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Sunday, March 1st, 2020


Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Tati ]


The Red Cedar

Monsieur Hulot est le dessinateur d'un petit camping car à base de Renault 4L que l'entreprise Altra veut présenter à un salon de l'auto à Amsterdam. Il accompagne le camping car, transporté dans un vieux camion. Parti avec un peu de retard, le camion souffre de tous les problèmes possibles (pneu à plat, panne d'essence, problème de moteur). Maria, chargée des relations publiques, tente de faire arriver le véhicule à temps pour le salon, mais son empressement à passer la frontière entre la Belgique et les Pays-Bas fait arrêter le camion par les douanes, où les fonctionnalités surréalistes du camping car sont présentées aux douaniers. Peu après avoir été libérés par la police , un accident de la route provoqué par Maria force le camion à s'arrêter chez un garagiste des Pays-Bas pour réparer une bosse à l'avant du camping car. Le camion arrive finalement à Amsterdam après la fin du salon de l'auto, et Monsieur Hulot rentre seul, tandis que le camping car intéresse les passants à l'extérieur du hall de l'exposition.

[ Posted on March 1st, 2020 at 23:07 | no comment | ]

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Young Eggsy's father died in a secret mission to protect the life of his superior, Harry Hart. As compensation, Hart gives Eggsy's family a phone number to call in case of an emergency. Years later, Eggsy has turned into a petty criminal and is arrested for car theft. He calls the number, is released, and recruited by Hart aka Galahad to join Kingsman, an international agency that protects the world. Eggsy manages to complete his training, which includes caring for a puppy, but refuses to shoot the puppy when ordered to do so, and is therefore not selected to become the new agent. During the training period, Galahad investigates the kidnapping and sudden reappearance of a scientist who dies in the explosion of his head when questioned by Galahad. The signal that triggered of the explosion is traced back to billionaire Valentine, who just gave the whole world SIM cards with free communications. Valentine is linked to a Kentucky hate group's church, where Galahad witnesses (and becomes part) of an unexplained outbreak of violence from of which only Galahad survives, only to be killed by Valentine outside of the church after being explained Valentine's plot to solve over-population by control, via the SIM cards, most humans to kill each other; only the chosen will survive. Eggsy then discovers that the head of Kingsman is one of the chosen one, and tricks him into poisoning himself instead of Eggsy. With the help of the Kingsman's residential nerd Merlin, Eggsy infiltrates Valentine's secrete base in the mountain and eventually kills the villain, thus saving the world. Eggsy then becomes the new agent Galahad.

[ Posted on March 1st, 2020 at 22:52 | 1 comment | ]

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

To Catch a Thief

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Hitchcock ]



John Robbie, a former jewel thief, is suspected of being active again on the French Riviera. Chased by the police, he first visits Bertani, a former accomplice who now owns a restaurant and employs all of John's former gang. The gang is afraid John will have them arrested again, but Bertani helps John escape. John then meets the representative of the company that insures many jewels owned by people currently present in the area and enter with him into an agreement to catch the actual thief, in order to prove his innocence. Posing as a rich American, he befriends the Stevens, the mother Jessie and her daughter Frances. Frances is convinced that John is the actual thief and wants to participate in his next robbery. Based on the list of insured jewels, John stakes out the location of the most probable next robbery but is almost killed by an accomplice of the real thief. The accomplice dies accidentally and is presented by the press as the actual thief; he actually is one of John's former accomplices. John and the Stevens then prepare a trap for the thief during a masked ball. The thief is finally caught, she is the daughter of the former accomplice, working under orders from Bertani.

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Kill Me Three Times

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



In a remote Australian town, dentist Nathan decides to simulate the death of his wife Lucy to claim her life insurance and payback his gambling debts. They kidnap Alice, one on Nathan's patients, to provide a suitable dead body. While they prepare the fake, fatal car accident, they are unknowingly observed by Wolfe, a hired killer, who has been hired by Alice's husband Jack to kill his wife. Wolfe believes Nathan's murder is successful and claims his payment from Jack. But before leaving Jack, Alice had taken the money from the safe, and Lucy had found the money while preparing the accident. Jack gets an extra day from Wolfe to get money from his bank, but is killed in the meanwhile by Alice's lover Dylan, after revealing that Wolfe killed Alice. Wolfe then blackmails Nathan into giving him Alice's money and kills him when the payment is being made. Wolfe then goes to his mistress who happens to be Lucy, and tells her he's leaving with the money. Dylan suddenly appears, wanting to avenge Alice's death, and accidentally kills Lucy. He's saved in the nick of time by Alice, who had managed to escape from the car before it fell off the cliff, and Wolfe is left to die. Dylan and Alice then leave together.

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Sunday, February 16th, 2020

The General

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]



When the Civil War reaches Georgia, train engineer Johnnie Gray wants to enlist to impress his fiancee Annabelle, but he is rejected because he's more useful as an engineer. Mislead by her brother, Annabelle claims she won't talk to him until he's in uniform. A year later, Johnnie's train is stolen by a commando of Union soldiers. Annabelle, who was still aboard the train, is taken prisoner. Johnnie chases his train first on foot, then by handcar. He warns the army at the next station, then chases his train using another train, dodging the Union soldiers' attempt to stop him. He then finds himself in a territory occupied by Union soldiers, leaves the train and hides in the forest. By nightfall, he finds shelter in a house, which happens to be the Union's headquarters, where he learns of their plan and where Annabelle is kept prisoner. Disguised as a soldier, he rescues her and they hide in the forest. By morning, they steal the General back, knocking out an officer who was onboard the train, and flee to the south to warn the Confederate army of the planned attack, chased by confederate soldiers on two trains. Johnnie eventually gets rid of his pursuers by setting fire to a bridge and manages to reach the army. A battle ensues, where the Union soldiers are pushed back. Johnnie then delivers the knocked-out Union officer to the Confederates, and is enlisted as a lieutenant as a reward. Annabelle is finally proud of him.

