Against the Grain
An inner-city kid has an opportunity to improve his life at an elite university. He struggles between maintaining his grades, staying loyal to his troubled childhood friends, and capturing the heart of his dream girl. But when he arrives at a crossroad he must choose between his past and future.
- Stars:Vaughn Wilkinson, Amaris Davidson, Sewell Whitney, Myles Cranford, Derrick Kemp, David Coe, Franklin Westbrooks, Deirdre Denise Weston, Corey Lamont Littlejohn, Darryl Dunning II, Anthony Cannata, Fay Gauthier, Eric Fehmel-Noda, David Ruben, Aaron Liebman,
- Director:Elias Mael,
- Writer:Elias Mael
An inner-city kid goes to college in hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon one day. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(ca) wrote: Outcast is a low-budget British horror film and its unlike anything I've seen in ages. Its about a Woman who descends from an ancient & mystical celtic race and she protects her son from evil forces using curses and magic. Sound weird? Yep. Enter James Nesbitt (my all time favourite actor). He plays a ruthless killer on a blood hunt who's made a pact with a strange cultish syndicate which grants him a once only demonic transformation. Meanwhile a predatory beast is slaying residents of a low-rent apartment complex. This is one of the strangest horror films I've seen in ages and its really refreshing. Nesbitt never ceases to amaze me. One minute he's delivering heartbreaking performances in films like Bloody Sunday and Matching Jack and then he's punching out hardcore stuff like this and Jekyll.
(br) wrote: "Evil Bong" definitely has some fun moments but as a horror comedy, it doesn't really work. There aren't any scares in the film at all and the humour is simply juvenile. The story basically follows a group of college students who acquire an evil, possessed bong that steals people's souls. When people take a hit from it they travel to an otherworldly strip club where they are killed and only nerdy college student Alistair, who does not do drugs stands a chance of saving his friends.Our main characters are taken right out of the book of movie stereotypes: the nerd, the stoner, the jock, the cheerleader, the grown-up hippie... there isn't a single character that's original, except maybe for the titular evil bong. Because the characters are so uninspired, a lot of the jokes are very predictable. You can easily see right away that the nerd guy won't exactly be a winner with the ladies and that the stoner can't be trusted to get anything right. There is a really bad joke where Alistair McDowell (David Weidoff) introduces himself to a sexy young lady he's interested in but uh oh! He was cleaning his tighty whiteys in the sink and got soap bubbles all over his crotch without him noticing! And that is the kind of humour you can expect throughout.The movie feels like complete amateurs made it. There are only two sets in the whole film: the strip club and the apartment. This alone wouldn't qualify for a demerit but combined with the poor acting (the strippers in the film were clearly not hired for their dramatic talents) and the awkward dialogue (upon seeing his dead friend Alistair exclaims "He's expired! Passed on!" instead of talking like a normal person), the movie has several moments that will make you cringe. If you watch carefull you can clearly see actors flub their lines or screw up a scene (by dropping an item they're holding for example), making it obvious that there weren't a lot of takes while shooting the film. One of the most obvious mistakes to anyone that grew up in the eighties will be an early scene where Brett (Brian Lloyd) is playing a video game. This isn't any ordinary video game, it's Super Mario Brothers 3, one of the most popular games released and between cuts it's obvious that the actor was playing the game between takes because in the span of a few seconds he jumps from the first level to one much farther in the game. It's amazing that no one caught this obvious mistake while the shooting was going on.When it comes to the "horror" elements, they're sad and try really hard to be funny but don't work at all. Are we supposed to be scared when our protagonists are confronted with strippers that have carnivorous bras shaped like skulls, shark heads and lips? Probably not but those moments aren't funny if you're older than 16. Young teenagers will surely be delighted with the ample nudity, the masturbating puppet, the cheap-looking gingerbread man that hangs out in the strip club and will probably get a kick out of the cameo by Tommy Chong (recognizing him likely more for his character in "That 70's Show" than anything else) but there's really not much here for anyone else. If it doesn't sound like a story about drug paraphernalia that's out to get your soul will be your thing you should stay away. It isn't all bad but "Evil Bong" is a bad movie where not much works. (Dvd, April 20, 2013)
(jp) wrote: Okay so let's sum this one up by saying it was so stupid that it actually had me laughing in some spots. Otherwise, it was pure farce...LOL. Thank heavens for some lovely senoritas to make it worth seeing.
