Sunday, September 25, 2011

You`re Next

Film: You're next
Genre: Terror
Director: Adam Wingard
Actors: AJ Bowen, Joe
Swanberg, Sharni Vinson.
Review:
YOU’RE NEXT
The new film of Adam Wingard was presented in 2011 Toronto film festival. The film have already
been released in USA cinemas, but for the rest of the countries will arrived on
the first days of 2012. This new film has a really good cast, which is
integrated by: AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Sharni Vinson.
The plot takes place at a rural family home where middle-aged Aubrey and
Paul have invited their four adult children and partners to enjoy a weekend,
mix with a lot of food, wine and middle-class disses.
There are surprises, sudden shocks and lot
of laughs. But when you thought the arguments might become a little familiar,
an arrow crashes through the dining room window and plants a lot of uncertainty,
more arrows come flying in and the terrified convocation must organise fast or
face certain death. There is when the main course begins.


The actors were very good, and you ccan see that there have existed a good
relationship between them while they were filming. The story reminds to a fair
old clip, but You're Next, with it dark corners and electronic score in the
background, has already establish itself as the favourite terror film of this
and next year.
As I have said, it is a great film and you must go to the cinema to see it
and absolutely don’t miss it.


Student name: Federico Ferreiro
Class: 5° Humanistico

Friday, September 23, 2011



Book/ Film: 127 hours
Genre: Drama
Author/ Director: Danny Boyle
Characters/ Actors: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara


Review:

127 Hours it's an american dramatic-suspense genre film based on a real story. It was realized on November 5,2010 after a long effort of Danny Boyle,
the director and Christian Colson, the producer. The protagonist of this film is James Franco, who play the part of Aron Ralston, a young climber who likes to "escape" from the city
in his free time to go to enjoy the landscapes of nature.As secondary actresses, Amber Tamblyn as Megan and Kate Mara as Christie who find Aron in his tragic adventure before the accident.

One weekend, Aron decides to climb, as he used to do it, to clear their problems, however, he didn´t tell anyone where he would go and then that will produce big problems.In his adventure
as a climber, he met two girls, Megan and Chritie, who helps locate and share the afternoon together. Then, Aron decided to resume his own way. While he was exploring, there was a breakdown
that leaves him with his hand stuck on a rock. As the hours go by and he notices that he can't disengaged his hand and the food and water runs out, he will have to taqke a very hard desicion.
During the movie shows all Aron attempts to free the rock, his concern to see that I had no food or water and despair to think that he will die in that place, therefore, he constantly
records a video to his family and friends saying how much he love them and what happens day to day.

While the story is moving, it became a bit long, that makes the film lose emotion because it's too repetitive and makes you want the end quickly.
The set of the film is really good and surprising. The takes of landscapes give the film a high quality.

During the film shows a constant change of cameras, between Director's camera and Aron's camera, that was great and they give a special touch.

In my opinion, 127 hours, it's a very interesting film, with a great and little expected ending, but as I said a bit long for the plot.

Student name: Luz Victoria
Class: 5° Humanistico

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Saving The Private Ryan


Book/ Film: Saving The Private Ryan



Genre:
War



Author/ Director:
Steven Spielberg



Characters/ Actors:
Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon.




Review:

Saving the private Ryan is an American war movie produced in 1998, directed by movie director Steven Spielberg. This movie captures the attention of the public and only in the United States collected 216 milion dollars. Is considered the best war film-drama that was filmed.
Actors working
in the film are: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon and
Vin Diesel.

The film begins with an old veteran of World War II and his family visiting the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, and back to the day of the Omaha beach landing.
The beginning of the Normandy invasion, U.S. troops landing on Omaha beach, fighting entrenched German infantry. One of the officers who survived the first landing, Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks), commander of “C” Company of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, assembles a group of soldiers and slowly penetrated the German defenses, getting off the beach.
Meanwhile, in the United States, General George C. Marshall reported that three of the four brothers of the Ryan family are dead, and notify him that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), Baker Company, the 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment is missing in action somewhere in Normandy.
Miller receives orders from his battalion commander, Walter Anderson, to find Ryan, to perform its mission, Miller brings together six Rangers in his company, and a man of the 29th Infantry Division, who speaks fluent French and German. Miller and his men walk the battlefield to a small town called Ramelle,
where they expect to find Ryan and so can send it back to your home.

Sound effects in this film are very good because it allows the audience to introduced into the war, the music is directed by John Williams.
P
redominates during the movie loud music accompanied by sound effects used in the scenes of war.

In this film are looking get with the costumes, give more reality to the story, The uniforms used by the actors, much like to the true uniforms used in the Second World War.

This movie I recommend it to the people who likes to see good stories inside a movie, and also recommend because the effects are very good and because the actors play their role well.
In my conclusion saving Private Ryan is a war movie, but inside has a very strong story that leaves us the values
​​of camaraderie, helping other and giving their lives for what you believe.


