The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers – and ignoring the protests of her husband. It's soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she's ever been. It's smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living 'darkness' that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her little girl, she begins to learn the history of the strange town and realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.
- Category:Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery
- Stars:Sean Bean, Jodelle Ferland, Laurie Holden, Radha Mitchell,
- Country:Canada, France, Japan
- Director:Christophe Gans,
Unable to accept the fact that her daughter is dying, Rose decides to take the girl to a faith healer. On the way, the pair drive through a portal in reality, leading to an eerie town called Silent Hill. The town is surrounded by a potent darkness, and the human survivors fight a losing battle against it. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(jp) wrote: A glimpse of the atheist movement, designed to promote a scientific worldview and rational thinking over dogmatic religious belief, featuring Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss.The key message these two emissaries of science deliver echoes what some gadfly said over two thousand years ago (although he died for it): that is that we have to constantly be challenging our own beliefs in order to live a mindful existence.Unsurprisingly, the advocates are not immune to the vitriol of religious fanatics who demonstrate and champion their intolerance of the scientific worldview, a sign, as suggested by Dawkins, that the religious lobby is getting increasingly desperate. Nonetheless, as Krauss so wisely points out, "The lack of an informed public is the greatest threat to democracy," and given the current state of affairs in the world, it would indeed be disastrous for the human race not to embrace reason and public policy based on reality.
(gb) wrote: WOW, that was pretty good. Not quite sure what the title means (which seems to be a theme this year) but that is just a minor flaw in this action packed ride. Jason Statham plays a man who beats up everyone (Hmmm, I wonder if he's ever played a role like that before, lol) but this time it's not just senseless action and fight scenes. He plays a man who moves to a new town with his daughter but unknown to the people in the town, he is a former undercover cop. When his daughter gets in a fight at school he is pegged as the bad man in town by the other child's parents and is setup to be killed off by the local meth dealer played by James Franco (who is actually quite convincing and menacing), what transpires is an all out blood bath between Statham and the gang out to get him (I wonder who wins). The ending is kind of a letdown with an atrocious line to finish it off but that aside this movie is a lot of fun and definitely worth a watch. RECOMMENDED for Jason Statham fans and fans of action movies.
(nl) wrote: three in one, like ness caffe... anyway some part of movie are good, some boring and some average so u got 3 star movie at end :)
(de) wrote: In my original review of the first Hobbit film, An Unexpected Journey, I concluded by saying that we couldn't entirely judge it without the context of its subsequent sequels. I spent a lot of my review (both versions of it) addressing audience expectations of the film rather than reviewing the film itself, at least not as directly as perhaps I would normally. As I explained, this was necessary in dealing with a lot of the baggage thatcomes with comparisons with The Lord of the Rings, which the film inevitably invites.With The Desolation of Smaug (Desolation hereafter), we are now able to get a more accurate picture of the artistic and narrative intentions of the trilogy. The sequel to An Unexpected Journey does bring a number of improvements to the table, teasing out a little more subtext from the novel and solving some of the tonal problems. But it's still encumbered by the same narrative flaws of the first film, which the higher stakes unfortunately amplify.On the good side, the film seems tonally a lot more sure of itself. One of the big problems with An Unexpected Journey was its flipping back and forth between the light-hearted frolics of The Hobbit itself and the darker, more serious matter gleaned from the Lord of the Rings appendices. Here, there is the underlying feeling of a gathering darkness, reflected in both the journey of the dwarfs and Gandalf's investigations of the Necromancer. The success of this latter section could also be used to justify Jackson's decision to draw on the appendices - but we shall come to that a little later.Through the darkening tone, the film illuminates the underlying theme of greed, which all the major characters come to embody. Bilbo's growing greed towards possession of the ring is matched by the Master's corrupt political hold on Laketown, Thorin's obsession with reclaiming Erebor, Smaug's proud hold over the dwarves' riches, and the Necromancer's business in Dol Goldur. The Middle Earth in Desolation is being gradually destroyed by self-interest in increasingly ruthless forms: its stories are driven and dominated by people who will do whatever they have to, by whatever means necessary, to obtain, increase or avoid losing