Chaos Theory

Directed by: Marcos Siega
Written by: Daniel Taplitz
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer, Stuart Townsend, Sarah Chalke, Mike Erwin

Chaos Theory is a story about Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds), a man obsessed with order and efficiency, there's not a single thing in his life that he hasn't set a priority. He respects his schedule, well planned events are leading into other well planned events but when a short delay appears his world collapses. From now on, he invites chaos in his life, trying to live in a completly different way. The movie will make you laugh, it has some really nice comic situations. Anyway, it's not pure comedy, there's also the drama that Frank and Susan Allen (Emily Mortimer) live, it's a story about true friendship and forgiveness.

Directed by: Robert Luketic
Written by: Peter Steinfeld and Allan Loeb
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Lisa Lapira, Josh Gad, Laurence Fishburne, and Kevin Spacey

21 is a movie based on a true story, the story of a team of MIT students which manage to obtain a large amount of money at blackjack game in Las Vegas casinos using the card counting scheme. Anyway, the movie is not so accurate. Here's the plot: Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey), MIT professor, gathers a team of mathematical geniuses which he trains in blackjack card counting in order to ripp off Vegas casinos. Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) joins the team because he needs $300000 to attend Harvard Medical School. Being seduced by the glamour of Vegas, he doesn't stop when he reaches his aim and this leads him to problems. This film is "light" but it's still enjoyable due to Kevin Spacey performance. The original story is getting too hollywoodized, characters are acting in childish manners making the movie less credible.

Trailer for 21

The movie is out on DVD, you can find it here

Do you want to go to the cinema this weekend ? Here are some of this week openings along with trailers, let's hope you'll enjoy at least one of them.

You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Mongol (already blogged about it here)

Kung Fu Panda

The Promotion

When Did You Last See Your Father?

The winners are:

Best Comedic Performance
Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Best Female Performance

Ellen Page - Juno

Best Fight

Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet - Never Back Down

Best Kiss
Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman - Step Up 2 the Streets

Best Male Performance
Will Smith - I Am Legend

Best Movie

Best Summer Movie So Far
Iron Man

Best Villain
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd

Breakthrough Performance
Zac Efron - Hairspray

Short movies are good for a movie addict: whenever you don't have enough time to watch a lenghty and possibly boring movie you should go for a quick one to drop your addiction. Here are some interesting short movies I've recently watched:

"Lucky" - directed by Nash Edgerton

"Shame" - directed by Tom Geenes

"She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not" - directed by Jamie Rafn

Which one do you like ?


Few days ago I was watching a bunch of movie trailers and I've come across an interesting title: "Mongol". This is an epic film which tells the story of Genghis Khan, the great ruler who conquered half the world, including Rusia. "Mongol" is planned as a trilogy and the first part who is about to be released in UK (6 June 2008) will follow Genghis through his early years. This movie is directed by russian director, Sergei Bodrov. Channing Tatum ("Coach Carter") will star in "Part One" as the young Genghis, while Tadanobu Asano (best known for his role in "Zatoichi") will play his brother, Temudjin.


Today I will recommend you one of my anime favorites: it's called "Paprika". The plot is very interesting, Paprika is a dream character, kind of an alter ego of Chiba, a therapist, who has the ability to enter someone's dreams and solve the inner problems using a machine called DC-Mini which was created as a revolutionary psychotherapy treatment. When the DC-Mini machine is stolen, the chaos begins, the entire world could be manipulated with hijacked dreams. Paprika has to find the one who's playing with people's minds, but first, Chiba must survive.

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