Tuesday, May 30, 2006
This adaptation from the book by C.S Lewis is the perfect movie for your child; fairy-tale-loving or not. Its packed with important lessons delivered quite nicely.
It's all about four kids who are sent to London for refuge by their mother during world war 2. The professor they're sent to live with happens to have a curious wardrobe that transports you to the woods of the mystical woods of Narnia.
With loads of adventure, the youngsters discover that the woods are run by a tyrannical witch, and find out that they are prophesised to save and become the ones to bring peace back to Narnia. Their journey will keep you on the edge of our seat. A standing ovation for this beautiul movie goes without saying.
This movie (british based, i think) has talented child actors who will blow you away. The movie satisfies both visually as well, receiving an Oscar for Best Achievement in make up and and nominations for Best Visual Effects and Achievement is sound. I strongly felt that it should have taken the latter because the movie more than does justice to your speakers (especially when the lion roars)
Monday, May 29, 2006
Need a break from “Neighbours” and “Home and Away” but still watch something Australian?
Then comes Mick Taylor who just happens to be passing around. They think they're safe when he agrees to tow their car back to civilization....their troubles begin there. Mick just happens to be a ruthless killer who kills for (sport?)
It’s good to see that there are movies outside Hollyw
Sunday, May 28, 2006
If you're an MI:3 fan like i am, have no worries spending that 8 bucks on a ticket (not that anyone should). This movie delivers to near orgasmic levels.
Ethan (Tom Cruise), who had apparently quit his job as an operative, is called back in for a mission to save one of his protegees (Keri Russel). In the process, he gets in too deep and pisses off the main antagonist (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) who in turn captures his wife and plans to kill her.
Ethan then discovers that there was a mole inside his agency and that Keri was actually set up.
He begins following it up as a result we get the hottest action thriller of the year!!
Other worthy mentions in the movie are Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus-TheMatrix), Maggie Q, Johnathan Rhy Meyers, Ving Rhames and Michelle Monaghan (who plays Tom's wife).
Now with that kind of cast, JJ Abrams on the director's seat, and the winner of the Best Actor this year Phillip Seymour (Capote), it's impossible to go wrong.
Your life means nothing until you have watched this installment. Trust me, it beats the previous two.
This Thriller/horror Starring Matthew McConaughey is about a man who walks into The FBI claiming that he has information about a couple of mysterious killings happening in the area. He says his father formed a group called God's hand and included him and his brother.
In flashbacks, we see the father getting lists of people to kill from 'God', and he uses an axe to kill them right infront of his sons saying that some day that task will fall on them.
One of the son's however, the one who goes to the FBI agent, is reluctant and like everyone else watching the movie, sees something wrong with the picture of killing people that his dad calls demons.
He ends up doing in his dad.
(at present) he tells the FBI agent that his brother continued killing people and he lures the agent to where the buried bodies are as proof.
A strange twist is introduced towards the climax of the movie: the man who walks into the FBI station is actually the other brother who continued with his father's task.
The most disturbing twist though is that he wasn't crazy like we are led to believe. He actually saw the evil in people....it turns out that he really was doing God's work. The agent had killed his own mother earlier, so his death was justified when he was axed.
If one is ever digging in the recent past for an Okay thriller, i'd recomend this one.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Here are a couple of pointers that will be addressed in the next sequel:
Case 1: Rogue
We saw Rogue go to the clinic to get the cure because her powers weren't allowing her to get in physical contact with her boyfriend, or anybody else for that matter.
We didn't see her get in.
She didn't explicitly say that she took the cure.
For all we know, she probably learned to control herself.
Xavier: if she held on any longer, she could have…
It appears Rogue is the only one with the power to Kill Logan who is otherwise indestructible. If anyone were to finish off the X-men, they’d have to kill
If Magneto still has his powers, Rogue probably still has hers as well. Now assuming that Magneto is pissed at the X-men (Logan in particular) for taking away his powers, he would obviously make them his enemies and want to kill them. This is where Rogue would come in.
Charles made it clear that Storm, not Cyclops would take his place when the time came (a clear indication in the movie that Charles was soon to die and also that Scott would have a similar fate).
We'll get to see Storm as the new leader.
This is just speculation, but I see a relationship between Storm and Beast.
He has no idea how the indestructible metal alloy which restricts aging and gives him healing powers got into his body structure.
Magneto: You haven't told him (logan) about his past, have you?
Xavier: His mind is still fragile
I believe that X4 could finally answer those questions. From X2 with Striker, it was clear there was something that happened to him that only Magneto, Striker and Charles knew about. When Charles was talking to
Case 4: Magneto
This is what will spark the next installment. Magneto just slightly moved the iron pawns when playing chess--a clear indication that his powers weren't completely suppressed. That little bit of hope could bring back the old magneto.
Now if this is possible with magneto, why not with Mystique and Rogue?
-And by the way, Cerebro still exists. With Jean and Xavier dead, who’ll be able to control it?
-Stryker is presumably killed in the X2 explosion. If he resurfaces, which i'm almost certain he will, he'll try and attack Kitty Pride
Friday, May 26, 2006
The movie revolved around a cure that was developed to cure mutants 'from their disease' and turn them into normal humans. An outraged Magneto rounds up an army of mutants to rebel against this cure. So in the end, a war began with Magneto and his 'pawns" on one side, and the X-men and a couple of humans on the other
Spoiler alert ahead! You've been warned!!
Jean Grey literally emerged from the depths with new-found powers that can only be compared to god. Her alter personality known as Dark Phoenix was the mot powerful mutant ever to be (class 5) while Charles and Eric remain only at class 3.
Charles met his end while trying to get Jean back into the light side, magneto needed her help for the war and she, being evil now, joined his side.
Mystique, in an attempt to save Eric's life took a shot for him which happened to be that antidote. Magneto abandoned her because she apparently had become one of them.
Rogue, still troubled by her powers and not being able to be with her boyfriend decided to go for the antidote.
Storm, if there'll be another X-men will be the new headmaster of the school. Xavier made it clear that she would take his place when the time came (a clear indication that he would soon die).
Logan is practically an immortal, nothing could happen to him. He was the one who stopped Jean from widespread anihilation while all others were disintegrated.
All in all the movie was excellent, the ending opened a door to possibly another sequel.