Director Joseph Pevney's 1954 swashbuckling adventure saga stars Jeff Chandler as an adventurer trying to rescue a damsel kidnapped by pirates. The cast also includes Rhonda Fleming, Mamie Van Doren, Rex Reason, Lee J. Cobb, Hal March, Arthur Space, Benny Rubin, Harry Lauter and, as a promotional gimmick, Miss Universe 1953 (Christiane Martel of France) and a slew of other pageant contestants (Miss USA, Miss Japan, Miss Panama, Miss Norway, Miss Uruguay, Miss South Africa and Miss Australia).
- Stars:Jeff Chandler, Rhonda Fleming, Mamie Van Doren, Lee J. Cobb, Hal March, Rex Reason, Philip Van Zandt, Benny Rubin, Tudor Owen, Harry Lauter, Forbes Murray, Arthur Space, John Daheim, Christiane Martel, Myrna Hansen,
- Director:Joseph Pevney,
- Writer:Joseph Hoffman, Edison Marshall (novel)
Salem, Massachusetts, 1800. Mountaineer Jason Starbuck rides into town with furs to sell and dreams to fulfill. He falls in love with Roxana, who breaks her previous engagement and leaves ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(de) wrote: good story. but still the old kind of nazis story. all i can say is that good acting for the actress. start seeing Karoline in many recent german films. looking forward to her future ones.
(it) wrote: If you're at all interested in a prison break movie starring Stallone and Schwarzenegger in their late 60s, then have I got a movie for you! Escape Plan is a silly concept that actually makes for a relatively fun movie. I like stories where people have to slowly work to formulate a plan, get all the right people involved, and then execute it taking into account all the roadblocks that will be thrown in their way. That's kind of how Escape Plan felt, but they didn't fully clue you into the plan until it was underway. I liked the setup for the film and how they justify Stallone's presence in the jail (no matter how silly it seems in reality.) Caviezel was great as the passionate warden who can be downright evil if he needs to be. There are also a number of other great actors who get small roles in the film and totally make the most of them. However it all boils down to the big names that sit above the title on the poster. Stallone really came to play with a lot of physical work in the fights, and his signature big acting moments. Schwarzenegger is less comfortable with the physical stuff, but he delivers a charming character performance with enough intrigue to make you wonder what is going on in that head. Obviously this movie isn't a masterpiece, it's predictable, cheesy in parts, and has a ridiculous premise. Yet if you know that going in, and are just looking for a good time I think Escape Plan delivers relatively well.
(it) wrote: Said to be Guy Ritchie's first step back towards his career resurgence, RocknRolla sounded like some old fashioned glory in the man's distinctive style.Guy Ritchie is a man who has established a distinctive brand of English cinema. His fast-paced music video style boasts visual glory while his preferred narrative is an intense and funny blend of crime and comedy. This is exactly the style of filmmaking he returns to in RocknRolla after finding little success with either Swept Away (2002) or Revolver (2005). While RocknRolla is a return to form for the director, it is also a return to formula because the man fails to break much new ground with this film. Having established his talents with the release of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) before taking his stylistic ambitions to the max with Snatch (2000), RocknRolla takes a step back into the exact same territory. RocknRolla carries many of the same faults as his earlier films, but the better aspects of the production fail to stand out all that much since they have all been seen before and so the impact is rather minimal. It's refreshing to see the director doing what he does best and doing it with an all new cast, but it's all been done before and there is little to hide that whatsoever.RocknRolla borrows heavily from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. It's a caper packed with a few too many characters to keep up with and a pace which moves at a rate too fast for any actual character development to take place. The script doesn't concern itself with this; it just makes an attempt to turn its characters into entertaining archetypes through the use of dialogue. The language is rich due to its high volume of gritty slang and humour, but it never really matters which character is saying it because the convoluted narrative rushes through them all without ever really asserting individual value for any of them. The lasting value of each character on the narrative varies, but since they are all given the same scattered treatment it really doesn't matter in the end because it's little more than a confusing spectacle of acting without any actual narrative purpose for it. It's almost as if RocknRolla is the conclusion to a trilogy of films composed of this, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Unfortunately, this time the affair feels tiresome. By the end of the film I have little sense what happened, but this time around it felt like more of a chore to sit through the experience so I really didn't care. I enjoyed the energy in the film and the overall style, but the story was just not one I cared about. Eventually I had to embrace that I had little to care about and tried to find virtue in other aspects of the feature. It wasn't necessarily enough to have me calling this a good film, but it does serve as a reminder of Guy Ritchie's music video style of filmmaking. With the stylish cinematography and enjoyable colour scheme to the film being served through a series of manic quick-cuts