Confessions of an Action Star
In the spring of 1986, no one had heard of Frank Sledge. One year later, Bloodfight 2 was #1 at the box office... And a star was born.
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xxxJenni P (es) wrote: High atop the world in his remote mountain cabin, Dr. Franklin Vick is engaged in highly unethical medical research. His field of expertise: resurrection. His test subject: Adam Schmidt - a troubled medical student who volunteers to be killed again and again in the name of science. Together, the doctor and his new assistant work in snowbound isolation, perfecting their death tactics before unleashing their discovery to the world. But there's a problem: Death has side effects...
Aaron A (jp) wrote: A descent, original idea for the Dracula mythos. This is the second instalment in Wes Craven's Dracula trilogy (Dracula 2000, Dracula II, Dracula III). The Hammer films may have had more originality for their time. However, if you are a fan of blood-sucking movie vampires, then this is still has plenty of scarlet splatter. Finally, this movie was sure to include more than ample old-world vampire lore from holy water to compulsive counting.
Simeon T (ru) wrote: Why a film or any other collaborative artistic project ends up a success or failure (and every degree in between) is a mysterious thing; it is why there is a sense of the magical about something which comes together in a way no one could have planned or expected. Casablanca, for instance, was supposed to be merely another assembly line star vehicle, and turned into the kind of classic that couples watch every year. With an epic, it is a steeper climb, as there are many more collaborative elements that need to come together. When these are successful, in movies like Braveheart, there can be a fearsome, propulsive spirit in the outcome.Cold Mountain is one of those epics that just doesn't quite come together and set off a spark. It has since been vilified unfairly; I once saw it described as one of the most boring movies ever made, which it certainly isn't. But it is heavy-handed, a bit stodgy at times, and uncertain of everything other than its female centrism. Something, or more than that, just isn't clicking. So what it wrong? It is most likely a collaborative issue, rather than a few individuals. Anthony Minghella hasn't made it come off right for sure, and I would suspect it is more the team at the helm than the actors. However, Jude Law is a bit of a weight on the film. He is emblematic of the piece, in that he isn't bad exactly, but he seems to be flailing around and not quite finding success. There is some strikingly horrific Civil War imagery at the beginning, followed by a terrific scene where a dying boy asks a fiddler to play him a song that would make him feel like he was at a creek back home. But the strength of the film, and the central message, is in and about the defenseless people left behind. The men going off to war leaving behind women in physical and psychological deprivation It is a very real fact of war throughout history. What is interesting about how it is described here is the separation of male and female identity in a time of war, the idea of female experience as an alien thing to a world built and summarily destroyed by men. This is the idea that does get through when much of the film isn't coming together, and the film's shoulders rest on the women. The scene with the woman whose crying baby is left to die in the cold by sadistic Union soldiers is almost impossible to watch, but is the purest distillation of the central theme. Cold Mountain is mostly about the relationship between Nicole Kidman's southern belle and Renee Zellweger's hearty Appalachian lass. Kidman holds her own, she has that willowy elegance that is suited to a role of this type. Most of the press went to Renee Zellweger, whose showy acting won an Oscar, but who has since been mocked. I think she is not Oscar-caliber, but is not at all bad. It is a presentational style of performance with some campy, flouncy touches, but it is also full of the kind of fierceness this movie needs. The best performance here is by Ray Winstone, scary and very believable as the head of a group of thuggish confederate soldiers who've hung around the titular mountain town to control its resources and terrorize people. He is memorably menacing in this movie, and there are scenes with his psychopathic, ghostly blond henchman that are very difficult to watch. Its a tough movie, and and ungainly one, but one with enough good elements that it is worth seeing, not least of which is the lovely music, both in the film and the credits. Donald Sutherland is also very good in a small role.
Joackim O (gb) wrote: Le ridicule des courtisans.
Grant S (es) wrote: So much potential wasted, slowly.The second movie in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy. Each movie is separate and doesn't feature characters from the previous one(s) (except at the end of Red, but it made no difference to the story and was essentially Kieslowski showing off).The first, Blue, was engaging and mostly reasonably interesting. Doesn't end very well, but getting to the end was an interesting journey.White, however, doesn't have that same level of engagement or interest. Starts off okay, develops slowly and without a sense of direction, then all of a sudden you have some fairly bizarre and implausible twists. Then it ends. Even more unsatisfactory ending than Blue.Red is marginally better. Turns out that Blue was the best of the bunch after all.
neil k (gb) wrote: Best movie I ever saw. Fantastic.
Nicolas M (nl) wrote: Premier film du genre "Ghost Kung Fu Comedy". Les moments de kung fu sont plus rares que dans un vrai film de kung fu, les histoires de fantomes moins impressionnantes que dans les vrais films de fantomes et les moments droles... sont quand meme cocasses. Dans l'ensemble, c'est un peu boiteux, mais suffisamment divertissant que pour passer un bon moment sans trop reflechir...
Gianni V (ca) wrote: Pas aussi drole que le premier, mais ca reste assez culte. Les acteurs (Tognazzi, Serrault, Galabru) sont vraiment excellents.
Jonathan M (jp) wrote: Given that this is a municipal politics procedural with a clear left agenda, I wasn't expecting such a well-paced and compelling piece of Italian neorealism. By moving away from the psychology and sentiments of the counselors in favour of looking at them as these types, you get the sense of this bizarre political machine all made of these huge fat balding men (centering on Rod Steiger's character).
Logan M (ca) wrote: Little heft to the narrative, but it's hard not to be entertained by this action and CGI filled epic.
Tyler R (mx) wrote: Very funny and great action. Fast paced and fun plot.
Nick P (jp) wrote: Not an impressive biopic, but Coal Miner's Daughter obviously has its heart in the right place. Sissy Spacek is an innocent, determined country soul of Loretta Lynn and Tommy Lee Jones is good as well as Doo, her husband.
Carlos M (it) wrote: Not only an unnecessary prequel but also terribly written: overlong, filled with clichs and ridiculous dialogue, and failing to depict the character's evolution to become a monster in a believable way - and Gaspard Ulliel is absolutely awful.
Russ B (nl) wrote: 7/10/2016: I thought this movie was pretty decent. It had a nice story and a likable cast.