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Three Reviews 9

Batch no9!

Hostel (2005)

Three fellow guys in search for pleasure roam around the world looking for paradise. They get a tip for the perfect place by a newly found friend they thought they could trust, but it doesn't turn out as they expected it, and they shouldn't have trusted their friend, not at all. One after another they disappear, their friends disappear and they uncover hidden, horrible truths. It's a good movie. Brutal, disgusting, bloody, but with good actors, a good story and good filming. It's not your typical Hollywood movie. No happy endings, no expected twists. It's not very scary, but it's intense and disgusting. If you don't have anything against bloodbaths, it's worth a watch.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Hostel Part Two (2007)

It's not over yet. The hostel is still there, the organization still exists, hiding in the shadows. This time it isn't three guys in search for the perfect place, it's three girls. Bloodier, more twisted, and with a little insight in the organization behind the whole thing. If you liked the first part you'll like this one as well. Well-filmed and with a blood-filled storyline. Will there be a part 3? I suppose so, until then.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Rocky 3 (1982)

The Italian Stallion meets Mr T in a brutal showdown, in my opinion the best match so far. Two great actors, more than two great actions, and another nice twist to Rocky's already chaotic career. How they manage to make new spin-offs featuring basically just one simple match in each and still make the movies worth watching baffles me. Another job well done!

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Three Reviews 8

Batch no.8 :)

Secret Window (2004)

Yet another one of Steven Kings many masterpieces made it the movies! Johnny Deep plays the role of a writer. A crazy writer, only he doesn't know it until the very end (woops, looks like I spoiled it for ya). Great story, twisted, with great acting, great filming and a lot of suspense. It's not filled with action, but it'll keep you glued to the screen. I recommend it, highly.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

The Hunted (2003)

A soldier went too far, was too consumed by battle, and has lost all respect for all other respectless humans. Therefore he hides in the forest hunting hunters. Not only that, but he's a highly skilled combatant, trained to survive easily in the wilderness. There's only one man who can stop him, the man who trained him, and who now works as a tracker deep in the snow filled forests atop mount doom. And so the long human hunt starts. Great movie.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Enough (2002)

Jennifer Lopez plays the role of a waitress, who finds the seemingly perfect match, gets a beautiful daughter, and lives happily ever after. But that's just the start of it, it turns out that there is a lot of imperfection hiding below the surface. Her husband craves control, isn't satisfied unless he gets all he can, and does everything he can to keep her within his grasp. A seemingly romantic movie that eventually turns into thriller. Great plot, great filming, great acting.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Three Reviews 7

The seventh addition :P

Eagle VS Shark (2007)

I didn't like it, not at all. The comedy is lame, the main characters are slow/stupid and the plot is just weird. Weird as in a shallow and pointless, not abstract and creative. The intro is nice, and gives decent expectations, but after that it's just filled with crap, nothing interesting, nothing dramatic, nothing well-filmed. The actors do their job good, but it's just not an interesting movie at all.

 rated 1/5: shit shit shit

Coming To America (1998)

Q - So what happens when an isolated rich prince defies his dads plans on arranged marriage and heads over to New York to find a queen of his own?

A - He gets a job at Mc Dowells, as a janitor, and loses millions of dollars just in a few days.

Anyhow, it's a good movie. Eddie Murphy does a good job at playing the Prince, and the plot is dramatical, romantical and comical. The filming is simple, the sceneries are nice, the music is jazzy and it is overall a movie worth watching. It's old though, so be warned, it is a bit slower than modern pieces of film.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Vampire In Brooklyn (1995)

Another great movie with Eddie Murphey as the main character. It's a tale of Romance, Drama and Comedy. Very similar to the above review indeed, a classic character in a new location. Lots of comedy in this one too, and I think the preacher in this and the movie above are both the same. Great movie. If you like the above, you'll like this one, or vice versa.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Three Reviews 6

Reviews for a few movies I watched years ago :P

Coronado (2003)

If you like to see great movie plots destroyed, then I highly recommend this one. It is by far the best example you'll ever find. The special effects are good, probably had a lot of money spent on them - but the actors suck, the filming sucks, everything suck. Plot is about a revolution, and it would probably have been great if a more competent Director had taken care of the idea, like Tarantino, maybe. I watched this movie a few years ago, and since it was so crappy I supposed that most people wouldn't know anything about it. Now, a few years later I see a review in an old movie magazine, and they actually thought it was good. I don't know what they were thinking. I don't recommend this.

 rated 1/5: shit shit shit

Merchants Of Death (1997)

Action, action and more action. It's a bit too much action even for an action lover like me. The movie is filled with explosions, people flying across the screen, unrealistic gunfire and a shallow plot based on revenge. Need I say more? Not to be too harsh though, it's a good action movie, and if you like action you'll like this one too, but don't watch it if you've already seen a dussin movies with exactly the same plot, it gets a bit old. The uniqueness you might be looking for is definitely not here.

 rated 2/5: decent

Hercules In New York (1970)

Arnold Schwarzenegger's legendary first movie! If I spelled his last name wrong, sorry, it's a name that I will probably never learn to spell. About the movie itself is utter crap. The plot is an interesting one, Hercules (the character Arnold plays) takes a trip to New York in order to have a look around. He doesn't blend in very well and starts the visit chaotically by turning over a taxi, among other small displays of strength.

