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My big screen experiences. In somewhat cronological order

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  Elinix's Rating My Rating
12 Years a Slave 2013,  R)
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared 2013,  Unrated)
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug 2013,  PG-13)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013,  PG-13)
Gravity 2013,  PG-13)
Elysium 2013,  R)
Now You See Me 2013,  PG-13)
Les Misérables 2012,  PG-13)
Les Misérables
Underperformed. There were great individual numbers, but the script had serious pacing issues, the final image was all wrong and over all I had a hard timing getting into the story. Didn't translate well from stage to film. Anne Hathaway was amazing though.
Cloud Atlas 2012,  R)
Cloud Atlas
One of the strongest cinema experiences I've had. When the credits rolled I sort of felt like I'd been hit by a train. It was such a magnificent ride.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012,  PG-13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Very much an hier to Peter Jackssons middle earth, with some aspects being great (the 100% attitude, Gandalf, the Gollum sequence) and some not so great (the boring white orc villian, the wierd brown wizard some pacing problems excessive fightssequences). I enjoyed the ride and reccomend it as a cinema experience. Not so sure how it fares on the small screen. It's seriously long.
Incendies 2011,  R)
Så fruktansvärt kraftfull. Snyggt brerättad, smart, visuellt stark. En jag bär med mig.
She Monkeys (Apflickorna) 2011,  Unrated)
She Monkeys (Apflickorna)
Stämningsfull om kontroll, status och sex. Tydlig estetik och oerhört vackra huvudrollsinnnehavare.
The Dark Knight Rises 2012,  PG-13)
The Dark Knight Rises
It is in no way a bad film, it's just not as good as people think. I enjoy Anne Hathaway as Catwomen, the clever inclution of Robin and Michel Cain as Alfred is always a joy. But it was a long story with a political touch that I liked in the beginning "and soon you will wonder how you could live on so much, and leave so little to the rest of us", but the way it progressed made me increasingly uncomfortable. Though I loved the small parts of the scarecrow and the CIA agent and the airplane heist. And I really didn't see the twist coming. Problem was, I didn't quite care when it did. Over all, my biggest problem with Nolans Batman is the romance, which is plot-important in all of the films, and never felels right.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012,  PG-13)
Marvel's The Avengers 2012,  PG-13)
Marvel's The Avengers
I was seriously impressed, this exceeded my high expectations It's as good as you are going to get in the super hero genre, with high class actors, effects and an honest to god great script that was both dramatic, hilarious and very much true to the tone of the original stories.
Sound of Noise 2012,  R)
Sound of Noise
Olikt allt annat jag sett producerat i Sverige. Gillade hur den tog sig själv på lagom stort allvar, låtsades vara en Oceans-heist film, hur den lekte med genrer, hur väl spelad och hur snygg den var.
The Hunger Games 2012,  PG-13)
The Hunger Games
A near perfect film in the genre adapted young adult fiction, and at the same time a film that stands fine on it's own. It's well made, the design is spectacular, and the acting wonderfully natural. It's a future dystopi in a sci-fi setting that manages to feel real and true. But most of all, it contains pretty much every element I personally enjoy in a film. We are talking about interesting future settings, a discussion on what entertainment and its limits are, social interactions in life and death situations, gameplay, a strong female main character, psycological drama, Jennifer Lawrence, vulnerable and suffering male leads, and survival tactics. I loved the slight Robinson Cruse aspect. It's almost like it was specially made for me. Ater reading the books some aspects got better, Gale, Prim, and some faded a little, Snow, her singing, and some faded a lot, the level of desperation, damage, thirst and misery in the areana, the prep team. But over all, I'm still pleased. This is a remarkable film. And the story of the bread is exceptionally well told in it's medium.
Melancholia 2011,  R)
A devastatingly beautiful film that made me feel and think new things. The visual look was over all fantastic.
Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri) 2006,  Unrated)
Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)
Charming in it's oddness, creativly animated and you had to love the moose.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011,  R)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Good remake, faithful adaption, tons of fun for a swede like me.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011,  R)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Excellent spy thriller with a stellar cast. Tight, slow, and atmospheric, it really required you to be alert and keep up, and I enjoy being challenged.