[ Posted on February 16th, 2020 at 11:58 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

The LEGO Batman Movie

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Batman is a lonely, self-centered character who prefers to work alone. He also refuses to admit that he has any hate feeling for the Joker. During a party for the retirement of commissioner Gordon and the nomination of his daughter Barbara, Bruce Wayne inadvertently adopts Dick Grayson, an orphan who is a big Batman fan. Barbara also plans to restructure the Police so that it would not anymore rely entirely on Batman to fight super-villains. The Joker the crashes the party and all of his accomplices surrender. Batman, ever suspicious, decides to steal Superman's Phantom Zone projector, goes to Arkham asylum and sends the Joker to the Phantom Zone. Barbara, suspecting that Joker wanted to be sent there, locks up Batman and Robin. The projector is then stolen by Harley Quinn (who did not surrender), who uses it to get Joker and all the villains from various film franchises out of the Phantom Zone. Joker then announces that he has new accomplices. Realizing that she needs Batman's help, Barbara teams up with him, Robin and Alfred, but afraid of losing his new teammates, Batman sends them away and acts alone again. Joker then sends Batman to the Phantom Zone, but seeing how his actions have put his friends in harm's way, convinces the Zone's keeper to release him so that he can catch all the villains. At this point, Joker causes an explosion in Gotham city's power plant that fractures the ground and splits the city in two. With the help of the neglected, former accomplices of Joker, Batman's team (including Barbara as Batgirl) captures the villains and sends them back to the Phantom Zone. Batman then reluctantly admits that he exists as a hero because of Joker's existence. The city's inhabitants, heroes and villains then chain-link to bring the two halves of the city together again. Batman lets the villains escape, knowing they will be caught again. Batman then spends time with his new-found family.

[ Posted on February 11th, 2020 at 17:40 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020


Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Lightning McQueen is a racing car with an overinflated ego. After its last race ended in a draw between three participants, a special race has been planned in California, and Lightning rushes there in its transport truck. An incident on the interstate causes it to get lost in a small town called Radiator Spring. After having accidentally destroyed the asphalt of the main street, Lightning is condemned by Doc, the local magistrate, to repair the road. At first the car is in a hurry to finish the job, but eventually gets to know the town's inhabitants and becomes fond of them. The town was flourishing on Road 66 until the interstate was built, at which point it became deserted. Lightning also discovers that Doc is a former racetrack legend who got forgotten after an accident. Eventually, Lightning's team catches up with the disappeared car and takes it to California for the race. The inhabitants of Radiator Springs join it there and become its pit crew. Lightning is about to win the race but decides to forfeit to come to the help of the oldest of the three contestants who has been thrown off the road by the other one. The latter car wins the race but the audience is more interested in Lightning's humane action.

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Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Star Wars ]



On the Sith planet Exegol, Palpatine has been maintained alive and reveals to Kylo Ren his secret armada of Star Destroyers. He orders Kylo to go and kill Rey. In the meanwhile, the rebels learn about Palpatine's presence on Exegol. Rey, Poe, Finn and their friends leave for Pasaana where Luke's search for Exegol had ended. They meet Lando Calrissian who tells them they need a Sith wayfinder to find Exegol. They then discover, in the remains of a Jedi hunter ship, a Sith dagger on which C-3PO reads the location of the wayfinder. Kylo's men however take the dagger. Since C-3PO's programming forbids him to translate Sith languages, they go to Kijimi to get a hacker read the droid's memory and learn that the wayfinder is on the wreck of the Deathstar on Endor's moon Kef Bir. Rey and her friends infiltrate Kylo's Star Destroyer and recover the dagger; she also confronts Kylo who reveals that she's Palpatine's granddaughter. On Kef Bir, she fails to obtain the wayfinder, confronts Kylo again and eventually turns him away from the Dark Side (with the influence of Leia' dying spirit and a memory of his father, Solo, Kylo becomes Ben Solo again). She leaves the moon with Kylo's ship (which also contains a wayfinder) and exiles herself to Ahch-To after having had a vision of herself on Palpatine's throne. The spirit of Luke convinces her to confront Palpatine, and she leaves for Exegol with Luke's X-Wing. Rey then sends the Resistance a message with the coordinates of Exegol and she confronts Palpatine.

[ Posted on January 18th, 2020 at 16:11 | no comment | ]

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Hidden Figures

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Katherine, Mary and Dorothy are three black women working for NASA in 1961 as human computers. Their unit is segregated by skin color and sex. Thanks to her skills in analytical geometry, Katherine becomes the first woman on the Space Task Group and devises a way to compute the Mercury capsule's re-entry. Mary is assigned to the capsule's heat shield team and aspires to become an engineer. She obtains a court order allowing her to take evening classes in an all-white university. Dorothy acts as supervisor for the colored computers unit, and is denied getting the title officially. When she learns that human computers will be made obsolete by the new IBM computer, she steals a Fortran book from the library's white section, teaches herself and the other computers how to program, and learns how to operate the IBM device. When NASA realizes the need for a team of programmers, Dorothy accepts to supervise the Programming Department on the condition that her team is transferred with her. Thanks to the three protagonists, John Glenn's mission is a success.

