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Labyrinthus (2014)

Review Labyrinthus

When it comes to children’s tv and movies there is one company which pretty much dominates that market, which is the Belgian Studio 54 which has a wide range of successful franchises. You’d almost forget that other companies make movies as well, but Labyrinthus is a great example of one checking out. An exciting movie for the older kids. Continue reading

John Wick (2014)

Review John Wick

The gunkata is back! There is no doubt in the back of my mind that the main character in this movie, John Wick (Keanu Reeves), must have seen Equilibrium quite a few times and studied it to perfection. The grace with which he moves with his guns while eliminating foes left and right is similar to that of an armed ballerina. Before you get to see that ballet of violence though the movie introduces him as a man grieving the death of his wife. When he gets a last, unexpected gift delivered to his house from her it means a lot to him.

John Wick drives a classic car and when he is at a gas station a Russian man, Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen), tells him he would like to buy it. John tells him it isn’t for sale, but that same evening his house is violently broken into. When he finds out that the person behind it is the son of a former employer he has to head back into a world he had left behind. Continue reading

The Monday Question: Oscar nominations!

The Monday Question

Although I’m someone who really doesn’t care for the Oscars this is the time of year where you simply can not escape it as everyone is writing about them. So when the nomination were announced last week my mailbox was filled with them. I looked at them once and one thing stood out to me in the animation category, which was that The Lego Movie didn’t get nominated. Besides that nothing else stood out as shocking.

What were your surprises concerning the Oscar nominations?

The Many Faces of… Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams overview roles pictures

Rachel McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario. Growing up she was into figure skating, which she did until she was eighteen. She went to Myrtle Street Public School and Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. She played sport in school and was very active taking part in various activities, like the student council and a help team. She got interested in acting at the age of seven and started appearing in theatre productions from the age of twelve. Later she decided to chase a career as an actress.

Her first appearance on the screen was an MTV pilot called Shotgun Love Dolls. She appeared in The Hot Chick and Guilt by Association, but she really got noticed when she played the bitchy Regina George in Mean Girls. It meant her breakthrough, which was cemented by her starring role in The Notebook in 2004. She since has appeared in many movies including Wedding Crashers, Red Eye, State of Play, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Sherlock Holmes, Morning Glory, Midnight in Paris, The Vow, To the Wonder, About Time and A Most Wanted Man. Continue reading

Two Night Stand (2014)

Review Two Night Stand

Although I hate generalizing I do think that the romcom genre mainly appeals to the female part of moviegoers who like to dream about love for a moment watching to people who are “meant for each other” trying to get across some obstacles in their way before they get together. It means I’m not the biggest fan of the genre, being a man, and usually skip a lot of them. But as Miles Tiller managed to wow me with his peformance in Whiplash I had to give this more a chance to see how he did in this genre. Continue reading

Let’s Be Cops (2014)

review let's be cops

Is it possible to take only a small premise, in this case two guys pretending to be cops, and turn that into a feature length movie? My expectations were that it would quickly into a way too long drawn out sketch that spread itself too thin and not worth watching. But as I’m always curious I had to find out if this movie really was what I was expecting. Continue reading