Se un completo imbecille si presentasse da voi e - parole testuali citate dagli extra del DVD - vi proponesse di fare La Finestra Sul Cortile con gli scarafaggi, cosa rispondereste?
Io accetterei al volo, diamine! Con una idea così cosa può andare storto?
Il pregevole risultato è Mimic 3 (anche Mimic: Sentinel). Un tizio deve restare rinchiuso in casa in quanto da giovane era entrato in contatto con degli scarafaggioni geneticamente modificati ed ora, per una balzana associazione causa/effetto, è allergico a più o meno tutto.
Dalla sua stanza fotografa un angolo del quartiere più disfunzionale della storia, ed assiste al ritorno degli scarafaggioni di taglia umana che vogliono conquistare il mondo. Ad aiutarlo nella (non) strenua lotta la sorella e una sua amica (notevoli figliole), un poliziotto imbelle, la mamma (povera Amanda Plummer) e - ahilui - il mitico Lance Henriksen.
Non ho visto il secondo e se ho visto il primo il mio cervello mi ha fatto la grazia di averlo rimosso, ma questo terzo episodio è davvero spettacolare!
Non me la sento di infierire su recitazione, trama e regia, ma devo segnalare gli stupendi extra sul DVD:
- girato in Ungheria o Romania, lascia intuire come la produzione abbia sterminato decine di cani randagi che rovinavano il sonoro delle riprese,
- il regista si bea di non aver mai girato un film vero in vita sua, e di come tutto fosse fatto in ristrettezze economiche,
- i provini degli attori, in perfetto stile porno-gonzo.
Voto: 1. Trashometro® 8/10:
Regista: Guillermo del Toro
Scrittore: Donald A. Wollheim, Matthew Robbins
Genere: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Valutazione: 5.5/10 (6963 voti)
Durata: 105 min
Lingua: English, Italian
- Mira Sorvino .... Dr. Susan Tyler
- Jeremy Northam .... Dr. Peter Mann
- Alexander Goodwin .... Chuy
- Giancarlo Giannini .... Manny
- Charles S. Dutton .... Leonard
- Josh Brolin .... Josh
- Alix Koromzay .... Remy
- F. Murray Abraham .... Dr. Gates
- James Costa .... Ricky
- Javon Barnwell .... Davis
A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.
Trivia random: Screenwriters 'Matt Greenberg' and John Sayles are uncredited in the movie, but were credited in some of the trailers and TV spots.
Mimic: Sentinel (2003) (V)
Regista: J.T. Petty
Scrittore: Donald A. Wollheim, J.T. Petty
Genere: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Valutazione: 4.0/10 (351 voti)
Durata: Brazil:77 min
- Karl Geary .... Marvin
- Alexis Dziena .... Rosy
- Keith Robinson .... Desmond
- Rebecca Mader .... Carmen
- Amanda Plummer .... Simone
- John Kapelos .... Detective Gary Dumars
- Nick Phillips .... CDC Worker
- Lance Henriksen .... Garbageman
Marvin Montrose is a sickly 24-year-old man, confined to a bubble apartment room due to his severe asthma, He finds out that the Judas Breed monster roaches that terrorized society are back with a vengeance and are preying on the inhabitants of his apartment complex. So with the help of his sister Rosy and his best friend Carmen, They'll have to destroy the monster roaches and save themselves.
