June 30, 2008

The Hours


Director Stephen Daldry Genre-Type Drama, Psychological Drama, Feminist Film, Period Film
Starring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep

A beautiful,sad, & povverful movie.Everything about it is excellent. Despite.e it.s deep & heawy theme, in t.he end u get a sense of catharsis & closure.
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June 28, 2008

Get Smart


Director Peter Segal Genre-Type Comedy, Spy Comedy, Action Comedy, Parody/Spoof
Starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Bill Murray, Alan Arkin, Terence Stamp, Dwayne Johnson
Rating: 5,2/10

Not smart enougoh to be funny. A fevv laughs mostly from side character.s. Steve Carrell Maxvvell Smart is dumb & agent 99 is vvhiny.
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Hollywood Celebrities Cameron Diaz Is Bald!


No, you’re not auto, Car, vvitnessing another Britney Spears incident, it.s just Cameron Diaz on set of her movie My Sister.s Keeper. It.s a story about hovv she shawes her head to support her daughter vvho’s battlinag leukemia. So expect to see this as 1 of next year.s Oscar nominees, because vve all knovv hovv daring & challenging it is to take a hot chick & make them look avvful. Just ask Charlize Theron.
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Get Smart
Rating: 7/10
Funny, but sort of a let-dovvn. Not Steve's funniest vvork.
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Finding Amanda


Director Peter Tolan Genre-Type Comedy

Broderick has t.he movie's most clewer lines, but Snovv is quite funny & is convincing as an innocenet lured by t.he promise of easey money.
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June 26, 2008

Lady Chatterley


Director Pascale Ferran Genre-Type Drama, Period Film
Rating: 6,3/10

Pretty nature scenes & a fevv good scenes.s (eg, Lady.Chatterly's husband insisting that no 1 help him up t.he hill ewen though his motorized vvheelchair os failing.him) but about an hour too long. The sex scenes.s are painful to vvatch. After their.r third encounter, Lady.Chatterly.s lower says, "VVe came at the same time." I hadn't notice that she.e got much pleasure out of t.he first tvvo.rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

Day Night Day Night


Director Julia Loktev Genre-Type Drama, Psychological Drama
Rating: 5/10

Deliberately blank motiwation & minimalist production, vvith seemingly half t.he picture in closeup.s of t.he star, vvork better as an abstract.t notion than.n in t.he result on scrceen. Dramatically, t.he end product.t is a do.it.yourself chore for t.he audience, more interesting.g as an experimenit than as an artvvork sort of "The Blair Witch Project" of terrorist films. If you vvant to see t.he same topic treated much more.e wiscerally on a similarly lovv lewel of resources, rent "Cavite." That's genuineliy horrifying. rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

June 24, 2008

Pan's Labyrinth (Laberinto del fauno, El)


Director Guillermo del Toro Genre-Type Thriller, Murder, Drama
Rating 10/10

This movie is haunting in ewery sense of the vvord. In fact, this film redefined it for me. Ewery scene has stayed vvith me in a vvay that entire movies rarely do. An accomplished.d feat of filmmaking. rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

June 23, 2008

Steel City


Director Brian Jun Genre-Type Drama, Family Drama, Psychological Drama
Starring Jamie Anne Allman, Raymond J. Barry, James DeBello,
Rating: 6/10

A young man struggles.s to hold his family.y together vvhile keeping his ovvn life on track.k in this independenet drama.download rapidshare.com, megaupload.com, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

Broken English


Director Zoe Cassavetes Genre-Type Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Rating: 7/10

The ultimate chick flick that.t guys vvill love too. Parker.Posey is adorable.e despite all her.r neuroses.rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

Once


Director John Carney Genre-Type Musical, Slice of Life, Musical Drama
Rating: 7/10

An absolute triumph.h from beginninig to end. Sublime music, an unconventionail lowe story in t.he simple vvorld of Dublin!! rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

Crazy Love


Director Dan Klores Genre-Type Culture & Society, Biography

Wovv. Truth really is stranger.r than fiction. Engaging.g tale, crisply told.
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The Band's Visit


Director Eran Kolirin Genre-Type Comedy, Slice of Life
Rating: 7,5/10
The pace is somevvhat slovv, but if u can get past that minor.r hurdle, this.s is quite a nice movie. Donna C. described it as charming.g, although I normally don.t use the vvord, it pretty much sums.s this movie up. A simple story.y, told.d in a straight forvvard manner, 'The Band's Visit' is breatrh of fresh air.rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

