A grusome murder up on Wonderland Avenue in L.A. has the city buzzing about suspected murderer, former porn star legend John Holmes. Holmes, played by Val Kilmer, tells one story of which he didn't murder the group of thieves and junkies whom he frequented to score coke.
Telling another story is Dylan McDermott, who says noone but inner circle could have been invited up to the house. Mcdermott has a love interest in the house, also murdered, and does a decent job of being believably sad.
Both stories mix and match, and of course contradict each other at crucial points. However the story is good, the overall acting, and screenplay was also constructed well. The movie just lacked the strong power to want to ask questions later, especially since the movie ends leaving you unsatisfied. Still, its worth a look.
Alexandre Dumas epic tale of freedom and revenge moves this 19th century story through constant action, suspense, surprise and ultimatly love.
James Caviezel plays Edmond Dantes, who's love for Mercedes is all he cares for. Upon his wrongful imprisonment into the Chateau D'lf, he spends 13 years befriended by a Saint, planning their escape, and for Edmond, his revenge.
Edmond does indeed escape in classic style, finds buried treasure and is befriended by the pirate Jacobo. Together, they weave themselves into the lives of their adversaries, leading up the climactic finale.
With solid acting from Guy Pearce to match that of Caviezel, and Richard Harris in a cool as usual performance, the movie is believable and emotional. The direction is supurb, and the story stays fairly close to Dumas original. Be sure to watch this. 3 and 1/2 Booms.
If any part of you loves the thrill for mysterious religous relics, or the quest for the unknown, The Last Crusade( starring Harrison Ford) has got to be on your list.
It hooks you right away, with the hunt for Coronado's cross, a relic lost for all time. Then Indy's dad goes missing, and he must fly to Nazi Europe, to go after his dad.
After a series of misunderstandings, a run in with a knight of the last crusade's tomb, and a frantic boat chase scene, our heroes can finally follow the clues traced by Indy's dad( played by Sean Connery)in his secret notebook. This book contains all the clues to the location of the Holy Grail.
A race against time to grab the grail sees our hero go through many challenges, and challenges his faith in the god we dont know if he accepts.
Rock solid in action and adventure before CGI really got into the picture. Steven Spielberg directs another mega epic and cements this motion picture in the Theatrical Canon.
This movie blew me away. The acting of Carey and Winslet is first class. The story was so fresh, combined with great color and cinematography. A week later now, im still drawn to think of it, as an answer to believe in your memories and live with them whole heartedly.
This movie does all the thing a great movie should, but i think more importantly is its timelessness. As long as i compare and review movies, this one will be a staple, or a standard. A absolutly must watch for all lovers of film.
A box office disaster upon it's release in 1994, The Shawshank Redemption is now widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.
The film captures the heart and the mind, as we cheer on the friendship of Red (Morgan Freeman) and Andy (Tim Robbins) during a 20 year prison term.
The movie is told through Red, as he uses his narration to make you feel as if your right there with the characters, inside their minds as they go through the laughs and hells of prison.
Right through the incredible ending, Andy's escape and Red's journey to Mexico, this story of friendship and hope lifts the spirit and the soul. Truly a remarkable movie that will forever be a staple in movie history.