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7/10
An Arabian Nights fantasy about an attractive and roguish thief in love with a Sultan's beautiful daughter
19 October 2018
This ¨Thousand and one Nights¨ fare results to be an impressive fairy tale of a good and happy-go-lucky thief versus evil vizier full of fantastic elements . This one concerns a resourceful , handsome thief (Steve Reeves) helps a Sultan fight an evil Vizier , and win the hand of a beautiful Princess . This is an Oriental fantasy about ¨Thousand and one Arabian nights¨ plenty of incredible adventures, fantasy , witchery and wizardly. As a likeble thief falls in love for for a gorgeous princess (Giorgia Moll) whose father tries to marry off her , but she is poisened , as Steve and other suitors seek out the magical blue rose which is the antidote and all of them go across the seven fantastic doors . The wily young thief enlists the aid of a powerful genie (Chamarat) to face off the nasty and scheming Grand Vizier , Prince Osman (Arturo Dominici) who is helped by Gamal (Daniele Vargas). The malignant vizier with powerful magic faculties imprisons the princess . The thief then escapes thanks the magician and goes throughout the desert to find the antidote . The story accumulates several fantastic ingredients such as transformation of the starring, a flying horse, and of course , the sympathetic genie who gives wishes to Steve , among others.

An adventure fantasy about an astute thief : Reeves , a princess : Moll , a witch : Eddy Vessell , beautiful maidens , spectacular dances and a lot of magic . An Arabian Nights spectacle with lush cinematography , expensive sets , fine special effects and striking soundtrack .This remarkable picture ranks as one of the finest fantastic Italian films of all time. Easy to take , but not the best rendition of this oft-told tale . This is an agreeable and catching story with so much oriental events , there should have been some suspense , emotion and more action . Lavishly produced by Joseph E Levine , Bruno Vailati and MGM and being well directed by the American Arthur Lubin with a stunning screenplay . The production thanks the government of Tunisia for the assistance received during the company's location work there .The splendid visual and glimmer Technicolor cinematography , setting and FX provoked a big success . Colorful cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli and acceptable Special Effects , though today are dated and is urgent a necessary remastering because of the colors are worn-out , as it has to get a newly struck print . Adding the evocative and oriental musical score by Carlo Rustichelli . This vivid tale with immense doses of imagination will appeal to fantasy fans and Italian cinema buffs.

Remade many times , such as : the classy silent crowd-pleaser who uses a genie's magic to outwit the evil Caliph shot in 1924 by Raoul Walsh with Douglas Fairbanks Sr , Anna Maria Wong . The British classic 1940 by Tim Whelan , Michael Powell , Ludwig Berger with Sabu , Jane Duprez , Conrad Veidt , Rex Ingram . And a no as lavish flick as the previous productions by this title , not as much fun directed 1978 by Clive Donner with Roddy McDowall , Kabir Bedi ,Marina Vlady , Frank Finlay .
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5/10
Ordinary Peplum set in ancient Rome when ruled emperor Tiberio and fighting against Illyria and Pannonia German tribes
19 October 2018
Set in the first half of the first century A.D. , and after the death of a great emperor : Octavian Augustus , in Rome governs his successor : emperor Tiberio , then the rebellious Teutonic populations of Illyria and Pannonia pose a grave threat to the Roman Empire. Tribune Marcus Ventidius (Cameron Mitchell) is sent by the Senate high hiearchy to subdue the invader German tribes and halt the murderous uprisings . At the beginning Marcus tries to gain an allegiance from the rebel tribes , but subsequently Venditius attempts to stifle the upheaval at whatever means . Pursuing some Teuton barbarian fugitives and after a bitter battle , Marcus captures Pannonian chief Magdus (Alex Medar) together with a number of women hostages. These include Magdus's own daughter Helen (Beba Loncar) , betrothed to ruthles Illyrian warrior chief Batone (Alex Gavin) who provokes a general rebellion against Roman domination , as he rallies his people and tribes when they are threatened by an powerful army commanded by Vetidius . Meantime , Batone massacres several Romans and has laid many traps to soldiers . Julia (Gabriella Pallota) , daughter of the Roman governor Messala (Paul Windsor) , is in love with Tribune Marcus and, jealous of his sympathy for the barbarian girl, schemes a getaway for Helen and her father. Only Batone is evil and treacherous enough to vanquish the brave Roman tribune .

This is a ¨sword and sandals¨ movie with action , adventures , fighting , duels and based on legendary deeds as well as historical events . Here there is romance , usual dances and blood curdling battles, as the barbarian tribes and Roman Legions fight a violent war .This is a fairly Sword and Sandals standard from the 60s . It's made middling scale with some spectacular scenes staged with a lot of extras and in Peplum style . It concerns about a tribune and his war against Barbarians , including feats , fights , political events , betrayal , wars and lovers . Although the deeds described are historically inaccurate , some events are vivid and authentic . The action is regularly done and the story occasionally drags , however to be liked for hardcore Peplum lovers. It is a poor sequel to ¨Massacre in the Black Forest¨ , shot at the same time , with similar artistic team , as actors : Cameron Mitchell , Beba Loncar , Peter Carsten , Remo De Angelis , as technician experts , as composer : Carlos Savina and filmmaker , Ferdinando Baldi or Freddy Baldwyn . ¨Massacre in the black forest¨ dealt with the German the tribes, led by Arminius The Terrible played by Hans Von Borsody , against the cruel and conquering Roman Empire led by Varo performed by Cameron Mitchell , this film is better than ¨In the Shadow of the Eagles¨ , because regarding the brutal uprising of Arminius the Terrible from Queruscos tribe ,a tough warrior who is so brutal and terrible that Arminius becomes a legend throughout the empire, while Varo and his army are defeated in Teoteburg Woods . Stars Cameron Mitchell who gives a mediocre intepretation ,he was an American prolific actor who started working in Hollywood : Carousel , They were expendable , Flight to Mars , and he then emigrated Italy where he played all kinds of genres , as he performed Western : Minnesota Clay , Tension at Table Rock , Last gun , Texas detour , Rebel rousers , The Andersonville trial , Ride in the whirlwind ; Adventure : Conquest of the Normands , Knives of the avenger , Julius Caesar the conqueror , Escapade in Japan , Desiree, and Terror : Slaughter , Blood and black lace , Toolbox murders , Nightmare in wax museum , Frankenstein island , The demon , Blooklink , Medusa , Haunts , Autopsy of a ghost , among others .

The motion picture in medium budget was regularly realized by Ferdinando Baldi . Direction by Ferdinando Baldi is middlingly crafted, here he is more slow and violent and packs too much dialogue , as well as some battle scenes . Baldi makes a passable camera work , including spectacular dancing choreography on the atrium , fighting , and brief masses movements . Baldi was a craftsman who directed all kind genres as Peplum and adventure : ¨Horaci and Curiazi¨ ,¨The Son of Cleopatra¨, ¨ David and Goliat¨, ¨Duel selvaggi a corte¨ , ¨Taras Bulba il Cosacco¨, ¨Pirates of the Green Island¨, ¨Pedro il Cruel¨ , but especially Western such as "Carambola's Philosophy: In the Right Pocket" , "Django, Prepare a Coffin" , ¨Adios Texas¨ , ¨Rita in the West¨ , ¨The stranger¨, ¨Get mean¨and of course ¨Il Pistolero dell'Ave Maria" or USA original title "Forgotten Pistolero" at his best . All'ombra delle aquile(1966) is an uneven story, but will appeal to Peplum aficionados . Rating : 5, riotous Peplum in which there's too much dialog , action and battles and excitement enough .
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6/10
Passable Korean war movie with Robert Mitchum as a Colonel and Ann Blyth as an idealistic young UN official
18 October 2018
The picture features a Colonel , Robert Mitchum as Col. Steve Janowski , who is stationed in Seoul , he is a military adviser training the South Korean army . Things go wrong when North Korean troops invade the South. Janowski is assigned a dangerous misision along with other officers and soldiers, a motley and important support cast : Charles McGraw , William Talman , Charles McGraw, Richard Egan , Eduard Franz , in charge of evacuating civilians which means persuading United Nations official Ann Blyth that she has to go too . But then Janowski ends up bombing South Korean refugees .Love That Lived with Danger! Back of every man of action ... there's a woman made for love .

Korean war action film divides its time between an army romance : Robert Mitchum/Ann Blyth and war action . This is an allegedly true story in which various military served as technical advisors as Army Capt. Edward R. Harrison ,Lt. Col. S. Paul Latiolais , and Dr. Henry De Young , a former Korean Minister to Gen. Douglas MacArthur's headquarters, , and in fact , it used 175 Korean War veterans as extras . Howard Hughes' RKO didn't waste much time in getting neither a great film , nor a notable drama on screen , being a medium budget movie , but an acceptable flick . Stock footage was used to fill in the background and is far more striking than anything the writers could up with . Besides , the blend of battle scenes and romance never amounts too much . Pure sentimental slop , it is a stirring and sometimes moving tale , accompanying some spectacular aerial scenes and impressive bombing behind enemy lines . As for the aerial scenes were used Mustang fighter planes from Buckley Field in Denver and F-80 jets . The lukewarm melodrama features Robert Mitchum as a tough Colonel who quickly achieves the confidence of the other soldiers around him, at the same time he sings a Japanese song . Ann Blyth delivers a decent acting as the beautiful officer and widow who finds out about the horrors of war when she falls in love .

