Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo (2016)

Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo
Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo

This is a Spanish movie, with two comic book characters, Mortadelo e Filemón. As a kid, I read a pair of books. Not the greatest comics of the world, but acceptable to have a good time. After those times I never heard again about them. In a presentation on Animation I attended, an invited speaker from Ilion Animation Studios, that worked in the animation of this movie, shown some small videos, and I got tempted to see it.

The animation is great, but the story is cheesy (as I remember from the comic books), and there are some dead parts, that took forever to end (as an excuse, I was watching the movie in Spanish, without subtitles, and I don’t really know Spanish.

Maigret Sets a Trap (2016)

Rowan Atkinson as Maigret
Rowan Atkinson as Maigret

Well, first the obvious: seeing Rowan Atkinson in a serious role is kind of difficult at first. But you get used to it, and Rowan shows he is not just Mr. Bean.

Regarding the movie itself: getting a known character from a book series is quite hard. If one can try to find an actor that suites the role, I think that it was not the case. As one of the books of Maigret shows, “Maigret” is not “magro” (thin), but rather a little fat. That is not true with Atkinson performing the character. The second things I miss, is that Maigret, from the books, has a special kind of humor (can’t say dark humor, but a subtle form of humor) and, in this movie, Atkinson has so much fear to be funny that Maigret ends out as a sad policeman, a thing that is not really what is presented on the original books.

Modern Family (Season 7)

Modern Family (season 7)
Modern Family (season 7)

Although I finished this season some weeks ago, I did not notice there were no more episodes. The fact of every episode having a different story, with minimal umbrella story (the one that glues episodes together), and the lack of a season finale are the reasons for missing it.

In any case, Modern Family continues as good as it was. I still think that Alex Dumphy deserves an episode meeting Sheldon at Caltech (even being two different producers, why not?) and I think Manny, like above, is deserving a chance with a girl. Not necessarily a hot blonde, but I feel for him. Probably because I think I deserve this chance too…

The Big Bang Theory (Season 8)

Penny
Penny
Penny
Penny
Penny
Penny

In case you had some doubts, you can see here a good reason for me to continue watching this series. I confess it is still fun, but the kind of jokes are getting boring. Thankful, now Raj has a hot redhead girlfriend with a creepy sense of humor. Just love her. And no, if she continues in the next series I will post her here. For this time, you get enough with Penny.

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.

The Big Bang Theory (Season 6)

Leonard being a Show Off
Leonard being a Show Off

When all the four geeks get a “girlfriend”, my auto-esteem goes down. Anyway, Penny continues brilliant, Sheldon continues unsupportable, Leonard the same guy, and Raj gets even more feminine (wait for the last episode). Amy is great, and her face expressions are even better than Leonard or Sheldon ones. No big news on this season, other than the new girlfriend.

And, finally, somehow I understand why some people said TBBT was getting too offensive. I understand but I do not agree. We should know to deal with our history. It can be difficult, but we should.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Evan Peters as Quicksilver
Evan Peters as Quicksilver

I read some time ago a paper (or was it a presentation) stating that there are a dozen of stories, that are changed and adapted, generating all the movies we have seen since the story of the world. I am not that drastic, but it seems that at least there was some kind of information sharing between the writers of this movie and the writers of Star Trek, into the Darkness. Why? Same base… somehow it seemed that the current status of the X-men World story wasn’t flexible enough, so lets get back into time, and change the story, so that now we can rewrite it, making some characters that were dead alive again. For Star Trek it was similar, the actors were idolized, or almost, and therefore, they got back in time to somehow introduce the new actors.

Not that I am against the idea. If you read an older post about the Star Trek movie I really gave my congratulations to the writers for that idea. Now I am not sure if I should congratulate again, as it seems the idea is not new.

Anyway, the movie is good. The story acceptable. Lots of action, fun, and a lot of different mutants around (I like when there are a lot of them, not just one or two). But what I liked the most? The scene I captured above, with Quicksilver. Not just I like the character, but Evan Peters is great. Please, please, please, make him come back in future movies.

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West

The first western I was able to see and like. True. Like specially the color. Great. I am not sure, but I think a lot is CGI. Nevertheless, great imaging. Also, like the jokes. Good the jokes about things too modern. Good the jokes about the different ways to die. And yeah, it is always good to know all the ways there are to die/kill. The story is not brilliant or new, but is good enough. And when you laugh from time to time, it is great. I liked it.

X2 (2003)

Nice nails work!
Nice nails work!

For some time that IMDB is suggesting me to watch this movie, and I wasn’t sure if I’ve had watched it. Nevertheless, after watching it, I continue not being able to be sure. But I think I did not.

The thing I like on this movie is that we have a lot of mutants, with a lot of different powers. Wolverine movie is mostly him. I like to see what the invent. Like, for example, the nails above. Cute.

Other than that, the story is standard, with interesting jokes. Liked it enough to vote 8 in 10 at IMDB. To conclude, I can only say that Iceman is a chicken. Couldn’t him control all that water? It would be easy…

Castle – Season 6

Stana Katic @ Castle
Stana Katic @ Castle

One more Season of Castle just ended. It was a good season, with good stories. The latest episode is great as well, with lots of laughs. I am just sorry they find so tragic finals for Season finales. You know, there are more methods to get our attention. You just don’t need to kill one of the characters each time a season ends. Oh, sorry for the spoiler. My bad. Now, some months to wait for the story continuation. Probably a good time to go put other series up to date.