48. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Directed by George A. Romero

Written by George A. Romero

Produced by Richard p. Rubinsterin, Claudio Argento and Alfed Cuomo

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger and Gaylen Ross

Country: Italy and United States

Release date: September 2, 1978

Running time: 139 minutes.

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1. Star Wars

DIRECTED BY GEORGE LUCAS (STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE), IRVIN KERSHER (STAR WARS V: EMPIRE STRIKE BACK) & RICHARD MARQUAND (STAR WARS VI:RETURN OF THE JEDI )

WRITTEN BY GEORGE LUCAS (STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE), LEIGH BRACKET & LAWRENCE KASDAN (STAR WAR V; EMPIRE STRIKE BACK) & GEORGE LUCAS AND LAWRENCE KASDAN (STAR WARS VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI)

STARRING: MARK HAMIL, HARRISON FORD, CARRIE FISHER, PETER CUSHING, ALEC GUINESS, BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, ANTHONY DANIELS, DAVID PROUSE, PETER MAYHEW & FRANK OZ 

RELEASE DATE: MAY 25, 1977 (STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE), MAY 21, 1980 (STAR WARS V: EMPIRE STRIKE BACK) & MAY 25, 1983 (STAR WARS VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI)

AGE RECOMMENDED:  6 & UP

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . .

Here talking about the original trilogy: Episode IV A New Hope, Episode V The Empire Strike Back and Episode VI The Return of the Jedi, not the later prequels. I think Star Wars is a rite of passage, most of the parents saw the original trilogy and blew their minds and they are now eager to share that magic to their kids.

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to introduce 3 boys to Star wars (back then they were 4, 6 and 8 ) and I can tell with not doubt in my mind that those nights change their mind. The 3 of them felt in love with the movie and the characters specially Luke Skywalker and Wicket. For the younger there was only one part that really upset him, the trash compactor in Episode IV, beside that he watch the trilogy with no problem. Beware  although, make your research and watch yourself the 6 movies before show it to them because they will ask a lot of questions of the past an future of the characters.

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My weekend in movies: Wall Street 2 Money never sleep

Have you ever read a Vanity Fair Magazine? If not you should is a great magazine , smart interesting and great photographies. If you said yes you will know what I’m talking about. After the collapse of the market in 2008 Vanity Fair run several articles about Wall Street and their players.  Well when you see this movie is like watching this articles coming to live only with very popular faces.

You see the movie is quite interesting placing it in a time an space very familiar to everybody: The bail outs, the mortgage issues, the real state crisis,etc. And the tension in the business part of the movie is quite real and trap you in, but I feel in the personal life of the characters is was quite flat it was missing something, and don’t make start with the end it was SO Hollywood. One thing I love is the use of the skyline to place the graph of the market.

If you go to the movie this week and you want to see a great cameo of Oliver Stone and Charlie Sheen watch it.