Kevin of the North

Kevin of the North

A man must participate in the Iditarod dog race across Alaska to inherit property from his legendary grandfather, but ends up getting much more than he bargained for.

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Tommaso C (kr) wrote: Stunning vision for soul & mind

The V (mx) wrote: A VERY impressive "snuff film" about a pimpled face teenager who supposedly in 2009 went around Cohasset, Massachusettes killing 3 classmates and filmed it. It's not based on any particular crime I don't think, but the "authenticity" in which what is presented was nicely done and gave me the chills. Kind of reminded me, just a little bit, of a lost segment in the V/H/S franchise.

Philip J (kr) wrote: You know your life is, uh, rather pathetic when your pet Chihuahua gets married before you do. That's the case with Sam Cortez (Marcus Coloma), a decent well-to-do nice guy who's in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Rachel (Erin Cahill). Although he loves her very much, much to Rachel's chagrin, Sam just can't seem to propose to her. For some reason, Sam is reluctant to get married. He's just waiting for the right time, one supposes. Rachel, I know what that's like. He's so not worth it and he's really not into you...Anyway, Sam's pet Chihuahua Papi (voiced by George Lopez) recently tied the knot with the love of his life Chloe (voiced by Odette Yustman). Before long, Chloe gives birth to a quintet of baby Chihuahuas. These Chihuahuas have since grown up to be at times mischievous but ultimately good-hearted but na've puppies. Papi Jr., (voiced by Zachary Gordon), the lone male puppy of the Chihuahua quintet, seems particularly impressionable. Papi is trying his hardest to raise his children right, but he just doesn't know how to a disciplinarian, or a father for that matter. He seems to want to be their friend instead. While Rachel is away with her aunt studying plants in the Amazon rainforest, Sam is entrusted with taking care of the entire pet Chihuahua family. Sam takes the Chihuahuas to his parents' home. There, they meet Pedro (voiced by Ernie Hudson), the parents' pet Pit Bull with a not-so-picturesque smile. Chloe is also reunited with Delgado (voiced by Miguel Ferrer), a seasoned German Shepherd who served with the Mexican Police Force. Delgado previously helped Chloe when she ended up stranded in Mexico. Delgado is trying to reunite with his two adult sons, whom he abandoned when they were just baby puppy German Shepherds because he did it to protect them. But who would have thought that trying to reconnect and reconcile with your sons would be this much of a struggle? It turns out that Sam's parents have fallen on hard times because they are behind in their mortgage payments and are about to lose their home. The dogs realize that they have to raise some mucho dinero in order to save their owner's family home. It's not just about losing the house itself, it's about the memories that were made in that home potentially perishing...So the dogs decide to enter a dog talent show right here in Beverly Hills in order to save the family home. But the dogs have to compete with Appoline (voiced by Bridgit Mendler), a spoiled French poodle who believes she has this competition already in the bag... Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 is one of the most enjoyable direct-to-video features I have seen in recent years. This film could have easily been a throwaway sequel, one that was made for the sole purpose of trying to make a quick buck. But the filmmakers made the extra effort to create a movie with a good storyline, loveable characters, and lots of fun visual gags. What really made Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 stand out, especially compared to most other direct-to-video releases, is that both the cast and the crew looked like they cared about making a decent product. The dogs in this movie did a great job and were obviously very well-trained. The Chihuahuas were all absolutely adorable and had great charisma. The special effects themselves are well done and when the dogs speak in this movie, they look about as realistic as one can expect. The voice cast also does a solid job of infusing these pets with concrete personalities from Papi being a laidback father figure and devoted husband to Chloe being a more straitlaced parent to Appoline being a stuck-up snot with a pseudo-French accent and all. These dogs grow on you and you find yourself caring for them There are a lot of humorous scenes in this movie. One of my favorite scenes is when several debt collectors decide to take Sam's parents' home by force. But the dogs however are not going to let the collectors foreclose the home without a fight. The dogs fight back by utilizing some tactics stolen directly from the pages of Home Alone. Although this part may seem corny and derivative, the action was hilarious and there was a sense of exuberance in the way the scenes were played out. The dog show contest (with cameo appearances by both Morgan Fairchild and French Stewart as the judges with Stewart providing the requisite wisecracking commentary) was loads of fun with many of the dogs doing a variety of impressive tricks from doing handstands (or rather, "paw-stands") to playing the piano. Some of those tricks would be implausible in real life, but then again, dogs don't exactly talk either...at least not in English. In addition, the storytelling segments are entertaining. Here, Papi provides various bedtime stories to his children about the Chihuahua Warriors. These stories were supposed to put the puppies to sleep, but it had the opposite effect and instead inspires and empowers those Chihuahuas. Of course, what the puppies learned from the Chihuahua Warriors comes in handy when they find themselves in the middle of a bank robbery. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 has better production values than most of films of this caliber. This film makes good use of its Beverly Hills locales and the cinematography is crisp. In addition, the Aztec backdrop during the Chihuahua Warriors flashback scenes actually looks fairly convincing. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 has a very polished, professional look that could have easily landed this film a theatrical release -- albeit probably around the typically slower months of January or February. Then again, maybe the Disney executives made a wise move to release this film directly on video instead of having it languish in theaters for a couple of weeks and then fading into obscurity. Often times, it's actually more profitable to do the former. This film also features a higher quality script than usual. Yes, much of the film's storyline consists of the Chihuahua puppies causing mayhem and/or getting into trouble. The film's tone is certainly more jovial than clever. Many of the jokes in this movie are immature, though at least it mostly avoids potty humor. Yet, the script manages to incorporate a lot of basic yet important themes. Of course, there's the concept of family and that family sticks together even through the most trying of circumstances. There's also an important theme of trying to face one's past head on, as exemplified by Delgado's attempts to try and rebuild a relationship with his two sons who are now both working for the LAPD. And of course, there's the concept of learning what it takes to be a good parent. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 is not quite as epic as the first one. The filmmakers chose to keep everything simple and it actually works to the film's benefit here. Overall, I found Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 to have been a very pleasant surprise. This movie will have you laughing and smiling throughout. I would even go so far as to say that this movie can actually lift one's spirits. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 is a refreshingly fun and relaxing movie that is suitable for the entire family. Youngsters will enjoy this film more than us older folk, but anybody who's in the mood for lighthearted escapist fare can't go wrong with this movie.