(ca) wrote: Up Series - GENERAL REVIEWGREAT, GREAT, GREAT series to watch these movies...started watching them all in order in 2007...(by coincidence one of the subjects ends up living in Madison, WI!)So very interesting to watch this non-statistically-relevant social experiment unfold...Reality TV before there was Reality TV...We see a little of ourselves in each on of the characters and family...A masterful editing of subject matter, to get the audience to CARE about each of the subjects and APPRECIATE things from their lives...Ebert puts this series in his all-time top 10 or even top 5 lists...I agree...A must-watch for anyone over the age of 25...
(br) wrote: Good movie series....
(fr) wrote: I never new poo was so cute :-)
(ca) wrote: Kaena is an incoherent, dull sci-fi flick with visually inventive animation
(ag) wrote: I loved this as a kid, watching it on the old Super channel ...wow just dated myself !
(ca) wrote: Its fun when you're a kid but when you get older you realize how really dull it is.
(au) wrote: A Filipino-American film about the Second World War which displays a bit of an overhang from the American colonial period. Oriental representations of American Pacific territories and the vulnerabilities of the American (women) population to the unpredictability of its 'savage'/semi-civilized colonial subjects dot the entire film. In the end, the central character played by the late actor Fernando Poe, Jr. manages to redeem the Filipino in the gaze of American imperialism through loyalty in the face of the horrors of war.
(gb) wrote: Elle va marcher beaucoup moins bien maintenant... 2 grands comiques ensemble, c'est tout simplement gnial !
(jp) wrote: while seeing Ginger with short hair takes awhile to get over, I was very surprised and pleased with this movie. Even with its horrible grey tones typical of the 50s an 60s.
(jp) wrote: A dated and predictable Dracula movie. The dialogue and story are pretty boring, but at least there is a good soundtrack and we get the chance to see Chewbacca in a different role.
(ru) wrote: Before Sunrise was a good romance movie with such great, thought provoking dialogue. Though completely optimistic and good hearted, it lost me at that overall elevation of love, finding the true love at such a random encounter on one day. However, I have to say that after watching Before Sunset, my thoughts on Before Sunrise elevated. One that may say that would most likely say it if the sequel were an inferior movie, but Before Sunset is absolutely not. Before Sunset builds off the events occurring nine years ago in Before Sunrise, but builds in a way that is so perfectly works. Before Sunset is not an unnecessary sequel, especially when it excels its predecessor, and is the best way to make a sequel to a romance movie.In Before Sunrise, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) had a heightened view of love, life, and the future. Like I said before, it was very optimistic, most notably in its ending. Instead of travelling down the same road that Sunrise took, Before Sunset shows our two leads both having different ideals, problems, and outlooks on life than before. And rightfully so, their mindsets should have changed in the nine years of not seeing each other. While both flustered and excited by how they get to meet again, both Jesse and Celine are bitter and show the struggle they've had after that one great night in 1994. Jesse, though sounds successful when written down in a short biography, is a shell of the man who idealized love, which also goes for Celine, who achieved her dream, but faltered on romance.You sit and watch in awe as these two walk and talk and sit and talk, and you begin to ask "why can't these two just be together"? And Before Sunset doesn't hold any of its punches back, it clearly explains the problems with you thinking that, all the while giving such a subtle romantic connection between the two leads. You an feel the chemistry, the sparks flying, but no grandeur romantic acts come in sight for either. It's perfect, realistic, and a more mature movie than Before Sunrise.I did not expect to love Before Sunset as much as I did, especially after only liking Before Sunrise (which I gave a 4 out of 5). The chemistry between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy is incredible, downplaying the romance and love for one another, but still showing their affection for one another. It's not as long as Before Sunrise, but still manages to hit all the points it needed to hit, along with an ending that perfectly wraps it all up by leaving you both satisfied and craving for more.
(mx) wrote: A touching story from the Civil War