A drug sniffing agent canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. Meanwhile a single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mailman, neighbor, Gordon, when the babysitter bails on her. Meanwhile, an assassin mob boss hires 2 goons to kill Agent 11. But when 11 escapes from the van when they tried to kill him, he hides in Gordon's Mailtruck that James is in too. And guess what they name him. Spot.
Writer:George Gallo (screenplay), Gregory Poirier (screenplay), Dan Baron (screenplay), Chris Faber (screenplay), Andrew Deane (story), Michael Alexander Mil
A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
William Z (es) wrote: The movie Tangerines sets its story with an elementary and straightforward plot. Indeed there are basically four main characters and the setting is placed in a Georgian farm during some days or months in 1992. In spite of being an equation with few variables, Tangerines turns into a complex amalgam of inverse feelings of rage. I think that the beauty of the movie is in this complex simplicity.
Jerico T (fr) wrote: It isn't as tension-filled just like the original 1962 masterpiece but this one has some goods in store too like visuals, more poverty scenes and performance.
Stephen C (de) wrote: One of the best documentaries i have seen this year ,the filmakers tackles the bigger universe and the question of man and the terrible crimes he is capable of.We land in on the driest place on earth in the Atacama desert in Chile, where the sky is so clear the wonders and meaning of the solar system facinate the Astronomers who use giant telescopes to map the heavens.The desert also holds dark secrets from Chiles recent past where hundreds of people were "dissapeared" by General Pinochets regime.The film follows the plight of the women working near the telescopes who spend thier days looking for remains of loved ones .The film is both moving and astounding as the beautiful imagery of the galaxies is contrasted with the task of the women who are bravely continuing on the quest for the truth.The film reminds us that man is just a smalll speck in an infinite world and that his crimes still have the capacity to shock even after they are confined to history.The final part of the film where thwe women visit the telescopes is a moving and eye opening and shows why anyone with a brain should seek out this film .
Erik S (gb) wrote: Udda film med ett rtt ovanligt perspektiv fr att vara en film om 2:a vrldskriget...
Aaron A (it) wrote: Not too many reviews on this one. Doesn't seem like a movie most people have seen, but it's a good one.
Alan Arthur Robert B (kr) wrote: One of my favorites!
Henrysmovieguide C (kr) wrote: This movie was bad, but a little funny and very fun to watch. The characters are all really weird. But it's a Nickelodeon movie.
Tammie K (gb) wrote: The world has changed in 16 years. The movie is evidence of this. I enjoy Whoopi, Mary-Louise, and Drew which makes up for the cheesy road trip portion of it. Good story.
Horrific R (ag) wrote: "Dumb Films Presents" is right... Vimuville, some supplement with unexplained gross-out side effects, is supplied to many. This film is filth, but not because of the gross-out.. The rather dull, yet still somewhat amusing gross out bits of this film are the strong point... And they're not even good. What's worse? The low budget feel, the characters, the artificial atmosphere, the dialogue, the lack of the plot... You can consider this film the poor man's version of Dead Alive (another film I'm admittedly not to big a fan of). It has the same goofy kind of style, but it is done here much worse. If you like films to be so insanely ridiculous, then this is for you, but it certainly wasn't for me... To me this isn't "It's so bad it's good", it is rather, "It is so bad, it's really bad."
Angelo C (us) wrote: I used to LOVE this movie, and I still really like it. A solid comedy with a solid cast.
bill s (nl) wrote: The worst of the two bad Madonna movies to come out in '93
Cody M (ca) wrote: An interesting anthology that has twists and turns from the old TV show that spawn it.
Kim M (au) wrote: The decent cast keeps you watching and thinking there might be something to this film. But, in the end it's just a confused mess with the characters throughout acting in ways that just don't make any sense.
Adam F (br) wrote: For every film genre, be it slasher, rom-com or heist, there's always an iconic film that embodies everything that's great about the genre. When it comes to the Kaiju (or giant monster) movies, the great one, which all others owe praise to is the original 1954 "Godzilla". It's a film that has aged remarkably well and that is surprisingly effective and deep, even if some of the special effects are a bit dated. The premise is simple: When a Japanese fishing boat is attacked at sea, no one can figure out what has happened. Ship after ship is sent to investigate, but all are sunk down before any information can be collected. Finally, the cause of these attacks is revealed, an enormous dinosaur-like creature dubbed "Godzilla". Awakened by atomic testing, the creature attacks Japan like a malicious hurricane, deliberately reducing cities to rubble and leaving deadly radiation in its wake while the government scrambles to find a way to fight against it.To really understand why this is not just another movie about a giant monster attacking Tokyo, you need to know a bit about what was happening in Japan at the time of the film's release. Picture a country that's been utterly defeated during the Second World War. It's the only country to experience firsthand the destructive power of Nuclear Weapons, with an atomic bomb being dropped on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Not only that, but the country is now under strict sanctions after its defeat and the inhabitants of the country have to accept that the people that they would have hailed as war heroes are now villains. Now flash to March 1954. Even with the nuclear weapons successful being deployed and the war over, the United States government continues to develop an even deadlier weapon, the H-Bomb. Testing of the H-Bomb is very secretive and done on islands near Japan, in areas that are off-limits to the Japanese. No one is told why these areas as off-limits however and on March 1st, the Daigo Fukury? Maru or Lucky Dragon No. 5, a tuna fishing ship wanders near the U.S. Castle Bravo nuclear test. The crew and their cargo are contaminated and suddenly, the fear of nuclear radiation is brought to the front line once again. Forward to November 3 of the same year, "Godzilla" is released in theatres across Japan. Once again, the first victims of the nuclear fallout is a small fishing ship who wanders accidentally in the path of a radioactive monster who destroys everything that comes anywhere near it. The scenes