A low budget filmmaker is shooting a documentary about his early comic mishaps in film, making and pointing out some of the pitfalls of British film-making. When he is asked to film a rave being held in a well known haunted Suffolk wood, things take a far more serious turn for all involved.
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(ru) wrote: The tai chi is beautiful to watch, but the story was dumb, and I was expecting more steam punk action. But I'll watch the next one in hopes it gets better.
(au) wrote: Horrible movie don't bother!
(ru) wrote: When I first saw Jack the Giant Slayer in the theater I was on the edge of my seat whispering 'come on Jack, you can do it'. The story was really easy to get lost in. Now that I have more xp in critiquing movies, I can see why this movie fell a bit short it box office sales. This would have turned out much better if the cgi wasn't so over whelming. The acting falls just short and the villain and his flunky were so obvious in their dasterdly actions, they might as well have been screaming "I'm bad". I shouldn't even classify Roderick as a villain. He doesn't have the charming flare that real villains have. He's just a manipulative @$$hole.
(ca) wrote: A shapely blonde sits across from a man who is middle-aged, balding, but handsome. He is blind, perhaps from an accident or too many days of staring blankly into the sun. "What's your name?" the woman asks. "Harry Caine," he replies. But a voiceover shares that he used to be Mateo Blanco and a film director; but after a tragedy occurred, he abandoned his past, became his pseudonym, and started a new career as a screenwriter. We can wonder if a beautiful woman like this mystery blonde was part of Harry's downfall; we can also wonder if his permanent blindness formed because of her. "Broken Embraces" marks for a shift in the filmography of Pedro Almodvar; after years of creating ballsy comedies or moody dramas, "Broken Embraces" seems like his first Hollywood film, both in style and in story. It's unmistakably modern but there's also something about it that falls under that "The Postman Always Rings Twice" or "Vertigo" category; it's full of romantic obsessions and it fixates on Penlope Cruz with eye-catching allure. Maybe the film feels so old-fashioned because there seems to be a rapport between Almodvar and Cruz that is reminiscent of Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard or Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock. But no matter. "Broken Embraces" is a bold but instantly enjoyable thriller. The story jumps between the past and the present; when Harry is visited by a man named Ray X (Rubn Ochandiano), a man claiming to want to direct a film written by Harry, there is an air of familiarity in the atmosphere. Then it hits him: Ray X is actually the son of Ernesto Martel, a millionaire who recently died. Flash back to 1994. We meet Lena (Cruz), an aspiring actress who works as Martel's secretary. A few too-close-for-comfort conversations and favors later, she becomes his mistress. Harry is beginning to cast his new film, "Women and Suitcases"; when he happens to meet Lena, he is instantly smitten and casts her. But Martel is obsessed with Lena in the same way Glenn Close was obsessed with Michael Douglas. So he has his son, 2008's Ray X, document every second of the shoot in order to assure himself that Lena isn't doing anything he doesn't approve of. But when Lena and Harry begin having an affair, it begins a deadly chain of events. There are so many shifts and so many side-plots that "Broken Embraces" is like an entanglement of different emotions and styles; yet, it never seems cluttered. Almodvar is never quite sure if he would rather have the film be a "women's picture"-style melodrama or a tribute to voyeurism and obsession. The camera lingers on Cruz as if she were a goddess - every move she makes is delicately framed - and the romantic interludes are hot and heavy, only a step above those steamy meetings between Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in "North by Northwest." But even with all of its Hollywood trademarks, "Broken Embraces" feels completely original. As it is photographed with Almodvar's trademark visual style (this time around using a palette of bright reds and saturated yellows) and there are inserts of the film within a film, "Women and Suitcases" (which resembles Almodvar's earlier "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"), it shows a director unafraid of his audience, even if it may be impossible for anyone not to have fun with the film. The drama is wild; the romance is breathy; "Broken Embraces" is delicious.
(fr) wrote: How depressing. Well the good news is that I rented this disaster for free with my Blockbuster reward deal, but the bad news is I wasted and hour and a half I can't get back. Dolph is still hot, but that just doesn't make up for a bad movie. Way too bad...
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(de) wrote: The tagline for this film 'Greed is Good' is shamelessly pilfered from the most famous line in Oliver Stone's Wall Street. An early sign that Two for the Money knows little of originality. It is somewhere between Stone's film and Jerry Maguire with plenty in between. Pacino is phoning in while McConaughey has the star quality but not so much in the way of dramatic weight. This one will be forgotten before long.
