An independent movie "The Kids are all right" by Lisa Cholodenko, threatens to become the biggest hit of this director.
A pair of women under 40 - Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nick (Annette Bening) - raise two children conceived through artificial insemination. Upon reaching adolescence, Johnny and Leiser decided to find out their real father. They eventually turn out to be somehow never really thought about the parents' burden of Paul (Mark Ruffalo). He learned of his unexpected new "acquisition", agrees to spend some time with suddenly appeared children. And gradually tastes for fatherhood.
The drama "The Kids are all right" is not the first work of Lisa Cholodenko. She has worked on rather popular film "Boys n the Hood" and today her new work about kids is already being called the major independent movie hit of the year. The picture has participated in the programs of such festivals as Sundance, Berlin, Sydney and Los Angeles County competitions. Critics are thrilled of this film.
"A charming, honest, unpretentious and intelligent portrait of American family - acute, touching and funny. In addition, filled with finely nuanced, bold and resonant actor's performance "- Evie Hoffert, NYC Movie Guru.
Acting is close to perfection, and this suggests that the weaknesses of each character in the film are measured accurately and fairly presented" - Hey. AO Scott, New York Times.
"This is a new kind of family film. A much more funny and clever than the rest ones"- Kurt Loder, MTV.
"The Kids are all rights is not as sharp as previous works by Cholodenko, but this her more mainstream movie is very clever, soulful and bias"- Lou Lumenik, New York Post.
"Writing the script and directing the film on the family theme, is always difficult, but it seems Cholodenko find the right balance" - Gene Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan.
"A great script, and that is especially pleasant, this movie is the best by Cholodenko on visual effects" - Jeffrey Anderson, Combustible Celluloid.
"This is a movie that we've been waiting the whole year. Comedy, not beating hurts. Drama, not prone to manipulation. The film, full of ideas, but not sink to the preaching "- Dana Stevens, Slate.
"Too dry calibrated film"- David Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan.
Nine of the most dangerous killers on the Earth planet are together in a tropical forest, where they are attacked by violent alien monsters, armed to the mouthparts of tentacles. People quickly realize that they were at the hunting grounds where they are a game and everyone is trying to escape, as best he can. Robert Rodriguez presents his thriller project "Predators" - cheap, but continued strong astringent movie in 1987 about the life-and-death struggle between the prey species with the two planets.
23 years ago in the South American jungle special ops headed by Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has faced with terrifying aliens, collecting human skulls from the vertebrae in the form of trophies. In a fierce fight Dutch destroyed monster - and made a cult image of the stylish bloodthirsty hunter from space, called Predator.
This cult has also affected the popular director Robert Rodriguez, who had written several versions of "Predator" script in 1994. And finally, the long-awaited film was released in theaters â€“ however, this made not Rodriguez but his friend director Nimrod Antal.
The new "Predator" continues to acquaint us with the world and the habits of alien monsters and hunters. Instead of Schwarzenegger is Adrien Brody. And instead of Dutch Special Forces is the whole crew of notable actors who play the most dangerous murderers and criminals from the planet Earth.
"Predator" is looked with a feeling of pleasant nostalgia. The film is filled with numerous references and a kind of reverence addressed to the original movie by John McTiernan, where an alien hunter with dreadlocks was first brought before the audience. Here and snatching vertebrae with the skull of a human body, and red points of the triangular sight on the head of the main character - fans can compete while counting referential moments.
But "Predator" direction leaves much to be desired. Out of the two main components - the injected suspense and spectacular fights with predators, taken at the present level.
Generally, in "Predator" invented a lot of foreign apparel for the space race of hunters: the dog-dinosaur and various subspecies of Predators themselves.
In general, Robert Rodriguez made a mistake with director. His evil plot in the capable directorial hands, obviously, could make "predators" the most important film-battle of this summer, but Nimrod Antal buried and drive, and all scenario findings of potentially cult picture.
As the result, the only fact you should see Predators - is on-screen transformation of Adrien Brody in the hard and terrible fighter Royce, leaving the predator with an ax. In "Predator" Brody would like to submit in the usual way for him "an intellectual in the war" but the actor demanded the role of "leader"- and not let us down. In "Predator", he not only shines his fresh biceps - he changed the entire appearance, including facial expressions and gestures: now his movement is a movement of alpha leader. With interest waiting for the new roles of Brody in a new capacity.
Unfortunately, it's not enough to save mediocre picture by Nimrod Antal. Evil and a bold attempt to resurrect stylish alien hunters undertaken by Rodriguez, much to the chagrin, has failed.
