Films of 2009

  • Sep. 6th, 2009 at 2:50 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Movie)
The Men Who Stare At Goats!!! OMFG! OMFG! OMFG! George Clooney and Ewan McGregor! A JEDI WARRIOR! AHAHAHAHA!

Also, movies that I really want to watch - The Boys Are Back and Where the Wild Things Are. Funnily enough I put both films in the 'Make Me Cry Buckets' folder. This cannot end well I tell you.

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Film - Ponyo

  • Sep. 1st, 2009 at 9:02 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Glomp all over you)
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea - sweet, imaginative, and extremely trippy. Enjoyed it immensely, and is one of those films that is just enjoyable and, well, nice. I like nice, it is so rare these days. The animation in this is pitch-perfect.

Thumbs up.

G.I. Joe

  • Aug. 8th, 2009 at 11:05 PM
naanima: ([Dogs] Oh yeah)
Is a series of fights.

Sommers seemed to have taken all the fight sequences from Star Wars, mixed it up and put it all back together without the intensity or any of the emotional resonance.

I could not understand what Channing Tatum was saying about 80% of the time. How is this guy hot? Hell, how is he an actor?

On the upside; Sienna Miller is pretty hot as the Baroness, and OMFG! Byung-hun Lee is SHIRTLESS in this film! I LOVE Byung-hun Lee and would like to aggressively lick him.

Oh, and the children in this film is all sort of awesome cakes.

In conclusion; I can't believe it cost $175 million to make this film. I wish Star Trek was still showing at the cinemas.

MOVIES!

  • Jun. 29th, 2009 at 6:10 PM
naanima: ([Transformers] Optimus Prime Art)
Saw Transformers: ROF. I LIKE! Much more fun than Terminator and the action sequences are much better done than Wolverine. So, my current ranking for summer blockbusters;

  • Star Trek – I love this film to bits. It made me love Kirk, and live long and prosper is the best f-off ever. SQUEE!

  • Transformers: ROF – Just fun, and OPTIMUS PRIME! OMFG! I LOVE YOU, PRIME! And BUMBLEBEE! And just so very awesome when the Autobots and the Decepticons tear into each other. I honestly didn’t mind the lack of exposition, why bother rehashing what the audience already know?

  • Wolverine – EEEE! GAMBIT! You are so pretty.

  • Terminator – INDIFFERENCE ahoy!


Waiting for the new Harry Potter film to be released, I WANTS!

Film - Terminator Salvation

  • Jun. 7th, 2009 at 8:56 AM
naanima: ([Misc] Cut through the line)
Saw the film - style over substance, shallow is also a nice term. Much homage to the first film, but still meh. May talk about this later but mostly I shall go and re-watch the The Sarah Connor Chronicles to make myself feel better.

That is, Star Trek is the better film.

ETA: Bale is NOT John Connor.

I'm not disappointed so much as completely indifferent. *SIGHS*.

Reality Talent Shows & Star Trek

  • May. 26th, 2009 at 2:53 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Santa Clones in Subway)
Life is busy, fandom revolves around me catching up to ATWT (NUKE!!!!), and an obscene amount of reality talent shows. Adam Lambert of American Idol and Britain’s Got Talents pretty much ate my brain, with the rest of my free time dedicated to reading Star Trek fics. I have tagged many ST:XI fics on my delicious account. I’m trying to sort out a third viewing of the film. In fact I would like to take the time to talk about something seperis said hit the nail on what I haven’t been able to verbalise till she did ).

In short, this fandom is awesome! And look! New desktop!

American Idol, and Star Trek

  • May. 23rd, 2009 at 1:02 AM
naanima: ([SUJU] Hugs!)
So, American Idol... OMFG! ADAM LAMBERT! OMFG! HOW AWESOME IS HE?! And he DIDN'T win?! WTF?! I mean WTF?! The guy made Ring of Fire hot like burning, and OMFG! He performed with KISS and QUEEN! OK, I know my taste in music differs from most of the population, but seriously this guy has so much talent, just wow. (OK, fine, I'm also extremely biased when it comes to liking rock).

Also, second viewing of Star Trek happened, and the film is still awesome!

