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I'm still surprised about the IMDb users rating or this movie. While
writing this review, the current rating it's a 5,3..........amazing,
and i will tell you why:
- If you are a person who has never seen the classic short films or anything related to the stooges, it's simple: whether you like this type of humor (physical, simple, direct and at the same time naive) or you're gonna hate it. But everyone who enters a theater this days, knows exactly what to expect thanks to trailers, viral ads, reviews, etc. So nobody can claim (therefore my surprise about the ratings) to be disappointed about this movie.
This movie recaptures the spirit, feeling and comedy heart the stooges had. I have rarely seen a movie with the level of respect and detail about performers of the past, without falling in a blatant copy or a tragic failure. This movie is not a perfect one, but a truly and carefully crafted homage.
OK, the Jersey Shore section of the movie really bothered me, but even that part of the script was used in a good way.
Don't expect new things, expect to feel like you're 6 years old again, and a smile will be almost all the movie with you.
PD: this is a recreation of the shorts, for a really good movie about the life and suffering of the real stooges, watch the film made for TV, you won be disappointed.
Before explaining my impressions, a brief summary: footage presumably
found of a non previously known apollo mission and it's fate (Blair
witch style of camera story).
A lot of times, discrepancy comes along with certain movies. Some because they are innovative, some due to the complexity of the script, others because they disappoints our expectations (with false promises rising from the trailers or media). None of that will be found here (it's not a profound movie), but we still got discrepancies in the reviews. Why?
The first thing we must remember it's to see it for just what it is: a found footage style of filming. In outer space.....OK? It's not Dogville...
A lot of criticism came out (away) of this premises; and that is the point of misleading data here: It's not Shakespeare, the reactions of the astronauts are limited (everyone who has seen the real footage of apollo, even those of the quiet translunar stage, knows there's no displays of emotions). I do agree that the script could have been strong, but it does the trick.
For a Moon exploration type of movie, the spacecrafts, the suits, the lunar soil and even the cameras are totally believable, more than i expected. The obvious errors (sound in space, the absence of lunar gravity effect on walking) doesn't have a mayor impact on the story.
If you watch this movie for the purpose of entertainment, with the appropriate amount of ''suspension of disbelief'', you won't be disappointed, even though holds not very surprises o scares. But it kept me interested enough until the end,which is not great but still believable.
You won't be left with a sense of fulfillment after it, but it does entertain enough for this type o movie.
A man naturally gifted and a problem to solve.........
Since the worldwide economic meltdown, the vast majority of people working at a non independent basis, had a constant worry: how can I sustain my life and family. This HBO series shows us a original way to solve this problem, at least from the male point of view.
The great thing about this, is that the main characters, are so flawed and clueless about their own life, yet so human and relentless when life really pushed you against the wall. Impossible not to relate to the Thomas Jane role, who has seen life passed him by again and again. He really gave the role a distinctive masculine tone, but a real one, with all the faults we may have, and not in a depressing way.
The prostitution issue is not really the point of this production, it only set the background, and provides a lot of smiles (because it's definitely not a hysterical laughing comedy). Since the troubles with his teenage sons, to the ex wife money driven and his own insecurities; the story will get you interested enough, and waiting for more.
Old story, new approach, good development.
Got my vote.
As a previous follower of BSG, when i watched the trailer for Caprica
felt that it was a disappointing twist on a good history. The ''earth
like'' environment and the almost OC feeling (teenagers as central part
of the plot)misguided me; so my approach to the Pilot was less than
enthusiast (in fact it lingered in my HD for almost a week before i
actually saw it).
But i (unexpectedly) was proved wrong. The basic plot of Caprica, which by all means could have been destroyed by a conventional Hollywood/LA approach, was slowly and almost masterfully developed. From a weak start, it grows on complexity and in a subtle way developed the essentials roles to a good story.
If you forget the fact that the lead female role (Grayson's daughter) is a given genius, and create a software never seen before; the plot is credible and sustained in the discussion about basic moral values: what life means and what to do with it.
The religious angle, which could have create a difficult and unnecessary detour, was kept at the right dose so it make another foundation for the story. The writers must keep in mind in the upcoming series that this is a double-edge weapon, and could be troublesome if not handled properly.
As some stories which are later developed in a series form, the beginning is good and promising one, intelligent and carefully thought. It deserves a good script to follow on, a mix between a space war approaching (of course i expect to see some sci fi effects) and a TV drama.
If the producers dare to keep the path showed to us in this pilot, and refused to focus in a pubescent approach at Grayson's school and the principal (a weakness well known to capture the higher numbers of viewers in order to sustain ratings, fault seen in The Sarah Connors Cronicles); it might have a great future.
For a story that i was expecting to be disappointing, this was the surprise of the year.
It was obvious a comparison to the X files because this ones shares
some common aspects: rare phenomenons, unexplained deaths, conspiracy
theory and a FBI agent teamed up with a classic ''unstable''scientist
and his son (also with an IQ above average....).
If you remembers XF (specially the first season), Fringe doesn't stand a chance. But if you manage to see it with a fresh and open mind, you'll enjoy a good pilot episode, with a great (not extraordinary but really good) acting in the leading female role; and special effects that serves to the purpose of telling a story (and not to replace it).
Keep in mind that is a loosely science-based series (teleportation, etc) but this pilot accomplished the first objective: to give a shred of credibility to the story. We will see if the writers manage to sustain this or fells in ridiculous premises like some other science based series.
I recommended this one, let's see how good or bad goes the first season.