Produced at a cost of millions to bring you a million thrills by the powerful producer Edmund Grainger .Being professionally directed by Tay Garnett , though including flaws as well as gaps , and extremely sentimental . Tay was a good Hollywood craftsman . Tay entered films in 1920 as a screenwriter . After a stint as a gag writer for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach he joined Pathe, then the distributor for both competing comedy producers, and in 1928 began directing for that company . Garnett garnered some attention in the early 1930s with such films as Bad company (1931) and Way Passage (1932) , but his best work came in the mid-'30s and early 1940s with such films as S.O.S. Iceberg (1933) , China seas (1935), Slave Ship (1937) and Trade Winds (1938) . His best known film would have to the John Garfield/Lana Turner vehicle : The postman always rings twice (1946), although his version of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) was a well-deserved critical and commercial success as well . Other successes were the followings : Bataan (1943) , The cross of Lorraine (1943) , Soldiers Three (151) , The Black Knight (1953) , Stand-in , Mrs Parkington , Cause for alarm , The big push , Seven sinners , Slighly honorable , Main Street to Broadway , Cheers for Miss Bishop, Eternally yours , among others . One Minute to Zero (1952)results to be a treat for Robert Mitchum and Ann Blyth fans . Rating : 5.5/10
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5/10
So-so Spaghetti/Paella/Butifarra Western stars George , ¨Jorge¨, Martin and regularly shot in Spain by Ignacio F Iquino
17 October 2018
Iberian/Italian Oater Western middlingly shot in Catalunya by Ignacio F Iquino , I.F.I . This stirring tortilla Western packs thrills , shootouts , fights , noisy action , and riding pursuits . Adding an atmospheric musical score by Enrique Escobar , Iquino's ordinary , including agreeable songs . And being mostly filmed in atmospheric and mountainous scenarios on location in Fraga , (Huesca) , similar to Almeria , and a Western village located in ¨Splugues De Llobregat¨ . It is full of familiar faces , assaults , betrayal , exaggerated characters , gun-down , lots of shots , brawls and including habitual secondaries of Spaghetti/Paella Western . It stars Joe Dexter (George Martin) , a famous gunslinger , nicknamed Oeste Nevada Joe , as he arrives in the little town called ¨Golden City¨, a miner town and a dangerous location in which John Randolph (Miguel De La Riva) imposes one 's authority on the frightening citizens and with only opposition of the head of a ranch , Julia Brooks (Adriana Ambesi) . As Dexter helps her to free herself of the despotic individual who exacts his own law , as Julia hires him as her ranch ramdod . Meanwhile , Dexter falls for two beautiful heroines a saloon gal and owner Mary Blue (recently deceased Katia Loritz ) and Julia Brooks .

This Spanish production filmed in Catalunya contains action , crossfire , drama , treason , high body-count and it's fast moving , being little entertaining and approaching increasingly the American as well as Spaghetti style , but keeping some details that make it special in this particular Paella genre . The picture results to be entertainingly ordinary , but does not allow for the usual subtexts and undercurrents to develop that can make these flicks . There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing some shoot'em up or stunts every few minutes . It's an exciting western with a subtle loving triangle behind , among George Martin ,Katia Loritz and Adriana Ambesi . And developing a bloody and breathtaking showdown between the starring Jorge Martin and his main enemy , Miguel De La Riva . Starring a mediocre actor , though here giving an acceptable acting , Jorge , ¨George¨ , Martin , as a gunslinger that has been running from vengeful foes for years and vows revenge against villains . The film is well starred by a frequent Spaghetti star , the Spanish George Martin , who worked much for Alfonso Balcazar's factory such as ¨Clint the strange¨, ¨The return the Clint¨, ¨Oeste Nevada Joe¨, Thompson 1880¨ , ¨Taste of killing¨, ¨A pistol for Ringo and ¨The return of Ringo¨ . Support cast is formed by familiar faces from Spaghetti/Chorizo westerns as Cesar Ojinaga ,Gaspar 'Indio' González , Fernando Rubio , Giuseppe Addobbati or John MacDouglas as Doctor and brief intervention by Antonio Iranzo as a tough gunfighter . The picture professionally photographed by Giuseppe La Torre and Julio Pérez de Rozas , though is necessary a fine remastering because the film-copy is washed-out . Mostly filmed in sweeping scenarios on location in Fraga , Huesca , and a Western village located in ¨Splugues De Llobregat¨ built by Balcazar Productions , it resulted to be the location where were shot lots of Western produced and directed by Catalan people as Alfonso Balcazar , J.J. Balcazar , Jose Antonio De La Loma , Juan Bosch, Juan Xiol , Ignacio F. Iquino and Julio Buchs , among others , because Almeria was too far and the landscapes bear remarkable resemblance . There are many fine technicians and nice assistant direction and acceptable production design , creating a decent scenario . Very enjoyable musical score by Enrique Escobar , including catching songs at the beginning and the end .

And being regularly cinematographed in Eastmancolor/Techniscope , that's why a perfect remastering is necessary . The motion picture was ordinarily produced/directed by prolific filmmaker Ignacio F. Iquino , who often uses pseudonym Steve McCoy . Iquino is considered to be one of the worst filmmakers of Spanish film history . He wrote , directed and produced lots of films by means of his production company : ¨I.F.I.¨ (IFISA) that financed lots of Westerns such as : ¨Oeste Nevada Joe¨ , ¨Ninguno De Los Tres Llamaba Trinidad¨, ¨La Diligencia De Condenados¨, ¨Fabulosos De Trinidad¨, ¨20 Pasos a Muerte¨ , ¨Dólar a Fuego¨, ¨Abre Tu Fosa Llega Sabata¨ ,¨Un colt para 4 cirios¨, and ¨5 Pistolas De Texas¨ also titled ¨Cinque dollars per Ringo¨ (Italian title) or ¨5 rafales por Ringo . Most of them starred by Richard Harrison , Jorge Martin or George Martin , Luis Davila , Daniel Martin or Robert Woods . Iquino was a Spanish craftsman , writing and directing ; working from the 40s in all kind of genres and B movies until the late 80s . Although he also directed acceptable films as ¨Historia De Una Escalera¨ based on Antonio Buero Vallejo's novel , ¨El Judas¨, ¨Angeles Al Volante¨, ¨Tambor Del Bruch¨ and ¨Brigada Criminal¨ at his best . ¨Oeste Nevada Joe¨ is no worthwhile watching , it is far from good, ; however ,it is the sort of movie that you can watch ironically, mock the insanity, and have a good time . Rating : 4.5/10 , being some moments briefly entertaining , though sometimes embarrassing .If you like Chorizo , Paella , Tortilla , Butifarra or Spaghetti westerns , this one remains a little watchable in the final action scenes .
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7/10
Propaganda movie about Russian revolution from the overthrow of the Romanov to final strike to Kerensky government
16 October 2018
In documentary style, it depicts the historical deeds in St Petersburg , Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in November of that year. Lenin returns to St. Petersburg from exile in April . Huge crowds meet him at the Finland railway station, and he delivers a firing speech . In July, counter-revolutionaries put down a spontaneous revolt, and Lenin's arrest is ordered by President Alexander Kerenski and the military commander-in-chief Kornilov . By late October, the Bolsheviks are ready to strike . As Bolsheviks and other small parties - as the sailors of Krondstat- that participated in the overthrow and take the Winter Palace .While the Mensheviks vacillate, an advance guard infiltrates the palace . Anatov leads the attack and signs the proclamation dissolving the provisional government : All power to Soviets .

The film describes the increasingly chaotic days until the victory of the Bolsheviks over the Mensheviks : ten days will shake the world . Extensive use is made of montage that expresses ideas by editing in frames of things from outside the setting or unrelated to the narrative . As directors Sergei Eisentein and Grigori Aleksandrov use a technique named "intellectual montage", or attraction edition , as the editing together of images of apparently unconnected objects in order to create and encourage intellectual comparisons between them . The frames often contrast faces with still objects . The visual setting is overwhelming : enjoyable sculptures , wide exterior views which encompass roads, canals, masses of people and armies, extended interior views, beautiful decorative objects and art works like Rodin's sculptures . Special mention for the the brethtaking shots of the drawbridge and with a dead horse hanging . It is well re-enacted with impressive human masses, a cast of thousands , an innovative edition , including a great number of close-ups and spectacular backgrounds . At the end takes place a crushing final strike as small warship -Cruise Aurora- enters the city river and posts itself close to the Winter Palace .



This documentary was well based on historical events : commonly referred to as Red October, the October Uprising, the Bolshevik Revolution, or the Bolshevik Coup, was a revolution in Russia led by the Bolsheviks and Vladimir Lenin that was instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917. It took place with an armed insurrection in Petrograd on 7 November (25 October, O.S.) 1917. It followed and capitalized on the February Revolution of the same year, which overthrew the Tsarist autocracy and resulted in a provisional government after a transfer of power proclaimed by Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tsar Nicolas II, who declined to take power after the Tsar stepped down. During this time, urban workers began to organize into councils (soviets) wherein revolutionaries criticized the provisional government and its actions. After the Congress of Soviets, now the governing body, had its second session, it elected members of the Bolsheviks and other leftist groups such as the Left Socialist Revolutionaries to important positions within the new state of affairs. This immediately initiated the establishment of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, the world's first self-proclaimed socialist state. On 17 July 1918, the Tsar and his family were executed. The revolution was led by the Bolsheviks, who used their influence in the Petrograd Soviet to organize the armed forces. Bolshevik Red Guards forces under the Military Revolutionary Committee began the occupation of government buildings on 7 November 1917. The following day, the Winter Palace (the seat of the Provisional government located in Petrograd, then capital of Russia) was captured. The long-awaited Constituent Assembly elections were held on 12 November 1917. In contrast to their majority in the Soviets, the Bolsheviks only won 175 seats in the 715-seat legislative body, coming in second behind the Socialist Revolutionary Party, which won 370 seats, although the SR Party no longer existed as a whole party by that time, as the Left SRs had gone into coalition with the Bolsheviks from October 1917 to March 1918. The Constituent Assembly was to first meet on 28 November 1917, but its convocation was delayed until 5 January 1918 by the Bolsheviks. On its first and only day in session, the Constituent Assembly came into conflict with the Soviets, and it rejected Soviet decrees on peace and land, resulting in the Constituent Assembly being dissolved the next day by order of the Congress of Soviets. As the revolution was not universally recognized, there followed the struggles of the Russian Civil War (1917-22) and the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922
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Insurgent (2015)
6/10
Exciting second installment in which Tris will be forced to make difficult choices about sacrifice , love , courage, and allegiance
15 October 2018
Insurgent movie is a sci-fi, action and drama movie based on a book by Veronica Roth . It contaisn noisy action , rhrills , chills , high body-count and impressive state-of art FX . Sixteen-year-old Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) lives in a dystopian society divided into five factions. and now she seaches answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. As each faction represents a different way of handling things. Erudite are the intelligent. Candor the honest. Abnegation the selfless. Amity the kind. Dauntless the brave.The Erudite have declared war against Abnegation, because they think that they have important information about the Divergent, who are apparently dangerous for the faction-system. After the earth-shattering revelations of Divergent and beyond the wall enclosing Chicago , Beatrice Prior is running with her brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and with her sweetfriend Four (Theo James) from enemies . All of them have to continue her fight against a nasty alliance run by Kate Winslet which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Tris approaches the residents of Amity led by Johanna (Octavia Spencer) , but they all stand away from her. Later on , they meet the Factionless leader and Four's mother, Evelyn (Naomi Watts). Tris faces one impossible challenge after another as she unlocks the truth about the past and ultimately the future of her world. In order to survive, Tris has to make imposible decission about herself and her beloved friends. One Choice Can Destroy You and to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around her .

