As a young boy, future emperor Nero witnesses the mad Emperor Caligula kill his father and exile his mother. While in exile in the pontine islands, Agrippina, his mother, sees a vision telling her that her son can become emperor, but she will have to die first. She accepts the proposal. Back in Rome, Nero, now being raised by emperor Claudius after Caligula's death, Agrippina returns. She poisons Claudius' food and Nero becomes emperor. At first, Nero cuts taxes and introduces successful programs and invades Brittania. Soon he meets a beautiful slave named Claudia Acte, and marries her, throwing off his engagement with Claudius' daughter, Claudia Octavia, telling her she can marry someone she will be happy with. Heartbroken, she arrives at an island and kills herself. Nero enjoys being married to Claudia Acte, but soon he gradually goes mad with power and sets fire to Rome.
scott g (jp) wrote: a film based on true events in india towards the end of the 90s, and how it brought about change in the corrupt justice system they had in place there. a young woman getting shot for a simple reason and the injustice of her case, when almost all witnesses got bought off and guilty man went free. a film that is interesting and shows a part of indias history about corruption. this obviously goes on everywhere to some degree, more than others, so a universal story
Scott T (fr) wrote: I only watched this on the back of James Callis' great performance as Gaius Baltar in Battlestar Galactica. It started off quite well and has a reasonable budget for a Sci-Fi Channel tv movie. When Merlin (Callis) finally does make an appearance I laughed out loud at his gruff Welsh accent for the character. What was he playing at? Somehow Callis' weird yet strangely brilliant performance kept me interested for 90 mins. Story was pretty poor and so were some of the performances from the lesser known actors but I expected that. Effects weren't bad though. Big thing that I didn't like was the Gorgon's from Greek mythology making an appearance, hated that idea. Not the best but I've seen many, many worse movies. Fans of BSG may find it an interesting novelty just to hear Callis' attempt at a different accent.
Jason T (ag) wrote: Hobgoblins 2 was every bit as awful as it should be, but still was entertaining for a little while. If it was done by MST3K it would have been a new classic. However instead it was just more nightmarish acting with some lifeless furry puppets. Just enjoy a few libations to ease the pain.
MelBel (gb) wrote: Very sad, I feel so sorry for this girl. She is not a drug dealer, which becomes obvious as you watch. I cried when she stood trial. I would do less time for murder in the U.S. FREE CORBY!!!:)
Andrew J (mx) wrote: Not right to say"inspired" by H.P. Lovecraft as this movie isn't "inspired" at all.
Stacie (nl) wrote: This director hasn't made a lot of movies, but the following are his movies that are copied from the corresponding movie names:Zinda - Old BoyMusaafir - U-turnKante - Resorvior DogsJung - Desperate Measures & Face OffKhauf - JurorI really really don't understand the bandwagon of copying movies - and it's not just Bollywood, take a long hard look at Hollywood as well (you liked Kill Bill and it's amazing originality? Watch Lady Snowblood and tell me there wasn't some plagiarism happening). This kind of work is lazy and embarrassing - and it pisses me off to no end realizing that I am now going to have to do a weeks worth of research on a new release to ensure I haven't seen it before. Bastards.
Nadeem M (it) wrote: Films like this can sometimes be pretty good if done well but this is very much below par. The stories just aren't very interesting, funny or engaging. The first one was a little bit eerie but it all went downhill from there. Only Cate Blanchett offers something worth seeing in a woman getting drunk, talking to her cat. The story itself is as bad as the rest.
Tom C (mx) wrote: pile of shite. was highly recommended. stayed up till the early hours watching it. maybe it's like marmite! I hate it!
Robert C (us) wrote: This one is on the comedic side of horror and is pretty enjoyable. I'm docking it a half a star because we have the person who cast this movie to blame for Paul Walker. Though this was his best performance.
