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Sue J (de) wrote: Liz Jensen is the author who wrote the 2008 novel The Ninth Life of Louis Drax about a nine-year-old French boy named Louis Drax, who unfortunately was accident prone. He was a very bright, insightful, bewildering youth who throughout the novel told his story with very energetic language of his inner and outer life. His parents were shown to be in a marriage that appeared to be falling apart and Louis believed he was the cause for the problems. To celebrate Louis's ninth birthday, the family had a picnic in the country, where both Louis and his father fell over a cliff. His father disappeared in the river below while Louis ended up in a coma. Before this accident, Louis nearly died eight other times, from a few serious illnesses such as botulism and meningitis. In the beginning, the reader was never totally sure what caused Louis's fall, but due to the disappearance of his father, he was considered responsible. The remainder of the novel dealt with Louis's doctor, Pascal Dannachet, who was trying to figure out Louis's illness and while doing this, became involved with Natalie, Louis's mother, a very mentally puzzling woman. When they kissed, Louis seemed to see it happen and sat straight up in his bed, then settled down, but soon after this, mysterious letters began to show up. At this point in the book, the reader is introduced to an another voice and it is that of the doctor, who is a specialist in comas and can figure out what happens in the inner world of a coma victim. The doctor's personal life was not that great and did not improve after he started Louis's treatment. The doctor even began to start sleepwalking, clearly showing a psychic connection between himself and Louis, who had been giving direction to the doctor to write the threatening notes. Louis seemed to defy all medical logic concerning comas; he even lapsed into death, but returned to the living in a miraculous physical move. The mystery was solved in the end when the reader learned that Louis deliberately fell off the cliff into the ravine while his father tried to stop him, but who fell and was eventually found dead at the bottom of the cliff. The book was well written and showed the misperceptions and misinterpretations children and adults see in one another in the world around them and they learned to distinguish what is and what might be.The supernatural thriller film based on the above novel attempts to accomplish the same thing as did the novel and was direct by Alexandre Aja, and adapted to the screen by Max Minghella. It starred Jamie Dornan as Dr. Allan Pascal (a change in name from the book), Sarah Gadon as Natalie Drax, Aiden Longworth as Louis Drax, Oliver Platt as Dr. Perez, Molly Parker as Dalton, Julian Wadham as Dr. Jane, Barbara Hershey as Violet (Louis's grandmother), Jane Mc Gregor as Sophie, and Aaron Paul as Peter Drax (Louis's father).The film's story follows the plot line of the novel starting with Louis Drax's ninth birthday where he has a near fatal fall and ends up in a coma. Dr. Pascal is his doctor who looks for the strange circumstances that can explain the young child's accidents and coincidences that have followed him during his short life. It is shown in the beginning all the accidents this young child has had from electrocution, to spider bites, to almost drowning. All of this raise the question has to how effectively he has been raised by his parents which cumulated with his fall from the cliff and ending in the coma. Much of the film used voiceover by Aiden Longworth (Louis - remember he's in a coma, but we need to "hear" from him to understand what's going on in his mind while in this deep sleep.) Flashback is also used to explain his relationship with the child psychologist Dr. Perez (Oliver Platt) who has been included in the film to provide exposition. We are lead through the visuals of the film and through the good acting of Aaron Paul as Louis's step-father Peter Drax that he is the culprit and responsible for pushing Louis' off the cliff and who it would appear has left town and cannot be found. Dr. Pascal, the coma expert, is played by Jamie Dornan, who tries to help Louis believing in supernatural phenomena and having experienced a similar childhood trauma. Thanks to the gifted mind of Aja, he, along with the adapter Minghella, have added a swamp thingy to Louis's coma imagination suggesting strongly that all the accidents could be of a supernatural being. It seemed that Louis Drax was ready to leave this world. It was not a tearjerker like other young adult reader adapted films but had a much different attitude about terminal kid stories. The film had some style...a good musical score, a somewhat typical classic mystery noir (Dornan's character falls for the woman and composite characters who get in his way) plus the addition of the wonderful Barbara Hershey as the grandmother and let's not forget some freaky activity on Dr. Pascal's behavior in the coma ward and the garden slug images. The dream sequences were handled in typical Aja style, but the entire film was disappointing...at best. It just never came together. GRADE: 2 of 5 crowns
Galle C (nl) wrote: Une histoire trs potique et bien narre. On s'attache Hassan, Maki et Zarafa. On aurait presque envie de parcourir le monde en ballon et d'adopter une girafe la fin.