It's a standard Science Fiction with no much sense where there is suspense, thriller, getaways and pursuits , frenetic action , struggles , explosions , violence and enough characterization . Dealing with a girl who is escaping with his fiance and brother from the enemy, while unleashing new secrets about her family's past , hers parents , Tony Goodwyn- Ashley Judd, and her mysterious Divergence . It is a very loose rendition of Veronica Roth's novel, that packs a vastly different screenplay , unlike the first movie . It takes parts of a successful trilogy , in the films "Insurgent" is the sequel to "Divergent" and is followed by "Allegiant" with Allegiant -part 2 being called "Ascendant". Whereas there are only actually 3 books in the trilogy. Shailene Whooley gives an acceptable acting as the brave teen who is haunted by her past and takes desperate , risked choices to protect the ones she loves , as well as she must confront her inner demons . Support cast is frankly excellent such as : Ansel Elgort , Jai Courtney , Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz , Ray Stevenson , Kate Wislet , Naomi Watts , Ben Lloyd-Hughes , Cynthia Barrett , Ashley Judd , Tony Goldwyn and Octavia Spencer .

The picture contains a colorful and brilliant cinematography by Florian Ballhaus , it was mostly filmed in Atlanta instead of Chicago and being the first film in the "Divergent" series to be released in 3D . As well as a thrilling and adjusted to action musical score by Joseph Trapanese . The motion picture was well directed by Robert Schwenke , though Neil Burger was meant to direct this film, but couldn't due to scheduling conflicts with post-production on Divergente (2014). Robert Schewenke has directed a few but successful films such as : The Time Traveler's Wife ,Tattoo , Flightplan , Allegiant and his last one made in Germany : The captain .
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5/10
Passable musical show where there is a great number of songs, laughs , jokes and mayhem .
15 October 2018
Suffer your prick¡ or Sufre mamon¡ is a Hombres G vehicle, dealing with David Summers being really enamorated , but his girlfriend betrays him with a member of another musical band , Fiebre Amarilla , that get cocky with him . Meanwhile , David Summers receives music lessons from a gay professor : Luis Escobar .The film stars the band members as themselves and at the end they get fame and fortune , achieveing a big hit . This is a film about some Spanish youngsters , these are the following ones : David Summers , Daniel Mezquita , Javier Molina ,Rafael Gutiérrez , they form a band and the things they get up to. The band are called 'Los Hombres G' - an actual band from Spain - and were very famous towards the end of the 80's and nowadays go on playing . When the group is at school , they carry out antics , jokes , frolics and they are then sent off by the religious principal .

This is a fun comedy, full of musical playing, emotion, laughs, boxing fights , and a brief loving intrigue behind among David , his sweetheat and his cheeky , snobby contender. This is a typical comedy by that time ,a David Summers vehicule, and a successive recital performed by the famous band Hombres G that had big hits in Spain and South America . Screenline is absolutely embarrassing , a silly story about love and treason , without a logical sense . Stars David Summers , son of the notorious actor/director Manuel Summers, he gives a sympathetic acting , though he's mostly singing. Several secondaries and known cameos such as Luis Escobar , Antonio Gamero , Guillermo Summers , Micki and uncredited Cristina Galbo , Summer's regular actress.

This film packs a colorful and evocative cinematography by Tote Trenas who has photographed notorious films as Ispansi! , Fugitivas , Solas , La buena estrella , Conan ,Un Franco 14 Pesetas, among others . Here there is a a lot of musical shows , playing bands as Peor imposible , Los desaparecidos ,Los Elegantes and Hombres G , of course . Including their most known songs : Sufre mamon , Devuélveme a mi Chica" ("Give me Back my Girl"). The motion picture was middlingly directed by Manuel Summers .Manuel was a comic books humorist who publicized in ¨Pueblo¨ diary and on magazines as ¨Hermano Lobo¨and ¨La Codorniz¨. He was a comedian actor and an acceptable filmmaker . His successful first film the sensitive ¨Del Rosa Al Amarillo¨ , it was was followed by personal works wasted by excessive jokes as ¨El Juego De La Oca¨(65) . He was a good professional, actor , writer, producer and filmmaker. He made various films about teens and young people , his first film was Del rosa al amarillo, following La niña de luto and El juego de la oca. Other important and successful movies were Adios cigueña adios : his biggest hit , the sequel titled El niño es nuestro and Ya soy mujer and Me hace falta un bigote. Subequently, he made extremely commercial flicks and without interest such as To er mundo e gueno, To er mundo e mejo, To er mundo e demasiado and La Biblia en pasta. Finally, he directed two Hombres G vehicles as Sufre mamon , Sueltate el pelo, until his early death at 58 year old. Rating 5,5/10 , this is a naive , simple , light comedy ; being acceptable and passable , being followed by a similar film with same players titled ¨Sueltate el pelo¨
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8/10
A warlord consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife murders enemies and takes the rule for himself
14 October 2018
Prestigious recounting marked by evocative production design , unflinching violence, intense drama and fatalistic atmosphere . It is an incredibly detailed vision in its own right . Akira Kurosawa masterful retelling of Macbeth transports the tale to Medieval Japan and the world of Samurai . As it is so steeped in Japanese style that it bears little resemblance to the Shakespearean Macbeth original . It deals with two war-hardened generals Washizu , Toshiro Mifune , and Miki , Chiaki, who after securing an important victory on the battlefield return home, they are to rewarded by their overlord after having put down a rebellion , as they are promoted because of their breathtaking victory. Then they come across a spirit-alike seer and tell them of their future . But they find themselves lost on woods on their way to their castle . Then they meet at a maze-like the mysterious old woman, a spirit-like who prophesizes that Mifune will soon rule , but his realm will be short . The witch is missed as crazy but her prophesies come to pass . The tough general egged by his scheming as well as ambitious wife lady Adaji , Yamada , works to fullfill a prophecy that he would become lord of spider's cobweb castle but with unexpected consequences . As Washizu takes action winding up to its inevitable result .

Big budgeted production , with lavish setting , lots of mood , impressive battles , sad atmosphere, though it holds limited likeness to the Shakespearean play , due to Samurai and Japan style . Classic tragedy is performed with a celebrated lead acting by Toshiro Mifune, he is the tragic lord as a demonic leader of a feudal society who is prophecised to have a short reign . Mifune gives an extraordinary acting as the angry lord who receives a prophecy by a witch , as he one day will become the main ruler, while Miki'son will someday govern as Great Lord as well . It contains stunning fight scenes , fine performances, overwhelming sets , intense drama in which all of the fire , ambition, and doom of the Shakespearean text come brilliantly to life.

The motion picture titled Cobweb castle or The castle of the Spider's web was stunningly directed by Akita Kurosawa . He was a master filmmaker who made a lot of masterpieces . He realized several films about Samurai world such as Ran , Kagemusha , Yojimbo , 7 Samurai , The hidden fortress , Rashomon . And influenced in American and European cinema . As Rashomon inspired The outrage by Martin Ritt , Basic by John MacTiernan and Yojimbo inspired Sergio Leone's For a fisful of dollars . And he directed other versions based on Dostowieski's The Idiot, and Ran based on Shakespeare's King Lear. Other notorious films by Kurosawa were Doden Kaden , High and low, Sanjuro, The bad sleep well, Red beard, Scandal , A quiet duel , On wonderful Sunday, The lower depths, I live in fear, Ikuru . With the help of admirers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, he made the samurai tale Kagemusha (1980), which Kurosawa described as a dry run for Ran (1985), an epic adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear" . His last films were a larger-scale Russian co-production Dersu Uzala (1975) , it is an epic tale and nature ode as well as adventure in turn-of-the-century Siberia , the colorful : Dreams in which plays Martin Scorsese , and finally , Rapsody in August 1991 about Hiroshima atomic bombings .

Other films based on Macbeth are the followings : Macbeth 1948 starred and directed by Orson Welles with Daniel O'Herlihy , Roddy McDowall, Jeanette Nolan , Macbeth 1971 by Roman Polanski with John Finch, Francesca Annis , Martin Shaw, Macbeth 1976 with Eric Porter, Janet Suzman , Macbeth 1990 with Michael Jayston, Leigh Hunt , Macbeth 2015 by Justin Kurzel with Michael Fassbinder, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine , Sean Harris.
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7/10
Attractive and charming film about the popular twins with action , thrills , fantasy and fun incidents
13 October 2018
Big budgeted production about the roguish and known twins that packs emotion , laughs , fantastic events and funny happenings. It is Christmas and twins are up to their old tricks . Naughty twins are punished for firing a toy shop and sent to a seemingly boring vacation by a boat trip . They embark along with their parents ,Carolina Lapausa , Jordi Bosch. But a terrifying storm rolls in and they are forced to seek shelter .They disembark at an Island , there meet an orphanage where children live without families and no rules , being run by the eccentric ruler Elena Anaya and assisted by an old servant , Fermi Reixach. But the parents suddenly disappear in the middle of night , and the naughty brothers discover a surprising secret behind the Island and its strange inhabitants .

