Casa de Lava
The film tells a story of Mariana, a nurse who leaves Lisbon to accompany an immigrant worker in a comatose sleep on his trip home to Cape Verde. The devoted Portuguese nurse took a journey only to find herself lost in abstract drama.
- Stars:Inês de Medeiros, Isaach De Bankolé, Edith Scob, Pedro Hestnes, Cristiano Andrade Alves, Antônio Andrade, Daniel Andrade, Manuel Andrade, Raul Andrade, Joaquim Antunes, Monica Calle, Joaquim Carvalho, Luís Miguel Cintra, Isabel de Castro, João Gomes de Pina,
- Country:Portugal, France, Germany
- Director:Pedro Costa,
- Writer:Pedro Costa
The film revolves around two characters, Mariana, a Portuguese nurse assigned to Cape Verde from Lisbon, and Leao, a black patient who awakes from a coma following a construction accident. Strangely, Leao resents being alive. He resents being back in Cape Verde, an enmity which Mariana senses and gradually begins to understand as the continuing legacy of both colonialism and the European slave trade begin to become apparent to her. It's a legacy that has scarred Cape Verde, and induced in Mariana a kind of coma or sickness akin to Leao's. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(us) wrote: It's unfortunate that the art style doesn't fit appropriately with the sophistication of the story because in all honesty, this movie embodies what it is to be "Superman" better than any other animated film featuring the character.The theme of idealism against the harshness of reality, of overcoming the means to an end with the unwavering hope in principle and morality. This movie's plot defines Clark's character and that's where it really shines.Unfortunately, there's just something unappealing and generally comical in the presentation of "The Elite" (design & voice acting), this combined with the juvenile art style takes away from the dark themes and ideas presented.Of course, the fight scenes and animation is still quite stellar. The explosive battles are all very fluid and full of dynamism.I think in the wake of Batman's popularity and that of vigilantes or dark heroes alike, this movie plays a pivotal role in reminding us that it's just as important to dream and strive for ideals.
(it) wrote: Boring, But im giving them credit to say they made the film on the spot with hardly any script but apart from that it's nothing good.
(mx) wrote: Geez...the people that made this movie have some serious issues. Not very objective to say the least. It is scary to think of anyone that takes that as a sort of learning tool.
(au) wrote: "Room 6" is a movie with a promising story, bad acting and a very disappointing conclusion. The idea is not totally bad, in spite of using a rip-off of "Jacob's Ladder", with a troubled woman having to confront with her innermost fears to resolve her traumas and phobias to go peacefully to another life. I have startled many times, reason why I did not totally dislike this flick. However, the screenplay uses lots of unexplained and unnecessary situations just to mislead the viewer, like for example, the girl Melissa Norman, the nurses drinking blood or even the nightmare of Amy with the mysterious St. Rosemary's Hospital in the very beginning. The performances of Christine Taylor, Shane Brolly and Jerry O'Connell are terrible, and the lead actress spends a great part of the film with the most dreadful and annoying screams. Consequently the direction is not good. My vote is six.
(us) wrote: I enjoyed this more than Frozen. Much of that having to do with dialogue snappier and more original than, say, "finish each other's sandwiches". Zachary Levi is underutilized in Hollywood and I don't know why.
(es) wrote: 89%Watched this on 28/12/14Pi is one of the best debuts in film history and Darren Aronofsky is yet to disappoint me. Pi is extremely well shot considering it's budget and it's an engaging, intriguing and frightening experience.
(es) wrote: LMAO!!! A boy band scary movie this was too funny and even Ryan Starr had a part in it, this movie is for girls 8yrs-14yrs if there mom's will let them watch R rated movies
(br) wrote: How to summarize my feelings after having seen this movie? mixed at best... Jean Dujardin is still a great actor and his depiction of Lucky Luke is a true representative of his strengths. The cast is also good and funny. However, the scenario is dubious. The plot is weak, with pieces from various albums being thrown into the mix relatively randomly rather than forming a consistent movie. As a true fan of "Bande Dessinee", it is good to see live version of some of the characters forming the true spine of Lucky Luke but it still feels like some kind of elaborate parody of Lucky Luke rather than a true depiction. Diving into the youth of Luke, with such "tragic" origins feels misplaced too... only the relationship with Belle was a welcome and funny innovation. As a summary: should have been better. Luke, Dujardin, Morris and Goscinny deserve better!
(br) wrote: [To a journalist]: "I thought the mayor dumped that magazine in the river with the slot machines."
(it) wrote: This has to be the worst the Universal Monsters has to offer. This movie is absolutely awful. Frankenstein is literally alive for 4 minutes, the acting is abismal and it ends in QUICKSAND!
(nl) wrote: Well, this is certainly not a good film, but I do like a bit of low budget horror flicks now and again. Pretty much as soon as the film starts we are greeted with a quote from some entirely fictitious medical journal, "...and drugs of this group can produce the most complex hallucinations and under their influence it is possible by hypnosis to induce the subject to perform actions he would not normally commit". Apparently this was put there at the last minute to cash in on the late 60s drug phase, it certainly has nothing to do with the actual plot, the fluorescent green and pink titles is about as psychedelic as it gets. After this it cuts to some weird ritual involving a witch which is actually Barbara Steele done up in green body paint and wearing horns. Surrounding her are a couple of virgins and a leather wearing couple with whips, this is a sacrifice afterall. Throughout the film there are a couple of other scenes involving Barbara Steele and her menagerie, which are probably the most curious scenes. The rest of the story is pretty bland, it involves a man, looking for his missing brother, who visits a remote house which is where he was last seen. Christopher Lee stars as the suspicious owner of the house, who, I would just like to mention, ends up hypnotizing people with a rotating lampshade! His niece also lives in the house with him, unaware of the strange going ons. She doesn't really do much except for throw a hilarious looking wild party. Apart from this you've got the great Boris Karloff as well (at one point, when talking about how the house looks like it's from a horror film, the lead even says "It's like Boris Karloff is going to pop up at any moment.") There is definitely nothing special going on in this film, but it's interesting to see just the once.
