Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum (2008)

Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn

Synopsis: All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. Now, in the new chapter of this espionage series, Bourne will hunt down his past in order to find a future. He must travel from Moscow, Paris and London to Tangier and New York City as he continues his quest to find the real Jason Bourne—all the while trying to outmaneuver the scores of cops, federal officers and Interpol agents with him in their crosshairs.

WoW, a shorter synopsis. Where to start.. My midn is completly blank, literally. The story is so fucking great. The way they pieced togehter the second and third, is beyond genius level, immortal maybe. All questions will be answered. All bits and pieces fall in place. I'd have to take my statements back, because all three movies were needed, to but together such a masterpiece. Compared to the first movies, this one has a lot more action going on for it. But at the same time they don't forget about the storyline itself. Fighting, action and all those running and escaping scenes, amazing. He's like fucking Houdini, catch me if you can. There's just so many good things to say about this movie and the entire trilogy. The screenwriter had to be high or something to come up with this idea. Enough babbling. Final Verdict?? WATCH THE ENTIRE TRILOGY!! and that's it!

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, brian Cox, Julia Stiles

Synopsis: Two years ago, Jason Bourne thought he had walked away from his past. But now, his past is about to return. Bourne and Marie have maintained their anonymous, underground existence at the cost of permanence. Fueled by splintered nightmares and haunted by the past he cannot remember, Bourne moves Marie from city to city, trying to remain one step ahead of the threat implicit in every unexplained stranger's glance, every "wrong number" phone call -- that at any second, without any warning, he might get pulled back into the world he hopes he left behind. When an operative appears in the sleepy village that has been their latest home, Bourne and Marie collapse their lives and head out. His past at the door, their only chance now is to run. But once a line is crossed and the stakes in a new global game of cat-and-mouse are raised, the Jason Bourne created by Treadstone -- the covert, now dismantled operation that spawned cold-blooded, professional assassins -- returns. Two years ago, Bourne walked away from the deadly world that created him with a promise of retaliation should anyone attempt contact. Now that that world has indeed come calling, Bourne intends to keep his word. They should have left him alone.

Another rather long synopsis. Hmm.. where to start off?? In the beginning, I was relly hoping for that it won't end up being a revenge story. It kinda did, but it kinda didn't. And that's what makes this movie worth to watch. The first half - more talkative then the first movie and less action. The second half - almost all action, but with important plot twists and takes. I stated that they weren't planning on making a sequal and guess what?? I was right. Well obvious was that it was directed by a different person, but I kinda missed that at first. The thing that gave it away for me was that the first movie ended perfectly, with no questions rised. And the second movie made new questions, on top of the first ones. Like a building of some sorts. What I'm trying to say is that, the story is great again and I'd sails rather smoothly. New problem and a new way to solve it you might say. Ends kinda happy like the first, so we will see what happens in the highly anticipated third movie that got really high ratings and is renounced on of the best movies. Final Verdict?? You wathced the first and enjoyed it. Then you will deffinitely enjoy this. You watched the first and dind't like it. Then you might like or hate the second. Watch 'em to understand. ;)

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity (2002)

Directed by: Doug Liman
Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Clive Owen, Chris Cooper

Synopsis: The spy thriller opens as an amnesiac is rescued at sea by the crew of an Italian fishing boat. Nearly dead, he carries nothing but the bullets in his back and the bank account number embedded in his hip. Although completely without identity or background, he possesses an array of extraordinary talents in fighting, linguistics and self-defense that speaks of a dangerous past. In the present he is disoriented and wary as he is propelled into an urgent search to discover who he is and why his life has taken a perilous turn. A Zurich safe deposit box yields an assortment of passports, a hefty load of cash, an automatic weapon and a name--Jason Bourne--with a Paris address. What it means remains a mystery, but Bourne quickly realizes that although he knows no one, there are people who recognize him--and do not wish him well. When he meets Marie Kreutz, a hard-luck German-born wanderer, he makes a desperate pitch--$10,000 for a ride to Paris. Despite her reservations, Marie takes the cash and begins a journey with Bourne that changes her life forever. The trail of Jason Bourne's past snakes from Europe to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, where Treadstone, a clandestine operation is based. As Bourne and Marie struggle to stay below the radar in France, all of the stealthy muscle of Treadstone is focused on tracking them and neutralizing Bourne as quickly and efficiently as possible.