Funny movie with plenty of thrills and adventures , being really influenced by Jules Verne : 20000 leagues underwater , Mysterious Island , HG Wells' Invisible man , J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan , among others .Adventure movie has everything for besument , and generates a sense of marvel , wonder and surprise with fast paced scenes and state-of-art FX that have you on the edge of your sea . This time the twins have gone too far and their punishment will be no Christmas vacation, to travel a mysterious destination at a remote island where they will find a lot of surprises and mysteries . According to director Oskar Santos was a lovely homage based on Luis Escobar characters . Sympathetic acting by the complete cast as Zipi , Zape played by Teo Planell, Toni Gómez , the eccentric orphanage keeper marvelously played by Elena Anaya and parents performed by Jordi Bosch, Carolina Lapausa .This Fernando Bovaira production , lavishly shot , is a fun and enjoyable movie concerning the beloved twins carrying out pranks , antics , frolics , mischiefs and winding in up into a rollercoaster adventure . However , it has little fidelity to the comic books , being a free renditíon.

It has a colorful and glimmering cinematography by Daniel Segura . And a rousing and impressive musical score by Fernando Velazquez . The motion picture was well directed by Oskar Santos who previously made Zipi , Zape y el club de la canica , For the good of others and TV series as Hispania and Crematorio. Produced in big budget by Fernando Bovaira who has financed many hit smashes such as : ¨Fin¨, ¨Sea inside¨ , ¨The Others¨ and ¨Mortadelo and Filemón¨. Rating : above average , well worth watching .

Other films about ¨Zipi and Zape¨ by Escobar are the followings : ¨Aventures of Zipi and Zape¨ by Enrique Guevara with Mary Santpere as Tía Aniceta , Alfred Lucchetti as Don Minervo , Marta Angelat as Doña Jaimita Zapatilla , Joan Monleón as Don Pantuflo Zapatilla and ¨Zipi y Zape" (2003) cartoon TV series by Claudio Biern Boyd . And ¨Zipi and Zape y el club de la canica¨2014 by Oskar Santos .
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3/10
Silly and bewildering comedy with plenty of craziness, embarrassment and fun
13 October 2018
Isi, Santiago Segura, and Disi, Florentino Fernandez, are our two sympathetic starring playing a pair of tarnished and bankrupted Rock singers. Two friends who were born and raised in Leganes , Madrid , where they live intensely and playing hard rock with their band along with Miguel Angel "Sevilla". Isi, Disi encounter a lot of problems when trying to be daring , genuine and tough guys . They are real fans of the Australian AC/DC band, hence their names. Isi and Disi, nowadays, have a number of enemies, a series killer, the discographic Mafia run by El Gran Wyomying, and a rival Rock and roll band. However, they attempt obstinately to fullfill their objectives and dreams. They find the loves of their lives, two gorgeous women , though at the beginning they are utterly opposite in the way of being . As they fall in love for two beautiful girls , Kira Miro and Pilar Rubio. But both of whom work for their main enemy, El Gran Wyoming . The world needs heroes, for now this is what we have.

The movie is embarrassing to see because of the fun as well ridiculous situations that protagonists suffer in order to earn money, win a musical contest, and get their aims. This is the sequel to "Isi Disi amor a lo bestia" by Chema de la Peña with Segura, Florentino , Jaidy Mitchell, Ana Risueño, being as absurd and disconcerting as the first part. It packs grotesque incidents, hilarious sketches, tongue in cheek , nudism , sexual scenes, but above all , it contains bad taste , irony and silly humor. Santiago Segura and Florentino Fernandez give likeable interpretation as the bemusing musical duo stranded long time that attempt to play together to win a contest organized by a mobster . Acceptable support cast formed by decent secondaries and famous cameos as Gran Wyoming , Jose Luis Coll, Jaime Ordoñez , Arevalo, Lucia Lapiedra , TV presenter Ana Rosa Quintana and brief intervention of AC/DC members.

The technician credits are pretty good. Appearing the prestigious cameraman Teo Delgado who has photographed successes as Torrente series, Isabel , La catedral del mar, La montaña Rusa, Castillos de carton. And the notorious composer Roque Baños who has composed international hits as At the heart of the sea, Risen , 1898 Ultimos Filipinas, Milennium and Yucatan . The motion picture well financed by powerful and veteran producer Andres Vicente Gomez , being lousily directed by Miguel Angel de la Mata who previously directed shorts and other comedies as Una de Zombies and Tension sexual no resuelta. Rating : below average 3,5/10.
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5/10
Hombres G vehicle, dealing with David Summers being blackmailed by a nasty gang of swindlers
12 October 2018
Hombres G recital in which this known band shows their musical skills.Entertaining and amusing film, though only for Hombres G fans. It concerns Hombres G, David Summers, Daniel Mezquita, Rafael Gutierrez,. .. going Acaupulco in concert tour, there they sing along with the popular Mexican singer Tatiana . When David is on the beach with an adolescent, 15-year-old Paloma San Millan, who pursues him , she nakes herself , while a photographer takes some shots and, later on, David is blackmailed. After that, David is accused of sexual abuse , judged by a court presided by Antonio Mingote, being condemned and incarcerated. Shorly after , another famous person is blackmailed: Toni Canto.

This is a fun comedy, full of musical playing, emotion, laughs, pursuits and a brief intrigue behind . There are a great number of songs, laughs , car chases , and some intriguing events when David is blackmailed and the musical band has to discover the villains blackmailers. Stars David Summers , son of the notorious actor/director Manuel Summers, he gives a sympathetic acting , though he's mostly singing. Several secondaries and known cameos such as Tomas Zori, Fermin Reixa, Tina Sainz, Luis Sanchez Polack Tip, Toni Canto, Chummy Chumez , Cristina Galbo, Paloma Gomez Borrego , ,Antonio Mingote , Guillermo Salas, among others.

The motion picture was middlingly9 directed by Manuel Summers . He was a good professional, actor , writer, producer and filmmaker. He made various films about teens and young people , his first film was Del rosa al amarillo, following La niña de luto and El juego de la oca. Other important and successful movies were Adios cigueña adios : his biggest hit , the sequel titled El niño es nuestro and Ya soy mujer and Me hace falta un bigote. Subequently, he made extremely commercial flicks and without interest such as To er mundo e gueno, To er mundo e mejo, To er mundo e demasiado and La Biblia en pasta. Finally, he directed two Hombres G vehicles as Sufre mamon , Sueltate el pelo, until his early death at 58 year old. Rating 5,5/10 acceptable and passable
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Chuecatown (2007)
6/10
Bemusing crazy comedy plenty of humor , antics , frolics , embarrassing scenes , and mayhem
11 October 2018
Typical Spanish comedy of the 2000s with crazy situations , entertainment , amusement and it results to be acceptable. In BOYSTOWN (Chuecatown), Victor (Pablo Puyol) is a real estate agent in the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of Chueca in Madrid. But he hides a grisly secret; he is a nasty murderer who murders people , when apartments become available for sale, then he kills the elderly women owners and disguises them as suicides , in order to attempt to transform the neighborhood into a hip gayborhood like the Castro in San Francisco and Chelsea in New York. The latest victim is the elderly woman next door apartment to gay couple Leo (Pepón Nieto) and Rey (Carlos Fuentes) who eventually inherit the apartment and hands it over as a gift to Antonia, his mother Antonia (Concha Velasco) . But Victor only wants high income gays to move in and he starts a scheme to remove Antonia from the premises . Later on , the cunning Inspector Mila (Rosa Maria Sardà) and her charmingly clueless son Luis (Eduardo Soto) are assigned by their chief to investigate the murders . Meanwhile , Victor will seduce Leo in order to gain access to his apartment so he can kill Concha Velasco .

Funny and amusing situations to give us a decent movie plenty of fun happenings , absurd incidents and many other things ; and that , at least , kept me entertained for the almost half an hour of duration . The main premise results to be a criminal spree carried out by a cocky killer who murders elderly women to take their apartments ; after that he refurbishes and decorates the apartments to sell them to gay couples with high purchasing power and to transform Chueca into a kind of London Soho area. The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with more traps the viewer resists any kind , and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few disconcerting . As the silly vicissitudes of the starring are so repetitive and the most part results to be rich in absurdities and implausibilities . It is one of the first Spanish comedies in which gays are main protagonists and they really take the surprising decisions and twisted initiatives . Hilarious and entertaining film , brimming with comic mishaps, laughs , sexy seductions, twists , and more killings . Rightly enjoyable but middling and fun-filled , milestone comedy which neatly combines humor , mirth , entertaining events and amusement . It achieved a big office success , though was panned by reviewers , receiving mediocre critiques . The protagonist duo , Pepon Nieto, Carlos Fuentes , are passable and sympathetic , though they give exaggerated interpretations . Attractive cast plenty of good actors such as : Pablo Puyol plays a killer who hides a terrible secret: he makes apartments available for sale by murdering the old ladies owners that live in them. Likeable Rosa Maria Sarda plays the eccentric Police Inspector Mila, a peculiar woman with many phobias , giving a decent acting , as always , and her son is amusingly played by Eduardo Soto . The hit of the show is undoubtedly for the veteran Concha Velasco who delivers one of the most enticing screen acting . Concha Velasco plays Antonia who is always meddling in his relationship with Leo, whom she despises. At the same time , support cast delivers an agreeable acting such as Mariola Fuentes , Eduardo Casanova , and cameo by Josele Roman .