The Celebration (Festen) 1998,  R)
The Celebration (Festen)
Bästa, starkaste filmupplevelsen jag haft på åratal. Dogma-formatet lyfte verkliogen denna oerhört intensiva historia om människor och hur vi hanterar extrema sociala situationer.
Du Levande (You, The Living) 2007,  Unrated)
Du Levande (You, The Living)
Fantastisk tågscen, märklig form, strävt underhållande.
The Adventures of Tintin 2011,  PG)
The Adventures of Tintin
A clever adaption, mixing elements and references to a lot of classic Titin stories and moments. Well cast and the animation is simply astonishing. I had great fun with it, and I would recomend it to anyone who is fond of this reporter and his adventures.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 2011,  PG-13)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
This film is everything I hoped for and more. I have rarely been as happy in a movie theater. To be honest, I have rarely been as happy, ever. I laughed at the little things, surprisingly often delivered by McGonagall, I cried over Lupins child, I loved every second of Snape, and I think that ultimately they found just what there is about this story that has moved hearts all over the world and put it here, in this blazing conclusion that really is the end of an era. And what a way to go out. A worthy finale if I ever saw one.
Rango 2011,  PG)
Tangled 2010,  PG)
Brilliant fun. One of my favorite of Disney, all time.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 2010,  PG-13)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
It is incredibly slowmoving story wise, but darn this is solid film making. The look, tone and feel of this thing is fantastic. I think it was a good decision to split the final film into two, because the tone of this one gets to be just as hopeless as it needs to. A standout sequence was the animated tale of the three brothers, and I also really enjoyed the walking through deserts to the sound of the raspy radio. My favourite moment by far though was Harry and Hermione dancing in the tent. In all the despair there was this touch of happiness, of companionship and closeness, and I love how close they really feel. It's a very inspired scene that wasn't in the books, but works perfect in the film medium, as a very visual represntation of what it is we are fighting for. Dobby was wonderfully reintroduced, and the genius of Ralph Finnes in the tricky role of Voldemort is becoming more appearant for every scen. I am also glad we got to meet the new minister of magic, and it is again impecable casting.

I think the descion to go easy on the plotline of Dumbledore's dark past is wise, but not explaining why those particular objects were chosen as horokruxes is a flaw. There is room for that, and not doing it means there is a lot of upcoming story that makes little sense. Rawnclaw, what now? I also think it's a shame that the film doesn't take the chance to expand on something that I think got shorthanded in the books, namely Draco Malfoy. There is so much potential in that relationship, and I don't think it ever gets fully realized.

Over all though, I am very happy, and I think the cut between film one and two happens at a perfectly logical and well chosen time. And that flash of lightning is such a promise of things to come.
Despicable Me 2010,  PG)
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 2010,  PG)
Buried 2010,  R)
Inception 2010,  PG-13)
25 Carat 2009,  Unrated)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010,  PG-13)
Harry Brown 2010,  R)
Step Up 3 2010,  PG-13)
Beauty and the Beast 2012,  G)
Beauty and the Beast
My Disney favourite, this top three is as good as Disney gets. Real classics!
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010,  PG-13)
Tomorrow, When the War Began 2012,  R)
Tomorrow, When the War Began
Did a great job with being just what it set out to be. A faithful adaption of well loved books, with excitment, danger, gerilla fighting and the ups and downs of teenage love and friendship. Well acted for the most part, and with a couple of moments where strong emotions rang true
The Town 2010,  R)
Animal Kingdom 2010,  R)
Ghostbusters 1984,  PG)
A cult classic, and with good reason.
Knight & Day 2010,  PG-13)
Killers 2010,  PG-13)
The Karate Kid 2010,  PG)
The A-Team 2010,  PG-13)
The Losers 2010,  PG-13)
Iron Man 2 2010,  PG-13)
New York, I Love You 2009,  R)
New York, I Love You
A wonderful little collection of stories, well acted and well blended. Loved the film montage on the wall at the end and liked that the ethnic diversity both on and off camera now includes asians. My favourite stories were the Chris Cooper arc and the old couple.
