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The Best Movies I've ever seen (soo far)!

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This is my list of the best movies that I've seen soo far. I'm not saying they are the best ones ever made, but are thye ones that I completealy loved and I had to put them all together. And I still puting movies here, soo in the nest years I saw a new or a old classic and compleately love, iI will putthem here with all pleasure!

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The Godfather 1972,  R)
The Godfather
Simlply the best and "almost perfect" movie that i've ever seen. Francis Ford Coppola just had made an masterpice from cinema were we can see such an intriguing and a superb vision of the "gang-mafia-bussniess". Not only with the marfia world, but at the same time family issues and honor. The way Coppola directs the film is amazing, the way he shows the Mafia's family in a such realistic way, you start feel part of the family, we begin to worry about the characters in so impressively way. And at the same time with the honor of the family, with the actions they make, we simply enter in the mafia's world of Coppola.
The entire cast is perfect in their roles, Robert Duval and Al Pacino are just perfect, but Marlon Brandoo ownes the movie. As I say before, it is just the Masterpice from cinema and just the part 1 from this awesome and powerfull movie!
The Godfather, Part II 1974,  R)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003,  PG-13)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
After this film, just some third trilogy of movies were good. But this one... MAN ...!
The Lord of the Rings is just the best trilogy of all time, each film touches us in completely different ways. I had some problems with the first one because of the argument, it get's confusing sometimes, the second film is better with the argument, but still a little confused. But in this one ... is just a perfect argument, Peter Jackson (director and script writer) leaves no loose ends, explains all the details and dialogue. The visuals effects are so perfect and realistic that you'll be amazed! The characters we saw and love in all the other movies are here as well, each with a great performance, and they all feel that the end is coming.
Frodo must destroy the ring to save the world, but at the same time, the ring gets heavier with each passing day, trying to control Frodo. And while he must deal with Gollum / Smeagol, Frodo what most want is help Smeagol / Gollum, but what he wants is to kill Frodo and his loyal friend Sam and get the Ring / Precious for himself, attracting both Hobbits to a deadly trap closer to Mordor, where all that is evil lives. And Aragorn must accept his destiny as the true King of Middle Earth and fight the last war that will change everything, the greatest army of all is together to destroy the human kingdon.
A film full of love, tension and a great battle between good and evil, which will arrest you, even if you have not seen the other movies.
The Shawshank Redemption 1994,  R)
The Shawshank Redemption
This movie surprised me, the first time I heard about this movie was when I was watching Family guy, I became interested in the movie just because in Family guy they exagerate in everything they do, so I thought the film could be interesting. When I watch the first time, I already relate myself with Andy (main character), and with all characters. Tim Robins shows that he is a great actor, he changes his expressions for a matter of seconds, the same thing about Morgan. This (in my opinion) is the best performance of Morgan Freeman, all the characters show a great performance. The movie is fantastic, shows us life in prison, show us that criminals are not that bad, they are human like us, we can also see how much time they spend in prison and returning to the real world and your reaction. A great friendship that teaches us life and love between friends and that hope is everything in our life. I recommend to all audiences, because you'll love every minute of this movie!
Schindler's List 1993,  R)
Schindler's List
This is the masterpiece of Steven Spielberg! He shows us a hero who sacrificed his life and reputation to protect Jews from the Nazis. It's a movie that will make you cry, and feel a strong fealings of love and compassion. Spielberg shows us the suffering of the Jews haunted by the Nazis during World War 2 º. See how they suffer, and one day to another, lost everything, and the man who saved their lives. Everything step by step, from his decision, his doubt to the hero who became, with Liam Nesson best performance to date. His performance is so convincing, and Ben Kingsley after Gandhi, this is another role he kills. And all the people in this film gives us a great performance, and a story that will awaken feelings that you did not know existed!
Pulp Fiction 1994,  R)
Pulp Fiction
This is not only the best of Tarantino (director of the film), but also one of the best films ever made. An thriller movie that does not let itself be only in sequences of shots and punch, but with intriguing dialogues that make's you think.
I had never seen Jhon Travolta acting that way, not to mention Uma Thurman; Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis, they show the *beep* awesome actors they are. At first it seems boring, but then grabs you and does not let go more, simply because you're stuck there for dialogue and plot twists and surprises that show up when you least expect it. Watch it!
The Great Dictator 1940,  G)
The Great Dictator
Charlie Chaplin, had made ??us laugh and cry without a making a sound, does he get's talking and make noise ...? Yes, he can, and this film is proof of that!
"The Great Ditactor", in my opinion, is the best movie of the cinema's prince (Charlie Chaplin). He denounces the same time (almost indirectly) the Nazi party in this film brilliantly. This will be a surprise at all because they will see Charlie talking in a movie, but this ruins your whole work? No, no way, with fantastic scenes, touching, laugh and cry at the same time. I watched this movie when I was 8 years old, and had simply adored, like all other films this prince who presents us with a fantastic film that will make anyone laugh and cry.
Ben-Hur 1959,  G)
The fantastic film that not only marked the history of cinema, but also my life. When I was 9, I've been very interested in watching movies, my parents always recommended me the movie "Ben Hur" and I never got interested. One day, I was watching TV and I stopped at a canal passing old movies when I was about to change the channel looks like something grabbed me and kept watching what was happening in the channel. 4 hours flew by and not even noticed, and I had tears in my eyes.
4 hours of pure excitement with the fantastic story of this unforgettable character. A journey which witnessed horrible things and wonderful miracles, a journey in which I traveled together. The production and direction of the film are fantastic, and the acting nor comments. Charlton Heston is simply fantastic, as in all the films he makes.
As I said before, a movie just FANTASTIC, anyone can attend and witness this MASTERPIECE!
The Dark Knight 2008,  PG-13)
The Dark Knight
This is simply the best superhero movie ever made. Christopher Nolan (director) gives us a film that will blow the minds of everyone who watch. It gave us a Batman that we've never seen before, a real one, with a great actor in his role. Christian Bale, in my opinion is the best Batman actor already put on the big screen. And not only him but the Joker Heath Ledger, he kills you with a performance and a deliciously evil.
In a world where corrupt rule, and crime control, a hero appears to change everything, another one appears to share anarchy. This film shows us that a hero can be anyone, and tell us that every hero has his weakness. And as a hero who only thinks of doing good and making a difference can become a villain. The film is full of twists that you will not be waiting, and a city that is suffering with a powerful anarchy, and show us a true hero is able to sacrifice everything to save the people he loves and wants to protect! Go watch right now!
Inception 2010,  PG-13)
Have you ever remembered of your dreams? Already controlled? Already have suffered and feel pure joy in it? I do not know about you, but I have, and this film shows you how.
Nolan (director), created here, a classic movie, with a philosophical touch and surprisingly, with action.
I never thought that someone would one day make a film about dreams, and a director who made ??one of the best trilogies ever made (THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY), gives us another classic. A film that in my opinion is genius, show us exactly what a dream look's like, what we can do with it; uses intelligent arguments of how a person's mind works, with a fantastic cast where no character is left out or less important, and with a involvent and very intelligent history.
Where we can see a little realy secret agency that help people extract the thoughts and memories or implanting ideas in the mind of a person. For it seems strange, because if you want to like movie as I did, you need to pay close attention to the film, or otherwise you will think it is too boring, or good but boring.
This film is in my opinion one of the best movies of our generation (and one ever made), and also proof that the cinema continues to have great movies and that will never die!
PS: It could have been improved a little in the humor, but you can laugh a little bit.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001,  PG-13)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
9 strangers ... a mission ... SAVE THE WORLD. That's how I describe this movie. and what kind of movie is this? Simply a MASTERPIECE full of adventure, action, friendship, and the beginning of the best trilogy ever made. The vision that Peter Jackson (director and writter) have of Tolkien's work is fantastic. Gives us a huge world full of magic and mystery, about to be the stage of a journey that will change the destiny of all forever.
On one side we SAURON, master, ruler of evil, demand for "A RING", a simple and small ring which is the source of his power. Long lost and found by a sinister and dangerous creature that loves the small relic of heart. What is lost again, and found the creature less improbable ... a HOBBIT (imagine an adult the size of a six year old), where they now have in their hands destination worldwide.
The actors in this film are simply a fantastic job, all embody their characters in the highest perfection. Ian McKellen embodies GANDALF, and the legendary sorcerer BADASS of film history; Vigo Morteseen the renegade king, Elijah Wood the LORD OF THE RINGS hiself, or in this case "the ring". And the entire cast does an excellent job, where everyone does their job in this epic adventure to save the world from the darkness of Sauron.
With fantastic scenery, an incredible maguinetude, a soundtrack that always differs from scene to scene and character to character, and an engaging story with unforgettable characters that convey feelings of love, friendship and partnership.
A movie that I recommend to all people, full of pure entertainment, a film that will make you laugh, cry, and jump off the chair several times.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982,  PG)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
This film not only proves that Steven Spielberg is one of the best directors ever, but it's one of the best movies ever made! ET is the character that marked my childhood and I mark today, the story itself is FANTASTIC at all. The way that Spielberg makes the film a level so real and magical at the same time, the film makes you laugh and cry to the limit, causing an Alien and bulging fat can make people fall in love.
Thank you Steven Spielberg's "ET phone home" forever!
The Lion King 2011,  G)
The Lion King
This is simply the best Disney movie ever made, and one of the best films of cinema that marked my childhood. A classic made ??for adults and children laugh and cry. I remember to this day the first time I saw this movie, and I remember laughing when Timon and Pumbaa did something funny, danced when he gave one of the great music that this movie has; cried in part, for those who watched, you know what it is.
All in all, the movie is simply fantastic, with unforgettable characters, and a fascinating history.
Saving Private Ryan 1998,  R)
Saving Private Ryan
Steven Spielberg made ??this movie, and what kind of movie is this? Simply the best war movie ever made! Few words speak what movie is this, how does Spielberg make the soldiers soo real, and their mission possible. At the beginning you think it's inspired by a true story... far from it.
Not only reality make this movie, is also the courage, the determination, the spirit of partnership that this group of soldiers transmit throughout the film, trying to fulfill its mission that seems impossible!
Not to mention the acting, Tom Hanks as always, excellent. And Matt Damon suprised me, (spoiler) it only appears almost in the end of the film and he rocks.
In short, an excellent movie, with courage and realism to a level that you were not waiting.
The Terminator 1984,  R)
The Terminator
A film that is simply exciting! James Cameron delivered the most intriguing sci-fi of all time, full of pure action, simply tense moments, with the most intriguing story I've ever seen and I think anyone can see in a sci-fi. The way Cameron can make the film with a high level of reality with fiction in the middle.
The performances simply RULES. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a badass Terminator, Linda Hamilton and also not leave out that the beginning is a character so fragile and at the end becomes a true BADASS.
A movie that I think everyone will just love to watch this movie that marked a whole generation, and continues to be remembered.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991,  R)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
"HASTA LA VISTA BABY ...", who does not know this phrase? Well, here is your source. In 1984, we received Terminator, the classic exiting action-scifi movie with critical acclaim that gave us the phrase "I'LL BE BACK". 7 years later won its sequel, and it was good? Simply exelent. An action level at the top of the range, with fantastic scenes and real, and with impressive visual effects for its time, with an intriguing and fun story.
Schwarzenegger devastates with its role in the 1st movie he saw as a killing machine in service of evil, in this one, we see him as a machine of destruction trying to save the world.
In my opinion, this is one of the best (if not the best) action films ever made, pure fun, with a litlle of drama and a intriguing story.
Apocalypse Now Redux 2001,  R)
Apocalypse Now Redux
What can I say about this flm?? BRUTALY INSANE!
Coppola already showed us his vision of the American Mafia in "The Godfather" (family and honor above the business), now in "Apocalypse Now" he show's his vision of the Vietnam War (pure insanity).
This leads to the problem of how can I even begin to comment on the film. Comment technical aspects, the peformances; the superb script, everything is so PERFECT!
Francis Ford Coppola is best known as a director, but he is a totall genius on writing as he was as a director, I said "was" in the past, because while making this film his seems to have exhausted all creative brain cells in his head (compared with the films he does today), but the sacrifice was worth it. We have a script that is so insane and disturbing as it is on screen, but the involvement of Coppola on the script injected a narrative that reflects exactly the war.
The story is set during the Vietnam War, when Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel (Marlon Brando) who defined himself as a God among a local tribe. During this journey we see the spectacle that Coppola planned from the beginning, we see a little of everything War; Adventure; Sex; Partnership, a bit of humor, all coated in a script and scenario that are simply spectacular, and as I said before, INSANE.
When Coppola says: "This film is not about Vietnam - is Vietnam" he's right. What began as a patriotic war to defeat Communist aggression, changed America's view of the world and of himself and world view of America is the beauty of the folly of Apocalypse Now, which makes it a masterpiece of film and says more in its running time on the brutality of the conflict and hypocrisy of politicians. "Apocalypse Now" is the "Insane Masterpiece" of cinema!
There Will Be Blood 2007,  R)
There Will Be Blood
A film that hits you like a fever, "There Will Be Blood" is not the kind of movie that someone will have the pleasure of watching or reviewing. It is a portrait of several layers of everything that comes with the desire for power, will leave the audience feeling exhausted and with a bitter taste in the mouth.
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film is submitted safely and confidently. Anderson proves to be one of the best director of all time, a fact that is evident here. Packed with shots and scenes of breathtaking intensity of boiling, the film makes no apologies about his tendency toward grandiosity inherent in telling an epic story that spans decades.
Perhaps the first thing that will strike viewers will use the images as dark and gloomy, almost impossible to see. We watched the movie as we were covered in oil. Batway, oil is simply the central theme of the film.
The story begins with the oil tycoon Daniel Plainview, he is a very intelligent man and cruel that does whatever it takes to achieve your goals. He works hard, but he also takes advantage of the people around at your expense, if necessary. His business partner is his son H.W, that he actually "acquired" when the H.W biological father, who worked on one of the platforms of Daniel, was killed in an accident at work.
Daniel is deeply protective of H.W, but only for that H.W brings to the society, a serene and innocent face. When both know Eli Sunday saying the land of his father has oil everywhere, making an offer to Daniel to buy the imovel from his father. Eli is the local preacher and a healer "self-proclaimed" wants the money from the sale of the property to finance his own church.
The lives of both characters change completely when Daniel decides to buy all the land outside the property of the father of Eli and tries to acquire all the land around, at bargain basement prices to be able to build an oil industry. And always with H.W at your side to strengthen the business.
The setting of the film can be impressive, every minute that passes we see it bigger and bigger. And with it the ominous and annoying soundtrack that fits in every scene, leaving them more disturbing. When music raises the pitch dark, pessimistic and emotionally draining film, without ever taking center stage away from the performances, with characters that prove to be the soul of the story.
Daniel Day Lewis proves to be one of the best actors of his generation, this film, in my opinion, gives his best performance to date. Daniel Plainview (Lewis) can be cruel, sinister and pessimistic at every passing second, but at the same time can show a little ray of goodness in his evil look; Paul Dano in a fantastic and disturbing performance, Eli Sunday (Dano) is the Movie's religion, amidst all the disturbance and sinister he is the sort of God to want to expel the devil, the devil being Daniel, out of paradise. But throughout the film it all fits.
The film is a character study of a man who usually do not want to know and you will not be able to forget after all is said and done. After watching it you will not want to reveal it soon, but it will be for all the right reasons, Paul Thomas does all this perturbation on purpose. "There Will be Blood" is a powerful and emotionally draining experience.
Taxi Driver 1976,  R)
Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver is one of the best films ever made. This is one of those films that you do not get tired of seeing and every time you watch it you realize a little detail that you have not seen before. Excellent actors, a master-director, an impressive soundtrack and a real story are the main appeals of this film.
The character is tremendously unforgetable, Robert De Niro gave-it an austanding performance ( I ask my self why does he not acts like that on this days?). And the hole story is simply fantastic, in a super level of reality and such an directing, Martin Scorsece delivere's his best.
In general I cannot say any negative aspect of this film because I have not found anything bad. Although it is a film of the 70s it is not an old-fashioned movie because the essence of the story, the reality that is shown on it, can be perfectly referred to the current society. This film has the privilege of having made famous the sentence 'You talking' to me? You talking' to me?' which will remain in the history of cinema. This is an authentic MASTERPIECE.
Django Unchained 2012,  R)
Django Unchained
I can say without exageration that Tarantino does not disappoint. His classic bloodbaths, intriguing dialogue and black humor finally had a tribute that is "Django Unchained." Many people did not like the movie or for being too silly, or too long, or excessive violence. Will a Tarantino fan crazy as me, to realize the enormity of the great masterpiece that "Django" can be?

