Clint Eastwood

Clinton “Clint” Eastwood, Jr. was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, California. His family relocated often as his father worked at different jobs along the West Coast, including at a pulp mill. As his family moved to different areas he held a series of jobs including lifeguard, paper carrier, grocery clerk, forest firefighter, and golf caddy.

Eastwood is an American film actor, director, producer, and composer. After beginning his acting career exclusively with small uncredited film roles and television appearances, his career has spanned more than 50 years. Eastwood started directing in 1971, and in 1982, his debut as a producer began with two films, Firefox and Honkytonk Man. Eastwood has received multiple accolades and many award nominations for his greatness work in the films Letters From Iwo Jima, UnforgivenMystic River, Changeling, White Hunter Black HeartBirdPale RiderInvictus, Flags of Our Fathers, and Million Dollar Baby.

And for the outstanding dedication to the film industry, especially as a director. These are the top 5 list of Clint Eastwood Films.

5. Invictus (2009)

The story is based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation about the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid.

The Plot: In 1994 Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) subsequently elected for the President of South Africa. His immediate challenge is “balancing black aspirations with white fears”, as racial tensions from the apartheid era have not completely disappeared.

While Mandela attempts to tackle the country’s largest problems, he attends a game of the Springboks, the country’s rugby union team. Mandela recognizes that the blacks in the stadium cheer against their home squad, as the Springboks represent prejudice and apartheid in their minds. Knowing that South Africa is set to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup, Mandela convinces a meeting of the newly-black-dominated South African Sports Committee to support the Springboks. He then meets with the captain of the Springboks rugby team, François Pienaar (Matt Damon), and implies that a Springboks victory in the World Cup will make a change and inspire the nation.

Despite the astonishing cast, Eastwood brings us accurate portrayal with surprising details and the solid script with tight story-line combined with great cultural impressions and strong emotion. As for that matters, Eastwood has nominated for Best Director in the 67th Golden Globe Awards.

 

4. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

The film is based on the non-fiction books “Gyokusai sōshikikan” no etegami (“Picture letters from the Commander in Chief”) by General Tadamichi Kuribayashi and So Sad To Fall In Battle: An Account of War by Kumiko Kakehashi about the Battle of Iwo Jima. While some characters such as Saigo are fictional, the overall battle as well as several of the commanders are based upon actual people and events.

The Plot: In 2005, Japanese archaeologists explore tunnels on Iwo Jima, where they find something burried in the dirt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) assigned in Iwo Jima to take command of the garrison and defended it from Americans. And afterwards he immediately begins an inspection of the island defenses. The next day, Kuribayashi orders the garrison to begin tunneling defenses under Mount Suribachi. He explains that the United States military will take the beaches quickly, and that only subterranean defenses have a chance for holding out.

After the defenses are completely built, the war has occurred and the American strikes them really hard and causing significant casualties for the Japanese Army. Inevitably, fears and despair affects them and also clouded their judgement.

Written by Paul Haggis, the film shows a portrayal of good and evil on both sides of the war. In addition, after released in U.S the film critics heavily praised the writing, direction, cinematography and acting. The review tallying website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 178 out of the 195 reviews they tallied were positive for a score of 91%. As the positive affirmation that achieved, the film won the 79th Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing, and won the 64th Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. This film is also nominated for Best Director and Best Picture in the 79th Academy Awards. And again Eastwood nominated in the 64th Golden Globe Awards for Best Director.

 

3. Gran Torino (2008)

The Film was directed by Eastwood and written by Nick Schenk. In the early 1990s, Schenk became acquainted with the history and culture of the Hmong while working in a factory in Minnesota. Years later, he was deciding how to develop a story involving a widowed Korean War veteran trying to handle the changes in his neighborhood when he decided to place a Hmong family next door and create a culture clash.

The film directed, produced , and played by Eastwood, the film marks Eastwood’s return to a lead acting role after several years, and yet he still unbelievably astonishing.