Kick-Ass 2010,  R)
The Hurt Locker 2009,  R)
The Hurt Locker
Honest. That is my main impression. It takes an honest look on the everyday life in Iraq, it builds suspense out of honest and true situation and it is, above all, a painfully honest character study. The soldiers we follow are allowed both their strenghts and weaknesses, and we get to see another spectra of emotions than normally portraied in war-movies. This is a low key film with one of the greatest final pay offs I have encountered. The slow reveal of our main character, and how he is both competent and reckless, stupid and brave, a leader and a fuckup, is unique, and the final scene carries a vibrating impact that hits softly, but deeply.
Up in the Air 2009,  R)
Up in the Air
Nice one, entertaing, unpredictable, lots of laughs, one cringe-scene that lessoned the over all feeling slightly, but all in all a wonderful dramedy with a very nice soundtrack and great acting. It is well deserving of it's nominations, and I hope the actresses wins.
Where the Wild Things Are 2009,  PG)
Where the Wild Things Are
The boy is wonderful, the story, and the simple shifts in mood and character-representation superb. It also looks great and is thankfully free of awkward dialoge. It's hard to really place though, and to know how to view, what to excpect from it. Over all I liked it, but didn't love it.
Okuribito (Departures) 2009,  PG-13)
Okuribito (Departures)
I would have prefered if they had done the ending differently and excluded a couple of scenes of clumsy comic relif, but aside from that it was an incredibly moving film. It resonated with a deep humanity that made it relatable,and true emotions that made me feel connected, even as I watched those foregine rituals surrounding the preparation of dead bodies. It was calm, peaceful and handeled with so much care and respect that for a moment deth seemed less crushing. The cello, and the music in general does a great deal for setting the mood, and this movie also contains one of my favourite montages ever, a parade of bodies being placed in coffins.
The Ape (Apan) 2009,  Unrated)
The Ape (Apan)
Ultrarealistic, deeply disturbing with an emotional blow that had a crazy impact because it was so undramatic in presentation. The actor is amazing and at 70 min it doesn't overstay it's welcome. But it makes you feel so bad. I think that is probably a good thing.
Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch) 2009,  G)
Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch)
Saw it, liked it. Not terribly much so, but I liked it. It has the slow, very european camerawork that I enjoy, amazing actresses in the form of little old ladies, and a quiet humor. But it was a little to much of a pay-off film, where the first half isn't particulary entertaing but merely building up to the great finale. It's a good movie, but I actually had higher expectations.
Sherlock Holmes 2009,  PG-13)
Sherlock Holmes
It's great as a Guy Ritchie action/detective story, filled with the directors trademarks of sharp and witty dialouge, beautiful slowmotion sequences, slick camera work and brutal violence. As an adaption of the original Sherlock Holmes stories? Not so much. But that was never the intention, which we are clearly told in a memorable underground boxing scene in the beginning of the film. That dirt never touched the noble mr. Holmes I know. So what is good? There is considerable acting talent present, though Downey Jr is the only one who delivers above excpectation. The sets look great and the wardrobe is fantastic, but my my, did they invoke artistic licence with the characterization. Irine Adler being the most obvious, but still, there isn't much of Sherlock Holmes in this version of Sherlock Holmes. It's nice though, the bits and hints at the original character, wich are clever, blends nicely enough to make this modern day detective interesting, if only for the purpose of watching the transition. What's bad? I had a problem with the over all storyarch, which thankfully redeemed itself a little in the final twist, but still. Not my cup of tea, and a very close call script wise. Over all however, It is well crafted and highly entertaining.
Avatar 2009,  PG-13)
I might regret setting this grade, for there are certainly aspects that were less than ideal in James Camerons lifetime project, standard bad guys and one dimensional characters being the most prominent. But this was such a mindblowing experience that I am ready to forgive anything. Yes, the story is niether original nor subtle (references to imperialism, the dark side of capitalism, enviromentalism, and the US's war strategies through out history are hard to miss), yes it does smell stereotype for a lot of the connecting with nature-ritual things and yes, none of the characters were layered, but it didn't matter. This was so unbelievably, amazingly beautiful. It truly was. Like nothing I have ever seen before. Those hours just flew buy, because visually? It's damn near perfect.