Catching musical score by David San José and adequate cinematography with juicy atmosphere by Juan Carlos Lausín , though a perfect remastering being necessary . Being well produced by notorious producers Julio Fernández/Carlos Fernández from Filmax, that have produced successes as Transsiberian, Quarantine, Sultanes, Diario de una ninfomana, Bullying and saga Rec . The motion picture was professionally directed by Juan Flahn . He is a good craftsman , a fine writer and director as cinema as TV , known for this Chuecatown (2007), Hábitos (1995) , Fantasmagórica (2014) , Las Flores de Bach , Insomnio , Canguros , La casa de los Lios , among others . rating : 6/10 . Acceptable and passable .
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5/10
Once again the action sports hero is recruited to destroy a weapon known as Pandora's Box.
11 October 2018
Mediocre following about one army man incarnated by Vin Diesel and with guns, girls, global domination and intense action scenes . It is packed with action sports , thrills and guns that look like willies . Cage once again is recruited by the government on a special mission . While NSA Agent August Gibbons (Samuel L Jackson with a comedy scar) is missing , agent Jane Marke (Toni Collette) forces him to cooperate with the government along with a motley group . Betting Marke can succeed where other conventional agents have failed . Marke sends Cage to investigate and to foil some enemies who plan to plunge the free world into anarchy , as Xander using his natural abilities and a whole lot of position attempts to destroy the Pandora Box . He's helped by an expert team , an all-new outfit of thrill-seeking cohorts and taking on a dangerous band led Xan (Donnie Yen) . Cage must combat an intelligent organization and a powerful enemy far beyond his possibilities . Kick some ass, get the girl, and try to look dope while you're doing it. There are no more patriots, just rebels and tyrants.

It's a standard actioner with no much sense where there is suspense, thriller, pursuits , action sports , struggles , explosions and minimum characterization. The film is plenty of macho man incarnated by Vin Diesel , a peculiar hero who often has problems with authority and full of tattoos , attitude , noggins cueball as well as muscles and giving an embarrassing acting .The picture contains fights, gun-play ,chases , firepower and frenetic pursuits with leaps as when a water-motorcycle runs afoul . Like James Bond's old action franchise , it has blow-up and gadgets and one-liners and sex with women who don't talk but kill . Jaw-dropping action set pieces , where Vin's head is superimposed in to things that look a bit like sky , water and snow in a series of death-defying stunts . It's tense and exciting at times , though also a routine unstopped action film , less than memorable . Decent support cast such as Toni Collette , Samuel L. Jackson , Donnie Yen ,Deepika Padukone ,Kris Wu , Tony Jaa , Nina Dobrev, Rory McCann , Al Sapienza , Hermione Corfield , Nigel Bennett and cameo by Ice Cube .

Colorful cinematography by Russell Carpenter and appropriate music adjusted to the action by Brian Tyler .The film is lavishly produced by the great producer of action genre Neal Moritz who has produced Prison break,Torque,Swat,Stealth,Skulls,Fast and furious I,II... The motion picture was regularly directed by D. J. Caruso . Heis a good craftsman whose films often have intense car crashes such as Disturbia (2007), and The Eagle eye (2008) , Taking lives (2004) and this XXX Return of Xander Cage .Rating : Average

The first entry was XXX (2000) by Rob Cohen with Vin Diesel , Marton Csokas , Asia Argento, Danny Trejo , Samuel L Jackson . Followed by xXx: State of the Union (2005) by Lee Tamahori with Ice Cube as Darius Stone , Willem Defoe , Scott Speedman and Samuel L Jackson . All of them lavishly produced by Neal Moritz . And announced XXX 4 by Director: D.J. Caruso , Writer: Rich Wilkes , Stars: Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Roy Wang
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6/10
Decent Oriental adventure filled with sword-play , thrills , emotion and court intrigue
10 October 2018
More fabulous adventure than the tales of the Arabian Nights , more exciting than the travels of Marco Polo, more spectacular than the splendors of Kubla Khan. This wonderful Oriental adventure deals with the princess Shamar, Debra Paget , the flame that ignited Egypt . And well starred by those sensational new stars , Debra Paget and Jeffrey Hunter . It is set 1249 Egyt, where the son of the caliph of Baghdad , Jeffrey Hunter, arrives in order to keep peace and order, along the way he helps the beautiful princess to rid the Bedouin invaders led by Michael Rennie .Meanwhile , Shamar takes a double identity , both as a wealthy princess and disguising as an expert dancer, dancing at market place.

This is a typical oriental movie produced by 20th Century Fox with intrigue , fights , sword-crosses and colorful scenarios, though mostly shot in studios . The two sensational new young stars give passable interpretations. Debra Paget is marvelous as the gorgeous princess striving to gain her aims, to rid the Bedouin conquerors, as she practices her intriguing skills, both at the slums and at the royal court . Paget starred a lot of adventure movies for 20th Century Fox , outstanding her exotic beauty and dancing skills, such as : Bird of paradise, Anne of the Indians, Prince Valiant, Demetrius and the Gladiators, Omar Khayyam and the exceptional dyptic : Tiger of Snapur and The Indian tomb by Fritz Lang . While her partenaire Jeffrey Hunter as a brave hero is fine, but inferior to Paget. Support is frankly well , such as Michael Rennie, Jack Elam , Michael Ansara, Edgar Barrier as Shaman, Dona Drake and uncredited Lee Van Cleef.

It packs a colorful and brilliant cinematography in Technicolor by Lloyd Ahern Sr. , adding fastuous production design, though some of the sets were used from Demetrius and the gladiators. As well as an evocative and thrilling musical score by Lionel Newman. The motion picture was professionally directed by Harmon Jones. He was a producer , production manager, editor and filmmaker. As Harmon directed all kinds of genres, drama, thriller, Noir, Western, comedy . . such as : Wolf Larsen, The beast of Budapest, Gorilla at large, Target Zero, Canyon river, City of bad men, A day of fury , The silver whip , The pride of St Louis, As young as you feel, Bloodhounds of Broadway . He also directed several episodes from known TV series such as : Land of giants, Death valley, Voyage to the bottom of the sea, The Virginian , Perry Mason, Gunslinger, Daniel Boone , Iron horse, The Monroe, The Zorro, among others. Rating : acceptable and passable. Well worth watching. The flick will appeal to Debra Paget and Jeffrey Hunter fans
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7/10
Akira Kurosawa's splendid story of a general escorting a princess across enemy territory from warring feudal lords
10 October 2018
An inspiration for ¨Star Wars¨series and deserving of its magnificent reputation and winning several awards such as : Fipresci prize , Blue Ribbon , Festival Berlin Golden Bear , and Kinema Junpo to best film . Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece about a princess , a laconic general samurai and two roguish , oafish hustlers . Set in Japan , XVI century , amid Civil wars , when Yamana and Akirakis clans were battling . It concerns two wandering , botchering peasants , a valiant general and a beautiful princess , Misa Uchara, escape throughout the dangerous countryside in seventeen century Japan and they find themselves various locations run by two parties commanded by feudal lords and their hired thugs . On their way they meet mysterious roles , slaves, battles and many other things . It is full of injustices , inequity , violence and killings , due to the hordes of violent soldiers , murderers that inhabit it.

This is a magnificent picture by Akira Kurosawa starred by his ordinary actor Toshiro Mifune , being an international breakthrough one . Steeped in japanese style and transports us to Medieval Japan and the world of Samurai . The impressive flick blends drama , humor , violent fights , emotion , slaughters with high body-count and results to be pretty entertaining as well as thought provoking .The film confirmed Kurosawa's greatest strength and his innovative handling of genre . It is incredibly detailed vision in its own right , as the impact of the action and combats on this trail-blazing adventure film opened the floodgates for the huge numbers of samurai films that made fortunes for their producers in the sixties and early seventies . Dramatically staged sword-plays occur on and off throughout the plot . Very good acting by Toshiro Mifune as a general Samurái who attempts to protect and save his princess. This one made an international star out of Toshiro Mifune . Kurosawa's treatment is in part eclectic , there are reminiscences of Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar , John Ford Westerns , Serguei M Eisenstein's Potenkim (1925) and part truly idiosyncratic as the Shakespearean relations between heroes and clowns . Akira also uses a traditional style including the concept , symbols , plotting and utilization of Noh theatre music . It inspired Mel Gibson's Braveheart and George Lucas for Star Wars , 1977, and especially the two bungling peasants , Tahei and Mataschichi , similar roles to R2D2 , C3Po and a princess , Leia-lookalike , as well as Owi Van Kenobi like the brave general . It was clearly a big step from this to the delights of Yojimbo and Sanjuro . Being well shot in stereo and TohoScope , a CinemaScope version , and with a brilliant black and white cinematography .

