I begin by declaring to my reader that, by everything good or bad that I have done throughout my life, I am sure that I have earned merit or incurred guilt, and that hence I must consider myself a free agent.
The aliens are coming and their goal is to
invade and destroy Earth; fighting superior technology, mankind's best
weapon is the will to
rejuvenation of the 50s alien invasion/doomsday subgenre offers
top-of-the-art special effects and action coupled with some good-natured
"Enjoyably silly, jingoistic nonsense that found an appreciative
audience for its sensational effects of blwing up the White House and
most of the world; it sticks closely to the plot of The War of the
Worlds, offering a technological version of a biological virus to knock
out the aliens."
"Spectacular - and spectacularly stupid - sci-fi saga...Big,
Oscar-winning special effects are impressive, but the human stories are
so dumb, the writing so lame, and some of the performances so broad they
make some silly '50s sci-fi movies look brilliant by comparison."
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster,
incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to
track down a priceless stolen diamond.
wannabe ruffian satire with some interesting performances, but also
offering some disagreeable humor and a hardly coherent plot; the makers
are obviously quite convinced of their own cleverness.
"Chaotic and hectic thriller involving American, Russian and English
low-life, Irish gypsies and dodgy boxing promoters; the narrative moves
quickly without getting out of the morass, while Brad Pitt goes over the
top in a parody of his Fight Club role."
"Writer-director Ritchie's follow-up to LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING
BARRELS is a similarly energized, violent farce about sleazy
underworld...Pitt is amusing as a garble-mouthed Irish gypsy fighter.
Fresh, funny, and full of punch."
I'm an American living in Regensburg, Bavaria. Born in Munich I spent my first 10 years in Kirkwood, Mo. 1971 we moved to where I am now. Finished German school in 1981, afterwards studied philosophy and German literature and languages. 1982 I joined the management of the local film club's cinema Filmgalerie, and from 1991-2001 I co-owned an own arthouse cinema STALI (Stadtamhofer Lichtspiele). In between I also was partner of the cinema and music bookstore Angry Red Planet for a few years. In the 80s I co-founded the local industrial band and performance art group Lyssa humana that officially still exists, but currently doesn't perform (last time was for our retrospective exhibition in 2010) at the Kunstverein Graz. I was also member of the shortlived noise rock band Hammersmith. Since 2001 I work for the customer service of a large American online company.