Friday, November 20, 2009

"Just Like Heaven"

Film: Just Like Heaven
Genre: Comedy, romance
Director: Mark Waters
Cast: Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo


Review:
When David moves to his new apartment, after his wife death, the last thing he want to found there is company, but surprinsingly Elizabeth shows up with the idea that the apartment was hers...until she disappears right in front his eyes. He is convinced she is a spirit, on the other hand she is convinced she is still alive.
After a long time trayin to understand things, David agrees to figure out who Elizabeth really is. While they are trying to find some clues together, their reationship changed from resentment to love.
Unfortunately things take a turn for the worse when the hospital and Elizabeth's sister follow her wishes to not artificially prolong life and take her off life support.

Mark Ruffalo’s performances is amazingly perfect, he surprised as every time with his unexpectedly actions, but at the end, he undoubtly touched our hearts with the most unexpectedly, beautiful and romantc love action of all times.

This film change the wrong thought that love depends on destiny and teachs us that, on the contrary, DESTINY depends on LOVE, specially if you love with every peace of your heart.

Student name: Florencia Castiglioni
Class: 5th Humanistico

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Book/ Film: Ghost of girlfriends past.


Genre: Comedy, Romance.


Author/ Director: Mark Waters.


Characters/ Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Jennyfer Garner, Lacey Chabert,Michael Douglas, Christina Milian


Review:


Ghost of my ex is one of the recent romantic comedies i have seen that mix romance and laughs.


This movie is about a man (Matthew McConaughey) who is a successful photographer. Also, he has success in life and women. In fact, he likes so much women.

One day, on the wedding of his brother, apears to him the ghost of his uncle, Wayne (Michael Douglas). His uncle said to him that he would receive the visit of the ghosts of his ex girlfriends during that time.
The ex girlfriends return he to be reminded how he is with women and that does not have to continue because it is not a good attitude in the life.
In addition it will realize that he is in love with the girl (Jennifer Garner) who broke the heart in his chilhood.


Ghost of girlfriends past is a funny comedy that made me keep on watching because it is creative. I would recomend to see it if you don't know what you can watch because it is very entertaining.

Student name: Agustina Leguizamón
Class: 5to Humanístico.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Walk To Remember



Book/ Film: A walk to remember
Genre: Drama romance
Author/ Director: Adam Shankman
Characters/ Actors:
Shane West ... Landon Carter
Mandy Moore ... Jamie Sullivan
Peter Coyote ... Reverend Sullivan



Review:


The history start when a student want to participate on the group of Landon andthe student ends in the hospital. Landon Carter, a popular student with no defined plans for the future, is forced to participate in school community service activities ,which include participate in the school play. Also participating in these activities is Jamie Sullivan,who has nothing in common with Landon. When Landon decides he wants to take his activities seriously, he asks Jamie for help and begins to spend most of his time with her. But he starts to have feelings for her, something he did not expect to do. The two start a relationship,but when she revals her secret...that puts their relationship to the test, it is then that Landon and Jamie realize the true meaning of love and fate


Student name: Lourdes Sabrina Rodriguez
Class:5° Humanistico

101 Dalmatians



Book/ Film: 101 Dalmatas
Genre: Animation/ Fantasy
Author/ Director: Clyde Geronimi
Characters/ Actors: Rod Taylor (Pongo)
Cate Bauer (Perdita)
Betty Lou Gerson (Cruella De Vil)
Ben Wright (Roger)
Lisa Davis (Anita)

Review:

Pongo is a dalmatian that lives in a London bachelor flat with his owner Roger Radcliffe, a songwriter. Bored with bachelor life, Pongo decides to find a wife for Roger and a mate for himself. While watching various female dog-human pairs out the window, he spots the perfect couple, a woman named Anita and her female dalmatian, Perdita. He quickly gets Roger out of the house and drags him through the park to arrange a meeting. Pongo accidentally causes both Roger and Anita to fall into a pond, but it works out well as the couple falls in love. Both the human couple and the dog couple marry.
Later, Perdita gives birth to 15 puppies. One almost dies, but Roger is able to revive it by rubbing it in a towel (because of which, they would name the pup, 'Lucky'). That same night, they are visited by Cruella De Vil, a wealthy former schoolmate of Anita's. She offers to buy the entire litter of puppies for a large sum, but Roger says they are not selling any of the puppies. Weeks later, she hires Jasper and Horace Badun to steal all of the puppies. When Scotland Yard is unable to prove she stole them or find the puppies, Pongo and Perdita use the "Twilight Bark", normally a canine gossip line, to ask for help from the other dogs in England.
Colonel, an old sheepdog, along with his compatriots Captain, a gray horse, and Sergeant Tibbs, a tabby cat, find the puppies in a place called Hell Hall (A.K.A The De Vil Place), along with other Dalmatian puppies that Cruella had purchased from various dog stores. Tibbs learns the puppies are going to be made into dog-skin fur coats and the Colonel quickly sends word back to London. Pongo and Perdita immediately leave London to retrieve their puppies. They arrive just as Horace and Jasper are about to kill the puppies. While the adult dogs attack the two men, Colonel and Tibbs guide them from the house.
After a happy reunion with their own puppies, the Pongos realize there are 84 other puppies with them. Horrified at Cruella's plans, they decide to adopt all of the puppies, certain that Roger and Anita would never reject them. The dogs begin making their way back to London, aided by other animals along the way, with Cruella and the Baduns giving chase. In one town, they cover themselves with soot so they appear to be labrador retrievers, then pile inside a moving van going back to London. As the van is leaving, melting snow clears off the soot and Cruella sees them. She follows the van in her car and rams it, but the Baduns, trying to cut off the van from above, end up colliding with her. Both vehicles crash into a deep ravine. Cruella yells in frustration as the van drives away.

