Sunday, December 18, 2005


WOWIE! I'm still recouperating from the audio/visual stimulations that I so eagerly and voluntarily subjected myself too. It sounds like I was punished but that was not the case...I don't think I have seen so much intense action in a movie..just when you thought that was it, there was more and more of that!

Frequently, when it comes to special effects, we are never shown much. I don't know whether it's to do with cost or technology or time or some cheap suspense pulling trick...but this movie's creatures can be compared with giants like Godzilla/Jurassic park/Aliens/Species...but all this can't come close cause this movie was not stingy! Never seen before action sequences that were totally larger than life! There is this one scene where KingKong fights with 3 dinosaurs-there was no cheap, convenient, editing the fighting scenes were naturally raw. There were like 5 other species of dinosaurs and we saw them all and not for a few seconds-up close and personal-nothing was left to the imagination. The went all out! Every nail biting moment was precious! Every increased heart rate was pleasurable...there were creepy crawlies that could make you shiver and run for the nearest exit. In terms of Computer Generated Effects I don't know what movie will ever outdo this.

The screenplay was actually good...cause we basically know the streotyped Beauty and the Beast storyline. However the screenplay produced a different twist to it all and turned a simple story into the movie adventure of the year!

Jack Black gave an awesome performance(remember him starting out small in 'The Jackal' and his head getting shotoff b y Bruce Willis.) Argue as you may but I think he carried this whole movie and cannot wait to see what future roles he may have ahead. Of course Naomi Watts and Adrian Broody were perfect as always.

The action was delayed till halfway through the movie. This wasn't exactly a bad thing, there was more depth to the characters this way. And as I had mentioned the story being weaved was worth the wait. Once they reached to the Skull Island boy oh boy didnt the action begin!!! And the action didn't let go till the credits started rolling!

KingKong-Totally believeable. Great attention to detail. A bad mean as Ape!

Verdict: 8.5/10
Must see, this is what Big-Screen theatres were made for! Unamused it's not been received well at the box office. It's definitely a great movie if only it had opened during summer. This should be a classic in the history of film making.
I'm also glad they did not leave room for a sequel or a prequel-this movie was just enough!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Cheap Humor/Spoof Comedies

Many of you are out there, don't have a wicked imagination. Many seem to get offended or find it childish as regards to cheap humor! It takes loads to have a sense of humor and it takes even more to enjoy cheap humor. There are many types of jokes out there...but none takes the cake like good old fashioned slapstick cheap humor! Appreciation of cheap humor is a skill that must be honed especially for the uptight people who are used to more conventional jokes.

When you are a self proclaimed Couch Tato, it's even better when the cheap humor is derived from actual movies-hence creating SPOOF MOVIES. Cause not only do you re-affirm that you have watched many movies and can remember makes the movie all the more enjoyable knowing where the joke came from, its's double meaning... it's like having an insider joke on a joke.

Cheap Humor is the kind that makes you spit coke through your nostrils. That makes you slap your knee,and shake your head saying 'Damn! Damn! Damn!' while breathing for air as tears roll down your cheeks. It stretches your imagination to unparalleled lengths..and singlehandedly such movies have been the source of my humor.

A field dominated by the Wayans Bros. Initially, Keenen Ivory Wayans had released the successful I'm gonna get you sucker! that spoofed Shaft and black super hero's of the earlier times. And not forgetting the succesful In Living Color comedy series that catapulted James Curry into the Jim Curry he is of today. This genre was perfected by the likes of Leslie Nielsen and Charlie Sheen (the King and Prince of Spoof respectively) in the 80's and 90's. Names like Mel Brooks and Jim Abrahams and David Zucker are also synonymous with this genre. If you remember Baseketball-a really silly movie with classic jokes would also fall in this cheap humor category but it spoofed sports... was helmed also by David Zucker. Funnily Jim Abrahams, David Zucker have worked on similar movies Hot Shots/Naked Gun and Zucker has directed Scary Movie 3 and next year will be doing Scary Movie 4.

I highly recommend each of these movies...remember it is nothing but cheap laughs so sit back and enjoy.


