Archive for June 2012
By Jenny Alvarez
Martin lives in Paris with Claire, although the passion has gone out of their relationship. When he learns of the death of his mother, Martin returns to his home town in California to take care of the legal formalities. Shortly after his arrival, he meets up with Linda, an old family friend who takes him to his mother’s apartment in an area he got to know well when he was living with her. Immediately, he experiences a resurgence of childhood memories. The ensuing emotional crisis drives him to Tijuana, where he hopes to find Lola, a young Mexican woman he once knew and who occupied an important part in his mother’s life. He finds her at the Americano, a nightclub where she dances every evening.
Martin brings a heart touching when he receives news that his mother has died in the United States despite of he hasn’t felt a connection to his mother in years many memories and how he might be able to recreate his mother and the impression comes back again.
All the main actors were: Mathieu Demy, Salma Hayek, Geraldine Chaplin and more. The plot is somewhat predictable, but is deeply moving drama especially in some interesting aspects and many subjects are involved in this movie such as prostitution, emotional journeys, sadness, robbery, death, depression and so on. Hayek’s role is another stripper character with no changes to her previous roles. Martin’s shows a deep voyage between past and present (something that anyone’s can suffer in anytime of life).
By Jenny Alvarez
Photos By Alfonso De Elias.
When a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA operative unexpectedly results in the discovery of an imminent, terrifying global threat, an elite team of highly trained Navy Seals must immediately embark on a heart-stopping secret operation, the outcome of which will determine the fate of us all.
This movie gives you an idea what the movie was about. Truely inspiring especially in all the roles of each character has in the plot. The abundance of evil people everywhere assures there will always be a need for brave, and dedicated warriors prepared to give their last full measure to defend that freedom! Even they speak fast sometimes with some war terms they’re still risking their lives, in order to protect innocent people of possible facts that affects USA.
Now you can get it on DVD and Blu-ray on this month, you will find it in English dolby digital in English and Spanish subtitles.
By Jenny Alvarez
From director Yamada Yoji (The Twilight Samurai) comes The Hidden Blade (a.k.a. Kakushi Ken Oni no Tsume) is the epic tale of a samurai raised to respect tradition and a demanding moral code. After a political coup fails he is ordered to prove his innocence by finding and killing a former friend, samurai and brilliant swordsman. He secretly enlists the help of their former master who entrusted him with the secret of The Hidden Blade. Now he must choose between duty and honor.
Definitely, is a Yamada’s delicate drama with swordplay with the mythic ideal of the samurai culture so in the main characters with their personalities reflect bravery and loyalty in themes of evolution and change and how it affected the traditional Japanese lifestyle while also learning new military strategies, particularly the mastery of Western artillery, during the mid-19th Century. Munezo (Masatoshi Nagase) also has a personal complication. He is secretly in love–so secretly, he may not even admit it to himself–with his family’s maid, the sweet and beautiful country girl, Kie (Takako Matsu). His passion leads him to rescue her from a loveless marriage after she leaves his household; the samurai even shocks propriety by carrying away the low-caste young woman on his back. The cast is impressive Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu and Hidetaka Yoshioka are the most talented actors in this genre. Many takes are full of action so this movie is one of those that are worth watching so you can get it on June 19th in DVD and blu-ray with Japanese: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Cantonese: Dolby Digital 2.0 with subtitles in Mandarin (Traditional), English and Spanish.
By GalaTView staff
Photos by: Alfonso De Elías.
For Paris Jackson, being the daughter of Michael Jackson has always come with its unique peculiarities. Paris talked about the infamous masks she and her brother had to wear while out with Michael, and reflected on her own memories of her father (Michael Jackson), who passed away three years ago.
The 14-year old admitted that she gets bullied at her private school, but she tries not to let the bullying get to her. Instead, she thinks of the man she knew, who nurtured her and loved her unconditionally. No amount of bullying can take away those memories and experiences she shared with her father.
“People have tried [to bully], but it doesn’t always work. Both at school and some people try to cyber bully me.”
“They try to get to me with words, but that doesn’t really work.”
Asked if she thought people picking on her were just jealous, Paris said: “Maybe, I don’t know.” Jackson says she mostly ignores it.
By GalaTView Staff
Foto by: Alfonso de Elias.
Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed he will close the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London.
A performance by the former Beatle has long been rumoured and in January he revealed he was in talks about taking part. He also admitted that “on certain occasions” he still gets nerves before performing.
A total cast of 15,000 will take part in the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies, which will be watched by an estimated worldwide audience of four billion people.
Reviewed by Jenny Alvarez
“No one is safe” especially with a rogue CIA agent who has been hiding for years, Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) one day turns himself in, and he’s brought to a safe house in Johannesburg, South Africa managed by low-level agent Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) for debriefing. When the Safe House is attacked by a group of mercenaries, Matt finds himself on the run with Tobin, while trying to get to the bottom of who wants him killed.
Brutal fight scenes and intensity in each scene with car chases added life to what would have been an overall flat movie and makes it more entertaining. Sometimes, the camera shakes a bit too much and detracts during a few encounters. Although Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) plays the same character over and over again and he hasn’t done much outside, is the opposite of Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) does have his moments to let loose.
There is a lack of feminine touch so all of the inner workings fail and unfortunately, “Safe House” just becomes too predictable even Director Espinosa did an extraordinary job of many action-packed sequences for the duration of some scenes. Now you can enjoy this movie on a DVD/blu-ray this coming June 5th with Master Audio 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English DVS), DTS 5.1 Surround (French), DTS 5.1 Surround (Spanish) and subtitles in English, French, and Spanish.
Andy Samberg says it is time to move in from ‘Saturday Night Live’. Samberg announced that he will not be returning next season. ”It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life,” Samberg told the Times, “Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back.” Samberg joined ‘SNL’ in 2005 and was famously known to be a member of the comedy group ‘The Lonely Island’. Samberg attended the University of California, Santa Cruz and then transferred to New York University for film school.
By Jenny Alvarez
A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan, eager to modernize his reservation, must first prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. He is tasked with coaching the reservation’s high school lacrosse team which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the elite Prep School League. Joe inspires the Native American boys and teaches them the true meaning of tribal pride. Ignited by their heritage and believing in their new-found potential, coach and team climb an uphill battle to the state championship finals against their privileged prep school rivals.
Obviously is a movie with a predictable plot, but it works because the action sequences are engaging enough for novices to the sport and authentic enough to satisfy the true believers. Kids and teens will learn about Native American culture, including the fact that Native Americans invented lacrosse especially where the Native American heritage is examined in modern times. In general terms, is a family-friendly entertainment and the filmmakers had the good sense to cast real lacrosse players.
Directed by Steve Rash (American Pie Presents Band Camp), Crooked Arrows stars Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and Gil Birmingham (Twilight). The film was produced by J. Todd Harris (The Kids Are All Right), Mitchell Peck (Priest), and Adam Leff (The Last Action Hero). In addition, the movie features top lacrosse players from around the country, including a team » It is open in limited release on June 1st in NY and LA.
Justin gave his fans the Bieber fever in Norway when fans went uncontrollable and caused a state of emergency. Bieber was to provide a free concert, but soon became dangerous as fans lost control of themselves in the streets of Norway. Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, detailed the situation on Twitter: “The streets are filled … the bridges are closed. It is out of control. We may have to start the show early or they will cancel.” During his concert, it was reported that Bieber ran into a glass wall and almost caused himself a concussion. The show must go on! Bieber performed a successful show and thanked his fans.