Pizza received widespread acclaim from critics. N. Venkateswaran from The Times of India gave 4 out of 5 stars and wrote that director Karthik Subburaj displayed a \"strong control of the medium and gives abundant display of his narrative skills\", going to add: \"If he maintains the quality of his menu and future offerings, Karthik [...] is sure to become one of Kollywood's top directors\". Sify termed the film as \"delicious\" and described it as \"entertaining and at the same time different in its approach\". Malini Mannath from The New Indian Express described Pizza as \"offbeat, intriguing and gripping, and nothing like what you've seen on Tamil screen before\". A reviewer from Behindwoods.com stated, Karthik Subburaj played \"all the cards required to make a quality horror suspense film with a thrilling screenplay, deft camerawork, strong performances, eerie sound effects and music\". Indiaglitz.com wrote: \"If the success of a thriller lies in bringing the film-goer to the edge of the seat, Pizza does it. With right toppings in the form of a taut screenplay, deft camera work, eerie sound effects and nice background score, the movie manages to leave a mark\". Vivek Ramz of in.com rated it 3.5/5 and cited that Pizza was a \"well made suspense thriller that keeps you guessing for most parts\". Top10Cinema.com wrote that the story had been told \"very interestingly\" and that \"horror movie buffs will certainly enjoy this Pizza\".
Of course, there is no such thing as a licorice-flavored pizza; in fact, the name of the film is actually inspired by an old SoCal record store chain that went out of business in the Eighties. Still, the pepperoni pizza and digital download deal is perfect for a movie date night at home or viewing party with friends.
Pizza, that delicious Italian dish has been adapted by people all over the world into their own way to express their interpretation about the way it should taste. It's not surprising that in Mystic, Ct., where there's a large Portuguese population, Leona, the owner of the Mystic Pizza restaurant has created a concoction that is admired by everyone. Don't ask her to reveal her ingredients because she will not tell you.Daniel Petrie, the director, takes us along for a ride to this coastal town in which Amy Jones' story is set. We meet the three friends that work in the restaurant, Jojo, Daisy and Kat; the last two are sisters. Jojo is intense, but has a problem accepting the fact that Bill, her fiancé, wants to formalize their engagement. In the opening scenes we watch as Jojo faints in the church where she is marrying Bill. Panic strikes and she jilts him.Daisy, is a beautiful girl who appears to be grounded. When Charlie, the preppy guy finds her at a local bar, it seems he is quite taken by her. Daisy, who should have known better embarks in a love affair with this young which one realizes is doomed from the start. Not only are they from two different worlds, but romances like these are just a passing fancy for wealthy boys. So is the involvement with the wise and intelligent Kat with Tim, the young father with a child who needs a sitter. Kat will be hurt in thinking Tim will want her over the absent wife.\"Mystic Pizza\" is about the friendship of the three local girls and their way of looking at life from different angles. Annabeth Gish makes a great appearance in the film with her Kat. Lili Taylor is also good as Jojo. This was a film that presented Julia Roberts that hinted at her success as a movie actress. The rest of the cast plays well in the film. Vincent D'Onofrio, William Moses, Adam Storker and Conchata Farrell do good work under Mr. Petrie's direction. Seen in a small role that if one blinks, one would miss him, is Matt Damon making his first screen appearance.
The late Conchatta Farrell is a scene stealer as the owner of Mystic Pizza, a rural Connecticut pizza shop where the sauce is an ancient family recipe. I've seen Farrell in many TV shows and movies, and no matter how bad the episode or film is, she always makes it a bit brighter by her presence. She's the mentor to her three waitresses here, played by Julia Roberts in her film debut, Lili Taylor and Annabeth Gish, all going through a variety of romantic issues, with Taylor seen in the very beginning about to faint as she prepares to tie the knot, something that never happens. Vincent D'Onofrio, William R. Moses and Adam Storke are the men in their lives, and the film rotates between the three, then goes back to the pizza shop where Farrell promises at some point throughout the film to reveal the secret recipe for her sauce.While there's a lot going on, the film becomes interesting as you get to know each of these women because they are far from cliched and quite different than the heroines of most comedies of this nature. The script has them nicely fleshed-out with individual characteristics that are believable, and their performances make them seem like someone the audience might know. They are not Hollywood's typical version of what passes as romantic comedy heroines today, and that is what helps this in becoming a modern comedy classic that has a big cult following. Even if it hadn't introduced Julia Roberts, this would definitely have appeal today.There's a lot going on plot-wise, and the film has a fine supporting cast to flesh the film out, especially Joanna Merlin as Roberts' mother, Louis Turenne as a snooty food critic, and soap favorites Ann Flood and John Cunningham as Roberts' possible in-laws to be. When I was younger, I thought that this film was highly overrated, but individual moments are superb. Farrell walks off with the film, even just walking down the aisle at the wedding in the opening scene, been barking at one of the waitresses that the pizza is getting cold in the follow-up. This may not be mystical as a film, but there are some moments in it that are truly magical.
On July 27th, 2004, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore announced that it would be airing a new anti-piracy trailer in all screened cinemas in a joint initiative with the Motion Picture Association (MPA), which displays several different types of theft followed by a young girl downloading a pirated film. The PSA was subsequently included as an unskippable segment in the opening sequences of many DVDs. It was uploaded to YouTube by user avril134 on May 4th, 2006 (shown below).
I get that some people can't afford to go to the cinema or don't want to see this picture. That's understandable, but making the film available to people who don't want to pay but can, is wrong. There's no sense in it, but there's this cliché where people say, \"Oh yeah but it's so crap I wouldn't go see it anyway, so I'll just download it!\" Ok, but if I take that argument and put it into a food context, it would go something like this:
In the 'Expendables 3' context, there is still a cost to the people who made it because they only earn money after the film is released, so ultimately downloading the film for free is like taking pizza out someone else's fridge. The same goes for an indie film or documentary. This kind of file sharing ruins smaller budget films, and the people that come together to make them ultimately suffer. Why put them in this situation when all they wanted to do was to share joy and entertain There's nothing wrong with making money either. That can be re-invested into other projects, employing hundreds more, helping families and hundreds of separate industries too, from catering to tourism.
Jon Mendelsohn is a writer for Collider, Ranker, CBR, and Wicked Horror whose brain is an encyclopedia of movie fun facts to an excessive degree. Jon is also an actor and filmmaker who enjoys travel and checking out the hottest foodie spots around.
Apple Computer Inc. unveiled a new service that will allow consumers to download movies onto an iPod or a computer just as they do with music from online stores. A media expert discusses the future of digital downloading and movie watching.
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