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Huge in France: Épisode Huit (2019)
lady Gaga actress looks like she is 100 year old plastic surgery addict
First couple of episodes of Huge in France were good, but it rapidly became repetitive.
La piscine (1969)
In essence a "Lifetime channel" soap
Watching this again after seeing a dozen years ago I realize it is in essence a "Lifetime channel" soap.
It is in fact so heavy and overbearing, with almost childish dialogue, and sorry to say for Delon fans, badly acted all around.
I give it two stars for the scenery, after all it is Côte d'Azur. but otherwise this is actually the pits of French cinema. The "Bigger splash" was just as bad
True Blood (2008)
For a show that attacked stereotypes, it was a shame for them to perpetuate stereotypes of veterans
I give True blood, especially first four seasons or so seven to eight stars. It certainly is good fun to see its assailing and making fun of stereotypes.
That said the semi-wokeness indicated the bigotry of Hollywood itself when it comes to the portray of the single modern combat veteran, who it depicts as both a war criminal and deeply damaged by PTSD when the studies and data indicate that this is a extreme outlier and that most US combat veterans are in fact more stable than the same age/gender/background cohorts that never served in the military.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
Probably the worste adaption of a great novel I have ever seen
The Razzie awards for worst films and acing performance doesn't have a category for "Worst Adaption" but if it did, this would be the winner for the decade it was made. Yes, "The Magus." 'A Series of Unfortunate Events" and others make the list but this has to be at the top.
Literally everything about this film is awful. Laughable script and dialogue, atrocious lazy acting. Do yourself a favor and read he book and never watch this abomination of a film
In the tradition of True Lies, Inglorious Basterds, Munich, slaughtering the bad guys
I like these kind of revenge fantasy works, be they hunting of Nazi, Arab terrorists, or as several East European films in this genre -- the gleeful hunting down and killing communist and socialists.
But if you compare this to "Inglorious Basterds" or the more fact based "Munich," I think even fans of "Hunters" will admit it pales by comparison. There is little dark humor, no suspense, the dialogue is thin. i would have preferred more effort. I give it six out of ten stars. Well worth a watch, just don'e expect much
Kang presided over massive drop in Walking Dead viewership
Why on earth would anyone listen to her dribble?? she s a failed writer whose episodes are rated the worst and who was dumped
Not a sober look at this case or issue
Firstly we learn from this film that 15,000 people died along the EU 1985-2005 and the implication is that most are murdered by persons opposed to open immigration. The fact is the vast majority of these cases are deaths from drowning, and all but a handful of the reminder are persons who are killed negligently or intentionally killed by TRAFFICKERS -- which included nowadays Europeans non profits trying to facilitate illegal immigration.
And in this particular tragic case one would never know from watching this "documentary" that the majority of hunting accidents involving killings of third party persons in Europe are exactly this type of circumstance -- boar hunters firing rifles into fields at the time immediately after harvest. Why? because 1) at 3 am it is very likely the hunters would be firing at noise and movement, and 2) bullets travel a lot further than shotgun pellets, and in a corn, wheat or barley field, there are no trees to stop the bullets. This very same area has had nighttime hunting for DECADES. Moreover the people accused had no history of being anti immigrant.
I also do not understand the film-makers' focus on the a that Romanian authorities botched informing the relatives in Romania about the trial n Germany. This is made into some kind of smoking gun implication. but of what? The relatives were not witnesses to the event. There is literally nothing materially relevant to trial or charges that they would have offered.
It is a shame these two men died. But they were criminal crossing the border -- in a place with intensive hunting at peak hunting season. boar hunting is popular and necessary in Germany. The boars are actually feral pigs who are not natural in that habitat and who decimate crops as well. The hunt is well know in those couple of weeks it is allowed and non-hunters are not wandering around the area walking thorough someone else cornfields and ot wearing blaze orange.
Even the "burning and plowing of the field" is treated as some kind of conspiracy, when in fact he cornfield ARE burned at exactly that time. Just go to google and google up: Germany boar harvest hunting. The corn is harvested, boar hunts commence, a couple weeks later the field is burned and a day or tow after that plowed. BTW there are a few people shot from this hunting EVERY year in Germany.
The US by contrast has less hunting shooting accidents per hunters X hours of hunting than Germany. Why? Because bird shooting is done by shotgun where projectiles go a lot shorter distance, and rifle hunting is generally confined to tree stands where because one is elevated one tens to be much more likely to be firing toward and into the ground if one misses the target.
Piketty's own data show that income inequality in the US has increased under Democrats and decreased under GOP
This "documentary" is based on the work of former Marxist, now left wing darling economist Thomas Piketty.
What the viewer would never know from watching htis "documentary" is that the numbers in Pikettys own data sets for the past century also show that European income inequality has risen to levels larger than the US. Pikitenny original older data sets from hte post war period through the 1980's and 1990's.
Why was Piketty wrong? Because he had not accounted for widespread large-scale destruction of upper bracket wealth in WWII. We know know that despite -- and perhaps because of -- higher taxes on higher earners in countries like France which have high taxes on the very wealthy , income inequality has been growing there.
In the US Picetty's model predicted income inequality would drop under Obama compared to Bush, when in fact, as agreed by all economists income inequality grew under Obama much more than under Bush.
En affære (2018)
Lead female character is a rapist under the law in US, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany and every developed democracy
Just imagine if the genders in this film were reversed the people hailing it would be condemning it as a excuse for rape.