against the backdrop of an intense soundtrack, RocknRolla is an energetic if overwhelming experience. And though characters are not a strong point of RocknRolla, the type of character Guy Ritchie is effective at coming up with is always interesting to see played by a variety of actors. With RocknRolla presenting many notorious faces to the style, the most entertaining aspect of the film is arguably the performances.Tom Wilkinson is the standout of RocknRolla. Amid the manic blend of crime and comedy in the film, Tom Wilkinson is the one actor who takes everything completely serious with maximum intensity. He sinks his teeth into the power obsession of his character and grasps it with a tenacious passion, speaking every word with a swift pace of fearless confidence which allows him to command the more reluctant or confused characters around him. Tom Wilkinson leads RocknRolla with a powerful passion for the material and proves to bring out some sophisticated power in the material that Guy Ritchie presents him with.Gerard Butler also delivers an intense effort. A widely recognized name in Hollywood, Gerard Butler is an actor who has a talent for really commanding a performance with a gritty edge to him if he is given the right one. While RocknRolla is inconsistent in its purposes for using him, the actor manages to use his natural charm in the calmer scenes while bringing out more tension in the others. He does this all while not having to disguise his native accent which has got to be refreshing for the actor. RocknRolla presents Gerard Butler in his natural form as both a talented actor and a Scotsman, and he captures the edge of the film with instinct. Tom Hardy is also a brilliant presence. The man is currently one of the biggest stars in the world of cinema, and so seeing him working in his cultural roots within the confines of a Guy Ritchie film is a treat for everyone. Many of his scenes come with a humourous element to them which stand out from the rest of the material, and it makes his presence all the more memorable The same goes for Idris Elba whose rich sophistication comes to him naturally enough in any film lucky enough to benefit from his presence. Mark Strong's suave line delivery and reputation for delivering intense performances makes him another befitting addition to the cast as well as an effective narrator. And last of all, Jeremy Piven is a grand presence due to his obnoxious persona reflecting the glory of his longrunning performance as Ari Gold on Entourage (2004-2011 without being derivativeRocknRolla serves as a reminder of Guy Ritchie's talent for crafting a gritty crime-comedy in the style of a music video with a dedicated collection of talented cast members, but with little innovation to the story the entire affair feels tired.
(au) wrote: An awful movie - a waste of Ritter's talent. If this had meant to be a creepy exploration of the exploitation of women by men, then it might have been better - but they were playing it for laughs, and there is nothing funny about an already damaged woman being stalked by a homeless guy. Definitely not worth watching
(ru) wrote: Very good movie. Although many disagree, this film will captivate you from beginning to end with brilliant shots and good sfx!
(es) wrote: awesome and adorable
(es) wrote: Very well-done Italian film that delves into the meaning of loss, friendship, and secrets. The poster looks ridiculous and doesn't portray the film well. The lead actress does a great job with her character, as do all the other actors. Even the small parts have much behind them...good film, but would be even better if a couple questions that were put out there were answered. Basically, a lot better than I thought it'd be.
(au) wrote: When Disney started picking out their old classics to be remade for the modern audiences, they've picked good choices on making really good remakes like this one being sweet, cute and funny. I haven't seen the original, but I think I would enjoy this remake more because it stars Williams from "Aladdin" and "Jumanji." (B+)(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
(ag) wrote: An excellent film with amazing action and heart.
(nl) wrote: I LOVE THIS MOVIE. Small, intimate, weird, great performances, love it love it love it. It hits my buttons, and slowdances with my abandonment issues.
(br) wrote: Definitely a dip in quality from the previous entry. Temple of Doom brings back everyone's favorite archaeologist but takes him on a darker path. Sure Raiders had its frightening moments but it never felt excessive. This time, the darker moments linger for a much longer amount of time. Even more unnerving is that the lighter moments feel too light. Now we have a wacky kid sidekick and an annoyingly shrill love interest (Short Round and Willie Scott respectively) to serve as our comic relief. The tonal shifts are so extreme that it becomes very jarring.The personal problems that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas endured during production have noticeably seeped into the final product, making it somewhat of a cynical and unpleasant experience.It sounds like I hate this movie but in truth this is still very entertaining in many ways. There are some great set pieces, excellent action scenes, and another compelling performance from Harrison Ford. If you're curious, then I would suggest checking it out even though it's very flawed.
(kr) wrote: It's overlong and somewhat inconsistent, and its plot often lacks the true insight that its story deserves, but Gandhi is an interesting, well-directed, and competently written biopic that is elevated significantly by Ben Kingsley's absolutely magnificent performance in the title role.
