The Many Faces of… Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie roles overview

Margot Robbie was born on the 2nd of July 1990 in Gold Coast, Australia. Growing up she spent a lot of time at the beach and at her grandparents’ farm. At school she studied drama which eventually led her to move to Melbourne to start her acting career. Her first movies were I.C.U. and Vigilante, but beside that she also did commercials and did several guest roles. She also appeared in the soap opera Neighbours, eventually as a regular cast member.

Eventually she moved to L.A. and landed a role in Pan Am. She appeared in the romantic time travelling comedy About Time, but it was her role in The Wolf of Wall Street which really put her on the map. She acted opposite of Will Smith in Focus. Other movies she’s in include Z for Zachariah and Suite française. She will also appear in upcoming movies like Tarzan and Suicide Squad (as Harley Quinn). Continue reading

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Review A Most Violent Year

New York in 1981 isn’t the New York it is today. It was a year in which more than 120.000 robberies took place and 2100 people were murdered, in other words it was a place you couldn’t feel safe. A Most Violent Year is set in this year en tells the story about Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac), a business man who works in the oil industry. He is set on expanding his company, but this turns out to be difficult. His company is being investigated because it hasn’t been operating according to regulations. Abel himself thinks differently as he thinks that he is working according to industry rules. Besides the investigation by the government he also has to deal with robberies being executed on his oil trucks, which is losing him a lot of money. His plan to buy a new location would be able to give him an edge over the competition, but with his issues the investors are slowly having doubts about investing. Continue reading

My favorite podcasts

Favorite podcasts best

As a movie lover I obviously devour a lot movies, but besides watching them I also like listening to conversation about them (and some other subjects). According to Wikipedia a podcast “is a digital medium that consists of an episodic series of audio or digital radio, subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device.” In other words, it’s an on demand radio show.

PATo listen to them I use Podcast Addict. It’s an app with a lot of functionality, making easy to subscribe to them, have it automatically download the latest episodes and remove them when listened. Because the list of podcasts I listen to has grown quite a bit through the years the result has been that the amount of music I listen to has become a lot less. Continue reading

All Good Things (2010)

Review All Good Things

After seeing The Jinx, a real crime documentary series about Robert Durst, I wished there would be more episodes. Especially with the developments in the case at the end of the show. It wouldn’t surprise me if there will be more in the future, but at the moment it seems that’s it. The show was made after director Andrew Jarecki made All Good Things, a movie which was inspired by/based on the disappearance of Robert Durst’s wife and the various murders he seemed to be linked to. Continue reading

Les oubliées (2007)

Review Forgotten Girls

Starting to watch a new series is always a gamble: Often you don’t know in advance if it’s something you’ll like. How many episodes do you have to watch before you can decide to stop or continue? Probably two or three episodes should be enough right? But even then it can get better or worse. Les oubliées, also known as Forgotten Girls, consists of six episodes, so you would expect that three episodes in you’d be hooked. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case for me at that moment. Continue reading

House of Cards: Season 3 (2015)

Review House of Cards  Season 3

During the first two seasons of House of Cards, Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood have succeeded in reaching their goal, the top when it comes to politics: The White House. In order to get there they have made many enemies and the rules didn’t seem to apply to them. After that successful climb to the top you are expectinga fall, but do these two political veterans manage to keep their position?(this review contains spoilers)
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The Code: Season 1

Review The Code Season 1

There were a couple of years where I just stopped watching TV shows. The main reason for this was the fact that they take up so much time when compared to movies, but last year I decided to dip my feet into the world of television again and have loved shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Black Mirror, The Bridge (original version) and many more. Recently I watched this Australian show, which because of its length, just six episodes, was nice and short. Lees verder