Somebody has decided to celebrate New Year's Eve 2011 in a very twisted way - by dressing as a nun and brutally dismembering a little old lady. Lt. Arribas, a bald, toothless, one-eyed and lonely detective is called in on the case. His investigations lead him to the door of renegade Doctor Werner, who tells him the strange story of "The Beautiful Otero" the most beautiful woman in the world (former Spanish model Galera) who, before Werner s miraculous surgery, was the ugliest woman in the world! But Lt. Arribas now has a new problem - he is falling in love at a distance with his principle suspect who, because of her traumatic childhood, is planning her vengeance - to sabotage the Miss Spain Beauty Pageant, leaving behind her a trail of dead beauty queens. A super-slick science fiction thriller with a dark and bizarre finale.
Somebody has decided to celebrate New Year's Eve 2011 in a very twisted way - by dressing as a nun and brutally dismembering a little old lady. Lt. Arribas, a bald, toothless, one-eyed and lonely detective is called in on the case. His investigations lead him to the door of renegade Doctor Werner, who tells him the strange story of "The Beautiful Otero" the most beautiful woman in the world (former Spanish model Galera) who, before Werner s miraculous surgery, was the ugliest woman in the world! But Lt. Arribas now has a new problem - he is falling in love at a distance with his principle suspect who, because of her traumatic childhood, is planning her vengeance - to sabotage the Miss Spain Beauty Pageant, leaving behind her a trail of dead beauty queens. A super-slick science fiction thriller with a dark and bizarre finale. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Arpad C (kr) wrote: What a movie ... I had a hard time keeping myself together in the end :(
Manny C (au) wrote: This superb documentary recounts the twenty-year rise of one of rock's greatest duos: They Might Be Giants, in an oddball style as beguiling as the music of the men themselves, John Linnell and John Flansburgh. Clocking in at a 102 minutes and featuring top-notch interviews with the likes of Jon Stewart and Sarah Vowell, plus the duo's avant-goofy videos and concert and tv footage, makes this essential viewing for fan and non-fan alike, especially the duo's rendition of 'Birdhouse In Your Soul' on the Carson-era Tonight Show.
Josh O (br) wrote: Endearing but not sentimental.
Brandon S (es) wrote: Say what you will about the always controversial transition from paper to celluloid, but this is a masterful piece of visual storytelling. Snyder is a brilliant composer of images and less a proprietor of character work, and that fact is generally what deters me from his work, his stunningly strong re-adaptation of DAWN OF THE DEAD notwithstanding. However, WATCHMEN has the added benefit of being based on one of the great literary works of all time, as well as an astounding cultural study and a study of human nature, using superheroes as the catalyst for that.
Josh P (us) wrote: The only thing enjoyable about this movie was getting to see a younger Hugh Dancy.
Michael W (es) wrote: A very good little indie flick. It reminded me a bit of "Igby Goes Down", which in turn reminded me (intentionally, I'm sure) of The Catcher In The Rye; all these posh, up-scale, private school kids in those formative adolescent years battling violently with the gravity of life's demands that they must form an identity kinda creates it's own genre. And therein lies the comedy and the tragedy, the sacred and the profane, the passion and the heartache. This film touches briefly on them all.Here, our Holden Caulfield is 15-year old Oscar "Tadpole" Grubman (Aaron Stanford), a highly-intellectual literature junkie who's disconnect from his peers emanates from somewhere between the loss of his mother and his desire to seduce an older woman... namely, his stepmother, Eve (Sigourney Weaver).Meanwhile, Oscar is drunkenly educed by cougar/sexpot Diane (Bebe Neuwirth), Eve's best friend, and his dad (John Ritter), more interested in being a buddy and a teacher than a father, is eager to see his boy hook up with a nice girl his own age.Yet another cinematic exploration of the mystical adolescent age lands a solid punch. The small cast, low budget video production and short running time cast a shade of intimacy to the film that seems inviting and unassuming. It won't change my life, but it certainly hit close to home and wasn't without it's own charm.
Private U (de) wrote: Raises some really interesting questions about the gendering and routinization of sex work and other forms of service work.
Craig B (ca) wrote: About as good as it gets for this genre. The best Brazilian actors plus Alan Arkin. Very intelligent movie. Even though I ultimately bemoan the lack of a more cosmic perspective - one that eshews violence as a tool for solving society's problems - this is a movie that earned its Oscar nomination for best foreign film.
Taylor F (it) wrote: I am personally not a huge Sci-Fi fan, so I honestly wasn't too excited about watching this movie. However, it ended up being pretty entertaining despite my preconceptions! "Strange Days" definitely fits its title; the society that it depicts is experiencing a very hard and strange time. Law enforcement can't be trusted, the black market is booming with the "squid", and the general public is rioting. The main character Lenny finds himself in the midst of all the violence when his "clip" dealing leads to a horrific memory falling into his hands. This film is filled with action, surprises, and thrills that keep you hooked in an intriguing way. If you're a fan of the genre or are open to odd realities, then this movie would definitely interest you.
demario a (au) wrote: This movie was awesome
Tanner B (fr) wrote: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) ????One of the funniest (and most popular) movies of all time, an outrageously silly (and bloody) story of the Python troupe's search for the Holy Grail. One classic scene after another, exceptional job all around; stunning photography by Terry Bedford, memorable theme music by Neil Innes.
Chad D (au) wrote: Interesting Musical that even though it stretches what happened in Philadelphia in 1776, stays close enough to the truth that end in the end you've enjoyed John Adams getting yelled at the entire time.
Zachary M (fr) wrote: Nature gets revenge! That's about a third of all B-grade monster movies from that decade. It's easy to see why. The 70's was the decade where global warming became a national and international issue for the first time, and where a lot of people really started giving a shit about our environment. That being said, nature could have used a few better recruits in her war with mankind. Alligators and poisonous snakes and spiders are great, but frogs, crabs, geckos? No son, no. All in all, a harmless nature revenge flick, but certainly not all that memorable.
Cal (au) wrote: Wait, is this about Seagal's belly or something?
Terri B (fr) wrote: I didn't want to like this movie, but I did. I don't think that this was a phenomenal performance by Kristen Stewart, but the story is another one that makes you think. While I am certain that there ARE detainees in Gitmo who are guilty, how many are there who are NOT?