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People are gonna say a lot of things about this movie, and yeah, whatever, but I fucking love Chev Chelios. This movie is brainless and fun but it was intended this way, see? This is what makes it brilliant. It’s like fuckin Grand Theft Auto, without even having to actually make Grand Theft Auto. Crank 2: High Voltage by far surpasses the first movie. It’s louder, cruder (is that a word?) and dare i say this: better.
For the 3 people out there that did not like, or did not watch the fisrt Crank, Chev Chelios (played by Jason Statham) is a bad ass from Enghlandh (mispellings intended) that fell from a helicopter after surviving a chinese poison (yes, a poison) thats supposedly will make his heart stop if he ran out of adrenaline, thus buying him a perfect, justifiable escuse to do whatever the fuck he wants. In Crank 2, after he fell, he was scooped up and given an artificial heart, which has to be recharged every hour. Thus the plot ensue and we get to see Jason Statham wreck havoc, and makes my heart skip a beat. Crank 2 was so high on surrealism that they had to include montage scenes, title scenes that says “9 seconds later,” and cameos from porn stars.
I read that Crank 2 was shot by cheap cameras straight out of Best Buy, although they used 12 at a time and not afraid to destroy any if deemed necessary. So you see kids? Cheap cameras + Jason Statham + Strippers + Mechanical Heart + Men’s nipples getting cut off (wait for it..its legendary) = GOOD TIME.
The Verdict: 5 out of 5.
I give it that because, ah hell, as much as I love war movies, holocaust movies, 2 hours of talking movies all those pretentious movies, but Crank 2 can’t be wrong. It blows your brain all over the place.
One Eyed Monster is a movie that you may have or havent heard of. For you that havent, its..well lets say you just need too see it with your own eyes.
YOU MUST WATCH THE TRAILER. PLEASE? Not (too) safe for work, unless you work for Vivid.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a 2008 film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film stars Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall.
The plot centers around two American women, Vicky and Cristina, spending a summer in Barcelona, where they meet an artist who is attracted to both of them while still enamored of his mentally and emotionally unstable ex-wife María Elena.
Let me do a quick review on the movie that won Penelope Cruz an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Frankly, I never thought much of Penelope Cruz other than being crazy enough to date Tom Cruise, but in here she outshines Scarlett Johansson, who I am also a fan of, but you know how I hate men can’t get past her boobies and lips and nobody really gave a fuck on her acting skills.
So Scarlett’s has been Woody Allen’s latest muse and judging by the man who married his adopted daughter, you know that he’s just a wee bit pervert. You know, just a bit. I’m just saying this to help myself understand his work more. So in Vicky Christina Barcelona you have these two hot actresses, and you have Woody Allen as the writer and director. That ought to be good, right? Very, very good.
I especially like the beautiful Barcelona and Oviedo sceneries and the narration of the whole story. The movie has some sort of sadness wrapped in beauty. It’s aout feeling uncertain but being too scared to do anything about it. And Javier Bardem also gives an outstanding performance as womanizer-but-really-messed-up-inside Juan Antonio Gonzales. I fell for him since the first scene. What woman wouldn’t give in for a sexy spanish broken soul?
You know what? I’m going to stop rating these films.
I just had to see for myself what 8 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes really look like. Well, it is everything I imagined, everything I hoped for and then some. Slumdog Millionaire tells a modern rags-to-rajah story which appeals to almost everyone. Kids, lovers, cultural enthusiasts, award show buffs, people living in slums, gangsters with guns…
If you follow closely, this movie does have that British feel but the theme and most of the execution sticks true to Bollywood cinema. Brothers? Check. Love? Check. Slums? Check. Rags to Riches? Check. Brother turning into an asshole and stealing your girlfriend? Check. Check. Check.
With awesome soundtracks like Paper Planes by M.I.A (which in my opinion is the ultimate kid-on-top-of-trains hustler’s anthem),with the fast and breathtaking editing similar to the City of God, with the fantasy montage sequences, Slumdog Millionaire hits it out of the ballpark.
I thank this movie for breaking my heart in the first half of the movie and then gluing that shit back together on the second half, for the kid actors who I heard was really living in slums but are getting the help they need, for Danny Boyle, for Dev Patel, for Freida Pinto. I heart you guys. I identify with this because I’m living in a third world country, and its sadly similar. And I do hope this movie does so much more than glamorize poverty and slums. I hope it raises awareness of things, of everythings. If portrayals of deliberately blinded child beggars and child prostitutes could win 8 Oscars, imagine the drama that is their real life. Their stories could win all the awards, but these slum kids would just sell them by the pound.
Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and co-directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. It is an adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup.
Set and filmed in India, Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and exceeds people’s expectations, arousing the suspicions of the game show host and of law enforcement officials.
Out of the ballpark dope. 5.0 out of 5.0