Amber St Clair, orphaned during the English Civil War and raised by a family of farmers, aspires to be a lady of high society; when a group of cavaliers ride into town, she sneaks away with them to London to achieve her dreams.
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Sean B (gb) wrote: Not as interesting as the first one but still very funny at times and it is pretty eye-catching.
Robert B (mx) wrote: Scenic Route (Kevin and Michael Goetz, 2013)Scenic Route was a movie I went into expecting to not like all that much. As far as I can tell, it was basically DTV after playing a few festivals, it showed up on the "Popular on Netflix" list on instant streaming (usually the things I add from that list show up in the bottom 10% of my queue when I sort by rating descending; Scenic Route was an exception, showing up about halfway down). It stars Josh Duhamel, who hasn't made a good picture since Turistas, and Dan Fogler, who hasn't made a good movie since... well, never. Directed by brothers turning in their first feature and written by a TV guy, though he has turned in one feature script before-for the almost-legendary Jodie Foster-directed bomb The Beaver. (Yeah, the Mel Gibson hand puppet movie.) I figured I'd be hitting play on this one and, ninety minutes later, starting to write a review so legendarily bad I would be getting hate mail about it long into the next century. More fool me, because I have, as of this writing (Jan. 5, 2014), so far seen thirty pictures that were released in 2013, and I would put Scenic Route in the top five. All of these pieces that should not fit together in any way combined to make something special. [note: opening paragraph written before seeing Europa Report. Between these two movies, Dan Fogler bought a lot of years off his time in purgatory.]Plot: Mitchell (Duhamel) and his childhood friend Carter (Fogler) are in the middle of a roadtrip when their truck breaks down in the middle of the desert. At the beginning of the ordeal, they seem to be friendly enough about it, but as time goes on and they realize they might be out there without food and water for an extended period of time, the needling gets sharper and more bitter. Will they get rescued before they end up killing each other?I know the last sentence of that synopsis makes this movie seem like a comedy. It is, as long as you realize it is not only a comedy, and as long as you realize the comedy is about as black as they come; I'm not sure I've seen a more mean-spirited comedy since Very Bad Things. Stephen King described the kinds of arguments that punctuate this movie as arguments that go back and rip off all the old Band-Aids, making all the wounds fresh again. (It's somewhere in 'Salem's Lot if you want to go looking.) Mitchell and Carter have spent their entire lives telling each other all their secrets, as well as observing each other's bad choices, so there's a lot of ammo there. In order to make it all work, though, putting aside an ambiguous, and quite wonderful, ending that is endlessly debated on the IMDB message boards, you have to have enough of an ear for dialogue that people who get involved in these kinds of arguments will listen to these characters and say "yes, that's exactly how it goes." I did exactly that at least a dozen times during this movie. Who knew Killen should have been writing about arguments instead of hand puppets?On the downside, it's a (mostly) two-person movie set (mostly) in the middle of the desert. That is exceptionally tough to pull off from a pacing standpoint. My Dinner with Carter this movie is not; there are places where the already-pedestrian pace flags even more, though in the movie's defense they are relatively short pieces and can be seen as the filmmakers trying to instill a minor sense of what the characters are feeling. If that interpretation is correct, it doesn't work. Still, that's a relatively small downside for a no-budget movie that came out of left field and smacked me upside the head; I liked this one something fierce. *** 1/2
Glynis E (ru) wrote: loved it .... not sure what the critics saw - but this was slick and clever. Gervais a master of understatement. Enjoyed every minute. Only thing I didn't like was his wife (Eleanor's) wig ..... not good Go Ricky I say
Paul D (au) wrote: Brooding sci-fi thriller, all very dark and foreboding but not a bad effort if you enjoy low-budget films of this ilk.
Enid B (us) wrote: la vi de casualidad, me gusto no sabia como era el debatir de verdad... eso si estoy de acuerdo con los chikos de Long Beach Jordan necesita un cambio!!!
Ross L (ag) wrote: Not a bad flick for an almost straight to dvd release. Things to note: 1) A fat John Travolta is still smaller than a normal James Gandolfini 2) Scott Cann is a midget person 3) Jared Leto with a receding hairline is magical and 4) Salma Hayak is too much woman for little boy Leto. 2008 Movies: 8
Camille L (gb) wrote: Amistad est ptri de bonnes intentions et tient raconter une histoire difiante. Le film prend son temps pour bien tout faire comprendre, tous les tenants et aboutissants d'une histoire que Steven Spielberg parvient encore rendre manichenne avec quelques plans dont il a le secret et qui dtruisent toutes tentatives d'lvation du dbat. Les mchants sont trs mchants, les gentils trs gentils. Tout ceci est donc bien long et quelque peu ennuyeux avant une dernire demi-heure qui remonte un peu le tout, grce Anthony Hopkins et Matthew McConaughey. Mais sur 2h35, c'est un peu court.
Michael M (us) wrote: Do you realize it's been just about 20 years since we met Jackie Chan? He sure takes a beating in this one but you've got to give him credit as the stunt work and fight choreography is on point. This movie has a tiger, a hovercraft, a Lamborghini, some stereotyping, and some great Kung fu action. The USA welcomed Jackie with open arms.
Alexander C (fr) wrote: Could be worth a viewing, would like to see it sometime in the future.
Mike A (nl) wrote: Daniel Day-Lewis is the best actor of the past 25-30 years in my opinion and he really shows it here. Pretty amazing what people can do with their lives and it makes you feel silly when you think you have problems.
Bjorn O (nl) wrote: -msom tv-film msom grisigt, Cameron Mitchell r ett svin, Lee Marvin r nykter, O.J. r arg och Richard Burton r snll och halt.
Lilo C (us) wrote: Ah yeah the Waterloo.
Amisterdan C (ru) wrote: Isso sim uma adaptao de um livro. Lio para os retoristas de Hollywood, sim possvel respeitar a obra original
Orlok W (it) wrote: Doomed Romance In A Port Of Shadows....--French predecessor of film Noir!!
The Critic (de) wrote: With a slightly darker edge than most of Laurel and Hardy's other works, 'Pack Up Your Troubles' is a wonderful mix of comedy and drama. An assortment of gags that hit the mark and the casting of the incredibly adorable Jacquie Lyn as the plot's catalyst make this is a must-see.
Kyle M (us) wrote: I may not know a lot about Alexander the Great, but I do know that this "biopic" of his may be inaccurate and a failure to the epic genre at the same time failed to be like Warner Bros' previous epic with similar roots "Troy." It's too powerful with nonsense in what they're doing or saying or yelling. It doesn't match to the epic scale, nor the legacy probably.However, Oliver Stone's probable failed attempt to do an epic on a legend shows that historians would be really good resources in productions when studios are trying something out like this if they don't have enough knowledge to do a successful flick. If historians are criticizing these kind of films, then this shows that studios can ask for their help as good resources."Alexander" the epically-scaled failed to match the scale or went overboard on the power of the genre. It marks a checkpoint that the shadow of The Return of the King had faded. (C+)
Felipe F (gb) wrote: Although it may seem a bit confused and unfocused August: Osage Countys stellar cast - led by the always worthwhile Meryl Streep - fill the holes of this familiar drama.
Shuug M (de) wrote: 50 cent playing a NYPD cop gotta see this one, a bad ass crooked cop