Star Trek = Awesome

  • May. 16th, 2009 at 9:24 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Sexy in Red)
The casting is superb.

The first 5 mins left me in tears (I blame hormones).

The introduction of the characters left me breathless.

The humour was spot-on.

The Enterprise, oh, the Enterprise.

I need to re-watch this.

ETA:I would have never imagined 'Live long and prosper' can sound like 'Fuck you.'

Film - X-Men Origins: Wolverine

  • May. 3rd, 2009 at 7:08 PM
naanima: ([Scrubs] Genius)
Saw it today. It was pretty much what I expected, OK. I was completely unspoiled for the film so there were some parts about the Origin story I dimly remember from the comics and some that just made me go “WHAT?!”. It was a mishmash of plots, characters and just stuff that made me question my comics history, and mostly made me remember that Marvel’s tendency to retconned everything leaves it extremely difficult what part was canon and what part was alternative. Mostly I just gave up and attempted to enjoy the film for what it was.

Hugh Jackman is a great actor, I tend to forget this fact, but yes, he did awesome for a script that was at times rather dumb. I LOVE GAMBIT! Yes, the accent was rather lacking, but holy-shit I’m kinda happy I didn’t have to decipher Gambit’s Cajun accent that I can’t even read without wanting to hit something. So, um, yay? The fact is Taylor Kitsch is really hot, and he can pull off the charm like no one else, I just wish they had a shirtless scene of him. Also, OMFG! Ryan Reynold as Deadpool is awesome, but he should have had MORE screentime! And finally – OMFG! BABY!SCOTT! JUST YES! SCREW YOU PEOPLE, I LOVE SCOTT WITH THE PASSION OF A THOUSAND BURNING SUNS! SO, SUCK IT!

One other thing; the opening credit was fecking epic, and I kind of love it for that, but otherwise it was pretty much a very standard superhero/revenge film. I think that’s its downfall, it is such a standard superhero film. This MAKES me WANT Iron Man 2. PLEASE! NOW!

ETA: Also, I did NOT realise she was Silverfox till the partner told me. And even then it took me FOREVER to remember her, because I SWEAR she was more awesome, and had way more interesting powers! I may be wrong here.

Film - The Good, the Bad, the Weird

  • Apr. 27th, 2009 at 12:02 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Glomp all over you)
Saw the South Korean film, The Good, the Bad, the Weird today; it stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Jung Woo-sung . Set in the Manchuria desert plains of the 1930s. It is a mish mash of spaghetti western, adventure, comedy and some insane gun-fight sequences. It contains a legion of Korean, Manchurian and Russian bandits all after treasure and fame, chasing and being chased by each other and the Japanese Imperial Army. The camera works for this film is just amazing, the sound track to die for, and the 3 actors with their unique quirks and flaws is truly stunning. The film is flamboyant, entertaining and just so well put together. Don’t expect secrets of the universe, expect to have some fun.

The wiki blurb about the movie:

The Bad (a hitman) is hired to acquire a treasure map from a Japanese official traveling on a train, The Weird (a thief) steals the map from the Japanese official when he robs him on the train. The Bad just after manages to stop the train and a slaughter of Japanese and Manchurian guards ensues. The Good (a Bounty hunter) appears on the scene with his shotgun in hand and tries to kill The Bad. Meanwhile The Weird manages to escape to the Ghost Market, to figure the map out and escape from his pursuers. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map with the Japanese Army, and Manchurian bandits also after the map, who will survive and claim the supposed treasure?


Off to watch some more Korean films.

Film - The Good, the Bad, the Weird

  • Apr. 27th, 2009 at 12:02 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Glomp all over you)
Saw the South Korean film, The Good, the Bad, the Weird today; it stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Jung Woo-sung . Set in the Manchuria desert plains of the 1930s. It is a mish mash of spaghetti western, adventure, comedy and some insane gun-fight sequences. It contains a legion of Korean, Manchurian and Russian bandits all after treasure and fame, chasing and being chased by each other and the Japanese Imperial Army. The camera works for this film is just amazing, the sound track to die for, and the 3 actors with their unique quirks and flaws is truly stunning. The film is flamboyant, entertaining and just so well put together. Don’t expect secrets of the universe, expect to have some fun.