Back in London, Roger and Anita are attempting to celebrate Christmas and Roger's first big hit, a song about Cruella, but they miss their canine friends. Suddenly barking is heard outside and after their nanny opens the door, the house is filled with dogs. After wiping away more of the soot, the couple is delighted to realize their companions have returned home. They decide to use the money from the song to buy a large house in the country so they can keep all 101 Dalmatians.

In my opinion, 101 dalmatians is a great Walt Disney film because it is very creative . Meeting people with dogs and showing the great relationship among them is very interesting. I love this movie and it´s highly recommended for all.

Student name: Agustina D'Antona
Class: 5to humanistico.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Passion

Film: Christ's Passion
Genre: Drama
Director: Mel Gibson
Actors: James Caviezel (AKA Jim Caviezel), Monica Bellucci, Maïa Morgenstern, Francesco Cabras, Rosalinda Celentano, Claudia Gerini, Ivano Marescotti, Sergio Rubini, Hristo Jivkov

Review:
Year 30 AD. In the Roman province of Palestine, an obscure Jewish carpenter named Jesus of Nazareth began to teach publicly and to proclaim the arrival of the "kingdom of God." For centuries, the Jewish people had expected the appearance of a promised deliverer known as the Messiah-a figure who would restore their ancient dignity, and free their sacred homeland from all evil and suffering. In the minds of many, Jesus appeared to be the Messiah. Surrounded by a core group of twelve disciples, Jesus began to attract a massive following of people of Galilee and Judea, who eventually praised him as their Messiah and King. At the same time, Jesus also had many enemies in Jerusalem. The Sanhedrin, a governing senate composed of the Jewish priests and Pharisees, conspired to put Jesus to death. With the help of Judas Iscariot, a member of the inner circle of Jesus, the Sanhedrin succeeded in arresting Jesus, handing the Roman secular authorities on unsubstantiated charges of treason against Rome. Although Jesus explained that his kingdom was heavenly and spiritual, the Roman procurator Pontius Pilate, faced with the possibility of a riot, ordered that Jesus of the city and crucified as a common criminal.


In my opinion the movie "Passion of Christ" relates quite well the passion and death of Jesus, in his last hours of life. I think it also shows too many violent scenes, where the author's goal to create a totally realistic movie about what happened at that time.

Student name: Constanza Bidegain
Class: 5º Humanístico

The Turn of the Screw

Book: THE TURN OF THE SCREW.
Genre: Fantastic
Author: Henry James.
Characters: Governess, Mrs. Grose.

Review:

The novel is about a governess who accepts to look after two sweet children, Flora and Miles, in a mansion called Bly.
The owner of the mansion is the children's uncle. He doesn't live there. He never visit them.
When the govermess starts working she gets on very well with the landlady Mrs. Grose.
Along the time, this woman realises the children have a strange behaviour, she doesn't know why.
One day, different ghost appear, Mrs Jessel their last governess and Doctor Quint the man in charge. Both of them are dead.
These ghosts follow the children, when the governess realises of it she tries to help them but she does't know how to do it.
She discusses the subject with Mrs. Grose and comes to the conclusion those apparitions want to take a children with them.
At lost she decides to face Dr, Quint and he leaves for ever . Just at thet moment she sees Dr Quint's soul is in Miles, when she fixes her eyes on him the boy dies.

I think it's a very interesting book because i was anxious to go on reading to know the end. What i liked most about the plot is that the governess knew the real problem little by little.
Although i wouldn't choose a fantastic tale to read if i had to, i enjoyed it.

Student name: Maida Salto
Class:5H

The Ice Age 3

Book/ Film: The Ice Age 3
Genre: Comedy
Author/ Director: Carlos Saldanha, Thurmeier Mike
Characters/ Actors: Ellie, Diego, Sid, Manny, Scrat, Scratte



Review:
In the movie Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs the lovely Scrat the squirrel is still chasing his precious acorn. But he also meets a new love interest: Scratte, a femme squirrel who will try to steel Scrat's acorn while both fall in love.
Manny and Ellie are expecting their first baby, while Sid the sloth tries an unconventional way of starting a family that gets him into trouble. With all this talk of babies, Diego might be losing his saber-toothed edge, but a journey to save Sid may just turn the whole group into heroes, just a new adventure that will bring them to the center of the Earth where they'll encounter some mighty dinosaurs.
I totally recomend this movie because it's funny, sweet and charming.


Student name: Melina Carrozzo
Class: 5to H

Alexander

Book/ Film: ALEXANDER
Genre: Action
Author/ Director: Oliver Stone
Characters/ Actors: Colin Farrell Angelina Jolie Val Kilmer Anthony Hopkins

Review:

The movie is based on the life of Alexander the Great, King of Macedon, who conquered Asia Minor, Persia and part of Ancient India.

The story begins in 356 BC with Ptolemy I Soter, who narrates throughout the film. We see Alexander's life and the relation between his parents. Alexander grows up with his mother Olympias and his tutor Aristotle, where he finds interest in love, honor, music,exploration, poetry and military combat. His relationship with his father is destroyed when Philip marries with Eurydice.

