Up the Yangtze

Up the Yangtze

A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze - navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as "The River." The Yangtze is about to be transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history. At the river's edge - a young woman says goodbye to her family as the floodwaters rise towards their small homestead. The Three Gorges Dam - contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle - provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic feature documentary on life inside modern China.

At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


Up the Yangtze torrent reviews

Michaelandashley B (jp) wrote: If the real Elvis would have seen this movie, maybe his life wouldn't have ended the way it did. I think this movie reveals that there are some things more important in life than fame, fortune, and fun - which both Drexel and Ryan get their share of. You get this sense that both Drexel and Ryan struggled with a sense of loss throughout their life (presumably because they were separated at birth). And even though their lives are on completely different paths, their countenance is similar - revealing that something is unresolved in their hearts. Maybe Elvis (a twin-less twin) also shared the same struggles. If any of you are a twin, this movie is for you. I have twin boys and there is a definite spiritual connection between them and I love how this movie portrays that concept. I'm also amazed at the amount of sarcasm directed at this movie - which usually means that there's something good about it that people are scared to face. The idea that God calls people to something is probably what people hate/fear most about this movie. We all want to be in control of our lives - right? But the call of God is to let go of our lives, put our trust in God, and follow Jesus Christ. For those of you who love to throw sarcasm at religion, I challenge you to open up the bible and read it cover to cover.

Dave J (nl) wrote: To capitalize on the success of "Pretty Little Liars" actress success of Lucy Hale as she hopes to become the next teenage sensation as it uses the same backdrop as any Cinderella vehicle. Made like something you'd see from a Nickelodeon channel, or something from the Disney channel like from a Hannah Montana episode.

Stephen C (ca) wrote: Standard suspense thriller. Nothing flashy, good for mindless watchability.

Thrall T (jp) wrote: Movie Review: FinalLearning to grow up can be hard. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, starring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Nina Dobrev, captures the highs and lows of growing up. Charlie, a socially awkward teen in high school, has never really had any friends. When two older classmates take him under their wing his whole life changes. He takes part in his first party, first kiss, and first girlfriend, all while experiencing the trials of growing up and moving on. The movie hides nothing and bears all, captivating the audience with first hand not-so-magical high school stories, However, the plot can be a bit heavy at times. While the director tried to keep the movie as true to the book as possible, there is an obvious separation from the original story. Overall, I would give this movie four out of 5 stars, a must-see for those who enjoy inspirational coming of age stories.

Chris F (ag) wrote: 'Jaws' fifth cousin twice removed. Or something.

Mexijersey M (ru) wrote: based on the true story. really slow and bad acting.

Jerome S (gb) wrote: good, but annoying when they cut songs short. I've got enough of their live stuff on my computer, though!

Hannah M (kr) wrote: Aside from the lovely Midnight in Paris, all the Woody Allen movies I've seen recently seemed to be a bit flat. I'm not sure whether it was my response to them or that I was just down to the final not-so-good ones. But Another Woman was marvelous, and made me remember once again why I love him so much as a writer/director. The script was effortless, the characters vivid, and Gena Rowlands in particular deserves so much praise for her acting in this role. She creates a fascinating character who, even with voiceover narration, which I usually find clunky, is a joy to watch on the screen (though her lack of emotion throughout most of it makes "joy" an odd word to use). This is much more uplifting than a lot of Woody Allen's dramatic movies, and it left me feeling wonderful and satisfied. What a great movie.

Jason D (au) wrote: Very good car chase movie with over 150 cars smashed. highly entertaining

Cole M (kr) wrote: Taps is the kind of movie you only watch once and forget about it forever.Poor choice of lead actor that is outshone by youngsters Tom Cruise and Sean Penn, both of whom have fantastic careers.Harold Becker, who I have never heard of fails to create any sort of pace in the film. I don't know whether this film is fictional or not, but the script would have been far more interesting and less dull, if the events followed an attack on the academy, with the cadets struggling for survival and crumbling amongst themselves into piles of cowardice and uncertainty, instead of a mundane script that goes nowhere and is awfully predictable.

Eddie D (nl) wrote: Black exorcist...epic!

