Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master
During a dark time in the Heian period, when evil forces threaten the kingdom, the emperor relies on the Onmyoji to keep the supernatural forces in line. But as political events become highly charged, friction within the order leads to betrayal. Now, Seimei (Mansai Nomura), a talented member of the clan, must face down his master, Doson (Hiroyuki Sanada), in the hopes of restoring peace to the kingdom.
- Stars:Mansai Nomura, Hideaki Itô, Eriko Imai, Yui Natsukawa, Mai Hosho, Ken'ichi Yajima, Kenjirô Ishimaru, Ken'ichi Ishii, Hôka Kinoshita, Sachiko Kokubu, Kenji Yamaki, Richard Cansino, Akira Emoto, Masato Hagiwara, Manami Honjô,
- Director:Yôjirô Takita,
- Writer:Baku Yumemakura
During a dark time in the Heian period, when evil forces threaten the kingdom, the emperor relies on the Onmyoji to keep the supernatural forces in line. But as political events become highly charged, friction within the order leads to betrayal. Now, Seimei (Mansai Nomura), a talented member of the clan, must face down his master, Doson (Hiroyuki Sanada), in the hopes of restoring peace to the kingdom. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(kr) wrote: Fun Size brings to mind a number of other, better teen Adventure/Comedy movies, from Adventures in Babysitting to License to Drive. Unfortunately, it's nowhere near as good as most any of them. It's a hopelessly formulaic, dumbed-down movie with transparent plot lines, bad dialogue, and largely forgettable performances. Jackson Nicoll and Thomas Middleditch save the movie to a degree, but even their work can't elevate it too far from the bottom of the pile. Worst of all, it seems like a movie with no, or at best a very limited, target audience. It's too raunchy for little kids, too uncool for teens, and not good enough to please adults. "Fun size" is the perfect descriptor of its audience.
(ag) wrote: considering this was the director's debut film, it was very well done. character development was great; heartwarming story. if you like cinema paradiso, you'll love this one.
(es) wrote: A Some Kind of Wonderful-esque love triangle that doesn't quite resolve as cleanly as you'd expect. Gregory Smith was adorable in Harriet the Spy way back when, but now, he exhibits the puckish naturalism of a young Jean-Pierre Leaud, the smoldering looks of James McAvoy, and the dead-eyed complexity of a hit-not-miss Daniel Radcliffe. The movie is sexy, life-affirming, philosophical, wry - a little bit too ambitious for that matter - but nevertheless, a bittersweet bildungsroman.
(mx) wrote: not as good as the rest but still a mint film sugested 2 evry1
(gb) wrote: Seeing as it was a John Waters film, I really could not be sure of what to expect from Cecil B. Demented, but I decided to give it a go.Cecil B. Demented has a really ambitious and ridiculous premise, a story about underground filmmakers creating a new type of cinema through violent means. As a huge fan of cinema, I found myself really interested in such a concept because it tackled filmmaking and the Hollywood style of filmmaking from an intense satirical angle.John Waters has the ambitions to ensure that Cecil B. Demented ends up being a sharp edged Hollywood satire, but its success is rather inconsistent. One of its more positive aspects is the fact that Cecil B. Demented makes a commentary about how films nowadays neglect the violence and nudity that used to make films awesome during the grindhouse era. So like the majority of his better films, it is definitely a cult classic. And he manages to instil certain energy in the film that is fuelled by the sex and violence that it makes a commentary on the film industry of its time in 2000 which is still valid today in 2014. Cecil B. Demented makes a valid commentary on the nature of the Hollywood film industry and how it is dominated by mainstream heart tuggers while the exploitation genre lies dead. The bad part of the film is the fact that Cecil B. Demented feels like a series of vignettes more than a consistent story. I mean the themes and tones of the story is constantly shifting and there isn't much of a consistent path to tie up the loose ends of the story consistency. I guess what I'm saying is that in parts Cecil B. Demented is energetic, entertaining and even hilarious, but as a whole it is rather rudimentary due to the constant tonal shifts. At least it was paced well enough with all its fast energy and only ran for 84 minutes, but it still doesn't justify all the inconsistencies in the direction and the script. John Waters gives an energetic and stylish direction to Cecil B. Demented which ensures that its colour and atmosphere have a fair amount of appeal, but in terms of storytelling it seems as if he reached too far and simply couldn't grasp what was happening, instead resorting to pounding viewers over the head with the underlying message in the film and going at a fairly repetitive rate until the end. Its themes are good, but Cecil B. Demented raises many themes without exploring enough of them sufficiently. Cecil B. Demented is certainly not a misfire on behalf of John Waters and it aggressively captures the style of underground filmmaking that it chronicles which easily cements its status as a cult classic and leaves an impression on viewers, but they