A rather long and thorough synopsis this time. Why not, less for me to right I guess. So, this is the first movie, from the Bourne trilogy. (I will do the other two also as fast as possible) Where to start? I've seen it a couple of times bout now and it still amuses me. It has good action and fighting scenes, the plot is good and story it self delevopes pretty nicely. The ending is this usual good ending, beacuase I don't think, they were going to make two sequals. They wraped it up pretty nicely. I adored the music, it was perfect and enjoyable. Final Verdict?? Sure, watch it. James Bond in amnesia a bit, but rather entertaining.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney

Synopsis: Six unacquainted professional criminals are brought together by a veteran thief to execute an intricately planned diamond robbery.

My first Tarantino review. I'm excited, like a little kid on Xmas eve. I'd start with the first movie, the one that made him a star. Mr. Blone, Mr. Pink, Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blue and Mr. Brown. They were supposed to be the team to the perect hiest, but things got complicated. The movie starts with a nice little breakfast scene, where you get acquaintanced with all the main characters. They are in a series of kinda absurd discussions. That being one of the best things. Those talks, those phrases, those little chats are what makes it so damn brilliant. About the ending, well... You'll get the (non)usual Tarantino ending, what will always blow your mind, like theirs. One of the best movies of all time and it's also my favourite director. Double the fun. Final Verdict?? If you haven't seen it already, then that's your problem. Everybody else - good job you guys, I love you!

Sorry if some parts were a bit hard to understand, but it's 8 am; I'm tired as fuck and it's my favourite director. You got to give a guy a little credit.

Batman: Under The Red Hood

Batman: Under The Red Hood (2010)

Directed by: Brandon Vietti
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, Neil Patrick Harris, John Dimaggio

Synopsis: While the is crime running free in Gotham and Batman trying to stop it all a new challenger appears. Named the Red Hood.

So I'll start off by stating two things. First: this is the first time I wrote the synopsis, beacause I usually take it from RT. Second: this is an animation, period. Now.. Where to start? It's nothing like the usual cartoons you see or Japanese style animations. It's a lot deeper and more sophisticated. It starts off with a pretty deep introduction. When the story goes on, it gets better and better. The mysterys reveal and everything becomes clear. Even if you aren't a hardcore Batman fan, you'll understand almost everything, because they nicely explain it along the ride. I don't know what else to say, I really had great movie experience watching this. Final verdict?? So will you!!


Se7en (1995)

Directed by: David Fincher
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Brad pitt, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Roundtree

Synopsis: Police drama about two cops, one new and one about to retire, tracking a serial killer using the seven deadly sins as his motive.

Oh damn.. Did a double tap on se7en and I still fucking loved it. Loved it a lot. With an allstar cast like this, there's only two changes - hit or miss. And what a hit this is. It will hit you in the gut and it wont stop there. The story smoothly sales to the ending, but you'll probably never figure out how's it really going to end. A complete shit shocker. The acting, it's also fantastic. Another great thing. There's just so many things I love in it. A bit gory for some maybe, the only set back for people with bad digesting. Sorry, but it is needed in a movie like this. Final Verdict?? BUY THE GODDAMN DVD or blue-ray!


Eurotrip (2004)

Directed by: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg
Starring: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester

Synopsis: Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.

A movie all have seen and I can honestly say I've seen it atleast 7 times and this is going to be the 8, because it's also on TV. So what to say about it? It's a idiotic teen comedy and that's why you will love it. Stupid jokes, stupid trips, good young actors acting stupid, everythings so stupid and that's so-so-so perfect. Scotty doesn't know song by Lustra, that's one of THE BEST!! Also one of my top10 movies. Final verdict?? If you haven't seen it then quickly, do it.

Meet The Parents

Meet The Parents (2000)

Directed by: Jay Roach
Starring: Rober De Niro, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner, James Rebhorn

Synopsis: Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

A great comedy. One of the best. I've actually seen it before, but I kinda double checked since it came from TV. What differes it from the other tip comedies? You can relate to it. It has those familiar moments. Also it's a tear yerker. You got to love it. I don't know what else to say. You have to see it yourself to understand it. Final Verdict?? See it and you will enjoy it. Short but firm.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


8 am and still haven't slept, I'm on fire....

