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Quite unsavory, the environment is nicely set and the theme could have been promising, but the story is plain straight and extremly easy.

Could have a been a decent TV series episode, but probably not what one expects from The X-Files (it could have been fine in Without a Trace or 1-800-Missing).

Curiously, Xzibit (host of the Pimp my Ride show) perfectly fits in his FBI agent character.

(spoil possibly follows)

Scully goes find Mulder in his reclusive live, to help the FBI solve a non-X file, just because a psych is involved. And since Mulder is the only stubborn being on earth, he almost succeeds in solving the case, mostly by following the primary lead, how surprising. Too bad he's so clumsy at tailing and catching the bad guys. Fortunately for him, Scully starts to believe right at the suitable time...

The only "supernatural" substance is the poor pedophile priest which happens to have visions, but a psychic may appear in pretty much all sorts of productions nowadays, nothing very fancy.

And too bad the scientific themes (stem cells and body transplant) are so superficial, it's not even close to Grey's Anatomy...


/notes/movies Wanted Thu, 17 Jul 2008

An average man, working in a cubicle, learns that his accelerated heartbeat is actually not an anguish issue, but a skill that would allow him to be a perfect assassin. A fraternity of assassins offers him the choice to become part of them, to start his real life.

Non-stop action, spectacular special effects, great stunts, a nice castle-like factory in Chicago, and a typical Morgan Freeman character


/notes/movies Hancock Tue, 15 Jul 2008

A drunkard and careless super-hero, hated by the whole LA, gets some help from a PR guy.

Funny, decent CG, and an unexpected third act


From: Arte

A sad icelandic short film about a farmer about to leave his farm. (google video)

La Classe américaine (Wikipedia) est un long montage d'extraits de films redoublés, mettant en scène George Abitbol, l'homme le plus classe du monde.

View on DailyMotion

Plot Outline: Little Children centers on a group of young marrieds, whose lives intersect on the playgrounds, town pools and streets of their small community in surprising and potentially dangerous ways.

With Kate Winslet

A brother (James Marsden) and a sister (Heather Graham) both fall in love with the same woman ( Bridget Moynahan, seen in The Recruit).

More on the official website

/notes/movies Automne Mon, 01 Jan 2007

A movie about a tormented french hitman, which has been released on Google Videos only.

08 Novembre 2006

Adaptation du roman de James Ellroy

27 Septembre 2006

Adapté du roman de Lauren Weisberger

01 Novembre 2006

Adapté d'un roman d'Harlan Coben

/notes/movies Un crime [WISH] Tue, 12 Sep 2006

11 Octobre 2006

Avec Emmanuelle Béart

/notes/movies Fools Rush In Mon, 26 Jun 2006

With Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry.

Plot Outline

After a one night stand with Isabel, Alex realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes with compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

With Penélope Cruz and Ralph Fiennes (The Constant Gardener).


Probing the dilemmas of modern London life, where the old-fashioned virtues of honesty and loyalty are replaced by the new morality of success and celebrity, it's the story of a bourgeois family slowly coming apart at the seams.


Deux amis d'enfance palestiniens, Khaled et Saïd, sont désignés pour commettre un attentat suicide à Tel Aviv. Engagés volontaires depuis plusieurs années dans une faction, ils sont liés par un contrat moral qu'ils ne peuvent ou ne veulent rompre. Ils passent une dernière soirée avec leurs familles sans pouvoir toutefois leur dire adieu. Le lendemain, munis de leurs ceintures d'explosifs, ils sont conduits à la frontière. Mais l'opération ne se déroule pas comme prévu...

/notes/movies Duelist [WISH] Mon, 26 Jun 2006

Story line

In a town in Joseon-era Korea, a female detective tries to figure out how/where/who/why someone is counterfeiting a great deal of money. She meets the duelist, and becomes obsessed with him.

/notes/movies The Da Vinci Code Sun, 28 May 2006

With Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Jean-Pierre Marielle

The book atmosphere is greatly rendered, with very nice visuals. Though, it feels quite slow at the end, and contains some shortcuts compared to the book.

Ian McKellen makes a nice performance, and acts very britishly his character.

Some interesting links about the setting:

/notes/movies Firewall Sun, 14 May 2006

With Harisson Ford and Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe in 24)

A security expert has to defeat its own security system to save his kidnapped family.

The main character being named Jack and helped by the actress who playes Chloe in 24, there is a little sense of déjà vu ;-)

By Sofia Coppola, with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson

A simple love story of travellers meeting in Tokyo. Sweet, fascinating, with sobriety all along, I love it!

/notes/movies April Snow Sun, 14 May 2006

A Korean movie about two persons that meet because their partners got injured in the same car accident. They slowly discover each other and inevitably fall in love.

Nice visuals, bitter sweet music, affecting story, brilliant!

/notes/movies Match Point Sun, 14 May 2006

By Woody Allen, with Scarlett Johansson

A love story of a man torn between reason and passion, being given a good position for his merit.

The first hour is really good, too bad the whole end is ruined by some drama, it could have been a great romantic movie.

/notes/movies I, Robot Mon, 17 Apr 2006

With Will Smith

Another scifi movie about robots control, not as advanced as Matrix in its concept. It's about the classical problem of controlling a new evolved technology, the power issues it causes, and where being a robot stops, beyond being logical to the rules it obeys.

/notes/movies Ice Age Mon, 17 Apr 2006

I own the DVD for a lot of monthes, but never found the time to watch it. I guess that now Ice Age 2 is out, it's time.

So, it's a friendly (bon enfant?) and funny movie, with nice modeling and animation. I wish I could have done that when I played with Blender.

/notes/movies Nothing Hill Mon, 17 Apr 2006

I know I'd have to prefer Julia Roberts in this movie, but I really like Hugh Grant and his British composure.

(the french title is Coup de Foudre à Nothing Hill)

/notes/movies The Terminal Mon, 17 Apr 2006

From Steven Spielberg, with Tom Hanks.

A passenger being stuck for monthes in an airport terminal, it should be a quite oppressive and dramatic movie. But instead, even if waiting is the main subject, it's very funny and surprising, without being farcical, and sometimes touching. The music is also very nice, great job!

blosxom Optimised for standards.
Olivier Blin (2005)