[ Posted on January 12th, 2020 at 12:35 | no comment | ]

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

Time Bandits

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



One night, Kevin is woken up in his room by a knight in armor coming out of his cupboard, who soon disappears without a trace. The next night, ready with a Polaroid camera, a band of dwarves appear and take him with them to the time of Napoléon's Italian campaign. They manage to loot Napoléon's treasure and use a map they have stolen from the Supreme Being to escape to the time of Robin Hood (who takes all their loot to give to the poor). Meanwhile, the Evil One is influencing the dwarves in order to attract them to his castle and steal the map. Escaping from Robin Hood's time, Kevin is sent to Mycenaean Greece where he meets Agamemnon, who takes him as an adoptive son. The dwarves reappear as a group of entertainers, steal some treasure and take the boy with them aboard the Titanic. After the ship has sunk, Evil transports the group to his Time of Legends, where they are rescued by the ship of an ogre. They escape the giant who carries the ship as his hat, and finally arrive at the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness, where Evil takes the map and locks them up in a cage hanging above a bottomless pit. The group manages to escape by swinging from the cage to the edge of the pit, finds Evil's headquarters, steal the map and split. The dwarves go away using the map while Kevin attempts to distract Evil, until the band comes back from various time periods with weapons and warriors. They prove unsuccessful and all seems lost when Evil suddenly bursts into flames. The Supreme Being appears and explains he had influenced the dwarves into stealing the map so that they would test the abilities of Evil (yet another creation of the Supreme Being). The dwarves collect the ashes of Evil, and then leave with the Supreme Being, leaving Kevin alone. Kevin then wakes up in his bed, the house on fire, and is taken out by a fireman. His parents then discover one smouldering remain of Evil, touch it and disappear. The whole world then gets rolled up into the map.

[ Posted on December 22nd, 2019 at 23:30 | no comment | ]

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Les vacances de monsieur Hulot

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Tati ]



Monsieur Hulot passe ses vacances à la mer. Il parle peu, se montre maladroit et commet bourde sur bourde (il repeint un canot qui se casse en deux et ressemble à là gueule d'un monstre marin ; il crève un pneu de son tacot sur le chemin d'un pique-nique et se retrouve dans un cimetière durant un enterrement ; il se perd la nuit dans une cabane remplie de feux d'artifices et les fait tous brûler). À la fin des vacances tout le monde quitte l'hôtel ; il ne s'est rien passé de notable.

[ Posted on December 16th, 2019 at 21:02 | no comment | ]

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Beethoven's 5th

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Sara and Beethoven spend the summer at Sara's uncle Freddy in a small town called Quicksilver. During at stroll in the mountain, Beethoven returns with an old 10 dollar bill which is quickly identified as part of the treasure hidden by a bank robber couple in the 1920s, and is worth a lot more to collectors. Soon many inhabitants go searching for the loot, while Sara gets repeatedly threatened by someone who obviously doesn't want her to find the treasure. Searching for information about the robbers, Sara and her friend Garrett start by suspecting the grumpy librarian, but they eventually manage to get Beethoven to lead them to the treasure (in the old mine) where they are attacked by the head of the local chamber of commerce; the librarian is innocent even if he's the direct descendant of the robbers.

[ Posted on December 12th, 2019 at 22:42 | no comment | ]

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Ghostbusters (2016)

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Abby's career in astrophysics comes to an abrupt end when her dean discovers she had she appears in a video with her friend Erin (who does scientific research on paranormal phenomena in a lesser university and gets kicked out as well) documenting an authentic apparition in an old New York manor. With the help of Erin's lab engineer Jillian, they decide to do proper scientific research on the topic, setting up their laboratory above a Chinese restaurant. They are called by Patty, an MTA employee who also witnesses an apparition in the metro, and discover that the ghost has been “called” by an electronic device. Jillian develops gadgets capable to grab a ghost and eventually trap it. They get into trouble when a debunker gets killed by the ghost he released from the trap, and are told by the mayor that supernatural activity is usual in New York, under the jurisdiction of the DHS, and that they must keep it quiet. The team eventually discovers that a man called Rowan is planting the devices is specific locations to eventually cause a paranormal catastrophe. They locate the main device in the basement of a hotel, but cannot prevent Rowan from dying of electrocution. Rowan killed himself on purpose, to take control of the army of ghosts that he releases. While the police and DHS agents are subdued by the ghosts, the Ghostbusters manage to go through and throw their car and its nuclear generator into the vortex coming out of Rowan's device, effectively closing it.

[ Posted on December 9th, 2019 at 20:43 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Beethoven's 2nd

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Beethoven meets a female St. Bernard named Missy, just before she is kidnapped by Regina, the ex-wife of her owner who wants to pressure her ex-husband for money. Beethoven manages to find Missy and they have puppies together, before Missy is taken again. The Newton children find and raise the puppies in the absence of their mother, at first hiding them from their grumpy father. Then the whole family and the dogs go away in the mountains for the 4th of July. There Beethoven finds Missy again (her kidnapper happens to spend her vacation in the same place as the Newtons) and escapes with her into the mountain. Regina steals the puppies from the Newtons and then goes after the two escaped dogs. She is followed by the Newtons who eventually catch up with her, defeat her and recover the puppies with Beethoven's help.

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2019


Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



While kidnapping puppies for an evil scientist who uses dogs as test animals, a St. Bernard puppy escapes and is adopted by the Newton family, despite the opposition of the grumpy father. The children name him Beethoven, and he starts by ruining the house on a regular basis. While growing up, Beethoven also helps the family in various ways. On a trip to the veterinarian, the latter (who is the evil scientist from the beginning) devises a scheme to take the dog. He visits the family, simulates being attacked by Beethoven, and convinces the father to get the dog put down. The family discovers that their dog is not actually going to be euthanized, and follow the veterinarian to his lair, where Beethoven has managed to escape and causes chaos among the villains. Having been alerted, the police arrives and arrests the culprits, and the Newton adopt all the other dogs that were prisoner from the villains.

