Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln), move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who brought along his diva girlfriend Lana (Amy Yasbeck), in the hopes of being discovered by Kate, who works for a record company. Jesse has returned to this old family mansion after his parents were murdered when he was a baby. While going through old things in the basement, Jesse finds a picture of his great-great grandfather (and namesake) in front of a Mayan temple holding a crystal skull with jewels in the eyes. In the background is a man Jesse learns is Slim Razor, a former partner of his great-great grandfather turned bitter enemy after a disagreement over who would get to keep the skull.
Carlos J (jp) wrote: Gran fotografia, buena reconstruccion de epoca y excelentes actuaciones sostienen una historia que atrapa pero a la vez queda algo fria y se pierde. Igual algunas veces se agradecen las buena intenciones aunque el logro final no sea lo esperado...
Lenny R (br) wrote: Maybe I'm being over-generous with my mark, but while McBride's writing is not as consistently hilarious as that of, say, Rogen & Goldberg (the movie more or less just coasts on its concept - a medieval fantasy with dick and weed jokes - most of the time), and it's at times a bit disturbing to discover the sort of things he finds funny, he IS entertaining to watch as a performer, and there is a definite sense of fun throughout. The action scenes (in particular the carriage chase) are very well handled by Green, and the production design is great, effectively evoking the 80s films that served as inspiration, but never directly copying them. It's a loving homage with a comedic tone, rather than a spoof or a knock-off.Portman is just as committed to her role as any she's ever played, lifting everyone around her as a result. Franco just adds a bit of Pineapple Express's Saul to his Tristan, which works fine. Justin Theroux overacts constantly, but that's obviously the point, so it's not a problem. Jones, Dance, Hardiker and Lewis are all great. Zooey D is not particularly tested, but does OK as the damsel in distress. The romantic duet sung by her (beautifully) and Franco (terribly) is one of the film's more memorable scenes.While a lot of the jokes just aren't as funny as they could have been, the overall tone and look of the film stopped me from being completely turned off. It's definitely disappointing, but I can't hate it. A noble effort, one might say.
Bruce B (it) wrote: Another Film From Dimension Extreme, and like all the others I've watched from this company its EXTRME. This is a film from Japan and its the Japanese Freddy Krueger movie, fall a sleep and you commit suicide, and a female detective is after Zero the man who reaches people on a cell phone causing them to die. All in all a pretty good film, a little long but in the end you will be glad you stuck it out and watched it. 4 Stars
Simone D (us) wrote: Bad acting ... fairytale story ....
Private U (ru) wrote: A fair depiction of a young immigrant's infatuation with the American Dream. Kevin Bacon makes you hate him and Brad Renfro is very convincing (minus the accent) as the young man wrapped up in the dirty business of the music industry in the 1960s.
Christopher S (fr) wrote: Excellent film from Belgium. Very gritty and almost surreal. Love the way it was shot.
Sidney H (ca) wrote: Black Movie Excellence!
Claire M (mx) wrote: Picked up in a charty shop and v. excited as contained a young Jeff Bridges - he was definatly the best bit. Slow moving, and although wanted to know what happened, when got to end wish hadn't bothered.
Jay K R (it) wrote: Awesome soundtrack, tragic story, great characters.
Adam R (jp) wrote: A magical little gem of a film. Leslie Caron is mesmerizing as our beloved Lili. "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" provides one of the best musical scenes in movie history. (First and only viewing - 6/28/2011)
Scott M (us) wrote: One for the teens. Ledger gave a good performance.
Katrina F (kr) wrote: Johnny at his worst :(
Jack G (de) wrote: Brilliantly directed Z-grade trash