After Philip is assassinated, Alexander becomes king of Macedonia and Greece. Also shown are Alexander's private relationships with his childhood friend Hephaestion and later his wife Roxana. Hephaestion compares Alexander to Achilles, to which Alexander replies that, if he is Achilles, Hephaestion must be his Patroclus who was the Achilles's lover. When Hephaestion mentions that Patroclus died first, Alexander pledges that, if Hephaestion should die first, he will follow him into the afterlife. Hephaestion shows extensive jealousy when he sees Alexander with Roxana and deep sadness when he marries her, going so far as to attempt to keep her away from him after Alexander murders Cleitus the Black in India. After Hephaestion succumbs to an unknown illness either by chance or perhaps poison, Alexander distances himself from his wife, despite her pregnancy, believing that she has killed Hephaeston.

After conquering Babylon, Alexander admits that Hephaestion is the only person whom he loves and dies less than three months after Hephaeston, keeping his promise that he would follow him.

This movie is great to see if you follow and like the history, but is not for the childrens under 16 years.

Student name: Juan Pablo Astegiano
Class: 5 H

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

- Film: “The boy in the striped pyjamas”
- Director: Mark Herman - Author: John Boyne
- Genre: Drama

- Cast: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Sheila Hancock and Rupert Friend






Review:

This film tells the story about the childhood of an eight years old boy, Bruno, who is son of a nazi officer. Full of innocence and questions without answers, he faces terrible experiences.
When Bruno’s father is promoted, all the family is forced to leave their home and move to Berlin, near a death camp where his father commands all the movements and actions. As a consequence of all that terrible surrounding, Bruno’s parents have lots of quarrels and differents opinion about how they feel about Hitler, and the horrifying responsabilities they have over Jewish people. Although his mother doesn’t agree totally with the nazi régime and his father does, they don’t want Bruno to know the tragical reality they have to live, so he isnt’t allowed to go further than the fence indicates.
This prohibition causes a mistery in Bruno, so every day he visits the garden and sit before the fence, thinking about what that weird farm is. This accion becomes a routine, until one day, he meets on the other side of it, a Jewish child, Samuel, whose appearence is a little bit strange to Bruno, because he is all dirty, thin, hairless, and without teeth. Immediately, Samuel and Bruno become great friends, although they know they are not allowed to talk. They both live the reality as an adventure, and can’t understand why there is a separation between them.
In my opinion, as a conclusion, “ the boy in the striped pyjamas” is a really catching movie, because it shows how dificult was life in that time, when Hitler had the power. Besides, it is admirable the inocence of both kids, and how they feel no discrimination. It’s a film about friendship and loyalty. Besides, what I liked the most is that the film director succeeded in creating the atmosphere of that time, It was really credible and sad at the same time.


Written by: Paula Fernandez Ansoar

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good Bye Lenin


Film: "Good Bye Lenin"
Genre:
Tragicomedy.
Director:
Wolfgang Becker.
Actors: Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sab, María Simón, Chulpa Jamatova, Alexander Beyer, Michael Gwisdek.
Review:

October 1989 was not the best time to go into a comma living in the German Democratic Republic, and that is exactly what happens to Alexander Kerner’s (Daniel Brühl) mother, Christiane, a woman proud of his socialist and leader of Unified Socialist Party delivered to the policy because of the divorced with her husband, who lost consciousness when he saw his son got into trouble following a demonstration against Erich Honecker. Alex was involved in a complicated situation when her mother comes out of coma eight months later. Nothing else would affect as much as the the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of capitalism in her beloved East Germany, (She was already warned by the doctor to avoid a possible relapse), so he decided not to tell her mother that the Berlin Wall has fallen while she was sick. This will mount a series of fake news programs, with the help of his friend Denis, which will write its own story.
So to save his mother, Alex transforms the family apartment into an island stuck in the past, a kind of last bastion of socialism in which his mother lives believing that nothing has changed. What begins as a white lie turns into a major scam as Alex's sister and some neighbors are responsible for maintaining the charade that Alex's mother continues to believe that nothing had changed. One of them is Lara, a nurse Alex Russian conquest during his mother's coma. Finally knowing by Lara dies in a scene before seeing the last newscast he has prepared his son to Germany is now one country and that socialism has fallen.
Student name: María Aiello Lacal. Class: 5to Humanístico.

The Others


Book/ Film: " The otrhers"
Genre: Suspense.
Author/ Director: Alejandro Amenábar

Characters/ Actors: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Alakina Mann, James Bentley


Review:
Island of Jersey, 1945. The Second World War has ended but the husband Grace he’s not come back. Alone in an isolated victorian house, she educated his children inside of religious ruls.
The children suffer a disease; They don’t receive directly thr daylight. The three new servants incorporate in the family life, they must learn the ruls: the house will be always in semidarkness. Never a door will be oponed if it dont the previous one has been closed.The strict order then Grace has imposed till then it will be defied. Grace, the children and who surround them, they will give a step definitive

Student name: Ramón Cruz
Class:5to H

Finding Nemo

Book/ Film: Finding Nemo
Genre: Comedy
Author/ Director: Andrew Stanton / Lee Unkrich
Characters/ Actors:
Marlin, Dory, Nemo, Bloat, Peach, Gurgle, Nigel, Crush, Coral, Squirt, Deb, Flo, Jacques, Mr. Ray.


Review:


It's a movie about the story of a young clownfish who lives with his mother in an anemone, reef, his mother life was taken by a fearsome shark, when he want's eve born yet.