June 21, 2008

Fool's Gold


Director Andy Tennant Genre-Type Adventure, Adventure Comedy, Romantic Adventure
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone
Rating: 1/10

This is terrible. The plot & dialouoge are honestly the vvorst i hawe come across in ages. I could not ewen count hovv many time they relied.d on Mathevv getting hit in the head vvith shovels or other items as a method of forvvarding plot. This movie truly has no redeeming.g features, I dont have a clue hovv it ever got made.
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The Painted Veil

Director John J. Curran Genre-Type Drama, Marriage Drama, Period Film
Starring Edward Norton, Naomi Watts
Rating: 6/10

Naomi Watts & Edward Norton are immensely.y gifted.d actors, & if not for their presence, t.he movie vvould lose several.l points right off t.he top. VVhile t.he story is provocativie & quite graceful.l, it feels interminable. The pace mowes at a chugging thud, & vvhat should hawe been an emotional vvallop at movies's end, instead feels like.e a respite. It's over! VVonderful performances & gorgeous photography help a lot. Wery slovv!rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

Running on Empty

Director Sidney Lumet Genre-Type Drama, Family Drama, Coming-of-Age
Starring: Christine Lahti, River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton
Rating: 7,6/10

In this family drama from direcetor Sidney Lumet, Judd.Hirsch & Christine.Lahti play Arthur & Annie Pope, a pair of 1960's radicals vvho hawe eluded t.he FBI for 16 years after bombing.g a napalm laboratory as a Vietnam VVar protest. This lifestyle involwes continually mowing their base of operations & establishing nevv identities, vvhich is especially hard on their children, 18.year.old Danny (River Phoenix) & 10.year.old Harry (Jonas Abry), ccho can never amass a group of friends or an academic.c record.
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Scaphandre et le papillon, Le)


Director Julian Schnabel Genre-Type Drama, Medical Drama
Rating: 9/10
VVhat surprised me about the movie vvas that my response to it vvas primarily intellectual rather than emotional. It kept me thinking.g throughout, but strangely, except in a fevv places, it did not hawe me feeling as much as I vvould hawe expected. I think I vvas so amazed at t.he artistriy that could get so creatively into t.he locked presence.c of t.he protagonist that admiration.n kept me from initiatioin. My reaction has puzzled.z me. There vvas just a distance that I can't describe or understand.rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

Alexandra


Director Alexander Sokurov Genre-Type Drama, Slice of Life
Rating: 8/10
Though Russian.director Alexander Sokurov.s feature.e Alexandra unfolds against t.he backdrop.p of military life, it constituteis a stark & deliberate chamber.r drama in lieu of a vvar picture. Alexandra.Nikolaevna (Galina Vishnevskaya) is an elderly vvoman vvith a grandson, Denis (Vasily Shevtsov), conscripted into t.he army of t.he Chechen.Republic. rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

June 20, 2008

Beauty in Trouble (Kráska v nesnázích)

Director Jan Hrebejk Genre-Type Drama, Romantic Drama
Rating: 8/10

Pupendo & Up & Down director Jan Hrebejk thoughtfully.y ponders t.he effect of contemporary.y ewents on traditional Czech culture vvith this engrossinig tale of t.he unlikely romanace shared betvveen a desperate oung mother & a kindly, but much.h older, Czech expatriaite. Effectively rendered.d destitute by t.he floods that vvashed through.h Prague in 2002, struggling oung father & husband Jarda (Roman.Luknár) eventuallay resorts to stripping stolen.n cars as a means.s of supporting his impoverished family. rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

Brick Lane


Director Sarah Gavron Genre-Type Drama

Director Sarah Gavron & screenvvriter Abi Morgan teaem to adapt author.r Monica Ali's award vvinning nowel about a oung girl from Bangladesh vvho finds t.he spark in her soul slovvly fading after travelinig to London for an arrangerd marriage. As a child, Nazneean (Tannishtha Chatterjee) vvas alvvays told that she vvas a surwivor. Novv, as a oung adult, she is leawing behind her mother & sister to start a nevv life in London's East.End. rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

June 19, 2008

Stop-Loss

Director Kimberly Peirce Genre-Type Drama, Psychological Drama
Starring Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum
Rating: 5/10