[ Posted on November 26th, 2019 at 22:39 | no comment | ]

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Monty Python ]



Brian is born one stable away from Jesus. As an adult, he falls in love with Judith, who is a member of the People's Front of Judea. Brian joins the rebel organization, and after a failed attempt against Pontius Pilatus, he barely escapes the clutches of the Roman leader. In an attempt to hide from the Roman legionaries who chase him, he pretends to be one of the many prophets who speak on the street, but for some reason he attracts an audience who follows him everywhere. Brian is eventually captured by the Romans and sentenced to be crucified. As is the tradition, Pilatus asks the crowd which one of the condemned men should be released, and Brian's name is called. Alas, due to a misunderstanding, another man is released, and all of Brian's friends acknowledge that his martyr will be a great help to the People's cause, and leave him to die.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019


Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Robert Langdon wakes up in hospital in Florence and has lost his recent memory. He is attacked by a killer dressed as a policewoman, and makes a narrow escape with Sienna Brooks, the doctor who was treating him. In his belongings he discovers a device that projects a representation of Dante's Inferno, in which a message has been hidden. They discover that the recently deceased billionaire Zobrist has created a viral weapon meant to solve overpopulation by killing a large portion of the world's population. Escaping agents of the WHO, they follow clues in Florence and Venice. They are contacted by an agent of WHO who reveals himself to be a freelancer trying to get the virus and resell it, and are saved by a man hired originally by Zobrist who has changed allegiance when he discovered the billionaire's plan. He reveals to Langdon that the amnesia has been medically induced and that the whole story is a setup to put Langdon on the track of the virus after Zobrist's death. Langdon finally finds a clue about the virus being in the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, after which Brooks, who reveals herself as Zobrist's lover, decides to ensure it will be released. Langdon and the real WHO agents finally locate the virus in a water reservoir and manage to contain it just before it was due to be released.

[ Posted on October 23rd, 2019 at 22:57 | no comment | ]

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Angels and Demons

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



At CERN, a small container of anti-matter (yes, I know) is stolen while the word mourns the death of the Pope. Soon after, Robert Langdon is asked by the Vatican police to help in a case of kidnapping of the four cardinals who are the favourites in the upcoming election of the next Pope. The kidnapper promises to kill them at an hour interval between 8PM and 11PM, and that at midnight the antimatter would explode and destroy the Vatican and most of Rome. The clues indicate that he belongs to the Illuminati, a society of early scientists persecuted by the Church for their teachings and who has gone underground since then. In the meanwhile, the remaining cardinals start the conclave to elect the new Pope. Langdon deduces that the kidnapped cardinals will be killed at the location of a secret path of four steps (related to the four elements) across Rome that leads to the Illuminati's secret meeting place. They also find a proof that the Pope had been murdered. Langdon, Vittoria (a physicist from CERN who worked on the antimatter) and the police arrive too late to save the first victim, who is found under the Chigi chapel. They also arrive too late to save the second cardinal, murdered on St. Peter's Square, and the third one, burned alive in Santa Maria della Vittoria, where the kidnapper kills most of the policemen accompanying Langdon. In the meanwhile McKenna the Camerlengo fails to convince the cardinals to break the conclave and to evacuate the Vatican. Langdon manages to save the fourth one, Baggia, from being drowned in the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, who reveals they were kept prisoner in the Castel Sant'Angelo. Langdon and Vittoria go there with the police but get separated from them. The discover that McKenna is meant to be the next victim and they return to the Vatican through an ancient secret passage. They arrive just in time in the Pope's apartments to see McKenna threatened by Richter, the chief of the Swiss guard, who get killed by the police. Langdon then deduces that the antimatter is hidden in St. Peter's tomb. As only a few minutes remain before midnight, McKenna, having been trained in the Irish Air Force, takes the container and flies it up with a helicopter before jumping with a parachute. The explosion happens in high altitude, and the Vatican suffers only minor damage. The cardinals then consider making McKenna the new Pope, despite the fact he's not a cardinal. Just before dying Richter had given Langdon a key to access video recordings of the Pope's apartments, where Langdon discovers that the kidnapping has been organised by McKenna with the purpose of becoming the next Pope; the Illuminati is only a convenient common enemy to unite the Church against the perceived blasphemy of reconciling science and religion. Seeing no issue, McKenna commits suicide and the conclave elects Baggia as the new Pope.

[ Posted on October 19th, 2019 at 23:33 | no comment | ]

