Based reasonably closely to the book of the same title (as much as a movie can).The plot carries us through the young life of an Afghanistan boy who betrays his friend during their obviuosly difficult political times as well as the boys dangerous journey to safety and his return in later years. Very moving and a unpredictable and suspenseful ending. If you don't want to take the time to read, watch the movie.
Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, and Steve Zahn (who in my opinion always does an awesome job) come together in an unlikely way to rob banks. Being light hearted, funny at points, and with a little sex appeal this movie has some merit. Plot is very guessable and aside from Steve Zahn the acting is just okay. Salma and Penelope are pretty hot though! Worth a look-see.
Forest Whitaker plays the part of Idi Amin during his regime in Uganda. James McAvoy plays the part of a young doctor from Scotland who gets sucked right into the middle of a political nightmare when accepting a position as Amin's personal physician. Both actors as well as others gave an awesome performance. Some parts were very unsettling because of the brutality but otherwise this was excellent and very worth the time to watch- Glad to live in the U.S.!
This movie was exactly the way I thought it was going to be and that is why I didn't watch it when it was in theaters. I just happened to watch it today because my family was watching it and I had nothing to do. I wish I did have something to do. The film seemed as if it was written by someone who has A.D.H.D. because the film trails off the central story into complete randomness. The basis of this film could have made a great movie but instead they wanted to make an action film filled with random action scenes that makes you care less for the film. The movie had actors that tried their best with what they had to work with which wasn't much to begin with. It starts to bring you a story that you could be interested in and then takes it away with an overdrawn action sequence.
The plot of the film is that a virus broke out in scotland and the place was quarantined and England built a wall to protect themselves from the virus. They send in military to check out the virus and find a cure and thats where it starts to really get out of hand with action scenes that are way too long and that are boring. There was even a complete scene that wasn't necessary which was like a concert with out having anbody sing it just played music and they burned a man and started eating him. The movie just jumps around way too much and not making the storys worth your wild to watch.
This film should have just stayed as an idea until a better screenplay was written for it. It was boring and one of the worst films I have seen this year.
I never thought that a film that primarily focuses about drugs and three guys who smoke weed all the time could be a really great film but it was. The movie stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as Dale and Saul who are two slacker potheads and they play the part to the teeth. They seem like they are being natural in their parts and together they are hilarious. The way that they play off of each other its like they have known each other for years. Well they actually have known each other for years because they were working together on the short lived tv show Freaks and Geeks. Freaks and Geeks was also produced by the producer of this film Judd Apatow. The third sort of main character is Saul's drug dealer Red played by Danny R. McBride and when all three of them are together it always get into a crazy set of events that make you laugh. Gary Cole is in this film as Ted Jones who is a major druglord who controls a police officer Carol played by Rosie Perez.
Going into the theater I had no idea what the film was truly about because the trailers never gave me enough to work with to figure it out and I loved that. The film is about Dale who is a process server whose job is to go around serving people subpoenas all day. In between serving different people he smokes weed until he runs out and needs more. So now he goes to his dealer Saul who has a rare weed called Pineapple Express and sells it to him. As Dale is about to serve the last person he had to that day he witnesses a murder by a man and a police officer. So now he has to run and stay alive while they try to track him down.
So without revealing any more of the film I just want to say it was hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing from the opening sequence to the final shot. I haven't laughed so hard from a movie in so long. This is one of the best buddy action comedies I have seen in a very long time. I recommend this film for anyone looking for a good laugh at the theaters.
This film shocked me by how well it was made and by the great performances of the cast. Now I don't usually say this but Colin Farrell who is a main character does a great job acting in this film, better than any other films he has done. Brendan Gleeson is another main character and he does a great job like he does in all the films I have ever seen him play in. These two guys play hitmen who are sent to Bruges, Belgium and they are histerical. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson play off each other so well that it doesn't seem like they are acting, instead they are just being themselves. Now the first two thirds of the film it is all about these two but in the last third of the film their boss goes from being just a voice on a phone to a person you see who is played by Ralph Fiennes.
Now the film is about these two hitmen Ray and Ken(Farrell and Gleeson) who complete a job and it goes intensely wrong. So their boss sends them to Bruges to hideout because its a place where no one would look for them. Now they are able to do whatever they want to as long as they lay low and don't cause any problems. So the film shows them both taking a completely different look at Bruges where one of them loves to sightsee and the other could care less. Ken(Gleeson) buys a guidebook and wants to tour the city while Ray(Farrell) wants to go on dates and watch movies being filmed. Now their boss Harry(Fiennes) calls and tells one of them about a job he wants done and the person's decision is what makes the plot work for the rest of the film.
As I have said before I am not one to spoil a film so all I will say is that this movie is great because instead of following typical hollywood guidelines of how a movie should develop a plot and end a film it takes the characters and use them to shows us the plot. This film works on the characters shown to us and use the way they put themselves into and out of situations to bring us into the conclusion. The climatic ending happens what would seem naturally from the characters actions instead of being forced there. There are a lot of points in the movie that are gut wrenching from showing us what these men did. Not too many films can make the characters develop the plot instead of the plot developing the characters or not developing them at all. This film is a great action comedy and it is hilarious at times and tough to watch at others but only because of the situations not because the film lacked any thing.
Boogeyman 2 is scarier than Boogeyman. It has blood & gore in it. The language in it is very strong, (F@!$ word is said a lot.) And a couple nude scene. The "Boogeyman" finds your fears, and then attacks them. Boogeyman 2 is a whole lot worse than the ooriginal. But I liked them about the same. 8/10
Dead Silence is pretty scary. It is very bloody & gorey. (Not recommened for little kids.) They ndon't show the tongue getting ripped out. The closest they ever came was when Mary Shaw (ventriliquist), ran by a man and first they showed him screaming, next thing you know he;s got no tongue! They show pictures of the mouthes open and bloody. A lot of dead people show up in pictures. One of the best horrors since "The Shining."