Posts Tagged ‘AWARDS’
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2009 09:04 Written by Christian Monday, 5 January 2009 09:33
First off, happy new year to all of you. I hope you all had a great time during the holidays and that 2009 comes full of good things and plenty of SMEx events
This is the second time I’m writting this review. The president ask me to the year’s wrap up after the last movie, and I DID, but the bad ogre (in the form of an unwelcomed timeout) came and ate my cookie (in the form of my previous post) and let me tell ya; it was a great post, full of charts, graphics, thrill, drama, artifacts, etc. I wont be able to do that again, the pain is still too deep.
But!, I can quickly go over some of the highlights of the year that went by:
We started the year on a shaky form, with “National Treasure II”, and we ended up in a low key with “The Day the Earth Stood Still” In between there were some really good movies, some not-so-good ones, one that we all would like to forget and some very cool unofficial and catching up events, which continues to prove that SMEx is not only about the movie, but about the time we spend together.
This year we saw our CWE leave Norway to create (unsuscesfully so far) the Swedish branch. We welcomed the new CPO who quickly got in the role.
Around mid summer we moved to our own new domain and later that year we changed the layout, so we could say that we are now in SMEx 2.0. Also now we have a rating system, so you can go and check yourself how we have rated all the movies so far!
On that note, here are some statistics:
Highest body count by one man (not including aliens): Rambo IV
Longest battery time: Webcam work at Cloverfield.
First (and hopefully only) musical: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Most movies into one: Doomsday
Superheroes movies watched: 3 (IronMan, The Dark Knight and The Incredible Hulk)
Most WTF during a movie: Tied between Sukiyaki Western Django and Ashes of Time Redux.
Most WTF previous to a movie: Ashes of Time Redux
Longest and most comprehensive review: Ashes of Time Redux.
Places where we will probably not come back: Any kind of movie festival.
Worst movie of the year: The X Files, I want to Forget.
Best movie of the year: that will be for you to decide!
Highest attendance: James Bond Quantum of Solace. 20 SMExers!
All in all, there were 36 official movies during 2008, the president continued the tradition and attended all of them.
Thanks for the good memories, looking forward to see you all during SMEx 2009!
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 08:18 Written by csant Sunday, 2 March 2008 11:49
We are in Texas, with amazingly beautiful landscapes, and some drug deal went wrong. Llewellyn takes a satchel with plenty of money from the crime scene – and with a transmitter that will help Chigurh to follow him through a series of Hotels and Motels. Sheriff Ed Tom is the third figure on the playing board, trying to help and protect Llewellyn. The merciless cat-and-mouse game unfolds with continuous surprises and sudden twists, no winners and lots of victims, including the protagonist Llewellyn.
Right from the opening we are introduced to Chigurh (sounds like “sugar”) and his pitiless pace: fate and free-will seem almost to be dancing at his own will. Anybody meeting Chigurgh has his fate sealed – and only twice he gives his victims a “chance” to escape their fate by spinning a coin and allowing them to call it. He is the terminating antagonist that leaves the strongest impression; indiscretions from behind the scenes say that “you don’t have to act the haircut – the haircut acts by itself” (and the haircut even won an Academy Award as best supporting actor! Other awards, btw, went to the screenplay, the picture and the director). Mr implacable injustice kills people (with a cattle gun), performs surgery on himself and walks away from a road accident with a fractured arm with super-human lack of emotions. Wherever he passes, anything else is broken.
Fabulous dark movie that goes under the skin – the Coen Brothers did it again.
Hoff says: “zzz... and then I woke up.”
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 08:35 Written by minch Thursday, 27 December 2007 12:36
It seems like only yesterday that SMEx was born. Born out of an idea planted in my head by Christian. So to fill everyone in, perhaps we should start at the beginning….
Once upon a time there was…. ok ok… seriously it all started unofficially at the start of July with Transformers. Yes that’s right before SMEx was officially born on the 9th September 2007, a small group of friends decided to go and see some movies together. The first four movies we saw were Transformers, The Simpsons Movie, Black Sheep, and Shrek the Third. After one of these movies, we were all sitting around at a cafe having a beer when Christian remarked that in Mexico he liked to goto the movies on Sunday night with some friends… and hence from this seed SMEx was born.
Now to official business. Who can believe that what started as a “well we should try to goto the movies every second Sunday”, has boomed into a “see you next Sunday” event. Fifteen movies down already! I personally haven’t seen so many movies in such a short time, but it has been a lot of fun.
So why have SMEx at all? You all know the usual drill, you think wow that movie looks good I should go and see it, but do you? First you think, ok I’ll call some friends, then they are busy or not really interested in the movie, so you think now what? I don’t want to be the loser in the movie theatre sitting there watching it by myself, then you end up being that loser, and who do you talk to about the movie? Or where is the fun before or after the movie? All missing I bet. And then we have SMEx.
It’s not just about the movie, it’s not just about grabbing a beer, it’s not just about seeing some friends, it’s not just about enjoying some food, it’s everything all rolled into one. To top it off it’s at a regular time so no “I’m busy” excuses, and really what is on TV in a Sunday night that is worth watching? Nothing!!! So there we have it, SMEx in a nutshell.
Of the fifteen movies we saw officially, Shoot ‘Em Up was by far the most fun. But if we go unofficial, it has to be Transformers! “Autobots, transform and roll out!” Wow what a movie, every big kids dream.
SMEx will return in 2008, bigger, better and more brilliant than ever! What’s coming up? SMEx XX is, that’s what, and it’s going to be huge!!! But everyone is really hanging out for SMEx XXX
As SMEx president, I’m the only person who has been to all fifteen, SMEx events! Let’s hope I can keep the record going!
Some special SMEx awards:
Most forgetting to attend the movie: Anders “It’s Saturday today right?” Markussen
Worst seats choosen in an empty cinema: Espen, Rush Hour 3
Most blood spilt: Adam
Most hung over at a SMEx event: Arjan
Biggest dummy spit: The King
Lastly a big thanks to The Hoff for all his insightful comments, to the board for keeping everything under control, and thanks to everyone else who came and made SMEx such a success, and so much fun.
Hope to see all of you there in the new year!!!
Hoff says: “Best movie experience ever!”