(it) wrote: I'll bet you a hundred dollars (CAN) that you'll never in your life meet a huge science fiction film fan that hates samurai or western films. I mean, sure, these freaks must exist in a dark, slimy cave somewhere, but chances are that if they take their blinders off, they'll realize that Lucas' Star Wars, Kurasawa's Hidden Fortress and John Ford's The Searchers could all be shown in a triple bill of awesome genre flicks. When done well, this kind of genre filmmaking (with its weirdly requisite moral urgency) can rise above its particular generic tricks 'n' tropes to become storytelling in the classic mode, with heroes and journeys and villains and honour and justice and wise old people and peril and secret knowledge. Whether the hero swings a katana or a wields a six-shooter is irrelevant, which says a lot about how universal and accessible these genre films can be. You don't need much in the way of context if your hero is heroic, your villain is villainous, and everybody seems to be fighting for something important. I recently saw the incredible Shaw Bros. 1971 film King Eagle, which has a rock-solid story, barring a few hick-ups that I'm sure are the result of spotty translation. More than anything, King Eagle, a "Wuxia" tale set in ancient China reminded me of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. Only in this film, as with countless other great 1970's Shaw Bros. Kung Fu flicks, the locations are beautifully constructed studio sets, and the actors are all incredibly skilled stunt performers working together to weave an engaging tale of a lone swordsman righting wrongs... the first of many starring Ti Lung for the Shaw Bros. studio. There are none of Leone's classic vistas, unless you count the cardboard inside of a Hong Kong studio. King Eagle is the nickname of an infamous loner swordsman/hero named Jin Fei (Ti Lung), who everyone thinks is, well, just amazing. Because he is, mainly. He's a real hero: purity of heart coupled with unparalleled skill with a really shiny sword, together in the body of a man with great hair. And even though he doesn't like to get involved in other people's affairs, he gets drawn into a sticky situation surrounding the betrayal and death of the Master of the Tien Yi Tong clan, who is sneakily killed by his own 1st Chief (who shoots darts out of his flute). Jin ends up being the only dude who knows the truth, and even though he keeps telling 1st Chief that what happened is none of his business, 1st Chief spends the rest of the movie trying to kill him anyway. Big mistake, because this guy, Jin Fei, this guy can swing a sword. Arms and legs get lopped off, and orangy blood sprays everywhere. And King Eagle barely breaks a sweat. A neat thing about this film is how dedicated the filmmakers were in portraying Jin as a true, serious hero. He can tell the difference between two beautiful twin(-ish) sisters (played by Li Chung) because one is evil and one is good, and he brings tribute to the graves of a lowly waiter and farm girl, killed because of their association with him. A lot of this can be, of course, attributed to the fantastic Ti Lung, who, while physically capable of playing the dashing swordsman, actually has the acting chops to engage you. It's no surprise that he went on to play similar roles through the rest of his career, as he pretty much nailed it. Dude basically is Kung Fu Hero. And, oh yeah, dude can fight. He is an absolute badass. It's not even the best display of choreography you'll see in a Shaw Bros. flick, but Ti Lung is exceptional as a lone warrior, dispensing dozens of combatants at once with speed and cunning. There's an efficiency to his movements that clearly sets him apart from his fellow performers. You've got to understand, if you don't already, that watching a Shaw Bros. movie (particularly one directed by Chang Cheh) means you'll be subjected to some of the most violent and inventive combat ever captured on film. Yeah, it's all very, very (very) fake. And there's no way that red stuff isn't acrylic paint. But in this film it still catches you off guard in the same way any more modern, realistic depiction of violence can because the story is actually engaging. And even though I've seen better kung fu fighting on film, King Eagle gets full points in this category becasue of the introduction of some memorably wicked characters. The hands-down most badass villain I've seen in a movie in a long time is Mr. "Deadly Fingers" Wan, who is hired out of desperation in the third act by 1st Chief. He's a mild-mannered older gentlemen that has steel fingers with which he uses to rip out your throat. Unbelievably cool. The one thing though, the only real negative thing I can say about this film is that the sword sound effects were grating. Classically speaking, the Shaw Bros films didn't exactly have any cutting edge sound design applied to them. In fact, they probably used the exact same "punch" sound effect thousands of times per film throughout the 70's and eighties, regardless of performer, roomtone, etc. This is as endearing as it is laughable, but in the case of King Eagle, I have to say, their choice of sword sound effect made the hair on my neck stand up. It isn't so much the sound of two swords smashing, it's more like two swords scraping against eachother. Like nails on a chalkboard. And this is a movie about swordfighting. So you hear it a lot. Like, 8000 times. Eventually I had to mute the fight scenes, which is a shame, because the laughable, endearing soundtrack to a Shaw Bros. fight scene is pretty much the greatest thing in the world. If you squint your eyes you could imagine Clint Eastwood as the title character and it wouldn't change a thing. See it only for Mr. Wan, and it'll be worth it, I promise you. Three and a half clenched fists out of five.
(es) wrote: This goes down as a classic in most British households. I remember watching it a few times when I was a kid and not since, till now. I have seen so many modern day crap comedies about teenage crushes particularly from the USA. This could well be the forerunner. I couldn't quite work out if the kids in this film are supposed to be nerdy, they don't really show you a comparison, the school had no bullies or cool guys, but they are complete nerds. The story and the script was pretty good but, my god, was the acting so poor. I have a theory about this though. You can tell that the scottish cast were trying to speak posh. I reckon they were told to do that to not put off the English market. I think this made all the cast sound completely wooden, shame, it would have been better with a few Rab C Nesbitt style rants.
(de) wrote: Touching... the myth