Student name: Juampi Soldini


Class: 5to H

Monday, September 19, 2011

Good Will Hunting



Book/ Film: Good Will Hunting
Genre: Drama


Author: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Director: Gus Van Sant

Characters/ Actors: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams

Review:

The film is about Will, a prodigy boy in mathematics that starts to work in the maintenance and cleanliness of a university. He was intelligent but always causing many problems with his friends. One day he solved a difficult problem of mathematics that the teacher Gerard Lambó put in the blackboard of the corridor of the university. The teacher begins to look for him until he finds him in the jail, proposes him to go out of there under his guardianship in exchange for solving mathematical problems with him. Will gets knows Skylar, of who falls in love and begins a relation. Because of his behavior, the teacher presents his friend Sean Mcguire, an important psychologist who helps Will during the whole movie with teachings, advices, leading him in the right direction and exploiting his intelligence, removing it from the problems.


The plot is very original, a surprising thing is that the whole script is made by the same actors, Matt Damon and Ben affleck. The performance of Robbie Williams is amazing, he makes the viewer feel like the character, shocking them and making them reflect about their actions when he gave those advices to Will, trying to make him have a better life.

In my opinion is the best movie because it gives an important advice about life, it leaves a trascendental message. It teach us how to be responsables, respecting other people.I recommend to watch in family or whit friends

Student name: Martin Macagno
Class: 5º Contable

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Shawshank Redemption


Book/ Film: The Shawshank Redemption
Genre: Drama
Author/ Director: Frank Darabound
Characters/ Actors: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and Bob Gunton
Review:


''The Shawshank Redemption'' is a Frank Darabond's american film set in 1994. It is based on the short novel of Stephen King Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. Tim Robbins, the main character, plays the part of Andy Dufresne, the vice-presiden of a bank, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Ellis boyd "Red" Redding a convict of the prison, who will be Andy's best friend, is played by Morgan Freeman and Bob Gunton plays the part of Norton, the prison's warder .

Andy Dufresne is a bank vice-president cult, attracted by the literature and classical music. The skills made ​​about the murder of his wife and her lover, showed enough evidence to sentence him to death. After a hard time in prison, Andy gains the respect of his fellow inmates, befriend Red, and becomes the right hand of the Warden.He never lost hope in prison, that will make the story has a great ending.

One of the things I most liked in this wonderful film, is the teaching of life that is transmitted to the viewers. It teaches that it is worth fighting to live, although it seems impossible, one must never lose hope, because that's all you have left that they can't take away. And it shows the real friendship between two men.

Despite how beautiful is this story, I do not find many other ways to criticize. Darabound's work, let me wonder, especially since I love these films certainly did a great job. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are excellent actors. The connection that they did in the movie was very very good. It was very touching to see them act together and especially in a flawless manner, as shown in this film about friendship and values.

In conclusion, I recommend this movie. I loved the plot of the movie, because I found it very moving and entertaining, and performances by Robbins and Freeman gave the only thing missing from this film. Worth seeing this movie, because although many people do not believe it has a great lesson of life.


Student name: Jazmín Victoria
Class: 5°C

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Unknown

Film: Unknown




Genre: Thriller


Director: Jaume Collet-Serra


Actors: Liam Neeson


Student name: Maria Florencia Torti Rubini


Class: 5to Contable








UNKNOWN

This movie is a thriller film directed by
Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, and Frank Langella.
This film is based in the French novel Out of My Head,
His protagonist is Liam Neeson as Dr. Martin Harris in fact he believe that but he isn’t this person.

After an accident he had had in Berlin, Germany, (where he went with his wife for a
biotechnology summit) he woke up the 24th of November after being 4 days in a coma.
But the problem started when he tried to remember what had happened to him, the only thing that he could remember was his “name” Dr. Martin Harris. But in fact it wasn’t, so he escaped from the hospital and started looking for his true identity.

The main actor in this film achieved shown us all the feelings that a person which is in other country without identity and identification could feel, but for me the thing to stand ut is the plot of the movie because it really keeps you in front of the screen all the movie.

To sum up it’s a great movie to see a Saturday night with a lot of pop corns.
I hope you enjoy it as me!

Friday, September 16, 2011

The curious case of Benjamin Button

Book/ Film: The curious case of Benjamin Button


Genre: Fantasy drama-film


Author/ Director: David  Fincher


Characters/ Actors: Cate Blanchett Brad Pitt Julia Ormond


Review:

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The curious case of Benjamin Button is a David Fincher ´s film. The main actors are Brad Pitt,Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton. Brad Pitt acts as Benjamin Button, Cate Blanchett as 
Daisy and Tilda Swinton as Elizabeth Abbott. It is a drama film.


