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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
With the same concept as Groundhog Day and Source Code, what could possibly go wrong?, 9 June 2014
10/10

===SPOILER FREE REVIEW===

Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 film starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and is directed by Doug Liman, the same man behind the unforgettable 'Bourne Identity'. The movie has the same concept or idea as Groundhog Day and Source Code. You die, and repeat the same day over and over until you get it right. You would almost think it was a poor concept by now, but Doug Liman managed to do something special with it. Doug managed to make an action packed thrill ride that you don't want to forget. He put the setting in a battle ground, somewhat similar to D-Day but in the modern day world, and added some of the most creepy looking aliens as the 'bad guys'. It all sounds like a concept used in many films these days, but trust me when I say this, this film is one of the best things that has happened to Sci-Fi in the past ten years. I guess it must be something with experiencing the same event over and over from different angles that made this film so special, I don't know, but it's not something you will want to miss. Seeing Tom Cruise's character going from a weak soldier to one bad-ass fighter is not something you will want to miss either. The whole film is just a really fun thrill ride, and not even my words can explain the level of awesomeness this film had. If you were to ask me how I would describe it, I would probably say something like this: "Epic. Awesome. Mind-Blowing. Unoriginal yet original." etc.

Man, this review might not have told you much, but all I can say is that you (the reader) HAVE to see this film. You'll regret it if you don't.

Final verdict (for me based on level of enjoyment I got from the film) = 10/10

Pornopung (2013)
6 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
Surprisingly good, 19 October 2013
8/10

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Pornopung (aka Crack, Back and Sack or Shavenballs) is a film about 24 year old Christian who leaves his hometown, Stavanger, to study in Oslo. He moves in with two guys, Leo and Karl, whom are both experts on picking up women, and Christian now has to face the hard truth about life.

Pornopung was hotly in the center of attention when it was released as a book back in 2003, and now the movie has come. All I can say is strap your seat belts on, because you're about to become a part of a hell of a ride. Pornopung contains some of the most graphic nudity I've ever seen in a sex comedy, and just this is why the movie is so shocking, yet so good. The movie has many, many hilarious lines and sequences, along with very many awkward and embarrassing moments, as well as it also handles the sex subject very well.

The film shows how the young adult culture is in Oslo in todays standards. Although not everything in the film happens as easily in real life, the film comes very close to showing how it is to be an young adult or late teenager in todays Oslo, and keep that in mind when I say that. Pornopung entertains as a teenage sex comedy, but manages to put a finger on anything more than the 'picking up girls/guys' culture that it portrays. Relationships, social success, gender roles, and various male rolled themes that emerge behind the well polished and well filmed images.

The actors and actresses in this film does very well on their part, and especially actress Marte Sœteren who made her film career debut with this film. The film itself is very light hearted, although it turns very dark and sad towards the end when it addresses the issue of rape.

Pornopung is everything you could expect from a sex comedy and more. It is utterly hilarious, awkward, sexy.. everything I had hoped a film like this would contain. I strongly recommend this film to everyone that can handle the sex topic well, as it is not just all about sex, but as it also teaches us all the negative sides about the subject as well.

I give 'Pornopung' a very strong 8 out of 10.

4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Quentin Tarantino at his best, 22 May 2013
10/10

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Django Unchained is a 2012 American western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Set in the antebellum era of the Deep South and Old West, the film follows a freed slave who treks across the United States with a bounty hunter on a mission to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner.

Quentin Tarantino sure knows how to make movies, but I have never seen him make such a good movie since the Kill Bill films. Tarantino's great storytelling got me dragged deeply into the story and made me sit at the edge of my seat all the way through-out. Not only is this now one of my all time favorite films, but this is Tarantino at his best!

The film really made me realize how bad the slaves had it back then. The community and most of the world was out ruled by white people and racists, meaning that black people were not meant to be treated with as much respect as other people. The film shows an really interesting take on how it was back then, and it also shows that not everybody treated their slave badly.

I can confirm that Django Unchained is indeed a masterpiece. I have never seen so convincing acting in a western movie since True Grit. Christoph Waltz sure earned his Oscar well, and it surely the best film he's won an Oscar for yet. Quentin Tarantino sure knows how to bring a good story to the big screen, every single thing that happens, and even every single word that comes out of a person's mouth looks/sounds so convincing!

Django Unchained is sure a masterpiece indeed, but the film is also a bloodfest, not for the faint hearted. DU has one of the most epic shoot-out sequences I've ever seen in a western movie. It's not everyday you see a black man just killing everyone around him while blood is splatting all over the walls.

