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Beatriz (1976)
This eerie and strange film is essentially recommended to the Spanish offbeat movie fans
15 December 2017
Warning: Spoilers
Rare and outlandish film based on two stories by prestigious writer Ramón del Valle-Inclán (stories "Beatriz" and "Mi hermana Antonia") . This is a thrilling and dramatic account of a rare family formed by a higher-class woman (Carmen Sevilla) and her children Beatriz (Sandra Mozarowsky) and Juan (Óscar Martín) . And the maid (Nadiuska) who advised by a witch , Saludadora , (Elsa Zabala) , how to save her sick baby she goes through live in abyss as well as chaos . Soon after , there shows a mysterius monk (Jorge Rivero) and things go wrong . At the end the mansion is invaded by the band of Lorenzo El Quinto led by El Rata (as José Ruiz Lifante) who carry out a violent night carnaval , they amuse themselves during a wild party with unexpected and fateful consequences . Outlandish film plenty of drama , thrills , withchery , violent events , necromancy and possession in ¨The Exorcist¨style . The cast is frankly good , but all of them give average interpretations . The picture takes of Ramón Del Valle Inclán the religious , sensual and diabolic elements . Amazing scenes at the final when some vagabond men go on a binge of drink , brawls , and rape , walking towards their own perdition for the disaster caused in a night of partying . These scenes are heavily influenced by ¨El Bosco¨ paintings and Bodegon with buffons of ¨El Triunfo De Baco¨ by Velazquez as well as the last dinner from ¨Viridiana¨by Luis Buñuel . The environments are fully achieved by the prestigious cameraman Carlos Suarez , director's brother , and his usual photographer , with attractive scenes when the protagonists walking through the forests . Shot on location in Pazo de Tor, San Xoán de Tor, Monforte de Lemos, Lugo, Galicia, Spain . The atmosphere is well developed , including the Atlantic woods , and dark as well as rainy surroundings . Direction by Gonzalo Suarez is acceptable , though middiling , at times ; however , he shows his skill for edition , realizing long shots with characters who Gonzalo moves easily and including some eerie scenes . Gonzalo Suarez was born in Asturias , he is a good craftsman who has directed several films from the 60s . He excelled at bringing to life tautly written tales about strange characters facing difficult circumstances and dealing with thought-provoking , brooding stories . Throughout his career he regularly alternated hits with misses . He has stylistic trademarks , but also been criticized for his slow-moving films , though his best flicks remain exciting to watch . Among his most important pictures , mostly dramas , are the following : Oviedo Express , 1994 The detective and death , 1992 La Reina Anónima , 1991 Don Juan en Infiernos ,1988 Rowing with the wind , 1984 Epílogo ,1977 Parranda , 1977 Reina Zanahoria , 1976 Beatriz , 1975 La Regenta , 1974 La Loba y la Paloma .
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Snitchzel/Spaghetti Western co-produced by Germany/Italy and shot in Spain
14 December 2017
Warning: Spoilers
When Commanches allied to Navajos go on the warpath , settlers take refuge in the undermanned Ft. Eagle Rock commanded by Capt. Jackson (Joachin Hansen) . There arrives a mysterious adventurer who results to be an undercover agent named Cliff McPherson (Brad Harris) . In the fort there are rowdy , free-spending cowboys attracted saloon keepers , gamblers ,and all types of frontier riff-raff . Cliff McPherson lend advice as well as support and learns that the Commanches have been stirred up by local rancher Morton (Werner Peters) who wants to take control of the oil under the Indians' reservation. In the besieged fort , McPherson falls in love for a beautiful girl , Lana Miller (Olga Schoberová , Brad Harris's wife) . It follows the exploits of two adventurers , Cliff McPherson /Brad Harris and Blade Carpenter/ Horst Frank who join forces and attempt to seek peace and justice and to return tranquillity and calmness among the settlers and military attacked by Indians and Morton's hoodlums. Later on , military and settlers fleeing the fort towards Santa Fe . McPherson informs Chief Black Eagle (Tony Kendall) of Morton's betrayal and the Indians then ride to save the cavalry when Morton's henchemen (Serge Marquand) attack the soldiers .

