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I was always a fan of the old series, but now I am even greater fan of the new one. This science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, has everything the old movies were lacking! Especially the feel of reality. Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, this is the sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which began 20th Century Fox's reboot of the original Planet of the Apes . Visual effects are extraordinary, story smooth and flowing, direction mostly very good, acting of the humans was average, "apes" were amazing, and touchy feelings and emotional depth comes as a package. A lot of people agree with me, knowing that the movie grossed over $707 million worldwide.
There is no wonder that after the release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, director Rupert Wyatt commented on possible sequels: "I think we're ending with certain questions, which is quite exciting. To me, I can think of all sorts of sequels to this film, but this is just the beginning." I think that is a perfect idea, and screenwriter and producer Rick Jaffa also stated that Rise featured several clues as to future sequels: "I hope that we're building a platform for future films. We're trying to plant a lot of the seeds for a lot of the things you are talking about in terms of the different apes and so forth." Really looking forward for it.
If you want to see a very good science fiction movie, to be involved in the story, while not missing on emotional charge and action sequences, find some time to watch this!
A "C" grade American thriller, directed by Kevin DiBacco, which will make your hair staying up, not because of suspense, but because the acting, editing, directing, screenplay, and everything important about a movie was so bad, that I do not know what words could I use to describe it. Mediocre cinematography was by Mark Hensley, and the Raffaele DiBacco's story was transformed by Alexander Merrill and Justine Lynn to a screenplay with very awkward dialogues. It stars Jami Tennille, Nicole Lasala, John Trent, Kevin O. Peterson and Amber Paturzo. It is a DiBacco Films production, and my first guess was that nobody else would even think making something like this and trying to sell it, except the guy who made it. The film was released with the tagline: "What if you couldn't tell where your nightmares stop and reality begins?" I wish someone told me in advance that this is not worth a minute of my wasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Please, if you have any feel for art, any art, stay away from this sad excuse of a movie! Boring, dumb, and dull are the first three words coming to my mind... but I could describe it with at least another 50 similar!
Interesting and orthodoxly made documentary about the noted underground cartoonist Robert Crumb and his family, which took nine years to be completed. The director Terry Zwigoff won widespread acclaim for this work of art about the controversial artist. Jeffery M. Anderson (later critic for the San Francisco Examiner) placed the film on his list of the ten greatest films of all time, labelling it "the greatest documentary ever made." I would not go even close that statement, because it is a typical talking documentary, with interviews about childhood, portrayal of his family and friends, his life philosophy and examples of his work. The guy is an odd one but he is amazing artist who makes this documentary interesting, his humour adds the entertainment, and his family adds reality and tragedy. Walking the fine edge between life and death, with the dark thought always present in the background, his saviour is his art, R-rated but, for him, liberating and invigorating.
The story of Crumb is real, and it is all about the experiences and characters of the Crumb family, particularly Robert Crumb's brothers, Maxon and Charles, his wife and children... sadly, his sisters declined to be interviewed, but I understand that if you take that all three brothers were growing as social misfits, and the oldest committed a suicide only a year after the documentary was shown, living secluded life in his room for many years before that. Of course, Zwigoff had the consent of the Crumb brothers, some questioned the ability of the more disturbed brothers to provide that consent, because even in the movie, Charles, the oldest brother (they are all amazing artists), in the beginning refused to be a part of it.
Robert Crumb initially did not want to make the film, but eventually agreed. There was a rumour that Terry Zwigoff made Crumb cooperate by threatening to shoot himself. During the nine years that it took to make the documentary Zwigoff said he was "averaging an income of about $200 a month and living with back pain so intense that I spent three years with a loaded gun on the pillow next to my bed, trying to get up the nerve to kill myself."
If you are in a mood to watch a provocative and haunting documentary about one of the best cartoon artists of the 20th century (Time magazine art critic Robert Hughes calls him "the Brueghel of the last half of the 20th century") , do not miss this one, regardless the fact that Robert Crumb and wife Aline had drawn a "scornful" cartoon about the film in The New Yorker.
This slash thriller directed by Alex Merkin nd written by Eddie Harris has an impressive cast with Terrence Howard, Queen Latifah and Peter Fonda, but even they could not save it! In 1 hour and 18 minutes you will satisfy an appetite for the grim and gruesome (if you have one) but in very sub-standard environment and execution. Annoying music, boring story which is happening in a house where a serial killer once lived, terrible acting by most of the younger actors, lazy by the book directing... I am not sure where to start and when to stop naming all the sluggish elements of this movie!
Stay away from it. Nothing there could enrich your life in any way!
This is very interesting American-Icelandic adventure comedy co-written and co-directed by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz, for many reasons. Simple story, two, almost anti-heroes in real life, very slow pace and mostly barren nature... and you get hooked on it! Of course, my hooking could be due to the fact that one of my favourite Australian actors was in it. Starring Paul Eenhoorn (Australian) as Colin and completely insane Earl Lynn Nelson (American) as sex-crazed Mitch, this movie will almost grind its way to your heart. Slowly and relentlessly!
A pair of ex-brothers-in-law set off to Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth through Reykjavík nightclubs, trendy spas, and rugged camp-sites... and they do it the proper way, without big plans. An adventure of the lonely pensioners, who are still kicking and alive.
Very effective directing, a script which was probably only drafted, excellent scenery and two irresistible characters could not fail. Realistically portrayed, it will even annoy at moments, but all that gives you outstanding melancholic yet vibrant resonance.