Daisy Williams, an old woman, was in her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans. Near her was her daughter, Caroline. Daisy asked her daughter to read to her the diary of Benjamin Button. This diary tells his complete an extraordinary life, all the diseases he has been diagnosed at birth and the little chance of survival. Thomas Button, his father, abandoned him after the death of his mother. He was raised by a black woman called Queenie. Daisy´s grandmother lived at that home, which is where she first met Benjamin.


This movie is visually remarkable thanks to some groundbreaking special effects. Near the end of the films, Benjamin appears after a long absence and steps into the light looking really young. The special effects were so elaborate and seamlessly integrated that they went virtually unnoticed.


In this movie, the clothing is very beautiful. To make sure they got the clothing right for all the different time periods, the costume designers consulted with Levi´s and used their Vintage clothing line. Nothing could get between the filmmakers and their Levi´s.


In my opinion, Benjamin Button is a long movie, but is like a pleasant dream, with fine acting all around. The special effects are amazing. I applaud the acting of Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button. I think it is the best movie I have ever seen in my short life.








Student name: Manuel Iglesia


Class: 5to "C"

The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the gold


Book/ Film: "The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the gold"
Genre: Romantic comedy
Author/ Director: Sean McNamara
Characters/ Actors:Ross Thomas and Christy Carlson Romano.

Review:
“ The Cutting Edge 2: going for the gold” is a romantic comedy film which is starred by Ross Thomas and Christy Carlson Romano. It was filmed in the USA in 2006 and directed by Sean McNamara. The film lasts 98 minutes and it should be watched by people over thirteen years-old.

“The Cutting Edge 2” tells a story about Jackie Dorsey (Christy Romano) who is competing to win the Olympic gold in ice-skating but, in her performance, she falls and brakes her leg. She is so depressed because she is only thinking about winning that prize, so her father invites her to go on holidays. There, Jackie meets Alex (Ross Thomas), a good-looking surfer guy, who helps her to return to the competition. However, everything is not so easy. Although they fall in love with each other, an ex Alex’s girlfriend appears.

Ross and Christy had to learn to skate professionally before filming the film because they only had stuntmen in very difficult tricks. Much of the time in the film they are skating, for example, when they are preparing their performance for the regional competition, in the Olympic competition, and so on.

The costume design in Cutting Edge 2 emphasizes Jackie and Alex characters in daily life and it’s different and special in every performance they do, it really helps you to know the personality of the characters.

I think it’s a great option if you want to watch something different and original mixed with an amazing sport like ice-skating is. I recommend this film because it is not static like others films, in stead of this, it has a lot of changes throughout the film which makes you want to continue watching it.



Student name: Cynthia Garcia

Class: 5º Hum

THE GREEN MILE





-Book/ Film: The Green Mile
-Genre:Drama film
- Author/ Director: Frank Darabont
-Characters/ Actors:Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, Harry Dean Stanton and James Cromwell
-Review:

The Green Mile is a american drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted by him from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb and Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey, and tells the story of Paul and his life as a death row corrections officer during the Great Depression in the United States.This movie was filmed in Louisiana, United States.

The plot of this movie, Paul Edgecomb worked in was called the "Green Mile" by the guards, because the condemned prisoners walking to their execution are said to be walking "the last mile" to the electric chair. One prisoner call, John Coffey, he is a farmer, gian and blackmen; he stay here because, he killing two young white girls.He demostrates that he is not a killer, opposite john, fearing darkness, and crying almost constantly for apparently no reason.One day, John reveals extraordinary powers by healing Paul urinary tract infection and resurrecting a mouse.The wife's of the boss of Paul has a problem cereveral, John with his powers try to cure her.

In my opinion the acting of Tom Hanks was exceptional, and Michael Clarke Duncan was exeptional, but background music was dispointing.And the direction played was a principal role in this movie.

One a scene, when John electrocuted in the chair was very exciting, but has very bad special effects and the music was not appropriate for that time.Other scene is when the mouse, called Mr. bells dies, is saddest scene that I've ever seen from this movie.

A film is infused with an expansive, and transmits a sadness and sorrow , sometimes I have the impression that John is going to died in few minutes.
If you want to watch a movie to cry this is indicated...








-Student name: Alex P.
-Class: 5 Hum


Crazy, Stupid, Love

Book/ Film: Crazy, Stupid, Love.  
Genre: Romantic comedy-drama

Author/ Director: Glenn Ficarra John Requa

Characters/ Actors: Steve Carell; Ryan Gosling; Julianne Moore; Emma Stone; Marisa Tomei; Kevin Bacon

Review:
File:CrazyStupidLovePoster.jpgHow small is the world, resumes this movie, “Crazy, stupid, love” show us how a series of events can make you find and stay with the person that you love, starring Steve carrel as Cal Weaver, a recent divorced man that wants to have a new life, and Ryan Gosling as Jacob Palmer, a man who haves all the tips to end up the night with beautiful woman’s. Filmed en 2010, but premiered in 2011, this story shows us that no matter what happens we must follow what we want, leaving aside all the problems that we have.

