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Odd Thomas (USA 2013)

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In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

I am not entirely sure why this movie is getting such scathing reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Maybe I liked the movie a lot more because I watched it not knowing anything about it. Not who the director was (Stephen Summers) nor what the movie was about. It started out nicely paced with some interesting slow motion shots. It got to the point right away. Action and funny and a bit creepy. I would give it a 4 out of 5.

Favorite quote: “I might see dead people, but darn am I going to do something about it.”

RT 50%

Fido (USA 2006)


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Synopsis (possible spoiler): Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50’s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies carry the mail.

I had a lot of fun with this movie. It does fall a bit in the second half, but the first half should keep you going to the end, and still enjoy it.

RT 67% (61 reviews) – IMDb 7.0/10 (over 5600 votes)

Worldwide Total: $426,224

Here the Trailer:

(4 out of 5)

Angel-A (France 2005)

Synopsis (spoiler): André, a small-time ex-convict, seems to owe money to everyone in Paris, including a crime boss who promises to kill him if he doesn’t repay him by midnight. After failing to find protection from the American embassy and the French police, a despairing André scrambles onto a bridge over the Seine, intending to leap to his death. He is surprised to see a tall, beautiful girl clinging to a rail on the same bridge, apparently preparing to end her life as well. She jumps, and he jumps too, suddenly resolving to save her life. After scrambling ashore, she tells him her name is Angel-A. Together, they take a cruise on the Seine, repay André’s creditors, visit a Parisian nightspot, and more, as Angel-A helps André. He learns that for this purpose she has fallen out of the sky and into his life. André finds himself falling in love with this mysterious beauty.

Typical Luc Besson, stylish, clever, sexy and funny. And Rie Rasmussen is amazing. (And yeah, it’s a bit much towards the end…)

Low ratings on RottenTomatoes however RT: 45% – it fared better on IMDB: 6.7/10.

Here the Trailer:

(4 out of 5)