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Gamer (2009)


Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick

In the near future people can control other people in multiplayer online environments. One of those environments has teenagers controlling convicts in deadly battles. The criminal with 30 fights under his belt is set free.

Let me think! Controlling other people equals slavery. Making them having sex while you are watching equals pornography and prostitution. Making them kill other people equals murder. What a world to live in. Where are human rights and ideals in this world?

Hiring people to be controlled in those environments means too many salaries. Making them having sex uncontrollably means STDs. Having too many people being killed? Less workforce. Have you ever though of 3D models? They are cheap, they are customizable, they never get old, they have no needs, no salary and they never die unless you erase them.

Other than that “Gamer” is one of the movies that has all the potential to be one of the good ones, but something you cannot figure out is holding it back.I cannot explain what has gone wrong, because I like the actors, it has some nice combat scenes, Michael C. Hall is wonderful, but overall I did not like it. Just wait for the DVD to come out if you haven’ t seen it already.


October 7, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, New Movies, Trailers | Leave a comment

Up! (2009)


Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Delroy Lindo, Jordan Nagai

An old man decides to make the journey of his lifetime by making his house air born with balloons. He have an 8 year old stowaway and he will meet new people only to find out that the biggest journey is life itself.

Pixar never seems to disappoint me in. After much consideration I decided that I love it. I say that because the story is not really a child’s story. It is about a grandpa who promised his wife to take her to a journey to South America and when he finally made the arrangements and bought the tickets she died. So he filled his house with balloons just before a mega-corporation could demolish it and send him to a retirement home. Isn’t that sad? Also the is the stowaway is kid who has it’s own sad story and they meet an explorer who has his own story and the story ends bitter happy.

If I were 10 years old I wouldn’t understant that, but kids are kids and they see things in theis bubble so they will enjoy it as much as I did.

June 18, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Driven to Kill (2009)


Steven Seagal

Ruslan is an ex-Russian mobster. When someone tries to kill his daughter at her wedding day he will seek revenge against his old nemesis.

I have the highest respect for Steven Seagal, because he is the only person who can kill 5 men in row with a golden credit card. Also he is the only person who can kill hundreds of people in a movie without sweating or change a face expression, because he is a cool guy. I do not know if he has a second expression to show us, but this is an action movie and you just need one cool expression either when you pee or stab someone multiple times with a rusty spoon.

I don’t know if I should recommend anyone see this movie. Russian mobsters are way out of fashion. Now the big thing is terrorism from the least expected people (see 24). Also it is out of fashion to be too much of a macho man when you have the law enforcement people to help you out and DNA to prove the one who was holding the gun. Also Seagal is twice the man he used to be ( in body mass) and sometimes his pronunciation reminded me of Silverster Stalone. I will give him credit though, because he is in better shape than he used to be in years.

I have to admit that I watched the movie for one reason only. His name is Steven Seagal. You messed with his daughter prepare to die.

April 29, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Trailers | , , | Leave a comment

Fast & Furious (2009)


Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez

Dom Toretto is a refugee and returns to avenge the murder of his girlfriend. He will work with Brian O’ Connor who is an FBI agent to bring down a drug baron. For that purpose they will do what they do best, drive unsafely fast and brake few rules.

This is the fourth of the movie series. The problems with that is that usually when the first movie is 100%, the second is 50%, the third is 25% and so on. Here, the first was a great movie, the second was rubbish, the third was entertaining with an annoying protagonist and the fourth is as good as the first. In the film industry everything is possible.

Michelle Rodriguez is advertised like she has a really big part, but she dies the first 10 minutes. It was surprisingly funny.

Other than that there was a lot of action, a lot of adrenalin, a lot of beautiful women and a lot of nice cars.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, New Movies, Trailers | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bolt (2008)


John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell, James Lipton, Greg Germann

Bolt is the star of a tv-series that never left the set and believes he has super-powers. One day he will leave in order to save his best friend Penny, but on the way he will realize that all that he thought of himself was a lie. A stray cat and a hamster will help him and he will finally discover what it means to be a real dog.

While I was watching this movie I wanted to squeeze all the characters. They look so adorable. And the story is going so well that I have nothing negative to say.

April 4, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (2009)


Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Kelly Hu, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sab Shimono, George Takei, Gedde Watanabe, Keone Young, Brian Cox

The team visits Japan when Daphne participates in a fighting championship. There they find themselves against the mystery of the Black Samurai who seeks to return to life and take revenge. They will travel in various places in order to solve it and as always they succeed.

The story of Scooby Doo and his friends is the same over and over again, yet I cannot stop liking it. It is like watching something new and the fun is all the same.

April 4, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coraline (2009)


Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, Ian McShane

A girl who feels neglected by her parents finds a secret door that leads to a world similar to the real one, only there everything is perfect. Soon she will realize that this world hides a terrible secret and she will have to find a way to get away to save herself and her family.

I watched this movie with 3D glasses, supposed to enhance the movie, but who needs 3D glasses for such an excellent movie. I cannot think of anything negative to say.

I was so sad when it was over.

I have a small video of how the movie was made after the trailer and you really have to see it to realize how talented the people who have worked in this movie are.

March 30, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Knowing (2009)


Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson

In 1959 the children of an elementary school decide to paint what they think the future will be. They put the paintings in a capsule that they bury in order to reopen it in 50 years. In2009 they open it and one of them contains not a picture, but a sequence of numbers that fall in the hands of the only person who can understand them and realizes that they predict catastrophes that date till the end of the world.

How can such an excellent idea for a  movie can become such a lousy movie. You are sitting comfortably in you cinema chair and suddenly you cannot believe your eyes and your ears. Are you supposed to laugh or get angry for your lost money and time? And when you think that things cannot get worse they really do. And then they get even worse. And then even worse. And guess what! They get far more worse.

March 29, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Hate, Trailers | , , , , | Leave a comment

Easy Virtue (2008)


Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

A glamorous American woman marries a younger than her rich Englishman and they go to meet his bad in cloth-taste family. They will make her life difficult, but she will fight back.

Things are not as tragic that it may seem. It is not a cry movie and there are some comedy moments, like when Jessica Biel kills a chihuahua with her firm butt. But when people will begin to describe their issues in life the movie becomes serious. Fortunately the film does not give you a reason to feel depressed so that makes it quite entertaining.

March 29, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Trailers | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)


Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Robert Knepper

The remake of the 1951 classic film. Strange spheres come out of nowhere and then once again at the US soil a strange robot and an alien appear to informs us that we are doomed, because we are bad and disrespectful of the nature. A scientist who happens to be there is determined to change his mind. So far we are still here so I guess she made it.

That was boring. I don’t know why. Perhaps there are too many films about our doom that we do not care anymore.

I kinda feel that Keanu Reeves has only one expression the past 10 years or his acting career or his face has no muscles at all. I really liked Jaden Smith who apparently got both his parents genes.

March 26, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 1990-1999, Trailers | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment