Lowriders movies 2016

Lowriders – Not the movie you think it’s going to be

Lowriders has a couple of things working against it right off the bat. First it’s a Blumhouse release, which makes one think horror film. Two, the name implies it’s a movie about cars, in the vein of The Fast and The Furious franchise. Lowriders  2016 reviews movies is neither of these things. What the movie is, is a family drama centred on a Mexican-American family in LA. The father owns a car shop, and is prepping to enter into a car competition for low-riding cars. These lowriders are portrayed as part of the culture down there, though I don’t know enough to know how true that is.

Lowriders movies 2016

Lowriders movies 2016

Daniel, the main character in the movie, is a teen trying to find his way. He’s a street artist (graffiti), but gets no recognition. His older brother, Francisco a.k.a Ghost just got out of jail, and recruits Daniel away from the father. These different tensions are well played out and acted, and it’s easy to get invested in the characters. Knowledge of the culture isn’t necessary to find the good in the movie.

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Daeho

Daeho – You will end up rooting for the tiger’s survival

The epic South Korean blockbuster ”The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale” is a mixture of a historical drama and an action-adventure movie. To fully understand this movie, you have to be aware of the fact that the tiger is a symbol associated with Korean people and their resilience to keep their culture, identity and values alive despite the hardships this people has gone through and is still going through today. That’s why the obsession of the Japanese invaders to exterminate the peninsula’s last tiger is related to the fact that if they achieved that goal, it would mean that the resistance of the invaded country would finally be broken. This context also explains why many Koreans despise the Japanese, fear the consequences of the hunt and respect the tiger by calling him the Mountain Lord. Still, some of the Korean characters want to see the tiger dead as well for many different reasons: reputation, revenge and wealth among others.

Daeho

Daeho

If the tiger were to die, it should at least die at the hands of a Korean hunter. The movie introduces us to three different groups that end up hunting the legendary tiger: Japanese soldiers, Korean hunters and the lonesome main character. Obviously, this philosophical movie doesn’t only deal with the symbolism related to tigers but also touches profound topics such as dealing with forgiveness, honor and loss as well as family values. The story of the old hunter and the old tiger has a lot of parallels as well. The tiger almost seems human in this movie and one can somehow identify with the majestic beast. Most people will probably end up rooting for the tiger’s survival. In my opinion, it’s quite an achievement from the makers of this film to make us feel this way without making this movie too melodramatic. It also helps that the CGI of the tiger is surprisingly dynamic, majestic and realistic. Despite a lot of screening time for the true feline hero of this tale, the initial first impression never really lets go. In addition to this, the landscapes on and around Mount Jirisan are truly impressive. The calm camera shots that never shake unnecessarily, the rich classical soundtrack and the contrasting lighting techniques add to the atmosphere of the movie. I must also point out the numerous fight scenes between the tiger and his enemies. In contrast to the movie’s overall rather calm pace, these action sequences aren’t only fast and powerful but also quite gory without ever getting gratuitous. They make the tiger’s desperate fight for survival even more realistic in my book. The acting performances are overall quite good. Main actor Choi Min- sik is authentic, entertaining and intense as always and proves once again that he is at least one of the very best contemporary Asian actors. I only thought that the villains of the story could have been a little bit more detailed, diversified and present in this film. The only other issue I have is the movie’s slow-paced storytelling. This film could have been about half an hour shorter and it wouldn’t have taken anything away from the character or story development at all. Patient fans of Korean cinema are already used to the smooth development but those who aren’t familiar with this style might find the movie’s introduction somewhat pointless, overlong or even boring and they might have a point this time. In the end, ”The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale” is an atmospheric, epic and sophisticated film that mixes contemporary action sequences with slightly patriotic historical fiction and philosophical topics that never feel too dry. Fans of Asian cinema will like this release and it’s definitely a welcome change to the hollow superhero movies in our Western world, so you might as well give this movie a fair try.

Last Knights

Last Knights – When the knights rise after the fall of their master

I had a feeling that I know this story from somewhere else like a deja- vu, but more than that I felt it should have been a ninja story than the knight’s. So when I checked the crew list and I found the Japanese director who made ‘Goemon’. That’s not at all, it was indeed a version of the Japanese classical hit ‘The Loyal 47 Ronin’. Honestly, I haven’t seen that, but have seen the other versions like the Keanu Reeve’s recent ’47 Ronon’ et cetera. It was the story of a group of knights led by Raiden played by Clive Owen. After their master was tricked to death by a corrupted minister in the court of law, everyone thinks the knights would avenge for it. But that does not happen and as the years pass, slowly the hope fades away. And then comes a twist with some good action sequences before the end credits roll up.

