My Top 10 Batman Movies

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Remember the other week where I had a poll on what my (at that time) next Top 10 would be? Well if you remember that then surely you remember how I said there was a tie between the winner of that one and another one so I had to toss a coin. Well after the other one won the coin toss it gave me the brilliant idea that I the Top 10 I would make after that one would be the one that tied. So here we are, presenting the new Top 10.

Ladies and gentlemen… My Top 10 Batman Movies.

Rule #1: Same as always, this is my list, so no butthurt bitching allowed.

Rule #2: Any Batman movies is elligible to be on this list… as long as I enjoyed it. And I will include several movies from the same incarnations of the character because I don’t feel like looking up 10 completely different ones to use. I may be good at research, but I am also lazy.

Rule #3: I’M BATMAN!

I will however start with an honorable mention and that will be “Batman: The Movie” starring Adam West. The reason it even is an honorable mention is because it is so hilariously bad that I couldn’t ignore it. Also, shark repellent spray… gotta love that shit.

Number 10: Batman: Gotham Knight (2008).
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“Batman: Gotham Knight” is an animated movies absed around six different short films by different anime studious to sort of bridge the gap between “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight”. Sound pretty cool right? Well it kind of is but at the same time it isn’t THAT terrific because of all these short films feeling very loosely connected and with them not feeling 100% Batman-ish if that even means anything. But it is still cool to see Batman in all these different art styles that all look great in their own ways.

Number 9: Batman Returns (1992).
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Here we have the sequel to 1989’s “Batman”, once again directed by Tim Burton. Michael Keaton is back as Batman and this time he is not fighting The Joker but instead we get Catwoman and The Penguin. Defnitely darker than the first movie, it is still a good movie. Also, Christopher Walken is in this, so that’s pretty cool

Number 8: Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014).
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So this is a Batman movie, well technically not, but still. Even though this has Batman in the title and he is in the movie, we for the most part follow The Suicide Squad (Deadshot, Killer Frost, Harley Quinn, Black Spider, King Shark and *sigh* Captain Boomerang). It is a movie with good animation, really cool action and it follows the video game “Batman: Arkham Origins”… sort of.

Number 7: The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
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Oh boy, controversial placement. Look, I love this movie, i think it is fucking great. But there are otehr Batman movies I like more. So deal with it! But this is still a terrific entry in not only the Christopher Nolan Batman series, but even in the Batman movie-verse(s) in general.

Number 6: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000).
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“Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker” is a tie-in to the animated series “Batman Beyond” which I also really like. In this movie we follow Terry McGinnis who in this timeline is Batman as he finds out that the original Joker has returned and holy shit this movie is both weird and awesome. Dark, twisted and badass, it is definitely worth the watch, especially if you like the show.

Number 5: The Dark Knight (2008).
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Oh dear lord, not putting everybody’s favorite Batman movie at number 1, that is highly controversial. Well I don’t care, this is my list and I can do whatever I want! Besides, it is still ranked pretty high on the list. I love this movie, it is terrific. I do however think it might be one of the most overrated movies ever made. Sure, the story is great, the acting is fantastic, the music is fantastic and the direction/camera work is amazing, but it is still probably a little overrated. I mean, when it is ranked #4 on imdb’s “Top 250” list it is definitely overstepping it. I do however still love the movie.

Number 4: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993).
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Fun fact: This was in fact the first Batman movie I ever saw. I think I was like 6 and I remember sitting there and watching it, being scared. I guess the visuals were too much for me back then or something. Going back to it a few years later however made me simply think that the movie was fantastic. Terrific animation, fantastic voice acting and music and one of the greatest Batman storylines ever told in anything ever makes this one of the best Batman movies ever.

