Thursday, December 15, 2005

"La Roca"

My favourite film is called 'La Roca'. It´'s an action and thriller film and it was shot in Alcatraz island and San Francisco.
It's directed by Michael Bay and the main actors are Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage. The supporting actors are Ed Harris and Vanessa Marcil.
The plot is a group of renegade marine commandos seizing chemichal weapons and taking over Alcatraz with 81 tourists as hostages. Their leader demands $100 million to be paid as ransom. He is threatening to launch 15 rockets carrying deadly VX gas into San Francisco Bay. An elite team is assembled to penetrate the terrorists' defenses in Alcatraz and neutralize the rockets before time runs out.
I think that it is an exciting film.


David Pozuelo Díaz

Dead Poet's Society

It is a drama film. It is directed by Peter Weir. The main actors are: Robbie Williams as John Keating, Robert Sean Leonard as Neil Perry, Ethan Hawke as Todd Anderson, Gale Hansen as Charlie Dalton, Josh Charles and Dylan Kussman. It takes place in Walton Academy in 1959.

In 1959, it started a new year at Walton Academy. Walton had a victorian style of education. Its students were from powerful families. Todd Anderson has been sent to the school, where his older brother was valedictorian. His roommate was Neil, he was intelligent and popular, but his father was very overbearing and Neil must do the things he wanted. The two, along with their other friends, met Professor Keating, who was their new English literature teacher. He taught his students to find the necessary inspiration to change their lives into something extraordinary, to look for nwe horizons and to carry out their dreams and passions beyond the strict study plans of Walton. For that, they recovered the Dead Poet's Society from the oblivion. It means that a group of students went regularly to a cave near Walton and there, they recited poems, passages of books, and so on. In those sessions they changed their names and, sometimes, their personality. Mr. Keating covered up for them when they went out of the school. Little by little, each, on their own, changed their lives. But in the end, they were discovered and they were obliged to change again. One of the boys, Neil Perry, comitted suicide and another was expelled from the school because he did not sign a paper. John Keating was sacked although some of his students supported him. But I think some of the boys never forgot Mr. Keating and his teachings.

In my opinion this film is brilliant. I think it has lots of riddles and paradoxes. I agree with Mr. Keating's teachings and in my opinion most actors do a very good performance. The most famous sentences which are said by Keating in the film are: Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day! Make your lives extraordinary! I like the sentence "Carpe Diem" very much. In my opinion it is very important in our lives. The plot is very gripping, amazing and innovative. It has a different point of view of people's life. The film has some amusing scenes and I think that the screenplay is good. I rocommend it to everyone.


Belén Abello Álvarez

HARRY POTTER and the chamber of the secrets

It´s a fantastic film,perhaps an action film too.It takes place in britain and a part of it in London.
The main actor is Daniel Radcliffe and his friends Rupert Grint and Emma Watson(Ron and Hermione in the film).
The film is about a magician boy called Harry Potter.He goes to a maic school(Hogwarts).He´s in the second year.They think there is a chamber but they don´t know if this chamber really exists.
I think the special efects in the film are brilliant and I´m fascinatedby some characters.
It´s gripping and when harry was in the chamber of the secrets Ifelt very nervous.It´s sensational I think


Angela Arasa Perez

THE LORD OF THE RINGS

It is a fantastic film . It takes place in new zeland in 2000. It is directed by Peter Jackson.The main actors/actresses and the supporting actors/actresses are Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Sean Bean, and Saen Astin. Th film is based on a book by J.R.R. Tolkien . It is about a bad ring which they have to destroy becouse its owner needs it to be powwerfull and then there is a war because Sauron wants to be ever the the men's world .

I think that this film is brilliant. The story is fantastic and very fascinating .In my opinion it is more amusing than the book because the things happen more quickly . It's very well directed by peter jackson and the actors/actresses are brilliant. The most beautiful thing in all the film are its landscapes.They are incredible.I think that new zeland is a very amazing country: It's my favourite film because of its type and its plot. I think that the book is Better than the film and this is why i recomended this book and this film.




AlbA

MYSTIC RIVER

It is a thriller directed by Clint Eastwood. The main actor is an incredible Sean Penn but there are also a lot of stars like Kevin Bacon or Tim Robbins, whose performance is excellent (that´s why he won an Oscar).

The film is set in Boston in the seventies and it´s about three kids who are neighbours. One of them has been abducted and sexually abused for several days.

When they get older, they meet again when the oldest daughter of one of them dies.

One of the old friends is now a homicide detective who investigates the murder and the other (the kid who had been abducted some years ago) seems to be the suspect.

I would recommend this film because it´s a very hard story that makes you think about pain and justice.


NOELIA COYA MÉNDEZ

THE OTHERS

It is a thriller film. It takes place in England in 1945. It is directed by Alejandro Amenabar. The main actress is Nicole Kidman and the supporting actor is Christopher Ecclestone and the supporting actress is Fionnula Flanagan.
The film is about a woman, Grace, who lives with her two children in a lonely and big house. She waits for her husband who was fighting in the Second World War. The children suffer an strange ilness and they have to live in a complete darkness. Their lives are based in an strict and orderly way of life but things will change soon in a way which they don't expect. They will see that sometimes the dead's world mixes with the living's world.
I think it is a brilliant film.
I believe that the screenplay is great and the plot is gripping because it takes your attention from the first moment.
It is very exciting because you don't know what would happen at the end and also the end is unexpected.
I think the cast is very appropiate and the main actress, Nicole Kidman is brilliant.
I believe that the soundtrack made by the director is great.

María Suárez Díaz

Los lunes al Sol

Amelie

It is a romantic film. I t takes place in Paris in 2001. I t is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The main caracters are Audrey Taotou who is Amelie and Mathieu Kassouitz Who is Nino. The soundtrack is by Yann Tiensen.
This film is about the life of Amelie Poulain. Her mother died when she was young and after some years, when she is 22 she moves to Montmatre and works in a bar. One day she finds a little box with toys from a child who lived in her flat a lot of years before. In this moment she decides to give back the box and help the people. When she is taking the underground she sees a man called Nino who works in a sexshop and his hobbie is to take the photos that the people don´t want, and with them he makes an album. He loses the albun and Amelie finds it. To return it back to Nino she invents a lot of situations and they finally fall in love.
I like this film becouse it is diferen from all the other, is not the tipical romantic film. I have seen it about 9 times and like it more each time I see it. The plot is very interesting and the soundtrack is incredible. With Amelie you can live in her wonderful world. I would recoment other films from Jean-Pierre Jeunet like "Long Saturday of Love" "largo Domingo de Noviazgo" I like it a lot too.