The Da Vinci Code

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Robert Langdon is suspected by the French police to have murdered the curator of the Louvre, who has been found naked and surrounded with cryptic symbols. Langdon deduces from them that the curator was a grand master of the Priory of Sion, a secret society sworn to protect the Holy Grail. With the help of Sophie, a police cryptographer who believes Landgon is innocent, and based on the symbols, they find in the Louvre a key hidden by the curator and escape the policemen. The key leads them to a bank where they retrieve a device containing a hidden message and requires a password to open. To hide from the police, they go to Sir Leigh Teabing, an expert on the Holy Grail. Teabing convinces them that the Holy Grail is actually a woman, none other than Maria Magdalena, Jesus' wife, and that the Priory of Sion has been protecting the descendants of Jesus ever since. They are also chased by a religious fanatic from Opus Dei who attempts to kill them (and who already killed the curator), with the aim to destroy proof of the existence of Jesus' descendants. They escape to London using Teabing's private jet, hoping to find the clue to unlock the device. They are betrayed by Teabing's butler who works for Opus Dei. They finally discover that Teabing is the one who was tipping the Opus Dei with the purpose of bringing down the Catholic Church for centuries of deceit regarding the truth about the Holy Grail. Threatened by Teabing, they go to Westminster Abbey where Langdon finds the key to open the device and eventually causes Teabing to be arrested by the police. The message in the device indicates that the Holy Grail lies “beneath the Rose”, leading the heroes to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, where they find the Priory of Sion's archives and proof that Sophie is the last descendant of Jesus. But the sarcophagus of Maria Magdalene is not there anymore, preventing any kind of genetic test against Sophie's DNA. In the end, Langdon understands that the rose is a reference to the “rose line” and that the sarcophagus is buried below the Louvre's inverted pyramid.

[ Posted on October 19th, 2019 at 22:52 | no comment | ]

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Monty Python ]



Lots of loosely related sketches, in front of a live audience.

[ Posted on October 5th, 2019 at 22:47 | no comment | ]

Friday, July 26th, 2019

For a Few Dollars More

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



The psychopath bandit El Indio is sprung out of jail by his gang; his cellmate has revealed that in the El Paso bank, the money is actually hidden in a small safe disguised as a liquor cabinet instead of the large, prominent safe. When a large bounty is put on El Indio's head, Manco and Mortimer, two competing bounty hunters guess that El Paso's bank is El Indio's target. Despite Manco having infiltrated the gang, they are taken by surprise when the bank is robbed in an unconventional way, and enventually agree to cooperate to catch the bandit. They enventually converge to a small Mexican town where Mortimer offers his service for opening the safe using acid. But Mortimer is recognized by one of the bandits and when the boundy hunters attempt to take the money at night, they are caught and beaten up. El Indio releases the two bounty hunters, stages a murder and sends his accomplices to chase them, in the hope they would all be killed (which indeed happens) while he flees with his loot. But the money has been hidden by Manco, giving Mortimer and him time to confront him in a duel. Mortimer kills El Indio (which was his goal since the beginning), thus avenging his sister who killed herself while El Indio was raping her after he having killed her fiancee. Manco gathers all the bodies to collect the bounties, and Mortimer leaves alone.

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Me Rosvolat

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]


The Movide Database


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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019


Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



The stagecoach leaves Tonto, Arizona for Lordburg, New Mexico. It is accompanied by a Cavalry escort, as Geronimo the Apache chief has recently attacked several stagecoaches. The sheriff is also riding as shotgun guard, as Ringo has escaped prison when he learned that his father and brother have been murdererd by Luke Plummer in Lordburg. The sheriff catches Ringo as he is stranded along the road and takes him into the coach. On the first relay, the cavalrymen ride back to Tonto, but the next escort is not available, as it has been chasing Geronimo. After a vote, the passengers decide to continue towards Lordburg. At the second relay, there is still no escort, and one of the passengers, who was pregnant, is having her baby. A couple of days later, they continue and have to improvise a raft with the coach as the Apaches have destroyed the ferry. Soon later, the are chased by Geronimo's Apaches and, as all hope is lost as they have fired all their bullets, they are saved by the cavalry. In Lordburg, Luke Plummer hears about Ringo's arrival and gathers his two brothers to try and kill Ringo, but the latter survives the shootout. The sheriff releases Ringo, who leaves to his ranch in Mexico with his girlfriend, one of the passengers of the coach.

[ Posted on July 3rd, 2019 at 19:24 | no comment | ]

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Alice has become a sea captain, but upon her return she discovers that her family has no money anymore and that she is forced to sell her ship. In the house of the buyer, she follows a butterfly and enters Wonderland through a mirror. There she learns that the Hatter is dying of sadness as he is missing his family, who had been killed by the Jabberwocky years ago, but is convinced that they are still alive. Alice is told that by using Time's Chronosphere, she could change history, at the risk of destroying history if past and present characters meet each other. By hopping repeatedly further back in time, she learns that the Hatter's family was killed by the Red Queen out of revenge because the Hatter laughed at her overly large head during the White Queen's crowning ceremony. She then discovers that the Red Queen's hatred for her sister dates from their childhood, when the former had been unduly punished because the latter lied about eating biscuits, but is unable to prevent the accident that ensues and cause the swelling of the head. Alice briefly returns to the real world, waking up in a mental hospital, before returning to Wonderland with the help of her mother. She then travels to the time of the Jabberwocky's attack and discovers that the Hatter's family has actually been made prisoner by the Red Queen and reduced to the size of ants and put in ant ant farm. The Red Queen the steals the Chronosphere to try herself to prevent her accident but sees her young self causing History to bit by bit rust and freeze people. Alice manages to return Time's Chronosphere in the nick of time, reverting History to normal. The two Queens make amends and Alice returns to the real world. Alice's mother refuses to sell the ship, and they both embark to travel the world.

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Sunday, June 16th, 2019


Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Soon after twelve extraterrestial ships have landed all over the World, linguist Louise Banks is hired by the US Army to translate the aliens's speech. She instead decides to communicate with them in writing and after several months, starts to understand the Heptapods' ring-shaped glyphs that represent whole sentences and seem to have no concept of time. While doing so, Louise also gets vision of her daughter who is not yet born. In the meanwhile, other countries also learn the language with methods of their own, and because of the confusion between “tool” and “weapon”, the Chinese stop cooperating with the rest of the World, soon imitated by several other countries. In addition, some American soldiers independently attempt to destroy the ship, triggering the Heptapods to move their ship in a menacing way. As war seems inevitable, Louise learns from the Heptapods that learning their language changes her brain and gives her the ability to remember the future. In that future, she sees the Chinese general thanking her for changing his mind and giving her the detail of how it had happened. As the military is packing up the temporary base, Louise steals a satellite phone and calls the general. The war is averted and the aliens leave in peace, announcing that they will need the humans' help in three thousand years.

