“A Mighty Heart” Movie Details
A Mighty Heart tagline: It was an event that shocked the world. This is the story you haven’t heard.
|Directors: Michael Winterbottom|
|IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 out of 12,861 votes|
“A Mighty Heart” Movie Review
“A Mighty Heart” Plot Summary
Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.
A Very Mighty Heart
I don’t usually type summaries, and this in reality will not be a summary. I am putting in my two cents in defense of a VERY moving VERY soul touching movie
I have read a lot of people downing Jolie’s performance, saying things such as ‘a white woman playing a woman of color is wrong’. In my opinion in this day and age if that alone is something that will keep you from viewing this movie, then you may need to recheck your mindset. Not only was Jolie handpicked by the character she portrays, but she obviously put her whole heart and soul into this performance. 30 minutes into the movie you forget you are watching Angelina Jolie, and begin to feel nothing but hurt and worry for Daniel and Mariane Pearl
When I watch a movie I try to put myself in the characters shoes. I viewed this movie imagining myself in Mrs. Pearls situation. If it was MY HUSBAND. I found myself pausing parts and rewinding only to make sure I caught a point just made. I found myself actually hoping that Daniel would come home when I knew good and well he wouldn’t! I had to pause it at one point and take a break, my heart was racing, I was crying, I WAS IN PAIN just watching this movie. To watch it and also KNOW that this DID happen, it isn’t just a story wrote for entertainment moved me in ways I can’t put onto paper
Don’t watch this movie for entertainment. Watch this movie to see a different view of what is going on in our world today. Watch this movie to feel the pain of a fellow human being going through a horrific experience. Watch this movie to see the best performance this year!!
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“Frost/Nixon” Movie Details
Frost/Nixon tagline: 400 million people were waiting for the truth.
|Directors: Ron Howard|
|IMDB Rating: 7.9/10 out of 31,884 votes|
“Frost/Nixon” Movie Review
“Frost/Nixon” Plot Summary
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
As a teenager in Australia when Nixon resigned, I didn’t really understand the impact of his actions at the time. It’s only later that I’ve come to believe in his betrayal not just of American politics but of all democracies that have the same fundamental beliefs
So I went to see this film with some anticipation and was not disappointed. If Ron Howard was not considered a great director before, then surely he must be after this. The greatest problem with filming stage plays is overcoming the sense of ’staticness’. But Howard’s superb use of different camera techniques which allow both a sense of movement but do not distract from the stunning acting performances
Whilst Frank Langella is quite rightly getting a lot of attention for his remarkable performance (he manages to humanise Nixon, a feat I would have thought impossible), do not dismiss Michael Sheen’s mesmerising effort as David Frost. Both men inhabit their characters, not just play them
The support cast is excellent; Kevin Bacon reminds me of Eastwood at times and they are the best roles Oliver Platt and Sam Rockwell have had in a while
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“Australia” Movie Details
|Directors: Baz Luhrmann|
|IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 out of 34,260 votes|
“Australia” Movie Review
“Australia” Plot Summary
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
Australia is a long film (154 minutes to be precise) that is full of fun, action, a little comedy, romance and plenty of drama. Do not listen to the critics and people who are badmouthing this film. It is the sort of film you have to judge for yourself to understand it completely. It may be long but it is well worth your while. The film focuses its plot on three main characters – Hugh Jackman who I thought was great as the Drover (and showed me that he’s capable of many different roles besides Wolverine!), Nicole Kidman who I thought was brilliant as Lady Sarah Ashley and Brandon Walters who plays Nullah an orphaned boy who helps them dearly on their treacherous journey over an ‘unforgiving landscape’ and who is a main character throughout the film
The plot is fairly simple and never seems to lose track of itself. It captures and motivates you and keeps you interested up until the very end. I must admit this is an incredibly powerful and emotional film that can make you laugh and cry, especially near the end. I think the war-scenes were done brilliantly. You would never know CGI was involved! OK, maybe you would, but it was still pretty darn good! The landscapes were beautiful and sometimes, some of the scenes took me by surprise because I was just not expecting them. One scene in particular involving the cattle and a cliff was very thrilling and literally had me on the very edge of my seat! Very exciting! Now for the story – Set in 1939 before World War II, a woman (Nicole Kidman) inherits a ranch in Australia and reluctantly joins forces with a man named the Drover (Hugh Jackman) who as you have probably guessed, drives the cattle from A to B. They then experience the bombing of Darwin and let me tell you; they couldn’t have picked a worse time to fall in love! The story then takes it from there and so forth
Like I said before, this film literally had me on the edge of my seat. I did not think it was at all predictable and I do not think it deserves all the bad reviews it is receiving. Why, I do not know but then, I guess everyone has their own opinion. If you like war movies, romance and Hugh Jackman, I definitely recommend checking out this film. It is not your usual popcorn type movie. If I had seen this in the cinema, I would have been too distracted to eat popcorn anyway!! Give this film a go and judge it for yourself. 9/10.