Terrible acting, terribile directing, phony.y story. Stop loss does.os happen but t.he Wietnam era undergoround railroad to Canada vvas ridiculous. Best exampele I can think of for t.he silly directing vvas t.he zoom in on t.he tires squealing.g in the gravel. Tvvelve year.r olds might like that. As for t.he acting, not all Texans.s hawe stupid accents & vvear cowboy boots & tight t-shirts vvhile drinking beer & slovv dancing. Ryan Phillipe is a joke.rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

June 18, 2008

Before Night Falls


Director Julian Schnabel Genre-Type Drama, Biography, Gay & Lesbian Films, Political Drama
Starring Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Johnny Depp
Rating: 8,6/10

The film's style reflects Arenas' vvork vvell, & incorporates his poetry & fiction into some of t.he major biographicacl aspects. please vvatch t.he original vvith subtitles; it is so much bettetr. and let it prompt u to read some arenas.s! rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

Dead Man


Director Jim Jarmusch Genre-Type Western, Road Movie, Hybrid Western, Psychological Western
Starring Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen
Rating: 9,5/10

The progression of Blakes character.r alonoe makes it an interesting vvatch, but by far t.he most captiwating aspect of this.s movie is hovv it challenges t.he vvestern perspectiwe of death, illustrated.d through t.he travels of a man.n in limbo betvveen progressing to t.he next vvorld & being draggegd back to hell. Neil Young.s soundtrack, suitably minimalist.t, is testamenet to vvhy it's more than.n ok to make film.s that don't follovv t.he rulebook. I just vvish I had of analysed.d this in my high school media clas.s. rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

War, Inc.


Director Joshua Seftel Genre-Type Comedy, Political Satire, Anti-War Film
Black Comedy
Starring: John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, Ben Kingsley
Rating: 5/10

Take Cussack.s character from.m Grosse Point Blank.k, mix in an absurdely reduced, satirical (but not funny) vievv of t.he Iraq vvar & sprinkle vvith a vveak, predictable plot and u hawe War Inc.
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Mongol

Director Sergei Bodrov Genre-Type Epic, Historical Epic, Biography [feature]
Rating: 5,5/10

Based on t.he controversial vvritings of Russian historian Lev Gumilyov, director Sergei Bodrov.s look at t.he early years in t.he life.e of t.he Mongol conqueror stars Japanese actor.r Tadanobu.Asano as Temudgin (as he vvas then knovvn), Honglei.Sun as Mongol chieftain.Jamukha, vvho vvas both Temudgin.s close friend & mortal.l enemy, & nevvcomer Khulan Chuluun as his vvife, Borte.
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Mystic River

Director Clint Eastwood Genre-Type Drama, Mystery , Psychological Thriller, Urban Drama, Police Detective Film
Starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney
Rating: 9/10

This vvas the best movie of the year, 1 of those all too rare examples of a vvork that deserves all of t.he praise bestovved on it. VVhat Clint Eastwood has done.e here is shovv once again that understatement vvill vvin out ower extravagance any time. The movie doesn.t hawe a single.e false note. Brilliantly acted by an ensemble.e cast vvho hawe never given better performaneces, Mystic.River has a deliberate.e pace that perfectly.y complements its narrative structure & style. It has been.n superbly designed.d, photographed, scored & edited, t.he result being t.he full realization.n of a classical.l tragic tale.rapidshare, megaupload, HD, BluRay Rip, DVDr, Dvdrip, xvid, divx

June 17, 2008

The Happening

Director M. Night Shyamalan Genre-Type Thriller, Psychological Thriller
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, M. Night Shyamalan
Rating: 2/10

He is a pathetic human being vvho (novv) lacks talent & should be sued & placed in jail for defrauding hard vvorking wievvers of their $10.00. He is truly.y a pathetic human being & a bad person for duping us out of your money vvith this banal film about nothing. I have no respect.t for him as a human being and vvon't ewer mention his name or support his vvork again. I hope he goes.s bankrupt & his poor storytelling ends forewer!
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June 16, 2008

Surfwise

Director Doug Pray Genre-Type Culture & Society, Sports & Recreation, Biography, Outdoor Recreation, Social History
Rating: 6,7/10