One normal day Cal’s wife Emily (Julianne Moore) says to him that haves another man in his life, after that, they get divorced, and the split their things, fall down Cal decides to start a new life, but with no too much excitement. One day he goes to a bar and a new life starts, meeting Ryan, who teach us every move to meet the lady’s. But not everything is flowers and roses, after pursuing a life of girls Ryan meets the girl of his life, that at the end results the daughter of Cal, causing a lot of troubles.

The directors try to focus us, in the principal message of the movie, that with simple effects its shows very clearly, just a great work by the producer using simple objects to make fun until we almost cry. The cast was a right reason to watch it, and changes of emotions in every second of the movie

The place, like every other movie its just simple, not too much production, with the city like place the story develops in a normal environment and the society of today. The costumes are not something important in this film, just the normal stuff and clothes that we use every day.

“Crazy, stupid, love” is a film to watch and learn with all the family, that with a pinch of humor, we learn how to affront every day in our life. Very recommend por all can of people, no matter sex or age



Student name: Francisco Sica

Class: 5to "C"

The Hangover

Film: The hangover
Genre: Comedy
Author: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Director: Todd Philips.
Actors: Bradley cooper; Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.
Review:
The Hangover is anAmerican comedy film in 2009, directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

The film tells the story ofthree friends (Alan, Stu and Phil) after a bachelor party they wake up in Las Vegas,and they cant remember what happended the night before. After this, a lot of hilarius situations begin.

The main actors are Bradley Cooper as Phil Wenneck (a teacher). ; Ed Helms as Dr. Stuart "Stu" Price (a dentist) and Zach Galifianakis as Alan Garner, the socially awkward, future brother-in-law of the groom. They played very good roles, and have an excellent performance.

In this movie the musical aspect it is well done, because many important singers and bands appears in the movie, like Kanye West, Dyslexic Speedreaders, Danzig, The Donnas, Usher, Phil Collins, The Belle Stars, T.I. Wolfmother and The Dan Band, etc. "Right Round" by Flo Rida is played over the closing credits.

This movie was won the golden globe (Best movie) in 2010 and was nominated to the BAFTA prizes (Best Original Script) in the same year. From my point of you, I recommended this film because it’s a very fun movie, that has great actors, that makes it an amazing movie.
Student name: Martin Repetto
Class: 5 C






Meet Joe Black.


Book/ Film: 'Meet Joe Black'.

Genre: Drama/Romantic/Fantasy.

Author/ Director: Martin Brest.

Characters/ Actors: Bard Pitt, Anthony Hopkin, Claire Forlani.

Review:
‘Meet Joe Black’ is a film about the death, showing it as something good, and as a process of life. Is a deep movie and treats emotions and feelings from a really different point of view. It’s a delicated film, and the story is about Bill, and old man about to die, who owns a billionaire company, so the death itself takes the body of Joe, a lovely man, to have some vacations. So Joe appears mysteriously as a friend of Bill, who keeps quiet the secret. But in the meanwhile, Joe fell in love with Susan, Bill’s daughter, and vice versa. And that’s how a romantic and passionate story starts.

Brad Pitt (Joe), Anthony Hopkins (Bill) and Claire Forlani (Susan) are the main characters. They are high quality actors, and make the movie have an incredible touch of sensibility and finesse.

The story and the acting are the most original ever seen, that makes the movie amazing, and you can’t avoid crying because is very emotional and treats subjects like death, love, and passion. The most distinguished element of the movie is Brad Pitt acting, because he makes you believe he’s really a person who doesn’t know anything about life, and the way he looks other people, his faces and the way he talks are surprisingly natural and expressive.

I can’t stop watching ‘Meet Joe Black’ because it’s a great story, the actors and the music are amazing, and its sensibility and the feelings that make me feel are indescribable. The movie is gripping all the time and I recommend it for those who love strong emotions.

Student name: Agustin Hinojosa.

Class: 5° "C".

The Lovely Bones


Film: The Lovely Bones
Genre: Drama and suspens
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Saorse Ronon, Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg and George Harvey
Review:
The Lovely Bones (2009) is a film, which is an adaptation of the novel Lovely bones, which was written by Alice Sebold. The film was directed by Peter Jackson. The stars of the movie are Saorse Ronon as Susie Salmon, Rachel Weisz and Mark Wahlberg as Susie´s parents and George Harvey as the murderer. It is a drama and suspense film.

Susie Salmon is a teenager, who has crush on a classmate of her school. When he asked her out for Saturday, she accepted and went to her house. While she was walking, she found with her neighbor, who
coaxes her into an underground den, where he, finally, killed her. The police and her family started to investigate Susie's disappearance. Susie from the heaven guides them to find the guilty.


