Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

Midnight in Paris

August 6, 2011

I don’t understand, what’s holding them in the room?

You gotta love Woody Allen’s newest creation, for little fun moments like above reference to “The Exterminating Angel”, and for pointing out obvious, but easily forgotten truths. If you haven’t already, it will also make you fall in love with Paris. Makes me want to jump right into the train from Saarbrücken to Paris.

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Barney’s Version

July 15, 2011

The story is interesting (finally I learnt what to do with onions before cutting them) but the true brilliance of this movie lies in its phenomenal cast.

Aiming for the bushes

July 13, 2011

This is by far the funniest I have watched recently (in the last 5 years).

Shop around the corner

April 18, 2011

I have been a fan of Ernst Lubitsch since I saw Ninotchka. Today I stumbled across Shop around the corner on google video, and this movie takes my appreciation of Lubitsch to new heights. Watch it! It certainly is a “sparkling and fascinating” gem.

Moran Atias

February 15, 2011

I just watched “The Next Three Days”, and I really did enjoy it. The best part of the movie though was when Moran Atias appeared. I already knew her from the TV show “Crash”, also featuring a brilliant Dennis Hopper. In my opinion she is the most gorgeous actress Hollywood currently has, and I hope to see her in major roles in the future. So, I am going to look out for anything Moran did, and so should you 🙂

Whatever Works (2009)

January 22, 2011

Great Woody Allen movie. Strange I missed that one when it was in the cinemas, 2009 was a strange year for me, I guess. On IMDB it is rated 7.3, but I would give it at least an 8.4 like Bergman’s “Wild Strawberries”. Not because the two films are so similar, but because in the end, they touch you in the same way. “Wild Strawberries” makes you cry, and “Whatever Works” makes you laugh.

Flesh and Bone (1993)

January 15, 2011

There is a new category: “Movies”. If you wonder why, well, movies are virtual artifacts, too 🙂 Besides that, I love movies. Here I will post short reviews of movies I liked (and would give at least a 7 star rating on IMDB). Actually, mostly it probably won’t be so much movie reviews, but rather movie tips.

The first movie I’d like to mention because I saw it just a couple of minutes ago is “Flesh and Bone”. I think this movie is not very well known, despite its (at least from todays point of view) incredible cast. The four main characters are played by James Caan, Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan and Gwyneth Paltrow, all four superstars at some point in time when they were at the peek of their careers. Consequently, the acting is great, and the story follows through to its logical conclusion. If you are ready for a movie gem, picking this one isn’t a bad choice.