At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor, and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. Huang Xing has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare. When he finds his country falling apart, he feels he has no choice but to pick up the sword.
Sandy K (kr) wrote: Insightful and thought-provoking look at the systemic problems of our country's colleges and universities, and how current practices are unsustainable and must be changed to go back to an emphasis on teaching and learning.
Benno V (us) wrote: Kinda weird collections of 3 short horror movies
Yujie S (mx) wrote: If you're looking for a straight forward arnie style action movie then dont bother putting this on as you'll probably just whitey all over the carpet. Having read most of the other reviews before I began writing this i noticed distinctively just how many of the reviewers seemed to complain about the violent nature (both in terms of gore and sexual violation) of the film as being unrealistic but frankly i believe that this is simply down to their expectation of viewing a film more similar to Spielberg's saving private ryan. Why was this so much more explicit? you may ask. Well its because the event that this movie happens to focus on (i.e. the sacking of Nanjing) was in reality notoriously more inhumane than the events that unfolded in the villages of Northern France and even the shores of Normandy. If you dont believe me then look it up and educate yourself. War is an awful thing and in my opinion the grittiness of this film shows war for what it really is far better than any film like saving private ryan or enemy at the gates does. The events that unfold in times of war arent meant to be easy to watch and as human beings being able to spend a few hours sitting in a chair comfortably watching the events of a war being retold is not meant to be and so it is only reasonable to conclude that there is something missing from those films and that something is the grittiness that this film has almost uniquely to itself. So please do not be put off by the slander before and give this film a watch. If you find watching this uncomfortable then know that its only because you are human.
Ross M (ca) wrote: Certainly one of the most enriching movies of the decade. Enchanting and artistic with an exquisite story and production.
Heidi S (de) wrote: It's gorgeous. And it's Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. What more could one want?
Lovro H (es) wrote: This isn't a particularly good horror movie as opposed to the other 2 installments in the series. It tries too hard being a comedy that sometimes you even forget you're watching a horror movie! The acting is really weird in this one, some of the actors can act, while some are just so hard to take seriously. The story is nothing too interesting, though the interesting twist in the end is cool, it does kind of ruin the first movie for me... The violence and gore is almost non-existent in this movie. Almost every killing happens off-screen and sometimes it's really frustrating when you can only hear the sound of what is happening or just see a knife go up and down, without seeing the damage that is being done! All in all, a mediocre sequel still offers some interesting twists and one of the only scenes that is funny is the Jay & Silent Bob cameo, which was quite awesome. Would recommend only to those who have seen the previous Scream movies and want to watch the fourth one (like me).
Cresswell S (de) wrote: family of Crooks. Connery has great comic timing.
Francisco G (fr) wrote: Street Trash is one of those glorious cheesy horror comedies from the 80s, completly disjointed on it's plot but hilariously awful right until the end. The jokes are either amazing, incredibly bad, distasteful but always fun on how surprising some segments can get. The gore is pretty disgusting but always light on it's approach, never being truly disturbing, like say some Troma flicks, which Street Trash bares some comparisions.Worth a shot for fans of demented horror comedies that don't have much story going on.
Monjit B (gb) wrote: Amazing movie.. Paul Newman rocks!!!
Arianeta L (jp) wrote: Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social commentary film about teachers in an inner-city school. It is based on the novel of the same name by Evan Hunter. The movie is hard hitting and probably a better representation of juvenile delinquency in the nineteen fifties than Rebel Without A Cause or The Wild One. The story revolves around an idealistic teacher on his first job in a tough urban all male high school. Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) is the teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils, led by an African American student, Gregory Miller (Sidney Poitier), frequently engage in anti-social behaviour. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the pupils. He is subjected to violence as well as duplicitous schemes; he first suspects Miller, but later realizes that Artie West (Vic Morrow) is the perpetrator, and challenges him in a showdown-type scenario in the classroom. The film has also been credited with sparking the rock and roll revolution by featuring Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around the Clock", over the film's opening credits, as well as in the first scene, in an instrumental version in the middle of the film, and at the close of the movie, establishing that song as an instant classic. Popularized by its use in the film, "Rock Around the Clock" reached number one on the Billboard charts, and remained there for eight weeks. The music also led to a huge teenage audience for the film, and their exuberant response to it sometimes overflowed into violence and vandalism at screenings. In this sense, the film has been seen as marking the start of a period of visible teenage rebellion in the late 20th century. The film marked a watershed in the United Kingdom. When shown at a South London Cinema in 1956 the teenage teddy boy audience began to riot, tearing up seats and dancing in the aisles. After that riots took place around the country wherever the film was shown. Blackboard Jungle was the first of what would become a popular genre: the film in which an idealistic teacher is confronted with a class of cynical teenagers, who have disengaged from conventional schooling. As so often in later films, issues of race and class lie at the heart of the dynamics. Subsequent films that exploited the theme include: Blackboard Jungle was a shocking film for its time and several cities banned the movie which only served to contribute to its success. Some cities banned it because of its multi-racial content while others did it because of fear that it would spark violence. Even today it is a disturbing film.
Perry M (mx) wrote: Interesting cinematography. Not the best script and some of the dialogue got lost because of mumbling. Or am I losing my hearing? But it was a fun sci-fi action film with some humorous lines and interesting characters. Not a great film but decent.
Alan K (ca) wrote: Fantastic take on the quantum theory trope. Reminds me of the groundhog day episode of stargate.