The wiki blurb about the movie:

The Bad (a hitman) is hired to acquire a treasure map from a Japanese official traveling on a train, The Weird (a thief) steals the map from the Japanese official when he robs him on the train. The Bad just after manages to stop the train and a slaughter of Japanese and Manchurian guards ensues. The Good (a Bounty hunter) appears on the scene with his shotgun in hand and tries to kill The Bad. Meanwhile The Weird manages to escape to the Ghost Market, to figure the map out and escape from his pursuers. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map with the Japanese Army, and Manchurian bandits also after the map, who will survive and claim the supposed treasure?


Off to watch some more Korean films.

Fast & Furious.

  • Apr. 18th, 2009 at 10:04 PM
naanima: ([5th] Opera)
Not as ghei as the first one, thus, slightly disappointed, but otherwise it was OK. The car races were awesome, but the really skinny chicks to creeped me out. In conclusion, it is exactly what you expect this film would be like.

Why no one mentioned this )

And DBSK’s Rising Sun was in the film! For about 20 seconds!

Saw the preview of the new Star Trek film… um, the preview made it look really bad.

Antique, really, really awesome Korean film

  • Apr. 11th, 2009 at 1:30 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Dance of life)
So, apparently still SLEEPY sick.

I saw Antique the other day, the Korean version of Fumi Yoshinaga’s Antique Bakery. OMFG! I’m in love with the film. It is one of the best adaptations of the original manga I have ever seen… well, it beats the J-drama of it years ago, though apparently there is a new J-drama of the manga series, but seriously, NOT interested, because this film is AWESOME and just absolutely perfect.

The story, for those of you who don’t know; Jin Hyeok, an heir to a corporate fortune with the money, intelligence and looks to do anything he wants in life decide that he wants to open a cake shop in the hope of meeting women because, well, more women buy cakes than men. He decides to hire Seon Woo, one of the most talented pâtissier around, who is gay, and back during his high school days had a crush on Jin Hyeok, which Jin Hyeok reciprocated by a cake to the face and some very bad words, um, yeah, some issues there. To make matters more complicated Seon Woo is deadly with his charms, and men have a tendency to fall in love with him when he turn those charms on, except Jin Hyeok for some reason is completely immune to them, so they can only hire men to work at the shop. Together with Ki-beom, an ex-boxing champion and Soo Yeong, a clueless bodyguard, the four of them work in their cake shop, Antique.

The pacing of this film is insane yet it never feels rushed. It goes from drama to comedy to drama to comedy. Unfortunately being a two hour film, it can only focus on Jin Hyeok and Seon Woo’s issues and relationship, and oh boy, do the two of them have issues, while briefly touching on Ki Beom’s decision to quit boxing and Soo Yeong... well, it deals with Soo Yeong. It introduces a series of relatively important supporting characters through an awesome musical number. Yes, musical number, the first half of the film is crammed with at least 3 musical numbers all involving baking and cake in some way, shape or form. It is awesome.

The casting is sublime; Joo Ji Hoon as Kim Jin Hyeok (Tachibana), Kim Jae Wook as Min Seon Woo (Ono), Yoo Ah In as Yang Ki Beom (Eiji), Choi Ji Ho as Nam Soo Yeong (Chikage), oh, and Andy Gillet as Jean-Baptise Evan. Both Joo Ji Hoon (JJH) and Kim Jae Wook (KJW) use to be models, so there are many, and I mean many photos of the two of them looking very good. The added bonus is that both of them are really good actors too! JJH continues to show audience that he can play anything from the fictional Korean Royal Prince to a lawyer to a rich guy who owns a cake-shop. And KJW is, well, he is new by comparison, and most fans knows him as Waffle!Guy from ‘Coffee Prince’, but he is so good in this film.

Overall, I haven’t enjoyed an Asian film this much in a very long time. LOVE this so very much.

Film: The Brave One

  • Mar. 6th, 2009 at 4:29 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Glomp all over you)
Now, that's what I call satisfying.

Jodie Foster you are awesome, and you are my hero. See, this is the type of revenge-film that is both emotionally and morally satisfying (unlike Taken). LOVES so very much. I will talk about this in more details when I can write about it without SCREECHING in GLEE over the film.

