My Filmviews

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Sex Tape (2014)

Review Sex Tape

Sex sells, which isn’t a surprise. Whole advertising campaigns are based on it and some directors (Michael Bay is the first one I thought of) gladly show the female curves and tough men every opportunity they get. When it comes to comedies it has also been a subject that has been used a lot. From the exploitation movies of the seventies to movies like Porky’s during the eighties all the way to the Apatow movies of the last couple of years. Sex Tape is now playing in the cinema and is very clear about its story. During the last couple of years many celebrity sex tapes have surfaced and there are a lot of couples who decide they want to spice things up and record their love-making. Continue reading

The Monday Question: Online!

The Monday Question

After asking you about organising your movie collection last week I started wondering if people still invest in their collection. With the current availability of various online ways of watching movies (Netflix, iTunes) I am wondering if you still go out to buy a movie or if the online offerings (if you internet connection allows it) are great alternatives?

I have to admit that I am not big anymore on collecting movies as I rarely rewatch things and if I want to it is only some clicks away. Online all the way for me then.

The Many Faces of… Hailee Steinfeld

The Many Faces of Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld was born in Tarzana, L.A. on December 11, 1996. At the age of eight she started acting appearing in small roles. Her starring role in True Grit meant her breakthrough and earned her an Oscar nomination. Since then she has appeared in several movies including Begin Again, Ender’s Game and 3 Days to Kill. She already has five movie in production including a role in Pitch Perfect 2. Continue reading

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Review Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

After the bad reboot of the franchise by Tim Burton it seemed that it wasn’t possible to breath new life into this old movie series. My expectations for Rise of the Planet of the Apes was extremely low, but the movie managed to surprise me in an extremely positive way and even ended up in my top 10 of 2011. I was looking forward to the sequel and wondered if it could retain the high quality of the first film. Continue reading

Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry (2012)

Review Money Power Respect Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry

With the sale of Beats by Dre for a price of 3 billion dollars, Dr. Dre became the world’s first hip hop billionaire. This 2012 documentary takes a look at the business activities of four rappers who have been very successful the last couple of years: Puff Daddy, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. It takes a look how they managed to get there. The central question this documentary asks is who will be the first hip hop billionaire. Even though we know the answer now the question is whether it offers enough other material to still make it worth checking out. Continue reading

Gomorra – Season 1

Review Gomorra season 1

Organised crime has always been an interesting subject for both movies and television shows. People are always fascinated by people who live their lives outside the rules. Even though they are always in danger they wield power and wealth allowing them to live a life of luxury. The Godfather movies and a tv show like The Sopranos are extremely popular not because they are all about a violent existence, but mainly because they also show the personal relationship between people and show the effects the environment they are living in can have on them. It is what the 12 episode first season of the Italian mafia series Gomorra also attempts to show. Continue reading