‘Burn After Reading’ is interesting shit

BURN AFTER READING is one of those movies you only go see if you know or read about it. I cannot even recall seeing a poster or trailer about it. But when the brothers Coen do make something, I am always there to see it. They have already brought us great movies like THE BIG LEBOWSKI or the more recently NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. And with names like George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton and Brad Pitt, the decision to go was easily made. (Also I see movies at our local theater for free, so that helps…

Casino Royale 2 aka ‘Quantum of Solace’

QUANTUM OF SOLACE is the next movie in the line of Bond movies. And if I stand correct it is the 22nd Bond movie for us all to enjoy. Dubbed as the most expensive Bond movie made with a great Bond girl who actually has some balls, I just had to go see it as soon as possible…

E.T. meets R2-D2 in ‘WALL-E’

Usually I watch cool movies with cool people, scary movies with scary people (ie. my girlfriend) and romantic movies well… also with my girlfriend. But this time I was forced to go watch the latest creation of Pixar & Disney with one of my friends (one of the cool people). Now I am not sure if this is a bad thing, but he was desperate to see Waaaallllll-EEE and to this day I keep annoying him with the lovely sound this robot makes when pronouncing his name.

Meet ‘The Strangers’

Just to clear things up before I get started. This movie is not a sequel to MEET THE PARENTS or MEET THE FOCKERS. THE STRANGERS is a horror slash thriller. I am not quite sure why the slash, but “the general public” thinks that this movie contains some spooky unexplainable beings doing evil stuff (and by evil stuff we mean killing people). In my book this movie would be filed under thriller, but I will get to that in just a moment.

The Not So Incredible Hulk

After being violently pressured to do some actual reviewing, this reporter was send to a local theater armed with a pencil and a flashlight and asked to give some kind of insightful commentary on one of this year’s lesser seen comic book adaptations: THE INCREDIBLE HULK. This latest example of Marvel Studio’s push to streamline their various franchises in one single definite universe picks up where Ang Lee’s 2003 “quote” artyfarty “unquote” depiction of the superhero left us bored and suicidal. With cinematic auteur Lee now replaced by whoever directed THE TRANSPORTER 2, THE TRANSPORTER 3, and the even worse…

Prepare yourself for ‘Kung Fu Panda’

The movie Kung Fu Panda is basically what the name says. A panda that does or is going to do Kung Fu, no surprise there right? With animation movies nowadays they always originate from one of the big studios: Pixar (now part of Disney) or Dreamworks. Pixar being the one with the more kid friendly movies like The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and the recently released Wall-E. Dreamworks however is aimed for a bit mature audience with movies like Shrek, Bee Movie, Madagascar and Flushed Away. Kung Fu Panda is the work of the latter one.

So what is happening in ‘The Happening’?

When going to a movie written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan I am always there to check it out. Whilst most people do not like the way his stories are written, I am for one someone who enjoys them quite a lot. The subject of the stories, the way it is being told and of course the lessons people will learn from each one of his movies are always inspiring. Knowing this I went to The Happening expecting something like Signs or The Sixth Sense, a slow start with the story with some terrifying / tense scenes followed by…

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