This is an oater Western plenty of action , hatred , gun-play, an agreeable love story...in a word : emotion ; besides it contains effective action sequences as the Indian raids and lots of crossfires . The picture gets Western action , shootouts , Indian attacks , a love story , and results to be entertaining , but mediocre . It's a medium budget film with passable actors , technicians, production values and ordinary results . Of course , there are ritual shootouts among gunslingers confronting each other in some quick-draw duels in the accepted Western movie fashion . This is a so-so Spaghetti/Snitchzel Western with some moments genuinely entertaining if you can avoid thinking too much . Being realized in the wake of ¨Karl May's Winnetou and Old Surehand¨ series , a lot of movies produced in the sixties by the powerful German company ¨Constantin Films¨ , starred by Pierre Brice , Lex Barker , and Stewart Granger . It stars Brad Harris who hare falls in love for the gorgeousLana Miller (Olga Schoberová , in real life married Brad Harris) . Brad began doing stunt work , in the late 50s he traveled to Europe and he soon found himself working in Musclemen epics such as ¨Sansone¨ , ¨Goliath against the giants¨ , ¨Fury of Hércules¨ and he eventually moved into Spaghetti Western and spy movies . Brad Harris married the beautiful co-starring Olga Schoberová . Olga became the Czech sex-symbol because she was the first beauty from Czechoslovakia to appear on Playboy, and made it on the front cover, too . After winning the leading role in The vengeance of She (1968), Paramount renamed her Olinka Berova . She and Brad Harris have one daughter . Olinka played several films along with his husband Brad , such as "Poppea's Hot Nights" , ¨Formula 1¨ , "Kommissar X¨ or ¨Kill me gently¨ and a Western titled ¨Massacre at Marble City¨ . Secondary cast is formed by some familiar faces from Spaghetti Western such as Joseph Egger , Serge Marquand , Pinkas Braun , Lorenzo Robledo and Ennio Girolami or Thomas Moore , the latter ordinary in Enzo G. Castellari films . And Horst Frank , usually playing bad guys , here he plays a good guy . This one belongs an abundant group of German Westerns or co-productions , usually shot in Germany , Spain or Yugoslavia and habitually starred by some faded American actors , such as : ¨Alla Conquista dell'Arkansas or Conquerors of Arkansas¨ by Paul Martin also starred by Brad Harris , Horst Frank ; ¨Sien Nanten Ihn Gringo¨ (65) by Roy Rowland with Alexandra Stewart ; ¨La Lunga Strada Della Vendetta or Der Letzle Ritt Nach Santa Cruz¨ (64) by Rof Olsen with Edmund Purdom ; ¨7 Donne Per Una Strage¨ by Gianfranco Parolini and Rudolf Zehetgruber with Anne Baxter , ¨Sfida a Glory City¨ (65) by Sheldon Reynols with Lex Barker , ¨Last Mohican¨ (1965) by Harald Reinl and ¨Massacre at Condor Pass¨ (1976) by Peter Schamoni with Stephen Boyd .

The picture displays a resounding and inappropriate musical score by Gert Wilden . Colorful Cinematography by Hans Jura , shot in Manzanares Del Real , La Pedriza , Madrid surroundings and Bavaria studios , Munich . The picture was middlingly directed by Ernst Hofbauer (1925-1984) , a craftsman who directed all kind of genres , Eurospies : "The Mystery of Three Junks" , "Women for Sale" , and Krimis : "Tim Frazer Contra Mr. X" , Comedies , an erotic biography about Rasputín and especially ¨Schulmadchen reports¨ movies .
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Oro (2017)
7/10
An expedition formed by Spanish soldiers down the Amazon river searching for the fabled city of gold
9 December 2017
A misfit expedition formed by Spanish soldiers down the Amazon rivers searching for the fabled city created with gold , Dorado-alike , to claim it to the Spanish Empire . It is set in the 16th century , King Carlos de Ausburgo of España sends a bunch of Spanish soldiers to the new continent to locate Teziutlan , a legendary golden city . Alone in the rainforest and without a help , soldiers face not only indigenous tribes but the manifest hate themselves by their respective birth places . Commanded by the ruthless and insane Don Gonzalo (José Manuel Cervino) who leads the Spanish group in search of the fabulous city , accompanied by his young wife Doña Ana (Barbara Lennie) who is assisted by a maid , La Parda (Anna Castillo) . The elderly and weak health Don Gonzalo becomes in danger Doña Ana , who is disputed by Alférez Gorriamendi, (Oscar Jaenada) Gonzalo's right-hand , and soldier Martín Dávila (Raul Arevalo) . The travelers who are over-dressed for the heat in their old world clothes and armour must survive the crises of jungle life and human frailty . After to realize that Viceroy of Port Prince has send another bunch looking for them commanded by Juan Medrano after to accuse Don Gonzalo of betrayal ; Dávila, Gorriamendi and other soldiers as Sargento Bastaurrés (Jose Coronado) and Barbate (Antonio Dechent) must decide if fight against Medrano's and his men or continue until Teziutlan . Other import soldiers in the dangerous expedition are : Iturbe (Juan José Ballesta) , El Escribano or writer of their feats called Licenciado Ulzama (Andrés Gertrúdix) and the bigotry priest , Pater Vargas (Luis Callejo) . The river , jungle scenery and several dangers dominate the motley characters in the risked journey . But the twisted loves , envy , ambition , double-crosses , fights among them will reveal more violent than the own rainforest and the indigenous tribes .

