Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Bicycle Thief - will steal anyone's heart!

The story of *The Bicycle Thief* is very very simple. How far a man will go in a desperate situation and how far the poverty and unemployment will change any honest man. This story takes place in Italy after World War II, when Italy is struck with poverty and unemployment. Antonio, a poor man who hardly had any luck in his life has got an appointment for a job and for the job, he has to have a bicycle. Without bicycle, he will not get the job. Having no cycle with him, he sells all his left-out things in his house to buy a second-hand bicycle.

He goes to his job for the first day. The tragedy strikes him with a brutal blow; his bicycle is stolen on the first day. He has nothing left with him. So, he and his son go out in search of their bicycle. Searching every single bicycle they see. Wandering like a cloud which does not know where it should go. This is the most of the movie. As the time flies by, the desperation increases. He has to get the cycle before the end of the day. At one point of time, Antonio loses the hope and he asks his accompanying son to go to the house, so that he could steal a cycle that is standing outside a house.

His son not able to get on the running bus is left behind him where he sees his father stealing a cycle and is being chased by a lot of people. He witnesses his father being caught and being hit and scolded. The owner of the cycle sees this, Antonio's son crying there, decides to leave Antonio saying *This man has got enough of his problems*. Antonio and his son leaves this spot: Antonio bearing tons of embarrassment and pain in heart; his son with tons of fear and worry in his face. Antonio breaks into tears. His son giving his hand to his father and leans on him to console him. As the father and son leave the spot, hand-in-hand, the film ends.

Though I like to feel all kind of emotions through films, this one let me feel the poverty, unemployment, desperation, worry, tragedy and most of all the embarrassment in front of the child. In the climax where Antonio breaks into tears is still in my eyes. This is a 1948 movie, which is considered to be one of the best movies ever, is definitely worth watching at least once; a sentimental, touching movie. Watch this movie and share your comments.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Legally Blonde - Morally Blonde.

Legally Blonde is a movie about a brilliant blonde [blonde: A girl with blonde hairs, who in generally considered to be brainless but beautiful] who is rejected by her boyfriend just because he thinks that she is not smart enough to marry him. After having all affairs, he just says that his family wants him to be a lawyer and that he will marry only a lawyer. The blonde Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), is a fashion designer. Desperate to do anything to make her love success, she decides to join the law school. She tries hard to get an admission in law school and gets it.

Elle goes to law school to find her boyfriend engaged to another law student. She does not lose hope and still tries to get her love back; but in vain. She is despised by her boy friend again and again and is terribly insulted. She decides to proove that she is intelligent. Elle works very hard and is hired by a famous professor to be an assitant in a defense case of a murder trial in which her boy friend and his new girl friend are also selected. The accused in that case turns out to be Elles' friend, who is innocent.

When working close with Elle, the new girlfriend of her boyfriend understands Elle and becomes her friend. Elle also finds vital clues for the case to make that case from the worst condition to a bad condition. But before makeing the bad condition to a good condition, she is being hit on by her professor. She could not bear that and decides to quit when her friend also talks bad of her just listening to what the professor proposed. Suddenly everything becomes dark and that she becomes a complete loser as she had lost the professor's help.

How she overcomes this situation and becomes a legal(ly) blonde is the rest of the movie. This is an okay-movie with comedy in its core. All the characters do over-action but in an enjoyable limit. Watch this movie if you happened to watch it and I could not say that this is a must watch movie. You could always share your comments if you had already wathced this movie. Click here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The River Wild - Wildest River

The River Wild is a movie about a family, which gets acquainted to criminals accidentally and how they escape from them. Gail (Meryl Streep), the loving mother, plans for an excursion for her son's birthday, where as Tom (David Strathairn), her husband, does not wish to come as he has some work to be done. He is workaholic and does not have a healthy relationship her. The excursion is nothing but rafting in a river enjoying the beautiful sceneries. Gail is a very much experienced rafter from her age of 18.

When the trip is about to start, Tom gives a surprise by joining the trip. Before the trip starts, their son meets a friendly guy, Wade (Kevin Bacon), who is also going to raft in that river. Wade comes to know that Gail is a very much experienced rafter by the son. Wade becomes the child's friend immediately and offers his cap and thus becoming a good acquaintance to Gail. Tom does not like Wade and his partner Terry at the first sight, though.

