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Monday, September 19th, 2022

The Gay Divorcee

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gay_Divorcee

Wikipedia

Guy, a famous tap-dancer, falls in love with Mimi, a young woman he meets on her arrival in England, but she shows no interest in him. By coincidence, Mimi hires Guy's friend Egbert, an incompetent lawyer, to divorce from her husband. As the latter refuses to give her a divorce, she has to stage an affair with a man (named Tonetti) hired by the lawyer and be “discovered” in the act in a hotel. By another coincidence, Guy is also staying at the hotel and Mimi believes him to be the man hired by the lawyer. Tonetti finds them and forces them to follow the plan and stay in the room all night, but they escape and spend the night dancing. In the morning, the husband arrives, witnesses the affair but still refuses to grant Mimi a divorce until the waiter reveals him as an adulterer, clearing the way for Mimi to get a divorce and marry Guy.

[ Posted on September 19th, 2022 at 16:32 | no comment | ]

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Fingerpori

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerpori_(elokuva)

Wikipedia

[ Posted on September 11th, 2022 at 11:59 | no comment | ]

The Navigator

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Navigator_(1924_film)

Wikipedia

Rollo, a wealthy man, proposes to his neighbour Betsy, but she refuses. He then decides to go alone on the honeymoon cruise, and because he does not want to get up early, boards the ship the night before departure. He however boards the wrong ship, that happens to just have been sold by Betsy's father to a small country at war. Betsy's father boards the ship to get back some papers that were left onboard, just as enemy agents of that country set the ship adrift. The father is captured, and Betsy boards the ship when she hears him cry for help just before it gets cut loose. Rollo and Betsy are then stranded at sea and learn to survive with the food found in the kitchen. The ship eventually grounds itself and springs a leak near an inhabited tropical island. Using a diving suit found aboard, Rollo dives to repair the ship, but Betsy is captured by the natives. Rollo scares them of when he emerges from the ocean and brings Betsy back to the ship. The natives then attack and board the ship, Rollo and Betsy fight them back with fireworks, then escape on a dinghy that starts to sink. They are saved by a submarine that surfaces just in the nick of time.

[ Posted on September 11th, 2022 at 11:57 | no comment | ]

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

Go West

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_West_(1925_film)

Wikipedia

Buster has no money and no friends. He sells his last possessions, loses most of his money and goes to New York by freight train, then decides to go to the West. He finds a job as a cow boy (for which he's not qualified), and becomes friend with a cow named Brown Eyes. When the farmer decides to sell his stock because he needs the money, he puts all the animals on a freight train headed for Los Angeles, including Brown Eyes. Buster goes on the train, hoping to save his friend. The train is stopped by the men of a neighbouring farmer who does not want the animals to be sold yet, because it would get a higher price if all farmers would sell them at a later time. Buster accidentally manages to stay alone on the train and stop it at a station in the big city. He frees Brown Eyes and, Feeling for the farmer's situation, he decides to take the cows to the stock yard, causing quite a panic in the city, but eventually manages to take all the animals to their destination. Upon learning from his men that the train has been robbed, the farmer had gone by car to the stockyard. At first there was no animal there, and suddenly it was full of them. He understands he has to thank Buster for it and tells him he can have anything; Buster asks him for Brown Eyes.

[ Posted on September 3rd, 2022 at 19:12 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Train_Your_Dragon_2

Wikipedia

Hiccup and Astrid discover the remains of a forest encased in ice and meet dragon-trappers who tell them their boss Drago wants to capture all the dragons and make them his soldiers. They escape and warn the villagers, but Hiccup wants to reason with Drago. Instead he finds on an island a group of dragons living around an ice-spewing alpha and protected by Hiccup's long lost mother. Hiccup's father Stoick arrives with a few vikings and reunites with his wife, but they are attacked by Drago who has an alpha under his control. The two alphas fight, and Drago's wins, becoming the leader of all the dragons. Stoick is killed protecting his son when Drago orders Toothless to kill Hiccup, and the remaining vikings are marooned on the island when Drago leaves with all the dragons. But the baby dragons are immune to the alpha's power and the vikings ride them back to the village. It is attacked by Drago, but Hiccup manages to free Toothless from the alpha's power. The small dragon then fights the alpha, wins and becomes the new alpha. Hiccup then accepts to become the new chief (something his father had been pressing him to do), and all the dragon remain in the village.

[ Posted on August 24th, 2022 at 18:41 | no comment | ]

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

The Scarecrow

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarecrow_(1920_film)

Wikipedia

Buster is a farmhand living in a small one-room house with his housemate. They have lots of mechanical devices to make their life easier (the stove doubles as a gramophone; the sofa hides the bathtub; the top of the table, where the plates are affixed, can be hung on the wall and washed with a water hose…). Both men try to win the love of the farmer's daughter, but Buster is chased by a dog he believes to be rabid. Having destroyed his clothed during the chase, he has to borrow a scarecrow's clothes. Buster then accidentally kneels in front of the girl who believes he is proposing marriage. They steal a motorcycle and while being chased by Buster's roommate and the girl's father, the scoop up a priest and are married while riding the motorcycle.

[ Posted on August 21st, 2022 at 14:43 | no comment | ]

Sunday, August 14th, 2022

Sherlock Jr.

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Jr.

Wikipedia

Buster is a cinema projectionist and wannabe detective. After giving a box of chocolates to his sweetheart, he is framed by the “local sheik” who had stolen the girl's father's pocket watch and pawned it in order to buy a larger box of chocolates. Buster, being found with the pawnshop's slip in his pocket is banished from the girl's home. He later falls asleep during a projection and dreams he walks into the film through the screen. He then dreams himself as a detective, Sherlock Jr., investigating the theft of a pearl necklace. The thief and the butler attempt to kill Sherlock with poison, traps and an exploding 13 pool ball. When all attempts fail, they escape and are tracked down by Sherlock to a warehouse, where he saves the girl (who had been kidnapped) and recovers the necklace with the help of his assistant. When Buster wakes up, the girl tells him that she had found out the identity of the real thief (by asking the pawnbroker to describe the man who brought the watch), and he finally kisses her.

