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The Return
The Return (2003)
15 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Monday, July 4, 2011

(2003) The Return
(In Russian with English subtitles)

Overrated and below par Russian film which is also supposed to be symobolic, but with a simplistic storyline has a set up where a father finally comes home after many years without knowing who he is or what he does for a living, and the two children who cannot grasp to accept him as their actual father during a cross country road trip turning to unfortunate tragedy resolving nothing!

I liked alot of the actual locales of Russia, but cannot relate to the childrens pessimistic and harsh treatmeant toward a unbekowingist father who wants to make amends for his lost time, when I know alot more people who're worst than him, whenever I watch the news or read the newspapers and speaking as a realist!

2 out of 4 stars

Last Man Standing
16 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Friday, January 13, 2012

(1987) Last Man Standing
ACTION

Third or fourth or whatever updated revision of Akira Kurosawa's 1961 classic "Yojimbo" before Sergio Leone remade his own as a western called "A Fistful Of Dollars" using the idea of the anti-hero using two warring factions against each other then topping it off by copying a John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow" movie since he wasn't yet well known in North America. This is yet the weakest version of the bunch starring Bruce Willis as the main lead in this routine of a plot.

2 out of 4

Tracers
Tracers (2015)
22 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Inspired by Premium Rush and District 19

The Babadook
The Babadook (2014)
22 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent centers on a single mother, Amelia (Essie Davis) who has just lost her husband and the relationship with her only son, 6 year old Samuel (Noah Wiseman) asking her to read the scary pull up children's story called The Babadook who may or may not exist in the family home.

Captain Fantastic
27 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The movie opens with Ben (Viggo Mortensen) custom living as an outcast along with his six children living away from city life, only to learn that their mother had passed away somewhere in Mexico city, motivating Ben and his 6 children to go on a road trip to visit his wife/mother. it is during then his reality clashes with the city. The Road trip idea may be Inspired by Little miss Sunshine.