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Quick Movie Reviews IV

Added:January 26th 2007, 00:21:05
Series:[ Quick Movie Reviews ]
Rating:5/5 (Votes: 1)

I did it again!

Walk The Line (2005)

I didn't know anything about Johnny Cash, except that before he died he made this "Hurt" cover and then when he died thousands of teenagers read it in their stupid magazines and praised Johnny as if they'd known him since they were born and before that. I expected this movie to be kinda like all those 9/11 movies that are being thrown out periodically to, uh, milk off patrionism. But I thought it was weird because these cheap movies usually have more direct titles like "Cash's Life" or "Johnny Cash - The Movie". "Walk The Line" was a more subtle title, that's what made me curious. Then, the movie really hit me. That probably sounds funny but it reminded me of my grandfather who died a few years ago and who chose his wife over his music because she told him to choose. I know that until his very end he must have kind of regreted this one decision that resulted in whenever he played an instrument his wife would get angry. Johnny Cash just did his thing. He found the woman of his life and lived for the music - until the end. It also kind of reminds me to make a decision myself. Do I want to sit in the office until I die or go out there and play some music? And most important thing of the movie is that music's got to have soul. The listeners have to believe what you're singing, else it's trash. This movie is a must-see for every musician. I'm glad I know a bit more about Johnny now. Speaking of music, I also recommend the book 'The Commitments'.


The Magnificent Seven (1960)

After being given the advice to at least give this classic a try, I did so and was not disappointed. You have to take a few things for granted that normally would annoy you a bit (low quality sound effects, cheap ways of dying), but if you just let the movie happen, it's very entertaining and you'll see some quality actors in action. Funny thing is that this movies is based on an even older movie called Seven Samurai.


Superman Returns (2006)

Heh. Well, what should I say about this movie. The first half was awesome. What came afterwards was okay, but the ending... I mean, like, I don't want to spoil anything, because I still think you should see this movie (if only because of seeing Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor), but man. The ending is ridiculous. Still, an entertaining movie. I'd give it a 3, but Kevin Spacey and the special effects make it a 4.


My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

Hmm, well it's definitely a funny idea to make a man break up with a girl who has superpowers and see how she deals with it. Him. But something's missing. And there were too many sex jokes in it, in my opinion. At first you laugh, and later you go "heh, again". Not as good as I expected after seeing the trailer.


Lost (2004-2008)

Usually I avoid TV series, just because of the fact that most of them are pure crap. But Lost got my attention when one day I saw one episode and couldn't get my eyes off of the screen. I started watching Season 2 because I've seen a few more episodes on TV (even if originally I didn't want to but I was hooked anyway). Then I watched Season 1. All I can say is that it's stealing away your time, but for that you're getting one of the most advanced character development served right to your table. I don't know about you, but I'm glad I did not miss out on this one.


The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Based on the famous play by Oscar Wilde, you should know what you can expect from this movie. Lots of dialogues with bitter sarcasm and critique targeted at our society. Most of the points of the arguments are still valid today. It gets a bit frustrating to always hear an embittered Oscar Wilde speaking through his characters, but the second half kind of makes up for that. It's fun.


Edward Scissorhands (1990)

I remember I loved this movie as a kid, so I went and bought it on DVD to watch it in english. Well, what can I say. I guess you've already seen it. (:


Grey Owl (1999)

Well, honestly it's been some time ago that I've seen this movie, but I can remember that I liked what I saw. Pierce Brosnan actually does a good job here.


Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Worth a try if you've got too much time. Liam Neeson is in it, and Legolas, I mean, Mr. Bloom.


Wu ji (2005)

You have to watch this movie for its style alone and keep remembering that it's like a dream, a fairy tale. Full recommendation.


50 First Dates (2004)

This film stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, actually two actors you can expect a lot of. But for every good moment in this movie there are three jokes on the lowest level, especially from the guy played by Rob Schneider. I mean, sometimes I wonder if there wasn't anybody watching what they're saying because those jokes are not even a tiny bit funny. Nevertheless, it is the interesting general idea of the movie that kept me wanting to know where it ends. If you can see past those stupid jokes, you'll get a nice little love comedy... But damn.


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

I can't see why so many people were disappointed. I actually had quite a good time with this movie. The effects were superb, the acting was great, the story was nice and there were a lot of funny moments. It's pure entertainment and it's got pirates in it. What else do you want?


Wild Wild West (1999)

Wow. I wanted to see this movie on the big screen but I missed that opportunity. Now seven years later I got the DVD in my hands and watch it for the first time when everybody else had already seen it and moaned about the disappointment this movie represented. Well, what can I say? This movie is just awesome. Maybe my humour's off, but I found most of the scenes incredibly funny and the creativity behind the whole concept that mixes western style with sci-fi elements is pure greatness. And I find Will Smith is one of the funniest guys ever, he just knows how to deliver the one-liners. Maybe the movie wasn't so good back in '99 because other movies were out at the same time that stole its light, but watching it now with an open mind, just sitting back and relaxing, I think it's a very good catch. Haven't seen it yet? Well, you better do so!


The English Patient (1996)

Okay, so I bought this movie to see what the fuzz is all about. And I saw that it's about an english soldier who gets shot down in his plane by germans, gets his skin burned, gets his life saved, and some random woman drags him into a forsaken monastery and takes care over him. And in flash backs we see how that english patient lived his life. Okay, what am I missing? I'm sure I'm missing something, because I heard that this movie is pretty good. But I don't see it. Maybe you gotta know that book that it's based on. But I stopped watching the movie after 50 minutes of thinking: "Does this movie actually have a plotline?"


Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley - in one movie? Nah, I'm not kidding you. Plus, it's a pretty good movie as well, not just because of the cast. In my opinion - a must see. Great story, awesome characters, superb acting.


A History of Violence (2005)

After you guys recommended this movie to me naturally I got it and watched it. I was blown away (pun intended). Not only is Viggo proving again (like in Hidalgo) that he's not just a Lord of the Rings puppet, he's probably one of the greatest actors. There's some graphical violence in here, which makes other movies look like wanna-be-thrillers, but it gives a much higher sense of, well,... realism. Ed Harris is in it as well, which is why the movie should get 6 out of 5, but I guess I should play by my own rules. It gets the very official MS-recommendation.


The Constant Gardener (2005)

The first thirty minutes you're like, okay, uh, is this a documentary or something? And then when the woman dies and everything gets slowly unveiled and discovered, you're like, holy shit. Brilliant actors, excellent film. The sheep recommends it.


The 13th Floor (1999)

Back in the days of The Matrix this movie came out and disappeared. Why? I guess because many thought of it as a cheap rip-off. The name "Roland Emmerich" as producer didn't really help either, I guess. I had my doubts, but I got it and watched it after I've watched everything else, because I was sure this movie was gonna suck. And you know what? It didn't! Sure, the special effects were, well, quite ugly to be honest, but that's not the movie's main appeal. The actual thing of this movie are the actors and the story. It is kind of like The Matrix, but in my opinion it adds another twist, another layer, so to speak, that makes it interesting again. This movie made me think about existence again. The Matrix made me question reality as well, but the 13th floor tries a bit of a different approach. It's hard to describe. There's also a lot of discussion going on on in this movie's forum. Haven't seen it yet? If you got some time I'd say you sit back and enjoy.


Se7en (1995)

No, I hadn't seen this one yet. Laugh all you want. I really enjoyed Morgan Freeman and Brad Pity slowly unveiling the mysteries of the murder series. Kevin Spacey plays the dude who kills stuff. The intro features a remix of Nine Inch Nail's "Closer". The rest? Well, as thought provoking some people think this movie is, I found it to be a blunt way of saying that most humans are full of shit. Thank you, already knew that one. Don't need to kill people to make me realize their sins. Maybe I should've watched this movie ten years ago, but now it just aimed, shot and missed. Kevin Spacey's rant in the cop car seemed to me like the writer wanted to be famous with his script, a little bit on the attention whorey side of things, if you ask me. But still, great acting.


Inside Man (2006)

It's uh, yeah. This movie is pretty entertaining. It's also pretty pointless, but entertaining. I have the feeling that some people got drunk and started writing a script that resulted in this film. I don't know what Jodie Foster's doing here wasting her time either. But again, entertaining. It just gets flushed away from your memory after you've seen it.


January 26th 2007, 20:01:27
Inside Man is the best "suspense" movie I've ever seen. It's a kind of movie you can enjoy only once, because watching it when you know the story is totally pointless, 'cause it's based on the slow discovery of the plot. I just love the feeling you get when, after watching 90% of the film, you make the connection between every event which seemed unrelated or mysterious at the moment you watched them, and suddenly understand everything. The same thing is used in "The Grudge", for instance.

January 26th 2007, 20:08:53
Yes, but first of all there is so much swearing going on that it's ridiculous. The scenes where they interview all the people that were inside the bank were not convincing enough, they looked like bloopers, or just some cast chit-chat. That's why I wondered if this was a thriller or a comedy. And to see that at the end the boss of the bank was blamed because freakin' 60 years ago he made a deal with the nazis? I can't think that this movie was meant to be a thriller! ^^ Maybe after watching really good suspense stuff like A History of Violence or Lucky Number Slevin this movie looked like child play in comparison.

May 03rd 2009, 22:32:08
I just saw Edward Scissorhands for the first time.

It's one of the best movies I ever saw.

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