Pirata DVD

Do people still go to cinemas to watch movies? With the availability of sites where you could watch or download movies like torrent and other peer to peer or P2P sites, I could just get my serving of movies at home. There are actually several Internet users that use P2P file-sharing services to download movies, aside from music, applications, etc. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if a survey would release a report claiming that 95% percent of all these downloads were illegal.

What does this tell us? Besides solidifying the fact that people love downloading free entertainment. It exemplifies that P2P has become heavily engrained into the fabric of the Internet. But as we’ve seen, there are crackdowns on digital lockers that allow media sharing, shutting down certain sites and targeting the other remaining sites. However, this isn’t the first time downloaders have witnessed their favorite file-sharing portals bite the dust.

Before, I would be tempted on buying pirated DVD movies at certain malls or “tiangges”, but now these movies are easily accessible via torrent sites like Pirate Bay, and downloads fast enough to be viewed the same day – even after just a few minutes or less than an hour.

I am not recommending downloading movies from P2P sites, but I would be a total hypocrite if I say I do not patronize it. Heck, it beats falling in line in cinemas and only to find out the movie is not at par to my expectations. It sure is convenient to be able to watch a movie while working online (blogging , doing reports, reading a news article, or simply checking my e-mails).

But I do go to cinemas when the movie is too good to be spoiled by just watching it on a LED monitor, no matter how huge the screen size is. Nothing beats the enormously breathtaking sights and sounds of a great movie in a real cinema.

Hearing the audience’s reactions to the most gratifying and exhilarating scenes is a big plus….and when you finally step out of the movie house, seeing the moviegoers’ satisfied, or dissatisfied faces, adds to the appreciation. Then, there’s the opportunity to bond with friends or families – which is truly the most rewarding.

Below is a list of some of the movies, under the crazy humorous category,  that I was able to watch already. Enjoy!

The film is smart and funny, dark and twisty. Thanks to those who recommended this movie. It was great and I really enjoyed watching it. A lot of people hate the title but the title itself made me want to see it. Very much recommended only if you enjoy dark humor. This film didn’t just kill it’s own characters, it also had the audience dying with laughter. Don’t get fooled by the trailer… you’ll only end up a fool yourself.

At first glance, Ken Boyd may seem like an average comic enthusiast, living with his mother and working to make ends meet as an underpaid, under-appreciated ice cream parlor attendant. But Ken has a dirty little secret: he fantasizes about killing people and draws them as part of his comic books.

After being released from a stay in the loony bin for severe mental trauma suffered when he was beaten and tortured by a gang of high school thugs, Ken’s repressed anger must have reached a boiling point because his tormentors are being hunted down and killed  one by one.

Ken also finds out he has a daughter while at the same time that these killings are happening in the town. Meanwhile the local Sheriff is going out with Ken’s mom and he starts to suspect that Ken is the killer.

Playing as his daughter is Ariel Gade, a newcomer to the scene. She is a breath of fresh air. She does not only play a smart character, she’s also a smart choice for the role. Who would have thought the little girl from Dark Water and Aliens vs Predator – Requiem would turn out to be such a good actress? She delivers her act with a timing you usually only find in seasoned veteran actors.

A Croatian mobster tries to arrange his daughter’s U.S. citizenship by setting her up with an American pet photographer. The character was thrown into action, adventure and romance when he was forced to marry and spend honeymoon at a remote tropical resort where his Croatian bride was eventually kidnapped by one of the mobster’s minions, and later on the two honeymooners realized they have fallen in love with each other. That was just about it. No more to add. Phooey!

There was nothing good about this movie but the inclusion of Rob Schneider. He was the only character that was able to make me laugh a bit. The rest of the cast were just simply trying too hard but could not deliver well. There’s Tia Carrere who has obviously lost her youth…thank God not her boobs,  Mena Suvari who’s role somehow doesn’t fit her at all, Katharine McPhee and that ugly thing she wore over her red swimsuit, …..sorry if I paid attention to only the girls – am I being too obvious? Well, it’s not my fault because there’s nothing else worth noticing.

The movie also completely misjudged and misused the Croatian name, the country and their customs. Why didn’t the writers conducted at least a few minutes of research to get at least one thing right about Croatia.

The names of the characters are all Russian in origin. The accent they used, and the wedding customs are all Russian and not Croatian in the slightest. The music used on the wedding is also Russian. It is incredible how ignorant some people are. They just needed a few minutes on the internet to pick some Croatian names, one of their songs for the wedding and one real Croatian wedding custom to use.

And what is it with that accent of theirs? Typical Russian mafia accent used on the movies. Don’t they know that Croatians are very adaptable and have a very easy ability to learn and pronounce other languages. In Croatian weddings, they do not have the custom to shout “Gorko, Gorko, Gorko” (translation: bitter) so a groom would kiss a bride. It is disgraceful to use Russian style and perception under a Croatian name.

