It is funny that in 1959 this was the highest grossing movie for Warner Bros. It is funnt because just think how many masterpieces came before it. Alot! Audrey Hepburn (Academy Award Nomination) gives a credible performance as Gabby. Gabriel (Gabby) is the daughter of a doctor. She desires to become a nun and a nurse in the Congo. If only her daggon pride and disobedience would let her become a good nun.
Fred Zinneman's quiet epic is considered a classic and was nominated for 9 Academy Awards. For me the movie worked tremendously (to my surprise) because of Hepburn's performance. I have never been the Audrey Idolizer and doubt I will after seeing this. I mean IMO lets face it she was and is an acquired taste. Her look was so modern and would stand even today but her talent has always left alot to be desired (for me). This movie though has to be the exception that I have seen so far. A beautiful moving spiritual movie experience. Though it sort of goes all over the place during the middle and end section still delivered the melodramatic goods.
Dismissed as a Last House on the Left rip off, The House on the Edge of the Park is without the Humour that Craven's film had. If HOTEOTP is humorous its unintentional or because of David Hess sick performance. You know if this is your type of thing or not!
This is a really cliche ridden comedy. I have to say though I am the first to jump on Yum-Yum's Anna Faris bandwagon and anything with her in it is fresh to me. The story concerns Bell and Belle. Two gals living in a trailer in BF Georgia. Belle (Faris) is desperate to escape to Atlanta with Bell in tow. Not much to recommend here but if its on TV then give it a shot for I was pleasantly entertained at 3:00 AM in the morning.
[COLOR=DarkOrchid]This is a great behind the scenes doc of Madonna's Reinvention Tour. Filled with some fabulous performances and great directing from Jonas Ackerlund. First let me say that the (click here)[URL= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbk65ARk1EQ&mode=related&search=madonna]NOBODY KNOWS ME[/URL] scene is sooooooo awesome. My heart nearly jumped out of my chest. This is somewhat like Truth Or Dare but much more mature. Like Madonna herself her music has evolved into this near flawless spectrum. There are mentions of Kabballah and the film loses some credit due to its whole ending.
The last 10 minutes seem to have nothing to do with the rest of the film. I guess her secrets are not as interesting as one might think. Still this is my second favorite concert documentary. The first being of course Truth or Dare.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkRed]The most fascinating segments are the ones that include her home life. Her children are beautiful. It is amazing how much Lourdes looks like Madonna. While Rocco is very funny in his scenes. I am sure Lourdes will be a star in her own right. Guy makes some appearances to. You know I would have never thought Madonna would have picked someone like him as a mate. Do not get me wrong he is beautiful. I just thought it would have been a more ethnic choice coming from her previous experiences. I am glad this was her choice because they seem to get a long well. For now anyway!![/COLOR]
If you think of early 80's slasher films William Lustig's Maniac stands out. Tom Saivini's make-up effects highlight this gory entry to the slasher pool. At times this film is very hard to watch. A feeling of dread builds to an unexpected finale. Joe Spinell does a pretty good job with the role of the killer. This is not like your typical slasher movie. Maniac is to me like Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer because the low budget and the claustraphobic atmospheres. Warning: very disturbing and gory. For hard core slasher fans ONLY others might feel sick or bored.