By creating one of the most beautiful films in 2005, Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles presents a genuine and satisfying movie experience. The title “The Constant Gardener” refers to diplomat Justin Quayle’s love of gardening, but he leaves his hobby behind when his wife, the politically devoted Tessa, is found murdered in the Kenyan desert. After some uncertainty in their relationship, she left with a good friend, the doctor Arnold Blum, whom is immediately suspected for the crime. Justin has his doubts about the doctor’s involvement in the tragedy, however when he starts researching the circumstances, evidence of an affair between Tessa and Arnold surfaces.
The idealistic Tessa has been deeply involved with improving the health of the Kenyan people. Through her political work in the country, she has acquired information about the pharmaceutical industry abusing the locals – information which she has kept to herself to avoid involving her husband. The two of them are complete opposites, and in her absence the reserved and passive Quayle realises he will have to act if he wants to preserve the values Tessa was fighting for.
What happens when Dwight H. Little tries to make “Phantom of the Opera” into a horror movie? Freddy Krueger is turning in his grave right now.
The Phantom (Robert Englund) haunts the London opera in search for – no, not music – no, not love – for fresh skin! You see, Freddy, I mean Erik Destler (of all names!) made a pact with the devil (not Freddy) and the devil granted Erik immortality through music and at the same time turned his face into goo, which is where the skin hunt comes in handy.
Hop over to eyecravedvd.com for the full “phantomastic” DVD Review or read on for the movie review.
So my good friend Cédric keeps recommending “Veronica Mars” (UPN) to me. “The show is so cool”, he says, meaning Kristen Bell is hot, no doubt!
Yesterday I finally gave in and watched the pilot. Am I hooked now? “Veronika, der Lenz ist da?” Nevermind, I am indeed contemplating watching a few more episodes. It does have its charm and light humor but it also has its yawners and especially Veronica’s monologue at the end of the pilot almost made me trash the DVD. Valiant Veronica vs. the rest of the world. She will stop at nothing until her family is reunited. How quaint.
Charlize Theron in black latex. I think that sums up this movie pretty much. Fans of the Aeon Flux comics must be ultimately disappointed and newcomers to the Flux universe will find themselves wondering what this nonsense is all about. The story is rushed, incoherent, makes all the wrong turns and essentially fails to deliver its main premise of a dystopian world.
The characters are all but cardboard figures and the action sequences that basically make this movie are barely enough to keep watching, if it weren’t for the added babe factor. So this movie is mainly targeted at a male audience? You tell me. At the end of the day, it’s neither the special effects nor the babe factor that make a good movie. Sadly enough Æon Flux offers nothing beyond that.
Quote: “This title will be released on May 23, 2006″. Rejoice and begin the countdown for the DVD release for The 4400 Season 2!
Meanwhile hop over to the official 4400 website and dig into the database, freshen up your memory. Should you have missed “The 4400″ completely so far then you might want to start with Season One right away, if you like good Sci-Fi that is.
Season One consists of a 5 episodes mini series and after its success was picked up for a second season consisting of 12 (13 if you count the 2parter extra) episodes and the show now has been renewed for a third season premiering in summer 2006 and all cast members are expected to return.
This week’s episode of ABC’s hit series LOST offers little to no action and all character development. There are some sweet scenes in there, brief ones that are both revealing and foreboding, so watch out for those. Other than that we again get to see an aggravated Ana Lucia, no wonder with all the steroids she has to take due to Michelle Rodriguez’s cockroach allergy.
The DVD review on Claude Lelouch’s “The Crook” (1970) featuring Jean-Louis Trintignant is now available on eyecravedvd.com. Hop over there or read on for the movie review.
Simon the “Swiss” (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is the master mind thief in “The Crook” or “Le Voyou” who just breaks out of prison to do a bank robbery of another kind. He kidnaps the little boy of an employee of the bank and blackmails the bank together with his old friend Charles (Charles Gerard) and Martine (Christine Lelouch) his ex lover now married to a rich (yogurt) guy with whom she raises their bastard daughter (but that’s just a tiny detail that is not further explored in any way).