Monday, April 29, 2013

Dark skies (2013)

Barret family is living peacefully at the suburbs when a series of shocking events disturb their routine. The father, Daniel, is unemployed for a long time and his wife, Lacy tries to support him as also grow up their two sons with love and care. An unknown force invades their home night by night and make all suffer from nightmares. They all also start to have memory blackouts and find themselves into a hypnotizing condition that drive them crazy. What is the purpose of this uninvited menace and what will be the consequences of this arrival upon their house? An astonishing sci fi thriller from the producers of Paranormal Activity (I hate this film) but I think this production is levels ahead anyway. Great suspense and powerful performances from the starring duo as also an accomplishing direction of a mysterious case.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Meet Buck (2010)

Today, Buck is going to spend the afternoon with his girlfriend who's so happy to see him (she's pretty much happy always). But when Buck finds out that her father is not the tolerant and sympathetic guy he expected, the Sunday afternoon turns really bad. Hilarious animation with action and suspenseful sequences and great design.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

When Tim Burton is at the production team of such a film, you probably know that the result is going to be more than satisfying. So you are correct. Abraham Lincoln is the well known 16th President of the States and this film gives us another view of his personality as he is a dedicated vampire hunter. Everything started with his mother's death from a thirsty creature and Lincoln wants to revenge the whole clan whose leader is Adam, an ancient devil. Henry is a mysterious guy that teaches Lincoln the secrets to destroy the monsters but wants him also to execute his orders. We watch the transition of Abraham's life from his teenage years until his election as the president and the difficult years of the civil war that became a real crisis between the living and the dead citizen of America. Astonishing fight scenes with our hero's axe give another dimension at the dark atmosphere of this movie. The plot and the customs are giving a realistic sense of that era and the performances are cool. So are you a patriot or a vampire?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Wu xia (2011)

If you are a fan of action films with a purpose and you also like Donnie Yen, this is your opportunity to spend a couple of hours watching a cool movie. It's about a peaceful man, Liu Jin-xi, living at a small village with his family when two outlaws arrive and they fight with him after an unsuccessful attempt to rob the provision store. He finally eliminates them but this result drives suspicious detective Xu Bai-jiu to investigate the case further. The last one digs deeper into the past of Liu and finds secrets unspoken and terrible things to have been done. He believes that law and physiology of people are overall. But can his instinct always lead him into right conclusions? Wu xia is the type of films that are both entertaining and dramatic, with beautiful action scenes and two heroes fighting at the right side of the law but with different points of view.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Abre los ojos aka Open your eyes (1997)

Years before the 'Inception' film there was another incredible gem based on a story about dreams and virtual reality. It was Chilean director Amenábar that introduced his fantastic tale to us. Cesar is a handsome and rich guy that doesn't care about serious relationships. He hangs out with his friend Pelayo and shares his bed with a strange woman named Nuria that seems to follow him everywhere. Until he meets Sofia and he interests about her even if Pelayo has told him about his feelings towards her. Situation changes when Cesar has a terrible car accident where Nuria dies and he has his face severely disfigured. He feels isolated, being a cripple and lost between dreams and reality. We find him in a jail trying to understand how he entered there and a psychologist tries to help him but can you really escape from the dreams? Excellent scenario and a really good production from Spain of the nineties.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hoi-sa-won aka A company man (2012)

N.C.M is not just an exporting metal company but also a secret firm of assassins. Ji Hyeong-do is not just the typical employee but also their best killer ready to even sacrifice himself for the company. But after years of service he softens his feelings and try to hide his young assistant Gwon, following his deadline schedule. He has a friendship with  an older member Ban and he often enjoy his company and advices. But when the director discovers the truth, things for Ji become really difficult. Will he survive though the situation that needs him dead and what will be the consequences to his close people? A powerful action film with excellent performances that comes from South Korea, a country well known for its great productions in that style of cinema and not only.