Well hey, lookey here, another break from my travels in Hawaii as I bring another batch of movie reviews for you of the films I watched in March! Why have I been so lazy this year I know not. ADD perhaps? Procrastinitus? Spending too much time on social networks? Reading when I should be writing? Watching DVDs when I should be writing? All of the above (not including the ADD - that would Attention Deficit Disorder in case some of you were wondering). I'm still not caught up with my book reviews either! Anyway, quite a bit of variety this month (March that is, even though its currently June). Action, comedy, human drama, you name it. This month also features flicks from Israel, Lebanon and Belgium along with Hollywood blockbusters and silly Japanese movies.
DOSSIER K (2009) – Once again I was mislead by the Japanese packaging and title of said film. This flick was released as “Hitman X” and the notes on the package made it seem as if it were a sequel to the excellent action film based on a video game, “Hitman”. Check out the packaging of “Hitman”, the box on the right. Now look once again at the package for “Hitman X”. Now is this totally misleading or what? There isn’t a single frame in this movie with a scene like that on the package. This flick has nothing whatsoever to do with “Hitman”. It’s marketing practices like this that really piss me off!! It’s still a decent movie though. A crime thriller from Belgium. Two policeman from Antwerp are working on a case that deals with the Albanian mafia. Yep, more Albanian bad guys a la “Taken”. Based on the second book by Jef Geeraerts featuring detectives Vincke and Verstuyft. This is apparently a sequel to another film called “The Alzheimer Case” which won a lot of awards although I’ve never heard of it.