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oh you should see also joes palace, a movie film i saw on hbo movies a story that revolves around the caretaker named joe and the billionaire who doesnt want to live in his house and palace but just near his home on the streets of london. there are some depictions which make the story interesting as the show goes on with regards to joes character and the billionaires character.the innocence of thinking of the character joe amuses me plus the billionaires honest intention.,as the movie continues.
Thanks for the review, Benju!
I normally don't like Nicolas Cage movies, but Lord of War seemed different from his normal movies.
I think many of the characters represented different aspects of his conscience.
His brother, Vitaliy.
The Interpol agent, Valentine.
His wife and child.
These were the aspects of his conscience that were against what he chose to do.
On the bad side was the dictator Andre. He seemed to operate under a thin veneer of reasonableness, but really illustrates the ability of people to rationalize their own evil acts.
The dictator's brother, who shoots people for sport, is the extreme negative side.
Overall, I think this movie tries to show the spectrum of conscience as it relates to war. With a glossy overlay of Hollywood.
Interesting, thanks corrijean!
Into the Abyss (2011)
This is another Werner Herzog film, a documentary which explores the death penalty. Herzog begins the film by stating that he is against the death penalty. He then shows an absurd crime perpetrated by two people, one of which is sentenced to death in less than a fortnight from the filming of his interview. I think it was a very interesting film
Dreams of a Life (2011)
This is another very interesting documentary about a woman, or an event, that I had never heard of; the death of Joyce Vincent. A woman who had been discovered in her apertment three years after she had died. The TV was still on. Her friends were confused. It really is a strange case. It's worth a look
I think many of the characters represented different aspects of his conscience.yes,i have also een this movie,lords of war starred by nicolas cage,it is not good for tyrants to own arms and war machines especially to those who have norespect for human lives just for their self interest in disguise of fighting for a cause.
the movie lord of war starred by nicolas cage showed how nicolas cage started to trade arms as a business for profit,it doest matter to whom his dealings were made even it falls to the hands of tyrants in disguise fighting for a cause without respect for human lives. a tyrant knows no international law. he can do anything he wants,hes not bounded by anything.
I'm Glad My Mother is Still Alive (2009) - (France).
I'm glad it ended.
Oy, you know when you rent a movie that looks like it could be great, and within the first 5-10 minutes you know it's in the wrong hands.
Too many forced plot devices and forced scenes falsified what could have been a powerful exploration into an adopted son finding and connecting with his birth mother.
Give it credit for taking a chance, but...a few more revisions in the script would've kept me in the movie rather than on the outside thinking, oh that's convenient.
Oh well. Maybe some of you might view it differently. (?)
Well here, Lisa, this made me laugh
I'm not a fan of nicolas cage, but Bringing Out the Dead is a good movie.
It was bizzare, sweet, brutal and disorienting. I thought about it for days after
I watched it. No doubt Scorsese's brilliant story telling contributed to its critical
success. My wife and I rented it and ate Chinese take out while we watched it.
Funny the things you remember. She liked it, which is saying something because
it's not really her kind of movie. I also liked Leaving Las Vegas.
Bringing Out the Dead is a 1999 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and based on the novel by Joe Connelly with the screenplay by Paul Schrader. Starring in it are Nicolas Cage, Ving Rhames, John Goodman, Tom Sizemore and Patricia Arquette. The film was a flop at the box office but it received very positive reviews from critics. The film was also the last North American title to be released on Laserdisc.
An Easter story. Frank is a Manhattan medic, working graveyard in a two-man ambulance team. He's burned out, exhausted, seeing ghosts, especially a young woman he failed to save six months' before, and no longer able to save people: he brings in the dead. We follow him for three nights, each with a different partner: Larry, who thinks about dinner, Marcus, who looks to Jesus, and Tom, who wallops people when work is slow. Frank befriends the daughter of a heart victim he brings in; she's Mary, an ex-junkie, angry at her father but now hoping he'll live. Frank tries to get fired, tries to quit, and keeps coming back, to work and to Mary, in need of his own rebirth. Written by <email@example.com
Thanks for the review, EP!
For Bukowski fans, Hulu is carrying this:
crack me up!
Gotta check out Bringing out the Dead. Thanks for the recommendation, y'all!
This looks really good.
Watched 2001 in blu-ray.
Like chocolate. mmm. Highly recommended by your Lisa.
(These are just two movies I saw at the movie shop so I don't forget. Maybe give a review later....)
Wow, this post was from 4 months ago.
Biutiful (2010) - Great! A Sin Nombre / Incendies recommendation. Be prepared for eyeball rain. So many scenes I can't get out of my mind.
One scene on a bridge ends abruptly to track the flight of a flock of blackbirds against darkening skies. The sound cuts off to atmospheric music only. I don't know if the blackbirds came into view serendipitously or through movie magic, but it was so appropriately profound and, er, beautiful.
This might sound funny, but I seriously recommend white wine while watching Biutiful. Don't know why. I guess the emotional flavor of the movie is like a white wine.
We are at 96,000 views for this thread. I recently watched my favorite religious film. It's called "The Shoes of The Fisherman". Highly recommended from me
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