Not only is one of the best of Tarantino movies, but it is the tribute that the writer-director make to his films, giving a demonstration of who he is and its material.

Django is arguably the greatest production of Tarantino, but I know that size does not make the content, but greater in everything. Here we see the combination of the various elements of Tarantino's films, the title character and history elements, are there all together, just pay attention.

At the beginning we see Django (Jamie Fox) as a poor, simple and sufferer slave, who meets the great Dr. King Schultz (Crhistoph Waltz), and with him the chance of vengeance of his old owners, and later regaining his love Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), these first 45 minutes of the film we see how Django grow both spiritually and mentally and becomes a killing machine that becomes later. Also in these first few minutes of the film we see elements of "Kill Bill," for example, the Bride of Uma Thurman, a sufferer with visions of the past in search of redemption and revenge against those who took her all what he loved. Django is her male version, and as The Bride is an expert on samurai swords, Django is in revolvers.

In the next two hours we see the plan that Django and Schultz plan, a foolproof plan to recover the wife of Django from the cruel Calvin Candlie (Leonardo DiCaprio), a plan that seems to be impossible to know when Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson). In these two hours we see elements of "Inglourious Basterds" and "Pulp Fiction". From "Inglourious" is the plan that seems foolproof that will lead to an enhuge end with small twists and obstacles ahead, along with an intriguing dialogue scenes, as the dinner scene where the 5 characters are conected in one intriguing line of dialogue that lead's to the unexpected end, such as scene (like Empire mentioned) that resembles the scene of the German Pub. From "Pulp" is the friendly and contradictory partnership between Django and Schultz, that closely resembles the duo Vincent and Jules. Two people who are very friendly and respect one another but a small rivalry between the two in what has regarding their attitudes or as Schultz says "getting dirty".
The end of the second act, delivering the third and final act where the unexpected happens, like any Tarantino movie, a tremendous scale of grandeur.

Django might not show a Western as we think it would, mainly because the film is set in the American South, being then a Southern, but "Inglourious Basterds" did not show much of the war and not the situation of the Jews (only the beginning) and focuses attention on killing Nazis. Tarantino uses the environment to explore the southern's slavery that existed in America during the time, but at the same time maintaining the elements of a Western, not getting shot during a firefight; a small town with a old sheriff with a dirty past; a lone ranger looking for redemption.

At the same subject, the characters, all well-established, and in them we can see several elements of other Tarantino films. Django seems a mixture of Jackie Brown, The Bride and Vincent See, all alike in gestures and attitudes but also their situation in the whole plot. A character a bit shy but very smart and they can even be BADASS, and their situations in the story that almost seems to be a secondary character; Schultz looks a bit like Winnfiel Jules (Pulp Fiction) and Max Cherry (Jackie Brown), a character cultured with a very particular vision of the world and with his own philosophy of what is good; Stephen is the mixture of Marcellus Wallace (Pulp Fiction) and Ordell Robbie (Jackie Brown), a "n#" who thinks superior to all others and can be really cruel. The only character who seems to be the same original was Calvin Candie, a cynical and cruel slave owner.

Many complain that Django can hardly stands out in the film being the main one, but how many times in Tarantino's previous films the main character was half out when the secondary characters spoke. But here the very minor characters seem to stand out when they talk among themselves. When is a scene of Schultz, Calvin begins to talk stealing his scene; when is a scene of Calvin, Stephen starts talking and steals his scene; when is a scene is Stephen, Schultz starts talking and steals his scene. And so it goes on in this dialog triangle of secondary characters, and all of them in the Badass voice of Django appears as a rollercoaster doing everything shake. This just proves that Tarantino can still do screenplays with mastery and persuasion.

The performances of the entire cast can also be fantastic, on the style of Tarantino, Jamie Fox can install itself in the world of Tarantino with a performance that is the beginning of a simpleton slave until its evolution into a BADASS lone-ranger; Chistoph Waltz superb as always and once again manages to be the favorite character of the movie for those who attend; Leonardo DiCaprio gives one of his best performances; Samuel L. Jackson proving to be one of the best suporting actors in the business. All amazing as the movie itself.

