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Post by Germangirl » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:00 am

Thanks so much for all the goodies. :D
The top notch acting in the Weisz/Craig/Spall 'Betrayal' is emotionally true, often v funny and its beautifully staged with filmic qualities..

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Post by Dunda » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:19 am

Headed for a heist

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So imagine my disappointment — Daniel Craig does star in the movie but doesn’t show up until more than 20 minutes into the film. For a bit, I thought I was at the wrong theater. Channing Tatum and Adam Driver were dominating the first portion, but I was happy I stuck it out. The twists, turns, and tension in this fun flick are definitely worth waiting for Craig’s appearance
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Post by Dunda » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:35 pm

not in favour for him returning as Bond, otherwise a very good read :wink:


Daniel Craig Should Return as Joe Bang—Not James Bond

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/mo ... ames-bond/
His performance in Logan Lucky is a career first and one of his best
Craig is casual, he's cocky. He turns on the southern charm while impressing his nurse during a staged prison infirmary visit for his escape. He flirts with Mellie when he sees how she can drive a stick. He's genuinely weird, explaining that he has to use fake salt because of high blood pressure while eating vending machine hard-boiled eggs. And he gives the most memorable performance in the movie—even alongside Driver's stoic one-armed veteran bartender—who's impossible to nail down leading up to his character's big punchline.
He tosses it in the shoot, awkwardly runs away (the only thing close to a stunt he has in the movie).
:lol: :lol: :lol:
He might have the Bond confidence and 007's perfectly sculpted body, but everything else is Craig as we've never seen him before—a refreshing side of the actor that's even coyly presented in the credits as "Introducing Daniel Craig as Joe Bang."

And most importantly, it seems like Craig is finally enjoying himself. For the first time, he's not taking himself seriously. He's relaxed and genuinely comfortable in front of the camera. His wild laugh in the back seat of Mellie's car is as much Daniel Craig enjoying the chance to say something funny as it is his character lost in the moment. His entire career has been defined by very intense, very serious action roles. He will forever be known for the most intense, serious action role of them all—James Bond. And for good reason. In 2006's Casino Royale, he brought a truly fresh take on the character—one who was broken, conflicted, and capable of real human emotions. But since then, he's lost that depth in his performance, as he's been very clearly becoming exhausted with the character. That's likely because he's been playing that character his entire career. Seriously, go back through his filmography all the way back to A Kid in King Arthur's Court.
What's unfortunate is that this week, instead of headlines being dedicated to this weirdo, blonde haired and blue eyed criminal with an Appalachian accent, it was once again dominated by James Bond. Craig is returning as James Bond—a character he's disparaged for years. He's certainly doing it for the millions of dollars they've offered him after holding out for so long. But do we really want him going through the motions again for the Bond paycheck?

Maybe, instead of phoning in another Bond movie, Craig should be experimenting with his range, being funny, or, at the very least, finding roles that he enjoys. Because Craig's Joe Bang was the key to Logan Lucky, that secret weapon that helped pull off the heist—and the movie itself.
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Post by Dunda » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:34 pm

Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and a down-home Daniel Craig bring Steven Soderbergh back to the big screen

http://reason.com/archives/2017/08/18/m ... ogan-lucky
In Logan Lucky, the famously English Daniel Craig slips into the role of a hillbilly malefactor as if it were custom-made camouflage: he's entirely convincing. He might not be the movie's funniest element—there's quite a bit of competition—but he's a hoot to have around.
It isn't one of Soderbergh's very best films (a high bar): it's a little scattered, and not quite as funny as you might hope (it could use some of the satirical bite of, say, The Informant!). But at the end of a summer that has assaulted us with duds like The Mummy and Baywatch and various unwanted Transformers and played-out Caribbean pirates, Logan Lucky feels like a cool country breeze on a hot August day.
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Post by Dunda » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:40 pm

Daniel Craig Is 'Genius' in Logan Lucky

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Post by loupi » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:37 pm

Dunda wrote:not in favour for him returning as Bond, otherwise a very good read :wink:


Daniel Craig Should Return as Joe Bang—Not James Bond

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/mo ... ames-bond/
His performance in Logan Lucky is a career first and one of his best
Craig is casual, he's cocky. He turns on the southern charm while impressing his nurse during a staged prison infirmary visit for his escape. He flirts with Mellie when he sees how she can drive a stick. He's genuinely weird, explaining that he has to use fake salt because of high blood pressure while eating vending machine hard-boiled eggs. And he gives the most memorable performance in the movie—even alongside Driver's stoic one-armed veteran bartender—who's impossible to nail down leading up to his character's big punchline.
He tosses it in the shoot, awkwardly runs away (the only thing close to a stunt he has in the movie).
:lol: :lol: :lol:
He might have the Bond confidence and 007's perfectly sculpted body, but everything else is Craig as we've never seen him before—a refreshing side of the actor that's even coyly presented in the credits as "Introducing Daniel Craig as Joe Bang."