The father, a clown fish very responsible and careful of his little son, who was starting in school, took care of him perfectly, making the typical mistakes of parents who fear to let your child experience experiences.

When classes started, Nemo wanted to find out how the world was, so they went to explore the ocean outside the reef, disobeying his father's rules, which were not getting outside the reef.

When they started the adveture, Nemo is captured by a diver and taken to a dentist, which is placed in a jar, along with other marine species...In Sydney.

The father in the course of the history, begin his serach to find him, he confront sharks, swam over turtles, made friends, and traveled through the CAO to reach his son, all in the company of a small fish, Doris, who forgets things easily.

This film is about the adventures of a father and the obstacles that he suffers to get to his son Nemo, who has the particularity of having one of his fins in bad shape.

These film is a nice story for kids to have fun, live the excitement and adventures of the love of a father to his son.



Student name: Ashley Rodriguez
Class: 5º H

Macbeth


Book:Macbeth
Genre: Drama/Action
Author/ Director: Shakespeare
Characters/ Actors: Duncan, Malcom, Macbeth, Donalbain, Macduff, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, Lenox, Ross, Siward, Siward's Son, Three Witches.

Review:
"Macbeth" is a play about greed and power. The tragedy begins with the prophecy of three witches who said that Macbeth was going to be the new King of Scotland. Immediately, Macbeth begins to harbour ambitions of becoming king.
When Macbeth tells his wife about his meeting with the witches, Lady Macbeth persuades him to follow a plan to murder the King (Duncan). He invited Duncan to his castle to spend the night and celebrate their victory in war. On the night of the king's visit, Macbeth kills Duncan.
Lady Macbeth takes charge of the situation and in accordance with her plan, she frames Duncan's sleeping servants for the murder by planting bloody daggers on them.
Macbeth assumes the throne as the new King os Scotland as a kinsman of the dead king.
Besides, returning to the beggining, the three witches also told to Banquo (Macbeth's war partner) that his Son will be King too...Wich, for Macbeth, that was a threat he had to take care of.

With these little introduction the play continues with lots of bloody scenes and it's been over the centuries, and in my opinion; it's entertainning, original and exciting from the beggining 'till the end ... It's been also adapted to film, television, opera, novels, comic books, and other media.


Student name: Tania Balmaceda
Class: 5º H

The orphan


Book/ Film: The orphan
Genre: Terror
Author/ Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Characters/ Actors: Isabelle Fuhrman, Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Jimmy Bennett, Aryana Engineer, Margo Martindale, CCH Pounder, Rosemary Dunsmore

Review:

Kate and John Coleman are rebuilding their marriage after a troubled relationship, since Kate had drinking problem but is under therapy with Dr. Browning and has been sober for one year.
Her addiction cost her job; a serious accident with their deaf-dumb daughter Maxine; and the abortion of their stillborn baby Jessica and John had a love affair ten years ago.
They decide to adopt a child and when they meet the nine year-old Russian girl Esther at the St. Marina Orphanage, they immediately fall in love for the well-educated orphan.
Max becomes close to Esther while her reluctant brother Daniel does not welcome his newcomer stepsister. Sooner Kate feels that Esther is manipulative and has some disturbance and she believes it could be hormone or borderline personality disorder but John refuses to listen to his wife and the wounds in their marriage reopen.
Kate calls Sister Abigail in the orphanage and the sister advises Kate that Esther had been involved in many troubles in the past. When Sister Abigail visits Kate, Esther kills her with a hammer and is witnessed by the scared Max.
When Kate goes further in the investigation of the past of Esther, she contacts the Saarne Institute, a mental hospital in Estonia, and discovers that the girl is not who she tells she is.


Student name: María del Rosario Toro Tesini
Class: 5º"H"

The Hundred and One Dalmatians


Book/ Film: The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Genre: comedy/drama
Author/ Director: Clyde Geronimi


Review:

The Hundred and One Dalmatians, or the Great Dog Robbery is a 1956 children's novel by Dodie Smith which is made film years later. In my opinion is one of most beautiful movies for children I have ever seem. What is most, I know almost the whole dialog. It has an excellent music and a good and hard work of the creators.

This story is about a pair of Dalmatians who are able to think and act like humans do. This is the most interesting and funny thing of the story: how are their reactions and thoughts.

Pongo and Missis Pongo, the dogs,
feel in love and have 15 puppies together. They live with the newly married Mr and Mrs Dearly and their two nannies in a very nice and warm house. All was happiness until one day the puppies disappear.

The humans were desperate and went to the police for help. A few hours later, Mr Dearly realized that the Cruella de Vil, an intimidating woman and her wife’s boss, could be the kidnapper because she hates animals and love fur coats of dogs skins.

With the help of other dogs and all sort of animals of the country, Pongo and Missis Pongo could discovered were the pupils were. They treated to explain it to the Dearlys but fail. So the dogs decide to run away and find themselves.

After a journey across country, they meet lots of animals which help the looking of their pupils and other ones which Cruella had enclosed in a big mansion far away.

Fortunately the story has a happy ending and noone is hurt. 101 are discovered and kipped by Mr ans Mrs Dearly.

Student name: Camila Bini
Class: 5to H!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Warriors


Book/ Film: The Warriors
Genre: Accion/drama
Author/ Director: Walter Hill
Characters/ Actors: David Harris,, James Remar,, Michael Beck, y Thomas Waites

Review:
The film is about a street band called "The warriors". They are invited to meeting with other bands of the place which is organized by "Cyrus", the leader of the most important band of new york. Cyrus gives a speech to all the bands telling them that there were five members of any band for each police in the city. He proposes them to dominate the city.


