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Movie Review: Joy Division

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Toronto – Man I had written this ridiculously awesome post about this movie, and how it is that I got tickets to see this at tiff, but then i accidentally hit forward on my web browser and now its all gone, so what you have left is whatever i write now, in my fragile, broken state of mind as I mourn the death of my previous post.

The documentary I saw was : Joy Division

As you have most likely deduced, it is a documentary about the band Joy Division, one of the most influential bands in the past thirty years. Don’t believe me? what other band has had 1 documentary and TWO full length movies made about them. Not even Bono can pull that shit off, no matter how many trips he makes to Africa.

Needless to say, I was super excited to see this documentary, as Joy Division is one of my favorite bands ever. So imagine my joy when the Tiff person said that Peter Hook was in the house and was giving Q and A sessions after! Holy crap, da hook is in da house. Too bad I had to go to vfest after.

So details about the documentary .. basically, its about how the band formed, how they made it big, and of course the Ian Curtis suicide. The great thing about this film was that it had everyone you would want to hear from in a Joy Division documentary, aside from Ian Curtis. All the former members were there, Tony Wilson, Peter Seville, Anton Corbjin and even Ian Curtis’s belgian waffle – Annik Honore. The amount of information and footage shown in this documentary was great. There were many stories I have not heard before and its just great to see a nicely done music documentary.

In conclusion – if you are a fan of joy division, new order or any sort of respectable music – its a much watch. If you are a fan of anything interesting, then its also a must watch. If you are thinking about suicide, and wonder if people will grieve a long time for you after you die (no, they’ll form new order), you should probably watch this too.

5/5

Here is a link to the wiki entry for Joy Division if you have not heard of them (shame on you…and your mother)

here is a youtube video of their song Love Will Tear Us Apart

Movie Review: Bourne Ultimatum

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Toronto – Any debate of Bonds vs Bourne ends with this movie. Oh my god was it fantastic. Some naysayers will say that this movie was just one big chase scene, or a movie from one chase scene to another, but for pure adrenaline sakes, this movie was just off the charts. For those who don’t know, Bourne Ultimatum is the last (maybe) movie for the Bourne series. The first was one was good will hunting, where we learn how Jason Bourne became an adult, then he became a spy and killed Robin Williams, Ben Affleck (twice) and Minnie Driver in the prequel to the Bourne Series (to be released still). Anyway, in this movie, Bourne is mad and trying to figure out how it all went wrong. Somehow this leads him to places like London, Madrid, Tangiers and New York City.

But really, who cares about the plot. This is the summer baby! its all about mindless action and this movie definitely delivers. There are some chase/fight scenes in this movie that will definitely impress and its non stop action for pretty much two hours. I think it is probably the best action movie of the summer. My only complain would be the over-usage of quick zooms and cuts, but that is pretty much every action movie now days.

5/5

Movie Review: Transformers

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Toronto – Let’s face it, I am not a big Michael Bay fan. I’ll admit the Rock was pretty good, but besides that, most of the stuff he has done has been shit. The Island? shit. Bad Boys II? shit. Pearl Harbor? super shit. So when they announced that Transformers was going to be directed by him, I vomited in my mouth. Well, maybe I didn’t, but if I was someone who cared a lot about transformers, I would have. Just like when they announced Brett Ratner was going to direct X-Men 3 after Bryan Singer left the project.

With that being said, expectations were not that high for this movie. I will be the first to admit, the trailers looked good and the special effects looked great so I can’t say I wasn’t at least a little bit excited about it. I mean everyone gets on these nostalgic kicks once in a while. I was fortunate enough to see this Monday night (unfortunate enough to have to travel to Richmond Hill to view it..although I had a ride). Anyways, Richmond Hill is crazy..everyone drives cars! I saw like three cars worthy of Fast n Furious in the parking lot on my walk to the theatre. Crazy, I tell you.

This movie..rocks. It is what it is. It is a big, loud, stupid, summer popcorn movie. Put your brain at the door and just go in and enjoy the movie. It has fantastic action sequences, peppered between scenes that have some tongue in cheek humor and some incredibly cheesy moments. What of the acting you say? nothing special. The kid Shia is a capable lead.. megan fox has a ridiculously hot body, and she doesnt do much other then look pretty and pose in the movie. John Tuturro plays an over the top agent and there are other comic foils. The stars of this movie is the special effect and man, the robots are freakin cool. Expect blatantly obvious product placement, as all the auto bots turn into pontiac/gmc cars.

But whatever, everyone going to this movie is going to see what transformers are included, and how they look. If you are looking for anything more, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a fun time and some nostalgic kicks, then Transformers will be a good movie for you.

4/5

Movie Review: Shrek 3

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Toronto – It was alrite.

3/5