zondag, januari 11, 2015

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, VS, Steven Spielberg)*

I never really got the hate for this one, until now. I was way too optimistic when it was released, probably on a high from it just being a new Indy movie. Cause yes all the elements a Indy movie has to have are there. But man o man, does the execution suck big time. First off Ford is just too old for this kind of shit. Secondly they made Indy in some kind of Bondesque superspy. Thirdly ShiaLaBeouf. Fourthly the Maya civilization is influenced by aliens thing. Fifthly okay, that fourth reason would have been acceptable if Spielberg didn't put such importance on his macguffin.
But what is worst of all, is that is is just plain dull for most of the time with too much talkative scenes. Even Temple of Doom for all its fault at least had tempo and excitement.
Rating: 4.5

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, VS, Steven Spielberg)*

My favorite of the series. Spielberg really seems to have gone back to Raiders to figure out what worked there and what didn't, like nazis for enemies, a Christian macguffin and bringing back Marcus and Sallah as sidekicks. But what makes this one my favorite is the Connery-Ford combo, they have such amazing father-son chemistry together. It makes it more like a buddy-movie.
Rating: 9

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)*

I always liked this one the least, but seeing it now again I just realize how much worse it is. Where Raiders already was pushing the boundaries of the suspension of disbelief sometimes, this one takes that even further. It has the most annoying love-intererst in a movie ever in Willie. Even Short Round was tolerable next to her. It also is very offensive in it's portrayal of Asian culture, with thoughts like: India=exotic + Voodoo=exotic so India=Voodoo.
But still it has some fun elements when it's just Indy being Indy.
rating: 5.8

Wild at Heart (1990, VS, David Lynch)*

 I liked it a bit more than the first time I saw it, but still think this is one of Lynch lesser works. But a lesser Lynch still is a decent pic in my book. The reason why is that in this one too much feels inconsequential, that it could have easily been left at the cutting table. And I don't mean just plotwise, cause that is less important in Lynch movies but also in creating the mood.
What saves the movie mostly, besides Lynch still strong directing work, is the great chemistry between a very strong Cage and Dern and a good supporting cast with Dafoe, Zabriskie, Dean Stanton, Rosselini.
rating: 7.5

Maandlijst December 2014

Films
  1. 2046 (Kar Wai Wong, 2004)* :: 10.0
  2. (Federico Fellini, 1963)* :: 10.0
  3. Chung Hing sam lam (Kar Wai Wong, 1994)* :: 10.0
  4. Du rififi chez les hommes (Jules Dassin, 1955)* :: 10.0
  5. Fa yeung nin wa (Kar Wai Wong, 2000)* :: 10.0
  6. Rashômon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)* :: 10.0
  7. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)* :: 9.5
  8. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)* :: 9.5
  9. La double vie de Véronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991)* :: 9.2
  10. Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi, 2007)* :: 9.0
  11. Les amants (Louis Malle, 1958) :: 8.8
  12. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)* :: 8.8
  13. The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961)* :: 8.8
  14. Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (Fritz Lang, 1933)* :: 8.8
  15. Faces (John Cassavetes, 1968)* :: 8.5
  16. Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933) :: 8.2
  17. Doctor Zhivago (David Lean, 1965) :: 8.0
  18. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir, 2003) :: 8.0
  19. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Terry Sanders, 1955)* :: 8.0
  20. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)* :: 8.0
  21. Gone with the Wind (George Cukor, Victor Fleming, Sam Wood, 1939) :: 7.8
  22. Mommy (Xavier Dolan, 2014) :: 7.8
  23. Dinner at Eight (George Cukor, 1933) :: 7.5
  24. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit (Fritz Lang, 1922) :: 7.5
  25. Mystery of the Wax Museum (Michael Curtiz, 1933) :: 7.5
  26. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)* :: 7.2
  27. Red River (Howard Hawks, 1948) :: 7.2
  28. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1943) :: 7.0
  29. Solan og Ludvig - Jul i Flåklypa (Rasmus A. Sivertsen, 2013) :: 7.0
  30. Drak sa vracia (Eduard Grecner, 1968) :: 6.5
  31. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955) :: 6.5
  32. The Raid 2: Berandal (Gareth Evans, 2014) :: 5.8
  33. Great Expectations (David Lean, 1946) :: 5.0

Series
  1. The Americans - Seizoen 1 (Joseph Weisberg, 2013): Aflevering 1 t/m 2 (nog niet af gezien)
  2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Seizoen 1 (Daniel J. Goor, Michael Schur, 2013): Aflevering 1 t/m 12 (nog niet af gezien)
  3. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Seizoen 5 (Jerry Seinfeld, 2014): Aflevering 3 t/m 4 (nog niet af gezien)
  4. Downton Abbey - Seizoen 3 (Julian Fellowes, 2012): Aflevering 4 t/m 8 (nog niet af gezien)
  5. New Girl - Seizoen 4 (Elizabeth Meriwether, 2014): Aflevering 10 (nog niet af gezien)
  6. South Park - Seizoen 18 (Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Eric Stough, 2014): Aflevering 9 (nog niet af gezien)

Statistieken

Totaal 33 films (maandgemiddelde: 22.7) gekeken:
  • Kort (t/m 20 min.): 0.
  • Middel (21 t/m 75 min.): 0.
  • Lang (meer dan 75 min.): 33.
Totaal 23 afleveringen van series gekeken.
Totale speelduur: 4933 min.
Aantal films / series herzien: 17.

Best beoordeeld: 2046, 8½, Chung Hing sam lam, Du rififi chez les hommes, Fa yeung nin wa, Rashômon (10.0, 1ste dit jaar).
Slechtst beoordeeld: Great Expectations (5.0).

Media-verdeling
Bioscoop: 3.
Blu-ray: 15.
DVD: 9.
Internet: 9.
On Demand: 3.