February 4, 2009

What Would You Do To Get Out Of A Debt?

Posted in Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romance at 1:45 am by inflickted

zack_and_miri_make_a_porno_ver2_xlgIt would be a desperate man’s last option (fantasy maybe?), if he was backed to a corner financially speaking, and has nothing to lose… Make a Porn Film. Here is a movie which explores just that idea, where in two lifelong friends explore their last “logical” chance to end their financial woes by making an amateur porn flick which they hope would make it big.

This movie has to be one of the least serious movies I’ve seen this year (along with pineapple express), and it was nicely written and of course funny. But I think there’s something in this RomCom other than the story that made this movie work, something that is often not as recognized as the actors, the script or the director. Read on to find out. This is my review of “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”

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January 24, 2009

Shoot First. Sightsee Later.

Posted in Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Movies at 11:30 pm by inflickted

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Bruges is a town in Belgium which is the home of many a famous buildings, museums, beautiful bridges and canals. It is also the setting for a movie that is bloody exciting and darkly hilarious. It’s a killer comedy with valuable dramatic undertones entitled, “In Bruges”.

The movie tells of two Irish hitmen who hideaway in a Belgian city called Bruges. As they wait for instructions from their boss, the two go around town, do some sightseeing and talk about their pasts, beliefs and shame. Things go crazy, emotions get tangled and lives are ended as the story unravels “In Bruges”

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July 12, 2008

There are heroes. There are superheroes. And then there’s…

Posted in Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies at 5:50 pm by inflickted

Here’s a question, why is it, despite Will Smith’s charisma and box office success, he hasn’t played a superhero until now? Plus, the role he plays is a drunk, insensitive a-hole of a superhero. It could be the lack of a “proper” role to play, or maybe because of traditionalist reasons. It could even be a racial thing, but let’s leave that kind of politics to the children. Whatever the case maybe, Hollywood has a way of creating something somewhat original from a pool of what’s already been done. And finally, we see Will Smith in tights and with super powers.

We get a movie about a superhero who isn’t really much of a hero. The film makers treat the genre in a more realistic light, by continuously asking the question: What would a man with superpowers do in a world where he is the only one of his kind? And also, what if the people in that world didn’t like him? It would be an insight – ironically – into the human psyche of a super being living in a mortal world. It has a great premise to back up the great actor. This is my review of the movie, “Hancock”.

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July 6, 2008

Saving The World…And Loving It.

Posted in Action, Comedy, Crime, Movies at 7:26 pm by inflickted

According to the film gods, “Get Smart” is a big-screen adaptation of Mel Brook’s spy parody television series with the same name. Although I am unfamiliar with the said TV series, I am a fan of Steve Carell’s dead-pan type of comedy. So it wasn’t difficult to convince myself that the movie is going to be funny and that Carell’s brand of comedy will be seen throughout the movie.

The film can be considered a nostalgic trip to those who saw the 1960’s TV show, but to us unfortunate youth, we are treated to a slapstick blockbuster filled with humor, action, and goofy dialogues. Get Smart is yet another welcome addition to this year’s summer film season.

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June 7, 2008

Prepare For Awesomeness

Posted in Action, Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family-Oriented, Movies at 8:35 pm by inflickted

KF PandaFinally a summer blockbuster movie for the kiddies! Wait… It’s for adults too?! Seriously?! Awesome! Kung Fu fanboys get another serving of glorious fight scenes and lots of martial arts; but this time, it’s more vibrant, colorful and hilarious! A familiar story with a great new package, Dreamworks brings forth pandemonium with “Kung Fu Panda!”

I love seeing the more rounded characters get into the spotlight for something other than being spherical. As goes my adapted pseudo-dictum, “I’m in shape! Round is a shape!” Though its story is almost like anything you would expect from a family oriented cartoon movie, the movie delivers it with much gusto and action that it all seems new!  I adore the coolness and “Bodacity” of this movie. Filled with high kicks, swift punches and talking animals, “Kung Fu Panda” is pure awesome! And…as the movie states… There is no charge for awesomeness!”

Disclaimer: The word “awesome” will be used excessively!

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June 6, 2008

Harold Crick Isn’t Ready To Go. Period.

Posted in Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Request-A-Review, Romance at 1:49 am by inflickted

Stranger Than Fiction“Stranger Than Fiction” is a film which entertained my eyes as well as my mind. At first, I was a bit apprehensive about the fact that Will Ferrell is playing a leading role where in comedy is not the main facet of his character. The movie basically takes a gimmick and makes it touching, which is kind of a role we don’t normally see Will Ferrell in.

An offbeat fantasy, “Stranger Than Fiction” is a romantic comedy which delivers on both (romance and comedy); then completely surpasses your expectations from the genre. There are some glitches here and there in the overall story, but the appeal of the film remains. This was unexpectedly wonderful and fun at the same time. This is my looong overdue request-a-review of the movie “Stranger Than Fiction.”

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April 6, 2008

A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small

Posted in Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family-Oriented, Movies at 11:06 pm by inflickted

There is a general opinion that the two live action movie adaptations of Dr. Seuss’s books fall short and do not achieve the atmosphere the books create. I grew up without any real exposure to Dr. Seuss’s work, so I got to appreciate “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Cat in the Hat” purely off their film viewing merits. And I must honestly say I didn’t completely dislike them. Jim Carrey was excellent as the Grinch but I can’t say the same for the rest of the actors. As for Mike Myers portraying The Cat, he was off-putting but the movie was entertaining all the same (ironically, thanks to the rest of the actors).

Since then, the wife of Dr. Seuss was quoted saying her husband’s work will never be adapted in live action films. Thanks to advanced technology in animation nowadays, we who are still getting to know these great stories are given a chance still to appreciate them and see them come to life through the silver screen. Another great story from the wonderful author, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!

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