Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Menn som hater Kvinner / Män som hatar kvinnor / Millennium: Part 1 - Men Who Hate Women / The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Swedish movie based on the novel with same title. The book was one of the best novels I’ve read ever. The movie has also got pretty good reviews, and the makers has managed to create the atmosphere and pictures that the reader has made during reading the book. Well done. The movie is meant for the mature audience rather than children.

Despite this, reading novels and watching movies based on the novels often tend to be different experiences. As usual, the movie lacks several portions of the story which were well-elaborated in the novel. In addition, the author described the characters and their thoughts very well in the novel, which is very difficult to show in a movie format. Therefore, for watching the movie is an all right entertaining experience, but reading the novel is the best option.

Rating: 4/5 of 6

Paulo Coelho: Elleve minutter / Eleven Minutes

All right interesting novel from the author of The Zahir and The Alchemist. The book is about the relationship of men’s mental and physical satisfaction and follows the story of a girl’s character who lives in a village in Brazil. In order to pursue her dreams, she moves to the town and later ends up as a prostitute in Europe. During this venue, she gets known about the theme of the book.

The book has several interesting thoughts and concepts, but not all of them are that interesting. If you have read other books of this author, you’ll definitely find something interesting in this book as well.

Rating: 4/5 of 6

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Inglourious Basterds

All right and funny action movie. The movie is almost a typical Tarantino-movie where the story takes in the Nazi-occupied France.

In my opinion, the movie was unnecessary lengthy. The long dialogues were funny, but could have been shorter.

Actually, as experienced earlier, the trailers of the movie were more funny and interesting.

Rating: 4 of 6


Boring action thriller. The concept of Muslim terrorists is used up, and additional movies in this topic should be awarded with flop.

Don Cheadle (who also is among the producers of the movie), plays a role of a Muslim terrorist, and Guy Pearce is a FBI agent. The acting of Pearce is nothing to write home about. The synopsis at the DVD cover is too sale focused and quite a cliché affair like such synopses during the 90’s.

Rating: 3/2 of 6

Wednesday, 9 September 2009


Thank you, Saroj, for this award.
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Monday, 7 September 2009

John Perkins: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – The Shocking Story of How America Really Took Over the World

Very interesting book about the policies of USA to gain control over the countries across this planet. The book is a political biography which tells how American politicians use their pocket organizations like World Bank, International Money Fund (IMF) and CIA to put poor developing countries into huge debts knowing that they will never be able to pay back in generations and will default. By using such techniques, they add countries into their empire portfolio. This is actually just a modern way of empire building. The difference lays in that earlier, empires used military power (hit men) to gain control, and now they use economical power by using economic hit men. This is done inn cooperation with large corporations like Halliburton, Shell etc use their financial and political power to play with millions of lives in order to satisfy their opportunistic goals.

The book is written by a former economic hit man who used to work in a large engineering & construction firm, and he was also part of making such deals to take control over countries. The book is well-written and the author will present several interesting facts and stories, which makes the book entertaining too.

Rating: 5 of 6