La La Land is... wow! Such an incredible soap, a soap balloon, a delusion. There must be something wrong with me, or it is that Damien Chazelle has made a pact with the devil, like that guy in Shortcut to Happiness, "Jabez Stone" (played by Alec Baldwin). Boys and girls, I don't get it, how it received so many Golden Globes, why is all the fuss, and why such a huge imdb rate (8.8 at the time I write this review)? I think I'm missing something. [source for all pics: imdb.com] Prologue - … [Read more...]
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The 2017 Golden Globe Awards were hosted on January 8 by one of the funniest guy in television at the moment, the former "Saturday Night Live" actor, "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"'s maker, Jimmy Fallon himself. He did this for the first time. The ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. [The source of pictures not specified separately is imdb.com] [source: latimes.com] Below you have the list of nominees and winners, without my comments for the moment. … [Read more...]
Top 100 imdb is something I really try every year to publish here, on Rodolfo Grimaldi Blog, and I'm very happy when that's possible. I hope you don't mind if some of the stars who aren't for the first time present in the top, have the same old picture, or that other stars have no picture at all. Actually, this post is more of a list with my own comments. I assure you it's not the easiest kind of article to do. Top 100 imdb 2016 1. Margot Robbie [source of all pictures: … [Read more...]
Prologue The Accountant is a thriller directed by Gavin O'Connor, which premiered in October 2016, being worldwide released the same month. It was written by Bill Dubuque. O'Connor is the director of Warrior, a movie of whom people still discuss right now. Ben Affleck is again at his highest, like he was in the Oscar winner Argo, which he also directed and produced. I really liked the movie, even if they say it wasn't accurate, and added this or that regarding the Canadians' … [Read more...]
IT 2016 (I know, I have to spell it "I.T. made in 2016", to not be mistaken with 1990 It, a television miniseries) is a B thriller directed by John Moore and written mostly by the obscure Dan Kay, who seems specialized in the low rated niche of horrors. One of those is Pay the Ghost (2015), one of Nicolas Cage's $1 for the dozen movies. Additional dialogues were written by William Wisher Jr., who's most impressive contribution to date was something he added to 1984 The Terminator. It is an … [Read more...]
As the title suggests, this is a list with my favorite casino movies. My choosing criteria is based on movies where the main characters gamble, even if the action doesn't always happen in Las Vegas. I hope you will like what I wrote and the movies as well. 21 - first of the casino movies on the list 21 is one of my favorite casino movies ever produced. It is about mathematics and calculus more than gambling per se. It is a movie about winning with your brain and beating the ruthless Las … [Read more...]