Duncan P (us) wrote: Interesting, albeit quite light on details, seemingly for the sake of attempting at promoting a rah-rah conservatism picture of politics (stressed out Maggie dealing with the awful riotous populace who take exception to her "poor people are lazy" attitude). Though, I'd argue that it fails at that too - while it's certainly commendable for her to have been the first female prime minister of England, all this does is show her off to be a tyrannical bitch (which I'm sure is not at all far from the truth; and I'm sure it was about the only way she got as far as she did) who was so dead-set on being proven right and being proven to be tough that she cared nothing for actual people and their actual concerns. Of course, the film offsets this by pulling a sympathy card with her later dementia, but even that falls flat when contrasted against her earlier political years.So, ultimately, interesting, enjoyable enough, but not nearly detailed, politically impartial, nor human-oriented enough to work as a definitive portrait of a divisive figure. It says a lot about your film-making skills when you don't manage to make someone unrelatable any more relatable throughout.

Greg M (us) wrote: Normally elements like a blocked-up screenwriter and hot-cold-hot relationship issues would raise some red flags, but hey, it's Korean. Look out Bujalski, you got some foreign competition.

The Critic (gb) wrote: A cute sci-fi adventure for the teens, doing plenty with what otherwise appears to be a limited concept. The respective youngsters deliver good performances and the titular critters are also quite fun. Main quip: girls are grossly underrepresented, and the ones that are in here (Ashley Tisdale and Ashley Boettcher) have very little to do whilst their male counterparts save the world. 'Aliens in the Attic' will appeal to its target demographic nonetheless.