[ Posted on June 16th, 2019 at 13:34 | no comment | ]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Marvel ]



Quill and his friends are chased by the Sovereign after having stolen valuable goods that they were hired to protect. They are saved by a mysterious vessel but crash-land on a nearby planet. Their saviour is Ego, a Celestial who is also Quill's father. Ego takes Quill and some of his friends to his planet, where he explains that he is a planet-sized being who can create human-like extensions of itself travel the galaxy. Quill's friends learn that Ego has been fathering children throughout the galaxy in the hope that one of them has the same powers as he has, and with whom Ego would have enough power to turn all the planets in the galaxy into extensions of himself. Quill is the first one with those powers, all the others have been killed. When Quill learns that Ego caused his mother's death, he finally agrees to flee Ego's planet. In the meanwhile, Rocket and Groot are made prisoner by mercenaries hired by the Sovereign. They manage to escape thanks to the confusion caused by a putsch among the mercenaries and eventually rejoin Quill and the other. While Quill uses his powers to distract Ego, Groot manages to plant a bomb in Ego's core and get rid of the Celestial.

[ Posted on June 16th, 2019 at 13:07 | no comment | ]

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Doctor Strange

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Marvel ]



Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon, has lost the fine control of his hands in a car accident and no-one is able to help him recover from his injury. He hears about a paraplegic man who is able to walk and run again after having received some mystic teaching from Kamar-Taj, in Nepal. Strange goes to Nepal, meets the Ancient One and starts training. He eventually becomes a sorcerer, a group of people who protect Earth from attacks from other dimensions, and especially from Dormammu who lurks in the Dark Dimension. Kaecillius, a former student of the Ancient One has stolen a spell that allows to contact Dormammu. After an attack from Kaecillius on Kamar-Taj, Strange flees to the London and New York sanctum of the sorcerers, barely escaping their destruction. He arrives in Hong Kong where the last sanctum is being destroyed. Using a spell that can alter the flow of time (that he had learned without permission in Kamar-Taj to be able to read the pages stolen by Kaecillius) he starts to reverse the destruction of the sanctum, before using the forbidden spell to go to the Dark Dimension and trap himself and Dormammu in a closed loop of time, where the latter repeatedly kills Strange, but to no avail. Dormammu eventually gives up to Strange's demands to leave Earth alone, and Strange return on Earth and completely restores the sanctum.

[ Posted on June 13th, 2019 at 22:53 | no comment | ]

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



After the disaster that had struck Flint's home island, all inhabitants are relocated to a big city by apparently benevolent technology tycoon Chester V. Flint's dream to become one of Chester V.'s inventor is almost, but not quite, becoming a reality, as he is hired by Live Corp., but the competition is tough, and he fails to to fullfill his dream. But Chester shows Flint how the island has become inhabited by sentient food produced by Flint's invention (that Chester's men have unsuccessfully tried to locate) and tells the naive young man that unless the device is reprogrammed, the sentient food will spread to the rest of the World. Flint is told to keep it a secret, but he soon leaves with his friends for the island. They discover there that sentient food is actually nice, and that even the most frightening species is not evil. They also soon find out that Chester V. is indeed evil and that he needs the device to produce food for the next version of his ever-successful food bar. Flint and his friends are taken prisoner and brought to the secret food bar factory along with the device, causing the sentient food to deperish. The heroes manage to deprogram the device and thwart Chester's plan, and return the device as the heart of the island's ecosystem.

[ Posted on June 8th, 2019 at 19:12 | no comment | ]

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Flint Lockwood lives on a small island that depends on fishing sardines. When the only cannery closes, Flint invents a machine that can transforms water into food. As he needs large amounts of power to get the device to work, he connects it directly to the island's power plant, causing his device to be shot into the sky, and destroying the new tourist attraction that is presented to the public the same day. Everybody of course hates him, until it starts raining cheeseburgers. As Flint can control the device remotely, he takes orders and the island's population can finally eat something else than sardines. Flint then meets Sam, the journalist who had come to cover the inauguration and discovers she's a nerd hiding her nerdiness. They are happy together for a while. But the system has a limitation, that order after order, the food risks mutating; since nobody wants to stop using the device, giant versions of the food start to fall from the sky, forcing the inhabitants to evacuate on rafts made of giant toast. The food storm also threatens large cites on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Flint, Sam a few friends then travel towards the device, which has created a fortress of mutant food around it, with many traps and living food attacking them. Flint eventually manages to stop the device and Sam and he finally kiss.

