Friday, February 20, 2009

Movie reviews

The bootleg industry is great to watch those movies that you would miss in cinemas. In Libya a DVD is about 3 Dinars for a superb copy just as good as what you would get at any Virgin store. While for 1 Dinar I can get the CD and still be able to enjoy the show.

Between September 2007 and January 2009 I bought many movies here the list of the ones I watched so far and what think about them. This would probably serve me as an aide memoire not to buy the same movie again ( I tend to do that with books as well)....

The films are not in any particular order: the scale is from 1-5 stars, ( 5 being the highest)

Ironman: 5 stars
Mirrors ( Kiefer Sutherland): 3 stars
The love guru: 4 stars
Baby Mama : 5 stars
Anthony Warrior of God ( foreign movie): 2 stars
Body of lies: 5 stars
Arn (foreign movie) : 3 stars
Flags of our fathers: 4 stars
What happens in Vegas: 4 stars
Mamma Mia: 5 stars
The secret life of bees: 5 stars
Live free or die hard: 5 stars Bruce always delivers.
The dark knight: 5 stars- although I did not think that the Joker was overshadowing Batman as some reviews stated.
PS I love you : 5 stars very good to watch with chocies and a cup of tea
Tropic Thunder: 3 stars I failed to see the humour - but the twist is OK
Death Race: 2 stars - the trailer was the nicest thing about it
The notebook: 5 stars another classic romance
In the valley of Elah: 5 stars- It's good to know about the hidden things
Burn after reading: 1 star - I cant' believe Brad and Clooney would star in such a miserable thing.
Nights in Rodanthe: 5 stars - marvellous but I wish it ended differently
Wanted ( Angelina Jolie): 3 stars - more hype then when you see the real stuff
Zodiac: 4 stars not bad
The Day the Earth stood still ( Keanu Reeves): 5 stars - good topic on environment etc..
Frost/Nixon: 5 stars
Xiii the conspiracy : 2 stars - some idea but not sure what it was all about
Casino Royale: 5 stars, I did not like the first half hour but then I understood the story.
Quantum of Solace: 5 stars - Daniel Craig is so gorgeous once more. I will be watching Bond movies again
Masjoon Transit ( Egyptian) : 5 stars - that was a good idea
Wa7ed min al nass ( Egyptian) : 5 stars - another good issue tackled
Hassan wa Marcus (Egyptian): 5 stars- excellen portrayal
Kasf hesab ( Egyptian): 5 stars - quite enjoyed it
Cabaret ( Egyptian): 5 stars - the story lasts all night long up to the next day and shows the different facets of the people in a cabaret, the owner the prostitute, the singer the guests, the Gulfies and even the wannabe terrorist. Good finale
The House bunny: 5 stars a feel good movie
Twilight: 5 stars - I never stopped loving vampires and this one gorgeous
Original sin ( Banderas- Jolie) : 4 stars and quite racy definetely over 18- good concept
Miss conception : 5 stars a cute story about a girl who discovers she has early menaupose.
American Psycho: 3 stars - too gory- I still can't understand why?
Ocean's 13: 4 stars
Breach: 5 stars
Babel: I gave it 2 stars first then I watched it again and gave it 5.
Jarhead: 5 stars
Deja vu: 3 stars even though Denzel is so hot
The Marine: 1 star - the only good thing about this movie is the title
The forgotten: 5 stars
the sentinel 5 stars
the departed: 5 stars
300: 5 stars
Tristan and Isolde: 5 stars
The number 23: 5 stars but I was so scared
Caramel ( Lebanese): 5 stars stuff that happens in a beauty center in Beirut and the lives that cross each other there. I liked the
Mr Brooks: 5 stars
Home of the Brave: 5 stars
The Good Sheperd: 5 stars and my super favourite
WallE: 5 stars - I was reluctant to watch this kiddie movie but now I'm a fan.
No country for old men : 1 star - I hated it
21: 5 stars
Gone baby gone: 3 stars
1000 BC: 5 stars overall.


I still have a huge list to be watched but at least I'm finally catching up.

Which movies did you like and why ?

9 comments:

programmer craig said...

Wow, quite a list!

The Marine: 1 star - the only good thing about this movie is the title

I didn't see it! The promos looked silly and highly unbelievable.

The Good Sheperd: 5 stars and my super favourite

Agree with you there. It's one of those rare movies that made me think, and it still does even though I saw it a couple years ago.

No country for old men : 1 star - I hated it

Hmmm... interesting! The acting was incredibly good, but it seemed like a "message" movie and I didn't quite get the message. Still, I would give it 3 or 4 stars, just for the acting and the cinematography :)

Highlander said...

No country for old men totally freaked me out Programmer_Craig!

Chris in MB said...

"No country for old men totally freaked me out Programmer_Craig!"

yeah, those captive bolt gun scenes were more than a little disturbing. :P
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Nights in Rodanthe = -5
OMG... bad bad bad sappy chick-flick.. stay away unless you're a woman with PMS
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you must see "Pineapple Express", a good silly movie :D 5

programmer craig said...

No country for old men totally freaked me out Programmer_Craig!

Why!? It was just a "Quentin Tarantino" style movie, only without the humor!

Highlander said...

Hmm Chris :P do you know how a woman with PMS feels ?

Anyway I am female so 'nights in Rodanthe' is great for me :P

@Craig at least Tarantino has a story that you can figure out. But this movie I can't believe the guy was simply evil incarnate- still waiting for an 'aha' moment and understand the film.

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ChaotiK said...

This is the first time I see your blog. I do check the Libyan bloggers every now and then although I am originally Palestinian with a Jordanian nationality. But I do enjoy the Libyan blogs because I have lived in Libya for 17 years :D
Back to the post. I liked it and Wow! Maybe I should write down my list too. I have seen most of the movies you posted. I agree with you on the 5 star ones, but don't you think that "Wanted" deserve more than just 3 stars? Come on.. it is really good :)

saidtravel said...

I loved Tilight, the story is not that amazing but the protagonist is so mysterious and carismatic.

Highlander said...

Chaotik - yes please write down your own review :) and I still don't like wanted much.

Saidtravel, I agree the story is not so fabulous but the hero - hmmmmmmmm.