Wow, don't even remotely remember anymore when I was last blogging about going to the cinema. Granted, I wasn't that often in recent times, but I haven't mentioned some movies... Whatever.
Yesteday I have been to cinema again, and we watched "The Dark Knight". To be honest, I regret to have gone. The movie is as dark in its setting as the title says, even darker than what was common in previous Batman movies. They turned Batman into James Bond style, turning Morgan Freeman into Q, and using cheap Eminem quotes. I feel sorry for Heath that this was his last movie to star in. Even his great performance wasn't able to save the movie, and it's sad that this should be the movie people will remember him with... You deserve better, buddy.
"Die Welle" is yet another modern adoption of the old experiment Ron Jones did back in 1967 to his school class about showing them that something like the Third Reich is still possible nowadays. One of the pupils sums the first impression up pretty well, "Not again, I can't hear it anymore", but the further it comes to the end of the movie the more oppressing the situation gets. Definitely worth seeing, even if you can't hear it anymore.
Today I have been to the "Bourne Ultimatum". I bought myself the first and second part on DVD just recently to remind myself of what was going on, I even planed to watch it with some dear friends but all I received were meaningless promises, and before it stops screening I went on my own—just to stumble upon an old friend in the cinema who was going to watch the movie himself with his brother. Anyway, I was really looking forward to this part, given that I really enjoyed the former two parts—and I wasn't disappointed at all. It is a really worthy final part of this trilogy. Julia Stiles had a bit bigger part in this one which was an added enjoyable addition, and the scenes in Madrid were really quite thrilling. All thumbs up!
Some people say, write it right ahead or you won't write it at all. I fear the latter, thus I'm trying to catch up with things that happend in the last months. Not that I didn't mention some aspects, but I haven't written about some others and want to keep them at least for myself in good rememberance.
There were some movies I went to, and some of them I totally enjoyed. First thing was "1408"—a horror shocker with John Cusack, and I really enjoyed it. I'm not a big fan of splatter horror, and this wasn't, it's a pretty nice done psycho shocker. If you still have the chance and like the genre, go and watch it. :)
Then there was "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" which I watched even twice, with both my best friends. One would expect it being more cliche, more shallow—but it isn't. It really astonished me a fair bit how well it tackles the topic, and as an additional benefit the soundtrack of the movie is yet another must-have.
Which brings me to "Lissi und der wilde Kaiser". Don't. Just... don't. This one is cliche, this one is shallow. Some small jokes, weakly connected to some story... Bully, you did way better before.
Alright, first round of catching up, more to come. After all I'm syndicated on some Free Software related planets, and people might be interested in what's getting done in those parts, too. Not that I would do things in secret...
Yesterday it was "The Simpsons Movie" time—and it was hilarious! Don't miss it, you'll regret it. I had a pretty good laugh at quite a lot scenes. There is also the obligatory celebrity starring, this times it has Green Day and Tom Hanks in it.
What are you waiting for! Stop reading and go to the cinema!
Two movies again this week: first we went to see "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" which was quite nice. For people who have read the book and know how things work: quite some parts got reduced/removed. Who am I kidding, I mean, the book is immensly long, noone was expecting to have everything in the movie, did they? If they did, they were fooling themself.
For those who haven't read it: the remaining parts were mostly consistent and well done. There was just one thing that iritated me a bit with respect to the Thestrals on which they flew which Hermione and Ron weren't able to see—I expected to have at least a small scene with their scared faces and/or when mounting them. But appart from that it was pretty nice. :)
Second movie was "Live Free or Die Hard". I really was looking forward to it, being an longtime Bruce Willis fan—and I wasn't disappointed. At. All! Everything was great. The action was nice but not the sole part of the movie. The dialogues were more than just interesting, and the story had it's nice parts, too. And I liked that Kevin Smith was in the movie. His role was great. :D
Looked two third parts of movies this weeks. Started off with "Ocean's Thirteen". Was pretty nice and funny, including the usual strange dialogues between Danny and Rusty. The style of some parts of it was a bit too 70ties and psychadelic for me, though. Pretty worth watching anyway.
The second third part had been "Shrek the Third". Was quite worth it, and the way they picked on the King Arthur story and some other fairy tales was well done, too.
Now I'm just looking forward to yet another third movie; though that one was originally planed and not done just because the previous ones were a success: The Bourne Ultimatum—I hope it will let me enjoy the evening, too. :)
I'm still alive, thanks for asking. Though it doesn't feel too much like it. The stress at work is rather improving than lowering. But I sort of managed to reach an important step last thursday finally with the bind-to-pdns transition we are doing, so I thought I could present me with some gifts. Interestingly I just were at the bank in the morning to withdraw my christmas money...
So I thought I could go to the cinema again. The people with which I was in the cinema before didn't ask me lately to join them anymore, so I have to kick my ass myself anyway. So I drove to the cinema complex, and being not too late was able to go a bit shopping, too. I presented me with three (or four, because one was a double) CDs: Mike Oldfield "Ommadawn", Garbage "Bleed Like Me" and Kylie Minogue "UltimateKylie". Besides I usually prefer albums to Best Of Albums I thought the Kylie double CD was a good deal nevertheless.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was the movie I watched, finally. Of course people who read the book will miss the Veela, the Leprechaun, Dobbie!! and various other things. But appart from the usual cutting you get with longer books the movie itself wasn't too bad. I really enjoyed it, especially because I met two friends right before going in and got the promise to go with them to Narnia today. Yeah!
