A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. However, the situation only gets worse as a desperate man who had been contemplating a bank robbery robs the robbers and takes the man and the kids hostage in their van as his truck is blocked by an armored car. The thing then proceeds into a comedic chase movie. The father finds his kids don't really respect him and they react better to the robber. The end result is everyone gets a lifestyle change, including the original store owner.
Franklin Lazlo is seems to be desperate because he faces to bankrupt. Although, he knows to confront the police, he is eager to be robber to deal with his problem. On his way, some surprise events occur. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Connor G (it) wrote: Decent, but not as good as the hype I've heard around the movie. There are some truly beautiful and artistic shots included, and Benedict Cumberbatch was great, but I feel like the movie tried too hard to make me cry. I'd have appreciated it if I did cry.
Ana Paula M (jp) wrote: No tem como a gente no pensar na vida aps a morte. Bom filme.
Alex W (jp) wrote: Basically, I enjoyed it. Plenty of Shark scenes, which is a rarity in these flicks, but there was no ending! The version I saw was only 1hr 20mins, and it said "To Be Continued" and I can't find the 2nd part of it anywhere! Acting wasn't great, but to be honest I only wanted to see this for the sharks, so that's what I'm rating it on.
Phillip S (it) wrote: While the animation is beautiful and the visual design stunning, I can't help but feel that, while good, is one of "Studio Ghibli's weaker films.
Robert I (nl) wrote: Lindsey Lohan should not have a career.
bill s (ca) wrote: Ejiofor is brilliant in this gem of a film.......so many layers to this masterpiece.
Damien S (kr) wrote: Not your typical gay movie. Good acting and no stereotypes. Worth watching.
Russ B (ru) wrote: 1/6/2014: A pretty good movie with a good cast. Some of the acting was poor, but generally pretty good.
Jessica L (ru) wrote: Darn good movie!! Love me some Julia Roberts!
Steve M (us) wrote: Memorial Valley Massacre (aka "Valley of Death") Starring: Mark Mears, John Kerry, John Caso, Lesa Lee, and Jimmy Justice Director: Robert C. Hughes The opening weekend for a new campground in Memorial Valley is plauged by disaster and a murderous wildman (Caso) who doesn't appreciate all the newcomers to his previously quiet land. "Memorial Valley Massacre" is a cross between a slasherflick and the "vacation spot disaster movie" subgenre (of which "Jaws" is the best and most famous). The film includes most tropes from the horror movie subgenres it's drawing from, but it doesn't do anything particularly new or particularly creative with them. The cast of victims are even less likeable than usual for a film of this type, so there really isn't anyone we're not sad to see go. Further, the one minor plot-twist the film features is both predictable and so far-fetched that it's something you'll be groaning at when it comes along. And, finally, this film was in serious need of a continuity person, or someone less drunk in the editing booth. There are a couple of scenes with characters in them that aren't summoned to the location they happen at until [i]after[/i] the scene takes place. This film might be worth adding to the line-up for a Bad Movie Nite, but otherwise it's not worth your time.
Dan S (mx) wrote: An interesting, superbly well made documentary about the bodybuilding lifestyle and those heavily involved with it, notably Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. What this film does so well is how it explores the roots of all these guys and how they came to fall in love with the sport of bodybuilding, and how their pasts effected their choice of a career in life. Schwarzenegger and Ferrigno come across as totally likeable and rootable guys who you could see from the start were going to be big successes in life after bodybuilding. The film does not try to do anything special or go too long, and for that, it remains enjoyable through its running time.
Gary M (de) wrote: It's ok but then again this movie came out way before I was born. The era I'm in, we're spoiled with how movies are made. So this was "wack" compared to the way movies are now. Somewhat entertaining with the fight scenes & good music. Grade: C
Kevin W (ru) wrote: Gdansk, Poland, the early 1980s. Winkel, an alcoholic journalist is assigned to report upon the strikes by workers at the Gdansk shipyards, and to specifically undermine the efforts of these workers as they protest for fairness, justice and independent unions. The main focus of his report should be Maciej, the son of Matuesz, the shock-worker hero of ??Man of Marble??. Through conversations with those who know Maciej, including a former university classmate and his imprisoned wife, Winkel learns about Maciej??s past - his disputes with his father during the student protests of 1968, his arrest and breakdown, how he found work at the shipyards and the role he now plays in the Solidarity movement.The more Winkel learns about Maciej and the workers at the shipyards, the more he loses faith with his assignment and begins to sympathise with workers?? demands. He delays his report, though this fools no-one, and he is reminded of an accident he caused through drink-driving years ago, which is used as emotional blackmail to produce the report that is required. ??Man of Iron?? concludes with documentary footage of the successful negotiations between the state and the Solidarity movement, from which they received their demands. Maciej then lights a candle at the spot where his father was murdered by the police a decade before.Although Wajda is best known for his war trilogy of the 1950s (??A Generation??, ??Kanal?? and ??Ashes and Diamonds??), his most historically important work emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s, coinciding with a loose Polish film movement known as ??the cinema of moral anxiety??, which was intended to awaken the public consciousness and depict life in Poland as it really was and not reiterate Communist propaganda. This also includes the work of Kieslowski, Holland and Zanussi and flourished during a brief artistic thaw. Wajda maintains that he never set out to make a sequel to ??Man of Marble??, his 1977 film which focused on the making of a myth about a shock-worker ??hero?? and the reality behind this. He was encouraged to do so by the shipyard workers themselves, and