The Persona Century Corporation has purchased nearly every parcel of land on earth. Dissension is not tolerated within the corporation's borders and those who oppose Persona are dealt with swiftly. Of those few places not yet under Persona's control is the free town of Kabuki-cho, also known as "The Dark Side of Tokyo". Within the town, under the leadership of a woman named Mai, is a small resistance group called Messiah. Into this world steps a man who takes the sobriquet of Kabuki-cho: Darkside. Sealed up in another dimension eighteen years ago by Persona Century, Darkside now returns to aid Messiah using his unique mystic power of renewal.
Ingela Z (de) wrote: This movie is part of a series of movies (Babel, Man on fire) which portray the very difficult Mexican social and economic situation next to the American border and how delicate the balance between the two countries is. The movie builds tension quite appropriately as we see a desperate father willing to risk his life in search of a mysterious doctor who is in charge of illegal transplantations, in order to save his daughter's life. In his way, he'll see children gangs, prostitution, corrupt policemen and all the colors of human misery when poverty reigns. But he will also discover kindness, decency and the innocence of children. In the eyes of the character everyone is corrupt and dishonest and this concept is exactly what the script aims to do. It tries to show us how ignorant rich societies are of the way poor ones live and that not everyone who lives humbly is a criminal as the main character will find out. He'll also find out that the most despicable characters in the movie are not even Mexicans. This is a journey of awakening for someone who has to go down to hell because he needs to. The very emotional ending add to a movie which is decent and leaves a very important message. Rich societies play an important part in the state of poverty which is undermining poor societies and they have the moral power to revert this situation. That is, if they really wanted to.
Robyn M (ag) wrote: Disney breaks a few rules, 1 of them is making musicals fun. For what it's worth Bandslam makes up for everything Disney has pumped out in the last decade that was below it's 'Magical standards'.The family friendly appeal and misleading trailer set the standards at a low, and the cheesy poster advertisments gives you the impression of another REALLY bad teen movie, simalar to High School Musical 2 & 3.
Eliabeth K (jp) wrote: Interesting take into the Gram Parsons mystery, though very far from a bio pic. Easy watch, but not a lot of fact. Watching it for pure entertainment sake is advised.
Jason J (ca) wrote: This movie is absolutely brilliant, a German film based on true story. Reminded me of Touching The Void.
Amy T (kr) wrote: This was so boring at first, but actually awesome. Suddenly, I'm interested in Spanish history. It made feel so involved. I loved this.
Ken T (de) wrote: Sinbad and Phil have two different styles of comedy that mesh really well in this oh so funny movie..."
bill s (us) wrote: This film was doomed from the outset due to a deals for a dollar script.
Lucas Y (es) wrote: One of those "so bad it's good" movies and of course since I'm a Cubs fan, I'm totally biased. The Wrigley Field scenes are all awesome. There's more than a few funny moments. The acting is overall horrendous, except for Amy Morton. But overall I've seen this several times & still enjoy it. "Sorry, your door seems to be malfunctioning! I'll get housekeeping!"
Jay L (br) wrote: "1919. The year America saw Major League Baseball played in a whole new way... Underhanded." "The way I see it, we can never be beaten...We can only beat ourselves.." Eight Men Out. A spectacle of a sports film, a dramatic and spot~on true story that is quite shocking. Match fixing is cowardly in my opinion, every athlete is trained to win, it's what makes sports so hypnotizing to watch, a fix in any sport is just like treason. Celebrated Director John Sayles (Lone Star, The Secret Of Roan Inish, Passion Play) takes a step out of comfort zone with this absolutely riveting true story of top notch greed, Sayles and company really crafted a solidified drama that engaged from the opening sequence. The early 1920's cinematography and costume art are a treat for the eyes and the screenplay is fantastic. Eight Men Out is snappy, stylish, cerebral and hypnotizing sports drama that really keeps you watching and guessing for The complete duration. Complete with a superb ensemble of characters, striking performances, a mesmerizing story and much more. The factual account about the cowardly, infamous and downright despicable 1919 Chicago White Six and the scandal that shook the entire sports culture as well as the country and changed Baseball forever, this has surely got to be one of the deepest darkest saddest chapters in the history of professional sports. It defeated the entire purpose that makes the world of professional sports so insanely amusing and profusely entertaining to watch. UNPREDICTABILITY... One of the best attributes and characteristics that professional sports offers. Match fixing is devilish and treasonous, but is also very profitable, dangerous and downright devilish. Director Sayles and company brought together a multitude of late 80's A list talents, all of whom deliver excellent performances and are at the top of the game. Featuring riveting performances from John Cisco, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, David Straithorn and D.B. Sweeney.
Jeremy B (kr) wrote: This movie had a lot of potential in regards to its main plot. But due to its often cheesy acting and seemingly coming across as a somewhat poorly made film, it falls quite short.
Nate P (gb) wrote: My personal second favorite Star Trek movie, First Contact succeeds in improving upon its predecessor and it could easily win new fans.