Edited by Za Warudo - 5/3/14 at 9:59am
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Edited by Za Warudo - 5/3/14 at 9:59am
Troll hunter: 8.51/10
I felt like watching a over-the-top "Finding Bigfoot" with some freaking huge trolls. I like how the movie took trolls as animals biologically, not rolling stones that makes children psychologically afraid of their powers. It is a hell of a joyride with great story and explaining. Kudos for you, Norway! :D
Yeah I thoroughly enjoyed it. 8/10
I got the BFI Jacques Tati collection (multi-region player required):
Jour de fête 1949
Mr. Hulot's Holiday 1953
Mon Oncle 1958
Mr. Hulot's Holiday is by far my favorite Tati film, and the first I saw. Coming in second is Mon Oncle, that grabs hold of you from the opening scene with the stray dogs. If you like Playtime you'll love Trafic. Remember the old waiter that goes around with the towel drapped over his arm and always laughing, smiling - he's in Trafic as the car show presenter.
The set didn't have Trafic so I got that separately from amazon.uk. He's got several shorts that are very good too and they come with the Criterion Collection dvds in the supplements.
I remember watching one or two more Tati movies as well, can't remember which. Watching Playtime ignited my interest to re-watch further works again. But first I will re-watch Playtime, I don't think I got all the substance yet, I may change the rating.
From Up On Poppy Hill: 8.73/10
It's just generic high school teen movie. But that doesn't mean it's bad. From Up On Poppy Hill provides a great story with passionate teens protecting their values and relative problems. I enjoyed it, but it's just too generic.
The Secret World of Arrietty: 9.0/10
The Secret World of Arrietty showed us a creative world of little peoples and reflecting the struggles and dangers endanger species bears, especially from humans. The Secret World of Arrietty is just pure awesome beautiful warm hearted movie.
Actually, why don't you people just find the WWF? Works for Pandas!
They Live (1988) 8.5/10 "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And I'm out of bubblegum."
Enemy (2013) 9/10
The Letter (1940) 8.25/10
L'Adventura (1960) 8.75/10
The Life of Oharu (1952) 8.75/10
Stalker (1979) 9/10
Kill! (1968) 8.25/10
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) 8/10
Inglorius Bastards (1978 version) - 9/10
Possibly the most entertaining movie i've seen all year. Better than "Where Eagles Dare" and "Dirty Dozen".
It also reminded me a lot of "Von Ryan's Express".
Only negative is that the sound quality is poor. I think it's probably dubbed too.
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga - 7.75/10
Co-directed by Werner Herzog. Worth watching but one i'd probably forget in a month.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): 9/10
Still one of the greatest action/adventure movies of all time.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989): 7/10
It's a bumpy ride that not even the great father-son chemistry between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery can totally make up for--but it's still a step up from the annoying Temple of Doom, and would have made for a fine stopping point for the series.
Jodorowsky's Dune (2013): 9/10
Jodorowsky is a part-time madman, prone to extended bouts of egotistical raving and psychobabble. But he's also incredibly charismatic, charming, funny, intelligent, cultured, assured, and almost comically passionate. His magnetism is undeniable, even in his old age, and he wields the Jobsian reality-distortion field with singular precision. I wouldn't have minded terribly if this film had been 9-20 hours long, much like Jodorowsky's failed adaptation of Dune was shooting for--whatever the other merits of this documentary are (nice soundtrack, great interviews, cool animated bits), the key to it all is Jodorowsky's passion. And one gets the impression that he's really baring his soul here--Dune was a passion project of immense spiritual value to him, and his relationship with it in its unfinished state is powerful and conflicted. Essential viewing for film buffs.
RoboCop (2014) - 5/10
I had pretty low expectations, so it was kinda entertaining if you set aside the fact it's supposed to be a Robocop remake.
Vampire Academy - 4.5/10
I hate teen vampire movies and all that Twilight ridiculousness, so as usual the only way one can force me to watch such a movie was if I'm really wasted. I was but I think it wasn't that awful. Zoey Deutch is not bad to look at and overall while pretty mediocre and childish the movie was heaps and bounds better than any of the Twilight movies.
Pompeii - 4/10
Where do I start? It's a mess and I can't believe how bad Kiefer Sutherland acted - all his scenes were painful to watch. Honestly, I liked the score a bit - especially a couple of pieces but that's it.
Blood Glacier - 3/10
I expected so much more from this movie. It looked promising from the trailer and I like good European horror flicks and I do take into consideration the low budgets and limitations but it just wasn't entertaining.
Devil's Due - 3/10
At least Blood Glacier has an excuse - there is no excuse for this cliched and overall pretty bad take on the found footage genre.
Wolf Creek 2 - 5.5/10
It was fun to watch. Now, I don't like completely that it turned to a mindless slasher but at least the pacing was good and I was able to watch it in one sitting without taking cigarette breaks or phone calls.
Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger (1975). 8.8/10
Despicable me 2 - 9/10
Great fun for all the family haha - brilliantly made and really likeable characters. It's my 2 year olds favorite and so I've now watched it approx 10 times...
Nice change from the Monsters films. Which I have now watched approx 375 times.