Complete Unknown – a story that does so its best to be original that only Amazon would sponsor it. The acting is great and you could maybe call it a love story of sorts. Yet the entire plot sucks harder than windows.
The Call Up – what is the point of this story ? The cube repackaged with 3D renderings. Initially it starts out as a realistic game and then it unravels (in a bad way) and gets very tedious.
The Wolf of Wallstreet – great Margot, lovely actress. Dicaprio plays good as well. Entertaining, but in the end you wonder what is the message behind this movie. Convince the public that ‘it is complicated’ and that in the end ‘justice prevails’. Made by wallstreet if you ask me.
Death Race – idiocracy redone and worse.
Star Trek Beyond – painful
SubconsciouS – a weird time travel, paranormal story. Kinda difficult to figure out. Seriously underrated at IMDB.
Arrowhead – Pitch black, but brighter.
xxx – 2017 – Funny movie. You can see the actors enjoyed making it. Should watch it in HD.
Man Up – romantic story. Has some good moments but would not watch it again; nor recommend it. Chick flic.
Kingsman The Secret Service – james bond but then with new actors. Liked to watch it. Might watch it again. Light hearted.
The Green Mile – A movie that has been produced very well. Reminds me of Angry man. A bit para normality in it, but used in such a way that the story is properly told. Very good acting by everybody.
Trick ‘N Treat – Interesting movie especially the ending. 4 stories that intertwine.
Next – Nicolas Cage acts in a movie where he can see 2 minutes into the future. Some nice ideas in there. Like for instance how he walks to the person shooting a bullet at him. Yet in the end the story just turns out to be a dream that has to be redone.
Pandorum – Well filmed. Claustrophobic sting. By the end you actually have no idea who is what and what is up. Sad that the movie is too zombie like and too long winded. They could tell that story probably in 40 minutes.
Population 436 – Low rated movie but nice suspense.Reminded me of under the dome first season. A blend of criminal medicine and the paranormal. All set in a green and happy town.
Star Trek Into Darkness – Star Trek into darkness: makes starship troopers seem like a visionary experience as opposed to a parody. Bwoeha. A movie for teenagers by teenagers.
The newest star wars – The main thing from stopping me to see the new starwars is the absolutely ridicoulous amount of advertisment I have been swallowing the past weeks. It is clear disney has a better marketting budget than the movie probably calls for. Actually: with such a marketting, the movie must be piss-poor mainstream. It is probably sufficiently polished that everyone will ‘ooh and aah’, but in the end it will go down in the annals of ‘just another movie’. Where is the latest Ash vs Evil Dead episode ? At least there you know they spent the entire budget on filming. So far my insight for the day. Tomorrow more on ikea furniture.
National Treasure 2004 – With Nicolas Cage. This movie is a typical treasure hunt movie. A bit too much running and chasing. I like the tour of American statues. Learned some thing or two about the declaration of independence. Hey… wouldn’t it be great if Europe declared itself independent from the US ? Acting is ok. Chick is passable. Rooster na jah, I can’t judge that.
Terra 2007 – Simple animated movie. Story is kinda cheap. But at least there is a happy ending for everybody. Which is probably why I call it a bit cheap.
The Machinist 2004 – Good acting. ‘Interesting’ mystery until you realize that the entire thing unravels at the end. One big guilt trip, and whether one of his colleges ended up in the machine is not clear at all. The more I think about it the more I believe this was added to throw you off the story.
Return to halloweentown (2006) – Just saw this movie. Entertaining watch. Young actress. Has a disney stamp all over it. It starts with some magical moments and then tries to imitate harry potter. Not a bad attempt at a magic story. I think the IMDB rating (5.8) is a bit too low for this one.
Up in the air – Entertaining movie. Starts slacking halfway. Not really any outcome. Probably a movie to present the male lead to a female audience: George Clooney. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1193138/
The Da Vinci Code – Not a bad movie. I do understand the commotion this movie made. ‘Suppose it was real’. Then again, if that is something you ask yourself, why do you believe in the first place. The rest of the movie. Tsjah, I miss the aliens I think. Something like angels and demons has a similar theme and is at least slightly more inspired in the filming department. Low quality production.
Family Man – The Family Man. A contorted romance about eternal love never to be interrupted by a career. Equally so: a view on the lifestyle of crack squad career guys. Probably the best actor in the movie was the sidekick who actually had a family.
Dark Matter – Season 1 – except for the horendous techtalk this season can motivate me somewhat to watch it. Yet in the end many open questions remain: why did the android attack the crew when she woke up ? And what was the initial fight between the two about. In the end it turned out hey tried to wipe someone else his memory entirely; so that fight in the beginning made absolutely no sense.
Season 2 – even worse than the first one. I really have trouble watching this shit. Very sad because this is by the makers of stargate, and all the shots are so over-used, the dialogs are so bad. The story is such a piece of crap. I finally finished the last episodes and I REALLY REALLY HOPE THEY STOP THIS SERIES.
Extant – saw the pilot. Could bring some intrigue to the plate. Curious how it will continue
Firefly – another great cancel by studios that did not know they had gold in their hands. My alltime favorite song is sung in Jaenytown. The attempted reboot, called ‘Serenity’ was maybe a bit too polished.
Hannibal – great season 1 and 2. Mads Mikkelsen plays hannibal even better than Hopkins. Season 1 and 2 are full of the type of hair raising dialogs in which Hannibal plainly states the fact whilst the FBI never listening to him literaly.
Season 3 on the other hand. Chopped up in 2 sections; neither of which I found any interesting. At one point the producers even slip it in the series: ‘there is only so much hannibal murders you can do’.
Killjoys – funny serie. Lighthearted as firefly, yet it develops quickly in an overarching story that… well reminds us of firefly again. But then in green not in blue. Don’t expect the same level of detached humor as firefly though. These are Canadians we are looking at.
Kyle-XY – saw the pilot. Sucked so hard I. Not acting is not mysterious it is just shit. No storyline is not mysterious, it is just shit.
Magicians – a horror to see the German dubbed version. The original is a lot better. Probably the interplay between the different actors makes this nonsensical story sensible. The end of season 1 however felt as if they had to pack 5 episodes in 1 and then not finish it. It took another 3 episodes in season 2 to wrap up that narrative. Also the occasional breaks between meta and object level suck. Like one of the actors referring to shit they did in season 1. By literally saying that they did that in season 1. Seriously ?
Shannara – A television series. Very nice visuals. Dialogs are not too bad either. The story is clearly something that will unfold and unfold and unfold. The only big ‘problem’ I have with it is that it is an MTV production and as such all actors are 17 year old. Even the elderly are no older than 30. Being 40 myself I must concede that I grew out of this shit. Reminds me Aeon flux.
Westworld – Allright WestWorld. A new HBO series that really starts out from an interesting perspective. Let’s see whether they can keep the storyline up. I fear though it will dissolve into some interpersonal conflicts with a good bad (and that is modern) gray guy; all fighting for some for of greater (and deeper) good. The robots will learn who they really are and the weapons who are currently harmless will harm the real people as well eventually. That is my weatherforecast.