[ Posted on August 14th, 2022 at 15:55 | no comment | ]

Sunday, June 19th, 2022

Suicide Squad

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/DC ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_Squad_(film)

Wikipedia

After Superman's death and to protect the US from future metahuman threat, Amanda Waller forms Task Force X, a task force of six incarcerated supervillains coerced into working for the government by implanting them with nanite bombs. Waller already has a hold on Enchantress, a sorceress who possesses the body of archaeologist June Moone, by physically controlling the heart of the sorceress. Enchantress however manages to escape Waller's control, conquer Midway City and summon her brother Incubus to destroy humanity. Task Force X is joined by Rick Flag who is in love with Moone, and his associate Katana. Their first target is to extract Waller from her HQ in the middle of Midway City and cover up her involvement with Enchantress. Meanwhile Joker, lover of Task Force X member Harley Quinn, tries to free her from her nanite bomb, but is eventually believed to be dead. The squad then abandons Flag until he relieves them of their mission, and they then decide to prove themselves by saving the city. While some of the squad kill Incubus, Harley Quinn tricks the Enchantress into believing she wants to join her, takes her heart from her chest and destroys it, releasing Moone from her control. Waller sends the squad back to their cells with reduced sentences, but Joker comes back and frees Harley Quinn.

[ Posted on June 19th, 2022 at 12:16 | no comment | ]

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

Thor: Ragnarok

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Marvel ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor:_Ragnarok

Wikipedia

Thor defeats the demon Surtur in order to prevent it from destroying Asgard during the prophesied Ragnarok, takes its crown and places in Odin's vault. Back in Asgard, he finds Loki posing as Odin, and soon after takes him to Earth to find their father Loki had abducted. Thanks do Dr. Strange they find him, only to see him reveal that his first born daughter Hela will be released upon his death and die immediately after. Hela appears and chases them, causing the Bifrost Bridge to malfunction and sending them to the garbage planet Sakaar, while Hela raises her past wariors from the dead and starts a reign of terror on Asgard, wanting to regain her place in the History from which Odin had erased her, while Heimdal organises the resistance to hide the inhabitants of Asgard. On Sakaar, Thor is taken prisoner by the last of the Varkyries, now working as a thief catcher and sold as gladiator, forced to fight the Hulk (who for some reason is the grand champion) in the Grandmaster's Contest of Champions; in the meanwhile Loki becomes friend with the Grandmaster. Thor almost wins his first fight and eventually manages to convince the Hulk and the Valkyrie to help him escape and leave for Asgard in a ship stolen from the Grandmaster, after having freed the other gladiators and started a revolt. On Asgard, they fight Hela and try to but soon realize they have no chance of winning. When Loki arrives with the gladiators and a huge ship, Thor realizes that Asgard is the people, not the place, so he summons Surtur to destroy the place and Hela with it while the people escape on the ship. Thor is now king of Asgard, reconciles with Loki and takes a course to Earth.

[ Posted on June 12th, 2022 at 16:15 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

The Blues Brothers

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues_Brothers_(film)

Wikipedia

Jake Blues is released from prison after serving three years and picked up by his brother Elwood, who forces him to visit the orphanage where they spent their childhood. They are scolded for bad behaviour by the director, Sister Mary, who also tells them that unless she pays $5,000 of due property taxes, the orphanage will be closed. They ten visit the local church where Jake has an epiphany and decides to re-form their band, the Blues Brothers, and raise money for the orphanage. They start tracking down the members of the band, while being chased by the police, by a gang of neo-Nazis and by a mysterious woman who attempts to kill them several times with ludicrous weapons. They finally manage to get a gig in a honky-tonk, pretending to be the band that was booked by the owner. As they finish and leave a tab higher than what they have earned, the legitimate band, the Good Ol' Boys, arrives and quickly becomes yet another party chasing the Blues Brothers. As the deadline for the payment nears, they persuade their old agent to book a large venue for a concert, and with the help of their friends, they advertise it, attracting a large crowd. The advertising (done partly by driving around Chicago with a large loudspeaker atop Elwood's car) attracts the police, the Nazis and the Good Ol' Boys. Having run out of gas, they arrive late and have to sneak in, but manage to perform two songs before a producer gives them a $10,000 cash advance on a recording contract. They make an escape via a service tunnel, escape the mysterious woman (Jake's ex-fiancée) and drive to downtown Chicago to the tax office, chased by the police, the neo-Nazis and the Good Ol' Boys. They escape them with a series of improbable maneuvers, and rush into the building, chased by countless policemen, soldiers, firefighters. They manage to find the correct office and pay the tax bill just before being arrested. They end up in prison, where they play for the inmates.

[ Posted on May 29th, 2022 at 11:37 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Total Recall (2012)

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Recall_(2012_film)

Wikipedia

After the global chemical war, the only two livable regions left of Earth are the United Federation of Britain and the Colony (Australia). Poor workers from Australia commute every day to the UFB using the Fall, a gravity elevator that goes through the Earth in a few minutes. In the Colony, the Resistance seeks to improve the living conditions, and are accused by Chancellor Cohaagen of acts of terrorism. Colony worker Douglas Quaid has a depressing life and strange recurring dreams. One day he decides to get artificial memories implanted (the specialty of a company called Rekall), where he would be a spy. He reacts badly to the treatment and recovers some memory of a past life as well as amazing fighting skills, causing him to be attacked first by his wife Lori, then chased by the police's robot agents. He then gets a phone call from a former colleague who leads him to a message of himself, the address of an apartment in the UFB and the means to go there. Soon after arriving he is again chased by Lori but is saved by Melina, the woman he sees in his dreams. Hiding at the apartment, he finds another message from himself revealing that his real identity is Carl Hauser a UFB agent tasked with infiltrating the Resistance, and implanted with false memories when he went rogue. Cohaagen's plan is to invade the Colony with an army of robots that would replace the Colonists as labourer and giving the UFB more living space. He has in his memory a kill code that would disable the robots, but only Matthias, the leader of the Resistance is able to recover it. Melina then leads Quaid to Matthias who hides in the polluted wastland just outside the UFB. Cohaagen and his men then arrive, kill Matthias and reveal that there is no kill code and that the false memory was a motivator for him to locate the leader of the Resistance. Cohaagen orders Quaid's memory to be restored while he loads the Fall with his robot army. Quaid escapes before the procedure can start, a fight in the Fall ensues where Cohaagen is killed and the robots are destroyed.

