The Monday Question: Have you ever met up with several moviebloggers?

The Monday Question

It’s been a while since I done one of these, but thought it would be fun to do one again. Hope you had a good weekend. I definitely did as I organised a movie blog get together event for dutch movie bloggers. We met up in a cinema in Utrecht, watched It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, did a film quiz and basically had an amazing time getting to know each other. I also launched filmblogs.nl, which basically shows all the latest posts from the various movie blogs in the Netherlands, all in one quick overview. The event took a lot of planning, but it was an amazing day which I’m still smiling about, two days later.

Which leads me to this week’s Monday question:
Did you ever attend a movie blog event and if so what was the experience like? Continue reading

Zoolander 2 (2015) – Review

review Zoolander 2

If you would ask me to create a top 50 of guilty pleasure movies, than chances would be that the original Zoolander would end up pretty high on that list. There is a reason I own a “Derek Zoolander Center for kids who can’t read good” T-shirt and even was thinking about buying a Mugatu one as well. It was a movie with silly humour which I thoroughly enjoyed. Whether that’s the scene in which a couple of models are fighting it out with gasoline in a gas station or the whole concept of Blue Steel. So when I heard about a sequel I was quite excited, interested to see whether Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell were able to recapture the magic of the original. Turns out this wasn’t the case. Continue reading

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) – Review

Independence Day Resurgence review

Before watching the new Independence Day I decided to revisit the original. I can’t remember whether or not I saw it in cinemas originally, but it must have been around twenty years ago when I last saw it. I could still remember how strange it was that someone was able to plug his laptop into an alien spacecraft and easily upload a virus. I remembered the main story, but had forgotten the details. But what a joy it was to revisit it again! It offers exactly what I have come to expect from disaster movies: a number of characters you know just enough about to care for them, impressive destruction and being able to solve impossible situations. It also used a lot of practical effects and miniatures making it all the more convincing. But what did I have to expect from a sequel? Continue reading

Meet the Patels (2014) – Review

Review Meet the Patels

Love isn’t always easy and the subject of this documentary also struggles with it. Ravi Patel is almost 30, lives in the US and still single. His family comes from India and because he takes too long to marry according to his parents they decide to start helping him to find a wife. His family in India is informed who will help him with the search, but also in America a system is used where the information about Ravi is shared like a resume. His sister Geeta follows Ravi during his search and shows how much pressure there is from the family and how you deal with this as the person feeling that pressure. Continue reading

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – Review

10 cloverfield lane review

When growing up we are constantly being warned about the world around us. Through that we learn to watch out and also develop a sense of knowing whether or not a situation might be dangerous. Movies do the same in a way, even though that usually isn’t in realistic situations (because when was the last time you had to fight an alien that was present on your spaceship?). They will go to extremes in order to present the viewer something they have not experienced before and entertain them. As you watch more movies from a specific genre, you gain some knowledge which you’ll bring to the table when watching the next one. You use that “experience” in order to predict what will happen to the characters in the situation they find themselves in. Not only guessing what will happen, but also because a good movie will make you forget about yourself and gives you the feeling you are that character. Whether or not you want it your survival instinct kicks in and experience is important in that. And 10 Cloverfield Lane succeeds in playing with those instincts. Continue reading

Triple 9 (2016) – Review

Review Triple 9

Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Gal Gadot and Aaron Paul. That is quite a list of famous actors all starring in a movie which doesn’t feature any superheroes and isn’t an epic either. Triple 9 is a crime movie and I had high expectations with all these actors in it. Does director John Hillcoat (who was also responsible for The Proposition, The Road and Lawless) deliver a film which stands out within the genre? Continue reading

Man Falling (2015) – Review

Review Man Falling

I´ve always found the world of art fascinating. Not that you´ll find me in a museum every weekend, but I always have found it interesting how people respond to art and which amounts they are willing to pay for it based on the name under it. When it comes to the paintings themselves I mainly can appreciate the classic ones. Modern and abstract art doesn´t do anything for me. The subject in this documentary, Per Kirkeby, also makes abstract art and is one of the best known artists from Denmark. Continue reading