Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Movie Review of Bruno


Bruno - 8/10
Directed by Larry Charles
Cast - Sacha Baron Cohen

Plot Summary
Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.

Review
I am a big fan of Sacha Baron Cohen's works.I have enjoyed all 3 of his morbid characters.From Ali G,to Borat to Bruno.When Bruno came out in the cinemas,there was quite abit of controversy due to the nature of the movies themes.But anyone with an open mind will definitely enjoy it.Now after Borat,it was definitely harder to trick people especially celebrities as they know who Sacha is now. Even though some of the skits were scripted,it was nonetheless still funny.Bruno may not outdo Borat but I feel it is a movie that can stand on its own.Now the jokes are racist,sexist and some of the scenes will definitely make you go"what the fuck!" and some scenes will just make you groan and roll your eyes but all in all,you are bound to laugh your ass off.Even after the movie,I still couldn't stop laughing.
There's one particular scene about self defence and dildo which I'm pretty sure,you are gonna laugh none stop till your belly hurts.Sacha Baron Cohen has done it again and I will definitely look forward to his next movie.

If you are the type that is easily offended, then don't watch this movie cause it will piss the shit out of you.Other than that,I recommend everyone else to watch Bruno and have a good time about it.Despite that it is R21 and has 1min and 50secs worth of footage being cut,as it was deemed too crude,go watch Bruno.

Best Quotes
Brüno: So you were never gay?
Pastor Jody Trautwein: [shakes head] Mh-mh.
Brüno: It's ironic that you should have amazing blowjob lips.
Pastor Jody Trautwein: These-these lips were made to praise Jesus.

Brüno: I am going to be the biggest Austrian celebrity since Hitler.

Brüno: Can I give you guys a word of advice? Lose the beards, because your King Osama looks like a kind of dirty wizard... or a homeless Santa.

Brüno: It's just this bear took my clothes. He took everything apart from these condoms

Recommended movies done by the director
Borat
Religulous

Movie Review of District 9


District 9 - 8/10
Directed by Neil Blomkamp
Produced by Peter Jackson
Cast - Sharlto Copley

Plot Summary
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.

Review
What a fantastic movie.When I first watched the trailer,I was awed by it. With Peter Jackson producing District 9, I couldn't wait for this movie to be out. As District 9 was only available in Cathay cinemas,I had to watch it on a weekday and left work early to catch it. I was not disappointed at the end of the movie.The emotional aspect of District 9 was just beautiful.At certain parts of D9,you will feel different emotions.D9 was filmed in Johannesburg,South Africa.This is Neil Blomkamp's first full length movie.He did a short film called "Alive in Joburg" which was what D9 was based on.Initially Peter Jackson and Neil Blomkamp were supposed to make Halo into a movie but that fell through.And when Peter Jackson watched "Alive in Joburg". He pumped in 30million for Blomkamp to make it into a full length movie.Now for a mere budget of 30million for a science fiction movie,D9 was done pretty well.The special effects and the make up was fantastic and of course done by WETA (LOTR).
I cant say much for the casting as everyone in this movie has never acted before even the protagonist.Wikus played by Sharlto Copley who was also in the short film as well.
Throughout the movie, you will feel different aspects of emotion through the protagonist,Wikus.D9 is also done in a mock documentary style which has a more realistic feel to it.The aliens are known as"prawns" and every alien portrayed in D9 is played by just one actor.Conversations between Wikus and the prawns were mostly improved.
At the end of the movie, I could only think of one line to sum up District 9 and that is "The evil that men do".

I would recommend everyone to watch this brilliantly done movie even on a weekend as well.Enjoy.

Best Quotes
Wikus Van De Merwe: [Points out Alien graffiti] This is basically a guy, and there's 3 humans here, basically trying to make a warning, you know, saying "I kill 3 humans, watch out for me."

Wikus Van De Merwe: Get your fookin' tentacle out of my face!

Recommended movies done by the Director
Alive in Joburg

Movie Review of G.I Joe


G.I Joe - 4/10
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Cast - Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans,Dennis Quaid,Sienna Miller,Joseph Gordan Levitt

Plot Summary
An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Review
I went to watch this movie in the cinema with zero expectations,because after watching the trailers and reading bad reviews about G.I Joe,I knew this movie wasn't gonna do well and probably has a high tendency to get me annoyed but surprisingly it didn't.Well for one,I;m not a huge G.I Joe fan either and maybe that has made me enjoy the movie.I do not know much about most of the characters except for Snake Eyes and the Cobra Commander.Casting for each characters were interesting.Channing Tatum is an actor whose movies I have not seen...movies like step up 1 and step up 2..fuck that.But he does pretty well as Duke in G.I Joe.I'm interested to see what are his future movie projects will be.Marlon Wayans as Ripcord was alittle odd cos Ripcord was a white guy in the comics(or so I have been told) and like all typical big budgeted Hollywood movies,the black guy is the comedian and watching Marlon Wayans say (supposed)funny lines without and crude vulgarity isn't something for me..Sigh I miss In Living Colours...but at least he has a good bod.Sienna Miller is an actress which I'm not really big fan of..To me she's just like Jennier Aniston but only British...pretty but cant act and always whines about ex boyfriends..Fuck that.Ray Park as Snake Eyes was brilliant and so was Byung-Hun Lee as Storm Shadow.Joseph Levitt as the Cobra Commander was a cool choice as Levitt has grown from the kid in 3rd Rock from the Sun to many indie flicks.I've always preferred the original whiny voice(same guy who voiced Starscream in Transformers cartoon) of the Cobra Commander in the cartoons to the movie.But kudos to Levitt for bringing his own style to it.The Mask sucks ass by the way.I was very disappointed with that.It looks like an asphyxiating headgear.