The austere 65-year-old Mex has reduced haters to matchwood in the new Robert Rodriguez movie "Machete"! Here you are a vivid example of how with a modest budget of $ 20 million can be shoot the fast-action fairy slaughter and unrestrained revelry pyrotechnics. There is certainly every penny visible on the screen, but Mr. Rodriguez showed all the power of his Texas mentality directing. As the result, we have a very inspiring and entertaining trailer that gives hope for a first-class criminal action.
Moreover, action movie "Machete" wants to be regarded as a crowning acting career of Danny Trejo, because in most of his films, he shines in a primitive way of notorious thug, and in the upcoming Rodriguez film, apparently, this character will reach its height. In addition, wild character Trejo finally moved from the traditional level of secondary characters on a pedestal with title role.
I recall that originally it was filmed hard fake trailer for the project "Grandhouse" by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, which has grown now into a full-length hooky. The picture tells about brutal killer nicknamed "Machete" which defenses vertical of executive power from corrupt officials with the help of piercing and cutting knives.
The film involved an impressive number of outstanding actors, among them: Robert De Niro, Cheech Marin, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Jeff Feyi and even Steven Seagal.
I think fans of brutal trash will be very pleased!
In the August issue of British Marie Claire magazine will be released an interview with Vanessa Paradis, in which the singer and actress opens up the secrets of family happiness with Johnny Depp. Excerpts from this interview are given by Stuff.
Paradis said that her relationship with Johnny Depp is so strong, because she and her husband did not spend every day together.
A couple has lived for 12 years. Their daughter Lily-Rose is 11 years old, and son John Christopher, who often called Jack - 8. When Vanessa asked about the secret of their happy family, she replied that it is very important not to suppress her partner.
She likes when Johnny goes to wander alone, engaged in his own deals, because when he returns, they have a lot to talk about. Vanessa would not like always stay close to him, because they do not consider such kind of relationship is beneficial.
"The fact that we don't spend every day side by side, making our marriage is stable. And above all, we greatly respect and admire each other. We understand that if we want our relationship continues, we should let each other have own space, own interests, and, of course, you need to trust your partner. Not everyone was lucky to be worthy of that trust".
"You are really lucky, if you have found the person to whom you can trust when you spend time apart. But really, everything is much more complicated. Love must be like life. You do not eat the same food every day, do not read one and the same book, not listening to the same CD. If you are together, sometimes you have to be separately and deal with your own interests".
Vanessa can "talk and talk" about Johnny. She likes to watch how he communicates with people, how quickly he can arrange everything.
"I can make an infinitely long list of things that amaze me Johnny, but I most impressed by his boundless loyalty. I can continue to talk about his merits, to speak of my admiration for him as an actor, a father and a man with whom I live. But most of all, I admire him as a person. Not only when he talks with me or with his mother. He is generally a man with a capital letter in all situations. I think he is amazing, really and naturally amazing".
July 3, 1985 was a special day for all lovers of cinema, action and adventure. In this day has been released a new movie then a little-known Robert Zemeckis "Back to the Future", in which the car-time machine DeLorean famously traveled back in time, leaving footprints on the pavement burning of tires.
The film was being in top for 12 weeks, and became the highest grossing film of 1985, received four nominations for an Oscar and the Oscar statuette for Best Sound Editing, but we love it not for this - but for the fact that during 25 years the fiery trail is not dying away in our memory.
"Back to the Future" is about a graduate Marty MacFlay, which on a time machine, created by an eccentric scientist Emmett Brown, comes from the 1985-th in 1955 year and prevents accidental meeting of his future parents. This movie and now still looks incredibly fun and is a favorite film of many spectators. By the silver jubilee of the picture let's go back to the past and remember the main points of interest associated with the creation of "Back to the Future", which became one of the major hits of 1980.
Writer Bob Gale, was already friends and worked with Robert Zemeckis, thought out "Back to the Future" when visiting parents flipping through graduation photo album of his father. Gale thought: "What if they had been with his father the same age? Whether they would be friends?" - And decided that it was unlikely.
Robert Zemeckis with this idea first turned to the Disney studio - but there is some reason they were afraid that the story of a love interest of the mother to her son, even through the prism of moving in time, ruin the "family" reputation of the studio.
In contrast to the "Disney", Steven Spielberg and the studio "Universal" didn't afraid - and gave the green light to develop the script and shooting.
Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, who wrote the script, at first wanted to present a time machine like a laser installation or simply refrigerator. The idea with fridge raised fears that after the movie young spectators will get to the refrigerator in an attempt to go in the future or the past - and get stuck there.
Finally, Gale had the idea that the function of time machine can really do the car - and the third version of the script means of moving in time became well known to us car DeLorean, which has become a truly iconic after the film.
The only one, Robert Zemeckis had seen in the role of Marty, was Michael J. Fox. But at the beginning of shooting Michael has become a TV star of series "Family Ties" and could not leave that shooting and participate in Zemeckis film.
Therefore, the role of Marty called actor Eric Stoltz - but he looked like too adult and not suited for the role of graduate-teenager in this movie. Three weeks later Zemeckis dismissed Stolz and turned to Michael again, begging him to play in "Back to the Future". And J. Fox agreed - on condition that work on the film will not hurt his shooting in the "Family Ties".
Thus began retake of the material made with Eric Stoltz: at day, Michael starred in the series, but at night - in Zemeckis film, and slept during the filming of "Back to the Future" for only a couple of hours per day.
Especially for the filming, Michael has learned to ride a skateboard - and not in vain he tried: everybody who has ever seen "Back to the Future" still remember how virtuously MacFlay drove on a skateboard to school and back, clinging to the passing cars.
Zemeckis and Gale didn't plan previously to shot "Back to the Future" fantasy trilogy. However, the huge success of the film immediately made everyone talk about the continuing - and in the film version, which appeared on the videotape, to the delight of fans before the credits appeared inscription "To Be Continued ...".
Everyone has been waiting for the second part of "Back to the Future" with a hot look. Neil Strauss quotes in his novel "The Game", based on actual events, a replica of his friend: "When I was in tenth grade, I wanted to kill myself because I did not know why I live. And then I heard that after 23 days will premiere "Back to the Future 2". I started a calendar and marked off each day before the premiere of the film. This was the reason, why was worth living. "
The movie "Back to the Future" was literally disassembled on quotes. You yourself, probably, facetiously responded to parents' request to make a quieter hard rock or grunge with Marty MacFlay words: "You are not ready for such music, but your kids will like it." And this is - "Holy saints" or "No! Nobody calls me chicken!"And so on.
When Ronald Reagan (the same actor who was elected president for a second term a year before the movie) first saw "Back to the Future" and was caught by Doc Brown phrase - "But how actor could become president?"- that he asked the projectionist to rewind and show him this time again.
Reagan's so impressed by Zemeckis film, that he even included a quote from the movie in his address to the American people in 1986. Speaking about the future of America, he said: "As stated in the movie "Back to the Future" - "where we go, we do not need roads."
The fate of filmmakers
Robert Zemeckis after the resounding success of "Back to the Future" has become a star of first magnitude. And then he gave us "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," two parts of "Back to the Future", masterpieces "Forrest Gump" and "Cast Away". In recent years, the director got carried away 3D-capture-motion technology, on the basis of which he created animated picture "Beowulf," "The Polar Express" and last year's "Christmas Story".
Bob Gale has written two more parts of the "Back to the Future", and then has written scenario to the wonderful movie "Interstate 60".
Michael J. Fox starred in the trilogy and after in Gale "Interstate 60" and Tim Burton "Mars Attacks!" And in recent years that have passed in the fight against serious disease, focused on the Series - "The Clinic," "Boston Legal" and so on.
Incredible Christopher Lloyd, who performed the role of the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, starred in more than 100 films and serials, but the trilogy "Back to the Future" is the high point of his acting career.
But for Billy Zane trilogy "Back to the Future" was a real springboard - he later played the main negative character in "Titanic" James Cameron and Cinematography remembered more as a teammate of Tom Beckett in the movie "Sniper" and the thriller "Dead Calm".
Lea Thompson, who played mother of Marty MacFlay, in fact, was older than Michael Jay Fox's only for ten days. She had to spend 3 hours in the dressing room in order to look like a 47-year-old "Mama" for filming episodes of "Back to the Future" in 1985 year. Like Lloyd, besides Zemeckis trilogy, the actress is no longer visible and distinguished by outstanding films.
Crispin Glover, Marty father (who in reality was younger then Jay Fox for three years) - after the "Back to the Future" "hiding" for a while, and then his career had a breakthrough and he stared in "Charlie's Angels", "Beowulf" and "Alice in Wonderland."
