The story will focus on Rick Dalton (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his stunt sidekick Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). They have had a great time, but Holywood has changed ( Old Hollywood, becomes new Hollywood, the one we all know now), both has careers on the decline, as the new Hollywood is setting in, they are trying to revive their careers.
So we will see Rick Dalton in many of these old movies, westerns, and see him on the set of his new movie Cliff, never far away, is does the stunts that he is suppose to do, and his driver for his friend. We find Brad is this cool role once again. The majority of “Once Upon” takes place on a February weekend in 1969, introducing us to two characters, TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stuntman and best friend Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Rick was the star of a hit Western show called “Bounty Law” but he’s struggling to figure out what’s next, which he is aware that his days of fame are numbered—and he’s encouraged by a personage played by Al Pacino to go to Italy to reboot his career with spaghetti westerns. So we will see Rick Dalton in many of these old movies, westerns, and see him on the set of his new movie Cliff, never far away. Cliff is laid back lives along tries to get stunt jobs. Of course you will see actors play Bruce Lee (Mike Moh), Steve McQueen (Damian Lewis) to James Stacy (Timothy Olyphant) and the real-life figures living next to Rick Dalton are the most controversial ones—Roman Polanski (Rafal Zawierucha) and Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). Is a matter of fact Tate is happiness she has everything going for her in 1969, it was a great year for her until well you know. This movie was filmed with love. Great sets design as well as the streets that that brad drives on. Is the matter of fact they asked businesses that they were going to put neon signs and takes off the modern signs for the movie but the business owners weren’t crazy about it, it took a little bit of convincing and they went for it. But went it was time to put back the old sign back on the businesses owners wanted them to leave the neon signs on because they thought it looks cool. The duo Brad and Dicaprio have great chemistry they got along so well that they want to do a movie together again. This vison is more then perfect even his story telling and as usual the dialogue is perfect. You can tell that Tarantino is the director who is 5 times more passionate than any other directors. Like I said it is filmed with love. I sure going to see this film again. It is a master piece. It feels you are in a dream state. However it will sparks some interesting conversation.
A trapper on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being attacked by a bear and left for dead by some of the members of his own hunting team.
Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) Is a member of this hunting party who are looking for animals. In a serious intense scene, (a scene that was never done like this before) Hugh ends up getting mauled by a bear to where he looks to be on the verge of death and meet his maker.One party member, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) wants to finish him off instead of dragging Hugh because the indians are catching up to them.
Here is an interesting concept for a story and Iñárritu did not let up once. A breathtaking scenery here on how it was in 1820 where man have this will power to survive anything. They were used to this kind of life style and knew the consequences. Of course the director puts us in the middle of the action and you never feel save. Back then nature and man was one, you didn’t even know what was in the corner always on the look out looking over your shoulder. They had to know how to make fire, hunt, cook, and make shelter. Now days not one man would last a day in the wild like that. We are no longer one with nature. We are urban. You feel every ache, pain and broken bone of Hugh experiences in his intense and long journey. DiCaprio has won an academy award for this film, he is fearless and shows the truthfulness of the dark side of his characters. On the other hand look at Tom Hardy here he is getting better and better his character is motivated by fear . I think this film has it all great performances, awesome cinematography as well as beautiful to breathtaking, a haunting music score and a great vision form the director who never cease to amaze his audience. Plus Alejandro González Iñárritu has won an Oscar for best director.
