My Filmviews

- What are yours?

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

The Monday Question: Collection!

The Monday Question

As movie lovers I think we all have some nice DVD/Blu Ray collections stored somewhere in our houses. I do too, even though I rarely look at it with a lot of movies being available with he click of a button through services like Netflix or iTunes. As my collection is stored in a bookcase which is inside a closet I am not too bothered about how it all looks and when I have received screener I usually chuck them in there without any form of system. I used to group movies together based on specific actors or put all the kids movies together, but since I don’t spend any time on it anymore I guess that bookshelf is now a mess.
I would like to know how you have stored your collection, but most importantly:

Do you have a way to organize your DVD/Blu Ray collection? (alphabetical/genre/etc.)

Top 10 Actors I’d see in just about anything

Top 10 actors i'd see in just about anything blogathon

I’ve seen this new blogathon doing the rounds the last couple of days and today is the day Jaina from Time Well Spent has asked me to be the next entry in this relay. Creating the list was fairly easy and like Jaina I didn’t put any women on the list. I really thought about it, but there are no actresses out there who will make me go to the cinema or watch a movie of them at home simply because they are in it. Continue reading

Black Mirror – Season 1: The Entire History of You

Review Black Mirror The Entire History of You

The final episode of the season is all about the effect technology might have on a relationship. Liam (Toby Kebbell) is a lawyer who is applying for a new job. As he is travelling back to the airport we see him replaying the interview he just had. He is able to do this because of an implant, which has the size of a grain of rice, which records everything he experiences. Every “memory” is stored and can be replayed and is shown directly onto the eye (and ears).

Liam heads to a party his wife is also attending and during the evening he notices that she is acting strangely towards the host of the evening. What follows is best described as a detective in which every fact and detail is carefully looked over. In this case those facts are the recorded memories/experiences. As you’re watching this you have no idea what this will lead to. Is the main character too jealous or is his wife hiding something from him? The result is a fascinating episode where you are pulled through a big range of emotions, just like Liam. Continue reading