Monday, March 29, 2010

More movies from the weekend.

2005 film done in Belgium is the story of a old hitman hired to take out some corporate dude. While in Belgium we discover a little about his past ie that he has a brother in a old folks home and suffers from sever Alzheimers. He is the contrast to the other hero of the piece, a cop who has saved a girl from prostitution from her father. Next hitman gets a file to take out the girl, she's 12. It's a no go for him and from there things spin and twist and turn for a good time. Add in the hitman's own memory problems and you got a pretty good sit. I usually don't like to see movies turned into hits here in the states but I could see this making the transition pretty easily. We have so many older actors that could really get behind this role. Recommended for all

Next is Psycho Beach Party
"a Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu who becomes "Chicklet" the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only Florence suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego Ann Bowman, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out in which during that time several beach goers are found murdered. The suspects include Chicklet herself, surfer Kanaka, B-horror film actress Bettina Barnes, exchange student Lars, and even Chicklet's own mother." Written by Matthew Patay
Do you love quirky cult movies? Then check out this fun little flik.

Now we have "How to Rob a Thief"
Immigrents don't steal from one another. It's supposed to be a rule, not for Claudio Silvestrini. He's made a fortune in the infomercial market conning people with promises of hair, size, weight loss and even life. Well former colleges decide to do something about this and away we go on a little caper much like Ocean's Eleven movies. No real surprises here but enjoyable none the less. Funny and well paced with interesting characters keep you invested even though you pretty much know what's going to happen. Also nice to see "Parker" from the Veronica Mars show doing a nice turn. Recommended to all.

Last but not least is "Chrysalis"
Paris 2020, a high tech surgeon and her daughter are involved in a horrific car accident, the surgeon saves her daughter's life at the cost of manipulating her dreams and memories.

Meanwhile gung-ho police officer Hoffman loses his wife and partner in a pitched gun battle with an escaped thug. When the shattered cop gets a new partner the hunt is on as Hoffman seeks revenge and justice, his investigation takes him all the way to the surgeon and clinic run by the iron hand of technology where all is not as it seems. -

I am a little conflicted on this movie. My husband really liked it and if you know him he is NOT easy to please. I however felt a little disconnected from the characters. It's like a slow thoughtful Steven Sagal movie. Fight scenes that we great and nice visual effects and an interesting story that ended up in a place I didn't expect. I guess I just didn't connect with the main character so I didn't feel invested in what happened to him. I think I may have to watch this again to see which side of the fence I fall on.

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