The enforcer for an underworld boss is in charge of looking out for any suspicious behavior by the boss girlfriend. When he witness something and doesn't tell him all hell break loose.
This is directed by Ji-woon Kim who did one of my favorite Asian horrors "Tale of two sisters" This time he's back with an entirely different genre. In the vein of Oldboy and many other recent Korean masterpieces. He's done an amazingly well put together revenge drama. This movie just left my jaw on the floor with the way it was shot, really great stuff. The soundtrack is amazing as well. This features some really awesome martial arts and gunplay choreography that any action fan would enjoy and although not as deep or twisted as Oldboy etc the straightforward storytelling didn't take anything away from it and it was actually a welcomed sight for me. If you enjoy revenge movies like Kill bill or any of the one's in my sig then you'll love this one. Trailer HERE.
You're face, to face With the man who sold the world
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kobe's house.
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Story Maximus a well known war general is in line to be the next ceaser, but when the current ceasers power hungry son Commandus finds out about this he kills his father and tries to have Maximus executed and his family killed, Maximus ain't having it and escapes to become a gladiator and take on Commandus's corrupt empire.
Acting- this movie has some great acting, Russel Crowe's great and Qaukin is even better as Commandus and so is Connie nelson who played commandus's Sister.
Overall- this is movie is pretty damn good, the gladiator fights are cool and the charectors are great Commandus's when he not looking like he wants to make out with his sister is a great bad guy and Maximus is a badass 9.5/10
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.
If you haven't already, watch American Beauty by yourself and give yourself some time afterwards to think it over. You will never, ever look at life the same way. It does exactly what movies are meant to do - give us a window into ourselves, and American Beauty does that better than any other film has ever done. No word of dialogue is unnecessary, no character exaggerated, everything is perfect...but if you have seen American Beauty you should know that already. Once you look closer at this movie, and see Beauty in every frame, it becomes so much easier to look closer and see Beauty in everything around you. You think I'm waxing poetic? Then you must not have seen the movie.
Every character is a part of each of us: the Lester Burnham of change, the Carolyn of uncertainty and failure, the rebellion of Jane, the defeated Barbara, the false control of Angela and the Colonel, and the real control of Ricky. To me Ricky, not Lester, is the center of this story; he somehow controls or sets in motion the heart of Lester's rebirth and downfall. There are several parts of this movie where I lose control every time I see it, and none more so than the paper bag scene. To me that scene is simply the greatest monologue ever written.
I listened to the message of American Beauty - look closely and you can find Beauty in anything - and it changed my life. Sometimes there is so much Beauty in the world, I can't even stand it, and it feels like my heart is going to burst. This movie won 5 oscars, and if you have seen this movie you will now why.
Overall: 10/10 This is the most beautiful movie I have ever seen.
Harsh Times- a film about two guys who get into trouble while cruising in South Los Angeles. Starring Christian Bale (Batman Begins), Freddy Rodriguez (Planet Terror), and Eva Longoria Parker (Over Her Dead Body). From the writer of Training Day, which is no surprise because this film resembles Training Day. I think this film was brilliantly executed. An awesome, amazing, performance by Bale. He never ceases to amaze me, he reminded me of his American Psycho character in this film. Freddy Rodriguez also with a solid role in the film. Very underrated indeed, a film that must be watched!
The Bucket List
Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson play two cancer patients who have only been given 6 months to live. So they decide its time to go out with a bang. They make a list of all the things they have always wanted to do, and decide to try to finish the lsit before the "Kick the Bucket". I thourghly enjoyed this movie. Freeman, playing the kind hearted spirit that he is, is a great compliment to nicholson's brash, cocky character. Great humor along with great heartfelt moments make this a great choice.
Rating - A
Dan Halen Quote of the Week "Look, if corn and kudzu fall in love and have a baby, in a lab under the supervision of scientists working in my employ, Who am i to stop that, other than the CEO responsible for stopping it?"
Andy Dufresne is sent to Shawshank Prison for the murder of his wife and secret lover.
First I have to say this is a brilliant movie from start to finish, the acting was phenomenal and I felt the ending was absolutely breath taking. I can say without a doubt that this is the best movie I have ever seen. (Well maybe The Godfather is an exception) The story is about a banker named Andy Dufresne who is sent to Shawshank Prison. He is harassed and presumably raped by inmates known as "The Sisters". He retains hope over the years and is soon respected by the other prisoners. Andy becomes friends with a man named Red who is the prison "supplier". In the end, Andy escapes the prison after serving 19 years. It shows his escape in a flash-back sequence, I am not going to give the escape away but there are a lot of events that happen throughout the movie that help make the perfectly executed escape seem all the better.
The tagline of this movie is, "Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free." I found this to be spot on and best fitting for a movie like this one. I did not make that up by the way.
A must see and a true classic.
Notice how you rarely see people deadlift heavy at the gym? Do you also notice how all these people have average physiques? Put 2 and 2 together.
The necks on Fodera's are so fast that they play themselves. People think I'm good at bass, but it's really just the bass. Luckily I keep that a secret to most...
Steve Savage Holland, the director of 80's cult classic Better off Dead, brings us the story of teenage cartoonist Hoops McCann (John Cusack) who needs to create an animated love story to get a scholarship for Art School. His best friend George Squid (Joel Murray, brother of Bill Murray) talks him into spending the summer with him Nantucket where they get into all kinds of wacky adventures with George's friends The Stork Twins (Bobcat Goldthwait plays Egg Stork) and Ack Ack Raymond (Curtis Armstrong, better known as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds) Things get even crazier when Hoops decides to help out Cassandra (Demi Moore) who inherited her grandfather's house, but might lose it to the greedy Mr. Beckerstead, who plans on buying the house and tearing it down so he can put his own Lobster Restaurant on the property. The climax of the film involves Hoops, George, Ack Ack, and The Twins in a boat Tri-Athlone (1st rowing, then sailing, then engine) against Beckstead's son Teddy and his cocky band of friends. And somewhere in the course of the movie you get a psychotic redheaded girl who is sensitive about her ugly pet dog, The Dreaded Cute and Fuzzy Bunny Gang, and Bobcat Goldthwait in a Godzilla suit.
Did I get all that? Man I hope so. It looks a lot more complicated on paper than it actually plays on the screen. This film is one of those films that is so mindlessly bad that it is actually a ton of fun to watch. It hasn't reached the cult status of other films of the time period like Better Off Dead, but I think it deserves to be. The film is just completely insane and makes no apologies for itself, and everybody I've shown the film to has walked away from it with smiles on their faces. It's a fun movie from a much simpler time. Check it out!
Location: highway jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
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The Incredible Hulk
Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) is on the run from the U.S. Army led by General "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt) who wants Banner's DNA to make a super serum for his soldiers. Complicating the matters is Banner's relationship with colleague and daughter of General Ross, Betty (Liv Tyler). Nice mix of story (Hulk's origin is nicely handled during the opening credits, so you can skip the 3 hour piece of crap from 2003) and summer block buster action fun (Hulk smashes a lot of shit, and the GI isn't so crappy this time). Very enjoyable movie, I liked it better than Iron Man which coincidently is tied in with this movie with a Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) cameo, good times for Comic and Action fans alike.
This a documentary on metal music, it's roots, and the various genres that make up metal music. The maker of the film talks with many artists and fans and people associated with music. It is a very interesting watch for anyone who is a fan of metal music. He even travels to Europe to check into the Norwegian Black Metal scene where some are true satan worshipers. That IMO, got a little weird.