Pirates of the Caribbean (the triology)

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Pirates of the Caribbean is the title of Walt Disney Pictures’s cinematographic trilogy. They are thre films :  The curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and At World’s End (2007).  Disney’ll make a fourth one for 2011.

The arguments of each one of the movies describe the fictitious pirat adventures of the Captain Jack Sparrow, the blacksmith Will Turner and the aristocrat Elizabeth Swann, as well as their fights with the principal antagonistic prominent figures of the trilogy, such as the captain Hector Barbossa, the marine monster Davy Jones and the Britishers Lord Cutler Beckett and James Norrington.

I am charmed with these movies because they make you pass an entertained time mixing adventure, humor and emotion.

Pulp Fiction

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Pulp Fiction is an American movie of the year 1994, winner of a Golden palm and an Oscar, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and led by John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, between others. Because of its eclectic dialogs, its ironic combination of humor and violence, and its multiple cinematographic references and the culture pop, it is considered to be one of the most representative movies of the cinema realized by Tarantino.

The movie is clear of three short histories that intermingle as the film advances. It begins with a man and a woman called Pumpkin and Honey Bunny, who are preparing to moor. After the credits, the history continues with two “gangsters”, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield,  sent by their boss Marsellus to the apartment of a few pickpockets called Marvin, Brett and Roger to recover a strange suitcase which content is never revealed. On having come to the place they recover the suitcase and kill Roger and Brett.

I believe that it  is of the best movies that I have ever seen and since then it’s one of my favorite ones.

Thelma and Louis

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Thelma and Louise is a road movie of 1991 designed and written by Callie Khouri, and directed by Ridley Scott, with Geena Davis doing the role of Thelma and Susan Sarandon that of Louise.

Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her friend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico, but soon they are hunted by American police.

It’s a good film that makes you think in some extrem situations where you can meet involved in this life.

Charlie and the chocolate factory

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. Based on the 1964 Roald Dahl children’s novel of the same name, the film also stars Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket and is the second film adaptation of the book.

Charlie is a poor kid who lives with his family in a small house near the Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka, the owner, says that that children who find some golden tickets could go to the Factory and see everything, but Charlie is really poor and he can only buy one chocolate bur. Finally he wins and he can enjoy with the magic inside the building.

It’s a nice film for parents and children. Everybody can get excited watching it.

The lake house

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The Lake House is a 2006 American romantic drama film remake of the Korean motion picture Il Mare (2000). It was written by David Auburn, directed by Alejandro Agresti, and stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock as Alex Wyler and Kate Forster, respectively an architect living in 2004 and a doctor living in 2006.

Kate Forster is moving out from her lake house, built all of it with glass. She is a doctor and has just begin to work in a hospital in Chicago, moving to a new flat in the center of the city. Alex Wyler is the new owner of the lake house, a young architect who’s working in the construction of a new complex of houses at the city skirts. Alex and Kate are maintaining a correspondence, talking about the house matters, sending each other letters, which are put in the lake house’s letter box. But a strange thing is happening, because both of them find out that the letter box is working as a kind of time communication channel, between the year 2004, where Alex’s living, and 2006, the year that Kate’s actually living. After sending each other many letters talking about their lives, and Kate talking to Alex about how life will be in two years, it seems like they’re falling in love each other. But maybe they will never meet each other, because of the time distance. Nevertheless, Kate comes up with a memory from 2004, when she forgot a book in a train station, Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”, and she’ll ask Alex to go to that place in that precise moment, when she lost the book. Maybe the future of Kate is about to change, when Alex decides to meet Kate’s other self in the past, despite the fact that she has a boyfriend. They will learn that playing with time could be a little bit dangerous for both of them, but Alex will take everything into his hands to finally meet Kate in the future.

It  has a complex but exciting and sentimental argument that will be liked by those who look for lovely fairy tale’s stories.

Mickey Blue Eyes

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Mickey Blue Eyes is a 1999 film directed by Kelly Makin.

Hugh Grant stars as Michael Felgate, an English auctioneer living in New York City who becomes entangled in his soon-to-be father in-law’s mafia connections.

This film made me laugh like no other I found it’s really funny and hope you’ll enjoy it.

MYSTIC RIVER

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Mystic River is a 2003 American film directed by Clint Eastwood. and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney and Emmy Rossum. The film was written by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. It was nominated for six Academy Awards.

During the summer of 1975, Dave Boyle and two friends, Jimmy and Sean, are playing on the street in Boston when two men catch Dave and abused him sexually. Years later Dave becomes a primary suspect when Jimmy’s daughter, Katie, is found murdered. Sean, assigned to investigate the crime, finds himself facing both demons from the past and demons in the present as the circumstances of Katie’s death are uncovered.

This movie is very nice. An intriguing and dramatic side will make you follow it until the end.

A walk to remember

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A Walk to Remember is a 2002 romance film based on the 1999 romance novel with the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The movie was directed byAdam Shankman and produced by Denise DiNovi and Hunt Lowry for Warmer Bors. The novel, written by Sparks, is set in the 1950s while the film is set in present day.

It is a drama that tells us a love story between a young couple. He’s the typical popular guy who’s always in troubles and he falls in love with a studious girl who’s always helping everybody. After passing the best moments of their life she confesses to him that she has leukemia so she’s very sick. Finally he’ll try to make each moment only until the end of her days.

Though the story is charming, sure you’ll cry a lot watching this film if you are a little sensitive.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a 2008 film written and directed by Woody Allen. The stars are Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall.

Two American young women are going to spend their summer holiday in Barcelona. Vicky is sensible and has intention of marrying; Cristina is emotional and is in search of new adventures. In Barcelona, both of them have a strange relationship  with Juan Antonio, a charismatic painter who still supporting a troubled relation with his ex-wife, Maria Elena.

Though it didn’t have a very good review, I think it’s an original film with great actors playing.

PS: I love you

P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Richard LaGravenese. The screenplay by LaGravenese and Steven Rogers is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern.

Holly and Gerry are a happily married couple living but he dies and after some time she discovers that he had left her some letters telling what to do when he was missing.

Maybe you cry watching this film, but it’s really nice.

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