Up 2009,  PG)
I hold Wall-E as one of the best films of 2008, and I had unreasonable high expectations for Up. Especially after the absolutely brilliant teaser trailer that is a work of art on it's own. But Up delivers. For while Wall-E remains my personal favourite Up had everythong. Everything about it just worked, and it was beautiful, and magical and heartbreakening and hilariously entertaing all in the same package. It's greatest strength lies in the attention to detailes, how each and every indivdual little thing flows together and helps support this grand and absurd concept. It is nothing short of genius. And, it made me cry. Twice.
Whatever Works 2009,  PG-13)
Whatever Works
This stage inspired feel good flick had it's awkward moments, but I laughed so much! My sense of humor.
DeUsynlige (Troubled Water) 2008,  Unrated)
DeUsynlige (Troubled Water)
Amazing. The emotional investment, the slow build and the chill down my spine, this is probal the best film I will see this year. This right here is the reason why I love movies.
Prinsessa (Princess) 2009,  Unrated)
Prinsessa (Princess)
I really enjoyed this feel-good gem. It had a genuin, straightforward and over all very lovable tone.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009,  PG)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Not bad, in fact not bad at all. I do felt that they missed the tone of the final scenes though, first there wasn't enough going on and then it was to much. And about Snape, I'm not sure there was enough emotion, anger or passion or heck anything would have done 'cause that dry Snape that Alan Rickman does usually works but didn't here, I also missed the new minister of magic and unfortunately Ginny is a terrible actress, which shows now when she's got more to do. And I really feel that the sequence with the attack on the burrow was misguided. As a die hard fan of how close those films usually stick to the original material I just gotta ask; what the hell was that all about? Tom Felton as Malfoy holds up nicely though, and Slughhorn is perfectly cast, as is our young Tom Dolder, in both incarnations. I really like the direction they have gone with the minnessåll, the dark movements of how memories come to life.I also enjoy all the character moments between the cast, especially our main trio is golden. I praticulary enjoy watching Daniel Radcliff and Emma Watson together, they are among the strongest male/female friendship portrayals I know of. Over all a satisfing experience that kept the bar nicely high for the Potter-films.
The Proposal 2009,  PG-13)
The Proposal
It is everything you would excpect and want from a romantic comedy, with the added bonus of solid performances from the two lead actors, an adorable grandmother and a hilarious fake heart attack. It´s got warmth, heart and a good sense of humour. Me and my sister had a good time watching it.
The Hangover 2009,  R)
The Hangover
To my surprise, I had a great time in the theatre watching this film. I thought that it wasn't my kind of comedy, and quite frankly it isn't, but that didn't matter. It was so darn funny that I laughed out loud over and over, the kind of great, genuine laugh that trancendes such trivial things as genres.
State of Play 2009,  PG-13)
State of Play
Underachiever, losing focus of the interesting issue of how our medias and newspapers should be valued, and settles for a rather traditional and uninspired corruption story with military connections. Which is a shame. It was suspensful watching it, but it fades rather quickly in memory.
X-Men Origins - Wolverine 2009,  PG-13)
X-Men Origins - Wolverine
Ah, well... A spectacular film that I'm not target audience for. It helped pass the time, but it wouldn't have been my pick. I really miss the depth of the first two X-men installations, so much was lost in the change of director.
Watchmen 2009,  R)
If you are looking for dark, gritty, in-your-face-morbid-funny, with a couple of great characers, and some amazing visuals this is what you are looking for. A well set sense of the era, an alternative course of our recent history and a little poking into human nature are other treats. I also loved the fact that the bad guy actually won, if there ever was a bad guy at all. All sideplots and all the female characters were unbelievably weak though, and a terribly graphic sex scene where I didn't even see the point of the relationship at all, and to top it of with a horrible music-choise should be ignored. That was the musical exception though, over all the score was great, especially the opening montage accompanied by Dylans "The times are a-changeing", which was very memorable. The bar is up in the super-herogenre, and I like it.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009,  R)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A tricky adaption that worked great. Acting, key scenes, flow, moods, it was all there. I really liked the book (me and everyone else) and this was the second time in the last year that a swedish movie based on a popular swedish book impressed me. I have hope for the future of swedish movie-making.
