Gold (2016) Review

Gold is a 2016 American crime adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan and written by Gaghan, Patrick Massett and John Zinman. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Édgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Craig T. Nelson, Stacy Keach and Bruce Greenwood.

Principal photography began on June 29, 2015, in New York City, New Mexico and Thailand. The film was released in the United States on December 30, 2016. The film has also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for its original song, “Gold”.

Director: Stephen Gaghan
Writers: Patrick Massett, John Zinman
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Release: Croatia 29 December 2016 – Brazil 20 April 2017

Gold (2016) Storyline
An unlikely pair venture to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold.

Gold (2016) Review
Gold is, by far, the oddest film of the Oscar season. It’s not good enough to be featured with some other award-based films yet it is far from being a bad film. It’s just a very uninspired piece of filmmaking that had an excellent script and a great cast to it, yet no flavor to the filmmaking here. It is a standardized piece that serves as a lackluster love letter to Martin Scorsese and David O. Russell without ever really admitting it. Majority of this film is spent watching McCounaughey’s Kenny Wells as he maneuvers through businessmen that want him to be put down, political groups that want to steal his fortune and friends he can barely trust. It sounds like an amazing film and it could have been had Gaghan not directed this film himself. Every frame that passes, it feels like Gaghan was either worried about feeling too much like Scorsese or worried that it wasn’t enough like Scorsese. Either way, we know where his influences lie here. Honestly, you’re better off watching The Wolf of Wall Street, if you’re hoping for something like that.

Stephen Gaghan is a very talented writer, he’s given us very layered stories with very interesting characters but this particular topic feels like it went over his head. It is never engaging enough to sustain lasting power. McConaughey and the rest of the cast do a fine job, nothing outstanding but fine nonetheless. This was probably the most disappointing part of this film. Over the past 5 years, Matthew McConaughey has given us more than enough reason to love his performances. They’re layered, they’re relate-able and, most of all, they’re acted to perfection. This performance, in which he trades in his slim physique for a bloated, overweight and balding man. Right off the bat, this may have been a physically demanding role for McConaughey and he does put his all into his performance but it still doesn’t match the caliber of his previous performances. His dedication is clear but it still didn’t feel like the great performance we thought he could give in this film which comes back to the issue of Gaghan’s direction.

Overall, Gold is far from a bad movie. There are cool scenes in it that are bound to interest you even if it’s for a little bit. But this is a film that comes down to a problem with the director. Gaghan, while being a very talented writer, has a hard time determining his own vision for a film that had many chances to be great but failed to really capitalize on any of its strengths. By the end of the film, you won’t feel cheated out of your ticket money but I’m sure you won’t feel all that good about it either.

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) Review

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2016 3D science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) and the sixth and final installment in the Resident Evil film series, which is very loosely based on the Capcom survival horror video game series Resident Evil. The film will star Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, and Iain Glen. In the film, Alice and her friends are betrayed by Albert Wesker, who gathers the entire forces of Umbrella into one final strike against the apocalypse survivors.

It was released on December 23, 2016 in Japan and is scheduled to be released on January 27, 2017 in the United States in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Ruby Rose, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Release:  Japan 23 December 2016 – China 17 February 2017

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) Storyline
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. Written by Screen Gems / Constantin

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) Review
with the soft installment of the resident evil live action series, this one seems to take the cake, besides the last film being a little bit of a mess, this sixth instalment definitely compensates for its mistakes. Even though action sequences may have seemed a little obscure due to camera angles, it was still pretty impressive, seeing millia return

after 5 years of delay is very pleasing to those internationally and some bit in the u.s the protagonists story was straight to the point and presented a compelling story to Alice’s final battle with the cgi involved, it was great the new type of zombies being bought in the film definitely helps this film. It’s exciting to see Paul w. Anderson pitch in on these monsters. I would be very glad to see a next inside of this film.

I would never want to see a remake, maybe some side story movies can be made like the animated movies such as resident evil degeneration,damnation, and 2017’s vendetta coming out.

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The Red Turtle (2016) Reviews

The Red Turtle (2016) is an animated fantasy film directed by Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit in his feature film debut. The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, and tells the story of a man who becomes shipwrecked on a deserted island and meets a giant red turtle. The film has no dialogue. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
Writers: Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Release: France 18 May 2016 (Cannes Film Festival) – Poland June 2017

The Red Turtle (2016) Storyline
The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

The Red Turtle (2016) Review
The way this illuminating and ethereal film captures the senses makes you wish to linger in each frame; approaching rain the only sound, stars and moonlight reflected in the calm sea, the comforting and rhythmic wash of waves at night, the endless shades and patterns of color and sunlight in water and emotions conveyed in just a glance.