Wade and Terry just follow them and always want to be with them and Tom develops a suspicion about this. He warns Gail about this but she does not care. As the time goes, Gail also develops a suspicion and she comes to know about them when Wade sneakingly seeing her taking bath. At that point they want to get rid of them but Wade gets hold of their son and manages to spoil their idea. Wade demands Gail under the gun to help him to get passed the river. Gail realizes that Wade has become a friend, having the idea of using her to get passed the river and that they are the criminal who robbed a bank and are trying to escape to other country through this river and that they are even ready to kill Tom if he stops her helping them.

How they escape from them is the rest of the movie. This movie is full of beautiful sceneries showing woods and the river, the wild river. Rafting in the wild river is very much thrilling even when to watch it. Click here to watch the trailer, and you will know about this movie. This is an okay-movie, which is passive in the first half and thrilling in the second half, and is worth watching at least once. Watch this film and share your comments (Star Movies is hosting this movie this month and you could get a chance to see this, this month).

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wrong Turn - Never make it!

Imagine you are driving in a forest. You take a shortcut to avoid the traffic. You are driving in a route where no one is going. Strangely your car tires get punctured due an apparently purposefully laid nails on the road and you see another car which has also got punctured in the same spot. You feel strange about this and want to get help to get out of that place. There are five people from the other car and three of them come with you to get some help, leaving two of them in the spot. You four see a house in the middle of the forest having a lot of cars, punctured, standing outside.

You enter into the house to look for someone who could help you. There is no one in the house. But you feel something eerie there and start to explore the house. All the four of you disperse and search the house. You find a fridge and you open it. What??? You find a bowl of blood garnished by ears. You come out to see all the four of you having found parts of human bodies. You are desperate to get out of the house and you find that the cannibals have arrived, after hunting the other two friends. Now, there is no way to escape, but to hide in their own house.

You hide under a bed. They enter into the house carrying your friends. You see their foot steps. They have come near the bed. One of them stops. Thud!!! He drops your friend's body in front to you, such that you see the dead friend seeing you with tons of agony. The blood from the body approaches you. A bullet has also been dropped from him and he pokes his hand under the bed to get that. Will he catch you? Could you breathe Silently? Could you hold yourself from screaming? After all screaming is suicidal.

This is how the movie goes. Unlike other horror movies in which the subject of thrill is exposed at the end, Wrong Turn shows the cannibals in the start itself and how our heroes escape from them is the story. It has a lot of spine-chilling chasing, gore-mutilation, etc. A good horror movie, which is worth watching (in this genre). Watch this film and share your comments.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Irma La Douce - That is another story!

Irma La Douce is a movie about a honest, decent and an innocent policeman who falls in love with a streetwalker. Nector the police (Jack Lemmon), who first comes to that street full of streetwalkers, inquires Irma La Douce (Shirley MacLaine), about this area. Later when he rides the notorious hotel he has to arrest Irma also. During their acquaintance, he develops some attraction towards her. Later when he defeats the guy who guards(by beating) her she starts to like him.

Irma and Nector starts to live together; but Irma considers that to be a profession. She works for him to make him rich. Nector doesn't like this and he does not want her to make love with anyone. Then he develops an idea that he himself will go to her as a rich Englishman, Lord X, (the story happens in France and that is why it gets the name, which means Irma the sweet) and just play cards with her and give her 500 Francs; so that she does not involve in business any more. The happy Irma and the other friends start to spend the money.

To compensate the money they spend, Nector works in the night very hard and thus sleeps in the morning without showing any interest in her. She develops a suspicion that he goes to some other girls in the night and thus he has lost the interest in her. Irma, seeing Lord X to be so pathetic and genuine and Nector to be negligent and sneaky, starts to develop sympathy towards him (The Lord X version of Nector) and slowly starts to love him. This breaks Nector-Irma relationship to be broken and Irma wants to go with Lord X to England.

Not able to manager her and the situation, Nector destroys Lord X (himself) and the situation turns up that Nector has murdered Lord X. He confesses that he has killed Lord X and declares, he did that as he loves Irma so much that he could not let her go with anyone. Irma understands his love; but not the policemen. How he outwits the police and gets out of that murder is *another story* (you will understand the meaning of *another story* when you watch the film:)) This is a 1963 full-length comedy movie which is definitely worth watching. Watch this movie and share your comments.