To me Scary Movie is my all time best Spoof. Many loathed it-many didn't find it funny! I thought this was the best of the best! Never has a spoof been so concentrated with scenes from actual movies...none will ever come close. A glorious celebration to all the movies it mocked and mimicked- a real JUSTICE!
Almost each scene was funny!
The humor was raw/toilet/cheap. Just the way it should be.

The Exorcist spoof in Scary Movie 2 is a classic with renowned James Woods. Not to mention cheap shots at the 2002 election/callista flockhart/hollowman spoof with Titanic was funny as hell.

Scary Movie 3 was milder and better than Scary Movie 2 and the addition of Charlie Sheen and Leslie Nielsen was an added advantage! It was more a white movie than Black ...but by golly there were tears rolling down these cheeks! From Ring to Lord of the Rings to Signs...horrors will never be the same again not when this sequels are on a roll. Next year comes Scary movie 4.

Not Another Teen Movie

If i wasn't biased against Scary Movie this would take the cake. Lordy! You must have first watched "Cruel Intentions, She's All That, Varsity Blues, American Pie, Road Trip, Bring it On, 10 things I love about...e.t.c
-the secret of not being a geek is getting rid of glasses and a pony tail
-how sad the chick was when reminiscing about her mom's death. "it was a dark night. the rain started pouring heavily and mom was driving to buy us dinner. she couldn't see the road clearly the car started swerving..." ROAD ACCIDENT? "...No, Cancer!"
-you put the 'ism' in this is all just a defense mechanism!
-Bring it! What's it? IT!

Robin Hood:Men in Tights

Oh boy! Oh boy, I laughed through out the whole movie. Remember the tagline
"The legend had it coming... Find out where Robin Hood put his Little John, what made Will Scarlet, and what did Friar Tuck into his tights that Maid Marion all of a quiver?"
This was a Mel Brooks film, he who has done other spoofs like "Dracula Dead and Loving it" with none other than Leslie Nielsen and an old favorite comedy of mine "Blazing Saddles."

From the little guillotines for circumcision/the chastity belt/to poles hitting the camera with an apologetic ooops...this was pure comedy!

Wrongfully Accused

Now who would ever think Leslie Nielsen would ever quit. There was the lesser successful ...but boy he delivered on this one. With a Fugitive storyline-you just have to laugh out loud.

Hot Shots: Part 1 and Deux

There was part one and two. First one was a Top Gun spoof while second one was a Rambo spoof. Arguably, one of the cheapest movies ever-lock me in a jail and leave me with this DVD!!!! I laughed and laughed all through this movie I can't even begin to recup.

Naked Gun:1, 2 1/2, 33 1/3

Now this was my first silly comedy ever. Trust me you don't know comedy till you watch Naked Gun 1-From the files of Police Squad, Naked Gun 2 1/2-The smell of Fear , Naked Gun 33 1/3-The Final Insult


Pure Jim Abraham's also responsible for Airplane the origin of all spoofs,Naked Gun and Hot Shots. This takes a stab at gangster movies such as Godfather, Casino, Goodfellas....
Absolute must must must see! A volley of giggles, I tell you!


THANK YOU ADRIAN for reminding me about this one. I'm ashamed and appaled for having left this beauty out. It's a gem out of the National Lampoon Series. Emilio Estevez and Samuel L Jackson(damn he has come a long way) taking on the roles of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. It spoofed movies of that time including the killer Basic Instinct spoof with a a transvestite Sharon Stone criss-crossing her legs. Damn pure pure cheap humor!!!!! Emilio Estevez an original member of the 80's Brat Pack along with his brother Charlie Sheen will soon be appearing in a sequel to cheap comedies that are not spoofs!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Jerry Bruckheimer

From the last post i have decided to highlight most of my favorite films to date...and when it comes to action movies, you can never go wrong with JERRY BRUCKHEIMER! Before we go any further I'd like to point out that I'm not saying they are the best movies ever made...but they are movies especially if watched on big screen, should never be missed! His movies are their own genre-settin a standard of their own.