The movie´s story was written by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens. They did it great. They mixed the suspens and the drama in the story, they get that people were sad for moments, like when susie´s father cry for her dead, and have scared in other, like when her sister could be caught by the murder.

The movie has very good performances, specially, Saorse Ronon´s acting. In spite of Saorse is a very young actress, she could make an excellent and believable performance as the protagonist of the movie. Ronon won a lot of awards for her acting, like 7th Irish Film and Television Awards, 36th Saturn Awards and 2009 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

Lovely Bones is an excellent movie, I loved the mix of suspend and drama in it so I recommend this film to people, who love drama films, or if you want to be scared and be moved.
Student name: Lucila Mazzoccone
Class: 5° Cont


About a boy



Book/ Film: About a boy
Genre: Drama
Author/ Director: The brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz.
Characters/ Actors: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult and Toni Colette.
“About a boy” is a beautiful movie that is adapted from the Nick Hornby's best-selling novel also called “About a boy”. It tells the powerful story of a young, rich, jobless man named Will Lightman (played by Hugh Grant) who meets a lonely boy named Marcus Brewer (played by Nicholas Hoult). We can appreciate nice scenarys from London and the tipical English accents.

Will has never faced any responsibility and he behaves like a boy despite being 30 years old. He meets Marcus in a very hard moment for him, his own mother has just tried to commit suicide. No matter what, Marcus tries to make her happy and keep her alive. Will’ll become essential in Marcus’ life and will end up being part of his family. Curiously, Marcus will teach Will more values than he has never known before.

This wonderful movie counts with an exceptional cast. Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult have an undeniable chemistry that makes us forget they’re acting and we believe everything we’re watching.

The background music plays a very important role.Playing both old and modern songs, the movie is perfectly accompanied by great soundtracks. “Shake Ya Ass" performed by Mystikal, takes part of an hilarious scene which could’t have been made without it.

I recommend this movie to any cine buff or just anyone who enjoys watching good performances. The excepcional plot won’t let you down and I can assure you that you will enjoy it from the very beginning to the end.
Student name: Sofía Urciuolo
Class: 5th C

Misery

Book/ Film: Misery
Genre: Suspense
Author/ Director: Rob Reiner
Characters/ Actors: James Caan as Paul Sheldon & Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes
Review:
Misery is a suspense film directed by Rob Reiner. The main actors are James Caan as Paul Sheldon and Kathy Bates as Aniie Wilkes who won The Golden Globe. This movie was filmed in The United States in 1990. This movie is based on a Stephen King's novel.
This film is about a writer who is writing a book called "Misery", but one day he has a car accident and he is saved by Annie Wilkes, his fan. She goes crazy and kidnaps him in her mansion, keeping him like a prisoner. He will try to run away from her.
The background music is used very well, it creates an horror atmosphere, and involves the audience into the movie, the music used is gloomy and in my opinion it's right.
The acting is fantastic! Anniel Wilkes is an excellet actress, she made me feel like i was part of the movie. I ended up feeling scared of her. Her acting makes the movie be exceptional and it's hard to forget the character she plays.
In conclusion i enjoyed this film because it is very credible, the actors act so well that on several occasions it gave me panic. I recommend this movie because it's real fear, you won't regret watching it.
Student name: Nicolas Blanco
Class: 5C

Man on Fire


Book/ Film: MAN ON FIRE
Genre: accion
Author/ Director: Tony Scoot
Characters/ Actors: Denzel Wachintong as John W. Creasy, Dakota Faning as Lupita Ramos, Marc Anthony as Samuel Ramos, Radba MIchell as Lisa Martin Ramos, Christopher Walken as Poul Rayburn, Giancarlo Giannini as Miguel Manzana, Rachel Ticotin as Mariana Garcia Guerrero, Jesus Ochoa as Victor Fuente and Mickey Rourke as Jordon Kalfus.
Review:
MAN ON FIRE is a Tony Scoot's film. This action film was shooted in the USA (United Estates). The characters are Denzel Washintong as John W. Creasy, Dakota Faning as Lupita Ramos, Marc Anthony as Samuel Ramos, Radna Michell as Lisa Martin Ramos, Christopher Walken as Poul Rayburn, Giancarlo Giannini as Miguel Manzana, Rachel Ticotin as Mariana Garcia Guerrero, Jesus Ochoa as Victor Fuente and Mickey Rourke as Jordon Kalfus.
The movie talks about a kidnapping in Mexico. A rich family pays a man to protect his daughter, Lupita Ramos. John protects Lupita until one day she is kidnapped.
John promised to find to Lupita,so the investigation to find her begins. He takes revenge for the abductors.
The special effects in MAN ON FIRE 's film are amazing. There are shots and explocions
that are incredible achieved and look very realistic.
The makeup looks extraordinary as the injuries look real. It's hard to believe that there is someone backestage creting those wounds since they are completely credible.
In my opinion MAN ON FIRE is a great movie. The film has a lot of action, revenge, and an it is an exeptional masterpiece. In my opinion it's a very good film.
Student name:Maia De Lorenzi
Class:5° Contable

The Last Song

Book/ Film: The last song
Genre: drama
Author/ Director:
Characters/ Actors: Julie Annie Robinson
Review: Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear and Liam Hewsworth.

