Thursday, March 27, 2008

Movie review of Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind - 7/10
Directed by Michel Gondry
Cast - Jack Black,Mos Def,Mia Farrow,Danny Glover

Plot Summary
A small VHS only video store faces foreclosure in a poor community. While watching the store for the owner, a blundering employee's friend accidentally erases all of the tapes. In order to keep their blunder from becoming apparent, the duo of Mos Def and Jack Black begin remaking the films themselves using homemade special effects and outdated filming techniques.

Review
This is not as great as "Eternal sunshine on a spotless mind" but it's good enough. It's a feel good movie with some nostaliga in it especially for those who were in the VHS era. There were many scenes where I was laughing my ass off. The way the movie was done was brilliant, great cameraworks and great script . The cast was was not bad as well in my opinion. The first half hour of BKR was pretty boring, but it starts picking up and becomes hilarious. Even though the ending was nice, I felt that something was missing. I guess the direction towards the way BKR ended was not really smooth.
But overall, I would still watch this movie on a weekend cause its Michel Gondry and it is Nostalgic.

Best Quote
Mike: [to Jerry as they begin to remake Ghost Busters] I'm Bill Murray, you're everybody else.

Recommended movies by the director
Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind
Science of sleep

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Movie review of 10,000 BC

10,000 BC - 4.5/10
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Cast - Cliff Curtis, Camilla Belle

Plot Summary
A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to
secure the future of his tribe.

Review
This movie which is like all Roland Emmerich movies are just for lazy sunday afternoons. Fun to watch
but nothing to remember it by. Of all his movies, I still prefer independence day cos of the funny
lines from Will Smith and Jeff Goldbum. The special effects is alright..nothing spectacular which you haven't seen before, I dunno why but the sabre tooth reminds me of ICE AGE which by the way is a brilliant animated comedy. Anyway back to 10k BC, I think it's not advisable to watch this on a weekend unless you are a huge
Roland Emmerich fan (which I doubt). But if you have really nothing to do, then just go ahead and
watch it on a weekday.

Recommended movies by the director
Universal soldier
Stargate
Independence Day