Posts tagged: Films
Heh, talking in the third person.
Anyway, here we go. As usual, from memory.
The Dark Knight Rises: Nolan did it again! Third and final movie of the series. And while it may (I have to find out when I get it on DVD) not be as brilliant as The Dark Knight (ok, that title is really annoying, massive miss there, Nolan) it’s still a brilliant piece of work. I was especially impressed by the way the film is cut (reminds me a lot of George R. R. Martin’s style of cutting scenes) and by the outstanding and real effects. From the looks of it there was stunningly little CGI involved, an aspect it shared with its predecessor (they did actually blow up an entire ‘hospital’ building right?). Anyway, great story, lovely acting, superb camerawork, yadda yadda. It’s great, go watch it.
Brave: OH MY GOD THE SCOTTISH ACCENTS HOLY WOW SO COOL! I just love it when you encounter unusual accents in film. Beyond that also a really good, solid story, lovely visuals and animation, good humor and all other things Pixar is known for. A thing that bugged me were a plothole or two here and there and a really interesting aspect that was grossly underutilized (to the extent that I really hope there’s an extended cut, I mean jeez guys).
Now what else did I watch… OH YEAH!
Mission Impossible II: IT’S HILARIOUS! OH MY GOD! If you’ve seen Mission Impossible, you know how gritty and tense and such it is. There’s intrigues everywhere and moles and people dying and also a good dash of action. It is a proper thriller though. The sequel on the other hand… Oh my. EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE! None of it makes sense and all of it’s hilarious once you figure out that NONE OF IT MAKES ANY SENSE! My brother and I just sat through the last hour laughing at everything and everyone and making silly sound effects to everything that happened. I don’t know whose idea this new direction was but holy crap! So um, yeah. I’d say watch it, but just like decanonize it or something.
Mission Impossible IV -
A New Hope Ghost Protocol: Eh. I think MI3 was better. Still though, a good movie and Simon Pegg is great in this one as well (btw MI3 and MI4 go back to the style of the first movie). Also there’s Jeremy Renner, who was in just about everything this year (Probably because pretty much everyone is sexually attracted to him).
Attack The Block: Actually, I’m pretty sure I did this one already… Anywho, it’s a great little film. The ending could have, with only very minor changes been a bit better, but that’s really my only nitpick. I mean, come on, you just CAN’T GO WRONG with a movie that looks awesome and convincing with GlowtoothSpaceGorillaWolves and does so without the use of pretty much a single CGI effect (there’s like, maybe 2, tops).
Chronicle: Now while I’m pretty darn CERTAIN I reviewed this one already as well. I’m just gonna a do it again to be ABSOLUTELY SURE: It’s a great and creative film. Just watch it if you get the chance. (yayminireview!)
What else did I watch… OH YEAH!
A Clockwork Orange: You know a movie is really fucking awesome when 3 hours feel like about 30 minutes. And anyway, it’s a Kubrick Classic!
Hit & Run: Coming out in cinemas today, I managed to get stuck in a pre-premiere of it through a Monday Mystery Movie. GUYS! DON’T WATCH IT! IT IS BAD! Wait for it to drop on cable or just download it somewhere if you absolutely MUST see it. Granted: They had a great concept and some good elements, but the final product is bland, boring, racist (oh god so many horribly bad stereotype jokes!) and just a waste of money.
And now for something completely different.
Tekkonkinkreet: Gorgeous! This movie is, in one word, simply gorgeous. It’s got lush and colorful setpieces, amazing animation and a pinch of surrealism and psychological horror. It is a wonderful experience. One that you just need to take in and don’t question. In another word: Beautiful.
Final to do list before I pass out for today - Movies I MUST watch ASAP:
- Cabin in the Woods
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Iron Giant (rewatch, tough it’s been like 10 years)
- Full Metal Jacket
- Total Recall (both of ‘em, for shits and giggles mainly)
- Seven Psychopaths
- American Psycho (book goes first though!)
I don’t quite know if “written by Dax Shepard” cuts it in terms of describing how bad/
good this movie is…
Mainly, it’s incohesive. The introduction lasts for roughly half the movie. The characters are presented at random. There is nothing that really tells you whether it’s a serious film with comedic scenes or a proper comedy, because the two moods just completely shift at random. And they’re (literally) just driving back and forth throughout the entire damn film.
It also had just about ONE actual good joke (as in where you could hear laughter from the audience), which was then quickly milked and thereby stomped into nothingness… Oh, and (spoiler alert) if you want to get rid of someone tailing you in a car chase you DO NOT attempt this on am empty airfield!
I guess that’s the chance you take with a Monday Mystery Movie… It can be, say, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 21 Jump Street, Chronicle, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, OR you can get stuck with something like Hit & Run…
Looks like The Cabin in the Woods does not have a Norwegian release date.
Almost watched a Prometheus trailer…
Managed to abort juuuust in time.
Trailers I’m not watching:
How about… I give you the finger
And you give me my phone call?
I love The Matrix.
The sequels are much better when watched together, plus The Animatrix. I’m serious.
Didn’t like the sequels much (except for the robots, which were rad), the Animatrix however was pretty damn amazing (apart from maybe one segment or so).
Really worth watching, that one.
This is where I keep most of my non-LEGO (although a lot tends to sneak in) and non-tech things.
How does your shelf look? Or if you don’t have a shelf, how do you keep your comics/games/movies?