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Action thriller with elements of science fiction, directed by Tony Scott. The film stars Denzel Washington, Bruce Greenwood, Matt Craven, Jim Caviezel, and Paula Patton as the main characters, but also includes actors Val Kilmer and Adam Goldberg. Déjà Vu involves ATF agent Douglas Carlin, who travels back in time in attempts to prevent a domestic terrorist attack that takes place in New Orleans and to save a woman with whom he falls in love, Claire Kuchever. Filming took place throughout post-Katrina New Orleans.With very creative plot this movie is long and falls into a cliche near the end, but is still regular.Worth a watch.
British satirical black comedy film directed by Armando Iannucci. It is based on the BBC Television series The Thick of It satirising Anglo-American politics in the 21st century and the Invasion of Iraq. The film was nominated for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).
In the film, the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisors in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. It stars Tom Hollander, Mimi Kennedy, James Gandolfini, Chris Addison, Peter Capaldi, Anna Chlumsky, Gina McKee, Steve Coogan and David Rasche.Very fast dialogues but with a lot of funny situations and gags in between, but you can, indeed, loose some details of this movie.Good.
Tragic war drama that is set in the midst of the Bosnian war. The film is a parable and marked the debut of Bosnian writer and director Danis Tanovi?.
Two wounded soldiers, a Bosniak (?iki, portrayed by Branko ?uri?) and a Bosnian Serb (Nino, portrayed by Rene Bitorajac) are caught between their lines in the no man's land, in a struggle for survival. The two soldiers confront each other in a trench, where they wait for dark. They trade insults and even find some common ground. Confounding the situation is another wounded Bosniak soldier (Cera, portrayed by Filip ovagovi?) who wakes from unconsciousness. A land mine had been buried beneath him by the Bosnian Serbs; should he make any move, it would be fatal.Interesting plot. good screemplay, but a little slow, and so, a little boring, despite all the prizes and positive reviews it achieve.Regular.
Science fiction and action film directed by John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, and Kevin Peter Hall.
The story follows an elite special forces team, led by 'Dutch' (Arnold Schwarzenegger), on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America. Unbeknownst to the group, they are being hunted by a technologically advanced form of extraterrestrial life, the Predator.I had the stunning pleasure to see this movie back in 1987 in a theater, and i have to tell, what a terrifying experience!Re-watch this movie 24 years after still amazes-me!
Directed by Julie Taymor, The film's plot is centered around songs by The Beatles.It incorporates 34 compositions originally written by members of The Beatles.The film, directed by Taymor, stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson and T. V. Carpio, and introduces Dana Fuchs and Martin Luther McCoy as actors. Cameo appearances are made by Bono, Eddie Izzard, Joe Cocker, Salma Hayek amongst others.A visual delirium in a fantastic movie.The original screenplay is constructed under the Beatles music.Great film.
French movie released in 1973, starring the stunning Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. Le Magnifique is a slapstick spoof of B-series espionage movies and novels.Great fun, this absolutely crazy comedy is very original and unique.All the Austin Powers movies are based on this.
Western co-starring, co-produced, and directed by Kevin Costner, based on the novel The Open Range Men by Lauran Paine. Starring alongside Costner are Robert Duvall, Annette Bening, and Michael Gambon.Open Range is a contemporary Western set in Montana in 1882 (the year is seen on a new grave marker) though the movie was filmed entirely on location in Alberta, Canada.The background of the movie concerns the "range wars" that occurred in the American West in the late 19th century. The "wars" pitted those that believed in the "Law of the Open Range" - free access to water and grass for everyone, against the "barbed wire" men - land barons, who used the new fencing to define their empire and block the free-range cattlemen from moving their herds.Magnificent production with superb performances by Costner and Duvall, and stunning cinematography and music.the final gunfight turn this movie into a classic western.
