Friday, May 21, 2010

Nobody Reports on What a Great Movie, Edge of Darkness, Really Is



Nobody Reports: Here's two guys that should have joined up years ago in a movie....Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone. I just saw "Edge of Darkness" and trust me...it's not just another cop movie...as you are lead to believe by our very wimpy and liberal press.
You know it's got to bug the "elites" of Hollywood, when one actor jut keeps being the people's favorite. While they all are moaning about the uneducated masses, Mel just keeps giving us all what we want out of life, and what we seem to get so little of...justice.
I must admit, when I heard that Mel had a new movie out, I wasn't all excited about it. He has really been getting some bad press with all his personal life mess ups, and that can sour you on wanting to see them perform. More press was being given to the break-up of his new marriage to his Russian wife...you know the one he left his wife for? The one he had a brand new baby girl with? Yes, more press has been given to that than this wonderful new movie.
And when you see the movie, you will KNOW why that is. "They" don't want you to see it. And I think you and I know who "they" are.
But hey, when you watch him in this...you will be like me...saying..."Thank god for Mel Gibson." Who else has the guts?
Once Mel got control of his productions, he was way beyond Hollywood. He bravely put out the work he wanted to (Passion) when they were all against him. And he was right.
I can always watch a Mel Gibson movie...they never age. Unlike some other guy I know named..Woody Allen.
Woody Allen is somewhere crying in some psychiatrists beard because he wants Obama to save him. Go ahead...you tell him.
Mel, knows how to entertain. How many directors COPIED that scene in Braveheart where Mel rode on that black steed, and gave probably the best speech about freedom ever giving in movie history? You know, the pep talk before the battle? How MANY times have you seen some other actor try to outdo that scene, and they just can't.
Okay, I admit: The Patriot, Lethal Weapons...What Women Want...Mel is pure 24-caret. And
this film, is right after my ever-loving conspiracy theory heart. I won't tell you what it is, but I'm glad that he made the film, which evidently was based on a British Television series.
Ray Winstone, was absolutely breathtaking in his performance as a hit man. He has some of the best lines in the film and you won't soon forget them.
So...I won't spoil it for you. go and rent it...tonight is not soon enough. And when you get my favorite scene,...when the bad guys finally get their due...you will want to rewind, and see it again.
I did.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amfortas surveys....:

... the 'encouraging speech' genre and finds Mel to be wanting. The black horse was more convincing.

Poor old mel falls foul of his prejudices far too often to be taken as anything other than a loud-mouth. His anti-English diatribe in 'Braveheart' was insulting even to Scotsmen. His mangling of history would stand in as a set text for Mao or Leni Richtenwossname.

No, no, no. Give me Lawrence Oliver in Henry 1V. The speech at the start of the Battle of Agincourt stands as the benchmark from which all other try to outdo and fail miserably. Shakespeare, the Statford Bard outclasses the hollywood scriptwriter.

Ray Winstone. Yes.

YES !!!

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amfortas adds:

If you get a chance, Joy, find a TV series called 'Vincent'. Ray plays a private eye (Vincent) with a small team of specialists of the almost ordinary kind. His performances are a delight and his 'character' beautifully human and rounded.

Ray is one of those 'artisan', 'journeyman' actors who make sheer treaures out of the roles they play, without ever becoming narcissitic 'stars'.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amfortas adds yet another.

Edge of Darkness was originally written as a TV serial in the UK. Waaaay back. It has not been bettered by re-writes.

10:51 PM  

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