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Shutter Island REVIEW

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Noul film al lui Martin Scorsese, Shutter island, este un film foarte bun(parerea mea). Urmeaza sa va explic de ce.

Atmosfera intretinuta este cheia intregului film. Cadrele si lumina de film noir abunda. Decorul si muzica sunt sinistre. Intreg contextul de insula furtunoasa cu un sanatoriu pentru oamenii violenti este si ea sinistra.  Personajele, pacientii isterici sau  suspicios de linistiti, disparitiile si inconsecventele, gardienii constant vigilenti si personalul tacut al spitalului. Intreg filmul iti da unsemtiment foarte dubios. E o mancarime psihologica pe care nu o poti plasa sau scarpina, un deja-vu, un sentiment de panica chiar sub suprafata. Ceva teribil se intampla pe Shutter Island. Ceva ce nu se intampla decat in locuri sinistre si furtunoase care au o istorie de violenta.

Intreaga actiune a filmului are loc pe o insula penitenciar Shutter Island. O insula la 17 km de tarmul USA. La inceputul filmului aflam ca o pacienta a disparut misterios din sanatoriul situat pe insula. Pentru a investiga disparitia, biroul US Marshals a trimis 2 agenti  Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) si Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo). Ajungand pe insula devin suspiciosi, totul este putin ciudat, privirile si atitudinile sunt fortate si putin la nealocul lor. Shutter Island ascunde ceva. Curand il cunoastem pe doctorul responsabil pentru azil, Dr. Cawley, jucat foarte bine de Ben Kingsley. In timpul interogarilor si a anchetei Agentul Teddy incepe sa isi dea seama ca secretul insulei este legat de propriul sau trecut. De lagarele de concentrare pe care le-a vazut cand era soldat in WW2.

De aici nu mai zic nimic despre asta pentru ca trebuie sa vedeti filmul singuri.

Actiunea are un pas alert care nu te lasa foarte mult stand linistit. Intamplarile sunt confuze, repetarile de flashback nu par repetitive deloc, fiind legate perfect in poveste si in pacing-ul filmului. Scorsese a incercat sa incurce si sa fascineze prin modul in care povestea este spusa.

Publicul devine detectiv, incercand sa isi dea seama ce se intampla pe insula. Atmosfera exceptionala si pasul alert fac drumurile la baie foarte grele de frica sa nu pierzi ceva esential si sa ratezi concluzia. Personaleje sunt si ele fascinante si excelent jucate. Iar derularea povestii, gandita foarte bine din pct. de vedere psihologic te lasa ghicind pana in ultimul moment. Concluzia este si ea epica, satisfacatoare chiar. Nu iti lasa in stomac un gol, o nevoie de a afla mai mult.

Shutter island este un film foarte bine gandit, jucat si regizat. Cu muzica si imagine care se completeaza excelent reciproc in crearea unei armosfere superbe de film noir. Mister si claustrofobie. Un film care merita vazut la cinema, cu popcorn si mountain dew.

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Martie 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Up: The little house that could

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I love blimps

I love blimps

I like movies, you know, and 2009 was one interesting year when it comes to movies. It had some great movies. Watchmen, Inglorious Basterds, AVATAR, Moon, Black Dynamite just to name a few of my favorites. I haven’t seen all of the great movies of 2009 and, to tell teh truth, they were all ”the greatest movie of the year” as i walked out of the cinema.  Still, i have to watch a few more. I didn’t see ”where the wild things are” and  the wolf man. Neither have i seen The duo of second comings that are New Moon and Transformers 2. I am however optimistic and so i hope never to see them unless i start killing children and eating their liver. In that case i expect to see them in hell. Anyway, let’s talk about my most recent ”Best Movie of the Year!!!”

Up is another one of those  generic heart warming Pixar movies that make you feel all warm and cuddly inside while making your eyes feel sweaty (probably because of all the warmth in your heart). It surprises me how they can keep these going so well, WALLEEEEE was much of the same pit of heart warming nonsence. It just didn’t reach me because it’s hard for me to relate to a monosilabic little dumpster and his upper-class MAC swwtie who has the same capability for speech (and therefore are macs any beyyer, i ask you?).

