CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO is a feature length documentary chronicling the lives of three mortal men and one woman who make their living working as superhero characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. This deeply personal view into their daily routines reveals their hardships, and triumphs, as they pursue and achieve their own kind of fame. The Hulk sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to LA; Wonder Woman was a mid-western homecoming queen; Batman struggles with his anger, while Superman’s psyche is consumed by the Man of Steel. Although the Walk of Fame is right beneath their feet, their own paths to stardom prove to be a long, hard climbs.
Joetaeb D (us) wrote: More enjoyable on a second viewing when things are understand clearer, The congress succeeds at being a deeply compelling and brilliantly animated hybrid that is powered by Robin Wright's masterful lead performance
Aaron G (us) wrote: Better than Frozen in every possible way.
FilmGrinder S (ru) wrote: 81%If Katie's (Alexandra Lamy) head wasn't attached it would fly off, oh wait....
M D (us) wrote: This documentary follows a poor family on the shores of the mighty river as they live against the impending flood. Following the construction of the massive Three Gorges Dam, countless Chinese would be displaced, losing their homes and their farming land. This film follows this significant event that mirrors the changing country. A rather intimate look into the lives of kids as they get jobs working on tour boats for gawking Americans, whose presence alters and degrades the workers. Change is unstoppable; while the old move along to get out of the way the young adapt and reshape themselves. A well-told story that becomes more apparent after watching, more important with time, and more depressing with the path we??re on. Yung??s well-received piece is has an unfortunate existence whose importance will only build with time.
Jeri P (ag) wrote: Even portrayal of both sides of the story with a great production and cast
Garrett (us) wrote: Unforgivably stupid, Deck The Halls is a worthless addition to the never-ending line of Christmas movies that get released each year.
Arin D (gb) wrote: Overwrought paean to Madrid and its underworld (seems slightly tame despite the director's hope we come away with a sense of its edginess). Drug deals and a menage-a-trois and Najwa Nimri's impossibly long legs predominate. Not bad.
Dennis F (nl) wrote: Exploding hookers, enough said.
Kevin M W (mx) wrote: The thing about sci-fi, predicting how technology will change our lives, hindsight being 20/20, is that it all looks so easy, like not so much of a thing, but its harder than it looks and here is a work in particular that proves that point exactly. A hackneyed convolution of cornball and greasy charm, they've literally thrown in everything and the kitchen sink in this look into the crystal ball. First they go back, 50 years back, before 1930, and are wistful about those halcyon days of yore. "Things were simpler then ..." Then we plunge into the future where all the architecture, interior design, and even the furniture is art deco (yeah, it looks old now, but when they made it, when it was hot, it was supposed to be "THE FUTURE!"). The government controls everything, folks have numbers instead of names and they eat little pills instead of real meals.Now there's a typical story here as well about boy gets girl, but it's of little importance beside the extravagances of speculation of what life will be like in the future. And its a musical too. Interesting about the film is not what they got wrong (and they do that easily 75% of the time) but what and how our grandparents, our great grandparents, and our great-great grandparents dreamed about what was to come. Some of the fantasies are wild and nutty, but most retain significant parts of the culture of their time, like they knew things were gonna change but kept their dreaming in a way they could still understand so that it didn't get far away from them. In one scene people blithely stand mere feet away from a rocket taking off. One central character is not only Jewish, but Jewish played for laffs no less (Woody Allen's Sleeper was only 43 years away), implying that in the future, in 50 years, racial hatred would be done away with (and this hope for the future only a couple of years away from the Holocaust) I loved this movie for that quality. On its own, its pretty hokey now, but at one time somebody saw this and was amazed at what the future could be like.
Ashlee C (jp) wrote: Monks journey from Tibet to Seattle to look for a little boy named Jesse they believe to be a revered Buddhist Teacher Lama Dorje reincarnated. The little boy lives in an average Seattle family; his mother is a teacher and his father is an architect. The mother and father are unsure of the monks, especially since they want to take him back with him until the father experiences a personal tragedy. Jesse loves learning about the monks and the beginning of the movie tells and intertwines the story of Prince Siddhartha and how he reaches his enlightenment and how he becomes known as Buddha. It shows the signs that led him to become a great prophet, how he reaches the middle way and his battle with Mara the Tempter. At the end of the movie you learn that all of the children are in fact Lama Dorje Reincarnated; they just manifest different sects of his body. speech and mind. I found this movie to be very informative since the story line that is intertwined in it shows the life and times of Buddha. It Accurately portrays his birth, how he was destined for greatness and all the trials and personal journeys he went through to achieve enlightenment, so he could become "The Awakened one". Prince Siddhartha did live a very lavish lifestyle, surrounded in all the excess you could possibly want and this movie portrays that very well. I think watching Little Buddha was an excellent Visual Companion to CHAPTER 5 on Buddhism! It really helped me understand and appreciate his story even more.
Chris J (us) wrote: This is David Gordon Green hitting his indie stride. Grumpy Al Pacino surrounded by inner monologues, Harmony Korinne there just cause, and its covered in Gordon Green-quirky-human moments.
Bruce B (es) wrote: Reflections in a Golden Eye" was recognized by John Huston himself as his most important film of his late period along with "The Man who would be a King". While generally the later is accepted as his masterpiece "Reflections in a Golden Eye" is misunderstood as Huston's "misfire", as a "flop", an opinion with which I tend to disagree. What we have here is a good drama whose story is based on a book by Carson McCullers, featuring superb performances from Marlon Brando who plays a U.S. Army Major in an isolated military fort somewhere in the south, who gradually discovers his homosexuality and Liz Taylor, simply great here in the role of his cheating wife. The film, which is basically a serious drama, turns out to be something of a cynical human comedy, due to "ridiculousness" of all of it's characters and the way the story is told by film's director - John Huston. Overall it's an intelligent film whose main theme is repression and ultimate frustration of desire with it's tragic consequences. 3 Stars 2-25-14