A lone man washes up on a remote and uninhabited island shore after a shipwreck. He is resourceful, works his way out of perilous situations and manages to find fresh water, fish and breadfruit to sustain him. He builds a sturdy raft and launches it in the sea, yet a large sea turtle breaks the raft apart. The turtle seems to want him to stay on the island. In a moment of rage, the man attacks the turtle and unwittingly sets in motion something more powerful than he can imagine.

The Red Turtle is wordless, yet not soundless. Nature speaks instead, in all its wonder apart from the noise of civilization. We hear, among other things, the movement of figures in the grass, the preternatural buzz of cicadas in the trees, a storm sweeping over the forest, waves tumbling in rhythm upon the shore, curious crabs turning over objects in their claws and wind rising and falling like emotions or breath.

The tremendous power of the Red Turtle is in its exquisite artistry and the emotions it conveys. The art is surreal and realistic at the same time. Every frame is so detailed, expressive and colorful that I – a nature lover I admit – broke down in awe and wonder. That the filmmakers shared this sentiment for the natural world is clear. The light on island greenery positively glows, there is play between sun and shadows, and clouds move resplendent in the twilight like they are stars in their own show.

Human emotion is conveyed with just as much ability as that of nature. People talk without speaking. They know the feelings of others, by their manner and the look in their eyes, in an instant. Because of the film’s amazing artists, the audience doesn’t need to hear words to know what is going on. The artwork conveys the contents of hearts. It is a much better way to communicate really. We feel the man’s remorse for wanting to harm a turtle that wanted to help him. Someone reaches out their hand and we feel the touch on our cheeks. We move our feet with the dance beneath the sea.

Above all, the Red Turtle clearly renders our deep connection to nature and to each other. It does this so well it brings tears. We witness nature in all its wonder and power. As with Native American art, the film artistry allows the audience to glimpse and understand the lives of animals.

The Red Turtle was made in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. The director maintained after the showing that Studio Ghibli placed enough trust in him that he had space and freedom to operate, yet also could turn to them for advice when needed. The director/studio partnership certainly found the right balance. North American premiere seen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

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The Founder (2016) Reviews

The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. The film stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc and portrays the story of his acquisition of the McDonald’s fast food chain. Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch co-star as McDonald’s founders Richard and Maurice McDonald.

The film premiered at Arclight Hollywood on December 7, 2016 and will open wide on January 20, 2017 by The Weinstein Company.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Writer: Robert D. Siegel
Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch
Genre : Biography, Drama, History
Release : Australia 24 November 2016 – Germany 20 April 2017

The Founder (2016) Reviews
The Founder is a biographical drama film starring Michael Keaton based on the life of American businessman and founder of the McDonald’s Corporation Ray Kroc. Whether you love the McDonald’s brand or hate it, this film offers a compelling view into the way it has captivated us all with its worldwide presence.

In 1954, salesman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) meets with brothers Dick (Nick Offerman) and Mac (John Carroll Lynch) McDonald, the owners of the hamburger restaurant known as “McDonald’s”. Fascinated by the brothers’ ability to have burgers and fries cooked in a matter of seconds, Kroc suggests the idea of franchising the restaurant nationwide, hoping to use this as a way to take control of the company and earn money for himself.

Featuring yet another terrific performance from the ever-versatile Michael Keaton, his second best behind Birdman, The Founder is an interesting look into the way one man helped turn a small hamburger restaurant into a global fast food empire. It is fascinating seeing how one simple idea – fast food – has changed the culinary world forever. However, one cannot help but feel sorry for the misfortune the McDonald brothers went through as a result of franchising their name and the exploitation they received. I should also mention that the film reminded me of the 2010 film The Social Network, with its similar plot about one man exploiting a clever idea from two brothers for his own financial gain.

I rate it 8/10.
Don’t miss to watch this movie . . .!!!

