October 28, 2011

Quick debate: Captain America

Posted in movies, review at 4:30 pm by Salah

Had this discussion with my marvel-fan brother who loved Captain America movie:

Me: Captain america was a disappointing movie.

Bro: give me a good reason, or point to the parts where you thought it could be better.

Me: First of all, I didn’t buy the part where Chris Evan was weak before he was pumped up to C.A. It just didn’t fly like it was supposed to.

Bro: well, acting as a whole is considered fake, if that’s what you’re getting to. And do you know that what you saw is actually chris evan’s real body but edited graphically to look smaller. It wasn’t like his real head stuck on a different person’s body.

Me: and what’s the deal with captain america and his super hero powers. What are his powers? He just kept kicking people in their chests or guts to make em fly off his way. Once a while in the movie he would hold a guy from his shirt and throw him in the air, but that barely showed any super powers.

Bro: Captain America’s power is not so outrageous like Hulk or spiderman; he’s rather slightly stronger than the most athletic person in the world. That’s why you see him jumping higher than a normal human being, but not as close as spiderman.

Me: hmmm, i think we better save the good talk about it for another time (needed to head out).

The debate is absolutely not done, and more is coming up!

Unexpected NOT so great movie

Posted in movies, review at 12:21 am by Salah

Postponing posts I want to write is not what I had in my mind when I started to blog again; but the fact that I need my laptop to write a detailed post, is what’s making me do so. So, this is not a full review!

Best 2 parts of the movie, and I believe they wanted it to be so, is when C.A wakes up to find himself 70 years away from his life as he knows it; and the after credit part where they reveal to you the avengers’ preparing-for-war clip.

Out of Thor, Iron man, Hulk, and Spiderman, Captain America was definitely the weakest movie. Maybe I set the bar high for the movie? And why not, just look at the poster!

October 27, 2011

The way to watch a movie

Posted in movies at 9:33 pm by Salah

At last I’m going to watch Captain America: First Avenger. It’s going to be one glorious movie night (4:30 AM actually).

October 25, 2011

Falling..no, FELL in love with ipad2!

Posted in electronics, gadgets, movies at 1:59 pm by Salah

Ok, so I have to man up and admit to the whole world that I sometimes judge things too soon. The reason of me admitting that, is because I totally misjudged the ipad or the ipad2. When this tablet first came out to the market, I was extremely refusing the idea of owning such a device. Not even seeing it in the hands of someone next to me would make me interested in checking it out. My reasoning is set behind the question that I am sure most of us asked before, how different is the ipad from an iphone beside the blown up screen? To be honest, it really wasn’t that different before untill I realized that there are apps made to utilize the ipad as an ebook or a pdf file reader.

You guessed it, it was then when I was like “huh, I guess there is something that will make me want this ipad.” About a month ago, my interest in the ipad grew even more, so I remembered that one of my friends bought an ipad2 32GB and he got sick of it. I quickly called my friend, he confirmed that he wanted to sell it, and I bought it!

As soon as I started using it, I realized how great this device is. The surprise waqs, it wasn’t only the reader that made me happy. Everything from the awsome ipad2 apps to the smallest thing such as the ipod in the ipad! Yes, the ipod has a different sense when you use it on the ipad!

Anyways, the device is freakin awsome so go get one since it’s way cheaper than it was before, and you’ll get the same amount of fun anyone had when the ipad2 first came out to the market. So it’s the jackpot time for buying an ipad, I guess.

One of the apps that I like is the itunes trailer app. Amazing way of browsing the latest trailers for movies in theaters or coming to theaters, in addition to a visual calendar showing you the movies coming out on each date.

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October 23, 2011

Unexpected great movie

Posted in movies at 8:06 am by Salah

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Ok so I’ve heard about that movie few times, but i thought it’s just another nice animated movie. Guess what, the movie “how to train your dragon” was unbelievabely awsome. I’m sure of what i’m saying because i can’t remember the last time i was deeply connected to an animated character. It was so great that I really want to buy a small action figure or something for the dragon known as Night Fury.

Maybe I’ll review the movie sometime later, but for now take rottetomattoes.com score of 98% for the movie and watch it!

November 18, 2008

Quantum of Solace

Posted in movies, review at 4:37 am by Salah

Got to see the movie last Saturday with the guys and I had high hopes for it. Ever since I saw Casino Royale, I noticed that some things got changed in the Bond series and traditions. Let’s start with the what used to be a usual thing in all Bond movies and now it either got taken out or volumed down. Those thngs would be:

-Gadgets.

-sport cars (still there, but not as much as the previous movies).

-Famous Bond watches.

-Sexy Bond girls with the latest fashion (the girl is hot, but no fahion stuff).

