A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. When Daniel Hackett sees his father Jonas gravely wounded by the villainous Stiles, his first urge is for his family to flee the danger, and give up their life on a farm which Daniel has come to despise anyway. Going alone to a lake to try to decide what to do, he falls asleep on a boat and wakes to find himself in the wild west, in the company of such "tall tale" legends as Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Calamity Jane. Together, they battle the same villains Daniel is facing in his "real" world, ending with a heroic confrontation in which the boy stands up to Stiles and his henchmen, and rallies his neighbors to fight back against land grabbers who want to destroy their town.
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Peneflix M (gb) wrote: The second highest grossing film in Chinese history (US $200 million), and I found it embarrassingly bland, ridiculous, sophomoric; unworthy of the viewing time. I watched with three Chinese Americans whose chuckles were tepid and vastly sporadic. "Lost in Thailand" will be "lost" on Western audiences; will not last a week in AMC theatres which were recently purchased by China's huge theatre circuit, Dalina Wanda Group.Possibly, being a product of a democratic environment, I was incapable of grasping what qualifies as entertainment in an authoritarian milieu. At best, a morality theme: minimal spiritual enrichment comes to those who blindly quest for notoriety and wealth; geared to the most simplistic of souls. Supremely silly, the major actors bare a pathetic resemblance to the "Three Stooges"; their jejune histrionics illicit groans, not giggles. That being stated there were a few moments of splendor: Thailand and its majestic temples, shimmering, lustrous landscapes, untraveled, pristine roads, contrasted with state-of-the-art airports, cell phone dilemmas, lend a satisfying juxtaposition between two disparate worlds.Publilius Syrus, a Latin mime writer in the 1st century BC, wisely wrote: "Fortune makes a fool of him she favors too much". In "Lost in Thailand" the foolishness oozes from the screen, suffocating the viewer.ONE STAR!For Now.....Peneflix
Rania A (ca) wrote: My favourite Toy Story toon so far! I loved that lovable Rex had a part where he was able to shine and be the hero he has always wanted to be.
Ed C (ag) wrote: One line summary: Amazing animation accomplishment; not so amazing plot.-------------------------------- This is animation via 3d modelling tools coupled with recording of live actions. Looks wonderful; better, in fact, than many live action horror films that I have reviewed lately. The main action takes place in a fictional former Soviet bloc nation, Eastern Slav Republic, that came into existence after the fall of the USSR. The film follows an American agent, Leon S. Kennedy, who goes rogue during the continuing civil war in ESR. The rumour that Leon wants to check out is whether or not the rebel forces in the civil war are using BOWs (Bio Organic Weapons). Leon encounters a BOW almost immediately. President Svetlana brings in Ada Wong from the BSAA (Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance) to look into the allegations. By themselves, the BOW are useless (attack friend and foe alike), but if a plaga is applied, control can be asserted. Sounds tricky. Leon needs to get some sort of evidence of all this. So does Ada Wong. The things that look like zombies walking around in Eastern Europe seem to be humans enslaved by plaga attaching themselves to spinal cords. Great. I was expected a high quality zombie film, and got a no zombie film. Will Leon or Ada get the evidence they needed? Will the ESR survive as a country?-----Scores------ Art/Animation: 10/10 Exceptional; I'd like to give it a 73 out of 10, but 10 is tops. Most of the film looks great. Loved the fight sequences between Ada Wong and President Svetlana. Sound: 8/10 Sound leveling could be better. Going from fight-action music to/from conversation is a disaster. Voice Acting: 7/10 This varies a lot. Matthew Mercer, Wendee Lee, and Courtenay Taylor were good. Val Tasso was mighty irritating. Most of the others were competent. Story: 4/10 Wow. Terrible dialog in so many places. Is this a civil war film, a zombie film, an east vs west film, a biohazard film? The connections to Resident Evil seem weak.
