Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire is quite a ride

5 second plot: Jamal, a young Indian boy from the slums is about to win big bucks on the TV Show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'. They arrest him under suspicion of fraud. He explains to the detective why he knows all the answers. This explanation is the story of his tough life trying to survive. With one upside: his life long love for the beautiful Latika.

5 second review: It's a sad but beautiful story. Told in a very interesting way. As if the director was afraid we would fall asleep. The Indian-American mash-up feels strange from time to time, but overall there is little or nothing to complain about. Two thumbs up.

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

Friday, October 3, 2008

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1 is a whole bunch of info

5 second plot: In the Clone Wars the good guys, The Republic (Yoda, Anakin, Obi-Wan, clones and friends), are fighting the evil Separatists (Count Dooku, Grievous, droids and friends). Anakin’s got a padawan, Ahsoka. And he is still secretly seeing Padme.

5 second review: It’s great to get extra information on a whole lot of characters (old and new) and learn about all sorts of weapons, ships, creatures, worlds,… The lightsaber fights are good and the warship battles are often epic. You can feel Anakin’s fight with his dark side. He’s great with his padawan. The animation is a bit ‘wooden’ but I guess that’s part of the package. 

IMDb score: 7,9/10
Our score: 7/10

Monday, September 22, 2008

Two and a Half Men Season 6: nickname Mad Dog

5 second plot: Charlie tries the long term relationship thing. He makes it to the end of the season. The biggest crush Alan has is on his receptionist. But then he sleeps with her mother. Almost. Oh, and he also sleeps with his ex-wife and probably made her pregnant. But Herb doesn't know.

5 second review: Where do they keep getting all this funny stuff? Everyone turns his or hers funnyness up a notch. Some new brilliantly funny characters: the big guy next door with the beautiful daughter Jake is fond of? Charlie's pharmacist? One question on the side though: when is Alan going to realize he is gay?

IMDb score: 6,9/10
Our score: 10/10