Almost Famous

Almost FamousNot, not me. I am not almost famous. Almost Famous (2000) is a movie about a Rock’n’Roll band, and a kid (15 years old) who wants to be a journalist (for Rock magazines). The movie does not have so much girls like the previous one… just a few. The nice thing about the movie is its richness in terms of feelings: from mother love, son love, just love, supposed love, song love… and true love. The movie is quite big (about two hours), but not too much. You really do not have much slow parts. In IMDB it has a ranking of 7.9/10 and it is not exaggerated. I would vote 8/10 as well.

More, let me say that I really enjoy the way movie credits were presented (in the beginning of the movie).

DOA – Dead or Alive

Dear or AliveToday I watched DOA: Dead or Alive. I didn’t notice the movie around if a friend didn’t poke me when I said I was needing an action movie. Also, I didn’t play DOA or the DOA volleyball game, as well.

Talking about the DOA movie, it is not just an action movie! It is a funny movie with girls, bikini girls, action, girl, some more girls, some butts, some more girls and action, some boobies, some more girls and some more action. Oh! Did I told you it had girls in bikini?

Some goofs, of course, but I had a good time watching it.

007 – Casino Royale

007 Casino RoyaleLast Wednesday I went to see 007, Casino Royale. This was the first James Bond movie I see in the Cinema. Also, the first one I said from the beginning I didn’t like the main actor. But he surprised me, and I almost forgot he was blond with blue eyes.

The second important thing on a 007 movie is the Bond Girl. She is pretty, but she could have some more curves. Third important thing is the car: the Aston Martin is wonderful. Unfortunately the movie just has a few minutes with it. Also, Aston Martin do not have airbags? (also, from imdb: In one afternoon’s shooting, three Aston Martin DBS cars valued at $300,000 each were destroyed for the car roll sequence.)

Also, please, don’t remind me of the torture scene.

Rebound

ReboundToday was movie day. Rebound was the choice. It is tagged as “comedy” on IMDB, so it is a good choice after somebody tell you some other person have died.

Oh, well, back to the movie. It is a typical movie. Good coach gets in troubles, need to coach a bad team (this case, stupid — sorry boys — kids), makes that team win, and refused to get back to the old job (thus, coaching again the kids). See? Typical. But it has good parts. Very good parts. It is funny. It has at lease one girl I can remember, but it is quite fun. OK, some of the jokes are well known, but most of them make you really laugh. See it!

Revolver

RevolverSaw this movie and what can I tell? Well, I didn’t understand it. It was so frustrating… complicated story, too much repetitions… few girls. Ok, it has some interesting special efects regarding people dying with shots in their neck and similar, but a very strange movie. Also, let me tell Jason Statham to continue with the Transport serie, and forget these stupid movies.

Watch it if you do not have nothing more interesting to do. Let me tell you that to vegetate navigating the Internet is more interesting…

Miami Vice

Miami VIceAccordingly with a friend this movie is very bad in relation to the serie. In fact, I do not know. I think I never saw it (the serie).

Given that the author (again, accordingly with my friend) is the same of the serie, I would say that he have a time limit… the story is good for 30 minutes of movie and not the 134. The truth is that the movie is slow… very slow… few action parts.

Ok, now for the good parts: a few girls, some (bad) sex scenes, a nice ferrari, some nice boats. More interesting parts, nice gun shots, some good action. And a few laughs… not much, I  confess.

Crash – The Movie

CrashThis OSCAR winner movie is in fact a really interesting movie. And yes, I think the problem with racism among different races is worst at the moment than the probable racism for gays as the other probable OSCAR winner tried to show.

The movie is great. It is not just a Crime and Drama movie, but also a Comic one. With a little more effort you might classify it as Thriller as well. Regarding actors, unfortunately Sandra didn’t appear more often. But, hey, no movie is perfect.

Finally, and not talking again about the details of the movie, let me talk about racism again. Just to say that as the movie shows, racism does not exist only between main skin colors (black and white), but also culture and, unfortunately, social class.

The Pink Panther

Pink PantherWhile The Pink Panther fans didn’t like this movie, I liked it. I didn’t saw any of the previous movies (well, probably I saw small parts on the TV) and thus, I do not know how the old Inspector Jacques Clouseau really was. I think the French accent was really good, and the stupidity was also very funny. I had a pleasant time watching Steve Martin. Jean Reno was a good Gendarme Gilbert Ponton, always with a serious face.

Regarding girls, while not fabulous, Emily Mortimer and Beyoncé Knowles make the movie catchy enough.

Scary Movie 4

Scary Movie 4Scary Movie 4 is, as all Scary Movies, a funny movie. I think it is not the best of the four. In fact, I think it is the worst, but good enough for a lot of good laughs. As usual, it plays with other movies in the cinemas around the same dates. Instead of talking more about the movie, let me try to identify other movies present on Scary Movie 4:

  • Saw
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Village
  • The Grudge
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Million Dollar Baby

Surely I am missing some others. If you know any other movie, please post below. Thanks!

Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and GromitWallace and Gromit is another exccelent animation from Dreamworks.

Based on the same technology used from Chicken Run, this is a very funny animation with Wallace, a cheese fanatic, and his smart dog.

Although the story is very predictable at times, it is a great movie.

The characters are well designed, voices very well chosen. And the subtle jokes are everywhere. Just watch with attention.

Good Movie!