Joe the King
A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major takes until he steals a cash box from the diner where he works. Although Joe uses the money to pay off some of his father's debts and to replace his mother's records that his father smashed in a fit of temper, Joe gets no thanks...
- Stars:Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Camryn Manheim, Austin Pendleton, Val Kilmer, Max Ligosh, James Costa, Jenny Robertson, Amy Wright, Richard Bright, Raymond De Felitta, John Leguizamo, Robert Whaley, Peter Anthony Tambakis, Harlee Ott,
- Director:Frank Whaley,
- Writer:Frank Whaley
A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Joe the King torrent reviews
(nl) wrote: A movie that should be shown on syfy.
(jp) wrote: Even with the excellent talent and glimmer of a thoughtful idea, This films suffers mightily from a non existent tone and surprisingly incompetent direction in a movie that seems easy to make.
(ag) wrote: Good shots of Hawaii and great cast, but it didn't have the amazing mystery factor and was slightly predictable - and although it had a very cool and different use of flashbacks (I won't spoil it) it was gruesome near the end and it wasn't the greatest mystery story ever told. In fact, I didn't care much for the 3 couples as this movie was more about adventure and scenery with a morbid and violent twist, so it wasn't that entertaining but it had sharp hd graphics and was fun, for being kind of a stupid dumb ultra violent thriller with dumb characters and dumb plot. It did keep me guessing towards the end as to who was the murderer, but I like a little more plot in my murder mysteries and less use of emo-babble and adventure/scenery. It did have some jumpy/jolty action and some juicy use of survival symbolism. It was just a little short and dull. Actually it was good escapism. Just a little dated. A great story with excellent characters and some good pretentious thrills and a good fun smoking hot story with a great 14 minute flashback that is a good novelty act and the move itself was a definite better than average action movie and somewhat tedious and predictable - great television movie!!!!!
(ag) wrote: Really good. Sorry must have a weakness for Rachel Weisz, she's hot!
(de) wrote: there was a time I got in a theater without checking what was on... It starts, a bertolucci film!! My 1st!! there have been years but I still remember without effects or anything to impress you get out happy to have seen an impressively well set and directed movie, moving around Love!! I still remember the feeling... more than the story itself!!
(de) wrote: A great, underrated family drama. One of the best!
(ag) wrote: Encore une fois, on ne respecte pas trs bien les mythes grecs dans cette tentative de recrer la vie d'Hercule. Dans ce film, le hros a comme ennemi sa propre mre Alcmne qui se veut une prtresse d'Hra et Zeus ne serait que l'affreux ennemi de celle-ci. L'acteur principal est peut-tre mignon et muscl, mais il ne nous touche aucunement par son jeu. En fait, seule la scne d'Alcmne et de Mgara est intressante. Bref, on s'loigne du mythe pour en crer un nouveau, comme Hollywood sait si bien le faire... Effets spciaux dcevants tout comme le film. Amateurs de mythologie grecque s'abstenir; pour les autres, vous de juger.
(kr) wrote: "They use their tongues to deceive. The venom of snakes is under their lips. Their mouths are full of bitterness and curses. And in their paths, nothing but ruin and misery."~Street Preacher (Raymond St. Jacques)"They live. We sleep."John Nada ("Rowdy" Roddy Piper) drifts into town looking for work and finds, instead, purpose. Jobs have dried up in Denver, so it's off to L.A., land of opportunity where-in no uncertain terms-"nothing's available for you." Nada eventually lands a construction job and befriends Frank Armitage (Keith David, whose character shares his name with Carpenter's screenwriting pseudonym). Frank takes Nada to Justiceville, the same real-life homeless encampment where John Wesford volunteers in JACK'S BACK, and things look good for Nada...except that strange broadcasts keep interrupting local TV and alleging that some mysterious enemy has taken control of society. When Nada stumbles upon first a base of resistance fighters and then a box of unusual sunglasses, he realizes there may be more truth to these broadcasts than he would dare imagine.THEY LIVE evokes the same paranoia as the communist invasion films that preceded it, only redirected at capitalism. Everything, secretly, is an ad, and every advertisement is propaganda for a lifestyle that supports advertisements. Carpenter shows us a world where the material reigns: where people, unknowingly, worship the dollars in their hands and propagate their species because it's expected of them, trapped in a cycle of consumption and reproduction. A world, in other words, much like our own.Satire this obvious could hardly take effect without a healthy dose of humor, which THEY LIVE administers with clinical regularity; it might be the funniest film Carpenter ever made. (Of his canon, only BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA gets marketed as a yuk-fest, but the point stands.) And the balm of comedy only sharpens the sting of truth. His satirical elements slash through the slack noose of paranoia Carpenter ties around our necks, making up in laughs what LIVE lacks in suspense.Yet that paranoia proves surprisingly layered. Not only must we suspect They who hide in plain sight as They exploit us, but we must also beware those who betray their fellow man for a slice of the pie. No sunglasses can warn us of their treachery, and no contact lenses reveal the darkness in man's heart.THEY LIVE also boasts one of the greatest fights ever put on film. The five-and-a-half minute sequence contains, in miniature, what makes CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR so compelling. Two friends, absolute in their convictions, are driven to increasingly desperate acts of violence to accomplish what they deem necessary. Frank, worried about his family in Detroit and thinking that Nada killed human beings, wants to give Nada the pay he earned on the construction site and be done with him. Nada wants Frank to put on the sunglasses so that he can see the truth and little!they can secure humanity's freedom from big!They. Because the characters and their reasons for fighting remain clear, the fight never loses its wince-inducing edge-even as the moves themselves become absurd. Nada's and Frank's fight thus also captures the film in which it appears, as it is precisely this mixture of the sober and the ridiculous that has made THEY LIVE a cult favorite for the better part of thirty years.Buy it.*******************************************************"And I'm all out of bubblegum."*******************************************************See also: THE STUFF (1985)See also: THIR13EN GHOSTS (2001)See also: ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011)
(it) wrote: I must admit that I am a bit biased about this one, as I haven't seen it for some ten years before today's occassion, and those ten years back I enjoyed it so much I still have a sort of a soft spot for it. Now I see that the plot is a bit simple and has its weak moments, but the charisma of Kris Kristofferson and the whole atmosphere of Texas border still have great impact on me.
(au) wrote: After having just watched Kong Island, all I could think of was how it wasn't a patch on King Kong (2005). Such a shame.
(jp) wrote: Still creeps my shit out! ...and for you, Andy Hendricks: "It's Kim Hunter. She's cutting the cake."
(it) wrote: Great actors and some good black comedy, but this is a thriller too, and as a thriller it's predictable and lacks suspense. Overall, it's an okay movie, but it could have been a lot better.
(ca) wrote: Made no sense. Wasn't even scary
(jp) wrote: arguably the "Casablanca" of film noir, with Robert Mitchum in his first starring role. Not a wasted word in a brilliant script with a staggering amount of twists for just 96 minutes. The cinematography just adds to genre-defining performances a midst trench coats and cigarette smoke. Essential.
(ag) wrote: A thoroughly enjoyable film, but it ended up being much closer to a melodrama than the Film Noir selection I was expecting. Still, Gabin and Lupino are amazing together and it's well worth checking out for them alone.Rental!
(mx) wrote: Witless Lugosi murder play with no ghost and no invisibility. This one's barely watchable, looking like it was filmed and edited in a single lunch break.
(de) wrote: some serious acting and character study without a plot or dialogue which can hold your attention for the entire run-time.
(br) wrote: "Clear and Present Danger" feels very vanilla to me. I guess that Tom Clancy stories just aren't my thing. I have always had an interest in spy movies, particularly the "Mission: Impossible" series, but Clancy's stories have more emphasis on politics than on the missions and that's where they lose me. I love a great political thriller and I love a great spy movie, but the Jack Ryan movies are somewhere in the middle. They put me to sleep (particularly "The Hunt for Red October") and I find my attention waning, regardless of how interesting the plot may be. This is no reflection of the impeccable acting of Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, and James Earl Jones as they properly portray every emotion of their characters. The fault is in the story that focuses around the Colombian drug cartel, which is such an overused stereotype, and the long transitions between action scenes that continually slow the pace. I do have to compliment the script on subtly painting the president as a sleazebag. Rather than portraying him as a bad guy from the start, the story makes us question whether we agree with him or hate his actions for the majority of the film. I wouldn't say that "Clear and Present Danger" is a bad film. It doesn't do much for me but fans of political stories will probably enjoy it.
(us) wrote: A passable flick with a decent plot and lovable characters.
(jp) wrote: Some funny moments, some heartfelt ones, mostly sad...but I enjoyed it.