Queens-raised Jordan Belfort (Leonardo Dicaprio) tried and failed to establish himself on Wall Street in a more traditional way. He got laid off in 1987 of the stock market crash. So he reinvented himself on Long Island by taking over a penny stock boiler room and giving it an old money name, Stratton Oakmont. He gave confidence to his client the (middle class) and told him that they would get a lot of money in return. They were a total of 1000 stockbroker working there and a $1 billion of issued stock. It is called the pump to dump technique you blowing the value of worthless stock driving it to the roof by buying and having his client buy the stock taking the profit then it would go down and be worthless again and his client would loose money. He made money all right in excess and live in excess his appetite for pleasure seems bottom less. At first you see him married to a respectable woman who does not approve of his financial schemes and infidelities. Later he divorces and marries Naomi LaPaglia (Margot Robbie) . He loves alcohol, drugs and sex which he does in excess. He buys 5 cars like Ferrari an Lamborghini 5 or 6 homes across the world and to top it all off a yacht. The film is 3 hours long give or take and one things happen after an other money : stock fraud and money laundering; trips to and from Switzerland to deposit cash in banks and yes there is the Quaalude well you get the point the thing is it is entertaining as hell. There is a scene with Mathew McConaughey who has a scene in the restaurant where he thumps a drum pattern on his chest while rumble-singing a la Bobby McFerrin and later Belford follows him. Of course you beginning to think that rich people are sick in the head and if you were rich you would not do that yeah right! . Well Belford had a good run and had it all and lost it all was it worth it?
A film by Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him with the intent to make him his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django’s wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.
One thing about Quentin Tarantino, he loves dialogue and dialogue flows thought his character. A all stars cast of course except no less from Tarantino. Don Johnson did great to plays plantation owner I can tell you that Quentin is a fan Of Don Johnson He has seen Miami Vice like I did back in the late 80’s. Christopher Waltz has done a great superb job as usual an actor who can deliver Tarantino’s dialogue very well.
Sam Jackson Who plays a house slave is the secret antagonist here. Sam usually plays boisterous roles as a tough guy, but it was very interesting seeing him play a devious and manipulative old man only Sam could play off that part. Leo DiCaprio plays the villain in this one and convince Quentin that he should play this part after all they are neighbors. The cinematography was superb and so was the soundtrack. Now if you excuse me I just hit my Tarantino-gasm! so good bye.
A film by Michael Caton-Jones. Cast: Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio.
In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he’s an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.
Dwight is played by Robert De Niro, in one of his most distinctive performances. He is a verbal bully, a sadist, a liar, an emotional con man. Caroline, played by Ellen Barkin, perhaps sees her husband clearly enough, but has made a decision early in the marriage: She will not get in between Dwight and Toby. She wants the marriage to survive (although it will never “work” in any positive sense). Toby is played by Leonardo DiCaprio, a relative newcomer when this film was made. He delivers a great performance. The movie is very involving. We identify with Toby, we understand (but do not excuse) Caroline’s passivity, and in Dwight, as played by De Niro, we see a pathetic but unforgettable villain.
A film by Matin Scorsese. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale.
The script begins as a young Hughes directs one of Scorsese’s favorite films, Hell’s Angels. Hughes was so obsessed with perfection in the aerial sequences that he waits forever for perfect conditions, right down to cloud formations. The Aviator ends in 1946, when Hughes was still a dashing young man and romancing actresses like Ava Gardner and Katharine Hepburn.
Howard Hughes in his last two decades sealed himself away from the world. At first he haunted a penthouse in Las Vegas, and then he moved to a bungalow behind the Beverly Hills Hotel. He was the world’s richest man, and with his billions bought himself a room he never left. In a sense, his life was a journey to that lonely room. Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator” wisely focuses on the glory years, then later on we can see his life is deteriorated and so his Hugh. The movie achieves the difficult feat of following two intersecting story arcs, one in which everything goes right for Hughes and the other in which everything goes wrong. Women were his for the asking, but he didn’t go for the easy kill. Jean Harlow was no pushover, Ava Gardner wouldn’t take gifts of jewelry (“I am not for sale!”), and during his relationship with Katharine Hepburn, they both wore the pants in the family. Scorsese did not use too much special effects It can distract from the story an the acting and he knows that. It will become a classic this film it is well made, well acted and well written, I expect no less from Scorsese.
Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government.
He slowly builds the agency’s reputation, becoming the only one of who gets hired and fired. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and would be Hoover’s confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover’s life. Hoover’s memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases the FBI was involved in – the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger – and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians he’s worked with over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files.
Clint Eastwood did a wonderful job at bring this amazing story to life, and his so score was beautiful too. Leonardo DiCabrio was unbelievable.