A man wakes up alone in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands tied behind his back. At death's door, he is discovered by a woman living alone in the desert and is nursed back to health. Upon regaining consciousness, the man realizes he has amnesia, and has no idea who he is. His only clue, a piece of paper in his pocket with the name "Manny Elder" on it, sends him on a journey to Los Angeles to discover his past. But things and people are not what they seem and clues lead to something bigger and more unusual than the man could have ever imagined.
- Stars:Rudolf Martin, Heather Ankeny, Keith Diamond, Ines Dali, Patrick Fabian, Steve Tom, Sarah Danielle Goldberg, Deborah Dir, Brian Lally, Leyna Weber, Pamela Salem, Henry Barrial, Kurt Boesen, Matt Miller, Glenn Powell,
- Director:Henry Barrial,
- Writer:Henry Barrial
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(us) wrote: the first 5 minutes really set the tone... so good that I have to rewind some parts just for me fully understand it...
(br) wrote: Lo mejor la recreacin del mtico concierto de Woodstock y el diseo de produccin.
(de) wrote: I was unsure what to those think of this anthology as the credits rolled. Each of the four segments is so different, it was a slightly jarring experience. "The Box" is a wonderful slow burner, that ratchets up the mystery and intrigue, very much to a fault by the end. "The Birthday Party" is very bright, humorous, and a little quirky. It's not horror, but it's a great short, and a really wonderful directorial debut from Annie Clark; St. Vincent herself! "Don't Fall" is the weakest of the bunch. It has some great practical effects, and is shot just as well as every other short film here, but it's a very basic piece of horror. To me, it didn't bring anything new to the table, and you need to when you're placed between these other stories. My absolute favorite short is last: "Her Only Living Son". It's the third story in this compilation to be about a mother and son, but it still feels fresh. I won't spoil anything, as discovering what the hell's happening is a great pay off. There's mystery, with a resolution, great camera work, fantastic acting from Christina Kirk as the mother, and great atmosphere. I really appreciated the fact that every short here didn't hold your hand with expositional dialougue or voice overs. The actions and visuals do all the talking, and it's something that really stick out. Many online seem to dislike it's ambiguity, but it's refreshing to me. Fans of modern horror will find little to like here, but if you like horror that takes it's time and makes you ponder, this is a real treat.
(mx) wrote: This movie was just rip-roaring fun the entire way through! You couldn't help but laugh at the antics of these characters. Very cute movie full of fun and laughter and romance!
(fr) wrote: Usually these kinds of "realize your own potential, seize the day" films hold my attention, I find them interesting. The thing is, though, that usually these kinds of films try to spice up the message with a story that's perhaps a bit outlandish, but at the same time captivating. Dead Poets Society springs to mind. Unfortunately the story of this film is rather bland. It's your average sports story where the underdog overcomes physical impossibilities in order to prove to himself that he can do it. You've seen one of them, you've seen them all.To the movie's credit, the underdog story is not the main point of the film, though. Rather it's the relationship between this old mystical self-made guru (Nick Nolte) and his young student (Scott Mechlowicz) that needs to understand the realities of life before he can hope to overcome his obstacles. Unfortunately that relationship is where the movie fails to deliver, so to speak. Neither of the actors is bad, but neither do they have any real chemistry between themselves. The conversations they have are interesting to a point, but after the third time they'd gone over basically the same point and argument, I just couldn't care anymore. This is based on true events to a certain extent, so perhaps the real life underdog needed to hear these same arguments over and over, but I as a viewer could have used a bit of variety.I also couldn't understand some of these stunts that the guru pulled off in order to impress his student-to-be. The point that the movie was trying to make, if I understood correctly, was that if you focus on the present, you can overcome your limits, yada-yada. But when some of those stunts are frankly physically impossible, the viewer is left wondering whether or not the film is trying to step into the real of magical realism. I know I was so when I realized towards the middle of the film that these stunts were to be taken seriously, I actually laughed, because no way, no way under the moon and sun is that possible like that.All that being said, I don't think that this is a bad film. The acting is alright, the various gymnastic scenes are shot with great style and while the story felt a bit stale to me, I know that it's more because I like my self-improvement stories with a bit more flair than this. Would I recommend this to anyone? Probably not, but if these kinds of films are your thing, you should like it just fine.
(ru) wrote: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars! This is probably my favorite of all the Middle Earth films. Gollum's inclusion and the conflict make it much more colorful and exciting than Fellowship. This is another great example of how part 2s in trilogies are always the best! Back to the Future 2, Terminator 2, Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, Godfather 2, Spider-man 2, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, etc.
(gb) wrote: awesome movie. instant classic of boys going thru puberty and older.
(gb) wrote: This version of The Thief and the Cobbler released by Miramax Family Films is a horrendous butchering and pale imitation of the original, sadly-unfinished version's beauty. While Fred Calvert claims that the edits made were required to tell a story, the original cut of the film and the fan-made "Recobbled Cut" prove otherwise, showcasing a fantastic love of silent film to create a unique story told almost entirely through motion. The Calvert cut, on the other hand, adds extraneous dialogue (provided by the ever-lifeless Matthew Broderick in the case of Tack and Jonathan Winters in the case of The Thief), painful musical numbers and some truly cringe-worthy animation that stands greatly at odds with the material created in the film's earlier stages. This could have been a fantastic film had the producers not rushed to finish it and just given Williams the time and people he needed to complete the project. But as it stands, The Thief and the Cobbler is a horrific example of how meddling executives can destroy a potential masterpiece.
(es) wrote: Smart, intense, and great action and scenery. There's the air of foreign melodrama but it works.
(nl) wrote: Amazing, yet sobering film, that packs a real punch despite being 50 years old. Made over the backdrop of the Cold War, this tale still packs a punch today, as even now there is a feeling of a man-made apocolypse just around the corner, and the stupidity of mankind is as present now as it was then. Wonderfully imaginitive use of film tints, beautifully painted panoramas, great model-work, dramatic stock footage, authentic-looking documentary-style bits, and a convincing portrayal of claustrophobia, desperation, and despair. Plus, considering the age & budget of the film, surprisingly convincing and frightening weather effects. A triumph for the director, and an excellent performance by a great cast, including the beautiful, but tragic, Janet Munro.
(jp) wrote: Staying more close to what the original show had to offer, M-I-4 is a high adrenaline ride with nonstop action, astonishing stunts, an interesting plot, with a classic score. This is the best mission yet, and one of the best action flicks of the year.
(fr) wrote: Interesting 1992 flick with a who's who of 90's talent. 7/10