"Django Unchained" manages to be one of the funniest films of Tarantino, but also one of the most intriguing ones, with a really well written screenplay. A great product delivery that Tarantino has always given us and as always challenging and causing controversy in society, proving that it still has much to give.
Life of Pi 2012,  PG)
Life of Pi
I don't even know what to say about "Life of Pie", the film is wonderful, that's all I can say. Ang lee outdone itself with this film, and of course David Magee (screenplay). Both managed to carry the book more indecipherable already done by Yann Martel, and turned it into something simple ... a 16 years in a boat with a wild tiger in the middle of the pacific ocean, simple as that.
The story is realy about the "Life of Pi", Piscine Patel is a very smart guy, bulying sufferer, who during his life had learned many religions and took all as his own. When his parents start to have a financial crisis on its Zoo, they decided to move to Canada and sell their animals and start a new life. Everything is going "well" yet the freighter where Pi and his family were traveling was shipwrecked. Pi is the only survivor, plus a tiger that belongs to his family, and from there both must learn to survive together.
The movie is very well done from beginning to end, the history raises several questions, but no waiting for an answer, they are all to carry on our lives. The way Ang and David can put this story as "simple" as a pretty intelligent way from beginning to end, and how they can make the story as real, the characters are all the scenarios as real, and also their actions and instincts.
The visual effects are superb, the animals are super real, even seem real, the sets are magnificent, and fantastic soundtrack fits everywhere, the direction of the film not to mention, as I said Ang Lee outdonne itself.
Not only him, but as the entire cast, but I must say that Suraj Sharma is FANTASTIC for a first role in movie is nuthing bad, but PERFECT!
Very well built, very well directed, well acted, messages who persecute you, unforgettable scenery, a story truly exciting and fun for the entire audience, Life of Pie is one of the best films of his year and of all time!
GoodFellas 1990,  R)
"As far as I can remember ... I always wanted to be a gangster," that phrase started this masterpiece and followed to the end. "GoodFellas" is simply (after "The GodFather") the best-mafia gangster film ever made, and this is very clear in this movie.
The story begins with Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), a young Irish living in the suburbs of New York with his family, and suddenly finds himself involved with the Italian Mafia, and after some work and be arrested for the first time, he is finally integrated into the mob-family.
Years pass and the life of Henry is now on the mob-bussiness, a little work there, a robbery there, always with their best friends and partners James (Robert De Niro) and Tommy (Joe Pesci).
As the story progresses, Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay) explore the world mobster in an impressive way. It's almost watching a lesson in how to be a professional criminal. Always keeping a realistic pace, and that little black humor that always Scorsese uses in his films, achieving the film both interesting and pure entertainment.
The entire cast does an excellent job, Robert De Niro despite not appear much, manages to be great; Ray Liotta is also excellent, but who gives a fantastic performance throughout the film is undoubtedly Joe Pesci.
From beginning to end we see the Mafia as never before, while maintaining an impressive pace of entertainment, very well written and directed, "GoodFellas" is surely one of the best works of Scorsese to be remembered.
Raging Bull 1980,  R)
Raging Bull
After this film, still ongoing in doubt which film is the masterpiece by Martin Scorsese. Well, I do not know, but "Raging Bull" is definitely one of them.
The movie is not for everyone, because the story is very complex and unlike anything ever done, and a clean writing and direction that shape from start to finish!
The story serves as a biography hasty, but goes deeper than that. The film tells the story of the career of the fighter Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro) and the rise of his career, and while his life. To the poor living fighter with a nagging wife being sponsored by the youngest brother; his tremendous winning streak; to his fall into depression.
The film follows, as I said before, like a biography but more exploits man. The rise in his life, and the consequences that it has brought to him. The steering black and white that Martin Scorsese uses is fantastic, giving those who watch the film to feel in place of Jake inside and outside the ring. Leaving it to those who attend feel the claustrophobia and fatigue that Jake faces during fights, and also during times of his family life.
The entire cast is terrific, Cathy Moriarty (Vickie La Motta) formidable and charming; Joe Pesci (Joey) excellent as always, Robert De Niro ..... IT'S JUST SIMPLY PERFECT, embodies her character in the greatest possible perfection delivering his best performance till today!
An amazing movie with a superb direction, performances beyond perfect, an amazing approach to life a character so relatable. A film that manages to be an exciting claustrophobic spectacle.
Looper 2012,  R)
"Looper" is ... Awesome, just awesome! When it was announced and the trailers appeared, it seemed interesting, I thought it would be something like "The Matrix" or "Inception," but ultimately turned out to be an original and pleasant surprise.
Explain in words what "Lopper" is about is hard, what it means Looper is complicated, but I say that it is all impressive, and it's not that complicated, because everything in "Looper" is amazing! The story is very well thought, Rian Johnson does an excellent job, he manages to blend awesome action sequences, sweet violence, drama, crime, a little of western, and fantastic elements of sci-fis, all this results in "Looper".
Everyone in the film do an excellent work, Bruce Willis is awesome as in all his roles and this is no different, and sexy Emily Blunt is superb; Pierce Gagnon is fantastic, it has a promising future; Joseph Gordon Levit... is the younger Bruce Willis...just saying.
Great plot, great acting, Rian Johnson impressively mixed action, violence, drama, crime, with a superb story with magnifencet characters and a incredible "reality", along with incredible elements of sci-fis, "Looper" is one of the best sci-fis ever made!
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007,  PG-13)
The Bourne Ultimatum
One of the best franchises ever made, a breathtaking trilogy, and a stunning conclusion! "The Bourne Ultimatum" can be one of the best trilogys ever made, giving a phenomenal show, ending in a fantastic way the journey of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) after the truth.
The story can be very loyal to predecessors and can mix a bit of "Identity" and "Supremacy", both at events and also the characters. The film starts in the middle and ends shortly after the end of "Supremacy", that's where the screenplay by Tony Gilroy and Scott Z. Burns impresses, being written with the greatest possible mastery and deepening the character of Bourne deeper than had ever been. Taking it to a new and dangerous journey to discover the origin of the memories that haunt his past and finally its origins. A journey that will take him to more epics dangers like never before faced. And the direction of Paul Greengrass with elements of action over the story is simply SUPERB!
The action sequences of the film can be epic and electrifying at every passing minute, Paul can put them very realistic and puts the audience in the place of Bourne, as if we were there in the midst of all the rush breaking windows, knocking three men at the same time, falling from buildings inside a car and get out alive .... it's just AWESOME as hell!
The old cast is still fantastic as ever, as Matt Damon who gives an EXELENT performance of Bourne as never before.
One of the best endings to a saga, being faithful to the predecessors, deepening the character more, the levels of performance, technical history as the movie is just FANTASTIC from start to finish. "Ultimatum" manages to be not only the best film of the franchise, as well as one of the best Action-Thrillers ever made!
Lincoln 2012,  PG-13)
That's what happened, Steven Spielberg asked Robert Zemeckis to borrow him the car of Dr. Emmett, went back in time by 5 minutes before the death of Abraham Lincoln and brought him to the present and asked him to act as himself in the days before the 13th amendment been aproved... that's what happened (just kidding)!
"Lincoln" from start to finish is fantastic, the characters and the story are in the greatest perfection, Tony Kushner should have made a very careful study to present the historical facts in the film so perfect. The film from begining seems boring, that's because it dosen't focus attention on the civil war (although it appears to be and the reason for all the confusion) but in the political area, during the civil war, the union government was in a total chaos, in one side the Republicans who wanted the approval of the 13th amendment and thus the abolition because they thought this was the only way the war has an end, and the other side the Democrats who wanted the opposite, but after the war but slightly modified.
The politic in this movie it is very well built, and Spielberg can make it so exciting, and the historical picture that makes this film is fantastic, and the historical characters that make up the film are superb as Lincoln himself.
And another positive point on the film is that it is not a biographic film about Lincoln, but in his last days of life, but throughout the film we can deduct his past, and the characters around him.
We can see a Lincoln so realistic and perfect, we see the person he was, and his values, we see the hero he was.
Daniel Day Lewis is PERFECT in every detail, his Lincoln is fantastic and so real, Sally Field fantastic as always, the wife of Lincoln smart and kind with a fantastic performance; Tommy Lee Jones nor comments, he indulges perfectly her character, the great Thaddeus Stevens, and the connection that Lincoln and Thaddeus has in the movie is so fantastic to see, all this phenomenal cast on their characters.
"Lincoln" proves four things: Steven Spielberg continues to make FANTASTIC movies; Daniel Day Lewis is a PERFECT actor; politics can be exciting, and that there existed Man and women who have fought and are fighting for equality for all, and that historical films can be fun and be true MASTERPIECES.
Memento 2000,  R)
Memento is one of those movies that will make you be thinking about for days and days. The film is a puzzle very clever and original that will have you guessing from start to finish, and beyond. The story and direction are the best, the way that Christopher Nolan account and directs the film is amazing.
Plainly put, the film tells the story of Leonard Shelby, a man who lost his short-term memory in a robbery where his wife was raped and murdered, now he is looking for the killer, despite his mental disability that makes you lose memory after every conversation he has. Simple as that. You do not need to know more.
The film is constructed and told in such a way that you are constantly put on the skin of Leonard Shelby, wonderfully played by Guy Pierce. Carrie-Ann Moss gives a performance equally mysterious and complex.
This movie is well done all the way around - the direction, the editing, and especially that the original story is superb, everything is different from what we have seen. From start to finish the film grabs you physically and mentally, to one of the best endings ever made.
The Dark Knight Rises 2012,  PG-13)
The Dark Knight Rises
"I'am Batman." This sentence followed me until I saw that movie! "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" is simply the grand finale that a trilogy deserves. Seven years ago we were presented with Batman Begins, then with The Dark Knight, and now this one, that I must *beep* EPIC!
Not only good, but also very loyal to their predecessors, ending in a perfect way the trilogy. Is no better than its predecessor (THE DARK KNIGHT), but it is my favorite of the trilogy. It had tension, and pure emotion, and as I said before ... it is epic, and when I say epic, it entering in your mind and does not come out; huge and fantastic scenes (and epic); powerful phrases (and epic) and a exellent soundtrack, made by the master Hans Zimer (soundtrack of The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, etc.) with drum beats that control the heartbeat, and violins to make action music. And the size of the setting of the film is fantastic, 85% of the movie is real, all the scenes of destruction and fighting is all real!
And the characters, nor does it mention the whole characters of this film plays an important role, even the secondary ones, all have an importance in the story. The Catwoman it's superb, Anne Hatway clings fiercely to his role and gives us a fantastic cat woman, sexy, dangerous, and clever, if you doubt it can even be better than Michelle Pfeiffer's catwoman in BATMAN RETURNS was (that I also like, but exaggerated the violence). The Villain (Bane) is fantastic, maybe not better than the Joker from Heath Ledger, but it is very scary and intriguing, Tom Hardy (Bane villain) wears a mask so we can not see his expression if the act is good or not, but his eyes are superb, expressed calm; sarcasm, anger, and not only is one of the best villains ever made, but it's 10x better than the Bane that movie stupidly stupid BATMAN AND ROBIN was.
This film may not have anarchy from THE DARK KNIGHT and the surprise factor of BATMAN BEGINS, but is full of pure emotion and epic scenes that will hold you from start to finish, with a fantastic ending that you were not waiting!
Forrest Gump 1994,  PG-13)
Forrest Gump
"RUN FORREST RUN ...", everyone knows this phrase, and here is his source. Forrest Gump is the paper showing what Tom Hanks is as an actor ... FANTASTIC! And also a film that is to be watched over and over again, because it is engaging, a heartwarming story, love, and shows that all people are equal despite our differences. A story that will make you cry, laugh, have fun and involve lot about the life of this fantastic character. Run to watch now, RUN PEOPLE... RUN!!
The Artist 2011,  PG-13)
The Artist
The first time I heard of this film was in 2012 Oscar's cerimony, I thought the Academy was exaggerating giving Oscars for this movie. "A film black and white to win five Oscars, while old classics never won one?" As I was being stupid about it, I decided to watch the movie to judge it and make a bad review about it, I was determined to do it ... I'm a very different person today.
After the end, I was delighted me with a FANTASTIC film, I was suprised with everything. Michel Hazanavicius, who directed the "OSS 117" films, recreated the magic of the old cinema in a fantastic way. Grab on classics like "Casablanca", "Citizen Kane", and "Charlie Chaplin" films, mixing them all, and pum ... The Artist born, and born-it good. The greatest example of the old cinema in this film is the fact that there is no sound, only the background music to acting, movie magic alive every second of this movie.
Jean Dujardin fully deserves his Oscar in this movie, the way it fits in the film and his character, and makes it so alive and so real ... is perfect, just that. Bérénice Bejo also not left out, she's quite superb, as John Goodman, James Cromwell, and the entire cast is fantastic in their roles.
I laughed, I cried, I was completely charmed by the film. I recommend to all to all.
Cidade de Deus (City of God) 2003,  R)
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
CITY OF GOD, critically acclaimed, loved by many, considered the best movie in Brazilian cinema, this is all true ...? Yes, probably. Many people told me that this movie was a MASTERPIECE (agree), others said it was too exaggerated (shut up), well, here's what I think!
This movie is EXCELLENT, period. Shows what life is like in one of several favelas of Rio de Janeiro for these children and young people growing up in a world of violence. Buscapé (main character) is a boy like any other that has dreams to realize: be a reporter; having a girlfriend; cash in his wallet. Dreams difficult to achieve in this slum standing gang war between Zé Pequeno (also main character) and Mané Galinha, for reasons both territory and personal revenge. Where we see also the lives of many people in this slum, his experiences and his thoughts on life as they have.