I've just finished to see it, so still have a warm feeling that a good
romantic comedy (or any good movie, actually) should leave us at the
end. A surprise for me, since i've known Ryan Reynolds from the Van
Wilder's comedies and Blade last sequel; so i wasn't expecting much.
Definitely.. is a well crafted romantic comedy about an adult man who remembers his past love life (and finally came to understand it) at the same time he's divorcing. And is by the hand of his young daughter (splendid in her role)telling her as a bedtime story, who would eventually be her mom (and the love of his life?). The interaction between Reynold's character and his daughter is for me one of the major highlights of the film. Realistic and not dramatic, it seems like a real father would talk to his child from the heart.
The script develops gracefully and the twist on it feels completely believable, a major point in a story that deals with three different love relationships, many screenwriters could have screwed this up.
All the cast performs well, the pace is just right (not a funny moment at the wrong time, and not an inadequate sad one either); so you can be sure you will be enjoying the film during and not only after.
If you're not a romance buff, stay calm. This one tells you the story from the point of view of a regular guy, with all the classic mistakes we men could do, the work we hate, etc etc.
Good movie, i look forward to see this director new ventures.
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Let's review the original 70's movie (since i haven't read the book,
which i'm gonna read after this): An infectious but nouvelle agent
menacing mankind, a special team with the ultimate technology gathered
to solve the problem, the US government eager to finish it the fast
(and not always)the smart way. All with the methodic and reasoned
approach that a group of scientist will do in the real life. The team
of scientist with absolutely nothing in common except for their
knowledge, and the boring-not ''pretty people'' looks of all of them
(the female character looks like my oldest aunt). That and a believable
story behind it...............
All it's gone in the miniseries.......A few points on the plus side: beautiful scenery, the laboratory amazing and realistic, the same for the computer graphics, viral-bacterial culture devices and the electron microscope.
But the story has so many loose ends :the wife and son of the lead scientist has absolutely no purpose at all, not even to influence the actions of Ben's Bratt character; no clear progression around all the Andromeda discoveries; the continuous mutations of the agent ''explaining'' everything (with no sense at all); and the environmental message some screenwriter (a drunken one i'm sure) put with forceps into the story.
And: 'la creme de la creme': a wormhole!!!!!!!!!!!! and a coded information from the future (insert here dramatic music).
It's amazing for me to see how a number of good pictures, series, miniseries are continuously destroyed year after year during the past decade. This one is another example of the trend.
Do yourself a huge favor: if you are capable of being entertained by the Sci-fi genre, only watch the original movie, and you will be safe..........until Hollywood looks up again in the movie database.
I have seen this movie twice, probably the third romantic movie that
compelled me to do that, and the reasons are quite simple: It's
probably impossible that anyone can't relate to young Josh Hutcherson
character, a 11 year's old with a normal middle class life and problems
(parents initiating divorce); that it's surprise by the re discovery of
a young classmate (Charly Ray's character) initially as an unexpected
friend an later as something else...
The well crafted work of director Mark Levin is based on the mutual discovery of all these feelings (mostly new and uncontrolled)that evolved in Josh character and in another particular viewer: you.
Very few movies accomplished the sensation of being part of the life, joy and suffering of a film character, and believe me, that feeling won't disappoint you.
Another plus is the way NYC is portrayed, as the big and marvelous city that is your playground as a child, impossible not to relate to my own ''Big'' Buenos Aires. You will fell in love with it too.
Good acting, great development of characters; but you can summarize this way : you will be surprised with the strange sensation that someone has take a peek into your memories and heart and put it on screen.
After a long waiting period, the series return in form of the second
movie (the original miniseries was in fact that). Keeping in mid that
not all people have seen the series; this movie introduce in a fast way
all the data needed to understand the plot in the first 6 minutes.
About the story itself, is a great improvement compared to season 3,
explaining the mysterious way the Pegasus survive and giving a much
more needed inside the minds of the survivors of the human race.
Almost no previous sci-fi series has taken the job or the respect to their audiences of building a full array of human emotions in the characters, and this create a perfect link to the quite impressive special effects. No hero results perfect, no villain is completely hateful in this story, giving the viewer that precious feeling that you are not being treated like a stupid just to have chosen a ''space movie'' instead of ''Bridges of Madison County''. The sensation after is that you have watched a good film (in general) and a great sci-fi flick.
If you are thinking ''this laser-monkey-suit kind of cinema it's not for me'', you couldn't be more wrong. If, from the other hand, want a well told story, interesting and meticulously crafted narration: this is for you. Saludos from Argentina.
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A university math professor with a cinic vision of reality faces a
mystery previously investigated by his mentor. In a not so futuristic
Buenos Aires (absolutely real, with the size of NY and a huge subway
system), Pratt begins a rational search of a lost passenger subway car;
only to discover that maybe was always there.....
With an oppressive atmosphere, and without any of the obvious twist in the script that are usually seen in this kind of sci fiction films; Moebius rises as the most believable and interesting picture modern Argentine cinema offered recently.
It's Gothic surroundings, the familiar places (for everyone) that slowly transforms into a mysterious gate for the unknown; drives you gently but with fear to the answer: reality is not what it seems.
Made by film students, it's a great script and a surprising movie; the resolution may seem somewhat sudden and unfinished, but leaves a sense of possibilities (would you make the same decision than Pratt at the end??). It's a must be seen Argentine movie, not an extraordinary one, but any movie that leaves you the impression of having read and excellent suspense book (specially if you did it by night) is worth the effort.