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The Ring (2002)
A Great Horror Film After All These Years
A few Days ago i watched rings which was release this years after 12 years since the ring 2 and i really struggled a lot while watching it, anyway after finishing it i went back and watch the ring (the original) which was released back in 2002 and i discovered immediately why i didn't like the new one.
Even this film was originally a remake for the Japanese version (Ringu 1998)it has it's own magic ( The Hollywood magic) which is the way of shooting the film a long side the special effects that no other one can due till this date. Naomi Watts delivered one of her best performance to the big screen she really gave us all the emotions of a women who is more scared of her son's life than hers, even though she is going to die before him!
And the best thing that saved this film and made it a successful hit in 2002 is the story line which shows you each day what's going on with the character's life till the final day, which made it superior to the sequel and the remake.
Golden Axe (1989)
One Of the Best Arcade Games Of 80s And The Early 90s
I still remember when we used to play this game (me and my brother)in a place for kids called Toy-town back on the early 90s. and i still remember how many coins we used to waste on this game in order to finish it, but we couldn't simply finished it, even after that when we bought it in the Sega system we never couldn't finished it due to the limited life for each character.
Anyhow a few days ago i heard that Sega made most of it's classic games free on the apple store and the play store. and i rushed to download this game and play it, and because it is on the phone it was easy to finish on one hour or less because there is no need for coins so all you need to do when you die is to press the coin button and then the play one and play it with endless life. As for the game i still find it great till this date for our generation , but i don't know about the young generation maybe they will find it slow with bad graphics and with no cut scenes, but in my opinion it doesn't matter because the game is so enjoyable.
One of the best things of this game is the ending, after rescuing both the king and the queen you see an Arcade machine that suddenly explode and all the character of the game come to life which make people in the store run away.And what an amazing thing to finish all of this by saying (See you next game) Sega.
The place is gone and also the arcade machine but the game and the beautiful memories will always be in my heart.
Tomb Raider: Chronicles (2000)
My Second favorite of the classic series of TR
the first time i played this game was back in 2001,and i didn't know that it was even existed ( i thought that TRLR was the final game at ps1. anyway i didn't like it at all back then, because the first level was sort of dark and the game was like any other game of the series, so i just put it away until last month i tried to play it again, and i must say that i was so happy with it. The main difference in this game is that you play Lara in four different stories in a way that made me feel very happy with it (it is like a entertainment game not a really difficult one in order to pass the time). I've heard many people hated Lara levels when she is 16 due to the baby zombies, but honestly i didn't find them annoying at all, as the matter of fact these levels were my all time favorite of the whole series. Another thing was good and somehow new was the cut scenes they were a lot of them comparing with the first four of TR after i finished the games i kept asked myself what the hell the team did with TAOD every new movement was already in this game, except the graphics (which is obviously must be better because it was release in PS2!
probably one of the best films of 2015 Miss, Lawrence delivered one of her most powerful performance to the screen, and even though she won an Oscar for (Silver Linings Playbook 2012) her performance here is much more powerful. she bring a very hard combination of both comedy and tragedy that no other actress can bring to the screen, and i must give a big thanks to David O. Russell who gave Jennifer three Academy Award nomination for three movie they worked together ( SLP 2012, AH 2013, and this film).
There're so many critics criticized the film by saying that all the rest of the cast are so weak or unnecessary and any other unknown actors could do there job, which i totally disagree with. yes the role of other actors are not as the size of Joy's role and that's for a reason ( because she is the center of the whole story), but all of them give a brilliant job. Robert De Niro was amazing in his small role and gave us a couple of funny scenes such as the wedding, and the fighting scene between him and Virginia Madsen ( his ex- wife) which also was so good and funny even though most of her scenes were made in one room the bedroom.
Also the grandmother role (Diane Ladd ) which also was the narrator of the whole film was very powerful to the whole film, because she was the the person who encouraged joy to become a important person in this world.
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)
An Okay Film
this film was sort of film that you find difficult to describe as a good or a bad film, it was an okay film with both okay story and action scenes, But my biggest problem with this film was the story line which is the same story line in every film or TV episode the MR. Freeze starring in it . And i kept asking myself the whole time while watching it why producers decided to made it even it was released a year after ( Batman & Robin) which was made exactly a year before this one ( maybe the wasn't happy about because it was a big flop). Anyway i only recommend this film if you're a Batman fan, it's a fine film with fine action scenes but please don't except to watch a great film such as Batman Make of the phantasm.
Tomb Raider (1996)
A Great VG For It's Time
The first time i played this game was in 1997 after playing TB2 i wanted to see the original one and it really attracted me from its opening scene which i found much better than the second one,but after that i found that TR2 was much more better in graphics,enemies and even in the story line. back then i couldn't continue the third level after beating the T-Rex, well eventually i didn't again and finished it through the PSP.
The PSP version is very much similar to the original one, but the only thing that wasn't good about this version is that they dropped the battles musics, which bore you a lot because most of the time you hear Lara's boots which made me in many times just play it in the silent mode.