Initially, Jerry worked with his partner Don Simpson before he died from coke overdose. They were mega movie producers behind all-time hits like Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun,Days of Thunder, American Gigalo, Flash Dance, The Rock, Bad name but a few

His movies have catapulted actors into blockbuster stars. Tom Cruise, Eddie Murphy, Nicholas Cage, Will Smith, Josh Hartnett, Ben Afleck, Angelina Jolie, Orlando Bloom all who became stars after appearing in their movies.

However after the death of Simpson, Bruckheimer still proceeded to make movies. As a Producer I believe the end product is as a result of him..and not the director. Cause if you watch many of his movies you can't help but feel a certain Bruckheimer signature..though many debate that that's a Michael Bay's signature..but i still remain adamant-if you watch The Island...u can tell the difference between a movie with Bruckheimer influence.

Infact, I believe he even tried to create more epic movies aiming for the much timed Oscar award, but remained snubbed him for Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Remember the Titans. His movies haven't all been big budget he has indulged in smaller budget films e.g Coyote Ugly, Dangerous Minds and Veronica Guerin.

Box Office stats are never a good measure for quality of a movie but by golly he has ruled the box office! Not to mention the fact his movies have rakde in over Billions of Dollars! His movies always open at number 1(with exception of Bad Company, King Arthur and Coyote Ugly) and always gross atleast over 100 million in the U.S and atleast 100 million Worldwide-now is that a movie producer or what. His last two Box Office Smash are yielding sequels Pirates of the Carribean2 and National Treasure2 in fact Pirates is already in Pre-production for Pirates 3.

>Ever notice how he works with actors more than once:Ben Afleck(2) , Josh Hartnet(2), Denzel Washington(2), Nicholas Cage(4 soon to be 5), Will Smith(3), Tom Cruise(2), Eddie Murphy(2), Keira Knightley(2)...

>Ever notice how there's always a killer soundtrack song from the movie? which also enjoy the privilige of going staright t o number 1.Most being Grammy nominees or oscar nominees

How Do I live-LeAnn Rhymes:Con Air
Someone to Love-Jon B-Bad Boys
Shy Guy-Diana King-Bad Boys
I Don't want to miss a thing-Aerosmith:Armageddon
Gangster's Paradise-Coolio and the fat guy:Dangerous Minds
There you'll be-Faith Hill: Pearl Harbor.Oscar Nominee
Can't fight the Moonlight:LeAnn Rhymes-Coyote UglyOscar Nominee.
Take My Breath Away-Berlin:Top Gun.Oscar winner
Flash Dance..what a feeling:Flash Dance.Oscar Winner

As i digress a tad, he has also branched out into TV...Most movie producers have anyway Barry Levinson did so with Oz, Brett Ratner with Prison Break..but he is doing exceptionally well with the C.S.I franchise, Without a Trace, Cold Case and Emmy award winning Amazing Race. Of course he is teamed up with other producers..but all the same..they are all Bruckheimer Productions!

Big Big Budget.
Action Packed.
Special Effects that are out of this world(Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down won oscars for best sound/best editing).
Extremely Fast Paced. You have got to love this on big screen.
Star Packed.He usually piles on many stars in his movies so for sure you would never go wrong if you hear of a Bruckheimer movie you damn well watch it.

Black Hawk Down

I think this is my favorite Bruckheimer movie directed by Ridley Scott an all time favorite of mine. Excellent and gory!!!!

Pearl Harbor

This was entirely LONG! and that Nuke being dropped as the camera follows it...spectacular. Apparently that bombing sequence is the most expensive sequence ever made. This movie was torn to sshreds by critics but I'm such a sucker for long movies, with a soap like ending. Afleck is assumed dead, Hartnett moves in on his girl, they have a baby, Affleck returns, Hartnett dies, Affleck goes back to his girl raising his best friends kid. Am a sucker!

Pirates of the Carribean

Cammon, who did not love JACK SPARROW with the cheap humor in that movie. Remember that cheap joke how he escaped from the Island by making a raft and tying the twigs with the hair of his back. LMAO!