Nome di battesimo: Plummer, Amanda Michael
Data di nascita: 23 March 1957
Altezza: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
- Brew (2005) .... [attrice]
- Tma (2005) .... [attrice]
- Satan's Little Helper (2004) .... Merrill Whooly [attrice]
- Mimic: Sentinel (2003) (V) .... Simone [attrice]
- My Life Without Me (2003) .... Laurie [attrice]
- Get a Clue (2002) (TV) .... Miss Dawson [attrice]
- The Gray in Between (2002) .... Jalyn [attrice]
- Ilaria Alpi - Il più crudele dei giorni (2002) .... Gionalista ABC [attrice]
- Ken Park (2002) .... Claude's Mother [attrice]
- The Last Angel (2002) .... The Last Angel [attrice]
Amanda Plummer last appeared as Polly in "The Gnädiges Fräulein" with Elizabeth Ashley, and as Kyra in the world premiere of "One Exception" both by Tennessee Williams at the Hartford Stage.On Broadway: "A Taste of Honey" as Jo (Nominated for a Tony Award, and Drama Desk Award, and received the Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards); As Agnes in "Agnes of God" with Geraldine Page (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle, and Boston Critics Awards); As Eliza in "Pygmalion" with Peter O'Toole and John Mills (Tony Award nomination); As Laura in "The Glass Menagerie" with Jessica Tandy; As Dolly in "You Never Can Tell" by George Bernard Shaw.Among her Off-Broadway shows was "A Lie of the Mind" as Beth directed and written by Sam Sheppard. In England, at the Griffith Theatre "Pygmalion," and at the Royal Court Theatre "This is a Chair" directed by Stephen Daldry, and written by Carol Churchill.Her Regional work includes; Juliet in "Romeo & Juliet" (Hollywood Dramalogue Award,) and Sonya in "Uncle Vanya."Film work includes Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" (American Comedy Award nomination,) Terry Gilliam's "The Fisher King" (BAFTA nomination,) Michael Winterbottom's "Butterfly Kiss;" Peter Greenaway's "8 1/2 Women;" Larry Clark's "Ken Park;" Wim Wenders' "Million Dollar Hotel, Sidney Lumet's "Daniel," and " Lamont Johnson's "Cattle Annie and Little Britches."In television she is the recipient of two Emmy Awards, one Emmy nomination, a Saturn Award, a Cable Ace Award, and a Golden Globe nomination.In 1988 she was honored with the Anti-Defamation League Award for Woman of Achievement.She will appear as Saint Joan in "The Lark" by Jean Anovich directed by Michael Lyndsay Hogg at the Stratford Festival. Also, as Lucky in the filmed workshop, "Core Sample - Gol Otok" with Vanessa Redgrave, and Lynn Redgrave, directed by Lenka Vodvicki.
Trivia random: She and her father both received Emmy nominations in 2005
Citazione random: On Hollywood: "You've got to have a sense of humour about it. There's a con going on all the time. You can smell it in the air. People are always pretending to be something they're not in order to make a buck, to become that person they want to be."
Rear Window (1954)
Regista: Alfred Hitchcock
Scrittore: Cornell Woolrich, John Michael Hayes
Genere: Mystery, Thriller
Valutazione: 8.7/10 (48969 voti) [#14 nella top250]
Durata: 112 min
- James Stewart .... L. B. Jefferies
- Grace Kelly .... Lisa Carol Fremont
- Wendell Corey .... Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle
- Thelma Ritter .... Stella
- Raymond Burr .... Lars Thorwald
- Judith Evelyn .... Miss Lonelyheart
- Ross Bagdasarian .... Songwriter
- Georgine Darcy .... Miss Torso
- Sara Berner .... Wife living above Thorwalds
- Frank Cady .... Husband living above Thorwalds
Photojournalist "Jeff" Jeffries is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, and the entire story takes place in the courtyard adjoining the rear of his apartment, all events being seen through his eyes. Jeff believes that a murder has been committed by his neighbor Thorwald and sends his girlfriend Lisa and his nurse Stella to investigate.
Trivia random: One thousand arc lights were used to simulate sunlight. Thanks to extensive pre-lighting of the set, the crew could make the changeover from day to night in under forty-five minutes.
Mimic 2 (2001) (V)
Regista: Jean de Segonzac
Scrittore: Donald A. Wollheim, Joel Soisson
Genere: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Valutazione: 4.0/10 (884 voti)
Durata: 82 min
- Alix Koromzay .... Remi
- Bruno Campos .... Klaski
- Will Estes .... Nicky
- Gaven E. Lucas .... Sal Aguirre (as Gaven Eugene Lucas)
- Edward Albert .... Darksuit
- Jon Polito .... Morrie
- Jody Wood .... Det. Clecknal
- Jim O'Heir .... Lou
- Brian Leckner .... Jason
- Paul Schulze .... Phillip
When a cockroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a species of "Judas" bugs and introduced them into the environment, where they were to "mimic" the diseased roaches and infiltrate their grubby habitats. The plan worked until the bugs evolved to mimic their next prey.....humans! Just when they were all thought to be dead, the giant cockroaches are back, and this time they've mutated to take on human form!
