Mister Caple (rayman0071)Durham,North Carolina
Mister's Recent Reviews
Candidacy for the worst movie of 2013 not to mention the worst movie of the decade.
"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. To me,being a gangster was better than being president of the United States."
So says Henry Hill in the opening moments of Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas",a movie about the tradecraft and culture of organized crime in New York. That he narrates his story-and is later joined by his wife-narrating hers-is crucial to the movie's success. This is not an outsider's view,but a point of view based ion nostalgia for the lifestyle. Towards the end of the film,Henry Hill(Ray Liotta)still misses the old days. His money is gione,most of the friends are dead,and his best friend is preparing to kill him,but after he finds safety in the federal witness protection program,but he still complains. The rewards of unearned privilege are at the heart of "Goodfellas"(which remains not only Scorsese's best but one of the great gangster thrillers of the 1990's) which relies heavily on the hardcore graphic violence sequences along with hardcore scenes of drug abuse and explicit graphic language along with some intense action scenes made this one of the top ten highest grossing movies of 1990 that was impressive in it's cast: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, along with Frank Silvero, Paul Sorvino, Frank Vincent, Tony Darrow and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director(Scorsese),Best Supporting Actor(Joe Pesci), Best Actress(Lorraine Bracco), Best Actor(Ray Liotta),and won Joe Pesci the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. The screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese is based on Pileggi's book about Henry Hill titled "Wiseguy:Life In A Mafia Family"
Mister's Favorite Movies
Brilliant 70's science fiction flick that started it all. It was in fact the rebirth of the monster genre that began in the 1950's resurrected for the 1970's. And this one is a classic. It made a unknown actress named Sigourney Weaver into a mega superstar because of this movie. It will scare the daylights out of you. Best way to see this film is on the widescreen format the way it should be seen. I saw this film back in the late 1970's and on the big screen in 70MM-Six Track Dobly Stereo. It was mindblowing.
At the time this movie came out there was no better actor out there than the great Al Pacino who could brilliantly bring Tony Montana to life in this classic remake of the 1932 Howard Hawks film of the same title. When "Scarface"came out in 1983,it was panhandle by audiences and critics for its use of strong graphic violence and gory content along with persuasive scenes of drug abuse and raw language. This was the forefront of the "gangsta" flick and it shows here in graphic detail directed by Brian DePalma.