After causing a commotion with his last assignment, Falk has been given a desk job, which hardly agrees with his personality, and he ends up accepting an offer from an old friend to buy into a private investigation agency. Another friend of Falk's, Sven, purchased a business in Estonia, and when local gangsters attempted to pressure him into paying protection money, Sven retained the services of Nikolaus Lehmann, a burly private eye, to throw them off his trail. However, Lehmann does his job all too well, murdering the racketeers, and then threatening Sven and his family. With no where else to turn, Sven asks Falk to help him deal with the crazed Lehmann; Falk agrees, but soon realizes he's dealing with a more dangerous man than he imagined when Lehmann kidnaps Falk's wife Jeanette, and then releases her with a time bomb locked around her neck, demanding that Falk hand over ownership of his detective agency to Lehmann.
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Ben S (ru) wrote: Exhaustive chronological documentary charting the career of Ray Harryhausen, the pioneering animator, interspersed with adoring talking heads from Hollywood(TM)s greats (Spielberg, Cameron, et al). Produced on a shoestring budget in partnership with The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, it(TM)s a bit of an audio and visual patchwork with widely differing sound and picture quality between each segment (John Lassiter for example sounds like he was recorded on a tin can and string), and titles and transitions that belong in an A-level project, giving the film the look and feel of a DVD extra. BUT As Harryhausen(TM)s career unfolds on screen none of that feels relevant " this man is incredible. He wanted to make stop motion monster movies, so he made them " building the models, pitching movie ideas to studios, directing actors on set and animating almost every frame of them alone, even clicking the shutter (regardless of James Cameron(TM)s misinformation in the film). Most people are probably aware of the name, and perhaps his skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts but his sheer impact on filmmaking cannot be understated. He truly conjured the magic of cinema, and is deservedly considered the grandfather of sci-fi and fantasy on the screen. We learn little about the man behind the creatures " the documentary acts as more of a visual catalogue of his work " but the chance to see old test reels (restored by Peter Jackson), learn about tricks of the trade and hear fascinating behind the scenes stories of old Hollywood is more then satisfying.
Dave J (kr) wrote: Monday, April 23, 2012 (2004) Godsend HORROR Very basic premised has much of it was already revealed by watching the previews has Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Rominjn Stamos play Paul and Jessie Duncan as proud parents of an only 8 year old child Adam (Cameron Bright) until an unfortunate car accident, motivating them to succumb with a controversial cloning scientist Dr. Richard Wells (Robert De Niro). (Plot spoilers) Strictly by the book, more strange things happen centering on the aftermath after the cloning of Adam after 8 years later as soon as he start to receive mental flashbacks of another young child whose somehow connected to the Robert De Niro character who was a disfunctional criminal child but was killed by a house fire, motivating the DeNiro character to mix his deceased child's DNA or chromosomes with Adams blood cells without any consent from the original parents resulting the cloned Adam to possess murder tendencies. As forementioned, hooky and strictly by the book which is basically a 'what if' movie, but what is most annoying is the very unnecessary loud sound effects and screaming whenever something is supposed to happen which upon hearing the film cannot be enjoyed in a theatre which the loud 'sound effects' cannot be controlled by a remote. There is also some inconsistencies such as police cross examination of the child suspected to be killed by drowning which no one was really questioned or how come the cloned Adam only has flashbacks about specific events without any of the other parties involve like I dunno, maybe his actual father for instance. And because this movie is conventional and is supposed to be a horror film, there's also a lack of 'scares' just alot of close calls and suspicions about waht really happened which some viewers should already figure out even before the film is even over- talk about narrow minded parents whenever they hear their son call out someone else's name. The real plus of the movie itself are the 'extras' on the DVD copy which has four alternative endings and is a joy to listen to both from the writer and the director commenting on each alternative ending and explains why each of them weren't used. 2 out of 4
Yuri B (br) wrote: The first film I've ever seen Farrell on... previous what the HBO series Tigerland... I thought he was brilliant & that his star was on the rise... & I wasn't wrong.
Michelle C (ag) wrote: nice movie, it made me cry. the right cast was well-directed and the scoring was perfect.
Bryan G (ag) wrote: Mario Bava has made some of the most vicious and creative horror films, and a lot of his films have had some pretty graphic deaths in them. Now I haven't seen everything that Bava has directed, but if there are more films of his like Rabid Dogs (or Kidnapped as it is more commonly known as), I would like to see those ones. For a director who has had some pretty intense movies, Rabid Dogs is a far better crafted film than his usual flicks. And far more suspenseful! Unfortunately Rabid Dogs was never released during Bava's lifetime. There were some financial issues that popped up, and the film was never finished to Bava's standards. A few years later, Bava's son Lamberto and producer Alfredo Leone filmed new scenes, altered the ending and released it under the title Kidnapped. Both versions are available on the DVD release, but do yourself a favor and only watch Rabid Dogs. Kidnapped ruins a lot of the film's strong points, and spoils the ending. The movie is about a couple of thieves who take a woman, a middle aged man and a small boy hostage. The movie is mostly confined to the car owned by the middle aged man, but the small space really helps the film's suspense. The claustrophobic feeling gets more intense the longer these unfortunate people are trapped by these horrible people. And Bava's direction captures the sheer terror this situation created, and I remained glued to the screen the whole time. There are some amazing performances in this film. If I had to pick one that really stood out, it would be George Eastman, who plays one of the thieves who goes under the alias Thirty Two. He is the sleaziest of the three, and the one that was responsible for most of the terrible things these hostages had to go through. He's a despicable person, but the character is believable and Eastman was flawless in his performance. The movie is pure edge-of-your-seat kind of tension the whole way through, and it ends on one of the biggest surprises. I wish that Bava could have lived long enough to see this movie as it is. I've seen films of his that I liked, but none like this. Rabid Dogs may very well be the best film that Mario Bava has ever made.
Brian F (br) wrote: An absolute insult to the original RHPS. It takes the most important part of that movie (the Floor Show) and renders it meaningless.
Pauline B (ca) wrote: I enjoyed it. A cheaper version of Taken but an overall good Sunday afternoon movie
Corey K (nl) wrote: We Dont Always Realize the Impact We Have or Are Making. Having Men that Stand for A Greater Purpose are Worth Holding Accountable to. No One Said it Was Easy, However it Will Be Worth It! #StrengthenNextGen #Shoulder2Shoulder #Commit2Urself
Jon P (au) wrote: As much as I love animated and kids movies, this one is hardly entertaining.
Aaron B (kr) wrote: Awesome movie, and that's an objective fact. I guess some people hate it because it's anti-their precious establishment.