Beyond the Mat
Beyond the Mat is a 1999 professional wrestling documentary, directed by Barry W. Blaustein. The movie focuses on the lives of professional wrestlers outside of the ring, especially Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Jake Roberts. The film heavily focuses on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), often criticizing it and its chairman Vince McMahon. It also follows Extreme Championship Wrestling, it's rise in popularity, and many other independent wrestlers and organizations.
- Stars:Barry W. Blaustein, Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jim Bell, Darren Drozdov, Roland Alexander, Tony Jones, Michael Modest, Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Danny Zucker, Dave Meltzer, Jake Roberts, Ed Beckley, Chyna,
- Director:Barry W. Blaustein,
- Writer:Barry W. Blaustein (narrative written by)
Heartfelt documentry focusing on the lives of professional wrestlers and how their sport is not fake. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Beyond the Mat torrent reviews
(br) wrote: A low key pseudo-mystery that follows a quartet of 20 something's in Portland. Akin to Brick in a very distant way. It manages to drum up some tension without resulting to cliche.
(fr) wrote: Trilha sonora maravilhosa a servio de um filme lento e chato.
(mx) wrote: Raised the bar not only for superhero movies but how we view the Villan. This much enfasis on the antagonist actually made the highest points of the film to be the ones where joker steals the scene. And I think with Nolan, he wanted audiences to connect with the Villan more than the hero. This movie really did take the genre by storm.
(ru) wrote: With the Horror talent bonded in its confines like director Tobe Hooper, actress Angela Bettis (from the stunning "May") and even some smaller rolls like Juliet Landau and Sheri Moon Zombie, okay that last one is a stretch, "Toolbox Murders" should have been a shoe in for good low budget Horror. Too bad for most of the film it feels like amateur hour rather than the sleek slasher it should have been and its cheesiness and nonsensical plot leaps tend to bog it down.Nell and her husband just moved into an old apartment complex as he establishes an medical residency there at a hospital close by. Too bad the apartment they moved into is having some troubles with a supposed cursed history and residents that are disappearing (read: being slaughtered) by a mysterious man that kills them with tools from the toolbox. Now Nell has to solve the mystery and stop this supernatural killer before he gets to all of them.Tobe Hooper hasn't been the same guy for years as a director and "Toolbox Murders" is just one more misstep added to his recent resume. Although he is one of the few saving graces for this poorly acted and written pseudo-remake with some clever shots and slick camera work, he still seems to be missing a few things that were needed to get this baby off the ground. It seems like more often than not he was battling some seriously poor supporting cast, oddly plotted script, and obviously low budget to give us his best.The biggest hindrance to this film actually working as it should have, is its rather nonsensical script. Things in this movie happen a lot that never make sense. Most of the supernatural elements are very poorly explained and when they are, are done with such cheese that its easily looked over (he was born from his mother as she lay in her casket? What the fuck does that mean? Why is that relevant?!). Anything to do with the killer seems filled to the brim with cliche's and never makes it out of 'slap the forehead in disbelief' zone like how he leaps through a window in an apartment at one point when the window is six stories up. More often than not when you watch this film you'll curse your own logical reasoning for ruining these moments for you."Toolbox Murders" is one of those films that easily should have and could have succeeded with the talent it had, but succumbs to a poorly thought through story and script and some awful acting from most of the cast. There are tons of details that never seem realistic and even the supernatural side of it is poorly developed. This is one film that its okay to skip on, in my opinion.BONUS RANT: One of the foundational plot points in this film is that the killer lives in these blank spaces within this building that are big enough to house entire rooms. One of the other foundational plot points in this film is that the building is undergoing renovations. Yet NO ONE, NOT A SINGLE SOUL looked at those blue prints (that Nell later on easily figured out) and saw that and made mention of these blank spaces? Really?
(gb) wrote: The 2003 comedy film School of Rock is one of those movies that gets funnier as you grow older. Not because the movie has somehow changed, but because you've changed over the years. Richard Linklater's clever comedy stars Jack Black as Dewey Finn, a jobless rock musician who fakes his way into a substitute teaching job where he influences a young group of aspiring musicians by introducing them to Rock N Roll all while attempting to dodge their parents and the strait laced Principle Rosalie Mullins (Joan Cusak). I'm not sure Jack Black was even acting in his role because his performance feels like a reflection of his public persona. After being fired by his own band, Dewey Finn dishonestly intercepts a temporary job meant for his roommate, Ned Schneebly (Mike White) as the substitute teacher in a high society private school where he ends up teaching his students the Art, Math, and Science of Rock N Roll by starting a class rock band. With the local battle of the bands on the horizon -- one of the main contestants being Dewey's former band -- the stakes are set high for these bright minded students. With his pride at stake and in the hands of these talented 10 year olds Dewey begins preparing his students to compete in the Battle of the Bands. One example of the cleverness of this movie is Dewey's attempt to receive permission from Principle Mullins for a class "Field Trip" which is actually the Battle of the Bands. After learning of the usually stern Principle Mullins' wild side, Dewey brings her to a bar to see if he can get her to loosen up after a few drinks and agree to have his students released for the trip. Hilariously, his plot ends up working but not without a healthy dose of twists and dilemmas when he is later exposed as a fraud. All of the gut wrenching but clever turns pay off in the end when each student gets an opportunity to lift their washed out substitute teacher by shredding in the Battle of the Bands in front of their formerly unsupportive parents and principle. Many critics have already said that this movie is perfect for any age and regardless of a light peppering of mature humor. Dewey's quick wit does a great job of cushioning the blow turning very mature subjects into elementary terms although not very accurately at times. Any kid could get just as much enjoyment out of School of Rock as I have. Linklater does a great job of helping us relate to each set of characters on the screen. Each of us has a little Dewey Finn rebellion in us, maybe we've grown a little too stiff and responsible like Principle Mullins, or we feel like these innocent kids, still moldable and hopeful for the future. I feel most of the enjoyment from School of Rock comes from identifying yourself in each of these characters. That quality is something that has the potential to last for a lifetime.