Meredith W (us) wrote: Elvis sings, dances, loves, fights and races. As Lucky Jackson, he is a down and out car racer that needs to get a new engine but instead gets Ann Margaret. The musical numbers are plentiful, including a number of memorable turns, 'The Lady Loves Me', to the catchy title song. One of the better of Elvis' repertoire, "Viva Las Vegas" is loads of fun, even with repeat viewings.

Adrian B (nl) wrote: Pretty poor attempt of a movie been done in similar vain (Black Rain) but with much better results

Harrison W (au) wrote: Honestly, one of the best movies I've seen in 2011 and I can't get it out of my head.

Rena T (it) wrote: A movie about a circus! Albeit darker in tone compare to the others I've watched. Some parts were as awkward as Robert Pattinson's smile...awesome elephant though!

Senor C (au) wrote: The Dungeonmaster (or Ragewar which I saw this under) is an uber low budget mess. As a casual film viewer you want to stab yourself in the eye penetrating your brain w/ a hot ice pick to be done w/ it all. As a schlocky film buff it might hold a little more bit of interest that it was sorta a film that such Z grade directors as Charles Band, John Carl Buechler & Steven Ford had their hand in on. Yes there was a total on 7 directors in on this project & not a single one of the had an ounce of talent. It was sorta community college film school for them & we all suffered. The only saving grace of it all is that it features the heavy metal band WASP & to be quite truthful an entire film could be made based around that band. Black Lawless deserves better goddammit! So does Richard Moll

Greg H (de) wrote: When one goes to see a romantic comedy, he knows exactly what to expect. A man and woman meet in a contrived or accidental (sometimes both) way, one of them holds some significant secret from the other which drives the film, through some occurrence the secret is revealed(usually because of the stupidity or ignorance of an out-of-the-loop mutual friend,) they end up despising each other, and then finally through some miraculous event they end up being together (typically getting married) in the end. This is the tried and true formula by which a successful romantic comedy operates, whether it is in a 1961 Doris Day-Rock Hudson picture (Lover Come Back) or 2003 Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.) Each film is equally generic in structure; however, the significant difference between these films, which are often overlooked by the casual audience, is the writing. A running joke throughout the film, two tourists (one of which played by Jack Albertson of "Willy Wonka" fame) continually catch Jerry Webster (Rock Hudson) in a suggestive pose with a different woman each time. They continually make quips about Jerry's playboy persona and his "exuberant masculinity." Such comments as "He's the last guy in the world I woulda' figured," in regards to Hudson leaving his apartment with Day wearing only a mink coat, are not only humorous but also witty, while they play off the fact that Hudson was a closeted homosexual. This is a technique that was used throughout Hudson's career by Hollywood executives, directors and screenwriters, and because of the Production Code, mention of his homosexuality was forbidden. The result was much more clever and artistic writing that is rarely seen in the dry romantic comedy genre today. Although well-written, "Lover Come Back" is a romantic comedy, following the strictures of the Production Code and the romantic comedy genre, and that is where it fails. The majority of the films follow an advertising battle between rivals Jerry and Carol Templeton (who for being said rivals have surprisingly never met, huh.) Carol tries to report Jerry for unethically business practices after Jerry pampers a rival client, taking him to essentially what amounts to a strip club, getting him drunk on his favorite liquor, and revealing his apparent six degrees of separation to the client. If one were in advertising, one would appeal to a client in exactly this manner. This scene highlights Hudson's disdain for alcohol and women, as he rolls his eyes when he must have a drink. And continually throughout the film, Hudson is trying to escape women as in the first scene of the film when we are introduced to the tourist's running masculinity joke. After, Hudson must pose as a fictional client searching for an ad agency. Carol, in fear of losing the client to Jerry's firm, becomes involved with the potential client falling in "love" with him (who is actually Jerry in a beard.) She discovers he's not actually who she thinks, they hate each other a bit, they get drunk, sleep together (luckily they were drunk and don't remember getting married, but annul the marriage because they don't love each other,) and finally Jerry realizes that he loves her and she him. So, they get married again as Carol is about to have a baby. This generic example of plot would barely waver over the years, which restricts the quality of romantic comedies; however, during the Production Code, these the limitations of the genre as well as the limitations of the Production Code would force creators to be more artistic and creative to make a successful film (which unfortunately was all that they were concerned with.)