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Project Wild Thing (2013)

Review Project Wild Thing

Ask yourself this question: How much time do you spend in nature? If you live in the city chances are that your answer will be “not a lot”. Although I live close to a fairly large park I have to admit I don’t go there as much as I could. David Bond also asked himself this question, but not for him, but for his children. He saw that his children were spending more and more time indoors, looking at TV’s and the screens of phones and tablets. It is something I sometimes worry about as well with my children. When the youngest one asks to watch TV and gets a no, the next question will be if she can play on a tablet. I guess it is what she sees looking at the rest of the family and it is something I am very aware of. Luckily I know that if I suggest to do other things or even call her while she is watching TV she will want to do that, but it is something that a lot of parents will struggle with. Bond decided he wanted to do something about it and try to get his children and those around the UK interested in the outdoors more, naming himself the Marketing Director for Nature. The question is how you would be able to make nature appealing to children who get immediate pleasure from television and the internet? Continue reading

Echoes from the Dead (2013)

Review Echoes from the dead

After many years Julia (Lena Endra) returns to her town of birth. She has to go there to sell the house of her parents as her father is now in a nursing home. She reluctantly goes there because of events which happened in the past. Her little son Jens suddenly disappeared on a grey day in September of 1973. A lot was done to find him, without any result. It is something she is struggling with that huge loss. It is not only hard for her as her father is struggling too because the boy was staying with him at the moment. Together with a friend they never stopped searching for him. When suddenly a clue is received which could shed a light on his disappearance Julia decides to stay in the town. Together with her father she decides to investigate. Continue reading

9 Mois Ferme (2013)

Review 9 Mois Ferme

Ariane Felder (Sandrine Kiberlain) is a hardworking judge who lives for her job. She has decided to stay single, don’t waste time on friendships and never having children. Her dedication is obsessive and even on new year’s evening she is hard at work. Her colleague know she is a workaholic and decide to lure her out of her office and join the party. Even though she doesn’t feel like gonig she agrees and reluctantly joins. Eventually she let’s her herself go wild. She leaves the party drunk carries on with her life. A couple of months later though she gets the shock of her life when she finds out she is pregnant. She decides to investigate who coule be the father and makes a horrible discovery. It is possible that the father is a very dangerous criminal, Bob Nolan (Albert Dupontel). Continue reading

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

Review 300 Rise of an Empire

The original 300 movie has always been high on my list of favorite films. Visually it is in a league of its own, with highly stylized, brightly lit and often spectacular, slow motion imagery. The story of 300 men fighting like brothers against a huge army appealing to the raw instincts of the primal man inside of us. Can another movie, set in the same universe, repeat that formula successfully? Continue reading

The Monday Question: Goals!

The Monday Question

I have been blogging about movies for a couple of years now and although I had my moments where I was contemplating to stop I have always managed to find something to inspire and drive me to keep going. When I started out I just wrote about the movies I saw and never thought much about what blogging really meant, the interaction with others, something which gives me the most enjoyment. With some years under my belt though I do notice that I set more goals for myself. Not only in the form of new years resolutions, but also when it comes about trying to set goals. For example doing at least 2 to 3 blogathons a year as I think they help me discover interesting new blogs and of course also have other discover this little place on the internet I’m running. Slowly I have also become more interested in talking to people who work in the industry and if I see a chance to arrange an interview I go for it. The other goal is of course to keep increasing the number of views the site gets each year.

Do set any goals for your blog if so, what are they?

The Many Faces of… Morgan Freeman

Overview pictures Morgan Freeman movies roles

Morgan Freeman was born on the 1st of June 1937 in Memphis Tennessee. At age nine he acted in a school play and at age 12 he won a drama competition. He graduated in 1955 and decided to work as a radar technician in the United States Air Force. He took acting and dancing lessons at the beginning of the sixties. He was a transcript clerk at Los Angeles City College. He moved to New York and worked as a dancer en was part of the Opera Ring musical theater group. He started acting more and had a role in the film The Pawnbroker in 1965. He acted on stage on Broadway. While appearing on stage he also started acting in TV shows and movies in supporting roles. With Driving Miss Daisy he became well-known to a wider audience. He has since acted in a big number of movies and played both God and the president of America twice. His performance in Million Dollar Baby earned him and Oscar. Continue reading