Unfortunately, after the end of the trilogy is practically not get into the cameras wonderful actor Thomas Wilson, who played one of the most prominent villain in the history of cinema - Beef Tennanah, as well as all his ancestors and descendants.
P.s. Two Bob - Zemeckis and Gale - back in 1985 brought us, that the results that we wish to achieve, and dreams that are going to perform, come true and become visible not at once, but for a long time ("Thirty years - beautiful round number ".)
Few days ago I've watched new cartoon titled "Despicable Me". My thought is not bad! But let us see what thing journalists from Associated Press.
That is actually very pleasant to look at the picture, which belongs to a French animation studio, as well as the voices of the characters - the main of them are voiced by Steve Carell. It is interesting to follow the clumsy villain named Gro and marvel at the exquisitely cruel sense of humor. This, however, and end strengths of the film, because at the end he becomes like a mint candy - such as sticky and sweet and cloying. But the main shortcoming of 3D cartoon - is the lack of a good, intelligible plot, which becomes especially apparent if you compare it to, for example, "Toy Story 3" in particular and the production studio Pixar in general, where the story is paramount.
The film, however, begins promisingly enough. Directors serve Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, the writers - Ken Doriot and Cinco Paul (from a story by Sergio Pablos). The main villain, dense, slovenly, square traced uncle, with uncertain Eastern European accent and environmentally harmful car, contemplating a terrible - to steal the moon. That he needs to compete successfully with the Vector, another super villain (and how, all the villains in this movie!)
To steal device for reducing the moon to acceptable sizes belonging to Vector, Gro sends a trio of brave girls, to Vector home under the guise of merchant's cookies.
Naturally, the girls eventually melt the icy heart of the evil Gro, the more so that it gradually becomes clear that his villainy is a reaction to the vicious mother, who was heavily tilted against him in childhood.
In general, according cunning men of the AP, the movie is nothing special, just a cute little thing with obvious happy finale. They give it two and a half stars out of four possible, which is roughly equivalent to our foursome with minus five points.
While the whole world waits on the premiere of "The Last Airbender", cunning Western journalists have already assembled film copy. And see - shared with the audience amazed opened the searing truth about the film. And the truth is that the movie "The Last Airbender" is full and dull shit.
Generally, as the reviews author notes, director M. Night Shyamalan since "The Sixth Sense" with frightening speed rolled over the slope. Rolled, of course, down. And if the "Signs" of 2002 were merely mixed, the current film is just a shame. It seems that not a single aspect, which would be presented in the film, is fine as it should be.
The movie plot tells us the standard fairy-tale fantasy, where wicked Fire Mages burn and kill everyone in a certain fictional magical world. In addition there are Water, Earth and Air mages. Specifically, the Air mage is only the one, because everyone else was killed again by Fire mages. And this last survivor is, of course, the main hero of the film - bald kid with a tattoo on his forehead by the name of Aang. Moreover, he is also a famous Avatar, elected and destined to defeat Agent Smith, and deliver in a Vault 13 water-chip. Oh, and of course, to destroy Kerghan.
From those presented in the film 3D effects American authors spit thick poisonous saliva. They were spare there and the picture quality due to conversion of 2D to 3D has suffered greatly. Actor's game, they also valuated as "best then wooden", which also doesn't add the sympathy to the film.
The action takes place in fits and starts incomprehensible and it's difficult to understand what's going on. Magic turbulences, realized in the film are boring and uninteresting. Mages of Water and Air are just gray and dull.
As a result, the authors give only one score of fives to this film. Watch it, thus, strongly not recommended. Add from myself: very interesting that just a couple of days ago, voiced the opinion of "The Last Airbender" producer, which is very lamented the fact that evil Cameron stole the original name of the movie as well as anime, which raised the aforesaid - "Avatar" - for its cheap crafts about blue humanoids with a USB connector in the tail. And here you are not very good review about the movie. Interesting coincidence".
Well, among other things should be noted: the appointment of certain directors of unsuitable films is always very costly for producers. Appointed Ang Lee on comics fiction in the form of "Hulk" at the result have received a slag. Appointed Hindu M. Night on the epic fantasy - got the same thing. There's still David Lynch to appoint for teen comedy shooting!
Released in 2005 television series "Weeds" immediately became a revelation for many viewers. It is astonishing that the creators turned the genre rules (films about drugs and their distribution), depriving it of its edification and morality. Instead, the audience offered a number of very interesting characters, brilliantly incarnated on screen by very good actors.
