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Need for Speed (2014)


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I’ve been waiting quite a bit to see this movie as I love car movies… yet, I keep getting f’in pissed when I look at the driving. I despise speed demons in real like as they have no regard for other peoples lifes and I wouldn’t mind if instead of getting a fine they got locked up for the maximum penalty as they are all fucking sociopaths. That set aside, I still love the entertainment value it gives movies… I’m such a hippocrite right ? Everything is ok as long as it’s a movie so should we glorify being a speed cunt ?

Don’t worry I’m not a filminist (the feminist of film?) I just kinda feel bad after enjoying total mayhem on the screen at times. After all, I suffer intense traffic anxiety so should I even watch this ? I guess I just love car games, movies and everything as long as it’s fiction. Need for speed is quite entertaining but with humor and lots of action. I always smile when I see Rami Malek on my screen, such a charming fellow that dude. Liked him since I first saw him in The Pacific (2010).

I can’t remember ever seeing Imogen Poots (Julia) in anything before but I know she’s been. I guess her name got on my radar after this. There’s just something about chicks talking with a brit accent that gets to me :) I’ve always liked Aaron Paul, the protagonist, I’ve got nothing more to say about that. Guess I should start watching Breaking Bad at some point.

The director Scott Waugh previously did Act of Valor (2012) which was one of my favorite movies that year. The more interesting part is that he worked as a stunt double before getting into directing which isn’t something one see often… if ever. You should check out his credits, he’s been working with stunts in so many good movies too :) Anyway,

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


Dark Power (2013)


darkpowerEvery now and then you come across a movie that is beyond crappy. I mean, the story makes movies like Sharknado and twoheaded shark attack look like A-list movies. Even tho this movie has a decent cast (which is the main reason I decided to watch it anyway) it doesn’t help as the plot and story is totally crap. The ending of the movie makes me long for those old time hong kong movies where noone survives in the end… cause this movie is so bad I could have sworn my earinfection took a break just to get away from the screen. Bad bad baaaaad ! Unless you wanna have that feeling of tearing your hair out after wasting 90 minutes on it I’d recommend you to steer clear of this one. I’d even consider giving it a zero but since Kristanna Loken is in it I’ll give it that one star, cause at least there’s that.

..I rate this movie 1/10 stars..


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..


Dolan’s Cadillac (2009)


dolanscadillac2009Ok, so I got pulled in by the names Stephen King, Christian Slater and Goddess Emmanuelle Vaugier… Emm doesn’t have that big of a part in it and Christian plays a douche but that isn’t even the reason of why I think this movie was bad. Sure, it had it’s moments there with the test shooting and the end game but overall I think this was kind of predictable and boring for a movie based on a King story. Did it totally suck ? No, but I was hoping that it would at least be average…

Visually it wasn’t all bad, tho I could do without the asfalt closeup of nothingness… Conversations was dry and boring tho the philosophical part sometimes made me smile but overall unengaging and a borderline snoozefest potential. The coverart on the movie used on Netflix is actually one of the reasons I’ve been hesitating watching it for so long (I found a better one for my review). This is not a movie I’d even consider watching again even if it ment getting laid as a result.

I didn’t expect the director, Jeff Beesley, to have such a long resume on imdb.com before I checked to be honest… he’s been quite busy. He’s done stuff like Little Mosque on the Prairie, Men with Brooms and Sparkle (1999). Never seen any of it but I’m pretty sure it’s better than this. Anyway…

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

(imdb.com 5.7/10 so I guess I’m the bad seed on this one)


Vampire Academy (2014)


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I heard about this movie while it was battling Veronica Mars in movie of the year in a MTV poll thingie. I didn’t really think much of it at the time as I pictured it being in the same pile up of shait as Twilight (it’s a bit better, sure, but not by much). I’m sure I liked Zoey Deutch (Rose Hathaway) better in Beautiful Creatures (2013). She’s a stunner in this one tho, I’ll give her that… but the fighting in this movie is kind of beyond horrible. They finally manage to find a good film crew for filming fight scenes in a movie and what do they do… they fuck up the actual fighting by making it look like 5 year olds imitating their idols.

