Movie Diary - July 2012
685 8.4 81. Wings of Desire (1987)
Wim Wenders does incredibly good at intense moments. I couldn't take my eyes off of all the scenes because I was so stunned. Especially Solveig Dommartin captivated me. And the Nick Cave show was just mindblowing. Yes sometimes it sailed close to the wind of kitsch but it wasn't! It was GREAT. Wim is the king!
Als das Kind Kind war,
wußte es nicht, daß es Kind war,
alles war ihm beseelt,
und alle Seelen waren eins.
Als das Kind Kind war,
war es die Zeit der folgenden Fragen:
Warum bin ich ich und warum nicht du?
Warum bin ich hier und warum nicht dort?
Wann begann die Zeit und wo endet der Raum?
Ist das Leben unter der Sonne nicht bloß ein Traum?
Ist was ich sehe und höre und rieche
nicht bloß der Schein einer Welt vor der Welt?
Gibt es tatsächlich das Böse und Leute,
die wirklich die Bösen sind?
Wie kann es sein, daß ich, der ich bin,
bevor ich wurde, nicht war,
und daß einmal ich, der ich bin,
nicht mehr der ich bin, sein werde?
Als das Kind Kind war,
erwachte es einmal in einem fremden Bett
und jetzt immer wieder,
erschienen ihm viele Menschen schön
und jetzt nur noch im Glücksfall,
stellte es sich klar ein Paradies vor
und kann es jetzt höchstens ahnen,
konnte es sich Nichts nicht denken
und schaudert heute davor.
Als das Kind Kind war,
spielte es mit Begeisterung
und jetzt, so ganz bei der Sache wie damals, nur noch,
wenn diese Sache seine Arbeit ist.
688 6.9 7.32. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
The movie only showed me the things I've read before on the blurb. And I predicted the few little things in between too. So it was not very interesting for me. Furthermore the cuttings between the sequences were bad and the time leaps seemed purposeless.
1367 6.9 7.23. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
In my opinion this was a pretty good comic-book action movie. I liked that the effects with 3D were well inserted but not overdone. Sometimes there is too much gimmickry without really capturing me and the movieplot takes a backseat. Then I ask myself for what did I pay my money.
My favourite moment was when the monster was coming out of the school toilet. I can't imagine a better comic moment than that.
560 4 3.34. Vampires Suck (2010)
I made a lot of "tz" sounds and uttered "how dumb" countless times. Funny is something else. I only laughed at the Black eyed peas joke, but just because the BEP got so extremly abysmal they would perfectly fit into that.
630 7.2 7.35. Half Nelson (2006)
I've only seen the movie's second half on TV.
Ryan Gosling was great again. He acts different in every single role and he always looks stunningly great. There will be definitely a review because I want to see the first half, too, but I even like it now.
1970 7.1 7.36. The Fountain (2006)
I'm not a big fan of Hugh Jackman in the first place. I don't hate him or something, he's just kinda indifferent for me. But in The Fountain it didn't mind me at all. I liked his acting and I liked his baldness.
I asked myself for many times if I like the given atmosphere especially generated through the yellowish light. Everything affected me in a way, so it can't be that bad. I suspect that the yellow was used as an indication colour for dreaming but I wouldn't have objected it if there was less of it.
1930 7 7.37. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
475 6 6.48. The American (2010)
It was okay but not really suspenseful. I wanted to watch it because I've heard that the ending is stupid and I thought if some guys think it's poor maybe I can like it. Yeah but I think the ending was just like everything else. Not outstanding but also not a total waste of time.
734 6.2 6.69. Vantage Point (2008)
Even I've expected not much, I've expected more. I was very very uninterested in Vantage Point. When the first two parts were over I thought "Oh I'm looking forward to when it's getting great", but it was getting boring and in my opinion the acting was not good. I didn't watch it to the end.
376 7.8 7.510. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
I put a spell on you
2234 8 8.611. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
I'm asking myself what can I say about it. When there's nothing coming to my mind that's never a good sign. I don't know, it was okay, but the best movie of the year? I wasn't bored of it and it wasn't too long, it was just mediocrity in my opinion.
846 7.2 7.112. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
I can't escape the feeling that Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was too much for me at once. I've concentrated on the entanglements but I think I missed a lot, even who's the double agent because I mixed up the different names. Maybe I should have watched it when I was fully awake but I don't feel like watching it again. At least I can drop this movie from my list of wantings.
415 6.3 5.213. The Last Song (2010)
I can't imagine one clishé that wasn't in this movie. They didn't spare one cheesy idea of a dramatic teenage summer. And somehow I liked it. It's funny I liked it. I know I'm not allowed to like that kind of movie especially when there's Miley Cyrus in it. But there are special moments in the life of a 20 year old girl when you need a shallow romantic comedy to cheer up yourself. Even when you just have to laugh at Miley's unbelieveable duck face.
2111 7.4 7.714. The Goonies (1985)
I loved The Goonies as a child and I realized I still love it apart from the fact that everybody is a stereotype.
The story represents the perfect dream of childhood: You undergo the greatest adventure of your life together with your best friends and in passing this you save your family from loosing your home. The movie simply conveys a good feeling.
4477 8.4 8.815. Inception (2010)
There were 3 reasons for watching Inception again though not doing it.
Firstly there were voices that you need to watch it again and again to see and to understand everything. But I've had a feeling of complexion and of having seen the whole in the big context as I've watched it for the first time in cinema.
Secondly I really liked and enjoyed the movie and I know that I most likely would enjoy watching it again at home on DVD. But I've made experiences with movies I loved at the big screen in cinema and then was bored of them at home watching them too soon. I was afraid I wouldn't like it as much as the first time and I didn't want to lose the feeling it gave me once.
The third reason I didn't want to watch it again was that some dumb ass told me at the very last end of the credits you can hear that the spinning top of Dom stops moving and I didn't want to know that. I loved the open end and how dumb would it be otherwise.
The reason why I finally watched it again was that I wanted to feel its atmosphere again and it was great. I had some new thoughts about reality and its discrepancies, I wasn't bored at all and the end was as open as it can be.
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