The Departed (2006)
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Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, based on Mark Peploe’s story, who also wrote the screenplay. Starring Jack Nicholson, as frustrated war correspondent, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry, Charles Mulvehill and Steven Berkoff.
A journalist (Jack Nicholson) researching a documentary in the Sahara Desert meets a gunrunner who suddenly dies. When the journalist notices that they have a similar appearance, and has not much to do, he assumes the recently deceased’s man identity and accepts the consequences that it brings. Jack gives a remarkable, subdued performance, keep in mind when seeing this film that it is slow, but the payoffs are well worth it (especially the end).
I don’t think there’s ever been a movie with more famous actors than “Mars Attacks!”. It’s a funny/macabre/black comedy about Martians, who are “visiting” planet earth and end up destroying it. You will see about 8 different stories of people, from all parts of the United States.
Directed by Tim Burton, I enjoyed this film like all of Burton’s movies, but this one is pretty weird (it’s based on a trading card series). You have to see it as a satire, criticizing the prejudices Americans have, for example the attitude against foreigners, the Government that is lying, the army that takes over control, problems within the society, war and peace…
And now the list of actors who are in this movie:
Jack Nicholson (who has two different roles; President and Millionaire from Las Vegas) Natalie Portman as his daughter and Glenn Close as first lady. Also starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Jack Black, Annette Bening, Pam Grier, Tom Jones, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox, Pierce Brosnan, Lukas Haas, Christina Applegate, Martin Short (and many more, the only one missing is Johnny Depp). Frank Welker did all the voices for the Martians in the film.
Jack Nicholson as Joker in Tim Burton’s “Batman” (1989)
With actors like Jonathan Haze, Jack Nicholson, Jackie Joseph and Mel Welles. Roger Corman’s “The Little Shop of Horrors” is a perfect example of a fun, low budget cult film. It’s very inventive black comedy, the direction is amazing, the acting is excellent (Jack Nicholson really steals the show as the world’s most masochistic patient Wilbur Force). The film was shot on a budget of $27.000 in a period of just two days!
Seymour is a young man who works in a flower store. He manages to create a carnivorous plant that feeds on human flesh. Nobody knows about it, so Seymour and the plant become good “friends”. The plant needs food to grow up, so it convinces him to start killing people.
Jack Nicholson and Stanley Kubrick behind the scenes of “Shining” (1980)
Great film that probably most people have seen on Halloween. The acting is flawless with actors like Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer no surprise. The story is original and entertaining.
All three previously married but now single, best friends sculptress Alex Medford, cellist Jane Spofford and writer Sukie Ridgemont are feeling emotionally and sexually repressed, in large part due to the traditional mores overriding their small New England coastal town of Eastwick. After their latest conversation lamenting about the lack of suitable men in Eastwick and describing the qualities they are looking for in a man, mysterious Daryl Van Horne and his equally mysterious butler Fidel arrive in town. Despite being vulgar, crude, brazen and not particularly handsome, Daryl manages to be able to tap into the innermost emotions of the three friends, and as such manages to seduce each. In turn, the three women blossom emotionally and sexually. After an incident involving one of the town’s leading citizens, the ultra conservative Felicia Alden, the three women begin to understand how and why Daryl is able to mesmerize them so fully…
A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship. Directed by James L. Brooks with Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Greg Kinnear.
Won 2 Oscars
Carol Connelly: Do you want to dance?
Melvin Udall: I’ve been thinking about that for a while.
Carol Connelly: [standing up] Well?
Melvin Udall: No.
New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.
A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water. A fantastic film by Roman Polanski with Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston. Jack Nicholson really shines through in his role, and his acting in this film perfectly fits the character - his shark smile, his voice, his tone - all of it, perfect.
JJ ‘Jake’ Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city’s water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest and municipal corruption all related to the city’s water supply.
Great cast; Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito and Jeff Daniels. The story follows a mother and her daughter, it skips over several years as we see their relationship and life unfold.
Won 5 Oscars
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma’s marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora’s interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.