Anyway….

What a great story! The characters are excelent and, as far as i’m concerned, the writers deserve a pat on the back. and by pat on the back i mean a great big sack of money and a paid expedition to south america. They bloody well deserve it, let me tell you. The script was brilliant, the characters as well. The cinematography excelent and the soundtrack really enhanced the feel of the movie. I hope Pixar is pushing Up for the Oscars. it deserves a few at the very least. it’s incredible.

Not pictured in Up.

Not pictured in Up.

The background of it’s characters. Explained in the opening sequence gave me tears on more than one ocasion. It was heart touching and beautiful. No dialogue at all, mind you. Just great imagery taht utterly explains the story without needing text or a narator’s talkyness. (that’s the professional term, that) The rest of the movie follows that same lead. The dialogue is great and it really gives you a feel for the characters. The action follows and expands. Taking the characters: Karl Fredricksen (an old man who always planed for adventure but never got around to it)  and Russell (a young, over-eager scout) to strange and glorious places on a quest to fulfill dreams and witness the Spirit of Adventure!

PS: I’m surprised to finally see a generic yourn asian-american child for once. Instead of some sort of bland little twirp who speeks in a funni accenth as if we were taken straight out of some 40s cartoon.

UP had the same effect on me as a rather eager french prostitute named Butch would have It stabbed me right in the fucking heart (then proceded to take my wallet and leg it out of the cardboard box i was living in at the time). It was one of the most heart touching stories i’ve seen all year. The whole idea strikes a chord in me that few movies have matched. Thusly i seem to have been blubbing for a great part of the movie as if i was a french person who just found out he’s adopted and is, in fact, not french at all (it’s not as funny to witness though). All of the bits of the movie work great together, enhancing the feeling of it all. The movie did well in box offices and i hope it’ll be remembered in the colective consciousness of people who like good movies. May it age like fine cheese but with less mold.

I’m curious to know what you thing, so leave a message if you have an opinion you feel is worthy of sharing.

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Ianuarie 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm

DOMINO review

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Exista o lectie foarte importanta in filmul asta. Poti sa fi cel mai cool om din lume si tot sa fi naspa. Filmul asta este, pe scurt, un fel de manelist, care umbla in masina cool, cu bling la gat, si cu o tipa secsi langa el, se plimba ei prin mall, cu masina lasata pe bordura, in fata intrari, si ocazional ii mai baga mana in vagin pe sub fusta mini, ca deh, oamenii cool se plictisesc cand se plimba prin mall. Nah, asa e si filmul asta, DOMINO, un ”cool flick”  atata de uncool incat poate fi comparat cu demotivational-ul ala, cu tipul cu cele 4 gulere intoarse in sus. SIgur, vizual cica e cool, e cross processed, are cadre si miscari de camera interesante, oroginale, un stil nou, funky, putin artsy, cateodata iti aduce aminte de film european, pentru jumatatea de secunda dupa ce ti-a murit un neuron si parca lumea nu mai e atata de urata. Dar repete iti dai seama ca de fapt lumea este foarte urata. Ieri m-am uitat la district 9. Un film excelent, care ma facut sa imi dau seama ca de fapt oamenii suck. Azi ma uit la amaratul asta de DOMINO, care ma face sa cred ca oamenii nu au pic de gust, sunt lipsiti de originalitate, si merita sa moara cateodata doar pentru ca imi asalteaza in asa hal simtul esteticului.

Amaratul asta de film, cu niste actori bunicei care nu ii voi mentiona in ideea ca paote poate uit ca au fost in filmul asta, este facut dupa un personaj de benzi desenate, care mai apare si prin DEADPOOL (si aia e foarte cool). Chestia e ca personajul este destul de violat in gaurile facute unde l-au injunghiat regizorii si scenaristi de catre nevastuici drogate si hiperactive. Ce imagine oribila e asta, nu? Ei nah, io am suferit 2 ore din filmul asta asa ca meritati si voi sa fiti oripilati putintel, oricum, stati linistiti, nu e la fel de rau. Intre o nevastuica hiperactiva care ma violeaza in buric (nu mi sa intamplat vreodata) si  revizionarea hidoseniei asteia…..nu stiu ce as face. Chiar nu stiu, sper sa nu fiu vreodata fortat sa fac aceasta alegere intr-un joc nebun SAW style.