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“Enemy at the Gates” Movie Details
Enemy at the Gates tagline: Some Men Are Born To Be Heroes.
“Enemy at the Gates” Movie Review
“Duell вЂ” Enemy at the Gates” Plot Summary
Two Russian and German snipers play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. add synopsis
Smashing good movie
There is something odd about Russian peasants talking in articulate, middle-class British accents, but it works. I’m not sure why. Something symbolic about the nobility of the common man?Ed Harris doesn’t bother with accents either. In fact, nobody does. It’s probably for the best
This is a pretty gripping movie, as is any movie where the lives of all the characters can end with the mere squeeze of an index finger from some unseen place
Watch this movie. Despite what you might read here, it’s a lot better than rubbish like Saving Private Ryan. Though it might be a shock to the system for many of you to have no Americans to barrack for.
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“We Were Soldiers” Movie Details
We Were Soldiers tagline: Fathers, Brothers, Husbands & Sons.
|Capt. Tom Metsker|
“We Were Soldiers” Movie Review
“We Were Soldiers” Plot Summary
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
I’ve been waiting over 30 years for one
Ever since 1970 when I finished my third tour of combat duty with the Marines in Viet Nam I have been waiting for a film that reflected the American Fighting Man in the Viet Nam war as an American Fighting Man; not a drugged-out, anti-war whiner. Well this is it. The movie is non-stop action after the first fifteen minutes of character development is finished. Having experienced what it is like to be over-run by the NVA during the third week of my first VN tour I can tell you that this movie does an excellent job of showing the excitement, tension, exhaustion, chaos, and courage of an extended battle. While this is by no means the best war movie I have ever seen, it is the first Viet Nam war movie which has provided me with a sense of satisfaction after leaving the theater. Mel Gibson turns in a good performance, Sam Elliot is a bit stiff. The wives of the soldiers are believable. Including a bit of the NVA’s attitude about the war adds a balanced flavor to the film. Overall I would say that you will experience at least a small part the intensity of war if you go to this movie. I took my female companion and she was shocked, touched, and thrilled with it. As Americans, we need to remember that freedom is not, and never has been, free. It is always paid for with the blood of those who fight to get it, sustain it, or expand it. The politically correct may not like this film, but then who cares what they like. Thanks for making this film Mel. I’ve been waiting over 30 years to see it.
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“Apollo 13″ Movie Details
Apollo 13 tagline: Houston, we have a problem.
|Directors: Ron Howard|
|IMDB Rating: 7.5/10 out of 82,157 votes|
“Apollo 13″ Movie Review
“Apollo 13″ Plot Summary
True story of the moon-bound mission that developed severe trouble and the men that rescued it with skill and dedication.
An exciting time
Boys own adventure about the ill fated ‘Apollo 13′ mission which was to follow the successful journey that saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon.
Ron Howard deftly recreates the tension, ambition, hope and disappointment which accompanied the crew who dreamed of writing yet another page in ’space race’ history. Ronnie helms with a purpose, never allowing any sidelines or subplots to undermine the story which he skilfully builds to not one, but several nail biting climaxes. Many of us know the story, yet writers John Sayles, William Broyles Jnr. and Al Reinart still manage to entertain us with an involving screenplay which recreates the excitement of the time.
