Saturday, December 3, 2011

Blood Diamond

Day #11, Movie #11

Ok, I've got to admit this, while Blood Diamond does not have the greatest story, there are two things that captivated me while I saw it.

  1. The Idea - The idea to make a movie about such a sensitive issue , other than terrorism, that the rest of the world seems to ignore is amazing. Seriously diamonds! Not oil nor gold, and bringing in child soldiers is brilliant! 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day #10, Movie #10?

Here's the sequel to Movie #8 - The Bourne Supremacy.

Following where the first movie ended, Matt Damon (as Jason Bourne) once again brings his A-game, with tougher action scenes and a really amazing car chase in Moscow. Like the first, The Bourne Supremacy opens in India, goes through Europe and finally descends in the US, so the trip this time around's much more intense as it reveals much more into the conspiracy surrounding Jason Bourne.

Fantastic story, cool action scenes and thrilling spy techniques all lead to a really awesome movie!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Movie #9 - Warrior

Day #9

This is the first of several fighting sports dramas that will grace this list, and this 2011 mixed martial arts drama was a thrilling experience.

Warrior has been said to hold too many clichés, but this is first and foremost a family drama blended with mixed martial arts that sucks you in wholly. 

Tom Hardy's performance was incredibly sincere, emotional and brutal (giving us a preview of what to expect as Bane in the coming Batman movie), while Joel Edgerton's role was balancing and convincing. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day #8 - The Bourne Identity

The first of the best spy franchise in cinema history, The Bourne Identity which is based on Robert Ludlum's epic novel (also named The Bourne Identity), is a brilliant movie.

The story is invigorating, the action scenes are really awesome (not the over-the-top unrealistic action we see in today's movies - The Expendables) and finally location! location!! location!!! The movie felt like a really good trip across Europe!

Watership Down

Day #7, Movie #7 - Watership Down

"All the world will be your enemy
Prince with a thousand enemies
and when they catch you, they will kill you...

But first they must catch you."

I never truly understood these words, when I first saw Watership Down (... well because I was a kid), till last night when I saw the movie again for the first time in little over 18 years; and all I can say is I miss graphic animations like this.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day #6, Casino Royale

On a sunday evening, sometime mid - 2005 (I think) watching CNN with the family and the announcement came up showing the new Bond, as Craig, Daniel Craig coming out of the water in nothing but a speedo showing off his burly figure; at first we were all shocked then my mom (least expected person to comment) said he was an odd looking bond! And like many other millions of viewers out there, we all thought something was definitely wrong with the bond franchise. My main concern was, how could this muscular and rugged (but handsome) guy be another Pierce Brosnan. Then this came 17, November 2006 and this came out.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day #5, Movie #5?

Cold Mountain
I definitely choose this movie for so many reasons (wonderful story, great cast, brilliant director, epic score/soundtrack), but the most astonishing for me would be the fact that the writer and director, the late Anthony Minghella and the lead actor Jude Law are English, and the lead actress is Australian. And these group brought about a movie that was centered upon the American Civil War, including Renée Zellweger's performance was awesome (FYI - she won an Oscar for the role). 

I definitely choose this 2003 hit for its "great" factor.