The story of a married man who daydreams about being with other women and finds his will and morals tested after he’s visited by the ex-mistress of his old friend. A film by and with Chris Rock, also starring Kerry Washington, Gina Torres, as his wife, Steve Buscemi and Edward Herrmann. I didn’t accept much when I watched this movie, but it’s pretty funny! The end was a little disappointing though, but still hilarious.
“You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it’s your last. Bullshit. Life is long. You’re probably not gonna get hit by a bus. And you’re gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.”
A fantastic film by Catherine Corsini, with great performances from all the actors. Suzanne (Kristin Scott-Thomas) is a well to do middle-aged, married woman (with her doctor husband, Samuel, Yvan Attal) and mother of two teenagers in the south of France. Bored of her idle bourgeois lifestyle, she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist as her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. Once Suzanne meets the man hired to do the building, Ivan (Sergi Lopez), they develop a mutual attraction which leads to a torrid affair, which Suzanne decides to sacrifice everything else for. She soon confesses of the affair to Samuel, wanting a divorce. Samuel refuses - he wants her to come back to him, using whatever means possible in his disposal.
A film by Wes Craven, that was a mega success in the 80s starring Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. The power of this movie lies in the fact that this kids get killed while asleep, and sleep cannot be avoided. In so many other horror movies, the victims are nothing more than vapid cattle wandering dumbly up the slaughterhouse chute and calling out: “Is anyone there?” as they go up. They purposefully get themselves into stupid and dangerous situations and therefore we feel no real pity for them when they are eviscerated. However, in “A Nightmare On Elm Street” all the characters have to do to endanger themselves, is to go to sleep.
The teenagers of Springfield, Illinois - On Elm Street- are having nightmares. Tina and her best friend Nancy learn that they’re dreaming about the same creature, a hideously burned man in a dirty red and green sweater who bears an odd weapon; a glove with razor fingers. When Tina is brutally murdered in her bed one night, suspicion falls upon her volatile boyfriend Rod, who was the only other person in the room with Tina when she died. But Rod swears he didn’t do it, and tells Nancy that he too has been suffering from terrible nightmares in which a knife- fingered man is trying to kill him. Nancy begins to suspect that something evil is happening within their dreams, and that perhaps the boogeyman is real. When Rod turns up dead in his jail cell, Nancy is convinced that a ghostly killer is stalking them in their sleep. Nancy must think quickly, as Freddy tries to pick off his victims one by one.
A film with and by Mathieu Amalric about burlesque shows - with aging and decadent women, selling old-fashioned shows, in anonymous theaters of anonymous French towns. The dialogue which includes English spoken around the 5 American performers and French for the rest of the characters is realistic and witty. Their daily routine is sad, the contrast between the excess of their shows and the nothingness of their real lives sounds depressing.
They are taken on tour around an absent France by Joachim, a former TV producer, who abandoned by everyone, now makes a living by finding a suitable theater for their performances, in a way using them in order to come back to Paris as the successful man he’ll never be. All these women feel alive only when on stage, where they can play the game of seduction and forget the sadness looming over their lives, with no family, no relationships, no roots. Joachim’s character is a living failure, to the point that those women become his only family, more than his own children. With great music and beautiful dancers, who actually are dancer so their performances are great as well.
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. A movie directed by Rob Reiner, based on the novel “The Body” by Stephen King, the film takes its title from the Ben E. King song of the same name, which plays over the end credits. Starring young Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Jerry O’Connell and Corey Feldman, also Kiefer Sutherland, Richard Dreyfuss and Casey Siemaszko.
It’s 1959, the young Gordie (Wil Wheaton) is a quiet, bookish boy with a penchant for telling stories and writing. He is rejected by his father, following the death of his football-star older brother Denny (John Cusack) in a Jeep accident. Denny paid Gordie much more attention than his parents did. Gordie spends his time with three friends: Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) who is from a family of criminals and alcoholics and is usually stereotyped accordingly, even though he does not conform to the perceptions and stigmas attached to his family; Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) who is eccentric and physically scarred after his mentally unstable father held his ear to a stove; and Vern Tessio (Jerry O’Connell) who is overweight and timid and often picked on. Together they decide to find a friend…
ANNIE HALL written by Woody Allen Marshall Brickman (Sound and Woody Allen monologue begin) FADE IN: White credits dissolve in and out on black screen. No sound. FADE OUT: credits FADE IN: Abrupt medium close-up of Alvy Singer doing a comedy monologue. He wearing a crumbled sports jacket and tieless shirt; the background is stark. ALVY There's an old joke. Uh, two elderly women are at a Catskills mountain resort, and one of 'em says: "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know, and such ... small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life. Full of loneliness and misery and suffering and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly. The-the other important joke for me is one that's, uh, usually attributed to Groucho Marx, but I think it appears originally in Freud's wit and its relation to the unconscious. And it goes like this-I'm paraphrasing: Uh ...
I guess most of you have seen this film, or at least some clips of it. It’s hilarious and definitely one of the best movies Will Ferrell has ever made. The Roxbury Guys, Steve and Doug Butabi, want to get into the best club in town, and also hope to open their own club. Vivica, a gold-digging supermodel, and her friend Cambi try to work the Roxbury Guys for their money, only to find out the pair is broke. Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell work wonderfully together and provide non-stop laughter and many catch phrases - for people of all ages. (There’s also a very funny SNL skit with Jim Carrey, but he was not in the film!)