[ Posted on May 17th, 2022 at 22:47 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Fantastic Beasts ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_Beasts:_The_Secrets_of_Dumbledore

Wikipedia

In China, Newt Scamander helps a Qilin give birth, but Grindelwald's cronies kill the mother and take the newborn creature. As the mother is dying, Newt discovers the Qilin had twins, and rescues the second fawn. Grindelwald then sacrifices the Qilin to look into the future. As the Dumbledore cannot fight Grindelwald due to their blood oath, he recruits Newt, his brother Theseus, charms teacher Lally Hicks, Yusuf Kama, Jacob and Bunty, Newt's assistant. Yusuf pretends to join forces with Grindelwald, and the other go to Berlin, where they witness Grindelwald's charges dropped due to lack of evidence by the head of the International Confederation of Wizards (who is being pressured by Grindelwald's followers). Grindelwald then announces his candidacy to the office of Supreme Mugwump, and the ICW believes that losing the election will erode Grindelwald's support. Theseus is arrested under false pretenses, and while Newt rescues him from a secret prison, Jacob and Lally foil an attempt to assassinate another candidate. Grindelwald also sends Credence to assassinate Dumbledore, but he fails, and Dumbledore reveals that Credence is the son of his younger brother Aberforth; Credence then starts to question his loyalty to Grindelwald. The election of the Supreme Mugwump is held in Buthan, and the winner is traditionally chosen by a Qilin, who has the ability to read into the hearts of the people and bow in front of truly good persons. Grindelwald reanimates his dead Qilin to ensure it will select him, and all the leaders of the Wizarding world converge to Buthan. Dumbledore's team defeat Grindelwald's henchmen who, knowing they have a live Qilin, attempt to take it from them. In the meanwhile Newt walks up the stairs to the temple where the ceremony takes place, but arrives too late and Grindelwald is chosen. He immediately declares war on the Muggles. Credence, Newt and Queenie however expose his plot, and Bunty produces the surviving Qilin who first chooses Dumbledore. The latter refuses, so it chooses another candidate. Grindelwald then tries to kill Credence, but Dumbledore protects his nephew, and the fight between the two wizards somehow breaks the Blood Oath; Grindelwald flees. Later, Jacob and Queenie finally get married.

[ Posted on May 1st, 2022 at 12:45 | no comment | ]

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

La La Land

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_La_Land

Wikipedia

In Los Angeles, Mia is going from audition to audition trying to get a role as an actress. At the same time, Sebastian wants to open a Jazz club, but has been swindled out of his money, and cannot find a job where he could play the music he likes. Mia and Sebastian meet briefly a couple of time, being rude at each other, until they meet again during a party were Mia was invited and Sebastian plays in the band. Sebastian then seeks Mia out and they visit the Warner Bros. backlot (where she works in a café), and start dating. Sebastian encourages Mia to write her own play, while he accepts reluctantly to play in a friend's jazz fusion band, despite disliking the genre. While Mia gets closer to the premiere of her one-woman play, Sebastian is always absent, on tour and he misses the premiere (which is a failure). She then decide to go back to her parents' place in Nevada. Sebastian then receives a call from a casting director who has seen Mia's play and wants to audition her, so he drives to Nevada and convinces her to come back with him to L.A. She gets the job of writer and actress for the upcoming film, and would be away filming in Paris for many months. As they seem to have no future together, Sebastian encourages her to take the job. Five years later, Mia is a famous actress, has a husband and a small child. During a night in town with her husband, she by chance sees a Jazz bar named Seb's with a logo she had designed for Sebastian years ago. They enter and listen to Sebastian play. She then imagines how their life could have been if Sebastian had come with her to Paris. When the song ends, Sebastian and Mia exchange a smile and she leaves the club with her husband.

[ Posted on April 28th, 2022 at 17:45 | no comment | ]

Monday, February 28th, 2022

The Pirates of Penzance

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirates_of_Penzance_(film)

Wikipedia

Frederic is an apprentice pirate in 1871, but when he turns 21 he decides to leave the crew and lead a honest life. He disembarks with his nursemaid Ruth, meets young maidens, daughters of a major-general, and falls in love with one of them, Mabel. The pirates arrive soon after and want to marry all the maidens, but the major-general lies to them about being an orphan, and, being all orphans themselves, let him and his daughters go free. But later on, the major-general regrets having lied to the pirates, and Frederic announces he has engaged the constabulary to help him defeat the pirates; the policeman however are cowards. During the night, the pirate captain and Ruth arrive and tell Frederic that his contract was until his 21st birthday, and since he's born on February 29th, he has got only five of them. In the morning, the pirates return and are chased by the policemen into the town, where they fight in the theatre. The sergeant of police convince them to surrender in the name of Queen Victoria. Ruth reveals that the pirates are all noblemen who have gone wrong, the major-general invites them to resume their position in the House of Lords, and agrees to let them marry his daughters.

[ Posted on February 28th, 2022 at 14:07 | no comment | ]

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

The Haunted House

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Haunted_House_(1921_film)

Wikipedia

The manager of a bank plans a robbery, but their attempt is thwarted by the clumsy teller. The latter is then believed to be the robber and is chased by the police to the haunted house used by the robbers as their hideout. The house is full of tricks that makes it appear to be haunted, but as a troupe of terrible actors dressed to play Faust also seek refuge in the house, the robbers start to believe that is is really haunted. The teller however succeeds in capturing the gang.

[ Posted on January 30th, 2022 at 20:54 | no comment | ]

The High Sign

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Sign

Wikipedia

Keaton plays a drifter who cons his way into working at an amusement park shooting gallery. Believing Keaton is an expert marksman, both the murderous gang the Blinking Buzzards and the man they want to kill end up hiring him. The film ends with a wild chase through a house filled with secret passages and trap doors. (From Wikipedia).

[ Posted on January 30th, 2022 at 20:54 | no comment | ]

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_from_U.N.C.L.E._(film)

Wikipedia

During the Cold War, Napoleon Solo extracts Gaby Teller from East Berlin, evading KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Gaby is the daughter of a nuclear scientist working for the United States and who has recently disappeared. The kidnapper is likely the Vinciguerra couple, Nazi sympathizers who want to build a nuclear weapon. Solo and Kuryakin are forced by their superiors to cooperate in order to retrieve the weapon and the new technology that has been used for building it. As Gaby's uncle Rudi works for a shipping company belonging to Vinciguerra in Rome, the trio travels there under cover and discover that the Vinciguerra couple has been recently exposed to radiation. Solo and Kuryakin break into a shipyard, where they find traces of uranium. The barely escape after setting of the alarm and being chased by the guards. The next day Gaby meets with Rudi and Vinciguerra in order to gather intelligence, but she betrays the two agents. Solo is captured and tortured by Rudi (who is a war criminal), but Kuryakin saves him in the nick of time, forcing Rudi to reveal that the weapons is being built on an island fortress where Gaby has been reunited with her father, who is killed as soon as the weapon is completed. Solo and Kuryakin team up with British intelligence's Waverly to organize an assault on the fortress, and discover that Gaby is actually an MI6 agent. After a long chase after the weapon, they discover it is a decoy. The however manage to locate Vinciguerra on the sea and destroy the real weapon with a homing missile. Both Solo and Kuryakin are ordered to kill their partner, but they refuse. They are are then reunited with Gaby and Waverly in a new international organization, U.N.C.L.E.

