Archive for the ‘In Cinemas’ Category

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So, did your favorite movie character make the list of 100?

December 5, 2008

Mines surely did… Empire Online made a nice top 100 list of the greatest movie characters of all time. Check out if your’s are on the list, 100 is quite a lot, so there’s a good chance that you’ll find them. Vader, Bond, Bourne, Forrest Gump… sweet sweet!

So did Jack make it?

So did Jack make it?

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New Watchmen trailer is full of Muse awesome

November 15, 2008

Honestly, I have no idea about watchmen, I haven’t seen or read the comic book. But this is starting to be more than awesome. I was simply waiting for this movie, however after watching the brand new trailer fueled with Muse, I just can’t wait any longer! Give it to me!!!!

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Madagascar 2 is basicly Africa 1

November 10, 2008

I loved the first Madagascar movie. People are trying to make more-and-more realistic looking creatures with CGI. Shrek is trying to do that, and even Pixar takes a wrong direction at times… not to mention what Lissi und der wilde Kaiser shit.

But with the first Madagascar, CGI studios did something well… stylish characters and good humor, although the story was way too clanky. And now here we have Madagascar 2, Escape 2 Africa. Will it blend?

The Movie has nothing to do with Madagascar, the island, since the whole story is based in Africa, homeland to all the animals we have been adventuring with in the first movie. But, the franchise can’t change just because they moved over to another location.

madagascar-2-poster

Madagascar 2 evolves in some ways, but also leaves good stuff behind, which is a shame. Story is more focused on the lead characters, and their emotional journey is well done by that. Alex the lion arrives home at last, but growing up in a world where lions are not fighting for survival might make things harder. Marty the zebra is a unique charactert, but when he meets all the other Zebras, and finds out that zebras are the japanese of the animals, it gets tough to be unique. Melman the giraffe also tries hard to fit in, and Gloria the hippo wants to settle and have a decent relationship. Although the most spotlight goes for Alex, the others get their stories as well. Too bad that there was simply not enough space to gather a story around the penguins, they simply need a self-titled movie. The jokes and references are more intelligent, but in the same time, there are less.

This is not the animated movie that makes you laugh your ass off. But on the other hand, it’s enjoyable, and it makes us want even more. 7 out of 10.

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Max Payne takes Pain to the Max.

November 7, 2008

We all know that making a movie based on a video game is a great idea that will turn out to be the utter shit of the decade. We had Street Fighter back then with JCVD, and it turned out to be stupid. Mortal Kombat was okay, but the second one took everything down with the horrible story and CGI. Then We had House of the Dead from master Boll, which is kinda like the worst videogame movie ever created (it’s actually trendy to talk shit about boll movies, but nothing more coming now). Here we have now Max Payne, which was promised to be a good, or at least decent movie…

…but those who usually talk about the movies, are the people who invest in the production of it. And why would they even tell you that it is the dumbest shit ever? No offence, but never ever listen to Movie Documentaries. Director praises the Actors, actors backpraise the director, and their roles are usually “the toughest” or “most interesting” they had in their life… yeah, well whatever…

Max Payne is a shitty movie. Let’s admit, and let’s all face it, we won’t have decent video game movies in the next years… and no, Prince of Perisa won’t be a good movie, which makes me sad. But let’s roll back to Payne. The Movie is shitty, but has some scenes which are actually pretty good. The hallucinations are quite interesting at some cases, and the scene where (no this won’t be a spoiler, because it WAS in the trailer) Max is running towards a window, and the guy falls out, but we can see as a birdman-thing grabs him and let’s the guy fall. This whole scene in slow-mo was like the most awesome I’ve seen in the last two months. However, the rest of the birdman-fleshing-hallucinated scenes are boring and suck. Characters suck, story is like kissing the dick, but doesn’t suck it at all, and action is lame (sucks too). Camera angles are nice in some places, and the whole colorless world is also okay. But Mark Wahlberg doesn’t really do anything, we don’t get to know the real Max Payne… but still, the cast could’ve been fine, however they gave us Mila Kunis as Mona Sax… utter fail to put a cute little girl under a tough characters skin.

In Overall Max Payne is a “try-to-rent-it” for videogame fans. For film enthuiasts, its a solid “no!” 4 points out of 10 I would say, but only for that one scene

Cool posters, bad movie...