Taken 2009,  PG-13)
A great, straightforward and lowprofile adrenaline action movie. Excellent in it's genre.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008,  PG-13)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
This is one of those movies that get points for it's crafting. It's elegant, beautiful and over all superbly and delicatly handled. Then again, it is a drama in my taste, with themes and a pacing I like, and there is also a warm sense of humor here that I appreciate. Acting is extrodinary, as is the make up and special effects, but I want to give extra kudos to lightning and music. It's just such a beautiful picture! Suddenly all those oscarnominations that bugged me (13? wasn't there any other movies made in 2008?) made some sense.
Australia 2008,  PG-13)
An epic, in every meaning of the word, and a joyful experience. It didn't change my life or my view of the world, but it gave me two enjoyable hours in the theatre. Loved the australian landscapes, and the entire truckride-scene.
The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008,  PG-13)
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Only for fans of disastermovies, and it's not even among the best I have seen in it's genre. The concept is great, but the movie isn't.
It's not that it's doing anything obviously wrong, but it's not doing much right either. Many small mistakes and one big mistake in the form a whiny, annoying kid who couldn't act and whose presence was generally unmotivated added up to make this film a bit... awkward. Mainly because it fails to adress it's real issues. How we treat our planet and how we, especially the military section of us, tends to treat anyone who is different, foregien or, if you wish, ailien. Instead the main theme became a rude little kid mourning his father and the importance of family and ultimately love. But even though love is one of mankinds few redeeming qualities I doubt that it's our strong familyvalues that will prevent us from destroying the earth. And if Neo and company were as clever as they were implied to be they should know that to.
This huge slip in focus is quite unforgivable, but of course there is some good stuff here as well. I loved everything about the giant robot, I was quite facinated by how they intended to save the world from us and I absolutely loved the scene with John Clease. Perfection, and the highlight of the movie. That is what the rest should have been like, and felt like. That was the real question, can we change? If they had dared to adress questions about what we can do, how can humanity as awhole actually change and get of this dangerous track we are on if faced with a crisis, then this movie would have been something so unusual as a disaster blockbuster with both a brain and an important message merged with entertainment and cool effects. As it is, it's a little of target, so I guess Hollywood wasn't quite ready for that, but when they are I will be first in line. Until then I think I will check out the original.
The Class 2008,  PG-13)
The Class
Modern day France and a teacher student film that is very far from freedom writers.
Involuntary (De Ofrivilliga) 2008,  Unrated)
Involuntary (De Ofrivilliga)
Painfully slow, in a real, true to life almost but not quite documenary style it takes a good look at Sweden, it's people and how we interact in grupes.
Burn After Reading 2008,  R)
Burn After Reading
Hysterically laugh out loud funny. Loved all the CIA scenes. "Basically, we don't know what anyone is after? Ok. Call me again when... when it makes sense." brilliant.But as the tagline said, intelligence is relative. Also, I never thought I would find it so hilarious to see Brad Pitt shot in the face. Unfuckingbelievable!
Quantum of Solace 2008,  PG-13)
Quantum of Solace
A solid action movie. Nothing really special, but nothing really wrong either. Bond isn't really my genre and to me this movie did what it's supposed to do. It had nothing on Casino Royale though, and over all I was satisfied, but not blown away.
WALL-E 2008,  G)
This little masterpiece is the only movie to make it into my top ten in a very long time. Best film I've seen in years, and definately a highligt of 2008.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) 2008,  PG-13)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
I was reminded of the animated masterpiece Mononoke Hime as well as the works of Neil Gaiman when watching this movie, and besides the anticlimatic final it was an enjoyable ride. The strong points are definately the qiurky characters and the small stuff, like how trolls are afraid of canaries, the tumor baby and the cuteness of the single tiny monster. And last but not least, it was a magnificent opening that I have rarely seen the likes of.
Let the Right One In 2008,  R)
Let the Right One In
I gotta say I'm almost proud of the swedish filmindustri this year. I think Eternal moments is a beautiful film and I'm pretty sure I will love Patrik 1,5 but above all I'm so proud of this. One of the best books I have read in years were made into this unique movie.
Max Payne 2008,  PG-13)
Max Payne
A friend of mine said that this movie is "more matrix than the matrix!". Now that wasn't exactly true. This is more what matrix would have been if it had been a simple revenge-story with predictable turns in a crazy darklighted New York, based on a video game and starring Mark Wahlberg. Wait a minute, it is! It's not a good mvie oh no, but that doesn't mean it's not entertaing. There are some stunning visuals, and don't even get me started on the effects-overload. This is a movie where to much isn't enough and it's meant to preach to the converted. Simply put, it's a hardcore fan-film, and for everyone else its a stupid flick that you can watch if you want to give your brain a two hour vacation.
Get Smart 2008,  PG-13)
Get Smart
I was very pleasantly surprised. Without having seens a minute of the original serie, I can tell that this movie is a job well done. It's just gret fun, definately the best comedy I have seen in quite som time. Steve Carell is a genius, I'm impressed.
Hancock 2008,  PG-13)
Great idea that got lost in a bad storyline. A shame, since it could have been so good if the whole film was at the same level as the first half. Over all: Fun enough. Barely.
The Dark Knight 2008,  PG-13)
Mamma Mia! 2008,  PG-13)
Mamma Mia!
I usually don't like musicals. The genre just doesn't work for me, but Mamma mia, I was swept away by this film to a very happy place where I just wanted to sing and dance and join in on all the fun. It's great. It's the most "feel good" I've felt in a long time. It doesn't ask you to enjoy, it demands it. Update! It survives being rewatched, and it's a film that doesn't compromize. The energy is fantastic, the language translated well from the stadge, the music is great and the locations amazing, but above all this spectacle of a film is carried by it's talented, surprisingly well singing cast. Especially mother and daughter Streep and Seyfried shine in their parts.
Edit: Third time around it's still just as good!
Update again. Still loving it. It's becoming a given in my pick me up-section.
Kung Fu Panda 2008,  PG)
Kung Fu Panda
I'm impressed. I excpected a good enough film with a few laughs, and I got a borderline great film with many many laughs. plus amazing aminated action. Very well worth the ticket.
The Incredible Hulk 2008,  PG-13)
The Incredible Hulk
Superheros indeed
Iron Man 2008,  PG-13)
Iron Man
I had really fun. Liked the acting, and over all I just had fun. Which was great. Yeah. That´s it. Great fun.
Update! It survived a rewatch! I'm impressed. Great dialouge and character interactions in the small, undramatic scenes makes this one stand out in the bunch.
I Am Legend 2007,  PG-13)
I Am Legend
Ok. This was very little what I expected. (But on the other hand I had made sure to stay spoiler-free and hardly knew anything about it beforehand). But still. I was expecting a classical action movie with strong psykological elements. I got a not so classical action movie with strong psykological and considerably stronger horror-ish elements. I was scared half to death! Thank god they put some "Gods plan-stuff" there in the end so I could remind myself it was just a movie. if you are looking for entertainment and adrenalin this is definatly good enough to spend an evening and some cash on. I'll just finish of by saying that apart from the badly animated lions and the cheezy title for such a well crafted movie, I'm pleased.
Stardust 2007,  PG-13)
A unique story, well made, well acted, filled with action, romance, adventure, great characters and ever so importantly a healthy portion humour. Oh, and its based on a story by Niel Gaiman. Well I'm sold, if you've got a little extra time I recommend you spend it on this film.
Update: Yes! It survived a rewatch! And it's a great datemovie.
The Secret Life of Words 2005,  Unrated)
Bobby 2006,  R)
I really like stories of many characters during a short period of time with an emotional core around an historical political event. I also like many of the actors and actresses in this shining movie full of stars. It was basically written for me. It tells of the cruel fate of the Kennedys, but also of how people used to care, of a time when politics mattered and one man could make a difference in the world. It´s hope and sadness and if I had lived back then I would have been nostalgic, now all I can do is ask; "Why do they always take the good people?"
Zodiac 2007,  R)
Intruging murderhaunt with peaks of intensity and fantastic actors.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End 2007,  PG-13)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
A worthy ending of a fantastic and hilarious triology. Extra everything, ad I love it!
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007,  PG-13)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
This is by far the best of the Harry Potter movies, might be the director but I guess it's just that the actors are older and more used to their parts now. It is, as always well produced with great performances, I absolutely loved the girl playing Luna, she was BRILLIANT. I also have to mention the pink monster Umbridge and the always great Alan Rickman as Snape. I think the main credit have to go to the screenplay though, the adaptation from a 1000 pages book is simply amazing. (Unlike the Goblet of fire which really suffered from a badly adapted script.) In my opinion the worst book became the best film, and now I am really looking forward to the next one! (Four years later this commentstill stands.)
