This movie was recommended to us by Ignat. I think it was definitely worth watching. Amores Perros tells stories of love and loss, and it makes you think about how ironic life is, and it makes you question your understanding of what drives love… And I think the acting was good too — genuine and very believable. (0)
The first time I watched Argo I was in a pretty bad mood and I wasn’t exactly sure of how much I liked the movie. I knew I did, but just wasn’t sure how much. I thought that I would have no desire to see it again. But I did have a chance to watch it for the second time and I took it and I liked it very much. I remembered very well how the movie goes, but I was pulled in again by the emotion that it conveys and it did move me several times. I enjoyed it. (1)
We watched Avatar in 3D at a local theater. I had pretty low expectations and after watching the movie nothing really changed. Yes, the CGI is great. But the plot is rather primitive and there were moments which ran on for too long. Characters lacked complexity and were rather cartoonish. I don’t regret seeing it once and I wasn’t bored all throughout, but I don’t have any desire to see it again. (4)
One of the best Sci-Fi shows out there. Its “special effects” are showing their age, but this is one of the fews shows that you can see was written by a guy who knew what will happen in the first three seasons. The story line and the characters are just superb and it really peaks by the end of season 3. These three first seasons get nothing less than 5 stars.
Season 4 is a little bit weaker, even though it continues one of the unfinished story lines — 4 stars. That’s where the show feels like it has ended and it probably should have. Season 5 is noticeably weak, but worth watching for the characters. Either way, just for the first 3 seasons it’s a must see for any Sci-Fi fan. (1)
We watched the original Batman with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in preparation to the release of The Dark Knight. I have to say that the movie is showing its age. It’s often times naive and childish, nothing like the new one seems. It was still entertaining, but I would’ve liked it more if I’d be 15 years younger. (2)
We just finished watching the movie, again in preparation for the Dark Knight. I have seen it before on the plane and I guess I was half asleep. I never thought much of it, but after watching it again now I must say that it’s superb. The story, the acting, the plot, the action, the special effects — I’m impressed. (3)
Started watching Battlestar Galactica over again and we spent most of the weekend glued to the TV. It really pulls you in and you can’t stop. Season 1 is exceptional. If you like SciFi and haven’t seen it yet, it’s a must. Hope the new seasons that we haven’t seen yet are as good. (1)
Last night we watched the final episode of this saga. Despite my fears, I am not disappointed. Yes, the second half of the show takes a somewhat different direction than the first one and has more (melo)drama in it, but I don’t think it gets worse — it is just as magnetizing! I liked how the refrain “All this has happened before and all this will happen again” was played out.
Overall I think that BSG is one of the best SiFi shows that are out there. I am going to miss some of my favorite characters — Bill Adama, Kara Thrace, Gaius Baltar, Helo… (1)
We finished watching the show several weeks ago. The first three seasons were just superb. The last two seasons also had their moments, but some parts started to get repetitive. We watched the first season of Practice — the show of which Boston Legal was a spin off and the shows are very different. Boston Legal has a lot of humor, “cleaverness”. Enjoyed it as much as, say, West Wing. (0)
We are currently watching this show upon which I stumbled accidentally on one of the broadcast channels. It falls right into one of our favorite types of show which has a serious story line with a lot of good, clever humor. Alan Shore is our new Josh Lyman, Ari Gold, Malcolm Reynolds type of guy, greatly portrayed by James Spader. William Shatner is also great. Denny Crane. I just hope the show doesn’t jump the shark too early. So far so good. (2)
Now there is a weird movie if I’ve ever seen one. The Blair Witch Project meets Godzilla. The result is a mildly entertaining “documentary” with not much of a story, but a sequence of events with no beginning and no end. In addition to that it made me so dizzy that I’m barely able to sit. Good thing we skipped it in the movie theaters. Additional half a star for originality. (1)
We just finished watching the 3rd and the last season of Deadwood and were left with mixed feelings. The show itself was superb. Engaging story, great characters — Al Swearengen, Seth Bullock — and acting. It has very little to do with being a western and mostly deals with politics and clever tactics. A lot of characters were actually based on real people.