For a while there I thought Dimtri was Jack Black… but nope it’s a new guy, Danila Kozlovsky. (I also thought Rose was Ellen Page so I guess my eyes are playing tricks on me today) No hate intended… I love both of those actor/actresses. I was trying to figure out where I’ve seen Mia (Sami Gayle) before… she kind of reminded me of a younger Anne Hathaway and then it hit me, Blue Bloods, she’s that youngling of the family. Oh, and then there’s the bonus of the film (for me at least), Olga Kurylenko, Rawrrr. Love her !

If I heard it right, this is the first in a coming movie series or sumthin’ right? I would actually watch sequels of this just because of the cast. The story was more interesting than Twilight for sure and way less dry so I’d sit through a sequel or two. Far from as good as Mean Girls (2008) which also is directed by Mark Waters. I’d also like to state that Vampire Academy was insanely predictable when it comes to the main villains.

If I were to recommend movies by Mark Waters I’d rather steer you towards Head Over Heels (2001), Mean Girls (2008) or The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008). But hey, if you liked that Mortal insteruments thingie, Twilight, The Host or Divergent you’ll probably eat this up as well… It kind of helped not having any anticipations about this movie as well.

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


Tokarev (2014)


tokarev_2014Surprisingly alright this movie. At first I was afraid it was gonna be a Taken wannabe film but it got clear pretty quickly that I was wrong… Might not be among my favorite movies with Nicolas Cage but it’s certainly one of the better ones the last decade. A bit more on the drama side than action but I found some of the characters pretty entertaining. Especially the ones in Maguire’s crew (Danny made me laugh on several occations).

Tokarev has a pretty great cast actually… besides Nick you have Rachel Nichols (Continuum), Peter Stormare (Fargo/Armageddon) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon). That being said I was more excited about the fact that Pasha D. Lychnikoff is in the movie. I’ve always liked him ’cause he’s got that likeable charming down to earthy sneaky but funny type character… out of the cast in this movie I’d say he’s the man. Such an underrated actor he is too. I’d love to see him in the lead of a tv-show one of these days.

I could go on and on about this dude’s awesomeness but I’ll move on to the annoyance factor. Teens … it would be worth having a scene with clips getting emptied right there but I guess some people like teens. I liked the fact the protagonist weapon of choice is a knife, you don’t see that all that often in movies these days… bang bang all the time, I miss the occational swoosch swoosch (original ain’t I). Tokarev isn’t a movie I’d bother watch again but it’s still a must see if one is a Cage fan… and again, glad to see Pasha in another movie.

I’ve never really heard of the director (Paco Cabezas) before now. I’ll probably forget the name again in 5 minutes but I’m sure that I’m at some point might write it in a review again at some point… and then forget about it again.

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


The Women (2008)


the women 2008I’ve seen this once before and I don’t really remember what my feelings about it was the last time but it’s been staring at me from my Netflix dash for weeks now and I just had to watch it again simply because of the cast. I love Meg Ryan, Annette Bening and Candice Bergen. The movie itself isn’t all that spectacular but it’s just something about the atmosphere the ladies of this flick creates that makes me miss my old click from the late 90′s. I could just listen to these women all evening… it’s somewhat suiting, like white noise. I dunno, I find myself in a sentimental corner at the moment thinking back so I guess this somewhat affects me. It’s not a movie I’d recommend but it’s nice.. no really annoying characters, but a lot of talk talk (which I usually don’t like about movies which kind of makes this one special). It also has one of the if not THE strongest female casts I’ve ever seen in a movie. I like Maggie (Cloris Leachman) the “maid” or “female butler” or whatever title she has. If I had one I’d love someone like that.

I don’t know how they managed to get all these actresses into this movie, someone sure must have had some serious pull. It’s directed by Diane English who really didn’t direct anything else but she’s known for the series Murphy Brown (written/created by and she was executive producer on some episodes) so I guess I know how Candice got in.