Con Air

Am not a Nick Cage fan but he sure killed me with this line "Put the bunny down!" and of course Cyrus the Virus played by renowned Jon Malkovich!


I have never accepted Will as a big Movie Star..but him and Martin sure as hell rock in BadBoys..whatu gonna do? and then the sequel which was more of a comedy than an actual flick!


One of my first enjoyable movie experiences...Despite premiering after Deep Impact..this was so much better. Didn't u just love how the story progressed as they teamed up the usual suspects to go up and save the world.

National Treasure

Great Fun!

King Arthur

Actually wasn't that bad..but if u ask me one of his lesser films

Coyote Ugly

Actually a nice chick flick wit a nice soundtrack.


Great! Great!

Remember the Titans

What a feel good movie!

Other movies not highlighted include Enemy of the State, Crimson Tide(excellent i shoulda put it up there) Gone in Sixty Seconds, Kangaroo Jack(his worst movie yet)

Friday, October 28, 2005

Movies With Best Endings!

What makes a good movie? What is your favorite movie?

Now this is an open ended question cause it's multi factorial…what makes a good comedy is not the same that makes a good action flick or a horror flick…so I always categorise movies in different genres.

And in each genre there is a definite favorite. There is that finger licking good flick that makes you wanna applaud…makes you wanna steal that rental copy and move video libraries. The type that you watch solo and you keep nodding your head in approval…and you wish you had someone there to high five. The type you brag to your friends and vilify if they have never even heard of them. The type when you are blogging about, you need to take a breather and sigh in reminiscent bliss! As medusa would say "taste so good makes u wanna slap ur momma!"

Now, let's discuss movies with the best endings of all time! If this was to be equated with certain pleasures of the world…it would have u singing Johnny Gill’s “My My My…mama-my my my my…”

This post overwhelmes me I wonder if I will do justice to these movies!

(Not in any preferencial order)


MMMmmmm! mmm! mmmmh! What a cast!!! Benicio Del Toro was magnificent! So was Stephen Baldwin and of course Chazz Palminteri...but boy, Kevin Spacey stole that cake, ate it and left no crumbs!!!... it was such a pity the oscar was not for BEST ACTOR!

What a storyline! What an unexpected twist that’s delivered smack at the end-a jiffy just before credits started rolling. This movie was screaming "you're a jack ass, you have no idea what's coming!"

KEYSER SOZE! Damn! Who could have thought?! I had to watch it twice to see how on earth I’d been duped!

2. SE7EN

Can you say a buffet of superb actors! Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey and add a sauce of seven mortal sins! I'll say it once again Brad Pitt is an underrated actor! That mutha can act!!! Watch: Legends of the fall, 12 monkeys, Fight Club, Seven Years in Tibet, Sleepers and Troy! Brad Pitt is a whole movie genre on his own!

This was one of those eerie thrillers from the get-go! We have Kevin Spacey-a psychotic serial killer- who punishes/kills according to the seven deadly sins. Remember the fat guy he stuffed with spaghetti for GLUTONY????...and the climatic ending ends with his seeking own punishment for he too has succumbed to ENVY! That last perfomance in the open field Pitt against Spacey (with Paltrow's head in a box!!!) pass me some salt this movie was YUMMY!!!!


Guy Pierce...this guy started off as Mike Young in Neighbour's remember him as Des and Daphne's roomate. And in U.S.A he has made some superb films like L.A Confidential and Count of Monte Cristo..and then there was MEMENTO!!!! It was screaming "ORIGINAL!!! ORIGINAL!!!"
Damn even 21 grammes didn't even come anywhere close!

A character that cannot create new memories as he tries to remember events in time. Now the classic thing about this film is its style for the movie progresses backwards. Trust me take down notes while watching this! The movie goes backwards in time starting from w-z, followed by t-v...and the way the story unfolds or it it folds creates one of the best endings of all time. The ending is the beginning that reveals a shocker!!!

You have to watch this twice to understand it. DAMN DAMN DAMN..they don't make them this good any more!