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Julieta (2016) Reviews

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writers: Pedro Almodóvar, Alice Munro
Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao
Release : 8 April 2016 Spain – 29 December Singapore
After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.
“Julieta (Emma Suarez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea, former best friend of her daughter Antia, who reveals that this one is living in Switzerland married and with three children. With the heart broken after 12 years of total absence of her daughter, Julieta cancels the journey to Portugal and she moves to her former building, in the hope that Antia someday communicates with her sending a letter. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to write her memories to confront the pain of the events happened when she was a teenager (Adriana Ugarte) and met Xoan, a Galician fisherman. Falling in love with him, Julieta divides her time between the family, the job and the education of Antia until a fatal accident changes their lives. Slowly decaying in a depression, Julieta is helped by Antia and Bea, but one day Antia goes missing suddenly after a vacation with no clues about where to find …”
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Silence (2016) Reviews

Director : Martin Scorsese
Writers :Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese
Stars : Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson
Release : 29 Nov 2016 Italy – 2 March 2017 German
Silence is an upcoming American historical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based upon the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. The film was shot entirely in Taipei, Taiwan and stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds
“The story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.”
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“Silence” is a movie who have a genre History

Don’t Miss to watching thiis movie…! and please give me your rate for this movie.

Office Christmas Party (2016) Reviews

Office Christmas Party (2016) Reviews. When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…
Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Writers: Justin Malen (screenplay), Laura Solon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Stars: Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Jamie Chung

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Office Christmas Party (2016) Reviews

Parents need to know that Office Christmas Party is an over-the-top ensemble comedy about a company holiday party that spirals out of control. When his uptight sister/CEO (Jennifer Aniston) threatens to shut down his branch — and the office Christmas party — branch manager Clay (Jason Bateman) plans an epic bash against her wishes to win over a big client and fend off the axe. But the party quickly gets out of hand, leaving the office a mess of chaos and destruction. With a cast of popular comic actors — including Kate McKinnon and T.J. Miller — and the promise of over-the-top humor, teens will likely want to see this movie. But it’s safe to expect tons of drinking, drug use, sexual situations, strong language, and dangerous stunts, like throwing vending machines through skylights and swinging across an atrium on Christmas lights.

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise 2016 Movie Reviews

Capturing the on-stage energy and off-stage hearts of the Australia-based band Hillsong UNITED, HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE is a new motion-picture genre: the theatrical worship experience. The film explores Hillsong’s humble beginnings and astonishing rise to prominence as an international church whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people worldwide. Hillsong: Let Hope Rise Official Trailer 2 (2015) – Documentary

Title: Hillsong – Let Hope Rise
Release: 2016-09-16
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Overview: Chronicles the unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, Hillsong United.
The full-length feature documentary, directed by Michael John Warren (Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black”), chronicles the spectacular rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian worship band Hillsong United. The movie will present the band’s remarkable journey from a youth group band at Hillsong Church to worldwide sensation, routinely performing sold-out stadium concerts, and selling more than 16 million albums all over the world.

Led by Joel Houston, son of Hillsong Church founders Brian and Bobbie Houston, all of Hillsong United’s eleven-member band are volunteers or employees of the church. Their songs are so popular that is it estimated that on any given Sunday, more than 30 million churchgoers around the world are singing one of Hillsong’s worship songs.

The filmmakers will follow the band as it completes its current tour and prepares to record its next album. The film will marry live concert footage with a narrative structure.

Snowden 2016 Reviews

When Edward J. Snowden reveals to the world the existence of a secret NSA surveillance program, he then closed the doors of its own future, renouncing his career, his girlfriend and his native land. It was a big sacrifice for Edward who deeply loved his country and was proud to serve. twenty-year-old he wanted to be part of the Special Forces and would soon join the CIA. He had a blind trust in the U.S. Government and its policy of “war against terrorism”. Eight years later, nobody could predict what would happen.

Tracking down the whistleblower looks intense.

After a teaser that showed no images of the film, Snowden is finally revealed through its first trailer. And there is no doubt, in an Oliver Stone movie, with what to spectacular and suspenseful. In this biopic, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the famous exiled whistleblower (if you lived in a bunker in recent years, Edward Snowden is a former employee of the CIA and the NSA who revealed the details of several American and British mass surveillance programs. “The United States always wish to get him). The video shows Snowden in training camp, ready to integrate Special Forces. After breaking both legs, he headed the CIA, helped by its incredible capabilities in computer science. He discovers a surveillance program that boggles the mind and decides to reveal to the world what the U.S. Government did in the shadow.

The only scene of hidden data in the Rubik’s Cube ad pretty well the level of tension in the film. Now expectations are high for this biopic well supplied cast: Shailene Woodley, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto…

Snowden due out in France on 2 November 2016.