The 5th wave is a generic adaptation of YA novel

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Turning Young Adult novels into movies is a hype from the last decade. Recently we’ve seen, among others, The Hunger Games trilogy and the Divergent series hitting the big screen. Joining these now is The 5th Wave. The novel was released in 2013 and it’s sequel was published in 2014. For producers this was enough […]

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January 29th, 2016

Surprising 7th round for Rocky

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Sceptic is the word that best desribes my initial thoughts when I heard Creed was to hit theatres. Scepticism towards the idea that the Rocky saga would be continued. Then the, in my mind, most unimaginable thing occurred: Sylvester Stallone got nominated for an Oscar for his role in Creed. It got me thinking that […]

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January 24th, 2016

Unconvincing representation of transgender heroine

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The Danish Girl is the remarkable history of the first known transgender woman, the Danish Lili Elbe. Unfortunately, this story about a woman that inspirited many transgenders since the release of the book that was based on her diaries, Man into Woman, is poorly told in this movie from director Tom Hooper. While this is a very emotional story […]

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January 16th, 2016
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RIP David Bowie and Alan Rickman

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Within a few days we have lost two legends in the entertainment industry. Earlier this week David Bowie passed away after a struggle against cancer for 18 months. In the film industry he was best-known for his work with Jim Henson in Labyrinth. Yet his ever-changing style in music, clothing, and film should be an inspiration for us all […]

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January 14th, 2016

An uninspiring depiction of the American Dream

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With Box Office hits like Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook on her resumé, the expectations were high for Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence for her role as Joy Mangano in biopic Joy. Jennifer Lawrence delivers to a certain extent, but the movie fails to captivate the audience. It pains me to say that it lacks […]

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Blood, gore, and laughter

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The eighth film of Quentin Tarantino could not have a more appropriate name: The H8ful Eight. Within the first few seconds of the movie it is clear that this is a Tarantino film. A slow build-up accompanied by the discernible sounds of music composed by Ennio Morricone. The Hateful Eight, like the previous seven movies, does not […]

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