I saw this movie when it was released on a saturday afternoon at age 10. It included a live action stage show with props and effects to scare the crap out of us kids. Own the movie and love the memories when I watch it again... and again.
Tim Burton always knows how to create colorful, interesting universes to populate his characters, and this is no exception. However, this time he delivers less than a masterpiece. The characters are zany but many without purpose, and the continuation concept is clever but unnecessary. In this case, it may have been preferable for Burton to just re-adapt the book.
Public intellectuals and liberation of Rosemonde
Reviewed by actingoutpolitics for The Salamander at 2010-08-05 20:29:29
Rosemonde is an existentially gifted girl from a poor family who is neglected by the culture, abused by people and exploited by the system that keeps her on mechanical job and cheap mindless entertainment. When impoverished intellectuals appear in her life she gradually starts to feel that she as if was waiting for them since her childhood. Relations with them make her understand her weaknesses and potentials and taught her to respect her humanity and be intellectually alert.
?The Salamander? is Tanner?s early attempt to find a political meaning in personal friendship in an epoch when progressive political agenda either becomes petty and purely financially oriented or streamlined and dissolved into conformism.
The most fascinating aspect of the film is Tanner?s depiction of the creative process of trying to understand the world better as a part of personal relations. What always was considered as the function of individual mind became a function of actual existential togetherness. We see how intellectual process can be not retrospectively but future-oriented and be the very living through friendship.
Read the article about Tanner? film ?One Liberated Human Face in the Crowd of Somnambular Shoppers? and analyses of the film?s shots, and articles about films by Godard, Resnais, Bergman, Kurosawa, Pasolini, Cavani and Bertolucci at:
The last made film of the legendary Star Wars brings great hopes, that will be full filled. Don't forget to take some ice cream or popcorn, because once you start watching there's no stopping. Prepare yourself for a film of an epic battle between good and evil.
This is the film that introduced me to Johnny Depp, for which I am eternally grateful! As a fellow reviewer said, perfect Halloween viewing (though I watched a love scene in the film in class on Valentine's Day; good timing, but the movie's not a full-blown romance)!
This is one of Tim Burton's most sumptuous pictures, dripping with atmosphere and superb production design. Depp provides a more humorous take on Ichabod Crane, while maintaining an air of respectability in the character. Ricci is lovely. Stylish and entertaining. Perfect Halloween fare.
Really, the three parts of Peter Jackson's trilogy are just one long movie, and I have a hard time separating them. But I have a fondness for 'Fellowship', when the whole gang was together, off on a quest to destroy the Ring. I liked the team interaction, before they got split up. But, of course, the entire trilogy is absolutely epic.
I've never understood the hype about this steaming dump of a movie. Slow, uninteresting plot is obvious and once you know the big secret there's really nothing interesting left. Is it suppose to be funny or creepy? If you like singing, dancing cultists this ones for you. Woof Woof!
I have read many books and critics of the Bond movies and Man With The Golden Gun is never listed as a favorite. Its usually listed near the bottom of the list. I, however really like this one. Its one of my favorite Roger Moore Bonds and ranks high on my overall Bond list also. Christopher Lee is a wonderful villan. The movie is great fun and not to be taken seriously.
Reviewed by CoolerKing for 1941 at 2008-08-05 12:50:31
OK, not all of the scenes work, but you have to give it to Spielberg. He really, really wants this movie to be funny. Like REALLY. The movie is literally dripping with ambition, so you have to give it credit for that.
Christian's Need Not Fear This Movie!
Reviewed by SwineHerder for The Golden Compass at 2008-06-11 17:12:36
As a self described and practicing bible thumping Christian - I can see where folks of my ilk would be uncomfortable with this movie. Having not read the books (yet), I wasn't sure if the Magisterium represented the church or the government.
I loved it! The underlying theme was very much in favor of science, but so what?
Chill Out and enjoy the movie for it's entertainment value. We need not fear it!
Can't wait for the next installment and I"m going to read the book.
The main reason I enjoyed this movie was to see the birth of Darth Vader. Again the choice of Hayden Christensen as the role of Anakin was not much to be enjoyed. Overall the movie was better than Ep1 and 2 and gave a convincing tie to the Classic Trilogy.
SWAoTC was a good movie. Much better than SWPM. I enjoyed it again, because of the back story of much loved characters. It is not as good as the Classic Trilogy, but a True Lucas/Star Wars fan should not discount the film entirely. Hayden Christensen is the absolute worst choice for Anakin Skywalker. Its sad Mr. Christensen is a pretty bad actor, even in other roles (the 2008 Jumper). I wish someone would invent a time machine, and go back and convince Lucas to recast Anakin. Oh well. :D