Data di nascita: 5 May 1940
Altezza: 5' 10¼" (1.78 m)
Coniuge: Jane Pollack::(22 April 1995 - present) 1 child, Mary Jane::(1985 - 1988) (divorced) 1 child
- Abominable (2006) .... Ziegler Dane [attore]
- Bone Dry (2006) .... Jimmy [attore]
- Devil on the Mountain (2006) .... Chase Jackson [attore]
- When a Stranger Calls (2006) .... Voice of the Stranger (voice) [attore]
- ""IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix"" (2005) .... Andrei Rubley (voice: English version) [attore]
- ""Into the West"" (2005) (mini) .... Daniel Wheeler [attore]
- ""Supernova"" (2005/I) (mini) .... Colonel Harlan Williams [attore]
- The Chosen One (2005) .... Cardinal Fred (voice) [attore]
- The Garden (2005/I) .... Ben Zachary [attore]
- Gun (2005) (VG) .... Thomas MacGruder (voice) [attore]
An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is playing psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope. One of his latest projects was AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (2004), directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. He also appeared in the TNT original movie Evel Knievel (2004) (TV), directed by John Badham and executive produced by Mel Gibson. Henriksen portrayed Awful Knoffel in this project based on the life of the famed daredevil, played by George Eads. Henriksen starred for three seasons (1996-1999) on "Millennium" (1996), Fox-TV's critically acclaimed series created by Chris Carter ("The X Files" (1993)). His performance as Frank Black, a retired FBI agent who has the ability to get inside the minds of killers, landed him three consecutive Golden Globe nominations for "Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series" and a People's Choice Award nomination for "Favorite New TV Male Star." FOX Home Entertainment has just released the first season of "Millennium" on DVD.Born in New York, Henriksen studied at the Actors Studio and began his career off-Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's "Three Plays of the Sea." One of his first film appearances was as an FBI agent in Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon (1975), followed by Lumet's Network (1976) and Prince of the City (1981). He then appeared in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) with Richard Dreyfuss and François Truffaut, Damien: Omen II (1978) and in Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (1983), in which he played Mercury astronaut Lt. Col. Wally Schirra.James Cameron cast Henriksen in his first directorial effort, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), then used him in The Terminator (1984), and cast him as the android Bishop in the sci-fi classic Aliens (1986). Director Sam Raimi, who used Henriksen in his quirky western The Quick and the Dead (1995) opposite Russell Crowe, Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman, says, "Lance is a brilliant performer who goes way beyond acting. He becomes his character completely, leaving no trace of his former self and making something of every moment on screen."Henriksen's additional feature credits include what is one of his best-known roles, that of the head of a family of murderous redneck vampires in Kathryn Bigelow's cult vampire film Near Dark (1987). He's also appeared in Jagged Edge (1985), Pumpkinhead (1989), The Horror Show (1989), Survival Quest (1989), director Walter Hill's Johnny Handsome (1989), The Pit and the Pendulum (1990) (V), Bruce Robinson's Jennifer Eight (1992), Alien³ (1992), Richard Rush's Color of Night (1994), Powder (1995), Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (1995), Disney's animated feature Tarzan (1999) and John Woo's first American film, Hard Target (1993), for which Henriksen received a Saturn Award as Best Supporting Actor.He was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the TNT original film The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998) (TV) and had starring roles in PBS' Emmy-winning The Dark End of the Street (1981) and HBO's "Tales from the Crypt" (1989). Henriksen also played actor Charles Bronson in the television movie Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (1991) (TV).In addition to his abilities as an actor, Henriksen is an accomplished painter and potter. His talent as a ceramist has enabled him to create some of the most unusual ceramic artworks available on the art market today. He resides in Southern California with his wife Jane and their five-year-old daughter Sage.
Trivia random: Daughters: Sage Ariel (12 October 1999), Alcamy (b. 1987).
Citazione random: "I always wanted to be an actor, even when I was a little kid. When I used to run away from home, I'd go to movies and sit all night watching Kirk Douglas. When I was 16, I tried getting into the Actors Studio and they told me to get lost. I said 'I'll come back when I'm a man', and I came back when I was 30. I went to sea, I traveled the world ... I was waiting."
- The Burrowers (2006) .... [scrittore]
- Splinter Cell: The Movie (2006) .... [scrittore]
- Batman Begins (2005/II) (VG) .... (screenplay) [scrittore]
- Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005) (VG) .... [scrittore]
- Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (2004) (VG) .... [scrittore]
- Mimic: Sentinel (2003) (V) .... (written by) [scrittore]
- Splinter Cell (2002) (VG) .... [scrittore]
- Soft for Digging (2001) .... (producer) [produttore]
- Hamlet (2000/I) .... (additional set production assistant) [misc]
- Wirey Spindell (2000) .... (office production assistant) [misc]