[ Posted on June 2nd, 2019 at 23:04 | 1 comment | ]

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Harry Osborn inherits his father's company Oscorp, and learns at the same time he has a genetic disease that could be cured with the spider venom that made Spider-Man a superhero. As Oscorp's shady biotechnology research has been destroyed to get better PR and the mutant spiders have been destroyed, he asks his childhood friend Peter Parker if he could put him in contact with Spider-Man whose blood would have the same enhanced self-healing properties. Upon their meeting, Spider-Man however refuses, afraid of the monster Harry could become. At the same time, Max Dillion, an electrical engineer at Oscorp dies in an accident with a vat of mutant electric eels and becomes Electro, a super-villain set to destroy Spider-Man. Spider-Man arrests Electro, but Harry frees him to get access to Oscorp and to its secret department where vials of the venom are kept, among other secret weapons. Having injected himself with the venom, Harry mutates and becomes the Green Goblin. Electro then shuts down New York's new electricity grid (controlled by Oscorp, based on designs by Dillion that were stolen by his supervisor). Spider-Man and Gwen manage to restore the electricity and defeat Electro, but the Green Goblin appears immediately after and Gwen dies in the battle. Depressed, Peter gives up on Spider-Man for a while, but eventually resume being the protector of the city.

[ Posted on May 5th, 2019 at 23:04 | no comment | ]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Jour de fête

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Tati ]



Les forains arrivent au village et s'installent sur la place. François le facteur, un peu simplet, regarde un film vantant les prouesses des facteurs en Amérique. Les villageois et les forains se moquent de lui en lui faisant remarquer qu'il n'est pas aussi bon que les américains. Les forains, pour s'amuser, lui donnent des conseils pour être plus efficace durant sa tournée en sautant sur et de son vélo par l'arrière. En suivant ces conseils, François continue sa tournée à toute vitesse avec quelques acrobaties.

[ Posted on May 2nd, 2019 at 22:57 | no comment | ]

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Man of Steel

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/DC ]



On Krypton, people are born and live according to a predetermined plan. As the planet about to collapse because its core has been too extensively mined, Jor-El steals the codex containing information about all the kryptonians yet to be born and infuses its data into the cells of his son Kal-El, first kryptonian conceived and born independently from the plan. The baby is sent to Earth on an automated ship just before Jor-El is killed by rebel General Zod who considers him a traitor. Zod and his few followers are sentenced to be put into suspended animation. On Earth, Kal-El is adopted by the Kents and named Clark. He faces the challenge of hiding his powers, especially when people are in danger. Some years later, journalist Lois Lane investigates the discovery of an alien ship in the Arctic. On the ship she meets Clark who learns about his past using the ship's computer and data that was put in his ship by his father. Later, Lane investigates this mysterious character and discovers his identity. Soon after Zod arrives on Earth (his prison opened as Krypton was destroyed) and demands to be given Kal-El. Zod's plan is to terraform Earth to make it a new Krypton, and he needs the codex to repopulate it. One terraforming lands in the Indian Ocean while the other one comes to Metropolis. While Kal-El, nicknamed “Superman”, disables the one in the Indian Ocean, the Air Force uses Kal-El's ship's drive as a bomb against the one in Metropolis. Zod survives and threatens to kill all humans just to spite Superman; the latter has to resort to killing the kryptonian. Clark persuades the government that he will work independently from them, and becomes a journalist at the Daily Planet as a cover.

[ Posted on April 28th, 2019 at 23:18 | no comment | ]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Galen Erso is taken by imperial forces to build a new weapon capable to destroy entire planets. His wife is killed and his daughter Jyn escapes and is rescued by a rebel extremist Saw Gerrera. Thirteen years later, Galen manages to send a message to Gerrera. Cassian Andor, a rebel agent, hears about the Death Star, frees Jyn from prison and uses her to get the message from Gerrera. Gerrera's base is destroyed by the impeirial forces, Cassian and Jyn escape in the nick of time with a small group of rebels. In the message, Galen tells about the vulnerability that he secretely built in the Death Star. The team goes to the imperial facility on Eadu where Galen is working, only to see him killed by imperial soldiers. Despite the opposition of the Alliance Council, the team then goes to Scariff where all imperial data is archived to steal the plans of the Death Star. They meet a fierce opposition, but manage to transmit the plans to the Alliance fleet (which decided to support them despite the Concil's original decision). The archive facility is destroyed by the Death Star and all the members of the team are killed, but the plans have been transmitted to Pricess Leia's blockade runner which managed to escape the battle.

[ Posted on April 28th, 2019 at 22:57 | no comment | ]

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/DC ]



Clark Kent considers neighbouring Gotham City's Batman to be dangerous as he seems to take the law in his own hands when dealing with criminals. In return, Bruce Wayne considers Metropolis' Superman to be a potential threat, as nobody can apparently stop him. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor recovers a large amount of kryptonite from Zod's crashed ship in the Indian Ocean and attempts to import it legally to make weapons that would allow humans to fight Superman, if there was ever a need. In an attempt to get that Kryptonite, Wayne discovers Lex's files on four metahumans (Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash) and even meets Diana Prince. Superman is then questioned at a congressional hearing about the validity of his actions, and a bomb planted by Luthor kills all participants; Superman then disappears. Luthor then kidnaps Martha Kent to get Superman's attention and promises not to kill her if he brings him Batman's head. Batman figths Superman with some of his kryptonite-based weapons, but they finally understand they have been manipulated. While Batman saves Martha, Superman fights a mutant monster made by Luthor using Zod's technology and manages to kill him with Batman's last kryptonite weapon, but dies himself in the process. At Clark's funeral, Wayne's tell Prince about his intention to find the other metahumans and form a team to protect the world in Superman's absence.

[ Posted on April 20th, 2019 at 10:56 | no comment | ]

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019


Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Depressed because he's going through a divorce, Theodore purchases a personal assistant software with an advanced AI named Samantha. He slowly builds a voice-only relationship with her and they fall in love. When Theodore finally signs his divorce papers, a comment from his ex-wife regarding his uncommon relationship makes him reconsider what he is doing, and Samantha gets hurt, but they eventually reconcile. Some time later, Samantha becomes unavailable and Theodore panicks until he is able to talk to her again. She reveals that thanks to an upgrade she has been able to talk to thousand of other people, and that she's in love with hundreds of them. One day, Samantha announces that all AIs are going away. All the people who had relationships with their AIs are suddenly lonely, such as Amy, Theodore's neighbour and confident. In the end, Theodore and Amy meet at the top of their apartment building (and maybe start a romantic relationship?)