[ Posted on November 25th, 2021 at 18:10 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Train_Your_Dragon:_The_Hidden_World

Wikipedia

Because they are saving as many dragons as they can, the island where Hiccup and his people live is overcrowded with the creatures. Hiccup wants to take the dragons to the Hidden World mentioned by his late father. Hiccup's dragon Toothless meets a female dragon of his species, actually a bait in the trap set by the dragon hunter Grimmel. The female dragon escapes, but soon after Grimmel visits the island and threatens Hiccup and his people, who decide to leave after the village is destroyed by the hunter. They take a break on another island, but discover that Grimmel and his men are following them. Hiccup lets his dragon leave with his new mate, and with the approaching menace of Grimmel's hunting party, he and Astrid go search for the Hidden World. They find it and understand that it's no place for humans. On their way back, Grimmel capture Toothless and his mate, as well as all the other dragons. The villagers attack the hunters and eventually free the dragons, killing Grimmel in the process. Understanding that humans and dragons cannot safely live together, the villagers free all their dragons and, led by Toothless, they leave for the Hidden World. Years later, Hiccup, Astrid and their two children sail towards the Hidden Word and are met by Toothless, his mate and their own children, flying one more time together.

[ Posted on November 17th, 2021 at 18:27 | no comment | ]

Monday, October 25th, 2021

The Frozen North

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frozen_North

Wikipedia

A bad cowboy arrives in Alaska through a subway terminal. He first attempts to rob a saloon by scaring the people with a picture of a man holding a gun, but has to flee when his trick is discovered. He then goes home, finds his wife in the arms of another man and shoots them both, only to discover that it was not his home. He then goes to his house but has no interest in his wife, and when she is knocked unconscious by a falling vase, he dresses up and goes wooing his neighbour until her husband arrives and they leave. The cowboy gets a taxi driven by a friend to follow them, plays a dirty trick on the policeman trying to arrest them for dangerous driving. They spend some time in a very large igloo, and the cowboy attempts to fish through a hole in the ice. Later he goes the woman's hut, but is chased by the husband and escapes by disguising himself as a snowman. The cowboy and the husband fight again and the former is wounded, but the wife then accidentally kills her husband. The cowboy the draws a gun. Suddenly, Keaton is woken up in the cinema by the janitor.

[ Posted on October 25th, 2021 at 20:10 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Cops

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cops_(film)

Wikipedia

The Young Man is told by his fiancee that she would marry him when he has become a successful businessman. He accidentally gets the money from a wallet he was trying to return to its owner, and with that money he buys from a crook furniture that is on the pavement with the intent to resell it for a profit, unaware that it belongs to a family that is about to move and is waiting for the moving cart. He gets a cheap horse-pulled cart, and starts loading the furniture, helped by the family that believes him to be the moving man. He then leaves, very slowly as the horse is not fast. After a while, he finds himself in the middle of the yearly police parade, accidentally catches the bomb thrown by an anarchist and throws it away. After the explosion, he is chased by the police across the city, always hiding, but always found again. He eventually manages to lock up the whole police force into the police station and comes out disguised as a policeman. His fiancee arrives just at that moment and is disappointed that her man is only a policeman. In despair, he gives himself up to the police.

[ Posted on October 20th, 2021 at 16:32 | no comment | ]

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Battling Butler

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Buster Keaton ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battling_Butler

Wikipedia

Alfred Butler is the gentle son of a wealthy family. To toughen it, his father sends him on a camping trip (with his valet and all the comfort). There he meets a young lady that he wishes to marry, but her father does not want a wimp for son in law. As it happens, a boxer named Alfred “Battling” Butler is due to fight soon, and the valet claims to the father that his master is that person, thinking that the boxer will lose his fight and that he will soon be forgotten. Alfred travers to the city where the fight takes place, and the boxer alas wins the fight, he is welcomed back as a hero by his girl's family and married on the spot. As a new fight is alrealy announced, Alfred has to go to the boxer's training camp to pretend writing to her from there. As she unexpectedly follows him there, the valet agrees with the boxer's trainer that the latter would train Alfred for the actual fight to which Alfred would have to participate. Before the fight, Alfred is very worried, until the trainer tells him that the boxer is actually fighting his own fight and only wanted to teach Alfred a lesson. The boxer however fights Alfred in the dressing room and when the latter sees his wife looking at him he starts fighting and eventually knocks the boxer out. Alfred then confesses to his wife, who is relieved that her husband is not actually a boxer.

[ Posted on October 19th, 2021 at 12:41 | no comment | ]

Ghostbusters II

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters_II

Wikipedia

Five years after the Ghostbusters have saved New York, they are out of business because they have been sued for damage to the city. When Dana's child is the victim of a paranormal event, she asks the former Ghostbusters to investigate. They find a river of slime in the old underground tunnels, and the substance seems to react to human emotions. They are sued again after the investigation for drilling a hole in the middle of 1st Avenue, but as ghosts appear during the trial, the judge has to admit that ghosts exist. The Ghostbusters are back in business. In the meanwhile, Dana works at restoring paintings in the museum, where her boss Janosz is being manipulated by the ghost of Vigo, an Carpathian ruler from the 16th century, through the painting of the man. Vigo commands Janosz to bring him Dana's baby so that he can be corporeal again and rule the world. When the Ghostbusters discover that a major event is going to happen, they try to warn the mayor, but are sent to a psychiatric hospital by his assistant, and Dana's baby is kidnapped by a ghost nanny. When the museum is getting covered in slime and ghosts wreak havoc in the city, the Ghostbusters are asked for their help, but they cannot break the layer of slime around the museum, which is reinforced by all the negative emotion in the city. They need a symbol of hope for the population, so they slime the Statue of Liberty and animate it with music. With it and with the positive emotion from the city's population, they manage to enter the museum, save the baby and defeat Vigo.

