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This is a sad and tragic true story of the disappearance of a pretty 18 year-old Alabama high-school graduate Natalee Holloway who disappeared on May 30, 2005 during a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Natalee was scheduled to fly home later on May 30, but failed to appear for her flight. She was last seen by her classmates outside nightclub in a car with locals Joran van der Sloot and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. When questioned, the three men acknowledged that they were with Natalee on the night she disappeared and had given her a lift back to the hotel but denied any wrong doing. Their changing stories and possible cover ups by the Aruban police leaves this case unsolved. As of today Natalee is still considered a missing person.
This movie reinforces the risks young girls face when traveling to a foreign country but I would assume there is no need to reinforce running wild in a foreign place and getting drunk because sadly this wouldn't be the first girl to get drunk and have something bad happen to her by the hands of an unscrupulous guy, murdered, raped, sold into the sex trade or white slavery. . In a relentless effort to discover the truth behind her daughter's disappearance, Beth Holloway captured the nation's attention by working tirelessly to solve the mystery that shattered her family's life. While her concerned parents have given up all hope in finding their daughter alive, they just want closure so that they can go on with their lives and finally put their daughter to her eternal rest! This is a movie of every parents' nightmare and well worth looking at. (Why can't life be like the movies"Taken" comes to mind, where good always conquer over evil or maybe we need more Liam Neesom as Fathers.)
I thought this movie was a good representation of a tragedy even though Aruba does come off looking badly but that is just my opinion....and I do realise there are similar such incidents all over the world that does not receive the same acclaim as this one did but then such is life..it is not always very fair!!!
"Ngo si sui" is about an agent (Jackie Chan) who plays a US operative who is sent on a mission with a team in South Africa. Everyone involved with this mission, with the exception of several "higher ups" are killed in a helicopter accident but Jackie Chan is fortunate enough to fall out of the helicopter before it crashed. When he wakes up, he has developed amnesia, forgetting who he is and what he has done. The rest of the film then is about his own personal quest to find out his past and identity. All the while, some dastardly CIA operatives try to catch and dispose of him. Fortunately WhoamI, as he is called now, he has not forgotten his training, especially not the training in martial arts. So as he fights for his own survival he must find out both who he is and why he is in such a danger.
Beau Bridges is superb as Bill Januson, a decent, hard-working man who has been dealt two devastating blows. First, he lost his 17-year job on an assembly line in Michigan and then, his wife died of cancer. Now Bill is trying to support his two children with a part-time job at a hamburger place and forced to cope with his family's descent into poverty. His fierce pride takes a further dent when he meets a doctor (Bruce Davidson) who wants to help the family after his daughter`s health deteriorates due to malnutrition.
The two kids in the film (Shelton Dane and Jean Malone) have big parts that they fill admirably and Frances McDormand adds a nice touch as the concerned mechanic who Robbie meets one day while skipping school. It is a very upsetting film to watch and makes you stop and relish just how lucky you are. Jeff Bridges also has a brief cameo as a surgeon.
The credits end with the following caption:
On any given night, up to 5 million children in America go to bed hungry.
How many of us will wake up in the morning and think about solutions?
Sarah Michelle Gellar lends her voice to Cinderella/ Ella, who is smitten by the clueless Prince (Patrick Warburton). The new take on this fairytale is narrated by the cute palace dishwasher Rick (Freddie Prinze Jr.) who is secretly in love with Ella. He tries in vain to show Ella that the Prince isn't all he's cut out to be while trying to save Fairytale Kingdom from the wicked but well endowed stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) who wears a low-cut, form-fitting dress that had a slit all the way up the a**. (Dang! She did look hot!)
Frieda manages to get a hold of a wizard's magical staff (who was on a golf vacation in Scotland! After all every wise Wizard needs a relaxing vacation every once in a while) which allows her to upset the balance of good and evil and banishes his faithful assistants, Mambo and Munk (Andy Dick and Wallace Shawn). Suddenly, the whole magic kingdom is thrown into disarray as she rounds up the kingdom's villains and attempts to rewrite everyone's stories, so that her two homely daughters can woo the handsome Prince who`s an idiot. It's now up to Rick to save the day and rescue Ella, even though she has little faith in his abilities - after all, he's just a lowly dishwasher.
"European Vacation" is the second movie in the series starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo as Clark and Ellen Griswold and new actors in the roles of Russ and Audrey Griswold. This time the Griswold's win a trip to Europe after appearing on the game show "Pig in a Poke". Clark and Ellen, along with kids Rusty and Audrey, visit England, France, Germany, and Italy where they manage to cause one unfortunate disaster after another from the big brawl at the German street fair to visiting family members but ending up with complete strangers."European Vacation" isn't quite as funny as the first "Vacation" movie, but it does have its share of laughs. Memorable scenes include the camcorder thief and the shower scene with beautiful Beverly D'Angelo.