However HBO decided to cancel it after a 3rd season. I don’t know what the reasoning was, but that left a lot of pissed off fans, us included. Basically there is no conclusive ending to the show as it stands. So my rating is for the show itself, not how it was handled or rather mishandled by HBO. (2)
Started watching HBO’s Entourage and decided that it’s silly and not for us after the first couple of episodes. But fate had it so that we would end up watching a couple more, and are we glad we did. Once you start understanding the characters and start seeing brilliant performance by some cast members you will have a hard time letting go. This turned out to be my favorite type of show — a good drama with a lot of comedy. Favorite character? Ari Gold, without the slightest hesitation. (4)
Meh… Heroes becoming villains becoming heroes becoming villains becoming… It seems that the writers don’t know where they’re going and just keep coming up with this stuff episode by episode, not caring about the integrity of the characters. Not sure if I even want to watch the next season. (1)
I wasn’t expecting much and I’m not a fan of movies that are borderline horror, but I was pleasantly surprised. Will Smith is great and the movie is very suspenseful and fast moving. I think the ending was weaker then the first half of the movie, but if you haven’t seen it yet, you should. (0)
It’s hard to explain, but I found myself unexpectedly surprised by this movie, ended up enjoying it a lot. In most cases I would probably object to a lot of content and story, but somehow it all just worked for me here. We did figure out the “twist” of the movie with Alena way before it happened, just because we knew who the director was. Stars to Tarantino for having the balls to do what nobody did before, or at least I’ve never seen anyone do before. And Brad Pitt is always great, no matter what he does. (2)
We went to see Iron Man per Eldar’s recommendation last Saturday. I must say that I enjoy most of Marvel movies and this one wasn’t an exception. The plot, as we expected, was not complicated, but other than that the movie was done well and the acting was good. It wasn’t boring to watch at all and had its share of good humor. Worth seeing it on the big screen. (1)
I don’t even remember why we ordered this movie (director’s cut) on Netflix, but the truth is that both Danya and I were skeptical in the beginning, but ended up being impressed with the movie at the end. The story revolves around the 12th century Jerusalem and the fight for its “ownership”. I don’t want to say anything else, but one thing — I think it’s worth watching. (1)
This movie tells the life story of Edith Piaf, world-famous French singer. Her path wasn’t easy, and her personality wasn’t at all what I expected. I was especially impressed with the performance of the lead actress, Marion Cotillard. I checked some videos of Edith Piaf on YouTube, and Marion is extremely believable. (2)
We finally watched the long awaited movie made by one of the best Russian directors. We didn’t expect much, but I must say that we enjoyed the movie. It can rival best epics of Hollywood, and that doesn’t happen often with Russian made movies. The whole story, epic battles, soundtracks fits together perfectly. (3)
We rarely watch westerns, but as far this genre goes there is no one better than Clint Eastwood. I remembered this 1985 movie from my childhood and suddenly had an urge to watch it again. And I really enjoyed it. Clint Eastwood is being the “baddest” good guy, trying to save the day. (1)
I watched a wonderful movie today — Paris, Je T’aime. It’s a collection of short stories about love. My favorite ones are about the blind man who fell in love with the actress, about a mother who can’t be with her own child because she babysits another, about the black girl who worked in an ambulance, and the last one — about American tourist who fell in love with Paris. (4)
What can I say? The series pictured many beautiful and unique scenes, and David Attenborough’s comments were often very helpful. But somehow I was expecting more from this very praised BBC series. I felt that more information could have been provided instead of somewhat emotional comments. I also think that in some places the movie was unnecessary extended by the repetition of the same (epic) shots.
The series are still definitely worth your while, even if you’re not a big fan of nature documentaries. (3)
Last week we finished watching this TV series. “Rome” took us on a road to history (which to my shame I know very little about), and it was a joyful ride! From what I understand, a lot of historical events are reflected quite accurately, although there is a great deal of fiction involved as well. I liked the characters, the story, the costumes, the setting — all of this combined made me feel like an eye witness to past grandeur. (2)