Karen E (jp) wrote: Slow-moving to begin with, but overall a nice light-hearted film. Well crafted, and the acting is spot-on. My main problem with the movie was the fact that, to me, it did not work beyond the base level. I found myself asking why am I supposed to care about the characters actions.

Raji K (br) wrote: Ed Norton and Robin Williams star in the Danny Devito directed comedy Death to Smoochy. Williams is Rainbow Rudolph an entertainer who sings for kids. He gets involved in a scandal and becomes defaced and fired. Norton comes into fill his time slot as Smoochy the Rhino. Little does Smoochy know there are thousands of pressures behind the scenes of an innocent kids show. To start off he has Rainbow Rudolph out for revenge and trying to set him up to get his old-time slot. He also must handle the mob threatening to do events so they can skim off the top, the pressures of the industry, and even assassination attempts. He seems to have more enemies than friends and only his boss Nora Wells (Catherine Keener) seems to support him. Death to Smoochy is a black comedy that will appease some fans. The contrast of goofy kids costumes in contrast with murder, schemes and criminals make for a decent combination. This concept is what clearly hopes to drive much of the film's comedic output. I found myself laughing when one of the wrong rhinos is mistakenly killed. The performances of Williams and Norton are good, and Devito himself plays his typical nefarious character. Keener is an excellent addition, but the movie although the movie has some moments, but I did not particularly enjoy the movie overall. -01.15.2017

Jay L (es) wrote: "Clocker- A 24 hour street hustler". Director Spike Lee (He Got Game, Inside Man) collaborates with producer Martin Scorsese in this riveting and frequently intense urban crime thriller. Spike Lee's trademark visual stylization is prominent in nearly every scene which adds a certain emotional tension to it all. Clockers is an extremely gritty and violent look into black on black gun violence on the streets of New York. It's a stunning and suspenseful murder mystery that will thoroughly engage you the entire time. One of Spike Lee's best films. An ultra-violent, visually arresting and stunningly crafted mock documentary that deals with tough issues and sheds light on some intense subject matter. Inner-city drug and gun problems are prevalent, Clockers is a story based on a classic book that highlights one big fictional account of urban violence. Tense as hell, a murder mystery masterpiece that will keep you on the edge of your seat and your veins pumping with adrenaline for the full two hours. The acting is absolutely brilliant all around. An all-star cast was assembled including Mekhi Phifer in his acting debut, he is phenomenal in an emotionally tough as nails role. Delroy Lindo is brilliant in one of the most chilling and intimidating roles of his career. John Turturro and Harvey Kietel are great as well. A brilliantly made novel adaptation that works great on the big screen, another Spike Lee joint that will entertain and make you think.

Pauline L (nl) wrote: Hopscotch offers a successful mix of adventure, comedy and romance. Walter Matthau is unforgettable as an ex-CIA agent who's so bored he decides to write a tell-all memoir about his experiences as a spy.

bill s (br) wrote: Just laugh out loud funny.

Ken S (ag) wrote: "Insurrection" could have been a lot better. But it isn't. The plot is kind of confusing. And the villains are just weird face stretchy people, and the people we are supposed to like are boring as hell. The film was a total wasted opportunity for character development. Having a slower plot was not a bad idea; they just didn't take advantage of it properly. The action is lame, the one-liners are abysmal, and things look pretty B-movie budget.

Nathan T (gb) wrote: Entertaining story, semi-decent animation, and good voice work. All in all not bad, but nothing too special.

Alex H (it) wrote: Minions was a film by Illumination but it doesn't come to mind that most of the charcters of despicable me 1 and 2 are there (except Gru). It doesn't really show what happened to the other characters like Dr. Nefario and Vectors' dad etc. I think Minions would be more fun if we would've understood the minions using the powerful "subtitles" as through out the film I had no idea what the hell they said. Overall its a great film but its off subject to Despicable me 1 and 2.