4. Primal Fear:

Now Edward Norton shot to fame after this. And you wonder why. Ever watch his performance in American History X! Superb acting.
He held his own against powerhouse Richard Gere...and he pulled that innocent-holy boy routine so had to love him!!! You coulda taken him home clothed, fed and loved him fuh ever and ever! Who woulda thought he'd been molested and actually conspired to killing the cardinal and ultimately faking the sweet-boy persona. And the plot gets revealed right at the end and the audience and Richard Gere are left dumbfounded!

5.Fight Club

Now pair up above Edward Norton against Brad Pitt-need I add more. Take a story that involves multiple personalities whereby you have no idea that Pitt and Norton are actually the same guy in a warped mind...and yes you guessed it- this is revealed at the very end!!!!!
First Rule of Fight Club?

6.Mullholand Drive:

Oh, this is one twisted movie that cost me a few nights' sleep trying to figure out what the hell was going on!!! Was i dreaming or were they? Was it all someone's dream? What the hell was goin on? call 1-800-get me a clue! Excellently might mistake it for being boring but trust me hang in there till the very END!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The New James Bond

Requested by TeeJay

I think there comes a part in every series be it movie or tv, where the inevitable happens and the a character gets re-casted. In the likes of young and the restless the were even blatant enough to say "So and so will now be played by so and so" and i guess the show does go on.

Now when it comes to movies there have been definite shifts especially when it comes to franchises. And i have never been affected or moved by them.Regardless of the it death/contract re-negotiation/producers wanting better... I have always been a sport and welcomed the change.

When they substituted Jodie Foster with Julianne Moore in the Hannibal sequel-I was Ok.
Ben Afleck,Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin have all payed the same role in those Clancy Movies...Ok
Batman has been Played by Michael Keaton,Val Kilmer,George Clooney(though he sucked big time) and now Christian Bale....well I actually really didnt mind the verdict is still not yet out on BATMAN BEGINS..I'm still disappointed why the next movie has to have Joker as the villain.
Superman: Of course was immortalised by Christopher Reeve, In TV Dean Cain wasn't Bad and Tom Welling on Smallville is just quite right..and there is a new superman movie next year as Superman Returns opens..and i will be waiting.
Tarzan had many actors swinging from vine to vine.
Heck even I was comfortable when DeNiro played a younger Don in the Godfather whenit was pretty clear he looked nothing like Marlon Brando.

Just to name a few...but none other change irks me as that of James Bond! It started way back with Timothy Dalton..hated those two movies and their underwater action sequences. When Pierce came along i was more relieved Dalton was gone but still apprehensive all same I could not understand why Roger Moore or Connery were not Bond anymore. But after GoldenEye-i was hooked and had accepted him to be the ultimate Bond. Of course, Connery will be the best bond ever-but Moore and Brosnan filled those shoes pretty darn well. Brosnan had re-invented and revived BOND....

And now THIS!!!

Now there were many actors in the running for this role. From Clive Owen, Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman, Hugh Grant, Orlando Bloom, Collin Farrell...I do not hate these actors...have watched their movies and will watch plenty more. Oh, sorry I'm kidding I can't stand Hugh Grant-damn! Almost hated Love Actually cause of him! It's not that I'm against Daniel Craig(whoever he is)...I'm just against the whole CHANGE!

Personally, I believe James Bond is suave/debonair/Elegant with a British class that should be inherent. He is your typical smooth, womanising, arrogant son of a bitch that will get away with anything...and Pierce so well Portrayed that...and so did Connery and Moore.(oh don't get me started on George Lazenby!) None of the above actors can play that or carry it well. In spite of the sheer fact its called ACTING!

So people thats my reason for hating the new Blond Bond as he is being called. Yes, I will watch the movie obviously...but I am totally unamused and least bit enthused by this re-casting. The producers made a huge mistake dropping Pierce....and unfortunately I may even be proved wrong knowing my luck with such commentaries!

Ladies, I don't care if he makes your heart beat faster and slower at the same time (copyright "Hot Chick") He ain't BOND!

So,until then i remain shaken and stirred!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Rules of Movie Theatres

This post was requested by Milo.

