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2011 opens with the remains of films that did not find any screens during the Christmas period. Already expired, “Season of the Witch” can only have a funny taste. And that movie lovers thought that Nicolas Cage was back on track in 2010 after all his turnips.

During the Crusades, Holy War in full swing. Having lost faith after so many unnecessary killings, the old man of God Behmen (Nicolas Cage) and his sidekick Felson (Ron Perlman) decide to disappear from the wild. The two companions are brought to reality by the bodies that populate their way. Forced to escort a girl (Claire Foy) suspected of witchcraft, they discover that if the good exists, evil must not be far away…

Nicolas Cage has the continuity of ideas. After almost rejuvenated his career by participating in the delusional “Kick-Ass, he played a mage considerate in” The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Here he is on the other side of the fence, in pursuit of a wicked witch who may be responsible for many disasters. This interesting original idea (that the plague that took place during the Middle Ages is of supernatural origin) is not intended, however, not treated as historical mode, Bragi Schut Jr. screenwriter preferring the intricacies of the action.

A bitter disappointment for this story that begins in the manner of “The Crucible” and ends doubtfully as “Legion”. Not satisfied with having missed his subject n’explorant not the multiple challenges available to him, director Dominic Sena (“Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Swordfish” and “Whiteout”) undermines the entertainment factor . The feature totally indifferent, with its long and repetitive combat clashes dull, that does not just brighten uneven special effects and a beautiful photograph that serves absolutely no purpose here. In fact it is a banal series B which does not assume simply not serious when residing ridicule tends to take all the space.

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“The Road” Movie Review

“A film difficult, distressing and surprising. Represents a profoundly respect. “ Paul Villaca, Cinema em Cena

“Transposes the screen McCarthy’s novel with a fidelity more than estimated, and ability to transfer to the spectator the despair and helplessness of life adventure of their protagonists.” Manuel Marquez, The Armchair

“It presents an interesting thesis on morality and humanity, but gets lost in its development.” Rotten Tomatoes

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A journey in search of inner fire

A movie that perfectly recreates the unconditional love of a father for his son, a film that makes us think how we should act against an apocalyptic situation and a great performance by Viggo Mortensen, are the aspects that are rescued from The Road, a movie directed by John Hillcoat, which however lacks consistency and lost in our memory minutes after leaving the theater.

The Road (The Road) is based on the novel written by Cormac McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and creator of works such as No Country for Old Men, a book that in 2007 also led to the movie by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, After winning the Oscar for Best Picture.

It is an apocalyptic story, in which Viggo Mortensen plays a father who is forced to start, with his young son, a long journey south seeking shelter and trying to find the few remaining human beings, after a severe winter would make it all destroyed, making many good men in dangerous cannibals.

The movie is dark, sad and part of a relationship of unconditional love and sacrifice father and son. A picture that will make everyone who sees the tape, thinking about the most extreme situation you can live on Earth, their loved ones in their dreams, their fears, and how far they could go to save their lives .

Photography is one of the great technical triumphs of the movie, which was by the great Javier Aguirresarobe, and which won a BAFTA Award nomination.

Three major actors involved in this movie. First find Oscar winner Charlize Theron, who plays in a manner acceptable to a mother and wife who is unable to hold on to your family to continue fighting for survival, the Oscar winner Robert Duvall also in contrast, makes its appearance in the movie playing a lonely old man and a warrior in his own struggle against death. Duvall was here just a few minutes, but these suffice to show that although short dialogue interpreter talent is always present. Finally we find the heart of the movie, Viggo Mortensen, who plays his part in an absolutely brilliant and authentic.

A sensitized movie, reminiscent of the truly important things in life and family.

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Roman Polanski abstracts for an instant collection of clippings from the scandalous and the result is often coveted by filmmakers in history cleaner a very competent film.

The Ghost Writer, confirms this trend particularly troubled period for the sleep of Polanski, with a thick and tasty broth of mystery surrounding the involvement of a media ex-British prime minister in the illegitimate invasion of a certain country in the Middle East. All completely fictional, of course. The result is pleasant enough to leave a slightly bitter on the palate that would make the hitchcockian suspense master the hand pass by the head of the polish, saying: “Bravo, lad. Valiant effort. But that with the girl…very unpleasant. “

“The Box” Blu-ray Review

Click  Here!When it comes to films that are eligible for the “stupidest movie of the year award” (or the Razzies if you prefer to go with an actual award), The Box will no doubt be a serious contender. The film itself was a horrendous mess that not only bewildered and confused its audience, but it also pretty much offended it to the point that no one wanted to even sit through it in its entirety. The main problem this film had was that it was marketed as some big moral dilemma that Cameron Diaz and James Marsden must face. The trailers don’t even mention that there’s an alien species involved in all of this or that this film is set back in the 1970s. No, the trailers instead focused on one of the least interesting elements of the film and the marketing campaign for it steamrolled ahead into some of the most embarrassing and ridiculous movie trailers I’ve ever seen.

Push a red button on a little black box, get a million bucks cash. Just like that, all of Norma (Diaz) and Arthur Lewis’s (Marsden) financial problems will be over. But there’s a catch, according to the strange visitor (Lagella) who placed the box on the couple’s doorstep. Someone, somewhere – someone they don’t know – will die. Cameron Diaz and James Marsden play a couple confronted by agonizing temptation yet unaware they’re already part of an orchestrated an – for them and us – mind-blowing chain of events.

This was definitely not the worst film I’ve ever seen before, but it ranks up there in terms of how disappointed I was after viewing a film. I knew the trailers for the film were bullcrap, especially since I saw Richard Kelly’s name on the end of the trailer. I’m a huge fan of Donnie Darko and as such I was more than willing to look past the obviously stunted advertising this film received. Unfortunately when I looked past the big “moral dilemma,” I ended up with just a confusing pile of a film that was more confusing than it was enjoyable. And, again, I loved Donnie Darko. But unlike that film, The Box didn’t get better with repeat viewings. This film was just weird from the start and never once had an avenue to redeem itself in.

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