"Surfing Favela" was shot with the aid of the communities of Cantagalo and Rocinha; the latter, with its 250,000 inhabitants, is considered the biggest slum (Favela) in Rio de Janeiro. The ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
"Surfing Favela" was shot with the aid of the communities of Cantagalo and Rocinha; the latter, with its 250,000 inhabitants, is considered the biggest slum (Favela) in Rio de Janeiro. The ...
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Carol M (it) wrote: Brandon is following in his fathers footsteps with a very fresh, provocative film that is almost believable in our toxic celebrity culture.
John P (it) wrote: This movie was poorly directed with terrible actors. We couldn't finish watching it. I have seen lifetime movies that were better than this....just terrible
Ethan A (au) wrote: If you're looking for insight into the early formative years of The Beatles, you'll be disappointed; but if you're looking for a well acted tale about love and heartache between John Lennon's estranged mother, Julia, and his parental aunt Mimi...I think you'll be pleased.
Tomas B (ag) wrote: povinna jazda pre vsetkych black metalovych fanusikov, zaujimavy dokument o formovani norskej black metalovej sceny, o suvisiacich vrazdach, ci paleni kostolov.
Adam F (es) wrote: "Mr. Deeds" holds the dubious honor of being one of the best of the "Happy Madison" films... but it still isn't really that good. The movie begins when billionaire Preston Blake dies while climbing Mount Everest without leaving a will, prompting the new heads of his enormous media company to search for an heir. It turns out that Blake has a nephew: Longellow Deeds (Adam Sandler), a pizzeria owner living in a tiny town in New Hampshire. Deeds is just a simple guy that enjoys his simple life in the small town and is just the nicest guy around, gladly carrying old people across the street on his back, making pizza delivers in person and delighting the inhabitants of the town with his improvised poetry. When Deeds is brought to New York City for a couple of days while all the legal details are worked out he's a real fish-out-of-water and deals with big city and big-money problems in ways that are just... well unconventional! Since he's a small-town kind of guy, he cuts a deal where, with the help of businessman Chuck Cedar (Peter Gallagher), Deeds will sell all of his majority shares and be $40 billion richer. As a new-found billionaire, it's no surprise that the media are hungry to know more about him. Reporter Babe Bennett (Winona Ryder) tricks Deeds into rescuing her from a "mugging" (actually it's her co-worker pretending to be a criminal) in order to get close to him and get the inside scoop. Deeds falls for her and takes her around town, enjoying the big city and the luxuries left to him by his uncle, which include an enormous mansion and a butler with ninja-like speed named Emilio (John Turturro). You know it's only a matter of time before it all comes crashing down though. Not only are his embarrassing antics going to be served up as breaking news to the country, but the girl he's fallen for doesn't really like him, she's only pretending in order to get the inside story (or is she?). On the financial side, mean ol' Chuck has nefarious plans that will mean trouble for the 50,000 employees of Blake Media.The movie's biggest fault is that it's bland. The romance element is very predictable, not only in its conclusion but in the way it plays out. When you hear Bennett invent a fake identity, saying that she comes from a small town with a ridiculous name just so she can be more similar to Deeds, you know that coincidentally it'll be the name of a real town. You know there will be that awkward moment of comedy when she has to try and pass off as an inhabitant of Winchestertonfieldville and the fact that she mentioned that she is a nurse will come back and threaten to blow her cover. You know that at first she'll only be hanging around Deeds to get the story but eventually his small-town charms will get the best of her and she'll fall in love, only for her deception to come right around and drive the two apart. You can also easily see coming that Deeds, because of his small-town upbringing, will comically clash with the stuck-up business types but that he will win them over because he's just so sweet. The only people he won't be able to win over, well those are the mean bad guys and you can tell they're bad because they're stuck up and only care about money. They go to eat in places where they dare to serve things like French dishes and listen to operas. Why can't they be uncultured like the audience watching this movie and appreciate the simple things, like a Frosty (R) from a Wendy's Restaurant(TM)? Seriously, even for an Adam Sandler film this story has such shameless product placement for the Wendy's hamburger chain that I was taken aback.I will give the movie credit and admit that as far as the "Sandler-isms" this movie does keep it to a minimum. That's to say if these familiar "comedic" elements were in the film, I didn't really notice them as much as I usually did. If we go through this quick list I put together (collected by watching other reviewers talk about Sandler's films and some of my memories from the other movies I've seen him in) we can just check off the ones that apply. In most films he's Jewish, wants to be or at one point was a firefighter and is a terrific sports player. We usually get a significant amount of jokes directed at minorities or people who are just different (for example homosexuals), people with physical disabilities (including people who are obese), a lot of low-brow crotch humor, cameos by his group of SNL buddies and sports stars, product placement, jokes that will only appeal to the lowest common