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Police Story (2013)


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Doesn’t have anything to do with the previous series (tho I was tempted to think that Miao was the daughter of Chan Ka Kui and May from the first movie as she kind of look like May). It’s been 28 years since Police Story and already 17 years since number 4 (First Strike). I guess this was kind of a reboot or something ? or no, I guess they needed an english title and this would get fans of the old movies curious ? Man, I hate that… I’d still watch it because J.C is in it so why bother getting my hopes up.

The original Police Story trilogy was probably the movies I’ve seen the most of Jackie besides Drunken Master, Snake in the Eagle’s shadow and Armor of God. I imported them on VHS back in the day and they were a treasure in my movie collection. I must have watched them once a week for months in the start. Which is why I’m kind of disappoined after watching this… sure, it was somewhat entertaining and it’s nice to see J.C still has the moves and all… but storywise I thought it was kinda messy. I liked the reboot of Armor of God better… way better (Chinese Zodiac).

Director Sheng Ding previously did Little Big Soldier (2010) which was good. Kind of an unknown to me but I liked the previous movie as well so I won’t run if I see the name show up again (^.^).

..I rate this movie 5/10 stars..

Kommandør Treholt & Ninjatroppen (2010)


norwegian_ninja… also known as Norwegian Ninja (2010) is a movie I’ve been wanting to see since I first saw the trailer about 5 years ago. The thing is I’m not really that on edge to watch norwegian movies unless they gets served to me on a silver plate so when it showed up on my Netflix selection I found it hard to say no.

I’m old enough to remember the Treholt spy drama from the mid 80′s and also the Alexander Kiellland platform disaster from that time… not to forget the theme from the News at the time so I must admit I kind of enjoyed this little gem. Sure, it falls under uber low budget movies but it’s still one of the better norwegian movies I’ve seen the last decade.

Kind of fun to see Trond-Viggo Torgersen as King Olav the 5th. Pretty much the only name I recognized in the cast as he was a familiar face on tv when I was a kid.

The movie is directed by Thomas Cappelen Malling. He hasn’t really done anything else, well, besides a segment of the movie The ABCs of Death (2012).

..I rate this movie 4/10 stars..

You Again (2010)


YouAgainThis movie makes me nauseous simply because I can’t stand bullying and it’s sort of a trip down memory lane og high school. If you think Moo is holding a grudge you should meet me (I personally pray for bad karma for my bulliers in my head every time their name comes up, I’ve been living in my own personal prison ever since high school so I guess they won.. not everyone is as strong as Moo).

It’s the 2nd time I watch this movie and if I’ve remembers how hard it was to sit through it the first time (As I’m sure it was) I wouldn’t have considered it this 2nd time… damn it Kristen Bell… and last minute scene with Betty White and Cloris Leachman which made me watch it again (and my memory). It’s been a while since I used the fast forward button as much as I did… soooo many awkward scenes and painful scenes. That being said, the movie has a good cast… not that excited about the soundtrack and characters in it tho. My conclusion of it all is that Moo sure are a way better person than me, I’d rather sit inside my room pouting about the past for 80 years than moving on as my brain seem to work that way.

This kind of all turned into a total digression review and by the time it’s posted I’d forgotten I even wrote this as my memory is horrible and I have come to enjoy that part of myself..  Not my favorite movie by director Andy Fickman. I’d rather recommend She’s the Man (2006), The Game Plan (2007) and Race to Witch Mountain (2009).

..I ratet this movie 5/10 stars..

This isn’t really a rom-com now is it… terror-com maybe…

From Paris with Love (2010)


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I just found out that time flies even faster than I imagined as I was damned sure I’ve seen this after making this blog… which means I gotta review the frelling thing. Like most John Travolta movies the last decade I get my money’s worth when it comes to entertainment… Hell, there’s nothing like watching bad guys and terrorists getting pummeled by the dozen. The car chase in this one is pretty epic, at least I think so… Sure, it’s predictable as fuck but when it comes to action movies I don’t care much… now I hate that about thrillers but still, this is primarily an action flick… and when this first start taking off it never stops which makes it a good popcorn flick. You have the standard witty characer (Travolta) and the serious one (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) which seems to have been the standard in action couples forever.

