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Action
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Comedy
Musical
Sci-fi

HOLES
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This is a film which makes you think. The


story is based on a boy that is sent to a kind

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of jail and they have to dig holes every


day. Stanley, the main character, wants to

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escape from there and finds a secret about


a curse on his family.

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“Holes” is an adventure film and often a quasi-action with stunts


and chases. The only possible drawback is that it is a little bit unrealistic
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and the special effects weren’t very good, they could be much better. T
With a PG rating and both adventure and action this is a perfect film to watch it wher-
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ever, whenever and with whoever.


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Starring: Shia Lebeouf.


Directed by: Andrew Davis
117 minutes.
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Rating PG
It’s available on DVD.
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Susana Santaolalla
Hancock James Bond: Quantom of
Solace
It is a great film wich has provoked in-
terest because of the special effects as
much as for the great acting. In this film
This is a film which has obviosly
nobody likes Hancock, although he is a
provocked a great deal of interest as
hero, so a public relations adviser wants
much because of the actors as for the
to make everyone change their rude,
film. The story is based on the search for
stinky and drunk impression they have
the assasin who killed James Bond’s
of him, turning him into the hero every-
girlfriend in the previous film. James
body wants.
bond find someone to help him.
Hancock is a comedy action
Quantom of Solace is a non-syop
science-fiction film which included big-
action thriller.
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budget chases, a light-hearted plot, por-


There is a lot of
traying real-life situations with impossi-

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action in exotic
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ble quests, all designed for pure audience


locations. The
escapism.

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only possible
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drawback to the
With a P.G. rating and both
film is that in

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comedy and action it is the perfect film
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the first part you


for people who love laughing.
can feel sick be-

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cause there is a
Directed by Peter Berg fight with spe-

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Starring: Will Smith and Charlize cial effects to


Theron. make it quicker.
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Length: 92 min.
Rating: everybody With a 12 rating this film is per-
It is available on DVD
fect for James Bond films lovers.
Directed by Peter Berg
Staring: Daniel Craig and
Ainhoa Uribarren Olga Kurylenko
Directed by: Mark
Goster
106 minutes

Sergio Tomé
The Dark Night
on the life of an important revolutionary
man who changed a lot of peoples’ lives.
He was successful because of his knowl-
edge in medicine and other subjects as
much as because of his braveness.
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The film is a plot-driven drama in


which you can appreciate the personal
The film has provoked a great deal of
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interest as much because of the excite-


ment of the story as for the catastrophic
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death of the actor Heath Ledger. The


story is based on the frustration of the
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Mafia because they can not move their


money as they would like because of
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Batman and because of Harvey Dent the


districts prosecution. This frustration
makes the Mafia employ a very strange
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assassin that even they don’t understand.

The Dark Knight is an action-drama that


it will show you the craziness of an as-
sassin, the exasperation of missing some
one you love and the serenity and obli-
gation of doing the correct thing. There

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is no possible drawback in my opinion. I
think we are talking about a masterpiece.

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Starring Christian Bale, Heath

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Ledger and Aaron Eckhart
Directed by Christopher Nolan
thoughts of the Che and see his own

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152 minutes
character development. The great actor’s
Rating PG performance (Benicio del Toro) is one of
Now available on DVD and Blueray the most important things, as he won a

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Goya for it.
This is a great film for people that
Adrián Agüeros want to know about how revolution was
in some countries of South-America.
Che Starring: Benicio del Toro, Franka
Potente
Directed by: Steven Soderbegh
140 minutes
Che is a two-part film which has
provoked interest in the audience as Asier Amenabar
much because it is based on the real life
of a very famous person, Che Guevara,
as for the film itself. The film is based
Gran Torino
Eastwood as actor absolutely brilliant, as
director he could made a slightly better
film showing young actors like Bee
Vang how to act better. This is recom-
mendable to all sorts of audiences but
you need to have patience because some
parts are a bit slow. However, extraordi-
This film is special as much because nary job, Clint!
Clint Eastwood’s job in front and behind
Starring: Clint Eastwood and Bee
the cameras as for being the last film in
Vang.
which he may act. Gran Torino is suit-
Director: Clint Eastwood
able for all kind of audiences except
young children because it’s quite hard to 116 minutes
understand and violent. This film’s plot Rating: +13
is about Walt Kowalski’s relationship
with his neighbours, most of them Now in cinemas.
Asians who try to steal his Ford 1972
Gran Torino, after the death of his wife. Ander Movilla
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Walt is a racist, conservative, old person


who fought in the Korea war. He also is Witness

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very unsociable and politically incorrect
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but helps the people he knows in what-

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ever way he can. I could write pages of
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this fasci-
nating

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The film has provoked interest as much
character because of the religion involved as for
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played by the performance of Harrison Ford. The

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Clint story is based on the bribery of police-
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Eastwood. men. John, who is a policeman, and an


Amish family who get involved in it.

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Gran
Torino is a
violent
drama
about racial tensions with some comical
scenes. The development of Walt’s per-
sonality towards his neighbours it also
remarkable and how his unsociable side
disappears as his racism turns into a
more affectionate quality and how Tao,
played by Bee Vang, brokes Walt’s inter-
nal shield and becomes his friend. The
only possible drawback could be that
some actors’ faces wore a bit inexpress-
ive (the case of Tao (Bee Vang)).

