Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 was the 25th anniversary of the first tournament named after him.
- Stars:Don Cheadle, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Ronny Cox, Loretta Devine, Glynn Turman, Monica Calhoun, Colin Cheadle, Michael Ralph, Daryl Mitchell, Nicole Ari Parker, Tamara Tunie, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chick Hearn, Cress Williams,
- Director:Eriq La Salle,
- Writer:Alan Swyer, Larry Golin
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(kr) wrote: looks really good...
(fr) wrote: The story this time around is a little more unfocused, with some superfluous characters, but the animation is just as impressive and voice cast is expanded in this sequel to the Academy Award-winning HAPPY FEET. In HAPPY FEET TWO, Mumble and Gloria have a son Erik who is having difficulty finding his place in the community. Will he sing? Will he dance? He doesn't know. Meanwhile, shifting Arctic ice traps the majority of the Emperor penguin colony and Mumble goes to off to find help. What I noticed as different this time was that there wasn't as much singing/dancing. This was an element that really enriched the first one and made me enjoy it a little more. The story in this sequel had less of that, and at times was a little dull and borderline depressing. Still, there is a happy ending because, you know, it's a kid's movie. Also, while it was nice to have a larger cast full of recognizable voices, a couple of the characters they play were largely unnecessary and distracting to the overall story-line. The two biggest offenders, despite how entertaining they were to watch, were Brad Pitt and Matt Damon as two krill. Why were they in the movie? Who knows? They never interacted with the main story in any meaningful way, and just seemed like an excuse to get a couple more big-name actors on the marquee. A little more understandable in terms of the themes is the inclusion of a puffin named Sven, who can fly. His primary function is to provide inspiration and guidance to Erik although, as penguins (and the audience) already know, they can't fly even if they wanted to. Despite the character being somewhat unneeded, Hank Azaria did a great job voicing him. The rest of the voice cast, some of which were replacements (Common for Fat Joe, and P!nk for Brittany Murphy), also did a good job, but P!nk was probably the least compelling of them all. She's a decent singer, but her acting could definitely use some work. Overall, the film was slightly less entertaining than its predecessor, but nonetheless enjoyable in its own right.
(us) wrote: It's a small scale representation of what a massive event Woodstock was, but the limited scope actually gives the film a personal, meaningful perspective.
(jp) wrote: This movie is AMAZING! It really opened my eyes to autisim
(us) wrote: This is definitely a slow burn of a movie with alot not really going on until you get half way through it. I love Imelda Staunton and think no matter how crappy a movie, she's one of those actresses that makes it worth while just to see her energy on screen. She is very powerful especially towards the end of the film. I've only seen two Mike Leigh films, this and Secret & Lies, but judging by his Oscar nominations he is really known for his writing more and I think it is good here but like Lies, it just drags alot and could be better paced. The costumes are great and the score is too plus a great cameo from Jim Broadbant who like Staunton I just enjoy in every movie he is in. The rest of the cast also does a nice job especially towards the end like the rest of the movie seems to be.
(br) wrote: Comedy just isn't like this anymore. The classic good, clean family fun with plenty of slapstick. A film from my childhood which I will hold dearly in my film selection. It doesn't get old.
(us) wrote: Possibly Tim Burton's most underrated movie, Mars Attacks has it's fair share of problems, for starters the script is never as funny as you want it to be, the first forty or so mins the movie is almost shockingly low on laughs, the astonishing ensemble cast of stars, including Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Glen Close, Anette Benning, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J Fox, Natalie Portman, Danny Devito and bizarrely Tom Jones, are all never really given anything to do (although the throwaway flippancy towards all these stars is part of the films cheeky charm) but once the martians land and all hell breaks loose, the movie becomes a carnival of blackly comic anarchy. Especially in the face of todays blockbusters Mars Attacks seems particularly bold and odd, it presents the arrival of extraterrestrial life not as something wondrous or profound but instead met with bored indifference by everyone, theres a sour, bitterness to the film and it's view on the apathy of humanity that becomes more apparent with re-watches. In fact it is overall one of the most surprisingly nasty and subversive big budget movies of modern times, the galaxy of stars are given short shrift and variously decimated, mutilated, blasted and impaled by the movies real stars, the hilarious, giant craniumed martians, their merry mean spiritedness is infectious and darkly joyous. So while it has issues, when this movie gets going it's massive fun, visually brilliant and inventive, full of insanity, carnage, destruction and A-list death, it's subversive, strange, ambitiously huge and just great.
(it) wrote: Two great actors . One hopeless pathetic movie,as exciting as watching paint dry.
(ru) wrote: nominated for best foreign film by NBR
(us) wrote: In terms of movie genres that we rarely see nowadays Western and Musicals seem to top the list though in terms of the western genres offerings this film is it's magnum opus, the third in the man with no name series, Clint Eastwood lovingly referred to as Blondie by Tuco so that the audience has some name to say, Clint Eastwood's performance in this film is perfection he is the pinnacle of coolness always in control always willing to do whatever he must, the highlight of this film comes right out of his mouth "You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig." This line coming right after the grand climax of what else a mexican standoff between the good, bad and ugly respectively. What happens before this is a wildly fun and interesting ride to get to this climax. In it's day and age this was a masterpiece, but today it's a legend if there's a such thing as a perfect films this would definitely fit that bill for Westerns.
(br) wrote: Dark Victory - the story of a rich socialite Judith Traherne (Bette Davis) who is diagnosed with a brain tumor - and after having undergone surgery done by her doctor Frederick Steele (George Brent), with whom she falls falls in love - she discovers that it was of little use, and all that she knows will come to an end. As much as I'd like to praise this movie - which features an mega cast from the golden age - it comes across as a pretty ham-handed attempt at invoking emotion by constantly driving home the fact that the character is at death's door, often times when the reminder isn't needed and doesn't add anything. Not just that, but the remaining sub-plots are all over the place - filler doing nothing really but adding arm candy so that we all feel that greater sadness surrounding the character's position. Overall, I would say it depends on the viewer, but I would pass on this film unless catching on TCM at a convenient air time. The theme has been done better, and the acting was off and on (I've seen far better from them). That's not to say it's completely devoid, but when the socialite asks what "negative" means, you know there's issues. RT rating 6/10 - I'll leave it up to the community.
(br) wrote: "Angels Sing" is a music video disguised as a holiday movie, populated by musicians disguised as actors.
(au) wrote: Assessed studded Drs