what they covet.There is a political point in all of this too, illustrated by the position of the Mirkwood elves. The aloof isolationism practised by their leader Thranduil is contrasted by Tauriel's compulsion to intervene in other peoples' wars. The community is faced with a stark political choice: either they shut themselves in from the growing evil and hope to withstand it, or they actively fight against it to safeguard an unknown future.The Lord of the Rings is often cited or described as an allegory for World War II, something which I explored in my reviews. While Tolkien did not intend for such conclusions to be drawn, there are parallels and through-lines throughout the work - for instance, regarding the two towers of Orthanc and Barad-Dr as the twin mights of Germany and Russia, waging war on peaceful people from two sides. If we accept this logic, it is possible to view Desolation as a partial allegory for World War I; the events take place many years before Lord of the Rings, and the Mirkwood elves' isolationism and detachment from the world around them is akin to similar practices by the USA.In addition to there being more subext, Desolation also benefits from better pacing. The first film badly dragged in a way that The Fellowship of the Ring didn't, possibly because it took a long time to adjust to Jackson's approach with weaving in the extra material. This film, by contrast, starts off very briskly and keeps the pace up all the way through. Even though it's still much too long, we aren't quite so conscious of it this time around.As with the first film, the set-pieces in Desolation are generally very good. They do have more of a video game sensibility than their Lord of the Rings counterparts, being shot more from a first-person stance and with more unusual camera angles. But Jackson still has a knack for creating interesting character pains and deaths, something in which he has excelled since the days of Bad Taste and Brain Dead. The barrel sequence is especially fun, particularly Bombur's antics of rolling between the banks of the river while taking out a multitude of orcs.One of the big tests of Desolation was going to be the introduction of its title character. This could have been very disappointing: notwithstanding the silliness of the Rankin Bass version, the darkness of the Lonely Mountain could have deprived us of his beauty, just as many (wrongly) held that Baz Luhrmann's editing in Moulin Rouge! deprived us of seeing the spectacular sets. But Jackson does a very good job, aided by Benedict Cumberbatch's sinister performance and wonderful delivery.While Smaug himself may be stupendous, many of the other effects are not. Too many of the wide shots and battle sequences are obviously green-screen, in that they consist of actors running around somewhat aimlessly, looking for their marks. It's hard to say whether the increased use of green-screen was a creative decision on Jackson's part or a studio mandate to keep down the already huge budget. Either way, these scenes lack the physicality of the battles in Lord of the Rings, and the molten gold is so fake-looking that you wonder whether George Lucas has snuck onto the set.Another big problem with Desolation is that the romance elements don't work. Tolkien reportedly tried towards the end of his life to rewrite key parts of his books to make the female characters more active. While the filmmakers can therefore claim to be enacting his wishes, Tauriel as a character is poorly written. Notwithstanding her political symbolism, she comes across as a Mary Sue whose dialogue often resembles fan fiction. Her relationship with Kili doesn't go anywhere, nor does it successfully convey the message about the need for closer ties between the races.Criticisms like this all point to an underlying question: would it have been better to just give us The Hobbit, on its own with none of the appendices, and let it be a lesser film? The Hobbit is by its very nature a weaker story than Lord of the Rings, and trying to make it closer to the latter by filling in gaps is good for fans but not so good for storytelling. Perhaps it would have been better to do as was originally envisioned by Jackson and Guillermo del Toro, namely to create a very different universe in one film and then bridge that universe with that of Lord of the Rings in another.This point is further illustrated by the ending, which is very unsatisfying. The final climax itself is a little too long, but the film fails where The Two Towers succeeded in having an end-point of tension and catharsis. Frodo and Sam's journey had reached a point where the trials they had survived were balanced by the scale of what was still facing them, enabling the film to stand on its own. Here, the ending feels altogether arbitrary, as though Jackson had cut where Del Toro would have cut but hadn't rewritten the script around it.The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a heavily flawed second instalment of a trilogy which is a shadow of its predecessor. There's still a great deal of fun to be had watching it, and it contains many improvements which should be celebrated. But all these improvements are ultimately balanced out or overshadowed by equally big flaws. One only hopes that The Battle of the Five Armes will give us the kind of ending that we deserve.