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas now make their way into a newly opened waterpark. This time, no one is safe from the flesh eating fishes as they sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitors of summer’s best attraction, The Big Wet Water Park. See also a bevy of beauties, or boobies, become a buffet for bloodthirsty beasties.

This was more enjoyable than I thought. The acting was not as bad as some of the reviewers say, and for a film that doesn’t take itself seriously, neither should you. I actually didn’t mind the movie being short, after all it was always hard to stretch the storyline more than an hour.

The whole movie was more like a spoof, and somehow I felt The Hoff added the most fun to the film. David Hasselhoff trades in the sandy beaches of “Baywatch” to be a celebrity lifeguard at the racy water park. The Hoff was outstandingly “humorifically” great. His role really suited him. He also had a bit more screen time than I would’ve thought.

There was a fair bit of gratuitous nudity, but I suppose the gratuitous gore balances that out. So if you find gratuitous blood, body parts and boobs (and screaming) hilarious, this movie is worth a look over a beer and popcorn. And if you don’t like it, it will be over before you know it.

A bitter-sweet and kinda sad ride. You will laugh from beginning to end, and none of the laughter or jokes were forced. The movie just flowed perfectly. As a big fan of the previous movies, I was able to appreciate this final offering.

All the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago return to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship.

It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults.  This movie will allow us to reminisce about, and get inspired by, the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.

Kara, who Jim used to babysit,  is now a cute high school senior looking for the perfect guy to lose her virginity to, and Jim seems to be the lucky one. Check out her boobs! There’s plenty of action there..hehehe.

It truly has all of the gross-out humor, sexual tension, and most importantly the heart. It doesn’t break in any new ground, but gives great closure to all of the characters. The laughs also are spread out well from start until during the credits.

However, this seems to be the least successful among the others in the series in terms of character development, humor or shying away from the misogyny that’s crept into the edges of the previous three story lines. In this film, sexism is practically center stage.

I loved this movie. This is “The One” Feel-Good movie I’ve been missing since long time.

God Bless America is a dark comedy and a highly opinionated commentary about the decline of decency and moral values in the USA. It is like the Daily Show on steroids! Take this movie as a medication to your frustrations and calm down.

Loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and decides to off the stupidest, cruelest and most repellent members of society with an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement.

Each day and night after work or watching world and local TV news if you start feeling frustrated because of  the stupidity of people, politicians, dictators, and pointless empty TV shows like the ones in this movie (which are a spoof of real life news and entertainment), you need something to calm yourself down. This is a movie that takes all those rage and poison out of your mind and make you sleep well at night. It is as satisfying as playing Doom in God Mode, just to shoot those Evils with that Shotgun or your shiny BFG9000, after those long, long meetings with stupid PowerPoint slide readers! It is as satisfying as a long run in Castle Wolfenstein, bringing down those Nazis shouting Achtung, one by one, after a long night working after hours … again! It is as satisfying as scratching and slowly removing that crust off your healing wound. It hurts, tingles and your mind says stop, but you continue playing with it because  it feels so good!

The movie reminds me of Super but I love what the movie stood for and what it represented. I even see myself in Frank. And yes, Tara Lynn Barr is pretty.

Loosely based on the house party of Corey Worthington (Delaney) in Australia. The then-teenager posted the address of his house party on MySpace, attracting around 500 people and caused over $20,000 in property damage. His party attracted journalists and was widely disliked by the public, having been assaulted by a group of teenagers after the events.

In Project X, three seemingly anonymous high school seniors attempt to finally make a name for themselves. Their idea is innocent enough – let’s throw a party that no one will forget, and have a camera there, to document history in the making. But nothing could prepare them for this party. Word spreads quickly as dreams are ruined, records are blemished and legends are born.

The plot is simple. A few teens throw a party. Party becomes bigger than expected. Party gets out of hand. Party gets very much out of hand and the neighborhood pays dearly.

It was touted unoriginal, unfunny, and all-around unattractive, Project X mines the depths of the teen movie and found-footage genres for 87 minutes of predictably mean-spirited debauchery.

However, there is an endearing aspect: the relationship between Thomas and gal- pal Kirby. Best friends since grade school but hesitant to take the friendship to another level. The interaction between these two characters is charming and sweet. It reveals Thomas’ genuine sensitivity, which makes him one of the most likable and sympathetic protagonists you wouldn’t expect to see in a film like this.

At its heart, Project X is a story about love, friendship (go ahead, laugh) and that strange, wondrous and chaotic time in our lives where we aren’t quite children and not quite adults. It’s about first times and loss of innocence. It’s about needing to mess up, in order to learn first hand from one’s young, dumb mistakes. It’s about rites of passage and wanting to be noticed. You don’t have to be a teenager to relate to that.

* Credits to IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Wikipedia and a lot more online sources.

** “Pirata” is the Tagalog word for Pirate

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pointless Paranoia
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 23:37:48

    You write so well! I share the same sentiments. 🙂

    Reply

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