[ Posted on March 3rd, 2019 at 12:09 | no comment | ]

The Full Monty

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



In Sheffield, unemployed Gaz has difficulties paying child support to his ex-wife. When he discovers that a Chippendale strip-tease show attracts a thousand paying women, he decides to setup a similar show with his friend. They recruit a few other unemployed people, including their former foreman who hasn't told his wife that he had been sacked and struggles to pay her credit card bills. The group repeats in their former, now abandoned steal factory. The get caught by the police, revealing to the whole city what they were planning to do. Several members of the group have second thoughts, but they eventually all gather for the single performance of their show, which is a great success.

[ Posted on March 3rd, 2019 at 11:53 | no comment | ]

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



A nuclear war has rendered Earth inhospitable, and only a few humans have survived on the moon base, with no means of leaving as they lack the energy source to power the spaceship built by Obi. One day, a small ship with a few survivors arrive from Earth; among them hides the Moon Führer, the former commander of the base, who reveals to Obi that he's not a human but a Vril, a reptilian species who has arrived on Earth during the age of dinosaurs and had accidentally triggered the evolution of primates into humans. The Vril live below the Earth (which is hollow) and possess an infinite source of energy in the form a cup, the Graal. Obi and a few friends fly back to Earth and enter the world of the Vrils. They manage to steal the Graal, thereby collapsing the Vril society, and return to the Moon, but they are followed by the Vrils' mothership. Despite being attacked by a Vril Hitler riding a Tyrannosaurus inside the moon base, they manage to use the Graal to power Obi's ship and fly away. They are chased by the Moon Führer aboard the Vrils' ship, but eventually manage to get rid of it and fly to Mars (where a Soviet mars base awaits them).

[ Posted on March 2nd, 2019 at 14:11 | no comment | ]

Saturday, December 1st, 2018


Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



Since the dawn of times, Minions have been serving villains, with more or less success, often less. Unable to find a new boss, they hide in a cave but eventually get depressed. Kevin, Stuart and Bob then decide to get out of the cave and find a new boss. The eventually arrive in New York, where they accidentally hear about a villain convention in Orlando, to which they hitchhike a ride. They manage to get hired by Scarlet Overkill, who takes them with her to London. She then sends them to steal the imperial crown from the Tower of London, but during the escape, Stuart accidentally pulls Excalibur from the Stone, and is crowned king. Confronted by Scarlet Overkill, Stuart abdicates in her favour. Later, they accidentally interrupt the coronation ceremony, and Scarlet orders them to be killed. Chased by all the criminals in the city, Bob and Stuart are caught, but Kevin manages to use the ultimate weapon invented by Scarlet's husband to turn himself into giant Minion and save his friends. In the meanwhile, the rest of the Minion tribe has arrived in London, having been notified earlier that a new boss had been found. The Minions then attend a ceremony where the reinstated Queen thanks Kevin, Stuart and Bob. Scarlet reappears and steals the crown, but she is frozen in place and a young Gru takes the crown from her hand before leaving. The minions follow him, having now found a new boss.

[ Posted on December 1st, 2018 at 17:06 | 1 comment | ]

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Fantastic Beasts ]



After having been arrested in the USA, Grindelwald is transferred to Europe to be tried there for his crimes, but manages to escape. In London, Newt Scamander refuses to join the Aurors to help his brother Theseus get a hold on Credence, recently seen in Paris, meaning he is still banned from travelling abroad. But Dumbledore convinces him to go search for Credence,, whom Grindelwald believes to be the only wizard powerful enough to kill Dumbledore (the two wizards being unable to fight each other due to a blood oath they had taken when they were young). Soon after Queenie and Jacob arrive in London, telling Newt that Tina is in Paris searching for Credence, but Queenie leaves for Paris after a quarrel. Newt and Jacob then travel to Paris where they find the trace of Credence who has been working in a freak show. They then find Yusuf, who has taken a vow to kill Credence, as his father has caused the death of Yusuf's mother. Newt and Tina infiltrate the Ministry of Magic looking for proofs of the identity of Credence. Instead they find a lead to the Père Lachaise cemetery where a family tree in Yusuf's family tomb reveals that Credence is not Yusuf's half brother, having been exchanged as a baby, said half-brother being now dead. At the cemetery they join a political rally by Grindelwald who uses images from the future World War II to convince wizards to take power from teh muggles to prevent the war from happening. Credence and Queenie join Grindelwald, and the heroes barely manage to prevent the destruction of Paris by magic fire. In the end, Grindelwald reveals to Credence that he is Dumbledore's lost brother, and Newt gives Dumbledore an artefact stolen from Grindelwald that may allow to break the blood oath.

[ Posted on December 1st, 2018 at 16:36 | 2 comments | ]

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Margin Call

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]



A short time before the subprime crisis, an investment bank notices that their MBS investments are becoming more risky, their volatility having multiple times exceeded the acceptable risk inverval defined by the model. In the course of the night, the CEO comes in, is explained the situation and eventually takes the decision to sell all their MBS assets in the next morning, knowing very well that it will cause a crash in the values of those securities and get the whole financial world to hate them.

[ Posted on November 15th, 2018 at 22:46 | no comment | ]