All this said, Django Unchained is definitely worth checking out, even if you're not a fan of the western genre, this is seriously Tarantino's best film yet.

Overall Rating: 10/10

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
An very entertaining action movie, but nothing more, 1 May 2013
6/10

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Gangster Squad is loosely based on the story of Los Angeles Police Department officers and detectives forming a group called the "Gangster Squad unit" who attempt to keep the city safe from Mickey Cohen and his gang during the 1940s and '50s.

The film was originally supposed to be released in September 2012, but due to the Aurora shootings the film had to get an later release as it needed re-shoots of a scene where the main characters shot at other people from behind a movie screen in a theater. That scene was is now taking place in Chinatown.

Gangster Squad is an 104 minute thrill ride with explosions and action, and also a bit of romance, but nothing more. The film has well enough acting to keep you engaged, a list of many great actors, an simple story, and mediocre CGI effects. With the very good cast list, you would probably expect more out of the film, but overall, it's not too bad. If you're looking for a film with good enough action and a simple story, I highly recommend this one.

Overall Rating: 6/10

15 out of 33 people found the following review useful:
A Good Day To Die Hard - 2013 Review, 7 February 2013
6/10

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

A Good Day To Die Hard is the fifth installment in the Die Hard franchise, but many just counts it as the fourth. A Good Day To Die Hard is directed by John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines, Max Payne), and he does do an average job at filmmaking. A Good Day To Die Hard has a few familiar action scenes which feels like you've already seen before, either in the previous installments or in other action movies. Don't worry, the action scenes are very well made and enjoyable, but the film lacks character development and an interesting story line.

A Good Day To Die Hard is the first Die Hard film to be rated R since Die Hard: With a Vengeance came out in 1995, and you will not be disappointed on this part. McClane swears and screams through-out the whole film and in many of the scenes it feels like he is finally the John McClane that he used to be in the 3 first films, yup, even his signature line is back, but there are also scenes where he is exactly the same guy as he was in Live Free.

There has been many speculations on the short running time it has, and I have to say, many of the scenes felt very rushed and badly shot, but overall the pacing was okay. It has been many complaints about the color of the film, but don't worry, after the first 5 minutes you will get used to it and you will eventually get over it. The CGI is OK. It is noticeable at times, but it's been done nicely. The car chase scene in the film was amazing. It was very long, and it had moments where you would literally go "Holy*beep*, did you see that?". It was very well made, and very entertaining. The car chase scene is probably the best chase scene made in a movie in decades.

Overall, A Good Day To Die Hard isn't a bad film, but it suffers in many areas, and it feels more like an average action movie than an sequel to an Die Hard movie. The actors and actresses does well on their roles, but a few lines sound cheesy and stupid. Die Hard 5 has an okay-ish climax and an very predictable ending, which is hinted at in the trailers. The movie has PG-13 violence, and only the language makes this an R rated film.

Would I recommend people to see it? Sure, as long as you don't take films like this seriously you will enjoy it, but for the hard-core fans, I'll let them judge.

Overall Rating: 6/10

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Not a bad movie, 29 January 2013
7/10

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Get Rich or Die Trying' is based upon 50's life, in fact, 50 Cent himself is the lead role of the film. 50's real name is Curtis, but in the movie he is presented as a guy named Marcus.

Get Rich or Die Trying' includes scenes of story's that we've all heard about, 50 being shot 9 times, 50 living with his grandma and grandpa once his mom dies, 50 selling drugs for a living until he gets into the rap game. It is interesting to see how his early life was, but later in the movie, events that didn't happen gets added into it to add more drama. This is kind of disappointing but it makes the movie good.

50 Cent released an album with the same name of the movie, 2 years before it's release. 50 didn't use the songs from the album on this, because this movie takes place before that album even came out, so he made an separate soundtrack for the movie only, and I have to say, 50 makes one the greatest rap music ever created, or at least, he used to.

I don't understand all the hate this film has been getting. Sure, this is no 8 Mile, but it's one hell of a movie. I recommend everyone who is a fan of rap music and 50 to see this if you haven't done so already.

Overall Rating: 7/10

3 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
One of the greatest teen movies ever made, 28 December 2012
9/10

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In a line of many teenage films about teen love and teen problems, a good one has finally arrived.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is about the shy boy Charlie, who is a friendless freshman in high school. He later meets the older classmate Patrick and his stepsister Sam. With these people in his life, he can finally think about something else instead of thinking about his troubled past all the time. Sam and Patrick take him under their wings and show him the real world.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is probably one of the best teen movies made in years, not only because it shows how troubled teenagers can be, but because it follows the book 100%! There is not a single thing that was in the book, that wasn't in the movie, except for a few minor scenes, but those aren't really that important.

