Saturday, December 17, 2011

Movie #23 - Star Trek

Day #24

Star Trek

I am not a trekkie, therefor as a new-comer I was blown away by this 2009 reboot (one the best movies that year).

The story was the strongest part, making it enjoyable for non-trekkies like myself, as the introduction of the crew from Kirk to Scotty was brilliantly infused into the story, which was then fused with amazing special effects (Space Jump anyone?).

Movie #22 - Winter's Bone

Day #23

Winter's Bone

Jennifer Lawrence's (Mystique in X-Men: First Class) performance is outstanding in this thrilling piece revolving around rural poverty and Crystal Meth in the Ozarks. With a stellar cast and a riveting story; Winter's Bone explores power (in the Ozarks - a mountainous region cutting across central United States), self-sufficiency, distant family ties and the power and speed of gossip perfectly blended in this goth thriller.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day #22 - The Untouchables

I spent the entirety of yesterday watching my new favorite show - Boardwalk Empire, and totally forgot to pick a movie for the day, but I don't regret it one bit; as it inspired today's (Day #22) movie.

Movie #21

The Untouchables

This is one of the all-time great gangster flicks, which had great costumes, great sets, great cars, great guns, great locations, as it captured the Prohibition-era Chicago beautifully. An exhilarating, moving, vulgar, violent, funny experience, a cops vs. gangsters epic.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day #20 - Marley & Me

Movie #20

Marley & Me

First thing you've got to know is that I'm a dog-lover, so loving this movie comes natural to me; besides this, there are other really interesting facts about Marley & Me such as:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Die Hard, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark & The Pianist

I was unable to publish any posts over the weekend because of internet problems and the much over-hyped 'El-Classico' (which turned out to be a colossal waste of time; But, it didn't stop me from watching these wonderful set of movies!

Day #17
Movies #17, #18 & #19 

Die Hard

First, the title - which is epic! (c'mon how much tougher can a movie title get?)

Then, we move on to the idea, which is as simple as a movie can get (police vs. thieves) but add the action and Bam! You've got a  classic!

While Bruce Willis was awesome in his performance, but Alan Rickman (in his film debut) gave us the swashbuckling Hans Gruber (a terrorist who knows his suit!) - a true villain to counter Willis' John McClane.