This historical flick set in Amazon rainforest, 1538 , results to be a slow-moving and interesting film that contains epic events , impressive battles , thrills , betrayals , violence and wonderful scenarios in which take place the death clashes in a neverending search for a city built with gold similar to El Dorado . The picture has been criticized for its plodding plot in which emerges a strong rivalry and hate among the violent adventurers , with several moments of tension where the travelers must survive the crises of jungle life and human frailty . Good performance from a great main cast as Raúl Arévalo , Bárbara Lennie , Oscar Jaenada José Coronado .It contains an atmospheric and evocative musical score Javier Limón . Colorful but dark cinematography by the great cameraman Paco Femina . The plot bears remarkable resemblance to classic ¨Aguirre¨ by Werner Herzog with Klaus Kinski and in 1988 was realized another version titled ¨El Dorado¨ by Carlos Saura ; because of a similarity in plot and characters, the movie suffers by comparison but stands on its own as a less fantastic version of the same travel of obsessed adventurers .

Agustin Diaz Yanes' return to top form , with an intelligent and engaging script which uses exciting situations to give us a good movie in slow pacing , engaging as well as violent events , plot twists and that kept me entertained for the almost 110 minutes of duration . Diaz Yanes is a fine craftsman , thanks to his reputation as screenwriter and the support of Victoria Abril he was able to set up his first film as director: "Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead " that became the greatest hit of Spanish cinema at its release in 1995 and the Festival San Sebastian , including best actress to Victoria Abril . Yanes subsequently directed the successful ¨Alatriste¨ , "Don't Tempt Me" and ¨Solo Quiero Caminar¨ that failed at Spanish box office
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7/10
Nice and adequate adaptation based on classical story from Alexandre Dumas novel
9 December 2017
Set in the turbulent days in which France was transitioning away from Napoleonic rule . This the Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo' with Edmond Dantes (Gerard Depardieu) , a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his his nemesis , Montego (Jean Rochefort) , who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself . Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Château d'If for 18 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him . While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria (Georges Moustaki), a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body . He escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge against his enemies as Villefort (Pierre Arditi) and Danglars (Michael Aumont) .

Good and colorful rendition based on the famous novel with emotional highs and lows , in which Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years , with the help of another prisoner he escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes , the gorgeous Ornella Muti , and revenge against Montego and other contenders . A fine but overlong remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name . In the film there are adventures , action , love stories , derring-do and results to be pretty amusing . Although runtime movie is approx. 400 min and some ; it is neither tiring , nor boring but entertaining . Cast is frankly well . Gerard Depardieu interpretation is first-rate . Jean Rochefort plays correctly the evil villain Montego and Ornella Muti is wonderful as the fiancée , now married to Montego . Riveting Georges Mustaki in brief appearances as Abbe Faria , he makes a phenomenal acting . It packs a shining and glimmer cinematography by Willy Stassen . And an emotive and evocative musical score by Bruno Coulais with superb leitmotif . This splendid TV series was well directed by Josée Dayan . The flick will appeal to adventures buffs and emotions lovers . Rating : 7/10 . Good , better than average . Well worth watching .

Other adaptation about this known novel are the followings : ¨Count of Montecristo¨ by Rowland V Lee with Robert Donat , Louisa Landi , Louis Calhern ; El conde de Montecristo" (1953) by Leon Klimomovsky with Jorge Mistral ; ¨Le Comte De Monte Cristo ¨(1961) by Claude Aunt Lara with Lous Jourdan ; TV retelling by David Greene with Richard Chamberlain , Donald Pleasence , Tony Curtis ; ¨Le Comte De Monte-Cristo" series (1979) with Jacques Wever , The Count of Monte Cristo (1992) Kevin Reynolds with Jim Cazievel , Dagmara Domincyk , Guy Pearce , Richard Harris.
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6/10
Entertaining and amusing film by Antonio Isasi follows the twisted and complex robbing carried out by a peculiar team
7 December 2017
A great European co-production , though mostly Spanish . Being Shot in San Francisco and Los Angeles and Splugues De Llobregrat , Barcelona , and Almeria. It deals with a big hold up carried out by a motley group . It contains International and Big name stars thanks to Warner Bros . The bunch hijacks and robs an armored lorry carrying a casino cash , a huge amount of money about seven million dollars , in route between between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.They touched the raw Vegas nerve with the wildest heist in history. The expert team challenged the syndicate boys in their own backyard.

