The Tehuacan Project

By this DVD’s placement on my shelf, I thought this was where it fell chronologically. Apparently, it actually came out in 2007.  So, I’m a little late, here. My apologies. 

Cast: Children of Casa del Niño Sordo and their families, narration by Adrien Brody (English), and Esai Morales (Spanish).

Writer: Andy Lauer

Director: Andy Lauer

Executive Producer: Brad Pitt

Genre: Documentary, short form

Running Time: 14 minutes

Release: March 20, 2007

MPAA Rating: not rated

This will be a short review, because it’s a short film.

Director Andy Lauer, and his former roommate, Adrien.

Synopsis

Casa del Niño Sordo (“Deaf child house”), is a school, and clinic for Deaf children in Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico. The majority of children there lost their hearing (whether partially, or completely) due to diseases easily prevented by vaccines. Vaccines they weren’t able to get.

The organization known as The Tehuacan Project was formed in order to provide these children with hearing aids, and specialized education to help them adjust afterward. They also offer counseling to parents during the entire process.

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Progress, and a Shortcut

An Update on the Updating

I’m still reformatting posts. It’s done up to Summer of Sam, so far. It’s a bit more of an undertaking than I’d anticipated, so please bear with me.

A Shortcut

As a result of the upgrade I did recently (to remove banner ads), I was granted an additional domain. So, I chose brodymovies.com, as a sort of shortcut. It will redirect to everybrodymovie.com, anyway, but it’s just easier/faster to type. 😉

My social media and everything is already branded with Every Brody Movie, so that’s why I’m keeping that the primary.

Reformatting

Pardon the “Sawdust”

I’m making some edits to older posts, for consistency’s sake. So, pardon the unevenness while I do that.

  • The “scores” for each movie will now appear at the end of the review, not at the top.
  • Also, I had apparently abandoned noting the running time and genre of each movie after the first few posts. I’m adding that information to posts it was missing from.
  • Adding movie trailers where possible.

I am trying to get more serious about this place, and I figured this was a good a place to start.

Thank you for being here!

Giallo

I put this one off for as long as I could. It’s time to face the music and get it done. I really didn’t want to re-watch this one, you guys, but I finally bit the bullet. Horror isn’t really my genre (other than maybe the Halloween movies).

To be honest, Giallo wasn’t quite as bad as I remember, but it sure isn’t good.

Here we go…

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Cadillac Records

Cast: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Beyonce Knowles, Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Mos Def, and Norman Reedus

Written by: Darnell Martin

Directed by: Darnell Martin

Genre: Biography, Drama, Music

Running Time: 1 hour, 49 minutes

Released: November 24, 2008 (U.S.)

MPAA Rating: R

Adrien’s Role: Len Chess

Adrien plays a slightly sanitized version of Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records, a pioneering blues and rock n’ roll label. Adrien’s version of Len Chess is mainly concerned with getting black artists heard. The real Chess was more concerned with making money, and not giving the artists much of it. Continue reading “Cadillac Records”

The Road to Recovery is a Winding One

I’m still alive, I promise.

To say I’ve had a tough few months would be a vast understatement. I had a very painful injury (broken sewing needle lodged between layers of tissue in my foot), which led to an infection (because no one acted quickly enough to remove it), then surgery, and a long recovery. I’m still healing from nerve damage, which I’m told can take up to a year.

As you might imagine, being in nearly constant pain all these months, and having my mobility challenged (and taken away for several weeks) has caused my depression to rear its ugly head. It’s been winning the battle most days.

So, not much of anything has been getting done. Including writing here. Just this week, I’ve started making specific plans for getting my life on track. I would say “back on track,” but I’m trying to be honest, here. Ha ha.

Coming back here and updating regularly is definitely on my list of things I need to do to improve my situation. This is my outlet (along with my work at MovieBabble), and I love it. And I miss it!

However, there are some items on said list that take a higher priority, and need to be under my belt before I can make a successful return.

The plan is to come back in mid-late February.

Thank you all for your patience all this time. I can’t believe I haven’t written anything here since May!

Take care until then.

Patricia,
EveryBrodyMovie.com

The Brothers Bloom

Hi there, I’m back!

Cast: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane, and Maximillian Schell 

Written by: Rian Johnson

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Genre: Comedy, Adventure/Caper, a bit of Romance

Running Time: 1 hour, 54 minutes

Released: September 9, 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Side Note

As some of you know, I also write for a movie blog called MovieBabble. I recently did a piece about The Brothers Bloom over there. *Note: that piece contains some minor spoilers, as it’s a retrospective for the 10th anniversary, not a review. If you’d like to read it, you can find it right here.

Adrien’s Role

Adrien plays “Bloom” (no first name is ever given), a semi-willing partner in con to his brother, Stephen (Ruffalo). The two have run scams for years, with Bloom usually playing the charming one who approaches the mark. Bloom wonders who he really is, after a lifetime of his brother writing roles for him. And he wants out.

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