Number 3: Batman Begins (2005).
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The movie that introduced us to Christian Bale as The Caped Crusader. The movie that introduced us to Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon. The movie that introduced us to Michael Caine as old butler with funny lines (I know he’s Alfred, shut up). And the movie that showed that Christopher Nolan could helm a superhero film. Sure, there were no doubts really before because he hadn’t made anything that disproved it, but still we didn’t know what to expect. And it was fantatic. As you noticed, this is my favorite of Nolan’s Batman movies. I absolutely loved it in every way. I’m a little iffy about Katie Holmes in the movie, but she doesn’t completely ruin it for me.

Number 2: Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010).
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The 2010 animated Batman movie that I happened to catch on TV one day a few years ago and just blew me away. From it’s story, to it’s developed characters, excellent writing and terrific animation. It also has a lot of great meotion in it. And the voice cast is fantastic too. Bruce Greenwood kills it as Batman which is probably why he got to reprise his role in the animated series “Young Justice”. I love everything about this movie and I hope a lot more people check it out.

NUMBER 1: BATMAN (1989)!
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If you looked at every entry on this list prior to this spot you probably noticed how this was absent from all other spots and that because it is my favorite Batman movie. I don’t know why I love it more than “Batman Begins” or “Under the Red Hood”. I guess it is because while it still is a dark and serious movie it still has a sense of fun behind it. And the actors in the movie are all great. Everyone had serious doubts about Michael Keaton as Batman but he managed to prove everyone wrong. And Jack Nicholson is fantastic as The Joker. I don’t care much for the music by Prince that we got in the movie, but everything else is just pure perfection for me. And therefore I declare this my favorite Batman movie of all time!

List is done! So what is your favorite Batman movie of all time? Leave a comment!

Have a good one!

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Movie Review: 1408 (2007)

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I’m gonna tell you the truth, I am not a big fan of horror movies. Not because I’m too scared to watch them but rather because they do not entertain me. I don’t know why I don’t like horror movies that much, I just don’t. Oh, except for “Jaws”, that movie is amazing. With that said, let’s review a horror movie.

Ladies and gentlemen… “1408”.

In “1408” we follow writer Mike Enslin (John Cusack) as he decides to travel to New York and visit the Dolphin Hotel, owned by Mr. Olin (Samuel L. Jackson), to try to tackle the mystery of the supposedly haunted room number 1408 (Roll Credits). And from that we get a plot that is pretty good. Haunted rooms/buildings is not something new in horror movies and it’s been done to death, but in “1408” it is actually done pretty damn well. The plot is held up by psychological tension and (well done) plot twists rather than overt blood & gore or the wait for the next jumpscare. And thanks to that strong focus on psychological tension I really liked the plot of the movie.

The character of Mike Enslin is a troubled man because of something that happened to him in the past. He is also a tenacious guy who really wants to understand what the deal with this room is. And John Cusack portrayes him well. He gives a strong performance that really helps hold the movie up. He goes through mindfuck after mindfuck in this movie and Cusack is so good at showing it/reacting to it.

The score by composer Gabriel Yared is tense, atmospheric, thoughtful and excellent. It helps bring the tension and thrills to a higher level than if it wouldn’t have been there. I know I am sounding stupid here, but that is what it is like to me. And I like it!

This movie is directed by Mikael Håfström who actually comes from my home country, Sweden. And I do think he does a great job with the direction of this movie. To be honest I have not seen any of his other films, not even his Oscar nominated movie “Evil” or “Ondskan” for us Swedish people. Anyway, seeing as I had not seen any of his movies before I didn’t know what to expect when it came to direction, but now I know that he is a competent director. The only slight problem in the movie is that some of the visual effects aren’t that good. But the bad ones are pretty few and don’t bring down the movie that much for me even though they annoyed me a little. Also, this is based on a Stephen King short story from his short story collection book “Everything’s Eventual” together with about 13 other stories. Now I have not read the original short story or anything else from that book, but I guess their good… I hope.

This movie was fairly well-received. On Rotten Tomatoes it has a 79% positive rating and a “Fresh” certification. On Metacritic it has a score of 64/100. And on imdb.com it has a score of 6,8/10.

