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The Monday Question: Your genre!

The Monday Question

Things have been a bit more quiet lately over at My Filmviews (except for my Five Senses blogathon of course), but have had a change of pace in my day to day life, meaning I have had less time to write for the site. Doesn’t mean I’m planning on slowing down, but other things have been a bit more important lately. But it is time to get “back to the regular schedule”!

This weekend I was thinking about the many genres movies offer and we all have our favourites. This week’s question is an interesting one though related to that:
If you could play in a movie, in which genre would you like to act? Continue reading

Announcing the Five Senses blogathon

The Five Senses blogathon

it has been a while since I hosted my last blogathon (the 6 Degrees of Separation blogathon), so time to get a new one going and I’m already looking forward to reading what everyone will come up with for this one.

In association with Dutch moviepodcasters MovieInsiders (who inspired this blogathon) and Karamel Kinema, who did the stunning logo, I want to present The Five Senses blogathon.

The idea

As you know the body has five senses (although some movies might suggest there is a sixth one): Sight, Sound, Taste, Smell and Touch.
So what’s the idea behind this blogathon? For each of these senses you will have to describe the movie related association you have with it. This can be a particular movie or even a scene, but also something having to do with the movie going experience (so for example the smell of popcorn in the theater).

What do you have to do?

– Write your entry to The Five Senses blogathon, where you describe the association you have for each of the senses
– Include the above blogathon logo in your post
– Add a link to this blogathon announcement so others can participate as well
– Leave a link to your entry in the comments so people can easily find your entry

Birdman (2014)

review birdman

Before Birdman was released over here in the Netherlands I saw nothing but positive reviews and various Oscar nominations. This was one of those movie which I had to wait for a couple of months before I would be able to form my own opinion of it. Just like the movie Paper Man this really isn’t a superhero movie, but a story which focuses on Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), once a popular actor who is suffering with mental issues. In his case he hears the voice of Birdman, a character with whom he had a lot of success in the past. He has said goodby to that role though. As an actor he is looking for something new to prove himself and stay relevant. He wants to show that he’s more than someone who stands in front of a camera. He does so by bringing a play to the stage which he has written, is directing and starring in. The movie opens during the rehearsals. Continue reading

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Review Penguins of Madagascar

Sometimes it can be the smallest things which can charm you as you are watching a movie. Little things which succeed in immediately grabbing your attention and pull you fully into the movie. With this movie that happened immediately during the opening of the movie, because the first thing you hear is the voice of one of my favorite directors (and voices), Werner Herzog. The cold landscape and his voice immediately made me think of his own documentary Encounters at the End of the World and the fact he agreed to do the voice work for this movie proved to me why is so fascinating, really a man full of surprises. It immediately sold the movie to me and the movie had hardly started. Continue reading

The Imitation Game (2014)

review The Imitation Game

Many historic events sometimes have, without us being aware, had a big impact on our daily lives. The device you are using at the moment to read this review is a good example of that. The man who was one of the pioneers when it comes to the development of computers is Alan Turing, the main character in this movie about breaking the German Enigma code. Continue reading