Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear. Meanwhile, Bia, married and mother of two, must find a way to deal with the constant barking and howling of her neighbour’s dog. A slice of ‘Braziliana’, a reflection on history, violence and noise.
Mandy C (ru) wrote: Lan Kwai Fong, not to be mistaken with the Catergory III movie with the same name Lan Kwai Fong Swingers back in the 90's. This new movie centres around the happening lifestyle of young adults at the famous night life centre of Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong.This movie's target audience is really niche, which basically targets the hip and happening youngsters who enjoys their shallow lifestyle. The story is basically simple, as it basically resolve around booze, love... maybe, and sex, and more sex.Although the movie may seems quite hollow and empty, it manage to potray the edgy view of Hong Kong youth. I love the direction and cinematography of this movie, however I think it tries too hard to copy the western erotic style of art direction.If you enjoy partying and clubbing, this movie is definately a dream come true, and even eye-candy. So yes, aside from the exciting night life, the storyline really doesn't tell more. Perhaps the most intersting part of the movie is after 365 days, which reminds us all "never pretend that it's all real, someday this will all be someone elses dream"
Randy Y (jp) wrote: A well made movie, the usual character interactions, a few laughs, and the always zany Jeong... but nothing really memorable.
Erik B (jp) wrote: thisthis is the best movie ever y'all it really is the sweetest movie ever
Joseph M (us) wrote: Powerful film. Strong message of how we see ourselves and our role in the world. We may not always know the meaning of our lives, but eventually everyone will find that meaning.
Mandy D (ag) wrote: Me aburri por momentos, podra haber tenido mejores dilogos, adems no sent que hubiera qumica entre los actores. Quizs si logra reflejar las relaciones actuales basadas en la interdependencia, pero eso termina chocando porque no debieran de ser as.
Michael O (ag) wrote: Only Almodovar can make a film so morbidly fascinated with love and murder. A critic called one of his films, and I paraphrase, 'a mix between Woody Allen, Luis Bunuel, and John Waters.' I think that's a dead on way to arrange different sources into his style but the meat and spirit infused into it is surely his. An ex-matador still wants to kill, a lady lawyer loves him and kills still, his confusedly gay apprentice wishes to kill (if only to escape his ridiculously religious mother, and his innocent lover knows nothing about how to bring happiness to herself. There are other wonderful characters, the best of them being his regulars and in particular whoever plays the cop. This is fantastic storytelling.What is it supposed to mean? Whatever you want it to mean. It can be offensive, disturbing, sexy, terribly romantic- my wish is that his voice can be persuasive enough to convince people of its strange romance the way Nabokov's stories would. In the end, no matter how nutty the film it's terribly entertaining and trashy and violent. Judge if you will but at the end you'll see the happiest group of loons you'll ever have seen and Almodovar grants them a world where that way they can remain.