I ´´only`` give 4 stars to Gran Torino


due to the fact that even the job of Clint
Witness is a crime film with some fast This is the kind of
action, and with a shocking final. There film that you
are no amazing effects, but the script is should watch with
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really original. The stunts quite enter- friends if you're


taining, without focusing too much in older than 13
them. Instead of focusing on fights the years.
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film focus on a real situation involves a


policeman and an Amish family.
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This film is a definitely for teenagers of directors. coen brothers


adults, because it is a plot driven story.
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This film might be perfect to watch at staff. george clooney, brad pitt
home alone; to reflect on it. john malkovich Frances McDor-
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Starring Harrison: Ford, Kelly mand, Tilda Swinton


McGillis and Lukas Haas.
Susana Kaiana Aizpurua
Directed by the Australian film-
The Pink Panther 2

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maker Peter Weir.
Running time 112 min.

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Available on DVD

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Adrián Tejeda

Burn after reading This is a film which has provoked a lot

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of interest in children and also in adults,
thanks to the direction of a good director

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like Harald Zwart.The story is based on
the theft of a famous diamond called the
Pink Panther .Inspector Clousau is the
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leader of a detective group that tries to
you can see the quality of this film re- get back the famous diamond.
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flected on the actor's terrific perform-


ance as much as in the film itself. this The Pink Panther is a comedy action
movie is about an ex-agent from the CIA
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film with a funny actor and funny scenes


called ozzie cox, who loss a diskette that amuse the people easily. According
with his memoirs , amd it's found by to peoples opinion Steve Martin, inter-
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linda litzkie and Chad Feldheimer, and preting Inspector Closseu, didn’t per-
they try to exchange it for money. form them role of inspector Closseau
this is a hilarious comedy mixed with
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some crime, and not only the script is This is the perfect film to see with all the
briliant, also the actor's give life to the family and enjoy a funny film.
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script with their great performances. the


only possible drawback is that if you Starring  Steve Martin
know nothing about the col war you my Directed by Harold Zwart
loose some gags. but even though, you're 92 minutes
going to totally love it. All the family

Iñigo Fernandez
High school musical Moulin Rouge

This is a film which has provokes a great


deal of interest because it isn’t as good This film has been recently fitted into
as the other ones. The story is based on 3rd year music timetable for having, mu-
the two other films. It’s directed by the sical and social values. The story is
director Kenny Ortega and stars Zac based on the hard life of a prostitute,
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Efron (as Troy Bolton) and Vanessa with an incredible voice. Later on she is
Hudgens (as Gabriela Montez). This film asked to sing for one company of com-

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is about the last year in high school. posers, however, medics diagnose her
with tuberculosis.
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It’s a musical film full of dance routines

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and centered on combinations of music Moulin Rouge is a dramatic musical,
and dance. with catchy songs and beautiful choreog-
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But this film raphy. The film also sends deep mes-
has draw- sages that make you feel as a real person
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backs that suffering from tuberculosis, however,
the other the musical part of the film lasts a little
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two didn’t bit too much, and may bore some peo-
have, the ple.
script is This film only can be recommended to
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unimagina- teenagers as the film is about drugs and
tive and the the exhausting life of a young woman.

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special ef-
fects are Starring: Nicole Kidman
very simple. Directed by: Bazz Luhrmann
The only two possible positive things are 129 minutes
absolutely brilliant acting of the two Rating PG
main characters and the wonderful mu-
sic.

This film is not recommended to boys or Manuel Santos


girls of 15 years old, but is the perfect
film for children of 10 to 12 years.
Starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Push
Hudgens
Directed by Kenny Ortega
90 minutes

Now available on DVD This is a film were lots of special effects


are used, which look almost real and
Patricia Porta were you can see the hard work of the
actors. The story is based on how two
American people (Chris Evans and Twilight
Dakota Fanning), who live in Hong
Kong and have special powers, have to
save the world from a company.

Push is a Sci-Fi, Thriller in which you This film has created a lot of expectation
may not stop watching for a second as much because of the fascinating plot
because you will get lost and not find out as because the film is based on Stephanie
what is going on. A good feature of this Meyer’s best-seller “Twilight”.
film is the quality of the actor’s
performance, the drawbacks aren’t too The story concerns a girl (Kristen
important. One of the possible Stewart) who is new in the school and
drawbacks you may notice at the end is meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
how they changed the name of Dakotas They fall in love with each other, but
F a n n i n g Bella discovers Edward’s biggest secret:

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character and the he’s a vampire.


similarity of the
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film with the Twilight is a romantic horror drama film
Heroes TV that has managed to get every single

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series. teenager’s attention with the love story
between Edward and Bella, and with
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This film is Edward’s great charm. The horror part of


perfect for the film is quite entertaining, but it’s not

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people who like the main part of the film. The only un-
Sci-Fi films and successful feature of the film is that there
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that may watch are some details of the book that they
the TV series don’t include in the film, so the book’s
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Heroes. fans were quite disappointed.
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Starring: Chris Evans and Dakota Generally the film is brilliant, and is per-
Fanning fect for boys and girls, as it includes a
Directed by Paul Mcguigan romantic story with a horror background.
111 minutes
Script: David Bairla
Rating PG Starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen
Stewart and Taylor Lautner
Directed by Catherine Hardwick
122 min
+13
Carla Aldabaldetrecu
Released soon on DVD.

Guinea Fernandez-Dan

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