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

“Yep, I’d probably watch it again at some point too…”


Swordfish (2001)


swordfish2001It’s the 3rd time I watch this movie and everytime I sorta think to myself “I wish characters like Gabriel Shear actually existed as I wouldn’t mind knowing that there were people going after terrorist without their goverments red tape and permission”. Hell, they could invade my country and remove a few, it’s not like our goverment bothers… Anyway, I manage to digress before even collecting my thoughts on the movie.

I actually spendt about 3 hours watching this movie this time around even tho it has loads of action and awesomeness… It’s not that the movie is boring, it’s just that I seem to be unfocused with to many thoughts. This movie came out during John Travolta‘s golden years (not sure if they ended yet) or should I say during his hairdue experimentation years ? Bah, who am I kidding, that dude always looks cool…

Out of all movies with hackers, I feel this is the least hackerish… I mean, I find the dolphin in Johnny Mnemonic (1995) more believeable as a hacker than Hugh Jackman. That being said, I dig him as an actor… He’s bloody Wolverine… and then there is Halle Berry, another X-men cast member (Storm), her gorgeousness certainly increases the watchability of this movie. Would I risk my life for 10million? No, would I for her ? No, but at least I had to think about it and that’s sayin’ something I guess… Besides House of Lies, Ironman and Traitor I’d state that this movie has Don Cheadle‘s coolest character… I like him… This movie actually has one of the biggest casts I’ve seen when it comes to familiar faces in a movie. On the law enforcement side you can see faces from loads of series that’s on telly right now.

Director Dominic Sena has done some cool movies; Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Kalifornia (1993) and Whiteout (2009)… but he also did Season of the Witch (2011) which really sucked…

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


Tomb Raider (2001)


Tomb Raider 2001I was kinda surprised that I hadn’t seen this movie since restarting my movie blog for the 2nd time (or is it 3rd) ’cause this is a movie I watch pretty often for me. I’ve been thinking of rewatching it ever since I watched Maleficent as I’m a fan of Angelina Jolie (ooo I just found out that there’s a sequel of Salt coming.. yay!). Tomb Raider is far from perfect but I do find it pretty entertaining… tho I’d honestly like it more if there were no robot’s in it. More indy like adventure less Moonraker futuristic shit. That being said, I still love the movie (but imagine how much I’d adore it if the adventure part was bigger).

I always seem to forget that Daniel Craig is in it, and I’ve seen it a few times. Not a big part but still, kinda cool… and the fact Angelina’s dad (Jon Voight) actually plays her dad is kinda cool. Some cool stunts and such in here during the action sequences which kind of makes up for the disappointing stuff… but it’s Angelina and the movie cover that makes me watch it again.

Director Simon West has made quite a few of my favorites over the years. Movies like Con Air (1997), The General’s Daughter (1999), The Mechanic (2011) and The Expendables 2 (2012). He’s also worked on two of my all time favorite tv-series that got cancelled way to early Keen Eddie (2003) and Human Target (2010).

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

(yeah, i like it better than the new Godzilla movie… get over it!)


Bandslam (2009)


Bandslam 20092nd time I watch this since it came around. It’s one of those movies I wouldn’t hesitate to watch if it showed up on my dash… and today on Netflix it did… so I watch it again. If you liked Pitch Perfect you’ll surely love this one as well. It has a pretty decent soundtrack, in fact the songs the band covers are pretty much all awesome.

I can’t say I can relate much to Will (Gaelan Connell) other than being the loser at school but I liked his character. Some pretty awkward and embarrasing scenes (one I just had to fast forward through.. again) but I still love the movie. It’s when I come to the conclusion that Sa5m (Vanessa Hudgens) is my favorite character and why can’t I find someone like that, I realize I’m getting old… ’cause that’s never gonna happen which again makes me appreciate the movie even more ’cause at least it let’s me fantasize about the notion of having hope or go “awww, that’s sweet” and it all turns into a parental feeling watching your kids find their way… it’s like my angle of how I’m watching movies and interpet stuff is changing… Lord, now I’m digressing again… sorry !

