American Mary (2012)

American Mary
American Mary

American Mary is a horror movie that could be tricky to watch if I didn’t had a degree on grotesque with Hannibal series. So, yeah, expect grotesque. More grotesque than blood, more grotesque than horror itself.

I can’t say the movie is great. But as some good moments. For those, the 6 I gave at IMDB. But for that classification I was forgetting some veeerryyyy slooooww scenes that are not needed to get in the right mood. A little less would be enough.

If you like grotesque, if you like to see a cute girl in blood, then this might be for you. But be warned.

Under the Dome (S01E01)

Dome just fall
Dome just fall

I know I should not watch more series. But I was tempted. Just by the name. Yeah. Under the Dome. A lot it can mean. Well, watched the pilot episode just for the kicks, and try to understand how cool it could get. At first it was mostly confused, and it seems it continues that way, for now. But the effects, the gore (check above) and Rachelle Lefevre was enough, for now, to make me wanting to watch the second one.

So, for now, will probably watch the second episode as well. Then, who knows if I’ll watch any more of them.

 Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway
Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway

Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Catherine Zeta-Jones in Ocean's Twelve
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Ocean’s Twelve

The worst one of the trilogy. If there is a reason to watch it until the end, the reason is the beautiful Catherine Zeta-Jones. Other than that, the story is not interesting, the way it is presented is not the best, and some issues are not very clear. The third followed the approach of the first, making it a success. So, if I had to suggest anyone to watch Ocean’s trilogy, I would, doubtful, suggest to skip this one. Yeah, just 4 in 10 at IMDB.

Girls (Season 4)

Allison Williams as Marnie Michaels
Allison Williams as Marnie Michaels

I confess I am not sure why I continue watching this show. Not really because of the girls, because the ones that do top-less or complete nudes are not really that cute. Not really because of the main story, as it is not that interesting. Probably because of the complete madness of actions of the characters. Probably. Not sure if I’ll continue through season 5, but probably. Ah, also, the episodes are quite small, from 25 to 30 minutes, and that is cool.

The Concubine (2012)

The Concubine
The Concubine

The movie is not bad. I feel bad because I can’t understand Korean (I hope it is in Korean) and I feel like the English subtitles are not up to the movie quality. Also, and please, do not misinterpret me, but I can’t really distinguish much Asian faces. Not sure why, but maybe because my brain is trained to distinguish occidental faces, and it somehow feels like Asian faces are much alike. So, I did have some trouble in the beginning to distinguish the characters and, during that time, I might got confused with the Plot.

Nevertheless, I read some comments on this movie and they just got to the same conclusion I had, so probably I was able to understand the relevant parts of the plot.

The movie has a nice atmosphere, with a scent of eroticism from time to time. But, just like someone commented at IMDB, no, this is not an erotic movie.

Beware, spoilers ahead.

The plot is mostly from a Drama that could be easily titled “The Game of the Throne”. With the dead of the king (couldn’t understand how natural it was), and without any legitimate hair, his mother and his wife fight for the throne. And they are up to anything for that. Up to killing!

Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

Greek Chorus @ Mighty Aphrodite
Greek Chorus @ Mighty Aphrodite

I am not properly a fan either of Woody Allen as an actor or as a producer or director. But a comedy with two cute girls (yeah, although Mira Sorvino is more eye catching, Helena Bonham Carter is beautiful too) led me to watch the movie.

I confess that the part that I liked more is the Greek Chorus (see above in the picture). It is like the main character’s conscience. Their sing and choreography are just great. Very good!

The story.. meh, not that as a story itself. Watchable.

Furious Seven (2015)

Furious Seven
Furious Seven

And the seventh is out there, and it seems eighth is on its way. What can I say? More of the same. Good to watch if you are in the mood, if you like speed, girls and punches. A little difficult for me to see Jason Statham as the bad guy. Other than that, cool. And, of course, Nathalie Emmanuel is very, very cute.

No need to comment on the hacking stuff, and mistakes or impossible stuff. You do not see a movie for that. Also, of course, lots of publicity. Other than the cars, at least Dell and Monster. Whatever.

Finally, a good homage to Paul Walker. I confess I got sentimental.

Allo Allo (Season 4)

The Flying Nun
The Flying Nun

For some time that I did not laugh so loud with Allo Allo. You know, after season 1 you get more of “Good Moaning”, or “Listen carefully, as I shall say this only once”, or even “It is I, LeClerc”. Although the story did not change much, I confess I have been laughing really hard in this season (specially episode “The Flying Nun” and “The Jet-Propelled Mother-In-Law”). Just great. Preparing for the next season, the biggest, with more than 20 episodes.

The Big Bang Theory – Season 7

Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Just finished the seventh season of The Big Bang Theory. Yes, indeed, more of the same, but still fun. The kind of jokes is mostly the same, but the story evolves. Even Sheldon kisses a girl , and Raj gets sex with a cute girl. The other two continue with their own blondes.

Some time ago I read somewhere, somebody complaining with this series, arguing it does not have any more fun, and that jokes are now offending. I do not agree. The jokes are the same since the beginning. But some people will laugh on others believes, religion or race, but will be angry when the joke changes to their own believes, religion or race. But no, The Big Bang Theory has, from time to time, a little on that kind of jokes (from the beginning on Blondes, a lot on Indians, a little on Black People, more recently on Christians) but the most interesting ones continue to be the geek ones. And just for the record, on this discussions on jokes, I am a Christian and can laugh with Christian jokes.

But yea, Kaley Cuoco (now -Sweeting) is also a good reason to continue watching this series.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Babelfish
Babelfish

Fun! I read the trilogy in five volumes (yeah, I read that joke somewhere) a lot of time ago, even before the movie. So, before 2005. But this long I am looking forward to watch it, and finally I did. It was very fun to remember the book story, to recognize the character names, to remember the story of our planet as a computer (yep, it is).

Well, before some other comments, let me just say that Zooey Deschanel is extremely cute in this movie.

Getting back to the movie, also nice to remember the origin of “babelfish”. It is a shame that the current babelfish (.com) lost all connection to the story of its name. Search for old babelfish, from Altavista, to remember the interface, and the babelfish reference.

No, I will not talk much about the 42, or the Ultimate Question about the Universe and Everything. Just that if you want a proper answer, never forget to prepare your question with caution.

And finally, what can I say? Just like the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, DON’T PANIC!

Don't Panic!
Don’t Panic!