If you know me, you know I’m all for a good documentary that swings one way with some of the most ridiculous biased heart stopping facts thrown at you to shock you and make you believe everything you read. These are the same films you can walk away from and say, “Yeah, but what about the other side to it?” You leave the theater and brush every letter of text that was just on the screen right off of your shoulder, and go on with your day. And The Cove would be one of those movies…
…until you see the facts in real time.
I’m all for being an activist about anything. If you feel that strongly about an issue, you should definitely go for it. This movie has made me want to go for it.
Ric O’Barry is one of, if not the most famous Dolphin trainer in the world. Remember that good old show Flipper?
Everything you see Flipper doing? That’s thanks to Ric. You can also thank Ric for the hundreds, maybe even thousands of Dolpinarium’s around the globe taking these animals against their will (and not even in peril like they want you to think) to put them out on show for our entertainment. And believe me;
He feels terrible.
Now Ric’s main point of focus is a bay located in a small village off of the coast of Japan. This is where the majority of the show dolphins you see come from. Fishermen hoard the dolphins in from sea by the hundreds and trainers from all over the globe come to handpick their dolphins. The ones that don’t get picked? They go to the cove, and they don’t come out of the cove. But lots of blood does.
Ric and his team do some great special ops work that put anything you’ve seen in in Modern Warfare 2 to shame, and they make a pretty moving documentary while they’re at it.
This was very deserving of the Academy Award and I don’t think I’ll be this moved by a doc. for a long time.
If you’d like to help in anyway, text ‘DOLPHIN’ to 44144 or visit http://www.takepart.com/thecove
It’s not often I run into a movie that looks to be one way… and billed to be one way… but at the last second it bitchslaps you and becomes something completely diffrent.
Welcome to Women in Trouble.
See, that trailer reaks of a chick flick doesn’t it. Don’t be fooled. This is a chick flick yes… but what if a VERY heterosexual male made a chick flick? This is it.
The movie centers around 10 women and all the various shenanigans they get into one fateful day through intertwining stories. A really overused formula, but very amusing and effective in this case.
Watchmen’s Carla Gugino plays Electra Luxx, a porn star who gets trapped in an elevator after discovering she’s pregnant. With her in that elevator is Doris played by Connie Britton who’s snobby and irritating.
Not far away we have Maxine (Sara Clarke) whose husband (Simon Baker) is cheating on her with the mother of one of her patients who is REALLY the biological child of Doris… And that’s about the first 10 minutes of the movie.
Yeah, the movie gets REALLY ADD but that’s the fun. Later we meet some stripper and we talk about eating pussy and beastiality… a lot. If you’re into these things or not, you’ll enjoy those scenes.
With it’s sequel (Electra Luxx: Porn Star For Hire) just months away from a release, I’m glad I didn’t continue to ignore this. All the women are hot as hell… Joseph Gordan Levitt is in it. What’s not to like? This is straight from the mind of director Sebastian Gutierrez. He’s on my list with Charlie Kaufman as my inspiration.
I decided to go see this on a whim last weekend with my girlfriend. I had been wanting to see this since it’s original release date in October, but Paramount delayed to February blaming the economy.
Walking to the theater I heard a few people talking about how much they liked it. Granted these were probably people that were furious The Hangover didn’t walk away from the Oscars with Best Picture, but it was still a dwindle of hope from what I thought this movie could end up being.
The movie starts with “Teddy’s” head in the sink on a ship on the way to Shutter Island. You meet his partner “Chuck.” The two U.S. Marshals are on their way to a mental institution where a very dangerous patient has apparently escaped. When they arrive they are greeted by Dr. Cawley. Chuck and Teddy are given a tour of the island as well as the ground rules. Cawley leaves the men with very little to work with, and refuses to release the personal files of his patents.
We also find out in the movie that Teddy has a past. His wife died along with four others in an apartment fire started by a maintenance man at the complex. Teddy has several dreams about her, and many flashbacks to his time served in WWII where he and the rest of his infantry division captured a Nazi death camp.
As the story continues, Teddy and Chuck think they are uncovering some sort of conspiracy on Shutter Island. With Dr. Cawley’s unwillingness to give out information they decided to do a little bit of their own digging. Teddy constantly remains curious about a lighthouse on the island. It’s heavily guarded with armed men and barbed wire. This is where he thinks secret brain surgeries/tests are being conducted. Teddy decides to make a run for the lighthouse, taking out a guard and stealing a gun in the process. He charges up the stairs, and when he takes down the final door… it really comes full circle.
They did a really great job of keeping the audience side tracked without any room to think what is really going on.
I just really hated his tie.