This movie, directed by Julie Annie Robinson, was released in the U.S.A IN 2010. Its protagonists are Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear and Liam Hewsworth.

It shows the antipathy between a teenager (Miley Cyrus) and her father who had left her to move out from the city. This teenager and her brother have to spend the summer with their father.

This move also shows how during some days, the daughter realizes how much she loves her father and despite being angry at the beginning, she ends up enjoying the summer.

The acting in this movie is particulary important because the characters convey the sadness and the happiness they feel.

The music is consistent with the sad moments because it really touches the audience and generates a tense atmosphere.

As a conclution, this is very moving movies that help us to be aware of what we have and to be grateful to have people loving us.

Student name: Cecilia Aviñón
Class: 5to Contable

Friends with benefits



Book/ Film: Friends with benefits
Genre: romantic comedy
Author/ Director: Will Gluck
Characters/ Actors: Justin Timberlake as Dylan; Mila Kunis as Jamie
Review:

'Friends With Benefits’ tells the story of two people who believe that they can be friends without getting in love. Jamie is an executive, and when everything appears to be all right, their friendship turns into something more. And then is when they start to feel trapped by the other person and complicated things start to happen.
Dylan is a typical boy from a little town, a little bit shine but with amazing ideas, and he has also some fears to resolve. And Jamie is a city girl, and she lives life careless and getting worried about nothing.
The main characters are Justin Timberlake as Dylan, and Mila Kunis as Jamie. This couple made a great work in the movie and their main attraction is the sensuality that both have.
The music is amazing and totally according to the rhythm of the movie, which is very dynamic and entertained. It has modern themes as ‘Hey Soul Sister’, and also classics like ‘New York New York’. In my opinion the music of the movie make the viewer feel involved with the plot.
The movie takes place in New York, and incredible city. New York has uncountable beautiful places to appreciate, a lot of things to that make the actors not to stop for a minute. This special detail from the city makes the movie even better and more real.
I loved ‘Friends With Benefits’ because is a really nice romantic comedy film. The movie makes you laugh and cry, and shows a lot of feelings in real life. I recommend it for lovely couples because you’ll have a beautiful time with this original story.

Student name: Sofía Militerno
Class:5°C

The Walking Dead


- TV Series: The Walking Dead
- Genre: Horror
- Directors: Ernest Dickerson and Gwynet Horder-Payton
- Actors: Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes,
Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes.
- Review: 'The Walking Dead’ (2010) is an American horror TV series which was directed by Ernest Dickerson and Gwynet Horder-Payton, and stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal and Sarah Wayne Callies. The series is an adaptation of the comic of Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore.

The series tells the story of Rick Grimes (Lincoln), a policeman who woke up of a coma and found a terrible chaos in his city, which had zombies everywhere. Then, he started to look for his family and he met his friend Shane (Bernthal), who took him to a camp in the outskirts of Atlanta where he reunited with his wife, Lori (Wayne Callies), and his son and knew a lot of another survivors who fought at their side against the ‘Walkers’.
The most fantastic aspects of the movie are the make-up and the clothes, especially in the ‘Walkers’. The make-ups are really amazing and make an excellent characterization of the zombies. The costume design is really good and very important in the series because help to make more realistic the story and the characters. The sets were huge and spectacular.
The performances of the cast were very good. The actors of the series participated in a lot of films and made many appearances in other series before ‘The Walking Dead’ but they weren’t very enowned, in spite of doing an excellent acting.

I think that ‘The Walking Dead’ is one of the best zombie series that I’ve ever seen, so I ecommend it very much. I enjoyed watching this series and I am really excited for watch the
second season.
- Student name: Lucia Rivero
- Class: 5ºC


Shrek

Film: Shrek
Genre: Animated film
Author/ Director: Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon and Kelly Asbury
Voices: Mike Myers (as Shrek); Cameron Diaz (as Fiona); AntonioBanderas (as pussy in boots); and Eddie Murphy. (As Donkey)
Review:
Shrek is an animated film produced by DreamWorks Studio in2001. Directed by Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon and Kelly Asbury. The filmfeatures the voices of Mike Myers (as Shrek); Cameron Diaz (as Fiona); AntonioBanderas (as pussy in boots); and Eddie Murphy. (As Donkey) and it is based ona Conrad Vernon’s book called Shrek
The story is about a green ogre who lives in the swamp. There he meets a Donkeywho can speak like a human. Shrek and the donkey go to the Lord Farquaad`sking, because they want he take the creatures out. Sherk has to find Fiona,lord’s fiancée. If he rescues her, the lord will order the creatures to leave the swamp. So the adventure of Shrek for rescuing Fiona begins.