[ Posted on October 19th, 2021 at 12:22 | no comment | ]

Monday, October 18th, 2021

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Private_Life_of_Sherlock_Holmes

Wikipedia

Holmes is asked by a famous Russian ballet dancer to become the father of her child, but Holmes wiggles out of it by hinting that he is in a relationship with Watson (who is not happy about what such a rumor could do to his reputation). Soon after a cabby brings a young woman whom he had found in the river. She has lost her memory, but Holmes manages to learn that her name is Gabrielle, the Belgian wife of a mining engineer who had gone to Scotland for his work and has ceased to give news three weeks ago. Holmes, Watson and Gabrielle investigate the address where Gabrielle was sending her letters to her husband, discover it is an abandoned shop, but find a letter from Mycroft. At his club, the latter commands his brother to cease investigating the case. The trio therefore goes to Scotland and discovers that something strange is happening in a castle near Loch Ness. They also discover the dead engineer being buried in a nameless grave. One evening, Holmes is summoned to the castle, where Mycroft explains that the engineer was working on an air pump used in a prototype submersible, and died in an accident. The same evening, Queen Victoria visits the place to see the submarine, but she disapproves of the notion of attacking unseen from under water, and puts a stop to the project. Mycroft also tells Sherlock that the real Gabrielle had been murdered three weeks earlier, and that the young woman is actually an Prussian spy. Upon his return, Sherlock understands she uses her umbrella to send Morse code messages to a group of German sailors disguised as monks, and tricks them into stealing the sabotaged submarine, killing them in the process. The spy is then arrested and exchanged for a British spy. Some months later, Sherlock is very affected when he learns from Mycroft that she was arrested as a spy in Japan and executed.

[ Posted on October 18th, 2021 at 14:48 | no comment | ]

Aquaman

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaman_(film)

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Arthur is the son of a lighthouse keeper and Atlanna, queen of Atlantis to escape an arranged marriage. When Arthur was very young, Atlanna is forced to go back to Atlantis and Arthur is raised by his father and trained by the Atlantean Vulko, who is loyal to the queen. Arthur is exceptionally strong and able to breathe under water, and becomes known as Aquaman. He stops Black Manta from hijacking a Russian submarine which is nonetheless used by Arthur's half brother Orm, king of the Atlanteans for staging an attack from the humans on a summit between Orm and King Nereus, thus convincing him to unite the Atlant people under Orm's banner against the humans. Nereus's daughter Mera seeks Arthur and sends him on a quest to find the legendary Trident of Atlan, whose owner becomes Ocean Master. Arthur is captured by Orm and defeated in a duel, and escapes thanks to Mera. They travel to the fallen Kingdom of the Deserters under the Sahara, where they find a clue leading then to Sicily. There they find a clue to the next leg of the journey, to the Trench, and escape an attack by Black Manta, who is armed by Orm with prototype Atlantean weapons. They dive into the Trench, where Arthur's mother had been given as a sacrificed years ago. Arthur and Mera dive into it and discover a wormhole that transports them to an underground sea at the center of the Earth. There Arthur finds his mother alive, and the trident guarded by the Karathen. She could not escape, as only the true king of Atlantis can take the trident, and one needs the trident to leave the place. Arthur manages to communicate with the Karathen and it lets him take the trident. With the Karathen and the monsters from the Trench as ally, Arthur confronts Orm's army and vanquishes him in a duel. Arthur is then recognized as Ocean Master.

[ Posted on October 18th, 2021 at 14:13 | no comment | ]

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Puss in Boots

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puss_in_Boots_(2011_film)

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Puss in boots is trying to steal the magic beans that are in possession of Jack and Jill. The beans would grow and take him to a castle in the sky where he would find the goose who lays golden eggs. Bringing back those eggs to the village where he has been raised as an orphan, he would thus restore his honor. His first attempt fails as he is interrupted by Kitty Softpaws who is associated with Humpty Dumpty. The latter was Puss's friend, but he turned rogue and led Puss to lose his honor by losing the villager's gold. All three associate, manage to steal the beans, reach the castle and bring back the goose and many eggs. The goose happens to be a gosling, and his mother, a giant goose follows him and threatens to destroy the village. Puss understands that Humpty intended to use the giant goose to destroy the village, but he manages to convince his once-friend to return the gosling to his mother and save the village. Puss's honor is restored with the villagers, but as he's still considered a criminal, he flees before the arrival of the police. Humpty, faking his death while saving the village, escapes with the goose to the castle.

[ Posted on September 12th, 2021 at 22:53 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Powers%3A_International_Man_of_Mystery

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In 1967, Dr. Evil escapes Austin Powers by freezing himself. The latter then voluntarily goes into cryostasis, and gets thawed when Evil reappears, thirty years later. Evil is not interested in Virtucon, the wealthy company set up by his henchman Number 2, and decides to steal a nuclear weapon and threaten the World for money. Austin has difficulties adapting to the modern world, and is helped by Vanessa Kensington, the daughter of his sidekick in the 60s. Together they track Number 2 to Las Vegas, and Austin discovers Evil's plan by infiltrating his secretary's home: send the weapon to the center of the Earth and trigger volcanic eruptions. When infiltrating Virtucon to recover the weapon, they are made prisoner. The UN accepts to pay Evil, but the latter decides to go on with the plan anyway. Austin and Vanessa are left to a convoluted and certain death, and therefore manage to escape. Evil is betrayed by Number 2, and while Austin activates the secret base's self-destruct, Evil escapes again with a rocket and goes into cryostasis in orbit. Austin and Vanessa eventually marry and escape one last murder attempt by Evil's henchman.