The enemies were very few and easy some of them don't make any sense (Giant Rates) and some are great at the final levels of the game.
the cut scenes were very nice and funny at the same time (I couldn't stop laughing every time i heard Natala Or Larson).
As for the bosses the problem is like the same problem with Dino crisis (which are very weak) compering them with the hard puzzles.
Did i enjoy the game? Sure i did But is it a great one? Well it's hard to say especially after all these years, but if you like classic games of the 90s and you want to now how the TR series began i highly recommend it for you. But, if you want to play the best one of the TR classics i recommend you to try the second TR it has more enemies more fun and a great cut scenes.
One of The Best Films Of 40s
The film is one of the strongest film that I've seen so far for the forties it had a great opening scene, great acting and a great story line that forces you to watch this film till the first 50 minutes of the film. after that the film goes somehow weaker and predictable (I guess because that was what the audience want back then), but anyway you get satisfied with brilliant songs performance by Rita Hayworth (Although she didn't sang them, but her way of dancing and seducing men were very magical and powerful to watch).
I still think this film is somehow underrated at least to it's actors performances Rita was superb her acting performance was great and i just don't get it why she didn't get any Awards (and yet we saw a weak actress such as Joan Fontaine got an Oscar nomination for Rebecca!!!). Mr. Ford was also great especially his way of gambling he really attracts you by the way he do and make you believe that he is a real gambler. the rest of the cast were also very good everyone has his one magic, but the one that i really like and made me laugh many times was Steven Geray he's such a brilliant comedian and actor at the same time.
The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Another Awful Film
I don't know what to say, I've just saw it and i was amazed by how really bad it was (i know it was bad, but not like that!).
The begging of the film is the same stereotype of every horror film (couple get a new house sorry a new HUNTED HOUSE), nevertheless i continued to watch it, and the more i did the more i felt terrible.
There is nothing special about this film(same ideas,Same plot,same acting performance). I really felt bad for miss Dunaway, she started her career with great hits such as (Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown, and Network) and then destroyed herself with terrible films such as (Mommie Dearest,supergirl and this SH#### one!) i'm pretty sure this film will battle (fifty shades darker) at the next Razzie ceremony. please stay away from this film don't watch it in cinema, buy it or even download it for free.
Fighting Force (1997)
One of first realistic games back to the 90s
This video game was made by Core Design (The same one that made Tomb Raider), to me you can't say this is a great video game but a one that you must play if you're searching for fun and action.
The Game include four main characters (two guys & two girls) each one have his own strengths and weakness,For me i used to play either the giant guy (because of his strengths) or the girl with the blond hair(due to her quick moves).
What is amazing about this game is the reality that it tries to give you such as drinking coke to repair your health, kicking car or anything you find to make your own weapon. I still remember playing this funny game with my cousins back then at 1998 it was such a lovely game.
Core Design, you'll never be forgotten.
Running on Empty (1988)
A Great Film
I used to laugh many times when people (around me) ask me : why do you watch this film too much! And the answer i guess was very simple: because it is a spectacular movie! For Example i still remember that i went to the cinema three times to watch Gravity back in 2013, because it was one of those films that really make you feel something. The first time when i watch a film i took a general look at the whole film ( Story line, Characters, music, etc..) and as for the second and third time, i just watch the actors performance( focusing on their faces expression, how they moved, did they delivered what we need to see, to know and hear, etc...) Running On Empty was one of those films that i had to watch three times, because it's a superb one.
the story is about a family who are running away from justice after the explosion they made in a laboratory which made a guy blinded and paralyzed, and since then the family go from city to city in order to live.
The movie deliver to us a superb performance by all the actors of the film, especially River Phonenix who was nominated for best supporting actor for this brilliant role. and Christine Lahti ( who was nominated for golden globe ). The character Danny which played by Mr, Phonexi is probably one of my all time favorite male characters on the screen, it gave me the same reaction when i first watched James Dean Character in rebel without a cause 1955, and no wonder why so many people considered Phoenix as the next Jame Dean, it is so sad that both of them died too young, almost at the same Age! (Dean at 24 and Phonexi at 23). But both of them gave us a real great performances in a few films.
What is amazing about this film is the relation between the family members they really love each other and despite the problem they are living in, they are happy.And you can feel that they are like a one union. Now the most amazing part (or item) of this film was the music which was done by Tony Mottola (which worked also with James Dean in Giant 1956). he really did an amazing job the music is just superb and very touching and i don't know why he didn't get an Oscar nomination for his brilliant work in this film! Lumet also gave us one of his best films especially the way of telling the story of how Danny became a great pianist, we didn't know at the beginning of the film how he learned music, who taught him or from where he got his talent and at the end you knew that it was by his mother when she plays with him ( it really was a cleaver way to show it for the audience) .
At the end if you are a big fan of drama and musical films, or even a piano lover, i would highly recommend this for you, because the story is great, the directing is fabulous and the acting is at the top. not to mention the great music, so what can you ask more.