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Archive for February, 2012

Snow Cake (2006)

Snow cake is a movie I will remember after this year is done… I just got excited by seeing the cast in the intro credits but I had no idea that this movie was gonna be that good… I barely recognize Sigourney Weaver in this movie and she is great in it… I’m used to seeing her in serious grown up parts, not childlike parts which made it kinda charming… If it’s an authentic and believable character, sure for me it was as I have nothing to compare to when it comes to authism. I really like Alan Rickmans character and I am always pleased to see Callum Keith Rennie in any movie as he is one of my favorite actors even if it’s just a small part. I find him believeable at whatever he does, such a cool dude… Carrie-Anne Moss is another actress that brightens my day, always happy to see her in any movie. Overall, this movie is a must see :)

..I rate this movie 8/10 stars..

9 (2009)

I’ve always wanted to see this movie, don’t know why I’ve waited so long… I’ve had it for ages. Tim Burton having a hand in it should be reason enough to wanting to see it. I love animated movies and this one is a bit different, it has some kind of uniqueness… It was cool that it doesn’t have to many characters in it … 9 totally different personalities among the rag dolls and then the creative machine making a few other cool ones. Story was exciting too, was dragged into the world of 9 from the first minute to the last ^.^ A bit “scarier” than most animated movies which is why it has PG-13 rating I guess. 9 has a 7.0/10 on with about 50k votes.

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

Messages Deleted (2009)

What got me interested in watching this movie as Phone Booth and Cellular which was two pretty good movies (same author)… This movie however is not even in the same ballpark as the previous movies. The story itself is kind of exciting but I don’t like the characters. Matthew Lillard’s character is super stupid, the bad guy obvious and the detectives idiots… The only thing that saves the movie and makes it exciting is the randomness of the killer and the gorgeousness of Deborah Kara Unger. Hell, even I felt like killing the main character of the movie most of the time… I was kind of sad at the end because it all turns out boring…

..I rate this movie 3/10 stars..

Halloween II (2009)

Compared to the first movie remake this movie really really sucks… At least in the first movie Michael was creepy whilest in this one they Edwardifized the mother fucker as a kid and made him a totally different person… The previous kid was creepy at least plus Micheal makes grunting sounds in this one which makes him even less scary, better when he was silent but deadly… The parts with the ghost mom and the white horse was just to much… I guess I need to be a mental case of a different type to even get the point of that shit… Probably the shittiest movie Rob Zombie ever made, at least it’s the first shitty movie I’ve seen him make… Oh well, at least I’ve seen it now… can cross this of my list and move it over to the list over worst horror flicks ever made.

..I rate this movie 2/10 stars..

Command Performance (2009)

You kind of know what to expect when you see a movie is directed by Dolph Lundgren, expectations aren’t very high but you know you might get some entertainment out of the coming 90 minutes… Command Performance did just that, not at all impressed by the acting but it was pretty much action from beginning to end… I found the song they played with CMF kind of good actually (Dolph plays a drummer)… to bad it wasn’t available on Spotify cause I would have starred it…

I can’t say I had much empathy for the hostages cause I found them all annoying but it’s nice to see Dolph kick some ass throughout. The movie feels like one of the action movie I watched back in the late 80s early 90s… I guess most b-movies do still give of that feeling today. Press people getting offed makes me smile… does that make me a bad person ?

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

Chloe (2009)

Chloe has a pretty decent cast and plot but it failed me at least … just small things but enough to make me sit back with no thought or anything when the movie was done… What did the Chloe having the sniffles to do in the story ? That thing could easily have been removed from the movie as it ment nothing to the story… No backstory on her either which sucks… I’m was very surprised to see Ivan and Jason Reitmans name on the production team as this isn’t a movie I would have guessed they had a hand in making… not their style at all. All in all, I’d say this movie fail on many levels yet on a positive not get’s a tiny bit interesting just because of the cast doing their job.

..I rate this movie 3/10 stars..

Happy Feet 2 (2011)

I don’t remember much from the first Happy feet movie so I can’t say which is best but this one was charming as well… Sven was a nice addition to the pinguin crew and best of all the Krills Bill and Will… I don’t remember who was who of the two funny buggars but the Krill reminded me a bit about that squirrel in Ice Age personalitywise. One in a krillion ^.^ Nice soundtrack and many familiar voices… all in all a nice family movie.

