Posts tagged: thriller

Under The Dome (Season 2)

Under the Dome

Under the Dome

The second season continues with more strange events, more fantasy, more deaths and revivals. When something starts to make sense, it quickly stop, and new strange things happen. I am curious how the third season will deal with the Series cancellation, and if the end will make sense.

Meanwhile, Rachelle Lefevre is a good reason to watch the next season, too.

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

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Chloe Bennet as Skye

Chloe Bennet as Skye

This is that kind of series that go in a crescendo. At the beginning it was kind of slow, with an episode-based story, mostly on S.H.I.E.L.D. (God, that is tiresome to write) agents working. Then a bigger story is formed, curiously, joining some of the different stories that were told before. At the end, a big crescendo and a great season finale.

The, you have action, your have scifi (a lot), you have girls for every taste, and a lot of humor. And if that is not enough, you have Skye, a sexy… erm… E.T.

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.

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Bellagio Casino

Bellagio Casino

Seen Ocean’s Thirteen a lot of time ago. And a lot of time to see this one, and the Twelve too. And I am sorry I took to much. The movie is just great. The same kind of way to tell the story as the Thirteen, but anyway, entertaining, fun, with action. Great cast, although I am not a fan of Brad Pitt. Anyway, great. 8 in 10 @ IMDB.

Cube Zero (2004)

Cube Zero

Cube Zero

Yeah, I liked the first two (Cube and Hypercube) and noticed recently that a Cube Zero was available since 2004. So, I decided to watch it. Well, given it mentions zero, this should, probably, be considered the first on the three movies (you know, that stuff like Star Wars, making time go back…).

I like this movie not because of the concept, or jokes, but because I like to wonder what traps will be in the next room. In fact I think this concept would be great in a computer game. Anybody around willing to write a script for it? Maybe I can find some friends to develop it.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

The special effects are more advanced than in the previous Ghost Rider movie, but they aren’t better. And the way the movie was recorded, in a way that seems to add dynamic, sucks. At least, I did not like. The story is.. meh… nothing special, and with lots of flaws. And, at the end, it is not clear what is the status of Ghost Rider.

Talking about girls, one do not just simply replace Eva Mendes. And one do not just replace Eva Mendes by some Violante Placido. She has a nice pair of eyes… but Eva Mendes has.. erm.. two great pairs, not just eyes.

Killing Season (2013)

Killing Season (2013)

Killing Season (2013)

It can seems strange, but this screenshot above is from the movie and resumes the movie story pretty well. I confess I did not read anything about this movie, just the main actors names, Robert de Niro and John Travolta. That was enough to make me watch this. But it shouldn’t. Unfortunately good and great actors can sometime do crappy movies. I could complain about John Travolta accent of Serbian, but I do not know Serbian enough for that (enough.. do not know any!), and I just can say it should have took the time to practice it. Other than that, the story is about… sorry.. spoilers… two man fighting and torturing each other. Mostly with a decent reason. Even at the end of the movie that reason, if it exists, is not clear. And, as American as the movie is, everything ends well. Voting 6 in 10.

Byzantium (2012)

Byzantium (2012)

Byzantium (2012)

Gemma Arterton might be a good reason for me to like this movie, but it is not. She is gorgeous, even as a Vampire, but the truth is that the movie is kind of interesting. It is a drama, more than anything else. There are no really stale moments, and the story is quite fluid. But the best thing on the movie is not just vampires that do not bite (but use a pointy nail), but the way the story is told. In different moments different characters tell parts of the relevant story. And as you might imagine, given it is a Vampire story, we are not talking about a few years story, but more than 200 years of story. Not all those years are relevant, but you understand the idea. Just like some comment on ICheckMovies, I can say this is a refreshing Vampires movie. Not the usual boring way. Very different. I kind of liked it (not a favorite movie, but enough for a 7 in 10 @ IMDB).

Zombieland (2009)

First Rule: Cardio

First Rule: Cardio

The usual story. Stupid boy loves girl. Stupid boy lacks nuts. Girl gets stupid and in danger. Stupid boy grows some nuts, and saves girl. Now, join some Zombies in there, and some jokes. And a couple of rules on how to fight zombies. First, keep your cardio. That’s one more reason for me to do some exercise. Also interesting rule is: enjoy the little things (that’s why I like small girls).

Not a brilliant movie. Felt a little tired and bored from time to time. Probably some scenes could be cut giving more speed and interest to the plot. But who am I…