This fiercely-charging , uncompromising pictures was compellingly directed by Akira Kurosawa and being exhibited with subtitles or dubbed .After working in a wide range of genres, Kurosawa made this awesome film . The previous years saw the low-key , touching Living (1952) , the epic The seven samurais (1954), the barbaric , fascinating Shakespeare adaptation Throne of blood (1957) , a Macbeth's version , a masterful rendition that transports the story to Medieval Japan , and a fun pair of samurai movies Yojimbo (1961) and Sanjuro (1962) , and Rashomon , often credited as the reason the Academy created the "Best Foreign Film" category. When this film was released internationally to rave reviews, many speculated that Akira Kurosawa was influenced by Citizen Kane (1941) in the element of flashbacks that ultimately provide conflicting accounts of events. However, Kurosawa didn't even see Orson Welles's film until several years after . Rashomon won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, and first revealed the richness of Japanese cinema to the West. The successful ¨Yojimbo¨ influenced in the known film Leone¨For a fistful of dollars¨is mainly cribbed from this Japanese samurái action classic Yet , there was a quieter side to Kurosawa's nature , expressed most succinctly on Living , The Lower Depths and especially the medical drama Red Beard . After a lean period in the late 1960s and early 1970s, though, Kurosawa attempted suicide . Other important movies were : The idiot based on Feodor Dostowieski , Drunken Angel , Scandal , A quiet duel , Tiger's tale , High and low . He survived, and made a small, personal, low-budget picture with Dodes'ka-den (1970), a larger-scale Russian co-production Dersu Uzala (1975) an epic tale of adventure in turn-of-the-century Siberia and , with the help of admirers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, the samurai tale Kagemusha (1980), which Kurosawa described as a dry run for Ran (1985), an epic adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear" . He continued to work into his eighties with the more personal Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990), and Madadayo (1993) and Rhapsody in August . Kurosawa's films have always been more popular in the West than in his native Japan, where reviewers have viewed his adaptations of Western genres and authors with suspicion , but he's revered by American and European film-makers, one of his least well-known films but most agreeable pictures is The Bad Sleep Well , a transposition of an Ed McBain detective novel , being remade many his pictures such as The seven samurais (1954), as The magnificent seven (1960),The Hidden Fortress (1958), as Star Wars (1977)as Yojimbo (1961) as For a fistful of dollars by Sergio Leone (1964), in fact Kurosawa's style was the biggest single influence on the Spaghetti Western sub-genre ; as his Samurai 'Western's were copied not only in America but also in Italy .
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6/10
So-so thriller about two cops investigating some grisly crimes committed at the Army barracks
9 October 2018
The film is set in Pamplona 1973 and allegedly based on actual events , stars a tough police inspector called Eusebio Luquin, Javier Albala, he is assigned to work along with a rookie subinspector named Fermin, Ernesto Alterio, married to Pilar Castro . They are asked to solve by their chief comisario, Fernando Delgado, a dark case of rape and killing happened near the army barracks. There the Forensic , Juan Inciarte, finds out new clues. Meanwhile, Eusebio falls in love for the prime suspect's wife, Luchi Lopez, who works at the barracks bar . But there are various suspicious people , the Army Colonel : Adolfo Fernandez, a captain : Juan Carlos Martin, a sergeant : Andres Gertrudix, and including the victim's father . The main premise of the film results to be to discover who is the true killer. Things go wrong when it appears a recent shot of the victim with three Army officers, and then there takes place a series of shocking and bloody events .

This is an acceptable murder mystery with thrills, suspense, violence with a criminal spree , twists and turns. The intriguing events are well paced with surprises , and plot twists, along with some erotic scenes. In the film there is continuous suspense, red herrings, several suspicious people, including a surprising photo that leads to vital clues. Main cast is formed by Javier Albala who gives an overacting that spoils the movie, nevertheless Ernesto Alterio delivers a better interpretation than Albala and Luchi Lopez is acceptable. Decent support cast, such as Adolfo Fernandez, Juan Carlos Martin, Andres Gertrudix ,Fernando Delgado, Pilar Castro , Txema Blasco, among others.

The picture was well produced by the Basque brothers Esteban and Javier Ibarretxe along with the notorious producer Julio Fernandez from Filmax, that has produced successes as Transsiberian, Quarantine, Sultanes, Diario de una ninfomana, Bullying and saga Rec. It contains an evocative and colorful cinematography by Javier Bilbao, adding a decent prodution design and well set in the seventies. As well as an atmospheric and adequate musical score . The film was professionally directed by Norberto Ramos del Val . He is a craftsman who has directed shorts, documentary and a few movies in low budget, such as Faraday, Summertime, Our last weekend and Hienas. Rating : acceptable and passable, 6 .
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7/10
Robert Mitchum gives a nice and sensitive acting as an uprooted mercenary operating south of the border
9 October 2018
The film centers on a mercenary Yankee , Martin Brady , well played by Robert Mitchum crossing Rio Grande - a recurring image- and he painfully rediscovers the burdens and blessings of home and belonging as well as pursuit , treason and love . Brady was as proud as the mighty black stallion- called Tears- he rode...the man who hungered for the softness of a woman and the clean skies of "The Wonderful Country"! This one deals with a stateless person at a mighty adventure . A yankee soldier of fortune , Robert Mitchum , playing both sides in a blazing gunrunning , as he does a spot of weapon smuggling in Mexico . As the Gringo mercenary crossing the river , as he runs into problem with Apaches and Mexican people , at the same time being relentlessly chased by the Castro Brothers : Cipriano Castro (Pedro Armendariz) and Gen. Marcos Castro (Víctor Manuel Mendoza) . Corruption , violence and continuous treason reflect different aspects of his situation, though he attempts to take a honest way . Then , Mitchum falls for the commandant's unhappy wife (Julie London) ; crossing swords with her husband , an Army commander (Gary Merrill) . The cry that rooked the world'd hottest strip the hell ¡ .Sun-Burned and Gun-Burned...Like the Violent Land He Rode! .They all came to this violent land on the edge of a continent!

A Western drama with noisy action , shootouts , thrills , crossfire , crosses , and doublé crosses . Bursting with attractive characters, thought-provoking themes , sub-plots , symbols , and with very decent filmmaking and interpretation . Along the way Michum/Brady becomes involved with interesting roles , such as a German immigrant , an unhappy spouse , a wounded officer and a troop of black cavalry . Photographically with portentous images and musically , it's a continuous treat , being based on the homonymous novel by Tom Lea . The picture centers on Mitchum , a gringo mercenary operating South of Border in a gun-running mission , as he finds out the blessings and the distresses of the Mexican territory . This flick bears a certain resemblance to ¨Bandido¨1956 by Richard Fleischer with Robert Mitchum , Ursula Thies , Gilbert Roland ,Zachary Scott , Douglas Fowley , and Henry Brandon . Here Robert Mitchum grapples rather unsteadly with his role as a gunrrunner who ends with his heart in the right place . Robert gives a lively as well as easy acting as an extremely ambitious dealer to get his objectives . The gorgeous eye-candy Julie London is pretty good as the unlucky wife with a thunderous life . His husband is finely performed by Gary Merrill who takes advantage from a good character . Satisfying support cast plenty of prestigious secondaries such as : Albert Dekker, Charles McGraw , Pedro Armendariz , Jack Oakie , Anthony Caruso ,Mike Kellin ,Jay Novello , John Banner , Chuck Robertson , including a lot of Mexican extras . Interesting and well structured screenplay by Robert Ardrey , based on a successful story from a novel by the artist Tom Lea , who has a cameo as a barber . It contains a colorful cinematography in Cinemascope , Color De Luxe by cameraman Floyd Crosby , Roger Corman's ordinary , and the Mexican Alex Phillips . Portentous outdoors filmed in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico , Barranca del Cobre, Chihuahua, Mexico La Punta, Durango, Bavispe River, Sonora , Mexico . And a sensitive and rousing musical score by the classy composer Alex North, adding marvelous Mexican sounds and songs .

Produced by DRM Production , Robert Mitchum ownership , along with Chester Erskine . This modest drama/action/Western picture was professionally and firmly directed by Robert Parrish , though it has some flaws and gaps .It premiered on October 8 ,1959 and exhibited by United Artists . Parrish initiated the movie by buying the novel copyright and he hired the notorious screenwriter Robert Ardrey and subsequently Robert Mitchum and Chester Erskine were interested in it . Robert Parrish was an Academy Award-winning film editor who also realized and acted in movies . As an editor he won an Academy Award for Body and soul (1947), the 1947 Robert Rossen film that starred John Garfield as a money-grubbing, two-timing boxer on the make. Parrish also worked on All the King's Men (1949), an account of the rise and fall of a Louisiana politician that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Parrish then moved on to direct films during the 1950s and 1960s . Among his best received works was the brooding western ¨Saddle the Wind¨ (1958) , a Noir film titled ¨Cry danger¨, a Sci-Fi picture titled ¨Journey to the far side of the sun¨, the wartime movie ¨Purple plain¨ that resulted to be one of the best films and other strange Western called ¨A town called Bastard¨ . And his final film was the exciting thriller titled ¨The Marseille Contract¨ .
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DragonHeart (1996)
6/10
Entertaining fantasy movie with thrills , emotion and state-of-art special effects bringing the fabulous dragon to life
8 October 2018
¨Dragonheart¨ by Rob Cohen boasts a fine cast as Dennis Quaid , Dina Meyer , Jason Isaacs and Julie Christie . Spellbound Dragon picture with overwhelming fights and sensational scenarios . This film blends witchcraft and wizardry , adventures , battles and is extremely fun and amusing . It is set in the 10th century , A.D. An upright knight , Bowen (Dennis Quaid), is the mentor of a rockie prince . Many years later , the young prince becomes a nasty King . Then , the one-time preceptor Bowen spontaneously meets a dragon named Drake (voice by Sean Connery) and joins forces a feisty girl called Kara (Dina Meyer) to vanquish the dictator King . Both of them unite a free-breathing dragon to defeat the villain King . As Bowen and Draco carry out a set-up to get money and collect a reward from the town or village that he protects , as he supposedly slays Draco and then by hunting the dragon who had been terrorizing them. From there, Bowen and Draco have to save the entire kingdom from the rule of the now evil King . They inspire the people to fight for their freedom and taking on a tyrannical ruler. All of them get together to battle and protect themselves from a ruthless King .