“1408” is a surprisingly good horror movie, or it’s more of a psychological thriller that makes you doubt what’s real or not in the movie. It has a tense and excellent plot, a strong lead performance from John Cusack, a great original score and some terrific direction even though it also has a few not very good visual effects. Time for my final score. *Mhmm* My final score for “1408” is a 9,67/10. It does in fact get the “SEAL OF APPROVAL!”
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Review of “1408” is done.

Name of the sequel: “2816”.

 

Movie Review: Blade Runner (1982)

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No, I am not making a series of reviews based on “different” sci-fi movies, this just happens to a coincidence. And since I couldn’t come up with a better introduction for this thing, let’s just start the review.

Ladies and gentlemen… “Blade Runner”.

In the year 2019 there exist a type of robot that is basically indistinguishable from a regular human. So of course six of them have broken loose from everything else to try to find their creator. So now it’s up to the blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) to find them and eliminate them. And while that is simple as a basic premise, we get SO much more. We get a tale of what a human really is. The plot is surprisingly more philospohical and emotionally hardhitting than you would maybe expect. And I found that really interesting. This made for an intriguing plot that tested my mind at all times. I’m not saying it is complex in the sense where it totally fucks with your mind, but it makes you really think of morality and what really makes you count as human. And for that I applaud the movie! On a quick sidenote though, I did watch the “Final Cut” version of the movie and I don’t know if the original is much different in that sense, so if you have seen it and know the difference, feel free to contact me.

The characters are all unique and interesting with distinct character traits and excellent writing. Harrison Ford is absolutely terrific in the role even though he doesn’t say THAT much. He seems to be more of an “Actions speak louder than words” guy. And Rutger Hauer the lead replicant is also excellent in the movie. Hell, the entire cast is great!

The score by Greek musician/composer Vangelis is fantastic. It is heavily based in a more electronic/techno style and really fits the neo-noir style of the movie. It is also really good at evoking emotions and helping keep scenes interesting. With music like this, you listen closely because it is excellent. I mean, it’s been called one of the greatest soundtracks of all time.

Fun fact: When this movie first came out in 1982 it was both a critical and commercial flop. Main reason was because people didn’t get what the deal with the movie was which is weird because the idea is straight forward, it’s just the philosophy in the middle of this cake we call “Blade Runner” that might be pretty complex. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, holy shit this world that Ridley Scott, the set designers and visual effects people have come up with is one of the best worlds ever. It is so well realized that I think it could be an actual place even though I am aware that it is a movie set. Ridley Scott did such a great job directing this movie that it kind of put his other movies to shame. And the visual effects… oh my god. Some of the best I have seen… and this came out 1982. And for the final cut version they didn’t update anything with CGI like some people out there (*cough cough* George Lucas *Cough*) and I love that! And the action in the movie is really good too.

Like I said earlier: When the movie first came out it was a critical bomb but has since then gotten quite the following and critical reception. On Rotten Tomatoes it has a 91% positive rating and a “Fresh” certification (Sidenote: It has a 100% on the “Final Cut” page). On Metacritic it has a score of 88/100. Roger Ebert gave the movie 4/4 stars and it is in his “Great Movies” list. And on imdb.com it has a score of 8,2/10 and is ranked #135 on the “Top 250” list. “Blade Runner” was also nominated for 2 Oscars in the categories of Best set decoration and Best Visual Effects. 

“Blade Runner” is a surprisingly deep, thoughtful, emotionally punching, suspenseful sci-fi movies I have ever seen. It has an excellent plot, terrific characters/performances, an excellent soundtrack, great direction and some great visual effects. Time for the final score. Why the hell is it raining here? My final score for “Blade Runner” is a 9,85/10. It definitely gets the “SEAL OF APPROVAL!”
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Review of “Blade Runner” is completed.

Seriously, it’s raining all the time in the movie.

