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Jeremiah W (br) wrote: It was a great movie. Good to see Eddie Murphy like that.
Dane P (mx) wrote: Nice but painfully uneventful and slow with bland characters. Also the dvd I watched had a reminder how bad smoking is. And its rated PG-13 for smoking (it takes place in the 40s so its a timely thing)...... Wat..... Smoking is an issue in films now? XD
Judge L (br) wrote: Great flick!! Well worth the watch on Netflix.
Dannielle A (br) wrote: Absolutely gorgeous cinematography, great acting, and decent plot... however, the script is so problematic with so many bizarre moments that would never happen in real life... that I had to suspend my belief during many moments. When I watch films, I like to lose myself in the story and forget reality for two hours. Due to the lack of believability, I was reminded constantly like a smack in the face that this is just a fictional movie. There is a reason this was a straight to DVD release.
Darryl P (fr) wrote: Pretty good semi mindless action. Denzel Washington and Marky Mark have a good rapport
Phillie E (ru) wrote: Smart Spike Lee flick with good performances all around.
Adam R (es) wrote: (First and only full viewing - 1/29/2010)
Thomas K (it) wrote: I was never one of those people who hated the film. It's a very sweet film about what happens when the worst thing you can imagine happening actually does happen, and it worked for me. A friend of mine did see the original 3 hour cut though and he always speaks of it with reverence and if that ever happens I am so there, because it sounds like something I absolutely must see.
James L (ag) wrote: I love this entire movie. Gregory Hines discovers the roots of tap dance. I had a dream of wanting to meet one of the hoofer's from the 3rd floor of this movie and later i had the experience!
Mikel G (gb) wrote: First off, is not a film noir genre just because is shot B/W..is a profund story of love and deception. The slowness make it unease to the eye but at the same time is very poetic and challenging, the scene in the bar is memorable, the music and cinematography and set design creating a unique atmosphere.
Millo T (es) wrote: Very nice in the photography and the artistical aspect, but not so about the script -even although based on a Nobel Prize awarded author.
Ernie L (au) wrote: This movie completely surprised me. I caught it late at night on a movie channel, and soon found it to be very interesting. The original "Hardbodies" was a brain dead teen skin beach flick about 3 middle aged businessmen who hire a local surfer dude to hook them up with young girls. Really creepy in retrospect, but basically just a dumb movie. I was surprised to find that they even made a sequel, but after watching for a while I discovered that this movie had a lot more going for it. On the surface it is a sequel to the first movie that has some of the same cast members, but now it is set in Greece. Just when you think it is cut from the same cloth as the first movie, everything takes a sharp left turn and you find the movie is actually about the cast and crew going to Greece to shoot the sequel to a bad beach movie. At this point the whole thing gets a little "meta". With actors making fun of characters they have to play and writers commenting on how stupid the plot is. While this isn't a "great" movie it is quite amusing and well worth seeing on a cable channel, especially if you have seen the first one.
