My Filmviews

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The Trip to Italy (2014)

Review The Trip to Italy

With the original The Trip Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon had a very successful show, which also worked as a feature length movie. They played made up versions of themselves who travelled through the north of the UK and visited several restaurants and talked about a lot of subjects. The most popular part of the show/movie were the moments where they were impersonating well-known characters or actors, like Michael Caine or James Bond. In the Trip to Italy the rainy UK is left behind and they set course to idyllic Italy. Continue reading

The Monday Question: Size!

The Monday Question

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Monday question, but have had a lot of other non-blog related things to do. As a movie lover you watch a lot of movies and preferably in the cinema. If that’s not an option though and you are at home, in what way do you watch your movies? That’s the thing I want to know this week.

I myself have been using my 42 inch Panasonic plasma TV (together with a surround set) for some years now and have been dreaming about creating a separate cinema for years now. As that currently doesn’t seem to be possible I’ve decided to do the next best thing: Add components to the living room in order to make it more cinema like. So I headed over to the Wirecutter (great site to see what the best product is in a specific category) and decided I will add a beamer to my setup. After finding the European equivalent of their recommendation I went ahead and ordered it and it should be arriving today. I have not bought a proper screen yet as I first want to find out which size is perfect for my room and using the beamer I can get a feel as to which size I find most comfortable.

Have you ever considered buying a beamer to enjoy your movies even more?

My Filmviews Top 100 Films: 100-91

Top 100 Films My Filmviews
Sometimes you have these ideas which are easy to come up with, but where the execution takes more time than you’d initially would have thought. Making my personal top 100 movie list was one of them. I started making a list about two years ago, but never took the time to pick those hundred movie and secondly putting them in a specific order. Making an end of year top 10 is easy compared to that.

I had set myself the goal to finally finish the list this year and have now done so. Still I’m sure that if I would make this list again it would probably have some different titles or different placement of some films. A list remains a recorded moment. Something which I did notice when making the list is that the movies I have picked are from various genres and countries and doesn’t only consist of blockbusters and popular films.

To deliver a complete list of a 100 titles probably would be a bit too much, so for the coming weeks I’ll start counting down, ten titles at a time. This time the numbers 100 to 91. Continue reading

Galapagos (2014)

Review Galapagos 3D

The Galapagos islands have been very important for our knowledge and theories about evolution. A visit of Darwin to them, where he did research with eventually would lead to his important evolution theory. That theory explains the diversity and small differences between various animals. Nature expert David Attenborough revisits the islands for the fourth time, which are famous for their unique nature and animals. Continue reading

Big Eyes (2014)

Review Big Eyes

Currently when most people hear the name Tim Burton they will immediately think of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and movies with a very dark tone and strange elements. He has succeeded in creating his own style and has gained a big group of fans. That he’s able to create movies with a whole other look is something he shows with Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. Continue reading

Furious 7 (2015)

Review Fast & Furious 7

Despite the fact that there are a lot of movies to look forward to this year, this seventh(!) instalment to the Fast & Furious franchise was on the top of my list. I gave the previous one a perfect score and couldn’t wait to see what the next one would bring. Unfortunately the movie had to be postponed by a year after the unexpected death of one of its main stars, Paul Walker. It meant the movie had to be rewritten because he had not yet filmed everything yet. Has it hurt the film or is Furious 7 still running on all cylinders? Continue reading