(us) wrote: Jonas brothers are terrible music artists and actors, and this is especially true with their fanbase (teenage girls, and not much else). Won't be good. Made-for-tv movies are made for tv because they aren't good enough to make it into a theater.
(us) wrote: Over all I do enjoy they way french movies are meade and this is not an exception! The screen play is great and the tension between the odd couple is amazing! Defently worth the 90 minutes of my lfe=)
(fr) wrote: Excellent crime/courtroom drama with James Woods showing off his acting chops the whole way, but look for Kurtwood Smith from That 70s Show giving a button down performance as the DA.
(de) wrote: Good Kill When in war, we acquire targets to destroy. When we are part of the highest target killings using unmanned aerial vehicles. When we are serving our country, we are targets, outside of our country we are targets. When some targets are easily seen, when we are uniformed in it. When some targets, it's about the eye on the prize. When some targets are less severe when we want to go home. When hitting targets runs in the family when we fight. When some targets we aim to improve others on or put focus towards fixing up. When our less severe targets we don't hit when they get away, or our mind isn't into it and somewhere else. When we are trying to hit as much targets as we can, when we are trying to save lives from going in. When we are a target by the media when what we do is not fair and critical practice of war. When we are targeting young recruits everyday to fight the long fight of war, and trying to advance our forces and technology along the process. When we targeting more then we intend to, when we targeting advancement of weaponry. When we target top recruits straightway to go into battle and transition them to real life simulations. When our targets are set on far more faster, threatening and equipped weaponry to hit our targets better. When some targets that seem hard are easier to hit for some. When our targets are easier to hit, when we reached top ranks at a fast pace and age. When some targets are harder to reach when they dodge away or make themselves a target to be reached. When we can't hit all our less severe targets. When some targets are harder to hit, when we are hiding or undercover when we know we are being seen. When some people and places are inhospitable, that males hitting targets difficult and timely when we are always watching and waiting to hit. When some targets others get, are more forced when you can come and go as you please and abuse your targets when you think less of them. When we can't hit some targets when they are not part of the objective. When we are a hot target waiting to be hit on by others, but gets unintended cross fire. When we are not a target, because we don't have a reason to be targeted. When we had another target along we kept secret, that we don't reveal so others wouldn't try targeting us. When living the life we commit to, we are targeting one direction that we cannot go back from. When something has been targeting our mind for along time, that we take a solo mission alone until it's achieved. When we have to always commit to our targets, and have one over our bed as a reminder of what we have to hit as good Catholics/Christians. When some targets are more of greater importance than others. When our targets are popping everywhere and we are always fighting. When some targets we wish to hit, we don't wish to hit the untargetted ones. When our job gives us plenty to think about, hit many targets that far reach our mind, but others are far from our radar to know exactly. When we work as a team, and our decisions to target is all the teams decision to target. When we reach our targets sometimes we don't feel a thing. When we are following new orders, once we been targetted for specified combat instructions. When what we do, we are targetted to do more, and target more based on suspicious behaviour. When our targets are getting bigger, and we are the best suited when we get the job done. When some targets are never meant to survive. When some targets we miss when we don't understand or care the justification of our actions. When our sole purpose is to save lives and end lives and not take credit or say a word. When we target others to do our job, so we don't have to get our hands dirty. When we don't understand the justifications of war, to know we are not randomly targeting civilians on orders we don't confirm too. When we are easy targets when we are a secret, and cant say a word to be called into question. When there is a loophole in the system we are not targeting to resolve, we are told to follow orders no questions asked. When we can easily be targets for not following orders, and held accountable for our actions. When we can easily be targets for following orders