Guillaume H (jp) wrote: Awesomely terrible. It exists to watch the 80's look bad in all their glory; Everyone sucks to no end, characters are just awful, their reactions to everything makes no sense, and whats with being rude all the time in the 80's, and angry at wrong moments? The story is stupid, the score is loud and cheesy, editing is a joke, directing is over-emphatic. So i had a good time
Kevin W (mx) wrote: "I have nothing to give you but my dream".'Veronika Voss' was Fassbinder's penultimate film and concluded the loose BRD trilogy that also included 'The Marriage of Maria von Braun' and 'Lola'. These films examined the German economic miracle and political recovery during the 1950s under the Adenauer government. Fassbinder suggested that this rehabilitation and success was achieved due to corruption and compromise, as well as the cultural and economic imperialism of the United States. In each film, the main character is a woman who either succeeds or falls during the era. Whereas Maria von Braun and Lola were upwardly mobile women who sought a better life for themselves during these boom years, Veronika Voss is a woman whose successes were during the Nazi era and she finds herself unable to adjust to the new West Germany - she's a victim of the country's recovery.'Veronika Voss' starts with a remarkably prescient scene that predicts events to come. Veronika (Rosel Zech) watches a film from her UFA past; a silent melodrama about a woman addicted to morphine who becomes exploited by her doctor, literally signing her life over to her. This is intercut with scenes with Veronika's memories of making the film, complete with depictions of life behind the scenes. This was clearly an act, though Veronika's actual dependency on morphine is very much real. A jittery mess, she is rescued during a rainstorm by a journalist, Robert Krohn (Hilmar Thate). She has delusions about her own fame, whilst he doesn't recognise her. Smitten, he examines her past to discover what happened to the actress who was feted during the 30s but fell out of public view. It was rumoured that she was a lover of Goebbels and relied on the patronage of the Nazis. In post-war Germany, Veronika struggles to find roles. Fassbinder perhaps contrasts with the fact that public officials during the Nazi era were still accepted after the war and were responsible for Germany's recovery. Denazification was a policy that some fell foul of but some did not.Krohn discovers Veronika's "illness" through observing her withdrawal symptoms. Her doctor, Katz (Annemarie Duringer) is a superficially kindly doctor with a veneer of respectability, although below the surface something much more sinister is taking place. Again, should we see this as an allegory of contemporary Germany? Katz regulates the morphine she provides to her clients, increasing their dependency and desperation for more drugs, allowing her to exploit the wealth of her clients, ultimately ready to allow them to overdose for their wealth. Krohn's attempts to rescue Veronika are at her expense however, reflecting Fassbinder's perception of empathy as essentially a self-serving act motivated by self-interest rather than the good of the other. Krohn's help puts Veronika in more danger and also results in the death of his girlfriend. Only when it's too late does he accept the futility of what he sought to achieve - that he was unable to help her or stop Katz's schemes, and returns to his sports journalist position rather than undermine Katz.Many of Fassbinder's preceding films were influenced by Sirk's melodramas. 'Fear Eats The Soul' was a direct remake of 'All That Heaven Allows' and other Fassbinder works were influenced by Sirk's use of colour and expressionism. 'Veronika Voss' is very much inspired by one of Hollywood's most corrosive examinations of itself; Billy Wilder's 'Sunset Boulevard' as well as the real life story of UFA actress Sybille Schmitz, who also died of a drug overdose in 1955, which is pretty much when the film was set, given the reference to West Germany joining NATO. Like with Norma Desmond, Veronika makes an abortive comeback, which demonstrates how the art of film making has changed. The opening scene showed Veronika as a silent actress who could weep on cue, but now finds the multitasking of doing this and reciting lines a problem (though this is probably also due to her morphine addiction considering she "breaks down" on set). It's a sign of an inability to adjust, not just perhaps to making films but life itself. Veronika's not used to no longer being recognised or famous and she cannot accept obscurity.With cinematographer Xavier Scwarzenberger, Fassbinder recreates the aesthetic of many of the UFA productions that Veronika Voss might have starred in, with crisp black and white cinematography and typical methods of cutting between scenes. The reflection upon the Nazi era is important because Fassbinder believed there were attempts towards a collective amnesia about the entire duration of the Third Reich; that it was better not being discussed. He thought that West Germany would only genuinely recover and deal with its past through discussion and reflection. 'Veronika Voss' doesn't just reflect the past though; it carefully considers West Germany's contemporary success, suggesting it wasn't as honestly achieved as many would like to think.
Michael W (ca) wrote: In the year 3008 a spaceship and crew embark on mission to retrieve the mystical 'blue star' gem. Best known for Dorothy Stratten as a robot with feelings but most spoofs and jokes miss the mark by a wide margin (except the alien's bathroom joke, which I laughed at). Stratten looks good but doesn't add much more.
Richard P (ru) wrote: Remember 15 years ago at the Meceita ranch? Another time when you took it out on a woman? Unfortunately for you, that woman happened to be my mother.
Josh M (ca) wrote: Boring and dry as all Charlie Brown specials are; that is the Peanuts charm. It is almost soothing in a way. Not many can enjoy this type of entertainment, but it seems to keep the children interested, as it did for me when I was a child.