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The Monday Question: Split!

The Monday Question

During the last couple of years the studio has slowly introduced something to the cinema which we previously only saw happening on television: splitting up movies into smaller parts. Every year there seem to be a couple of movies which do not tell their complete story, but leave their audiences with questions and a cliffhanger. Upcoming movies that are an example of this are of course the third instalment in The Hobbit series, the next chapter in the Hunger Games story (itself broken up into two movies). In the past we have seen this as well, for example Kill Bill (vol.1 and 2), the final movie in the Harry Potter series or Lord of the Rings. It is a trend I have mixed feelings about. Yes, it allows more time to develop story and characters, but is that a good idea if this means waiting (sometimes) a year before you can finish something? I’d prefer these two parts to come out simultaneously, allowing the viewer to choose if they “binge watch” them, but it is something we have not seen happen yet.

What are your thoughts about movie being split in separate films?

The Many Faces of… Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo was born on November 22, 1967 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. During his teen year he lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He wrestled in competitions during his junior high and high school years. He later to moved to L.A., where he took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory. After co-founding the Orpheus Theatre Company he wrote, directed and acted in various plays while working as a bartender. He played minor roles in various films and thanks to a meeting with Kenneth Lonergan he started collaborating with him and eventually got him a role in You Can Count on Me. Various other movies followed including XX/XY, My Life Without Me, In the Cut, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Collateral besides doing various romcoms. Other notable performances are those in Zodiac, The Brothers Bloom, The Kids Are All Right. Recently he played Bruce Banner and his alter ego The Hulk in the Avengers. Continue reading

Gone Girl (2014)

Review Gone Girl

One of the best directors currently has to be David Fincher. His resume is impressive with movies like Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the first two episodes of House of Cards. It is a director I always expect much from and he rarely disappoints. His movies have a distinct look and feel (especially since he made the moe to digital) and I couldn’t wait to see his latest, Gone Girl. Continue reading

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

Whiplash (2014)

Review Whiplash

Would you like to die at a young age with everyone remembering you or grow old and only be remembered by your friends?

It is a question Andrew (Miles Teller) asks during dinner with his family. He’s a drummer who wants to become the best and be famous. He wouldn’t mind dying young if that means immortality and being mentioned amongst the greats. He is very motivated to reach that goal and is willing to give up everything. Continue reading