And the most impressive in this film is the casting. In the film we can only see a maximum of 2 actors, because all other characters including the main character, are even people who live in the favela City of God, and they make everything real (the film is based on true events if you do not know). In the end, this movie is fantastic and truly a classic!
King Kong 2005,  PG-13)
King Kong
The Kong ... is ultimately a King in this movie. In 1933 the classic black-and-white movie "King Kong" beloved and well-criticized reached us, years have passed and Hollywood has given us terrible King Kong movies, simply to make money. In 2005, Peter Jackson, one of the best directors in the business, takes this franchise and promissed to renew it, and he kept his promise? Yes, and very well.
The Peter Jackson's King Kong broke all expectations, not only is very faithful to the King Kong of 1933, but with superb visuals and a fantastic performance. Naomi Watts is excellent; Adrien Brody as always fantastic and Jack Black it was a surprise, a comedy actor gives us a simply superb performance, but makes you laugh in some parts of the film, and Andy Serkis as Kong ... FANTASTIC!
A film that spends 3 hours without realizing it, full of action, adventure, horror, romance, drama, with stunning visuals effects and a fantastic and touching story. And it is also in my opinion the best remake ever made.
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006,  R)
Letters from Iwo Jima
Clint Eastwood excels in all limits with this film. Proof that he can also do SPECTACULAR war movies. "Flag of our fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima" are both Clint Eastwood movies, tell the same battle of WWII, but with different views. I watched "Letters" first because always interested me see the vision of the Japanese, and thought it was well done, it was more than well done, almost perfect! The film simply arrested me for two hours and a half, and shouldn't be one minute shorter. The screenplay is fantastic, even this story very well told, and when I say the vision is that we can even put ourselves in the place of the Japanese soldiers in the film. And the whole movie is in Japanese, only the Americans speak English.
The entire cast is phenomenal, everyone does their job perfectly, Ken Watanabe as always perfect!
The story is very well told, the battle scenes are spectacular and "real", I simply prefer "Letters from Iwo Jima" over "Flags of our fathers", mainly because it was very confusing, an hour was in the battle, the other was with the 3 survivors the battle, another was the son of one of those survivors to tell the story from the interviews he get from the soldiers. The movie is not bad at all attention, I just think Letters is much more structured and more exciting.
One of the best war movies ever made, and one of the best films of Clint Eatswood too!
Rain Man 1988,  R)
Rain Man
"Oh-ou, oh-ou" "I'm definetly not wearing underwear", "Radio seven-X, the future of rock en roll" phrase means stupid, but after this movie they are so special!
Rain Man is a film for everyone to relate, laugh and cry in this exciting story of friendship and overcoming. We see this fantastic character who is Raymond Babbit (Dustin Hoffman), who suffers from schizophrenia, but apparently he is very intelligent. He Guard of what sees everything, names, numbers, addresses, a genius, and we see his brother, Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise), trying to help him and know that your new best brother in which he did not know the existence. And throughout the film we see the relationship of both characters grow, a relationship of love, friendship.
The performances of the film has no details, Dustin Hoffman is superb in all limits, and Tom Cruise gives us one of his best performances.
A film of overcoming and adventure that makes us laugh and cry from start to finish.
The Departed 2006,  R)
The Departed
I can say without exaggeration that I just saw the most exciting thriller and fun to watch over and over again, at least in recent years. I was not sure what to expect really and "The Departed," was expected to be a little disappointing.
From the moment the opening credits came, the film grabbed me by the neck, held me to my seat, and my eyes glued on the screen and does not let go until the final scene.
Each Outstanding performance was more than the other. Matt Damon simply becomes a corrupt cop, giving hard looks and intriguing, giving everything he have in the tank for his actions, and anything else for this role; Jack Nicholson creates another classic role to add to his resume FANTASTIC acting, his mob boss nearly steals every scene he was in, if not for all the other actors to be so, as I said before, fantastic! However, the biggest surprise to me personally, came from Leonardo DeCaprio, with a superb performance at the top of the boundary. And of course we have Alec Baldwin and Martin Sheen, both exelentes as always, and also Mark Walhberg who gives an fantastic performance in his scenes.
Each character is perfect pitch, every scene is right on the money. The plot is based on a growing dynamic proportions rarely seen in the film, common cop who works for the Mafia but is not all bad; see a street kid who is working undercover cop and this kingdom mafia led by one of the most dangerous Boston mobsters and intelligent. Not many details ...
An intriguing story, full of suspense, action with a cast of luxury. This movie is just another MASTERPICE made by Martin Scorsese.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012,  PG-13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
"From the Smallest begins ... Becomes the greatest legend" Peter Jackson has maken a point on this prhase.
After The Lord of the Rings (best trilogy ever made), in which each film was truly a masterpiece, rumors emerged years later saying that Peter Jackson would make the movie "The Hobbit" inspired by the work of Tolkien, which tells the story before the events of Lord of the Rings, Mr. Jackson denied everything saying it had closed its vision of Middle-earth, and in 2011 the team from the original trilogy was reunited with Peter Jackson at the command, promising a new trilogy.
Months passed and I was dying with anxiety to see the film; trailers for the film appeared; I get even more anxious. And finally ... in December I attended on opening day of "Un Enexpected Journey" and was just ... FANTASTIC. I'm still impressed with Peter Jackson, he never disappoints in his films, and this is another proof that he is one of the best directors in the business. And so he remains faithful to Tolkien's work is impressive, clear that this was the 1st film in the trilogy, here we can see the first 6 chapters of the book, it also means that there will be much ahead.
Jackson in this film focuses attention on things that have not been explored much in the Lord of the Rings, the Dwarves for example, in the Lord of the Rings we only saw one, we see 13 in this one; in the Lord of the Rings we saw an army of goblins, in this one we see an infestation. And it's much more fun, with scenes of dying laughing and you get to love the characters.
The characters are superb, Ian McKellen as Gandalf as always badass and fantastic, Martin Freeman just transform himself to Bilbo (main character), and Andy Serkis as Gollum / Smeagol without words, he is more real than ever.
Special effects on top of the range, with extremely epic and fantastic scenes, with a EXELENT soundtrack. And always staying faithful to the original trilogy, and books.
A film that in my opinion is for the whole family laugh, have fun, and if you are emotive might even cry.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002,  PG-13)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
"MYyyyy ... PREAciiioouusss ....!" In this film we meet the author of this unforgettable phrase and much, much entertainment on this another MASTERPICE made ??by Peter Jackson.
THE TWO TOWERS is the second chapter in the best trilogy ever made (The Lord of the Rings), remaining faithful to the predecessor to the finest detail possible, improved in several aspects, but keeping almost the same, but that is not mean thai is bad. The film continues to give us those beautiful landscapes, an excellent soundtrack, and unforgettable characters.
The cast as predecessor continues doing an excellent job, with new characters like the unforgettable Gollum / Smeagol played by Andy Serkis FANTASTIC. And we see the relationship of all the characters to grow, and while we connect more with them in an impressive way.
A film that remain fainthful to its predecessor, making m role in thrilling trilogy with messages, with unforgettable characters and scenarios, full of emotion, humor, action and epic scenes and unforgettable for anyone to watch.
Batman Begins 2005,  PG-13)
Batman Begins
"Sometimes ... a man rises...from the darkness ...", and sometimes a movie does too, and this movie is the proof!
In 1989-1992 Tim Burton made ??two classic Batman movies (BATMAN RETURNS-BATMAN), just great movies to watch. In 1995 Joel Schumacher made "BATMAN FOREVER" that was actually a good movie, but with only one good and perfect performance (Jim Careey). But in 1997 Schumacher simply ruined the franchise with the stupidly stupid movie "BATMAN AND ROBIN", ruining the Batman franchise and destroyed, was excluded from Hollywood.
8 years later in 2005, Christopher Nolan was given the job of resurrecting the franchise, some liked the idea, others thought it was going to be another horrible movie, and was? Far from it!
It is simply a fantastic film that nobody, not even me, was expecting. We see a Batman like never seen before, more realistic than ever, we see how Batman would be in our world, we see it more scary, dangerous and a true hero. And the first time we started to really like Bruce Wayne, the other films he was just the secret identity of Batman, but in this film we see that he is the man behind the mask, and a human being like any other. We see the horrible experience he had as a child and his decision to do justice in his city ruled by crime and corruption.
And the way that Nolan (director-writer) made ??this movie was genius, took advantage of BATMAN 1989 to make this movie that was supposed to be independent, and eventually became the beginning of one of the best trilogies ever made!
Recommend for all who attend will enjoy!
Rocky 1976,  PG)
Simply the best fight film ever made. Mainly because it is not about winning, but proving something, and does not focus attention on the fight, and win or training, focuses attention on the fighter. Who he is, how he feels about not about winning or losing or not.
I never saw Stallone acting soo damm good, mostly because we only saw him shooting something or give some punches in some villains, but in this film he shows fantastic actor he is.
A film full of heart, emotion, and a inspiring history for all who attend, love the movie!
Stallone Thank you for making this movie!
Psycho 1960,  R)
"Psycho" is simply the best horror film ever made. The story is incredible, the acting is near perfection, the cinematography is awesome, the soundtrack is perfect. It's hard to find anything wrong with Psycho. Perhaps the only imperfection I can find is the Inability to stand the test of time. One of the Reasons the shower scene has become so notorious Is that it's not only filmed to perfection, but because the elements of sexuality and murder are so surreal. In 1960, seeing a nude women being murdered in the shower was something no-one had experienced yet, and was quite shocking. Nowadays, seeing double-Jason Spearing two lovers having fri is nothing uncommon. Psycho its nothing like that, it's more!
Aside from this though, the movie is flawless, the cinematography it's just incredible.
The movie is perfectly casted as well. Janet Leigh to the beautiful and sexy Marion Crane; Vera Miles to the Concerned sister; Lila Crane exelent; and of course the unforgettable performance from Anthony Perkins to the eerie yet charismatic Norman Bates.
The film not only scares you a lot, but leaves you stuck on screen until the end of the movie, and only the strong survive, mentally, in the end, it will haunt you to the end of your lives, because ... I'AM NORMA BATES!
The Matrix 1999,  R)
The Matrix
When you think or hear the word Matrix, you immediately think of a man dodging bullets. Well, it's much more than that! Explain in words is impossible.
Once the movie starts, you are immediately thrust into the vision of the Wachowski brothers. 2 hours of pure emotion, later you get to know what the Matrix is??, and it sticks in your head forever.
This is an excellent movie, with an exellent cast. Keanu Reeves (Neo) is fantastic; The Wachowski brothers have an excellent direction and a brilliant philosophical vision. The action sequences and special effects are simply fantastic.
The main question that the film raises you is "what is real, how do you define real?" And of course, "What is the Matrix?"
Keanu Reeves becomes "the chosen one", Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity) is a revelation, and Lawrence Fishburnne is the famous "Morpheus", not to mention Hugo Weaving as the famous villain "Agent Smith".
You can see in this review that I do not reveal what the Matrix is. As the movie trailer says: "You have to see for yourself!"
The King's Speech 2010,  PG-13)
The King's Speech
When I heard about this movie I realy got anxious to see him, but I couldn't. Then I heard that it had been nominated for the Oscars, and later won 4 including Best Picture. At the time that I was sad about it (especially because Inception had also been nominated). But months went by and I finally could see the movie ... and the oscar was more than deserved!
"The King's Speech" is a simply powerful movie in every detail. Tom Hooper manages to give a fantastic direction in the film, and the images and scenarios that he uses are impressive builds the film by every minute that passes. But the strongest point of the movie it realy is the superb story.
It's the biopic that tells the story of how King George VI (Colin Firth), the father of Queen Elizabeth II, overcame his stuttering problem. Being considered incapable by everyone except for his father to be king.
George is reluctantly thrust to the throne after his brother David (Guy Pearce) is forced to abdicate. Overshadowed on the global stage by powerful orators like Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini, the King relies on the help of a little known Australian therapist, named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to find his voice and boldly lead his people to mankind more devastating war has ever faced.
The film manages to deliver a powerful, hilarious and poignant story, said against the backdrop of a critical moment in modern history. All thanks to the screenplay by David Seidler which is excellent. The British dry humor that David adds to the film's hilarious and fits perfectly in the movie. Placing an amazing reality on the characters, we see for the 1st time that the royal people are human beens like any other normal people with their own personal problems as anyone.
Geoffrey Rush does a fantastic job, as well Helena Bonham Carter (as the wife of King George). But the shining star is Colin Firth, is EXCELLENT in every detail perfect giving a stutterer, and a very relatable character.
The build up to the final climax is skillfully executed and led the audience to burst into applauses. That took this movie, as I call, a "INSTANT CLASSIC".
Inglourious Basterds 2009,  R)
Inglourious Basterds
Like any Tarantino movie, they always are EXCELLENT and unlike anything you've ever seen, and this is no different. Inglourious Bastards is simply amazing. Tarantino grabs in its powerful abilities to do screenplays and delivers something Magnifficent.
It's the first time that we see Tarantino focusing attention on the WWII, not in battles that marked the war, or in the terrible concentration camps, but in killing Nazis.