There’s not really any other characters in the movie worth mentioning but those two and they’re alright. Sure beats watching the Soccer World Cup (it’s june 14th now writing this and I’m way ahead on my blog). Rewatchability, hellz yeah, i’d watch it again… This can only stare at me on Netflix for so long before I gotta see it again (since Netflix is to lazy to fix their web site and everything you’ve watched sticks around forever till removed). Ah yeah, Luc Besson had a hand in this so just for that it’s worth seeing…

Director Pierre Morel previously did Taken (2008) and Banlieue 13 (2004) which is another sign that you’ll get some great entertainment from this. He also worked on The Transporter (2002), Taxi 4 (2007) and Transporter 2 (2005).

..I rate this movie 7/10 stars..

 

The In-Laws (2003)


in-laws 2003Didn’t remember the plot or anything even tho I’ve seen it once before which was cool. Way better than i imagined it was going to be and according to imdb.com I loved it the last time as well (bless my horrible memory ?… this time).

I like the Steve (Michael Douglas) vs Jerry (Albert Brooks) situations that comes up during the movie. Actually, I think this must be one of my favorite movies with Michael the last decade and a half. Big fan of Ryan Reynolds tho his part in this movie is very small (Steve’s son)… and David Suchet makes for a very charming and laid back villain (hope they didn’t go for scary)… oh, and even tho Candice Bergen‘s part was small, I still found her delightful.

This movie has so many funny moment and so little downtime it makes for a great movie to watch again on more than one occation. A good cast, good soundtrack, sympathic characters and good plot overall I’d say it’s one of those you should add on your list on Netflix atm… Well, if it’s still there when this blog post gets published (as I’m watching 2-3 movies a day lately and pre plan one post every day I’m sort of a month+ ahead already).

Director Andrew Fleming previously did The Craft (1996), guess that’s where he picked up Robin… and Threesome (1994) before this movie. Not much since this tho other than an episode on a show here and there. To bad as I like the stuff on his resume…

..I rate this movie 7/10 stars..

A fantastic fear of Everything (2012)


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This has been on to watch list on Netflix since last week and I finally got around to it after the previous movie (also with Simon Pegg). I seem to do this occationaly, watch a movie with an actor I like and then end up watching another… I sort of can relate to the character of this one as I myself suffer from anxiety within the social and everything else so I must admit I laughed a little when he was running around checking every noise as I’m the same (I guess living alone has made me a bit paranoid… yep, I’m selfaware but that doesn’t change a thing).

The best thing about this movie is without a doubt the soundtrack, in fact I’ll be looking it up after writing this review (nothing on spotify *Sigh*). His rapper behaviour on the way to do the landry cracked me up… and it was somewhat cool even. Where can I haz one of them there frocks with hoodie…?

Most of the movie tho was a bit boring… and I found myself getting 100% more paranoid looking around me watching it so maybe it wasn’t good for me. Him running around with that knife was kinda creepy as I predicted it all ending with him stabbing himself (who am I to speak with a katana and ninja sword two steps from my bed… oh well, at least I didn’t superglue mine to my hands like a deadpool like character). This is not a movie I’d watch again which is a first when it comes to movies with Simon Pegg as they’re usually very rewatchable.

Directors Crispian Mills and Chris Hopewell hasn’t really done anything besides this but I’m sure I’ll see the name again at some point (not remembering as I already have a horrid memory but my blog will remember for me).

..I rate this movie 5/10 stars..

How to lose friends and alienate people (2009)


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Been a fan of Simon Pegg since I first saw Shaun of the dead (2004)… even tho in this one his character is that kind of journalist (if I can call it that) that is on pretty much the same level of disgusting as pedos and rapists (in my eyes), tabloid journalism… that aside I find the movie quite charming (and in my head I’m still laughing at the pet murder incident).

This is one of the movies I like Kirsten Dunst in, but my favorite is (no not Megan) Gillian Anderson even tho her character is a snobbish C*** in this one. Everytime I watch this movie (well, it’s my 3rd i think) I praise myself not living among the higher upper class… cause I could only take so much ass kissing before going Gomer Pyle on their arse… It’s nice when movies reminds oneself how nice one really has it being a movie about the less fortunate or the uber wealthy (I’m closest to the poor, hell in my country i’m considered poor but I still think i have it good)… there I go digressing again…

As I’ve stated this ain’t the first time I’ve watched this it’s obvious that it is a movie one can watch over and over. It’s funny, charming, obnoxious, awkward and makes me smile. Hell, even the awkward scenes I get through in this (few of those). I like the dad and land lady. This is probably the only movie in the director Robert B. Weide‘s resume I’ll ever watch (even tho I like this one) as I’m no fan of shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm.

..I rate this movie 7/10 stars..

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