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08-14-2012, 11:16 AM #1
From the Director of my favorite movie In Bruges, a crime saga about...dognappers? The trailer is a riot, can't wait for this.
08-14-2012, 03:15 PM #2
Nice. I don't pay attention to movies much, but this looks pretty funny.Looking California, feeling Minnesota.
08-14-2012, 09:26 PM #3
Trailer makes it look intriguing to be true. Solid cast, too (btw, the writer/director Martin McDonagh's most recent Broadway play featured Christopher Walken, fwiw).
Sadly, I was never enamored of In Bruges. Felt it tried too hard to be a Guy Ritchie film (Lock, Stock/Snatch).
That said, I loved McDonagh's short film Six Shooter (YouTube it), and loved his stage plays The Pillowman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (if you ever have the chance to see the latter on stage do so, it's brilliantly twisted).
I also loved his brother, John Michael McDonagh's film The Guard (if you haven't seen it, rent it!).."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
08-14-2012, 10:01 PM #4
You lost me at "my favorite movie in bruges"Perhaps you'd be more comfortable on epicski or Paula's Ski Lovers, AltaNancy.
08-14-2012, 10:04 PM #5"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
10-28-2012, 05:19 PM #6
Saw 7P on Friday and enjoyed it.
I believe I mentioned before that I have rather enjoyed Martin McDonagh's work as a playwright and that I was only passably amused by In Bruges. I found 7P to be quite a bit better. Of course it totally resonates with a Tarantino sensibility (i.e. in the vein of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction), but it has quite a few flourishes that sets it apart from the rest of the post-Tarantino neo-noir/gangsta films of the past decade.
The acting is whip smart and the dialogue is pretty clever and the storyline is just the right amount of twisted. Bits of it are predictable, especially if you've seen a lot of these types of movies (Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, Eight Days in the Valley, Tarantino's pre-Kill Bill flicks, etc), but overall it moves at a great pace and everybody involved is pretty damn close to the top of their game.
And while I was quite tired of Colin Farrell around the time that he did In Bruges, I've been rather happy with the more low-key work he's been doing lately (i.e. less films, but better and smaller ones) and here, in 7P he's nice and mellow and proves that he's actually a solid thespian. But the film is owned by Rockwell. That dude is off-the-nuts.
FWIW, if you like McDonagh's work, check out his first short film, Six Shooter:
"Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-28-2012, 05:29 PM #7
Good summation Dooks, I enjoyed the hell out of it. It was more enjoyable than In Bruges in that it was a bit crazier/darker but still held the same vibe and flow. Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken and Tom Waits are all excellent/crazy.