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Wall Street (1987)

3 Oct

This is a good business-related movie.

Plot

Bud Fox is an ambitious stock trader who will do just about anything to get into the big leagues. He has been actively courting Gordon Gekko, one of the biggest stock speculators on Wall Street. Gekko manipulates the market using inside information and his motto best describes his approach: greed is good. Nothing will stop him from pursuing a good deal and he takes advantage of Bud’s burning to desire to succeed. Soon, Bud finds himself getting information from any source and using to gain an advantage. It all comes to a head however when Gekko targets Blue Star airlines, the company where Bud’s father has worked for 24 years, secretly planning to break it up and plunder the employees’ retirement fund. Written by garykmcd

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Honestly, I don’t like this movie. The reason why I still chose to post this one was because one of my friend highly recommend this movie. In his word, this movie, Wall Street, will never been forget by time. He said, this movie teach him what is the real world and how cruel it is. Money is not everything, but is the thing that can make you get anything you want, and lose everything you cherished. There is not short cut to become success.

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This is a good movie for young people who are facing the question of how to be success. They can find themselves in Wall Street. Also, this movie can be a good alarm for those people who want to get rich easily.

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The Great Gatsby

1 Oct

People said, this movie is all about American dream.

I never read the same name novel, but I like this movie.

Plot

New York,1929. Bond-seller Nick Carraway, in a sanitarium for depression and alcoholism, is persuaded by his doctor to write a therapeutic account of what put him there. Nick’s journal describes how,seven years earlier, he had moved to a tiny house on Long Island adjoining the sumptuous mansion owned by enigmatic neighbour, the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby. After attending one of Gatsby’s legendary parties Nick is asked by Gatsby to arrange a meeting with his cousin, Daisy, now married to the brutish and philandering Tom Buchanan, who was Gatsby’s true love, prior to war service. As Nick complies he comes to see that Gatsby, once a poor boy, has recreated himself as a fascinating millionaire purely to win Daisy back but the events of a drunken afternoon conspire to bring about an ending which is anything but happy. Written by don

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Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Produced by Baz Luhrmann
Douglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
Catherine Martin
Catherine Knapman
Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann
Craig Pearce
Based on The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Tobey Maguire
Carey Mulligan
Joel Edgerton
Isla Fisher
Jason Clarke
Amitabh Bachchan
Music by Craig Armstrong
Cinematography Simon Duggan
Editing by Matt Villa
Jason Ballantine
Jonathan Redmond
Studio Village Roadshow Pictures
Bazmark Productions
A&E Television
Red Wagon Entertainment
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s)
  • May 10, 2013
Running time 142 minutes[1]
Country United States

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Language English
Budget $105 million[2]
Box office $348,840,419[2]

The Notebook

1 Oct

This is one of my favorite movie.

Plot

An old man in a nursing home reads a story to an old woman each day. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun. They met one evening at a carnival many years ago. Allie’s parents separate Noah and Allie. They disapprove of Noah’s lack of wealth, and move Allie away. After waiting for Noah to write her for several years, Allie meets and becomes engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. In a local newspaper, Noah’s picture catches Allie’s eye. He is standing in front of a fully restored, 200-year-old home. The article is filled with praise for his accomplishments. Allie’s heart nearly bursts. The last time she saw this house it was a rotted decaying shamble. She stood enfolded in Noah’s arms in the great entryway and listened to his plans to buy and restore this house. Just the way she wanted it. With her love for Noah still alive, the picture pulls at her heart. She has to go back, see if Noah is okay, and tell him about her marriage. They both think the echo deep in their hearts, the one that has lasted all these years, is not shared by the other. The cry they could not stifle. It wasn’t over for me. Written by Dontee

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“The Notebook” isn’t just a film for women. It’s a movie for anyone who wants to get lost in a beautiful story, for anyone who believes romance is still alive on film.

Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Produced by Lynn Harris
Mark Johnson
Screenplay by Jeremy Leven
Story by Jan Sardi (adaptation)
Based on The Notebook
by Nicholas Sparks
Narrated by James Garner
Starring Ryan Gosling
Rachel McAdams
James Garner
Gena Rowlands
Music by Aaron Zigman
Cinematography Robert Fraisse
Editing by Alan Heim
Studio Avery Pix
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s)
  • May 20, 2004 (SIFF)
  • June 25, 2004
Running time 124 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $29 million[2]
Box office $115,603,229[2]

Child. I’m coming

1 Oct

Alright, this post is mainly focus on those movies which the parent trying to save his or her child.

 

Taken

Seventeen year-old Kim is the pride and joy of her father Bryan Mills. Bryan is a retired agent who left the Central Intelligence Agency to be near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim manages to convince her reluctant father to allow her to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When the girls arrive in Paris they share a cab with a stranger named Peter, and Amanda lets it slip that they are alone in Paris. Using this information an Albanian gang of human traffickers kidnaps the girls. Kim barely has time to call her father and give him information. Her father gets to speak briefly to one of the kidnappers and he promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let his daughter go free. The kidnapper wishes him “good luck,” so Bryan Mills travels to Paris to search for his daughter and her friend. Written by Claudio Carvalho

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Snitch

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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Changeling

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he’s her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he’s not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who’s without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There’s redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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