Last Knights

Last Knights

It was a great story, but the transforming it from a ninja tale to a knight’s did not give that solid revenge seeking effect. Because the ninja fights are kind of stylish, because the stunt choreography and costumes for ninjas has changed in the present scenario. Whereas the knight’s remained same for the decades, that means it was a very normal like a medieval European sword fight. So you can call it a realistic, yet there’s a filmy thing which lacks in it. That’s fine because the entire film was almost a slow drama. So don’t assume it is a complete action film. In that perspective, it will definitely disappoint a few viewers, but I think it is still worth giving a try. The cast and the production were awesome, but still there’s something is holding back it to the B movies list than an A. And finally, seeing the way it ended, I think there will be another film to follow. 6/10

A Walk in the Woods 2015

A Walk in the Woods – A Fun Adventure with Some Great Actors

I have to admit, this movie didn’t really interest me at first. The trailers weren’t really doing anything for me but I decided to go see it based on the star power alone. I mean, Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson? That’s some damn fine casting right there. I’m glad I gave this one a chance though, it’s actually a very good little movie. The acting is fantastic and the scenery is downright gorgeous. The film is directed very well by Ken Kwapis who manages to bring a homeliness to the film that I don’t see much of nowadays. Let’s talk about the story a little. Billy Bryson (Robert Redford) is a travel author that hasn’t really written anything in a long time and is in a bit of a rut. He has a wonderful wife (Emma Thompson) and family but he’s getting bored of staying at home and doing the same old thing. He decides to walk the Appalachian trail as a way to learn more about his own country and to get out of the house and have one more adventure. Everyone tells him he needs help so he looks to his friends to accompany him.

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Unfortunately, no one is interested until he gets a call from a man named Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte), an old traveling buddy of his that he fell out of touch with. They decide to take the journey together but neither of them realize just what they are getting themselves into. Man, you really can’t go wrong with this kind of casting. Robert Redford and Nick Nolte are the stars of this film and they both do a fantastic job, no surprise really. Redford’s Bryson is straight and narrow but is looking for some kind of catharsis on the trail that he doesn’t believe he can find anywhere else. Nolte on the other hand is lazy, out of shape, and a womanizer that just wants to stay out of trouble. It’s not exactly a story we haven’t seen before but it’s always fun to see how two complete opposites learn to get along and become the best of friends. These two are just fun to watch and I honestly would have liked to see another half hour of them just talking to one another. Emma Thompson and the others do a great job as well but very little of the movie focuses on them. It’s really all about the relationship between Bryson and Katz. One other thing that I have to mention is how incredibly beautiful this film is at times. I’ve never been on the Appalachian trail but this movie makes me want to go out and see what I can do on it (I’ll get tired after two miles…). The mountains, forests, waterfalls, and even the towns are beautifully shot and I want to go out and see it all with my own eyes. I’ve been in most of these states but I never realized just how wonderful all this country is that is right outside my doorway. If you’re into seeing beautiful vistas and visiting wondrous areas in your films then I definitely recommend this one. There really isn’t a whole lot that I want to give away about the film. It’s nothing out of the ordinary but the directing, acting, and scenery is great and I wholeheartedly enjoyed the film. The resolutions are predictable but the journey is fun and memorable. I recommend everyone give it a shot.

Last Knights

Last Knights – Lazy writing, lazy production, and a waste of talent

Despite the high production values, this seems to be a lowest-common-denominator attempt at a fantasy epic. It is as if somebody wrote down on paper all the elements needed for a great fantasy film but then handed them out to 20 different people and let them all come back uncoordinated, watch Train To Busan 365movies. The end result is a mess that few of the actors seem to truly believe in – notably Clive Owen who often seems to be just reading his lines rather than acting them – and trips over itself in attempts to impress instead of just focusing on telling a story in the best possible way.