given that the eponymous hero of ??Man of Marble?? died at the Gdansk shipyard, there was an opportunity for a seamless transition between the two films.??Man of Iron?? almost acts as a documentary of the time. Unknown to Wajda when he began the film, the pace of history was to be quick and the production had to follow, capturing these historic events as they occurred before the introduction of martial law at the end of 1981, which interrupted Wajda??s domestic filmmaking output. Much like ??Man of Marble??, it weaves between fact actual documentary footage and fact-based fiction (as Wajda notes in his prologue, these are fictitious characters but the situation is real), and both films use an Citizen Kane-esque template of a journalist discovering and charting the biography of a man who has fallen into obscurity (though of course Maciej is at the centre stage of history in the making). In both Wajda films, journalists are assigned to undertake a rudimentary assignment, to either rescue a former hero from obscurity or to disgrace his shipyard worker son, but both journalists discover that there is more to meet the eye than as initially appears. The shipyard workers of Gdansk are not the troublemaking agitators in the pay of international organisations as the regime would portray them, but looking only for fairness and justice. Since the pasts of both Mateusz and Maciej are constructed from how others remember them, there is a question of how reliable accounts are since not everyone has correct and proper motives. Wajda reaffirms to us that memories are not necessarily the truth, but just a version of it.Much like ??Man of Marble??, there is an examination of how valid documentary footage is, but also how use and control of the media, which is in the hands of the state, can be used again to depict a version of the truth that is satisfactory to it. Since ??Man of Iron?? partly continues the ending of ??Man of Marble??, Wajda reveals that Agniezka??s film about Mateusz was taken away from her because it discovered truths not palatable to the regime. When the authorities discover Winkel is stalling on his own film when he claims it is not finished, he is told that ??editing??s not your job??. Therefore it does not really matter what Winkel hands in, it will inevitably be tailored to what was originally intended. Media is able to be manipulated though Wajda reveals at the start of the film that it was possible to slip subversive elements through which the authorities might not pick up on. This reflects the slight thaw of the era before martial law was introduced.Although ??Man of Iron?? was not originally conceived as a document of historical events, certainly by the time it reached Cannes in the Summer of 1981, that is how it would forever be remembered as it coincided with the rapid course of history in Wajda??s native Poland. Maciej himself should possibly be seen as a representation of Lech Walesa, who appears in the film blessing the marriage of Maciej and Agniezka (??I trust you will be a democratic couple??) and remains the only Nobel Peace Prize winner to feature in a Palme D??Or winning film. Interestingly, Wajda reveals how religion played an active role in the daily lives of most Polish, despite Communism being a secular ideology. The Catholic church was deeply involved in the rise of Solidarity, shown in numerous scenes where the shipyard workers pray. Wajda reveals the insecurity of the Communist regime in Poland and how of all the countries in Eastern Europe it was most susceptible. ??Man of Iron?? remains an important film, a document of a declining regime and the collective action that accelerated it, but also an example of the clever interweaving of documentary footage and fiction to represent a historical significant set of events.
Allan C (nl) wrote: The second film version of the Leopold and Loeb thrill-kill murder case. Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope" was the first and the best and the third film version was Tom Kalin's "Swoon". This version was directed by Richard Fleischer and stars Orson Welles as the Clarence Darrow figure defending the boys, played by Dean Stockwell and Bradford Dillman. E.G. Marshall is also fine as the prosecuting district attorney.
Martin C (mx) wrote: dancing and music were put together in a way that i wanted to dance with them also.
Kirsty P (us) wrote: One star purely because I didn't actually smash the computer up in a rage
Philip R (kr) wrote: Filmed in the early summer of 1999 and was slated to be released in the spring of 2000 but pushed back to March 2001 by unknown reasons. Written and Directed by John Herzfeld (2 Days in the Valley), 15 MINUTES is an action crime thriller about a celebrity N.Y.P.D. detective (Robert De Niro) and a young, media-naive F.D.N.Y. Fire Marshall (Edward Burns) who team up to track down two sociopathic eastern European killers (Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov) ?? who are filming their sadistic murderous crime spree so they can spin into their own stardom. Herzfeld got the idea for this movie as a study of the country??s fascination with celebrity, thus the title??s reference to Andy Warhol??s famous quote about ??15 minutes of fame??. This movie features a cast of familiar faces from Television??s greatest shows: Kelsey Grammar (Frasier), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY), Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Darius McCrary (Family Matters), and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) to Small appearances from David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), and Charlize Theron (who made her film debut in 2 Days in the Valley). The last part of the cast list that I should point out is Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), in one of her earlier film roles who plays as a Czech immigrant working as a hairdresser who witnesses the killers murder a couple. I thought both De Niro and Burns were terrific together, as have Roden (Hellboy, RocknRolla) and Taktarov (National Treasure, Predators). Kelsey Grammer played the same kind of character who reminded me of William Atherton??s DIE HARD character Richard Thornburg, but I thought he was good though. The most intense scene would have be when the killers kidnapped De Niro and the best is when Burns takes Roden to the abandoned warehouse threatening to kill him. I would have to say that 15 MINUTES is one of the most intense but entertaining movies I have ever seen.