April 9, 2007

Ghost Rider

Posted in Movies at 22:41 by djn

A couple of weeks ago I went to see the movie Ghost Rider – based on the Marvel character by the same name. The movie portrays how Johnny Blaze come to be the Ghost Rider, a motorcyclist / burning skeleton trying to do good. It is rather typical Hollywood with lost love and such. Overall I’d say it is a good movie, but then again, I have a weakness for Marvel movie adaptations 😉


February 20, 2006

Oceans Eleven

Posted in Movies at 19:55 by djn

My girlfriend decided that Oceans Twelve is a movie worth seeing. But before doing so she decided Oceans Eleven must be seen first.

So last night we watched Oceans Eleven. Very amusing and I’m looking forward to seeing Oceans Twelve.

February 5, 2006

Watching telly…

Posted in Movies at 18:14 by djn

I finally got around to watch some of the episodes of Battlestar Galactica Season 1. It is very entertaining and a defintely worth some time and money.

Some of the episodes doesn’t seem to have that much content, but focus of the series is also on character development and not only “action”. I especially liked the episodes where Starbuck crashes on some moon after a rendezvous with some Cylon Raiders. She repairs and flys a Cylon Raider, thereby discovering that they are specially constructed only for flying and are part biological and part machine.

Also the episode “Tribunal” deserves mentioning. Due to a Cylon bombing aboard the Galactica an independent tribunal is set up to investigate the circumstances. After the whole thing turns into a recular witch-hunt, Commander Adama shuts the whole thing down. Much to the dismay of certain Sergeant 😉 Very amusing, me thinks.

Can’t wait to see more episodes 😀

January 21, 2006

Der Untergang

Posted in Movies at 23:55 by djn

I just finished viewing the movie “Der Untergang“. A movie about Hitlers last days of World War II. The story is based on the memories of Traudl Junge, the last secretary for Adolf Hitler.

The movie is very emotional and really depicts the cruelties of war. It is especially intriguing to view the paranoia and mood swings of Hitler and his surrounding officers. The Goebbels are depicted as very cruel people — or at least VERY misguided. Truly a must-view movie!

January 3, 2006

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Posted in Movies at 19:09 by djn

My girlfriend and I used some of the free time while our daughter was on vacation to watch the movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). All in all, a nice movie and it was adequately true to the book to not dissapoint us too much, although I found the Lord of The Rings movies to be better interpretations of the books.

When reading the Narnia book, I was particularly pleased with Aslan’s handling of a “Hollywood Moment”. After the big battle almost at the end of the book, Edmund is wounded and Lucy uses her phial of healing on his wounds. In the book, Lucy wants to stay with Edmund to see if it works but Aslan tells her to focus on healing others on the battlefield. In the movie, Lucy stays next to Edmund and in true Hollywood style he is healed — and then Lucy moves on to heal the others on the battlefield. As the “Hollywood Moment” is explicitly left out of the book, I was disappointed by the inclusion of said moment in the movie. Others may feel differently but more often than not, such Hollywood moments feel very akward to me.