The Plot: Walt Kowalski (Eastwood), a grumpy, obnoxious, self centered Korean War US Army veteran, has recently been widowed. His neighborhood is now dominated by poor Asian immigrants, and gang violence. Walt’s young Hmong neighbor Thao (Bee Vang), is pressured by his cousin to steal Walt’s 1972 Gran Torino for his initiation into a gang. Walt then develops a relationship with the boy and his family after that shameful incident. The gang continues to intimidate and assault Thao. Later on, a horrifying atrocity afflicts Tao and his sister Sue (Ahney Her).

I describe it as a humble insurgent, deceptively mediocre in appearance and daring in its earnestness. Unfortunately the film didn’t work quite well with the film critics. But yet the film nominated for Best Original Song in the 66th Golden Globe Awards performed by Jamie Cullum.

 

2. Mystic River (2003)

The film based on novel Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the mysterious drama Mystic River adapted by screenwriter Brian Helgeland. Set in an Irish neighborhood in Boston, Jimmy, Sean, and Dave are three childhood friends who are reunited after a brutal murder takes place.

The Plot: Three boys, Jimmy Markum (Sean Penn), Sean Devine (Kevin Bacon) and Dave Boyle (Tim Robbins), play hockey in a Boston street in 1975. And the, terrifying moments occurred.

Twenty-five years later, Jimmy running a neighborhood store, while Dave is a middle-class worker, still haunted by his abduction. They’re still neighbors and related by marriage. Jimmy’s 19-year-old daughter Katie (Emmy Rossum) is secretly dating Brendan Harris (Tom Guiry), a boy Jimmy despises. Reformed convict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth (Laura Linney) find out that their daughter Katie  has been beaten and killed. Jimmy’s old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case, along with partner Whitey Powers (Laurence Fishburne). Jimmy also gets his relatives to conduct an investigation of their own.

It’s exhilarating, to see strong acting like this, Eastwood directs it with an invigorated beauty and charms. It is important to remember that films can look and listen and attentively sympathize with their characters. With a pair of his green thumb Eastwood grow great by fertilize and cultivates, And now the seeds has growing properly with its beauty.

Eastwood nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay in the 76th Academy Awards, as it does Penn and Robbins who have won the Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor In a Supporting Role. In 2004 BAFTA Awards the film nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Screenplay – Adapted. As in the 56th Cannes Film Festival Eastwood nominated for Palme d’Or and he won the Carrosse d’Or (Golden Coach). In the 61st Golden Globe Awards Penn and Robbins again won Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor In a Supporting Role, as for Eastwood he nominated for Best Director and for Best Motion Picture.

 

1. Millon Dollar Baby (2004)

A 2004 American sports drama film directed, starring, co-produced, and scored by Eastwood. It’s the story of an under-appreciated boxing trainer, his elusive past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional. The is based on short stories by F.X. Toole, the pen name of fight manager and “cutman” Jerry Boyd. Originally published under the title Rope Burns, the stories have since been republished under the film’s title.

The Plot: Margaret “Maggie” Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), a waitress shows up in the Hit Pit, a run-down Los Angeles gym which is owned and operated by Frankie Dunn (Eastwood), a brilliant but only marginally successful boxing trainer. Maggie asks Dunn to train her, but he angrily responds that he “doesn’t train girls.” And fortunately, after a magnanimous determination Maggie did, Frankie trains her. And together they’re unite  pursuing her ambition to become a professional boxer.

To be honest this is the best film as best as any movie Eastwood has ever directed. The film was stuck in so-called “development hell” for years before it was filmed. Several studios rejected the project even when he signed on as actor and director. This film is a portrait of the entwine stories of life braided with unfairness and uncertainty of reality, and then leaves us with million of poignancy. This is a film that does both the expected and the unexpected, that has the nerve and the will to be as pitiless as it is sentimental. A dashing proportion of poignant story.

After the unpleasant journey struck, the film is actually managed to harvesting the accolades. In 77th Academy Awards the film won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Hilary Swank), And Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Morgan Freeman). In 62nd Golden Globe Awards the film won Best Actress (Hilary Swank), and Best Director.

