At 89 years old, Stan Lee's name appears on more than one BILLION comics in 75 countries in 25 languages. Arguably the most recognized name in comics, Stan Lee has co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk. Stan continues to create new material and entertain fans of all ages with fantastic stories and characters in all areas of entertainment. With Great Power: the Stan Lee Story, explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, from the early days of his Depression-era upbringing through the Marvel Age of Comics and beyond! The film uncovers original transcripts, illustrations, photographs and stories of Lee's fascinating journey from his early years at Timely Comics and World War Two, the comic book industry's censorship battle of the 1950's led by Dr. Fredric Wertham, the dawn of Marvel Comics and the legendary characters Stan co-created, to his current company POW! Entertainment.
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story torrent reviews
Thomas W (es) wrote: The glum and gloomy subject matter of the "based upon real life" story Decoding Annie Parker tells part of the life-story of three-time cancer-survivor Annie Parker (Samantha Morton - Sweet and Lowdown) whose entire life history had been littered with cases of the disease from before she was even born. In telling her story, Decoding Anne Parker also follows the travails of geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt - As Good As It Gets) who adamantly believed genetics and DNA played a key role in our health although finding funding and capital to conduct such time-consuming research was nearly impossible to do in the 1970's. Parker herself was diagnosed with breast cancer as she watched others in her family whither away to the disease and her dedication to finding out "a reason" for why she was sick strained her family dynamics and alienated some folks she at one time held dear. The film has several small errors (bar codes on prescriptions in the 70s) and the cast is stronger than expected; but the film meanders a bit which made me lose some interest. Had the film done without the voice-over narration and been focused on the more concise plot points, I believe Decoding would have been a better film.
Mike B (au) wrote: Quite average, despite the cast.
Eddie R (jp) wrote: Old school comedy, It doesn't get more memorable then this folks.
Augustine H (kr) wrote: An early masterpiece by Almodvar for it almost featured all his concurrent themes. Few can be as sexy and wild as this hereafter.
Jens T (jp) wrote: A good movie, but not at the top. Laurence Harvey did his life preformance in this movie. I love the way the story goes, and it show us the class difrents in britian. A smart film.
Ibrahim M (nl) wrote: "This is neither the beginning nor end of my story" Centurion answers the question of what happened to the ninth legion. Its full of violence, blood, and history. Michael Fassbender performs very well as a roman hero. The rest of the cast performs admirably enough. The plot is thin, but intriguing. The movie brings to mind films like King Arthur or The Eagle, yet surpasses it easily, falling right underneath excellent tales like Gladiator, Braveheart, or Kingdom of Heaven (d.c.). If a fan of the genre, one will enjoy.
Rob C (ag) wrote: Disney has been no stranger to updates over the years, what was once traditional animation placed against painted backgrounds has now turned to fully computerised worlds, such as the one seen in Frozen. Disney saw a creative renaissance through the late eighties and nineties and at the end of it all, we were gifted with Tarzan, which is most definitely up to the standard Disney had at the time.For those unfamiliar with the story, Disney's adaptation (based on Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs) follows the titular hero from boyhood to adult. After his parents are killed by a leopard, Tarzan (Played by Alex D. Linz as a young boy) is taken in as a baby by the gorilla Kala (Glenn Close) who coincidentally lost her baby to the same leopard. But when the adult Tarzan (Tony Goldwyn) stumbles across members of his own kind in the form of Jane (Minnie Driver), her father (Nigel Hawthorne) and their guide Clayton (Brian Blessed), he struggles with the challenges of not only fitting in but also figuring out where he belongs. It's this central struggle that forms a huge amount of heart around the overall package. Just as the jungle swinging action is frenetic and engaging, so are the more poignant moments emotional and come with the right impact. It's a quickly paced film, flashing between the two and a mix of mild comic relief to keep the audience engaged at all times. The only problem, which will ring more true for adults than children, is that the villain is super obvious from the moment he's introduced, but even he gets some laughs to keep him from becoming completely stale. Tarzan's plot is a healthy mix of emotion, action and comedy, sure to entertain audiences time and time again, no matter the age bracket.With a varied and infectious plot, the characters rise to match its success. Both Linz and Goldwyn do a brilliant job of conveying the confusion and fascination present in Tarzan's mind which gets the audience to care about his struggle right from the offset. Jane fits the classic archetype of Disney's damsel in distress but her character is set apart from the other Disney heroines with her endearing clumsiness and a hint of Victorian authenticity, making her instantly likeable. Kala and her mate Kerchak (Lance Henrikson) are also very strong with the latter bringing an intense level of intimidation to match the disdain the alpha male gorilla shows towards Tarzan. The comic relief characters including Rosie O'Donnell as Tarzan's gorilla cousin Terk and Wayne Knight as the paranoid elephant Tantor are fairly amusing, but they never interrupt the emotional proceedings that are sprinkled throughout the main plot. When the main cast is so strong, it's a shame that Brian Blessed's performance as Clayton feels quite basic by comparison; there isn't really that much depth to his character and he doesn't develop much over the course of the film, but when the rest of the cast is so strong it's a mere drop in a lake of solid characterisation.Tarzan was made at a time before fully 3D computer generated animation became the norm and it makes some of the best uses of the technology before it was eventually replaced in the 2000s. While it may seem dated nowadays because of its static painted look, the jungle environment is nonetheless lush, colourful and green which works hard to transport the viewer into the film's setting; the painted environments also coalesce nicely with the animated characters. But where Tarzan really makes an impression is through its cinematography; the set piece moments are all incredibly thrilling and tense and they take the hero far beyond just swinging on vines; the chase scene involving the baboons is brilliant to watch because of the way the camera spins and twists to brilliantly capture the wild nature of Tarzan's life in the jungle. And then there's the soundtrack featuring songs by Phil Collins; one of the most riveting orchestrations ever seen in an animated film (I'm serious; "Son of Man" and "Strangers like me" deserve to be right up there with Frozen's "Let it go"). It's fast and furious in the action sequences and it also finds time to calm down for the more emotional moments; it's simply the perfect complement to an already fantastic animated film.Tarzan is heartfelt, breathless and exhilarating and it stakes its claim as one of the best animated films of the nineties; quite ironic considering how it was the last of the Disney Renaissance films (which lasted from 1989 to 1999). For adults it's easy to nit-pick some of the more light-hearted moments and blindingly obvious villain, but you'll be so enthralled by the film's brilliant animation and set-piece moments that you won't mind one bit.