Imagine a big, crowded movie theater at the end of a movie. The light turns on. The audience stands up and starts to cheer frantically. Except for one little guy in the middle. He raises his hands and says a small “But…” Before he can even reach the second word everyone in the crowd yells “SHUT UP!”

Don’t you hate those moments?

Well, that’s the way I feel right know regarding Pixar’s newest movie hit Up. Despite all the great moments it contains I simply cannot find me loving it as I apparently should since all the other reviewers and critics do just that.

Genius Party Beyond – Moondrive

by Gunther Heinrich, 19 Aug 2009 in Anime Reviews

Take the average internet geek and you get something like this: Stupidity + Coolness – Money.

It’s hilarious that Moondrive – a short movie of the anime anthology Genius Party Beyond – accidentally exploits just this prototype to tell its hilarious story which follows a bunch of bankrupt thieves on their hunt for a treasure. Nevertheless I can safely state that Moondrive is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. This includes movies, by the way. It has tons of cool moments, interesting characters and style wherever you look. Admitted, the characters turn out to be a little bit flat but since this is a short movie that completely goes for “style” I can accept that. If you haven’t seen Moondrive or Genius Party Beyond, do it now. It’s only about twenty minutes long so you cannot say you ruined too much of your life afterwards.

So, and now let’s take a closer look at the best moments of Moondrive with an absolute disregard of spoilers (therefore the red flag on the left side of the title if you’re on this site and not using feed reader. This post was the reason I implemented all this technical AJAX stuff).

Disney’s Atlantis Movie Review

by Gunther Heinrich, 28 Jun 2009 in Reviews

Disney’s penultimate animated movie Atlantis is a product which is everything and nothing at the same time. It had so much potential yet it never took off because of an apparent wish to not enter new grounds called grown-up animation. Will Disney try to go new ways with its The Princess and the Frog?

I doubt it.

Terminator Salvation Movie Review

by Gunther Heinrich, 8 Jun 2009 in Reviews

There’s probably nothing about the new Terminator: Salvation I could write that hasn’t already been said or written. But I nevertheless do it and write about a movie that tries hard to achieve so much but in the end fails miserably.

A Review of Star Trek

by Gunther Heinrich, 14 May 2009 in Reviews The Movie & Me

Star Trek is back!

At least this is what I can say about this franchise in light of the rave reviews and the recent success at the box office which blew everything else from the past out of the water.

Yesterday I finally watched Star Trek (2009) and I feel I need to write everything regarding this movie and mainly my personal history with this franchise to simply and finally get everything out of my head – especially regarding my hate for one special series.

Be prepared for a long post that deals with the series of Star Trek.