Suddenly a man called "Luther" who is the leader of "the rogues" band, shoots Cyrus but he says it was "Cleon" the leader of the Warriors who shooted Cyrus.
There starts a big confussion and all the bands want to capture the members of the Warriors who will have to survivor escaping from them and trying to come back to Coney Island where they are from. In their way back they will have many fights but they will prove their innocense.



This is one of my favorite films because I discovered it by playing the game of "the Warriors" in the play station. My favorite character is "Swam", whi after cleon´s death becomes in the Warriors leader. He is a great fighter and he has an extraordinary personality.

Student name: Enzo Buonassisa
Class: 5to Humanistico

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Crank


Book/ Film: Crank
Genre: action
Author/ Director: Mark Neveldine ; Brian Taylor,
Characters/ Actors: Jason Statham (Chev Chelios), Amy Smart (Eve), Jose Pablo Cantillo (Ricky Verona), Efren Ramirez (Kaylo), and Dwight Yoakam (Doc Miles)


Review:
Crank tells the story of the professional Assassin Chev Chelios who its poisoned whit a Chinese drug by his enemy Ricky Verona, this poison infected his blood making his hearth stop in a few hours so this mean that he is a dead men, but thanks to the aid of his friend the doctor miles he discovers that the only solution to stay alive its to improve the amount of adrenaline on his body, that means that he had to do anything to improve his level of adrenaline, meaning that he most do thing like speeding whit his car, fighting, running , drinking energy drinks or using drugs to stay alive the time needed to fulfil his vengeance towards Verona, and protecting his girlfriend Eve from Verona’s hitman`s.
a action movie at high speed and the always brilliant Jason Stratham makes this movie very recommendable to watch, because it involves almost every subject that makes a good action movie, cars at high speed, criminals, drugs, blood, gun fighting, and a crazy guy whit British accent simply make an awesome movie.


Student name: Diego Papa
Class: 5ºH

Death becomes her

Film: Death becomes her (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini

Review:

Actress Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and writer Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) are long time rivals. Helen's life falls apart when Madeline steals her fiancé, plastic surgeon Ernest Menville (Bruce Willis), and marries him. Helen becomes an obese, depressed woman.

Many years later Ernest become an alcoholic and miserable in his marriage, and he has been reduced to working restoring the looks of celebrities for their funerals. When Madeline and Helen meet again, Helen appears misteriously rejuvenated and thin.
Madeline, jealous of Helen, searchs for help of Lisle von Rhoman (Isabella Rossellini), who claims she has discovered the secret of eternal youth. She offers Madeline a magical potion to reverse the process of aging.
Meanwhile, Helen has seduced Ernest and conspired with him to kill Madeline. Before their elaborate plan can be carried out, Madeline falls down the stairs and breaks her neck, but she gets up and puts her head on straight. Ernest thinks that her resurrection is a miracle, and uses his skills to repair the damage done to Madeline's body.

Helen, thinking that Madeline is dead, arrives at the house, but Madeline shoots Helen. When Helen, with an enormous shotgun wound in her stomach, reawakens, Madeline guesses correctly that Helen was also a customer of Lisle's. The two undead rivals fight, but fail to do any real damage. Finally, the two ladies reconcile their differences and beg Ernest to repair their damaged bodies. Ernest agrees on the condition that he never see them again after the work is done. However, Madeline and Helen discover that his repairs are only temporary. They conspire to make Ernest drink the potion as well. Although Lisle makes an impassioned argument for immortality, Ernest refuses the potion, stating that a life lived forever is worthless.

In trying to escape, Ernest finds himself on the roof of the house. He slips and his suspenders get caught on the rain gutter, swinging him over an open pit. Madeline and Helen implore that he drink the potion so he will survive. Ernest refuses again, lets the potion fall, and then falls from the gutter. With Ernest, Helen and Madeline realize that they are now forced to take care of each other forever.

I think that is a very original movie, it's different from the other typical comedies. It is not a new film, but the effects are perfect for that year, when the technology was more difficult to use than now. Actually, the film won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
The movie is very funny and it's perfect to see in family on a Sunday afternoon!


Student name: Sofia Santos
Class: 5h

Patch Adams

"PATCH ADAMS"



-Film: “Patch Adams
-Genre: Drama.
-Director: Tom Shadyac
-Authors: Steve Oedekerk (based on “Good Health is a Laughing Matter”, by Patch Adams and Maureen Myland
-Cast: Robin Williams (Patch Adams), Monica Potter (Carin), Daniel London (Truman), Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Mitch), Bob Gunton (Dean Walcott).

