The Bruce

The Bruce

Robert the Bruce unites the Scots in a rebellion against the hated English, led by Edward I. He is supported by various loyal followers, notably the bishop who agrees to recognize his claim and crown him as King of the Scots.

Robert the Bruce unites the Scots in a rebellion against the hated English, led by Edward I. He is supported by various loyal followers, notably the bishop who agrees to recognize his claim... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


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Federico F (es) wrote: Buon inizio per la saga dei puffi,di cui ci si aspetti un sequel migliore

Maximus A (kr) wrote: not one of his best movie.

explodingboy1989 (ag) wrote: I recently reviewed a film starring Gary Daniels, who started off his career as a poor man's Jean Claude Van Damme. It's hard to think it today (and those who aren't bad action hacks or DTV fans will be hard pressed to remember), but T.W.A.T. (there was a time) when, after the success of JCVD, a bunch of clones came out of the woodwork in shoddily produced DTV kickboxing/bad action yarns faster than you can say Michael Keaton's 'Multiplicity.' Some of these guys (like Daniels and Jahlal Merhi) started-and stayed- on the video screens of bad movie honks; while others (like Gruner and Daniel Bernhardt), started off initially in one or two small theatrical releases (Angel Town, Nemesis, Bloodsport II) before descending into the seventh circle of Dante's DTV hell. There were lots of them, but Oliver Gruner was technically the first. Anyway, 'the Circuit' stars Gruner as Dirk Longstreet (which is one of the worst names I've ever heard for a leading man), one tough SOB and the only fighter who ever escaped "the Circuit," an underground kumite run by a guy who looks like a tubbier version of Jason Bateman from 'Teen Wolf Too. Longstreet has moved on and lives a quiet, incognito life as a high school gym teacher, and gets his rocks off motivating troubled inner city youth by making them do one more lap or climbing gym ropes. His idyllic life is shattered when his old Circuit buddies- one of which is played by DTV legend Billy Drago (Lady Dragon I and II)- find out his location and develop a plan to lure Longstreet back into the world of underground fights and drugs, gambling, and murder. They plan to do this by using his brother as bait (a guy who, strangely enough, looks exactly like Gruner himself). Okay guys. This movie blows a big one. Think 'Bloodsport' meets 'Undisputed II' meets a whole lot of Nyquil. Just boring. And for a movie not only starring a poor man's Van Damme, but DIRECTED by one (Jahlal Merhi, who inserts himself into the two sequels to this,and who has done at least two more with Gruner), the action and fight sequences are few and far between. Don't get me wrong, there IS action, but it's interspersed throughout the movie and sandwiched between sappy dialog and cliched plot devices. But what else should we expect from a movie of this caliber? 'Gruner IS a good martial artist, but, like so many of his other movies, he rarely gets to show off his foot and fist ways. ' When he does, it's not kickboxing but he uses some MMA leg locks and stuff to subdue his opponents- just like Michael Jae White did in 'Undisputed II.' When Gruner should be roundhouse kicking people in the face, he's busy carrying bags of concrete and driving beer bottles into the dirt with his bare palms as Drago eggs him on as his trainer. Speaking of Billy Drago. He was in stuff like this all the time when I was growing up on a steady diet of bad DTV movies. It seems like he was somewhere in the background of every Cynthia Rothrock movie I could get my hands on. His character of the Circuit-weary trainer looking for a way out is good, but it goes nowhere. The baddies: I've already mentioned tubby Jason Bateman. There's also another main bad guy who is kinda like a younger, poor man's Bolo Yeung/Chong Li from 'Bloodsport.' He didn't do the nose sniffing or man-tittie flexing, but he did do stupid break dancing moves after beating an opponent, and tried to make the same evil, comical faces you will see in 'Bloodsport.' The supporting cast is rounded out by some undercover British reporter chick trying to get a story on the circuit (she's also Gruner's booty call)- she contributes to the movie mostly through some naked,soaked booby action in a shower scene halfway through-, and Loren Avedon (No Retreat, No Surrender II and III and King of the Kickboxers) is totally wasted as a cop.Anyone who's seen a Jahlal Merhi movie- whether it be the 'Tiger Claws' movies, his work with Billy Blanks, or the other Gruner stuff- knows what to expect here. Merhi still thinks it's 1993, and that's good news for us bad action movie honks, but very bad news for everyone else who can't appreciate the finer points of Cynthia Rothrock or Brian Bosworth. And therein lies the sole charm of this movie for me, it's so 'Talons of the Eagle'/'Tiger Claws' you can taste it. But it's only a faint perfume of what coulda, shoulda, woulda, but didn't.I have to say that I enjoyed some of this, but only for what COULD HAVE BEEN on the screen- I also enjoyed imagining what happens when you get two guys who have blatantly made their career off of aping a now faded Belgian kickboxer and what their conversations must be like, but that's beside the point... While Gruner shoulda been showing off his 1993 kick-boxing moves, he spent most of the movie with a whistle around his neck, comforting his brother's pregnant wife, or driving beer bottles into the dirt with his bare palms on Billy Drago's ranch. SPOILER: He swears, when the bad guy is caught ("I'll just start another circuit in prison"), that he would take down the circuit anywhere, anytime. And that's the thing- there are THREE of these shitfests! I am trying to get a hold of parts two and three, but I fear for what will happen to what remains of my soul afterwards. It boggles the mind to think that Gruner turned down the Nemesis sequels, but agreed to star in three 'Circuit' movies. Geez. The only thing this movie is better than is probably the synopsis to the other movie that Flixter has on here instead of the real one. I was worried for a second, because I thought I would've recognized Rufus Wainright anywhere.