21 (2008)

Directed by: Robert Luketic
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Laurence Fishburne

Synopsis: Ben Campbell is a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who--needing to pay school tuition--finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the school's most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa leading the way, they've cracked the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and by his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor, Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos' menacing enforcer: Cole Williams.

So, what do you expect from a movie, what is called the most famous card game? It's obvious, right? Starts off with a nice little introduction and then starts off. A bit traditional, at some parts. Guy falls in love with a girl, does things out of the ordinary, gets in trouble, finds a way out of it, disses his friends and so on... The usual. The way they it finished is great. Something that I didn't expect, but the ending scenes are still traditional. Be being a gamble sort of I love the idea of 21 and card counting and the traditional part.. neeh.. why not! I will state that I like this movie, but.. for others to watch.. go for it, but don't expect TOOO much. Final Verdict?? You'll watch it once and that's about it.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Another late strike for me, it's 5:20 am, not much..

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Starring: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

Synopsis: To be young and carefree amid the blue waters and idyllic landscape of sun-drenched Italy in the late 1950s; that's la dolce vita Tom Ripley craves - and Dickie Greenleaf leads. When Dickie's father, a wealthy ship builder, asks Tom to bring his errant playboy son back home to America, Dickie and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend, Marge Sherwood, never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make their lifestyle his own. After all, it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.

Oh my fucking god. That was awesome. I really loved it. At first it might be like "Catch Me If You Can" but it's deffinitely not. It's better in my opinion. It slowly developes into a real thriller. The suspense at some parts was literally killing me. Constantly thinking what's going to happen next and at most parts, I couldn't figure it out. Who is he now, what is he going to do next, will he get busted?? Those questions ran through my mind like Formula F1 car. And the ending.. It blew my mind away. Final Verdict?? Another must see. Perfect acting from Matt Damon makes it even greater of an experience.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Natural Born Killers

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Directed by: Oliver Stone
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore

Synopsis: A shockingly amoral couple travel around the country committing murders and become media darlings.

At first glance, it may look like Bonny and Clyde. Loving couple driving around and killing people, but it's not, it's a lot better. Case being. If you have the script ritten by Tarantino and then directed by Stone, it's bound to be epic. I'll start off with the visuals. It's just great. The editing and the special effects will blow your mind. The superb cast also does a good job. And the story itself then? It's also great. Bloody, fast paced, interesting, makes you wonder.. There just isn't enough words to express myself. You'd have to see it, to understand it. The meaning?? Watch it, because I don't want to spoil it. Final Verdict?? Watch, you deffinetly should see this movie. Unless you don't like other Tarantions work.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Directed by: John Hughes
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony MIchael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason

A diverse group of high schoolers forced to spend detention on a Saturday in the library. Forced to make the best of their circumstances, they learn to understandeach other and discover that in spite of their initial differences, they actuallyshare many common feelings and problems.

Hmm... It makes me scratch my head, because I don't know where to start. This movies is fucking awesome. I mean searously. One of my top movies for sure. Five kids coming to a detention on a Saturday. Everybody are from a different group. It starts off like a teen comedy, but it develops. In the end it's more serious business. They talk about why they are and what's wrong with their life. The last words in the movie are golden. Final Verdict?? A must see. It makes my top10 list in fear ease and that's said something.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mad Max

So.. it's currently 4:30 Am in the morning and I just finished with Mad Max.

Mad Max. (1979)

Directed by: George Miller
Starring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Synopsis: In a dystopic future Australia, a vicious biker gang murder a cop's family and make his fight with them personal.

So where to start off.. It was like, at first they couldn't get it going, but in the end, they couldn't get it to stop, maybe?? Well, at first glance i didn't think much about it. Some points were hard to understand, bla bla bla. Then when the wife met with the biker gang, it got interesting. I was hoping that it wont end up like a tratidional story. Cops family gets killed, cop gets pissed, cop kills bad guys, the end. It kinda goes there, but in the same time not really. The ending was great. And talk about car chases. That was just awesome. The
choreography was breath talking. What is also noticable, is that it was Mel Gibsons first roll and it was a hit. He didn't say much, but it was enough. Also rather refreshing to see a young Gibson. Mmmm.... Final Verdict? A must watch i guess. It's Also in 1001 movies and all, but yeah. If I'm going to watch it again sometimes, then I'm gona skip about the first 30 minutes.. But just maybe. WATCH IT!!!!