Wednesday, 11 March 2009

The Last Tycoon

This movie, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald was pretty great, but I just couldn't get into Ingrid Boulting's face. It was just wider than it was tall, kind of like Hey Arnold, but beautiful in a model sort of way. Anyway, I preferred Theresa Russell's character even though De Niro was so into Boulting because she was a dead ringer for his dead wife - creepy.

Anyway, I really wanted De Niro to get into Cecilia - I mean, look how cute she was: But it doesn't really happen. There is, however, a great scene between De Niro and Jack Nicholson...their only film scene together (ever!) involving De Niro taking a punch in the face.

De Niro is on top of his game in this film - delivering monologues that could've gone horribly wrong if played by any other actor.

Falling in Love

Today I lost my phone, so decided I needed to indulge myself in a cliched romance film. Everything about this movie was a cliche - apart from the fact that the blossoming romance is between two people who are already married, but not to each other. De Niro is married to Malcolm in the Middle's mom:

I usually hate movies involving cheating, and never root for cheaters, but what can I say, my love for Bobby and Meryl runs deep.

De Niro is looking pretty dapper in this film, and Meryl is stunning as always, but with an awful eighties haircut that looks like a feathered mullet.

If only life happened this way: meeting on a train by accident, literally bumping into each other causing the contents shopping bags to disperse to the floor, only to realize at home that you accidentally acquired his/her purchase by mistake. Accidentally meeting on a train again, then accidentally meeting at the book store where the contents of your bags flew out. Culminating in an accidental train meeting again (again); this time, with the both of you ready to commit your love. Sounds like my cringeworthy high school harmless-stalker days, minus the "accidental" and a restraining order in place of the happy ending. Only kidding.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Movie Icons: De Niro

Okay, so this isn't a movie. But this book is really good. It features De Niro's complete filmography, and is chock full of pictures. And at just £5.99, it's a steal!

Monday, 2 March 2009


This movie featured De Niro for about five minutes as an outlaw handyman that fixes the main guy's air conditioning. I don't know how much i liked this movie - actually not very much - but it was mostly because I really hated the main guy, Sam. He just didn't seem likeable, and i didn't really care that much that he was going to be tortured, which I probably should've. He was so wishy washy and irritating. Daniel didn't care for the 'love interest' in this movie because apparently girls in dungarees with lesbian haircuts don't do it for him.

One reviewer says the movie is "beautifully realised, often hilarious and utterly horrifying, not least because it has turned out to be so prophetic," but I'd have to disagree. This is your typical sci-fi dystopian plot, a bureaucratic society gone wrong. It did look nice though. The one thing i kept wondering during the movie was, 'is that Mona from 'Who's the boss?'' and it was.