Friday was very special, too. I was invited to some christmas party, at viennAventura. I really enjoyed the evening, I fully support their concept. Take a look at the nice christmas flash Diana did for the website as long as you have the chance to!
After some glogg, helping to write a christmas picture story including the photo shooting and decorating their christmas tree with handdrawn glitter balls I went happily home. I took my dog out for a walk, and when we were around the corner I heard my cat cry for me! After a week being outside and almost already thinking of never seeing him again I heard him crying for me like hell! It was sooo great to hear him, I went over to him, picked him up and took him home with me again. Of course I wasn't able to do any work that weekend but only cuddle with him all the time. Fortunately for him he was in a very cuddly mood himself, too. ;) Guess he missed me too.
I'm not talking about the german HipHop combo Die Fantastischen Vier but about the movie. Yes, after a long while I had been to cinema again, and I missed it. Another Marvel movie, and I have to admit that it reminded me of reading the comics when I was so much younger... Especially Ben's character got through really well.
"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" had been the second movie. I've heard that there were bad critics about it, but I don't know why. Maybe it's because I never have that big expectations to movies, but I can't find bad things to say. It was truly entertaining, and it's hard to not fall for Brad Pitt, or was it Angelina Jolie? Both, I say. :)
Yes, we have been to cinema this year already. And there are loads of films missing from last year. I will write quick entries about the films of this year in counter-chronology order so you can skip reading the links about the olders. I'll skip the remaining from last year, noone really will be interested anyway.
First film yesterday has been "Hitch". I guess it is a really funny film, I usually like Will Smith quite much — only I was in terrible mood since the later afternoon, and still am partly. I couldn't find the real distraction in it and enjoy it... I've terribly offended someone I considered a friend. I really hope that I get the chance to resolve it. I'm sooo sorry.... :-((
Second film has been "Meet the Fockers". I don't know if it was able to distract me more or if it was just better, but at least I was able to follow better. I really liked the way Barbara Streisand and Dustin Hoffman were acting as the Focker parents. Definitely a nice movie, and I hope I'll be watching them both again when I'm in a better mood.
Last week's films: "Finding Neverland" — Johnny Depp playing the Peter Pan author. Kate Winslet is great, too. And "Cellular" — Kim Basinger kidnapped and making her final call through a wrecked telephone. Really good thriller!
Before: "Ocean's Twelve" — great sequel, and even staring Bruce Willis! Yeah!
Another tuesday, another cinema evening. This time the first film has been "Ruby & Quentin" which was really funny. I love Jean Reno's acting, and in this film even Gérard Depardieu was great. True fun.
Second film has been "Walking Tall". Although the story wasn't that exhaustive it was a nice action movie. The Rock rocks!
Quite some time passed since I last blogged. Went to cinema twice in between. First we saw "The Punisher" last week, and I must say I didn't really like it. It was too much violence, and it did glorify it. But well, that's what the comic was, too.
On tuesday we watched "TRaumschiff Sursprise". This was a nice evening in contrary. It had enourmous references to different other films and stuff, like "Shrek 2", and it is interesting to see how the trivia section on imdb.com for it is slowly growing.
Yesterday we watched "Mambo italiano". It was true fun. Somehow the daughter reminded me of Cher, and Nino was a real ass — but Luke was sooo sweet, and honest throughout the whole film. Its worth it, give it a try.
On tuesday it was our sequel evening. We watched both "Shrek 2" and "Spiderman 2". Both have been part of the Cineplexx unlimted ticket, and we even saw "Spiderman 2" before its official start the next day.
"Shrek 2" was really great. Especially the cute look of Puss in Boots was as great as it has been seen already in the trailers. But all the references to other films and things were great: The Street Fighter game from the good old Super Nintendo, Starbucks and even Ghostbusters. You simply got to love the load of references in this film. And the best thing is: "Shrek 3" and even "Shrek 4" are already sealed. Wooohoooo!!!
"Spiderman 2" was also great. And unlike the other real life comic movies I guess its not that far from the books (although I must admit that I didn't read it that intensively). I think they show quite well that Peter isn't that comfortable with being Spiderman yet... And for what it's worth, "Spiderman 3" is announced, too.
Because I split up my blog it is easier for me now to write shorter snippets and thus on a more regular basis. Before I always wanted to put some Debian related stuff in. This hindered me from posting that I watched "Der Wixxer" last week. Now that I have this cinema section I no longer feel the need to also put some Debian related stuff in.
"Der Wixxer" is a German production so I guess there won't be any English version, but if you have the chance I suggest you to go and watch it. Its really worth it. The German commedy elite (Bastian Pastewka, Anke Engelke, Olli Dittrich, Oliver Kalkove and others) is in it, and if you like their style it is worth it.