“The Rocker” Movie Details
The Rocker tagline: Opportunity rocks
|Directors: Peter Cattaneo|
|IMDB Rating: 6.3/10 out of 10,165 votes|
“The Rocker” Movie Review
“The Rocker” Plot Summary
The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert “Fish” Fishman…
The best news here is that Christina Applegate is still hot and Rainn Wilson has escaped from ‘The Office’ effectively. He is a comedic talent with promise
This is a tight little flick that works for what is is. The story flows well and the cast works together comfortably. Looks like they enjoyed the project
The directing and editing are spot-on. This simple low-budget comedy is very well done
There should be another set of awards for films like this. Not Oscars (maybe Felixes), for meticulously crafted smaller films that do what films are supposed to do – entertain.
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“The Full Monty” Movie Details
The Full Monty tagline: Six men. With nothing to lose. Who dare to go….
“The Full Monty” Movie Review
“The Full Monty” Plot Summary
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for “the full monty” – total nudity. add synopsis
So much fun!
It’s been a while since I’ve laughed so much while watching a movie. This six-pack of regular Joes really becomes very likable. And they’re played by an excellent cast. Each and everyone of them doesn’t look like an actor, if you know what I mean. A great comedy, but also a very touching film. There’s nothing funny in the harsh economic reality that these guys (and a lot of others) have to endure. The soundtrack is excellent. There’s even Gainsbourg ‘Je t’aime moi non plus’ in it. A movie that you just want to see again! Seen at home, in Toronto, on February 11th, 2006.87/100 (***?)
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“This Is It” Movie Details
This Is It tagline: Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before
|IMDB Rating: 7.4/10 out of 14,157 votes|
“This Is It” Movie Review
“This Is It” Plot Summary
A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.
It’s All For Love
A strong feeling of love towards myself, everyone around me and planet Earth is what I left the cinema feeling. Michael was alive again for those two hours. This Is It showcases the King of Pop at his finest
As the lights blackened and the Columbia Pictures animation played, the theatre erupted with cheers of ‘I love you Michael’ and ‘God bless you Michael’. After the chaos died down the audience sat in awe as the King did what he did best; he thrilled us
From the rocking tunes of They Don’t Care About Us and Beat It(which I was particularly impressed with) to those real toe tapping hits such as The Way You Make Me Feel, Billie Jean and Wanna Be Startin’ Something to the beautifully emotional songs that really showcased Michael’s ability as a singer such as Human Nature and I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Michael truly dominated the stage. Every single person in the theatre was singing along and clapping for and after every song. I was over the moon with the recreation of the Jackson Five seeing as The Love You Save is a touching one for me. The real fun came with the especially theatrical numbers that were Thriller and Smooth Criminal, both had me in fits of happiness. Then, after a dramatic and heart touching rendition of Earth Song, Man In The Mirror drew the whole show to its close, emanating love and Michael’s passion for people to make a change
I saw not one single thing, in my opinion, wrong with this film and I believe everyone will enjoy it. If you aren’t a Michael Jackson fan, while you may not appreciate the significance of This Is It, you will sure as hell have a brilliant time. And if you are an MJ fan, you will truly appreciate the greatness and strong sense of meaning behind the final documentation of the true King of Pop’s work, the legacy of Michael Jackon.
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“I’m Not There” Movie Details
I’m Not There tagline: All I Can Do Is Be Me Whoever That Is
|Directors: Todd Haynes|
|IMDB Rating: 7.1/10 out of 21,263 votes|
“I’m Not There” Movie Review
“I’m Not There” Plot Summary
Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician’s life and work.
