This is the true and astounding saga of the Spartans at Thermopylae. It is among the greatest tales of war ever recounted. All the glory and grit of these warriors' last stand is captured in this exceptional documentary. It is almost impossible to understand how 300 Spartans managed to hold off the million-man Persian army for even a moment, much less seven days. To a man they paid with their lives but their stunning Last Stand assured that their sacrifice would resonate throughout history. Transporting dramatizations and incisive graphics put you in the heat of the battle and show the lay of the land. The complications and strategies of the conflict are revealed through careful analysis, and critical moments are reconstructed to show exactly what happened. Discover what the Spartans were fighting for, what made them capable of such heroics and what drove them to such sacrifice.
Writer:Alexander Emmert, Matt Koed, David Padrusch
In the year 480 B.C., the Greeks and the Persians fight one of the most famous battles in history at a place called Thermopylae. Here, the mighty Persian war machine, which has conquered ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Jasmin T (au) wrote: Love the music. Documentary on New Orleans music good, wish there was more to it!
Anthony I (br) wrote: Would you go face to face with a Bear? Would you mess with that Bear? Would you live and die for that Bear? I don't recommend it, but Timothy Treadwell, for what it's worth, did just that. It's great to see Werner Herzog, such a versatile director, find enough art and brilliance in this man to make a film about him. This is one of the best documentaries out there. You must search it out immediately.
Victor T (kr) wrote: After two films director Chris Columbus decided to walk away from directing Harry Potter films, so in the search of a replacement Warner chose my fellow countryman Alfonso Cuarn to make the third chapter of the saga, the film that is remembered as the best of the 8 films and the lowest grossing of the all: "Prisoner of Azkaban".In his third year in Hogwarts, Potter and his friends face a new menace, but this time it comes from outside the walls of Hogwarts: A highly dangerous criminal has escaped Azkaban, the most secure prison of the magical world, and is on the hunt of Potter. Changing the person that sits in the director's chair is a more than wise decision for a franchise as it injects new blood as each chapter goes on and Cuarn manages to take this child friendly franchise and give it a mature style. "Prisoner of Azkaban" suffers from an improvement in the acting department (the trio fells more confident in their respective roles), the cinematography is gorgeous (even if it's palette is mostly grays or grayish blues) and the best of the franchise, the script is more condense and less faithful to the source material (which is something this franchise desperately needed), Williams' score is the best of the franchise (it may not be as iconic as the one he made for "Philosopher's Stone" but is more powerful and overall more involving), the story is the more subtle of the 8 films as it is 100% focused on character development unlike its predecessor, Cuarn's directing manages to create a perfect balance of whimsical and spooky tone and his attention to detail gives more personality to the world plus his camera work is as remarkable, to say the least, as always; the new characters are welcome additions (Gary Oldman is just freaking perfect in his role and is the most fun presence of the film), the special effects are seamless, and the pacing issues of Columbus films are mostly gone. But needless to say, this film has problems. The ending is a little frustrating as it just introduces a huge problem solver (downright Deus Ex Machina) that eliminates any tension (which is why it is never used again) and this is the chapter that starts with the plot holes (from now on every Potter film will break/bend the rules stablished for this world or start to include convenient artifacts just to be forgotten on the next film). "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is hands down the best Harry Potter film as it is the one film of the franchise that focuses on character development rather than world building or mindless action intertwined by a generic plot. It is as captivating and charming as the first film but it's more mature and it has a far superior crew behind cameras that managed to inject new blood to the saga (this film is so well made that it manages to hold its own regardless of its two predecessors).
Rodney E (br) wrote: I never even finished this because it rubbed me the wrong way. Back when I used to watch movies on a job, I would watch anything to kill tie. I rented Zero Effect and it just lacked from the opening frame. Hey Bill Pullman is acting loco but he's a great detective and we also have Ben Stiller trying so hard you can see his straining. A huge cinematic turd
Joy B (ru) wrote: this film reminds us just how powerless women were, especially when in an abusive, life-threatening relationship. it's incredulous how enabling the guy's parents were and how her own mother had little sympathy for her daughter's predicament. I wanted to smack them all upside their clueless heads!
Pamela D (ru) wrote: Surrealism. Is she crazy or is it real? If you liked Carnival of Souls, Lost Highway, Let's Scare Jessica to Death or Gaslight, you may find that this is a suitable companion film.
JeanPaul S (gb) wrote: Gotta say, I never expected so many fart jokes in an Ozu film.