The Inglourious Bastards are a bunch of American soldiers departing on a top secret mission to end the war. But the film not only focuses attention on this group, but in many unforgettable characters that we see throughout the film, no one is less important than the other, all with their own characteristics. Throughout the film we see many moments of long dialogues, intriguing ones that hold your attention, and others that are interesting but sometimes they are just a little boring, but this dosen't ruin the movie at all. And also in the movie we have several times when violence explodes on the screen, moments that you was not even expecting.
The entire cast is phenomenal, with unforgettable characters. The film is interesting in that, as I said before, there are several characters of different nationalities. For example, who is German only speaks German, who is French only speaks French, who is English or American only speaks English. Crhistoph Waltz in my opinion was the best of all the characters, he's a cold heart nazi bastard, but at the same time is so much polight and intelligent, and he's the only character who speaks all languages ??present in the film. Not only it gives an unforgettable performance, but also Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, and Diane Kruger, and soo many others that make's the movie.
Full of violence; a lot of fun; intriguing dialogues every time, Tarantino delivers another classic to his movie list!
Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003,  R)
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Kill Bill, both volume 1 and 2, are absolutely AWESOME! The art direction is beautiful! The camera angles are perfect... just Gorgeous! The lighting, the sound, the dialoges... and of course, the details! No one works with small details the way Quentin does. The soundtrack, as all in Tarantino movie, is just brilliant and the whole film is just so well casted!
Uma Thurman is perfect in the leading role, she makes the bride soo badass; Darryl Hannah has never been this good before, ever; Chiaki Kuriyama, even though she has a quite small role, is excellent, even better than she is in "Battle Royale"; David Carradine is painfully perfect; no words to Michael Madsen, as ALWAYS excellent, but never as good as when he works with Tarantino.
Kill Bill 1-2 is the jump that Tarantido does alway from reality, but somethings steal real. Full of pure violent and action moments; and off corse with intriguing dialogues moments. The quest for vengeance never had been soo much powerfull and BADASS before!
Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004,  R)
Kill Bill: Volume 2
Kill Bill, both volume 1 and 2, are absolutely AWESOME! The art direction is beautiful! The camera angles are perfect... just Gorgeous! The lighting, the sound, the dialoges... and of course, the details! No one works with small details the way Quentin does. The soundtrack, as all in Tarantino movie, is just brilliant and the whole film is just so well casted!
Uma Thurman is perfect in the leading role, she makes the bride soo badass; Darryl Hannah has never been this good before, ever; Chiaki Kuriyama, even though she has a quite small role, is excellent, even better than she is in "Battle Royale"; David Carradine is painfully perfect; no words to Michael Madsen, as ALWAYS excellent, but never as good as when he works with Tarantino.
Kill Bill 1-2 is the jump that Tarantido does alway from reality, but somethings steal real. Full of pure violent and action moments; and off corse with intriguing dialogues moments. The quest for vengeance never had been soo much powerfull and BADASS before!
No Country for Old Men 2007,  R)
No Country for Old Men
"When a rat eats the cheese he gets fat, when he get fat he becomes a prey to the cat because the cat loves the rat fatness and begins to chase him doing the imaginable to get him; during this chase the old dog sees the situation and begins to chase the cat because it is his great rival, and in some way help the rat because it has nothing against him, making a kind of justice". That's "No Country for old men" with humans and a western of nowadays.
The film from start to finish hooks you and not let go until the final credits appear, is a thriller that blends breathtaking western; crime; terror; pure thriller; and a violent chase of cat and rat with a dog. The Coen brothers were really loyal to the work of Cormac McCarthy, as both the wild landscape that builds the film and its incredible characters.
The story begins with Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), a former Vietnam veteran, finds a briefcase with 2 million dollars at a crime scene. Suddenly sees himself being hunted by pure evil that is the character Anton Chigurh (Javier Barden), a violent persecution ranging from Texas to the Mexican border. And just behind them, the sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) in the hunt for Anton and somehow protect Llewelyn. Most intriguing in this persecution is that the three characters never interact, just the chase between them that increases every second.
The cast is perfect, both Tommy and Josh are perfect, but Javier is FANTASTIC in every detail, her character is so evil and cruel and at the same time very intriguing. He is the wild cat that wants the fatness-the money from Josh Brolin, and Tommy Lee of old dog that wants to do "justice".
The Coen brothers are overcome by delivering a film written and performed in a fantastic way, a story that delivers a chase full of insane terror, thriller and a modern Western.
The Hurt Locker 2009,  R)
The Hurt Locker
After "Saving Private Ryan" and "Apocalypse Now" I never thought that another filmaker would make a war movie that managed to get to their feets ... Kathryn Bigelow succeeded in a FANTASTIC way.
"The Hurt Locker" can be one of the best war movies of all time, explore and show's the Iraq war in a way never seen before, getting to be quite original in many details. One of the most positive and original points on the film is that it dosen't focuss attention on shootings sequences as other war films do, but explores the view of the soldiers, as they see and feel the war, putting the public on their places. Who sees the war on television or news, just see unnecessary killing and massacre between peoples and nations, yeah it is true but then people say that the soldiers are murderers. The film manages to explore this sense from the perspective of the soldiers, they are only there to follow rules, their job is being there, the soldiers only have each other and fight to protect the man on their side, we see that they count the days they spend in combat to return home soon which seems impossible. Mark Boal gets conveying this with a superb screenplay, shows reality in an impressive way. Not only is the screenplay is very real but also the impressive visual details that the film delivers.
Another plus point in the film are the visual effects, giving the film an visual magnitude, impressive in every passing moment, and with the direction of Kathryn Bigelow everything is just amazing.
The cast could not have been better for the story of these soldiers. Jeremy Renner gives a fantastic performance in every detail as Sergeant First Class William James; Anthony Mackie as Sergeant JT Sanborn and more; Brian Geraghty; Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes.
From start to finish, "The Hurt Locker" gives an impressive view of the war in Iraq, stuffed maintenance; emotion; action and an impressive visual spectacle, one of the best war movies ever made.
Avatar 2009,  PG-13)
The return of James Cameron to the great cinema, with the movie Avatar, and what a return. Avatar is simply something unprecedented, Cameron excelled, he takes on the story of Pocahontas (more or less) and makes a MASTERPIECE.
Cameron has created an entire world that is Pandora, with places full of mysteries to unravel (more or less like a second Middle Earth), but in a world totally different and beautiful to look at.
The film's visual effects are simply PERFECT. Not only, but created a language and a people, the Navi. The way that Cameron creates is that people master, are a people "indigenous-alien" with its own language, which seems so real throughout the film. The film is not only real but also in enviromment the people themselves, the dialogues between the characters are so real that when you watch your mind looks like it will explode. Just proves that James Cameron is a master at doing more screenplays. The soundtrack nor comet, simply perfect, is one of the other to exciting and dramatic.
The cast think it's fantastic, could not ask for more. Sam Worthington proves he can be a realy good actor; Zoe Saldana continues be sexy even when she is in a blue-alien body; and we still have Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Giovanni Ribisi, all doing an amazing job.
All in all, I think "Avatar" is amazing and epic, a real MASTERPIECE from cinema by James Cameron, where I laughed, cried and jump of my chair throughout the all movie, I fell in love with the characters, and Pandora, and I'm anxious to get back to it, we see how there will be sequels.
Titanic 1997,  PG-13)
I'm a dude, I am purely heterosexual, and I absolutely love this movie. "Titanic" is Cameron's baby, a baby who had more than one billion people crying and laughing with him.
The way that Cameron builds and portrays the story of the greatest ship ever built and the great tragedy that just to have. Putting the story and the characters so real and pure, that anyone can relate with. And while the story of romance between these two characters, but it's the usual story, the rich girl meets poor boy with the two different personalities and he will do everything to stay together and finish well in the end ... it happens 70% in the film.
As I said before, a film that will make many laugh, have fun, jumping from her chair and cry until the tears away (I did not cry, I'm just saying this to women).
Chicago 2002,  PG-13)
A film that impresses anyone, that's what I say.
"Chicago" tells the satirical story about a group of characters who live in the windy city, the roaring twenties: a spoiled greedy with dreams of celebrity, a sexy dancer with a difficult temperament, an intelligent and arrogant lawyer, a corrupt matron, a neglected, suffering, loving husband. And many more characters that make up Chicago.
There lives intertwine and produced by focusing the rise of chorus girl to fame by killing her lover. The musical genre is here. And each number is wildly entertaining, taking the form of a vaudevillian musical show, all with different themes with absolutely pure entertainment. Some sad, others funny, gives a show of emotion, the entire film is that we see, like a show of one night, telling the story of the city and its characters. At first it seems an episode of the novel, but becomes a superb show.
The talent of the cast is unsurpassed. Renee Zellweger gives a legendary performance as Roxie, a chorus girl. His brilliant performance, realistic, and his charisma by her musical numbers, Richard Gere gives a potrayel and arrogant Billy, the lawyer, with a wonderful routine tap their talent and develop their numbers wildly entertaining, John C. Reilly gives a beloved, funny and poignant potrayel of Amos. Reilly belt can mean one Mr cellophane. But the highlight of the cast of Chicago is Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly. It's sexy (realy hot), intelligent, impeccably putting dance humor and sensuality in their numbers, an actress is incredibly real, and brings back the beauty and class to the movie musical.
However, the man of the moment involved with Chicago's Rob Marshall, who is forever-presesnt behind the camera. He weaves a beautiful mood perfectly throughout the memorable scenes, and his choreography and dance skills are on par with Bob Fosse. The star of Chicago and his dance choreography is impeccable, with safe and creative movements everywhere you look.
Chicago is a film like never before seen. Bring back the old movie musical, making a spectacle of Broadway flare. It's completely revolutionary and legendary.
Braveheart 1995,  R)
Three words ... AWESOME, SUPERB, REAL is all that defines this movie! Mel Gibson and Randall Wallace created one of the best historical films ever made, is not only educational but it's pure entertainment that everyone attend. Recreated the hero who was Wiliian Wallace, who faced with passion and force, tyranny and injustice, to expire freedom for his people.
The way that Mel Gibson manages to blend historical facts with action, war, romance, and reality is amazing. Everything in the film is so credible, the scenarios of battles until the characters themselves, that's what makes the movie so epic.
The excellent cast this, Mel Gibson's kill with his William Wallace, just PERFECT.
The film gives us a breathtaking moments, epic moments, moments filled with bravery and courage like never before, and as I said before, reality from start to finish. And a true message of FREEDOM.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008,  PG-13)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
This movie was a near epic film in almost the same way Forrest Gump was. But I loved "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".
The film is about a man named Benjamin Button who leads much of an ordinary life under not so ordinary circumstances. The one thing that separates him from any other human being is that he ages backwards. Despite such large differences between the audience and Benjamin Button, the film finds a way to connect with a large variety of people in a way that does not seem to happen so often.
The acting was very good throughout the movie. Especially that of Cate Blanchett who seems to be turning out one great performance after another. She plays the role of Daisy, Benjamin Button's real love interest from start to finish. In fact she played so well it might have been a partial downfall to the movie. Brad Pitt is also very good, but I think he could have done-it better. Tilda Swinton was wonderful to watch as Button's short lived love interest. Her presence was magical and a joy to watch, I would have loved to see just a little bit more of her character.
I realy enjoyed this movie very much but something felt missing from the movie. David Fincher made another movie that I loved soo much (Fight Club), the film was done very well and I would recommend it to all. Its an important story that makes us self reflect and think deeply. It displays how we need to live with our mistakes because they are part of our life. We need to appreciate what we have rather than wonder "what if...?".
Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) 2007,  R)
Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad)
"Tropa de Elite" is a movie to watch over and over again. Has a great argument, screenplay and an excellent performance from all the cast, especially Wagner Moura, who deserves all the awards he can go to this great performance.
Basically, the film explores the struggle between drug dealers and corrupt police officers against "good", some of them military and police force more of them BOPE (Brazilian Swat). This is the way the director Padilha see this fight that is not entirely true. Although he shows how corruption works Military Police in Brazil, as the system is used against itself and how the bureaucracy makes it so difficult that it is almost impossible for honest people to deal with their own personal problems without dealing with corruption. And by the way, this is entirely true, the film is fiction but with a tone so realistic and impressive to see.
The film has all the elements that make us go to a movie. He has a history, has action thriller, and has a great performance of the cast, all of them. It's a true MASTERPIECE!
The Green Mile 1999,  R)
The Green Mile
Notice that this film is not for everyone, perhaps incomprehensible, it was judged again and again, but who believes that a miracle can occur in their lives, even if it may even be impossible, but it might happen ... this is a movie for you ! An exciting story, inspiring, and very good ... a miracle!
Alien 1979,  R)
Two words perfectly describe ALIEN: Dark and ominous.
You know you're in for a good time when even the opening title gives you a shiver. The music plays perfectly as the word 'ALIEN' slowly appears, line by line. Then there are the establishing shots of the ship; poorly maintained, claustrophobic.
And then there's basically forty minutes of people in a ship pondering and eating and getting along (or not). The film has one little thing that allows it to draw you along so slowly - a promise. A promise made by the advertisements and hype that this was going to kick your ass. You just had to wait.