A Spanish superproduction dealing with the wildest freak-out in Vegas history , including all-star-cast about a spectacular robbing on an armored truck . Being based on a novel titled The men of Las Vegas written by French author called Andre Lay , and being exhibited within a year of the book was published. The main cast is top-notch with the most famous actors by the time as Gary Lockwood, Jack Palance, Lee J Cobb and Elke Sommer . Support cast is pretty good , plenty of familiar Spanish faces as Gustavo Re , Enrique Ávila, Daniel Martín , Fernando Hilbeck , Jorge Rigaud , Ruben Rojo , Luis Barboo, Antonio Casas , Carlos Ballesteros, among others.And brief intervention from Roger Hanin , Georges Geret and Jean Servais.

Colorful cinematography by Juan Gelpi , shot on gorgeous locations , though the Nevada desert was actually shot in desert of Tabernas, Andalucia, where during the sixties and seventies had been filmed lots of Spaghetti Paella Westerns.Evocative and catching musical score by George Garvarentz in the sixties style . The motion picture was professionally directed by Antonio Isasi Isasmendi. Recently deceased Antonio was a craftsman who made a lot of successful films.As he directed El Perro ,Un Verano Para Matar , Monstruos Del Terror , Mask Scaramouche and his greatest hit was Istanbul 65. He directed great International stars as Karl Malden , Olivia Hussey , Jack Palance, Jason Miller , Lea Massari , Gary Lockwood ,and Lee J Cobb
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Chuck (2007–2012)
7/10
Amusing and full of action series with sympathetic and attractive actors : Zachary Levi , Yvonne Strahovski and many others
7 December 2017
Since geeky and underachieving Chuck , full name is Charles Irving Bartowski (Zachary Levi) accidentally became the mental host of the Intersect , an unprecedentedly powerful computer mind containing all information available to the US government , he's a primordial national security asset and risk . So CIA and NSA each appoint two top agents, Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) from CIA and John Casey (Adam Baldwin) from NSA to protect Chuck , and all of them become involved in fantastic and dangerous adventures . Meanwhile , his identity must be kept secret from Chuck's sister Ellie Bartowski (Sarah Lancaster) , her good-looking boyfriend Devon (Ryan McPartlin) , both surgeons , and Chuck's goofy colleagues (Joshua Gómez , Mark Christopher Lawrence , Vik Sahay , Julia Ling) in a bustling shop called Buy More , the Burbank electronics store where he works as a cover . As he works in ¨Buy More¨ who sells the latest home electronics sharing good moments along with other offbeat and peculiar characters .

This splendid series packs thrills , adventures , including mystery , twisted plots and full of action packed fighting . The series formed by 91 episodes with 5 seasons and with its fifth season becoming its final season , beginning October 28, 2011, and ending on January 27, 2012, with a two hour finale . The main premise is the following : an ordinary underdog guy named Chuck gets an email from his old college friend Bryce Larkin he opens it to see a series of pictures called the intersect which has all of the governments most vital secrets ; as Chuck has to find a way to save the day , using the intersect of course but sometimes the help of friends . Zachary Levi gives a very good and sympathetic interpretation as a computer nerd for the Buy More who discovers dark secrets when inadvertently downloads critical government information turning his life upside down . In spite of the successful series Zachary Levi has played a mediocre career as Television : Heroes Reborn , Deadbeat , Falling for You , Let it go , Tiny commando and Cinema he played Fandral in Thor : The Dark World (2013) . Two agents are assigned to guard Chuk , Yvonne Strahovski as Sarah and Adam Baldwin as John Casey , both of whom often get involved with him in spy adventures . Zachari Levi/Chuck creates a stunning chemical with his colleague the gorgeous Yvonne Strahovski as Sarah and both of whom fall in love . Support cast is frankly well , filled with familiar faces such as : Christopher Lloyd , Brandon Routh , Kristen Krouk , Tony Todd , Bruce Boxleiner ,Rachel Bilson , Robin Givens , Chevy Chase , Dolph Lundgren , Summer Glau , Ray Wise , Linda Hamilton as Chuck's mom and Gary Cole as Sarah's dad and several others ; besides , Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay had recurring roles . Natalie Martinez intervened in various episodes as well as Jordana Brewstwer as Chuch's first girlfriend . And Bonita Friedericy as General Beckman after appearing in the vast majority of episodes from seasons one through three , was finally made a regular cast member in season four . The series was well directed by a nice assortment of filmmakers such as : Robert Duncan McNeill , Jay Chandrasekhar , Jeremiah S. Chechik , Michael Schultz , Patrick Norris , Paul Marks , Norman Buckley and Zachary Levi himself directed 3 episodes (2010-2011) .
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7/10
Thrilling and continually entertaining S.W. about a group of goodies beset by Mexican and Indian bandits at a Sheriff's office
7 December 2017
Nice SW with a strong Pasta main and support cast . It is an exciting Spaghetti containing noisy action , thrills , shootouts , horse pursuits , it turns out to be an acceptable Western and amusing enough . Bounty hunter Johnny Ringo kills three brothers but spares the fourth , Juanito Perez (Franco De Rosa) , one because he has no price on his head . However, Juanito schemes to revenge for his brothers . Since Juanito is the youngest sibling of the brothers Ringo killed , he seeks a relentless vendetta and both of whom are fighting each other for a fabulous gold . While , a sheriff (Ettore Manni) of a little town takes gunslinger Ringo into custody . The sheriff faces a blockade of Mexican and Indian attackers to keep prisoner from being brought to justice . Being helped by a half-crazed sympathetic old man whose finger itches demoniacally on the trigger every time he gets a nasty guy in his sights along with his spouse Jane (Giulia Rubini) , their child (Loris Loddi) and Ringo , of course, .