 

Winning the Eurovision Song Contest might actually be a bad thing

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The final round of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest just concluded and the winner became Sweden (My home country). Now I do congratulate Måns Zelmerlöw (the dude who won) for this win since I do think he is a talented musician who I have liked for some time. Hell, I’d congratulate anyone who would win since that is a polite thing to do. It’s like at the end of a random ball game: you face the other team, you lose but you shake their hands and congratulate them on the win even though in your head you are flipping them off pretty majorly. Fucking hell, I’m getting off track! Måns won, congrats! But a win in Eurovision might actually not be a great thing. I know it sounds weird and I think my arguments will sound weird too, but I will still share them because I have had these thoughts in my head for a while now. On a sidenote, I didn’t watch the finals tonight, I instead sat and watched “The Rock” for the second time because Sean Connery always beats any music competition, no exceptions.

My main argument is that the money used by the host country to host the competition that year are most likely drawn from our tax money. You know, tax money that could be used for better things like education material or better road work. And that is why I always think “Hmm, this song from my country is pretty fucking great, it might actually have a chance of winning.. oh shit, it might actually have a chance of winning!”. And while this mentality might seem pretty stupid to most ears (or in this case eyes), economic thinking is a valid argument for this situation. Sure, at the time of writing this I am no tax payer (since I’m still living with my parents), but I still worry about these things. This is why we have shitty roads and meh education material in the world. Except for the US… they have it simply because of republicans.

Did I sound like a rambling moron writing this? Probably, but I stand by my opinion on the matter. Winning might seem fun at first, but then come to me and complain when you don’t have money left to improve things in the country… that’s all on you… and all other countries who voted for you. Uhm… RANT OVER!

Movie Review: Moon (2009)

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I am a huge fan of sci-fi movies. Of course it started pretty early with “Star Wars” when I was about six. And after that I have seen a whole bunch more sci-fi movies that have just made me love them even more. It especially pleases me when I find a sci-fi movie that happens to be pretty different from other ones. A pretty good example was last year’s “Interstellar”. And today we are taking a look at a pretty different sci-fi movie.

Men and women… “Moon”.

In this movie science has found a way to stop energy problems by mining gases… on the moon! And we get to follow astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) who works with mining these gases. He works there with his AI computer GERTY (Kevin Spacey, hehe… Space-y). But soon Sam’s three year contract is going out and he will get to go home to his family. But during these remaining two weeks he starts to discover some secrets he never thought he would find. And I will not say anymore as this is a plot best experienced. That’s right, I fucking loved the plot to this movie! It was deep, it was suspenseful and it threw a few pretty good curve balls.

The character of Sam Bell is troubled in a few ways and I’m not saying more about that. What I can say however is that Sam Rockwell was incredible! I have been a fan of his for quite some times now but none of his other performances I have seen have been this fantastic! So many little nuances in his performance. He also portrayed a lot of different emotions perfectly. And Kevin Spacey (Space-y… hehe) was good as this AI. When playing an artificial intelligence you don’t have to pull off many emotions and therefore it wasn’t fantastic, but it was still good. What, you expected GERTY to sound like Verbal Kint or something?

The score for the movie was done by Clint Mansell and once again he delivered. The music is atmospheric, haunting and emotional all at once. All thanks to Mansell’s fantastic composition. And the classic Mansell piano makes a triumphant return in this movie!

This movie was the directorial debut of Duncan Jones and holy shit did he make a great first impression. He has perfect control over the camera work in this movie and makes everything look great. The direction is also kind suspenseful. Fun fact: Duncan Jones is actually the son of musician David Bowie… just wanted to mention that. You know what else I can praise? The sets and visual effects. Both of those things were incredible in the movie! The sets look great and had been perfectly set up! And the visual effects were breathtaking to say the least. Sure, “Interstellar” looked a little better, but these were still pretty fucking great. And the writing in the movie was also really good, the dialogue that occasionally occured was great.

