The Air Up There
Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the chief's son and has responsibilities at home, since the tribe's land is threatened by a mining company with its own hotshot basketball team.
- Stars:Kevin Bacon, Charles Gitonga Maina, Yolanda Vazquez, Winston Ntshona, Mabutho 'Kid' Sithole, Sean McCann, Dennis Patrick, Ilo Mutombo, Nigel Miguel, Eric Menyuk, Keith Gibbs, Miriam Owiti, Douglas Leboyare, Francis Mutei, Gibson Gathu Mbugua,
- Director:Paul Michael Glaser,
- Writer:Max Apple
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The Air Up There torrent reviews
(jp) wrote: Decent performances by Guy Pearce & Robert Pattinson makes this thinly plotted thriller a worthwhile watch. David Michod focuses more on the characters & the way The Rover ends, it doesn't actually disappoint.
(it) wrote: "Rabbit Hole" reaches noteworthy depth into its themes and characters in order to become an emotionally resonating film that shows the tragedy of loss while showcasing an accurate portrayal from the performances by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.
(br) wrote: Fusion between a communist and his time
(jp) wrote: B = Well above average
(us) wrote: Paz vega is flat out gorgeous and tea lioni reminded me of every type-A personality female I have ever known. I was entertained.
(us) wrote: Bernie Mac carries it!
(mx) wrote: friendshiop rocks .................
(nl) wrote: Matthew perry is cute!
(ru) wrote: Director Hal Needham and his star Burt Reynolds seem to be making their favorite kind of movie over again, indulging on a budget of fast cars, objectified blondes, and smug, sour comedy.
(us) wrote: Humor negro en el lugar menos pensado, momento inolvidable Sally Kellerman en las duchas.
(gb) wrote: In this cinematic adaption of the Eugene O'Neil play, Paul Robeson is remarkable as the conniving and commanding Brutus Jones. Most of the movie explores the backstory the play only mentioned, including his journey from womanizing and gambling railroad porter to murderer to Emperor of a Caribbean island. The movie also adds many opportunities for Robeson to showcase his admittedly incredible singing voice. The final half hour of the movie is the bulk of the play itself, as Emperor Jones finds out he has pushed the people of his domain too far.I found myself confused at first by Jones, mostly because Robeson is so likable in the role and it was hard to tell that he was depicting a not so honorable man. It becomes much more clear who the character really is after a crap game gone wrong. There are several differences between the play and the movie, including new characters and situations in the backstory, and an abbreviated version of his encounters in the woods, including a particularly conspicuous cut scene. The reverse recapitulation of the history of Africans and their descendents in the Americas is less apparent in the movie because of this and I think it makes Jones a little less sympathetic.One of the advantages of the play only referencing what happened to him in the past is the limiting of set pieces to his palace and the island woods. The first hour of the movie greatly expands on the set pieces. Without dramatizing the backstory, the movie would have been much, much shorter, but I think this dramatization causes the story to lose some of its urgency. However, once Emperor Jones finally embarked on his journey in the woods, the movie came alive for me, and it was very similar to how I visualized it when reading the play.
(us) wrote: love the chemistry between Gable and Lombard, wonderful film. Clark Gable is so hot in this film... i can see why he was chosen to play Rhett Butler, he has this mischievious smile, that says look out honey, i am nothing but trouble.
(jp) wrote: Michael Bay's 1998 film "Armageddon" is sometimes a beautiful film to look at, but unfortunately the film is boggled down by horrible ham performances from most of the cast, an extremely unrealistic scenario, sappy sentimentalism, and jingoistic themes by Bay. Is this the fault of Michael Bay or is it the fault of the script written by at least nine people with only five being credited including J. J. Abrams and additional material written by Robert Towne. The dialogue is hapless and when the actors speak these lines written for them, you can get the sense they don't quite believe what they're saying.You would know a Michael Bay film if you see one. His style is very distinctive. Big budget films loaded with special effects with an emphasis on explosions. His films are fast moving and visual. But they often lack story. His name is used pejoratively to describe films made for thirteen year old boys. His films are not for everyone and they are certainly not for me."Armageddon" involves an asteroid the size of Texas that is on a collission course with Earth and its going to hit in less than 18 days. NASA thinks they could land a crew of astronauts on the asteroid who could drill into the center and drop some explosives in an attempt to break it into relatively smaller pieces that if blown they would pass by the Earth. NASA recruits the best oil rigger, Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) who will only do the mission if he can take up his own men. A motley assortment of roughnecks from all walks of life extremely unsuitable for the severity of this mission. Now these oil riggers have to train for space travel in 12 days. Everything must be condensed and they probably don't understand much of what they were taught and they probably didn't get everything actual astronauts would receive. They are buffonish, but they embody the American working man. Despite the pressures of their mission, these men all agree to save the Earth.There's a bit of a subplot involving Harry's daughter Grace (Liv Tyler) who has been dating A.J. Frost (Ben Affleck) much to Harry's dismay. Why Grace spent most her life on an oil rig is beyond me. Harry and A.J. have a bit of a rivalry and they butt heads constantly, but the issue is always about who Grace loves more, regardless of what they may be arguing about. Harry wants Grace to do better than an oil rigger, because she is better than that. It's just a catalyst for the audience to see how human these characters are and give us something to care about in this long, boring film.At times there is humor, and that humor seems incredibly misplaced. When these oil riggers are training and should be taking things seriously, they are laughing and fooling around. The Earth is about to be destroyed in a week or more and they have so much to learn. Is this a way of dealing with the stress of the mission? Possibly. But at this short notice, this is the best NASA can do.There are many problems with this film, but what I can't understand is why the mission isn't an international mission involving the best and brightest from many countries with space programs. It just seems incredibly jingoistic and arrogant that it's working class Americans who will save the Earth. There are exciting moments in the film, but they are so hard to follow with the editing and camera moving around so much. Overall, this is a film surely to delight people not looking for anything much more than some eye candy infused with patriotism and ideas of self-sacrifice.