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

The Phantom (2009)

The Phantom is the one comic I really read everything of when I was younger. I was even a gold member of the Phantom club thingie so I was very very happy when I found this movie… so happy in fact that I might have been a bit to kind of my previous review.. but since I deleted my old movie blog I might as well review it again. This movie which aired as a mini series on the Syfy channel chould easily have turned into a Tv-series…  I’m kinda sad it didn’t as the movie is quite good for a Tv-movie. I like how they have modified it to be more current ’cause face it, the phantom suit is kinda uhmm old and ugly… you could only pull that off with an uber physique and six pack. I didn’t mind that they made Guran a woman but I’d feel it lost a bit of it’s authenticity by doing so. Still, if you ever were a fan of the Phantom comics this is off course a must see movie.

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

The Debt (2010)

The Debt really felt like a long movie, not that it was bad … fairly exciting but for me kind of average. My main reason to even watch this film is Helen Mirren as she’s one of my favorite female actresses… and a Goddess. Her part in the movie isn’t that big tho and I kind of was tired on top of the fact that nothing much happened in some periods of the movie. I like that it had some unpredictability in the end but other than that it was kind of dry.

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

Up in the Air (2009)

Up in the Air is one of my favorite movies of 2010 and I actually liked it just as much the 3rd time I watched it as the first. I am glad to see Jason Reitman walk in his fathers footsteps and make great movies… It gives me hope for more good stuff to come. So why do I love this movie ? Well, it’s not such a typical american movie and I find it kind of easy to identify with Clooneys character (not the travelling part but the loner thing he has going)… as an added bonus, Vera Farmiga … yum ! I’ve loved Vera since the series Touching Evil (which got cancelled after just one season *sigh*). I’m very happy to know that this movie sits on one of my shelves so that I can watch it whenever I feel like it, ’cause I truely love this film.

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

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Compared to most animated Disney movies this movie seems to really target the younger kids group (as the humor, well … not my thing as there is lots of uhmm inventions and characters a kid would find more fun… or I’m just not getting it… Still, charming and funny movie minus the retarded bad guy which is not so funny….

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

Red State (2011)

Red State is one of the movies that is really thought provocing and you feel like wringing someones neck as it’s so filled to the brim with annoying characters you’re pretty much boiling over at some point. The movie is however pretty ok and some scenes kind of funny (even tho they’re not ment to be). The movie was actually better than I thought it would be… that being said, it’s not a movie I’ll watch again ever…

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

Blind Date (1987)

Blind Date was one of my favorite comedies back when it came out… I actually still found it quite amuzing when watching it today 20+ years later… tho I must admit I’m a bit more annoyed by the more cheesier scenes (luckily not that many but they’re there). One thing is for sure and that is that this movie turns me off the dating scene ^.^ Still, I think this is a good comedy and it wouldn’t be a complete waste if you were to check it out.

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3, kind of surprised me as I never really were to extatic about the previous movies… I guess waiting this long to see it should say something… but the movie has a lot of funny characters and I found myself laughing quite a bit during the duration of the movie so conclusion … I liked it ^.^ which is good as I bought it on Blu-ray before even seeing it. A nice movie for the whole family :)

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

Halloween (2007)

I’ve stated earlier in my blog that horror flicks isn’t my favorite genre.. but every now and then I do watch them. I think the Japanese makes the best movies in the genre but I have some favorites among american movies as well. Rob Zombie is definitively one of my favorite directors in the horror genre so I must admit I prefer the remake over the original. The suspense is so high throughout the whole movie (which is kind of long for a flick in the horror genre but it works). Nice to see Danielle Harris again even tho it’s a small part, she’s become one hell of a scream queen during her carreer. I first noticed her in The last Boyscout so I’ve kind of followed her since then. 4 years younger than me and already been in 80 movies… now that is pretty impressive.

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

Mutant Chronicles (2008)

2nd time I watch this movie… I actually like this one ’cause it’s story is unique. It’s brutal but with CGI effects like in the Spartacus series. I like the cast with Thomas Jane, Ron Pearlman, Devon Aoki plus Anna Walton whome is a new face to me. Her character is pretty cool in this movie. I’ll probably watch it again in the future as it is exciting and special… I bet I’m one of few that really enjoy it as my taste is kind of weird among the amateur critic bloggers out there. Devon is one of my favorite femal faces on the movie screen which probably is reason enough for me to enjoy it… that and it’s pretty much action from beginning to end.