Matthew S (gb) wrote: Abbas Kiarostami's film is more interested in exploring ideas around "identity" than offering a clearly mapped statement or conclusion. The result is an experimental, human, potent and ultimately disturbing film. The plot is simple. A young woman trying to secure her college degree has taken a job as a sex worker. At first glimpse she seems like a passive waifish sort of tiny voiced girl-woman. We quickly discover that this is really a ploying guise to get what she wants. When her pimp refuses to give her the night off, her tiny voice turns into a far more powerful and tonal demand of anger. This is no "waif" and that voice we hear is a cover in a film filled with a series of people hiding behind self-created masks used for manipulation. Over the course of two days she forms a connection with an elderly retired professor who has some connection to her pimp. A short film, we see these two dramatically different people slowly drop their masks to reveal their true selves. What first feels empowering quickly takes us to another aspect of their worlds. Kiarostami's film ends with a heart-stopping thud. A haunting and somehow mysterious cinematic experience. This film is near flawless.
Dustin C (au) wrote: completely redemmed tim allen as an actor for me.
The Next Starfighter (gb) wrote: I love this movie! Especially because I'm an emitophilliac. The scene when the girl is vomiting on those guys in the car is the best! Sometimes I'll watch just that scene alone. There aren't enough movies that have vomit scenes as good as this. Leave it to Troma to deliver what Hollywood can't and will not do. Listen up Hollywood, we want more films with Roman Showers. Well I do anyways
Paul F (mx) wrote: I think I'm finally getting burned out on slasher films. I'm sure it's just a phase I'm going through and that sooner or later, I'll be gleefully popping in a tape of some obscure holiday-themed movie where teens have sex and die in a miriad of illogical ways, but I may have to take some time off for a while. Get some cinematic fiber back into my diet, as it were.It was [i]Iced [/i]that finally broke me. I'd always been curious about it, if for no other reason than its' place in history as the movie where you get to see Lisa Loring, the original Wednesday Addams, naked as a newborn babe in a hottob with huge hair. I don't know why the hell I'd care about this--just my morbid fascination with child stars sinking to doing nudity in slasher films, I guess. (I've also always wanted to see the porn film starring Scotty Schwartz, the kid from [i]The Toy[/i], but always got scared by the box, in which he looks exactly the same as he did when he was eight, only puffier. There's something wrong with me.)In [i]Iced[/i], Loring is one of an uneven baker's half-dozen of folks that come up to a ski lodge for a sales pitch and eventually find themselves getting killed off one by one. Seems a friend of the group had killed himself on the slopes four years ago and now he's in full ski garb, hunting them down with a variety of winter-themed objects--snow plow, ski, icicle--which makes sense only if you believe a group of friends would be glad to reunite under the same circumstances that caused the death of one of their own.I guess[i] Iced[/i] is slightly different from the standard slasher film for having the snow-heavy setting, but director Jeff (Beyond the Door III) Kwitny never really bothers to get outside the cabin itself. He also never really bothers setting up any tension, and fumbles the climax so badly you feel that the first 80 minutes of the film is even more of a waste than it felt like.Instead of tension, we get talk, and lots of it. Writer Joseph Alan Johnson, who also plays the real estate agent, seems to want to set up a [i]Big Chill[/i] kind of atmosphere, with the characters talking endlessly about their feelings, lives and relationships before getting a knife to the chest. If any of this were the least bit convincing or interesting, it might have worked, but it's not, so the result is that over an hour of screen time passes before the second murder. (The first murder is something of a "gimme" in slasher movies, usually involving someone who's