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The Drop (2014)

The Drop (2014)

In a certain neighborhood, there are certain bars, on which every once in a while considerable amount of money is dropped. You never know which bar, you don't know by who, and you never get to know how much. You do get to follow the life of one of people working in one of these bars. He goes by the name of Bob (Tom Hardy), and the bar has his cousin Marv's (James Gandolfini) name in it's billboard, but is actually owned by a bunch of shady Chechens.

One day Bob finds a beat up dog in a trash can, meets Nadia, owner of said trashcan (Noomi Rapace) and soon after Eric Deeds (Matthias Schoenaerts), previous owner of the beat-up dog left in said trash can.

Bob doesn't always seem too smart. He lives his own life, he doesn't say much, he does most of the work while Marv complains about all injustices in life, and eventually... it's time for the drop.

It was a laid-back type of action movie, with more contemplative scenes than with violence. Good acting, cold suburban sceneries, occasionally people, dialog, a glimpse into another side of the world that maybe you don't usually see, all very professional and reserved. Suspenseful even if it wasn't very eventful. Good watch.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl (2014)

Here's a tale of marriage, with a twist... and one that doesn't end! It's like the start of a series, and I got hooked! I want to see the rest of it, but there's nothing coming! It's a search for something... but they never find it! It's a case... that's never solved! It's over, but it never ends!

I hesitated with watching this one because it had 'girl' in the title, as in: doesn't seem like a very masculine movie, didn't seem to be much about action. But it had a different kind of action. It was a surreal tale of relational struggle featuring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, in which the latter disappears and the former goes searching, in which part of the narration is written in the form of a diary, in which the search is seen from both parties, the one alive, and the one presumed dead, and I wish to tell no more with risk that I might spoil the very bizarre, yet surprisingly clear and clever plot.

I didn't really like it, but all the same it blew my mind. It made me wonder, made me see people in new ways, made me question the future, the world... it defeats all attempts to review.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

2015¤8

Don't, you see
What is going on
At the time, I am
Still going strong

I get up, get dressed
And I mow my lawn
I mow a lawn lawnmower
That is what I'm on

Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

The Penguins of Madagascar finally get their own solo performance! A hyper ton-of-action venture through the canals of Venice, the streets of Shanghai, a short visit down in the desert and eventually back to the US of A!

It starts with a flashback: how their life started in the cold harsh climate of the icy Arctic, a film crew filming them in the background as their queue of different-minded similars all tried to be cute and cuddly (better get used to immense amounts of unmentionable comical details!) and quickly moves past their first adventure as kids to their full-blown Birthday-celebrating infiltration of Fort Knox. There they meet up with an old enemy they didn't know they had, and things start to get interesting!

It's a real masterpiece in animation, it keeps you entertained, and the only thing that brings the score down from a solid 5 to a strong 4 are small details such as certain character stereotypes *cough* Northwind *cough* and predictable twists of the plot, and though it's awesome hearing Peter Stormare voicing the polar bear, I don't think his overly Scandinavian accent was the right one for the role. Overall though, it was the biggest batch of fun I've had in a long time! Great watch.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

2015¤7

I'm an ice cold kid!
You can't fire me
Already know what I did!
Say it quietly

Musicalish #49

Music. Classic hiphop courtesy of Doomroar! Yeah!

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