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Boyhood (2014)

Review Boyhood

The passage of time is one of the facts of life. The moments we remember are only a fraction of what we experience in our lives. It sometimes is unreal to see how quickly we become older, but also to see how fast kids grow, learn and develop their own identity. With Boyhood director Richard Linklater has delivered a unique movie which shows the journey a boy takes into becoming an adult man, all over a period of three hours. He hasn’t done this in the way other directors approach this (by working with different actors for the various ages). He filmed this over a period of twelve years, working with the same actors. Continue reading

Brick Mansions (2014)

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

Black Mirror – Season 1: Fifteen Million Merits

Black Mirror Season 1: 15 million merits1

Whereas the first episode of Black Mirror was set fully in a world known to the viewer, this second episode takes a journey into the future. A world in which society is completely different and people no longer live in houses, but within a small rooms with a bed in a huge building. There’s nothing else in the room except that all four walls are TVs. There are no windows and no one goes outside. The only thing people are doing is cycling on hometrainers to earn virtual money and watch television. Continue reading

The Raid 2 (2014)

The Raid 2 review

One of the best action movies of the last couple of years in my book is The Raid. The story could be summarized in one sentence (a police team has to fight their way up a building to arrest the leader of a criminal gang), but more wasn’t needed. This was because the film offered one thing in abundance: Action. Adrenaline pumping, raw action. It is no surprise that I couldn’t wait to check out the sequel and my expectations were very high. Does The Raid 2 manage to meet them? Continue reading

Snabba Cash (Easy Money) (2010)

Review Snabba Cash

Sometimes you discover trilogies you have never heard of before. This was the case for me with the “Stockholm trilogy”, which is known over here as Snabba Cash or Easy Money. As this is a Scandinavian movie series it isn’t that surprising I had not heard of them as these movies simply do not get as much publicity as American movies. When a movie spawns several sequels, it usually means that the first movie was good (and successful) as movie studios usually don’t put money into something which flopped. Continue reading

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 review

Thanks to its huge load of successful jokes, an original story and beautifully rendered, delicious food, the first Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs was an unexpected success. The story about how inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) designs a machine that can change water into food, the FLDSMDFR, which broke and made it rain food was very entertaining. When animated movies are a success you can always expect a second movie to be made, which is now available on DVD and Blu Ray. The FLDSMDFR, which seemed to have been disabled in the first movie, seems to still be working. Instead of influencing the weather it now creates something else: Living food, foodimals. Continue reading