Charlotte (Aly Michalka) is kind of an interesting character as it’s not unheard of in the movie universe about somebody taking on a project to make themself feel better about themself or doing makeovers on the school rejects… I’ve always liked the movies with those plotlines. Even the school douche, Ben (Scott Porter from Hart of Dixie) isn’t as bad as douches comes in movies like these. This is probably also one of my favorite movie mom characters with Lisa Kudrow playing Will’s mom, Karen. Been a fan of Lisa since Friends and even tho it’s hard to ever match Phoebe in anything I’d say Lisa is always likeable in anything she shows up in.

Oh, and I loved the letters to David Bowie part of it all… Bandslam has the same level of rewatchability as Pitch Perfect, it can’t get an higher. It’s pretty much a teen movie which makes me wonder when I’m gonna grow up or if ever… but I’ve gotten to a point where I no longer care. If I enjoy something, let me.

The movie is directed by Todd Graff. He’s directed two other movies; Camp (2003) and Joyful Noise (2012). Haven’t seen them but now that I know they’re out there, I want to…

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


L.A Gigolo (2009)


spreadThis movie which also is known under the name Spread has been staring at me from my top ten pick on Netflix for about 2 weeks now (at least that’s what it feels like). I wasn’t sure if I had seen it before but found out that yes, that’s the case after seeing Nikki (Ashton Kutcher) picking up Samantha (Anne Heche) at that party then preciding to go to her place and fuck her for weeks… why he decided to leave is beyond me, if I had Samantha and a pool I’d stay till I died. Perk on perk, I didn’t even care about the rest of the women in this movie… nobody even comes close to her out of this cast of women.

I noticed I was very giving the last time I watched this movie (7/10). I guess I was on cloud nine from a dusin dryhump scenes or something cause this time around I ended up taking about a dusin breaks after Heche was out of the picture… a snoozefest deluxe. It even made me eat one extra meal and I hate this movie now that I am stuffed ’cause it bored me into this miserable feeling I’m having at the moment. I am so never watching this again tho… I’m surprised I even bothered going through it again. It’s written down as a sex comedy but this is far from a comedy, it’s a sex drama romance flick… I don’t think I even laughed once… more like nodding ’cause Karma is working it’s magic in this movie as well.

I can honestly say I’ve not seen anything else by the director David Mackenzie. I’m just gonna hurry up and find another movie to cheer myself up as this was dark, boring and made me tired (when you spend 3 hours watching a 90 minute movie, I guess one is bored).

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


Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)


VanWilder2Not even close to as good as the original but entertaining enough for me to watch it for a 2nd time (it seems). The best thing about this movie again is the dog Balsac and I kind of have a crush on the twins (Amy and Beth Steel).

I don’t quite get the movie cover as I don’t see anything that makes sense on there… only the word unrated would make me watch it but the rest makes no sense at all. I kind of like Lauren Cohan as Charlotte and Kal Penn as Taj but storywise it just felt like an idea dry boring sequel (with the exception of the dogshow umbrella incident). If you’re a horny teen you might get a few boobs out of this and a laugh or two but I’d recommend you check out early 80′s sex comedies instead ’cause back then writers seemed to have much better scripts filled with pranks, douches, boobs and hillariousness. Personally, I also doubt Taj would survive 1 day in an english school with that characters behaviour.

I can see of director Mort Nathan‘s resume that he worked as a writer all the way back to ’82. I guess someone ran out of ideas as pretty much everything’s been done since back then. Mort also directed Boat Trip (2002) and Bagboy (2007).

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


Maleficent (2014)


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My 3rd and finale movie watched on my cinemaday (june 8th) and probably the one movie from Disney I was really looking forward to ever since I saw the first picture of Angelina with them sexeh horns. That movie sure has gotten a lot of PR the last year so yeah, anticipation was kinda high. It’s the 2nd movie I’ve seen in 3D ever and I must say that this movie actually fit the 3D genre with the landscapes and all (not like action movies where I feel the effect is wasted). Watching this in 3D was also less tiresome for my brain tho I still get annoyed over subtitles, I prefer without unless it’s in a language I don’t know.

