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LOL (Laughing Out Loud)
11 months ago via Flixster

Nice movie about French teens. Contrary to "the class", it relates the lives of well-off teenagers. The story focuses on Lola aka "Lol" who is dealing with school, love, friendship and family issues. In a world where iPods, cell phones & MSN Messengers have taken so much importance, communication is often difficult between teens and their overwhelmed parents.
Sophie Marceau does a wonderful performance as Lola aka "Lol"'s mother who is torn between her responsibilities and her irresponsible behaviour as an adult.

The Warrior
The Warrior (2002)
3 years ago via Flixster

This is an epic re-telling of the Kurosawa masterpiece Seven Samurai. This Asian (South Korean/Chinese) film made good use of that figure, with sometimes disturbing, but very well done fight scenes and in general, beautiful cinematography. This is a journey from start to finish. For all 2 1/2 hours, the group is journeying, and survives much longer than they expect. The characters were tremendously developed. Even peasants getting killed made you sad, because he or she had been given some screen time and you got to know them somewhat. Later on, it's an emotional rollercoaster, as familiar faces start to go down en masse in one final, epic battle.

The Legend (Fong Sai Yuk)
3 years ago via Flixster

The lightest of all Jet Li films - a mix of ridiculous 'wire-fu', farce, and romance. As Mother Fong, Josephine Siao displays a remarkable ability to be imperious and goofy at the same time. Highly recommended.

Last Man Standing
3 years ago via Flixster

Smartly-directed action picture stars Jeff Wincott as a cop who risks it all to stop a group of dirty policemen who have worked out a look-the-other-way deal with a drug czar. Great action sequences and stunts are enhanced by a better-than-average screenplay and performances.

Lockout
Lockout (2012)
4 years ago via Flixster

I see this Euro sci-fi-action brought Guy Pearce shifting into action-man mode.
Action specialist and co-writer/producer Luc Besson has fashioned another slick thriller - with a twist of sci-fi - to rank alongside this Transporter franchise; while a buff Pearce does his best in a role more suited to Jason Statham. Fans of John Carpenter's Escape from New York will immediately recognise the premise although its safe to say that Snow is no Snake Plissken!
Maggie Grace is as good as ever as the damsel in distress and the supporting actors do a bang up job as well. Guess what this is one of three Grace-Besson films including Taken sequels.