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Inglorious Bastards - Absolutely brilliant film by Tarantino, Truly the best film ever to have Nazi's in it. Showcasing a hardcore team of Nazi hunters, a Nazi detective who doesn't miss a thing and speaks a hundred languages, and a gorgeous French cinema owner who plots revenge against the Third Reich. Every actor in the film is phenomenal, Brad Pitt's unrelenting portrayal of Lt. Aldo Raine us both hilarious and intimidating, Cristoph Waltz's depiction of Colonel Hans Landa is breathtaking as he truly captures the essence of a mad genius who truly enjoys his work, and finally Melanie Laurent plays Shosanna Dreyfus, the determined cinema owner who vows to take revenge against the Nazi's who will be attending her theater. She is the most beautiful woman ever, period, ever.I would gladly let her burn my house down with me and my whole family inside if I got to spend an awkward dinner with her, listening to her insult me in French the whole time. The finale of the film takes several interesting twists and turns before the film comes to a close, and the chapter of the film where some members of the Basterds meet with a German spy in a barroom basement is one of the most intense and heart stopping moments Of the last few years. Masterpiece isn't a good enough word to describe this film.
9 - Eye Candy winner of 2009 so far, this film produced by Tim Burton is quite the CG adventure flick, but they didn't take the safe and colorful route of a family film that so often ails these movies. Nine separate dolls are infused with the soul of their scientific human creator, in order to keep the human soul alive into a post apocalyptic world where machines have destroyed all human life. Although the trailers for this film may have billed it as more of an action film, this film is more about survival than combat sequences, but the chase sequences are truly a sight to behold. The attention to detail is immense and the characters are so imaginative and original it makes the film feel truly unique. A great film with a lot of heart. Another name for the film could be "ULTIMATE: LittleBigPlanet", because the nine character resemble Sackboy's so much, but with the ability to kick more ass.
Star Trek - I'm not a Star Trek fan, but I can't deny the incredibly high production value this movie had. Although Captain Kirk's renegade nature as a youth seemed pointless and ill fitted for a military lifestyle, but luckily the movie had a great cast of far better actors than he. Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy acted the part of Spock brilliantly and made the scenes with them quite enjoyable. Sadly Simon Pegg doesn't show up until later in the film, but steals the show any scene he is in. The villains seemed more like outer space rednecks than Romulans. but the prospect of alternating the time space continuum was a welcomed dose of science fiction, in an otherwise "SUMMER ACTION BLOCKBUSTER KICKASS MOVIE! YEAH! SUCKA!". The ladies in this flick were drop dead sexy, especially the green ones, I'm learning that I have a weakness for green skinned chicks, like She-Hulk. This movie looks the way modern science fiction cinema should look, but the weaponry in Star Trek has always appeared so weak to me. Peashooters that either shoot blue or red will never be as dangerous as a laser sword, 'nuff said.
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel - Starring Chris O'Dowd of The I.T. Crowd fame headlines this British time traveling comedy about three friends who are enjoying their usual night at the local bar, until they stumble upon a bathroom that sends them all over time. This movie knows its target audience, and nerds will have much to laugh at during this movie. Nerd or not however, no one can deny the lull that takes place about three quarters through the film, where results seem to come from the characters doing the same thing they've been doing the whole film. Ana Farris actually looks pretty good in this movie, and changes her style dramatically many times during the course of the movie. The biggest letdown in this movie, and most shallow thing to admit, is that the film's villain is a woman of very mediocre physical characteristics who appears very very late in the film. Any kind of self respecting time traveling she-villain should be more attractive, so attractive that she seems unattainable to further enforce just how evil she is.
Gamer - This movie was an absolute joke. A weak attempt to cash in on gaming culture produces a weak attempt an action film that utterly falls under par. I hate to see Gerard Butler reduced to participating in such films but I can't blame him for taking a paycheck. The guy from Dexter is the best actor in the film and is a great antagonist because he is so easy to hate, but unfortunately so is the movie. The premise of the film is that players control inmates in a fight to the death, but the person who is controlling the main character is absolutely ancillary to the whole experience. There is an actual plot here but it doesn't really matter as it's all banal nonsense, trying to force in a "bigger picture" theme awkwardly towards the end of the film doesn't make things any more interesting in the slightest. Oh, and John Leguizamo is in the movie too, but I'm not sure why, in fact I don't think he knows why either. I'm not sure how movies like this get made, and from a nerds perspective, all the terminology would have moved on in such a futuristic setting, they wouldn't still be using slang from 2001. Teabagging, seriously?