It would be a good movie if it wasn't for the fact that you don't understand half of what Arnold's saying, he can't act at all, and the movie is slow, so slow. The action isn't very dramatic, there isn't any real emotion in the various events that take place, and it's old. The colors are dull and the filming angles aren't very unique. If you're a big Arnold fan, watch it anyway, unless you don't want to be disappointed.

The reason Arnold is in this movie at all is definitely because of his incredibly muscular mass, which does fit in nicely with him being Hercules and all, but with a different main character it would probably have looked much more professional. I don't recommend this movie, in best case scenarios you'll fall asleep and not have to watch through it.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Three Reviews 5

Movies, Watched.

The Game Plan (2007)

Getting tired of sports movies yet?

Well I'm not, and this is probably the best one I've watched so far. A genius combination of humor, drama and football. I don't watch much real sports, and definitely not any American football, but I love movies like this. The Rock does some great acting, and fits in his role better than any other movies with him I've seen so far. A great story, with good actors, good filming, and a nice happy ending.

Things aren't always predictable either, which is good, wouldn't be much fun if they were. The intro is a pretty interesting one as well, full of strange childish drawings that don't relate to the movie itself at all unless you've read this, read something else, or seen the movie cover (which I hadn't). The plot features a star, on his rise towards glory, and a little unexpected twist to his life. It's different from all other sports movies I've seen, so far. Good stuff, and I recommend it.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

American Dragons (1998)

The story of an American cop and a Korean cop, that coincidentally end up with the same case. The Yakuza and the Mafia families are on the verge of war, and it seems a third party is involved, assassinating different members of the families to take over. Lots of action, good music and typical main characters. Enemies at first, with different religions and personalities, that eventually become great friends. If you love action, you'll love this, it has everything an action movie needs, and is just like all the other moves from this era. The end provides a nice twist to things as well.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Captain America (1990)

Now this is a different movie, and though the idea is, to a non-American like me, pretty stupid, it did the job of entertaining me pretty well. The main character looks ridiculous, and so does the villain. The plot is typical and the jokes are too bad to laughed at. The main character is blond and blue-eyed, the enemy is dark and brown-eyed. The plot is very predictable as well.

It was nicely filmed though, with good angles, beautiful scenery and a final scene was filled with suspense, but the extreme patriotism involved lowered my likings of it.. Great propaganda for the American nation though, and I don't want to judge this unfairly just because of the subliminal messages in it, it's a good movie, amusing despite it's flaws, and easily watchable. I hear a new one is arriving in 2009, which I will be looking forward to.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Three Reviews 4

Another trilogy of movie reviews. If you don't like reading reviews, then don't read them, and don't comment about your dislikes when it comes to reading them, you won't get any +1 comment stats, so you're wasting time and space. For all others, enjoy. :)

Beowolf (2007)

A fairytale for grownups, animated with the most amazing digital animation techniques up to date, at times it looks almost real. The story is a good one, something taken out of ancient adventurous chronicles, a mixture of vikings and pre-medieval madness. Great storyline, with a little bit of everything : Adventure, Drama, Romance. The main character is a real hero, courageous and undefeatable, and the plot takes place beside the ocean, where monsters and dragons roam. It's not one of the best movies I've seen, and i think it's highly overrated, but it was an interesting watch. Very different from all other movies this year. If you like fiction and adventure, watch it.

 rated 2/5: decent

Warriors Of Heaven & Earth (2003)

A nice Asian fictional adventure. Follow the journey of the small group of unlikely warriors sent on a journey to protect a Buddhist and her collection of scrolls. They are family, friends and enemy, all with defined sets of personalities and values. During the way things get out of hand and they have to fight a large band of turks. They all fall, slowly, one by one as they get closer to their destination. Great filming, with decent special effects and varied events. The plot is intense, long, and dramatical. Not anything out of the ordinary, but a good movie indeed. I recommend it.

 rated 3/5: not bad

Rocky 2 (1979)

The legend is back, this time in a battle against the champion Apollo Creed. Sylvester Stallone plays his roll as Italian great, with a good accent and the perfect attitude. Seems like his life is filled with many hardships though, and he faces many different troubles on his journey towards the king title. Very emotional, with grand musical input and mixed events and a stunning last battle. Rocky is a lovable character, and the movie, though without much action or artistic filming, easily captures your attention. A great movie considering how old it is.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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