Saturday, July 30, 2011

Chernaya Molniya aka Black Lightning (2009)

I like fantasy films and even if they come from Kazakhstan. The story goes like this. A young student Dima is dreaming of having a car in order to date his gorgeous college mate Nastya. His best friend Maks also likes her and there is going to be an intrigue between the two boys for gaining her love. On Dima's birthday his father will buy him finally a car. But it won't be an ordinary car but an old experiment vehicle that flies due to Nano-catalyst engine. After a tragical incident causing Dima's father's death, he will decide to help innocent people and give his personal fight against crime. His biggest opponent will be entrepreneur Kuptsov, who is drilling in the underground part of the city, trying to reach a huge diamond vein and needs for more power for his illegal operation. So he will try to find Dima and steal his car. A very entertaining film, full of action and nice acting!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vinyl (2008)

You don't have to be a record collector to realize the agony of our friend. If you are a music lover, you are going to enjoy this film to the maximum. RECOMMENDED!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bui bun si mun aka The master (1980)

Gao Jian is a lazy and arrogant student of the martial arts school ran by vain Si Fu Shi Chen-chung. One night after his punishment in his school a wounded man reaches his house. He is Jin Tien-yun, a legendary warrior fleeing from a fight in which he was stabbed in a sneak attack and now has to hide from his pursuers, the Three Devils. Gao helps him and in return, Jin decides to teach him some serious kicks. Gao has to live alone for a year after Shi believes that he is traitor of his school. Then he tries to kill him but Jin interferes in order to save Gao and as his wounds are not fixed yet, he gets into a final battle with the three Devils. So it is Gao's turn to seek for revenge. Excellent fight scenes, very good cast and the classic style of Shaw Bros productions is here to entertain you as well.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rubber (2010)

Rubber is the SHIT! Maybe the most fresh fantasy flick out there last five years. It is a glimpse, but it is not for everyone, that's for sure. Robert is our hero. But not the typical human hero because Robert is a tire. Yes you have listen well, he is a tire with telepathic powers. He was born in the middle of the desert and now he is ready to explore the world. Alone. He don't care about other forms of life and he uses his powers to eliminate anyone or anything standing in front of him. You can also see a real audience trying to understand the whole story as surrealistic incidents happen. The line between reality and myth is so thin. And so entertaining also. You will laugh, you will think of the terms this cool film suggests to you. A clever story with lots of fun, good actors and creativity.

Mouchette (1967)

Mouchette is a young teenager who lives with her family. She lives into sadness and misery, unloved by her parents, mocked by her schoolmates, brutally beaten by her teachers. Her father works illegally and he is an alcoholic. Her mother is going to die very soon. Mouchette has to take care of their baby. She can't stand so much pain and she escapes into her fantastic world. On day, as she rests at the near forest, she meets Arsene. He has a vendetta with Mathieu because they both love the same woman, Luisa the bartender. They will argue and they will have a fight. Arsene will think that he killed him due to his hangover and will ask for Mouchette's help to build an alibi. But the things are not sometimes as they look. Robert Bresson, this great cinematographer directed a film showing us the tough life of a poor girl on a realistic emphasis that  is incomparable.

Major Matt Mason in space adventures

What a crazy toy for your kids. I would like to have one if I was much older. Space age adventures right in your house.

The midnight meat train (2008)

A passionate photographer tries to gain glory through taking pics of tough reality across his city. He follows the steps of a serial killer who works as a butcher and slaughters people in the tube. The victims have nothing common though. And the massacre keeps on. The photographer is being obsessed by his work and tries to revile the truth. But the consequences will be tough for him and his beloved woman. A story that could have ended in a much better way as it was really interesting but I think the end was so disappointing and the whole thing didn't work for me! The CGI effects were crap sometimes and the plot became a mess. Even if Clive Barker is one of my favorite authors and Vinnie Jones one of the coolest actors out there, it couldn't help to surrender into its madness.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

L'immortel aka 22 bullets (2010)

Goldmann is a police officer who wants to find out the killers of her husband. Charly Matteï used to be one of the godfathers of the same town and now he enjoys peaceful moments with his family as he quote his past. But after he survives from a brutal attack, he will find out that he has been betrayed from one of his best friends and colleague, Zacchia. Then he tries to forgive him due to their vow to be friends untill death. The other side don't stop here and the next victim will be Matei's friend, Karim. This death will drive him craze and a tough vendetta will rise. So it's about time for payback. This is one classic film about Mafia, very stylish and focusing into the characters. I liked it and I believe it is as cool as 'The Godfather' or the impressive 'Gomorra'. Mobster's storytelling placed on the beautiful coasts of North France.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Condemned (2007)

This was a good action film. A ruthless director is ready to conquer the media world with his new show. A show so violent depending on the survival of a prisoner. So he collects the most dangerous prisoners from around the world and place them onto an isolated island. They will have to eliminate each other and the price for the one and only survivor will be freedom. But as the show continues, more of the director's collaborators have to deny this horror entertainment where violence and pain get no limits. The director will stop to nowhere in order to gain millions of dollars and reputation above the globe. But an old militarist Jack Conrad who was chosen as one of the prisoners, will try to stop his evil plans. A cool movie with loads of action and fights for the fans of the genre.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Idiots and Angels (2008)

The animation that can really touch your souls and make you cry. A man who used to be so rude, selfish and arrogant is changing when a pair of wings start growing on his back. They seem to be an individual form of life and soon they force him to do his best and help people. What a poetic beautiful story that transforms to a real dark path! No words. Just a powerful animation to watch and feel deep in your heart! The wings represent freedom and  kindness but the new owner wants to slave them. But can you imprison freedom?
The modern society on the faces of people living on a city believing in nothing. One of the best animations ever made. RECOMMENDED!

Ed Gein: The butcher of Plainfield (2007)

Even if this film is inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history, Ed Gein it is not the perfect edit I would like to see about.
The budget is low but I have seen better films than this who delivered fear and had something more interesting to show. Gein was responsible for a rash of gory murders that sent shock waves through his rural Wisconsin town, and across America, in the late 1950's. But except from the basics, as the atmosphere and the gory style it is nothing more. The acting is terrible, the plot is not remarkable and the whole experiment is a pain for your eyes. Avoid as Hell!

Sorry about the delay...

My deep excuses for my delay in posting but as matter of fact, it is almost difficult to survive in a Mediterranean island watching films. So I will do my best to continue my mission in order to satisfy all the greedy eyes!
More underground films and of course all the cool stuff for your brains as soon as possible!
Fair well my friends!