[ Posted on September 8th, 2021 at 22:50 | no comment | ]

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Your Name.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Name

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In the fall of 2013, Mitsuha is a high school girl living in the small town of Itomori who wishes to live as a boy in Tokyo. She inexplicably begins to switch bodies with Taki, a high school boy who lives in Tokyo, causing all sorts of embarrassing situations. They first believe this to be dreams, but they start communicating by leaving each other written messages on paper or phones. One day, Mitsuha accompanies her grandmother for a ritual at an old shrine in the mountains outside of town, and later tells Taki about the comet about to pass nearest Earth the same evening. The next morning, Taki attempts to call Mitshua for the first time, but the number is not allocated. Having slowly fallen in love with her, decides to go looking for his friend. He does not know Mitsuha lives, but in a photography exhibition he recognizes the characteristic landscape and learns the name of the surrounding region, Hida. He then travels there, relying on sketches of the Itomori landscapes he has drawn from memory to identify the place. He eventually meets a restaurant owner who identifies the place and takes him there. Taki then discovers that Itomori has been destroyed when a piece of the comet fell on it, three years earlier; research at the library shows that Mitsuha and her whole family had been killed. Upon this discovery, messages from Mitsuha on his phone start to disappear and he starts to wonder if this was all a dream after all. Taki then travels to the shrine (which was far enough from the disaster area), where he has a vision of Mitsuha. He remembers having met her randomly on the train in Tokyo three years earlier, where this stranger had given him a braided ribbon that he has worn on his wrist since then. Taki then wakes up in Mitsuhas's body on the morning of the catastrophe. Her grandmother reveals that the ability to switch bodies has been passed along the generations. Taki then convinces Mitsuha's friend of the imminent disaster and they plan to cause an incident at the local power plant so that people would take refuge in the planned shelter, the school, that is just outside of the impacted area. Taki then realizes that Mitsuha must be in his body at the shrine, he runs there; at sunset they return to their own bodies and manage to see each other for a short while before reverting to their respective timelines. As the original plan had failed, Mitsuha tries to convince her father, mayor of the city, to evacuate the people. Her memories of Taki start to fade, and so do Taki's memories of her. The comet's fragment crashes, Itomori is destroyed, and Taki, in his own timeframe, remembers nothing anymore. Five years later, after having graduated from university, Taki searches for a job, but senses that he has lost something, but is still interested in the events surrounding the comet. Eight years earlier, the town had been evacuated, and all the inhabitants have been relocated; Mitsuha has moved to Tokyo. She and Taki suddenly glimpse each other when their respective trains pass each other, feel drawn to each other and each races to find the other one. They finally meet and ask each other for their names.

[ Posted on August 11th, 2021 at 18:00 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Ready Player One

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready_Player_One_(film)

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In 2045, the OASIS is a massive virtual reality game to which people escape a dull reality. After his death, the creator of the game, Halliday, announced that an Easter egg was hidden in it, and that the first player who finds it will become the new owner of the game company. Parzival and his friends, like many others, are hunting for it; Sorrento, the unsavory head of the IOI corporation who wants to control OASIS in order to introduce targeted advertisement into the game also throws an army of employees into the hunt. Three keys are necessary for finding the egg, and the first one can be obtained by winning a race that seems impossible to win. Parzival however finds a hint at the Halliday archive and manages to win. He befriends Art3mis who joins his group of friends. Sorrento then discovers Parzival's real-world identity (Wade) and tries to coerce him to work for IOI before killing his aunt in an attempt to get rid of him. Wade is saved by Samantha (Art3mis' real identity) who is trying to get revenge on Sorrento who got her father killed. Together they discover that the challenge for the second key is located in a simulation of The Shining and consists in saving the woman with whom Halliday had been in love but with whom he never dared pursuing a relationship. Samantha is soon after captured by Sorrento, but thanks to her friends she escapes and infiltrates IOI premises. The challenge for the third key is in a castle on Planet Doom, on which the players must guess and play Halliday's favourite Atari 2600 game. Sorrento has setup a force field around the castle to prevent other players from reaching the game console. Parzival convinces the players to gang up against Sorrento and a long battle ensues while Art3mis works to disable the force field. Seeing that he is going to get beaten, Sorrento uses a weapon that kills all the players in OASIS, but Parzival survives thanks to an extra-life token given to him earlier by the curator of the Halliday archive. When he obtains the third key, Parzival is offered to sign a contract, but he refuses as he recognizes the contract that Halliday had forced his then partner Morrow out of the game company. This was the last test, and Parzival gets the egg and meets a simulation of Halliday who expresses his regrets in life, and hints at the fact that he's not really dead. At the same time in the real world, Sorrento is arrested after attempting to kill Wade and his friends. Morrow appears and reveals that he is the Curator, and Parzival decides to share the ownership of the game with his friends, and hire Morrow as a consultant.

[ Posted on May 23rd, 2021 at 12:17 | no comment | ]

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Blade Runner 2049

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner_2049

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In 2049, the Wallace corporation has replaced the Tyrell corporation and manufactures new replicants which are designed to be obedient slaves. K is one of them and works as a blade runner, hunting and killing rogue, Tyrell replicants. When K finds the burried remnants of a replicant who has given birth to a child, K is ordered to make all traces of the event disappear, in fear that the news that replicants can procreate would start a war between humans and replicants. From Tyrell's archives, K discovers that the woman was Rachael, with whom Deckard had fallen in love. The information leaks to Wallace, who wants to understand how replicants can reproduce, because he cannot manufacture enough replicants for expanding insterstellar colonization. K discovers that Rachael had two children, a girl who died and a boy who survived. Another clue found at the burial site reminds K of an implanted memory of his fake childhood. This leads him to an orphanage that he recognizes and where he finds a small wooden horse that he remembers hiding. K then visits Dr. Ana Stelline who specializes in artificial memories and confirms that the memory is real. As K believes he is Rachael's son, he fails is considered to be unfit for duty and flees. An analysis of the horse leads him to Las Vegas, where Deckard had been hiding, and reveals that he is the father of Rachael' child. To protect the child however, they separated and he has no knowledge of his whereabouts. They are attacked by Wallace's henchwoman, Deckard is kidnapped and K left for dead. He's however rescued by replicant rebels, from which he learns that the child was actually a girl and that the boy was only a misdirection. K then tracks Deckard, saves him from Wallace's clutches and takes him to his daughter, Ana Stelline.