On the other hand, the posters are 10 out of 10.

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Anything good coming to cinemas?

October 26, 2008

I haven’t really checked on the trailers and movies in the last couple of months… i’ve been to a lot of movies, but I don’t really remember what films I’m really willing to see in the future. Lots of trailers seen, but I just can’t recall anything now…

I just checked apple.com/trailers, which is one of the sites I usually check for trailers, but I haven’t really found anything that makes me wanna run around screaming like a wicked fangirl.

Okay, so lets see what we have here. Transporter 3??? C’mon, the second movie was the dummest bullshit ever, why can’t Jason Statham play in a movie which does not involve cars and wirefu? I loved the Snatch Statham, and the one where they robbed an english bank, that movie was great (can’t remember the title ‘tho).

Maybe Spirit and Watchmen are the only things that are interesting for my taste… and Zack and Miri Make a Porno… if Seth Rogen is in something it has gotta be good (still need to check out Pineapple Express tho’).

Ohohohoo yes, I definately wanna see Zack and Miri make a Porno!

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You don’t want to see Jet Li as a Mummy

August 3, 2008

I really loved the Mummy series… okay, so I loved the first movie because it was so clunky and funny that I couldn’t hate it despite of it’s weaknesses. The Second Movie was a bit lamer than the first, so I had doubts when I heard that the third Mummy is coming.

The new Gillette Mach 8 cleans your face... even your skin burns off. Handsome nah?

But hey, They gut Chinese culture (lovelove after Japanese since far east is major lovelove), and their Mummy is Jet Li man! The guy is simply made of pure awesome and cool.  So how can this movie be wrong?

Well, here’s how I teach you the way of fucking up a movie. It should be pretty hard to do this because you have Jet Li and the Far Eastern setting which are already too much superb, but if you just take a tuna sandwich from Subway and put shit in it, you’ve already won the prize. Beacause everything else added to this movie is just pure shit. Brendan Fraser is weaker than ever, and his character’s son is like the next person to get his name in my Death Note. Okay, the Chinese girl is very cute, but with the line “We can’t be together” she puked into my ears. No No No! Plotholes everywhere, weak story, weak acting… even the British accent can’t make up for what they’ve done to this movie…

I can see that after Rock’s Scorpion King we’ll get a Dragon Emperor movie… who wanna bet?

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Obtained: Stranger than Fiction

June 1, 2008

I couldn’t believe that this DVD actually costs like 5 euros…  it probably didn’t please the mainstream cinema visitors, who usually enjoy chewing their popcorns and watching bang bang action shitness. After checking the movie I knew why it has a value that equals a McDonald’s BigMac menu’s costs.

counting brush strokes and steps... an enjoyment for the weird

I have to tell you guys, I really enjoyed this movie, even if it has it’s own flaws… you have to understand that this movie is not a comedy, although we have Will Ferrell in the lead role, who is funny just by looking at him. It’s more like a drama wich involves funny people. Really, the three main characters of the title are awesome with all their weird habbits. Will Ferrell as the boring-life taxman, Emma Thompson as the writer who desperately needs to see a doctor, and Dustin Hoffman as the cool and laid back university teacher. These three plus the story of a man who starts to hear the narration of the author of his life is simply superb. The Only problem is that the movie itself doesn’t know if it wants to be a comedy or a tragedy… we see some funny moments, and all the tiny little acts of each character gives you a smile, but it still runs towards some kind of predetermined tragedy… however it’s still OK, since Will Ferrell is also trying to do the same… finding out if his life is a tragedy or a comedy.

The movie fires some of the old but already well known questions: Is Destiny in our hands, or someone is actually playing with us as pawns? If we would know that we will die, what would we do? We’ve heard this a lot, and Stranger Than Fiction won’t give any answers… but it doesn’t really matter because it’s an enjoyable title, with the characters and the story, and some design elements, the movie is really good.

Now, why did I say that it’s okay that this DVD has the same value as a BigMac menu? Because those who like to feed their brains on american bullshit, can get that, but those who want to see someting interesting and intelligent, can get their enjoyment for the same price… shame that some other movies still cost more than a BigMac… Stranger Than Fiction is an 8 out of 10 on my list.