Shrek is a brilliant film, we can see the good drawer`sjob, and the excellent quality of the image. The bright colors in the screen make of it an attractive movie not only for kids, for  adults too.

Another think that makes the movie funnier is the soundtrack. Not only songslistened in it like, Stay Home, All-Star, It Is You (I Have Loved),but also The voices because add anextra to the film. they are really good and they were done by prestigious actor.

I absolutely recommend this movie to spend time together with the whole family,kids will have fun with the adventures of these creatures and adults  will enjoy it too.you never know what's going to happen but you know that it will entertain you.  plenty of people completely love Shrek and you won't be de excepcion.
Student name: JULIETA VELARDE
Class: 5TO CONTABLE 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Life is Beautiful



Life is beatiful
This is an Italiam novie made in 1997 about an Italiam Jewish man named Guido Orefice(played by Roberto Benini who has also directed the movie).He win 50 internationals awards,for example 3 Oscars. It is based in
"in the end, defeat Hittler" the Rubino Romero Salmani an exiting book written by Romeo Saimon. This movie is set in the era of the holocaust and shows how Jewish people suffered. A devoted father invents a story and tells it to his son Josue(Giorgio Contardi) so he doesn´t realize how tough life can be. This whole imagination game saves Josue life from de horror that the holocaust causes.Guido is willing to do whatever its necessary to protect Josue.
The movie shows a sad reality but it leaves a nice message, to see the good side from every situation and never give up. Even when it seems a stupid thing to do, we always have to help each other.
The movie shows clearly how people lived in this era, the structure of the concentration camps, the physical characteristics of the German people, the Jewish’s suffering and the different ways of murder.
This is one of my favorite movies because it has it all, love, history and drama. I really like the feelings it shows.
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Student name: Florencia Arballo
Class: 5to c

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Batman: “The Dark Knight“

Book/ Film: Batman: “The Dark Knight“

Genre: Action

Author/ Director: Christopher Nolan

Characters/ Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman. Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman


 Review:

-Batman “the dark knight“ is a Christopher Nolan’s film. The main actor is Christian Bale, one of the best actors of Hollywood, acting as Bruce Wayne. In the film, there are many actors like Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Ecknart, Maggia Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman. It is an action film.

-Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker, a he drives each of them to their limits.

-The editing team started work in Los Angeles, traveled to London and Chicago, and then back to London and Los Angeles. In London, the editors cut the film in editing suites outside the city on weekdays and worked with the director at his home on weekends. The director had also requested that the editing team keep Batman Begins online as a reference. The filmmaking team takes more time to focus on creating the best film possible. And, on the dark knight, they have created a Batman that is ready to soar.

-This movie has some great background music, adding to the suspense and thrill of the movie. While not a soundtrack someone may want to go to buy or download, it is definitely one that entices viewers to stay on the edge of their seats while watching the movie.

-In my opinion, Batman “the dark knight“ is an excellent movie, but it is worse than Batman “Begins”. The action is great, and the plot is deeper and engrossing. I applaud Heath Ledger as the real star of the show, as Batman’s most deadly enemy, the Joker.





Student name: Manuel Iglesia  


Class:5to "C"

The Truman Show



Film: The Truman Show
Genre: Drama
Director: Peter Weir
Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris
Student name: Torti Rubini, Florencia
Class: 5to Contable

The Truman show



“The Truman Show” is a Peter Weir Dramatic film which is center in the life of Truman Burbank to make the most famous reality on television.
It takes place in the United States and was premiered on 1998 with three nominations for the Oscars, this movie won the gold globe awards for best drama actor and best soundtrack.

The actors in this movie are Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, and Ed Harris as the director of the famous program.This story start in one day of the life of Truman, while he was getting into his car a reflector fall from the sky, after exanimate the strange thing, he get into his car and turn on the radio and listened: “parts of a plan are falling to the sky don’t worry”… with that tense in the first part of the movie we enter in the big reality. All the things that Truman does are controlated by the director of the program, all the things that he know are false also his wife.

This film shows us that people sometimes is blond for getting money, in this case they ruin the life a man without care about his feelings, it shows a capitalist society.

In the movie the special effects, in the last scenes are incredible, when they make the terrible storm, to try that Truman doesn’t escape of the cruel true.
In this movie you have to analyze the simboligists too, for example the name of the protagonist TRUMAN that have the symbolisms of a true man, the director with his staff are on the moon of the set, that represented the feelings of the people, another thing is the name of the city Seaheaven that means sea heaven and the slogan of the city which is "Omnis pro uno" that in Latin means all for one that one obviously is Truman.