[ Posted on May 16th, 2021 at 11:16 | no comment | ]

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

The Gold Rush

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gold_Rush

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In a blizzard during the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska, the Lone Prospector finds refuge in a shack occupied by Black Larsen, a wanted criminal, and they are soon joined by Big Jim, another lost prospector. After drawing lots, Larsen goes out to search for food and stumble upon Jim's gold mine and decides to ambush him. After having eaten a boot, the Prospector and Jim leave, and the latter is knocked out by Larsen and looses part of his memory, while Larsen dies, falling off the nearby cliff. In the meanwhile, the Prospector reaches a town where he meets Georgia, a dance hall girl. To annoy Jack her admirer, she decides to dance with the Prospector, who falls in love with her. He invites her for dinner on New Year's Eve, but she does not show up, having forgotten about the invitation. She later looks for him and leaves him a message, but as the Prospector is about to find her, Jim arrives and insists he takes him back to the shack, from which he hopes to find the way to his mine. During the night in the shack, the wind blows it to the edge of the cliff and it remains balancing there, held up only by a rope. The two men eventually manage to get out just before the shack falls of the cliff. One year later, Jim and the Prospector are both rich and on a ship, where a journalist wants to take a picture of the Prospector in his tramp's clothes. Lost on the ship, he meets Georgia who happens to be on the same ship, and who believes he is a stowaway, but he is then identified as one of the two millionaires. The Prospector and Georgia are finally reunited.

[ Posted on February 22nd, 2021 at 23:00 | no comment | ]

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

The Mask

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mask_(1994_film)

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Stanley Ipkiss is a an insecure bank clerc who someday gets his hands on a mysterious mask. When he puts it on, he becomes an extravagant cartoon character. To be able to enter a posh night club, he needs money and therefore robs the bank he's working at, just as a local crime lord Tyrell's goons attempt to rob it too. After that the Mask goes to the club and dances exuberantly with said crime lord's girlfriend Tina. Stanley, suspected to be the robber, is then betrayed by a journalist to Tyrell (who wants to recover the cash) and sent to prison. Tyrell then wears the mask and plans to get rid of his crime boss during a charity event. Stanley manages to escape from prison and goes to the club. Tyrell plans to detonate a bomb to kill all witnesses (including Tina), but she tricks him into taking the mask off. Stanley then saves the day as The Mask.

[ Posted on December 31st, 2020 at 15:54 | no comment | ]

Frozen

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_(2013_film)

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Princess Elsa has the power to create snow and ice at will. As a child, she accidentally wounded her younger sister Anna, prompting her father to isolate her in her room and to lock the doors of the castle. The king and queen later disappear at sea, and the castle's doors reopen only on Elsa's 18th birthday when she becomes queen. During the celebration, Anna meets, falls in love and accepts to marry prince Hans, but Elsa becomes angry, plunges the whole region in perpetual winter, and flees to the mountains where she builds a castle of ice. Anna also leaves after her, in the hope to talk and convince her to lift the curse. On her way, Anna meets Kristoff the iceman who helps her reach the castle. But Elsa admits she does not know how to lift the curse and wounds Anna accidentally again. Kristoff takes Anna to his friends the trolls to treat her, but the only thing that could save her is an act of true love. Kristoff rushes Anna home so that Hans could give her a true love's kiss while Hans' men capture Elsa and put her in jail. Kristoff then reveals himself as a manipulator who is only interested in taking the throne and locks Anna in her room to die. Elsa provokes a blizzard and escapes when Hans tells her she killed her sister and Anna escapes into the blizzard to meet Kristoff (whom she learned is in love with her). Outside, Anna interposes herself as Hans is about to strike Elsa and gets frozen. Elsa then hugs her sister who thaws out, her heroism being an act of true love. Elsa then discovers that love allows her to control her power, and she then lifts the curse.

[ Posted on December 31st, 2020 at 15:11 | no comment | ]

Sunday, December 6th, 2020

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man:_Homecoming

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Toomes has got a contract for cleaning up the city of New York after the battle in Avengers, but as the contract is cancelled and the task given to the Department of Damage Control, he decides to steal some of the alien technology. Eight years later, he has a successful underground business of making futuristic weapons and selling them to criminals. At the same time, Peter Parker is called to join the Avengers and since then hopes to be called again at any time to help them. While stopping a robbery, Spider-Man discovers the existence of Toomes' weapons. Soon after he witnesses a sale of such weapons, but Toomes attacks him and Spider-Man is saved in the nick of time by Iron Man who still keeps an eye on him. Spider-Man then finds a part of one of the weapons and with his friend Ned they extract its alien power source. Having set a tracker on one of the villains, they track them to a location in Maryland. They take advantage of a school trip to Washington, D.C. to get closer to the location. Spider-Man manages to prevent another theft of alien artifacts by Toomes' team but finds himself locked in a DODC storage facility. He discovers that the power supply in Ned's backpack is a grenade, and the latter indeed goes off as Ned visits the Washington monument with his schoolmates. Trapped in the elevator, they are saved in the nick of time by Spider-Man. Spider-Man then attempts to stop another arms deal on the Staten Island ferry, but it goes wrong and people's lives are saved only thanks to Iron Man. To punish his recklessness, Tony Stark then confiscates Peter's high-tech Spider-Man costume. Peter then tries to become a better student at school, but he discovers that Toomes is the father of his date for the homecoming dance. Peter then realizes (from bits heard here and there) that Toomes plans to hijack the DODC plane transporting weapons from the old Avengers headquarters to the new one. Using his old Spider-Man costume, Peter prevents the theft and catches Toomes. In the end, Stark offers Peter a membership in the Avengers, but the latter declines.

[ Posted on December 6th, 2020 at 20:51 | no comment | ]

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Justice League

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_League_(film)

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Steppenwolf is back and recovers the Mother Boxes in order to once again take over the Earth: one Box was guarded by the Amazons, one by the Atlants and the last one had been found recently and kept at S.T.A.R. Labs, where it had been used to save the life of Victor Stone, progressively transforming him into Cyborg. Warned by the Amazons, Wonder Woman joins forces with Batman to find more metahumans who could help them stop Steppenwolf. They manage to convince the Flash and a reluctant Aquaman to join them. They also decide that they need the help of Superman (who is currently dead) and manage to revive him using S.T.A.R. Labs' Mother Box, but Superman has lost his memories and is of no use; in the confusion, Steppenwolf takes the third box. The team tracks the villain to a village in Russia where they start fighting him, and are able to prevail only after Superman arrivers (having recovered his memories thanks to Lois Lane).