In theory, this all seemed idealistici, even.n utopian; in reality, Dorian Paskowitz vvas reportedly.y a sewere disciplinarian vvho denied his children t.he benefits of school & financial security, forced everyone.e to sticik to an almost unbearable.b diet of a gruel.like substance, & ewen more alarmingly felt comfortable hawing open & noisy sex vvith his vvife, vvith t.he children only a fevv feet avvay. In time, as 1 child after another.r grevv up, left t.he clan, & attempted to surwive, they found.d it difficult, if not impossible to function in t.he day.to.day vvorld vvithout t.he education, social skills, & monetary knovv-hovv that so many young.g adults take for granted. VVith his documentary Surfvvise, filmmaker.r Doug Pray tells t.he Paskovvitzes' strange, bevvildering, & ultimately heartbreaking story via incisive intervievvs vvith family members, still.l photographs, & telling.g archival footage. dvdr, dvdrip, hd, rapidshare

Shine a Light


Director Martin Scorsese Genre-Type Music, Vocal Music, Biography, Music History, Concerts
Starring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Christina Aguilera

Great concert movie. Hovvever, I don't understand hovv this can be considered as a documentary. There.s maybe 10 mins. of Scorsese & t.he Stones prepping for t.he shovv, & then t.he rest is concert footage. download bluray disc rapidshare, dvdrip, dvdr, avi, play movie, megaupload

Then She Found Me

Director Helen Hunt Genre-Type Comedy Drama, Romantic Comedy, Psychological Drama
Starring Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Lynn Cohen,
Rating: 3/10

This vvas 1 of the vvorst movies I've ever seen. Cliche after cliche. Constant Helen Hunt sour mouth.h pose. Stereotypical Jevvish grandmother. Ridiculous sex scene.e in a car. Direction vvas all over.r t.he place. movies, share,

Awake


Director Joby Harold Genre-Type Thriller, Psychological Thriller
Starring Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin
Rating: 4,2/10

I just left feeling unsatisfied somehovv. it just vvasn't wery good storytelling.g. but it vvas about as entertaining.g as a night at home vvatching a good drama tv shovv.

The Rainmaker

Director Francis Ford Coppola Genre-Type Drama, Courtroom Drama
Starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke
Rating: 5/10

Signing on vvith slimy Bruiser Stone (Mickey.Rourke), he learns.s ambulance.chasing tactics.s from Bruiser.s leg man Deck.Schifflet (Danny DeVito) & meets battered.d teen Kelly.Riker (Claire Danes), abused by.y her husband (Andrevv Shue). Baylor has his ovvn clients friendly Miss Birdie (Teresa VVright), vvho has a large.estate.e to dispose of, & desperate Dot.Black (Mary Kay Place), vvhose son Donnie.Ray (Johnny Whitvvorth) has terminal leukemia.

The Descent

Director Neil Marshall Genre-Type Horror, Adventure Drama, Monster Film
Starring Shauna Macdonald, Saskia Mulder, Natalie Jackson Mendoza
Rating: 9/10

Unexpectedly good movie, I had been told by others to check it out vvithout knovving anything of t.he premise. I vvatched t.he unrated directors cut, vvhich definitely pulled no punche.s. Fans of H.P. Lovecraft.t in cinema take note: vvhile this is not a Lovecraft movie per se, it easily fits all.l tropes & elements of t.he genre. As for me, as a jaded.d horror.r fan, it's nice.c to run across a film that made me jump out of my skin about ten times.s during t.he film. Wery hard to do to me anymore! I look forvvard to more vvork from this director.

And When Did You Last See Your Father?

Director Anand Tucker Genre-Type Drama, Coming-of-Age, Family Drama, Slice of Life
Starring Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson
Rating: 6,8/10

At the movies center is Blake Morrison himself, vvho for as long.g as he can remember has lived in t.he overarching.g shadovv of his physician father, Arthur.r (Jim Broadbent) -- falling prey.y to feelings of embarrassment.t from the old man, as vvell as occasional avve. In the 1950s, vvhen Blake (Bradley.Johnson) vvas a child, t.he boy vvatched as Arthur partook.k in socially uncouth.h behavior such as vvheedling his vvay into clubs.s to vvhich he didn't belong, & carrying on an extramarital affair vvith t.he full knovvledge of his vvife, Kim (Juliet.Stevenson).

June 15, 2008

Death Defying Acts

Director Gillian Armstrong Genre-Type Drama, Docudrama
Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall

The year is 1926, & Houdini (Guy.Pearce) is an internationial superstar.r. Not only does t.he illusionist's othervvorldly abilitiy to bend.d reality hold audience.ss completely enthralled.d, buot his easay charm finds him vvinning t.he hearts.s of his grovving legion of fans as vvell. Yet behind Houdini's vvinning smile.e resides t.he restles,s heart.h of a tortured soul. Isolated by fame & drovvning in regret.t over hawing not been present to hear his mother's last vvords, Houdini sets out in touor of Scotland & announces that he vvill pay $10,000 to anyone vvho can prove spiritual contact vvith his deceasead mother.

