Men in Black

Men in BlackThis was the second movie. If you’ve seen my previous blog entry where I said The Matrix was an old film, imagine this one, from 1997. Well, this is mainly a comedy. It is also action and sci-fi, but with Will Smith this just can be a comedy.

It has monters, action and girls. Well, in fact not properly girls, but a girl. Linda Fiorentino is Linda (Beautiful in Portuguese). I know she is becoming quite old now, but look at those legs on that movie… by the way, is she retired? No new movies since 2002…

Again, if you never saw this movie, go see it. Get the dvd somewhere, and watch it. It is fun, it has action, it is worth it!

The Matrix

MatrixAnother weekend, anogher movie. In fact, two movies, but one at a time. The Matrix is an old movie (1999) and with two sequels, but in fact I’ve never seen any of those. I knew a few about the movie before seeing it (well, I knew there were good and bad guys, and nice body manouvers) but it took me some time to get into the movie idea. That story of the world being a virtual reality program is quite interesting, but takes time to get into.

Regarding actors, I think they dance very well (yeah, sometimes they seem to be more dancing than fighting) but the movie is lacking a nice girl. There are people who say Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity) is sexy, but I really don’t think so.

But, the lack of nice girls can’t make this a bad movie. If you didn’t saw it, go and see it!!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry PotterYesterday went to the cinema to see Harry Potter. Saw the first movie, read the first two books, and now went to see this one. I was not alone. A friend went with me. She is a professional regarding Harry Potter. Saw all the movies, read all the books.

The movie has nice effects, well acted, but has a problem: a big problem. It can’t be seen independently of the books and/or previous movies. Of course, you can say that the idea is make people see the movies, and read the books. But in that case, don’t call it a movie. Call it a serie, a trilogy (with three or more O:-)) but not a single movie.

Of course, my luck to understand better the story was the professional at my side.

Lord of War

Lord of WarLast night went on to see Lord of War, a recent movie with Nicholas Cage. Although it is an Drama movie, it can be seen as well as a documentary. It introduces some ideas about weapons traffic, which justifies a lot of the cruelty of this world. It has a few girls, but not enough to make me recall them again. It ends with a few sentences that shows why wars continue to exist (no more detail, go see the movie).

Resuming, the movie has an interesting story, the story is told in a nice way, and Nicholas Cage is a good actor. Also, as somebody commented in IMDB, “A Surprising Morality Tale” is a good description for this movie.

And I really need to get my English better….

American Splendor

AmericanSplendorThe second movie of the day and so people can’t say I am a manyac for teens and girls, here goes an entry about a documentary or biography: American Splendor.

It tell us the story of Harvey Pekar, a comic book writter, how his life began, how he met his wife, problems regarding money and finally how he got cured from a cancer. The story is interesting, and they way it is presented make it more interesting. Not only because of the comic book alike portions of the film but also some scenes about the movie recording, where we can see the author playing for Pekar, and the real one side a side. This also tell you right at the beginning that Pekar would survive the cancer, so you don’t expect him to die during the film (thus, this is not a suspense movie but rather a documentary).

If you like different movies, if you ever dreamed of drawing cartoons, and if you are up to think about what’s life, see this movie.

100 Girls

100 GirlsThis weekend movie was 100 Girls, another teen based movie. These movies have two big advantages: girls and sex. This movie has both, and specially, lot of girls. Ok, not 100 but a lot of them. Most of them nice as well. Includes a few boys and the main character is a lucky stupid boy.

Not to tell you the story, the plotline as in IMDB tell you all: He met the girl of his dreams. If only he can meet her again. . So, the full movie story is the main character searching for his greams girl.

While the movie story is quite usual, and the jokes, and all that, it includes some interesting thoughts about man/woman relationship. I’ll give it 9/10 mostly for these thoughts, and, of course, for the girls.

Sky High

Sky HighThis movie reminds me of Harry Potter: somebody with powers that doesn’t know that have them, and goes for a school and finds them. So, the story is kind the same: a super-hero, child of two super-heroes goes for the super-heroes school but, poor boy, he doesn’t have any super powers. Oh well, he has but he didn’t know.

Regarding the movie itself, nice special effects, nice girls, nice jokes, super heroes. So, 8 in 10.

Serenity

SerenityLast night went to see this movie. I was not very interested, and went for the company and for a different evening. But the movie surprised me. It includes a lot of flaws (and a lot of them regarding the main actors) but it is fun. It has action, humor, horror and thriller parts. Nice special effect and some nice girls as well.

Being a sci-fi movie with lots of spacecrafts, misses a lot of reallity in them. In fact it is easy to notice they are all computer rendered. Oh well, just some details…

The Island

The IslandYesterday went to the cinema to see The Island. Friends told me that the movie was nothing interesting, but I wanted to see a movie and got there. Well, it was not that bad!!

Now some comments. If you want to see the movie, don’t read bellow.

First, advertisements: Adidas, Speedo and Chevrolet advertisements were kind of simple, just showing some of their products. Then, there is a car they call Chevrolet but that it isn’t. The logo in the grid is a Porsche one. Also, you can see an advertisement (a real one, and that was interesting) for Calvin Klein. Also, somebody in the movie mentions Cisco but the portuguese translator writes Sisco. The most advertised company was Microsoft. First with XBox 360. I think kids can understand that the kind of game the movie shows is not real. At least the kids which can enter the movie. Then, MSN Search: they are stupid to accept this advertisement. The search engine finds a person in another state but can’t find the contact for one in the same state: Microsoft reallity!

Regarding translation: I wonder why a sentence like “the door at the left” is translated to “a porta à direita” which means “the door at the right”.

I don’t want to discuss much of the movie argument. I think the story could be better, but it is good enough. The screenplay has some problems which makes the flow of the movie strange at points.

Although the man clone has the memory growing accordingly with the original person, that doesn’t happen with the girl. Now, how did she discover sex and kissing? While he went to kill the original man she was just watching TV?

At the end, clones are released. Where will they go? Kill their clone? Make things strange in the planet? And the doctor didn’t have a clone? And why not?

Well, enough comments this time.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryTuesday night I went with some friends to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a movie by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp in the cast.

This is not properly the kind of movie I normally watch. One of my friends would say my standard movies include teenagers. Well, normally it includes girls. Looking to the genre, normally I watch comedy and adventure.

This movie is a Fantasy in the first place, although IMDB says Adventure, Comedy and Family first. You can’t watch it as a real history, nor a sci-fi one. It is fantasy from the beginning to the end of the movie. But it includes jokes as well, and is suitable for all the family. Just can’t see where is the adventure.

Finally, Jonnhy Depp resembles me of Michael Jackson in this movie. To invite children to visit his factory is… erm… that.