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  • Diner 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    The single best Paul Reiser film I have ever seen.

    also

    The only good Steve Gutenberg film I have every seen.

  • Streamers 1983

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    I can see why Altman choose this project. It's a story to fit his bill perfectly. It's a chamber-drama between a select few individuals, with a vastly different pallet going into it, but with an, apparently, common fate.

    It's packed with excellent performances from a to z. Matthew Modine gives his same he always does role; with A-standards, and Michael Wright is tremendous as the soldier on-the-edge. Just excellent.

    My only quarrel is that Streamers is based on the play…

  • Countdown 1968

    ★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2014

    As a first, without having neither history nor genra behind him, I think Countdown does a good job illustrating how a moon-landing might take place. A full year ahead of the actual landing.

    It's not a very exiting film, to tell the truth. The only tension achieved are that between Caan and Duvall, and even that isn't explored or developed fully. The rest, even the landing itself, is surprisingly boring.

    Also, it's a film that doesn't feel Altmanesque. It feels…

  • California Split 1974

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2014

    A hidden gem of Altman's, this. Rather hard to come by, had to find a used copy in the US.

    Gould and Segal are excellent as notorious gamblers, on the brink of doom, as they act like children on and off the poker-table. As one who watched a lot of TV in the 90s, and now looking back, it's a shame to see what these actors, for some, are the guys from Friends and Blush! Someone hire these two for some good shit again, please!

    California Split it's a funny piece, it has a moral core, with Altman's touch... Just perfect.

  • The Power of Few 2013

    ★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    You know that point in a movie, or any kind of story, where the storyline catch you? The point where you submerge yourself into this plotline? The magic, in truth, to all good storytelling. The point where you are willing to accept whatever this story throws at you.

    This film doesn't have this point. Not at my end at least. I never believed in any of it.

    I can't put my finger on what it is, or where the filmmaker goes wrong, but he does. Go wrong.

    It's shit!

  • The Monuments Men 2014

    ★½ Watched 09 Jul, 2014

    How can so much talent, so much experience, such a good story end up so light weight? It's a candy-bag movie. It's balanced all wrong, and with too much confidence.

    Clooney really made a mess of this. He picked some from his days with Oceans, a little bit from the Coen's, and quite a bit from Wes Andersons regulars. And made shit! How on earth did he do that?

    Alexandre Desplat is a quality name in my book, but in this film, it felt like he used he unused score bits from Harry Potter. Terrible score.

  • I, Frankenstein 2014

    ★★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2014

    It's a whole lotta imbecile logic, demons, fire and noise. And in so many other circumstances I am no fan of this racket, but I always come back to these action films based on gothic stories and old myths. I "love" them, and I loath them. Love is not the right word, but something in my juvenile mind are drawn to these kind of films.

    Even if I, Frankenstein can be described as "generic" for it's genre, at best, it's a fair share of fun, a lot of dumb-ass lines and "bread-and-milk" acting. But I get something from it.. some kind of joy. Guilty, even.

  • Virgin Alexander 2012

    ★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2014

    Looks good. That's about it for praise.

    Acting is at best mediocre, the story as a whole are very poor, but the execution and editing is the worst traits of this film. Messy.

  • The Fighter 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2014

    Why on earth have I evaded this?

    It's flipping great. Everybody in it is amazing. No exception.

    It's odd. I am no boxing fan. I have never seen a match myself, but both Warrior and The Fighter are now among my favourite films.

  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose 2005

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jun, 2014

    After some loud, titanic roles, in stuff like Lincoln, There Will be Blood etc., it's actually quite refreshing to see Daniel Day Lewis in a subtle, highly personal role.

    Well suited for the story at hand, of a couple of islanders who get tested when the outside world start intruding.

  • Life as We Know It 2010

    ★½ Watched 30 Jun, 2014

    What a hoot.

    If you're in it for the laughs, check out the trailer, it's literary all there.

    If you are considering having kids; don't give this a try, they over saturate everything. It's nothing like this. And it's not funny. Except for once.. but that's also in the trailer.

    So not a hoot then. Right!

  • Michael Jackson's: This Is It 2009

    ★★ Watched 29 Jun, 2014

    Solely for the fans.