Company and I:
(be it a date or a friend)

>Please Keep Time! IF anything irritates me more, is missing a single credit and second!
>If you decide not to turn up. To cancel last minute. To try re-schedule it...haki I will watch it alone! If I am siked up for a movie, nothing is gonna dissuade me,not even the fear of looking like a loser watching a movie big screen accompanied by a ticket!
>Now if we buy a hotdog..and you decide to go to the loo and leave me holding it for you. I WILL PUT CHILLI FOR YOU! My argument being why should i enjoy it alone?
Back in 2002 four of us skived classes to watch Mission Impossible 2.Dennis, Kui, June and I. So, Dennis leaves me holding his hotdog and dashes off to the 'gents'. He saunters back happily and relieved, we go to our seats and everyone is happy as a lark-despite that guilt looming in the back of our mind. Now, he, is the kind who only eats when the credits start rolling. It's been like 15 minutes and everyone else has almost eaten half their junk but OH no... a brada had to wait till he saw A..../Tom Cruise production... John Woo Film...THEN we hear someone hyperventilating in a hissing fit on our left.(Yup the Chilli was that good!) Now this lil sissy cannot stand chilli!
So next we hear! "NICHOLAS!!!!!!" (trust me when its not Nick/Nicko its not looking good!) Innocently, I reply "mmm hmm!What's up?" He continues "NICHOLAS! You put chilli" (inhaling and exhaling more than Tom is doing that stunt on the cliff) What proceeded was torrents of abuse with occasional re-affirmation. "You idiot who told u to put know i dont take chilli..go buy me another hotdog *&%&$&$! you know i dont take chilli...!@#@$%$^$^%&$% you know i dont take chilli!"

There I was stiffling giggles..but trust me I was the only one laughing!

What a whine bag...I have never been whined to like that in my entire life by a male buddy! Unfortunately, I actually felt sorry in this case..not to mention June and Kui got into it...lets just say the 3 of them bonded quite well exchanging laughs during the movie.


>You had better hush during previews. Heck even days of Newsreel...the whole experience of viewing pleasure starts from the time you seat down after the National Anthem. So, if that is the preview for the latest Spiderman/Superman-damn you better be excited as I am!...and the only way to be excited is TO WATCH it.
>Now during the movie. It requires skill/finese to throw in cheap humor at the right time at the right speed. The continuity of the movie flow shall/should never be interrupted!
>I wait for the credits till the very end! So you ain't going no where in a hurry
>Oh, you're popcorn is finished...girl, you're gonna miss a lot getting another packet yourself!
>In my vast experience, in terms of nipple freezing cold temperatures
Kenya Cinema and Sarit win hands carry you're own darn sweater.... Honestly I ain't starting to sneeze or sniffle-not when watching the movie-just cause you don't know the rules!
>Don't you dare sleep! Its an insult to me(even if you bought the ticket).
>Don't start having chat conversations via sms!

Public and I:
1.Read above rules
2.Those Ushers irritate the living daylights. I hate that torch waving gesture. And I know my way around the theatre do not escort me like a child holding my ticket stab...and then refuse to give it back!
3.Strangers or fellow theatre mates:
>Please keep time. I also get irritated when others miss as well. Clearly I have a problem.
>Learn how to whisper during the movie.
However, I was impressed by another loudmouth while watching Charlies Angels 2, in 2003. A smarty mouth chick was unleashing trivia behind me mpaka i was impressed. Damn, i almost switched seats and got her number! The funny thing her apparent date could care less for the movie or for her background knowledge...and there I was saying "You know ur stuff girl? Ati why was Bill Murray replaced by Bernie Mac?" She was a wikipedia of information from Demi Moore..heck she knew Drew Barrymore was in E.T and had produced the movie.