And we are seeing rape portrayed here. While 16 maybe the age of consent in many countries, in EVERY developed country there is a specific exclusion of consent if the adult involved is a teacher or person with supervisory/"en loco parentis" role, ie a teacher etc.
this film actually blames the young man who is a rape victim.
probably funny for geezer uncles, not for anyone under 50
My dad (50ish) laughed a bit, but told me these are mostly old as the hills Jersey jokes. It put me to sleep.
Dead Fred (2019)
Awful junk, with three out of three FAKE reviews
Seriously all three of the June 2019 reviews are written by newly created single use accounts and which use dsame diction and wording.
Imdb pro shows me that the 16 "ten star" ratings so far were all done by IMDB accounts created in June 2019 and with no other activity either.
The maker sof this film spent more time shilling and manipulating IMDB than they spent writing the screenplay!
The jokes in this are cringeworthy, the acting abysmal.
La catedral del mar (2018)
90% of "ten star" reviews for this clunker are obvious fake single use IMDB accounts
What a total mess. And if while reading the revieers you start to marvel at the repetitive use of same phrasing, look at the account -- they are created same day as review. If you have IMDB pro you can see that the 9-10 star ratings are also upshilled by single use accounts created only to rate this one series
Las chicas del cable (2017)
cringeworthy overacting, absurd script, lousy period fidelity, bogus history
Wow, this was just terrible.
The over acting, with this weird hushed voices speaking in rapid-fire is awful. The music soundtrack is so overbearing and could win the prize for most inappropriate soundtrack ever.
As far as historicity of this mess, women were under 5% of combatants (in or out of uniform) in the Spanish civil war -- that is a fact supported by the peer reviewed work. Secondly as many every day citizens supported the right as supported the communists. The communist committed as much mass murder as did the Franco forces.
Obviously not made by a combat veteran
All of the cherry picked combat veterans in this film have severe problems. The fact is the vast majority of combat veterans do not. Most combat veterans have higher paying jobs, less divorce and less criminal justice issues than the same age/gender cohort that are not combat veterans.
The Laundromat (2019)
Americans on the list are almost all Obama and Democrat Party supporters
Interesting to see all the major DNC on the full list leaked by wikileaks
Do you think the makers leave their home doors unlocked?
Really do they obviously not leave their home doors unlocked. What they are promoting is forcing you and I to leave our home doors unlocked.
It is not bigotry or xenophobia to support a nation state having actual boundaries, it is a basic element of the responsibility of a nation state's government.
This Changes Everything (2018)
Data show assertions made in this "documentary" are false
Firstly as it was recently revealed, Natalie Portman's own production company has NEVER hired a female director/
Secondly the gender pay gap has been repeatedly debunked
Bleed Out (2018)
all the ten star are clearly shilled, and data clearly show US has less medical accidents like this than Canada or the UK
1) ALL these ten star reviews and ratings are accounts created solely to review this film.
2) The data from the WHO show that the US has a lower rate of these kind of medical accidents than the UK NHS or Canada has. It is certainly a sympathetic story but the claims made about it being due to the" for profit system" is ludicrous and NOT supported by the data. In fact this kind of accident is 30% more likely to occur in a non for profit facility!
The Staggering Girl (2019)
Mother/daughter leads look more like sisters
Actress playing daughter looks fairly haggard and at most a couple years younger. This stretches credibility of the scenes together
Che: Part Two (2008)
Hagiography of a mass murderer
On the positive side everything Che stood for has been rejected by the majority of Latin Americans. Funny how Hollywood loves him
Che: Part One (2008)
Hagiography to mass murdering trash
On the positive side everything Che stood for has been rejected by the majority of Latin Americans
Diarios de motocicleta (2004)
Hagiography of Latin Americas Hitler
Views of "che" are slowly coming around to understating him as a mass murderer. I wonder where in "Motorcycle diaries" we get an understanding of why Che participated or ordered the murder of thousands, mostly civilians
Worst DC ever, Director should keep his day job
Saw this with my 16 and 17 year old daughters who should be prime audience for this. They both pronounced it the worst superhero film they have ever seen.
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
About 5 million lives saved by the bombings
If you watch this film you would have no idea of the huge number of military casualties form the Hiroshima naval base where the bomb inflicted 44,000 military casualties (10,000 Japanese soldiers and sailors dead, 33,000 inured). As a military target, Hiroshima was a major army base that housed the headquarters of the Japanese 5th Division and the 2nd Army Headquarters. It was also an important port in southern Japan and a communications center. Hiroshima naval base was home port to a huge number of Japanese Navy vessels, and where the bombing of pearl harbor exercises and testing took place.
You would also not know from this film that new peer reviewed work in Korea and China show that if the surrender had been delayed another four months, an additional five million persons would have died in Japanese army occupied China, Korea, Philippines, south Asia and Oceania.
And how is it we see the "daily lives" of the Hiroshima civilians without seeing that nearly 50% were directly working in war economy production, including munitions production??
Swedish Dicks (2016)
I have to say I wanted to like this, but really it is just pitiful to watch.
And FYI, "unlicensed" private detectives/investigators can NOT carry firearms in Los Angeles which has been defacto "may issue" (no issue) for decades. If you are very rich and a contributor to political campaigns there, yes, you can get a carry permit, or if you are a celebrity. But not some guys who hang a private investigators sign outside the door.