And most importantly, it seems like Craig is finally enjoying himself. For the first time, he's not taking himself seriously. He's relaxed and genuinely comfortable in front of the camera. His wild laugh in the back seat of Mellie's car is as much Daniel Craig enjoying the chance to say something funny as it is his character lost in the moment. His entire career has been defined by very intense, very serious action roles. He will forever be known for the most intense, serious action role of them all—James Bond. And for good reason. In 2006's Casino Royale, he brought a truly fresh take on the character—one who was broken, conflicted, and capable of real human emotions. But since then, he's lost that depth in his performance, as he's been very clearly becoming exhausted with the character. That's likely because he's been playing that character his entire career. Seriously, go back through his filmography all the way back to A Kid in King Arthur's Court.
What's unfortunate is that this week, instead of headlines being dedicated to this weirdo, blonde haired and blue eyed criminal with an Appalachian accent, it was once again dominated by James Bond. Craig is returning as James Bond—a character he's disparaged for years. He's certainly doing it for the millions of dollars they've offered him after holding out for so long. But do we really want him going through the motions again for the Bond paycheck?

Maybe, instead of phoning in another Bond movie, Craig should be experimenting with his range, being funny, or, at the very least, finding roles that he enjoys. Because Craig's Joe Bang was the key to Logan Lucky, that secret weapon that helped pull off the heist—and the movie itself.
I haven't seen the movie yet and have to wait another month or even longer, but I think I could agree with the author what he says about DC and Bond. Pehaps I was the only one here in the forum, but I was not happy as I read that he will do another Bond. I prefer seeing him in other movies where we can see the whole spectrum of his acting skills. He did such great movies (GWDT, FoF, The mother)...

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Post by sf2la » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:50 pm

I saw it last night. Hmmm...a definite departure from Bond, and to those who don't have a crush on him, it's probably very refreshing. Since I own this crush that won't go away, his character doesn't deliver what I like to see. Yeah, he's a fine hillbilly, but his best scenes are in the trailer, so they weren't new or fresh to me. I couldn't laugh at 'nekkid' and 'no peekin' like others could because I'd seen the clip too many times. He fits the bill, does a great job with the character, but I - selfish I - want to feel an attraction toward him on screen. The Mother, Flashbacks, Tattoo, Bond, and others deliver that. This movie didn't for me. I wouldn't find him attractive if I saw him in a restaurant or waking down the street. So, as much fun he had doing this, and it was good for his career (not like he has to worry about that anymore), I'm sure it suits most everyone just fine. I came out of the cinema preferring Daniel look fine, even if it's Bond. Btw, the tattoos on his under right arm are untouched. The E on his under left arm is barely show , but it's been altered.

Btw, I thought Adam Driver was excellent, too, but I don't look for a spark from him.

I prefer the Daniel on Colbert.

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Post by Germangirl » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:07 pm

Disappointing BO so far. Just why?
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Post by Dunda » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:15 pm

Germangirl wrote:Disappointing BO so far. Just why?
Forecast was 6 to 12 mill. It made 8 so far, not so bad I think
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Post by Dunda » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:30 pm

Numbers differ. Variety says 8 , deadline says 6.2......

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Post by Red-Snow » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:16 pm

Looking Under ‘Logan Lucky’s Hood As ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Stands Tall With $21M Opening
https://deadline.com/2017/08/channing-t ... 202151679/

1.). Hitman’s Bodyguard (LG), 3,377 theaters / $8.1M Fri. (includes $1.65M previews) / 3-day cume: $21M/Wk 1

2.). Annabelle: Creation (NL/WB), 3,542 theaters (+40) / $4.7M Fri. (-69%) / 3-day cume: $14.3M (-59%)/Total: $62.8M/Wk 2

3.) Dunkirk (WB), 3,271 theaters (-491)/ $2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $7.3M (-33%)/Total: $166M/Wk 5

4.). Logan Lucky (BST), 3,031 theaters / $2.7M Fri. (includes $525k previews) / 3-day cume: $7.2M/Wk 1

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Post by Germangirl » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:35 pm

Not good.
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