Last Knights 2015

Last Knights 2015

The medieval setting is not taken seriously. Morgan Freeman uses his standard American accent, a plethora of obviously-not-English characters talk purely in English, and the melting pot of cultures and ethnicities is rarely given much context, watch adventure movie. It’s like they sampled a modern day London high street then threw all those people into medieval garb. As an Englishman, many of the shooting locations were obvious ruins despite blatantly meant to be not-ruinous. Ruined walls (and in some shots, just the wall outlines!) in the background of most street shots never match with the glorious castles portrayed in the special effect produced panoramas. All of this lazy approach means the film never presents a setting that provided any kind of escapism for me. A less fussy viewer may not take issue with that, but if you like the details to be done right then this film is all wrong. I have no objection to creating fictional universes, but you have to establish them and this film never does that. It just throws the viewer into a seemingly-medieval realm that has no historical basis nor is an obvious fantasy universe, Red Tails – It’s a Should See film – Bring your children. The writing itself is also lazy. The plot ambles from one scene to the next, with very little attention paid to ensuring that subsequent plot and character behaviour makes sense. The best way to describe it would be, if you ever did as a child, folding a piece of paper multiple times and passing it around a table with each person drawing a bit based only on the edge of what the previous person drew. The subsequent drawing may join up at the seams but is generally a big mess. For example, the paranoia on display by Gezza Mott (Aksel Hennie) is never given a true foundation, despite its necessity for the film – indeed it is arguably the crux of the film as everything revolves around his over-the-top security precautions. No direct threat is made and the film makes it clear he has very little knowledge of Raiden, nor is there any obvious substance abuse involved. Still, Gezza Mott becomes so paranoid that he will build an impenetrable fortress. Aksel Hennie puts in one of the better performances, but his character is so poorly constructed that his efforts are largely wasted, watch Carnage Park 2017 free online. The frustrating thing is that this film did have all the ingredients to be a good one. The director seems to lack vision. He seems to just tackle each task as it came to him and then move on to the next, and the lack of planning and attention to detail means the film is like a a cloth stitched together by different people. It may have been weaved out of the finest material, but the picture is a mess and the stitching different all over

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Red Tails – It’s a Should See film – Bring your children

I begrudgingly give this film five stars. I give it five for only two reasons. Firstly, because it brings out an awareness of a period of time in history largely left in obscurity and secondly for the technical aspects of the air combat sequences. However, these are the only redeeming qualities I found or I might have lowered the rating watch Central Intelligence hd online free. I’m normally willing to judge a film based on its merits but this one was poorly conceived especially for a Lucas film. Although George Lucas has come under fire in the past for his dialog and direction I have always felt he put forth the best in Saturday Matinée, swashbuckling motion pictures.

Red Tails

Red Tails

Most people have no idea how much work goes into even the smallest of projects (This includes the critics) so I don’t pass judgment on films lightly, watch movies hd online. This film misses on so many levels which is sad. The sound quality was sub-par for the company that has been THE bar for almost all action films of this type. The score cannot be something Lucas is happy with either; I’ve heard episodes of HBO shows with better original music.But the worst thing of all in my opinion is that the whole thing looks like it should have been a Hallmark television movie instead of a feature. I work in the industry and can only imagine all the work that went into this passion project of Mr. Lucas. It just so sadly doesn’t even come close to his past work. At first I felt the use of digital cameras was a poor choice as well because of the television like appearance, but there were other considerations All Is Lost – What is lost here is… reality!. Perhaps the film has suffered because Mr. Lucas had to bankroll the lion’s share of the budget. This was a film that one normally would believe the budget to be in the one hundred million dollar range instead of the fifty-five million. The lower budget possibly made it necessary to do short-cuts where George didn’t have to in past projects. All of these things I’ve said considered, I still recommend that people go see this film and take their children ten and older. This is a project that will bring out a valid part of history that so few know exists where to watch Cell. Plus the dog fight scenes simply MUST be seen on the big screen. The use of digital photography instead of film was likely a cost saving measure as well but the clarity of the aerial combat scenes made the use of digital the correct choice. If you read this and find this review please give it a thumbs up.

All Is Lost

All Is Lost – What is lost here is… reality!