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

The Troll Hunter (2010)

About time I got to see this movie… I’ve had it on Blu-ray for quite some time now and I’ve put it on hold. Probably the best Norwegian movie I’ve seen in the later years… they should make more quality movies like this one. I heard rumors that there will be an american re-make at some point… I’ll probably see that one as well tho I doubt it will be as good. I normally don’t watch remakes of movies but hey, how many Troll movies are there out there ? Not many…. I bet most people have seen this one already, but if you haven’t then you should. It’s like Blair witch project but way better…

..I rate this movie 8/10 stars..

Dragon Crusaders (2011)

A movie about a bunch of heroes that must rescue a fair maiden from a dark sorcerer, maybe not the most original movie plot… not to impressed with the acting either… But for a shitty movie, the dragons at least are pretty decent so that’s a plus. The Gargoyles however are kind of uhmm non scary… The pirates aren’t really all that impressive… I think I’d be more afraid of changing a diaper on a baby than face 20 of those bunch…. Had a good laugh of the pirate ship which looks big in the distance but seemed to become tinier the closer you got to it and ended up to become the size of a poor mans sailboat when they went aboard. The only ok thing about the movie is the dragons and the sexy amazon woman, Aerona (Cecily Fay), with the annoying singing. She’d fit in well in the medieval movies of the 80’s. She kind of reminded me of a young Karen Lee Sheperd in America 3000.

..I rate this movie 2/10 stars..

A little bit of heaven (2011)

A little bit of heaven is one of those movies you’re glad to watch all by yourself… Personally I found it charming yet emotionally draining… Yup, there were tears and lot’s of ‘em … Had to take quite a few breaks even tho it’s a very good movie.. I just didn’t feel like crying constantly. Let me put it this way, if you can sit through this one without showing emotion then I’m pretty sure you’re a sociopath or one of them serial killers that feels nothing. It’s nice to watch a movie like this every now and then… it’s actually a bit funny too. Not to forget it has a great cast.

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

Space Cowboys (2000)

I really enjoyed watching this movie again… such an awesome cast and charming characters. I never grow tired of Clint Eastwood, he fit’s any type of movie in my opinion. The story in itself is kind of hilarious in this movie… 4 old farts going to space, now that’s science fiction. I don’t have a clue to why they chose to call this an action thriller adventure… it’s more a science fiction drama comedy… Anyway, love this movie and I’ll probably watch it again someday…

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

Joe’s Apartment (1996)

Out of all movies I’ve seen where animation meets real movies this would be my favorite. I’m not the biggest fan of cockroaches or any other crawling creepy animals but these guys are actually quite charming. The funky towel song always gets me smiling and so does the rest of their songs. I’d watch this movie over Alvin and the Chipmunks any day cause it’s awesome. They could easily come live with me anyday… I wouldn’t have to worry about them scaring dates away as I usually manage doing that myself ^.^ In my honest opinion the cockroaches of this movie deserve a sequel :)

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

Double Take (2001)

I loved this movie 10 years ago… now however I kind of find a lot of small annoyances like overacting and cliches. Don’t get me wrong, I still actually enjoy the movie but not as much as I used to back when I first saw it. I’m a fan of Eddie Griffins stand up and he does pretty well on screen in the movies as well… Eddie has style and swagger in just about anything he shows up in… but in this one I kind of thinks he overdoes it a little, not stupid overdoing it like Tracy Morgan insane overacting (man I can’t stand that dude, I feel like punching something everytime I think about his name)… but at times a bit much. Overall this is a nice action comedy.

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

Disclosure (1994)

Quite a few years since I watched this movie last… I liked it better back then. I guess the futuristic Virtual reality kind of looks like it’s a pair of glasses hooked up to a Atari when you compare to where we are today… VR are on it’s way back tho so I’ll give it that. Demi Moore haven’t changed much in the last 20 years, I still love her as an actress but at least back in the day she had a figure… todays women is all about looking like a guy (no curves) and Demi jumped on the train… It’s sad.

This is why I like watching the older movies because well women looked more womenly back then… plus I feel movies had more charismatic casts. Disclosure might not look as good today but I still like it. The conniving and fighting a deadline type thriller… love those.

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

Anonymous (2011)

Even tho I needed many breaks to get through this movie I kind of liked it… I guess it’s something about Shakespearian times that makes me yawn… Most likely the language. I like the way this story is told and all the conniving characters which is typical of the time the story unfolds… Kind of dark, as most Shakespeare stuff yet exciting and unpredictable. For me tho, I impressed myself by managing to stay awake during the whole thing… as I said, I kind of liked it… that doesn’t mean however that it isn’t kind of dry at times.

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

Yet another trailer that reveals way to much of the movie…


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