Category: The Video Vault


Raging Bull (1980)

Raging Bull (1980)

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci

 

Robert De Niro plays boxer Jake LaMotta in this film about the boxer’s life and how he lets his personal issues help him in the ring but destroy his life outside of it.

Being a classic film I’m not going to say much, just that this film is highly character based mostly shows the issues that Jake LaMotta took on during his boxing career. The in ring fighting and close ups of the characters faces is wonderfully shot if not occasionally graphic. Robert De Niro did a great job in portraying Jake which was shown with by him receiving the Oscar for Best Actor.

I feel ashamed that it has taken me this long to watch the film but i am glad i finally have especially that it is recognised as being in the top 100 films ever made.

 

 

Film Fact

The word “fuck” is used 114 times in this film.

 

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Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)

Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)

Directed by Dominic Sena

Starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi

 

 

A retired car thief has to return to what he does best to help out his little brother who has got into some trouble.

What’s not to enjoy about this film, apart from Jolie’s choice of hair style. You have lots of action, fast cars and Vinnie Jones not talking (until the end) mixed in with some humour.

Based on the original from 1974 this film just brings a bit of fun to the screen for people to enjoy. It was never made to win awards; you just watch it for what it is. Now i agree that sometimes Mr Cage isn’t always the best actor however i do enjoy the action films he stars in like The Rock, Con Air and Face/Off and Gone In 60 Seconds follows in the same mould.

I am also a big fan of Timothy Olyphant in anything he stars in.

If you haven’t seen this then you should. If you have I’m sure you are the same as me and can easily have this film on in the background while doing other bits and pieces.

 

Film Fact

After some disagreements with the director about the re-writing process, Scott Rosenberg left the project. The writers Jonathan Hensleigh and J.J. Abrams came in and did un-credited re-writes on the script.

 

 

 

New Category – The Video Vault

An idea, part by myself and part from a friend (the name of the category), a new category has been created. This being The Video Vault.

This will have reviews for older films, films that have been rewatched or even as part of a Film Club that is held between 5 people.

So no more will it just be new films. Look out for your favourite films being reviewed and please post your own feelings on the film.

Enjoy