The famous Harry Potter star, Emma Watson, has proved that she has way more talents when it comes to her acting. Her connection with the main character is so strong that you would almost believe they weren't really acting. The movie itself is full of clichés, but the director is always able to fix these without any hesitations.

After seeing the trailer of this you would probably think the movie would have an light toned setting, and you are right there, but the movie can be very depressing at times, and some scenes are sad and emotional. The film has traumatic scenes which can be inappropriate for younger viewers to see.

All in all, The Perks of Being a Wallflower will keep you thinking, and wondering long after the credits has rolled. It makes you think about how you did/do in school, and how the people around you did/do. The film is worth a watch, and it is well worth your money.

Overall Rating: 9/10

The Collection (2012/II)
10 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
Solid sequel, 30 November 2012
8/10

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The Collection is the sequel to the movie, The Collector, and it starts just where the first film ended.

The Collection isn't really very scary, but it's intense, gory, creepy and thrilling. And that's why I love it. Not every horror movie has to be scary to be good, and this film proves why.

Everyone that has seen the first film and/or seen the SAW series will love this film. Sure, some of the effects looks CG, but most of the gore in the film looks very realistic. You sometimes want to take a break from drinking soda or eating popcorn because you can feel that all the gore in the movie is getting to you. The Collection has many, "Oh no, watch out!" moments, and that's one of the reasons you will love it.

I'm not gonna spoil anything important, but the ending that the Collection has, is an ending you would of never seen coming. You will open your mouth and go like, "Waaaaaa", when it's done. The ending is definitely an cliffhanger, and it looks like there might be third film made as well, if the film does well of course. The only complaint I have about the film is that it was too short, and that the opening scene looked fake (gore wise.)

Overall, The Collection, is a pretty solid horror film, and it's one of the best ones out there if you love gory horror films. I think The Collection will do good in cinemas. Sure, maybe not as good as most films, but I think it will do good.

A must see for horror/gore fans!

Overall Rating: 8/10

Flight (2012/I)
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Not how I predicted it to be, 14 November 2012
8/10

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After watching the trailer for 'Flight', you would automatically think that the film was about the aftermath of the flight, and that you would get to see all the reconstructions of it and all etc. But, the film is really about addiction. Sure, some will get disappointed once they find out the film isn't what you predicted it to be, but trust me when I say this, it was actually a good movie.

The good: Intense crash scene.

Great story, very intense and interesting.

Good character development.

Funny moments here and there.

A lot of details.

Surprising ending.

The bad: Lots of clichés and a few plot holes.

Not how you predicted it to be.

Overall, Flight, is a pretty good movie, but it doesn't top your expectations that much. It's worth a watch, but if you were looking for a real 'flight' movie, this is not it.

Overall Rating: 8/10

Skyfall (2012)
12 out of 25 people found the following review useful:
The best Bond yet, 10 November 2012
9/10

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Skyfall is simply one of the best Bond films yet, if not the best. It has everything a action movie needs. Suspension, dramatic music, excellent and beautiful film locations, dramatic action sequences, a good story, and the list just continues.

Skyfall's film locations is one of the reasons this film is superior. The beautiful visuals of Shanghai and Istanbul are absolutely stunning.

Sure, Skyfall doesn't feel like a Bond movie, but it is the best one that you will see up to date. Compare Skyfall and Casino Royale and you will see many differences. Skyfall has a better villain, a better story, better film locations and action scenes.

Many people that I know didn't like the newest Bond theme when they first heard it, but trust me when I say this, it fitted perfectly in the film, and it gave me the goosebumps. It was simply amazing how well it fitted the movie.

You will also love the new Bond villain. He seems nice at first, but you will discover his dark sides through-out the film. A Bond film hasn't had such a good villain for years.

Skyfall doesn't only have all the things I have listed above, but it also have a mind-blowing finale. Skyfall is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and it will make you pleased in every single way.

But, is it worth seeing? My answer is: Yes, it is. If you liked the previous Bond film, you will definitely love this even more, and if you didn't like the previous Bond film, you will still love Skyfall. You will be sitting on the edge of your seat through-out the whole film, and when it's over you have to catch a breath. I'm just gonna warn you though, this is a very violent Bond film, so I suggest you to not bring anyone under the age of 13 to see it.

Overall Rating: 9/10


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