American/German crime/heist film directed by Mimi Leder, starring Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, and Radha Mitchell.Set in New York City, veteran thief Keith Ripley (Morgan Freeman) recruits younger crook Gabriel Martin (Antonio Banderas) to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob, who had killed his previous partner, Victor Korolenko, over the debt before they could complete the plan. Interesting, but not well used and little explored plot in this fast movie.Antonio Banderas performance is shallow and poor, as the Morgan Freeman's.Only a surprise finale make this movie worth a uncompromised view.
A graphic noir high tech film, written and directed by the graphic novellist Frank Miller and starring Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is based on the classic newspaper comic strip The Spirit by Will Eisner(who by this movie is probably now turning himself in his tomb).This movie is an example of how a great artist like Frank Miller is turned into a poor director in a bad, bad adaptation like this.The plot is extremely ridiculous, the screenplay (incredible, but someone was payed to write this?)is totally imbecil.Only the graphic novel style cinematography escapes from this absolute crapmovie.
Thriller directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson. The film shares the same source material as the 1967 noir-classic Point Blank, directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin; both are based on the book The Hunter, written by Donald E. Westlake under the pseudonym of Richard Stark.great fun film, noir style, with Gibson on top form.He plays as porter, a criminal who was double crossed by his partner when they robbed the chinese mafia.
Directed by Will Gluck, and starring Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Bryan Greenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Patricia Clarkson. The film tells the story of Jamie and Dylan, who meet in New York City. Over time the two begin to develop deep mutual feelings for each other, only to deny it each time they are together.A romantic cliche movie with sex in between and a void screenplay.Timberlake's voice is irritant, but not everything is lost in thi film cause Mila Kunis is a real babe.
Historical epic directed by John Wayne, who also starred as Davy Crockett. The cast also includes Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey as William B. Travis,.The subject is the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.The film does little to explain the causes of the Texas Revolution or why the battle took place.Alamo historian Timothy Todish said "there is not a single scene in The Alamo which corresponds to a historically verifiable incident". Historians J. Frank Dobie and Lon Tinkle demanded their names be removed as historical advisors.Despite this , The Alamo is an excellent movie and a classic.the cinematography and the music are awesome .
Directed by Justin Lin. It is the fourth film in The Fast and the Furious film series and the third installment in terms of chronology. The plot connects with the original film of the series from which Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster reprise their roles.The film was directed by Justin Lin, who also directed the third and fifth installments of the series, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast Five. It is also the first film in the series to give more emphasis to American built muscle cars than imported cars.In my oppinion this is better than the first of the series, but still looks like "Need for Speed"(extreme driving video game).With good running car sequences this movie is a festival of bad performances, specially Vin Diesel, who, let's be honest, can't act.
The film portrays playwright William Shakespeare's involvement in a love affair at the time that he was writing the play Romeo and Juliet. The story is fiction, though several of the characters are based on real people. In addition, many of the characters, lines, and plot devices are references to Shakespeare's plays.Magnificent production, with great scenery and wardrobe.The screenplay works as well the performances , too, mixing love, drama and comedy.Good.
French film directed by Christophe Barratier. This film is set in 1930s Paris.When a neighborhood music hall closes down, a trio of unemployed friends vow to bring the business back from the dead by staging a musical they hope will be a hit. If their gamble pays off, they'll have the money to buy the theater for themselves and the power to control their own destinies.Well made film with precise era reconstruction.Great musical numbers in a good french movie.
Romantic drama film, which blends elements of fantasy, history, religion, and science fiction. It was directed by Darren Aronofsky, and starred Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. The film comprises three storylines where Jackman and Weisz play different sets of characters: a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, a conquistador and his queen, and a space traveler in the future who hallucinates his lost love. The storylines-interwoven with use of match cuts and recurring visual motifs-reflect the themes of love and mortality.Graphically perfect, this movie loses itself in a void and strange screenplay and turns into a boring experience. Director Darren Aronofsky emphasized that the storylines in their time periods and their respective convergences were open to interpretation.The director has said of The Fountain's intricacy and underlying message, "The film is very much like a Rubik's cube, where you can solve it in several different ways, but ultimately there's only one solution at the end."Too much filosophical to my mortal brains.
