Comedic spectacle in the jungle

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With tales like Snow White and Cinderella getting live action versions, another classic can now be added to this list of Disney classics. The Jungle Book tells the old story of Mowgli, the mancub, who has been raised by wolves, but has to find his own destiny either in the jungle or in the manvillage. […]

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April 16th, 2016

No surprises in Allegiant

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Where Insurgent had some surprising elements, most notably a minor plot twist, Allegiant fails to surprise those that haven’t read the book. From the first notable death right up until where you find out the good guy isn’t really a good guy, Allegiant is very consistent in it’s predictability. Allegiant picks up where Insurgent left off. […]

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March 21st, 2016
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Deadpool breaks all rules, much like its protagonist

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Go see it. I am tempted to not even try to convince you to go see Deadpool in any other way. There is so much to say about this movie it is probably wiser to start a discussion about positive and negative (really? You know I am kidding right; negative things about Deadpool… right) aspects of […]

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February 11th, 2016

The Revenant ticks all the boxes

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When we look at the history of the Oscars it is abundantly clear that in the past years a certain type of movie tended to receive nominations or, even better went home with the award for Best Picture. Movies that one way or another took into account (American) history, and movies that dealt with a […]

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February 1st, 2016

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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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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There has been an awakening…

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A long time ago in our very own galaxy, a new film genre emerged. Perhaps not so much a new genre, but instead a unique combination of several genres. Namely, the cowboy-western, the action movie, and the adventure movie crossed paths in a galaxy far, far away; additionally, the location as well as weaponry made […]

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December 22nd, 2015
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