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Kill Bill vol. 1

October 23, 2003
2 comments Film

The Bride

Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino and martial arts. How can that fail? It can't!

Johan and I went to see Kill Bill vol. 1 tonight and I am positivly surprised. My expectations were high nomatter how much I tried to surpress them.

Just one little warning: Don't see this film if you have fear of blood; animated, sprayed or poured. There's plenty of it and it took some getting used to.

Just like Natuarl Born Killers there's lots of changes in the format of the film, but not as much. There's one particular moment where Uma has killed some people with her sword in black and white and as she stops for a moment and blinks, the film changes to colour again. Splendid! Other than depicting past time, many films who try to be artistic change back and forth between black and white and colour for no particular reason. In this film it really made sense.

O-Ren Ishii

Enough said! Go and see the film when you can.

Trailers IMDB page

Once upon a time in Mexico

October 13, 2003
0 comments Film

Once upon a time in Mexico I just saw One upon a time in Mexico and it think it was pretty shit.

Antonio Banderas with his bloody guitar the whole time and like many others almost invinsible to bullets.

Shooting and blood the whole time. If you really want to see a film with lots of guns and violence but good, you should go and see City of God instead.

And also, if you're a fan of Salma Hayek (like me) you will be disappointed because she's in the film only for a few minutes.

Best in Show, really funny

September 16, 2003
2 comments Film

best in show Downloaded Best in Show yesterday and saw it today.

It's a fake documentary (like The Idiots and The Office) about a couple of totally mental american citizens. They're crazy about their dogs and the documentary is all about how they're getting prepared for the big Mayflower Dog Show in Philadelphia.

Made me laugh many times. I kept wondering: all the expertise they must have had must have been from the very same people they mock.

City of God

September 9, 2003
1 comment Film

Last week I went to (finally) see City of God at Prince Charles Cinema and it was great. City of God, Rocket with his camera The reviews about the film was all promising and I had my hopes up high; a bit afraid that would ruin it, but it didn't.

This film really takes you "into the picture". I.e. it feels like you're there with them. How they do that I don't know but you feel scarily close to the violence and guns that appear a lot in the film.

A little piece of advise is to stay for the credits after because they show a little extra bit from the real true story.

Official site (shit, but has trailer link)

Whale Rider

August 11, 2003
0 comments Film

Whale Rider Today I went to see Whale Rider at Odeon in High Street Kensington. We were first going to see Pirates of the Caribbean but the air conditioner in the auditorium was broken and in this heat even I wouldn't sit hour and a half with 50 people sweating like a pig.

The Whale Rider is one of those films which has lots of rewards from small international film festivals, and I now think the film deserves them all.

It's about cute little Pai on New Zealand. She's a Mauri and should be the heir to the trone as chief of the little village. The only problem is that she's a girl which her grandfather cannot accept. That is what the film is about.

You get a warm feeling for these people and their culture. If you think the dance sequence the "all blacks" do before a rugby game is chick, you'll love this film.

All in all the film feels like a sweet fairy tale like Amelie from Montmartre but with a contemporary important message. I suggest that you go to see this film. It's one of the most comfortable films I've seen this year.

Terminator 3 Rise of the machines

August 4, 2003
1 comment Film

Just went to see Terminator 3 at Warner Village in Angel.

Actually not too bad. It was fun and had some entertaining scenes in terms of action. The car chase scenes were great. Maybe I think this only because I saw it at the cinema with great sound.

A lot of old tricks from Terminator 2 Judgement day was in this film too. Like "I'll be back" and getting a biker outfit. This was bad but I suppose it was inevitable to connect this film with the previous one.

The film made me laugh many times. Almost always when Arnold does something almost ironic for example when he says "Talk to the hand!" as you'll see when you see the film.

My suggestion is: Go watch it. Don't expect too much and see it at the cinema unless you have a great home cinema system.

A plus for the atomic bomb explosion scenes.

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