31 December, 2010

Itsy Bitsy 5 Movie Review

Kick Ass (Arse if you are British) - If only the executives in Hollywood had the guts to make more movies like this. The film stays true to the comic book it's based on and that is probably why it was rated R. It takes your every-summer popcorn superhero blockbuster and turns it around by making it twisted in ways only imaginable. Watch it with an open mind, and don't take it too seriously, and you are sure to enjoy it to the max.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - A true story about the Editor of Elle, France who is left paralysed with blinking his eye as the only way of communicating with the outside world. Based on a book, the movie is pictured brilliantly from the point of view of the main character. An uplifting movie, with quite a few funny moments, about hope and never giving up your will to live.

Predators - I went into the theatre a tad skeptical knowing that Adrien Brody was the primary character of the movie. Let's face it, the last time the movie came out we had Arnold and well when it comes to action there is little comparison. My prediction seemed to be coming true when I saw Topher Grace in the movie. I mean I had come to watch a mindless action film with characters who should technically be strong enough to fight a much stronger alien race, and it didn't look like I was going to get that. But, in the end I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't exactly edge of the seat stuff, but for a change the movie kept me engrossed and in the end it pretty much delivered the mindless action that I went looking for in the first place. In fact they even had a couple of twists towards the end that I didn't see coming.
Tell No One - A french thriller, the movie follows our protagonist discovering one day that his wife, who was murdered 8 years ago, is still alive. It has its fair share of twists and turns and does keep you guessing on what's really going on. It's definitely worth a watch.

2 Days in Paris - Seems like I have been watching a lot of french (this one is based in Paris if you hadn't guessed) movies lately. Julie Delpy (also the director) and Adam Goldberg are amazing as the french and american protagonists respectively. The dialogue is not for the faint hearted, but the film moves smoothly over two days of comic situations where cultures clash and relationships are tested. It has the same feel as "Before Sunset/Sunrise" which Julie Deply was part of, but is more gutsy and comical.

(Sorry about the layout. The darn thing won't let me fix it for some reason)

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