Beautiful, Unique & Full of Life
Todd Haynes (‘Velvet Goldmine’, ‘Far from Heaven’) created a non-linear, truly original film, that must be seen by every Bob Dylan lover. Haynes’s tapestry is ‘inspired by the music and lives of Bob Dylan’ – he introduces us to 6 different Dylans: Jack Rollins (Christian Bale), Woody Guthrie (Marcus Carl Franklin), Jude Quinn (Cate Blanchett), Robbie Clark (Heath Ledger), Billy the Kid (Richard Gere) and Arthur Rimbaud (Ben Whishaw), interweaving their stories in a groundbreaking narrative slightly similar to Todd Solondz’s unsettling, caustic ‘Palindromes’ (2004), in which several very different actresses (and a boy) play a 13 year-old pregnant girl. While ‘Across the Universe’ illustrated The Beatles’ fantastic songs with simple, adorable characters in a psychedelic rhythm, but with little character development (not that I’m complaining: I absolutely love to see visual masters like Baz Luhrmann or Julie Taymor on fire, since their self-indulgence creates wonderful sensorial pieces), ‘I’m Not There’ is much more complex: it’s deeper than conventional biopics (‘Ray’, ‘Walk the Line’), and much smarter than exploitative flicks (the atrocious ‘Factory Girl’). Haynes crafted a unique film that’s a feast for the eyes (thanks to cinematographer Ed Lachman, ‘The Virgin Suicides’, who also co-directed the disgusting ‘Ken Park’ with Larry Clark), ears (Dylan’s music is always a pie in the sky) and mind (it’ll make you admire the man even more, and it doesn’t even need to be an ass-kissing biopic to succeed on that). The cast is heterogeneous and solid, but I think critics are overrating Cate Blanchett for the sheer fact that she’s playing a man (which makes things more challenging for her, indeed), when she’s not really better than most of the cast; a good performance for sure, but I was much more impressed by Christian Bale and the young revelation Marcus Carl Franklin. Julianne Moore, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Michelle Williams play some important women from Dylan’s life, and the always underrated Bruce Greenwood has a small but interesting part. All in all, this isn’t a film that will enjoy big commercial success, and it’s probably too artsy (although, not in a bad way) to get the Academy’s top prize (even though Blanchett’s performance and, maybe, Haynes’s magnificent directing/writing, will probably be remembered), but it’s a real gem for those who want to see something really exciting and original. As for myself, I’m thankful to Haynes and his audacious, faithful producer Christine Vachon (this woman rocks, and in a perfect world, she’d have all the money that a certain Jerry Bruckheimer possesses), who always dare to blow us away – something rare, these days. Fascinating. 10/10.
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“Amadeus” Movie Details
Amadeus tagline: Amadeus. The man. The music. The magic. The madness. The murder. The mystery. The motion picture.
|Directors: Milos Forman|
|IMDB Rating: 8.4/10 out of 90,496 votes|
“Amadeus” Movie Review
“Amadeus” Plot Summary
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback mode by Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
An Excellent film of describing Mozart’s life from wealthy with great fame that shatters in pieces
Amadeus is one tremendous film. The acting was great. Tom Hulce did wonderful and I have only seen him once in a film and that was Animal House. The rest of the cast was great to like F. Murry Abraham did a terrific job in his performance. The music was brilliant, I have never seen a film with such great performances in their plays. I really did admire this movie, everything in it was very interesting and after I watched the film I did a little research on Mozart. The script and directing was superb and the cinematography was brilliant. I couldn’t of asked for a better film than Amadeus. I’m glad I saw this film!Hedeen’s outlook: 10/10!! **** A+
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“The Boat That Rocked” Movie Details
The Boat That Rocked tagline: 1 Boat. 8 DJs. No Morals.
|Directors: Richard Curtis|
|IMDB Rating: 7.6/10 out of 17,917 votes|
“The Boat That Rocked” Movie Review
“Pirate Radio” Plot Summary
A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.
Very funny and clever
The best feel-good-factor film I’ve seen since Little Miss Sunshine. In 1967 I won a transistor radio and spent the next ten years listening to Radio Caroline (at night under the pillow, so the early scene is uncanny!!) The film is a clever amalgam of pirate radio fact and myth featuring barely disguised DJs, and cameo scenes from album covers, fashion shoots, etc.. (orgy in the hold = Electric Ladyland; girls arriving on the prow of the boat = Mary Quant…; poster scenes = Abbey Road…, etc.) Anyone’s guess if the station/boat owner is based on Ronan O’Rahilly. The kind of guy who, 20 years later might have founded a low-cost airline; The Marine Offences Act was a heinous offense against liberty and popular culture, worthy of the cold war opponents
Beautifully filmed, a bit like smoking grass while listening to CSNY.
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“The Wedding Singer” Movie Details
The Wedding Singer tagline: He’s gonna party like it’s 1985.
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“The Wedding Singer” Movie Review
“The Wedding Singer” Plot Summary
Robbie, the singer and Julia, the waitress are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.