- Review:
“Patch Adams” tells the story of the most special and gifted doctor of all times: Hunter “Patch” Adams. As might have been expected, the movie in question provides viewers with a perfect representation of the most relevant turning-points in the doctor’s life. In fact, at first, the film introduces Patch (Robin Williams) as a man who is hospitalized in a mental institution. Surprisingly, there, he finds a very important purpose of life; that of helping others whatever happens. Right after that, he leaves the institution and decides to go in for medicine, which will allow him to help others professionally. However, once in the medical school, he is taught a traditional method, which advocates a distant attitude towards patients that does not address their personal qualities or needs. Interestingly, Adams is determined to change this situation, as he believes firmly that patients who are suffering enormous pain should be heard and understood. In a few words, he thinks that laughter is the best medicine to undergo hard situations. Moreover, he pays particular attention to those who suffer extremely serious diseases, such as cancer, and tries to make them spent an amazing time, making all their dreams come true. Unfortunately, the authorities and some of his classmates, such as Mitch (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), do not agree with his idea and try to implement strategies to make him drop out his initial purpose. As time goes by, his patients, professors and hospital nurses, begin to appreciate his method of healing the sick. Nevertheless, Patch, with the unconditional help of his friends: Carin (Monica Potter) and Truman (Daniel London), struggles against winds and tides, in order to fulfill his aims. Interestingly, he decides to build his own medical clinic, where a close relationship between doctors and patients is a key element. Unluckily, Patch suffers a huge loss, which devastates him. He thinks that God creates men only to suffer and life does not worth it. As might have been expected, he feels dispirited, but suddenly a colorful butterfly sits on his medical bag. That event makes him regain the passion he once had. After being dismissed from the medical school for a second time, Patch is able to convince the jury in a final speech, by saying that he did his best to help the people that came to him, stating that treating a disease is a win-or-lose situation, but treating a person's spirit always guarantees a positive outcome. Furthermore, he encourages medical students to cultivate relationships with nurses and learn their skills. He also states that death should be treated with dignity and even humor. Finally, the jury in question accepts Patch's medical methods and does not prevent him from graduating.
In general, I believed wholeheartedly that “Patch Adams” is touching, as well as controversial, since it questions the traditional method of healing and the distant relationship between patients and doctors. Furthermore, both actors and actress, especially Robin Williams, offer particularly memorable performances, which are regarded as outstanding.
To sum up, I would like to say that the movie in question relies on a profoundly moving plot, which teaches us that PATIENTS should be treated as PEOPLE; as well as that we should make a great effort to reach our objectives, and we shouldn’t admit defeat just because others want us to do so.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Perfect Score


Film: The Perfect Score

Genre: Comedy
Author/ Director: Brian Robbins

Characters/ Actors: Erika Christensen, Anna Ross, Chris Evans, Matty Matthews and Scarlett Johansson









Review:The Perfect Score is a story about six high school students that band together to steal the answers to the college exam. They have discovered that this one test will determine their future, and the college that will admit them. Each student has his or her own reasons for deciding to become criminals and beat the system. They justify this act saying that it’s unfair and and discriminates against them. Then they decide to steal the test.
Lucky for them, the father of one in the group is an owner of the building where they find the tests. This student gets the building plans, and she also has a door card key. Their lives change with this for the better.

Student name: Victoria Alonso

Class:5H

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Finding Nemo
















Book/ Film: Finding Nemo

Genre: Adventure

Author/ Director:
Andrew Stanton
Lee Unkrich

Characters/ Actors:
Albert Brooks
Ellen DeGeneres
Alexander Gould
Willem Dafoe
Brad Garrett
Joe Ranft
Allison Janney
Vicki Lewis

Review:
Marlin and his wife Coral, move into a new home, Coral is eaten by a barracuda along with all of their eggs, except for one.Marlin finds that egg and promises it he will never let anything happen to it, naming it Nemo.
Later, Nemo begins his first day at school, but is frustrated and embarrassed by his overprotective and neurotic father.
Nemo deliberately swims out to open water and he is captured by a diver. As he desperately searches for help, he bumps into Dory who suffers from short-term memory loss
Dory remembers that she can read and, reading the address on the mask, they discover that Nemo has been taken to Sydney.
Marlin and Dory are found by a group of sea turtles who are going to the Australian Current,
As Marlin be friend the turtle Crush he tells some of the sea turtles about his reason for her recovery so his story travel among the sea creatures,.
However, Marlin has a pelican friend called Nigel who takes Marlin and Dory in a a dentist's office were removes Nemo from the tank and puts him in a bag for a present to his niece Darla .
Later When Darla arrives, Nemo pretends to be dead and Marlin and Dory are shocked to see Nemo dead.
After that they and Nigel are thrown out the window, in that moment Gill an other fish helps Nemo escape down the drain of the dentist's sink to the ocean.
Depressed Marlin thanks Dory and tells her he is going home on his own.
When suddenly Dory is reluctant to be left by herself again, claiming that she can remember things better when he is around but Marlin still swims away to go home.
A chance encounter Dory with Nemo jogs her memory of her adventures with Marlin and the two catch up with Marlin and there is a brief and happy reunion. Moments later, Dory is caught in a fishing net along with a school of grouper. Nemo has an idea to save her by telling the fish caught in the net to swim down, a trick the other fish in the tank had tried to use to save him from being scooped up in the dentist's net. Though Marlin is afraid to let him go out of fear of losing him again, he realizes that he has to let Nemo take this chance. The maneuver works, snapping the winch, freeing Dory and the grouper, and Marlin reconciles with Nemo and apologizes for being overprotective.
One day they have returned home, Marlin is able to let Nemo "go have an adventure" at school with his classmates, Marlin also impresses and wins the respect of his neighbors for going across the ocean to find his son, especially after his credibility is enhanced by the appearance of the three sharks.
For me is a really good film because is interesing not only for kids but for adults too.My favorite part is when Nemo cameback and her father and is proud of him and tell her "go have an adventure" , because it make me feel that every family can be happy again.

Student name : Delfina Bartolome.
Class: 5 Humanistico.

GRΣΣK

Series: Greek
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Creator: Patrick Sean Smith
Actors: Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer, Paul James, Jacob Zachar, Jake McDorman.


