Sunday, April 20, 2014

Out to lunch - Joseph Bennett (2014)

This is exactly the reason you never should call a yeti for an interview at a television broadcast. Especially if it's hungry all day.

OUT TO LUNCH from Joseph Bennett on Vimeo.

Barrio Brawler (2013)

Barrio Brawler is an interesting action film about martial arts and a story about two brothers who enter a fighting competition. Carlos Castillo is a sensei, a peaceful guy trying to find money to save his dojo from bankrupt and pay for the medications of his mother. He also wants to reconnect with his family again. He decides to find back his younger brother, Ricky who works under a mobster in his bar. Gangster Morales blackmails Ricky to force Carlos to enter his illegal pit fighting tournament as he recognizes his skills. Finally both brothers participate on this dangerous game in order to earn money. So this is a classic story without any special points and script. But the sequence is good, fighting parts are realistic and the cast is creative. After all it is a quite good production.

Legend of the Golden Egg Warrior (2012)

HAPPY EASTER to everyone! Best wishes to all!

"Legend Of The Golden Egg Warrior" from CRUSH on Vimeo.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Omega (2014)

OMEGA is an ambitious stop motion short movie project produced by Eva Franz and Andy Goralczyk at the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Germany. The end of evolution awaits us in a wasteland dominated by bizarre trash formations, dust and rock. From the scattered remains of a long forgotten culture an electric ecosystem rapidly evolves into the ultimate form of existence...The mechanical life form Ohm inhabits a bleak and devastated planet. The thousands of mechanical creatures of this world share a single cycle of energy. In this cycle, Ohm is a rogue element. His nature is to devour and absorb others. When one day a gargantuan foreign object appears in the skies. Drawn in by mysterious creatures of light, the Ohm tracks them across the planet, changing the known order of matter, time and space.

OMEGA - A Stop Motion Animated Short from omegastopmotion on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

13 Sins (2014)

Elliot Brindle has a difficult day as he loses job and opportunity to take care of his younger brother who requires assistance for disabilities. He has to help also his racist father who lives alone and get ready for the arrival of a new member in his family with Shelby who tries to understand his problems. Until one day he receives an unknown call that informs him about the privileges of a special game where he has to execute 13 tasks in order to win such a fortune. The first tasks seem to be quite easy but as the game continues, things get complicated in a terrible way and Elliot finds out that he can't quit now because he will lose everything. Is he going to find the solution and win the bloody competition at last? This is a superb horror film, so strong in images, with amazing script and good performances that shall satisfy any thriller fan out there.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gagarin. Pervyy v kosmose (2013)

This magnificent film from Russia delivers the story of the first human ever traveling in space, the legendary Yuri Gagarin. It is a beautiful story that finds a young boy staring at the stars and imagine himself going to space. He will follow his dream and join the air force academy instead of his father refusal. His wife's understanding will help him to reach his target and finally be the first candidate to enter the Vostok rocket. His kind character made him a loveable man who has been trusted by Sergei Pavlovich, the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. The actors do a magnificent job of capturing the raw emotion of that day and present us with a story of all the people responsible for the first flight into space. Particular regard is to be had for Yaroslav Zhalnin who does a stellar job portraying the man himself. Recommended for fans of space exploration.


Friday, March 14, 2014

O Homem do Futuro aka The Man from the future (2011)

Zero is a genius scientist who tries to find a new power source into the lab of a college university. When he finally finds the solution and the miracle comes, he finds himself back to time and exactly when he was a teenager, full in love with Helena, the most beautiful girl in college. He tries to change the future and avoid public humiliation from her who left him furious for the rest of his life. But he complicates things more than he ever thought and his alter ego alongside with other characters from future built a surreal past where crazy situations come to reality. A great science fiction comedy from Brazil where Wagner Moura delivers an amazing performance and justifies his place as one of the best actors in Latin America.