I gave in and bought a few more movies I’ve been meaning to buy from Amazon for a while.
I watched most of this documentary on Discovery about a week ago and throughly enjoyed it. I had only heard good things about it and now I know why. I want to watch it all the way through, so I bought it.
For thirteen consecutive summers, the American Timothy Treadwell moved to Katmai in the Alaskan Peninsula to live among the grizzly bears, with the pretext of studying and protecting them. In 2003, his girlfriend Amie Huguenard and he were surprisingly attacked and ate by a bear. Werner Herzog somehow accessed more than one hundred hours of footages filmed by Timothy and released this documentary, showing the life and death of Timothy Treadwell.
Kids has aired on TV here in Denmark numerous times and mostly I haven’t been able to change the channel - I simply had to watch it one more time.
Kids follows a group young, unsupervised, not mature, but all-too-grown-up kids in New York. One girl has just been diagnosed with HIV and is trying to notify the boy who gave it to her, who is on a quest to sexually prey upon innocent girls. The film follows these characters and their friends through the day, hanging out, playing, carousing, and going to parties. Each scene is intriguing and disturbing — conveying an urban reality that includes drugs, sex, guns, and disease; and yet never letting you forget these are *kids*, some of them barely in puberty.
This one’s an odd one and certainly not for everyone, but I personally appreciated and loved it.
Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.
I simply needed this movie. It’s so damn good. I wrote a review of it over a year ago.
High school friends Andre Kriegman and Cal Gabriel declare war on their classmates and plan a terrifying assault on their high school. As they begin the deadly countdown to their final act of revenge, the two start a video diary to explain their feelings and chronicle their mission.
The Basketball Diaries
Leonardo DiCaprio (pre-Titanic) is the main character in this movie and he does a wonderful job.
The film was adapted from Jim Carroll’s novel “The basketball diaries” which is a autobiographical chronic of the lives of five kids until they become youth. It is a picture of bad kids who start with small crimes and end up braking bones and more.