This is a big budget film with sympathetic performances , great characters and gorgeous scenarios .There's some slow spots but the enjoyable relationship between Bowen and Draco make for a fun pairing . The huge dragon does seem , well , real , thanks to the splendid work carried out by Industrial , Light and Magic's expertices as Phil Tippet , along with Kit Weist .This fantasy movie packs noisy action , witchery , fantastic events , sorcery , impressive battles and a little bit of humor . Likable performance by Dennis Quaid and a young David Thwelis as the villainous , evil-hearted King .The story has many familiar dragon motifs found throughout Western culture , in particular Saint George and the Dragon, in which maiden sacrifices were made to appease a harassing dragon. Saint George's tale also includes a sacrificial lottery resulting in the surprise condemnation of a princess , Saint George is also frequently depicted with a magic blessed lance or a sword . Smart screenplay by Charles Pogue dealing with fantasy medieval , dragons , necromancy , fantastic kingdoms and many other things . Entertaining and fun movie with acceptable special effects bringing the dragon to life . Work on dragons made by CG sometimes seem authentic , but is also noted its computer realization . It is entertaining and funny and with decent computer generator special effects bringing the dragon to life . The movie was produced in enough by Raffaella De Laurentiis (Dino's daughter) . Musical score by Randy Edelman is excellent and memorable . As well as a colorful and glimmering cinematography by David Eggby . The motion picture was well directed by Rob Cohen . It's a familiar film but is specially appointed to kids .

The picture belongs to Fantasy/Dragon sub-genre ; other important films dealing with Dragons are the following ones : the sequel ¨Dragonheart , a new beginning¨ 2000 by Doug Lelfer , a regular follow-up with little budget and average FX , including unlikely premise from the first part to be continued in a similar plot , there is also a last dragon and a young knight that dreams of becoming a brave knight in shining armor with Chris Marterson , voice by Robby Benson , Figueroa and Harry Von Gorkum ; ¨Dragonheart 3 The sorcerer's curse¨ 2015 by Colin Teague with Ben Kingsley , Julian Morris , Jake Curran ; ¨Dragonheart 4 Battle for the heartfire¨ 2017 by Patrick Syversen with Patrick Stewart , Andre Eriksen , Tom Rhys ;¨Dragom Storm¨ (2004) by Stephen Furst with Maxwell Caufield , Angel Boris , Tony Amendola and John Rhys Davies ; and other latter day movies and belonging to this Dragons sub-genre are ¨Reign of fire¨ (2002) by Rob Bowman with Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey , Izabella Scorupco , and Gerard Butler ; ¨Eragon¨ (2006) by Stephen Fangmeier with Edward Speleers , Robert Carlyle , Sienna Gullory and John Malkovich .
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7/10
Slow but enjoyable film, well-paced and very good photographed
7 October 2018
The particular life of a teenager, Silvia Gracia , who lives in the Castilian fields while rides her bicycle and plays with little animals is spontaneously changed with the arrival of a stranger , Iñaqui Ierra, and a film crew with a beautiful actress, Ariele Dombasle .

This is a slowly-paced film dealing with nature, rural life and the weird fantasies of a young girl, being shot in Carlos Saura /Victor Erice style . As the ordinary existence of an adolescent is suddenly changed when in her environment shows up bizarre characters. In the movie stands out the brilliant black and white cinematography showing splendorously the gorgeous Castilian landscapes. The movie is really influenced by the French cinema, including classic ones as Picnic in grass, 1954, by Jean Renoir , the notorious director Robert Bresson , the Noveulle Vague and filmmaker Eric Rhomer, including his favorite actress Arielle Dombasle . Along with the protagonists : Silvia Gracia as the newcomer actress who performs a peculiar young girl who lives the agreeable nature and plays with insects , Iñaqui Ierra as an unsettling man who commits suicide himself , Arielle Dombasle playing a beauty French artist , here shows up some secondaries in brief interpretations such as Maria Botto, Juan Diego Botto and Raul Freire. It packs an evocative and adequate cinematography in white and black by Gerardo Gormezano shot on location in Melque de Cercos, Segovia, Castilla and Leon Comunidad Autonoma . Adding appropriate score by Jean Louis Valero and full of countryside sounds . The luxurious photography is the highlight of the movie, including gorgeous outdoors , glimmering clouds and lush fields of cereals . The motion picture was well, though deliberately shot by Jose Luis Guerin. Nowadays , this "Berta's motives" is considered to be a cult movie, receiving awesome critics . The film won various awards , as it was winner 1986 best film to Jose Luis Guerin and Fantasporto 1986, International Fantasy Film Award nominee best movie. Guerin is a fine professional who has directed a few and intelligent films such as :City life, La academia de las musas, En la ciudad de Sylvia, El espectro de le Thuit. Guerin debuts were short movies and, subsequently, he made notorious documentaries, such as : En construccion, Guest , Dos cartas a Ana and his greatest success was "Innesfree" . Rating : above average 6.5/10 .Well worth watching.
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6/10
Attractive and decent dramedy about the complex and thunderous relationship among two siblings
7 October 2018
This exciting story is set in the 90s , during the economic boom and subsequent crisis, dealing with two different and contender siblings, a peculiar duo of antagonist brothers , a good guy , the wealthy insurance representative Carlos Lobo : Carlos Hipolito and a bad guy Antonio, Tony, Lobo : the hustler and swindler played by Juanjo Puigcorbe. Meanwhile, both of whom attempt to sell insurances and living a triangular love story with the wife, Julia Cañas, Lydia Bosch.

This is a dramedy , a first part is more comedy than drama , second part is mostly drama, relying heavily on a loving triangle and an interesting sibling confrontation . A Cain and Abel tale in which two brothers become involved into a complex and troublesome relationship throughout the Catalan coast while selling insurances and the confrontation among 2 siblings for a woman . Trio protaganist is pretty good, such as Carlos Hipolito as the sensible and responsible Carlos , Juanjo Puigcorbe as the selfish and vagrant Antonio and Lydia Bosch as the disconcerting spouse Julia . Support cast is frankly well, such as Juan Echanove, Roberto Cairo, Walter Vidarte, Chema Muñoz and brief cameos by Jordi Molla and Pedro Casablanc .

It contains an evocative and colorful cinematography by the prestigious Flavio Martinez Laviano. And atmospheric musical score in synthesizer composed by Bingen Mendizabal .And an agreeable screenplay plenty of surprises by the notorious writer Joaquin Oristell, usual collaborator to Barroso . Being professionally produced by director Fernando Colomo . From now on , a generation of filmmakers of the 90s will finance new directors to make attractive films. The motion picture was well directed by Mariano Barroso in his film debut and it had awesome critics . It won Goya best new director : Mariano Barroso and nominated Best supporting actor Juan Echanove. And Sant Jordi awards to Best new director and best actor Juanjo Puigcorbe. Barroso started working as an advert director, and debuts with this Mi Hermano del alma . He is a nice craftsman who has made a few good films, such as : Extasis , Todas las mujeres , Lo mejor de Eva, Kasbah and Hormigas en la boca, Lobos de Washington , at his best . Nowadays, he directs TV series as El dia del mañana and La linea invisible . Rating : acceptable and passable
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Susana (1969)
4/10
Mediocre comedy with the sympathetic Concha Velasco and regularly directed by the prolific Mariano Ozores
6 October 2018
It deals with Susana, Concha Velasco, who is left on her wedding day, then her chief, Tomas Blanco , assigns her to work on a small coast village and to carry out a peculiar job . There she meets the Mayor's wife , Florinda Chico, and the Town Hall secretary's spouse :Rafaela Aparicio and other angry women as Perla Cristal, Paloma Cela, Mary Francis, Mary Begoña . Susana finds out that the lonely women are resentful towards their hubbies. Later on, Susana gives some marriage lessons to the abandoned women .As husbands : Roberto Camardiel , Manuel Zarzo, Jose Sacristan .. use to fish far away for long time, around six months , nowadays , they go back but the fishermen find some unexpected surprises.

This is a silly and corny comedy with ridiculous situations, ordinary battle of the sexes and love stories . Stars Concha Velasco giving a likeable acting as the beautiful girl who delivers advices about living together to the villager women and she, finally , falls in love for a fisherman. She is well accompanied by a good support cast, such as Juanjo Menendez , Angel Aranda , Roberto Camardiel, Florinda Chico, Perla Cristal, Goyo Lebrero, Antonio Ozores , Erasmo Pascual , Jose Sacristan, Rogelio Madrid , Emilio Laguna , Mary Begoña, Mary Francis or Paca Gabaldon, Beni Deus, among others. And a cameo by weather TV presenter Mariano Medina.

It contains a glimmering and colorful cinematography by Vicente Minaya, shot in the South of Spain in Roquetas de Mar, Aguadulce, Almeria, Andalucia . Including an atmospheric musical score by Jose Torregrosa, adding some catching songs sung by Los Gemelos del Mar and by Concha Velasco herself . Being produced by Izaro Films, the motion picture was middlingly directed by Mariano Ozores.He is brother of Antonio Ozores and uncle of Adriana Ozores and Emma Ozores. A prolific craftsman who directed lots of films and comedies especially. His first one was in 1951 titled : Las dos y media y veneno. Subsequently, he made Cronica de nueve meses, 4 noches de boda, Taxi de los conflictos, Suspendido en sinverguenza ,A mi las mujeres ni fu ni fa, La graduada, La llamaban Madrina , El calzonazos, Celedonio y yo somos asi, Los presuntos, and many others. But he also directed other genres as Religious :Alegre Juventud, Scifi as La Hora incognita, and Documentary : Morir en Madrid. His greatest hits were the movies starred by Andres Pajares and Fernando Esteso such as Que gozada de divorcio, Cristobal Colon oficio descubridor, Los liantes, Los energeticos , Brujas magicas, El hijo del cura , Padre no hay mas que dos, Agitese antes de usarla , El currante, Al este del oeste, Que tia la Cia , La lola nos lleva al huerto and many others
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El barco (2011–2013)
7/10
Intriguing and exciting SciFi series full of thrills , suspense, emotion and romance
5 October 2018
At the beginning takes place a global catastrophe caused by a fatal accident caused by a particle accelerator. It is a machine that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles to nearly light speed and to contain them in well-defined beams. As the extraordinary collision among particles originates a global cataclysm in Geneve, Switzerland, that expands around the world. It will lead to the young crew of a vessel school called North Star or Estrella Polar navigating over the world where 99% is water and while suffering risks , dangers and perilous adventures throughout the wild sea.