More comments on the sailing, navigation etc. I live in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius) and I can guarantee that outside the coral reef the waves are never smaller than 1mt/3feet, and most days it’s rather double that. A flat water like that happens once a year at most, and for no longer than a day. The storms too are unreal. We have cyclones, which last 2 weeks, with 3 days of very high winds and waves, but then the waves last another week or so, as the cyclone moves away, and you are still caught in its outer arms. In the movie it’s mad wind or nothing, like in Europe or the Atlantic, watch Check Point online free 365. The sailing is also wrong. If you leave your boat sailing in a storm with nobody at the wheel, there is no way you can control where it goes. That also means that you have no idea which direction and speed you moved for the whole night. You just cannot calculate your position unless you can estimate its drift. BTW, are those maps waterproof? always dry despite the amount of water they must have been floating into, watch action movies online free.

All Is Lost 2013

All Is Lost 2013

what is he looking at in his sextant? mermaids? there is no reference point anywhere around in the middle of the ocean, and you can only use a sextant with reference points like landmarks or stars. The height of the sun is useless to obtain the latitude because he is at equator, so the sun will always be at the zenith Go See “The Star”! It is a great entertaining movie. Not to talk about physics. There is no way that that container could float with a hole like that. If the shoes get out, then water gets in, and… it’s all steel! no air pocket could be large enough to keep it afloat. Otherwise the Titanic would still be sailing. When he abandons the life boat he seems to dive some 6-8mt (18-24 foot) deep. At that depth you need to equalize your ears, or you will break your tympani, which means… an awful pain! No way he could just float there like he’s asleep. He would be screaming and convulsing. In very salty waters, like the Indian, you just cannot sink unless you exhale, emptying your lungs. But if you do that, you will never manage to go back up again, as with your lungs empty you will need much more force to swim up, and if you try, you will quickly run out of oxygen… and die. Only an extreme skin diver could manage to surface from that depth with empty lungs Someone sees him under the water and lends him a hand. That is impossible, because with a burning fire in the middle of the night, you will not see a thing under the water, as the light of the flames will blind you. Besides, have you ever tried to touch the water from aboard an ocean size boat? you need a 10ft long arm at least, watch Chappie online for free. Finally, why is he wearing warm clothes and shivering around at the equator? why is the water in the boat before sinking green? why is his buoyancy negative when staying afloat? in the Indian Ocean you have all your head out of the water without even swimming. All this points to sweet water instead, so it was shot in a lake or a pool. Morale, they should have hired a competent Indian Ocean sailing adviser!

The Star 2017

Go See “The Star”! It is a great entertaining movie

I’ll start this review off by mentioning something specific and unique about this film that proves that I have seen this film while I suspect one reviewer didn’t. The film handles the traditional nativity story while modifying the King Herod’s attempt to find the Christ child and the Holy Family and murder them. (And, frankly, IMO, that part of the story that leads to the slaughter of the children of Bethlehem is not a suitable subject for family animated movie for children and is wisely left out of this film). See more: Justice League, Better Than the Last One

The Star

The Star

How they changed the King Herod part was to tell the story from the animal’s point of view. The donkey Bo, Dave the bird, and Ruth the lamb all notice a new star in the sky and conclude that something great is doing to happen. Now Bo, who is a donkey of a miller, escapes his cruel master, and is adopted by Mary and Joesph. Only after Mary and Joesph leave on their journey to Bethlehem, does Bo learn that Herod has sent a soldier henchman with a long nasty looking sword and two mean chained together dogs to search for Mary and the baby and kill them. Bo enlists the aid of his friend Dave the dove and a lamb named Ruth, to chase after Mary and Joesph in order to warn them of the Soldier hunting them and to protect the holy family. Bo doesn’t know why Mary is being hunted. The camels of the Magi, who Bo, Dave, and Ruth don’t meet until the end of the film, witness Herod’s original plotting. As I said, the film wisely leaves out the massacre of the children of Bethlehem and stops before that point in the biblical narrative means this film does not have a very violent, bloody, and adult scary scene in it for children to watch. While telling the nativity story from the animals’ point of view is not a new idea, using them to modify, and soften Herod’s part is. The animation is stunning in this film. The story is easy to fallow and treats the traditional nativity story respectfully while infusing the obviously fictional part of the animals talking. It also has jokes in it to keep the tone of the picture light and easy . The soundtrack’s use of the carols and new music is lively, and enjoyable without getting too heavy handed with the religious theme. But the soundtrack doesn’t get too light ether. It hits the right balence of seriousness and entertaining. I would highly recommend taking children to see this film.

Author: Kathleen