When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory... not even murder.
- Stars:Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo, Benicio Del Toro, Patti D'Arbanville, Chris Mulkey, Andrew J. Ferchland, Brandon Hammond, Charles Hallahan, Dan Butler, Kurt Fuller, Michael Jace, Frank Medrano, Don S. Davis,
- Director:Tony Scott,
- Writer:Peter Abrahams (book), Phoef Sutton (screenplay)
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(de) wrote: Not knowing who most of the people were to her, and not having any of her family in the story left me confused and irritated
(es) wrote: Strange that this is classified as a comedy, its really not... Some eye-rolling lines are stated early on and here and there but overall not too bad. Amanda Seyfried is literally in this for two minutes...so don't watch it for her sake!
(it) wrote: Hey neverseenOLDIES !
(kr) wrote: Shredder was actually a lot better than most of the slasher movies recently released. It had some fun scenes, gore, a horrible script, and poor acting. What else could you ask for in a slasher flick!?
(it) wrote: Not as funny as Mr. Show was.
(mx) wrote: Mermaids Film ReviewStarring Winona Ryder, Cher, Christina Ricci and a host of other renowned and noble 90's stars, I was expecting Mermaids to be gripping and worthy of my time. I can tell you now, it wasn't. Portrayed as a 'comedy drama' set in the 1960's, this heinous monstrosity is definitely not comical (unless of course you categorise painful attempts at humour as funny.) I will not waste my time recounting the agonising puns littering the film because I can tell you now; it would be like tearing your intestines out with a blunt knife.Director Richard Benjamin, seems to have simply ignored myriad crucial details in the film, one of them being that the bothersome, obtuse Charlotte (Ryder) wants to be a nun... now there is nothing wrong with that, of course, but there is one craterous chasm in this plot: Charlotte is in fact Jewish. Even in the 90's, there was still no Jewish equivalent to nuns. I have some advice for Mr Benjamin: research your story lines before you write them, ok? I know this bland-to-ridiculous film is deemed as a 'cult classic', but in reality it is just as tedious as every other run-of-the-mill teen movie. It clings on like a limpet to the typical conventions.. you know the score: girl moves in to a new house.. meets a guy.. falls in love etc. etc. Except in this film, 15 year old Charlotte (let me make this clear: fifteen year old Charlotte) falls in love with 26, yes 26 year old Joe. Let me tell you this love story didn't create enough sparks to light a barbecue. Now let me tell you something that is so ludicrous you'll cringe whilst reading it. Charlotte decides to take a trip to the doctors. What for I hear you ask? Well she takes a trip to the doctors as she has had a pregnancy scare. So you're probably thinking, ok, not too abnormal for somebody to have a pregnancy scare right? But what if I told you that Charlotte was indeed, a virgin. Now I'm sure that you don't need the 'birds and the bees' talk. It doesn't take a genius to work out that you can't be impregnated by simply just sitting there. If you think that's ridiculous, then wait until you hear that Charlotte kissed Joe (after her mum had had a go on him first of course) even though, at first, she believed any contact with a boy was satanic (you know because of the whole 'I want to be a nun' thing she had going on.) Weird right? But then she goes back to thinking that all contact with boys is evil and scrubs at her face to get the 'cooties' off. Confusing I know. You would have thought she had made up her own damn mind by now right? Well.. no she still hasn't. Later on in the film she decides that she (a fifteen year old girl) wants to have sex with twenty six year old Joe. So she gets drunk, and puts her mum's clothes on and I'm sitting there like 'whatever look you're going for, you missed'. Charlotte also thinks that it's all fine and dandy letting her 9 year old sister (Ricci) get drunk too. Thinking she looks as feisty and fierce as Beyonc would have in the 60's, Charlotte and her drunk 9 year old sister stumble their way down to the lake. I bet you can already tell this is a recipe for disaster. So whilst Charlotte is up in the bell tower doing the 'dirty' with Joe, she leaves her drunk sister by the lake with rocks in her pocket- yes I did say rocks. I'm sure I don't need to tell you what happens here. This film is without question the most irrational, illogical and senseless 'comedy drama' known to man. There is simply no way whatsoever to make sense of this pathetic excuse for a film and I fail to understand how the 'stars'(and I use the term stars very loosely) in this film we're able to credibly continue their careers after this film was released.
