Since a lot of games are basically interactive movies these days and a lot of these games have German dubbing, you can learn a lot from this. But the power of these scenes is undermined by his tendency to pour on the sappiness while largely ignoring the greater horror of the day. Status: Offline I really wanted to like this a lot coz it's a well-made film. If you didn't know any better, you'd think Stone had a crew shooting in Lower Manhattan that day. Then there are the ones about two people in love, and they just happen to be men. The scene with Law naked in the tub, and Damon sitting near him, so sexually frustrated yet frozen with fear, that this millionaire playboy would most likely reject him, but still prances around nude in front of him.
The scenes amidst the wreckage were compelling, but the back-and-forth with their wives became annoyingly schmaltzy. The quality cast does the script justice. Very simply, it told what happened that horrible day on the plane - though he used some license - and didn't wallow in needless sentimentality. I liked a lot of the scenes in the beginning, the little mundane details like when Michael Pena's character is going about his everyday street beat. We get a real sense of the terror and panic and then Stone gets the claustrophobic atmosphere right. No sex scene, but Damon's acting as he longs to be with Dickie Jude Law is heart wrenching to witness, because many of us have been there; the 'straight' guy who knows we want them and tease us. It's just unbelievable that she caused Phil's heartbreak.
The festival offers public screenings of films with no Israeli distribution, meetings with local as well as foreign filmmakers, panel discussions and special events. It's remarkable how well Cage, a major movie star, disappears behind the mustache and hunched shoulders of Sgt. Whatever one wants to say about Oliver Stone, he showed a commitment to faithfully telling the story of these two Port Authority cops trapped in the wreckage of the World Trade Center and their worried wives. As for Maria Bello in the role of the other wife, I loved her in A History of Violence, but she was bland in this. Phil does notice that something has changed between his mother and his sister and that they do not talk to each other anymore, however, he rather spends his last days of his summer holidays with his best friend Kat. Except for those moments where we along with the rest of the theater were laughing at especially the marine and the other cheesy moments in this disaster of a film. I don't in any way want to belittle the pain that these families had to endure, which is why I am disappointed that that pain was exploited to make a bad movie.
A couple of moments with Pena standing there on the concourse were effective in creating a sense of horrific surrealism, and the moments right before the collapse were sudden and chilling. And then we are told, that he goes to Iraq for 2 years to get revenge. Believe me, if I had a choice, I would have never had any interest in watching this. Where the film suffers is when the story cuts between the two trapped men and their families, especially their wives. I knew this was going to be utter hail America bull even before watching it. In the end, I have to conclude that Oliver Stone just wanted to get some cheap emotional reactions from the crowd, because at one point the movie says that it is about the potential for good in humanity and how strong we can be in the face of adversity. The words never feel contrived.
She knows the two lovers are gay!!! Stone tries to carry the movie just by showing how sad the families were and how scared the policemen were, meanwhile allowing the audience no interesting plot points to hold on to, nor any significance to the tragedy. I ask then, was he one of those enraged psychos who raped Iraqi women and murdered their families down there then? Maria Bello as Donna McLoughlin and the always wonderful Maggie Gyllenhaal as Allison Jimeno never get much to do with their sorely underwritten roles. The two boys are fucking a lot and she knows it. Poor Bello, on the other hand, isn't that fortunate. Communications gear is failing, and there is confusion all around. When school begins, the mysterious Nicholas enters the class. He mercifully ditches the frenetic editing style he's employed in films like Natural Born Killers and Any Given Sunday.
Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. But what's most striking is how little the men know about what's really happening. Dissent is undoubtedly American, but these chaps so love draping themselves in the flag that jingoism overwhelms all reason. I know it's a little unfair to compare this to United 93, but I need to in order to illustrate the point. Keep in mind you do not need a gay spin on these in order to post. Stone's storytelling is also more methodical and straightforward than it's been in recent years.
I will never see a Nicholas Cage film again nor an Olive Stone one. The resolution is mostly handled well, I really like what Oliver Stone is trying to convey about these small gestures of heroic goodness in the face of such desolation. The problem with Stone's film isn't so much the story, but how Berloff chose to tell it. And in the end the film largely shortchanges the stories of the 2749 families who didn't get good news that day. The trouble with these scenes is not that Berloff tries to wring some emotion out of them, but that they come off as unabashedly sentimental.
We are most strict about selfie posts being confined to the Monday thread. Screenwriter Andrea Berloff further enhances the realism with believable dialog. But even their dialogue is reduced to exposition. It's a little known story from a day we know all too well. I know that many people who don't like this movie say so just because they thought it was made at an inappropriate time. Basically just a guy uploading videos of him playing video games. And when Berloff finally leaves the two men and their families, we get Dave Karnes Michael Shannon , a man so moved by what he saw that he came down to the Twin Towers and proved to be McLoughlin and Jimeno's miracle.
Subscribe to the Penny Dreadful channel for more clips: Explore Penny Dreadful: Like on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Official site: Don't have Showtime? Sounds easy enough, but it really really isn't! The movie is too long and they hurried everything at the end. Their performances are even more noteworthy considering they spend the majority of the movie flat on their backs. The movie reminds us how we all felt that day, how we all came together. What struck me while watching the film is realizing how much goodwill was channeled toward the United States after the attacks and what's ultimately sad is how this president took all that goodwill and squandered it by launching an utterly pointless war in Iraq. According to Berloff, cops, rescue workers, even family members tend to enjoy speaking in exposition. The kid actors playing her children were mostly awful, and the film dragged whenever their story was on the screen. I honestly didn't think it was very good at all, though I respect the intentions of the filmmakers.