The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)I was thinking if I should or shouldn’t spend the rare chance of going to the cinema by watching “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe“. I haven’t heard anything about this film before, except for a trailer that I saw once and didn’t particularly make anything of it. The rating on IMDB seemed high. So I decided to check it out.

Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Kiran Shah, James Cosmo, Judy McIntosh, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Patrick Kake, Shane Rangi, Brandon Cook, Cassie Cook
IMDB raintg: 7.3
My rating: 7.0 *******

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Three gender race

Olga was watching one of those cheap sci-fi space movies on TV. It took me only about twenty seconds of looking at before I started joking about it – immitating voices, using quotes from other movies, and doing all sorts of other fooling around.

When I satisfied myself with all the mind crap that I could produce, I took a two minute break by thinking seriously about space stuff. The choice of topic this time was – other races.

In just under two minutes I managed to come up with a three gender choice – Triorids. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Well, in this race, they would have your regular Male and Female, and they would also have a Catalyzer.

The thing is that a Triorid Male cannot have sex with Triorid Female. Their genitals just doesn’t match. So they need a Catalyzer. It’s like a converter. It connects to both Male and Female and helps them to have proper sex.

There are good and bad things about Catalyzers. The good thing is that they are more normalized. If you think of Males as plus, and Females as minuses (you can safely reverse, if that’ll change your attitude), than you Catalyzes would be about zero – somewhere in between. They also help a mating couple to stay together by finding compromises in conflicts and complimenting both other sides all the time.

The bad thing is that Catalyzers have the character, soul, and spirit of their own. They live their own lives. In turms of sex, that means that if Male Triorid wants to have sex, he has to convince not only a Female, but a Catalyzer too. Even if both Male and Female want to have sex, they still have to make Catalyzer agree.

I’m writing this idea down, because it occupied the whole two minutes of my two minute break, but I liked it enough to want to think it over next time.

Now I am back to my usual crap of impersonating cheap movie characters and using qutoes from other films…

King Kong

King Kong (2005)There’s been a lot of crap released by Hollywood recently. It’s been a while since I watched any movie at all – the motivation is gone. And I don’t even want to go to the cinema no more. No, actually I want to go. It’s just that there isn’t anything to watch there at the moment. Except for “King Kong” of course.

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell, Lobo Chan, John Sumner, Craig Hall, Kyle Chandler, Mark Hadlow, Geraldine Brophy, David Denis
IMDB raintg: 8.3
My rating: 8.0

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Northfork

Northfork (2003)With all my recent negative experience with random movies, you would probably think that I stopped picking them. Nope. Not yet. “Northfork” is another random movie I just watched.

Directed by: Michael Polish
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Cast: James Woods, Nick Nolte, Douglas Sebern, Claire Forlani, Duel Farnes, Mark Polish, Daryl Hannah, Graham Beckel, Josh Barker, Peter Coyote, Jon Gries, Rick Overton, Robin Sachs, Ben Foster, Anthony Edwards
IMDB raintg: 6.3
My rating: 8.0 ********

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Meet Joe Black

Meet Joe Black (1998)I’ve seen “Meet Joe Black” so long ago, that I decided to watch it again. I remember that I liked that film a lot and was wonderign if it was really that good.

Directed by: Martin Brest
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Drama
Cast: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Tambor, David S. Howard, Lois Kelly-Miller, Jahnni St. John, Richard Clarke, Marylouise Burke, Diane Kagan, June Squibb, Gene Canfield, Suzanne Hevner
IMDB raintg: 6.6
My rating: 9.0 *********

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)Olga wanted to watch the Potter series, so I joined in for the “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets“. I’ve seen it before, but since I didn’t blog about it, it was a good idea to refresh the memory.

Directed by: Chris Columbus
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling, Toby Jones, Jim Norton, Veronica Clifford, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Mark Williams, Chris Rankin
IMDB raintg: 7.3
My rating: 8.0 ********

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)After watching “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” for the 100th time I realized that I haven’t ever blogged about it.

Directed by: Chris Columbus
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Saunders Triplets, Richard Harris, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling, Richard Griffiths, Derek Deadman, Ian Hart, Ben Borowiecki, Warwick Davis, Verne Troyer, John Hurt, Richard Bremmer
IMDB raintg: 7.2
My rating: 10.0 [rate 10.0]

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Constantine

Constantine (2005)Catching up on the hyped up movies, I’ve watched “Constantine“.

Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, Max Baker, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gavin Rossdale, Tilda Swinton, Peter Stormare, Jesse Ramirez, José Zúñiga, Francis Guinan, Larry Cedar, April Grace, Suzanne Whang
IMDB raintg: 6.4
My rating: 6.0 ******

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Big Fish

Totally unexpected trip to the movie. We’ve got to see “Big Fish“. Neither Olga, nor I could remember the trailer. No promotion what-so-ever. Very unfortunate, because the film is really great. I’d say that it is one of the best films made in 2003. It’s kind leveled with “American Beauty” for me. I am sure I’ll get it on DVD one day. :)