Ideea e ca filmul asta e chair hidos. E o scena de lap-dance…cu o keira knightley (nah, i said it) sexi…dar de care nu m-as atinge momentan pentru ca a fost in filmul asta…….

scena nu se compara cu cea din DEATHPROOF….care e de-a dreptul epica. Tot filmul asta e prost! Nu sunt coerent pentru ca mi-au murit mai multi neuroni in timpul filmului asta decat  in a 2-a cand ma lovit leaganul ala in ceafa obscen de tare.

Nici intre leagan si revizionarea lui DOMINO nu stiu ce as alege. Poate se mai vindeca in timp dar amandoua lasa niste cicatrici oribile in/pe capul meu.

Don’t watch this movie if you wanna live a happy life.

SI, daca vrei un film atta de cool incat iti va curge sange prin urechi si uretra, de ce nu te uiti ca un om normal la: SNATCH!!!!! lock, stock and two smoking barrels, rock’n’rolla sau SMOKIN` ACES. Chiar si ocean’s variablenumberofpeople care e si el destul de cool, in timp ce incearca sa fie cool si ii iese pentru ca stie cum trebuie sa o faca.

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Octombrie 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm

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RIP Majel Roddenberry

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She was called „The First Lady of Star Trek”. I can really say that Majel Rodenberry has kept alive a image of Star Trek that i love. The bit of old ST that i like more than the new stuff. She’s been with the idea from the start, probably because of Gene’s relationship with her but i think she loved star trek and it’s fans.  She kept the dream of ST alive for 42 years. Now, as a ST fan who wears a James T. Kirk pin on my suit i can’t help but feel we’ve lost something important. Sure, i may not be one of the biggest ST fans, i haven’t even watched DS9 and i’ve always been a TOS kinda guy but the news sucks. She died peacefully in her bed surrounded by loved ones. She was a big part of star trek, with the idea and project from day 1, „the Cage” as the unnamed first officer and since them she appeared in every series and every movie including the one yet to be released. She was the voice of every enterprise. Kirk, Picard, every captain heard her voice. I really can’t imagine another voice for the Enterprise and so much more. I hope Rod carries on the vision and the torch she’s carried since Gene’s passing.

I’m not one to be religious but still, it’s a sad day for fans. Gene, Doohan, Majel, RIP

Because i want to end on a bright note, you can hear her as the Enterprise in the new film, i look forward to that.

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Decembrie 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm

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tot beat, dar poftim un trailer

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August 28, 2008 at 7:05 pm

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Be Kind, Rewind – Review

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Ce faina e senzatia cand te uiti la un film de la care nu te astepti la cine stie ce si iti intrece toate asteptarile. Desigur, nu la fel de fain ca acele ocazii foarte foarte FOARTE rare in care te uiti la un film care te astepti sa fie bun si iti intrece asteptarile, pentru ca aia inseamna o expedrienta cinematografica aproape orgasmica. Dar si astea sunt bune. Trebuie sa recunosc ca, in momentul in care aud numele „Jack Black” automat ma gandesc la school of rock si inca vreo cateva filme care nu mi-au placut. Quite frankly, nu prea imi place de Jack Black ca si actor. Ce sa faci, toata lumea are si din-astia. Mos Def, alta poveste. A jucat in HHGTTG ca Ford Prefect, iar eu am vazut fiomul inainte sa citesc cartea. Pentru mine personajul va ramane totdeauna Mos Def, nu prea ai ce sa faci, si in ciuda a ce zic multi oameni (cica asa zice netu) mie imi place cum a jucat (netu zice ca nu o jucat bine, da ce stie el).

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Iunie 7, 2008 at 11:04 pm

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Poster la clone wars, w00t!!!!!

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Mai 7, 2008 at 7:42 am

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