Movies I have recently watched

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Shortbus
A pretty strange movie dealing with different people and their problems. I don’t understand how this movie is not x-rated.
I Liked it.

The Pursuit of Happyness
This movie had so much negativity. The whole movie is just one sad story. I think its my favorite Will Smith movie, but damn this movie is sad.
I Liked it.

You, Me and Dupree
Boring, annoying and so very 90s style comedy. Wasn’t expecting it to win an oscar but I was at least expecting it not to put me to sleep.
I didn’t like it.

300
I didn’t think there were enough fighting scenes and I also wish the fighting scenes were longer. The movie was visually stunning and there are a lot of memorable moments and quotes.
I liked it.

The Last King of Scotland
I wasn’t expecting to like this movie but it took me by surprise. The story is engaging and it never got boring. Forest Whitaker is such an amazing actor.
I liked it.

The Queen
I found this movie really slow, uneventful, unentertaining and a waste of time.
I didn’t like it.


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Eradication Sterilization Re-Population Re-Infection

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28 weeks

The trailer for 28 Weeks Later is now online. 28 Weeks Later is the sequel to the movie 28 Days Later. Judging by the trailer it looks like the sequel is mostly going to involve a kid, I don’t know how I feel about that. [Link]


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Rambo not so hot

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I was just checking out some pictures off the set of the new Rambo movie and I am guessing there is going to be a lot of retouching and airbrushing before the movie gets released. Sylvester Stallone is really looking old, check out the shot in which he is topless. [Link]


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The abs were real!

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just found information on the training the actors went through to get physically built for the movie 300. I thought all the abs were rendered or airbrushed but turns out it was all real. Check out this site for details on their training and watch the video below. [Link]

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Black Sheep

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black sheep

This is the FUNNIEST trailer I think I have ever watched. I couldn’t stop laughing, I actually had to wipe my tears after I finished cuz I cracked up so much. The movie is coming out at the end of the month and its a horror spoof about sheep in New Zealand turning evil. You have to watch the trailer. [Link]


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Rolling

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Rolling movie

I don’t know much about this movie but I like the promotional poster for it. [Link]


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Hot Fuzz

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Hot Fuzz

This looks like a really cool movie to watch, its by the makers of Shaun of the Dead. Check out the trailer on the Apple site [Trailer] or visit the official website. [Website]


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Academy Award Winners

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Best Motion Picture of the Year
Winner: THE DEPARTED

Best Achievement in Directing
Winner: Martin Scorsese for THE DEPARTED

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Forest Whitaker for THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Helen Mirren for THE QUEEN

Best Achievement in Editing
Winner: THE DEPARTED

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Winner: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Winner: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner: BABEL

Best Documentary, Feature
Winner: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Winner: THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Jennifer Hudson for DREAMGIRLS

Best Foreign Film
Winner: LEBEN DER ANDEREN, DAS

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Winner: THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Winner: LABERINTO DEL FAUNO, EL

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Winner: MARIE ANTOINETTE

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Winner: THE DEPARTED

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Winner: HAPPY FEET

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Alan Arkin for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Best Achievement in Sound
Winner: DREAMGIRLS

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Winner: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

Best Short Film, Live Action
Winner: WEST BANK STORY

Best Short Film, Animated
Winner: THE DANISH POET

Best Achievement in Makeup
Winner: LABERINTO DEL FAUNO, EL

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Winner: LABERINTO DEL FAUNO, EL

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Movies I just watched

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Here are some movies I watched the past few days, I didn’t like any of them.

Blood Diamond
This was a movie I had been looking forward to see for some time now. When I finally got to watch it, I didn’t like it and it was mostly because of the story. The movie is trying to be real and emotional by showing the truth behind the illegal diamond industry in Africa and while all I wanted to watch was a no brainer action movie.

Little Children
Another movie I had been looking forward to see for a very long time. Sadly the trailer painted a different picture from the actual movie. Not that the movie was bad because it wasn’t. The trailer made me expect a thriller but the movie turned out to be more drama mixed in with romance.

Lonely Hearts
I watched this movie because of James Gandolfini. Since the new season of Sopranos still hasn’t started I figured I could get my dose of mob stories from Lonely Hearts. Turns out this movie had nothing to do with mobs and James Gandolfini was actually a good guy. I still gave the movie a chance but it was just boring. The whole movie is about this serial killer which might have been something dramatic back in the 1940s where the movie is based but today with shows like CSI and Dexter, serial killers is something of the norm.

Babel
Finally Babel. This movie has to be the worst of the bunch. Its trying to follow the same style as last years big hit Crash where stories come together but this time there are 4 different stories located across 3 different countries. The stories alone are nothing exciting and even in the end when they all come together it didn’t do anything for me. Crash was a whole lot better.

Now I have one more movie I want to watch today and thats Little Miss Sunshine. Hopefully it won’t be disappointing.


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Movie Review: The Prestige

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the prestige

I watched The Prestige yesterday night at Marzouqs place. It was a really really good movie specially when compared to The Illusionist. The movie is over 2 hours long but its one of those movies you just wished it was even longer.

The Prestige Vs The Illusionist and Christian Bale Vs Edward Norton. No contest here because The Prestige has a much better storyline with an interesting although controversial twist at the end in addition Christian Bale’s character is more exciting. Even the other supporting actors like Hugh Jackman and Michael Caine were performing at their best. But really its the story, the idea behind The Prestige that set this movie apart from The Illusionist. The problem with The Illusionist is that very little happened and there was very little magic. The Prestige on the other hand is full of events and you get to see a ton of magic tricks and best of all they even show you how they were made, something The Illusionist was lacking.

The main plot deals with Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman who are both magicians. Early in the movie an event takes place which results in the two hating each other. The whole movie is about them competing against each other.

For the final score I would give it a 4.5 out of 5. Without spoiling the movie for anyone who hasn’t watched it, the reason it didn’t get a full 5 out of 5 was because of the ending, it just wasn’t as real as the rest of the movie.

Oh and fuck Thomas Edison!


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