Sunday, 25 February 2007

Monsoon Wedding

I watched Monsoon Wedding when it came in 2002, and liked it very much. For some days ago, someone mentioned this movie, and I wanted to watch it again. So now I have finished it for the second time. It is still very good, with good cinematography and good music which comes exactly at the right point of the story.

In addition, one another reason to watch this movie again was the fact that a number of ethnic Norwegian has watched this movie and commented that “is it really like this that Indian/Pakistani weddings are”? I didn’t remember so much of the movie, so in order to give a proper answer I had to watch it again. So those of you who still have this question, you know how to contact me. :)

Rating: 5/6 of 6

The Black Dahlia

Brian De Palma has previously given us Scarface, Mission: Impossible and Mission to Mars. And now, he has given us a boring film called The Black Dahlia. In the publicity material, you will find that the movie is a thriller, but when you watch it, there isn’t so much which reminds you of thriller. Instead it is drama. And the story evolves too slowly, so you really got bored. Really disappointing from a director like this.

Rating: 2/3 of 6

Shaadi Kar Ke Phas Gaya Yaar

Shaadi Kar ke Phas Gayaa Yaar is made by really third class makers. This is probably the reason for why it was delayed in two-three to release. The story/script is full of holes and I think the makers think that the viewers are simply stupid who will ignore such things. However, the movie deals with an interesting topic which is marriage between a simple man and fashionable woman. In the end, the movie picked up some but still nothing else can improve the rating…

Rating: 2/3 of 6

Saturday, 24 February 2007

Blood Diamond

Good movie which deals with a relevant topic. But I must say that I have seen better films than this one when it comes to movies with such relavant topics (for instance Lord of War). Di Caprio has proved some of his acting skills in this movie.

Rating: 4/5 of 6

Sunday, 18 February 2007

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum is a cool and funny movie, which suits people in all ages. I enjoyed watching it. However, you must use some fantasy and don’t think too much on how people from numerous centuries back can understand English.

Rating: 5 of 6

Naboer (Neighbours)

Naboer (Neighbours) is the most fascinating Norwegian movie produced ever! This was stated after watching it when it was released over one year ago. The statement was based on the experience of the movie and what we (me and my friend) thought what kind of techniques the director had used.

But when I watched it again today with commentary from director, it was confirmed that the movie was more than what we had thought. It has been used techniques to give us the optimal experience and knowing about such things is in fact what makes us interesting in the field of movie making. It is about how the story is structured, the right choice of music and cinematography to make the right setting. Really well done!

Rating: 6 of 6

Saturday, 17 February 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness

Good drama movie with some humour.

Rating: 4 of 6

Saturday, 10 February 2007


Abhishek Bachchan has gives one of his best performances in Guru. The film deals with a unique topic seen in typical bollywood cinema context. I liked the firm ¾ of the movie better than the climax at the end.

Rating: 5/4 of 6

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Friday, 9 February 2007

The Prestige

The director of Memento and Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan, gives a really good movie. It is about magic and tricks, which most of us as children were really fascinated of so it was cool to look into that world set in 1895-1905. In addition, Nolan proves his story telling capabilities again after the master piece, Memento. The switch between flashback and the real time functions good, and the end were remarkable. And of course, how could I forget to mention that Scarlett Johansson was in this movie, so that in itself is a reason to watch this movie. :)

Rating: 5 of 6

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Wire in the Blood / Arr i Sjelen

Wire in the Blood is a crime series which was on TV during an Easter. The pack of first season was consisting of 3 DVD which were 3 stories. The first story wasn’t that good, but the next two were good. One of the main characters is a psychologist who helps the police to catch serial killers. The ability he uses let me think about what an exciting psychology is with particular focus on profiling.

Rating: 5 of 6

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner by the Afghani author, Khaled Hosseini, is a good book with a touching story. The author has a nice style of storytelling, which didn’t create any problems to read this book.

However, sometimes the story reminds of some kind of propaganda. Still it is difficult to say whether it is propaganda or not, taking into consideration the fact that I haven’t experienced any of the things which are mentioned in the story.

Rating: 4 of 6

Sunday, 4 February 2007

Pusher 3

Pusher 3 is the (preliminary) last movie of the trilogy of the Danish action movies Pusher. This one is based on the character Milo which also was included in number two and three. The movie is good, and is ended beautifully brutally. In addition, the background score is also good, and especially the music which plays during end credits. It was just so good and gives you a summary of what the Pusher movies are about.

Rating: 4/5 of 6

Saturday, 3 February 2007


Anwar has some good songs so I gave it a chance, and again I was some disappointed. I thought that this movie is going to be enough good to get a rating close to Iqbal which didn’t happen.

The movie has an interesting story which is screwed up by some third class makers and especially screenplay writer. In addition, it is too long, and could easily been cut by 10-20 minutes.

Rating: 3 of 6


I really had huge expectations for this movie when a friend told me this movie had so smart screenplay. However, the movie wasn't that good and didn't had that smart screenplay, so I got some dissapointed.

Rating: 3 of 6

Stay Alive

Oh my God! What a sucking movie. The screenplay writer should find another job. Such a looose horror movie. You can easily use the time at the bathroom instead of watching this one!

Rating: 1 of 6