Maleficent is definitely a movie I’d watch again and I really loved Angelina Jolie in this. She’s got a strong scream, adorable hizz and majestic character… if I were to find any weak points… nah, her awesome presence blinds me for any faults. The visual effects crew sure did their job on this one too… haven’t seen landscapes this pretty since Avatar (and I never saw that one in 3D). Oh, I didn’t even recognize Sharlto Copley as Stefan.. I could have sworn it was that John Kerry fellow that went up agains Bush in the 2004 election and talked to voters to sleep (he should have come out with that cool armor and maybe he would have won). Oh, and I liked the Raven characer, Diaval was it ?

This is the first movie Robert Stromberg directed but he’s worked on visual effects on a lot of the big stuff happening on screen the last 25 years. Movies like Pirates of the Carribean, 2012, G.I Joe, Tropic Thunder, Pan’s Labyrinth, Chronicles of Riddick and much much more. (He’s got 2 oscars; Alice in Wonderland and Avatar).

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

 


Edge of Tomorrow (2014)


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The 2nd movie I watched on my cinemaday (june 8th) and first ever 3D movie. It felt kind of weird to watch this in 3D cause it doesn’t really look like the typical 3D movie… and to be honest I should have gone for the 2D ’cause the subtitle kind of screws up the 3D effect anyways. I find myself having to focus away from the text and you end up multitasking during the whole movie to focus on the screen… very tiresome… Interesting experience tho I doubt I would have gone to that version at the cinema if it weren’t for me trying to fit 3 movies into on swoop to make a day of it.

Edge of Tomorrow is kinda like Groundhog Day (1993) in different wrapping as an science fiction action movie. I loved Groundhog day and I also loved this as I ended up laughing at more than one occation with all the different way he died… and that poor naturist fellow that kept getting hit by that falling debris… The movie has a lot of kabooms, gunfire and creepy scenes (at least I find’em creepy as them mimic creatures creeps me out with their speed and popping out of anywhere).

I like Emily Blunt very much and I can’t picture anyone else in the part as the Full metal bitch, Rita (pretty much thanks to Looper and Adjustment Bureau I guess). Tom Cruise always deliver so no disappointment there… Glad to add another science fiction movie to my playlist of future movies I’d watch again… and again. Tom sure has quite a few in that queue…

Director Doug Liman has his hand in a lot of good shit. He directed Go (1999), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Jumper (2008) and he did the first Jason Bourne movie (remake, 2002) and worked as a producer on the sequels… so yay him. He also worked on the tv-serie Suits, Covert Affairs, Knight Rider and The O.C.

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


Godzilla (2014)


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This was the movie I’ve been looking forward to the most this year. I finally took myself a day at the cinema and watched this and 2 others (when I finally get going I tend to watch more than one if alone… this review and the coming two are written 8th june but I have pre-set other posts so this won’t be out until the start of july as I’m way ahead and only want to post one movie review pr day).

I am probably the only person in the world that thinks the older Godzilla movie (1998) by Emmerich was better… I think it has much more charm and rewatchability as it’s not as dry as this one (I almost fell asleep 3 times). The cool thing about this version was 1.) The look of Godzilla 2.) Godzilla power scream 3.) The pulsing effect of the first bug before it spawned 4.) The bridge scene and 5.) The Halo drop with the red smoke.

I’m not saying it’s a bad movie, but it sure was a lot of nothing happening for a long while. This movie didn’t really have any characters I liked and the few we got to know I couldn’t have cared less if perished… tho that busdriver on golden gate deserves some kudoes for coolness and thinking in a stressful situation…

I would watch this again at some point… if I’m still blessed with being around in a decade or so. Director Gareth Edwards previously did Monsters (2010) which also had a very long build up and was kinda dry (yet, I liked it). They’ve also announced Godzilla 2 and I sort of hope it’s a bit more eventful than this cause I was a bit disappointed tbh…

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


Fantastic Four (2005)


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I didn’t really like the Fantastic four movies when they came out, still think it’s an average movie but it felt like I enjoyed it more this time around. I guess it’s because I don’t really have any fond memory of the first time wathcing it. Jessica Alba has a tendency to pull me back towards a movie even if I didn’t like it (been a while since I watched something with her in it). I didn’t remember Chris Evans being in it… kinda confusing as he’s Captain America as well which means he now owns two characters in the Marvel universe… oh well, Torch is my favorite character out of the 4. If I were to chose a 2nd it would be invisibility… The rubber is kinda rubbish, more a comedy superpower than cool (well maybe cool if you’re 4). I like Michael Chiklis too tho, he do fit the part of the thing (been a fan of him since The Shield)… and Julian McMahon always make a good villain.