Western action , an agreeable story in ¨Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo¨ wake , shoot-outs at regular intervals , and explosion abound in this decent film whose characters are well portrayed . Enjoyable Ravioli Western that didn't impress critics at the time but its reputation has improved over the years and , nowadays , it is considered to be one of the Corbucci best-regarded . Director Corbucci made various Westerns who quickly became one of the more prolific filmmakers in the genre and here's one of the most unknown ; in addition , this adequate production delivers what it should . Realized between ¨Franco Nero's Django¨ (1966) this ultra-violent masterpiece not only signaled a move toward an even grittier as well as more nihilistic brand of Western , and the pretty good ¨Burt Reynolds' Navajo Joe¨ , both of them brought an entirely new level of stylization to the genre . Stars Mark Damon who carries likable acting on his brawny shoulders and perfectly does . It is a decent Western with a lot of blow-up , plenty of shoot'em up , gun-play and some moments results to be quite entertaining . The picture is finely starred by Mark Damon who wants to get his mitts on a crooks' gold , along with Ettore Manni as an upright sheriff . At the beginning his career , Damon starred as an extra for American films , and , subsequently , performing secondary roles and Roger Corman films . Mark , then emigrated to Italy and he once reportedly missed out on a role in a Franco Nero western because his height made Franco Nero look too short . As he performed several Pasta Westerns , such as "Un Treno Per Durango" , "Cry for Revenge" , ¨Requiescant¨, ¨Johnny Yuma¨ . Soon moved into other film genres playing good guys , bad guys , and good-bad guys and interpreting adventure movies as "Lions of St. Petersburg" , ¨Normand sword¨, and "Long Live Robin Hood" ; these parts often exploited his athletic physique by having him remove his shirt . Co-starred by Ettore Manni who also interpreted some Westerns and adventures . Support cast is pretty good , such as : Franco De Rosa , Valeria Fabrizi , Loris Loddi , Andrea Aureli , John Bartha , Fortunato Arena and Giovanni Cianfriglia or Ken Wood as Indio Sebastian .

