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Ask the dust 2006

 

 

 

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Racial creativity, genius, passion, conflicts and hunger, conform the thematic one of "Ask the dust", film that fails, in spite of counting on an interesting history, by the duditativa direction of actors that applies to its person in charge Robert Towne. At this point it seems that the script of "Chinatown", that was worth an Oscar to him in 1975, was only a lucky accident in the cinematographic race of this writer and occasional director. Because, in spite of having many showy and beautiful elements in "Ask The dust", the drawing of the personages is vague, contradictory and confused until the exhaustion of the spectator. Salma Hayek has in the personage of sensual Stretcher one of the best ones of its race; the Mexican actress is more and more interesting, extremely beautiful, and makes better work than his partenaire at the time of elevating her personage in spite of the absurd maneuvers of the director.

 

Colin Farrell one is to him made an effort, creating an excellent reconstruction of the writer Arturo Bandini, although the defect that Towne prints all the personages is more showy in the protagonist. Probably it was in the intention of the author not to remain in the surface of the personages; but a film is not a novel, and the excess of data can turn out negative for the final intention to create a complex human being. The sensation of not being able to approach the personages on whom they speak to us increases by the fort resists between a classic history and a way to narrate too postmodern.

 

My Rate Is : 7.40/10

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Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction 2006

 

 

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We can say, to passed water, that the greatness of "basic Instinct" (1992) had not been possible without disquieting the beautiful Sharon Stone. But, sight "basic Instinct 2", also we can assure that the director Paul Verhoeven (Starship troopers) was a fundamental piece.

 

Verhoeven started up the myth of the assassin Catherine Tramell Davis, and has done well in getting off itself the project to revive it. The beautiful blonde has left San Francisco to be transferred to London, perhaps looking for certain pro-European exotismo. Nevertheless, also in the capital of United Kingdom, they accuse it of murder by the death of its fiance'. The attempt to create a saga based on a black widow is interesting, but already his first sequel has missed the objective, possibly because 15 years do not happen in vain for the hearings. Verhoeven has not been characterized, indeed, by a deep filmografía ("total Challenge"), but its "basic Instinct" contained a dominion of the eroticism, the narrative ambiguity and, until certain point, of certain narrative cultismos, like making it valuable.

 

There is nothing of that in this hollow revisitación, not only at heart but also in the form that Michael Caton-Jones has done. There are occasions in which the interpreters are able to save an empty script of bottom and a bad technical manual: Sharon Stone is magnificent until the point of which he is the only court favorite of the film. Nevertheless the case is not this one. Only there is Sharon Stone in "basic Instinct 2", but its work is not sufficient to overcome a product that has yielded to the cheapest mercantilismo until unbearable ends. "basic Instinct 2" is "basic Instinct" plus one decade of similar films of which to copy.

 

My Rate Is : 7.50/10

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The Da Vinci Code 2006

 

 

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Luckyly the power of the cinema critic is limited, and no longer it serves as so extreme way to sink or to make prevail films. Nowadays the cinema critic base of way important in the analysis, limiting itself to orient itself to certain hearings towards the films that can be to them interesting or to explain because other films can not be appropriate for a particular type of public. Soon, tapes as "the code Gives Vinci", come prepared from the studies as impermeable tanks of battle to any commentary. It does not matter that the plot is improbable, and that anyone almost knows either a way or other how is developed.

 

The film will attract fans of the book as much as to which, having itself denied until now succumbing to his reading, it does not matter to hardly spend two hours to them to know of what everybody speaks. In addition, Rum Howard has made a great work at the time of making fantastic retahíla credible of wonderful coincidences, and too lucky solutions, whereupon the linen cloth of the film is plotted. The spectacularity of the images of "the code Gives Vinci", the rapidity whereupon the enigmas consider to us and solve, make more or less suspend the analysis us with pleasure. Tom Hanks is, as usual, magnificent. Tautou, the beautiful Amelie, leaves its habitual registries to create with solution a classic heroin.

 

Although the spectacularity of films is put to the service to conceal much vacuidad, we were before a good artificial practice: they are not more than burned powder, but the effect is entertained and sometimes hallucinating.

 

My Rate Is :8.20/10

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Take the lead 2006

 

 

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A group of children of a poor district, implied in street bands and with a difficult life, learns social values through the dance and a magnificent called professor Pierre Dulaine (interpreted by Antonio Flags).This movie can not be an excellent film, but it is of the best thing than it has become lately in the devastating panorama of the musical sort. It is certain that it films falls in all the cliches of different generic histories that treat: the competition, the romance, the overcoming of the problems and the.redemption, but Liz Friedlander, director, and Dianne Houston, scriptwriter, fix them to make charmer a history of which is known at any moment how it is going to finish. Great part of the success of the film is in Antonio Flags, that supposes amused a counterbalance European to the American history that is told us. The moralina of the film is not absolutely painful, its good will causes a permanent smile and the mixture of different musics more dancer makes the part pleasant of Take the lead.