A great fun film to watch for the whole family!
I was just watching the Wedding Singer last night on television. I still love this film for all its quirks. I love the fact that it was set in the eighties. Contemporary music and MTV with all its real world shows are not the same as in the eighties. I become very nostalgic watching this film. I remember all the songs, the Madonna look of the moment, the Rubix cube, Freddy Kruger, etc. It is hard to believe that it’s almost twenty years since 1985. It was much better in 1985 for me, I was still a child and there were always music videos on MTV. They weren’t just concert videos neither. They told little stories. I wished that we were still in the eighties with the music and culture. Besides all the eighties stuff, they never tried to outdo it in the film. It really is a beautiful, sweet love story between Drew Barrymore’s character, Julia, and the wedding singer, Robby Hart. I love the flight to Vegas and I won’t spoil the ending for anybody else. The scenes at reception hall were always a pleasure to watch and a great cast. I love watching fellow SNL–Jon Lovitz, Laura Kightlinger, Kevin Nealon, play even small roles. I loved Ellen Law playing Rosie. She was the best supporting character in this film. The fact that Billy Idol is also in it playing himself is another reason to watch. I wish there were films about the 80s.
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“Walk the Line” Movie Details
Walk the Line tagline: Love is a burning thing.
“Walk the Line” Movie Review
“Walk the Line” Plot Summary
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. add synopsis
Johnny would be proud.
Hello, I’m Johnny Cash
I’ve seen a lot of singer biopics: all the way from the Buddy Holly Story to Coal Miner’s Daughter. This one can’t quite make it to Coal Miner, but it’s light years ahead of Buddy. I read a review today that said that Joaquin was too short and Reese was too pretty to play Johnny and June. The reviewer was right, but what the hell does that have to do with great acting. They got it right and this old hillbilly cried, that’s right–cried–at every historical landmark they hit. Oscars for Joaquin and Reese–that’s all I want.woody pulpsWalk The Line update 03/19/2006.
A retraction is in order. Not only have I come to realize this movie beats all the singer biopics, in my opinion, it beats all biopics and, indeed, has become my favorite movie…period. Read Jack Shaw’s comment below. It’s worth your time.(I did exactly what you asked and resisted a comment on a comment, but I gave in even though I tried).
Oh, and by the way, if Dan John Miller wasn’t channeling Luther on the guitar, there is no such thing
Great lines from the movie:June Carter…June Carter…when will you be mine? (sing it to the tune of Hey, Porter). June: I surmise you haven’t been to bed. An intoxicated Johnny: surmiiiiiise….Luther Perkins: It’s in A….A (nods ‘yes’ to Marshall Grant).
June: I got tangled!woody pulps
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“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” Movie Details
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist tagline:
|Directors: Peter Sollett|
|IMDB Rating: 6.9/10 out of 20,393 votes|
“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” Movie Review
“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” Plot Summary
High school student Nick O’Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes.
Nice movie, similar in premise to Dazed and Confused.
This is not an ordinary teen comedy – there’s no gross out jokes or situations here – with is refreshing considering all the typical teen comedies being rushed out of the door recently
The acting is great on all accounts, and I enjoyed seeing some of the Judd Apatow irregulars popping up in various small roles throughout the movie
The movie reminded me loosely of a modern Dazed and Confused, where we’re taken for a fun filled ride with the likable main characters during a night no one will forget
Definitely a good, sit back and relax movie. Extremely enjoyable
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“Black Snake Moan” Movie Details
Black Snake Moan tagline: Everything is hotter down south.
|Directors: Craig Brewer|
|IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 out of 26,582 votes|
“Black Snake Moan” Movie Review
“Black Snake Moan” Plot Summary
A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.
The Best Movie I’ve Seen All Year
I just saw this movie at the Atlanta Premiere (2/14/07) and it was fantastic. Craig came out for a brief Q&A session afterwards and was very gracious. The cinematography was lush, no other way to describe it. It absolutely captured the small-town South in terms of its feel, seeing this movie was like being there. It’s difficult sometimes to divorce big names from characters and see the actor as the character he/she is supposed to be playing, but not in this film. In very short order Jackson, Ricci, and even Timberlake had me believing. In short, a superb effort, and one I’d highly recommend.
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