Some old fat guy shows up in New York and claims, now get this for yer… MoreSome old fat guy shows up in New York and claims, now get this for yer holiday giggles, that he's Santa Claus! No. Really? Yer kiddin' me! Would I lie? Santa Claus. Can you believe the nerve of some people? And right around Christmas too. They oughtta lock that fruitcake up is what they should do. Where's the sensitivity? Where's the humanity? Where is the spirit of Christmas?!? I mean, c'mon, I don't believe in Santa Claus or nuthin', but why mess wit th' minds o' dem little kids is all? I mean, who but a kid would believe?
I can't say that I've been a fan of this whole Marvel filmic uprising… MoreI can't say that I've been a fan of this whole Marvel filmic uprising of late. i grew up a fan of the comics and have only been disappointed at every film that's come down the pike for not getting it right: it's not like it was, not like it was in the comics (and how could a damn movie not be as good or better than a damn comic - it was beyond my understanding) ... until now.
Faith and begorra, finally.
Worth every penny, a comic book movie that reads like a comic. And then worth a second viewing.
Holy mackerel, just great performances throughout in this story about… MoreHoly mackerel, just great performances throughout in this story about survival, this time against a disease for which there is no cure. McConaughey and Leto deliver nigh certain Oscar nods and even Zahn, in only a supporting role, manages to escape his comic sidekick stereotype. I felt it dragged towards the end, as inevitability crept in, yet and still a worthy and brave effort if a uncomfortable subject matter. You won't cheer at the end, but you might still feel impressed.
One of the unspoken things about Redford is how he has practically… MoreOne of the unspoken things about Redford is how he has practically embodied the very idea of Hollywood star: when has he not looked good? Well, age has chipped at the armor of perfection just a very little bit and so I witnessed the first Redford film wherein he looked like a regular guy. And so was embroiled in the little gem of a survival tale, one man against a world that doesn't care. All but silent, still Redford, but Redford a regular guy. Nice.