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District 9

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Saw “District 9” today, a movie about an alien species whose ship breaks down and can’t leave Earth again, suffering from starvation mankind decides to help them by allowing them to stay on Earth in slumlike camps, and they remain there for 20 years.

They are harrassed and abused, controlled and moved around and no human really cares for them and wants them to leave. One of the aliens managed to come up with a liquid that can power their ship, but the same liquid infects a human and transforms his DNA into one of them. Now they must work together for their survival.

Much of the movie is shot in a kind of freehand style, like “Cloverfield”, which can be annoying sometimes, but it’s a good story and very well made.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

The taking of Pelham 123 is a movie about terrorists taking control of a subway train, holding hostages for ransom. The leader, played by John Travolta, makes his demands on the phone with a subway control operator, played by Denzel Washington, and they develope a bond. It’s a pretty good movie, and John Travolta always plays bad guys very well. I was a bit disappointed on the ending though, I wanted more of an unexpected twist.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Transformer 2 (rise of the fallen) brings alot of nice special effects and eye-candy, and some bots are impressive and cool, but it has not got a good story I think. No big surprises in the movie, it’s pretty predictable, but some bots do got some gangsta lingo going on from time to time.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Impact

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Impact is a TV mini-series in two parts. It’s about a huge meteor crashing into the moon almost destroying it, which has a devastating effect on its orbit, and on the Earth, causing strange phenomenons to occur all around the world. Now, much like in the “Armageddon” and “Deep impact” movies, the world must unite to a common purpose in order for humans and the Earth to survive.  As always, the first attempts to save mankind involves a lot of nukes, which always fail…

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

The invasion

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Watched “The invasion” today, a movie about people getting infected by an alien micro organism, coming to earth with a crashing space shuttle, and changing them in their sleep. Soon almost everyone is infected and the rest must try to get away, and stay awake. It’s an OK movie, but again, just like “Cloverfield” and “The happening” for example, the ending is too brief and I think it should be more scientific and less of a “zombie killing-spree”.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Ever since I noticed that TouchFlo 3D (also known as Manila) got updated on newer phones, but not on my HTC Touch HD, I have been thinking of doing it myself with one of the multiple custom ROMs available for this phone, made by enthusiasts of the Windows Mobile community. The newer versions of Manila has alot more nice functions and much better looks that I want, my phone comes with version 1.3 so it’s pretty basic. The procedure seemed a bit complicated though, and I didn’t want to risk my warranty on the phone. But after e-mailing HTC asking whether or not the HTC Touch HD (Blackstone) would ever get an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5 and newest version of Manila and they replied…

– We currently have no knowledge of any planned updates for the HD. It is unlikely to be updated to 6.5 or beyond as Microsoft have made some hardware restrictions on devices that can use 6.5 that the HD does not meet.

… I decided to go ahead with my plans, since I know that many people use Windows Mobile 6.5 and later versions of Manila on their Touch HD’s and it runs just fine. I’m gonna go for Dutty’s “Leo” ROM with Windows Mobile 6.5 and Manila 2.5, since Dutty seems to be the most popular and skilled ROM cook out there, and here’s a step-by-step guide on how I did it.

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Crank

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Saw Crank tonight, the first one, not the sequel. I wanted to see this first since the sequel takes off where the first ends. The plot is about a hitman who becomes poisoned by a drug that forces him to keep his heart rate high in order to keep alive, and basically become a big adrenaline junkie. He must find new ways to keep his adrenaline level high while seeking his revenge. The movie was an OK action movie with some funny elements, there is also some blood and gore.

Rating: ★★★☆☆