But when it happens, it happens. Though the film doesn't speed up per se, there's a lot more happening in front of the screen to make it at least look like stuff's going on. The first half crawls almost depressingly, but the second half catches your eye and refuses to let go. Ridley Scoot manages too mix sci-fi and horror in one movie, and he does perfectly.
All in all, I love this movie very much, realy jumped out of my chair of scared several times, and pure tense moments where your heart is kicking. The only problem in the movie, is the fact it could have be longer, I though for the movie be what it is, it could have been longer. But all in all, it's a Majestic HORROR-MASTERPIECE!
Gladiator 2000,  R)
This is simply the best historical epic film ever made (after Ben-Hur, Spartacus, and BraveHeart)
A movie filmed in the same realism and violence that BraveHeart (the movie that is not for the weak), but can be much more epic. The direction of Ridley Scott is a big help, along with the stunning cinematography over each scene. The opening scene is a great example of cinematography and direction of Scott can make a real spectacle, as the story itself.
The film tells the story of a Roman General, the Spainiang Maximus (Russell Crowe). Maximus is a campaign in Germany led by the emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) that has lasted over ten years, ten years that Maximus does not see his family. Aurelius sees courage and humility in Maximus, and the spirit of a true leader, proof is given that the entire Roman army loves and admires Maximus. Aurelius and Maximus had a great friendship and a love of father and son, this led to Maximus Aurelius appoint him to be the new leader of Rome after his death. Instructing Maximus to make Rome a republic once again, Maximus hesitate just because your pantry military hopes to return to his family in Spain, but the respect he has for the Emperor Maximus is very large. Everything changes when the arrogant and envious son of Aurelius, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) murders his father and orders the execution of Maximus and his family.
Maximus manages to escape and return home, where he finds his wife and children crucified by the door. Maximus is arrested later and sold to a trainer of Gladiators, where he later becomes the best among them, and sees a path to his revenge.
The screenplay by David Franzoni and John Logan, is very well written, and highlights important historical facts in regards to the Roman Empire, a prime example of this is the whole political game that we see throughout the film, and also the functioning of the Roman army and also the gladiatorial games. And the direction that Ridley Scott is on top of that is amazing to behold, making everything around epic.
Another thing that makes the movie totally epic is the soundtrack of Hans Zimer, proving to be a true master.
The cast is fantastic in every detail, Joaquin Phoenix superb as always, but Russell Crowe is just PERFECT, it was this performance that led him to be one of the best actors of all time.
The whole movie is really great, is one of the best historical epics ever made, the direction and the performances are Perfect in every detail, and the film (which despite being violent), from those who will assist love like I did.
Watchmen 2009,  R)
The great masterpiece of comic books by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons "Watchmen": the great revolution of comics in the 80's giving the world a darker and mature vision of "Heroes", can truly be Zack Snyder's masterpiece.
Zack, with the help of David Hayter and Alex Tse (writers) could bring "Watchmen" to the big screen in an impressive way. The story of 12 chapters, about a world where superheroes really exist since 1930, all of them taking as inspiration the hero Superman. Each with their own abilities and "powers". In this world, the U.S. won the Vietnam War thanks to Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) the most powerful of all heroes, powers to controls the atoms (this means he control everything), he is considered by world's popullation one true God. After that and the third re-election to the presidency of Nixon, the police begins to strike and civil unrest against masked vigilantes. With that Nixon is forced to sign the Keene Act in 1977 which consisted of all "costumed adventurers" to register with the government. With this most vigilantes decided to retire, some revealing their secret identities mostly to win cash thanks to the media's attention, that was the case of Adrian Veidt (Matthew Goode), the "Ozymandias." Others, such as "Comedian" (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and "Dr. Manhattan", continued to work under the supervision and control of the government. The vigilante known as Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley), however, has operated as a renegade hero and out-of-law, frequently pursued by police.
Years passed and the cold war ravaging the world, "The Comedian" (the hero most despised of all) is found dead in his house, having his secret identity being revealed. This draws attention to Rorschach begins contacting his former colleagues for clues, considering almost everyone as possible suspects.
All 12 chapters were transported in an impressive way to the cinema, the Adaptation of Snyder is fantastic and can be very loyal to the comic. The entire cast was perfectly chosen for the heroes, all with excellent performances, but who stands out for me is Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach. He was always my favorite character and the film also manages to show me this, Rorschach is more BADASS than ever was, as the movie it-self, not only Badass (as most of Snyder's movies) but it manages to be the best adaptation from a comic to the screen ever made!
Skyfall 2012,  PG-13)
50 years, 24 films (some classics, some fun, some horrible), and finally on his 50th birthday, James Bond deliver's, in what many say is his best movie of all time, and there is much to prove it.
After the weak movie that was "Quantun of Solace", the 007 has been absent for 4 years, many thought it would last forever, but finally in 2012 thanks to Sam Mendes, James Bond had his respect long lost, back and big.
"Skyfall" is the 007 movie we deserve, give us a true spectacle that has long not been seen. Joint elements of the old classic James Bond films, we see a bit of "Dr. No", "Goldfinger", "The man with the golden pistol", "Goldneye", "Casino Royale".
We see a James Bond more mature and realistic, but at the same time with the classic elements of old movies (the little tools and the jokes are mild examples). Daniel Craig is better than ever was, proving to be one of the best actors of James Bond; Javier Barden is a very clever and cruel villain, one of the best (if not the best) James Bond villains ever had. But I must mention that I see in "Skyfall" a lot of elements from "The Dark Knight", the villain is an example, all the movements of the hero were planned by the villain, and the main threat is part of a much larger plan (and even some scenes, but I will not spoil anything).
"Skyfall" proves that James Bond is immortal and has much more to deliver, Sam Mendes saved the franchise and I hope he direct's the many others that are yet to come.
Marvel's The Avengers 2012,  PG-13)
Marvel's The Avengers
This film was expected since 2008 with the movie Hulk (movie more or less), since Marvel has promised the film "THE AVENGERS", the famous group of super heroes (basically, the Justice League Marvel). Then came the movies Iron Man (2008-Great), Iron Man 2 (2009-Good) Thor (2010-Good) Captain America (2011-Very Good), and finally in 2012 came the expected and exceeded all expectations!
A film that brought together four powerful super heroes (and 2 that appeared in the movie Iron Man 2 and Thor), with all the elements of a superhero film. And who directs it all? Joss Weedon, nerd-director, best direction for a superhero film there it's not (except for Nolan, "THE DARK KNIGHT"). He took the heroes and their BDs, took Manhattan (the stage of all superhero movies), and with a little touch of realism and pum ... "THE AVENGERS" born.
Managed to put together a fantastic action, die laughing humor, and even a bit of emotion, and the most impressive are the heroes. All were perfect in their roles, and each had their moment in the film, it didn't had a main character, all leading heroes in the film are- For example, when Iron Man appears it is all about him, when Hulk appears everything it is about him, and that's with all the characters.
But to understand the story better, it's kind of mandatory watch the other films that I mentioned earlier. But you can see the same movie and love it completely.
After THE DARK KNIGHT trilogy, THE AVENGERS is the best superhero film ever made.
Hugo 2011,  PG)
After "The Departed"; "Taxi Driver"; "GoodFellas"; "Raging Bull"; "Gangs of New York"; "Shutter Island" ... I never thought that Martin Scorsese would make a movie like this, and what kind movie is? Well, read to the end and find out.
"Hugo" tells the story of.... Hugo (Asa Butterfield) is an orphan boy who lives in a train station in Paris, his job is to make the station's clock always running. But while unraveling the mystery of the little "robot" that his father left him before he died. Until he met the mysterious toy seller (Ben Kingsley) that inadvertently shows have known anything about it. So Hugo embarks on a quest to find out this secret, which seems to be difficult with the station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen) in pursuit of any "offenses against the law."
Throughout the movie this mystery increases with each passing minute, but nobody realizes that the screenplayer (John Logan) always gives little hints of secret throughout the film. And when it comes, is a true wonder to who's watching because nobody was expecting that, although the tips are always there.
With the secret many will say that the movie is really meaningless, and that is very childish. But no one sees how much this is awesome, a director who has always done adult films, and now makes his grand debut in 3D making a movie for the whole family. Managing to keep the entertainment of his films, and a impeccable 3D direction. And the secret might not impress much, but who is a lover of cinema (like me) will love it, because while it is for movie fans, it is also a tribute to the King of cinema Georges Méliès.
Even the cast impressed me, Ben Kingsley perfect as always and Asa Butterfield also excellent. But I was impressed with Chloë Grace and Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe who was the Hit-Girl in "Kick Ass," and Sacha who was Borat in "Borat", Bruno in "Bruno" and Dictator in "The Dictator". Both actors have been in completely different characters from the ones they are playing in here, well, this just proves that they are great actors.
I loved "Hugo" from beginning to end, had a great time and met the King of the 7th art in a fun and realistc way. A true tribute that gave many movie fans a chance to meet their King in such a fun and exciting way.
Gangs of New York 2002,  R)
Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York, is unlike anything I've ever seen. It is a masterpiece of Scorsece. but can be a show of pure entertainment, with excellent performances. It is a film that is half history, half action, half drama, half crime.
The story, as the title says, is about the first gang that existed in New York City before and during the American Civil War, which were mostly composed of Irish, Chinese, German, etc ... The main character is Amsterdam Vallon, the son of one of the most powerful leaders of the gangs of New York (the dead-rabbits), who was killed during a clash against another gang, a gang American (The Patriots), he returns to New York years later seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, the leader of the Patriots who killed his father. Of course you already think he's back, joins the group from his father, there is a confrontation and a nice happy ending ... Well, as I said before, it's all very different from what I've seen.
The film goes deeper than the main story itself, explores the city of new york "before it becomes a city." The whole movie has as stage, the neighborhood of five points (what is now Paradise Square). Hence the film covers much of the history of the city, New York before and during the civil war was controlled by gangs while politicians were concerned only with the votes of election, with the help some gangs. The gang that controls the five points controlled the entire city (mainly because the five points gave access to all city streets). The story serves as a wick for the fire of the film.
The film even manages to be epic at this point, as can also be disturbing in some parts, while fun to watch, no one notices the length of time it will fly.
One point that I should mention is the soundtrack that is very diverse, some are even disturbing, others funny, others extremely epic. The soundtrack of the film's ending is a mixture of all that we hear the during movie.
The film is very well made and designed, the cast is fantastic, Daniel Day Lewis dominates with one of his best performances, and of course we have Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz as always exelents.
An epic film that I found while a good and entertaining history lesson at the same time we had fun and thrill.
Congratulations Martin Scorsece!
Good Will Hunting 1997,  R)
Good Will Hunting
A movie that amazed me from start to finish. The way that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote this amazing story about a "bad boy disturbed" that the inside is a true genius. And that just needs help not only to show it to the world, but for himself, and at the same time helping those around you, but this is a short summary of what this Masterpiece has to give.
Matt Damon it is superb, and it grabs his character (which he wrote) so impressive and credible; Robin Williams in one of his best roles, his character is the most beloved and fun (and a little perturbed), the entire cast does a phenomenal job, Stellan Skarsgård, Minnie Driver, Ben Affleck, all perfect.
The film teaches us that we all have a soul mate, not a romantic, but one that challenges us and transforms us what we are in the future ... (I wish have bolth). A film very well done, very well written, we laugh, we cry, we learn, we see things in a differently way. And for all who feel alone in their lives, I just say ... "It's not your fault!"
Jackie Brown 1997,  R)
Jackie Brown
It's the best of Tarantino? No it is not! It's extremely fun? A LOT!
Jackie Brown is the 3rd feature film from the master Quentin Tarantino, and can once again prove their writing skills and originality, and an unforgettable cast.
The story looks a bit like Pulp Fiction, Jackie (Pam Grier) is a black stewardess 40 years, with life unstable financial environment, at least in this work. Because secretly she's a drug dealer and exchance money, she works for the "famous" arm's dealer Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), the most dangerous and ruthless leader of the crime (and extremely entertaining) anyone can know. On a normal day of traffic, Jackie is caught by two DEA agents Ray (Michael Keaton) and Mark (Michael Bowen), before being arrested both agents offer jackie the chance to have all his clean criminal record in helping arrest Ordell . Between being perpetually stuck or open your mouth and be killed by Ordell, Jackie sees only a chance to enjoy this little game of intrigue.
The entire movie, like any Tarantino movie, is filled with intriguing dialogues, what is most striking is that the film manages to be extremely fun just getting the dialogue, and the plot twists than any movie Tarantino has. But this was the first film I see that Tarantino takes mild violence. It is violent? It is, but is not that awesome bloodbath of the other Tarantino's films.
The cast is also formidable, Samuel L. Jackson BADASS as always; Pam Grier excellent as Robert Forster; Robert De Niro does not give his best performance, but he still shine as the temperamental junkie Louis Gara.
Not the best of Tarantino, but it is realy entertaining from start to finish, keeping the good spirit of the films of the great Master.
V for Vendetta 2006,  R)
V for Vendetta
V of Vendetta is the big return to the Wachowski brothers to cinema, and to their screenplay skills. Both take on the old graphic novel of "V of Vendetta" and put on the big screen, with some differences from the graphic novel V but the message is the same.
The main difference is that the graphic novel we did not know if the character "V" was good or bad, in this film it clear that he fights for justice and ideals, but does not spoil anything. The film focuses the same attention as has the graphic novel, which is the V character's fight against an future totalitarian society, with that philosophical touch that the Wachowski brothers can do. A film full of action and to exciting moments. And the cast could not be better.
Hugo Weaving is this sinister character "V", and even wearing a mask, his voice for the character is magnificent; Natalie Portman is superb as always, it is the ally who ends up having V, where her life changes completely.
With great acting, great action, and fantastic technical wizardry, it sounds just like another "Matrix"-style ripoff. But the biggest difference in "V" Is that it is a story of real ideas - not a fantastic, science fiction creation, but a genuine examination of the human condition. The power of fear takes center stage here - the fear of war, of disease, of famine. Fear is a basic human nature, and Has Been Exploited as a weapon - a method of control - for centuries. And For those who would use it, the masked man waits in the shadows to carry out your sentence. The verdict? Vengeance. "V for Vendetta" is a must-see movie to all audience!
Sin City 2005,  R)
Sin City
Robert Rodriguez just Brought to life the comic book, with some steroids. Without wishing to belittle Robert Rodriguez, but this time he had help from his dear friend Quentin Tarantino and Frank Miller screenplay.
"Sin City" is a comic book by Frank Miller made ??in 1991, with 6 editions, which tells the story of several characters in this dangerous city at the same time, along with the consequences of their choices and a violent history and romance. To bring this to life course had to seek help from the author himself to develop the story, and ask for help to Tarantino to add a delicious violence without exaggeration.
We have the story based on the first edition of Sin City, "The Hard Goodbye" where we see the story of a cop (Bruce Willis) trying to prove his innocence in a crime of rape against a little girl who did not commit. And who ends up falling in love with her ??years later, on the other hand we see the story of an ex-cop (Clive Owen) trying to help his mistress against the drunk boyfriend, wich ends up turning into a chase against time and a gang war. On the other side we see a "good mercenary" (Dolph Lundgrenque) who investigates the death of his girlfriend, killed during the night while they made love.
Fantastic stories that intersect throughout the film, with an excellent cast with fun characters and exciting that will hold up from start to finish.
Robert Rodriguez did here a Masterpiece ... with a little help.
The Last Samurai 2003,  R)
The Last Samurai
One of the most inspiring, exciting, and phenomenal movie that enybody can watch. After "Glory" Edward Zwick deliver's another masterpiece!
The story takes place during the early modernization of Japan, in the 1870s and 1880s. The Emperor's power has been weakened by the political and economic power of his cabinet, by his young age, and by the political influence of the United States and other western powers pulling the strings of his cabinet and supplying modern weaponry and tactics to the modernizing Japanese army. Cruise plays Captain Allgren, an alcoholic veteran who has seen and participated in too many massacres of innocent people, and is offered an opportunity to reclaim some of his honor by helping to train the Japanese military in the use of firearms.
The cast is exemplary. Tom Cruise is so good in this film that it is very often easy to forget he is Tom Cruise. Easily his most powerful role and best performance since Jerry Maguire; Ken Watanabe, however, is incredible in every scene - acting with a rare sensitivity and intensity and breathing life into a character much larger and more human than the grand story of which he is a part. Though the entire cast is excellent.
Edward Zwick has made a film which operates well at every level, carrying simple but profound philosophical ideas, but avoiding the mistake of making these ideas and the characters that express them super-heroic. Ultimately, this beautifully shot film conveys powerful messages about war, tradition, ethics, honor and culture, which, though not particularly original, are sensitively and intelligently brought forward. There is a lot of action, including some remarkably well-acted sword fighting and martial artistry, but none of it seems unnecessary and the whole film is truly tightly woven. My highest recommendation.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011,  PG-13)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The film suprised me, when it was announced, I did not trust a lot. The 1968 classic is a Mastepiece, and over the years have been made ??horrible remakes, and I thought this would be no different. After I saw the movie, I apologize to Ruppert Wart and Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. The movie is fantastic, it's one of the best reboots ever made, is super loyal to the 1968 classic stories and characters, but also focuses on reality, what would happen if super intelligent monkeys started a revolution against humans today? The monkeys are not smart suddenly because of magic or steroids, it was all genetics, and it was not on purpose that any scientist wanting to be famous starts creating intelligent apes, it was all an accident (see the movie and will understand better).
After an accident in the lab because of an experiment of a medicine, all the monkeys are killed, and a scientist finds a baby ape and brings him to save his life. After a few days the scientist begins to see that the little monkey has an advanced intelligence. Months pass and the monkey grows to a fantastic evolution, that is where the movie touches a very good point, evolution. After a domestic accident, the poor monkey is taken away, and we see al the beginning of that evolution becomes revolution.
The cast is solid, James Franco is an actor who is fantastic here, but he is not the main character, but Andy Serkys that is the primate Ceasar. Another point where the film does a good touch, does not focus attention on the human but in primates. The monkeys are computerized and soo much realistics, Andy Serkis becomes a monkey in person. And he is a BADASS monkey.
Rise of the Planet of the apes is fantastic, not disappointed, just thought it could have been longer. And the sequels are confirmed, we'll see if there do not disappoint.
300 2007,  R)
300 is Zack Snyder's second Masterpice (the first is definetly Watchmen). He, Kurt Johnstad Michael Gordon carry the famous graphic novel of Frank Miller in the greatest perfection, and how Snyder directs is impressive.
Such as the comic, 300 mixes a bit of history, action, sex and exelent characters. Transporting it from comic to screen could only have been the author himself, but that's where Snyder proves that even knows how to write screenplays (with help, of course) and it was with this film that Snyder was so recognized. The story itself I found very good, portrays the war of Thermopylae in a way so hardcore-badass. I can say that everything in the movie is BADASS, the screenplay is fantastic and gave us one of the most striking phrases of all time, "THIS IS SPARTA!". Speaking of which, the Spartans in the film are all badasses, the mens, the womens, even the kids. The scenes and scenery are fantastic, everything takes place behind a green screen, but are so AWESOME. The soundtrack is Badass, fits in every scene, some are dramatic way, but others are for action.
The cast, also is badass, Gerard Butler give a great (and badass) performance as King Leonidas; Michael Fassbender is also a total hardcore badass; Rodrigo Santoro also gives a great performance as King Xerxes, pitty that was not his real voice we hear in the film.
Two words defines "300" to me, HARDCORE-BADASS!
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D 2005,  PG-13)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D
Finally George Lucas returned to make a decent Star War's movie. After the great original trilogy of Star Wars, George Lucas promised to make the sequuel trilogy of it, but he gave up due to family problems. Years passed and Gerge Lucas promised to make a new Star Wars trilogy, only it was counting before the events of the original trilogy, telling the story of the best villain of all time ... Darth Vader. The fans were exited to this new trilogy, and finally in 2001, "Phantoon menance" came and it was awfull, soo much boring. And then the sequel "Attack of the Clones" came in 2002 and and was a little better, but continued boring.
And 2004 came, and with him Episode 3 - "The Revenge of the Sith," I, who was disappointed with the previous episodes, I was waiting for something boring again, actually I had an pleasant surprise waiting for me.
The Revenge of the Sith hit me, and hit me good, this was the movie that George should have done from the beginning. He was very loyal to the original trilogy, to the fate of the characters and the events that led to the original trilogy, but also as Darth Vader himself. George gives a focus on character and what led her to become the greatest villain of cinema. He was good before, it was Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi with a good heart and intentions of justice, but he was denied that, he saw their beliefs being destroyed, I personally would have done the same as him, but not so exaggerated, because As said before, this situation led him to madness, turning into pure evil. Not only with him but with all characters get better, Obi Wan learns to be more mature when needed, Yoda is more Badass than ever, The Emperor was the best surprise for me, I hate him more than before.
The film begins with that boringness of the previous ones, but it improves over increasingly. Staying with the ambiance of the original trilogy, with absolute tension and we are very concerned about the fate of the characters. And how George can put history, politics, and action sequences ith this magnificent world is fantastic to see. With stunning scenery, a delightful soundtrack to listen, with an exciting ending, Episode 3 is one of the best Star Wars movie ever.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 2011,  Unrated)
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
I do not have much to say about this movie is really good, but I still prefer the 1st.
This is completely different from Tropa de Elite 1, considering the fact that while the 1st had mans from BOPE (Brazilian Swat), who had their thoughts and personal stories of how they dealt with corrupt police, since this focuses more attention on corruption Overall, both the police but also the government, corruption at the highest level possible that is happening in Brazil. Here the bad guys in this movie are really cruel, and as a result, the stakes are higher for the protagonists.
The film features the same cast of 1, and a few guests, and all the characters are very well used. But their development seems to have been in 2nd plan for the narrative.
What I liked even more was the scale of the film, the action scenes in this unfortunately are few, but they are impressive in scale as it is memorable. And like any good movie, there were many fascinating twists.
Too bad the movie was just what I said about the characters being little used, and the fact that it is shorter than the 1st movie. But in general're even excellent, a fiction that seems really a vision of corruption never seen before and police who fight against it. And Captain Nascimento still *beep* awesome, even to the political style, but he still manages to take a beating!
I recommend this to anyone who likes a good thriller with a message.
Hotel Rwanda 2004,  PG-13)
Hotel Rwanda
Not expecting much, and I got a lot. The first time I saw this movie, it was during a geography lesson, and just loved it from that moment.
The way Terry George portrays the true massacre is impressive, while tense. Rwanda is very well created and the story too, throughout the film raises several philosophical questions that leave you thinking for a long time. The massacre of Hutus against Tutsis recreated this very well and very real.
Don Cheadle is superb, simply embodies his character and delivers this true hero was Paul Rusesabagina; Joaquin Phoenix is fantastic, her character is the most credible and he is unrecognizable.
The movie made ??me hate myself, and soo many people that the film petrays, that actually exist till this days. Tensing and exciting moments, the film is very real and so inspiring, with an ending that I could not ask for better.
3:10 to Yuma 2007,  R)
3:10 to Yuma
The James Mangold's film is a tense and traditional Western, based on the 1957 movie with the same title. Mangold simply brings back the good old Western of old full of points needed to make it radiant.
In the story we see Dan Evans (Christian Bale) and Ben Wade (Russell Crowe). Evans is an alleged farmer whose family is suffering from a drought and a ruthless landlord. Evans and his son intersect with the notorious outlaw Ben Wade and his gang on his way to town to face his landlord, and Wade just let it go. But the connection between these two men and the older son of Dan, it's far from over. Dan eventually accept an offer made by an agent of the railroad to help escort Wade to a train headed to Yuma prison, while the dangerous gang of Wade follows them at every step. With great action scenes, with the Western style, with several twists that anyone, even I wasn't waiting for, with lush landscapes, and we see the relationship of the characters grow throughout the film, a relationship of hatred, respect and friendship. With two fantastic actors.
Christian Bale and Russell Crowe simply kill their roles in making them so real and true Western Mans.
3:10 to Yuma is a movie with the old Western, with all the elements necessary, an Badass shotter (check); a man loocking for justice and redemption (check); an outlaw gang with blood dirsty (check); badass and epic old western gunfight in a city with the clock chinking (check, check and check)!
Amélie 2001,  R)
When I heard about this movie, I did not get many details, I've just heard that it was really wonderful, a true masterpiece. And then I thought the movie was some kind of a biography or a beautiful heartwarming story ... after seeing it I can say that is a little bit of everything.
In the movie we have the story of Amélie (Audrey Tautou). Since she was a kid, she always liked to help people around her, making them happy. Not doing great things or giving money, but with little things. For example: She helps her father, making him believe that his garden gnome is on a trip around the world; it helps a lonely neighbor just by visiting it; it helps a stranger returning something from your childhood that she found in her house; and so on. On the way, she falls in love with Nino (Mathieu Kassovitz), who spends his time collecting photos of automatic photo booths in railway station. Then she begins to try helping him, but ends up helping herself.
The story is not only sweet and charming, has some very funny moments, and all of these elements help make the beautiful journey of Amélie, which almost acts as a biography. And by the way, the dream of Amélie is to be remembered for many years through their deeds, and her inspiration is Lady Di. In this world of Paris, Amélie is almost perfect inhabitant. She has one of the faces seem to smile all the time. Managing to convey happiness not only for his achievements, but also by her dear eyes.
The film looks colorful and bright almost constantly. Even the sad parts of the life of Amélie, her youth, for example, seem almost strangely happy. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (director-writer) can do this in a wonderful way. Leaving us stuck to the life of Amélie, with a sweet and fantastic performance of Audrey Tautou.
"Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain" is one of the most wonderful movies ever made, with a character, story, direction and writing just fantastic, leaving the film totally unforgettable.
Seven (Se7en) 1995,  R)
Seven (Se7en)
Sin: 1-transgression of divine law;

