Saturday, April 28, 2007

Movie review: Shooter

Yesterday, I went to see Shooter, with Mark Wahlberg and Danny Glover. It was pretty good for this type of movie. I've liked Wahlberg in several movies, since The Big Hit, so I was looking forward to this one. He plays a US Army snipper who find himself fighting against those he was fighting for. There is violence and blood, but it's normal considering the subject and it's not exaggerated. It's not the action movie of the year, but I enjoyed it!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Movie review: Wild Hogs

Yesterday, I went to see Wild Hogs, a comedy about four friends (played by John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence & William H. Macy) who forms a group of bikers called the "Wild Hogs", a friendly group who share a passion of their motorcycles.

They have different personalities and lifestyles, but all love their weekly ride together, after which they go to a bar to have a few beers. During one of those meet, they decide to go on a road trip across the USA and actually manage to set it up and start their adventure. Of course, many things will happen during this trip, most of them funny. They do get in serious trouble at one point, but this being a comedy, you can imagine that it ends well.

There is good chemistry between the main actors and I can see a sequel being made of this movie. It doesn't end with a cliffhanger, but this type of story can easily be repeated with different situations being encountered during another trip. Maybe one going to Canada? They like making fun of us... So do we, to be honest, but that's a different story!

Marisa Tomei and Ray Liotta also star in this movie. One plays a good character, the other one a bad one. I'll let you guess which is which!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Movie review: 300

I finally went to see 300, after hearing all the good things about it. I saw it in Imax at the Paramount (Montreal) and it looked great! I really liked Sin City, so another movie based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller was promising. Well, it was really good indeed. It's pretty graphic, lots of violence and blood, a bit of nudity too, so it's not for kids, in case you were wondering...

A good story, beautiful photography and good acting make this a very enjoyable experience. The trailer should let you know if this movie is for you. The story is about Ancient Greece, when the Spartan were a proud group of warriors, raised to be so. Part of the story is narrated, to let the viewer know the back story leading to the events shown on screen.

It worth seeing on a big screen and it doesn't get any bigger then an Imax screen. Before the movie, we saw the trailer for Spiderman 3, which will also be released in Imax, so I'll be watching that version for sure!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Follow me?

Following the lead of Leo Laporte, I have just joined Jaiku, after joining Twitter a little while ago. I'm "Humanoide" on both. These services let you follow friends' activities and let others know what you are doing. I don't have a very exciting life, but it's fun. Updates are sent from the Internet or a mobile phone and they can be received the same way.

Links:
http://twitter.com/
http://jaiku.com/
http://leoville.com/