Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Movies Galore.

I've been watching a lot of movies due to the fact that i was dragged,cajoled , asked and invited by friends around me. Also due to the fact that i have too much free time at hand.

Slumdog Millionaire(4.5out of 5 stars.)
It's the new era's Shakespeare sonnet, played into a movie, that speaks of love and tragedy.
Although there are some parts where the characters appears to not fit in(how could someone who does not learn English suddenly knows how to do so, ,perfected with an accent?) the whole movie was all in all a new breathe of fresh air. I like how the movie started out, though it could've ended on a more convincing note(The ending was too corny.). It's also an eye-opener to the lives of people living in slum areas of India, and brushes lightly on how religion,power and greed turns humanity into animals. 

The Reader(3.5 out of 5 stars)
This is something rather different from your usual cup of romance. I'm not sure whether it's played in cinema's due to it's "obscene" amount of sex scenes which lasted few second of in-betweens (or more). The starting of the movie is actually rather confusing, but story unravels as the plot thickens. All in all i thought this is a good movie if one loves the mystery of figuring out what is it about. If you love Benjamin Button, i've no doubt that you would scoop and swallow this movie like you would a sundae on a hot day. The only problem is having the patience to sit down and watch it. And the other problem is having knowing enough to figure what the hell they are talking about.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button( 3.5 out of 5 stars)
What makes this movie so wonderful, is the fact that it's so believable. Cate blanchett and Brad Pitt's acting blows life into the characters, which was of course, made more believable with special effects.
It's whimsical, heart-jarring and depressing.
It's the kind of movie which picks on your nostalgia.
Then again, it's the kind of movie where you wouldn't want to watch again.
It's a reallyyyy slooowwwwwww movie.

Make It Happen(2 out of 5 stars)
Unfotunately this movie falls short of creativity, emotions and substance. The plot is predictable and the dance routine is not exactly mind-blowing. It's too much like a combination of Step-Up and Coyote Ugly . The idea of small town girl making it big in city is too overrated till it's a bore.
rated two stars for effort.

Talentime(4 out of 5 stars)
This movie is a great movie for locals by local (Yasmin Ahmad). Unfortunately the ending falls short off course and it's very "the-potong-steamlah". It manages to depict malaysians in an artistic way and like Slumdog Millionaire, touches lightly on racial issues and the difference between values and fortunes. It's a mixture of melancholy and humour.Certain scenes will hit home. Highly recommended.This is the kind of movie that you'll want to watch again. However, some of the acting are dramatic to the point of embarassment. A good plot with a great twist.

Son of Rambow.(4 out of 5 stars)
A sweet comedy. It's jsut great =) highly recommended. A rascal who's a bully and an innocent, religious young boy against the whole world. great plot and sweet ending.

Mall Cop.(2 out of 5)
Funny. lame. lame. funny. not hilarious unfortunately. It's a bit sad really. I liked the lead actor from "Big Jim" alot. dissapointing.

Yes Man(4 out of 5 stars)
Jim Carrey is the best! THis is a great movie for a good laugh.

Highly recommended-
-Son of Rambow
-Slumdog Millionaire

that's about it. there's more, but i'm lazy =)

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