dimanche 31 août 2014

Bon Cop, Bad Cop — Un comédie québécoise remplie d'action à ne pas manquer — 9*/10

Bon Cop, Bad Cop est d'après moi la meilleure comédie québécoise qui ait été produite. Très drôle, rempli d'action et de blagues bilingues ainsi qu'unilingues, ce film possède un solide scénario dont l'intrigue nous captive jusqu'à la fin.

Pour tout bon Québécois, surtout les Montréalais.

lundi 25 août 2014

The F Word — For a good time, laughter and novelty romances — 8*/10

The F Word has excellent dialogs very solid characters with lots of depth, an engaging storyline, many laughs, and a few original takes on onscreen romance. It's sad that the end wasn't as strong as the rest, but all in all, the movie is great.

For the romantics or the quirky.

De père en flic — Un fort succès québécois, pour de bonnes raisons — 8*/10

De père en flic est l’une des meilleures comédies québécoises. Humour sarcastique, caustique, très lyrique, et parfois loufoque, ce film réunit deux grands comiques du Québec de deux générations différentes et nous les présente de cette manière dans un scénario captivant.

À voir.

Starbuck — Une excellente comédie québécoise remplie d'émotions — 9*/10

Starbuck est plus qu'une comédie, c'est une histoire très touchante à bien des égards. La seule chose qui retient ce film d'être parfait est le fait que celui-ci a une petite tendance loufoque, ce qui nous empêche de le prendre sérieusement. Cependant, de s'arrêter à cela est une erreur.

Laissez-vous porter.

Premium Rush — Good, but not for everyone — 7*/10

Premium Rush is interesting if in an incomplete manner. Action is good as is the suspense, the characters are interesting the same as the basic ideas behind the scenario, but the storyline is flat, without meat and very linear.

If you like the trailer, you might like the movie.

jeudi 14 août 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — Avoid the 3D version if you can — 5*/10

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the modern revival of a classic cartoon. Its fans might be disappointed, though. It's better than the old movie, which was just bad, but it's nothing to be proud of. It's bare minimal entertainment. Warning, though, the 3D is absolutely horrid, especially the first scene.

Tweens are probably the better audience.

mardi 12 août 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — The end of humanity has come and you can feel it — 8*/10

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the post-apocalyptic second part of the remake. Great settings, solid action, strong emotional strings, and a captivating story. There are a few logical flaws that mar this movie, but all in all, I can't deny its quality.

I must confess that I didn't like the first part. It was good, but not my kind of film. This is more to my liking.

For the fans of the series, those who like post-apocalyptic settings, and sci-fi aficionados.

samedi 9 août 2014

Total Recall — Astounding visuals built on a flawed story for entertainment purposes — 6*/10

Total Recall made in 2012 is not a bad remake of the 1990 original. Great action, superb special effects, especially for the landscapes, and a fast paced scenario. The acting is minimal, the dialogs are just adequate, and there are many logical flaws in the story.

For science-fiction and action fans.

jeudi 7 août 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy — Pure delightful light entertainment for all — 9*/10

Guardians of the Galaxy is hilarious and it keeps the laughter up almost all the time. Beside amazing special effects, action and CGI, you have incredibly interesting characters. The story is nice and there are some easy choices made in the scenario, but the entertainment value is still high.

For everyone to enjoy.

The To Do List — Be caught by the laughs then enjoy the sex positive vibe — 7*/10

The To Do List is a nice simple well made teen comedy. Like most of its kind, it's funny, very funny, but it's distinction comes from its juxtaposition of the usual judgemental American mentality with a newer sex positive view that we can only hope becomes the norm in the near future.


lundi 4 août 2014

Father of Invention — Meets the minimum requirements for a light flick — 5*/10

Father of Invention has a great main actor with an interesting idea for a story. However, there stop its list of qualities. It's entertaining, but fails to develop into a good movie.

For Kevin Spacey fans only, and on a slow night at that.

Magic Mike — The ladies will love all this nudity — 6*/10

Magic Mike is not your usual subject matter. It's a straight mix of realistic comedy and everyday life drama. It's not a masterpiece by all mean, but you'll laugh and feel the characters very well. The story is simple, at time a little too simple, the scenario straightforward, and the acting on the dot.

For those who don't mind seeing the naked male form in all its glory, everything except frontal nudity.

vendredi 1 août 2014

The Purge: Anarchy — More of the same violence, but under different circumstances — 6*/10

The Purge: Anarchy is a different take on the original The Purge, and it feels like they have taken my advice. The quality has gone slightly up, but not enough to be noticeable. The story puts more meat on the bone, most of the actors aren't as bad, they tried to flesh out the characters more, and, finally, by doing something different on the same theme and exploring it, they're at least trying to keep their audience interested.

I hope the fan of the first one are not expecting an other tight claustrophobic environment, because they're casting a wider net.

For those looking for violence with a modicum of story.