Emotive as well as thrilling musical score by Carlos Savina in Ennio Morricone style , this soundtrack is one of the best parts of the film , plenty of catching and attractive sounds . The orchestra , mostly playing by trumpets , whistles , flute , and guitar music set the proper tone for a western . Colorful and evocative cinematography by Riccardo Pallottini shot in Manzanares del Real , La Pedriza , Madrid and Castello di Rota, Tolfa, Roma, Lazio, and Elios Studios, Rome, Lazio, Italy . Sergio Corbucci's direction is well crafted , here he's less cynical and humorous and more inclined toward violence and too much action , though the character played by Mark Damonn gives hilarious and sympathetic touches , other Westerns he filmed contained broad comedy Spaghetti Western . His great hit was ¨Django¨, this picture established a lasting relationship between Corbucci and the film's star, Franco Nero . After this success , Corbucci embarked on a trail of directing more Western films . His subsequent Spaghetti Westerns , Hellbenders (1967) and Navajo Joe were filmed and released in quick succession to get a great success in Italy . His next Western was The Great Silence (1968) which referred as an "anti-Western" . Next Western film was The Mercenary (1968) , which would began his semi-genre with what he called the "Zapata-Spaghetti Westerns" , proletarian fables in Mexican sets , where the bad guys are on the right and the good guys are on the left ; along with ¨What Am I Doing in the Middle of the Revolution¨ (1972) that is almost a parody of his Zapata Westerns . By setting the story in Mexico and fleshing out his characters with political awareness , Corbucci's intent became more clear and his political statements became more explicit . After directing the semi-successful The specialist (1969) with recently deceased Johnny Halliday and the hero moving through cold rather then heat and fighting in the mud and snow rather then sweat and dust ; later on , Corbucci re-teamed up with Franco Nero again with Los Compañeros . During the 1970s Corbucci made three more Westerns , but the popularity of the genre began to die out . Of the three , only Sonny and Jed (1972) stands out as one of the best late series genre Westerns , though it was not well received . While The white the yellow an the black (1975) is married by racial stereotypes and an excessive parody .
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7/10
An opulent beach spa is the setting in which Hercule Poirot attempts to unravel a murder mystery
5 December 2017
The film sets in the provincial North Devon , England setting on Smuggler's Island off the Devonshire Coast from the Agatha Christie source 'Evil Under the Sun' novel . Various guests at a beach resort as suspects of a murder committed in a luxurious touristic place and Poirot trying to uncover the real murderer , including some red herrings . An amusing suspense and intrigue with Poirot on holidays . This whodunit deals with Hercule Poirot as the Belgian sleuth man in he case of killing a rich , unpopular actress in an island during a luxury vacation . An illness brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive resort frequented by the rich and famous . While Poirot enjoys the glamorous hotel an actress is found murdered on the beach . When the murder is committed , everyone has an alibi . Hercule is surrounded by an interesting assortment of characters , including various wealthy people , but it appears that everyone hates the killed woman . He investigates the tourists and numerous suspects , all support cast . Who is the killer? , can he find the guilty ? . Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot , our favourite and intimate detective , must unravel the mystery at the ending . Can Poirot identify the killer before he ends his vacation ?

David Suchet stars once more as ace Belgian detective in this enjoyable Agatha Christie mystery/whodunit with excellent pieces of scene-settings , and Poirot solving the murder of a shrewish actress at a spa . The film is a detective story in which you are the detective . Although there are not enough murder ; however , filmmaker sustains interest for the most avid Agatha Christie fans . In this episode there is mystery , emotion , suspense , wonderful outdoors and actors' interpretations are first-rate . The pairing of Poirot/Suchet and Hastings/Hugh Fraser gives top-notch fruits . And the arguments and discussions among suspects provide some delightful moments played by the accumulated talents of a fine support cast . After the clues have been shown we will get a chance to give the answer with Poirot finding out about the culprit at a twisted finale with outstanding surprises , but are taken the murders from different viewpoints of everyone , which it makes a little bit tiring and overlong . . Interesting plot well adapted , adding gorgeous locations and shot at a luxury hotel where Agatha Christie wrote the book "Evil Under the Sun" . The location is important , the island should be a star , just as the Nile steamer ¨Death on the Nile¨ and the Orient Express in the ¨Murder on the Orient Express¨ were stars . The movie gets a lush costume design and adequate production design . Along with colorful and sunny cinematography , being filmed on Burgh Island , Devon and including a sensitive and atmospheric musical score . Magnificent performances from a nice cast , a number of the cast had appeared in other Miss Marple chapters and Agatha Christie movies . This film was professionally directed by Brian Farnham who made a lot of episodes . The flick will appeal to suspense lovers and Agatha Christie-Poirot novels buffs

