An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a longtime girlfriend and some good ... See full summary »
Taylor John Smith,
Based on a true story, student activist and Mexican-American Paula Crisostomo (Vega), tired of being treated unequally, decides to take action and stage a walkout at five East Los Angeles ... See full summary »
In 1833, when the fledgling Belgian kingdom still fears a Dutch invasion, recruits were selected annually from an age cohort by a draw of lots in each locality. In this grim, then ... See full summary »
Actress Julianne Moore and director Bart Freundlich met while filming this picture. Moore has said that one week after the shooting started they were together. They were married and have had two children. See more »
I know your true passion theory about two people destined to be together, but we can't all be filled with that much faith, trust and emotion. It just means if you have someone you're not alone. You're not going to find that in some fairy tale romance. Sometimes you have to sit through low times where you don't necessarily feel overwhelmingly, totally in love all the time.
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Lost in Space
Written by Dean Wareham / Justin Harwood / Sean Eden / Stanley Demeski
Performed by Luna
Published by Moon Palace Songs / Sub Pop Songs / Songs of PolyGram International Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group/Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
I didn't know a thing about this movie until I rented it last night. After it ended, my wife said, "What was the point of that? It's like there was a hidden camera in somebody's house, but there was nothing interesting for the hidden camera to see." That was the problem with "The Myth of Fingerprints": we watched a group of uninteresting characters not do anything interesting for an hour-and-a-half.
Here are our characters.
1. DAD (Roy Scheider) - Dull and silent. When drunk, acts drunk.
2. MOM (Blythe Danner) - Acts like a mom.
3. BIG SISTER (Julianne Moore) - Bitter and annoying. And bitter. A completely unpleasant character...but not even interestingly unpleasant. Just bitter.
4. BIG BROTHER (Noah Wylie) - Cute and bland. Broke up with GIRLFRIEND and acts depressed until he gets back together with her.
5. LITTLE SISTER - Cute, perky, and bland.
6. LITTLE BROTHER - Doesn't do anything. Don't know why he's in the script at all, except as an excuse to write his cute, perky, and bland GIRLFRIEND into the movie.
7. BIG SISTER'S HUSBAND (or maybe BOYFRIEND) - Cute and bland. Bickers with insufferable BIG SISTER.
Well, that's our cast. What do they do? Get together for Thanksgiving and spend a few dinners together, then go home. Meanwhile, the big "conflicts" in the plot include:
1. BIG SISTER acts like a jerk and annoys everyone (including the audience).
2. BIG BROTHER finds out that GIRLFRIEND broke up with him because DAD acted drunk some time ago.
3. All characters search for something to say and do to fill up the screen time, but fail, mostly.
Well, that's our plot. Not much conflict, not much character development. Suddenly, the screen fades to black, then the credits roll. I can't recall a time when I felt LESS involved in a movie than this one. What was the point? To show how bland a family Thanksgiving dinner can be? If that was the goal, then the movie accomplished it, with flying colors.
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