THIS MEANS WAR (2012)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
This was seriously one of the funniest movie I’ve seen this year.
Sure, the premise was done many times before – two guys fighting over one lady. But when these two guys are spies and have the skill and equipment to outwit and outplay each other, it is good fun to watch.
The funniest scene would be when FDR (Chris Pine) tried to impress Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) with his knowledge of art and Tuck (Tom Hardy) feeds his fake information through his earpiece. It was really ROFL.
However, you’ll realize that in the end, FDR and Tuck are made for each other! The way they look at each other, the way they rely on each other during their missions – that is true bromance in action!
NEW YEAR’S EVE (2011)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
Another star-studded romantic comedy! In New York!
Funniest character would be Sofia Vergara! Her lines are the funniest! Lea Michele’s so pretty here! It’s so nice to hear her sing… and once again, her solo makes me want to cry. And the scene where I caught a fake belly – when Jessica Biel accidentally pinched her sponge pregnant belly. I wasn’t the only one who saw it because I heard gasps then laughters in the audience after that scene.
But I can’t really pick a favourite because none left any deep impact on me. The Josh Duhamel story was good at the start but the ending was weird, to me. The Abigail Breslin (she looks so grown-up now!) one started okay but the ending was off too. Though her classmate’s mother, who likes to lurk and spy on her daughter is creepily weird.
RABBIT WITHOUT EARS 2 (2009)
– 2 and a half out of 5 stars
Zweiohrküken (Chicken With Two Ears or Rabbit Without Ears 2) is the sequel to 2007’s Keinohrhasen (Rabbit Without Ears). Til Schweiger and Nora Tschirner reprise their roles as Ludo and Anna, a couple who has been living together for the past two years. Ludo’s neglect of household responsibilities, Anna’s constant nagging and the re-appearances of their hot ex-es strains their relationship.
The titular character
This sequel lacks the sparkle the first film had though they do play out their gender cliches very well. One of the funniest part involves Ludo’s friend, Moritz, and a plastic bag of poo. It has nothing to do with the couple but the lengths he goes to to get it out of the toilet is OTT. There are some really lame pickup lines that Moritz learns from the “Flirt Academy” and he applies it in the most disastrous way. Ludo even dresses up in drag for a costume party and I must say he draws quite a number of wolf whistles for a guy his age (46 years old at time of filming). I’d say watch it for Til Schweiger – because he’s known as the Brad Pitt of Germany, who I think is hotter than Brad Pitt because he doesn’t look as “beardy”.
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009)
– 4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis from the official website: In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to the enemy as “the basterds”, Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover Bridget von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan on her own… Employing pulp and propaganda in equal measure, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds weaves together the infamous, oppressed, real and larger-than-life stories of WWII.
The movie was fantastic! Though I won’t say it’s anyone’s cup of tea… The shocking part would be the scalping; it’s the first time I have seen scalping in action and so many scalp-ed heads. It’s funny at parts and you find yourself rooting for the Basterds as they are somehow smarter and still manage to instill fear into the Nazis with their “Bear Jew”. The scariest character would be Hans Landa, cos he seems to be able to smell anything remotely fishy that doesn’t reek of fish at all with his ultra keen senses. Beware. He ended up with “something he could not take off”, courtesy of Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), which the latter says is his finest work yet. Also, B.J. Novak aka Ryan from The Office stars as one of the Basterds! More scalping!