(fr) wrote: Guei (Cui Lin) is a young, new arrival to Beijing from the countryside, simple-minded but stubborn and strong-willed, taking on a job with a courier service that provides him with a bike in addition to pay--a bike that he must, nevertheless, earn with his job. He happily makes his way around performing his job, at nights discussing the approaching ownership of the bike with his friend and housemate Mantis (Liu Lei). He is happy with this job, even though it only pays 20% until he earns the bike (thereafter earning 50% of the delivery fees), but remains as simple as he began--when he attempts to deliver one letter, he is misdirected by hotel staff into going through a shower, eventually having to argue his way out of paying for it, which he is less than good at--simply repeating his occupation and saying he didn't intend to use it until he was directed, thankfully saved by the hotel's manager--intended recipient of his letter--who pities him and sends him on his way. Unfortunately, his way has been stolen--in the hundreds of thousands of bikes in Beijing, his was stolen at this time, which leaves him searching endlessly and dejected. He returns to his manager (Xie Jian) and begs to keep his job. Of course, his job is impossible without a bike, and he was caught up in his distress over that loss and nearly forgot to deliver his last message for the day. Consequently his manager, of course, fires him--but the simplistic Guei suggests that if he can find his bike--obviously a ridiculous condition--he should be able to return to his job. The manager chuckles a bit at this absurd idea, but says, effectively, "Why not?" and that if he indeed can find it, the job is his.Meanwhile, student Jian (Li Bin) is seen with his friends practicing freestyle bicycling* in a building under construction, they commenting on his new bike, asking if his father had indeed finally bought him one. Indeed, though, this is not the object of his new bicycle ownership--Xiao (Yuanyuan Gao) is the pretty schoolgirl he wants to impress, and being able to ride a bike with her seems like the best way to do it. When we see him ride off, it is with a sense of final freedom, as if he is feeling something he has never felt or experienced before. Xiao does indeed ride with him and even goes with him to sit in the woods. Unfortunately, Mantis has noticed Jian in passing, and unbeknownst to the two lovebirds, Guei has snuck up and discovered that it is indeed his bike, complete with the marks he made on the back above the wheel. He makes off with it, but Jian manages to catch him doing so and chases him down.Now it becomes a contest between the two to prove who rightfully owns the bike, with Jian having the backing of his friends, and Guei having only his negligble--often miserably underused, even as lame as they are--debating skills.I almost hated this movie. The treatment Jian's friends give to Guei, the sense of entitlement Jian has offended me pretty violently--but in retrospect that came to be a positive, as the story unfolded and showed me the error of my perceptions and went in unexpected directions. Suddenly Jian and Guei were both understandable and sympathetic characters--though some actions by Jian remained indefensible in my mind. But, as I've found with much of eastern "literate" cinema (as opposed to the action variety) there is a tendency toward an observant eye in the camera, rather than a judgmental one (or perhaps the judgment is better seen through an Eastern cultured eye, I can't be sure of that) and I struggled to stop judging the film for the nature of one of its characters, but the treatment of Guei despite his intentions and limited social--or more importantly, societal--skills were heartbreaking. But this just speaks to the skill and emotion built so firmly into the film, with beautifully detached cinematography and a wonderful soundtrack that manages to encompass both ambient music and completely rhythm-oriented music, a fascinating dichotomy to represent the opposing moods of complacence and violent conflict.A fascinating and interesting movie with a very strong and interesting message about class and materialist status symbols, but a difficult one to watch, I found.*Honestly, this has got to be one of the dumbest looking sports I've ever seen.
(kr) wrote: I'll have to give .5 star for making the movie it's own. A movie that is based on another movie is always hard to do. However this movie took out so much of the "one thing after another" scenerio and replaced it with character development and general bad luck. Loved John cleese :) So as a reflection of the original this movie was barely a spit in the ocean. But as a movie separating itself from the original I have to say it did a bang up job. Basically taking the idea and making it their own.
(es) wrote: Interesting movie! Definately worth the watch. A small town girl becomes somewhat obsessed with a musician. They are propelled toward one another ofter a bizarre stunt she pulls at one of his shows.
(fr) wrote: Fascinating and absorbing and compelling.
(nl) wrote: Overly long, but well-done. Goes to show that an afternoon spent at the National Gallery of Art watching a free movie can be time well spent.
(au) wrote: All very new and creative in the first one.
(ca) wrote: Platoon is a good film, but it doesn't really do much to separate itself from the rest of the pack of Vietnam War movies from around that time. Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe give great performances, even if the rest of the cast is fairly one-dimensional. I guess this Best Picture winner is deserving of that award, even if my personal favorite movie from 1986 is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
(es) wrote: A cute, family monster movie with a funny voice cast
(fr) wrote: Passable adaptation of a slightly better book. Plays fast and loose with the characters and plot, and so destroys any tension or mystery. Oh well.