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The Monday Question: Quit!

The Monday Question

Welcome back to the regular schedule. As you may have noticed my posts have not been as regular for the last two weeks. Not because I didn’t want to post, but simply because I didn’t have the time to prepare as much as I’m normally able to. Also had a week off from work so thought it would be nice to do the same for the blog (basically allowing me to do anything I want with my time (except for a couple of fun activities)). So I went to the movies last week and saw two very different movies: Boyhood and Sex Tape. Reviews of both those movies will be up soon (you might be surprised to hear though that I wasn’t as crazy about Boyhood as everyone seems to be).

But back to business, the question of this week. This past weekend I was looking forward to seeing A Haunted House 2. Yes, you are probably thinking why, but unlike most people I actually enjoyed the first movie and thought its humor was hilarious. So I sat down to watch it and within 20 minutes I knew this would be a movie I simply would not be able to get through. Almost all the jokes I was seeing weren’t funny and after that period I had to do something I almost never do: I switched it off. My question to you for this week:

What is the last movie you didn’t finish?

Brick Mansions (2014)

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If there is one genre which will always manage to entertain me easily then it is the action genre (probably having to do with growing up in the eighties and nineties). With those movie I’m not bothered by a simplistic story and if it has some good one liners, lots of action and only a few dull moments I’m entertained. Brick Mansions fits the genre perfectly and doesn’t waste much time in showing the viewer its setting. In Detroit there is a neighbourhood which became so dangerous that the city decided to build a big wall around it, guarded by police at the exits making sure the people living there wouldn’t bother others. Continue reading

The Many Faces of… Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley was born November 15, 1991 in Simi Valley, California. She started modeling when she was just four years old. When she was 15 she was diagnosed with a condition in which her spine turned out not to be straight. A chest-to-hips plastic brace straightened it. She did some small roles in TV series and TV movies. She had a bigger role in the show The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Her first big movie was The Descendants, which meant a breakthrough for her. Other movies include The Spectacular Now, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. Continue reading

The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)

Review The Trials of Cate McCall

Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) is going through tough times. As a lawyer she is running the risk of losing her job and as a mother there is the threat of no longer being able to see her daughter. She is struggling to get away from an alcohol addiction and to save her job she is forced to take a case she doesn’t have any expertise about. Her job is to try to get a woman out of jail who has been convicted for murder but who tells her she is innocent. When she starts investigating the case she finds out there are details about the case which don’t seem to add up and that she is running a big risk herself by looking into them. Continue reading

Under the Skin (2014)

Review: Under the Skin

When Kanye West release his latest album Yeezus there was a big number of fans who were disappointed by it because the music was very different compared to previous albums. The beats were almost experimental and many didn’t like that. It wasn’t a “standard hip hop album”. Personally I really liked it, simply because it tried to do something different, which made it challenging to listen to. Under the Skin manages to do that as a film. The question though is whether the average movie fan is able to appreciate that challenge. Continue reading