Lila & Eve (2015)

Lila & Eve review

The loss of a child is one of the worst things you can experience as a parent and unfortunately that is exactly what Lila (Viola Davis) experiences. Her son is shot during a drive by shooting. She decides to go to a meeting where for mothers who have experienced the same. Although she doesn’t like to talk she meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), who lost her daughter. The two get along great, help each other and after a while decide to take action themselves and do the work the police doesn’t do…and more. Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

Review Hunger Games Mockingjay part 2

Although I’m definitely not the target audience for young adult movies (even though I still feel like I’m young), I can still appreciate them. And just like in every genre there are good and bad movies. I quite enjoyed the first film in this series, but the sequels didn’t manage to convince me as much. Mockingjay Part 1 felt empty and not much seemed to be happening. After 3 movies it’s finally time for the last part. Does it manage to recapture the excitement of the first film? Continue reading

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

ReviewStraight Outta Compton

When it comes to westcoast hip hop there is one group which managed to put California on the map: N.W.A. with their debut album Straight Outta Compton. The group consisted of Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr.Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren and they stood out because of there violent and controversial lyrics. As the group was formed at the end of the eighties not everyone will be familiar with their story (although most people will know Dr.Dre and Ice Cube). This movie changes that. Continue reading

Give Up Tomorrow (2011)

Review Give Up Tomorrow

Imagine that you’re doing well with your studies. You’ve made many friends while going to classes and regularly go party with them. While going out one night a lot of pictures are taken by others and you return home from a nice night. Shortly after you are arrested and the police tells you that you’re a suspect in a murder that has been committed on the other side of the country. Although you might initially be in shock you probably won’t worry much as there are dozens of people who can confirm your alibi. That’s exactly what happened to Paco LarraƱaga in the Philippines. And at the beginning of this documentary, he is waiting for the day of his execution, with no more legal means to challenge this decision. Continue reading

Project Almanac (2015)

Project Almanac review

While some women just can not get enough of romantic comedies, I have that with movies about time travel. I still have a list of movies I haven’t seen which have some sort of time in them. When I heard about this movie, I could not restrain my curiosity. Not every time travel movie is good of course, but because I’m a big fan of the concept in movies, I can easily forgive some rough edges in them. Continue reading

Trainwreck (2015)

Review Trainwreck

Although Amy Schumer is already well-known for some time in the US, I hadn’t heard of her. She’s a stand-up comedian who has her own Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer and Trainwreck is her first starring role in a feature-length movie. For this movie she has worked with Judd Apatow, who was previously responsible for successful comedies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. The question is whether the combination is successful or if its, like the title, a trainwreck. Continue reading

Theodore Rex (1995)

Review Theodore Rex

Earlier this year, the hilarious Kung Fury already showed that police officers don’t like to work with dinosaurs. It was, like the rest of the film, a bizarre moment. However, there is a feature-length film which has used that concept fully. I recently read about the existence of this film and the incredible story behind it. This is actually the most expensive “straight to video” movie ever made, with a price tag of $ 33.5 million. The film was planned to be released in cinemas, but because of various production problems (read this article ) the distributor didn’t want to do that anymore. It is a film that everyone involved, including lead actress Whoopie Goldberg, would rather forget. I would also like to add myself itself to that list. Continue reading