This is the 2nd time I watch this if I recall correctly, kind of felt I had to when it showed up on Netflix (which didn’t even bother give me the option to turn off subtitles… which is an annoying part of the Norwegian version). It doesn’t really score very high on my rewatchability scale but I guess if I’m still around 20 years from now and there’s still electricity I might consider a rewatch but it’s highly unlikely. Oh, and I totally forgot Laurie Holden was in this or maybe I didn’t really know of her before Walking Dead came along… seem to get cuntish characters back then as well, typecast ? (well, i did like her the first two seasons).

The movie is directed by Tim Story who also did Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Think Like a Man (2012) and Ride Along (2014)… all three movies I don’t really care that much to see but I just wanted to mention 3 in case you love this movie.

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

 


Extreme movie (2008)


extrememovie2008Sticking with the comedy genre, this time in the sub genre of sex comedy. Surprisingly funny yet disturbing. It’s basically a lot of small stories put together with the occational advise from actor Matthew Lillard (even tho the movie was short I think it would have been better if that part was edited out, not that I don’t like Matt, I just thought it wasn’t all that funny).

I didn’t really like the shorts with mini-dexter (no clue who he was, can’t find him on cast list on imdb.com which is weird as he sort of was the lead which makes me question the way they list names at the world’s main movie site). It’s not that I don’t like the actor, it’s me having a thing against awkward scenes.

I did find the stories with Frankie MunizMichael Cera and the vibrating phone very funny… It had a bit to much awkward tho and then they did that big high school musical of awkward finale which just made me shake my head and I had to fight not pushing fast forward. I’m somewhat glad this is a very short movie ’cause at times it was hard to sit through the awkwardness. Oh, and the blueballs segment was pretty hillarious… Not a movie I’d watch again but it did manage to get me smile inbetween the painful scenes and that’s always a good start on my day.

The movie is directed by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson. Adam has not directed anything else but worked on a lot of award shows (like MTV movie awards). The same goes for Andrew… guess they’re a team deal.

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


Favorite 10 Tv-series July 2014


This is not an all time favorite list, it’s the shows that’s actually running now in July (I’m not including those on a season break or finished shows… if that were the case a lot of these wouldn’t be here). I’d also like to state that this might not be the top shows running at the moment but out of the shows running these are the ones I like the best.

1. Teen Wolf

Some would call this series a guilty pleasure, for me it’s not… it’s one of my favorite shows of the last decade simply because it has loads of likeable and cool characters. It’s a teen show sure but I still love it. It’s the one series I’ve gotten grief for admitting to like and I couldn’t give less of a shit as I adore the show and cheer every time a new season start. It got werewolves, banshees, kitsunes and other cool creatures. It got eye candy, funny characters, funny situations, friendships and tumblr fandoms… a lot of things that to me get me invested into the show. Cool effects, cool soundtrack and to top it off it makes me feel young and lost in the 40 minutes I get to live in the world of these characters. Love it love it love it <3

2. The Last Ship

A newcomer among the series on television. I’ve been waiting for this series for some time now and it didn’t disappoint that’s for sure. First of all, it peaked my interest when I saw Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) was gonna be in it and secondly I heard the name Michael Bay which assures me that there will be action indeed. I like the virus world disaster genre in movies and series so that is another factor I guess. There’s quite a lot of action and mystery to this show and I can’t wait to see how it evolves. It kind of feel a bit like that cancelled show Last Resort in some way so I kinda hope this will have a better fate…

3. 24

The only show not on a break that also was on my list back in May (advances some places). Jack Bauer is one of the coolest protagonists ever to grace my screen (and yes I also count movies in that regard). The cast is pretty cool this season (as well) and I had myself a laugh mixing the fandoms of GoT and 24 in my head with Mrs. Stark and her fate in the shows. Imagining Jack Bauer in the GoT universe at times. Anyway, I’m so glad that this show got restarted and hope to see more seasons coming after this.

