When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the simple reason that there was no place for the prisoners to escape to. Included among the prisoners is the American Cpl. King, a wheeler dealer who has managed to established a pretty good life for himself in the camp. While most of the prisoners are near starvation and have uniforms that are in tatters, King eats well and and has crisp clean clothes to wear every day. His nemesis is Lt. Robin Grey, the camp Provost who attempts to keep good order and discipline. He knows that King is breaking camp rules by bartering with the Japanese but can't quite get the evidence he needs to stop him. King soon forms a friendship with Lt. Peter Marlowe an upper class British officer who is fascinated with King's élan and no rules approach to life...
Writer:James Clavell (based on a novel by), Bryan Forbes (written for the screen by)
A fast-taking wheeler-dealer corporal in a Malaysian POW camp during WWII uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Keith D (kr) wrote: It has Linda Park in it so I want to see it.
Crista T (us) wrote: Future Movie night rental.
Alex r (au) wrote: Sequel to Trekkies is a good follow-up, but lacks the amusing qualities that made the original interesting. I felt that with this sequel, they revisited the same subject, without adding anything really new or interesting. Sure there were news aspects in some places, but Trekkies 2 falls short in terms of a sequel. Nonetheless despite its flaws, I did enjoy the film but felt it could have been much better as well. This is nonetheless a worthy watch for Star Trek fans. Some things presented here, much like the original takes a look at the somewhat extreme fandom of Trek fans. I never really was a Trek fan, but it surprises me to see such dedication just for TV show. This will certainly appeal to fans of the original. The film could have been done better, but it elaborates more in terms of the fandom of Star Trek fans as well. The film is an average documentary and is quite forgettable. Nonetheless it is entertaining to see the fans of the show talk about why the franchise and how much it means to them. Although this sequel is good, I much preferred the original, and I felt that at times it recycled a few aspects of the original Trekkie. Worth checking out if you're a fan of the series and the first film. Trekkies is entertaining and worth seeing if you've enjoyed the first, but it lacks something to really make it a standout documentary. Trekkies 2 is worth seeing if you're curious about the Trek fandom that has gone on since the Gene Rodenburry original series, and though at times a bit extreme, you have to understand how much a series means to certain people. With that being said, it's always good to see someone dedicate themselves to something positive. Although flawed, it's worth seeing, but Trekkies was better.
Gennis J (au) wrote: Very disappointed with this movie. I was fine with acting (which was average at best, but whaddaya expect from a bunch of rappers), but the script was absolutely atrocious. Beans would say "Get down or lay down" in the most forced, contrived way, I realized what we'd be in for. And wth was purpose of Jay-Z in this movie under than to mumble some words indicipherably to Dame? I wasn't expecting Oscar stuff but was expecting a decent street flick.Now I just want my 90+ minutes back.
Tina T (jp) wrote: Low key. Charming. Entertaining. Good actors.
Alyssa N (br) wrote: This British romantic-comedy is smart, but also outrageously over-the-top, so of course it's tons of fun to watch. For those of you who watched HBO's Rome as avidly as I did, seeing McKidd and Purefoy play lovers will be an added novelty, yet even beyond that, they really do have excellent chemistry. The sexual tension between them is palpable, and it draws you into the relationship right away. But that's not to say the supporting characters don't hold their own. Though Hollander and Weaving may not carry much of the emotional weight, they're definitely responsible for some of the most hilarious moments. But while the eccentric characters and situations are highly entertaining, I would have appreciated this film a bit more if it had gone further with the message of sexual fluidity that it presents.
Scottie F (kr) wrote: great cast, disturbing yet comical
Allan C (kr) wrote: Christian Slater play a shy bus boy in a diner who secretly loves waitress Marisa Tomei. When Slater rescues her from an attempted rape, the two develop a relationship as Slater's mysterious past comes into focus. I remember when I originally watched this film back in my video store clerk days I found it overly dramatics, emotionally manipulative, and generally a rather contrived melodrama, but at the same time I really liked it. This film is absolutely an overwrought sappy melodrama, but it's a quite god one. Slater is very likable as if Tomei, coming hot off her unexpected Oscar win for "My Cousin Vinny." Cliff Eidelman provides a sensitive score and director of photography Jost Vacano (Das Boot, Total Recall, Robocop) gives the film a fairy tale feel, though I believe most of the film's success goes to director Tony Bill who brings a sincerity to the story and the characters and elevates this from the usual films of this ilk.
