[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Some secrets are too big to keep hidden.
Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.
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Destiny, redemption, and family curses form the thematic foundation of Andrew Davis's "Holes," a kid-friendly adventure based on the beloved, kid-friendly book. While the film has no pretensions of being anything more than an solidly energetic adaptation of the book, it has enough going on by its climax that it should appeal to adults as well.
Moving back and forth between flashbacks and the present day, "Holes" follows Shia LaBeouf's Stanley Yelnats as he does time at a juvenile facility for stealing shoes. His punishment at the detention ranch is to dig holes with everyone else incarcerated there. There maybe something more than meets the eye to the ranch and its cadre of adult characters, and lessons are learned as…
The first book that I read all by myself (yeah, I was good; I got a gold star!), and one of the best films of my childhood. While it doesn't quite hold up as well nowadays, it's worth watching for a reasonably not-annoying Shia LaBoeuf and John Voight stealing the show. It's a good, honest, family adventure. What more do you want?
The novel "Holes" by Louis Sachar is my favorite children's book. It's probably really high on my list of favorite books of all time as well. The way that he can take all of these seemingly unrelated elements, and somehow make them make sense and come together by the end is really astounding. It's one of the most meticulously plotted books I've ever read. It doesn't treat its audience (mostly children, which is a shame) like idiots. That book is great.
The movie is also pretty good. It's a childhood favorite of mine, so I mostly enjoy it for nostalgic reasons. It does a good job of staying true to the novel, almost to a fault. I usually like adaptations…
I'm hoping LaBeouf splashes out another $25,000 on skywriting this:
"I PEAKED AT SEVENTEEN"
When did Disney stop making mid-budget live action films as great as this?
I introduced this to my babysitting charges (11 and 9) tonight - big hit.
I'm probably rating this just a little too high, but I have a major soft spot for this movie for some reason. It's certainly one of the strangest, most unique family films in the Disney canon.
Based on a popular young adult novel (long before that was especially cool), it's ostensibly a coming-of-age film about a young boy named Stanley (Shia LaBeouf, very good in his first film role) sent to a quirky detention camp after being wrongfully accused of stealing a pair of valuable shoes. Piled on top of this simple idea is an unpredictable hodgepodge of story elements including (but not limited to) buried treasure, gypsy curses, fate and mysticism, complex and extended flashbacks to the mid-1800s, a…
One of Shia LaBeouf's best films.
There's not a lot of depth in this tale, but it doesn't take long to dig up some fun and frenzy that can be enjoyed by a wide range of audiences.
One of the few books that I've read. Follows it pretty closely.
ngl i loved this still love it
i had forgotton how much i enjoy shia when he isnt teamed with Bay
Everything The Shitsandwich Redemption wishes it could be. 10x more clear, concise and inspirational. Not to mention, actually fun.
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's…
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