(fr) wrote: Two brothers, Seth (George Clooney) and Richard "Richie" Gecko (Quentin Tarantino), having just robbed a bank, stop at a liquor store to pick up a map. When the arrival of Texas Ranger Earl McGraw threatens their getaway, they kill him and the cashier, burning down the store in the process. During the gunfight, Richie is shot in the hand. Fleeing a combined force of FBI and local police, they head towards Mexico where a contact has arranged a safe-house for them. Along the way they stop at a motel and unload a bank teller whom they are holding hostage. While Seth goes out to "sight see" checking on the border and to buy fast food burgers, Richie brutally rapes and murders the teller. Seth, who pictures himself as a professional thief, becomes furious over Richie's sadistic behavior, but forgives his brother, embracing him and talking about how their future will be better in Mexico. Meanwhile, Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel), a pastor who is experiencing a crisis of faith due to the passing of his wife, arrives at the same motel with his daughter Kate (Juliette Lewis) and his adopted son Scott, who is of Chinese descent. The Geckos kidnap the family and order Jacob to take them across the border in his RV. After a tense inspection by a border guard, the group crosses into Mexico. They stop at the "Titty Twister", an isolated strip club and brothel where the Geckos have arranged to meet their contact Carlos at dawn. Seth and Richie beat up the doorman, Chet Pussy, when he tries to deny the group entry. Although the bartender initially refuses to serve them, he relents after Jacob successfully argues that he is a trucker, but Seth remains annoyed by the disrespect. They take a table, and Seth encourages everyone to drink as the strip show begins. Richie takes special notice of the club's star performer, Santnico Pandemnium (Salma Hayek), during an extended solo performance, after which Chet Pussy and some others confront the group. When Richie is stabbed in his already wounded hand, Santnico transforms into a horrific vampire and attacks him, biting him on his neck, which causes him to bleed to death...Roger Ebert gave it three out of four stars and described it as "a skillful meat-and-potatoes action extravaganza with some added neat touches". In her review for The New York Times, Janet Maslin wrote, "The latter part of From Dusk till Dawn is so relentless that it's as if a spigot has been turned on and then broken. Though some of the tricks are entertainingly staged, the film loses its clever edge when its action heats up so gruesomely and exploitatively that there's no time for talk". Entertainment Weekly gave the film a "B" rating and Owen Gleiberman wrote, "Rodriguez and Tarantino have taken the let-'em-eat-trash cynicism of modern corporate moviemaking and repackaged it as junk-conscious 'attitude.' In From Dusk till Dawn, they put on such a show of cooking up popcorn that they make pandering to the audience seem hip". However, in his review for the Washington Post, Desson Howe wrote, "The movie, which treats you with contempt for even watching it, is a monument to its own lack of imagination. It's a triumph of vile over content; mindless nihilism posing as hipness". Cinefantastique magazine's Steve Biodrowski wrote, "Whereas one might reasonably have expected that the combo of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez would yield a critical mass of nuclear proportions, instead of an atomic fireball's worth of entertainment, we get a long fuse, quite a bit of fizzle, and a rather minor blast". In his review for the San Francisco Chronicle, Mick LaSalle called the film, "an ugly, unpleasant criminals-on-the-lam film that midway turns into a boring and completely repellent vampire 'comedy.' If it's not one of the worst films of 1996 it will have been one miserable year". In Marc Savlov's review for the Austin Chronicle, he wrote, "Fans of Merchant-Ivory will do well to steer clear of Rodriguez's newest opus, but both action and horror film fans have cause for celebration after what seems like a particularly long splatter-drought. This is horror with a wink and a nod to drive-in theatres and sweaty back seats. This is how it's done". This is yet another Quentin Tarantino vehicle (with Robert Rodriguez at the steering wheel) I have gotten back to lately and re-seen with a personal negative response in the end. When re-seeing "From Dusk Till Dawn" it just feels like the same old ultra violent never ending dialogue driven action dribble we have seen so many times now from Quentin. They both believed in their on hype and thought they could get away with whatever at that point. Something they repeated with their Grindhouse films "Death Proof" and "Planet Terror". Throughout the years I have become so tired of this action set up and Quentins accepted freedom to push down this "mindless violent nihilism" (as Desson Howe wrote) down our throats and getting away with it due to some sort of comic relief in the midst of the gore. The problem with "From Dusk Till Dawn" is that it starts off as one type of film and ends up as something else. The overlapping of the genres doesnt fully work and the special effects are quite poor. And we get to see the usual Tarantino/Rodriguez suspects in several roles which in one way makes the film a bit richer but also too familiar and boring. Yes, at that point it was "fresh" to see George Clooney play such an unlikeable character. And as I have said so many times, Quentin Tarantino shouldve never put himself in any films as he cant act. Then again, we have the hubris issue.... And it boggles my mind that Tarantino as the writer, assumed that we would find his character, the murderous sexual deviant Richie, ok as being some sort of babbling psychotic comic relief. Tarantino/Rodriguez tries to outstage each other with whom can come up with the most crazy character or weapon. Such as Sex Machine and his crotch-based gun that only fires when "erect"... Thats just bad in my opinion. Not cool, not funny. Just B-Movie crappy. I reckon the film wants to be offensive, but misses the target with miles as the bits and pieces simply cant connect. The best part in this movie is the lovely Salma Hayek and her character Santnico Pandemnium. Thats pretty much it.
(br) wrote: queen latiffa is brilliant in this