Famous from an incredibly young age, DMH (Wang Lee Hom) has only ever known a celebrity pop star existence. Yet, despite all the glamour, there is still something lacking in his charmed life - true love. With the help of fellow musician and friend WZB, DMH disguised himself as a regular Joe in the hope of finding true love. While incognito, DMH and WZB stumble across the performance of a classical Chinese orchestra and DMH is immediately captivated by the melodies of the guzheng soloist, LMQ (Crystal Liu Yi-Fei), a student at the Shanghai Conservatory, whose affections lie with the accomplished but arrogant virtuoso, ZXZ. In his attempt to spend more time with LQM, DMH promises to help LQM get together with ZXZ. As DMH and LQM grow closer, it becomes increasingly difficult to conceal his identity.
Neil Charles Kevin S (br) wrote: An enchanting long -- but not long enough -- peek at the studio Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) & producer, Toshio Suzuki, founded.
Freddie K (es) wrote: Much like the awkward animal courtship this fairy tale story presents, Eagle vs Shark well display as confusing for some. It may be hard to understand and it's frustrating that the two protagonists don't click immediately, the sentimental message of two humans wishing to act anything is weaved beautifully however as you watch them flock and fade apart and form back together again. It's mesmerising, like a hilarious documentary about an unlikely bond which in turn becomes more likely as you go deeper into their pasts. Taika Waititi is a craftsmen of the bizarre.
Kevin C (jp) wrote: A decent documentary that covers a lot of the same ground as about a dozen other documentaries that are all shot and presented the same. Some of the reenlistment stuff is really interesting though.
Logan M (au) wrote: A calm heartbreaker perfectly set against its landscape & time period. "Brokeback Mountain" bravely stands out as love story for its subject matter.
Mickey M (au) wrote: "Agent Dick Steele" (Leslie Neilsen), codename: "WD-40," comes out of retirement when the daughter of his late partner "Victoria Dahl" (Stephanie Romanov, who also plays her daughter "Barbara Dahl") is kidnapped by his archenemy "Genral Rancor" (TV legend Andy Griffith), whom he assumed was killed when his heilocopter exploded on his last assignment, which also saw the death of "Victoria." "Rancor" is again planning to take over the world, and "Steele" is the only one who can stop him. Just like any of Neilsen's movies, starting with the "Naked Gun" series, there are lots of sight gags. Sadly, in my opinion, the majority of them will give you a really good chuckle. There are a few gags and verbal jokes which will make you laugh out loud. There are also many scenes which parody some well known scenes in some movies that came out up to the point of this film's release. Watching Neilsen in this film is one of the best parts of the movie. It is amazing that he is able to keep a straight face with all the gags that are going on around him the majority of the time. Griffith is good in the role that is so different from the types of roles he is known and loved for. However, he isn't used enough in the film to really expand on the character. However, like Neilsen, he plays his character straight and is enjoyable. The rest of the cast does a fair to decent job with what they are given. It's too bad that they aren't used to their full potential. Possibly the worst part of the movie is that the jokes seemingly don't stop. You have to keep your eye on the screen to make sure you don't miss a joke. At least the "Airplane" movies gave you a break in the comedy once in awhile. "Spy Hard" would probably be good to view on cable, or a solid second choice rental.
Art S (nl) wrote: Dan Curtis mostly directed low budget horror movies for TV (and famously the Dark Shadows movies and TV series), but this putative haunted house thriller really goes nowhere. Instead, Karen Black and Oliver Reed try to demonstrate who can act most crazy (and Bette Davis joins in for good measure). Presumably the actors are somehow possessed by the house which fixes itself and drapes itself in flowers, presumably after accepting an "offering". But their struggles are rather tiresome and boring and the house doesn't actually do anything scary. IMdB says that this is "one of Stephen King's favorite horror films" - probably because he doesn't like The Shining. But methinks that quote must be bollocks. There is nothing to see here. Maybe I need to check out some of those paranormal activity sequels.
Chris C (br) wrote: An utterly brilliant Western from the unbeatable team of Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott! This film is sadly forgotten by most film fans, today. I think it is every bit as good..and largely better..than any other Western made around the same time. EXCELLENT!!
Jess L (ag) wrote: A strongly character driven film that both excels and disappoints. Diaz again plays a flighty party girl who continually over relies and depends on her overly career driven but frumpy sister, Collette. MacLaine is excellent in her performance as their grandmother.The reason this film worked for me was solely the development of characters and their relationships. The performances are solid and the journey the two women take is heartbreaking at times and ultimately uplifting given their achieved happiness. It's a feel good movie that takes you along on the bumpy parts and is broken up with some humorous interludes. The reason people may feel disappointed with this film is that it does fall into the "chick flick" category on more than one occasion. It would be refreshing to be able to watch a character driven piece with such a strong female ensemble, without it having an air of this overly conscious female market to it. Whilst pleasing on many levels, a bit more guts to this film may have risen it from chick flick to drama that both sexes could enjoy. This film will be pigeon holed for women when there is so much within it that all audiences can enjoy.
Alice C (jp) wrote: made me laugh, cry and curse like a fool. I honestly loved it.
Jason G (fr) wrote: Bad. And not good bad. Just bad.
Aj V (ag) wrote: A fantastic social drama, and still relevant today too! Field is perfect, and she even won an award for this performance, so if you're a fan don't miss this one. It's a really good movie.