Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Review Kingsman

As I consume quite a big number of movies each year, you’d expect that I would also keep up with the latest news and watch the latest trailers. However, this is not the case. If I haven’t seen a new movie yet I usually won’t be able to tell you a thing about it. The reason is that I enjoy that feeling of surprise and shock when watching a movie. The only thing I’ve seen of Kingsman was its poster which had a wardrobe on it filled with nice seats and some guns. I knew that Samuel L. Jackson was in it. Nothing would have been able to prepare me for the spectacle this movie offers.

Had I looked at the writer/director, Matthew Vaughn, I could have known that this movie would have something special. He was responsible for the screenplays of Kick-Ass, The Debt and X-Men: First Class. With Kingsman: The Secret Service he serves up his ode to the spy movies, made popular by James Bond. Continue reading

The Many Faces of… Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac was born on March 9, 1979 in Guatemala and was raised in Miami. He played in a band named Blinking Underdogs. At school he usually got into quite a bit of trouble as he liked to do things which weren’t allowed. He studied drama in New York and graduated in 2005. His first major movie role was in The Nativity Story. In Robin Hood he played King John. Other movies he acted in were Drive and The Bourne Legacy. Inside Llewyn Davis meant his breakthrough and he has since has been doing impressive roles in movies like Ex Machina and A Most Violent Year. He will also play a role in the upcoming Star Wars and X-Men: Apocalypse movies. Continue reading

Dumbo (1941)

Review Dumbo

When you have children of course you can’t escape having to watch movies with them. Of course this give you the opportunity as a parent to pick out quality movies and see how they react to them. Often watching their response is more enjoyable than the movie itself. Dumbo is an animation classic which is, especially compared to the current animated movies, relatively simple. It was a while for me since I had last seen it and was curious if I would still enjoy it, but I was also looking forward to seeing my own daughter respond to it as she saw it for the first time. Continue reading

Krush Groove (1985)

Review Krush Groove has been looking back at various classic hip hop songs for a while with interviews with those involved in their series Magnum Opus . It is an enjoyable look behind the scenes which shows how these songs came to into existence. In one of the latest videos LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells was featured and a clip of the movie Krush Groove was shown, where he had a small cameo. Despite the fact that I had seen quite a lot of hip hop related movies, this was one I missed. Time to add this one. Continue reading

Casino Royale: James Bond’s history of gambling

The new James Bond film, Spectre, is set to be released later this year, promising guns, gadgets and girls aplenty. Daniel Craig will reprise the role of the British spy for the fourth, and possibly final, time. Craig’s first appearance as Bond on the silver screen came in Casino Royale, the 2006 remake of a 1960s classic. Casino Royale, of course, was Ian Fleming’s first Bond novel, introducing us to one of the greatest fictional characters of the 20th century.

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Review Mad Max Fury Road

Hell has never been shot so beautifully. In the future, after several wars, the world is a nothing but a shadow of its former self. Water and oil have become scarce and the world has changed into a big desert. Max (Tom Hardy) has survived it all, but is still struggling with visions of people he wasn´t able to save. He´s captured by the War Boys, a private army of tyrannical Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and is used as a “bloodbag” for a sick War Boy, Nux (Nicholas Hoult). Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a confidante of Immortan Joe. Her assignment is to drive a big truck, the War Rig, to a nearby town to get gasoline. She leaves, but leaves the road and when Immortan Joe realizes what she´s doing, he sends out his War Boys to stop her. Max involuntarily gets involved as he´s strapped on the front of one of the cars and he has to try to survive. Continue reading