My Filmviews

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Mommy (2014)

Review Mommy

During all the years I’ve been going to the cinema it has only happened once that I exited the theatre before the end of the movie. I can’t remember the title of the movie I did that, but it was an Eastern European movie about gypsies. In general I always tend to finish what I start, but that can be difficult sometimes. It was certainly the case for this movie, Mommy. Continue reading

What If (2013)

Review What If

What If is a romantic comedy which tries to answer the question which When Harry Met Sally also dealt with: Can a man and a woman just be friends? Personally I think it is a question which will be answered differently by women compared to men. It doesn’t matter how good a man is in pushing back his animalistic instincts, they won’t disappear and will appear if the right situation arises. Continue reading

Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953)

Review Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

There are some areas where I’m seriously lacking in my movie knowledge and French cinema definitely is one of them. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t seen any French movies, but the total number is extremely low. It meant I wasn’t aware of the work by Jacques Tati. I have had his movie Playtime on my ever expanding to watch list, but hadn’t come around to checking it out. As a new DVD set of his movies was just released over here it was a good moment to step into the world of his most famous character: Monsieur Hulot. Continue reading

Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

Review Escape from Planet Earth

According to IMDB 2013 has produced a total of 179 animated movies. Included in that number are titles like Frozen, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and The Croods. These are all movie I’ve seen, but with such a huge number it happens that I’ll miss some. Escape from Planet Earth was one of them and was available on Netflix (and other formats). So an easy way to check it out and see if I missed out on something. Continue reading

Master of the Universe (2013)

Review Master of the Universe

How can you make it big in the world of banking? At the start of Master of the Universe it is former investment banker Rainer Voss who tells that you start out working lots of hours and not making waves by saying something shocking or political. When other people have formed an opinion about you and are willing to give you big assignment you have to be willing to sacrifice everything for the company. He compares it to working in the army. The fact that banking hasn’t got a positive image after the financial crisis is caused by the way it developed. Continue reading

The Monday Question: Tattoo!

The Monday Question

The popularity of the tattoo has risen a lot the last couple of years thanks to various TV shows and the fact that a lot of celebrities in both sport and entertainment have them. Personally I don’t think I’ll ever get one, but somehow I was thinking if I ever would get a tattoo what would it be? If it would be movie related, what would it be? I’d probably go for something that would have to do with one of my favourite movies (Black Swan/Mr.Nobody or Pulp Fiction), although I’d take a lot of time figuring out what it would be exactly. So this week’s question:

If you would get a movie related tattoo, what would it be?