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Very entertaining and heartfelt Superman film - great acting by Diane
Lane and Kevin Costner (should have had more scenes).
I really enjoyed 'MAN OF STEEL' much more than I thought I would. The action was cool, the effects epic and most importantly you cared for the characters. The best scenes involved Ma and Pa Kent played with heartfelt gravitas by DIANE LANE (Best Actress Oscar nominee for Unfaithful, Perfect Storm) and KEVIN COSTNER (Oscar winner for Dances With Wolves). All the actors are good but those two shone for me and should have had more scenes. In fact it was the supporting actors who are the more well known stars... COSTNER, DIANE LANE, RUSSELL CROWE, LAURENCE FISHBURNE... yet it is HENRY CAVILL (who I am not familiar with) who holds the film together with a superb portrayal of Superman / Clark Kent. A good movie with good characters and it is very entertaining.
SECRETARIAT is not just a great great sports movie it is just a great movie full-stop. EVery about this film is spot on. The story is wonderfully crafted and well told. The photography is beautiful and classy. The acting is phenomenal. DIANE LANE is in Oscar form as Penny Chenery the owner of Secretariat. She owns the film and gives a very powerful and realistic portrayal. JOHN MALKOVICH is also superb in support. The racing scenes are simply stunning. You are there in the race. It is very well done (and doesn't resort to cheap "shaky-cam" stuff. A very moving and enjoyable movie. It's one of the best sports related movies EVER and comes very highly recommended!
Diane Lane (Oscar nominee for "Unfaithful" and "The Perfect Storm") gives a radiant performance as Adrienne Willis, the female lead in "NIGHTS IN RODANTHE". She is unhappily married and separated from her cheating husband. She is trying to men her shattered life by retreating to a lovely guest house on the beach of Rodanthe. There she meets Dr Flanner (played with sophisticated charm and warmth by a top of his game Richard Gere). The two are uncomfortable at first but a bond soon happens between them and they slowly begin to fall in love. But heartache and tragedy are still to come and it is how these characters overcome these that makes this such a satisfying and wonderful film. Gere is very very good and he and Diane Lane strike up a great chemistry (as they did in the hit movie "Unfaithful"), but the acting honours go to Diane Lane who is simply superb in the lead role. Another Oscar worthy performance by this great actress. Very worthwhile movie!
"UNTRACEABLE" starring Diane Lane --- really good, very much like
"SE7EN" - Definitely worth seeing!
I saw it tonight. Thought it was REALLY intense and suspenseful with some really cool set-pieces. Diane Lane is excellent and it has lots of "SE7EN"-esque moments (including LOTS of rain and a grimy look). There is a very palpable sense of foreboding and dread that I haven't really witnessed since Fincher's classic and maybe "Silence of the Lambs".
Anyway, it won't win any Oscars but it is well worth a look IMHO. Very creepy and dark, but entertaining and thought provoking. Diane is excellent in it!
Recommended. Go see it! 9/10
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this film. I had seen the great
trailer several times and thankfully the film more than lives up to the
quality of the trailers. The film is an exploration of fame and what
that might cost. It is also the story of three people... Louis Simo
(Adrien Brody), Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), and George Reeves (Ben
Affleck). When Reeves body is found, Simo looks into the apparent
suicide and starts to uncover very disturbing things including the
torrid affair Reeves was having with Toni Mannix (Diane Lane).
The film is superbly acted. Everyone here is at the top of their game. Affleck and Brody have never been better, and Bob Hoskins is very intimidating as Ed Mannix (Diane Lane's husband). But it is Diane Lane who gives the standout performance here as a woman who starts off as a confident seducer and ends as a volatile and distraught shell. It is an amazing performance that is both sexy and heart-wrenching. Affleck is also touching and sympathetic as Reeves.
The cinematography is amazing and the story is intelligently written and told. It manages to be both fascinating, interesting and entertaining. The films 126 minutes fly by and the film is very engrossing. Top that with some great performances including an Oscar worthy turn by Diane Lane, and you have one of the best films of 2006 so far. 10/10.
A likable, fresh, funny and feelgood movie with Diane Lane on fire! I have suffered through many rom-coms in the past and liked very few. But... but "MUST LOVE DOGS" is one of the few that is actually a really good movie that everyone can enjoy. DIANE LANE is terrific in the film as Sarah, a woman recovering from a divorce and nervous about getting back in the dating game. JOHN CUSACK really shines as one of her suitors and the support cast is wonderful. I really enjoyed the film from start to finish. It is a breezy, light, fresh and above all else entertaining and funny movie. The comic timing of all the actors especially DIANE LANE is formidable. Great movie. 10 stars!
I was lucky enough to see this at this years Tribeca film festival. I was stunned by how well made and how entertaining this wonderful little film was. Director Griffin Dunne has done a great job assembling this film that has several characters and several story lines that blend so smoothly and seamlessly. The main story involves the family and it is very thought-provoking and entertaining story that involved the viewer in every scene. The film as a whole has credibility and integrity, yet still has that commercial edge - an "indie" movie for the masses if you like. The performances by the cast are all excellent but it is Diane Lane who shines the brightest. Diane Lane is simply sensational in this wonderful film and should be Oscar nominated. Early days I know, but Lane acts her socks off here.
I have always liked DIANE LANE as an actress. From her early roles in "THE OUTSIDERS", "RUMBLE FISH" and "STREETS OF FIRE" to more recent films like "THE PERFECT STORM" and "UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN" she always displays a natural beauty and warmth but she can also play such varied characters. In "UNFAITHFUL" DIANE LANE really comes into her own. It is an amazing performance that won her tons of acclaim, awards AND an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. DIANE LANE's performance as a woman who has an adulterous affair that wrecks the lives of everyone she cares about is an absolute powerhouse star turn, and she is nicely supported by RICHARD GERE. The film itself is very well made with lots of subtlety and style. An allround great movie that is made unforgettable by DIANE LANE's Oscar nominated performance.
I have always liked DIANE LANE as an actress. From her early roles in "THE OUTSIDERS", "RUMBLE FISH" and "STREETS OF FIRE" to more recent films like "THE PERFECT STORM" and "UNFAITHFUL" she always displays a natural beauty and warmth but she can also play such varied characters. In "UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN" DIANE LANE really comes into her own. It is an amazing performance that won her tons of acclaim, awards AND a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. DIANE LANE's performance as a woman who recovering from a traumatic divorce and has to try to rebuild her life is an absolute powerhouse star turn, and she is nicely supported by a good cast of quirky and very funny characters. The film itself is very well made with lots of subtlety and style. It is funny, sexy, entertaining and very enjoyable. An all round great movie that is made unforgettable by DIANE LANE's funny, touching and radiant performance. A gem! 10 out of 10.
"UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN" is a film of gorgeous landscapes -- from the sienna - colored soil and turquoise sky of the Chianti region, to the bleached cliffs and blue seas of Positano, to that funny thing that Oscar nominee DIANE LANE does with her eyebrows when she gets embarrassed. Yes, despite stiff competition from the natural surroundings, LANE's face is not just the witness to beauty but also the thing itself in this stunning-looking film. Chalk it all up to prettiness, if you like, but Lane's case has more to do with spirit -- with warmth and emotional readiness, plus a kind of open-book quality that makes her both lovely and comical, usually at the same time. Beautiful story, film, locations and stars. What more could you want?
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