Directed by Dan Rush and starring Will Ferrell. The film was based on Raymond Carver's short story "Why don't you dance?".This kind of movie always touch me as deals with common matters of common people, always close with the real life.With a positive message, despite the fall down of the Will Ferrell character and a little depressing moments, afterall the story lights up something inside us.The cast is perfect, as Will Ferrell is absolute fantastic in a drama, and the soundtrack is awesome.surpise movie for me.
Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright who is hired to write scripts for a movie studio in Hollywood, and John Goodman as Charlie, the insurance salesman who lives next door at the run-down Hotel Earle.
The Coens wrote the screenplay in three weeks while experiencing difficulty during the writing of another film, Miller's Crossing. Soon after Miller's Crossing was finished, the Coens began filming Barton Fink, which had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1991. In a rare sweep, Barton Fink won the Palme d'Or prize, as well as awards for Best Director and Best Actor (Turturro). The process of writing and the culture of entertainment production are two prominent themes of Barton Fink. The world of Hollywood is contrasted with that of Broadway, and the film analyzes superficial distinctions between high culture and low culture. Other themes in the film include fascism and World War II; slavery and conditions of labor in creative industries; and how intellectuals relate to "the common man". Because of its diverse elements, Barton Fink has defied efforts at genre classification. It has been variously referred to as a film noir, a horror film, a Künstlerroman, and a 'buddy' film.
The surrealistic, abandoned mood of the Hotel Earle was central to the development of the story, and careful deliberation went into its design. There is a sharp contrast between Fink's living quarters and the polished, pristine environs of Hollywood, especially the home of Fink's boss Jack Lipnick. On the wall of Fink's room there hangs a single picture of a woman at the beach; this captures Barton's attention, and the image reappears in the final scene of the film. Although the picture and other elements of the film (including a mysterious box given to Fink by Charlie) appear laden with symbolism, critics disagree over their possible meanings. The Coens have acknowledged some intentional symbolic elements while denying an attempt to communicate some holistic message.
The film contains allusions to many real-life people and events, most notably the writers Clifford Odets and William Faulkner. The characters of Barton Fink and W.P. Mayhew are widely seen as fictional representations of these men, but the Coens stress important differences. They have also admitted to parodying film magnates like Louis B. Mayer, but they note that Fink's agonizing tribulations in Hollywood are not meant to reflect their own experiences.
Barton Fink was influenced by several earlier works, including the films of Roman Polanski, particularly Repulsion (1965) and The Tenant (1976). Other movies that influenced Barton Fink are Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film The Shining and Sullivan's Travels (1941) by filmmaker Preston Sturges. The Coens' movie also contains a number of literary allusions, to works by William Shakespeare, John Keats and Flannery O'Connor. Several religious overtones also appear, including references to the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament, King Nebuchadnezzar and Bathsheba.Brilliant performances of Turturro and Goodman in a strange and surrealistic movie.Does everything really happened(like the neighbour and the murdered lover) or it's all in Barton's head?
All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre) is a 1999 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The film deals with complex issues such as AIDS, transvestitism, faith, and existentialism.
The plot originates in Almodóvar's earlier film The Flower of My Secret which shows student doctors being trained in how to persuade grieving relatives to allow organs to be used for transplant, focusing on the mother of a teenager killed in a road accident.I was expecting so much of this movie,first of all, because the positive critics and the prizes won, second because i love Almodóvar films, but finally it turns into a deception, cause the plot is so hard and difficult.Despite the great direction, it's a hollow and depressing movie.
Directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland, which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and features Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle, Virginie Ledoyen and Guillaume Canet. It was filmed on the Thai island Koh Phi Phi.Despite the exotic and exquisit cinematography, th e beautiful Virginie Ledoyen and the extreme Danny Boyle directing, this is a silly movie made upon a silly story.The off speach of Di Caprio is horrible as he sounds like a child narrating a bed time story.Tilda Swinton performance is poor .The geniality of Boyle make a strike out of the spot on this.