In the Army Now
Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman didn't really know what they were in for when they enlisted in the U.S. Army; they just wanted to get a job and make some money. But these new recruits are so hapless, they run the risk of getting kicked out before their military careers even begin. Soon, though, they're sent to the Middle East to fight for their country -- which they manage to do in their own wacky ways.
- Stars:Pauly Shore, Andy Dick, Lori Petty, David Alan Grier, Esai Morales, Lynn Whitfield, Art LaFleur, Fabiana Udenio, Glenn Morshower, Beau Billingslea, Peter Spellos, Barry Nolan, Coleen Christie, Ryan Cutrona, Paul Mooney,
- Director:Daniel Petrie Jr.,
- Writer:Steve Zacharias (story), Jeff Buhai (story), Robbie Fox (story), Ken Kaufman (screenplay), Stu Krieger (screenplay), Daniel Petrie Jr. (screenplay), F
Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some money for their entrepreneurial dreams. No sooner than they finish basic training are they called up to do their part to save the free world. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(de) wrote: Errol Morris' probing camera digs deep into the infamous photographs from Abu Ghraib and uncovers more questions than straightforward, ready-to-slam-the-goverment answers, like that other investigative doc on the same subject (Taxi to the Dark Side). As if daring his audience to cast the first stone, Morris places the camera directly in front of each guilty party's face while asking them to pinpoint the breakdown of their moral conscience. Was it the towering peer pressure from a government and its military hounds? Or was it just plain rotten group think from a bunch of dumb individuals? I got the impression it was a little bit of both.
(au) wrote: LOVE Colin as a cowboy! ;)
(au) wrote: Great for people who enjoy artist films and can watch films with subtitles. If I remember right, this is a French movie taking place in Italy. Way better than A Girl With a Pearl Earring. If you like Sarah Dunant's Birth of Venus book, I think this might come close to a movie for it.
(ru) wrote: Watched this for the first time in about fifteen years a few nights ago and I wondered if it would resonate with me now as much as it did then, when my life was a little more... Unsettled.It's naive, stagy, could use an edit but it's a small unique beautiful film that remains one of my favourites with an eponymous central protagonist that I still feel very connected to.
(us) wrote: Excellent move. The illiterate crowd might not understand this one!! ha ha. Minds Wit and quick thinking are the way to an audience with the king in this 1700 french period piece. Nice intriguing plot great 170th century set decoration at the court of Versailles. A love story. DVD Transfer is very nice crystal clear!! I recommend this move. 4 1/2 stars!!
(it) wrote: Ho hum story about ugly American Rob Lowe going to school at Oxford to be on their rowing team. It's a pretty standard story of Lowe being the brash outsider trying to work his way into posh society, getting in good with the snooty rowers and also trying to woo a Princess Stephanie of Monaco-like character played by Amanda Pays. Ally Sheedy plays an American girl also going to Oxford. The story is pretty dumb, but it's a good cast, which makes the film watchable. And even though this is a 80s style sudo-Brat Pack film, it doesn't really have that much of a 80s vibe to it, so I didn't even get all that good of a nostalgia kick from the film either. It's kind of funny to see a college age Julian Sands, who plays one of the nicer posh Brits. Alan Howard is also good a Lowe's very direct adviser.
(au) wrote: In the year 2285, the USS Reliant is on a mission to search for a lifeless planet for testing of the Genesis Device, a technology designed to reorganize matter to create habitable worlds for colonization. Reliant officers Commander Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) and Captain Clark Terrell beam down to the surface of a possible candidate planet, which they believe to be Ceti Alpha VI; once there, they are captured by genetically engineered tyrant Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban). 15 years prior, the Enterprise discovered Khan's ship adrift in space; Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) exiled Khan and his fellow supermen to Ceti Alpha V after they attempted to take over the Enterprise. After they were marooned, Ceti Alpha VI exploded, shifting the orbit of Ceti Alpha V and destroying its ecosystem. Khan blames Kirk for the death of his wife and plans revenge. He implants Chekov and Terrell with indigenous creatures that enter the ears of their victims and render them susceptible to mind control, and uses the officers to capture the Reliant. Learning of Genesis, Khan attacks space station Regula I where the device is being developed by Kirk's former lover, Dr. Carol Marcus, and their son, David. Next up is the utter destruction of Kirk...After the lukewarm reaction to the first film, fan response to The Wrath of Khan was highly positive. The Wrath of Khan was released in North America on June 4, 1982. It was a box office success, earning US$97 million worldwide and setting a world record for first-day box office gross. The film's success was credited with renewing interest in the franchise. Mark Bernardin of Entertainment Weekly went further, calling The Wrath of Khan "the film that, by most accounts, saved Star Trek as we know it"; it is now considered one of the best films in the series. The film's pacing was praised by reviewers in The New York Times and The Washington Post as being much swifter than its predecessor and closer to that of the television series. Janet Maslin of The New York Times credited the film with a stronger story than The Motion Picture and stated the sequel was everything the first film should have been. Variety agreed that The Wrath of Khan was closer to the original spirit of Star Trek than its predecessor. Strong character interaction was cited as a strong feature of the film, as was Montalbn's portrayal of Khan. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times and Derek Adams of Time Out complained about what were seen as tepid battle sequences, and perceived melodrama. While Ebert and TV Guide felt that Spock's death was dramatic and well-handled, The Washington Post's Gary Arnold stated Spock's death "feels like an unnecessary twist, and the filmmakers are obviously well-prepared to fudge in case the public demands another sequel". Negative reviews of the film also focused on the acting, and Empire singled out the "dodgy coiffures" and "Santa Claus tunics" as elements of the film that had not aged well.After the lackluster critical and commercial response to The Motion Picture, series creator Gene Roddenberry was forced out of the sequel's production. Executive producer Harve Bennett wrote the film's original outline, which Jack B. Sowards developed into a full script. Director Nicholas Meyer completed the final script in 12 days, without accepting a writing credit. Meyer's approach evoked the swashbuckling atmosphere of the original series, and the theme was reinforced by James Horner's musical score. Nimoy had not intended to have a role in The Motion Picture's sequel, but was enticed back on the promise that his character would be given a dramatic death scene. Negative test audience reaction to Spock's death led to significant revisions of the ending over Meyer's objections. The production used various cost-cutting techniques to keep within budget, including utilizing miniatures from past projects and re-using sets, effects footage and costumes from the previous movie. Among the film's technical achievements is it being the first feature film to contain a complete sequence created entirely with computer-generated graphics. I didnt grow up with the Star Trek tv-show, however I had a Mr. Spock action figure from the tv-show as a kid and when "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" came out in 1979 that did catch my attention with more action figures. That film was a tedious and slow paced vehicle and not that intriguing as far as I remember. So I never saw "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" when it came out in 1982. The film is sort of a sequel to the episode "Space Seed" from the original series as Khan returns with a plan of vengeance against Captain Kirk and his crew. Yes, theres somewhat a nostalgic feeling to it even if the film also carries a campiness like the tv-show did. The top moments are the battle of the mind between Kirk and Khan and Spock's sacrifice at the end. Moments that stands out. And its nice to see a young and beautiful Kirstie Alley as Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik. "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" is ok in my book, but not something that sticks to me like it does to a Trekkie.
(ag) wrote: It's all about that car chase.
(au) wrote: Not my kind of show.
(mx) wrote: 2/3s in in gets kind od silly and creepy with soft core kiddie porn and the one man army who kills with impunity. please, give me something at least that's even believable even in a movie reality.
(us) wrote: I may be a bit biased, for this is one of my all-time top ten films. From the outset, one is captured by the panoramic shots, close ups, and hunting sound track. And even though the story meanders a bit, nearly three hours in length, it is still a captivating story of what is good, bad, and ugly in all of us. Some may say the film is unnecessarily brutal, but it's a reflection of one of the most brutal times in American history, the Civil War where more death and carnage occurred than any time previous or since. Clint Eastwood is his usual cool, cold self, but it is Eli Wallach who steals the show. His character, Tuco, has got to be one of the most selfish, mean, nasty, evil men in film history. Yet at the same time, he's so silly, so pathetic, so idiotic, you can't but find a place in your heart for this villain. And whether Blondie is Good, Blue Eyes Evil, and Tuco Ugly is questionable. They're all about as evil as can be, so maybe Blondie is only good comparatively. The relationship between Blondie and Tuco is an odd one, to say the least. It is one that is mutually beneficially and mutually abusive, yet at the same time they appear to seek it out. In the end, the bad guy gets it, but even though good and ugly escape with a fortune, the only reason they both escape is the perverse connection they've built over time. Moral of the story? Well, there really is none. It's just good, clean, masochistic, shoot 'em up, evil and mayhem with a very little taste of the good thrown in for, as one would say, good measure.
(nl) wrote: I think that we are all a lot more savvy about on-line relationships these days. We've all heard the stories of dates that have been arranged via the internet and when the person shows up, the photo is about 15 years old and several kilos lighter than the person we saw on the screen. When Catfish was made, this kind of situation was less in the public eye and so watching Nev Schulman begin to converse with a young woman, first via a chatroom and e-mail and then on the phone sets alarm bells ringing. Made up of candid clips filmed by Nev's brother Ariel and a friend Henry Joost, Catfish is a compelling documentary of a modern phenomenon, the "Internet Relationship". We see how Nev and the young woman gradually form a bond, how Nev learns about a distant family and begins to construct a story that fills in the narrative. Right from the offing, as a viewer, you just know it isn't going to be the amazing romance Nev has in mind and gradually suspicions grow as the story begins to fall apart. What I was totally unprepared for was quite how the story would unfold as what happens really is so strange and compelling that I was left both stunned and moved by the plight of all involved. Catfish really drew me in and had me guessing in a way that many movies can only aspire to. Truth really can be stranger than fiction and the fact that the three young filmmakers manage to present this story in a manner that is neither judgmental or sensationalist is a testament to their humanity and maturity. Catfish is one of those documentaries that despite having dark moments and causes for concern about society is ultimately uplifting and refreshing in outlook.