Friday, October 26, 2012

Cloud Atlas

5 second plot: This story is a journey through time, covering several millenniums and unraveling separate stories that are connected through the souls of the participants.

5 second review: It is a long movie, but a lot happens in it, so it's not a drag, but it is somewhat of a challenge to hang in there until the end.

IMDb score: 7,7/10
Our score: 7/10
Box Office Mojo: 130 mio $ worldwide (on 23-05-2013)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

American Horror Story Season 2: Asylum is ridiculous

5 second plot: The year is 1964, the location is an insane asylum run by the church. This season mixes the story of serial killers, a Nazi doctor, alien abductions, a possession, human flesh eating monsters, the angel of death herself and a lot of crazy folk into one (not very) coherent whole. Even Anne Frank gets to make an appearance.

5 second review: There is simply too much stuff in the mix here. There are some very cool and memorable scenes (the angel of death), but it's not more than that. The first 4 episodes are completely ridiculous and the last 3 are a boring stretch simply to get to the cool total of 13. Good performances from the cast, but the story is a very big mess.

IMDb score: 8,4/10
Our score: 4/10

Friday, October 5, 2012

V/H/S is unsettling

5 second plot: A group of fucked up friends breaks into a house and starts watching some videos. We (the viewers) also get to see these (disturbing) short stories. We've got (something like) a vampire, a couple of psycho-killers (one of them sort of supernatural), ghosts, a haunted house and I think even aliens.

5 second review: The quality of the film (VHS ya know) is very bad. I know it's the whole idea but that doesn't make it less annoying. However. I must say the movie surprised me more than once. You simply don't know what's coming next. And it scared the shit out of me here and there. So. Not bad at all.

IMDb score: 5,8/10
Our score; 7/10