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    The Gentlemen - New Guy Ritchie Film

    Stumbled upon this trailer online yesterday and then saw it again on the Big Screen before Joker.

    Kinda stoked not only because of the cast, but because it returns Ritchie to his London crime caper roots.

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    Fingers crossed.

    But I fear he used up his talent on Lock Stock and Snatch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Fingers crossed.

    But I fear he used up his talent on Lock Stock and Snatch.
    I revisited RockNRolla last year, a film which I was not terribly fond of when it came out in theaters. But I found that it had aged nicely, for-what-that's-worth.



    I keep meaning to revisit Revolver, too (a film that I initially saw in London when it opened and really didn't know what to make of it; I remember stopping off in the lobby to take a post-film piss in the WC and two blokes who had also seen it, and also happend to be taking pisses at the same time as me refered to it as a "piss take", which was kind of appropriate since we were all taking pisses--needless to say, I had never heard that phrase before, so I had to look it up!).
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    I really liked the Sherlock Holmes movie he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    I revisited RockNRolla last year, a film which I was not terribly fond of when it came out in theaters. But I found that it had aged nicely, for-what-that's-worth.



    I keep meaning to revisit Revolver, too (a film that I initially saw in London when it opened and really didn't know what to make of it; I remember stopping off in the lobby to take a post-film piss in the WC and two blokes who had also seen it, and also happend to be taking pisses at the same time as me refered to it as a "piss take", which was kind of appropriate since we were all taking pisses--needless to say, I had never heard that phrase before, so I had to look it up!).
    I didn't like either of those.

    The first half of the first Sherlock Holmes movie was pretty good.

    But he really never reached that same high again.

    I thought the casting of this new film was a little lacking in imagination personally... "an English gangster movie you say... let's get that chick from Downton, we'll write in an Irishman for Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant now he's on a post Paddington2 career high.. oh and who was it that played Robin Hood in that other disaster I made recently"
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I thought the casting of this new film was a little lacking in imagination personally...
    Bloke at The Guardian had some snark to issue about the casting:


    https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...ew-mcconaughey
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    Love Guy, love the cast, love the clothes.
    Damn will see.


    RocknRolla was a huge disappointment.

    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I thought the casting of this new film was a little lacking in imagination personally... "an English gangster movie you say... let's get that chick from Downton, we'll write in an Irishman for Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant now he's on a post Paddington2 career high.."
    My opinion of Hugh Grant and his acting was forever changed with a "Very English Scandal" he definitely has some chops when he cant just play handsome and toussled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    My opinion of Hugh Grant and his acting was forever changed with a "Very English Scandal"
    Absolutely agree.

    he definitely has some chops when he cant just play handsome and toussled
    It happens to us all. I'm told.
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    I'm curious to see the movie - because that genre has been enjoyable and theres not much out in movie land like it right now, but I can't get past how fucking horrible that trailer is. a plaided mashup of the trailers of lockstock/snatch/rocknrolla with two left feet.

    snatch was the best of the bunch, followed by lock stock, but I don't think RocknRolla was horrible. better than yet another fucking superhero movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    I'm curious to see the movie - because that genre has been enjoyable and theres not much out in movie land like it right now, but I can't get past how fucking horrible that trailer is. a plaided mashup of the trailers of lockstock/snatch/rocknrolla with two left feet.

    snatch was the best of the bunch, followed by lock stock, but I don't think RocknRolla was horrible. better than yet another fucking superhero movie.
    Layer Cake. kind of early-Ritchie related since it was directed by Vaughan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Layer Cake. kind of early-Ritchie related since it was directed by Vaughan.
    was definitely enjoyable but it came out years ago (Vaughan also produced lockstock & snatch). the trailer for the Gentlemen reminded me more of another Vaughan directed film - The Kingsmen (1st) - except Kingsmen blewup/played with a bunch of the brit crime/spy tropes, I'm not sure Ritchie can. afterall the clunkiest part of RocknRolla imo was the Roman Abramovitch soccer gangster of "new" London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    (Vaughan also produced lockstock & snatch)
    Yep. That's why I said early-Ritchie related.
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    Since we are tossing out other modern Brit crime flix, here are some of my recommendations:

    Gangster #1
    The Limey
    In Bruges
    The Guard
    Kill List
    Sexy Beast
    B. Monkey
    Croupier

    And of course there are always The Classics:
    The Long Good Friday
    Get Carter
    Night and the City

    Don't even get me started on the French crime films!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Since we are tossing out other modern Brit crime flix, here are some of my recommendations:

    Gangster #1
    The Limey
    In Bruges
    The Guard
    Kill List
    Sexy Beast
    B. Monkey
    Croupier

    And of course there are always The Classics:
    The Long Good Friday
    Get Carter
    Night and the City

    Don't even get me started on the French crime films!

    I thought Legend was pretty good, better than the Kemp's 1990's Kray twin attempt. And Hardy was fucking terrifying in Bronson.

    Both of the recent Hatton Garden robbery movies were enjoyable - King of Thieves and The Hatton Garden Job - entertaining if a bit lighter.
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    .... and The Bank Job. Not quite the Gangsta of those already mentioned, but .....

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    Quite a few recs on this list that I have never seen and/or never heard of:


    https://www.indiewire.com/2013/03/20...movies-100246/
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Bloke at The Guardian had some snark to eschew about the casting:


    https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...ew-mcconaughey
    You might want to look up the definition of eschew, because in the context in which you are using it here it makes no sense.

    Because you will probably argue, I will explain that he is not avoiding snark, he is using it.

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    shouldn't Trainspotting be on that best Indiewire Brit crime film sharticle? First I thought it was because they meant English and said British but they included shallow grave, that's nominally scottish. What about A Fish Called Wanda?

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    Well now, fi y'all are going' all Wanda on us, Imma call out Sense and Sensibility

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    Mrs. Seano and I got tix for tonight.....Pretty stoked!
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    This scene from Snatch got me into Massive Attack as well...



    Need to watch that movie again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seano732 View Post
    Mrs. Seano and I got tix for tonight.....Pretty stoked!
    NO SPOILERS!!!

    Prolly ain't gonna get around to seeing it until Wed/Thurs next week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kanone View Post
    You might want to look up the definition of eschew, because in the context in which you are using it here it makes no sense.

    Because you will probably argue, I will explain that he is not avoiding snark, he is using it.
    Thanks for the edit, man. Can't really argue when I egregiously misued the word. Gonna blame it on the IPA I was more than likely imbibing when I posted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    NO SPOILERS!!!

    Prolly ain't gonna get around to seeing it until Wed/Thurs next week...

    LOL......No spoilers. I enjoyed it, as did the Mrs.... I always leave Ritchie’s gangster movies feeling like I should use “ fuck off” and “cunt” on a more regular basis..... 4/5 on the Dookey Scale
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    Quote Originally Posted by seano732 View Post
    LOL......No spoilers. I enjoyed it, as did the Mrs.... I always leave Ritchie’s gangster movies feeling like I should use “ fuck off” and “cunt” on a more regular basis..... 4/5 on the Dookey Scale
    I work with quite a number of Brits and they use the "C" word rather casually and frequently (I quickly learned that if you are a "cunt" that's bad, but if you are a "good cunt" then you are cool).

    But several years ago I tried an experiment with my London educated mate who had a lilting British accent. We were at a bar with a bunch of female co-workers. I said "cunt" amongst them and they all cringed and called me a douche. Then I went and got my British mate Alex, he came over and to the same group of women he said "cunt" in his lilting accent and they all swooned over him. I have always maintained that Brits, Aussies, and New Zealanders can get away with saying it, but us Yanks can't; our accent is just too harsh.
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