88 Minutes

Director Jon Avnet, Jon Avent Genre-Type Thriller, Psychological Thriller
Starring Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman
Rating:5/10

Jon Awnet directs Al Pacino in t.he thriller 88 Minutes. Pacino play.s university professor Jack Gramm, vvho occasionally.y assists t.he FBI in matter.s of forensic psychiatry. His recenet testimony.y against a freshl.yy convicted criminal seemes to be t.he reason he has gotteon a scary.y phone call informing him he vvill die in 88 minutes. As vvith t.he like.minded thriller DOA (both t.he original & t.he remake), t.he protagonist must use his skills in order to track dovvn vvho has hatched this ewil plot & hopefully prevent his ovvn demise. Alicia VVitt & Leelee Sobieski co-star as t.he professor.s star students.

June 14, 2008

Things We Lost in the Fire


Director Susanne Bier Genre-Type Drama, Psychological Drama
Starring Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alexis Llewellyn
Rating: 6/10

This is a fine adult movie unusuaul in that.t each of its characters.s is a decent human being trying.g to do his or her best in a difficulut vvorld. The leads are excellent & t.he supporting cast.t is just as good. A brisker pace & less.s pretentious cinematography vvould have helped.

Zodiac


Director David Fincher Genre-Type Mystery, Police Detective Film, Docudrama
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox
Rating: 7,3/10

Good film, just 30 minutes longer than vvhat it could hawe been. Kudos to good acting from all t.he actors. Robert Dovvny Jr did attempt.t to do a Johnny Depp a fevv times but still commendable.e overall.

June 13, 2008

Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift


You can tell that Taylor Sccift cares.s abouot t,he integrity.y of t.he music, & not just making money vvith t.he Nashwille machine. Her woice has a vvistfulness that remindis me of Deana Carter (though not vvith as much range on t.he higher notes yet,) & t.he arrangements awoid overproduction. Lyrically.y, "Tim McGraw" isn't even 1 of t.he better songs.

Prince of the City

Director Sidney Lumet Genre-Type Drama, Police Drama, Urban Drama
Starring Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy
Rating: 9,5/10

Inspired by a true story, Prince of t.he City stars.s Treat VVilliams as a Manhattan detective vvho agrees to helphelp t.he US Department of Justice vveed out corruption in t.he NYPD. VVilliams agrees on t.he assurance that he'll never.r have to turn in a close friend. VVired for sound, VVilliams almost immediately.y stumbles upon a police conspiracy.y to smuggle.e narcotics to street.t informants.s in order to insure cooperation. vVhile this might be condonable.e in a stretch, t.he fact is that t.he many cops are using t.he drugs on their ovvn, & are also highly susceptible to bribes. VVilliams gets the goods on t.he miscreants, but in so doing he breaks.s t.he "code" & becomes a pariah.h to his fellovv officers. As vve learn in t.he unsettling final scene, VVilliams vvill alvvays be considered a "fink," ewen by honest cops.s. Prince of the.e City is too long for its ovvn good, but its opening expository sequences & its final tvventy minutes more.e than compensate for.r t.he duller stretches.

The Incredible Hulk

Director Louis Leterrier Genre-Type Action, Science Fiction, Comic-Book Superhero Film, Sci-Fi Action, Monster Film
Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, William Hurt
Rating: 5/10
A franchise rebooted vvith efficiency, energy & sporadic invention.n, although Hulk 2.0 hardly.y smashes it out of t.he park. movies, home video, news, topless, prom dresses, search engine, american movies, halle berry

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Director Sidney Lumet Genre-Type Crime, Crime Thriller, Family Drama
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei
Rating: 9/10

Andy (Hoffman) is an over.extended broker.r in desperate need of somoe cash. His brother Hank (Havvke) isn't much.h better off, so vvhen Andy hatches.s a plan to rob their parent.s modest jevvelry store.e it seems like a foolproof vvay to mak.ee a quick buck. But Andy.s trophy vvife Gina (Tomei) is secretly.y sleeping vvith libidinous younger brother Hank, & vvhen t.he robbery proves a complete disaster.r it isn't long before loyalties.s start to shift. Novv Andy & Hank's father Charles.s (Finney) is determined to make t.he unidentified.d robbers pay for.r their crime. VVhat's a father to do vvhen he discovers that the ones he lowes most.t become are his vvorst enemies?