This is a pretty well-received movie. On Rotten Tomatoes it has an 89% positive rating with a “Fresh” certification. On Metacritic it has a score of 67/100. Roger Ebert gave the movie 3,5/4 stars. And on imdb.com the movie has a score of 8,0/10.

Guys… “Moon” has a fantastic plot, a fantastic performance from Sam Rockwell, a fantastic score by Clint Mansell and some of the greatest direction/visual effects/sets I have ever seen. TIme for my final score. *Cough* My final score for “Moon” is a 9,90/10. I loved everything about it and of course it gets the “SEAL OF APPROVAL!”
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“Moon” is now reviewed.

Kevin Space-y… hehe…

Top 10 Sexiest Actresses

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Ladies, gentlemen and others… it is time. Time for another Top 10, that is. If you had a look around my blog yesterday/the day before I posted a little poll where you could vote for what my next Top 10 would be. To be honest, not many people voted unfortunately which led to there being a tie. The tie was between “Top 10 Batman Movies” and “Top 10 exiest actresses”, the latter of which I suspect my good friend Vinnieh suggested. But seeing as there was a tie at the end of the deadline, I had to figure out how to decide. So I did it the old-fashioned way and flipped a coin and this won. So here we go.

Ladies and gentlemen… My Top 10 Sexiest Actresses.

Rule #1: Same as always; my list, go bitch about someone not sharing your opinion somewhere else.

Rule 2: Which actresses qualify for this? Those who I consider sexy/hot/attractive/beautiful. If you do not agree with what I consider hot/beautiful, read rule #1 and come back when you understand it.

Rule #3: In this list there is no rule #3.

Let’s go!

Number 10: Gwyneth Paltrow.
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Someone who has been considered one of if not the most attractive woman in the world makes it in to number 10 and for good reason. She is a gorgeous woman. Those blue eyes, the great golden hair and overall gorgeous style puts her here at number 10.

Number 9: Halle Berry.
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How could I not include this dark skinned beauty? For fuck’s sake, she turns 49 later this year and she still looks fantastic! Okay, this picture looks like it might be a few years old… but still. She is one beautiful lady who also happen to be a terrific actor. Also, if you have seen the Bond movie “Die Another Day” you know how great she looks in a bikini.

Number 8: Jennifer Connelly.
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This dark-haired beauty has over the past few years become one of my favorite actors, proving herself with movies like “Requiem for a Dream”, “A Beautiful Mind” and “Blood Diamond”. She also happens to be pretty damn attractive with those pretty eyes and the aforementioned dark hair. She is a beautiful woman.

Number 7: Margot Robbie.
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I had never even heard of her before I watched “The Wolf of Wall Street last year” (Where she was terrific by the way) and I haven’t seen her in anything since then. But I can say that I both curious and a little excited to see her play Harley Quinn in next year’s “Suicide Squad”. Until then we can at least appreciate those gorgeous eyes, beautiful hair and overall pretty face.

Number 6: Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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Here we have the sister of one of my favorite actors (Jake Gyllenhaal). And to give credit where credit is due, she is also a really good actor. Not as good as her brother, but still really good. But the little she lacks in acting skills (compared to her brother) she makes up for in beauty. She captured me with those amazing eyes of hers (Sidenote: As you may have noticed, I am a sucker for eyes) and that really pretty smile.

Number 5: Charlize Theron.
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This South African beauty goes in for one of the top spots. It is easy to see why so many people call her one of the most beautiful people in the world. Just look at her! Not only in this picture, but on pretty much every picture out there. Except from the movie “Monster” because in that she looks terrifying. But if you stay away from those pictures you’ll be fine. Also, did you know she’s married to Sean Penn? I sure as hell didn’t until I made this list.

