There is a suspension of disbelief you must tolerate to enjoy this movie. Don't waste any time thinking "Why hasn't he been arrested by now? There were like 2 dozen witnesses in broad daylight." and don't think "How is this girl going along so easily and how does she not know she shouldn't kill people just for keying a car?". Its really best not to think of that stuff and simply enjoy the quirkiness of the acting, the over the top violence, and emotional storyline.
It's without a doubt a ripoff of kick-ass but does enough differently to stand on it's own. I like ellen paige a lot her character really brightened up the movie for awhile. Kevin Beacon was a good villian. real funny
Absolutely adored it. Im a huge horror fan and this did not disappoint, can't actually remember the last time I saw a horror film that sat so well with me as this one did. The film is pure passion for the horror genre and is rooted in the old school formulas, I left exhilarated, for anyone who is a fan of horror, go and see it, its not the most original, or scary film you'll ever have seen, but you will see a piece crafted with care and love. James Wan needed this for his career and his pulled it off amazingly.
FRI - Unstoppable: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unstoppable_(2010_film)
Although I despise/loathe the ADD rotating and ENG camerawork, cold weather setting and sappy dysfunction side stories I found this to be a very enjoyable film.
Gotta love the ridiculous "blue collar pride" agenda.
There was ALWAYS some new problem for everyone to deal with. Very well paced.
It's fairly charming, mildly amusing. Hey, it's Frank Oz, man...can't hardly go wrong, there. Spoiler:The lead's finally getting his unintentionally impromptu eulogy out at the end turns out to be a pretty touching and a satisfying payoff (yeah, my eyes got a little moist).
As a big fan of the series, I was pumped about this one. I like how they tie them all together with the family connection. Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger) isn't in this one, but is son is one of the main characters. I thought that was a cool spin in the series. Overall, it's a great, suspenseful action flick. The whole Sniper concept is such a badass route for an action protagonist.
I recommend SNIPER: RELOADED if you're a fan of the series or if you're simply a fan of action films.
In The Line Of Fire - directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Made in the early 90's starring Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich. It's a great film with a fantastic score by Ennio Morricone. 8/10
I saw parts of it years ago on TV. Seemed to be interesting, I need to see the whole movie.
I watched "Shinjuku Incident" two days ago. A dark, serious thriller with Jackie Chan, who is not showing his "fun-kung-fu". Although he is not the greatest actor in the world, I think he did a good job.
A nice work of asian cinema 9 out of 10
ps: too bad I don't understand any asian language/accent, the German dubbing seems to be crap in most movies.
Happy Together. I think it's the best of the three Wong Kar-wai films I've seen.
Otto; or, Up with Dead People. Uhhh, no comment here, other than to say that I more or less enjoyed-it-ish. Not for you sissies, though.
Black Death. Spoiler:Ug. Here's a movie with no heroes! Just monsters and their victims. That is not a thumbs down, though. It's still(ish) a good movie worth seeing, if you like the subject. But it is a dismal mofo. But, apparently life in Middle Ages Europe did pretty much suck. So there ya go.
Thor. I enjoyed it like most everyone else seems to be.