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Jake Gyllenhaal | Source Code
Source Code 
When decorated soldier Captain Colter Steven wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.
Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, ‘Source Code’ is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones.
It was a long time since I last made a movie review, I think the primary reason for this is I haven’t felt the urge to do so lately. But please let me know if you’re interested in more movie reviews. As a few of you might recall (mostly from goodreads) I’m participating in the 50 book challenge and a long side with this goal I’m trying to watch 50 movies as well.
Back to the thoughts, shall we?
- Cards on the table. I started this movie and decided to be productive and clean at the same time while I watched it, well it didn’t work out as well as I thought. I ended up sitting on my bed eating popcorn and the vacuum cleaner was still in the closet.
- I was hooked after ten minutes or so, not only because Jake Gyllenhaal looks to handsome in this movie but also because the acting was more than superb from all the participants.
- When I heard that it was a sci-fi thriller I thought it would be suffering from all-alliens-want’s-to-take-over-the-world-and-then-there’s-humans-who-fight-them-but-survive-in-the-end. But as usual I was wrong. The concept source code and the governments role were fascinating and the world building was intense. I love myself some parallel universes and mind games.
- In the middle of the movie or so I thought that it was very slow paced and it seemed dragging but I now think that it was quite needed for the conclusions in the ending.
- Overall I really loved this movie and it’s a new favorite indeed. If you haven’t watched it I highly recommend you to check it out. Here is the youtube trailer, give it a go!
My rating: ★★★★★[5/5]
The Intouchables (France, 2011)
Based on a true story.
In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer, with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Philippe challenges Driss, offering him a trial period of one month to gain experience helping him. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees.
The Intouchables is easily one of the best foreign language movie of the year. It has also been short listed as one of the final 10 movies competing for the Oscar Award of Best Foreign Language Movie.