Carl M (ru) wrote: Dark's Pandemonium Carnival steams into town on a cold autumn's eve, bringing with it strange and fantastic attractions that tempt the weak at heart with prospects of newed youth, beauty, fame, lust, and other fine riches. Two young boys discover the sinister secret that has brought the autumn people back to their small town, as they make a stand against its evil proprietor. Ray Bradbury's frightful fantasy horror novel is brought to life in SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, directed by THE INNOCENT's Jack Clayton. Clayton directs with a youthful exuberance that allows us to turn back the clock and become children once again, if only for a moment. With the aid of James Horner's orchestral score, the mood dances between light and dark, but always leaves us with the feeling of childlike wonder. As handsome as he is unsettling, Jonathan Pryce lives up to his character's name as the devilish Mr. Dark. He need only speak a line of Bradbury's prose to elicit chills. Jason Robards stands against him as the fading father figure who must conquer the regrets of old age to save his young son. The boys, played by Vidal Peterson and Shawn Carson, also capture the excitement and fears of childhood perfectly amidst the coming darkness. When placed within the confines of the ominous carnival setting, SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES becomes a living nightmare, and serves as a memorable fantasy horror film that is fun for the whole family! -Carl ManesI Like Horror Movies
Waleed A (it) wrote: great movie, has its flaws like some cheesy acting and dialogue, but still very entertaining. i watched the directors cut which is apparently much darker and a more complete movie. it's a full 30 minutes longer. i can't really compare since i last saw it in the theaters when it came out, but this does not deserve all the hate it got. daredevil is such a cool character and this depiction of him was satisfying, even after watching the MCU depiction (4 viewings)
Jho R (br) wrote: Not as charming as the original.
Alex M (br) wrote: Hulk Smash! Awesome!
Charles F (br) wrote: There is a sense in which a very meagre amount of effort - some of it perhaps genuine - has gone into the production of this movie. But, to be clear, this is the work of amateurs. In an ideal world it should never have reached an audience outside classroom walls. It's even hard to tell to what degree its failure owes to sheer incompetence or blatant pilfering from other movies of the same genre. Honestly, there isn't an ounce of creativity or ingenuity anywhere. I won't condescend to describe how cheap and poorly manufactured the horror is in this low-down dirty shame for a movie. I will, however, briefly mention the acting that is on the whole absolutely terrible. But wait! no so fast, Batman! There is a fantastic scene here near the end of the movie, the husband and father of the house experiences a convulsive, major nervous breakdown that deserves a CRAP award for releasing such trash into the airwaves and on countless television screens all over the world (what is it really? what's the actual number of audience members for a movie this bad? Four, maybe five, screens?). All of this transpires in various locations throughout the house but captured conveniently by the many video cameras installed in their home. Anyway, great freak out scene. Good for at least 75 breaths of air to one moon. The best part is that the man of the house does his best to adhere to the most generic gender stereotypes, while the laziest examples are probably more linked to human instinct than cultivated action, but he also clearly doesn't know how to act. At the point where the audience should be climaxing, we are treated to rapidly shifting images of the husband gyrating on the floor, throwing his arms and legs around, kicking and screaming like a regular goofball, and then we're back in business, except he's gone the next instant, barely able to stand on his own two feet. Is this just a bad case of restless leg syndrome? A human being turned into a dreidel. Spun. Yeah, definitely. This guys spun. At the same time the movie is falling apart both literally and figuratively. [Incidentally this reminds me of a trip I once took to the Sundance Film Festival which was taking place one evening high in the mountains on a makeshift stage, where we were due to attend a production of Guys and Dolls, and there was a major stormfront due to collide with the same area later that evening, only nobody really knew about it until it was too late to turn back. I was nine or ten years old at the time. I coud have taken the play or let it be standing on its own merits, preferably the later, which helps explain why I would find the events that followed such sheer delight, as huge set pieces and designs went flying off the stage while the actors on stage did their best to ignore the fact that their reality was under destruction. For one night and one night alone, it was like watching an plaster-cast construction of myself briskly dancing on the stage, light as a feather and thin as a leaf.] Well, I may as well have been in Utah at Sundance in place of watching The Amityville franchise in action in 2011 for this stupid and ridiculous Haunting every bit as flimsy and shoddy as the cardboard they used to decorate the stage that evening. This crucial unravelling... in front of the family... immensely entertaining, I swear, and I highly recommend watching it. Obviously the creators weren't trying to be funny, but this movie is so friggin' hilarious, you'll find yourself rolling on the floor with laughter (or your money back, guaranteed!).