently have now.
I never said that the sterotypical portrayal of Italians offended me as an American with Italian heritage. What I meant was that the ridiculously sterotypical portrayal of Italian mobsters detracted from the movie. It is funny that two of the 'gangster' movie Snipes made, Sugar Hill and New Jack City portrayed Italians as dumb and easy push overs for the blacks.
what your trying to say is that the boy is a sell out.
I doubt Chow Yun-Fat will ever go back to HK to make movies. He never gonna make the same type of money there as he makes here. He was getting pay $3 million USD a movie here...he would need to make 10 movies there to make that type of money. I guess the only successful crossover so far is Jackie Chan and even his movies really sucks now.
Oh, was the depiction of Italians too stereotype for you, Mr. Sensitive? I guess you don't consider calling Asians "chinks" in the slightest bit offensive.
It never ceases to amaze me.
any asian star ( Fat,Jet Li)or director (john woo)
that attempts to jump to hollywood productions,all their work sucks shit.Jet Li got smart & went back to his roots and made FEARLESS! I suggest fat does the same and stop trying to be an american movie star.
That was A Better Tomorrow.
All of Chow Yun Fat american gangster movies (or any of his american movies) suck shit. The Corruptor, The Replacement Killers, and BULLET PROOF MONK (WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT MOVIE ALL ABOUT????)
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