 

My rate Is:7.40/10

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

 

Certificate: 18 ®

Starring: Sacha Baren Cohen, Ken Davitian, Pamela Anderson

Director: Larry Charles

 

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Be ready to actually die of laughter...probably the funniest film i have seen in years and I would not expect anything less, definatly for the easily offended...NOT!!! (u will get this when u watch the movie)

 

Sacha Baren Cohen as Borat should be given an oscar the man is clearly a comical genius and his work should be aknowldeged by his peers. This movie manages to offend EVERYBODY, disgust you in places and make u burst a gut laughing whilst at the same time wondering who is and isnt in on the joke (Pamela Anderson???).

 

But all joking aside this film has a more underlying message to the people of America about their attitude to anything other than the american way and Cohen has chosen the best vehicle for this...if people dont walk out...especially jews, the Anti-semitism in this movie is overwhelming, also i would advise anybody of the Pentecosatal community not to see this as they will throw their popcorn at the screen!

 

Pure Genius, My rating: 9.70/10

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The Prestige

 

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Certificate: 18

Cast: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, David Bowie, Scarlett Johansson, Sir Michael Caine, Andy Serkis

Director: Christopher Nolan

 

Written, Directed and produced by Nolan and this film shows how passionate this genius is about his art. This film is showered with love and twists one after another you really have to be on the ball with this film but its thoroughly enjoyable and keeps you involved in the movie.

 

Now the actors...this film has star dust sprinkled all over it and man do they shine, Bale amazes once again and shows why he is the new Depp to Nolans Burton, got the accent down and just nudges a little closer to a long overdue Oscar victory. and Bowie oh what a comeback if you recognise him you will die at how brilliant an actor he is, and to be able to steal the show from Jackman, Bale and Caine...now thats a top-gun actor!

 

unfortunatley Johanson sucks and for her casting i will have to deduct points but go see this film and be ready to be spun around and get dizzzy with awe.

 

My rating: 9.40/10

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Little Miss Sunshine

 

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Certificate: 15

Cast: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

 

In a nutshell: The highly stressed Hoover clan are taken aback by seven year-old ugly duckling Olive’s (Breslin) determination to compete in a beauty pageant. Circumstances force them cross country in a beaten-up VW van to be united by absurdity, disappointment and loss in one weird bonding experience.

 

One of the funniest-intelligent movies of the year! absolutley wonderful and horrifying at the same time! the actors totally excel in this movie not a bad actor in the whole movie!

 

Carell takes a step into seriousness and makes it look like his comfort zone, he is brilliant at it, ur respect for him will surely increase by watching this movie.

 

Collette and Kinear are brilliant also ultimatley natural and believeable in their roles.

 

But the show stealer is definatley Breslin who will blow you away with the raw talant that presents itself in the form of a 10 year old girl, Dakota Fanning move over as there is an heiress to your throne! the scene where she cries will break your heart like nothing youv ever felt!

 

and then theres Alan Arkin, who plays the heroin-taking-porn-buying grandfather whos advice to his grandson is 'Funk lots of women', brilliant!

 

My rating: 10/10 not a dull moment!

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The Producers

 

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Cast: Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

Director: Susan Stroman

 

A remake of the Broadway play written by the comedic genius Mel Brook, this is a great musical on screen. Its very well adapted to the screen and allows its actors to wow you in particular, for me, Mr Ferrell who is really starting to grow on me. Glitzy shows and beautiful dance sequences (Thurman and Broderick) look out for the prison monologue by Lane which will blow you away! Where it loses points for me is the begining which was drab and also the gone-too-far end of the play in the play!

 

My rating: 8.5/10

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The Illusionist

 

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Certificate: 15

Cast: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell

Director: Neil Burger

 

In a nutshell: In early 20th century Vienna, budding magician Eisenheim (Norton) falls in love with a girl above his social rank (Biel). Separated for years, they reunite when Eisenheim is a celebrated illusionist and his young love betrothed to a jealous Crown Prince (Sewell), who's not keen on losing his future wife to a trickster.

 

This film was a real surprise to me, with beautiful cinematography, fine direction and breathtaking acting this film is everything you wiched it would be and then theres a twist and you raise your hands and thank the heavens for this blessing!

 

I love the cast in this movie not only have they all sat down and discussed wchich accent they will all use but there are gem performances in this movie, Sewell and Norton are standard great actors so your really not shocked at how great they are but the show stopper for me was Giamatti, i knew he was good but in this film he ruled, Playing his character which such great control and detail and that voice, steals the show! and now onto Miss Biel, this film was a steping stone for her to be taken seriously as an actress and she stepped up, you have never seen her so good, subtle and masterful she floats through the film gracefully which you thought you'd never see after Blade:Trinity! Im rootin for ya girl!

 

As for direction and cinematography this film is a site for sore eyes, everything has this wonderful sense of 'blur' that relaxes you and sends you in for shock waves at the end! Only point of disappointment for me was when the charactors finally get together...see it you'l know what i mean!

 

My Rating: 9/10

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Oh I so look forward to see this one! Catch "the prestige" if u havent already! its in the same mood and concept as I've heard! Really good!