Joanna B (de) wrote: It is widely believed that the United Stated of America is the land of the free, however in Australia we know better. Our vivid, vast and high unique country envelops its inhabitants; both adults and children alike, in a wonderful sense of security. But what happens when that is taken away?Hailed in 2000 by the American Literary Association as one of the top 100 books written for teenagers, Tomorrow When the War Began is the first in a series of seven novels by acclaimed Australian author John Marsden. Australia's first major action movie aimed at teenagers, the adaptation has taken creative liberties with some characters but effectively captures the books essence. In the small coastal town of Wirawee, seven teenagers in an end of summer trip decide the let their hair down in true Aussies style; by camping. Exploring deep into the dense bush, the group discovers an idyllic remote location ripe for hunting, shelter and fun in affectionately named, Hell.Nave to the fact that their lives have been altered forever however, the teens return home to find their families missing, their animals perishing and all forms of communications cut-off.Logically and systematically returning to each family home they find no answers, so the troop decides to investigate why only the local fair ground and hospital show any form of activity. The realisation that Australia has been invaded by a foreign power hits only to hard when Ellie (Caitlin Stasey) witnesses cold-blooded murder through the fence of these makeshift concentration camps. Shocked she inadvertently exposes the group and they return to the safety of Hell.After picking up another escapee; the clueless and careless, Chris (Andrew Ryan), the group bands together to make a plan action. Concluding they must put away childish notions and learn to fight, survive and attack the unknown enemy if they wish to outlast the war no-one knew was coming.Screen writer Stuart Beattie (Australia, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) embraces his directorial debut, casting first time motion picture actors Caitlin Stasey (Neighbours), Phoebe Tonkin (Packed to the Rafters) and Lincoln Lewis (Home and Away). The film suffers slightly from a mismatched soundtrack, over acting and overt typecasting, but it is the first; with two sequels based the later books already in the pipelines hopeful a little bit more depth of character will be explored. Such a familiar premise (i.e. Red Dawn 1984), Tomorrow When the War Began stands out mostly due to its location and simplicity. Rather than allowing the teens to instantly become self-confident warriors with no fear, it shows them as vulnerable children attempting to survive and rebel. The cinematography is refreshing. Avoiding shaking camera, perplexing cuts and massively overdone action sequences, this movie embraces the smaller things, giving viewers time to absorb its content. The Verdict: This long-awaited film will not only satisfy the memory of avid teen readers from the 90s, but also showcase Australia's young acting talent, writing talent, film making abilities and beautiful scenery.Published: The Queanbeyan AgeDate of Publication: 10/09/2010
Steven H (jp) wrote: kind of an older film, but an HK film and as usual, it delivers. i guess the plot isn't terribly unique, but i still found it entertaining nonetheless. (i was pretty much able to guess what the plot was and what happens). that Jingchu Zhang is pretty hot.
Alexi T (ag) wrote: 2 words can be used to describe this: boring & crap!
Pedro B (gb) wrote: Saw it in Festroia Film Festival at 2008. The dreams can become true in a train... And what a train!!! XD
Johnny R (fr) wrote: Cool basketball movie!!
Khan S (au) wrote: it holds some hard to swallow truth to it...
Fengfeng H (ru) wrote: My favorite film director. And this one is my favorite of all his. It's like opening up a window and you see the best of human beings.
Muffin M (br) wrote: Elaine (Frances O'Connor) and David (Simon Baker) seem to have the perfect marriage. But everything changes when they meet Chet (Gregory Smith), an innocent 15 year old boy full of youthful wonder. The threesome form an immediate bond, but a momentary lapse in judgment threatens to rupture the core of the trio's seemingly idyllic lives. also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Joanna Adler, Sabria Grdevich, Ari Graynor, Beth MacDonald and Brett Tabor. directed by Alan Brown.
Katie D (au) wrote: The guy that played the title role (Charlie Schlatter) had to have cue cards for the lyrics of the Elvis songs used in the movie. What the Hell!!!!!!!
Gimly M (mx) wrote: Drops a Wilhelm scream in the opening ten minutes.If I'm being honest, I didn't love Crawlspace. I'm pretty on board for Australian genre film, particularly work involving Executive Producer Greg McLean, so I would have thought it wouldn't be too hard to get me to love Crawlspace, but I just didn't. I do however, think that there was potential in the piece to have made an absolutely brilliant television series, as opposed to a film. The setting itself may not have translated so well (it takes place almost entirely in a single, confined underground facility) but the story, the world of Crawlspace was begging for expansion, and I think a foray in to the long-format of televised storytelling would have served that expansion well.As it stands, Crawlspace is "Just okay" with enough nifty shenanigans on screen to keep you engage, but not enough follow through as a whole to have you walk away feeling satisfied.
Robert G (mx) wrote: As I was watching "Branded to Kill" I was shocked. I could not believe they were getting away with this kind of subject matter in 1933. The film was way ahead of its time... I mean if this movie came out today there is a good chance it would be rated R, with all of the sexual innuendoes. Don't misunderstand me the movie is great. I highly recommend it. Just know what your getting into and enjoy the movie. Also, if you are a film buff like me, read up on how the movie got past the censors of the time.
Erich S (br) wrote: it was pretty decent
Mary T (fr) wrote: Richard Tyson could put his shoes under my bed anytime...I too have been a fan of this movie since i was in my 20's...