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How come that almost all of the Star Trek movie actors are frequently in solid films, just when you put them all together, to make another Star Trek movie, it sucks? :P Anyways, Simon Pegg (and of course the countless other people who worked on this thing) continues to amaze and entertain with this movie. I usually don’t read up on movies before I see them, so I knew nothing (except that Pegg and Frost were in it) and I think this helped to enjoy it more. It’s often lighthearted fun/general silliness and yet it still has some serious undertones, that make it into something more than just some forgettable flick. The way the ending was handled, reminded me a little bit of Cabin in the Woods and that too, was great. Always nice to see some courage to deviate from common formulas.
Robot & Frank was really good. Obviously I liked the theme, but it was a lot better than I expected it to be all around. I wanted to see this movie for a long time but always postponed it, because I wasn’t too eager to see something that was probably just sad and depressing. Now I’m glad I finally did.
Lots of *beep* claims or wants to be uplifting, this movie was. :P Maybe in a slightly weird, but good way. It begins with a reporter who wants to check out an ad in which a guy seeks a companion for traveling through time. Their trip is supposed to produce an article revealing if the dude who posted the ad is just trying to joke around or is maybe crazy or something. Intrigue! Because it could have gone anywhere and… I couldn’t predict the outcome… It’s nice to have something that keeps you involved on most levels till the end. I’m still not clear on all elements of the story, but maybe the audience isn’t supposed to.
It’s not the first time, of course, this basic idea was used, but it doesn’t harm the movie at all. The execution is next to flawless, I think, and if you have emotions :P there’s a good chance this story will resonate with you. It’s still floating around in my mind (which is why I put it here).
Everyone who’s into games at all should watch Indie Game: The Movie. There are still not that many documentaries of that kind, that are pleasant to watch, I think, but this one delivers. It kept me hooked for the entire duration and it’s really interesting to see dudes who made stuff like Braid. Even if you haven’t just played it.
This film is also truly about games and being a gamer and how gamers perceive games and why they like them. All too often tales about games and gamers in mass media are just shocking and insulting and no one who ever had anything to do with games can recognize the scene (let alone himself) in such concoctions. Not this time!
You can say about Zach Galifianakis whatever you want, but his (let’s call it) style sure is unique. This combined with an interesting premise, makes The Campaign a decent watch.
I myself probably would have chosen a different type of ending for this movie, but it’s supposed to amuse people and not depress them, so I don’t see it as a big problem.
This is one of these movies, where I thought they were really good, but I don’t know anything about the setting, so it’s possible they are actually quite bad (in the sense of not doing the topic any justice whatsoever).
With a title that’s already The Bang Bang Club, it should also be quite the challenge to name a possible porn spoof…
I love this movie so much, I wanna *beep* it. Cameron Diaz should get an Oscar for this *beep*. :D And Jason Segel is great as always. Actually the entire cast is quite strong. I would watch it again.