>Do not dangle your funky feet next to the chair near me. Do not fart! Do not munch like a child!
>Please come early I hate having to stand up and down cause u have no sense of time, as you shadily quip "excuse me?!"
>If you are gonna brush up against me please be smellin nice, and don't step on me, and don't knock over my food, and dont pass again till the movie is over!
>Halitosis-breathe in another direction!
>I don't get picked up by strangers so please, tuheshimiane, watch the damn movie!
>Question time:
NO,NO,NO HELL NO! I did not sit on your seat! I have never! Check again fool!
Yes, the movie started a long time back and YES u missed alot!
Yes, I mind holding your popcorn as you go down to buy chocolate or to the loo.
Yes, this is your aisle, now hurry up $%^$&&^%!!!!!
Yes, there are usually breaks in between long's not over.
Yes, it ends around 4:30pm/7:30pm
No, just cause I'm alone seated right infront of the screen doesn't make me a loser. So you and your friends stop giggling!

Little Children and I:
>Pee Pee Pee Pee Pee!!!
>See that little shop? That's where you buy popcorn. Now don't finish yours in a hurry and then want more...cause you will have to come aaaaaaall the way down here to buy it BY YOURSELF.
>Later in the movie in you feel the cutest tag on your sleeve and barely audible hushed whispers(she knows her rules!)
"Uncle Nick, i want more popcorn?"
"Sweetie, you know Nick Don't play that!"

Nick and I:
>I never leave the theatre even if the movie is boring as hell. I think the worst movie experienceIi hated was Artificial Intelligence! Yawnsville!
>I never leave during those lame breaks. It's a ruse to make you miss valuable time.
>I always sneak in foods. Over the many years i have sneaked in a pizza/burger and kenchic kuku...oh heaven
>So far my record stands at 30 movies a year! Hoping to beat it this year am at 24
>I always keep my ticket stab
>I love seating at E9/10 or F9/10 smack in the middle of the screen,and smack in front there. The seat after the one on the aisle. I am always seated nearest to the aisle
>Occasionally applauding is called for. Matrix-yes i was the one over there getting my clap on.

Memories and I:
>I miss the guys that would sell grub inside the theatre.
>I miss Newsreel and the voice that presented it!
>I miss when everythnig used to be forty bob. Hotdog,fanta and chocolate was 120/=
>I miss going to Fox Drive-In for those marathon New Years Movies!
>I miss Fox Drive and the speakers that would dangle on the window and many patrons would forget and drive off with them.... and theirdelicious Chicken!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Four Brothers

-4 brothers: 2 white 2 black. Raised as brothers after being adopted by a sweet old lady when no other foster parents could take up these delinquents wrong guys.
-Their mother has just been killed, in what looks like a deliberate act of execution, and the brothers unite in search of revenge!
-The story revolves around police corruption, and mob bosses that hutsle small time business owners for a share of profits

Mark Wahlberg (remember 'smooth vibrations' by the group marky mark and the funky bunch?)
Tyrese (found fame from a coke commercial)
Andre3000 ( none other than he of 'shake it like a polaroid picture...')
Garrett Hedlund (relatively unknown though had a small role in Troy)
Terrence Howard (best known for his role in Best Man. But this year for the movie Crush as a rich black tv soap director!)

-Directed by John Singleton: yup he has almost sterotyped black movies. From the likes of BabyBoy , Boyz n the hood, Higher Learning, Poetic Justice... Arguably the best movie he has directed having been fed up of the usual typical black stories of guys growing up in the wrong hood trying to get by. But are forced by circumstances to either die/do drugs/raise bastard kids/kill....

-This movie had nothing to do with good morals-just mere cold blooded revenge. It wasn't the preachy kind. Nothing to do with good vs bad. It was all western/gangster like. The bond of brotherhood is so vividly dispalyed and climaxes at the death of the last born brother in a ghastly nasty shoot out! (oh yes i love them spoilers)

-Theme: Family bonds/Brotherly love as they seek to avenge their mothers death, no holes barred. It was brutally nice.

Surprises:None. Simple story line that flows quite major turn in plots even as they deliberately try to mislead you into believing one of the brothers could be responsible.

>A cheap humping scene between Tyrese and his espanol speakin hood-rat chicka! Totally uncalled for...not worth the 4seconds of reel time.
>As is frequent with most hollywood movies-ending leaves a lot to be desired

Verdict: 6/10 Should be seen, if on big screen the better.