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino, lahir di Knoxville, Tennessee, AS pada 27 Maret 1963. Sutradara, penulis naskah sekaligus aktor yang di setiap filmnya selalu menampilkan adegan di restoran ini merupakan salah satu penggiat sinema yang, menurut saya, jaminan untuk sebuah film bagus. Dialog yang dibangun Tarantino dalam film-filmnya khas, angle gambar yang tidak biasa, serta alur cerita yang aneh (baca: unik). Delapan film lepas yang pernah dia garap seringkali saya tonton ulang. Film lepas pertamanya, Reservoir Dogs (1992), yang tampil di Sundance, serta film keduanya, Pulp Fiction (1994), yang tampil di Cannes, adalah dua film yang membesarkan namanya untuk kemudian menjadi legenda berikutnya dalam dunia sinema internasional. Dan berikut, adalah lima film Tarantino yang paling saya sarankan untuk ditonton. Selamat menikmati!

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Empat cerita penuh dendam disatukan Tarantino dalam sebuah film yang sarat akan adegan kekerasan, narkotik dan seks, baik yang biasa maupun yang menyimpang. Jangan kaget, menggemari Tarantino berarti siap terbiasa akan hal-hal semacam itu. Duet eksekutor Vincent Vega dan Jules Winnfield, Marsellus Wallace sang mafia beserta istrinya yang pemadat Mia, duet Pumpkin dan Honey Bunny sang perampok, serta Butch sang petinju dan kekasih Prancisnya yang seksi Fabienne. Di akhir film, keempat cerita itu akan membuat anda berkata “Gila!”

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Film terakhir dari sutradara yang gemar memberikan nick pada setiap karakter di filmnya ini bercerita tentang sekelompok Yahudi-Amerika pimpinan Letnan Aldo Raine yang bertugas menghabisi para Nazi serta menguliti kulit kepalanya. Sadis? Tentu saja, banyak yang bilang di film ini, Der Fuhrer jadi tidak lagi menyeramkan, kalah jauh oleh kejamnya Aldo dkk.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Cerita tentang satu kelompok penjahat yang gagal merampok sebuah toko berlian, sepanjang film menceritakan bagaimana hal tersebut bisa terjadi. Kecurigaan satu sama lain serta satu-persatu karakter dieksploitasi Tarantino, meskipun sebenarnya sederhana tapi ditangannya film ini mampu menyita konsentrasi penonton. Darah sepanjang film, you have to deal with that.

Kill Bill vol. 1 (2003)

Lagi-lagi bercerita tentang dendam, dan tentu saja penuh kekerasan. Seorang perempuan yang Tarantino beri nama The Bride terbangun dari koma berkepanjangan dengan kenyataan bahwa bayi yang dikandungnya telah hilang. Sepanjang film, The Bride mencari orang-orang yang bertanggungjawab atas kejadian ini. Satu persatu orang yang ternyata adalah teman sekelompoknya itu dibunuh, tujuan akhirnya adalah menemukan dan menghabisi sang Boss, Bill.

Jackie Brown (1997)

Dalam Jackie Brown, sutradara yang dikenal dengan kebiasaan long take ini menceritakan konflik antara penegak hukum dan pengedar senjata ilegal. Jackie Brown adalah seorang pramugari yang terjebak di tengah-tengah kekacauan itu.

Year in Review: 2011 Filmgoing Experience

2011. What a number. Also, a good year, in film industry (While still couldn’t beat 1999 or 2007 in terms of number of great films released).

But this is also a year in which, i, for the very first time, refused to create some sort of top 10, 20, or even top 345 favorite films. Many reason comes to mind: First of all, i’m not seeing that many film this year (Strictly personal, i blame my last year of campus life). To track it down, probably i’ve only seen about 60-70 films this years. Sure, my mission is not to watch as many film as possible, but to think that there’s still a possibility that THE ARTIST, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, THE TURIN HORSE, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, WARRIOR, HUGO, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, 50/50, THE MUPPETS, SHAME or TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY would satisfy my cinephile’s libido (To name a few. And that’s only films that appears on the first page of IMDB top 2011), to make a top 10 right now would be a rush work. The second reason is (though many of you would think that i’m exaggerating), my most favorite film this year is so powerful, that to put it on the same list with any other film out there is only kind of degrading it.

So let’s stay out of a so-called Top (insert any number here) for a while now.