That movie makes you fell terrible because all the things that Truman have to pass to get free for that lovely prison that they created for him, but is a good movie to understand a lot of things.
In my opinion, this film is excellent, because it’s very moving and very realistic.
In the modern society the people don´t care about the rest.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Pursuit of Happyness



The pursuit of happiness



















Film: The pursuit of happiness
Genre: Drama
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Actors: Will Smith, Jaden Smith
and Thandie Newton
Student name: Jazmín Victoria
Class: 5to Contable.

“The pursuit of Happiness” is a Gabriele Muccino’s dramatic film, set n the USA in the 2006. Will smith plays the part of Christopher Gardner, a man who has to fight with the life to get ahead, after being left by his wife Linda Gardner, played by Thandie Newton and a little child to take care called Christopher Gardner Jr. played by Jaden Smith, who is Will’s son in the real life.
Chris Gardner lives in San Francisco with his wife and his son, but the conflict starts when he invest on medical devices which cause many problems in his economy and in the relationship with his wife, who leaves him with Christopher Jr. Without a steady job, money and wife, the real conflict starts. He can’t afford a department or a room to live, and when he finally finds a promising job, he has to do training for six month. He must fight hard to give a better life to his son and to himself.
The aspect which has more influence in this film is the acting. Will Smith managed to express all the feelings of Christopher though him, for example when he left ashamed for have to take his little son to the bathroom of a station to sleep. And Jaden Smith, in spite of acting like a little boy who doesn’t understand some of his life, he show us the innocence than only a child can show.
We mustn’t consider the brilliant performance of Will only; if not that we must take into account the plot of the film, which is based on the self-improvement, values ​​and dreams to achieve. It is a very positive concept for people.
In my opinion, this film is excellent, because it’s very moving and very realistic. Despite the fact that in this type of film there isn't any great special effects, or something extraordinary, it could captivate us through the performances of the Smith against the hard life they have to live.

GLADIATOR




Book/ Film: GLADIATOR



Genre: ACTION



Author/ Director: RIDLEY SCOTT



Characters/ Actors: Russel Crow as Maximus, Joaquin Fénix as Commodus, Connie Nielsen as Lucilla and Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius.



Review:
Gladiador is a Ridley Scott film about the sucesión of the Rome emperor Marcus Aurelius and the emperor Commodus. This film has a high starring: Russel Crow as Maximus, Joaquin Fénix as Commodus, Connie Nielsen as Lucilla and Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius. It is an epic film.

Maximus the best friend of the dead Marcus Aurelius, is exilied for Commodus who is Marcus Aurelius son. Maximus wife and son have been murdered for the Emper and Maximus is sold as a Gladiator. He became famous but without name, face. He spects the moment to take revenge of Commodus.

It is set on Rome, barbarians territories and Siria. On this movie there are a lot of fights and some love situations.

I think it´s the best movie of the last decade. It has a great argument, great staff of actors, a great deployment. It is a compelling film.



Student name: Javier García Vega



Class: 5º H

City of God


Book/ Film: City of God
Genre: Drama

Author/ Director: Fernando Meirelles

Characters/ Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Douglas Silva

Review:

The City of God is a Fernando Meirelles’s film. This movie is from 2002. Their main actors are Alexandre Rodrigues known as “Cohete” and Douglas Silva as “Ze Pequeño.” This film was shot in a “favela” of Rio de Janeiro” between 2001 and 2002. It is a drama film.


This film shows the different problems of poor people living in a favela. It’s star talking about how poor people have to moved to a favela of Rio de Janeiro because they haven’t enough money to pay a rent in the city. It also talks about the increase in organized crime, drugs and violence. At the beginning of the movie they show us who will be the main characters, a boy called “Cohete” who wants to be a cameraman and another boy called “Ze Pequeño” who wants to be a gangster and a drug dealer.


The scenery of City of God is amazing, most of time of the film passes in the favela but sometimes are shown parts of the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro which is awesome, its beaches are nice with white sand and the blue water of the sea.


Respect the acting and the actor there is nothing to say, they are marvelous, most of the actors were from the favela in which the film was recorded, because the director had to talk with the boss of the favela which allowed them to shoot the film with the only condition that they will put people from the favela in the movie, which also helps to give more credibility to the story.


In my Opinion City of God is an excellent movie and I recommend to see it, the actors behaved like really professionals, the scenery is really amazing, also the film was bases on a real story. This movie also show you how poor people live, and the tings they have to support, the difficulties that they have and so. The phrase that identified the movie was “Fight and never survive ... Run and never escape”.

I really enjoyed watching this movie and if possible I will watch it again.



Student name: Santiago Sanchez

Class: 5 Hum