denominator (for example toilet humor or fart noises), scenes of stupid pointless violence, a significant amount of scenes where his character yells at people and berates them and many shots where people fall down. Well, in this story Deeds is a volunteer firefighter, so there's that but I can't recall him being Jewish nor playing basketball. There's only one physically deformed character that gets made fun of (which is Steve Buscemi as "Crazy Eyes"), only one sports star and no toilet humor that I can recall. I'll even give a pass to the scene where Conchata Ferrell gets kicked in the groin by Winona Ryder because there are no actual testicles being injured there. Some of the more obvious "Sandler-isms" in the film though, they're actually genuinely disturbing. Let's take a look at the product placement of the Wendy's Restaurant for example. Deeds owns a pizzeria, so he clearly knows how to cook. He enjoys creating his own recipes (you see him delivering all sorts of weird pizzas to Crazy Eyes) and enjoys the personal touch of delivering his pies personally. Why in the world would he go out of his way to check out a fast food chain then? Doesn't it seem out of character? It's not like a tiny town like the one he's from would have a McDonald's or a Kentucky Fried Chicken so why would he be the kind of guy that loves going there? In fact the inhabitants of Deed's hometown seem like the kind of chummy people that would protest the opening of a Wal-Mart in their area because it would hurt the local small businesses. So why is Deeds going to Wendy's? The scene is there to create a bond between Deeds and some of the rich executives that are meeting him for the first time. Wouldn't it make more sense for him to bring them to a greasy-spoon diner, owned and operated by a family, or to have him cook food for them though? It could be a way to show the big guys the simple joys of a home-cooked meal instead of the stuff made by fancy chefs more concerned about using exotic ingredients and presentation than bringing back memories of your grandparent's cooking kind of thing. Instead we get yet another way to fatten the Madison wallet. Another really bizarre inclusion is the amount of violence in the film. There are at least three scenes where Deeds goes into a violent rage, severely beating someone and one more scene where his love interest has to fight another woman. What is this doing in a movie about a sweet country guy coming to the big city? Maybe I was wrong and this one is just like every other Happy Madison film after all.Hasn't this story been done to death anyway? The country bumpkin coming into the big city and teaching us the values of a simple life has been done many times now and without anything new to add to the genre, what's the point? This movie begs for an original thought and receives absolutely nothing. Give me a horror comedy where the big media mogul dies and his fortune goes to the family of inbred, cannibal hillbillies from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", now that's a movie with some original ideas and potential! I was going to give the movie an average 2 and-a-half out of 5. Not really good, not really bad. A good rental option, something you can watch once to pass the time and then just forget. The more I think about the movie though, the more I dislike it. I hated the ending for example, a real Deus Ex-Machina involving Deeds' Butler, who is mostly included to serve the audience a whole bunch of bad jokes about having a foot fetish. Yes I did laugh, a couple of times, but what does the movie offer? You won't learn anything or be touched in any way, there aren't really any memorable moments that aren't contrived and cringe-worthy. Consider this as well: this movie cost $50 million dollars to make. That's a lot of money. If you want to compare that to anything, the film this is based on cost about $846,000 to make. Yes, that was in 1936 so you have to consider inflation but even if the costs of producing a film were 50 times less back then it still wouldn't equal the budget of this 2002 film. All of that money, and this is what they came up with? It's just more of the same lazy filmmaking from Happy Madison studios, my financial advice is to save your time and your money; don't see this. (theatrical version on Dvd, October 17, 2013)
Chris T (nl) wrote: A cute romantic comedy that trys to get away from the steriotypes of hollywood.
Movie K (gb) wrote: A direct to video sequel. Average effort. The rodents are terrorize by a monster that cause a big rampage. Fievel keep having nightmare over it. His sister Tanya works in the newspaper firm and bring him along. There he meet Nellie the brave reporter. She bring him along for all the interview. A poodle Madame Mousey is addressing the rodents about the recent monster attacks and convice them to buy protection. In fact, Madame Mousey is working with the cats to create such a fear and capture rats. Nellie goes to find a dog Lone Wolf and he only told them to look up for clue. They saw a lost dog notice and now know the identity of Madame Mousey. All work overtime to print out the big news. But Madame Mousey and the cats spoil their plan. Tiger went tofind the dogs for help. The cats wants to eat the rats for snacks and Tony open the valve for the water to flow in, saving all the rats. Fievel and the newspaper gang are chase by the cats, the dogs came and scare the remaining cats away. Madame Mousey is caught and send back to the human owner.
Kirstie R (es) wrote: David Tennant was born to play Hamlet. I usually don't go for modern renditions of Shakespeare plays, but I thought this one was well done. They kept the language and let it speak for itself instead of trying to modernize Shakespeare's language, which usually ends up being a total disaster.