Ed H (de) wrote: Exceptional. All Gena Rowlands wants to do is live and love, but damn it, living and loving (especially loving, and being loved) don't come easy. With humor and a quirky sense of beauty and grace, this movie gets it like no other before or since.
Blais E (kr) wrote: Exuberant, fun-filled Pirate adventure with the late, great Robert Shaw in a role he was seemingly destined to play. Filled with lots of rollicking scenes of kinetically action-packed sword duels & exciting stuntwork, as Shaw & his band of rowdy Sea-Dogs (Including James Earl Jones, walrus-mustachioed comic Avery Schreiber, & Geoffrey Holder as a master knife-throwing assassin-) take on Peter Boyle as a thoroughly-nasty despot. Boyle was a good actor in the right roles, but unfortunately was miscast here, although he makes the best of it. A young & sexy Genevieve Bujold is the perfunctory love-interest.
Eduardo G (fr) wrote: Uma obra tao espirituosamente arquitetada,de tantos adornos,artificios e extremos que nao evita de causar intriga. O cineasta combina muitas cores vivas,rostos peculiares e assombracoes,tudo atraves de magnificos planos inventivos,uma montagem inigualavel e uma trilha brihante de Rota com lindas melodias cheias de tons obscuros. Fellini utiliza de toda sua imaginacao para narrar a luta de sua heroina por sua libertacao sentimental,nao conseguindo evitar de revelar um fundo de auto-justificacao de sua propria parte.
Daniel A (ag) wrote: My first taste of Elvis on the big screen came courtesy of Jailhouse Rock, an entertaining and well-aged 1957 musical, and I must say I quite enjoyed it. Movies built as vehicles for indulgent pop stars to cash in on their popularity are often notoriously bad. Mariah Carey's Glitter, the Spice Girls' Spiceworld and most recently Christina Aguilera's Burlesque have all failed to please critics and audiences. However when it comes to the King, there's such star-quality on the screen that it becomes a lot harder to resist the film's charms compared to when Aguilera's bouncing and hollering across the screen. Presley plays Vince Everett, a talented but impertinent young singer who discovers his love of music while serving a prison sentence for manslaughter. Upon release he cuts his first record, and walks the well-worn journey to becoming a music giant and trampling on those that helped him get there. Consequently Everett is not the nicest of characters, but Presley's radiant charisma is more than enough to keep you on his side in spite of his questionable actions. Opposite him Judy Tyler makes a promising start to her acting career as Peggy Van Alden, a young record producer who gets Everett his first deal. Sadly Tyler's career was cut short following a tragic car accident, just three days after shooting on the movie finished, left her and her husband dead. As you can imagine the best part of Jailhouse Rock is the music. Presley ignites the screen with hits including 'Treat Me Nice', 'Don't Leave Me Now' and the title track which stands out as a highlight of film. Indeed for those who find themselves distracted by the rather thinly plotted story, the musical numbers may well be the only highlight of the film. However there really is more here to be enjoyed. Jailhouse Rock is an accomplished and well-played retro musical, which makes up for its shortcomings with a stellar turn from Presley who's nothing short of the ultimate fifties dreamboat.
Ville H (au) wrote: Yhteiskunnallisen sanoman alle piilotettu kouluammuskeluelokuva. Nyt joku kiusattu saa ideoita. Oikeasti, aika turha elokuva. Vaikea sanoa, oliko motiivina tuoda esille lnsimaalaisia epkohtia positiivisessa vai negatiivisessa valossa.
J M (gb) wrote: Too slow to develop, unclear where it was going, annoying characters. So gave up after~ 30 min.