To End All Wars
Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are among the military officers kept imprisoned and routinely beaten and deprived of food. While Campbell wants to rebel and attempt an escape, Gordon tries to take a more stoic approach, an attitude that proves to be surprisingly resonant.
- Stars:Ciarán McMenamin, Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Strong, Yugo Saso, Sakae Kimura, James Cosmo, Masayuki Yui, John Gregg, Shû Nakajima, Greg Ellis, Pip Torrens, James McCarthy, Brendan Cowell, Winton Nicholson,
- Director:David L. Cunningham,
- Writer:Ernest Gordon (book), Brian Godawa (screenplay)
A true story about four Allied POW's who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
To End All Wars torrent reviews
(fr) wrote: At our third entry in the publics current favorite spooky franchise, we now find ourselves firmly fixed in 'prequel to a prequel' mode ("ALREADY?!" you may ask). As someone who pretty much despised the first two movies, I went into this latest 'fright fest' with my expectation-meter set firmly at sleeper level. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I wasn't dissapointed, but what does that mean exactly?Well, in short, it actually scared me. Sure it's hokey and extremely in your face, but the scares genuinely do work, and do so in some (almost) inventive ways. Take this little moment for example; mistaken identity of child + white bed sheets + supernatural goings on = one rather unsettling sequence involving a lone babysitter. I think the main reason the scares work this time is down to the fact that the movie has now become very aware of itself and the cliches of the 'ghosty' genre it wears ever so proudly on its sleeves. Perhaps this is down to the fact that the script is sharper than ever, and is also willing to throw in the occasional laugh to give the audience a break (although it never becomes intense to a point in which you'd beckon for a breather). The film also excels in the art of making me 'believe' that 'found-footage' movies are worthy of existing. Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (helmers of 2009's interesting mockumentary, Catfish) come up with a whole host of new ways to put the camera at an interesting angle whilst we wait for the next BKJNRNRUJE moment. The 'camera on a rotating fan' trick is a personal favorite of mine, and is a key component in the earlier mentioned 'bedsheet' sequence. Still, despite the new found 'meta-ness' of the script, and the work of two obviously talented directors, Paranormal Activity 3 doesn't exactly break any new ground at all. It's still carrying the same, lame plot threads that were weaved in the original, and despite trying its hardest to muster up a 'shocking', 'controversial' ending it instead comes across as hammy and try-hard to an almost laughable degree (nevermind completely implausible when taking into account past knowledge gained from the prior movies). If you thought that part three may have brought about some kind of innovation or change to the franchise, then think again. This is basically still the first movie, only slightly less-serious and certainly more camp. Still, i'm confused, This movie is supposedly set in the 80's, yet the fathers tendency for very stylish, 21st century camera techniques certainly raises eyebrows. Is the actual twist a subtle nod to the fact that this guy is in fact the grand-daddy of modern film-making? (Give me a break; I had to watch this movie AND had to write something about it. You can't expect me to hang onto my sanity forever)
(es) wrote: Though certainly not anywhere near on par with Disney and Pixar's usual theatrical fare (this film was produced by their TV production arm) the movie is rather harmless. Obviously, the animation isn't as polished as that of the Cars films. This effort also shares the visually-bland sameness in character designs that even those movies suffer from. Let's also not forget the cynical, purely merchandise-related decisions at work here in an even more obvious way than in Cars 2. I can't even go into the weird logic of this world populated by sentient, self-driving vehicles. All that aside, Planes does offer a few laughs and clever bits ensuring that its 90 minutes aren't outright torture for parents.
(ag) wrote: 6 June 2011 This was watchable...i quite enjoyed it even though the characters were annoying.
(de) wrote: Cool, interesting and educational.
(nl) wrote: A much over-rated movie, this. The creature is supposed to be a surviving Pleisiosaur, but the designers obviously weren't told this and created something that looks like a cross between an alligator and the Creature From The Black Lagoon.The creature's eggs are far too large (no doubt the very reason why it's in such a bad mood . . . laying them must have been a very traumatic experience)! For me the whole thing was simply not credible.From a technical point of view, the writing isn't as bad as the creativity of the visual effects and the actors did a good job with the material. The Cinematography however is uninspiring and the score is dated.
(it) wrote: Yes, it's from Hungary, and no, it has no dialogue, and I guess this is more than enough to make people not see it, but it's really worth it! From one old mans hiccups to swimming frogs we meet the Hungarian countryside in the middle of murder mystery!
(it) wrote: Increases in depth as its characters' personal lives, in particular the unrequited love story, enter the political story.
(mx) wrote: I always knew this but just realized the scenes, and the story, flow and transition perfectly. This is one of "the" most important elements that makes a film great and memorable, perhaps timeless.
(mx) wrote: One of the best Movies
(ru) wrote: Tim 'king of the sci-fi B-movie' Thomerson is again in yet another time travelling sci-fi flick and again he's a cop with a really good name...meet 'Jack Deth'.Yep another cracker alright, this film makes Pyun's films look like mega budget affairs with top class acting. There really isn't much I can be positive about here, its not even enjoyable as a daft B-movie like 'Dollman'. Terrible effects with dreadful acting and some almost Ed Wood style moments of corn and action...plus the plot is surreal and incomprehensible at times. Look out for Helen Hunt and Thomerson with dark hair! amazingly Thomerson acted in another four more of these with Helen Hunt.On the plus side the electro synth musical score is really good and quite haunting. It really adds a touch of emotion to the film even though there is no emotion to be had because its so low budget and cheesy. Love the films poster art too.
(us) wrote: After the formidable commercial success of his bawdy Decameron, Pier Pasolini applied the same formula to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales with somewhat less appealing results.