Booze, Broads and Bullets

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206. Give ‘em Hell, Malone (Russell Mulcahy, 2009)

The last film of the year is one that I’ve been particularly excited about seeing.  I’d posted about the excellent looking trailers HERE and HEREGive ‘em Hell, Malone doesn’t disappoint as it plays out like the surly bastard child of Sin City and Dick Tracy achat rapide viagra.  Thomas Jane is Malone, the hard-bitten, hard drinking, hard as nails bagman who we see attempting to get hold of a briefcase in a brutal opening scene shootout.  Once he gets hold of the bag then the trouble starts.  There’s smoking dames, psychotic bad-guys, blood, guns and some of the wittiest tongue-in-cheek noir dialogue since Bogart sparkled with Bacall.

This a great slice of modern genre film-making, a comic-book palette meshes the neo-noir world that Malone inhabits with the real world outside which occasionally breaks through in humorous ways.  References are made to e-mails sent and modern cars are seen in traffic with Malone’s battered 40s saloon.  If I have a criticism it would be that the Mulcahy is a bit too hectic with the camera but that’s no major problem, easily overlooked with everything else good that is going on.  It’s a shame that a cinema release wasn’t a possibility but you should seek this film out – it makes a cracking bit of Friday night entertainment.

A full review of my brilliant year reviewing movies is forthcoming along with the changes that I’ll be making for the coming year.  Thanks for reading, commenting and sending films it has been great fun.

More Guns, Hot Naked Chicks, Car Crashes and a Double Whiskey…

I absolutely loved the initial promo trailer for Give ’em Hell, Malone (see it here). I reckon it was the best trailer I’d seen in a long while. Well, the more conventional Cannes trailer is out and the film is still up there on my radar. The soundtrack just gets better with the addition of Johnny Cash’s cover of the Soundgarden classic Rusty Cage. The dames look hot, the whisky looks cold and the fightin’, car crashin’ and deformed bad-guy count appears to be in order.
Here’s the new trailer for your viewing pleasure…

Guns, Hot Chicks, Car Chases, Whiskey…

Hello there!

I’ve decided that I quite fancy sharing some of the really cool stuff to do with films that occasionally pops up and piques my interest. This is the first of these posts and you can use the comments to tell me whether or not you’re interested in any of the things I put up.  Most of the news/trailers and other bits that I find comes via the excellent film website http://www.slashfilm.com/, which I can heartily recommend.

Anyways – first little piece of goodness is the excellent looking trailer for the soon to arrive Give ’em Hell, Malone (Russell Mulcahy, 2009). From this trailer I’m really looking forward to the film and I’m sure some of you will too.