Stylish dressing in La Femme Nikita…

I love the French film La Femme Nikita. It’s a pretty good take on a gritty idea. A crazy women with a bunch of thieves who is turned into an assassin after killing a policeman during a robbery. She is turned into a high class killer and is eventually given some freedom after performing assassinations on other people when the French government orders. During the film she wears some pretty cool clothes though. Here are in my opinion the bright spots of the film… her attire… and possibly the scene where she dances after winning a match. She has a lot of nice clothes both in jeans and t-shirts and in costumes during kill missions but these few seem to fit pretty well for the scene’s and her character.

  1. A classy image with dressy clothes, this attire will be worn to dinner and then to assassinate someone… and then ran home jacket less in the rain after escaping…

2. Bathroom undergarments… could be a swimsuit though… not sure. The pattern is interesting and looks French like and most likely costly… pretty cool though for the scene.

3. Post assassination high class restaurant outfit, including a giant hat with holes in it. Not sure why she is so loud, but I guess she has made money, earned some freedom and is enjoying it.

Year of the Dragon… it most definitely isn’t even New York…

The movie features a very gritty feel to it and features excellent screen set up’s that unfold with conversations on crime. The basic premise is that the police are having trouble keeping Chinatown from being turned into a drug, gambling and crime ridden place. I think the people have mixed feelings on the matter according to the movie, but it’s not much to the pleasure of most people involved in the businesses there. I think gambling is legal in most places now, or at least it isn’t looked at as though it’s a crime. With gambling as a point of reference, you can gamble even if your state or town or religion doesn’t allow it… V.P.N technology is controversial but very useful. I could care less though about the crime and who’s side is who on aspect, cause Mickey Rourke is just that cool; seriously he sort of does look like Bruce Willis, but he’s far more accessible feeling.

The hero is Stanley White, an officer with a fake name and he a Vietnam era veteran. His insight’s on crime and war are worth hearing, as are the insights as to why he is not liked by almost anyone in the film. There is another cop who is a Korean war veteran, him and Stanley seem to take most of the screen time from the law’s perspective, outside of the chief and a outwardly corrupt officer.

It is based on Asia or since it is in New York, American Asian maybe. Did you see the poster, it’s pretty action packed. The movie is good, it’s about drugs, gambling, and violence. Politics and police, as well as family too.

Oliver stone had a hand in this film, he is also a veteran of the Vietnam war. They cut out a very cool end line from him, about time and war. That’s too bad.

Awesome set’s do define this film. Special effects are good… it’s a very frantic film of sorts, watching it. It might be since the hi-def ruins the effects to some degree, older films medium might be more accurate to what it should be.You should invest your time into it, but !! SPOILER ALERT !! the language and content can be pretty vile at times. Afterwards, I feel I do like it overall, and I hope you do too!

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Barry is pretty cool… check it out

Season 1 of the HBO show Barry is pretty intense, I saw a first episode where Barry is at a party and drunk. He ruins what could have been a chance at a girlfriend by being a drunk idiot. From there I saw some random violence and then decided this looks interesting and I like Bill Hader so why not watch it all…

It’s HBO all right, very meticulously crafted, but without the expansive landscapes and seemingly high production values, instead it’s very highly crafted small world set ups. If you like dark comedy you’ll most likely like Barry. As a former military member, turned hitman, turned actor Barry is lost in his world that he is actually in control of… mostly. Side character’s from his acting troupe, military troupe and Chechen and Bolivian assassin squads all mesh well to make a giant mess that Barry is the center of.

I don’t really like scores or grades for pieces of artwork and this is no different, it’s art and like life it’s chaos… mostly, with a touch of love. Just give it a chance.

1977 35mm restored “original” version…

There is a cool project going on to restore the original 1977 Star Wars movie to it’s original glory. In it there are really only special effects for the light sabers and explosions. The lack of extra “junk” that was added in later keeps the immersion level high. I was amazed at how seriously I took the movie. There are no elements that take you out of the movie. No really cringe worthy things that most movies and ads rely on to get your attention and can just be annoying.

Here is the link to the project, and feel free to grab a copy and keep the original “Star Wars” that people loved alive and in circulation. The new Star Wars by Disney, may not be hated by everyone, but they sure do seem stupid in terms of treating core audiences like idiots. After seeing the Force Awakens I really didn’t want to be disappointed again with Ep. 8. I don’t mind some things in them but there are some really bad ideas in these new soft reboot movies. IMHO. Its up to you to decide of course, and you can choose to like the reboots or the special editions but the originals in my opinion, have a much better feel to them and are simply better overall films.

Please own a copy of 1977 Star Wars to use this link. 

There are also “de-specialized” versions out there with more enhancements, but done very tastefully to the original material, a worthy check out for Empire and Jedi.