Chris S (au) wrote: I usually like Jude Law movies, but this one is pretty much the cheesiest cliche romantic comedy movies (without being necessarily comedic) I have ever seen. Horrible. Oh God... I sat through the entire movie expecting it to get better. SPOILER ALERT: it didn't.

Allan C (kr) wrote: Sadly, this film was not about The Backstreet Boys cleaning up the mean streets of New York. Instead, it's about Crocodile Dundee's girlfriend, Linda Kozlowski, as a tough private detective helping investigate a string of murders. I was hoping for an enjoyably corny Golan/Globus type of action film, but instead this seemed like a terrible made-for-cable USA Channel "Silk Stockings" type of film. You even have tier two actors like Paul Sorvino, Hector Elizondo (both very good actors) and John Shea to help solidify this film's status as direct-to-video dreck.

Mitchel C (ag) wrote: Unbelievably underrated.

Tim S (de) wrote: I had high hopes that Elves would be an undiscovered gem in the turdpile of bad movies that are so bad they're good. Well I was right, but I would say that I was a little disappointed. It wasn't a laugh riot like I thought it was going to be, especially after seeing the trailer. That's not to say that you can't find some enjoyment in this because you can, but I think it took itself a little more seriously than I would have liked. It should be sillier than it is. I mean, come on, you're dealing with an insane plot about Nazis trying to take over the world with superhuman elves. If only it would have been a little more over the edge I would have enjoyed it much more. Don't take my word for it though. Just check it out and make up your own mind.

Pamela O (ag) wrote: This is one of Tom Hank's early roles as Robbie, a fan of a Dungeons and Dragons like RPG game called Mazes and Monsters. The film very accurately portrays what can happen when the line between fantasy and reality get disturbingly blurred.

Robert B (kr) wrote: The Nun (Luis de la Madrid, 2005) This is definitely a case of the unstoppable cannonball meeting the immovable post. Brian Yuzna, who produced this stinker, has been incapable of making a decent film in just about forever; Jaume Balaguero, its screenwriter, has been incapable of making a bad one. You wouldn't think the two could mix. But both had suddenly hit an anomaly in the recent past before getting together for this film; Yuzna directed Faust (viz. elsewhere this ish), arguably the best film of his career. Balaguero was just coming off Darkness, by far his worst. And somewhere in the middle, the two met. Neither took the directorial reins, for some reason; Yuzna tabbed Luis de la Madrid, the editor who worked on both those films (as well as a number of other, much better, films, such as Balaguero's first feature, The Nameless, and Brad Anderson's second, El Maquinista), to direct. De la Madrid had never done so before. It is telling, even if you haven't seen this particularly crappy non-horror flick, that he never has again, either. Not only that: it is the only feature-length script to date that Balaguero has produced and then not directed himself. Telling, indeed. We begin in a Spanish girls' school, eighteen years ago. The evil Sister Ursula (Fausto 5.0's Cristina Piaget), determined to rid the world of sin, keeps an iron fist over her charges until she is mysteriously killed. Fast-forward to the present, and Eve (Icelandic actress Anita Briem, recently in Journey to the Center of the Earth), the daughter of one of those girls, is headed back to the school with a number of her own school friends for a reunion of Sister Ursula's last class. Or so things begin, anyway. Its members begin dying mysteriously, and pretty soon the evidence points to the spirit of Sister Ursula having risen from her grave to get revenge on the students who were (I don't think this is a spoiler, since it's so clich in horror films like this) complicit in her death. Why Balaguero allowed this script to be taken out of his hands remains beyond my ken. I can't imagine he was shaken by the reception of Darkness; while it was a critical failure (4% at Rotten Tomatoes, and if you look through the thirty-four awards Balaguero has been nominated for to date, you will be hard-pressed to find its name [it IS there, once]), it made back its budget three times over, and that's any film studio's definition of success. Be that as it may, that's what happened, and this was the result. While it's got the odd good point (most of which have to do with Anita Briem, who's supermodel-gorgeous and can act better than the rest of this cast put together), overall it's even more of a mess than Darkness was. Not scary, predictable, with a plot twist at the end that opens holes big enough to drive the entire cast and crew through (as well as the catering tables). If you miss this one, don't lose any sleep over it; stick with the movies Balaguero directed from his own scripts, instead. * 1/2

Ian C (nl) wrote: Great movie! A must watch for those who want to see how messed up terrorists most likely are. I also have a soft spot for it because it was filmed in the suburb where I was born (Heeley). But it really is a great film, especially since it takes what is a sensitive topic and makes fun of it without being callous or demonizing anyone.

Adam D (nl) wrote: Absolutely terrible.