(mx) wrote: A friend lent me this movie and I didn't really know what to expect. The initial appeal was the cool 80's soundtrack, but as the story unfolded the acting and the plot stood on it's own. In the end I really liked it. The "Saw" moment at the end was a little bit too much.
(gb) wrote: This Japanese Anime based on the popular video game is an exciting peice of work and the story could be stronger with more development. The action if fast and dazzling alike Street Fighter II: The Movie.
(kr) wrote: A Indian film that's pretty unknown to anyone outside India, but is said to be one of the best Indian films ever.
(jp) wrote: This is one of those rare occurrences where the performances from the actors are better than the actual film itself as a whole. Don't get me wrong, this is a good movie and I recommend that you give it a watch primarily because of the wonderful message it hopes to convey concerning friendship and drug addiction. However, I cannot say that this was a great film because of a few narrative issues, occasional spots of questionable dialogue, and slight lack of character development. In a nutshell, the story revolves around 3 friends who graduated high school together. It fast forwards 6 months after the graduation, and Andrew McCarthy's character comes home to visit his friends only to find that his best friend Julian (masterfully played by Robert Downey, Jr.) has slipped into a tragic lifestyle of drug addiction, financial debt, and sad desperation. He does everyone in his power to maintain the friendship and get him back on track. James Spader (aka Ultron), as always, plays a villain this time in the form of an angry drug dealer and Jami Gertz plays the female friend of the group who watched over Julian while McCarthy's character was away. This movie has a lot of heart and the intentions behind it were certainly good. However, I think the 90-ish minute run-time really kept this film from allowing the audience to fully examine how Julian spiraled down into such a sad road in life. Also...am I supposed to believe that these characters matured so much and that Julian lost all his money and became an addict all within 6 months? Wouldn't they have spent their 3-month Summer together before leaving for college? Why do they all act like it has been ages since they last saw one another and they are trying to rekindle their friendships like old times? This story would have been wonderful and far more believable if they would have fast forwarded 1 or 2 years ahead. The short run-time and lack of time passing really bothered me. But I gotta say, Robert Downey, Jr. gave one of the best performances of his career here and it is highly underrated because he was very believable. No wonder he soon got nominated for Chaplin 5 years later. Ironically, this film was made while Downey, Jr. was actually struggling with drug addiction. So, I suppose the role was rather relate-able to him at the time. Overall, give this film a watch. I found it to be good, but not as great as it had the potential to become.
(gb) wrote: I watched this not really knowing what it was about, i obviously knew it was a John Waters movie but i wasn't sure what Divine's character was going to be or anything. All the way throughout i felt so bad for Francine, i just wanted to go to her house and rescue her. What really made me laugh was when Francine was hanging herself off the fridge and Cuddles comes in not even recognizing that and just says "lets go for a picnic. I honestly didn't know what i was watching, i haven't ever watched a 1950's melodrama about suffering housewives so i thought she was going to go and have a lesbian relationship with Cuddles halfway through. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
(fr) wrote: Not so much a production as an example of "automatic writing" of the times. Remember, this was before the porn chic augured by the release of "Deep Throat" in '72. Some big names in a major studio's offering about transsexualism and rape with a strap-on probably sounded like a fun night out back in the day. But even then the filmed result's unsexy cheesiness had to be evident. And a quick aside: Rex Reed in this thing, Roger Ebert co-scripting "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls." How did these buffoons end up being respected film critics?
(ag) wrote: I know of the online Mr. Skin, who has posted the time indexes for nude scenes so you know how far to fast forward if you are not at all interested in plot. Does anyone know if there is a similar site for when songs and dances come in musicals?
(fr) wrote: "Hitman" has all the decent action scenes of the average action flick, but also wants to be considered sophisticated. It's not. It's just filled with unconvincing conspiracies, while the titular cold-blooded murderer is eventually presented as a nice chap. The photography is of video game aesthetics, while the slow pace used to achieve the impression that "Hitman" is not what it seems to be makes it an unrewarding experience. In the end, it is exactly what it seems to be. Only a lot more boring.
(ag) wrote: Long film with an awesome story