This series ¨Hercule Poirot¨ formed by 70 episodes stars the great David Suchet , usually accompanied by Hugh Fraser as Captain Hastings , Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector Japp and Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon . Splendid series in which David Suchet gives a fantastic acting similarly to Peter Ustinov . Suchet and Ustinov acting is similar to Albert Finney from ¨Murder on the Orient Express¨ . Ustinov starred various Hercule Poirot films, such as : ¨Evil under the sun¨ by Guy Hamilton with Jane Birkin , Nicholas Clay , Maggie Smith , Roddy McDowall ,Colyn Blakely , Sylvia Miles , James Mason , Denis Quilley , Diana Rigg ; it was made and released about forty-one years after Agatha Christie's source novel of the same name was first published in 1941 , being selected to be the 1982 Royal Film Performance , this movie was the first ever filmed version of this story, it being remade with ¨Poirot: Evil Under the Sun¨ (2001) with David Suchet . And ¨Death on the Nile¨ by John Guillermin with Lois Chiles , Bette Davis , Mia Farrow , Jon Finch , Olivia Hussey , I.S. Johar , George Kennedy , Angela Lansbury , Simon MacCorkindale, David Niven . And ¨Appointment with death¨ (1988) by Michael Winner with Piper Laurie , Lauren Bacall , John Gielgud , David Soul , Carrie Fisher , Jenny Seagrove . And for TV in low budget as : ¨Murder in three acts¨ ,¨Dead man's folly¨ and ¨Thirteen at dinner¨ ; but the best considered turn out to be ¨Death on the Nile¨ and ¨Evil under the sun¨ .
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5/10
"Hole in the Forehead" is an exciting Spaghetti containing noisy action , fights , shootouts and violence
4 December 2017
¨A Hole Between the Eyes" is an Italian Western stars the Yugoslavia-born Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra , nicknamed under pseudonym as Anthony Ghidra who interpreted a lot of Westerns , along with Claudio Undari , and it was uneven but professionally directed by Giuseppe Vari . This turns out to be an acceptable Western and entertaining enough . It's a so-so Western All'Italiana including high body-count , zooms , eccentric situations , twists and turns . Dealing with a stranger gunfighter and a Mexican bandit seek out a trio of playing cards that will lead them to hidden treasure through various clues and red herrings . Fun but average Western about two contenders who confront to steal three cards ; both of whom carry out strong confrontations to rob a treasure . Passable Spaghetti Western concerning about a greedy mouse-and cat game to take valuable cards in which there are inscriptions to locate the hidden treasure of General Santa Ana who previously defeated the Texans in ¨El Alamo¨ but he was subsequently vanquished by Sam Houston in battle of ¨San Jacinto¨ . As a few people are on the search of three cards with words that show where a Mexican treasure is buried . The mysterious drifter Billy Blood (Anthony Ghidra) is captured by General Munguya (as Robert Hundar) but he breaks out and uses a machine gun , doing a massacre against the cohorts . Both contenders , Billy Blood and Munguya , are frequently fist fighting , disputing and shooting each other to keep the treasure for themselves . Meantime , Billy Blood helps some Mexican damsels in distresses against the Munguya's hoodlums . Along the way our two not so upright Pistoleros steal some robbers , but , needless to say , at the end takes place the ordinary final dispute at a monastery .

It is a moving western with breathtaking showdown between the stoic starring Anthony Ghidra and his enemy Robert Hundar . Regular Spaghetti Western about a simple and plain plot , as two avaricious outlaws compete with each other over a treasure . As duo protagonists take on themselves , crossfire , fist-fight , to attempt to find the Mexican Army treasure . This movie is a bawdy , plenty of action Western , about ambition and greed , a dark and sinister subject one might expect from a typical Spaghetti , being more a story of ambitious people than about avenger gunslingers seeking revenge . The story is one of those in which everyone double crosses one another in the search for gold , as a great number of betrayals while hunting the fabulous treasure . It is typical , so-so film , but acceptable . There is a twist at the end , but I saw it coming about 10 minutes into the movie.

Stars the serious Anthony Ghidra , he is fine , he ravages the screen , he jumps, shoots in the forehead , bounds and leaps , hits and runs ; besides receiving violent punches , kicks , lashes . It is a serviceable as well as misogynist Spaghetti which doesn't take itself too seriously . This regular spaghetti packs thrills , brawls , shoot'em up , go riding throughout the inappropriate landscapes posing as Far West and results to be quite violent . There are pursuits , attacks , crossfire , fights , heinous cutthroats , and many others things . The acting seems about average for a Eurowestern . It stars a tough and quite gunslinger played in stoicism style by Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra , who was born in Servia Yugoslavia , he emigrated to Italy and developed a brief career , mostly Pasta Western as "May God Forgive You... But I Won't" , "Ballata Per Un Pistolero" or ¨Pistoleros¨, "And Then a Time for Killing" or ¨Tequila Joe¨, and "Django the Last Killer" . His nemesis results to be Robert Hundar who steals the show by doing the best acting out of the entire cast , as a villainous killer who relentlessly kills men and women , as well as torturing contenders by means of brutal tortures and even drowning cruelly a girl . At the beginning his career , Robert Hundar acted as an extra but Italian westerns soon followed in minor roles . He once reportedly missed out on a role in a Franco Nero western because his height made Franco Nero look too short , he soon moved into other film genres playing good guys , bad guys , and good-bad guys . As he performed several Ravioli Westerns , such as : ¨Cut-throats nine¨, ¨Antes Llega La Muerte¨ , ¨Con Lui Cavalca La Morte¨ , ¨Un Hombre , Un colt¨ , ¨Dakota Joe¨, ¨Ramon El Mexicano¨ , ¨Brandy¨ , among others.

