Monday, December 17, 2018

Tag: Robert Redford

Old Man & the Gun, The (2018)

Title: The Old Man & the Gun
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: David Lowery
Written by: David Lowery
Based on the article by: David Grann
Starring: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits, and Sissy Spacek
Release Date: 9/28/2018
Running Time: 93 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Scott for this submission


Earth: One Amazing Day (2017)

Title: Earth: One Amazing Day
Rating: G
Directed by: Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, and Peter Webber
Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Richard Dale, and Geling Yan
Starring: Robert Redford, and Jackie Chan
Release Date: 10/6/2017
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, from exotic jungles to urban jungles. Astounding breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters; a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically and a sloth on the hunt for love.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Pete’s Dragon (2016)

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Title: Pete’s Dragon
Rating: PG
Directed by: David Lowery
Written by: David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks
Based on the screenplay by: Malcolm Marmorstein
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Isiah Whitlock, Jr. and Robert Redford
Release Date: 8/12/2016
Running Time: 102 minutes

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For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-yearold girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Was seeing Pete's Dragon in 3D worth the cost?

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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Title: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Rating: M
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Written by: William Goldman
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross
Release Date: 10/24/1969
Running Time: 110 minutes

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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Truth (2015)

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Title: Truth
Rating: R
Directed by: James Vanderbilt
Written by: James Vanderbilt
Based on the novel by: Mary Mapes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Elisabeth Moss
Release Date: 10/16/2015
Running Time: 121 minutes

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Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Walk in the Woods, A (2015)*

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Title: A Walk in the Woods
Rating: R
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Written by: Rick Kerb and Bill Holderman
Based on the novel by: Bill Bryson
Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman, Mary Steenburgen and Kristen Schaal
Release Date: 9/2/2015
Running Time: 104 minutes

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After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? Yes

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After Credits? No

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Dedication/Memoriam: In Memory of Jake Eberts

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review – 3/5 Stars

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a film that can only go up due to the last film showing everything that is wrong with the Marvel Avengers franchise. Thor 2: The Dark World stands as one of the most boring and draining action films to be released as of late, without a doubt in my mind it is the worst of the most recent Marvel films. Nonetheless, Marvel shows to be going one step in the right direction at least with at least this time around delivering a more compelling storyline that I’m actually able to care about.

The Winter Soldier continues the story of Captain America (Chris Evans) as he comes to terms with the new America that he lives in as he battles new foes and tries to find out secrets of his past and present.

For as jumbled as the screenplay becomes, I firstly think this film at least deserves some credit for being the most ambitious Marvel Avenger film thematically since Iron Man. CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldierStill18The movie goes in great length about how America’s military and commercialism has changed for the worst and is now used as a shadowy, lifeless function rather than as a service of good and unity. The antagonist in the film is the head of a very corrupt, rich militia and he literally turns Captain America’s kind and generous military friend into a soulless, heartless killing machine. With such huge themes like these, I think this film could work as a thought provoking blockbuster much in the way of most recently the far superior Catching Fire.

However, I think all of the films problems come off of the classic criticism of something biting off massively more than it can chew. Beyond having a thought provoking theme, the film also features countless new characters, plenty of plot twists, a very complex stories revolving around many areas and all at the same time attempts to make a fun, rousing popcorn flick. And frankly, I feel like the difference between The Winter Soldier and Catching Fire is that Catching Fire had much more competent a director and writer working behind it.

Above all things, Winter Soldier still feels like in some ways a user of the lifeless stock format highlighted in The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World. The direction, visual effects and dialogue still feels very similar to stuff you’ve seen before in the franchise. And that I think it is the soul perpetrator behind the films failings. The film is going for something very different that thinks outside the box in many areas but the film still is entrapped to a need to stay with the norm. The film therefore sabotages its cool premise with red herrings, a reliance on clichés as well as one sided answers to very thought provoking questions. As for the question of the sudden darkness and change in America, the film blames everything on the stereotypical bad guy excuse and leaves behind no moral ambiguity. The film has so many smaller storylines and aspects that the film ends up rather dumping them or answering them all at the same time in a choppy fashion. How can a film be so daring and yet so undaring at the same time? It’s all highly entertaining but I can’t wash off the feeling that the movie was failed by the naivety of the directors. I don’t even think the film is poorly directed but directors Joe and Anthony Russo are not competent enough filmmakers to be able to tackle something this complex and succeed like that of what Sam Mendes did for Skyfall. Of course some of its works (the relationships between characters mostly) as it is in many times in which a film tackles a lot different stuff but the screenplay and the story of the film fails because it glues everything together using 50 cent bubble gum and big shock…a lot of it ends up falling apart near the end.

Nonetheless, I will say the reliance on cheesy entertainment despite being the films downfall also redeemed the film in terms of being solid entertainment. The action scenes for as unoriginal as they have become in these films were surprisingly original in this one. My favorite scene in the film is near the start when a man is trying to survive despite being shot at from every angle from inside his bullet proof car. The action in the film is shaky and nowhere near as nauseatingly dull as the colorless, thrill less scenes of action shown in Thor 2.

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The film is also in some way very well edited. I think the problems of the film being choppy were less the fault of the editor and more that of the screenplay. In fact, despite being a 2 hour and 18 minute film, this was so competently edited that the film felt like 90 minutes. I found the energy and entertainment held in the editing to be very admirable on the films part even if the storytelling was weaker.

Finally, I thought all the acting was very impressive. Chris Evans’ performance in the film was pretty good and he added a lot of emotion to his character and he seemed to do a great job in sharing dialogue with other actors. Robert Redford played what was a very stereotypical villain but his great ability to act as seen by his most recent role in All is Lost which I went as far as to call the best performance of 2013 allowed his to add to memorability to the character. Samuel L. Jackson continues to be one of the most exciting aspects of the franchise and Scarlett Johansson through great energy and delivery of dialogue manages to be the best thing of this film. I also enjoyed the performance of Anthony Mackie as Captain America’s sidekick Falcon even if the character fell to pieces near the end in terms of his story arc. The cast I would say certainly succeeded in carrying emotion and humor to the movie and I have to say that the performances in the film is the one reason why I could buy a lot of the story throughout despite being a mess, I was motivated to see what happened to these characters.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has respectable goals and exciting performances as well as some good popcorn fun in the action and in some of the dialogue. However, the screenplay stays way to close to the Marvel checklist and ends up becoming less of a memorable, thought provoking blockbuster film and more of a light yet fun, interesting piece of entertainment that’s more worth seeing when it comes to being able to rent it. It’s always a shame when a film tries so much and achieves so little.

Rating:(3/5)

Review by: Ryan M.

Release Date: 4/4/2014

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan

Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Screenplay by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Concept and Story by: Ed Brubaker

Based on the Comic Book by: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Sting, The (1973)

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TITLE: The Sting

RELEASE DATE: 1/10/1974

RATING: PG

In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.

What did you think of this film?


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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


All Is Lost (2013)

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TITLE: All Is Lost

RELEASE DATE: 10/18/2013

RATING: PG-13

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

What did you think of this film?


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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

NOTE: All Is Lost was shot on three 1978 Cal 39 sailboats purchased from their owners in Southern California. These three boats generously gave themselves up for art: Tahoe, Tenacious, and Orion. They took their final sails in the Pacific Ocean and performed beautifully in the film as Our Man’s boat, the Virginia Jean. Rest in peace.


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Academy Award® winner Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) with a musical score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), All Is Lost is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience.

All Is Lost opens in NY and LA October 18, nationwide October 25th.

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