I thought "Online Therapy" kind of sucked. Not enough explosions.
Casablanca - A classic but I have to say deservadly so, it is constructed really well and I enjoyed watcing it which is unusual for an older film(I'm sorry if i'm being a philistine but these films are a bit boring, The Third Man and Citizen Kane I nearly fell asleep watching). I knew the ending(everyone does even if you haven't watched it) but it was enjoyable getting to it and the characters were really quite well drawn and had three dimensions. Probably my favourite was Louie who was a real slimy politician like guy who did right at the end and the actor playing him nailed the charm and also the humour of the character. I can see why people really like this film.
Watched The Godfather last night and of all the deaths I've seen in the movie, only one sticks into my head. I won't spoil for all of you who haven't watched it but let's say one of them died a perfect death.
Bah! My blog is fulla bollox! What? Don't believe me?Here! Just look at it!
Iron Sky. Such a comedy I watched. I learnt of it from a thread in this board back when this movie was not out yet.
Basically it is just mocking the dirty contemporary international politics. When I better not discuss too much on spoiler. Enjoy yourselves.
The Raid. Lot of hype about it but it is entirely justified. Think the corridor scene from oldboy stretched out into a film. Actually thats a terrible description.
TBH words cannot do the film justice. You just have to see it if you have ever had even a passing interest in action or martial arts films. Plus it has some of the most inventive finishing moves ever. Watch out for the one involving the bottom half of a broken door!
Watched Hugo. Boy was that ever an overrated piece of faff. I thought it was going to end as any semblance of a mystery was solved with some 20 minutes to go. Then it just lectures you.
No spoilers here. My biggest problem with this movie is that the mystery part is so detatched from everything else it's almost unrelated. Thinking of why things happened and what was the motivation of some characters, that was fun, but only after I left the theater and grabbed a beer. What happened on screen made me laugh and roll eyes and I wasn't the only one. Maybe Russian dub killed it, that happens quite often, but not this time I think. Unintentional comedy was so dense I could watch it without sound and still laugh.
I paid 160 ru to see it, roughly 5 dollars. Thats why I'm not angry at the bullshit I had to witness. I pity people who spent more, this kind of stuff you watch on bluray at home. If you have godlike suspension of disbelief.
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Yeah I really don't know what to think. It's almost two films in one, with the wider mystery of where the xenomorphs come from and who created them in one half, and then sort of the motivations of Weyland and the characters in the other half.
I think muddled is a very good description. Not bad, but it's like a big mess of ideas that don't all come together. I have to say it felt like an alien film, if that means anything. The combination of technology and eerie body horror of the Engineers as they're called, still works. Their whole design, obviously stemming from H. R. Giger, still feels so oppressive and just weird. I'm not a huge reader of science fiction so seeing an alien design like that on screen still fascinates me.
There were a few moments that made the fanboy in me a bit giddy. I thought Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender were great. The secondary characters weren't really given any time other than some broad ideas of what they were like.
And I still can't tell if knowing more spoils the whole thing. Depends where they take things next, I suppose.
The Tree of Life: Not nearly as good as The Fountain.
The Interrupters: The first forty-five minutes were interesting. And then it went on for another hour.
12 Angry Men (again): Still only 'mildly interesting'.
Carnage: Yeah... ok. Not exactly Polanski's most memorable work.
The Grey: Yes!
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Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen (2009) by Margarethe von Trotta. While the eponymous protagonist of the film is obviously an interesting woman, I think the film suffered from the director's desire to tell an entire life story. As a result there were quite a few time jumps and 'representative scenes' that just didn't feel very connected. Perhaps by singling out one particular event or period it would have been possible to get a more in-depth appreciation of Hildegard's talents and struggles.
Either way, though probably not a great film, it's still decent enough to watch if you're interested in medieval European history.
Watched Kick Ass again last night. Brilliant film.
All the half-assed ideas and themes are his. Lindelof confirms it in interviews - plus he's a hack and his writing is piss-poor and that only makes things worse.
Shadow 19 is a much better script. Such a shame it was cannibalised to make Prometheus.