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.

Girls (season 3)

Marnie
Marnie

The third season of Girls is just like the others. The story continues, showing four girls dealing with their loves, sex, drugs, jobs. I am not sure why I still watch this show. Probably because I like Marnie (see above). Unfortunately the only girl making top-less during this season is Hannah, the less interesting one. At least for me.

Given it has 20 minutes episodes, it is good to watch when you do not have time for any other, like Castle or Game of Thrones, and when you are up to date in other 20 minutes series, like The Big Bang Theory or Modern Family.

Sorry for this not interesting post, but there wasn’t really anything relevant to say about it.

Need for Speed (2014)

Need for Speed
Need for Speed

I am a Fast and Furious fan, and a somewhat retired Need for Speed player. I had fear regarding this movie, trying to, at first, mimic the game, and at last, compete with Fast and Furious. I must admit I was wrong. The movie is very enjoyable and somewhat unpredictable in some situations. At some extend it is the usual Hollywood movie, but in some other situations, it is not. I do not want to give spoilers, as this is a quite recent movie, but I must say that the Need for Speed (game) imitation is only at the end, and not that bad.

If you like cars, velocity and dangerous stunts, then this movie is for you. There are a couple comedy situations (as the one above) and a little drama too. So, a kind of complete movie.

If there is a sequel, I will be watching it. Voted 8 in 10 at IMDB.

Eros (2004)

Luisa Ranieri
Luisa Ranieri

A set of three small (erotic) stories by three different directors. First, “The Hand”, by Kar Wai Wong. An interesting story, although it is not that erotic. It is mostly a Drama. Then, “Equilibrium”, by Steven Soderbergh is a little more erotic, but instead we have a Comedy. The story is great. I voted 7 in 10 for the set, but if it was only for Soderbergh story I might vote higher. In this story there is a small view of a woman nude (the first does not contain any, and can still be erotic). Finally, “The Dangerous Thread of Things” by Michelangelo Antonioni is a strange story. Well, sorry, I can not find a story on this. At least not one with a beginning and an end. Probably I was distracted by the girls and boobs, and missed some detail. But I think that directing a movie is, first of all, telling a story, and if you at the end are unable to tell any, then the movie is shit. Yes, Luisa Ranieri is sexy and hot. But that does not make this an interesting movie. So, probably the more erotic, because of the nudes, but the less interesting one.

Y tu mamá también (2001)

Maribel Verdú as Luisa Cortés
Maribel Verdú as Luisa Cortés

If at first this (Mexican) movie can seems an Erotic movie, it is much more than that. You can start suspecting that if you notice the classification as a Drama movie, and later, when you start wondering why an erotic movie would have a 7.7 classification at IMDB.

No, not because of the boobies (there aren’t that many) or the cunts (not so many, too). But because of the message the movie passes. You won’t understand it fully until the end (or at least, I did not). The way the narrator interrupts the movie to say something, and the fact that he doesn’t say, always, relevant things to the movie, makes it kind of harder to understand the real reason for the way the movie rolls.

If you do not get easily shocked with sex talk, and some nudity, then probably you will like to watch the movie and, and the end, it will make you think about (yours) live.

Bubble (2005)

Doll factory @ Bubble
Doll factory @ Bubble

A strange movie. Accordingly with some comments on IMDB, it was filmed by non-authors (that explain a lot, both on good and bad acting), using these people houses, clothes and lives as base for the movie. The story is told very slowly. Just the end is mostly let to the watcher to think about. Not really my type of movie. Nevertheless, I can’t classify it as a bad movie. There is a plot, a correct sequence of events, with some interesting sound track, all this with an interesting way of telling the story.

And I couldn’t let this pass without posting a shot of one of the characters bedroom. Note the poster.

GTA poster @ Bubble
GTA poster @ Bubble

Batman Begins (2005)

Katie Holmes and Christiane Bale
Katie Holmes and Christiane Bale

I leave to the readers to find an excuse why I chose this specific picture. In any case, and although I am not a big fan of Batman, this movie was interesting, as it is not the usual super hero movie, fighting a criminal, but some more, creating a character. And that is always interesting to observe.

Regarding the movie, not much to say. Just that I am waiting for the new Batman Lego sets. There are some good promises.

Other than that, I take the occasion to talk about super-heroes. Does they need to be extra-terrestrial (like Superman or Thor), bitten (like Spiderman), a scientific experiment (like Captain America or HULK), to have a genetic property (like all X-man superheroes) or… to be rich (like Ironman or Batman). I do not know any poor superhero. At least I do not remember any. And no, Robbin Hood is not a Superhero.

The LEGO Movie (2014)

The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie

Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship!

How I miss old blue Spaceship theme from Lego. And Benny, with that faded away logo, and the detail of the broken helmet really make me recall good old times. I am missing them so much that the new spaceship from The LEGO Movie, already on sale, is tempting me so much.

But let me get back to the movie. First, the story is counter-nature. All adults I know that like to play with LEGO do not glue their constructions. The only persons I know that glue constructions are from LEGO. Now, that adults might not like to play with children, that might be true, just like older children do not like to play with small kids. In any case, let me state that I want to have kids, and want to have kinds in the age of playing with LEGO, just to have an excuse to buy LEGO sets.

The animation in this movie is great. It is very cool that everything (with few exceptions) is LEGO. For example, in the image above (not easy to see, probably) all that white mass is dust. The same happens with fog and water. They are all made of LEGO. Just great.

Although I did not like much the LEGO-Human interaction (I would prefer a simple all-LEGO movie), there are some details that are very cool. For example, how the ghost bellow have a small string attached.

Voted 9 in 10. Waiting for the second movie. And for that SPACESHIP! Spaceship! Spaceship!

The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie