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People have their own quiet wars, strange ideas, and resolution at getting at things and existing. Pleasure, fright and dreams shown on the cinema, bring reality close to discoveries of the mind, perhaps seeing through time and events coming to the present. The past and the future are linked in stories. That is to say a fractured earth or a hopeful tomorrow laced to human life now. The audience stares at the silver screen in excitement waiting for something to move and end; and for a good return of their time or money's worth.
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"People Like Us" is movie about families, correcting mistakes, and taking care of children. Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Hall D'Addario, and Michelle Pfeiffer, star.
Rules in life, as shown in the story are: Lean into it. Your mom is always listening. Know it well if you like something. No door is closed, knock like a drum. Everything you think is important, is not - everything you think is not, is. Don't shit.
T. Singh directs. Julia Roberts is the stepmother queen and Lily Collins is the daughter princess.
The enormous ball gowns of Julia are spectacular, as her acting. Culled from a fairy tale, Snow White, her wicked stepmother, and the mirror come alive to us again.
"The Hunger Games"
The past in today's high technology, shows how two friends conquer destiny. With the grandeur of self-sacrifice, loyalty, and love, they win the game for their district.
Princess Merida (Kelly McDonald's voice) defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. She braves the circumstances of her actions and performs the duty of a real princess.
The soundtrack is "Let Me Lean Right."
Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) returns to his hometown in Florida to investigate a case involving a death row inmate (John Cusack).
The story deserves a towering applause, for the unpredictable and hazardous scenes and dialogues, as in a thriller. The actors and actresses portray roles with imbued sensibility.
Lee Daniels directs. Macy Gray (family maid), Nicole Kidman (Charlotte Bless), and Zac Efron (Jack Jansen) star, among others. "Paperboy" is written by Lee Daniels and Peter Dexter.
"Fire With Fire"
Jeremy Coleman (Josh Duhamel) is the dutiful fireman of the community in a witness protection program. He testifies against Hagan, a stone-cold killer.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"I'm recording my story for the scientists in the future in a million years… Once there was a Hushpuppy, and she lived with her daddy in the bathtub."
B. Zeitlin is the director. Lucy Alibar and Sand Benh Zeitlin are the writers.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild," stars Quvenzhave Wallis as Hushpuppy and Dwight Henry as Wink, among others. It is nominated for four Oscars.
"Undisputed III Redemption"
Scott Atkins is Boyka.
"If I'm the champion of the toilets… what does it make you…?"
The story portrays an underground fighting funded by an underground gambling ring.
"Hotel Translyvania" is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures (Wikipedia).
There's a monster party! Guests arrive at Hotel Transylvania to celebrate Mavis' (Dracula's daughter) 118th birthday. The story is amusing, especially, for humans scared of monsters, seeing monsters afraid of humans.
Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Kevin James are on voice.
"Ghoul" is a film based on Brian Keene's novel and written by William M. Miller for screenplay.
Three kids thinking like adults, in their own world of make-believe, later turn heroes. The kids play detective, suddenly capturing the ghoul for real, solving the town killing mystery, and sympathizing with the ghoul in death.
/rosalinda flores martinez