Instead, i want to write something more like a “sum up” of what i got from watching film this past year. So many things can be told. This is a year purely still resemblance of the year and year before: A year of sequel. A year of adaptation. A year where creativity has succumbed. But thankfully, there’s outliers. There’s a few good sequels out there. There’s a few good adaptation out there, and there’s a few good originality out there. So let’s begin the round-up

If Films Were A Religion, Then Terrence Malick Is The Prophet

Commandment 11: "Thou Salt watch Days of Heaven once every crop celebration's day"

Terrence Malick is a talented, visionary auteur. No doubt about that. With only four films leading to his most “personal” work, he’s showed that he only made film when it necessary things to do. And my feeling toward his work is kinda “hit and miss”. I love DAYS OF HEAVEN to the very bone. But on the other side of the spectrum, i’ve also fallen asleep watching THE THIN RED LINE and THE NEW WORLD. So I’ve attended the TREE OF LIFE midnight screening with the very least bit of expectation, in case this is more resembling his modern work, not his 70’s (so low that i even ordered a tall black coffee, just in case, you know).

But. Whoa.

That film rocked my world. In 138 minutes, Malick has trapped me in his views of existence, grace, beautiful universe. And i don’t want to get out. Confused and thrilled the first time. and the second time. And the third. But the experience is richer in every viewing ( FYI, th is also the first time that i paid three times to see a single film in theatre in my entire life. That is also a point to be taken of its own. I feel lucky. Poor my future children for not being able to see it in the big audi theatre screen. Ha. Ha).   I could understand if somehow i could fast forward to 20 years later, and see this film falls into “films that changed me” kind of thing.

Summer’s A Bitch, Autumn Gives Hope

Just an excuse to put Zooey's image into this post

I’m not talking about 500 Days of Summer ( i can, but that will make this post even longer than the full unabridged version of War and Peace). I’m talking about the tentpole films released in 2011. Usually, summer is a time for big-budget-fun-time-at-the-cinema film. This year, it’s, emm, almost the same thing. But with the word “fun” suddenly hiding somewhere. Here’s the recap, from ‘meh’ to ‘exceptional’:

  • Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon : Meh
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On A Strangers Tide : Meh
  • Cowboys and Aliens: Meh
  • Bridesmaids : (If you had some grudges against me, but couldn’t find the right motive to slap me, this is the perfect time) Meh.
  • Super 8 : Meh (don’t slap me for this one. I’m still Abrams number 1 fans)
  • Green Lantern : Meh
  • Cars 2 : Pixar and ‘meh’ usually don’t fit together, but…
  • The Smurfs : Okay, bordering to meh
  • Kung-Fu Panda 2: Okay
  • Captain America: First Avenger : Okay
  • X-Men: First Class : Okay
  • Deathly Hallows Part II: Good
  • Fast Five: Exceptional
  • Thor: Exceptional

With simple mathematics formula, we can find that the ‘meh’ is greater than the ‘exceptional’. Poor us.

The difference can be said about autumn (or fall. It’s the same). While i’m yet to got the chance to see all this year fall’s film, but, few film i’m lucky to had seen:

  • Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn : Edge of my seat
  • Puss in Boots : Cute. Soo cute
  • Ghost Protocol : Edge of my seat
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Edge of my seat

So yeah, just like autumn save Tom Hansen, it’s untimely also saves the year.

I’d Pick That One Ant Over Those Two elephants

The two elephants is a metaphor for Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender. Those two actors are really on the spotlight this year. Don’t ask why. But ask “Why the frakk Tom Hiddleston is missing from the match?” It could be a superb three-way-cage-match. Tom Hiddleston a.k.a. Loki. A.k.a The man who brought the Shakespearean tone to the superhero genre. Just look at the way the man screamed “TELL ME!!”.

My wild theory is, he didn’t get the same treatment with Gosling and Fassbender just because he didn’t showed-off his abs (Gosling did that in CRAZY STUPID LOVE), neither his dong (like Fassbender famously did in SHAME).

There goes my thought on 2011. Now that 2012 is near, here’s an advice:  prepare your bunker with one home theatre set!

