The girl who played with fire

yasgarbYasmine Garbi as the love interest Miriam Wu of Lisbeth Salander played by Noomi Rapace whom you may remember from Aeon Flux. In this part two of the Millenium series trilogy by Stieg Larsson I have to admit although there is still a high amount of drama I didn’t enjoy it as much as The girl with the dragon tattoo (the first in the series). And I have read the books which have taken Scandinavia by storm and are now reaching the English speaking world with the third title “The girl who kicked the Hornets nest”, due for release next week in Britain. However it still left me wanting to see the thrid film. I just wonder who is being lined up for the American remakes which I think I will enjoy despite the inevitable changes that will be made.

District 9

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Stalled in Johannesburg  extra terrestrials finally get it back together to get it back out into space and the machinations of the authorities who want part of it. Told like a documentary, shades of Ironman and Robocop, great stuff!

Headhunter

charlotte munckCharlotte Munck in this story that attempts to describe the succession in the family owned company Sieger, very closely resembling Denmark’s largest concern: Maersk, and doesn’t do a bad job of it in what otherwise seems like a really well done made for tv thriller.

Inglourious Basterds

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Diane Kruger in what is undoubtedly a masterpiece to quote Light Nykorchuk. Phillip French’s review led me to expect disappointment after chapter one, but I liked it all the way through. Didn’t get to read all the credits because had to hop to another film starting right after.

Away we go

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Maya Rudolph in this Sam Mendes piece partly written by Dave Eggers.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1176740/

Hush little baby

se min kjoleFour girls take off from a treatment centre and the hijinks that follow, Danish language production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1337060/

Omaret yakobean / Yaoubiam Building

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Jihan Qamary and Adel Imam in this Egyptian story about the interwoven lives of people who live in a building that has seen better days, much like some of the people in it. Reminded me of the film `Shortcuts` as if made in Bollywood. Some of the cuts were a little jumpy but a great story nevertheless. Beautiful shots of Cairo at night, where I have never been, reminded me of  Marseille, where I have.