Set off the West Coast of Canada in 1965, a hip new teacher with a miniskirt and lots of ideas turns a small town upside down. The soft autumn light of Galiano Island is beautifully rendered in writer/producer Peggy Thompson's The Lotus Eaters, and that's not the only elusive element that this film has captured. In revisiting its particular time and place - the Gulf Islands of the early '60s -Thompson obviously draws on her own family experiences there. For those who share Thompson's love of Gulf Islands magic, the elements she has assembled will feel as familiar as their own childhood blanket. But there are problems at the core of this story about a family's loss of innocence.
It's 1964 on one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver, BC. The Kingswoods - father Hal, mother Diana, late teen-aged daughter Cleo, adolescent daughter Zoe, and Hal's long widowed... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Ryan F (fr) wrote: Dark Relic is a good entertaining movie. Easily the best movie ever made by Sci-Fi Pictures. While that isn't saying much, it doesn't change the fact that it is. Dark Relic is a movie that has average acting, average directing, and an above average script. James Frain is quite good in the lead role. He plays the veteran crusader, who has retired, and is questioning his faith on the way back home, having survived the violence. His character isn't that original, but like I said, he's average. Frain and his veteran crusader team, along with a devout priest, recover a "Dark Relic", the nature of which I won't reveal, because anyone reading this review is probably going to watch the movie, so no major spoilers. The relic is cursed, and hardships and evil follows it. Clemency Burton-Hill also does an adequate job. She plays the scorned peasant, enslaved to the rich nobles. She has become an atheist because she believes that if there were a god, she would not be living in a horrible world like the one she's in. Frain and his crew meet up with a nobleman, along with Clemency. The new group meets up with some Muslim travelers, who ally themselves with Frain. This leads to the strongest point of the movie. It's a surprisingly deep and insightful exploration of Muslim/Christian relations. In fact, the movie is very informative about that relation, and I learned quite a few things (which upon research, proved to be true) from this fantasy SyFy movie. Dark Relic is a film that is better than quite a few recent theatrical films of 2010 (Legion and Skyline, to name a few), and its quite good. in fact, the recently released film "Season of the Witch" which, in fact, is basically the same thing as Dark Relic, except worse. I enjoyed Dark Relic, and I've seen it multiple times, and I recommend it as a good movie.
Shantel D (es) wrote: Pretty decent rom-com. Loved the ending!
Jenn T (br) wrote: Not super sure why, something just worked in this movie. I enjoyed it.
Andrew G (ru) wrote: Very enjoyable in plot and jokes.
Nick P (fr) wrote: This is what the movie should have been. Don't get me wrong, the movie looked amazing, but there was so much more in this tiny short than in a 76 minute movie.
Travis T (gb) wrote: haha, terrible... but in a good way.
Ccile B (au) wrote: Definitely not Audrey Hepburn's best work but she's still working it with William Holden. Some very lovely and funny scenes.
UntoldEuphemism U (jp) wrote: A good story but predictable and poorly acted so it felt a bit long. Not legally accurate either [no tox screen; case closed but no sentencing]. Very similar tale to the Jodie Foster film, The Accused. Estella Warren, although pretty, has the presence and charm of a wet, ripped paper bag [the kind a wino might use to hold his convenience store booze].
Andruw F (gb) wrote: It loses steam halfway through because the second half is really bad, especially compared to the first. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel give great performances that are really funny and make the movie better, because the writing is fine, but a lot of moments were funnier than they should have been. I agree with the consensus because I felt like they mostly used the very simple plot well and got a lot out of it. I think my only real huge complaint is the second half. I've seen this several times and it holds up, but not as a favorite, or for multiple viewings a year.
Andrew B (au) wrote: This movie has all the ingredients to make something incredible. With so many cop movies since the beginning of cinema Cop Land actually comes to the table with a fresh and unique concept. A town that's only inhabitants...are cops. They take care of themselves, handle the law in their own way and don't take kind to outside visitors. There are some big name actors we have here as well. But after watching Cop Land you will be completely underwhelmed and almost saddened that such a good concept for a movie falls completely flat and ends up being almost silly. The best part about this movie astonishingly enough is Sylvester Stallones performance as the small town sheriff. You have never seen Stallone like this before. He is out of shape, older looking and it is a very understated performance. This time Stallone is the guy who is getting picked on, almost as the town nerd for lack of a better term. He gives a great acting performance in this movie and surrounded by this cast this movie should have been nothing short of excellent. But instead they decide to center the story around a silly incident that happens early in the movie that makes absolutely zero sense and I don't even want to go on about the plot. Just know that if you are going to watch this thinking that it will be good because of the big names, don't be fooled. But do yourself a favor and watch it anyway for Stallones performance, that alone was worth price of admission for me.