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  • Written by elPandator on 27.04.2018

    The Three Robbers is an excellent adaptation of the children's book written in the 1960s.
    This is the story of three robbers who respectively have a blunderbuss, a bellows filled with pepper and a big red ax.
    They seem to be mean but it turns out they have a big heart.

    [Spoiler Alert]
    Accustomed to loot travelers they fall one day on a little girl they kidnap to have money
    But the little girl is actually an orphan who has no money.
    The robbers begin to love the girl and end up building a beautiful orphanage with the money they stole to accommodate all the orphans in need.
    [Spoiler Alert / end]

    With the beautiful original drawings adapted for animation we find the feeling of an old-fashioned cartoon, which is nice.
    The music is really good and allows children to discover beautiful music.

    A beautiful story about a subject that can be sad but is punctuated with a pleasant and good-natured humor.
    I read it when i was young and saw it at the children's theater so i'm probably not objective ... But he left me such a good memory.

    To see for young and old.

  • Written by elPandator on 26.04.2018

    Despite many Oscar nominations I was very disappointed by this film.

    Good points :

    - The image is beautiful, certainly, a good job on costumes and moods.

    - The music is also good, that's a good point.

    Bad point :

    - The actors could be very good, they are in their other films, but unfortunately they play big "clichés" in this film.
    The dumb who meets a creature who does not speak, the sensitive homosexual and artist who lives alone and is rejected by society, the strong black woman with a tender heart.
    Argh, clichés clichés clichés ...

    - The story is very predictable (in the first ten minutes...), it slows down when you have to go faster ; boring moments.
    And it accelerates when you have to take the time ; the meeting and the taming between the girl and the creature is much too fast and breaks everything of the central idea of the film.

    A good idea that becomes a simpleton story.

    Too bad.

    (sorry for my bad english by the way)

  • It — for It
    Written by HAL9000 on 03.04.2018

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    It follows the lives of a group of seven children, who are haunted by terrorising images, they initially prefer not to admit to anyone. As they get together, bit by bit they learn they all have visions based on their fears, manifesting as monsters, gore and old memories troubling them again.

    While learning the town has been troubled by high amounts of unexplained gruesome events before, they find no real support from adults in their concern. They discover the evil comes in many shapes, but the apparition as a clown is what its famous for.

    Together they conspire to fight and destroy IT, to prevent this from ever happening again, to themselves or others.

    (The original film also has a part about their lives as adults, the 2017 remake doesn't)

  • Written by HAL9000 on 28.03.2018

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    If you haven't seen the film "The Room" ( see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368226/), this movie makes a whole lot less sense.

    The film The Room is notoriously bad, known as "the Citizen Kane of bad movies", and for good reasons. These reasons are greatly illustrated in the film The Disaster Artist, in which Tommy Wiseau, being the main star, the producer, the director, the script writer and cause of a lot of unimaginably weird social behaviour, shows his process of really really wanting to become a Hollywood star.
    As his struggle to be accepted as a noteworthy talent and become an actor doesn't even seem to be willing to take the first step, after a while, he decides to make his own film, and to do everything himself. This is what resulted in the film The Room.

    The amount of absurdity could be put in words, but you're not likely to believe it when you just read it... so see The Room first, and then watch The Disaster Artist. I promise you, if you appreciate any form of weirdness and/or any form of B-movies, this will be a unique ride!

    The book was written by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell. Greg Sestero met with Tommy got to know him from well before the whole Hollywood story began. Thanks to their shared experiences, clashes and much more, they helped each to not give up on their shared dreams, resulting in The Room.

  • Written by HAL9000 on 26.03.2018

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    The Killing of a Sacred Deer follows the life of a surgeon, his wife, daughter and son change slowly, due to the care and support the surgeon offers to a boy in the neighborhood.

    At first the surgeon and boy only meet once every while, but soon after the contact increases, expensive gifts are exchanged, and conversations have become more personal, a more sinister tone comes into play.
    After the comfortable and successful lives of the surgeon's family already is in decline, and fear it will only get worse increases, it becomes clear that the boy's motive is revenge for a death that has occurred on the operating table.

    The boy seems to be at least one step ahead of attempts to regain control of the situation, and lets the family slide into a horrifying nightmare.

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