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yeah, i'll probably be watching this.
Looks pretty dang good.
Loved The Proposition. Wish Shite Laboof wasn't in it though. It's like building a beautiful cake then sticking a sun-dried tomato inside.
shame about Even Stevens being in it but John Hillcoat, Nick Cave and the rest of the cast suggest it'll be good.
LaBeouf proved himself, even at a young age, to be a great comic actor. The issue is, that's what he should have remained, a comic actor, not an action star.
Joseph Dreamboat Levitt looks young but can do a grown up serious face when he needs to, Shia looks like a child playing dress up in these kinds of roles.
it's about films with otherwise stellar line-ups where someone crap gets the *but* role instead of the *and*.
Lawless, starring Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain BUT Shia LeBoeuf.
I've just got it, not started it yet though.
with Nick Cave and John Hillcoat answering questions afterwards. I'm well excited! Hope Warren Ellis turns up too.
other than that of a teenager.
what a tangent
Thought it was very good, though reviews seem to be very mixed, and i'm sure you needy virgins will toe the Grauniad party line as usual. It did sort of lose me for a bit in the middle, to be honest, but the opening and ending half hours are excellent.
I'm not really a film buff or anything, so am not really familiar with the actors in it, but Tom Hardy has a very strong, brooding screen presence, eh, or at least does here. Going off the first third of the film i thought his character was shaping up to be classic gangster material. He's a GOOD ACTOR, isn't he?
Similarly, i don't think i've ever seen this Shia LeBouef in anything before. I gather from quickly reading above that he's not too popular with bedwetters, but again, i thought he was pretty good. Pretty unrealistic that his character turns from vulnerable runt to angry gangster virtually within a scene, but hey ho. Early on, i thought he was the star of the show. Dunno what sort of other roles he's played, maybe it's just in this, but i thought he had a naturally vulnerable pull to him, sort of like Edward Furlong, or even John Cazale, idk.
Guy Pearce was really quite frightening in a sort of Brother Mouzone way, as well.
So, yeah, very good, but lacking *something* that i really couldn't put my finger on. With that, whatever it is, maybe more of Hardy's chracter, or more general padding out, etc, etc, i think it could've been a classic gangster film.