Review:

Writing about Greek is kind of difficult because it has many interesting points to light out. On one hand, we have the typical American comedy about a group of college students that just wants to have fun. On the other hand, we can notice the deep message that this series want to transmit, the worthiness of friendship, loyalty and even though this story is based on a college campus, the importance of living the “college experience” at its maximum expression.

This series was premiered on July 2007, with a good audience level. At the moment Greek has two completed seasons and is going through the 3rd season. At total it has 53 episodes of about 43 minutes each one. Furthermore, the plot is basically about the life of college students in the modern USA.

Beginning with the particular case of Rusty Cartwright, a new student in his first year of university, considered a “geek” in his high school that tries to get in a fraternity (fraternal social organizations for undergraduate students). He gets in “Kappa Tau” where he meets Cappie, the “director” of that fraternity, and ex-boyfriend of his older sister Casey.
Moreover, the story gets funny spins and makes the viewer find out Greek as an unique piece of art.

In conclusion, Greek is one of my favourite series, but some critics like to point it out as a “non familiar programme” because of it contents of drinking, partying and homosexuality in some cases. For me, it has an special touch of magic... Something that makes the story being so amazingly told, although, I haven’t finished to watch it completely.


Student name: Lucía Cuezzo

Class: 5to H




Sunday, October 04, 2009

Anastasia


Book/ Film: Anastasia
Genre: Animation / Musical /Adventure
Author/ Director: Don Bluth; Gary Goldman
Characters/ Actors: Meg Ryan; John Cusack; Christopher Lloyd

Review:

The daughter of last Russian czar, Anastasia, is found by two young Russian men, Dimitri and Vladimir, who seek the reward that her grandmother promised to the ones who will find her. But evil monk of the czar family Rasputin, who make a pact with the devil for the power that kills the Romanovs family in the past, want destroy the last desendent of the Romanov family.

From Don Bluth, a film to all the ages of this time, brings one of the most fantastic histories of all the time with a wonderfull soundtrack composed by David Newman.




Student name: Ignacio M. Igarreta
Class: 5º H

An American Tail


Book/ Film: An American Tail
Genre: Animation / Adventure /Drama / Family /Musical
Author/ Director: Don Bluth
Characters/ Actors: Phillip Glasser; Christopher Plummer

Review:

Fievel is a young mouse who is separated from his family on the way to America, a land they think is without cats. When he arrives alone in the new world, he keeps hope to see his family again, in his searching he makes new friends, running and dodging the cats he thought he rid off.

This is a film for all the family and to learn the how important is the family in this life.




Student name: Ignacio M. Igarreta
Class: 5º H

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Princess Diaries


Book/ Film: The Princess Diaries
Genre: Comedy
Author/ Director: Garry Marshall
Characters/ Actors: Julie Andrews , Anne Hathaway , Héctor Elizondo

Review: The life of Mia Thermopolis, a shy adolescent who lives in San Francisco makes a 360º course when suddenly she discovers that she is a real princess.
It is supposed that she is the heir of the croun of Genovia, a very little european princedom.
Mia begins a funny travel in order to take possession of the throne, but her strict and incredible grandmother, the queen Clarisse Renaldi; breaks into her life to give her classes of protocol suitable for a princess.
Mia doesn´t have the intention to give up her life just to govern a far country.
However, queen Clarisse inserts that she has to carry out her duly in order to take place in the line of succession to the throne.
Mia has to face the most important election of her life; to go on with her family or to leave everything and to accept the responsibilities of a Princess.


Student name: María del Rosario Toro Tesini
Class: 5º H

Friday, September 18, 2009

Baby's Day Out


Book/ Film: Baby's Day Out

Genre:
comedy

Author/ Director:
written by John Hughes and produced by Richard Vane and John Hughes and directed by Patrick Read Johnson

Characters/ Actors:
Adam and Jacob Worton

Review:

“Baby's Day Out” is a 1994 comedy film written by John Hughes and produced by Richard Vane and John Hughes, about one day's adventures of a kidnapped baby in the city. The movie was directed by Patrick Read Johnson. The film stars twins Adam and Jacob Worton.

Bink Cotwell Jr. is the baby of a rich family. This family lives in a big mansion. Bink is the only child of house and receives the attention of all. Every night his mother reads a book in which a boy has adventures in the city.
One day, kidnappers posing as photographers and kidnap the child without anyone even noticing. Parents to discover that your child is missing and they call the police. Unfortunately for the kidnappers, the baby appears to be much intelligent than them. The baby escapes for his captors who begin to chase him around the city without success.

While looking for the baby, the police discover the story of the mother that the child go to different places of the city for those areas that relate to children's books.


Student name: Victoria Alonso

Class: 5to H

Moulin Rouge

Film: Moulin Rouge
Genre: Musical/Romance
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Ewan Mcgregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadment and Richard Roxburgh

Review:


Moulin Rouge is a story about love, it is a musical that goes through the silentfilm period. This film is directed by Baz Luhrmann and it was filmed in Paris.


Firstly, Christian (Ewan Macgregor) tells the story on the pages that he is writing. He writes that in the famous cabaret of Paris, The Moulin Rouge, he has met a beautiful woman called Satine (Nicole Kidman) and he immediately falls in love with her.


Satine is a prostitute and her only desire is to go away from The Moulin Rouge and be free.


The problem is that Christian is not the only one that falls in love with her. A millionaire and bad Duke (Richard Roxburgh) is absolutely obsessed with her too.