but considered a war crime for our actions. When war targets our opinions, views, and direction of right from wrong, that we follow orders and blow up whatever we have in mind. When any order is justifiable when we are always against our enemies and always targeting them, like them to us. When we know we are not being targeted. When we have other targets in mind to narrow our scope to our own teammates. When we are targeted, we know we are when we take it up a notch. When we have other targets in mind, our selves when we enjoy the fear of death that gives us the thrill. When we miss targets on purpose, when we are red hot and cant miss us. When some targets we miss intentionally or when intoxicated when they don't matter. When we miss out on so much, because we have high hopes for some targets to come by. When some targets we don't miss, when we were once in their shoes to know and relate. When some targets keep us awake at night, or don't when we are trying to hit the many targets that overwhelm us. When we are targeted when we are hated. When we do out of love we put much hatred towards it so w target the right enemy, no one else. When some targets we know where to stay way when we are definitely not wanted. When we can justify any target as any threat and say it's justified. When the next target of war is the enemies play, when we have all weapons targeting them to not make a move, or if they might make imminent moves they will die. When the next target is the enemy not copying the same battle tactics as we do. When we are targeted to do the job when we can go all night watching and have others back. When we are targeted when we are both on the ground, in air and at Bae to know what's it like. When we are always targeting our own moral actions and mind set to be proud of ourselves. When we are always targeted when we are the ones whom are always letting their loved one down. When we are always targeted when we are weak, defenceless and give what we want without a fight. When some targets we can't help not stand being on, but we make the most of it. When we just don't know when being targetted will come. When we can't see and they can't see when the next attack move will be made, we are all walk, sitting or sleeping targets. When some targets we don't miss out and about. When we don't want to be targetted for another thing we can't s a mile away. When we are targeting unintended targets and we are living with it. When the only target we want to hit is ourselves for where we are, how we are seen, and all that went wrong with our decisions and planning. When our thoughts of the most idealistic target takes us there. When we are targeting innocent lives to draw the enemies. When targeting whomever, justifying whatever, and signing off is part of the job. When your targets are others targets, when being together means we are a team. When what we do targets more then we are able to handle when it effects us, our family and everyone around us. When targets get harder to acquire when the people learn our tactics and not be open targets. When we wish we had our sights on different targets but we stand down. When hitting targets is exhausting enough, that our morality takes control before it explodes restablishes the target of our mind is safe. When some targets are starting to all look alike that, our minds explode in differentiating that we justify all our targets as justifiable. When we are targetted, because we are too good of a soldier that others need to put down. When others don't know why you would deliberately miss a target, but only follow the rules of law to say that you broke the law. When we are targetted because of what we do, that we can't g back to civilian standards. When some targets we saw a mile away, and couldn't do anything sooner to stop it, when its too late to back away and your left the intended target. When for some targets, they have some time to back away. When whatever we can salvage from this destruction, we target to rebuild. When we still have 1 last person to target, those who is our and others enemy and ourself. When we will never stop targeting you as you to us, but we make way for the next group to take over and go our separate ways. Once you are out, then they can't target you anymore. When we have the choice of being Dead in the sky, dead at heart, or dead outside your uniform with civilian life, war has its good kill eventually. *When not every order a high ranked American makes is America.Visuals-4.5Directing-5Music-3.0Screenplay-5Acting-4.0Level of Interest-5Complexity-5Timing-5Twist & Turns-4.5Message-5
(au) wrote: I enjoy bad horror films as they are amusing at times. This movie was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Not in a 'it's so bad it's funny' kind of way. More of a 'how the f did this movie even get released to dvd' kind of movie.