... step into my garden

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Tooth for a Tooth ... or something like that

I like imagining how brainstorming sessions go. I like thinking at how everybody sits at that table, finding different solutions to a problem. And here was a BIG problem. How do they make the biggest blockbuster movie of the year? Where do they stand against the competition:
- Fist fights - check
- Car chases - check
- More explosions than Star Trek - check
- More Time-Space continuum screw ups than Star Trek - check
- More robots than Transformers - check
- More see through my body special effects than Wolverine - double check
- More butt than Wolverine ... ? ... guys?? More butt than Wolverine???
Eventually one of the smarter people there thought it through and the solution was inevitable, since Terminator is the master butt showing movie of all time.

Was it the highlight of the movie? I can't really deny it, but there's more than the Terminator's butt that brings salvation to the Terminator series.

Compared to the Terminator 3 joke this should win best movie of the Universe, so I cannot hate it. It was entertaining with some good action scenes and it revisits the Terminator atmosphere from the first movies, with moments when you kinda fear that Terminator guy. The editing could have been better, but all in all it was not bad.

Well ... it looks like it checks through the entire list ... best action movie of the year? Let's hope not ...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ben Affleck is an Actor!

Yeah, now I remember where I knew this guy from ... he used to be an actor ... and apparently not a bad one.
I was utterly amazed by the fact that I didn't fall asleep while watching this movie where the Gladiator grew fat and started working as a journalist, while Ben Affleck finally decided to run for the senate. I may have gotten things mixed up a little bit, but, heck ... the storyline is mixed up and it was kinda late.

The way I see things, the story is about a guy who sleeps with another guy's wife, who happens to be his friend, but the guy thinks about another girl, who was sleeping with the guy too, but following him too, and that was because some other guy kills her because she was working for the guy, but she was actually working for another guy too. In the end, everything is turned around and the guy who did it is revealed ... geesh ... Now THAT's a story for the newspapers...

Go see 'State Of Play' ... you will not fall asleep ... I repeat, you will NOT fall asleep.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Angels & Demon

I've never really been a fan of the Davinci Code & stuff and I also didn't like the movie too much. So my expectations were obviously quite low. I was expecting a slow movie, with some uninteresting action, and a reveal that won't drop any jaws. I was pretty wrong ...
Instead, we have a well paced, with interesting characters and interesting action Lancia Delta commercial. The twist in the end is quite predictable, but that doesn't kill it. It was pretty good all in all, definitely way better that the first movie.

So many angels, but no so many demons in the movie ...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Down on the Beach

Don't start feeling sorry ... the picture above shows how the weather was when we got there early in the morning .. very soon after, it turned into this:

It was an absolutely excellent weekend. The water was a little too cold, so splashing was out of the question, but the weather was stunning, the food was great, and we even saw a movie which was a little better than I expected ...

And speaking of that ... Andreea discovered our symbol engraved in the sand of the beach most probably by a secret underground ancient society...
Quickly, call Robert Langdon! Maybe he can spot Andreea in one of the photos...