My Filmviews

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Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry (2012)

Review Money Power Respect Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry

With the sale of Beats by Dre for a price of 3 billion dollars, Dr. Dre became the world’s first hip hop billionaire. This 2012 documentary takes a look at the business activities of four rappers who have been very successful the last couple of years: Puff Daddy, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. It takes a look how they managed to get there. The central question this documentary asks is who will be the first hip hop billionaire. Even though we know the answer now the question is whether it offers enough other material to still make it worth checking out. Continue reading

Top 10 Actors I’d see in just about anything

Top 10 actors i'd see in just about anything blogathon

I’ve seen this new blogathon doing the rounds the last couple of days and today is the day Jaina from Time Well Spent has asked me to be the next entry in this relay. Creating the list was fairly easy and like Jaina I didn’t put any women on the list. I really thought about it, but there are no actresses out there who will make me go to the cinema or watch a movie of them at home simply because they are in it. Continue reading

Sabotage (2014)

Review Sabotage

When you grow up watching action movies starring actors like Jean-Claude van Damme, Steven Seagal, Sylvester Stallone en Arnold Schwarzenegger, then action-DNA automatically pumps through your blood. Because of that I have kept watching movies by some of these actors despite them slowly going towards their seventies. Of course this means you can not expect the same movies as when they were younger, but with Sabotage Schwarzenegger still delivers a violent action thriller. Does that mean nostalgic feelings or disappointing melancholy? Continue reading

Transcendence (2014)

Review Transcendence

Movies always have been a product of their time, a reflection of what is going on in the world in which we are living. With programs like Siri and Cortana we can now talk to our phones and they will answer our questions. We are slowly moving to a situation in which computers are getting “smarter”. Of course that also brings the fear that they will eventually see us as a threat and terminate us or simply ignore us. This has been the basis for the Terminator movies, but also recent films like The Machine and even Her. Transcendence gives the concept its own spin and looks at artificial intelligence in the form of Johnny Depp. Continue reading

The Many Faces of… Robin Williams

Movies Robin Williams

It is always shocking when someone suddenly has passed away and I just woke up with great shock reading that actor Robin Williams has passed away. So I immediately decided to write this post about him and there is not better way to remember him than to create an overview of all his roles. Making the overview I realised how many great movies Robin Williams has acted in. He won an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting and through his career acted in both serious roles and comedies. These include movies like Patch Adams, Good Morning Vietnam, Hook, One Hour Photo, Insomnia, Flubber, Toys, What Dreams May Come, The Fisher King, Jumanji, Aladdin, Awakenings. He was a versatile actor who will be missed. Continue reading

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?