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To Rome With Love Review


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After Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen remains in a cheery European mode for another breezy comedy tinged with magical realism. This one's actually four separate stories that are very loosely interwoven as people struggle with the unpredictability of romance and fame. And like Midnight in Paris, it shows off Rome in the most beautiful light imaginable.

Baldwin plays an architect who returns to his student stomping grounds and meets Jack (Eisenberg), who seems to be living his old life, even as he falls for a friend (Page) of his girlfriend (Gerwig). Meanwhile, there's Leopoldo (Benigni), a dull businessman who suddenly becomes a celebrity for no reason he can see, is pursued everywhere by the paparazzi and starts to enjoy the high life. Across town, Jerry and Phyllis (Allen and Davis) arrive to meet the fiance (Parenti) of their daughter (Pill). Then Jerry pushes a future in-law (Armiliato) into becoming the latest opera sensation. Finally, a young couple arrives from the country to start a new life in the city, but the husband (Tiberi) ends up having a farcical day out with a sexy prostitute (Cruz) while the wife (Mastronardi) meets her favourite actor (Albanese).

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To Rome With Love Trailer


Woody Allen takes us on a romp around yet another beautiful European city with his latest film To Rome With Love. Set in one of the most beautiful and romantic cites in the world (unsurprisingly) Rome, the film is broken down into four parts and the tale follows the escapades and relationships of holiday makers and local residents alike, each story individually unravels and gives us a glimpse into their -generally complicated & quirky- lives.

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Video - Woody Allen And Robert Benigni Get Round Of Applause In Rome


Woody Allen and the comedian Roberto Benigni getting a warm round of applause after filming a scene from new movie 'Bop Decameron' in Rome, Italy. Woody and co were shooting in a local barber shop, before greeting fans on the street afterwards.

Allen's last movie, 'Midnight in Paris' opened the Cannes Film Festival in May 2011. The romantic-comedy followed a young engaged couple, played by OWEN WILSON and RACHEL MCADAMS, who travel to the French capital for business

Video - Woody Allen Shoots Bop Decameron On The Streets Of Rome


Woody Allen, the acclaimed American filmmaker, spotted shooting his new movie 'The Bop Decameron' on the streets of Rome. Wearing his trademark spectacles and bucket hat, Woody is seen chatting with actor Robert Benigni and other members of the cast.

The movie, thought to be a contemporary adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio's 'The Decameron', stars Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page and Allen himself. It is the director's first acting role since the 2006 comedy/murder mystery 'Scoop', with Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman

Coffee And Cigarettes Review


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Coffee and cigarettes. What is it about this magical combination of caffeine and cancer that's so irresistible to millions of café and pub patrons around the world? Despite its title, don't go looking to Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes for the answer. A series of vignettes populated by an all-star cast of actors and musicians, the film has the laid-back attitude of its tobacco-smoking, java-gulping protagonists, each of whom spends his screen time ruminating on a host of arbitrary issues involving class, race, and physics. However, like its central delicacy, Jarmusch's comedy is apt to provide a slight, delectable buzz but little nutritional value.

Jarmusch enlists a diverse cast of indie stars and former colleagues for this modest ensemble, but his uncharacteristically wheezy writing frequently undermines the film's wry humor. Cate Blanchett, in a dual performance, plays an arrogant version of herself as well as her skuzzy, jealous cousin, but the piece's portrait of jealousy and resentment loses steam after you become accustomed to seeing the actress talk to herself. Similarly, The White Stripes' Meg and Jack White provide a brief lesson on inventor Nikola Tesla's Tesla Coil, but save for the creepy, Mao Tse-tung-inspired portrait of Lee Marvin hanging on the wall behind them, the skit is nothing more than an overly long non sequitur. And even a brief appearance by Steve Buscemi can't rescue an insipid bit about two argumentative African-American twins talking racial politics in a Memphis diner.

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Pinocchio (2002) Review


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It's been about 20 years and some 130 pounds since I saw Disney's cartoon version of Pinocchio (based on Carlo Collodi's book). Though much has happened in that time, I remember adoring that movie. I also remember the lovable puppet not having a receding hairline, as well as not feeling like I was watching a community theater production.

In 2003, multiplex-bound parents and their kids have to settle for Roberto Benigni as the wooden puppet who longs to be a little boy. And I do mean settle. Watching Pinocchio, you almost forget that this is the same guy behind the moving, wonderful Life is Beautiful.

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To Rome With Love Movie Review

To Rome With Love Movie Review

After Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen remains in a cheery European mode for another breezy...

To Rome With Love Trailer

To Rome With Love Trailer

Woody Allen takes us on a romp around yet another beautiful European city with his...

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Coffee And Cigarettes Movie Review

Coffee And Cigarettes Movie Review

Coffee and cigarettes. What is it about this magical combination of caffeine and cancer that's...

Pinocchio (2002) Movie Review

Pinocchio (2002) Movie Review

It's been about 20 years and some 130 pounds since I saw Disney's cartoon version...

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