19 January 2010

An Education UK, 2009 ☆☆☆☆

Set in the 60's, a 16-year old meets at 40-year old. That is basically the plot. However, the way her parents allow her to slowly get involved in this relationship despite their strict education is very interesting. It does not end good for her, but she does get what she wants. Just when you thought you had seen all the Lolita-related movies, this one stands out for its originality.
A Perfect Getaway USA, 2009 ☆☆☆

Two couples on vacations in Hawaii discover that there has been a brutal murder a couple of days before their arrival. They are exploring the most unexplored corners of one of the islands and both couples grow suspicious of one another. Expect many plot twists and a very entertaining film overall.

11 January 2010

Solaris Солярис, USSR, 1972 ☆☆☆☆☆

Science fiction in Soviet movies is normally pretty boring. No special effects whatsoever and long shots that seem to last forever, that was not exactly exciting stuff to watch. However, this movie has left me in awe. Again, there are barely any special effects, but the philosophical and psychological themes explored in this story are very interesting. Solaris is a far-away planet and astronauts have been sent to explore it. However, a strange phenomenon is occurring; the ocean of Solaris seems to have a mind of its own. Not only that, but it can read the astronaut's conscious mind and create hallucinatory images that only these astronauts can see. Not only is the plot interesting, but the cinematography and the use of colors, combining some scenes black and white and others in color, give this movie a very unique visual style. This comes as no surprise, since this is a movie by Andrei Tarkovsky. This is definitely the best Soviet movie I have seen.

01 January 2010


We are down to the 10 best songs of 2009... enjoy!

10. Kei$a - Tik Tok

9. Tinchy Stryder ft. N Dubz - Number 1

8. Cascada - Evacuate The Dancefloor

7. Dizzee Rascal - Holiday

6. Platnum - Love Shy

5. The Saturdays - Work

4. N Dubz - I Need You

3. Sugababes - About A Girl

2. Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love

1. Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite

Today songs 20 to 11...

20 - 11

20. Queensberry - I Can't Stop Feeling

19. Freemasons ft. Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Hearbreak (Make Me A Dancer)

18. Chipmunk ft. Talay Riley - Look For Me

17. Cassandra Steen - Darum Leben Wir

16. Queensberry - Too Young

15. Booty Luv - Say It

14. JLS - Beat Again

13. Flo Rida - Sugar

12. Sugababes - Get Sexy

11. Lilly Allen - The Fear