Woody Allen is one of the most prolific artists in Hollywood. Director, actor, producer, writer, screenwriter, everyone may ask what he is not, and sometimes, Woody Allen is just too much. Not the funniest guy on earth, but he is sometimes funny and simultaneously deep, which is rare. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Cassandra's Dream (2007), Scoop (2006), Match Point (2005), Melinda and Melinda (2004), Anything Else (2003) are considered all comedies, but they're just as forgettable as any … [Read more...]
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I waited a few days before approaching the Lars von Trier freaky banning from Cannes Festival. I'm going to quote from various sources a few things, and I'll let you know my own opinion about the event. I'm trying hard to find the movie these days. "With his film, Melancholia, playing In Competition, the director spoke at the festival’s press conference for the film, and stated, amongst many other things, that he sympathized with Hitler, joked about being a Nazi, and even called Israel a … [Read more...]
It is a mystery for me of when I felt attracted to Will Ferrell's antics, I can't recall it at all, but I'm sure now that he is one of my favorite comic actors alive, and if I try to judge deeper of what kind of movies I'm digging lately, he became one of my favorite actors, along with what was called The Frat Pack after the movie Old School, meaning Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and without any doubt, Jack Black, even if this one wasn't playing maybe in the movie. … [Read more...]
What ever was thought about the Real Estate business, one needs schooling, one needs spontaneity and presence of spirit along with the little spark of luck necessary everywhere in life, it is indeed, “a tough rocket”, as Alec Baldwin says here in one of the best performances he ever did on the big screen. In the small and undeveloped countries where the newbie thinks he can make a living by selling real estate, is even tougher, because the average guy doesn't have the education to make a … [Read more...]
I have never imagined that District 9 is such a good movie. It is one of the best films I ever seen, it goes with my top list of all time favorites, and it's mostly a science fiction, a genre I've always liked, but I rarely have had the opportunity to watch such a good one. Here, the science fiction is actually just a cover for deeper messages, but it is a good cover. The Adaptation The film story is an adaptation from a shortie named Alive in Joburg, directed by Blomkamp and produced by … [Read more...]
If you want any great movie subject to look cheap and utterly unbelievable, as in brainwashing unbelievable, you give it to Jerry to produce that movie. If Inception would have been produced by the “action” master, it would have been now a merely 7.0 imdb rated, and that owed maybe to Leo, if he would accept to act in that conditions. Returning to Bruckheimer, it seems he’s trying to throw back the old Hollywood pattern, which guided the movie makers for decades: “A film is a story, … [Read more...]