The title of this French-Canadian film translates to In the Belly of the Dragon, but don't assume that it's just another kung fu epic. Rather, the film is a likeable mixture of science fiction and humor, centered around the money-making schemes of star David La Haye. Unable to make ends meet with his minimum-wage job, La Haye hires himself out as a guinea pig to genially loopy scientist Marie Tifo. It is the doctor's contention that a person's intelligence can be artificially increased. La Haye proves her right...up to a point, that is. Extremely popular in Canada, Dans le Ventre du Dragon has yet to receive proper distribution in the States.
Writer:Marcel Beaulieu, Pierre Revelin, Yves Simoneau
The title of this French-Canadian film translates to In the Belly of the Dragon, but don't assume that it's just another kung fu epic. Rather, the film is a likeable mixture of science fiction and humor, centered around the money-making schemes of star David La Haye. Unable to make ends meet with his minimum-wage job, La Haye hires himself out as a guinea pig to genially loopy scientist Marie Tifo. It is the doctor's contention that a person's intelligence can be artificially increased. La Haye proves her right...up to a point, that is. Extremely popular in Canada, Dans le Ventre du Dragon has yet to receive proper distribution in the States. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Alex F (mx) wrote: I love Sweden, I love punk rock, I love kids' ingenuity and above all I love easy, fun yet smart movies. One of the best from 2014!
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Kevin D (it) wrote: A little unpredictable, acting good and last seen is really touching!
Jennifer T (mx) wrote: Cassie and I had a movie night! Makes me wanna dance.
Ondine R (jp) wrote: Troy Garity a la perfection ^^
Ken D (kr) wrote: Fine acting by Woody Harrelson, but the movie itself ends up being pretty boring.
Pedro O (ru) wrote: I would love to know what was so good about this movie, because I just don't get it.
Peter L (br) wrote: Brick offers a compelling story , great performances, compelling visuals as well as a dark and moody tone. While parts of the film may be considered over the top to most, "Brick" is the type of film that will be judged entirely on the viewers perspective. Some may find it too gloomy, other may find that the dark atmosphere perfectly complements the films tone. I am on the side of those who love this movie. While some plot twists are predictable, like the ending, most of them are actually surprisingly unexpected. I loved the dialogue of the film, the way it is written and performed is absolutely amazing. Everything that is not explained via dialogue is explained through the masterful visuals. Joseph Gordon-Levitt does a spectacular job as the lead actor. Director Rian Johnson does nails it out of the park for his first ever feature film. With gripping cinematography, a great (but slightly over the top) script, quick and flashy editing (in a good way), "Brick" is a great film. It definitely needs to be seen multiple times to understand the complete message being portrayed. I would highly recommend this movie to film buffs, or any one looking for a damn good modern day noir. As a whole, I think this is a great film.Star Rating: 4.5/5Elementary Letter Rating: A
BruceGifford J (ag) wrote: I have seen all of Nimrod Antal's American films and I have to say, I never would have guessed he had it in him to create something like Kontroll. OK, first off I will still always like Vacancy and Predators more from him, simply because I'm a huge horror fan and they were some of the first films I've ever seen from Antal. But Kontroll is his indie art house thriller, making it stand out from the rest of his films. The only other movie that comes close to being stylistic and artistic is Metallica Through the Never, but Kontroll is way better than that, in my opinion. (though I love the music in Metallica Through the Never).Kontroll gets grittier and darker as the film progresses, giving you the feeling that you falling deeper down the rabbit hole of some dark underbelly. The story focuses on a hero whose job is to make sure you have a ticket and making sure you're not riding the subway without paying. Everyone seems to hate him, his crew, and the rest of the employees. Our hero's group is a ragtag team of misfits just trying to do their job with the least amount of hassle. We find out our main character is also living down in the subway and probably hasn't traveled up to the surface in quiet some time.This is not your typical thriller. Yes, there is a murderer pushing people on the track and making it look like suicide, but it isn't just about finding this murderer. It is also about this workers dealing with the stress of their job, a romantic subplot with our main character falling in love with a young woman dressed as a teddy bear (I kid you not), the crew trying to catch a recurring rule breaker constantly getting free rides just because he can out run them, and several other elements.It might be the most thrilling of thrillers the whole way through (even compared to slow-burning thriller standards), but it is a great blend of drama, character development, and world building that is well crafted and admirable. There is a distinct style for the movie that is gritty, dark, artistic, and sometimes funny. Some of the shots remind me of other movies and other director styles, but I can't quite place where I've seen them before. Nevertheless, it is nothing like any of Nimrod's other films.The middle does get slow because it tries to weave in many different genres and elements into the film. I think it all works, but some might not like it as much. It's not the kind of thriller for everyone and I kind of have a hard time calling it a thriller, but I can't really come up with a genre that fits this film best.If you've seen Vacancy, Armored, Predators, and Metallica Through the Never and you feel Nimrod Antal isn't a good director that hasn't shown what he's capable of yet, then watch Kontroll and you just might think differently.
Billy H (kr) wrote: Awesome view of the power of workers (even strippers) to gain respect at their place of work. Way to go, ladies.
Thatguy G (fr) wrote: This is a must see for all the young gay kids out there. It was a ground breaking broadway play back in the day.
Arthuro M (ca) wrote: Alan Parker nous raconte une bien jolie histoire, celle d'une gueule casse tentant de faire retrouver la raison un ami d'enfance. Ami d'enfance qui se prend pour un oiseau ...d'o le titre du film. Il est heureux que le scnario ne s'essouffle jamais car le reste (ralisation, musique ...) est trs classique, s'accordant certes avec le propos mais ne motivant pas vraiment le spectateur a rester. Il faut galement saluer Cage et Modine qui transcendent le script et sont le vrai atout de ce long mtrage.
Phillie E (mx) wrote: It's a campy X-Files before it was X-Files was relevant.
Eric M (br) wrote: Pretentious new-agey claptrap attempting to pass itself off as horror, "Audrey Rose" is plodding, poorly acted, tedious, and not the least bit scary. Only Anthony Hopkins manages to successfully survive this misfire with his dignity intact. It doesn't help that I watched "The Exorcist" a few nights prior to this. Remember, kids: demonic possession=scary. Reincarnation=boring.
Dan M (de) wrote: Part 3 to my 'end of the world' movie theme. Well, after having seen this it's official.. it's the WORST END OF THE WORLD MOVIE. EVER.(and I've seen Skyline) I knew from the title it was going to have some religious connotation, but this went full tilt on the preachy side, so much so it's sickening. I could have turned it off 20min or so into it but.. the first part of this would make Mr. Skin proud, wow. Once it goes into full holy roller mode, that's when it becomes blegh. I was entertained by it at first, then just downright annoyed. This deserves -4 stars if it was possible, but I'll give it one for the nude chicas shown during the beginning parts. Horrible, absolutely horrible. Oh and David Duchovny sports some major hockey hair here, also entertaining.
Spencer S (ru) wrote: An interesting portrait of a time of racism, the flourishing of the naughty yet nice Southern belle, and duels still raging past the point of law breaking. The Deep South, in all it's overdone glory, is the pivotal spot for yet another tale of love gone awry, and the death and destruction that come with it. Though Fonda seems oddly placed among the ruckus, Bette Davis is exceptional, the greatest of reformed Jezebels. Sink your teeth in, but try to avoid the racism, historical ineptitude, and stiff dialouge. Worth it.
Mary Kathryn P (au) wrote: As the title would suggest, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is intensely unique and colorfully gripping. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet bring with them real performances on love and heartbreak that completes the touching experience. Quirky but so meaningful, this film is a film I have never quite seen before.