Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Big Knife
An unscrupulous movie producer blackmails an unhappy star - who opted for box-office success over art- into signing a new contract.
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Maurcio V (gb) wrote: A direo objetiva de Clint Eastwood na conduo do roteiro inteligente, mesmo que contido, de Brian Helgeland tima, mas o que realmente impressiona a performance de Sean Penn. "Sobre meninos e lobos" um filme angustiante que merece ser assistido.
Ben L (es) wrote: There are a lot of these coming-of-age John Hughes films from the 80s that I never saw. So when I saw an opportunity to catch Sixteen Candles on Netflix I figured it was time to do some homework and see what I missed. Well, after watching this movie I'm starting to think I didn't miss all that much. The beginning sets the film up well, because I was totally interested in this teenage girl who has to deal with the fact that her entire family forgot her birthday. In fact, I was impressed with how that one hook had me on the edge of my seat initially, wondering when the realization would hit and what the fallout would be. But apparently John Hughes didn't care about that as much as he cared about the partying habits of American teenagers. The movie takes a huge left turn once it cuts away from Molly Ringwald, which it does way too often. There was even a 30+ minute chunk of the film where the main character was nowhere to be found. Suddenly the story I thought I was watching disappears and is replaced by high school hi-jinks, offensive racial/sexual stereotypes, and date rape?!? Then, once your attention is diverted enough so that you no longer care, the big tension of the film is resolved with a whimper. The movie almost rights the ship by the end, if you're capable of getting past all the offensive stuff, but it never reaches the level of quality that the early scenes promised. Perhaps if I saw Sixteen Candles in the 80s when I was closer to the characters' ages I might enjoy it more, but watching it today was definitely a disappointment.
Ola G (jp) wrote: Empire Records is a small, independent record shop managed by Joe (Anthony LaPaglia). The store is set in an unnamed city in Delaware, and, like the employees, is eclectic and unique. The staff is very much a self-created family, with Joe as the reluctant and perpetually exasperated but loveable father figure. Joe allows one day the nighttime manager Lucas (Rory Cochrane) to close the store for his first time. While counting the day's receipts, Lucas discovers that Empire Records is about to be converted into a branch of Music Town, a franchise music store. In an attempt to save the store, Lucas takes the day's cash receipts to a casino in Atlantic City. While initially very lucky, he loses the entire amount in one bet on a dice table. Instead of going home (since he lives with Joe), he sleeps on his motorcycle outside the store, where he is found the following morning by opening manager A.J. (Johnny Whitworth) and fellow employee Mark (Ethan Embry). He confides in the pair about the previous night's events before riding away. Joe arrives to help open the store and is phoned by both the bank and the store owner, Mitchell Beck (Ben Bod), about the missing deposit. Joe is distracted from dealing with this immediate crisis due to a scheduled store event: Rex Manning (Maxwell Caulfield), a former 80's pop idol, is due to arrive to sign autographs and promote his new album. No one is really looking forward to "Rex Manning Day", and many of the fans coming in for autographs are either older women or gay men. The employees secretly tease Rex behind his back about his fading career, and even his assistant Jane (Debi Mazar) later reveals her distaste for Rex's music. Lucas returns after the store opens and Joe confronts him about the missing deposit. After telling him of his short misadventure, Lucas is asked to stay in the store until a plan is devised to return the $9,000. Next to arrive are cashier Corey (Liv Tyler), an overachieving high school student, and her uninhibited best friend and fellow cashier Gina (Rene Zellweger), both of whom are told Lucas' secret. Soon thereafter arrive hostile and suicidal employee Deb (Robin Tunney), and boyfriend Berko (Coyote Shivers), who seem to be in the midst of an unresolved lover's quarrel; both are aware of Lucas' secret. The afternoon continues to spiral downward. A young shoplifter who identifies himself only as Warren Beatty (Brendan Sexton III) is apprehended outside the store by Lucas and arrested. Encouraged by Gina, Corey's school-girl crush on Rex is pushed to its limits--much to the horror of her friends, including A.J., who is infatuated with her. Can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed? "Empire Records" did poorly at the box office and received generally negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes consensus was: "Despite a terrific soundtrack and a strong early performance from Renee Zellweger, Empire Records is mostly a silly and predictable teen dramedy." Roger Ebert called the film a "lost cause," but presciently wrote that some of the actors might have a future in other, better films; LaPaglia, Cochrane, Embry, Zellweger, Tyler and Tunney all went on to achieve significantly greater fame. Despite its poor box office performance, the film has established something of a cult classic status. I never saw this when it came out in 1995 and to be honest it feels very 90s dated when seeing it today. Its more or less a 90s version of "The Breakfast Club", but doesnt have the script, storyline, acting nor general set up as the predecessor. The characters are so very stereotypical and put together via "Teen Drama characters for Dummies" and their bratty/selfcentered attitude is just over the top and yet has Allan Moyle tried to make them "indie" and cool kids which fails in my point of view. The film never really makes you believe in any of the characters compared to for example Cameron Crowes excellent "Singles". Its a stage production more or less and that is too obvious. Some solid songs on the soundtrack, but this only becomes a footnote in the teen drama genre. Trivia: The film was severely edited in post-production, removing three significant characters and up to 40 minutes of film. The story was also condensed down from occurring over two days to a single day. That might be part of the problem so to speak.
Brendan N (es) wrote: Interesting drama that avoids convention and takes this real life story down a completely different path. Great script work and direction saves this film from dying a quick death.