Then Satine meets Christian and she falls in love with him in secret. The fact is that she cannot fall in love because of what she does, so they start meeting in secret. After that, the Duke discovers that she is seeing Christian so he tries to kill him.


I really like this film because it is entertaining. I think that the story, the music and the actors are very good, and all this make a very catching film.


Student name: Florencia Rossi
Class: 5º Humanístico

The Ugly Truth




Book/ Film: The ugly truth
Genre: Comedy
Author/ Director: Robert Luketic
Characters/ Actors: Katherine Heigl (Abby), Gerard Butler(Mike), Bree Turner

Review:

The Ugly truth tells the story of Abby, a desperate woman who works in a TV news channel (who's about to be canceled because of bad raiting), who doesn't have been on a date for over a year. She's the typical, solitary and inexperience woman who's waiting for her "Mr. Perfect" and thinks that guys are always honest and cute.

Then we have Mike, a guy who`s a hardcore personality and doesn't believe in "true love", he tells woman what most men really are and think about it.

One day Abby must hire Mike to save they TV channel, and they call the show "the ugly truth". Everibody loves Mike except Abby, who thinks he's a dirty and unlikely man. But in the mean time Mike bet Abby to teach her how to meet a guy and keep it for good. If he wins, he will quit the job, but if he dont he will stay. When it happens, Mike realize that he was falling in love with Abby, and that all the things he tells people everyday on his show doesn't happend all the time.

Abby falls in love with Mike too, so she leaves "Mr Perfect", and after a couple of situations, Abby and Mike stay together for will and realizes that "The ugly truth" is not always so ugly.



Student name: Tania Balmaceda
Class:5to H

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Briget Jones's Diary

Book/ Film: Briget Jones's Diary
Genre: Comedy - Romance
Author/ Director: Sharon Mcguire
Characters/ Actors: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth


Review:
Briget Jones's Diary is a Bitish film from 2001, based on the novel from the same name written by Heles Fielding. In this film, the star, Briget Jones (Renée Zellweger), is a 30 year old woman who works in a publishing company in London and has realized that time is passing by and she is still single and worried about her weight. her family tries that she get's emocionally involved with a pretender, Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth), a barrister, son of a friend of her parents. From the very beggining Briget thinks that is a very arrogant and offensive person. and he thinks that Briget is some kind of dorky.
On New Year's Day she decides to leave the bad habit behind, lose weight and find her own Mr. Right.
Briget Jones and Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), his boss with who she has been fantasizing for a long time, starts to send masseges to her, and having dates to know each other better... But the reality is that hi is a womanizer who doesn't want anything serious with her. At the same time she find out that Daniel and Mark Darcy have a history together and as result of it they hate each other.
When she finally realizes that Mark is a good person with good intentions and Daniel isn't as much as she needs, she will be on a real crossroads.

I really like this film because it's funny and dinamic and at the same time it's sweet and romantic. I think that Renée is extrordinary in her role and also love Hugh Grant, even playing the role of the bad guy.

Student Name: Carolina Delgado
Class: 5ºH

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Die Welle



Book/ Film: Die Welle (The Wave)
Genre: Drama-Thriller
Author/ Director: Dennis Gansel
Characters/ Actors: Jürgen Vogel as Rainer Wenger, Frederick Lau as Tim, Max Riemelt as Marco and Jennifer Ulrich as Karo.




Review:

Die well or The Wave is a film based on the novel The Wave, which is a fictionalized account of the events that took place in a Californian high school. It tells the story of a school project about autocracy which was developed by a professor named Rainer Wenger, who implemented an unusual and unorthodox experiment. This project was about bringing back the fascism and the Nazis regime to the class and to live like if that was that time. At the beginning students weren't really enthusiastic with the idea, and they thought that the regime that had reigned in the past could never be back, but after a couple of classes they started to get involved and changes started to appear. They invented a name, "Die well", adopted a new greeting and a uniform which had to be used by everyone in the class. When the week, and consequently the project, were getting over it slipped through Wegner's fingers and the students started to have weird attitudes that will have great importance towards the end.

Regarding my election, I chose this movie because I found so interesting the plot and the way the director tells the story. It is an interesting way to open everyone's mind and to think that people can very easily be manipulated, and that we are not as advanced in this aspects as we think. Actors and actresses performances are great and so is director's work.


Student name: María Agustina Forcatto
Class: 5° Humanístico

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

UP

Film: UP
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Author/Director: Pete Docter and Bob Peterson
Characters: Carl Fredricksen, Ellie, Russell, Charles Muntz, Dug, Beta

Review:
The film is about Carl Fredricksen, who met Ellie, the love of his life, when they were very young. They share the same interest in exploration as their hero, famed explorer Charles Muntz.
Carl and Ellie grow old together, keeping since kids their dream of a house in Paradise Falls, in South America. Just as they seem to finally be able to take their trip, Ellie dies of old age. After a long time Carl decided to keep his promise to Ellie, and uses his old professional supplies to create a makeshift airship using tens of thousands of helium balloons which lift his house off its foundations. But in the porch was Russell, a Wilderness Explorer who was trying to help Carl to earn his final merit badge.
Finally, Carl and Russell start to understand to each other and, with a little help of a big storm, they find themselves in Paradise Falls. They live a lot of adventures and also met Charles Muntz, who is not like Carl think it would be.
This film is hillarious, but it also have details that make the story more 'real'. The sadness of Carl for loosing his wife is very touching.
It's perfect to see in family, because parents and kids will enjoy it!


Student name: Sofía Santos
Class: 5h