of people running away in terror as their homes are destroyed and of mass evacuations of cities, something already fresh in the minds of the Japanese appear once again on the big screen when Godzilla makes its attack on the mainland. These are just a few examples of the iconic imagery in the film that brought flashbacks to the people in the theatre (something not entirely unlike the effect that "Cloverfield" had on the residents of New York decades later).Ok so now you know why the film made such an impact when it was first released, it was a very topical issue. But what else is there to it? First, let's talk about the titular creature, Godzilla. So usually, when you have a giant monster rampaging through a city, it's depicted as confused and just trying to do its thing while accidentally stepping on people. Not here. Godzilla is more like a cross between Michael Myers and a nuclear bomb than an actual animal. The reason I chose Michael Myers, the killer from "Halloween" is because it isn't enough that Godzilla goes around toppling buildings and crushing the population of Japan beneath its feet, it deliberately goes out of its way to kill and destroy. Several times during its rampage we see Godzilla avoid areas that are not populated or streets that are relatively easy to walk on in favor of buildings and skyscrapers filled with people. The monster looks for survivors and seeks them out, unlike a natural disaster which just kills and destroys at random; there is something deliberate about this creature's rampage. Its sheer size isn't its only weapon though, Godzilla is also radioactive. Like a nuclear bomb, the immediate destruction it causes is only a preview. Its presence will irradiate the land and give cancers to the survivors. Everyone knows about Godzilla's radioactive breath (which it uses at least once on a single family it spots on the ground) but what you don't realize is that it represents an invisible fear that was present at the time, the deadly radiation emitted by atomic weapons. So, how do we defend ourselves against it? Well, that's a big problem. The instinct in any monster movie is to try conventional war machines. Tanks, planes, mortars, flamethrowers and bullets prove completely ineffective against Godzilla (as they often do against giant monsters). So the next step is the ultimate weapon, the nuclear bomb but this is just as ineffective. Godzilla was awakened/mutated by nuclear weapons and itself uses radiation as a weapon. The most powerful weapon mankind has ever developed is therefore useless against it. All we can do is run away from the creature and hope that it will eventually move and even then, being within eyesight of the creature likely means that you will eventually die from radiation poisoning.So we've got our opponent, what about our heroes? We've actually got a pretty compelling story from the human's point of view. Archeologist Kyohei Yamane (Takashi Shimura) is the one that discovers Godzilla's origin. He sees the potential for science that Godzilla shows: if this creature is able to not only survive, but thrive in nuclear fallout, would it not be beneficial for mankind to study it and discover what's special about it? Instinctually you would associate this guy with either one of those mad scientists or tree-huggers that refuse to accept the idea that the threat must be killed no matter what the human casualties are but it's not the case here. Remember that this story is set within a society that has been devastated by radiation. Despite the risks it poses to not only Japan, but the world, this is a unique creature, the last of its kind and it surely holds untold ways to benefit mankind despite its malicious nature (the idea that he wouldn't understand or realize the danger that Godzilla poses is also moot because after one of Godzilla's first attacks, he actually adopts one of the few child survivors). He is linked through his daughter Emiko (Momoko Kochi) to Dr. Serizawa (Akihiko Hirata). Serizawa's character really comes into play during the conclusion of the film so I don't want to say too much about him, but he's a character that has a lot of inner turmoil and is akin to the scientists responsible to the development of the weapons that were used on Japan. His character and the reasoning behind his actions will really make you think and wonder how people who happen upon scientific breakthroughs, only to see them used for war or other evils must feel. His role in the film is important, so your instinct would be to believe that he's the romantic lead, but he isn't. His fianc Emiko is actually in love with another man, Hideto Ogata (Akira Takarada). Ogata plays a larger role in the story than just the third side of the romantic triangle, he's the one that more than any of the other lead characters sees first-hand the destruction of Godzilla and, like the rest of the world rushes to find a way to destroy it, regardless of the consequences. He's the human character that upsets all three of the people he is tied to, Yamane, Emiko and Serizawa. All three of these are torn between two decisions that weigh heavily on their shoulders.We've got a monster that's truly iconic in every way, a compelling story that really gets you thinking (though you might not know it at first, which is why I encourage you to explore, along with the movie some of the bonus materials, particularly the commentaries offered on the Criterion release of the film) and a simple, primal terror that's ever present. The only negative point I have to say is that the special effects vary in quality. Sometimes, they're truly amazing to the point where you won't even realize that there are special effects on the screen (For example the shots where footprints of Godzilla are added to the background) and often even if you know that they have miniatures and tiny sets being stomped on by a guy in a rubber suit you are entranced by the film and you don't care at all. There are at least a couple of instances though where the miniature planes are clearly held up by strings (and it's way too obvious to ignore) and a Godzilla puppet is used to create the special effects, with mediocre results. It's not really enough to warrant any points being taken away from the rating of the film, particularly considering the time and circumstances the film was made in, but I feel the need to mention these just so you know what you're getting into. With the new Godzilla movie coming out soon this year you'll probably be tempted to revisit the older Toho movies and you'll be surprised by how good the first chapter is. Despite the fact that a significant amount of the sequels were cheesy, campy or just straight-up bad, the original is an impactful and very well made film that's culturally and historically significant. (Original Japanese version with subtitles on Blu-ray, March 22, 2014)