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Oh I so look forward to see this one! Catch "the prestige" if u havent already! its in the same mood and concept as I've heard! Really good!

 

i have seen it and iv put the review up its a bit further up on the same page! and although the mood looks quite the same they are totally different!

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Now tell me, will I see a glimpse of miss Biels lovely bottom in this movie or not?lol

 

im a fraid not although she does wear a pair of trousers that when i saw i started laughing cuz i thought haha now i know y pourya likes her so...they have a 'sex scene' thats really badly done i think they used body double for that and then the real actors for a few crap close ups!!! :punishing_wft:

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damn what a turn off! :punishing_wft:

 

pff tell me about it...half the film i was rootin for them to get together so they would have hot sex...what a let down!

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the bad thing with hollywood is that great movies got lame sex scenes and lame movies got great sex scenes!lol

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El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth)

 

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Certificate: 15 ( R )

Cast: Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Sergi López

Director: Guillermo del Toro

 

This film is truly a masterpiece but then again what else do u expect from a director who has spent 12 years of his life as a make-up supervisor? But the make-up and costumes are not the best thing about this movie aside from the tremendous acting from López, whos got such amazing screen presence that even his toe in the corner of the screen will get ur attention, but the symbolism (the bleeding ovary in the book) and script. This is a fairy tale for adults it can be so hideous that u look away (esp. the torture scenes) scream at the screen (baby-eating monster) and yet melt in the kingdom to which Ofelia belongs. Watch out for references to Wizard of Oz, Narnia, Alice in the Wonderland and many more...

 

and hats off to little Ivana Baquero who acts her little socks off with such brilliance and attention to detail that makes u think Dakota who?

 

If this is in a cinema near you GO AND SEE IT!!!!

 

My Rating: 10/10

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I actually saw the poster yesterday for the first time! How comes you have your title in Spanish?

 

because the film is in spanish with english subtitles...its nominated for best film in a foreign language at this years oscars and i think its gonna win, the director is mexican/america and could have done it in english but i think he knew he was more likely (and probably will) win an oscar if its in spanish...it also adds to the beauty of it!!! you should definatly see it i would love to know what u think of it!

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Well I saw the poster on a game site so i thought it was a cool game!lol but now that i know its a movie I am eagerly looking forward to see it!

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Little Miss Sunshine

 

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Certificate: 15

Cast: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

 

In a nutshell: The highly stressed Hoover clan are taken aback by seven year-old ugly duckling Olive’s (Breslin) determination to compete in a beauty pageant. Circumstances force them cross country in a beaten-up VW van to be united by absurdity, disappointment and loss in one weird bonding experience.

 

One of the funniest-intelligent movies of the year! absolutley wonderful and horrifying at the same time! the actors totally excel in this movie not a bad actor in the whole movie!

 

Carell takes a step into seriousness and makes it look like his comfort zone, he is brilliant at it, ur respect for him will surely increase by watching this movie.

 

Collette and Kinear are brilliant also ultimatley natural and believeable in their roles.

 

But the show stealer is definatley Breslin who will blow you away with the raw talant that presents itself in the form of a 10 year old girl, Dakota Fanning move over as there is an heiress to your throne! the scene where she cries will break your heart like nothing youv ever felt!

 

and then theres Alan Arkin, who plays the heroin-taking-porn-buying grandfather whos advice to his grandson is 'Funk lots of women', brilliant!

 

My rating: 10/10 not a dull moment!

i love movies that have no dull moment so i will definetly see it!

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i love movies that have no dull moment so i will definetly see it!

 

ah u should you will love it, its such a range of emotions im vyineg for it to win best pic at the oscars!!!

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i love movies that have no dull moment so i will definetly see it!

 

ah u should you will love it, its such a range of emotions im vyineg for it to win best pic at the oscars!!!

ok then i will definetly see it hun

thanx again!

:dance_baby_wft: :air_kiss_wft: :dance_baby_wft:

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Mel looks like Sadam

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Black Snake Moan

 

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Certificate: R (15)

Cast: Samual L Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake

Director:Craig Brewer

 

Plot: Set against a gothic Southern backdrop, Christina Ricci's sexually abused Rae, meets Samuel L.Jackson's blues-playing Lazurus. The latter then attempts to cure her of her wicked ways - with the help of a 20-foot long chain.

 

Ok so im a sucker for tough-love movies, but this is brilliant, solid performances from its 3 main cast members but Sam Jackson, oh good god, this man needs an oscar for this role, from him playing and performing as a blues artist to being a father figure this man rocks it, and as cool as a cucumber at all times!

 

The music plays a pivotal role in this film which isnt a surprise as the directors debut was 'hustle and flow' so that was his story through hip hop and this through the blues, beautifully achieved, brilliant soundtrack incorprated into the film like visual poetry, get the OST!

 

Ricci fans will love her in this, shes great and in her knickers and topless through the majority of the film, gal got great legs! oof and Timberlake fans and cynics will be pleasently surprised, dude pulls off his part to perfection, minus the accent...

 

A super sexy, emotional and booty shakin movie, well worth a watch and listen!

 

My Rating: 9.8/10

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