 

11 Album Paling Disarankan di 2011

Setidaknya ada 500 lebih album baru dirilis tahun ini, itu hanya yang tercatat di Wikipedia. Memilih 11 saja bukan perkara mudah, apalagi daftar seperti ini seringnya malah menuai kritik bahkan kadang perdebatan yang tidak seharusnya ada. Toh ini hanya soal selera. Berdasarkan jumlah play terbanyak di Songbird saya, serta tanpa mengesampingkan musisi lain yang ada di luar daftar ini, berikut adalah 10 rilis 2011 yang paling saya sarankan untuk anda dengarkan:

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Mungkin kalau saya tinggal di UK atau US, saya bisa bilang “Siapa tidak kenal Bon Iver?” Tapi berhubung tinggal di Indonesia, dan pembaca Review Bastard mayoritas berasal dari Indonesia juga, maka saya akan bilang “Kalian harus kenal Bon Iver!” Justin Vernon adalah orang dibalik kesuksesan Bon Iver sejak 2007, seorang indie rocker yang membawa serta aroma folk. Will Hermes dari Rolling Stone bilang “Vernon is more than a bearded indie rocker with a taste for rural roots music. He’s a soul auteur, and he’s just getting started.” Jadi siap-siap saja, musik indah Bon Iver baru saja dimulai!

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Album kedua dari enam orang Seattle ini betul-betul menguatkan pernyataan bahwa kota itu tidak pernah lelah menelurkan musisi-musisi berbakat. Helplessness Blues adalah sebuah album yang membawa kita ke awan, dengan musik harmonisnya serta vokal prima dari Robin Pecknold. Album yang kaya dengan suara-suara folk psikadelik. Seperti halnya Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes juga baru memulai.

Radiohead – The King Of Limbs

Radiohead - King of Limbs

Seberapa tidak sukanya saya dengan album ini, tetap saja masih ada di 10 album paling sering saya putar. Satu-satunya alasan kenapa saya mendengarkan album ini karena ini adalah Radiohead, kualitas musik serta bagaimana orang-orang gila ini menulis lagu tetap membuat saya takjub. Nyatanya The King Of Limbs disebut-sebut sebagai album paling kreatif dari band asal Britania Raya ini, sayangnya sebagai penggemar Radiohead yang lebih konvensional saya memilih untuk berhenti menempatkan mereka diatas semuanya sejak Kid A. Sekali lagi, ini hanya soal selera.

Feist – Metals

Sejak The Reminder, Leslie Feist berhasil menyita perhatian saya dengan suaranya yang luar biasa, belum lagi kenyataan bahwa Feist adalah seorang penulis lagu yang brilian. Untuk yang belum mengenal Feist (saya yakin tidak banyak), cari album ini dan persiapkan dirimu untuk kedatangannya di 2012 besok.

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Cults – Cults

Cults's Cult Cover

Seorang gadis mantan vokalis dari sebuah band punk yang bertemu dengan seorang pemuda indie-folk-rock, Cults adalah album yang sangat kreatif dari dua musisi muda asal Manhattan. Tidak sabar untuk melihat dua orang ini masuk studio lagi untuk album berikutnya.

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Adele – 21

Adele - 21

Perempuan bernama lengkap Adele Laurie Blue Adkins ini membuat saya (dan sepertinya semua orang) jatuh cinta dengan suaranya. Sejak debutnya, 18, Adele adalah salah satu musisi muda yang selalu mendapat ulasan bagus di kalangan kritikus musik. Khusus 21, ini adalah 18 ditambah 3 untuk musik yang lebih menggigit.

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BOY – Mutual Friends

BOY - Mutual Friends

Dua gadis cantik ini akan membuat anda terpana dengan musik dan bagaimana mereka menulis lagu. Nuff said.

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Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo

Kurt Vile Smoke - Ring For My Halo Album Cover

Kurt Vile adalah seorang penulis lagu penuh bakat yang keluar dari kamar kecilnya dengan gitar dan dua album yang akan membuat anda terperangah. Perpaduan antara Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed dan Bob Dylan ini siap untuk jadi penerus mereka.

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Wilco – The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love

Album pertama Wilco dengan label mereka sendiri. Para penikmat wilco sejak Being There (1996) tentu saja tahu, ini album terbaik mereka.