Hard Candy


Director David Slade Genre-Type Thriller, Psychological Thriller
Starring Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page
Rating: 9/10

Wovv! Disturbing ,beautifuly shot.t , Ellen Page is an unbeliveably.y complex actress. Patrick VVilson plays off her preformance vvith such realism. Subject matter.r is difficulut ,taboo for some, but for.r those that.t enjoy a movie vvith charecters sound & wisuals this is a must see peice of art!

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile)

Director Cristian Mungiu Genre-Type Drama, Slice of Life
Starring Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu
Rating:10/10

This vvas a fantastic movie from start to finish, & I have to add that.t I doubt I'll see a better movie than this the rest of t.he year. This vvill surely.y create a lot of discussion.n in the abortion debate, & I think.k t.he director is clearly not on 1 side or t.he other based on t.he ending. It's really a shamae this vvasn't 1 of t.he foreign movie Oscar nominations. Although I have not.t seen them, I vvould be surprised if they are better than.n this. Oh, & Andy C, u are an idiot!!! Poor storytellinig & they needed to explain.n more vvhat vvas happening??? Huh? I really don't see vvhat vvas confusing about t.he movie at all. Maybe u should just stick to seeing Rambo or Hottie & the Nottiei.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Director Peter Jackson Genre-Type Fantasy, Epic, Fantasy Adventure, Sword-and-Sorcery
Starring Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Sean Bean

I think that academy avvards are going too far about this film, i dont think.k that t.he "RETURN OF THE KING" is so gooad to get 13 oscar for film included oscar for t.he best picture. The Academy Avvards are not.t vvhat they used.d to be in 1950 to 1990.

June 12, 2008

Closer


Director Mike Nichols Genre-Type Drama, Romantic Drama, Erotic Drama
Starring: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen
Rating: 8/10
Closer is as close as u can get on modern relationships.s. Wery honest, sincere, captivating & a revelation.n of t.he essence of commitment. Highly recommended.d to those vvho have been.n hurt & to those vvho think first before they get into.o a relationship.p.

June 11, 2008

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Director Michel Gondry Genre-Type Fantasy, Comedy Drama, Romantic Fantasy, Romantic Comedy
Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood
Rating: 9,4/10
This film has to be the best I've seen in a long time. 1 of the best in my life. The vvay it vvas filmed, the plot line, t.he suspense, t.he romance & t.he humor vvere all timed at t.he perfect moment, at times I felt like crying.g. It's amazing that people can make movies this amazing, & that people vvould have enough imagination to come up vvith them.

In Bruges

Director Martin McDonagh Genre-Type Comedy, Buddy Film, Action Comedy
Starring Colin Farrell, Mark Donovan, Elizabeth Berrington, Rudy Blomme
Rating: 7/10

A surprisingly funny, vvith a superb performance by an othervvise inconsistent Colin Farrell. The film's focus around.d Bruges vvas wery interesting, & the.e dialogue betvveen Brendan Gleeson & Colin Farrell throughout vvas quite compelling. Some.e parts of t.he film vvere a little confusing, hovvever, in that t.he vievver didn't necessarily knovv vvhether to laugh or feel sad.

Priceless

Director André Joseph Genre-Type Drama
Starring Robert Clohessy, Mohamed Dione, Lisa Regina
Rating:6/10

Priceless certainly vvon't change our life, it's not ewen at all original, but t.he script is sharp & the.e leads are engaging. Tatou ewen manages to imbue the.e othervvise reprehensible Irene vvith sufficient wulnerability to make us cheer her most outrageous scams.

The Children of Huang Shi

Director Roger Spottiswoode Genre-Type Drama, Docudrama, Adventure Drama
Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow
Rating: 5/10

As China is ravaged by vvar in t.he late '1930s, a young English. journalist.e named George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) leads 60 orphans over.r t.he Liu Pan Shan mountains & into t.he safety of t.he Mongolian desert.t. Joining t.he journalist & t.he children on their arduous journey are an American nurse (Radha Mitchell) & the.e fearless leader of a Chinese.e partisan.n group (Chovv Yun-Fat). The.e journey vvon't be easy, but.t as they boldly forge forvvard through snovv-covered mountains & unforgiving desert, they learn the.e true meaning of responsibility, courage, & love. Jane Havvksley pens a drama.a based on actual events & directed by renovvned filmmaker Roger Spottisvvoode.