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*Actors/actresses/singers rumored to be dead for some time (some still ignorantly believe so). *Celebrities still alive after a crazy/abusive past (Amy Winehouse would've been here if she was alive). *Some old celebs that I thought were dead.
Let's call these people The Walking Dead or Living Fossils.
"Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" is a series of magnificent set pieces and images connected by a great sense of foreboding and scenes of clumsy dialog.
That's dogged the "Star Wars" prequels every step of the way. Creator George Lucas began the prequels with a list of things he needed to accomplish in order to tie everything new together with everything old. We have the most fun when he strays from his cosmic to-do list and the least fun when he seems intent on appeasing dateless fan boys with his perfect circle. The product of the former intent is the enjoyable "The Phantom Menace" and most of "Revenge's" best interludes. The latter leads to the tedious "Attack of the Clones" and the stretch near "Revenge's" end when we feel Lucas having to take care of vast, dramatically unnecessary bits of business. Do we really need to see Luke and Leia being named? No, we can figure that out just fine.
The big draw of the "Star Wars" filmstheir "main character," if you willhas never been a person or a thing, but has always been the universe in which they are set. Now that universe far, far away is back in a big way, in all the ominous colors of Halloween: orange, black, and neon green. It's not just a backdrop where disconnected characters can yammer and yammer, like in "Episode II: Attack of the Clones," but a thrilling, bustling playground, where they can climb and jump and fight. All the "Star Wars" films have been teeming with life, details, and little throwaway visual treats. In the week before "Revenge's" release, I was surprised by how much I was looking forward to returning to that far-off galaxy, and I was not disappointed.
The tone of "Revenge of the Sith" is something wonderful: it is a tragic melodrama, whose sadness will haunt you for days, yet it is not above poking fun at itself. Everything is so grim, yet the movie is exuberant instead of plodding. I was so engaged that I wanted to re-watch "Episodes IV, V," and "VI" just to confirm that everything turns out okay. What playthings we are for the gods, who will grant us joy only after the deaths of hundreds of thousands! Lucas tells the dark arc of Anakin Skywalker in shadows, silhouettes, and some of his most conscientious direction. Even the sword battles seem more artful; we focus on the blur of the combatants' light sabers and the human shapes they create, and there is beauty in watching two beams swing at each other from a great distance. Plenty of limbs are lopped off in the course of "Revenge of the Sith" because, if you had a sword whose blade was a laser beam, this would probably happen to you a lot too.
Yet "Revenge of the Sith" is also an immensely silly movie, and I mean that in a good way. Phrases like "War!" and "Evil is everywhere!" appear in the opening crawl. Darth Vader gets to clench his fists and bellow "Noooo!!" Androids are forever speaking in goofy voices and taking part in Keaton-esquire slapstick routines that you'll miss if you blink. Villains have names like "Plagus," "Maul," "Sidious," and "Grievous," who is probably the first robot in movie history to have asthma. After someone is put in the harshest hurt locker since "Passion of the Christ," his wife asks "is he alright?" People in "Star Wars" relish saying stupid things at inopportune moments; next to "is he alright?" the best line is "it's a volcanic moonyou'll be safe there!" I laughed a lot with this movie. For all the dark imagery and use of "Revenge" in the title, "Episode III" has a bounding, endearing tone. In a weird, gloomy sort of way, it is both winsome and tragic, exactly what a movie like, say, "Constantine" is missing.
"Revenge of the Sith" is the final chapter of the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, filling in the back-story leading up to the original 1977 film, now fully christened "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope." "Revenge" tells of the final corruption of Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) into the vicious Darth Vader, whom we all know and hate. We also witness the ruthless Sith sorcerer Palpatine's (Ian McDiarmid), transforming the benign Republic in to the oppressive Galactic Empire. Chancellor Palpatine has created a fake war, thrown the galaxy into a state of panic, given himself all sorts of powers, and finally announces an Imperial reorganization in the name of peace and prosperity. The only thing that stands in his way is the fourth branch of the Republican government: the Jedi council. To defeat it, he needs to convert Anakin to evil. And then kill everybody.
And Jar-Jar Binks doesn't say a damn thing this time around.
The Reaping (2007)
Watch Signs instead
Instead of paying for this, go and buy/rent Signs, this film had many similarities to Signs (a character loses faith then regains it later), very close to a rip-off.
This film wasn't ORIGINAL, full of clichés with a mess of theological pondering, cheap twist and turns,and cheesy stylistic choices. This film just sucked (one of the worst this year). I don't know why Hilary did this, she doesn't even deserve to be in this piece of crap. Above all, the acting really sucked in this.
The most thing that sucked was the screenplay, I mean what were the writers thinking before they wrote this. The twist at the end was the most annoying thing about this film.
The Grudge 2 (which I hated) is way better than this, so don't waste your money on The Reaping. Signs is a supernatural thriller which includes some religious themes (a man loses faith) and supernatural occurrences (aliens), that film is much more scary and interesting than this. So yeah, watch that film instead.
SimCity 4 (2003)
Best game ever made!!!
WOW, when I played I was amazed of the graphics and I was also amazed that I was God and a Mayor.
When the original SimCity busted onto the computer scene way back in 1989, it stood out as more of a computer "toy" than a game. As Mayor of a little Podunk town, you needed to build roads, provide utilities and services, set the tax rates, and design the ultimate skyscraper-filled urban utopia. The beauty of SimCity was that you didn't have to worry about "winning." You simply built whatever you wanted and watched with delight as your city streets filled with tiny pixilated cars and your industrial zones filled with delicious smog. The original SimCity was easy, relaxing, and addictive... Oh, so very addictive...
Subsequent sequels have followed the same formula for urban enjoyment, each adding new graphical enhancements, with varying degrees of success. SimCity 4, the latest incarnation of the series, is no different: you're still planning cities, solving problems, and watching them grow under your benevolent (well, sometimes benevolent) guidance. SimCity 4 takes advantage of today's powerful PCs by allowing you to get closer to your city or farther out than ever before. You can follow individual Sims as they go through their life, or zoom all the way out to develop an entire region into an urban sprawl. While all of these enhancements make for a richer, cooler simulation, somewhere along the way the simplicity and easygoing enjoyment that made the original such a mainstream hit has been lost.
Gameplay - 8 Sound - 9 Value - 8 Tilt - 8 Graphics - 8
But for me it's 10/10
Best Game ever made!!!!
The Ten Commandments (2006)
The best mini-series ever made!
The ten commandments is the best mini-series ever made also best biblical story ever made,its worth watching. I really loved this film from the beginning to the end. The Ten Commandments (2006) is way more better than previous ones, especially the old ones.
When I watched it, I had Goosebumps at some scenes also I felt sad and cried in many scenes.
The special effects were awesome especially the parting of the red sea this scene, that was cool.
I just didn't like a few things about this film. Like, I didn't like Moses' character too much, he seemed to hate people and wasn't too fair or friendly to others and the violence in some scenes. It wasn't graphic, but it was disturbing. I mean, a son killing his mother. It also had some biblical inaccuracies -- like, Menerith, he never existed in the bible. Moses' step brother was Ramses II and he shouldn't have died in the Red Sea. But still this film was AWESOME and MOVING!!
My MPAA rating: PG-13 for intense battle sequences, gore, thematic material and some sensuality.