This is an acceptable and decent series formed by 3 seasons of 43 episodes with plenty of intrigue, thrills, action, mystery and sappy romance . Dealing with a motley crew to live the adventure of their lives, as all of them suffering more and more problems when a cataclysm occurs during the implementacion of the particle accelerator, it eventually creates a black hole that will make the continent to be disappeared underwater . As the misfit crew come across several troubles and risked adventures, including appearance of big tidal waves, extremely hot sea, huge octopus , birds attacks, whirlpools , giant fish, venomous fog, illness, sea monsters, mutiny, martial court , killing and many other things . Finally , they discover there is 10% land , this one being shot in Peñiscola , simulating the long-awaited island they were looking for. The series being really filmed on a real ship called Cercantes Saavedra, in addition , in Elche Palmerale simulating the woods surrounding the cabin on the island and in Antena 3 studios and utilizing chroma. This "The Boat" takes parts here and there from other known American series such as Lost, The event and Lost in space . The large cast is pretty well, such as the tough captain Ricardo Montero, well performed by Juanjo Artero, who has two daughters : a small girl and the beautiful Blanca Suarez who falls for Ulises , the latin lover Mario Casas . Furthermore, Luis Callejo plays first officer who is also Ulises' father , Irene Montala plays Dr. Julia Wilson , Juan Pablo Shuk as the suspicious Luis Gamboa, Ivan Massague plays a mentally handicapped as well as sympathetic person nicknamed Burbuja , Neus Sanz as the likeable Salome Palacios and Marina Salas plays the young Vilma. Other guest stars who show up in some episodes are the followings : Hector Alterio, Guillermo Barrientos, Nerea Camacho, Alba Rivas, Juan Cornet , Paloma Bloyd, Leticia Dolera and the usual Belen Rueda .

It contains an atmospheric and thrilling musical score by Manel Santiesteban and Ivan Martinez. As well as a colorful and brilliant cinematography . This series was originally and competently created by Ivan Escobar and Alex Pina, both of whom created previously the successful El Internado with similar artistic and technical team . The series being efficiently directed by Carlos Theron, David Molina, Fernando Molina , Sandra Gallego and Jesus Colmenar .Rating : above average.
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6/10
Acceptable Paella-Spaghetti Western based on Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest and professionally directed by Juan Bosch
4 October 2018
This is a Spanish, Italian coproduction set in the Old West and shot in Almeria, Spain, of course. It deals with a San Francisco investigator who arrives in a little town in the Old West called Personville, there he attempts to stop corruption , vice and killing . After being hired by Don Wilson , this one being eventually killed. Wilson was a powerful magnate, a rich owner whose ownerships expand into Morning Herald newspaper, mines, hotel and bank .There are various suspect people, such as : the gunman Peter the Finesh :Antonio Molino Rojo, the nasty pistolero Max Thaler nicknamed the whisperer : Daniel Martin, the beautiful widow Mrs Wilson who has bloodstains on his clothes : Lone Fleming, the sexpot Saloon girl Dina who posseses Wilson's money : Diana Lorys , a suspicious banker : Antonio Mayans, the sheriff Noonan : Roberto Camardiel and even Wilson's father : the handicapped Alan Collins or Luciano Pigozzi. The main premise of the film is to find out who's the killer. A bit later later on , in the bustling town takes place other grisly killings , including hanging , stabbing and slashing in Giallo style.

This is a murder mystery yarn with a lot of killing, gunplay , thrills fights , crossfire and high body-count . Being freely based on the known novel Red Harvest by the prestigious Noir novelist Dashiell Hammett. Passable acting by Chet Bacon as a tough wandering lawman, a Continental Agency deputy who comes to a town where lawlessnes , killings and violence roam. Decent support cast with plenty of familiar faces from Pasta , Chorizo Western and Giallo, such as Antonio Molino Rojo or Red Mills, Diana Lorys , Lone Fleming , Adolfo Thous , Jose Yepes, Eduardo Bea, Francisco Casares and Alan Collins nicknamed the Italian Peter Lorre.

Shot in Elios Studios, Rome and in studios 70 Madrid, being well produced by Jose Maria Cunilles, Luis Marin , and Pea Production/Alberto Grimaldi who financed the famous Sergio Leone Trilogy about The man without name . Evocative musical score in Spaghetti style and atmospheric cinematography by Gino Santini . The motion picture was decently directed by the Spanish Juan Bosch. He was a craftsman who wrote and directed all kinds of genres, such as : Comedy :Chica Chica Boom, Una viudita Yeye, Mauricio Mon amour, Un rolls para Hipolito, Locos vecinos del 2, Caray con el divorcio, El terrible de Chcago. Terror and Giallo :Exorcismo, Muerte llama a las 10, Los 1000 ojos del asesino. And western: Caza del oro, Buitres cavaran tu fosa , Abre tu fosa amigo llega Sabata , La diligencia de los condenados , Una bala marcada , Dallas . His best story was a film noir titled A sangre fria or In cold blood. Rating :6 out of 10. Acceptable and passable Tortilla Pasta flick that will appeal to Continental Westerns fans .
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3/10
Inferior Paella Western in short budget with unknown actors and poor direction
28 September 2018
Below average chorizo western dealing with a stranger , Charles Quiney, who arrives in Tombstone town where time ago the local farmers sold their land to railway. As the purchase of farms that occupy land in which the railway is going to run causes a lot of troubles . Nowadays, Tombstone is a crossroad , and the stranger is interested in ranch 3 Cruces, and its owner called Ralston . The mysterious stranger asks for the ranch's owner to a saloon girl and singer, Claudia Gravy,. Later on, he is being hitting and punched by some hoodlums. A bit later on, there appears Ralston, Luis Induni, and things go wrong .

This is a paella western with thriills, action, fights and shootouts. Badly directed by Jose Maria Zabalza , he is a sort of Spanish Ed Wood, similarly to Italian Demofilo Fidani or Miles Deem . This is a Spanish made Western that came to the big screen when the top time of the genre was falling . It stars a tarnished actor , Charles Quiney, who played subpar adventure , terror, warlike and western movies such as Rebellion Buccaneers, El Zorro caballero de justicia, Tiger Khiber, Zorro Monterrey , Ivanna, Orgia muertos ,Comando al infierno, Consigna matar comandante en jefe . Costars the beautiul Claudia Gravy who starred various Westerns and adventure films such as Matalo, John il Bastard, Hombe Rio malo, Tigres de Mompracen , El perro and Utimo dia guerra. So-so support cast with some familiar faces from Spaghetti and Paella wedtern as Jose Truchado , Luis Induni , Guillermo Mendez and Jose Marco.

Anticlimatic musical score by Ana Satrova . Passable and atmospheric cinematography in Eastmancolor and Techniscope by Leopoldo Villaseñor . The motion picture was lousily directed by Jose Maria Zabalza. His films debuts were two acceptable films : Tambien hay cielo sobre el mar and Entierro de un funcionario en primavera. Both of them were a flop and then he directs commercial films. As he makes all kinds of genres . He directed Gangster movies :Homicidios en Chicago, Regreso Al Capone , Terror: Furia de Hombre lobo, Retorno de los vampiros ,Comedy :Divorcio a la Andaluza, De la Troya al Palmar, Erotic : Con bragas y a lo loco, Musical: El milagro del cante, Western : 3 dolares de plomo, Rebeldes de Arizona, Las malditas pistolas de Dallas , 20000 dolares por un cadaver and Al Oeste de Rio Grande
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Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
5/10
Passable second sequel with the giant killer cop carrying out an extreme criminal spree
27 September 2018
A really violent terror action movie about an undead NY police officer proceeding a killing spree . Acceptable followup set in New York about the huge supernatural police man , Matt Cordell, Robert ZDar, who joins forces with another murderer , Leo Rossi, executing various grisly killings. As they go on murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City . At the same time, Cordell executes a relentless vendetta against the nasty criminals who attacked him in prison.There's a monster-like on the loose on the streets of NY and a Police Inspector, Robert Davi, and the police psychiatrist , Claudia Christian , set out in chasing him at whatever cost .

This B movie contains shocks , violence , horror , chills , high body-count and a lot of blood and guts . This is a grim, gory, and disturbing slasher sleace thriller with action-packed, entertainment and amusement .Although may be a little bit cheesy , the movie is full of action , including car chases, pursuits and car leaps. Highlights of the movie are the creepy and eerie appearances by the terrible police officer who pulls off astonishing murders , including slashing and bloody shots in cold blood . Stars Robert ZDar who played the Maniac cop actually worked as a cop . Here Laurene Landon and Bruce Campbell have secondary intervention , in fact Bruce admitted that he only played the movie because he needed money as well as work , and that the picture was not any good .The original film was directed by William Lusting with Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon , Tom Atkins. This second one was as worthy successor to the superior original and it also has a fine cast as Robert Davi, Leo Rossi , Claudia Christian , Charles Napier ,Michael Lerner , Paula Trickey, Clarence Williams III, among others. And Maniac cop 3 Badge of silence , this third one was a regrettably average entry in the series and also directed by William Lusting with Robert Davi , Paul Gleason, Doug Savant , Robert Foster, Julius Harris. And in production Maniac cop 2018 written by Larry Cohen . I recommended the movie Bruce Campbell fans and people who enjoy low budget pictures .

The motion picture written by Larry Cohen was professionally directed by William Lusting, the film is dedicated to the memory of Joe Spinell , Lusting's friend. This was the first of various cinematic collaborations with fellow maverick independient director Larry Cohen . Lusting is a craftsman who has written , produced and directed violent thrillers as Hit list, Vigilante , Relentless, Maniac cop series and his greatest success Maniac with Joe Spinell . Rating 5.5 out of 10. Acceptable and passable . The flick will appeal to action fans and thriller enthusiasts.
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