killed before they meet the rest of the group.)Now, I can certainly enjoy a dumb slasher film, but the bad aspects of this film are more annoying and dull than goofy and enjoyable. The killer's identity makes little sense (he manages to be in two places at once at one point), the death sequences are ineptly staged, the score barely matches the action on screen, and the characters, while overdeveloped, aren't particularly memorable, with the exception of Carl (Ron Kologie), who has hair that deserves an apology.And Lisa Loring herself? Well, she comes off like Winona Ryder playing Joan Collins as the film's slut, which could have been enjoyably over-the-top had the script let her go a little bit nuttier. Instead, she regrets what she does, broods a little, and ends up electrocuted in a hot tub after disrobing for her much-sought-after full frontal nude scene.As an exploitation flick,[i] Iced [/i]isn't much either. There's nudity from both genders (always a good thing in my book), but the violence is unconvincing and most of the death scenes occur off-screen. What's the point of having a film where someone is stabbed with a giant icicle if you're not going to show it?There's also a supernatural twist that doesn't make any sense with the final twist and an epilogue that ranks with one of the silliest I've ever seen. Here, I'll spoil it for you so you don't have to waste 88 minutes of your life:It's five years after the massacre. The two married survivors go up to a ski resort (again, why would... oh, never mind.) and their young daughter builds a snowman. The mom puts a piece of coal on the snowman for an eye, and [i]the eye begins to drop blood! [/i] Mom backs away.... AND THE SKI-SUIT CLAD KILLER BURSTS OUT FROM THE SNOWMAN! Freeze-frame... credits roll.There. Now, unless you've got some sort of weird pent-up sexul frustration about having never seen Wednesday Addams naked, you can avoid [i]Iced[/i] completely. I'm gonna go watch something good, like a women's prison movie with Tanya Roberts.
Dylan W (it) wrote: This movie is so freakin' great. It is a weird combination of classic american western and italian style. I love the stunts (of course) and the story is really weird and convoluted. Bronson is exceptional in this one, there is a lot of nuance to the different ways he plays badasses. All the cast is perfect. In general, one of the great 70s westerns.
John C (mx) wrote: [size=2]This is a nice RKO Radio Picture film.Lucille Ball plays a feisty sex kittenish dancer. She starts the movie out as Bubbles. Then works her way to Lillie White. By the end of the movie she?s Tiger Lillie White one of the hottest tickets on the Broadway stage.Maureen O?Hara plays Judy O?Brien a dancer that thinks there is a craft to dancing. She dreams of being a less flash and more technical ballerina. She ends up being the butt of Tiger Lillie?s showcase.The movie moves along pretty good and like most old movies in the end everyone gets what they want. One big old happy ending. Tiger Lillie White gets $50,000.00 from a divorce. The man she gets a divorce from goes back to his wife which he never really stopped loving (I?m really not sure why they were getting a divorce to begin with but oh well). Last but not least Judy get a job with a legit Ballet Company.Note You can find this movie on DVD and is part of the Lucille Ball film Collection Box set.[/size]
James H (gb) wrote: 75/100. Great cast and a solid mystery thriller. Great direction from Otto Preminger. The story is well developed, as are the characters. Very suspensful and interesting throughout. Very well acted by everyone, Laurence Olivier is always a pleasure to watch. Well photographed. It really gets you thinking, great story.
Dawn F (nl) wrote: I was surprised by the poor reviews this movie received. I thought the effects were great! Every time I watch the part with the airplane, I get chills. It has suspense and good progression, though some parts are not very realistic if such an event were to happen. I like that it pulls in a spiritual side ever so slightly, still leaving anyone to stand on their beliefs no matter what they are, because even in an ending like this, it's faith that leads us to knowing.