Four Lions


Title: Four Lions
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: In the Movie Theaters Feb 4th (Sweden)
Actors: Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar
Plot: Four Lions follows 4 British jihadists, each with their own unique character, who decides to become suicide bombers. 

Ninnie: Ok I sort off don't know what to think about this movie. Do I like it or not? Victora, you seemed to enjoy it anyway.
Victoria: Haha, yes I did. I thought they made it pretty hilarious with their clumsyness. Even though it is a quite serious thing we are talking about here I think the director, Christopher Morris, managed to take the seriousness out and only focus on finding something fun about it. 
Ninnie: Yes definitely. I had a really hard time enjoying it. I did laugh from time to time but mostly I just thought of how serious this actually is. It's kind of lame to think that way since almost every movie contains things that could and have happened in reality, but I did anyway. You have to have a open mind to this one as you say.
Victoria:  True. I kinda think that this is a movie that you either love (like a lot) or hate (really dislike). I'm sure it will make the audience talk and discuss the matter and the movie. I'm also sure it will be discussions in the media about it as well.
Ninnie: Well I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. So, no Victoria that's not right Haha. I liked it in some parts and disliked it in other.
Victoria:  I don't mean it that way, I just mean that either you have a more positive attitude against it or a negative. You seem to be more negative about it, than -in this case- me. So who do you think should watch Four Lions?
Ninnie: Ok fine. Yes, I believe I do.
Hm? Well, not the too serious ones anyway. As for me, I don't regret watching it. If I would have the option to choose to watch it again for the first time (despite knowing that I won't find it THAT good) I would. Hm? I have a hard time saying who should and who shouldn't. Help me Victoria.
Victoria: I hear ya, it is hard. In some way I feel that anyone can watch it- since I think people are going to think so differently about it. I'd say if you like humor about people being clumsy and don't take movies toooo seriously, you will find Four Lions funny. If that's not your thing- well I think you could still give it a try, but then this is not a "must-see" for you.
Ninnie: True, very true. Ok, so I just watched it again in my head, and when I think about the funny parts I realize that it's really funny! Excluding the seriousness. 

Sum up: Funny movie about a serious matter. Might not be appropriate to a younger audience. Very special movie, not like any other.

Ninnie: 3/5
Victoria: 4/5

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Get him to the Greek

Title: Get him to the Greek
Genre: Comedy
Release: January 19 (DVD Sweden)
Plot: Aaron is an intern at a record company, his mission is to get the Brittish rock star Aldous Snow to a concert in L.A, at the Greek Theater. It's not as easy as you might think, especially when someone's on drugs.

Not a good start but it definitely gets better after a while.
Victoria: True. Very true. I really like Jonah Hill as an actor, so I was hoping that, once his character would show up more I would like the movie a lot more. Russell Brand is very special. Sometimes I think he's too much, sometimes his accent is too awesome for me not to like him haha.
Ninnie: Haha I couldn't agree with you more. Jonah Hill in an awesome actor and he does an incredible job in this movie. Russell Brand is perfect for the character, I don't think anyone could have done it better. He is a bit too much as you say but it's perfect for this one. The story is quite entertaining and as you told me before I watched it, it's really easy to watch "Get Him To The Greek".
Victoria: It sure is a very easy going movie. It is purely made to entertain the watcher, and I think it succeeds. I'm not saying it's the best movie ever, but I think it's watchable. Like, if you have seen Russells (Ex. Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Jonahs (Ex. Superbad) other movies and you like them you will enjoy this one as well. But if you know that you think they are bad or just too much, or just don't like this type of genre you will think the same about this one. For sure.
What is the negative parts about this movie?
Ninnie: So True! Bad part is as I mentioned, the beginning, it's so lame.
Some people might react to the bad language they're using, you get use to it though and it's like super common in this type of movie. I'm just saying that it's not suitable for everyone. Otherwise there's nothing bad in specific. What do you say?
Victoria: I agree. That's like the only bad part. I mean, it's obviously not a 5/5 movie, but it's definitely worth watching for entertainment. Any specific good parts in it?
Ninnie: Hear ya. Hm? Not really more then the great chose of actors and a easy going movie.

Sum Up: OK, easy going, great character/actor match. Entertaining but not suitable for everyone considering actors and language.