Keenan S (kr) wrote: Vampires...in space! That thought alone is already something that makes me love this ridiculous film, but combining that with the fact that it also has most of the hallmarks of wonderful 80's cheesy goodness contained within it makes me love it even more. Sadly, Lifeforce is mostly forgotten in this day and age, even though it should be more highly regarded as a cult classic. It's also an interesting departure from the usual works of Tobe Hooper, who directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 & 2 and Poltergeist. Plus, combining his work with that of Dan O'Bannon who worked on films like Alien, Heavy Metal, Return Of The Living Dead, and Dead & Buried and you know you're in for one weird film.During a joint British-American space expedition to study Halley's Comet, the crew of the ship discovers a spacecraft floating within the comet, so they decide to explore it. There, they discover a lot dead bat-like creatures and three seemingly human creatures (Two males, one female) perfectly preserved in containers made of an unknown material.So, the crew takes the three nude humans and one of the dead bat creatures back to the ship to study them which turns out to be a huge mistake when their ship is discovered floating towards Earth haphazardly and they're not responding to contacts. It's discovered that all the crew members (Except one who is not accounted for) are dead, the ship is burned, and the three human creatures are still perfectly intact.So, while the British and American governments try to figure out what happened on the ship, the three humans are taken to be studied, and all hell breaks loose soon afterward when the female wakes up. When she does, she seduces the man who is studying her with her stunning nude body and pheromones she produces to seduce her prey. She proceeds to suck him dry of his energy through her deadly kiss and manages to escape the facility, seducing and killing a number of people during her deadly rampage.After her escape, the missing astronaut is found and it turns out the people the female vampire killed are starting to turn and require energy every two hours in order to survive. Now, Carlsen (The missing astronaut) and government agents must find this woman and stop her and her fellow vampires from destroying the world in any way they can, while also discovering just how far her powers extend (Including possession).The story is incredibly wacky, but also strangely compelling at the same time. It has a lot interesting ideas, especially with all the powers the space vampires seem to possess, though these also lead to some pretty wacky scenes like when Patrick Stewart's character turns out to be possessed by the female vampire. During the course of this scene, she proceeds to seduce Carlsen and makes him kiss her...while she's in the body of Patrick Stewart, which was absolutely hilarious to watch as Carlsen fights her seduction before kissing Stewart. The film is chock full of all sorts of bizarre scenes, making the film feel uneven at times as it clashes with serious horror with downright ridiculous moments.Naturally, as this is an 80's flick, the acting is quite campy most of the time. You can tell that the actors are trying to take this seriously, but the script and direction forces them to deliver their lines in the most nonsensical manner possible. But, the acting certainly isn't boring, that's for sure. It was entertaining, even if for the wrong reasons.What really makes this film, however, is the strange blend of various elements like sci-fi, horror, gore, nudity, and B-movie elements. There's a lot of gore, plenty of action scenes (Especially when the vampires start wreaking havoc in London), lots of nudity, bizarre plot twists, and a whole lot more. It's all very entertaining to watch as all these scenes unfold, making for a very fun experience.In the end, Lifeforce is no masterpiece of horror, but it's still a damn entertaining piece of 80's cheese. If you love cheesy 80's horror flicks, and you also enjoyed the works of Tobe Hooper and Dan O'Bannon, you might find something to love here.
Eric S (jp) wrote: So-bad-its good Italian horror film about zoo animals going on a rampage after the city water supply becomes laced with PCP. Idiotic and exploitive, but you have to love a movie featuring a chase scene between a hopped-up cheetah and a VW Beetle.
Michael R (kr) wrote: Ordinary girl with talent, passion and anger issues fights the Hollywood sex slave system and loses. The reality was worse, but obstacles exist for everyone, sometimes to know when to let go and not provoke more problems. ergo alcoholism made it worse. The movie's good but downplays significant points. Perhaps real ppl didnt belong in Hollywood. Is it diff. now?
Meagan F (us) wrote: I watched this with "Sex and the Other Woman", which made this film look like comic titty gold. The chicks aren't as ugly, the jokes aren't as bad, and there's actually a little bit of fun in here. The ending is kind of weirdly poetic for something like this.
Jo Y (de) wrote: Almost Who-done-it..
Emre T (ca) wrote: dark comedy, with violence in the foreground.
Bella R (au) wrote: This movie is the bomb'"'~
Kyle C (de) wrote: Typical horror movie, horror fans will like it, non horror fans probably won't, and that's pretty much all I can say but I think it would have been better if it was rated R.
Greg G (de) wrote: Overrated just a bit (!)
Alex W (it) wrote: Had a lot of build up to this and was underwhelmed. This film must be on the public radar because of Al Pacinos stardom at the time and the controversial subject matter. Now days it just feels average.
Garrett C (es) wrote: Steven Soderbergh's directorial debut was already a mature work that signaled a new and fresh talent, but unfortunately the most memorable element of the film is its much parodied title style. The film seems to have both a lot and too little to say on human sexuality and relationships. The film is remarkably well acted and shot, however.