All the technical teams have masterfully brought to life the NASA Space Centre at Cape Kennedy, along with the amazing hardware that goes with it. The take-off sequence is especially well produced thanks to some stunning special effects and clever cinematography (Dean Cundey – who wields with effect throughout the pic).
Tom Hanks convincingly personifies the ambitious dreamer Jim Lovell, sharing with us his trials and his triumphs. In support of him is Bill Paxton (in perhaps his biggest role to date), finally playing a character who is not paranoid, and doing so very well. Kevin Bacon also joins the crew, playing a late replacement for the devastated Gary Sinise, who is ousted due to concerns he may contract the measles. Back at Cape Kennedy, an impressive Ed Harris calls the shots in an Academy nominated role, keeping his feet firmly on the ground, unlike his turn in ‘The Right Stuff’.
James Horner provides a familiar sounding theme.
Friday, October 27, 1995 – Waverley Pinewood Cinema
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“Seabiscuit” Movie Details
Seabiscuit tagline: A long shot becomes a legend.
|Directors: Gary Ross|
|IMDB Rating: 7.4/10 out of 29,602 votes|
“Seabiscuit” Movie Review
“Seabiscuit” Plot Summary
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. add synopsis
One of my favorite movies. Movies based off of books make me read the book, but with this, that isn’t so. This movie and the Harry Potter ones are good enough that I don’t need to read the book- and I read all the time.. avid reader. When I first watched it years ago, it was a little boring at the beginning. I now fast forward the beginning, as I already know it and want to watch the horse parts. I think horse people would like this movie more than non-horse people. But all movies will have people that like it and don’t; different tastes and opinions, but I like this movie. There were inappropriate scenes that I’d hate when I was younger, but the horse racing is exciting. I think Seabiscuit wins… and that was like ‘Duh.’ Of course he wins. I like things that are odd/different and unlikely to succeed, so I liked the plot, the odd little horse, large jockey…
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“Windtalkers” Movie Details
Windtalkers tagline: Honor Was Their Code.
“Windtalkers” Movie Review
“Windtalkers” Plot Summary
Two U.S. Marines in WWII are assigned to protect Navajo Marines who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher. add synopsis
hong kong movies rock!
first of all understand what you are going to see: a ‘hong kong’ movie.if you don’t keep that in mind, you will not like it and criticize it or even worse compare it to a Hollywood made movie like saving private ryan. it’s like going to the MOMA and trying comparing an impressionist and a cubist.and as a ‘hong kong’ movie, it’s great. just great.the characters are painted black and white. the war scenes are exaggerated and truculent. and in this crazy scenario the path to redemption of men from different places and different races and cultures that must join their resources to survive.again, to be seen, as long as you understand what you’re watching.
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“The Untouchables” Movie Details
The Untouchables tagline: The Chicago Dream is that big
“The Untouchables” Movie Review
“The Untouchables” Plot Summary
Federal Agent Elliot Ness sets out to take out Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
A really terrific movie even if it does suffer from some plot holes and overly sentimental and long scenes, The Untouchables remains one of DePalma’s best, probably his last great film to date. Connery and Garcia are fantastic, and **spoiler alert** Connery’s death scene remains one of the best ever **. But as good as they are, De Niro’s Capone is a highlight, especially the ‘baseball’ scene. Well shot and well written as well. Lots of fun!
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“The Young Victoria” Movie Details
The Young Victoria tagline: Love rules all
|Directors: Jean-Marc Vallee|
|IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 out of 4,383 votes|
“The Young Victoria” Movie Review
“The Young Victoria” Plot Summary
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. add synopsis
I saw this on the big screen and was encapsulated with it. The period of Queen Victoria’s younger years are a mystery and this is a perfect description of how a young girl was thrusted into one of the highest roles in the world
The script is perfect, the acting is amazing, the history and attention to detail is out of this world. Emily Blunt is perfect as Victoria. Funny how her mother is played by Elizabeth the 1st and William IV is played by Prince Albert! (Think Blackadder).
This portrayal of Victoria shows that she was a rebellious young woman once – I’m sure she would have been on Jeremey Kyle Show if it had been around then: ‘My mother and her boyfriend are trying to steal my life’.A Perfect piece of a major part of British and Commonwealth history.
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