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Re: Rented Four Rooms last night...
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2009, 03:23:33 PM »
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holy shit. i saw this again for the first time in 12 years and it's way worst than I remembered. the first to episodes are painful, are bringyoudowntotears painful to watch.

rodriguez is the only one who kind of gets its right.
tarantino, well...ok...

but it's weird how tim roth only really makes his performance work in the rodriguez segment.

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Re: Rented Four Rooms last night...
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2009, 06:25:35 PM »
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This film is a scatterbrained piece of frustration that works overall but is weak when you just watch the segments separately. The sum being much more than its parts.
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Re: Rented Four Rooms last night...
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2009, 07:30:24 PM »
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Not for me. This doesn't work separately or any other way. The first two episodes are embarrasing. I don't know the back story but I just don't understand how no one just stoped this at some point and tried to get some sense into all these guys heads. The acting is really off the mark, starting with Roth, who is not really miscast, it's just that he depends so much on ticks and manerisms and caricature. It only works in the Rodriguez segment because he made a cartoon with humans there. And Banderas is funny too.

But those first two (and I would include the opening credits) are like a compilation of the worst attributes in the 90's american independent movement. Very self indulgent in general, and not in any kind of good way. Tarantino's piece is kind of ok, but he just doesn't cut it as an actor, and in the end what's the point really of remaking an alfred hitchcock presents epidose for the big screen? Trivia?

I guess I was just blown away by how bad it really is. 

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Re: Rented Four Rooms last night...
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2009, 08:13:18 PM »
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I haven't seen this since I was like 14 years old. I remember enjoying Rodriguez and QT's parts, but hated the other two.

All I really remember is that QT's part involved a finger and Bruce Willis is hilarious in it. Roberts part had children and I think a dead body.

Really, the only thing I know for sure is that Bruce Willis is hilarious in it. The rest is hazy. I'd probably hate it now. I bet it is the epitome of the self-indulgent independent 90's aesthetic of filmmaking.
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Re: Rented Four Rooms last night...
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2009, 10:10:54 PM »
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But those first two (and I would include the opening credits) are like a compilation of the worst attributes in the 90's american independent movement. Very self indulgent in general, and not in any kind of good way. Tarantino's piece is kind of ok, but he just doesn't cut it as an actor, and in the end what's the point really of remaking an alfred hitchcock presents epidose for the big screen? Trivia?


I recently watched this for the first time in 12 years or so and thought it was still mildly entertaining all the way through.  The first two are certainly nothing special but have a smattering of little pleasures for my brain anyway.  Rodriguez's is pretty near the top of his game and Quentin's piece is actually a pretty interesting look at his own instant celebrity.  It's not great but certainly it's more than just a re-hash of the AHP episode, which really only takes up the last few minutes.  Quentin's performance has some bumps but it's mildly enjoyable and yes Bruce Willis is very funny.  The whole project is a mess but I think it's a pleasant mess that I'm glad to have sitting around. 

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Re: Rented Four Rooms last night...
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2009, 10:28:59 AM »
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and in the end what's the point really of remaking an alfred hitchcock presents epidose for the big screen?

I don't know if Hitchcock did something similar but the QT segment as far as I know was taken from an episode of Tales of the Unexpected, a British series from the 70's and 80's, in that episode a compulsive gambler bets his ferrari or whatever exotic car he had to a guy with lighter, he bets he can't light it ten times straight against the lighter guy's pinky, before they can finish the bet (around the 7th try) the gambler's wife appears and says he doesn't own the car anymore, and that in fact he lost everything already and that she only lost twice, showing her hand with three fingers.

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Re: Rented Four Rooms last night...
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2009, 10:36:57 AM »
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and in the end what's the point really of remaking an alfred hitchcock presents epidose for the big screen?

I don't know if Hitchcock did something similar but the QT segment as far as I know was taken from an episode of Tales of the Unexpected, a British series from the 70's and 80's, in that episode a compulsive gambler bets his ferrari or whatever exotic car he had to a guy with lighter, he bets he can't light it ten times straight against the lighter guy's pinky, before they can finish the bet (around the 7th try) the gambler's wife appears and says he doesn't own the car anymore, and that in fact he lost everything already and that she only lost twice, showing her hand with three fingers.

They are both adapted from the same Roald Dahl short story, The Man From The South.


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Re: Rented Four Rooms last night...
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2009, 06:37:39 PM »
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Rented watched Four Rooms the end of Kill Bill 1 followed by Kill Bill 2 on cable last night...

holy shit. i saw this them again for the first time in 12 years and it's they're way worst than I remembered. the first to episodes one are is painful, the second one are is bringyoudowntotears painful to watch.

rodriguez the guy who plays Michael Madsen's boss is the only one who kind of gets its right.
tarantino, well...ok...his self-indulgence has/will continue to cause his movies to age poorly.

but it's weird how tim roth both movies only really would makes his performance work in the with Porodriguezer's ideas for segment alternate endings.

 

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