Atmospheric cinematography by Amerigo Gengarelli in Technicolor , Techniscope , though a perfect remastering being necessary , and shot in Lazio (Rome) , no Almeria . Emotive as well as sad musical score by Roberto Pregadio , this soundtrack is one of the best parts of the film , plenty of catching and attractive sounds , mostly playing by guitar . The orchestra , trumpets, and guitar music set the proper tone for a western . The yarn was middlingly directed by Giuseppe Vari , nicknamed under pseudonym Joseph Warren . Vari was a good professional , a nice craftsman who directed various films of all kinds of genres , such as : Sci-Fi : Urban Warriors ; Warlike : Revenge of the bloody beach ; Nunexploitation : Sor Emmanuel ; Peplum : Revenge of the Barbarians , Rome versus Rome , Conquest of the Normans , and specially Spaghetti such as : 1971 Il Tredicesimo è Sempre Giuda , 1969 Un Posto all'inferno , 1968 Un Buco in Fronte , 1967 Con Lui Cavalca la Morte , 1967 Un poker Di Pistole and 1966 Deguello . Rating : 5.5/10 . Acceptable and passable .
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The Librarians (2014– )
6/10
Action adventure comedy series with a new group to carry out wonderful and fantastic assignments around the world
4 December 2017
This is a spin-off centering around a supernatural theme from the original "The Librarian" , as Library has chosen a new bunch who must encounter ancient scepters , chalices , holy cups , facing off fairy tale's personages and other marvelous adventures , they are the followings : Jake Stone (Christian Kane) , Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth) , Ezekiel Jones (John Harlan Kim) and led by former agent Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn) , being advised by the veteran Jenkins (John Larroquette) , this role , is in fact "Galahad" , one of the Knights of the Round Table . In Library they meet our intimate friend Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) who delivers them instructions about their new jobs , especially holding artifacts by magic and technology from around the world & throughout time . The intrepid adventurers/librarians/explorers , though quite botchers at times , get his aims after several risks , dangers , alternate universes and uncountable adventures . They have to help safeguard fantastic cursed artifacts throughout time and around the world . They are joined into the Metropolitan Library of New York where there is the ark of Noe , the fountain of youth , Excalibur or Arturo's blade and other fantastic relics . As a bunch of librarians formed by an art historian , thief , mathematician and a warrior set off on exploits in an effort to save mysterious , ancient objects , old scrolls and other enigmas . Meanwhile , they having problems , they just don't time for their lives and relationships . The incredible adventures led them to wonderful worlds , and dealing with Santa Claus (Bruce Campbell) , Pope , Dragons in the Roman Vatican and taking on nasty enemies as Dulaque (Matt Frewer) and his hoodlum as Lamia (Lesley-Ann Brandt) .

This is the TV sequel to ¨Librarian trilogy ¨ with the likable Noah Wyle , this series dealt with the sympathetic adventures of the mild-mannered as well as botcher Flynn Carsen who starred three popular episodes titled ¨The Librarian¨ franchise 1ª: Quest of the spear -2004- directed by Peter Winther and 2ª: Return to King Salomon's mines -2006- by Jonathan Frakes and third ¨The Curse of the Judas chalice¨ -2008- again by Jonathan Frakes . Here new Librarians strike again with new adventures set on exotic places , including mystery , action , fairy tales and time travel . This new team - similarly to Warehouse 13- is sent through the doorway to help bring back the others whom are protected by the Library from the evil recently released and they are assigned to execute various missions around the world and recover priceless objects guarded . Each chapter has its own genre mixed in , it is formed by 31 episodes . Along with the main stars in the series , as guest stars show up , at times , : the always great Noah Wyle , a deadpan Bob Newhart , and Jane Curtin as Charlene , all of them appeared in the classic trilogy . Furthermore , other attractive guest stars appearing in the series , such as Tricia Helfer , Rene Auberjonois , Alicia Witt , John Noble , Sean Astin , Tyler Mane , Michael Trucco , Rene Auberjonois , Clara Lago and many others . The series was well produced for TV by Dean Devlin (¨Stargate¨ , ¨Godzilla¨ , ¨Independence day¨) . Johnathan Frakes, who has directed three episodes and two of the three movies surrounding this series, also directed 13 episodes of the television and Marc Roskin made 9 episodes , Dean Devlin directed 4 episodes , and Noah Wyle realized 4 episodes . Rating : Acceptable and passable, this exciting adventure has all the imagination , magic and silliness this kind of amusing demands .
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