Sunday, December 23, 2012

Vanessa Redgrave, Dennis Farina & Nastassja Kinski in Bella Mafia

The Movie starts as a love story with Sophia (Nastassja Kinski) and Michael Luciano (Michael Hayden) as two young lovers who had to say their goodbyes because Michael is going to the Harvard in the USA ---which will be a long ways from Palermo, Italy.

Michael hated to leave Sophia but he had to return home for his going away party to be with his parents and three brothers. Michael father is Don Roberto Luciano (Dennis Farina) and mother is Graziella Luciano (Vanessa Redgraves).

Don Roberto Luciano had a visitor that afternoon mob boss Pietro Carolla (Tony Lo Bianco) from the U.S. who wanted permission to traffic drugs.

But Don Luciano rejected his request. During the conversation Don Roberto Luciano introduces his sons to Carolla. This was the wrong thing to do, because later that night Michael goes to see Sophia to say goodbye with a kiss. Sophia was wearing the heart locket Michael had given her that afternoon at the beach; she was so proud of it.

When Michael started walking home a car pulls up beside him---and it is Pietro Carolla who offers Michael a ride home. But Michael never makes it home. He is beaten, killed and left at the gate of his home, Pietro has his revenge.

In the meantime, Sophia finds out she is pregnant so she goes to the convent to the sisters where she works and lives there to have her baby boy. One day she decides to go to Don Roberto Luciano; after finding out that Michael is dead---to tell them she had Michael’s son and she needed money to help raise him, leaving the baby at the convent to be taken care of until she returns that same day. Sophia puts the locket around her son’s neck to keep him safe while she went to the Luciano’s home.

Sophia is turned away from the gate of the Luciano home and is almost thrown in the path of a car driven by Constantino Luciano (Richard Joseph Paul). Constantino takes Sophia into their home and his mother Graziella and he takes care of her until she is on her feet once again. She called the convent and one of the sisters told her that her baby was adopted by a wonderful family, and this news almost killed her. Sophia never had the chance to tell them about Michael’s baby---so they never knew about him.

A few years later a wild little boy is taken in by the monks who stated his name was Luka and was having a fit because one monk had taken a heart locket he always wore around his neck. The monk in charge gave the locket back to Luka.

Constantino and Sophia fall in love and later they have twin boys. This is a great movie that was three hours long----and I could have watched another three hours it was that good.

I hope everyone will get this DVD because it is well worth owning and viewing whenever ---each time I watch it---I see something new.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Expendables 2

This movie is packed with action, adventure, firepower, fighting, it looks like a small war behind these guys wherever they go. The leader of the team is Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) a rough exterior of a man who takes no prisoners kind of guy, whose appearance is strong, fierce and relentless when it comes to his enemies or any enemy who has sinned against humane living; but one can tell he does have a kind heart under all the hardness. The beautiful scenery in the movie adds to the viewer’s pleasure as the guys travel overland and in their plane.

The movie begins with Barney Ross and his team Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) who seems to be Barney’s right hand man---is equally just as fierce with his expertise with a knife or sword. Yin Yang (Jet Li) probably knows all the martial arts including judo, jiu jitsa, and aikide and is so fast he spins like a top. Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) is a Swedish skilled genius who is on a mission to get the job done and is the scariest looking of them all. Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) is a walking tall wall of a muscular giant---this is one man who is a team on his own. Toll Road ( Randy Couture) evens out the team with his strength and professional quietness---looking at him---one can refer to the saying, “Still Waters Run Deep” and the enemy should never hesitate when he  is confronted by him.

These are the main five who are from a disbanded old-school “Mercenaries” that has formed a team of Expendables men living on the edge as they take high risk missions for big money. And each one knows in advance they are expendable and might at any time be killed, even though they have each other’s back.

Joined for a short time is Bill the Kid they call him (Liam Hemsworth) who is skilled as a sniper---and he is one of the best long ranger sniper known. He is a handsome young man that the guys are in awe of because of his skills and youth. They have forgotten how it was to be that young again---because they are reasoned older men with the skills of a small army, rough, tough and rode hard.

In finishing up a mission they not only rescued the target but found Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger) tied to a chair by the enemy Japanese Terrorist  Group and they saved them both.

Then finally after a long mission they are flying home for a long deserved rest---in Barney’s plane that he uses as his home---when Church (Bruce Willis) calls him to remind him he took his 5 million dollars and now he owned him a mission.

In this mission Maggie (Nan Yu) joins the Expendables---because Church insisted she go with them because she has the skill needed to rescue an item--- he needs from a wrecked plane.

This is where they met Vilian (Jean-Claude Van Damme) the meanest inhumane psychotic man on the planet and the mayhem begins. Vilian leads a band of Terrorist-for-Hire cutthroats.

This is a volatile movie and the screen lights-up like the 4th of July  fireworks all going at once when Barney’s team and the Terrorist-for-Hire butt heads over 5 tons of weapon-grade Plutonium.
Any action fan can get their thrill with this movie and I am one of them. I rate this movie---WOW!
     Expendables 3---Premiere's August 15, 2014

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Saturday, December 1, 2012


The movie begins with five expert bank robbers that creates a skillful team which includes GordonJennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and Jake (Michael Ealy), and Jess (Chris Brown) these men are very professional in their attire and manner

They all lead the good life, any luxury that want is theirs, women and more women. The team has just finished a bank job and has money to invest in whatever venture their little robbing heart’s desire.

After each job they always started to plan another one---however one of their former team members is released from prison--- known by the name of Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris). Ghost has his own agenda; one is getting even with Jake because he feels he stole his girlfriend away from him.
Ghost comes to them with a plan to rob two armored cars that will be carrying 20 million. But Jake does not feel comfortable about this plan because he feels he is being rushed. The team does not trust Ghost because being careful is their second nature after all these years.
Even though this team of men proved very professional in their area of expertise and never left any clues  behind that would lead the law to them---which is all well and good. But they did not count on a stubborn Los Angeles Detective Jack Welles (Matt Dillon). His job is very important to him and he is like a Bulldog with a bone---he never gives up.
This is an action packed movie with great actors and storylines.

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