Films - Taken & Shutter

  • Feb. 27th, 2009 at 6:27 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Sexy in Red)
Watched Taken the other day; it was both satisfying and down-right frustrating. While Liam Neeson plays his role with a cold ruthlessness that makes me cheer and clap, I was often left frustrated by the treatment of the victims in the film. spoilers )

Let’s just say I kept on repeating to myself that it isn’t a thinking film, it was a simple action/vengeance film, though it still made me fairly angry at the writers at times. Fucking lazy writing.

In conclusion; not a bad film, from an action/vengeance film angle it does amazingly well. The unresolved questions and the complete uncaring attitude of the main hero for all the other victims but his daughter soured the whole experience for me. So, worth watching, but if you are a woman who is very aware of gender issues than you may want to watch it with the aid of alcohol.

Also watched the American version of Shutter. Getting bored with white, blonde girl exploring the 'mystical' and 'alien' Asian culture crap. Get the fuck over it. And like the Grudge the whole film could have been 30 minutes shorter and it wouldn't have made a difference to the plot. In conclusion, boring.

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Resident Evil Degeneration

  • Feb. 15th, 2009 at 9:41 PM
naanima: ([Baby] Oh Naughty!)
OMFG! LOVES IT! This is what a Resident Evil film is MEANT TO BE LIKE! YES! JUST YES! I DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR INSISTENCE THAT THIS FILM IS FULL OF CHEESE. I DO NOT. I have seen it TWICE within the past 3 & 1/2 hours and it is GLORIOUS in all it CHEESE-TASTICS! The dialogue is kind of awful, there are enough holes to deem it swiss cheese, but I don't care because it is what a ZOMBIE film is meant to be like. It is especially awesome because there are GUNS, SHOOTING, BODY PARTS FLYING and physical acts that BREAKS every law of physics. In other words it is Resident Evil the way it is meant to be. My very being loves it at the fundamental level. The noises I made when Claire and Leon entered the scene. OMFG! LOVES THEM SO VERY MUCH! And Leon says the EXACT same thing he said to Claire the first time they met up.

Oh, nostalgia.

High School Musical

  • Feb. 12th, 2009 at 1:33 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Unicorns having SEX!!!)
Life at the moment is insane; it is pretty much work, work, and more work. Did manage to see High School Musical and about 60% of High School Musical 2; wow, the first one was kind of bad. However, the Baking boy was awesome, and the girl who plays Gabriella is just gorgeous, people like her should not exist. The second film was so much better. The singing, the dancing and the acting was much better. Also, Zac Efron is kind of meh for most of the 2 films, though he had moments of hot during the second. Still rent-boy fantasy though because while he is pretty he is just not hot enough for me to want to lick him.

I REALLY loved the singing in the second film. There was much sing-along (SCREAMING) during the second film. Also, should have watched High School Musical 3 instead of Twilight when it was out at the cinemas.

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Movies

  • Jan. 13th, 2009 at 6:12 PM
naanima: ([Misc] Movie)
27 Dresses - cute and oh boy, do I know a few women like her. You know, people pleasers, incapable of saying no. I am highly amused by all the bridesmaid dresses, and is extremely pleased that James Marsden got the girl. YAY!

Street Kings - I really like the film, it is tightly plotted, the action and violence is highly visceral, and Ludlow on a rampage is so damn satisfying. Also I completely forgot that Hugh Laurie was in the film, Forest Whitaker is amazing as usual, and Keanu Reeves is kind of really good in the film. One last thing, very sad about Chris Evan's character.

The X-Files; I Want to Believe - Spoilers ) Like a long episode. But gods, how I have missed them. I think I'm still bitter over the way the series ended, still so fucking angry at Chris Carter. Otherwise, EEE! It is so GOOD to see Mulder and Scully again that I just can't seem to care about anything but the SQUEEE! So MANY CALLBACKS to the series; Mulder's room, the poster, the sunflower seeds and OMFG! The PENCILS ON THE CEILING! EEEE! Gods, I HAVE MISSED THEM! However, to be fair, the film was oddly paced at times, the dialogue was often painful, and while Mulder and Scully are there it still felt slightly off the mark. BUT! It is kind of an awesome epilogue to a well-loved series.

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