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The Gentlemen (2020)

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  1. Reggie W

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    Title: The Gentlemen

    Tagline: Criminal. Class.

    Genre: Action, Crime

    Director: Guy Ritchie

    Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Strong, Brittany Ashworth, Jason Wong, Jordan Long, Chidi Ajufo, Mike Bodnar

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    Runtime: 113

    Plot: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.

     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    This looks interesting.
     
  3. Jake Lipson

    Jake Lipson Lead Actor

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    Are my eyes seeing things at the end of that trailer?

    This is a Mirimax production? Really? Mirimax?

    Considering the origins of that name, I legitimately don't know how that studio continues to exist. They should be dead in the water, at least under that particular name.
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    Who is Mirimax?;)
     
  5. Jake Lipson

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    Typo. For some reason it was entered into my computer dictionary incorrectly so it didn't catch the error.

    Obviously I mean Miramax.

    But my point still stands. How can that label still exist without being crucified by association?
     
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    I think Miramax lost/sold the distribution to STX.
     
  7. Jake Lipson

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    You're right that STX is distributing -- I don't think Miramax is a distribution entity anymore -- but their name is still on it as a production company. The fact that they exist at all under that name is baffling to me at this point.

    Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob named that studio after their parents, Miriam and Max Weinstein. Considering that Weinstein is now a pariah, you'd think anything connected to him would not be kosher in the current environment. Yes, he doesn't work there anymore, but it's his mother's name and his father's name.

    I suspect the only reason they are still afloat with that brand name is because average Joe moviegoers don't know the history of that name. If they did it would probably be a different story, just like how The Weinstein Company ceased to exist after all this. But that name is very well-known now in a negative regard. It just surprises me that Mirimax was able to escape that fate.
     
  8. Robert Crawford

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    You do know that Viacom/CBS bought a large chunk of Miramax last month?
     
  9. Jake Lipson

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    No, I missed that news somehow. Thanks.

    Obviously if that is the case then they consider it to be a viable label. I'm just surprised that it is. If it were me, I wouldn't want anything to do with anything even slightly connected to Weinstein.
     
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    There might be a name change down the road. Either way, Harvey is out.
     
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    That would be what I would do. But then they lose the connection in the public consciousness to the previous Miramax film library hits and then it is like starting a new company.

    Right. He hasn't worked there since the early 2000s when he left the company and Disney sold off the library. But it's still named after his parents. That's when he went to go start The Weinstein Company. I wonder if he named TWC after himself thinking that he could never be pushed out of a company with his own name on it. If so, that would be ironic.

    Anyway, this has veered off track from the movie. To get back to the point of the thread, I saw the trailer for The Gentlemen for the first time this past weekend on Richard Jewell. It didn't do anything for me personally. But then Guy Ritchie directed one of my big disappointments from last year, so a lack of interest in his next project is not surprising to me.
     
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    I wouldn't think this kind of movie would appeal to you.
     
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    I much prefer Tarantino films to Ritchie's.
     
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    IMO, they're two different type of directors so I don't see much correlation between the two of them.
     
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    Saw this today and enjoyed it. It's a throwback to the kind of Tarantino-influenced crime dramas that came out in the late 1990s - snappy dialogue, quick action cuts, flashbacks, etc.

    It works because the story isn't convoluted and the cast is charismatic. Flows nicely. Good popcorn flick.

    B
     
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    I liked it a little more than you as my film grade is B+.
     
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    Best Film of 2020.......so far.

    I also go with an A-.
     
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    The wife and I really liked 'The Gentlemen'. It was a wee bit confusing to start out, but we adjusted to the flow of the storytelling rather quickly. We really enjoyed the splashes of dark humor and the overall gentlemanly air.

    The Booth Bijou gives 'The Gentlemen' 4.5 out of 5 stars. We will definitely be showing it in the Garage Theater in a few months.

    Mark
     

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