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Lucky Day: Bloody Brutality And Vulgar Language Certainly Was Highly Present

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Purpose for coming to the United States, Mr. Chaltiel?
Uh… Business… Pleasure…
Well, which one is it?
A little bit of both. I take pleasure in my business.

 

These days it’s kind of hype to create reboots or remakes of films from a bygone era. Even though I hate this kind of filmmaking and I see it as easy money, I got enthusiastic about “Lucky Day“. It’s not a reboot or a remake in the strict sense of the word. But the similarities with “Pulp Fiction” are so obvious, I automatically call it the ultimate reboot for this legendary 90s movie. And if there’s one person who could do the job without any problems, it would be Roger Avary, co-writer of “Pulp Fiction“. The only thing you could ask yourself is: “Who was waiting for this?”.

 

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Let’s get the stash.

The whole movie is about Red (Luke Bracey), a safecracker, who leaves prison after 2 years and returns to his French-speaking wife Chloe (Nina Dobrev) and cuddly daughter Beatrice (Ella Ryan Quinn). He’s determined not to return to his criminal life. He just has a little rainy-day stash hidden away somewhere. The news of his release, however, also reached someone else. None other than Luc Chaltiel (Crispin Glover) personally flew over from France to take revenge on Red. Luc’s brother got killed during a robbery that went completely awry. And Red was part of the gang.

 

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“Pulp Fiction” is written all over it.

This movie has “Pulp Fiction” written all over it. It’s a cocktail of various facets that were so characteristic of this milestone in Tarantino’s oeuvre. Chloe’s hair itself looks like a copy of that from Uma Thurman’s. And there is also the overall atmosphere with a matching soundtrack and a mixture of absurd, cartoonish supporting characters. But it’s mainly about extreme violence and bloody scenes. So expect some like-watermelons-exploding heads and slashed throats. And all this is bathed in black, sometimes vulgar, humor. Crispin Glover as a car thief, who drives his car twice over the victim. His explosive confrontation with a police patrol. The absurd gunfight in the bar. The psychopathic way in which he causes a bloodbath during an art exhibition. Perhaps it’s not so impressive these days since we are overwhelmed with films full of extreme hard violence. But it still was enjoyable.

 

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Crispin Glover’s acting is spot on.

Without a doubt, Crispin Glover’s character is the most eye-catching part of this film. You always wanted to know how the weird and silly George McFly (Yep, father of Marty McFly in “Back to the Future“) would look like as a ruthless, brutal, psychopathic assassin with a heavy French accent? Well, this is your chance. Crispin Glover brilliantly parodies this. Maybe slightly exaggerated, but still extremely great. And extremely violent. For many, the French accent will be annoying. Yes, it might be even slightly offensive towards our French fellow men. To me, it felt like a theatrical parody. I read somewhere that you could compare him with Pepé Le Pew. But in the end, this extremely exaggerated accent suited his exorbitant attitude as the well-dressed, capricious murderer who’s looking for revenge.

 

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More absurd characters.

“Lucky Day” has more of those absurd characters in store. For instance, Tomer Sisley as the eccentric bartender with a Hitler mustache. An over the top absurd role. Or the foul-mouthed probation officer Ernesto Sanchez (Clifton Collins Jr.). Compared to these characters, Red and Chloe can be called normal. Even though Chloe is rather eccentric when looking at her artworks. Art inspired by prison walls.

 

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This movie isn’t boring.

For me “Lucky Day” certainly wasn’t a boring movie. It was the perfect material to fill up free leisure time. The comparison with “Pulp Fiction” is made quickly. But admittedly it can’t match this brilliant film. For that, it lacks panache and originality. The brilliant renditions of Travolta, Jackson, and Thurman are of course matchless. And on a narrative level, “Lucky Day” must of course also recognize its superior. The harsh and relentless style full of violence, loop. But we were able to experience that already 25 years ago. It seems as if time stood still for Avary. Just like I still love music from the 80s. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. Not?

 

My rating 6/10
Links: IMDB

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Tenet | China Exclusive Trailer Tells Us About Inversion | Official Trailer -HD

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The latest trailer from Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ is brief, but gives us a little better understanding of his concept of “Inversion.” In the teaser, we see John David Washington being told, “When you exit the airlock, things will feel strange. You are inverted, the world is not” 

The latest concept implies that Washington’s character will be traveling one direction through time, while the others will be moving in the opposite. Yet, the trailer also claims that this isn’t “Time travel.” And that both of these concepts are different. Nolan has been pretty secretive about his ‘Tenet’ project. Until recently, we’ve had no idea what we can expect from his latest blockbuster. Still, there’s quite a bit of mystery involved.

Nolan has been pushing to have his film release in theaters. He believes, that’s the way it should be seen. unfortunately, the pandemic has pushed release dates further and further into the year. Recent reports suggest Nolan may open ‘Tenet’ to foreign theaters, then eventually return to the US.

Robert Pattinson describes ‘Tenet’ and its theoretical physics as almost an “Impossible movie,” that only Christopher Nolan could pull off.

“There’s a point where you’re like, it’s kind of cool, and it becomes so insane that it’s almost frightening,” he laughs. “I sound like such a moron talking about this stuff. Because on top of the, uh – how would I even say this? Quite advanced theoretical physics; I think I’m allowed to say that – it’s just got a billion different ways to read it.” He gasps, breathless. “It’s so complicated; if it wasn’t Chris Nolan doing it, you’d be like, ‘This is an impossible movie.”

‘Tenet’ is set for tentative release September 3, 2020. Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, andKenneth Branagh.

Check out the China Exclusive trailer below, drop a comment, tell us what you think!

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The New Mutants | First Two Minutes Clip -HD

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

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Genre:

Action, Horror, Sci-fi

Release Date:

April 3, 2020

Director:

Josh Boone

Cast:

Anya Taylor- Joy, Maisie Williams, Antonio Banderas, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, ably Hunt, Happy Anderson, Henry Zaga, Sarah Bennani

Plot Summary:

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

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Enter The Fat Dragon | Official Trailer – HD

A cop is assigned to a case of escorting a criminal to Japan while dealing with relationship problems, and his enormous change in appearance as a result of being dumped.

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Genre:

Action, Comedy

Release Date:

July 21, 2020 (Digital – US)

Director:

Kenji Tanigaki

Cast:

Donnie Yen, Niki Chow, Teresa Mo, Jing Wong, Jessica Jann, Qiunan Lin, Louis Cheung, Naoto Takenaka

Plot Summary:

Fallon Chu (Donnie Yen) is a Hong Kong Police Special Task Force agent. An agile fighter with a high crime detection rate, he’s considered a role-model in the eye of both the police force as well as the public. He gets assigned to a case of escorting a well known criminal to Japan using his experiences and fighting capabilities to keep it safe during the job. Unfortunately, things are not going well in his private life as he has to deal with problems with his fiancee while planning their wedding. After a series of mishaps between them, she suddenly dumps him. Heartbroken he indulges himself in food to relieve his state of shock and loneliness, and in three month’ time his endless intemperance turns him into a 300-pound being.

 

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