Yoshimitsu Morita’s Umineko — Inseparable, based on a bestseller about a woman in love with her husband’s brother, and named after the seagulls that follow fishermen’s boats above the waters of the Tsugaru Strait, Umineko is the story of fragile, kind-hearted, big city beauty Kaoru (Ito, along with the ubiquitous Yuko Takeuchi one of the rising stars of the genre) who marries gruff northern fisherman Kunikazu (Sato) and moves in with him and his equally aloof mother (Shiraishi, fondly remembered for her menacing turn as Meiko Kaji’s cackling fellow escapee in Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41). Soon she is up to her elbows in dried squid, but when her husband’s artistic younger brother (Nakamura) enters the scene and the two find they share a passion for Paul Klee, Kaoru tries to disentangle herself from Kunikazu’s nets, and the forbidden romance has tragic consequences.
This film was the stunningly beautiful Ito Masaki’s film debut, from where she went on to become the famous actress she is today, especially in TV dramas like Sapuri.
Diane Kruger Shows Her Awesome Body In Troy movie (2004)
Diane Kruger is one of the hottest actresses out there. She plays the role of the seductive Helen of Troy in the movie Troy
Love Actually is a 2003 British romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as their tales progress. The ensemble cast is composed predominantly of British actors.
The film begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a week by week countdown until the holiday with an epilogue that takes place one month later.
Official website: http://www.loveactually.com/
Definitely, Maybe is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Adam Brooks, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, and Abigail Breslin.
Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) is a 38-year-old father who is in the midst of a divorce. His 10-year-old daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) lives with her mother but is with him twice a week. On one of these occasions she questions him about his life before marriage. After her first sex-ed class, Maya first asks and then insists on hearing the story of how her parents met and decided to get married. Will gives in, but decides to change the names and some of the facts relating to the various love affairs of his youth, thereby creating a love mystery; Maya is left guessing which of the women will turn out to be her mom. The story he tells Maya is depicted in long flashbacks. From time to time the film switches back to the present, where Maya comments and asks questions.
Kill Bill is a two-part action thriller film released in 2003 and 2004 by writer-director Quentin Tarantino, and starring Uma Thurman as The Bride. Originally conceived as one film, it was released in two separate ‘volumes’ (in late 2003 and early 2004) due to its running time of approximately four hours. The film is an epic-length revenge drama, with homages to earlier film genres, such as Hong Kong martial arts films, Japanese Chanbara films, exploitation films and Italian spaghetti westerns; an extensive use of popular music and pop culture references; and aestheticization of violence. Filming took place in California, Texas, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Mexico.
The Bride (Uma Thurman) is a former assassin and lover of a man named Bill (David Carradine), her former boss. Pregnant, and wanting to move beyond the life of an assassin to raise the child, she left him, and was about to marry another man. Bill and his other assassins, the four Deadly Vipers, arrive at the El Paso wedding chapel during the wedding rehearsal, and massacre everyone at the chapel. She attempts to tell her would-be killer Bill that the baby is his, but he shoots her in the side of her head, leaving her in a coma.
The opening of Volume 2 greatly reprises the opening scenes of the first volume, the wedding rehearsal scenes and massacre. We are briefly introduced to The Bride, her groom-to-be, and their friends, before Bill arrives. Bill convinces The Bride that he has gracefully accepted her decision, and agrees to pose as her father as a cover story for everyone else. The Deadly Vipers then arrive and begin the massacre of everyone in the church. The film then cuts to the Bride driving her car to Bill’s location, as he is now the last on her death list.
Robert Downey Jr.
:: Nominations :::
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Hurt Locker
Up in the Air
One of the funniest X’max movie ever.
Jingle All the Way is a 1996 family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. The name is taken from a line in the Christmas song “Jingle Bells”. This is the last comedy to date that Schwarzenegger starred in.
Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a workaholic mattress salesman, who has a hard time finding time for his wife, Liz (Rita Wilson), and his young son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd) – especially when compared to next door superdad divorce, Ted Maltin (Phil Hartman). After breaking his word again by missing Jamie’s karate grading (from yellow to purple), Howard resolves to redeem himself and his marriage by fulfilling Jamie’s ultimate Christmas wish, getting an action figure of Turbo-Man, a popular children’s TV superhero.
Unfortunately, as is the habit with him, Howard had promised to buy that figure earlier that year and then promptly forgotten about it. To make things even harder, Turbo-Man toys are the must-have gifts of the season, and stocks of Turbo-Man toys are quickly drying up all over the country. Desperate not to disappoint his family again, Howard embarks on an epic quest through Minneapolis on Christmas Eve to find the toy everyone’s looking for.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Howard Langston
Sinbad – Myron Larabee
Phil Hartman – Ted Maltin
Rita Wilson – Liz Langston
Jake Lloyd – Jamie Langston
Robert Conrad – Officer Alexander Hummel
Martin Mull – a KQRS D.J. (Mr. Ponytail Man)
Jim Belushi – Mall of America Santa