Monday, April 16, 2012

Movie review of American Reunion


American Reunion - 6/10
Directed by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Cast - Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Seann William Scott

Plot Summary
Over a decade has passed and the gang return to East Great Falls, Michigan, for the weekend. They will discover how their lives have developed as they gather for their high school reunion. How has life treated Michelle, Jim, Heather, Oz, Kevin, Vicky, Finch, Stifler, and Stifler's mom? In the summer of 1999, it was four boys on a quest to lose their virginity. Now Kara is a cute high school senior looking for the perfect guy to lose her virginity to.

Review
Just had to watch this for nostalgic reasons.The American Pie series(just the four,didn't give 2 shits about the rest) is definitely one of the classic American comedies during the 90's.It was fun and somehow you do feel that certain characters is like you.Between me and my friends,we all had a Stiffler in us.(That does sound wrong)
It was kinda cool to do a reunion movie at this time cause any longer some of the actors will probably look way older than their character. Alysson Hannigan and Tara Reid look old and horrible especially Reid,she looks dark orange for some fucking weird reason.The scene stealer as usual for all the American Pie series (just the four,still don't give 2 shits about the rest) is none other than Sean William Scott as the infamous Steve Stiffler. Every time he comes on screen, you are bound to laugh your ass off.The shit he says is still funny as hell.The final cameo scene with Stiffler, I think lots of people wont get it.She was uncredited for this movie but her last line was the same line she used in an 80's movie she was famous for.That bit,I got to say was fucking cool.
Directing was ok.Acting and script was good.Lots of familiar faces from the previous installments will show up.Hopefully they do not make another one cause that might just suck ass.

It was pretty obvious that American Reunion was toned down but it kinda worked.The movie is to be watched purely for fun and perhaps nostalgic reasons.I did indeed had a fun time watching this.Worth watching on a weekend.

Best Quotes
Kevin: Were we just as obnoxious as these kids back in the day?
Finch: Not us, our generation, we were more mature.
Steve Stifler: Check it out vagina shark.
[goes under water, girls scream]
Finch: I take that back.

Steve Stifler: Last time I did this cell phones didn't exist.

Jim's Dad: Why is it called Vag? Is it only half a vagina?

Recommended movies done by the director
Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay
or just watch back American Pie 1 to 4.

Movie review of Battleship


Battleship - 4.5/10
Directed by Peter Berg
Cast - Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna

Plot Summary
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Review
I knew I was gonna watch a shit movie.I watched it with zero expectations and just wanted to enjoy a brainless action movie laden with top notch special effects.And it was exactly that.Despite the horrendous cringe worthy acting and lines that make you do a face palm every ten seconds,Battleship was kinda ok.I did however enjoyed the action sequences especially the battle scenes between the alien ship that looks like something from Micheal Bay's Deceptacon Transformer and USA's Navy ships.CGI was done by the very same people that did the Transformers series.It's pretty impressive and some of the alien weapons especially the wheel like things that destroys the helicopters and highways look like something directly from Transformers.
As mentioned earlier,acting was horrendous from all the actors.Even Liam Neeson aka Mr "father figure in almost every movie" was bad.The handsomely brooding Alexander Skarsgard aka Eric Northman of True Blood fame didnt do much except shouting at his younger brother half the time.Brooklyn Decker,you would just be looking at her tits only.Taylor Kitsch of John Carter fame was trying to do the Keanu Reeve's "I know kung fu" look every five seconds.As for why Rihanna was cast in this movie,Director Peter Berg replied "I spent a lot of time in the Navy thinking about who would make sense and who would bring an urban swagger to this character...put a call in, had a great couple of meetings, and shes a great girl, really hard-working, very smart, wants to be good, really strong work ethic, no attitude, no diva nonsense. She was great." Great??? Urban swagger?? The fucking wig she was wearing had more urban swagger than her.Just say it as it is Peter Berg...you want to cash in on her popularity so your movie would not fail even though her acting is worse than wood.
Direction was a little mediocre,like I keep saying the actions scenes were shot and directed well but other than that,it was shit.Peter Berg(the fella acted in ER before) has impressed me with movies like Very Bad things,Hancock and The kingdom.I probably will watch another movie he does next. I didn't like the editing especially removing the vulgarities,just by editing out the word fucker from motherfucker is a really stupid way of making this to a PG13 movie.
Oh yeah there was a cheap pathetic version of the classic volleyball scene in Topgun done here as well only they changed it to football.Just from that scene alone,you can clearly see these fuckers have no inkling of how the game is being played.I just couldn't wait for the aliens to come.

Just watch it if you are really bored and watch it on a weekday.

Best quotes
None.

Recommended movies done by the director
Very Bad Things
Hancock
The kingdom
Friday Night lights

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Movie review of A Separation


A Separation - 8/10
Directed by Asghar Farhadi
Cast - Peyman Moadi, Peyman Moadi, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Plot Summary
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Review
This is definitely one of the best foreign movies I have watched this year. Well acted and well done. The casting for this movie is fantastic.I have to say everyone acted very well in this movie.Even the supporting cast like the estranged daughter and the father who has Alzheimer's were fucking brilliant. A separation thoroughly deserves to win the oscar for best foreign movie. Director Asghar Farhandi did such a great job,I will definitely look out for his next movie. The editing and camera works were well done as well. I think most of the camera works are done by a hand held camera.
The array of emotions I went through watching this was just fantastic. Very rarely do masterpieces such as A separation, come along.You will certainly feel for each of the four main characters. I felt anger,sadness and frustration for each character at all separate times during the movie.
I also really liked the way the movie ends with the credits as well.
Unfortunately this movie is no longer in the cinemas,plainly because people like watching shit explode for no apparent reason. I admit sometimes I do too but like I said earlier when a gem like A separation comes along,it's really worth your time to watch it.

Highly recommended.

Best quotes

Simin: He
[Nader's Father]
Simin: doesn't even know who you are.
Nader: He does not know me but i know that he is my father.

Nader: I went there cause I have a sense of humanity.
Hodjat: where was your sense of humanity when you were hitting her ?

Recommended movies done by the director
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