Linas Kvällsbok (Bitter Sweetheart) 2007,  Unrated)
Déjà Vu 2006,  PG-13)
Déjà Vu
When he was chasing the car I just wen´t Wow! That was perfection. Really,f what you can do with film... Great entertainment very well performed. One thing bothers me though, she was wearing the wrong dress...
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006,  PG-13)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
For once a second film that´s even better than the first (and that says something seeing that the first one was really good) but this one is just hilarious. I was laughing for ten minutes straight watching this in the cinema! Geez... what an ending.
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker) 2006,  PG)
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker)
Well... but hey it's basically mini James Bond, let's just throw all those books of reason and natural laws out the window! Then it's enjoyable.
Over the Hedge 2006,  PG)
Over the Hedge
Dreamworks has really got it. This is FUN! (I love the squirrel)
The Da Vinci Code 2006,  PG-13)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 2005,  PG)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005,  PG-13)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Weakest of the franchise by far, due to some terrible decisions in pacing and focus. No sense what so ever of the year that is passing, and they are missing out a lot on the groundwork for the upcoming films. The actors are great though, and the magic is still present, it'sjust oddly distributed.
As It Is in Heaven (Så som i himmelen) 2004,  Unrated)
As It Is in Heaven (Så som i himmelen)
A very Swedish film in all ways, but it has something unusual, a true warmth and characters that I believe in (despite some stereotypical simplifications) They feel like real people, and the final is among the best I have seen from any Swedish film ever.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004,  PG)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The good stuff is great and the bad stuff is really bad in this highly uneven film. It is well cast and well presented though, I am still a little sore on the changes in location, and some of the action scenes did not go down well, but the amazingly inticrate and clever story of the third book are nicely translated to the padge.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003,  PG)
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Well, this is an impossible script that somehow made it to a movie. How did that happen? Guess it could have been worse though, I say watchable. Barely.
Bend It Like Beckham 2003,  PG-13)
Bend It Like Beckham
A great teenage film, with friendships, loveproblems, football and different cultures. Great acting.
Two Weeks Notice 2002,  PG-13)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002,  PG)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
My personal favourite of the books is very faithfully adapted, and I quite like the litteral way it goes about bringing the padges to life. I adore Richard Harris, who will forever be Dumbledore to me, and I like the little touches here and there for us who loved the books, like Hagrid stomping in covered in feathers. It is simple and straightforward in it's approach and logistics, it uses solid sets, and there is something robust in it's storytelling. It is also getting great performances out of really young actors, and Dobby is excactly like I envisioned him. (The basilisk, I'm afraid is not, but that I can live with.)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001,  PG-13)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Exeptional. Rarely have a movie looked this beautiful before and the cast is picture perfect (with the one exception of Liv Taylor who looks like a dressed up human rather than a real mystical being.) Viggo Mortensen was a true last minute luck streak and pretty much all of them seem born to play those characters. A triumph in modern filmmaking.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001,  PG)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
It's a child friendly, faithful adaption that goes a long way on excellent casting and a genuine fell for the magic world that J K Rowling created. It's characters and tone is lovingly recreated.
Tarzan 1999,  G)
A great film that I dind't quite understand as a kid, that is esentially about belonging, and identity. And I am a sucker for stories about belonging. I cried, more than once, there is something so heartbreakingly beautiful with the child and the monkey compairing hands and hearts. And the music is a perfect match. This moment has a perfect callback in the meeting of Jane, a caracter I am rather fond of. And when he walks out of that house wearing clothes, it is everything I love to see, about love, and choices, and defining who you are, and how much it means to really care.
Eva & Adam - fyra födelsedagar och ett fiasko (Eva & Adam: Four Birthdays and a Fiasco) 2001,  Unrated)
Eva & Adam - fyra födelsedagar och ett fiasko (Eva & Adam: Four Birthdays and a Fiasco)
Ah, nostalgia and childhood memories...
Jönssonligan spelar högt 2000,  Unrated)
Jönssonligan spelar högt
my memories are vague, but I seem to remember liking a sequence that involved a drill and opera.

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