Friday, July 07, 2006

Film Gudie Friday

Today look at a pirate Movie and two docs out today

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
the only thing that is stoping Superman is not Lex Luthor and Krotnight but a blackbeard Pirate who look like Johnny Deep this swashbuckling adventures also bring back Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.

Some reviewer were mix on the film
Detroit News: 'Pirates' without passion
Film is packed with action but unfortunately sails in silly circles (C)
Detroit Free Press:OVERSTUFFED 'CHEST': 'Pirates of the Caribbean' sequel is awash in eye-popping action, complex plots and cartoonish characters (3 out of 4)
the yahoo reviewer avg. (B+)
E! Online: "Will you be rooting for Johnny Depp or the sea monsters? You won't have to ask yourself that question because you'll be having too much fun..." (A-)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Even better than the first one and, oh, that Johnny Depp!" (B+)
Some were mix
Boston Globe: "...a noisy and lazy stopgap movie that goes absolutely nowhere and takes 2 1/2 hours to get there." (C-)
New York Post: "...I walked into Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest singing yo-ho. I walked out singing so-so."(C+)
and some hatied it
Entertainment Weekly:"...a hellish contraption..."(D+)
San Francisco Chronicle: "...an amalgam of many of the modern cinema's worst tendencies and modern filmmaking's most unfortunate misconceptions."(D)



Who Killed the Electric Car?
A documentary investigation into the sudden recall and disposal of a model of efficient, electric-powered autos.
Both Detroit Cirit like it
Free Press: Documentary on EV1 throws the book at GM (3 out of 4)
News: Electric car's death chronicled in film
Documentary points fingers at government, GM and big oil for axing eco-friendly vehicles.
and most of the yahoo review like it (Avg. B+)
E! Online: "Director Chris Paine finds plenty of unsavory answers that make you want to lease a hybrid ASAP. "(A)
Entertainment Weekly: "...makes you angry, and also sad, to live in a country where innovation could be contrived into an enemy." (A-)
Hollywood Reporter: "A potent hybrid of passion and politics fuel this energetic and highly compelling documentary." (A-)
New York Times: "...one of the more successful additions to the growing ranks of issue-oriented documentaries." (A)



The Heart of the Game
A chronicle following the Roosevelt Roughriders girls' basketball team for six tumultuous seasons, capturing the passion and energy of a high school girls' competitive sport.
Almost all the reviewer like it
News: 'Heart of the Game' is a slam-dunk doc (B+)
Free Press: You'll root for the Roughriders
Girls team has its ups and downs (3 out of 4)
yahoo reviewer avg. (B+)
Roger Ebert: "...a basketball documentary that began with no idea of where its story would lead." (A-)
E! Online: "...the real star of the show is Resler himself--a sports fanatic whose commitment to the game he loves changes the lives of the girls who play for him." (B+)
filmcritic.com: "The Heart of the Game has its own priorities and they speak loudly..." (B)
Rolling Stone: "There's no denying the exuberant energy and emotional force of this movie. It gets to you."(B)

And Now let see what new at the Village Movie Theather of the Damme (AKA Cinemark Movies 16 at the Unaversia Mall in Warren)

STICK IT
(if you like your gymnastics movie this is the one for you)
THANK YOU FOR SMOKING
(it a real funny movie about the smoking bisness)

Next week

Little Man
A short-statured criminal (Marlon Wayans) poses as a child to recover a stolen diamond from an unsuspecting couple.

You, Me and Dupree
A newlywed couple (Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon) must deal with an unwanted houseguest (Owen Wilson) who won't leave.

A Scanner Darkly
Keanu Reeves stars in this animated adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel about an addictive drug that causes split personalities.

Strangers with Candy
Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), a middle-aged former runaway and junkie, goes back to high school. With Stephen Colbert.

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
A documentary about the life and career of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen with live performances of his classics.

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