Passengers (2016) – Review

Recensie Passengers

Before this movie came out the hype train was running at top speed. Everyone I knew couldn’t wait to see it, probably because both Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence have been in some great movies the last couple of years. Add a little bit of science fiction to it and show a nice trailer and most people were sold on the concept. I let that train pass me by, so it took a while before I decided to give it a chance. I should have waited longer as this movie really was disappointing. Continue reading

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) – Review

Review Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Harry Potter franchise was (and of course still is) a very successful range of books and movies. I once started watching the films, but I’ll have to admit that I eventually stopped watching. After a couple of them I simply lost interest and I never returned. I didn’t know J.K. Rowling kept writing books and was involved in expanding the universe which in the end has resulted in this film, the start of a new franchise. It wasn’t a movie I had any feelings about, but which I decided to give a chance. Continue reading

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016) – Review

Review Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Although Tim Burton has been making movies for a long time and has delivered quite a few good ones (Big Figh, Big Eyes, Ed Wood), he’s never been a director to me who made my heart beat faster. That’s mainly because of his dark style, which I’m simply not a fan of. That was also the main reason that I didn’t see this film in the cinema, but now that it’s available via VOD, I decided to give it a chance (despite signals by various people that this was a bad movie). Continue reading

The OA – Review

Review The OA

Brit Marling is an actress who might not be well-known to a big audience, but I have been watching her movies with great pleasure. Whether that’s Another Earth, where a second earth appears next to ours, Sound of My Voice which deals with a cult of the rebellious The East. The special thing about her is that she wasn’t only in front of the camera, but also wrote and produced these titles. They stand out by their science fiction/mysterious elements which usually it doesn’t focus on. What makes all these movies great is the personal stories that are told. Netflix only announced the show a few days before it was released and surprised everyone. Is this show just as surprising? Continue reading

Road to the Well (2016) – Review

Review Road to the Well

The number of movies which reaches the cinema each year is just the tip of the iceberg. The general public usually only wants to see movies with faces they recognise (which is a shame), meaning that everyone which is below the surface often doesn’t get a chance. But the number of movies there waiting to be discovered is enormous and there are many which are worth watching but don’t have the budget to get them noticed. Road to the Well is a title which, in the world of movies, has been made on a very small budget, but shows that you can still can accomplish quite a lot. Continue reading

Pompeii (2014) – Review

Review Pomeii

After watching the terrible The Legend of Hercules, the disaster movie Pompeii was broadcast the next day. Maybe Hercules had broken me, but I decided to give this one a chance as well, because if you have survived one sand and sandals movie why not watch another one. Even if I had strong doubts about it in advance. Would this be my second bad movie night in a row? Continue reading

Moana (2016) – Review

Review Moana

As a fan of animation 2016 was a pretty good year when it came to Disney movies. At the beginning of the year the excellent Zootopia was release, which introduced a new world you wanted to spend more time in and at the end of the year they released their second animated movie, Moana. Is it just as good as Zootopia? Continue reading