The storyline was pretty decent.Even though the special effects were not exactly top notch,but I liked the Eiffel Tower scene the most.Editing was not bad but could have done better.Cinematography and camera works weren't great but watchable.The fight scenes between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow were good and the whole car chase scene was exciting.
All in all if you watch this movie with low or zero expectations,you will be entertained.

Watch on a weekday if not wait for the DVD.

Best Quotes
Duke: [after crashing into cars while running in the accelerator suits] Okay, that was crazy... What happened to you?

Ripcord: I went through the train. What happened to you?

Duke: I jumped over it.

Ripcord: [pause] You can do that?

Duke: I told you to read that manual.

Ripcord: There's a manual?

The Baroness: [Snake Eyes has left their car] He must have given up.

Storm Shadow: He never gives up.

Breaker: [about Snake Eyes] He doesn't talk.

Duke: Why?

Breaker: He doesn't say.

Recommended movies done by the Director
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Movie Review of The Hangover


The Hangover - 8/10
Directed by Todd Phillips
Cast -Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis,Mike Tyson

Plot Summary
A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.

Review
Its been awhile but this is definitely one of the best comedies for this year...The whole movie,I was going either my "what the fuck" expression or I was just laughing out really loud.I must say this is definitely Todd Phillip's best work.The direction was simply fantastic.Editing was good and so was the cinematography.But what really makes this movie tick(le) is the script and the acting cast.The scene stealer is easily Zach Galifianakis.Every time he is on screen,he will just make you laugh so hard or just groan cause of what he just did or said.The lines he says and the perfect comedic timing he has will definitely make him him a bigger star soon.I remembered Zach Galifianakis when he was doing this tv series called Man bites Dog (which media corpse copied it calling it The Noose or some shit like that) and just like this movie,he was such a joy to watch.The 3 main actors have really fantastic chemistry and comedic timing,you would really think that these guys were really best friends or some shit like that.now the storyline would probably make u remember of the shit you used to do when you had or went to a bachelor's party or even just a party where you and your friends just get so smashed and go ape shit till you can never remember what happened the night before.And that's what got me interested in this movie in the first place.Another good thing about this movie is by the near end of this movie,you will be dying to find out what else did these guys do during the whole night...and when you finally do get to see what they did,you are bound to go...OMG!!! or just laugh like fuck.I totally recommend everyone and their friends to go watch this movie even on a weekend.The women may or may not totally get this movie but the guys will definitely will.Enjoy!!

Best Quotes
Black Doug: I always wondered why they were called roofies. Cause you're more likely to end up on the floor than the roof. They should call em floories.
Alan Garner: Or rapies.

Stu Price: [singing passionately] What do tigers dream of when they take their little tiger snooze? Do they dream of mauling zebras, or Halle Berry in her Catwoman suit? Don't you worry your pretty striped head, we're gonna get you back to Tyson and your cozy tiger bed. And then we're gonna find our best friend Doug, and then we're gonna give him a best friend hug. Doug, Doug, oh, Doug, Dougie, Dougie, Doug, Doug! But if he's been murdered by crystal meth tweakers, well then we're shit out of luck.

Phil Wenneck: You're not really wearing that are you?
Alan Garner: Wearing what?
Phil Wenneck: The man purse. You actually gunna wear that or are you just fuck'n with me? Alan Garner: It's where I keep all my things. Get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it's not a purse, it's called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one.
Phil Wenneck: So does Joy Behar.

Doug Billings: Tracy did mention we shouldn't let him gamble. Or drink too much.
Phil Wenneck: Jesus, he's like a gremlin. Comes with instructions and shit.

Stu Price: She's got my grandmother's Holocaust ring!
Alan Garner: I didn't know they gave out rings at the Holocaust.

Recommended movies done by the director
Road Trip
Old School
Starsky and Hutch

Movie Review of Up


Up - 7/10
Directed by Pete Docter,Bob Peterson
Cast - Edward Asner,Christopher Plummer,Jordan Nagai

Plot Summary
By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

Review
Usually I'm not a fan of Disney and eversince they bought over Pixar,there weren't many animation movies which had a really good story and actually funny scenes.Because most animation movies always concentrated the animation part,they just kinda forgot about the story and all.Up on the other hand doesn't really have the state of the art animation and all that but it sure does have a story and a funny one I might add.
I really like the casting for this movie and how the characters look like.and my favourite character is of course the ever likable Russell.Another good thing about Up is through the whole movie you will go through all kinds of emotions except anger.And there are so many scenes where you just cant stop laughing and wish you could watch that part all over again.

I would really recommend everyone to watch this movie with your loved ones or with your kids.You are bound to laugh yr socks off.Totally worth watching on a weekend.

Best Quote
Dug: [to the bird Kevin] Won't you please be my prisoner, please please please!
Russell: Can we keep him? Please, please, please?
[Carl says "No."] Carl Fredricksen: No.
Russell: But it's a TALKING DOG!

Recommended movies done by the director
Monsters Inc.