September 11th, 2005
In FAHRENHEIT 9/11, Director Michael Moore examines the Bush administration’s financial ties to Saudi Arabia and the bin Laden family. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a well-researched, highly controversial, and important documentary. Moore takes a detailed look into political events both before and after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Moore reveals how the U.S. government helped the bin Laden family return to Saudi Arabia immediately after September 11, when all other flights were still grounded and examines military recruiting techniques in such poor areas as his own hometown of Flint, Michigan.
Also examines military recruiting techniques in such poor areas as his own hometown of Flint, Michigan.
He even attempts to get congressmen to enlist their own sons and daughters into the military.
FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is certainly a worthy successor to Moore’s previous documentaries: THE BIG ONE, ROGER & ME, and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE. Fahrenheit 9/11 – once again shining a light on the past, present, and future of the United States.
September 10th, 2005
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel from the seven-part tale of Harry Potter’s training to become a wizard. Harry wants to escape the Dursleys and join Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys to the International Quidditch Cup. He has a crush on “Cho Chang”, he dreams about. There’s a mysterious event/competition that will take place at Hogwarts his fourth year, a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. Two other rival schools of magic will be involved. Harry Potter just wants to be normal, a normal fourteen-year-old wizard. But he is all but that. Read the rest of this entry »
September 4th, 2005
If you like action, War of the Worlds is a must-see movie. Starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning in this almost 2 hour visual effects-packed science fiction movie, an updated adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel. The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg.
So what’s this movie about? The story evolves around Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise), an ordinary man, and his daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning). They have to survive (along with everyone else on this planet) an invasion and attack of the so-called alien Tripods, which can’t be stopped by normal human beings.
Tom Cruise’s actings were pretty good, even if you’re normally not a fan, you will be impressed. Evenmore, Dakota Fanning blew everyone else away. Very talented, and love to see more of her in the future (see recommendations below). I won’t get in to much details, not to give away any spoilers. But aliens (Tripods) taking over the world! Great Well, it’s not just another Independance Day… although that one had a far better story. As can be expected from Steven Spielberg, the special effects are truly amazing, at some times even frightening and realistic.
Don’t see the movie if you like everything to be explained, since the movie will certainly not. As said, if you like alien blockbusters, go see it at the cinema’s, since it won’t be that much fun and exciting watching it on DVD.
Recommended movies if you’re a Dakota Fanning fan: Man on Fire (also starring Denzel Washington) and Hide and Seek (with Robert DeNiro).
DreamWorks is expected to release Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds DVD on 11/22. The soundtrack is already available and can be ordered through Amazon
Cast: Tom Cruise (Ray Ferrier), Dakota Fanning (Rachel), Justin Chatwin (Robbie), Miranda Otto (Mary Ann), Tim Robbins (Harlan Ogilvy), Rick Gonzalez (Vincent), Yul Vazquez (Julio), Lenny Venito (Manny the Mechanic), Lisa Ann Walter (Sheryl), Ann Robinson (Grandmother), Gene Barry (Grandfather), David Alan Basche (Tim), Roz Abrams (Herself), Michael Brownlee (TV Reporter, Osaka), Camillia Sanes (News Producer).
August 22nd, 2005
40-year-old Andy Stitzer (Steve Carrell) got a job stamping invoices at an electronics superstore, a nice apartment with a collection of comic books and action figures. Unlike most 40-year-old men, he hasn’t had sex. His co-workers try to help him out, they think he’s a bit strange, and think it’s their duty to help him out. But nothing works. Andy meets Trish (Catherine Keener), a 40-year-old single mother of three. Andy’s buddies think “it” may finally happen, until they hear that Andy and Trish’s relationship is based on a firm “no sex” policy.
Steve Carrell (Bruce Almighty, Anchorman, TV’s The Daily Show)
Catherine Keener (The Interpreter, Being John Malkovich)
Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Mann, Gerry Bednob, Shelley Malil, Chelsea Smith, Nancy Walls, Romany Malco,
Producer / comedy writer: Judd Apatow (TV’s Freaks and Geeks, Kicking & Screaming, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy). Also produces with Elf with Shauna Robertson and The Skeleton Key with Clayton Townsend.
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