I know that at least one person would disagree with me on the cars point. There was an Aston Martin in the movie driven by Bond, but that was oly at the beginning of the movie and for only few minutes. Afterward, there will be a boring clip with Bond driving a Range Rover. He wasn’t even driving it fast, he was simply driving it; and even that clip wasn’t long enough. Later on you would see Bond driving a Ford Edge! I mean come on, you can never let Bond drive such a car and then make sure that the audience see the kame brand of the car!

As for the gadgets and those high-tech tools that Bond usually have, it was completely vanished in the movie. Do not expect to see any kind of cool equipments or what so ever. Not even a string coming out of a watch or anything; Nothing at all!

Ok, so what’s new? Well as I mentioned before, the physical action—that began in Casino Royale—is astonishing and better than any Bond movie I’ve seen before. They do a great job with making Bond look strong, and all muscles and stuff. However, I have a feeling that the English fans of Bond don’t want him to be like that. Either way, James Bond never looked stronger, and I liked the fighting scenes.

Now I don’t want to spoil the story on you, so I’ll be vague. Nothing is ectremely unique in the story and it’s not very different from the whole Bond series. Nevertheless, the dramatic scenes and the shifts in Bond’s character is noticeable.

Overall the movie was ok, but if I knew the movie would turn to be like how it was then I wouldn’t have seen it in the theter; but I would have waited to see it on DVD though.

Overall rating:

a-3

November 9, 2008

“Role models”

Posted in movies, review at 12:11 am by Salah

Yesterday I went to see “Role Models” with no pre-plans for watching it. I’m so glad that I did go see this movie. It was one of the most hilarious stuff I’ve watched on the big screen after “the 40 year old virgin.” The movie is starring Sean William Scott and Paul Rudd, who are both working as a sales reps for an energy drink company. While trying to promote this energy drink, they misbehave and they go to court where the judge orders them to do a community deed to avoid jail.

They then join this association of taking care of children and each of them is assigned to be a companion with a child. The kids are Christopher Mintz-Plasse (from super bad), and Bobb’e J. Thompson. Very cool combination of kids and old kids. Seriously funny stuff, and if you liked Paul Rudd in “the 40 year old virgin” then you’ll love him even more in this movie; thus you’ll see how good this movie is.

Many thoughts are coming to my mind to describe the type of comedy in this movie, but I can’t help not seeing Paul Rudd in my mind every time I remember this movie. Therefore, it is a Paul Rudd-in “40 year old virgin” type of comedy.

Overall rating:

a-351

November 8, 2008

“The lazarus project”

Posted in movies, review at 2:35 am by Salah

Ok, so I have been looking forward to watch this movie since I got it from blockbuster. What interested me in the movie is the trailer and thet Paul Walker is starring in it. Almost everything about the movie makes you want to watch it, even the plot.

Paul Walker is a guy who had a half-bad history, has a wife and a daughter. Thye fire him from his job for his criminal history (burglary). So his brother, who recently got out of jail, give him a chance for a burglary operation and when they got in it all turned bad and his brother died with another cop. That lead Paul Walker to be sentenced for death by lethal injection. However, while he thought he is dying, he wakes up to see a different world and he was given a job as a ground keeper. Afterward he starts to wonder whether he was dead or if he never had a life before.

Still interesting, right? Well from this point, the movie just keeps getting downhill to crappy land. The ending was one of the worst copied idea from other movies ever. The ending is supposed to be one of those “wow I never thought of that,” but it doesn’t fly. Good beginning, and after about 45 minutes the movie just goes more and more rotten and boring.

If you want to see that movie I recommend that you watch The village, The sixth sense, or The usual suspects [instead of Lazarus project]. Those are very good great movies if you haven’t watched them before; and if you did, then just stay the hell away from “Lazarus project,” because it will waste your time and it will make you lose confidence in how good the Mystery & Suspense genre is.

Overall rating:

a-1

November 6, 2008

Tonight’s project: movie “Lazarus project”

Posted in movies, personal at 3:29 pm by Salah

Today feels like a long day and a heavy one. I can’t wait till it’s done and I come back home at about 9:30 PM to enjoy the rest of the night. Tonight I have to do a presentation in class that should last 30 minutes, and it is still a while before the class time. There is also this break I’m getting tonight from this diet that has been taking a part in my daily life; and also I am going to watch “Lazarus project” at last, because I rent it like four days ago and I couldn’t find a perfect time to watch it, and reviewing it later.

November 2, 2008

The Happening

Posted in movies, review at 11:49 pm by Salah

Most of us already know who is M. Night Shyamalan, and if you didn’t know who is this guy, then at least you’ve seen one of his great movies; the sixth sense, unbreakable, the village. All these movies were a big hit for it’s unique spookiness and surprising, mouth-dropping endings. Read the rest of this entry »

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