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Print the Legend (2014)

Review Print the Legend

Thanks to the rapid development in the field of computing the last 40 years have meant that a lot of new industries have come into being. Without it cellphones as we know them now wouldn’t have been possible. Hardware keeps getting faster and cheaper and leads to new products. The 3D printer for the home, which allows you to print products based on a 3D based computer model is one of those new product. Print the Legend takes a look at this part of the tech industry, including its most important players and what the future can possibly bring. Continue reading

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story (2009)

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story review

Maybe the name “The Sherman Brothers” won’t ring a bell with most people, but chances are that most people will know their work. They were responsible for the music in many Disney movies including Mary Poppins, Jungle Book and Winnie the Pooh. But also songs like “It’s a Small World” or “Chitty Chitty Bang”. If you look at their discography it is an impressive list. Their music is known for the joy it brings, but behind the scenes the two had some serious issues. Continue reading

Master of the Universe (2013)

Review Master of the Universe

How can you make it big in the world of banking? At the start of Master of the Universe it is former investment banker Rainer Voss who tells that you start out working lots of hours and not making waves by saying something shocking or political. When other people have formed an opinion about you and are willing to give you big assignment you have to be willing to sacrifice everything for the company. He compares it to working in the army. The fact that banking hasn’t got a positive image after the financial crisis is caused by the way it developed. Continue reading

Maidentrip (2013)

review Maidentrip

Would you allow your 14-year old daughter to sail around the world by herself?

It was a question which many parent in the Netherlands asked in 2009 when Laura Dekker wanted to do this. When a civil servant heard about her plan, which would mean a big impact on her going to school, he made a note of it, which finally ended up in a court case. She was placed under responsibility of the state and with that her plan to sail around the world seemed to be merely a dream she would never be able to realise.

Everyone had an opinion about it and many thought it was irresponsible of the parents to have their daughter make such a long and dangerous journey by herself. Many based this on very limited knowledge of the case. Finally Laura Dekker won her court case and could start her journey. This movies documents that trip around the world. Continue reading

Fed Up (2014)

review fed up

“Hi, my name is Nostra and I’m an addict” were the first thoughts that ran trough my mind after watching the documentary Fed Up. Luckily I’m not alone in this and it’s actually most of society that is as well. We all consume something which stimulates our brains even more than cocaine: sugar. I have to admit I eat candy each day, but even if you don’t chances are that you consume more of it than you actually realise, often above the daily recommended limit. There are lots of product in the supermarket which contain it, even ones you wouldn’t expect to have it. Continue reading

Big Men (2013)

Recensie Big Men

Documentaries about big companies and a specific issue are usually pretty predictable and hardly objective: The big company is pure evil, everything they do is bad and usually this is proven by showing the company wasn’t willing to be interviewed. This isn’t to say that they might talk about valid issues, but every story has more sides to it and not everything is as black and white as they might lead you to believe. Big Men talks about oil company Kosmos Energy which wants to start with the exploitation of a newly discovered oil field in Ghana. Continue reading