(nl) wrote: A good thriller movie!
(it) wrote: Big ol' jugs, decent gore, 80's rubber monster suit and Doug McClure. Gotta love 80's horror.
(ag) wrote: My boy, someday he get out.A mother becomes well known for her story of raising $5,000 over ten years by scrubbing floors. She has saved this money as a reward for information to get her son, who has been locked up for ten years, out of jail. A newspaper reporter reluctantly takes the story and listens to her tell her tale. He spins her story into an investigation that unlocks clues that may indeed save her boy. "Why don't you be a good guy and don't be here when I get back?"Henry Hathaway, director of True Grit, How the West was Won, Niagara, the Sons of Katie Elder, Nevada Smith, From Hell to Texas, Circus World, and Rawhide, delivers Call Northside 777. This is an interesting thriller that indirectly tells a crime drama. The acting is what makes the film work as James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee Cobb, and John McIntire all deliver great performances."I want her to be right."I grabbed this movie off Netflix since it was set to expire and not be available online this week. I am a James Stewart fan but find his films a bit inconsistent. He delivers this role perfectly. It isn't my favorite film of his, as the plot kind of hums along but isn't overly unique or unpredictable. I do recommend seeing this, but the movie isn't great as much as those involved in it are."I earned it. Every penny."Grade: B+/A-
(ca) wrote: Even more haunting due to Ledger's untimely demise, "Brokeback Mountain" is an aching portrait of where and with whom in life that your heart truly lies, and how all else remains secondary in comparison. The pain of knowing what you want and being unable to have it is conveyed masterfully.
(gb) wrote: It took me 30 years to watch this classic 80s comedy. The film stands the test of time. Light comedy fare, covering various teen issues and teen angst. Ferris and Cameron have become legendary characters. This is definitely one of the best of the 80s teen films, such as Breakfast Club and others. Great music included for a full time capsule effect. Bow bow...chick chick... chicka chicka!It's fascinating that a sequel was never made.
(it) wrote: For many Americans, a tasty meal is available for just a few meager dollars at a fast food chain down the block. We are led to believe that the food we eat is grown and made with care. That the meat and produce we buy is just as wholesome as it was when our grandparents were growing up. What most Americans don't realize is that this idea that the food industry is some unchanging entity comprised of small-scale farmers that love their animals is simply an elaborate hoax. The secrets hidden by the food industry are brought to light in the 2009 film, Food, Inc. directed by Robert Kenner. This documentary is filled with heart wrenching stories of Americans whom the food industry has harmed, and laced with alarming statistics about the treatment of the animals we eat and the people who work to bring us our food. Nobody expects that a simple hamburger could make them fatally ill, but that is what happened to Kevin, a 2-year-old boy, who passed away from an infection of E. Coli 0157:H7 in 2001. According to Food Inc, this kind of infection from meat consumption is not surprising due to the conditions in which cows live, often "up to their ankles in manure". The corn-based diet most cows are fed is unnatural to their digestive system and encourages the growth of E. Coli within their entrails. Kevin is only one of many victims of today's commercial food industry highlighted in this film. Also interviewed was the Gonzalez family who, due to their low income, are forced to eat almost exclusively fast food. Kenner points out the paradox that the most unhealthy, processed foods are the cheapest available. There is a scene where the Gonzalez family goes grocery shopping and has to pass up on things they want like broccoli and pears because they are too expensive. As if their story wasn't moving enough, it is later revealed that the father, Mr. Gonzalez, has diabetes. Eating healthy would most likely help him to get better, but after the cost of his medications, there is no money left for the family to buy nutritious food. The stories of Kevin and the Gonzalez family are just two out of several moving narratives in Food, Inc. After ninety minutes of hearing about people who have been harmed by commercial agriculture, the poor treatment of meat-packing workers, the abuse shown to animals in the industry, and people whose careers have been destroyed by giants such as Tyson and Monsanto, viewers are left wondering what they can do to improve conditions. Luckily, several are listed including buying local organic produce, cooking at home as opposed to eating fast food, and, if possible, being willing to shell out a couple extra bucks to pay for higher-quality food. This is a film that every environmental enthusiast, animal lover, or anyone who wants to know more about where their food comes from should see. It's time that the American public learns the truth about what they're consuming every day.