The Cosmic Man
A strange sphere settles down in a California canyon, causing both the scientific and military communities to gather around to investigate.
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Martin L (us) wrote: Wow this film was terrible. The various implausible things like a talking corpse that can rocket one across (or out of) water by way of fartpower are for lack of a better word, ludicrous. There was also hugely too much sex stuff, from the dead guy's dancing dick to masturbation discussion that just dragged on and on. A pointless movie that will leave you wanting your hour and a half back.
Chan L (it) wrote: this movie reminds me of "stranger than ficition" n "adaptation"it's glad to see hong kong filmmakers creating this kind of delightful simple short story which saves me from the disatrous experience while watching the murdererthe multiple narration is quite well-developed and visualised in the film.. the art direction and special effects are great 2
John S (gb) wrote: Wow this is very heart-breaking. :(
Dan L (es) wrote: Not bad... but could be better!
Matt H (ru) wrote: Not bad, but not very good or particularly memorable, either. Just an average western, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Edith N (br) wrote: Seriously--Who Steals a Penguin? Typecasting is a remarkable thing. Netflix gave me a plot summary and a top three cast list, and I knew before starting the movie who was going to be playing the crazy person. And who was going to be playing the former thug who was now a pacifist. This despite the fact that either one of them would be capable of playing either part, and indeed I'm pretty sure they both have. But if you put them into a movie together, only one is likely to be the one who is following the teachings of Gandhi. And we all know which is going to be which, even people who aren't entirely sure who either of them are just based on the names. And this is true even though both men are "quirky" actors, men who act in odd little independent films more often than big-budget Hollywood blockbusters. Though both men have been in the odd blockbuster. Heinz (John Turturro) has just been released from prison. I kind of missed what he was in for, but it wasn't anything like a misunderstanding. His ex-girlfriend, Linda (Jodie Foster), is worried about it, but she doesn't think her most recent ex-boyfriend, Jamie (Todd Graff), will do her any good. Instead, she seeks out another ex-boyfriend, Harry (Tim Robbins). Unfortunately for her, Harry has, in recent years, started absorbing the teachings of Gandhi. He has a dog named Buddha and is meeting with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to see about going down to the South for Freedom Summer. This seems to have started when he whacked Heinz over the head with a beer pitcher, leaving a nasty scar. But Heinz loves Linda, or anyway is obsessed with her, and is determined to win her back. Meanwhile, a teacher has been killed with an arrow, and two wacky boys take five dollars to take two stoned girls off someone's hands, and there are hijinks. In the end, the hijinks do connect back to the main story, but it's so ridiculous and tenuous that it's almost as though these are two separate movies which just happen to take place in the same neighbourhood at the same time. The main characters never talk about the murder which let Castro (Rodney Harvey) and Willie (Daniel Jenkins) have the day off school and hook up with Melanie (Elizabeth Berridge) and Brita (Cathryn de Prume), and those four never mention Heinz. Really, it seems as though screenwriter John Patrick Shanley had an idea, but it was only about twenty minutes' worth of film and he padded it out with a wacky subplot and a conclusion which kind of comes out of nowhere. That isn't just the eventual fate of Heinz; it's basically everything past his presentation of the penguins to Linda. The subplot and the ending seem to stem from not quite knowing what to do with the situation he'd created. It's an odd movie, really, and while I'm not sure I'd watch it again, I don't mind having watched it the once. For one thing, I am continually fascinated by the career arc of Jodie Foster--it kind of looks like a sine wave sometimes, doesn't it?--and this was just as she was breaking out not as a serious actress but as an [i]adult[/i] actress. This was just ten years after [i]Candleshoe[/i], which I must admit is my favourite Jodie Foster movie. It's eleven after [i]Freaky Friday[/i]. Tim Robbins has never been a huge star, but the year before, he was in two of the most iconic movies of the '80s--[i]Top Gun[/i] and [i]Howard the Duck[/i]. John Turturro? [i]The Color of Money[/i] and [i]Hannah and Her Sisters[/i]. Despite being set in 1964, this movie resonates with the '80s. I can think of a dozen, a hundred ways to improve this movie; I'm actually kind of curious as to how it would have played had they actually switched the stars for one another. Played with our expectations some, although of course they had not yet been formed in 1987. I suppose, given [i]Top Gun[/i] and [i]Hannah and Her Sisters[/i], that's what they thought they were doing. Even though beginning and end are explicitly connected, the beginning seems tacked on so that the end doesn't come across too much like a [i]deus ex machina[/i]. It doesn't work. I don't entirely hold to the "statute of limitations on spoilers" rule, as you may note--there's no excuse for not knowing about [i]Citizen Kane[/i], but a lot of other movies are more obscure. But I'm hoping someone will watch this movie and talk it over with me, because I want to know if that sense of randomness is just me, and I don't think you can say that for sure if you know how it's going to end going in.