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Hollywoodland (2006)

A detective examines the mysterious death of

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  • Genre: Biography | Crime
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.53G
  • Resolution: 1280x694 / 23.976 (23976/1000) fpsfps
  • Language: English  
  • Run Time: 126
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5/10 
  • MPR: R
  • Peers/Seeds: 3 / 0

The Synopsis for Hollywoodland (2006) 720p

Struggling private investigator Louis Simo treats his work more as a means to make a living than a want to do right by what few clients he has. Through connections with the investigation firm for which he used to work, Simo is hired by Helen Bessolo to investigate the death of her son, actor . Reeves was best known for his title role in (1952), a role which he always despised, in part since it typecast him as a "cartoon", despite it bringing him a certain fame. His June 16, 1959 death by a single gunshot wound while in his bedroom in his Los Angeles home was ruled a suicide by the police, the death which occurred when the house was filled with people. Reeves' story is told in part in flashback as Simo, who is trying to make a name for himself with this case, talks to or tries to talk to some of the players involved, most specifically the wife of MGM General Manager , Toni Mannix, with whom Reeves was having a relatively open and ...

The Director and Players for Hollywoodland (2006) 720p

[Director]Allen Coulter
[Role:]Diane Lane
[Role:]Adrien Brody
[Role:]Ben Affleck

The Reviews for Hollywoodland (2006) 720p

Visuals better than the script, which is better than some of the actingReviewed bylotekguy-1Vote: 4/10

In the 1950s, we boomer boys were mesmerized by the televised adventures of Superman. No matter how cheesy those shows look by today's standards, we had no trouble believing that George Reeves' suit, fedora and horn-rimmed specs kept all of Metropolis from realizing he was both Clark Kent and the Man of Steel. When Reeves killed himself after the series ended, it didn't seem possible. This film builds a fictionalized noirish detective story around some of the facts and personalities (roman a clef, to lit. majors). They spent wisely the visuals, with terrific period sets, wardrobe, cars, etc., but should have diverted more of their resources to the storytelling. This imbalance led to a generally underwhelming mystery that crawls to a flat finish. Compared to a couple of similar tales set in Tinseltown's earlier days, it's far short of L.A. Confidential, but still ahead of last year's dreadful pairing of Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell, Ask the Dust.

Adrien Brody's turn as the archetypal down-and-out private eye is just shy of adequate. Ben Affleck's Reeves is almost entertaining, though he occasionally lapses into accents from nowhere. Despite some moments of humor (one highlight being some clowning on the set when the TV series began), Reeves' life is presented as a quick rush from wannabe to reluctant icon, to type-cast has-been, giving us little reason to care whether he offed himself, as the cops conclude, or whodunit, if he actually was whacked (or perhaps, in the parlance of the time, "rubbed out"). There's not much reason to root for Brody's P.I., or anyone else, either. The most talented performers in the cast - Diane Lane and Bob Hoskins - are reduced to cardboard cutouts of what their characters might have been. When the TV show aired, it did the best it could with the technology and budgets of the era. Not so with this presentation.

Cast makes the movie!Reviewed byPortugalOle7Vote: 9/10

It's been a while since I said "Wow, that was worth my money." Hollywoodland is an excellent film with a top-notch cast. With The Black Dahlia, opening a week after this one, I was skeptical to which would deliver. Dahlia had more gloss and this one already had raves about the acting. I won't say anything about Dahlia(go read my review on it) but Hollywoodland really impressed me.

I loved the way the story was told with the flashbacks(ala Godfather 2). Very well done. A somewhat tragic and complex story in the end. It doesn't however give you a straight answer to the murder plot but lets you decide for yourself, which can sometimes frustrate. It doesn't here.

Most importantly the film is great because of the cast. Diane Lane, Adrien Brody, Bob Hoskins, and even Ben Affleck give excellent performances. For once Affleck doesn't try to over-act and just tries to play a human being and it works. There's definite compassion there from the man he is trying to play. Brody's smart-ass private investigator is so smooth. He's such a versatile actor. Diane Lane is such a strong performer as well. Hoskins is also surprisingly good considering he's not on the screen for that long but I thought very well done.

In the end I was pleasantly surprised by this film because of its fine actors. The film is good because it starts out one way and ends up being something else. It's not a clear cut murder mystery but more of an examination of the life of man who's Hollywood star was fading.

Hollywoodland a 'super' display of talentReviewed byIComeAnonVote: 7/10

I recently was lucky enough to get to go to a screening of this film followed by a Q&A with director Allen Coulter, stars Diane Lane and Adrien Brody; each one of which did a fantastic job in their most recent performances. Coulter's first foray into film is a very successful one. His abilities with the camera from his experience like The Sopranos is clear throughout and is very strong from the opening shot of LA as it swoops into the house as police enter the crime scene that is George Reeves home. The cinematography by Jonathan Freeman ("Rescue Me", "Taken") is very strong with a great contrast in shadows and a subtle yet noticeable difference between the two times shown in the film. Coulter also uses music and sound differences to establish the Louis Simo (Adrien Brody) and George Reeves (Ben Affleck) time lines as separated. The acting is all around amazing, Affleck and Brody take their characters and live them, both amazing. Affleck has a few moments where the Reeves voice seems to lapse slightly but it's nearly unnoticeable. Both near perfect performances and as for the rest of the cast, there is not a poor performance to be found in this film. Expect a SAG ensemble nomination here. The overall style of the film is very interesting. Coulter describes the film as a "film noir in the daytime" and a "film about a modern man." The story is beautifully told with a nicely flowing back and forth between George Reeves life up until his death and 'independent investigator' Simo's search for the truth about that fateful night. Overall the film gets a 9/10 from me because it was simply nearly flawless, I left the theater very happy for having seen it because I'm willing to predict that this film will get some mentions come award time.

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