2-any act Regarded to such a transgression, especially the willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle;

3-to commit a sinful act.
The Sins began the film and led to the end,but it was no sin making this film.

"Se7en", as you can see, it is about the seven deadly sins: Gluttony;
Greed; Sloth; Lust; Pride or Vanity; Envy; Wrath. It all starts when
the veteran Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and the rookie
detective David Mills (Brad Pitt) are both faced with a line of
murders, and every death there is a message written with one of the
deadly sins. They begin to notice that the killer, who later discover
is called John Doe (Kevin Spacey) uses all sins for a different kind of
murder. Soon both detectives begin a long study and research behind the
insane psychopath who will later lead them to an unexpected end.

With "Se7en" David Fincher showed the fantastic director that he can
be. He went from hated (thanks to "Alien 3") to a true filmmaker giving
a spectacular direction. Each scene is shot accurately making the film
more tense and the investigation more thrilling. But it also gives
credits to Andrew Kevin Walker (screenplay) with a superb writing
delivering dialogs very well written and developed, and an insane study
in each of the sins, but even with the gloomy environment, the movie
manages to have humor that pretty much serves to calm the frantic pace.

The cast is just wonderful. Morgan Freeman superb as always; Brad Pitt
once again great; but who stands out is Kevin Spacey, after his
appearance everything in the film seems to have a relapse, the suspense
increases, the atmosphere darkens, all thanks to its whimsical and
cultured expression of "serial killer".

An electrifying thriller, well directed and written, loaded with
stunning performances, leading to an unexpected ending. "Se7en" is the
film that brought David Fincher to filmmaking life and to the world his
fantastic films.

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