Friday, October 13, 1995

Strange Days is wicked

5 second plot: In a futuristic 1999 that didn't turn out very well, Lenny makes his money by selling a new type of video that makes the viewer really experience what the person filming was feeling. When a friend of his finds out something she shouldn't have Lenny gets sucked into a very big mess.

5 second review: This movie's got a wicked vibe. It's cool, sexy, dark, futuristic,... Every scene is crowded with people and there's always a whole bunch of things going on at once. This gives it a claustrophobic undertone that becomes the backbone of the movie.

IMDb score: 7,2/10
Our score: 7/10

Thursday, September 21, 1995

Seinfeld Season 7 is on cruise control

5 second plot: Spoilers ahead! George is getting married. He (almost immediately) wants out but he's afraid to confront his fiancee. At the end of the season she dies because of the poisonous  glue on the envelopes of the cheap ass wedding invitations George insisted on. George also blows a date with Marisa Tomei, who is crazy about his looks (really).

5 second review: The show is on cruise control, everything is running smoothly. We get a couple of great new characters (like Kramer's lawyer), some existing ones take center stage a couple of times (Newman) and then there's of course: Marisa Tomei with a great cameo.

IMDb score: 8,9/10
Our score: 9/10

Friday, September 1, 1995

La Haine is seriously over the top

5 second plot: We follow three young guys living in the not so friendly suburbs of Paris over the course of their day: hanging out, having fun, bothering other people and getting their asses kicked (mainly by the police). One of them found a gun the previous day. That's asking for trouble, of course.

5 second review: This movie is really low budget, but nicely done. Very funny at times. And also a reality check: hate only creates more hate is the central message. But the madly over the top acting got on my nerves. Or is this simply that sometimes annoying French energy bursting out.

IMDb score: 8,1/10
Our score: 5/10

Friday, January 27, 1995

Before Sunrise requires a romantic mood

5 second plot: A boy and a girl meet on a train through Europe. She's on her way home to Paris, he's an American on his way to catch a plane home in Vienna. They decide to spend the remaining day and night together in Vienna. Talking and strolling through the city. But after that they will have to say goodbye.

5 second review: It was only after the movie that I realized that this is not an ordinary movie. There is no real plot, nothing really happens with the characters. All they do is talk and fall in love. But it's brought in such a beautifully natural way, that it's fun to watch. It's an ideal movie to watch with someone you love.

IMDb score: 8,1/10
Our score: 7/10