Jonathan B (kr) wrote: Some of it is obviously dated now, but the winning performances and sadly still relevant themes continue to position Working Girl a strong romantic comedy-drama.
Liam C (es) wrote: 'Midnight Cowboy' is a lot of things; it is a dark, gritty, tragic, realistic and immersive experience of two people just trying to make it through to the next day. However, it is also very iconic, influential and groundbreaking in many ways, from its quotable lines to its heartbreaking and memorable soundtrack, with its excellent theme that still symbolises that there is still some hope and acting from its leads, this is a great film. The film is indeed unrelentingly bleak and with the help of two excellent lead performances it really helps compound this message further, as well as those 'Rear Window' sound effects that make anything creepy. Jon Voight gave an excellent performance of someone wholly in for more than they bargained for, and in a classic moment of him walking down a crowded street we can see that with how out of place he looks. It takes some time to finally have him stay on screen, but when he does, Dustin Hoffman gives a typically excellent performance and the performance out of the two that resonated more for me; not to discredit Voight at all, I just found that character's plight all the more heartbreaking in a film that was already bleak to watch in the first place. And these two, somehow, still find humour. The film itself does have some humour as well, like any well rounded script would do, just because you're in a horrible situation doesn't mean that funny things won't happen but at one point Enrico falls down the stairs and someone says to him, 'hey you fell down the stairs', I thought he'd respond to that but that was still an oddly funny moment. I know it was improvised because of an accident but Hoffman's voice is his normal voice after he shouts, 'I'm walking here', and credit to him for doing so well in that moment, though. I'm surprised he hadn't have heard of that women's building before though and I thought his character would have disappeared after the truck went past him. Those two really needed a pimp, at least to just make sure they got their earning, even if it would have gotten violent, which Joe seemed to get unnecessarily dark near the end. I also found Joe a tad less likeable anyway, on the coach to New York he's just playing his seemingly always powered radio that never runs out of batteries pretty loudly, even if some others come on later who make more noise. I understand as the film goes on he is getting increasingly desperate but even so. We also get to see a young Bob Balaban in here too. However, I will say that I found it hard to believe their friendship for a while; it seemed for a little while that they didn't seem to like each other all that much and just stayed with each other because they had no other choice. When Joe picks up something for Enrico and quickly lets go of it because of the weight of it and Enrico makes a joke, he didn't think to mention that it was the weight that made him drop it so fast? Even Joe kept forgetting what Enrico wanted to be called, he finally does remember at the end though, which does show their development, he called him Rico a couple times on the first night as a joke and I thought he would have responded to that but he didn't. Before this they hadn't even been friends for a day and Joe says, 'sometimes you want to make me puke'. And perhaps I am missing the point but why didn't they both just try and get whatever money they could, together, and head off somewhere else, like Joe's home, for example. Or at least get a job of some kind? I know we wouldn't have our film otherwise and they do bring this up at one point, which leads into the end of the film which I won't spoil, but I kept thinking about that throughout the film. Someone could say they couldn't get a job with where they lived but I'm sure they could have found something to just get enough to leave that place for good, and I'm surprised their building lasted as long as it did, I was afraid it would get knocked down at some point. One thing that I really liked in this film was its editing, the way that its visual style changed when it showed what a character was thinking, like the cinematography going slightly blurry when Joe was fantasising, was smart. The way that it was used to show us things from Joe's past was great, nothing was explained but it just showed us and was there for us to work out for ourselves, as well as many other tricks it does to fit the situation, it was really clever and creative and when Joe doesn't know if he can trust Rico yet, he appears as an antagonist in these visions as well. In some scenes near to the end they showed two things happening at once and it doubles as a way to save time, which makes sense. However, there was set up for a character's departure at the end of the film that I predicted would happen just from how it was filmed, it was still sad though and I wish he hadn't have put his clothes in the bin in that little scene beforehand! But it looked like he still would have had his purple shirt.People call the Oscar's these two won for the their next films, 'Coming Home' for Voight and 'Kramer Vs. Kramer' for Hoffman, makeups for this one but, hey, they both have a BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Newcomer but they were both a part of this very original film and that's something. And, hey, Dustin Hoffman stars in another Best Picture winner in 10 years, woo. 'Midnight Cowboy' is a very unique film.
Mark M (kr) wrote: Great cast and a good war movie. As the movie progresses you see and feel the characters getting worn down. The politics of the UN and the Koreas cost hundreds of lives on hill that meant nothing. Some parts get pretty intense and other parts will frustrate you. Overall very good though. Gregory Peck is great.
Salvador R (nl) wrote: Love, love, love this movie