This year, I want to watch at least 50 movies that I haven’t seen before. This is part three, movies number 16 – 20. Also check out my movies nr 1-5
for movie ideas!
Please note: The descriptions I used are from the Internet Movie Database.
Film 16 / 50 ’Maria Full of Grace’ 21 February 2012
Drama / Thriller 2004, IMDB Rating: 7.6
Description: In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant seventeen years old Maria supports her family with her salary working in a floriculture. She is fired and with a total lack of perspective of finding a new job, she decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to USA with sixty-two pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things do not happen as planned.
My opinion: First of all I was very impressed with the size of the pellets of cocaine she had to take! As well as the amount. A whole new world where I knew nothing about. Very impressive story. Unbelievable and sad that these things actually happen.
Film 17 / 50
‘Machine Gun Preacher
‘ 6 March 2012
Drama / Crime / Biography 2011, IMDB Rating: 6.8.
Description: The story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who’ve been forced to become soldiers.
My opinion: Amazing movie, an inspiring biography. Fantastic that he gave up so much to help these children in such a dangerous country.
Film 18 / 50 ‘The Machinist‘ 26 March 2012
Drama / Thriller 2004, IMDB Rating 7.8
Description: Trevor Reznik is a lathe-operator who suffers from insomnia and hasn’t slept in a year. Slowly, he begins to doubt his sanity as increasingly bizarre things start happening at work and at home. Haunted by a deformed co-worker who no one seems to think exists, and an ongoing stream of indecipherable Post-It notes he keeps finding on his fridge, he attempts to investigate what appears to be a mysterious plot against him and, in the process, embroils two women in his madness.
My opinion: Scary movie, not because there’s a lot happening, but because the not-knowing what’s going on. The main character is incredibly skinny and hasn’t slept in over a year. He changes his moods all the time and as a viewer (and the main character himself) gets more and more clues what’s going on. Brilliant film.
Film 19 / 50 ’Get the Gringo‘ 13 May 2012
Drama / Action 2012, IMDB Rating: 8.2
Description: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
My opinion: Great movie, a well deserved 8.2 at IMDB! Fantastic acting of Mel Gibson. The movie has just the right amount of action, drama and humor and is refreshing and entertaining. Definitely a must-see!
Film 20 / 50 ‘Seven Pounds’ 10 March 2012
Drama 2008, IMDB Rating 7.5
: An aerospace engineer with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
: Fantastic Movie! Must see! Nothing to add to that. Just watch it