Number 4: Karen Gillan.
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A lot of people will go “Who?”. But the majority of the people who know who she is probably know her from her time on “Doctor Who” as Amy Pond. Not only is that red hair beautiful to look at, but her eyes too are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Also, going back to what I first said, you regular people have probably seen her without realizing it. She played the blue alien Nebula in “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Number 3: Scarlett Johansson.
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Fucking duh.

Number 2: Jennifer Lawrence.
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One of the few celebrities in recent times that (properly) show off that curves are beautiful. She isn’t one those that has to be ultra skinny or have the biggest ass/boobs, she knows that good curves come naturally. Plus, she is overall a truly gorgeous woman. She is also a fantastic actress.

Honorable mentions: Linda Hamilton (circca 1991), Mila Kunis, Carey Mulligan. Anne Hathaway.

NUMBER 1: Keri Russell!
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Yes, yes, yes! Keri Russell is my choice for number 1. Why? Well… look at her! Beautiful eyes, gorgeous hair (both her old curly hair and her current non-curly hair). There is no actress I think exceeds her in beauty. She is a beautiful woman who I hope to see more of in the future!

I know my descriptions were kind of vague, but I did my best with it. So what are some of your favorite sexy/beautiful/hot actresses? Leave a comment.

Have a good one.

Help me decide on a Top 10

Hello people. I wanted to involve you in my shit again. And by that I mean I am an indecisive son of a bitch. I want your help to decide on my next Top 10. Maybe leave a suggestion of your own It closes tomorrow evening at 7:29 pm (my time). Have fun!

Movie Review: 8 Mile (2002)

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The world of rap music is not one I am heavily invested in. Sure, there are a handful of songs I do like. I can honestly say that I like pretty much anything by The Beastie Boys. And I am a fan of Eminem and his music too. What I am trying to say is that even though the genre isn’t one of my favorites, I still have a fair amount of respect for it. With all of that said, let’s review a movie about rapping.

Ladies and gentlemen… “8 Mile”.

So in this movie we follow Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith (Eminem) who lives in a shitty part of Detroit. He is a young rapper who recently broke up with his girlfriend. He also have to try to puzzle his life together in general because, well… everything has kind of gone to shit. He froze up during a rap battle, like I said before he broke up with his girlfriend (who got his car by the way) and his mom (Kim Basinger) is soon to be evicted from her trailer. And the plot was actually kind of interesting. The plot, while familiar, was pretty engaging. You wanted it to go well for this guy which is always a plus when you make a movie. The drama worked pretty well and never felt overly preachy, in lack of better words.

The characters in the movie… I don’t know what to say. I guess they are all decent enough. Not fantastic, but they work. Eminem is fine enough in the main role. To be fair, he was a little than I actually expected. He worked for the character. Kim Basinger as his mom was great. Also damn, she looked great for being 49! Brittany Murphy as Eminem’s new girlfriend was pretty good as well. All other actors were fine too. Also, Michael Shannon was in this movie, so that’s always a plus.

If you are strictly against rap music then you would hate the soundtrack to this movie as it is 100% rap. I however thought it was pretty good. Not fantastic, but pretty good. It worked for what it was used for. Fun fact: This was the movie that introduced the world to Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself” which is actually a song I really like. And like I said, the soundtrack was fine, fit well enough.

This movie could have been directed better. Not that the direction was bad, Curtis Hanson did a good job with it, but I feel like it could have been better. The way this movie was directed was pretty simple and “regular” in lack of better words for it. But hey, at least no dutch angles! But to give some credit where credit is due, the rap battles in the movie are pretty cool. Maybe not in the way they are directed, but just in the way how they are. Those scenes have attitude and raw power and that is something I like to see!

This movie was fairly well-received. On Rotten Tomatoes it has a 76% positive rating. On Metacritic it has a score of 77/100. Roger Ebert gave the movie 3/4 stars. And on imdb.com it has a score of 6,9/10. The movie also won 1 Oscar in the category of Best Original Song (Lose Yourself). 