4. Defiance

It’s back in it’s 2nd season now. I remember eagerly awaiting this show for over a year before it got released. It’s both a tv-series and game and I’m into both worlds. In fact it’s the first series/game universe I’ve ever been part of and I’m loving it. The series itself is the best on Syfy since Farscape. I must admit I was a bit disappointed at first but this show has grown on me over time and even the game has gotten better (and I know there are some awesome stuff on the way there as well). This is one of the projects I’ve been crossing my fingers about the last year and I hope it lives on even tho I personally don’t think the series and game has had all that much interaction as I was hoping for when I first heard about the Defiance universe. My favorite characters is of course Nolan and Irisa.

5. Longmire

I like this show a lot because it’s basically a modern western in the wrapping of a crime show. The protagonist is awesome and then there is Katee Sackhoff who always is a great addition to a series or movie. Lou Diamond Phillips is a delight in this and it’s the one real manly show on television besides Justified *laughs*. Watching this show will make hair grow on your chest for sure… I’m pretty sure my balls dropped 2 inches after I started watching it as well. The atmosphere and scenary in this is down right gorgeous, a visual gem.

6. True Blood

It’s this show’s final season and it’s been one of my favorite shows over the last years. The HBO stamp alone was an assurance of quality back when it started. So many good and cool characters it was easy to fall in love with this series. It’s dark, sexy, mysterious and miles ahead of other supernatural shows in quality of script and cinematography (that being said I still love the other ones as well). It’s probably also the only show that has made me gasp and laugh at sex scenes… gonna miss Eric, Pam and Arlene when this show is over that’s for sure… even Jason Stackhouse who is one of the funnier characters (I envy him on quite a few levels) I’ve seen.

7. Suits

I could sum up my love for this show with one character’s name, Donna … I’ve also come to love Lewis Litt over the seasons. It’s one of those shows where I like the supporting cast more than the main characters. Not that I don’t like Mike and Harvey but I like the others more. Of course then there’s the beast that is Gina Torres *rawrrrs* Now there’s a strong female character and she pretty much is in every show she shows up in (Hannibal, Firefly). So many great situations and comments in this show. I’m always happy to see it renewed when a season is over.

8. Under the Dome

One of the newer shows on television and it just started on it’s 2nd season the other day. The consept I found very interesting and the fact that it’s a series based on a Stephen King novel also drew me in. The series has quite a few annoying characters but at the same time I kind of see the reason of why they are who they are so it’s bareable to watch. Some pretty nifty effects and a lot of mysteriousness, what’s not to love. I’m excited to see how season 2 unfolds.

9. Covert Affairs

Ahh, the spy genre… one of my favorite genres when it comes to movies and series. Piper Perabo, I like her… not to impressed with the spy skills at times tho (like shadowing a suspect in the woods in a red dress) but I still find the whole storyline exciting. Sort of miss the sister (whome was in House) in the last seasons but I like some of the supporting cast and the soundtrack is good too. Kind of addictive when you first start watching which is why I at times try to save up episodes so I can binge watch a season in one go.

10. Falling Skies

Seeing the name Steven Spielberg attached to a show should be reason enough alone to watch it. This is basically The Walking Dead with Aliens instead of Zombies which is kind of cool. There are some characters I have little love for (Lourdes and some of the kids) but for the most part I really enjoy this show. The earth getting invaded sci-fi type genre is always appreciated and this one is a bit darker than most movies and series I’ve seen in the same plot genre type thingie. TNT (the channel) keeps getting quality shows and has surely ended up on my channel to follow list together with HBO, Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, A&E, SyFy and USAnetwork.


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