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The Antlers – Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart Album Cover

Album dengan lirik-lirik jagoan. Jangan lewatkan band indie-rock ini, mereka beda dari yang sudah ada!

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Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

Album gila dari orang-orang gila! Jangan pernah melewatkan album ini, rilis terbaik di 2011, rilis terbaik Foo Fighters. Hail Dave Grohl! Saking bagusnya, saya ragu Foo bisa bikin album yang lebih bagus lagi di kemudian hari. But, hey, it’s Foo Fighters tidak seharusnya saya meragukan mereka.

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Top 10 Disappointing Movies of 2011

The English poet Alexander Pope once said ““Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” His words are true and should be wisely conceived considerably. But unfortunately for us movie geeks, we just never learn. We are unable to restrain our passion for movies and repeatedly dissapointed by the end result of a promising trailer. We’ve all gone through that, and for 2011, this is my list of Top 10 Most Dissapointing Movies:

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
    When the buzz came out that Captain America was in production, I was pessimistic of the idea itself at first. I mean Captain America as a movie… really? But with the photo leaks and viral marketing plus the quite promising trailer, I admit I became quite hyped with the release. Sadly, the movie was not released at the theaters in Indonesia, so I just had to hold myself until the DVD came out. The result? I hated Captain America as much I despise the country he represents. It was tacky, awfully executed, and just plain horrible.
  2. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
    I expected  Guillermo del Toro to  be the saviour of Horror with his remake of this TV movie classic. The trailer really made me believe that this movie was gonna be as good as Insidious despite the fact Katie Holmes’s horrible acting is in it. I was naive.  Furthermore, I’m beginning to question Del Toro’s integrity whereas in the past I’ve always defended his works. Come on Del Toro! You can do better than this!
  3.  The Bang Bang Club
    Promising trailer with quite a great cast. Was never really sure of the outcome, but usually a movie about the warfare conditions of Africa has always made it into my A-List movies, in addition, this movie is in the viewpoint of a photographer. Unfortunately, the movie did not meet its full potential, and instead of digging in deep to the real issues, it just ends up as another somewhat-action-movie.
  4. Hangover II
    Loved the first movie and really clicked with the humor it offers. The trailer of the second movie seems to offer even more hilarious situations for these party animals, but unsuccessfully, it just seem they didn’t try that hard to deliver something fresh, and instead just used the same formula as the first movie.
  5. Suckerpunch
    Hate me all you want for including this movie in this list. The CGI was amazing and mind-blowing, but I expected more from Zach Snyder, and through the whole movie I wasn’t sure if I was watching a featured film or a really long mixtape music video.
  6. Green Lantern
    The concept of making a Green Lantern movie threw me off and I was very excited that out of all the abundant choice of DC superheroes out there, they chose this green brother. After the movie was released, I understood why nobody attempted it before, especially without a clear and concrete adaptation ideas. Don’t rush yourself DC Comics… you still got Batman to kick Marvel’s ass.
  7. The Adjustment Bureau
    There was something quite appealing about the trailer that made me believe it was gonna be a great movie, regardless the uncertain plot the trailer tries to tease. Unfortunately, the movie itself was unclear, lack of substance, and horribly executed. For once Obama was right… this movie does suck.
  8. Immortals
    What’s the first thought come in mind when you watched the trailer of this movie? Of course, 300. It was nothing like it nor close enough to be considered as  a step sister or even the beguiling copy-cat bitch that’s always around. Fancy camera tricks and effects, but poor and thin plot.
  9. Cowboys and Aliens
    The movie industry has probably done almost every scenario they could with aliens from out of space, but aliens versus cowboys in a western setting? Brilliant idea!  The result? Not so brilliant.
  10. Priest
    Didn’t expect much at first especially with the outcome of a somewhat similar movie called ‘Legion.’ But the graphic novel was an awesome masterpiece, and maybe… just MAYBE… Paul Bettany was given another chance to play another kick-ass divine vigilante. Didn’t turn out so well, and its not really Bettany’s fault, but from now on he really needs to carefully pick his movies, because this one didn’t do justice to the original.