“8 Mile” is a movie with an engaging yet familiar story, good performances, music that fits, decent direction/camera work and some pretty cool scenes with people having rap battles. Time for my final score. *Yo* My final score for “8 Mile” is an 8,52/10. It is worth buying.
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Review of “8 Mile” is done.

You better Lose Yourself in the music, the moment…

Movie Review: Gremlins (1984)

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I bet you all have experienced the situation of a family member/friend talking about a certain movie, often counted as a classic, that they love but you haven’t seen an therefore they bombard you with comments like “What the hell, man!? How can you not have seen *Insert title here*!?”. This has happened me a few times. One of the times was the pretty awesome “Blues Brothers” which I reviewed a while back. And as you may have expected, this is another one of those movies someone loved and told me I should watch it.

Boys and girls… “Gremlins”.

In this movie we meet young man Billy (Zach Galligan). He has a fairly normal life, living with his mom (Frances Lee McCain) and his inventor dad (Hoyt Axton, R.I.P). One day around christmas Billy’s dad brings home a box containing a creature he claims to be Billy’s new pet. At first it seems fine, a cute and fuzzy little creature they call Gizmo. Sure, there is the hassle of a few pesky rules, three to be exact; Don’t expose him to bright lights, don’t let him touch water and absolutely never feed him after midnight. And as you may expect, Billy accidentally breaks these rules and he has to take care of the strange creatures coming from that. And with that silly shit out of the way, this plot was pretty great. It is a simple concept that only need to bring an entertaining and funny plot. And did “Gremlins” deliver on that? Uh, yeah… pretty fucking well! Seeing these creatures wreak havoc and how Billy tries to fix everything is both fun and interesting.

The characters are pretty good in the movie. Zach Galligan as Billy is charming enough. He is a regular, slightly clumsy yet charming man-child. His parents are pretty good too, especially his dad played by Hoyt Axton who tries like I said is an inventor (Sidenote: Not the best inventor though). Also, simply because this is a 1980’s movie, Corey Feldman is in it for some reason. But we are not here to talk about the humans, but rather the Gremlins (roll credits) themselves. First off we have Gizmo who is the cute and fluffy guy who follows Billy throughout the movie and helps him. The next one we can actually identify is Stripe who is one of the biggest badasses in movie history. I mean, he is a mischievous Gremlin… WITH A MOHAWK! And even though we can’t really identify any other Gremlins by name, I can still say that they all are entertaining as hell. They are always up to something fun and silly.

The score for the movie was done by Jerry Goldsmith who I think did an excellent job. It was created to convey, and I quote “the mischievous humor and mounting suspense of Gremlins”. I would say that it kind of sounds like John Williams could have made it, but he didn’t and I don’t care because this was still great.

Seeing as this movie is a comedy, were the jokes funny? Yes, I think they were, especially when the Gremlins really become, well… Gremlins. They really show off the WORST of humanity when they turn and that make for some of the most hilarious parts of this movie. Let’s just put it like this: the scene in the bar is by far my favorite scene in the movie, it is pure hilarity. And the movie is pretty well-directed overall. This movie was directed by Joe Dante who besides this, I haven’t seen anything from. Sure, internet tells me he did the sequel to this too, but besidse that, he is competely unknown to me. But he still did a good job.

This is a fairly well-received movie. On Rotten Tomatoes it has an 85% positive rating with a “Fresh” certification. On Metacritic this movie doesn’t even exist. Roger Ebert gave the movie 3/4 stars. And on imdb.com the movie has a score of 7,2/10.

“Gremlins” is a hilarious and silly 1980’s horror-comedy with a well-executed plot, fun characters, good music and some pretty good direction. Time for my final score. Ouch! Okay, who threw the envelope on m- Oh hey there, Stripe. Go away! My final score for “Gremlins” is a 9,88/10. It definitely gets the “SEAL OF APPROVAL!”
Seal of Approval

“Gremlins” is now reviewed.

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