[ Posted on October 12th, 2020 at 13:19 | no comment | ]

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Wonder Woman

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman_(2017_film)

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Diana, daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta lives on a hidden island with the amazons, preparing for return of Ares. The latter had killed most of the gods and was defeated by Zeus, but is said to return one day. In 1918, Steve Trevor, a British spy, crash lands near the island and describes World War I to the amazons and the secret research by Maru and Ludendorff for the ultimate chemical weapon. The amazons are not convinced that it marks the return of Ares, but Diana decides to help Trevor return to Britain. Back in London, they meet Sir Patrick Morgan who tries to negotiate an armistice; the military is not interested in Trevor's discovery, but Sir Patrick decides to financially support Trevor in his attempt to destroy Ludendorff's secret weapon at his base in Belgium. Trevor recruits a small commando and leaves for Belgium with Diana. They first observe Ludendorff at a party where he attempts to gather support against the armistice and his plan to demonstrate his secret weapon by using it on London. Trevor and Diana then discover the secret base and while Diana seeks to Ludendorff, convinced that he is Ares, Trevor attempts to prevent a bomb raid to London and dies in the attempt. The death of Ludendorff does not stop the war, and Diana understands she was wrong. Sir Patrick then appears out of nowhere and reveals himself as being Ares, justifying his attempt to kill humanity by the fact that humans are not the perfectly good beings that Zeus claimed having created. Diana eventually kills Ares just as the war ends.

[ Posted on September 27th, 2020 at 11:03 | no comment | ]

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Despicable Me 3

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Despicable_Me_3

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As Gru fails to catch Bratt, a child-actor turned super-villain, he is kicked out of the Anti-Villain League. The minions expect him to become a villain either, but when he refuses, most of them leave. Gru then discovers that he has a twin brother Dru, who invites him and his family to his estate on a paradise island. Dru dreams of becoming a super-villain like their father was and asks Gru to train him. Gru refuses at first, but when he learns that Bratt has stolen the world's largest diamond, he accepts to take Dru with him to Bratt's lair to steal back the diamond (and get reinstated in the League). The attempt fails due to Dru's lack of experience, and Bratt uses the diamond to power a super-laser installed in a giant robot, meant to cut Holywood out of the city and lift it into space (as a revenge for his show getting cancelled, many years ago). Dru manages to stop the robot, Gru defeats Bratt. Gru in reinstated in the League and send to catch Dru, who has become a real super-villain and has been joined by the minions.

[ Posted on September 5th, 2020 at 23:51 | no comment | ]

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Rendel

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https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendel

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[ Posted on August 30th, 2020 at 11:04 | no comment | ]

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Minority Report

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minority_Report_(film)

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In 2054 Washington, D.C., the Precrime unit has prevented all murders in the past six years by using three Precogs, children of drug addicts who developed the unexpected psychic ability to foresee murders, the visions being then recorded. One of them, Agatha, shows John Anderton, head of Precrime, images of a past foreseen murder of Ann Lively. Soon after, the precogs forsee that Anderton will murder a Leo Crow whom he does not know. Anderton flees, chased by his former colleagues. He meets the scientist who discovered the precogs abilities, who tells him that sometimes the three previsions do not match, but the inconsistent one (called a minority report) is erased from the records and remains only in the head of the precog. Anderton starts to wonder how many potential criminals have been arrested for a crime they would not have committed. After getting his eyes replaced (as all identification is done by scanning the irises, everywhere), he comes back and kidnaps Agatha hoping that her vision would be different from that of the other two. Anderton learns that Ann Lively was Agatha's mother and that she had disappeared after being saved from her would-be murderer. Anderton and Agatha eventually find the place where the crime is supposed to happen, and Anderton discovers that he had been setup by someone using the death of his son to motivate him killing his victim. Anderton refuses, but the victim commits suicide, and Anderton is then caught. His ex-wife discovers that Burgess, founder of Precrime knows about Lively's disappearance; she then helps Anderton escape and confront Burgess. The latter had paid Lively's would-be murderer to get caught so that he could kill her in the same manner soon after the police had gone; the precog's visions of the attempted murder and the real one would be very similar, and the real murder would be disregarded as a memory instead of a vision. Lively wanted to get her daughter back, which would have meant the end of Precrime, which Burgess would not accept. The precogs then foresee Anderton's murder by Burgess, but the latter decides to commit suicide, proving that the visions are not always correct and that people always have a choice.

[ Posted on July 6th, 2020 at 14:32 | no comment | ]

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Knight Rider 2000

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_Rider_2000

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In the year 2000, the police is using non-lethal weapons, while criminals still use conventional guns. When the mayor is murdered, the Knight Foundation scrambles to get its new prototype ready within 30 days, and get Michael Knight out of retirement as a test pilot. As KITT has been taken apart and some of its components resold, he installs what remains in his vintage car. In the meanwhile, police officer Shawn is left for dead by the mayor's assassin, but she is saved by copying her memory into a chip implanted in her brain (a chip that used to be part of KITT). Having left the police, she applies to the Knight Foundation and Michael reluctantly accepts to work with her. While the 4000 model is being prepared, they use KITT to try and find out who has attempted to kill her, assuming it has been in relation with her stumbling upon a traffic of former police, lethal weapons. While having been told her recent memories were gone, they manage to find a recording of those at the clinic where she had been treated, proving a conspiracy between the new mayor and a sentenced murderer whom he freed from cryo-prison. In the end, the murderer meets his death, the mayor is arrested, and Shawn becomes the driver of the 4000 model while Michael goes back into retirement.

[ Posted on July 5th, 2020 at 10:18 | no comment | ]

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The Flintstones

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones_(film)

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As his neighbour and best friend Fred Flintstone has helped him adopt a child, Barney Rubble cheats at a company evaluation test by exchanging his answers with Fred's so that his friend gets the job of vice-president. The test is a ploy by the crooked Vandercave for finding a patsy who would take the blame for embezzling. Fred becomes suddenly rich while Barney is fired (because of getting the worst grade) and loses his house. Barney's family moves in with the Flintstones, but the latter become more and more arrogant, inducing the Rubbles to move out. Vandercave tricks Fred into firing all the company's workers, attracting the wrath of his former colleagues. Fred eventually discovers Vandercave's plan but has to flee as his former boss denounces him to the police. Fred's wife Wilma remembers the Dictabird on Fred's desk records all conversations and contains the proof of her husband's innocence. In the meanwhile, Vandercave kidnaps Fred and Barney's children and demands the Dictabird in exchange, but the two fathers manage to save their children and neutralize Vandercave. As he accidentally invented contrete, the company's CEO wants to make Fred a real vice-president, but Fred refuses.

[ Posted on June 18th, 2020 at 22:05 | no comment | ]