Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
This documentary takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight Goliath. From a family business owner in the Midwest to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, dozens of film crews on three continents bring the intensely personal stories of an assault on families and American values.
- Stars:Lee Scott, Don Hunter, Jon Hunter, Jeremy Hunter, Matt Hunter, Johnny Faenza, Frank Mormino, John Bruening, Tom Glassburner, Weldon Nicholson, Al Norman, Grace Thibodeaux, Diane DeVoy, Cathy Nemchik, Stan Fortune,
- Director:Robert Greenwald,
A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(au) wrote: As we're still in the post-SPECTRE/THE HUNGER GAMES, pre-STAR WARS movie release wasteland in Hong Kong, I've decided to continue my search for indie films that sadly never made it to our shores. Fortunately, we have options these days, including DVD/Blu-ray, digital download and legal streaming. One gem I recently discovered is STARRED UP from 2013. It stars Jack O'Connell ('71), Ben Mendelsohn (EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS) and Rupert Friend (TV's HOMELAND)."Starred up" is the term given to young offenders who get moved up to an adult prison because they are so violent. In STARRED UP, O'Connell plays Eric Love, a 19-year-old convict who looks like the boy next door but has a mean streak in him that runs deep to his core. When we first see Eric, he's entering the adult prison for the first time. With his clean-cut looks and outwardly calm demeanor, he seems that type who will be used and abused by the other prisoners before the day is out. But within seconds of arriving in his cell, he fashions a shiv/screwdriver out of a toothbrush and disposable razor, and hides it in his ceiling light. Eric clearly knows how to survive in prison.Eric, we quickly learn, is one seriously angry guy. Anyone who messes with him incurs the full force of his wrath, and that includes the guards. The warden only sees trouble brewing with Eric and he wants to move the young man into solitary confinement right after his first outburst. Fortunately for Eric, the warden is talked out of it by Oliver Baumer (Friend), the prison's volunteer therapist, who believes he can help the new arrival. Baumer runs an anger management class that has curious methods and questionable results. He has had success teaching the other inmates how to keep their anger in check or at least diffuse it, but Eric is a challenge. He knows exactly how to press everyone's buttons. Eric is clearly a sociopath.Aside from Baumer, the only other person Eric will listen to - barely - is his father, Neville (Mendelsohn), who is also an inmate in the prison. "Nev" has been there since Eric was 5 years old and has climbed the prisoners' hierarchy to the #2 position there. The father tries to reconcile all the lost time by trying to convince his son to fall in line with the social order but Eric is far too damaged to take his advice. Nev realises that the best he can hope for is that the other prisoners - or even the corrupt guards - don't kill Eric before he learns how to fit in.STARRED UP premiered in August 2013 at the Telluride Film Festival and has gone on to win 16 awards around the world including the Scottish BAFTAs (British Academy Scotland Awards) in 2014 where it picked up trophies for Best Feature, Best Director and Best Writer.The film is based on screenwriter Jonathan Asser's experiences working as a voluntary therapist at a UK prison. This is an uncompromisingly gritty film so if watching brutal violence isn't your thing, you should give this one a miss. (I do think this film should be required viewing for teenagers. If this doesn't scare them straight, nothing will.) O'Connell doesn't hold anything back in his raw portrayal of an angry young man who never had a father and probably never had a friend. Now he has to learn how to deal with having both in an environment where friendship and kindness are seen as weaknesses.STARRED UP is available on DVD and through digital download. Make sure it has English subtitles because you'll need them to navigate through the thick accents and the prison slang.
(nl) wrote: Mesmerizing! Have wanted to see this for a while and was not disappointed. Visually stunning! Actors amazing and use of real people in town very powerful.
(jp) wrote: A super violently fun reboot of Home Alone.
(fr) wrote: Empty, and less thrilling than I both hoped or expected.
(jp) wrote: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh. Wat een BAGGER. Niet grappig. Niet leuk. Verschrikkelijke randstad-accentjes. Tenenkrommende muziek.
(jp) wrote: Preachy, poor plot, horrible voice acting.
(ag) wrote: Snore. Not that this movie would ever make it to the theatre where I live.
(kr) wrote: Much better than some of Seagal's other recent movies. Ignore the plot and just watch the action
(mx) wrote: Lame story, uninteresting characters, and a total waste of potential. Can sum it up with one word, BULL#*%@!!
(au) wrote: NOTE: While I try to review films based on their own merit only, it's hard to review Moore without delving into politics - so apologies for the partisan views below.This is a highly emotional film. While I may not be on the Fortune 100 list when it comes to testosterone, I don't cry while watching a film very often. But this one got me - this documentary, about laws in a country I've never been anywhere near, got to me.The whole premise of "Bowling for Columbine" is Michael Moore's passionate plea for Americans to have a look at their gun laws in the wake of high-profile shootings in Columbine and Flint. Over a decade on, and in the wake of Sandy Hook, the Joker killings and that misogynist asswipe in Isla Vista, I think the most heartbreaking thing is that nothing has changed.Moore's documentaries can often be politically charged, but as someone from Australia, where a right-wing government (yep, RIGHT-wing. I got that right) was able to take away guns in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre, I feel that this is an issue that should transcend politics.Anyway, Moore makes that point very clear, and while some of his tactics - notably ambushing popular pro-gun figure Charlton Heston - probably don't help his case with the crowd that needs convincing - it's a message that people, desperately, need to hear. And that, is a fact.
(us) wrote: Doo-doo, do doo-doo!
(gb) wrote: The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure has to be judged in a different manner to its predecessor as its the first instalment of the direct-to-video sequels and seems like an episode of the TV series.It feels this way because the scale of the adventure has significantly decreased and the story predominantly takes place around The Great Valley without going far from it. Essentially, The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure is a small moral story featuring iconic characters and is a tale that emphasises the importance of enjoying youth.The plot is ok, although it features some retreading elements from its predecessor and has certain repetitive character dynamics. And some of the characters just aren't well developed, particularly the villainous Ozzy who was more of a joke than anything else. Cera is also merely becoming annoying above anything else.But it's easy to watch because of the fun childish musical numbers, quality animation and the fact that the dynamics aren't as heartbreaking as in its predecessor. Plus, the voice acting is well developed and makes the characters all as sweet and charming as they ever were, and that particularly Heather Hogan who stepped into the late Judith Barsi's role of Ducky very well. And it's colourful and a lot more consistent in its colour than its predecessor which makes it a general treat on the eyes.So frankly, The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure is essentially as good as you could expect or hope for, more or less.
(ru) wrote: To me this movie is, quiet simply, an ode to dinner conversation. The subject of their conversation is awareness. Neither man has genius revelations, but address some of the great philosophical questions as basically regular people (who happen to be in the world of theater, so the conversation is shaped as such). Although Andre waxes on about Tibetans saying nothing over tea, isn't there something wonderful and intimate about dinner conversation itself?
(mx) wrote: Last star for Scott Wilson alone - otherwise this was pretty damn sappy bad.
(ca) wrote: I want to see that movie after when I come home from Camp!