aren't likely to walk away from the film having learnt anything instead of just being reminded of a time when John Walters' kind of filmmaking shone brightly.Unfortunately, Cecil B. Demented faces the ultimate flaw of casting Melanie Griffith in the lead role who plays a character that transitions from one way of life to another when her first way of life wasn't convincing enough for her to have any transition whatsoever. The main problem with Melanie Griffith's lead performance in Cecil B. Demented is the fact that she doesn't articulate her voice properly. Although she manages to dress up and look convincingly like the respectable Hollywood actress she plays named Honey Whitlock, her voice makes her sound like nothing more than a teenage girl who never escaped an MTV career. The fact that Melanie Griffith cannot do anything with her voice but sound like a whiny stereotypical annoying American teenage girl pays no favours to Cecil B. Demented and makes the fact that she was cast in the lead role a serious mistake. It is no surprise that she got nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress because her lead performance alone deals some damage to Cecil B. Demented. It is actually quite ironic that she got put into the role of an actress considered good enough to get kidnapped for the sake of playing the lead in an underground film because I can't imagine anyone dumb enough to kidnap her for ransom alone if they have to put up with her whiny pitch of voice tone for so long. If John Walters was going for some strange ironic angle when he cast her he made an interesting choice, and considering that she is annoying it is entertaining to see her dominated by aggressive teenagers who shout at her and burn her scalp with hair dye, so there is some benefit of casting her in the lead. But as a whole, she simply is not an appealing lead for Cecil B. Demented and makes the entire experience a lot less than it had the potential to be, and it never really feels like she has the same energy that the surrounding cast members do.It feels like the titular character of Cecil B. Demented is based on John Water's own ambitions as a filmmaker and the crazy side of him he tends to explore in a lot of his films, almost a second identity of his. And the performance of Stephen Dorff manages to nail the role. Going over the top into full maximum overdrive, Stephen Dorff faces the role of Cecil B. Demented and steals the screen with it because of his intense dedication to the ferocious endeavour of his craft in filmmaking. The over the top energy is perfect for the character Cecil B. Demented and makes the entire experience fairly powerful whenever he is on screen, so it makes the film rather memorable.Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a notable performance as well. Early on in her career before she hit the level of success she rides today as an Academy Award nominated actress, Maggie Gyllenhaal is notable for giving an aggressive and energetic performance in Cecil B. Demeented which captures a kind of youthful charisma you don't see her performing with much anymore. It is always interesting to look back at a great actor from early on, and so looking back at Maggie Gyllenhaal in a supporting performance from a 14 year old cult classic proves to be one of those cases.So as a whole, Cecil B. Demented is hit and miss. It lacks any real consistency, doesn't explore its themes as much as it should and features a terrible lead performance from Melanie Griffith, but the rest of the cast does the job, and John Waters direction manages to keep things stylish and energetic enough to remind audiences of a time where low-budget violent films flourished and even entertain in the process some of the time.
(it) wrote: Almost a documentary. Very needful, very today. Recommended.
(au) wrote: Fucking hysterical...
(gb) wrote: Liked it at times, but not as a whole.
(de) wrote: here is another example of flixter loosing my rating AND my review on this a delightful framily pic
(it) wrote: There were a lot of things to like about this, unfortunately there were way more things to dislike about it
(kr) wrote: A truly original baseball movie.
(ag) wrote: Pretty much the same as every other Dolph Lundgren movie I guess except maybe Universal Soldier which was kind of cool. Kind of uninteresting, actually. I can't say I was disappointed; I knew what I was going into more or less. Though I think it's also probably just difficult to make a movie about snipers...*shrugs*
(nl) wrote: "Don't f*** with the babysitter!" Elisabeth Shue is in for the ride of her life in Adventures in Babysitting. Directed by Chris Columbus, the film follows a teenager named Chris Parker who receives a call, while babysitting, from a friend in distress, and is forced to taking the kids she's watching with her into the city as she attempts to help her friend. The plot is kind of formulaic and follows a lot of the tropes of teen comedies. However, the charisma of the cast (especially Shue) helps to make the material work. And, there's a fun theme with Marvel's Thor that provides some good laughs. Additionally, Columbus keeps the tone lighthearted and brings a sense of whimsy with his directing style. A little silly and cliched at times, Adventures in Babysitting has its flaws but is still an enjoyable romp.