The Melbourne Cup – Movie Review

We take a look at the move The Cup which is based on the Horse Racing the Melbourne Cup which is hosted in Melbourne every year on the first Tuesday in November.

The story follows jockey Damien Oliver through his win in the 2002 Melbourne Cup after losing two family members in lead up to the race.

The story is very touching whilst giving an in depth view into a jockeys life and how hard their job is.

If you’re into inspirational sports movies than this will be right up your alley.

Trailer:

List to Damien Oliver’s story about his Melbourne Cup win in which the movie is based on.

Learn more about the Melbourne Cup here.

Dream House

Dream House, not your run of the mill horror film… Dream House is not your run of the mill horror film because it isn’t even horror. No, Dream House was more of a psycho-thriller in the way that Domestic Disturbance was a psycho-thriller. If you really want to label it, Dream House is a psycho-drama with a hint of thriller thrown in; yeah, it was there from the beginning but does not come alive until the end. Anyway, Dream House is about one Will Atenton (Daniel Craig), a novelist living in his dream house with his perfect family.

While–trying to–write he is constantly disturbed by a group of teenagers living in the basement and a strange figure outside his girls’ window. Soon after Will and his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz) learn of disturbing crime that took place five years ago. As Will digs further, he begins to question his own sanity.

The direction in Dream House is spectacular, Jim Sheridan (The Field, In America, Brothers) does a wonderful job portraying the screenplay by David Loucka (Working Tra$h, Borderline and most recently House at the End of the Street). Each actor does a fair job portraying their individual characters, everyone is really believable, especially Daniel Craig.

His eyes matching that of his sweating face. You’ll notice that I’m really avoiding the story, because one could easily spoil every plot twist. I really hate doing that to good films and this one takes a couple twists and they are both pretty impressive. Yes, the film is a bit of a curve ball when it comes to comparing the true story to the trailers but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing it when you can.

Overall, I really liked that film, and I can definitely recommend it! So what are you waiting for? Enjoy !

Movie Review Live Free or Die Hard – Part 2

Secondly, I could give two craps close to the load-bearing characters in this movie. Im not referring to Justin Long. The mackintosh computer guy and Accepted star actually carries himself quite nicely here, generating terrific chemistry with Willis and zinging some nice one liners of his own (although I could have done without an awful picture in which he and Willis try to hot wire a car). No, Im referring to pretty much everyone else. The first motion picture worked like a charm because it had a barrage of colorful characters to compliment the magnetic Willis. Characters like Powell, Argyle, Ellis, FBI Agents Johnson and Johnson, Gaffer of Law Dwayne T. Robinson, noetic bad guy rope Hans Gruber, and revengeful henchman Karl. Whats more, all these characters were given real things to do. Live Free or Die Hard is populated by wearisome supporting players.

The terrorists are all boring and undistinguishable (hold open for a lively Maggie Q whos virtually cadaverous in a minuscule theatrical role), and even the characters who are on McClanes side (i.e. Drop Curtis Inspector Bowman) ar given aught interesting to do. I suppose Kevin Smith has a few bright moments as a skilled estimator hacker, and Mary Elizabeth I Winstead is somewhat appealing as McClanes tough daughter Lucy, but most of these supporting characters ar either stock or ostensibly unnecessary. What the pic really could have secondhand is Sightly Bedelia, an actress wHO brought a lot of class and motivation to the original film as McClanes married woman. For whatsoever reason, film director John McTiernan and his screenwriters chose to spell her out of the third flick, and as a resultant role, shes non in this one either.

Thirdly, the action sequences become progressively ridiculous as the plastic film moves along. Director Len Wiseman (world Health Organization met with hostile reaction from many fans when it was announced that he would be pickings over the directing reigns) is non to blame. And in fact, Wiseman directs these action sequences with high octane energy, and he does so the former fashioned way. He and his crew do non resort to CGI jiggery-pokery. They actually blow shucks up. The problem is, as real as near of this stuff looks, its simply far likewise cartoonish to be interpreted seriously. In particular, I had to laugh at the big jet sequence in the climax of the picture. It manages to build a like sequence in True Lies look positively subtle by comparison. During moments like this, John McClane seems more like a super hero than an senescence cop. What I always loved about this theatrical role is that he isnt Rambo or The Eradicator. Hes a regular hombre.

As for the very much talked about PG-13 rating? Its non that giving of a deal. Certainly, there are moments when Willis looks as if he desperately wants to drop an F bomb. Even the classic railway line folks make out to require from McClane is tampered with. As for the violence? Its still in tact, granted theres no blood when a graphic symbol gets shot. Furthermore, Im all only convinced that the film obtained the PG-13 because of the blatantly cartoonish nature of the military action sequences. At one point, a terrorist jumps from a helicopter a good fifty feet in the air. He lands atop a motorcar, rolls to the concrete, and lento but sure enough rises to his feet. He then dusts himself off, and walks away from the ordeal with hardly a scratch.

At the ending of the day, folks are going to realize Live Free or Die out Hard so they stool see John McClane kick ass, and hopefully watch a destiny of stuff blow up in the process. They dont tending about the absurdity of it all nor do they precaution that this film plays more like a feature version of 24 than a Die Hard picture. The days of everyman John McClane are oer. This McClane takes out the foe because he believes if he doesnt, no one else will. If that aint Jack Bauers mantra, then I dont know what is.

As I sat thither watching Live Free or Die Surd, I enjoyed myself, only somehow, I felt a nostalgic hungriness for the John McClane of yesteryear. A McClane who engaged in death defying acts of the Apostles that seemed possible rather than impossible. Still, this is a pure adrenalin thrill ride, and Thomas Willis proves hes still got it after nearly xX years of taking out the bad guy.

Movie Review Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

 

NYPD Detective John McClane is back in action after a twelve twelvemonth hiatus in Live Relinquish or Die Hard – the quartern film in the action packed enfranchisement. How does it measure up to the past installments? Well, it for sure could have been better, but then it surely could have been worse.

In Resilient Free or Die Intemperate, McClane is more of a lone hand type. Not only ar he and Holly divorced, but he cant fifty-fifty seem to connect with his now fully grown daughter Lucy. All McClane does possess is his job and for the most part, hes a solitary law officer. He workings the street alone.

Late one eve, during fourth of July weekend (Independency Day subs for Christmas Day this time around), McClane is coherent to escort computer hacker Matt Farrell (Justin Farsighted – yknew hed get popped for all his smarmy Macintosh skills) to the station when a bizarre set of explosions begin claiming the lives of other various hackers around the city. Reluctantly, McClane follows orders. When he arrives at the twenty somethings grungy flat, all inferno breaks loose. And ahead you can say "how can the same shit go on to the same guy cable four multiplication," McClane finds himself imbedded in a cyber space terrorism scheme that threatens to shut down the entire countrys base. Of course, as is usually the case in a Fail Hard moving picture, the bad guys take an order of business, and in Live Unblock or Die Hard, that agenda is in perfect keeping with the franchise tradition.

The original Go Hard is a landmark action photographic film. As far as Im concerned it set a standard for the genre. This motion picture is more of an extension of Die Hard With a Vengeance in that it uses the entire city of New York as a playground rather than confining itself to stray areas (in the first it was a skyscraper, in the second, it was an airport).

While I sure enjoyed the energy of Live Dislodge or Die Hard, I did get some problems with it. Firstly, the saying is, that a hero is only as exciting as his baddie. Bruce Thomas Willis is immensely entertaining as John McClane. He has the wisecracking one liners down and he altogether sells the tough hombre image. Timothy Olyphant by contrast, does not come out as unitary of the stronger Die Hard villains. This isnt to say Olyphant is a bad actor. Hes terrific on Deadwood, merely as Live Free or Die Hards chief evilness doer Norman Thomas Gabriel, there doesnt seem to be any real menace to him.