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Inception, Just So Damn Great!

Watched the movie a second time today, and the final sequence (which is basically the latter half of the movie) still brings goosebumps to my skin, it's just so damn great! So what's the moral of this astoundingly perceptive blog post? The moral is that the movie is just so damn great, I just had to say so a second time, that's all.

Inception, The Greatest Movie Of All Time

I watched G.I. Joe - Rise Of The Cobra, and thought it was a great movie. I watched SALT, which really was an amazing movie. Then just when I thought things couldn't get any better I watched Inception, and it just blew my mind.

I remember watching Killing Zoe and thinking, woah, this has something. I remember watching Léon The Professional, and when his eye, shielded by red glasses, appears and disappears behind a bullet hole in an aluminum wall I remember insuring myself that this would probably be my favorite movie of all time. Of course I thought the same when I saw Banlieue 13, and Legend Of The Drunken Master. Even Ice Age 2 had something other cartoon movies didn't have, yet Inception has something amazing that none of them will ever even get close to. (more…)

Black Mask (1996)

Black Mask (1996)

Watched through Black Mask tonight, maybe the fourth time doing so, and it really pumps me up. I feel like I own the world after watching it, and the same thing goes for all movies in the same genre. The same genre you ask? Movies with action, a lot of action, and filmography that manages to move around a lot and speed up things while still retaining clarity, really capturing the flow of the fight, and the fights are intense. IMDBs recommendations are disappointing though. I'm searching for something similar to this and they tell me to watch Spider-man 2 or a James Bond movie. Good movies indeed, but not even close to the same caliber as this one, and they're a completely different style, I think a suggestion such as FightClub, Wanted or Black Mask 2 would be a bit more relevant. (more…)

Machete (2010)

Machete (2010)

Maybe you saw the Grindhouse movie Planet Terror a few years ago? Maybe you paid attention to the promising fake trailer at the start of the movie? It wasn't planned to be, but it did become, which is both amazing and not strange since the fake trailer was pretty much the best part of the Planet Terror movie... and the movie was good too.

Danny Trejo acts out his first leading roll in this film after having been in the business for a whole lot of years. Sure took enough time, he's 66 years old already! Though Danny isn't any great actor, he fits perfectly into his roll and I'd love to see him leading more movies in the future, there aren't many figures as naturally rough and menacing as he is. (more…)

Bullet In The Head (1990)

Bullet In The-Head (1990)

Just watched the movie with this title, an old action classic by John Woo from 1990, and it was depressing. Not the kind of depressing that leaves you crying and screaming and tearing your hair out, more like the kind of depressing that makes you... eh... depressed. If you've ever seen Deer Hunter you'll know the kind, and vice versa.

The movie follows a group of friends from Hong Kong to Saigon and back, and it just so happens the Vietnam war is raging on at the same time. Their fight to stay alive tests the limits of their friendship and the values of human life. There's a lot of blood, dust, death and disturbance involved, as with all John Woo movies, and though it's not a film that leaves me with peace of mind, or one that I'd enjoy watching again for the good action scenes (as is the case with a bunch of other John Woo movies), it is a movie I appreciated. Recommended if you're not too weak of heart.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Three Reviews, Old New Exclusive Unposted Edition! X2

What are the odds. I was just thinking about posting a few reviews for a couple of movies I watched yesterday when I stumbled upon a bunch of reviews I wrote about a year back but never posted. I know I never posted them because I searched the whole site with a quick SnR, so this is all completely new material. Completely old, I mean. :P The missing typos are new though, anyhow, enjoy.

Croc (2007)

Is it comedy? Is it drama? Is it horror? I really have no idea, but it would have been a great movie if it wasn't for the extremely crappily made digital effects. The plot features a wise old croc, filled with rage, migrated to some tropical paradise due to global warming, bent on killing as many innocent humans as possible (well, not all of them innocents, but humans nevertheless). And we all know that when animals (other than humans) mess with humans, they get shot, stabbed, or in one way or another killed. As is probably the case here, or is it? I'm not telling you, wouldn't want to spoil the story for you already. A very realistic plot line indeed though.

Anyhow, the actors are decent, the sounds are good, the scenery is varied, the filming is neatly done. All and all it's a good movie, not above average, nor is it below.

 rated 3/5: not bad

The Untouchables (1987)

Al Capone runs the city, all of it. Chicago is a changed place. He has the police on his payroll, the politicians, the lawyers, everyone. He's untouchable. Then one day a small and unlikely group of people gather together to stop him once and for all. Al Capone isn't too frightened, he knows his power, and he has no doubts that they wont win against him. One by one the team gets killed, but they manage to get their mission accomplished regardless. It's a beautiful film, nicely put together, with great concept and character. Though I would have liked seeing Al Paccino play the villain instead of Robert De Niro. He would have given the role so much more emotion. Anyhow, if you haven't seen this movie yet, and you like action/gangster/action, watch it.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Jumper (2008)

Turns out there have been two classes battling each other even since the days of medieval. They're called Jumpers, and they're called Paladins, and the battle still hasn't ended today. Jumpers have the power to teleport. Paladins don't like that power, they try to erase it. This is the story about a young boy who discovers his powers, learns to use them, and kills his foes. It's really much more than that, but I'll keep it short. The actors do their job, the filmography is stylish and the soundtrack blends in so smoothly you barely hear it. I've heard a lot of critique against this movie, but it's not at all as bad as they say it is. I recommend it.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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