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Domino review

Posted : 11 years, 1 month ago on 8 June 2013 03:27 (A review of Domino)

The only good thing that I can say about this movie is that one of my favourite beauties, Keira Knightly, is in it. I thought it had promise as the director was Tony Scott but it disappointed nevertheless. The story is told in small micro-flashbacks but it unfolds in a sluggish, somewhat unbelievable fashion.
Although purported to be a true story about a model who has everything and decides she needs excitement in her life so she decides that she wants to be a bounty hunter. So rather that fighting over who's not going to have that last saltine before the catwalk she wants to hunt down armed hardened criminals who would rather shoot first and ask questions later.
Finally if you hate life cliches there's her first encounter with criminals accompanied by her two partners and they walk into a trap where about 10-15 guys with guns drawn greet them as they enter looking for their quarry. She gets them out of the jam by giving their leader a lap dance, really, I couldn't make this up. :)


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Death Race 2000 review

Posted : 11 years, 1 month ago on 8 June 2013 03:18 (A review of Death Race 2000)

This movie is in the category of being so bad that it's great. It was made in 1975 and stars a young David Carradine. The setting is a dystopian future society where the American fascination for cars gets taken to a ridiculous extreme. We also see Charlton Heston and Sylvester Stallone. (I was going to say when they were young and in-experienced but did they age any better? HaHa.
The premise is a cross-country race where you accumulate points by killing pedestrians with higher pt. levels for killing toddlers at 70 pts. each and the aged at 100 pts. if the person killed is over 75. The cars of course have appendages to make it easier to kill, never mind that they are speeding at 70 - 100 miles per hour. I'm telling you it's a riot for how extremely silly it is and how poorly acted and directed. If you enjoy movies you'll be laughing all the way through. BTW - What are the people doing in the streets anyways.
Caution: Lots of fake gore and Carradine, Stallone and Heston at the best worst acting. Happy viewing.


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The Wave

Posted : 11 years, 7 months ago on 5 December 2012 06:01 (A review of The Wave)

The scary message about this movie is that when people say it would never happen to us, it can. It starts with minor things like excluding people for small so called minor Infractions. This progressively builds to the most important of things that has us questioning again, how did it happen? Before you know it occurred, things are getting out of hand and then an escalation that happens which is beyond anything that any of the participants would have been able to imagine at the start of the project.
Three quarters of a century later we still ask ourselves , how did Hitler happen? If you ever have, this movie is a good starting point into starting your journey of knowledge.


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Midnight In Paris

Posted : 11 years, 8 months ago on 27 November 2012 09:07 (A review of Midnight in Paris)

If you have ever yearned to have lived in another time you should watch this wonderful movie. I would normally not recommend an Owen Wilson movie but this movie changed my opinion. He does a wonderful job of representing the character who falls in love with Paris, and furthermore the people and culture that trancended Paris in the 1920's such as Hemingway,Salvatore Dali, Picasso etc. Each midnight he gets magically transported to this era where he meets and falls in love with Adriana, one of Picasso's ex. mistresses. In doing so he realizes that he was never in love with his present day, obnoxious fiance. A good movie for hopeless yet charming romantics with the added bonus of having Marion Cotillard exude her understated her charming erotic vibes.
Curl up beside a fireplace with your girlfriend or boyfriend, watch and wonder what might have been if you had been around in the glorious Paris of circa 1920.


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Upside Down

Posted : 11 years, 8 months ago on 18 November 2012 08:32 (A review of Upside Down)

As far as love stories, they don't get any weirder than this. How can an imagination think of 2 worlds , one on top of the other just slightly separated and people upside down to each other on both worlds. Then have 2 people meet and fall in love against all odds and throw in Kirsten Dunst with that cute, eccentric smile and you have a winning formula.
Well worth watching if you like love stories in a completely different context.


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