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Janson grabbed one of the ones I wanted so:

John Connor & Terminator (T2)
Mario & Jo (The Wages of Fear)
Kit & Holly (Badlands)
Nick & Danny (Hot Fuzz)
Freddie Quell & Lancaster Dodd (The Master)

I'm not really sure what qualifies and disqualifies a duo, so that last one may be a bit of a stretch. 
Jan 8, 2016 6:26 AM
I was pretty pissed off about the ending before I realized that it was so in-character for him to take the easy way out and justify a terrible predicament that he, once again, put the world in.
Jan 3, 2016 3:03 PM
RockIt might be a bit of a stretch to count it, but there are moments like the brawl (staged like an anarchic musical number), the disorienting cuts during a foot chase, the local gang fight and some other bursts of violence that are worth noting from an action standpoint. And the plot is pretty standard action stuff, although the style isn't. 

Anyway, the film is a bit of a favourite and I actually revisited it this past weekend. I'll recommend Youth of the Beast from the same director, which has a more grounded form of some of the experimentation that's more overt in Tokyo Drifter

That's why I was unsure of whether it would be considered action or not, because its stylistically different. Le Samourai is another film that I feel falls into this category.
And for the rec, it's on Hulu, so I'll try to knock it out sometime soon.
Aug 12, 2015 8:56 PM
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]13 movies that got terrible reviews but were successful anyway

[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen[/font]
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2. Tyler Perry's Every Tyler Perry Movie Ever Made[/font]
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]3. The Waterboy[/font]
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]4. The Da Vinci Code[/font]
Aug 12, 2015 1:49 PM
Is Tokyo Drifter considered an action film? Just watched it. Regardless, it was awesome.
Aug 12, 2015 9:41 AM
It's a good list with some films that I love and some I'm definitely interested in seeing. But Woman in the Window as #1? IMO, that's not even Lang's best noir let alone best noir of all time.
Aug 11, 2015 9:09 AM
I wonder if they might want to reconsider that F4 sequel, unless it fares really well worldwide.
Aug 9, 2015 2:35 PM
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]13 movies with a fictional dictator[/font]

[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. Bananas[/font]
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2. The Dictator[/font]
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]3. The Great Dictator[/font]
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]4. V For Vendetta[/font]
Aug 8, 2015 5:31 PM
I suppose you preferred the bat-nipples. 
Aug 8, 2015 5:21 PM
Stanley Kubrick
Ingmar Bergman
Martin Scorsese
Akira Kurosawa
Robert Altman
Roman Polanski
Andrei Tarkovsky
Joel & Ethan Coen
Jean-Luc Godard
Alfred Hitchcock
Aug 7, 2015 8:53 PM
StrikeoutOnly God Forgives is fantastic. You are part of the problem sir/woman.

I respect its effort and wish more visionary stuff was made (hell, Under the Skin was my favorite film of last year), but I just didn't get a whole lot out of that one.
Aug 3, 2015 12:05 PM
Only God Forgives is one that didn't do as much for me as I'd wished, considering how much I love Drive. I also had a friend recommend Labyrinth to me in a way that made it sound interesting and exciting. It was not.
Aug 3, 2015 11:57 AM
I thought the general consensus was that 18 was a point of enough physical and emotional maturity to merit consent when dealing with someone Jared's age. While there are general exceptions such as high school relationships that break the over/under 18 rule and what not, I don't find any redeeming factor in Jared soliciting a 16 year old, regardless of whether Indiana says the sex if not the prostitution was legal. 
Aug 2, 2015 7:08 PM
Emilia Clarke isn't really bad but I agree that she seems to think her dialogue has a lot more weight than it actually does. Maybe if her character was more sinister that type of line delivery could work. Some of her arc is boring, some is alright. I agree with the consensus that S1 was her best. Though am interested in a possible dynamic with her and Tyrion. If she continues her descent into the "Mad King" psyche, it could be fun to see her growing increasingly more violent while Tyrion attempts to contain it and play a more level-headed game of politics.
Jul 31, 2015 8:29 PM
Master King SexingtonIndeed. Chilton, another accidental survivor, even says to Jack that had he pulled the shard out, he would have died. 
Wasn't the notion "he cut us where he knew we wouldn't die" only spoken by imaginary Abigail, the one he legitimately murdered that night?
Even Will surviving on purpose becomes speculative rather than concrete at that point. 
In many ways, it's his failure to kill these people that brings him down. Which is rather human of him. 
As for everyone being attracted to him, the show has been very, very forth coming about Hannibal being their interpretation of the Devil. Seductive, manipulative, and evil. He's nailed it. 

I feel like they showed in a later flashback scene that someone actually told Will that his wound was surgical. I could be imagining things, though. 
Jul 28, 2015 9:44 PM
The only one he allowed to live was Will. He was in a fight with Jack and wanted to kill him, but was partially on the defensive, so he didn't have time to calculate his blows to the point of guaranteed execution. Abigail was the one who pushed Alana out of the window. He slit Abigail's throat and killed her. So yeah, Will was the only one he actually calculated a blow so that he'd live. Everyone else was meant to die.
Jul 28, 2015 9:40 AM
From what I know is on there, I would say Chinatown, Blue Velvet, The Sacrifice, Fargo, The Master, Bicycle Thieves, City of God, The Daredevil series, Cinema Paradiso, and The Hustler. 

I've been putting off The Conversation and Y Tu Mama Tambien for too long and Enter the Void seems pretty interesting. 
Jul 27, 2015 8:16 AM
Can you disappear until October, upon which you may return merely to inform everyone what you thought of the film?
Jul 27, 2015 7:28 AM
So I'll take it you're bored. A word of advice, you came on too strong in that last post. It was the most blatant trolling I've ever seen. 
Jul 24, 2015 9:09 PM
I thought it was just deleted footage from Kubrick's 2001.
Jul 20, 2015 2:40 PM