The Many Faces of… Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie roles overview

Margot Robbie was born on the 2nd of July 1990 in Gold Coast, Australia. Growing up she spent a lot of time at the beach and at her grandparents’ farm. At school she studied drama which eventually led her to move to Melbourne to start her acting career. Her first movies were I.C.U. and Vigilante, but beside that she also did commercials and did several guest roles. She also appeared in the soap opera Neighbours, eventually as a regular cast member.

Eventually she moved to L.A. and landed a role in Pan Am. She appeared in the romantic time travelling comedy About Time, but it was her role in The Wolf of Wall Street which really put her on the map. She acted opposite of Will Smith in Focus. Other movies she’s in include Z for Zachariah and Suite française. She will also appear in upcoming movies like Tarzan and Suicide Squad (as Harley Quinn). Continue reading

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Review A Most Violent Year

New York in 1981 isn’t the New York it is today. It was a year in which more than 120.000 robberies took place and 2100 people were murdered, in other words it was a place you couldn’t feel safe. A Most Violent Year is set in this year en tells the story about Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac), a business man who works in the oil industry. He is set on expanding his company, but this turns out to be difficult. His company is being investigated because it hasn’t been operating according to regulations. Abel himself thinks differently as he thinks that he is working according to industry rules. Besides the investigation by the government he also has to deal with robberies being executed on his oil trucks, which is losing him a lot of money. His plan to buy a new location would be able to give him an edge over the competition, but with his issues the investors are slowly having doubts about investing. Continue reading

My favorite podcasts

Favorite podcasts best

As a movie lover I obviously devour a lot movies, but besides watching them I also like listening to conversation about them (and some other subjects). According to Wikipedia a podcast “is a digital medium that consists of an episodic series of audio or digital radio, subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device.” In other words, it’s an on demand radio show.

PATo listen to them I use Podcast Addict. It’s an app with a lot of functionality, making easy to subscribe to them, have it automatically download the latest episodes and remove them when listened. Because the list of podcasts I listen to has grown quite a bit through the years the result has been that the amount of music I listen to has become a lot less. Continue reading

All Good Things (2010)

Review All Good Things

After seeing The Jinx, a real crime documentary series about Robert Durst, I wished there would be more episodes. Especially with the developments in the case at the end of the show. It wouldn’t surprise me if there will be more in the future, but at the moment it seems that’s it. The show was made after director Andrew Jarecki made All Good Things, a movie which was inspired by/based on the disappearance of Robert Durst’s wife and the various murders he seemed to be linked to. Continue reading

Manny (2014)

Review Manny documentary

When growing up I regularly watched boxing matches. It always was an event when Mike Tyson or “Prince’ Naseem were fighting. Tyson was so explosive that you knew in advance that you were going to see a short match, but that it would be spectacular. Times have changed though and I haven’t followed the world of boxing anymore, which also meant that I didn’t know anything about boxer Manny Pacquiao, the subject of this documentary. Continue reading

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie (2015)

Shaun the Sheep Review

The Shaun the Sheep TV show once started as a spinoff of Wallace and Gromit. Because of their short episode length (about 7 minutes) and humor the show became very popular. Aardman Studios, who’s responsible for producing the show took the next logical step and give the popular character his own movie. Did they succeed in taking something which works in short bursts and turning it into a feature-length movie? Continue reading

Inside Out (2015)

Review Inside Out

If you look at Pixar’s history, the animation studio has released some amazing movies including Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Up, Ratatouille and WALL-E. People were always excited about new Pixar movies, because they weren’t only very original and moving stories but also because the animation was more beautiful with each movie. They have released some movies which weren’t as big a success critically as they might have hoped (the Cars movies immediately come to mind) and last year they didn’t even release a movie, something they did every year since 2006. Pixar now returns with Inside Out. Are they back on top or does the film disappoint? Continue reading