Toy Story 3 Review

by Gunther Heinrich, 20 Jul 2010 in Reviews

Damn it! I love it when that happens…

Again this blog is living up to its one liner I’ve chosen: “movie blogging outside the frame”. Why? Because I again don’t agree with anyone else in the world. The first time this obviously happened was Avatar. And Toy Story 3 is the second time.

Aeon Flux Review

by Gunther Heinrich, 27 Jun 2010 in Reviews

Stop the printing press! Madmind now is one the most important movie blogs ever.

Some days ago an informant sent us/me (and not Wikileaks (yeah, baby)) some tapes containing all discussions of the screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi regarding the final draft for the stylish scifi movie Aeon Flux. The decoding of the analogue encryption took some years but it was definitely worthwhile. The tapes themselves are about ten hours long – minus the accumulated twenty days of silence in between when the authors were silently thinking or waiting for the pizza service to answer the phone.

Since it would be way too much to leak everything here, I only publish their discussions regarding the first 14 minutes of Aeon Flux (I save the best stuff so I have something to save my ass against Paramount):

Speed Movie Review

by Gunther Heinrich, 20 Jun 2010 in Reviews

The story of this movie is as fast told as the title of this post written: you take one bomber with a wish for a slightly bigger banking account, one cop who wants to prevent that from happening and a bus which takes the can for this romantic drama. Mix, stir and you got yourself the action hit of the summer of 1994.

After I watched Speed ages ago I am more than surprised how fast this movie is, even when you judge it by today’s standards. I really don’t want to know how big of a revelation that movie had to be for movie goers of the last millennium when the bus hit the silver screen for the first and the last time.

While Die Hard or other action flicks very

The Best Action Scene Ever

by Gunther Heinrich, 5 Jun 2010 in Fun iFound

The following clip is from a Bollywood movie called Alluda Majaka. Anyone who regularly watches YouTube videos should recognize the face of actor Chiranjeevi, as this guy emerges everytime you search for “Bollywood” “action scene” or similar stuff.

And boy does he deliver in this video!

In a way he’s the one who comes closest to our holy action god Chuck Norris. Of course there’s still a margin of the size of a galaxy between both since Chuck Norris can walk on air and once destroyed a black hole just by shouting at it.

Nevertheless, having a horse slide underneath a car and riding through glass panes where you’d normally place doors and riding between a bunch of strategically extremely well placed cars is epic, too.

Watch and marvel:

Universal Soldier makes my Review go WTF

by Gunther Heinrich, 20 May 2010 in Reviews

Finding movies to blog about can be hard sometimes. Over the last few weeks I have compiled a list of possible candidates to blog about which basically are movies I have already seen long time ago but are on a good enough level so I will “waste” my lifetime watching them again and write something about it.

Universal Soldier never made it on this list since I never considered it or even remembered that movie in the first place. After reading about this movie in a TV magazine I gave some thoughts about it. And I was close to not watch Universal Soldiers because this blog already has a strong SciFi focus (Rollerball, Akira and Avatar are good indicators for this trend).

Sigh… in the end it would have been better if I ignored Universal Soldier completely.

You know, the first and last time I watched Universal Soldier was shortly after its release on the good old video tape when DVDs only were legends. At that time (yeah I was young) I really thought that the movie was cool as hell. I had fun with it and was impressed with everything.

And now?

Time certainly wasn’t merciful. That much I already knew seconds after the movie started.