The first season is indicative that we are acquainted with the main actors watching their relationship. In the future, it's just nowhere. The drama series tells the story of a suburban town Agrestik, where the main character Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), widowed, decided to sell marijuana. Nice that the creators of the first season balance interfamily disassembly Nancy and her work (so-called dealing), because to watch her in various incarnations (a single mother and aspiring dealer) is equally interesting.
In general, the series is good with an excellent black humor, in principle, it is a business card of studio. The plot develops quickly in different directions, especially successfully obtained the ending of the series. Well, the season finale is amazing!
In second season creators skillfully combine the problems and successes of business woman Miss Botwin with turmoil in the family. Children grow up, Shane and Silas became teenagers.
Jinja Cohen can do almost everything: a brilliant actor (I note, Mary-Louise Parker and Justin Kirk), a strong and interesting plot, likeable black humor-all this makes Weeds one of the most beloved and esteemed by the American TV series. Ideally stored in a rigid line of Showtime, "Weeds" - brilliant worldly comedy about modern American life.
In the third season the main character, probably the first time serious faced "class" persons. Thus, she realized the hard way that not only the DEA - the main enemy, but also in your own environment you should keep your ears open.
Family problems are beginning to depend directly on the business - this forced relocation, and the Shane, Silas, and Andy problems (he tried himself in role of pornographic actor). Other residents of Agrestik also were tied up on grass - this is particularly surprising in regard to Celia - in the end she played a fateful role for Nancy.
The 4-th season is a definite benefit of all the secondary characters. I have not seen such amazing Kevin Nealon, Justin Kirk is so inspired, but says nothing about the children - this is their best season. Situations in which they fall - gloss, which is difficult to repeat.
Screenwriters, led by Jinja Cohen - almost a full-fledged character in the series. First, carefully twisted as this jamb, intriguing as always nice unraveled in the final.
Weeds are still being good. After a series of transformation, rebirth, gulping fresh air, "Weeds" left "Weeds". That is an elegant black comedy drama.
Season 5 was created perfectly. This year for the studio was rather fruitful, just look only at "Dexter" and "Californication".
Of course, we can re-commend the cast, re-allocate Mary-Louise, again praise Justin Kirk, young performers - but is it worth repeating? Cast from the show is excellent, played well believable.
I think the main thing of this season - its ending, forcing us to wait for the summer in order to observe continuation! It will be interesting. As always and with no doubts!
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Joel Booth - friend of the groom. He is very loyal to all, but he lacks the charisma inherent in the other. He suffers from "seasickness", over which sometimes make fun of his friends.
Katherine Wellington - wife of convenience, sexy, closer in age to his stepdaughter, than to her husband. Trish does not love her, but Shea is more favorable, because this woman makes their dad happy.
Kelly Seaver has a unique relationship with Abby, both their mothers were killed by John Wakefield. But when Abbey went to the island, Kelly stayed. She struggled with depression, tried to kill herself and has always believed that Wakefield is still alive and someday will return for her.
Lucy Daramor - bridesmaid, and one of Trish childhood friends. Their families are traveling and relaxing together. Although Lucy from a wealthy family than others, she tries to find her own way, attending law school.
Madison Allen - daughter of Richard and Shea. She is lovely and sweet. Kids love to play pranks; in Madison, these pranks are very cruel. She thinks she knows better than adults about what is happening on the island. She knew something of what they do not know ... something bad.
Maggie Krell - energetic manager of Cendlvic. She knew Abby, Henry and Trish, when they were children and was very happy to see them again. She meticulously planned all the events of the week and prepares a lot of surprises for the wedding guests.
Malcolm Ross - friend of the groom. Malcolm tries to start a business. His friends, because of lack of money, support him only morally. His inability to create capital had a great emotional impact on Malcolm, and made him capable on the things that his friends never knew existed.
Nikki Bolton - old Abby friend, live on the island and manages the bar. She is - sexy, does not recede in conflicts. She was glad to Abby return and hopes to have a good time at the wedding party in the city.
Richard Allen â€“ husband of Shea. Seems a good family man. Henry sees Richard as an example of how he cannot become - a gentle subordinates, which completely broke down under the thumb of Wellington.
Shane Pearce is working on a boat with his best friend, Jimmy Manse, and he does not like that the return of Abby turned Jimmy in her little whipping boy. He hates John Dee. Shane has rather complex nature that makes him capable of much.
Shea Allen â€“ Trish older sister. She has everything - a faithful husband, a beautiful daughter and all the money in the world. But all is not as it seems. Stress from constant decency in the family lured her into a trap.