Ninnie: 3,7/5
Victoria: 3,9/5

Peas & Carrots /V&N


Happythankyoumoreplease / Kärlek i New York

Title: Happythankyoumoreplease / Kärlek i New York
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Release: January 19th (DVD, Sweden)
Actors: Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman, Michael Algieri, Kate Mara
Plot: Sam is a single man living in New York who finds a kid alone on the subway. The kid follows him home  and ends up staying at his place. At this point he also meets a girl.

Victoria: Cute movie. Cute actor. Cute kid.
Ninnie: Totally! The story is a bit slow but I still liked it a lot. Let me just say one thing,  Josh is HOT in the scruffy look.
Victoria: Oh yes. Ok, enough about him haha, although I could talk about him a lot more haha... I liked Malin Åkermans character in the movie, she was cool. But like you said, definitely a little slow. More happened towards the end.
Ninnie: True. So what do you think about the actors performance?
Victoria: I thought they all did a good job. Kinda average, not great but not sucky. How about you?
Ninnie: I agree. So good and bad? Good part, as we mentioned, it's cute and you want to know what's gonna happen. All the characters are kind of interesting individuals. Bad, also as we mentioned a bit slow. Who is this movie for, who should watch it?
Victoria: Well, I think people in our age (20 and up)- at least the female audience- should watch it and will like it. This is not really a super romantic movie, more of a cute one. So if guys like that kind of movie I think they will enjoy it too.

Sum up: Cute, yet a little slow movie with interesting characters.

We decided we need to rate this movie twice, because of the fact that we- forgive us- find the movie slightly better since we have some eyecandy (Josh Radnor) to watch all the time. Without him as an actor the movie itself is not as good. Apparently.

#1 (Thinking about the movie including Josh)
Ninnie: 4,4/5
Victoria: 4/5

#2 (Excluding Josh)
Ninnie: 3,8/5
Victoria: 3,3/5

Peas & Carrots/ V&N


Shrek Now and Forever

Title: Shrek - Now and Forever
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Release: December 1, 2010 (DVD Sweden)
Voices: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Plot: Shrek misses the time back when people were scared of him and he had a peaceful life. He is tricked into signing a contract that will make him the ogre he used to be for only a day. But he didn't really read the fineprint.


Ninnie: Not the best one of Shrek movies but still a funny one!
Victoria: Definitely. Shrek is always gonna be Shrek, and if you like the other 3 movies you will enjoy this one too.
Ninnie: Yeah! Hm, ok this was a tough one to make a review of. So what's bad about it?
Victoria: Maybe the fact that a fourth movie wasn't really neccessary. On the other hand it's fun to see Shrek and Fionas kids. And what's good about it?
Ninnie: It's an exciting story and of course the characters are funny as usual. Who should watch it?
Victoria: Well if you HAVE seen the other 3 ones I don't think you should miss this one. If you haven't seen the other ones I would suggest you'd catch those ones first.

Sum up: Not the best Shrek movie, but an exciting, entertaining and nice story.

Ninnie: 3,9/5
Victoria: 3,9/5

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Guess The Movie #4

Okay time for another one!
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New York, I Love you

Title: New York, I Love You
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: December 29, 2010 (DVD Sweden)
Actors: Bradley Cooper, Andy Garcia, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci
Plot: A story of several couples living in New York.

Ninnie: Okay, seriously what's up with this movie?! This is a typical example of a movie where the director just chooses all these famous actors and make a movie which is not good at all.
Victoria: Bo-oo-rii-iing. Boring. Throughout the movie I was just waiting for something to happen. Nothing did. I don't really understand the purpose of New York, I love you.
Ninnie: Me neither. I mean the stories are not even interesting! You don't get any feeling about any of the characters, they're just there, and then they're not. It's like an unfinished story. Maybe that's the point? But it's a waste of time.
Victoria: Totally. Judging by the cover I was hoping this would be a nice movie about cute couples living in NY, but it doesn't even bring out the nice things with the Big Apple. Will someone like this movie- you think? And who, in that case?
Ninnie: Hm? Maybe someone who likes studying others relationship, but there sure ain't a lot of time for that. So, no? But sure there's someone who's gonna like it.The only thing I kind of liked was the "story" about the old couple, it was cute.
Victoria: I would not recommend it to anyone, actually.

Sum up: Big waste of time for viewers, big waste of money for the makers and a waste of time and effort from the good actors in it.

Ninnie: 1,5/5
Victoria: 1,5/5

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