maandag 30 maart 2015

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 43: An American in Paris

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Genre: Musical/ Romance
Runtime: 114 minutes
Year: 1951
Starring: Gene Kelly, Eugene Borden, Oscar Levant, Nan Boardman, Martha Mabattre, Leslie Caron, Madge Blake, George Guétary, Marie Antoinette Andrews, Nina Foch

Description: Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Review: A year before my favorite musical, “Singin’ in the Rain”, came out, Gene Kelly was shining in “An American in Paris”. Although the movie has wonderful dance scenes and George Gershwins’s music is timeless, it never reaches that same level as “Singin’ in the Rain”. But “An American in Paris” is colorful and lively entertainment.
One of the strongest points of the film is the soundtrack. They are all original songs by George Gershwin, which gives the movie an unique and jazzy atmosphere. That in combination with Gene Kelly’s amazing dance moves, are the highlights of “An American in Paris”.
The story and the acting is not as interesting as the spectacle its surrounded by. The romance doesn’t captivate you. Luckily for us the chemistry between Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron is more present in the dance scenes.
Because it’s a musical, the story isn’t the most important thing. It’s the music and dancing that make this movie to a success. As a fan of musicals and Gene Kelly, this is definitely a movie you should watch.

Rating: 4/ 5

zondag 29 maart 2015

Movie Tag

I love answering movie questions, so when I saw this movie tag on A Few of My Favourite Things I just had to give it a go myself.

Favorite movie of all time
I have lots of favorites, but there is only one movie I can call my absolute favorite of all time: “The Shawshank Redemption”. I love everything about this film, the plot, the acting, the story, the music, the ending. It’s a perfect movie and I can’t get enough of it.

Favorite scene from that movie
***SPOILER ALERT*** Off course that scene where Andy breaks out of prison. That moment where he crawls out of the sewer and stands out in the rain, knowing he is finally free again. That scene gives me chills every single time.

Favorite actors/actresses
Tom Hanks is a man that can make me laugh and cry every time, there is seriously no role he can’t play. Naomi Watts is my favorite actress. After seeing her in “21 Grams” I wanted to see every movie of her. Other favorites are Morgan Freeman, Charlize Theron, John Cusack, Jessica Chastain, Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, Bruce Willis and Emma Stone. Oh, and many more….

Most annoying actors/actresses I can’t stand Jennifer Lopez, she is a terrible actress. And Jonah Hill is annoying, because he thinks he’s so funny. He is not! Somehow Sarah Jessica Parker works on my nerves and I don’t really like Anne Hathaway very much. She was great as catwoman though.

Best director
Quentin Tarantino, but I also love Steven Spielberg, Frank Darabont, Ron Howard, Wes Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, Clint Eastwood and Alejandro González Iñáritu
Favorite guilty pleasure film
“10 Things I Hate About You” and “Clueless” are movies I have seen way too many times, but I still enjoy them. And in my family and friend circle, I’m the only one…
Favourite tear-jerker
I cry easily, I’m a bit of a whimp when it comes to that. Where do I start? “E.T”, “The Lion King”, “The Green Mile”, “12 Years a Slave”, “Marley and Me”, “King Kong”. All tear-jerkers that I love.
Character from a movie that scared you the most
The clown from “It”, just because clowns freak me out. I can’t be the only one right? Leatherface is also pretty scary, he’s just disturbing. And J.K. Simmons character in “Whiplash” also scared me in a different way, because he could actually be real.
Movie you love that everyone hates
“Beverly Hills Cop 3”. It’s not a good movie, I know that. But every time this movie is on television, I watch it. It’s so funny. I saw it so many times, I can actually quote from it. Maybe “Beverly Hills Cop 3” is also a guilty pleasure?
Movie you hate that everyone loves
“Titanic”, it’s not a good movie. First off, it’s way too long. The first 1,5 hour is about a poor man falling for a rich woman and vice versa and off course everyone is against it. This cheesy love story, about two characters I don’t care about, was made up for the audience. They don’t care about boats, but people and needed someone to feel sorry for. Then the second half of the film is about the sinking ship. Beautifully made, but what a drag. And don’t get me even started on that door Kate Winslet is laying on. Leo could have easily have fit on it, or they could at least have taken turns on it. And after saying ‘I’ll never let go’, she let’s go and Leo sinks to the bottom of the ocean. Overrated in every way of the word!
Favorite movie duo
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, a guarantee for a good laugh.
Favorite animated movie?
“Beauty and the Beast” and it will never be topped. Sometimes it’s okay the dance around the house singing songs from this Disney classic. Yes, I do that!
Actor/actress crush?
Chris Hemsworth. He is the definition of perfection: a big, broad man, Aussie accent, strong arms, manly, preferably with a beard.
Favorite movie villain? Mr. Blonde from “Reservoir Dogs”. A sadistic man, yet calm and quiet. Those are the bad ones. Just read this quote: “I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want, but I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death... which you ain't gonna get”.
What movie surprised you the most?
“Jagten” (“The Hunt”). It surprised me because I didn’t know what to expect. It really left me breathless at the end and I kept thinking about this film for days.
If you could only keep one movie what would it be?
I will have to go with my favorite, “The Shawshank Redemption”. It’s a movie I never get tired of.
Movie recommendation and for whom? “Nightcrawler”, a movie with Jake Gyllenhaal that came out in 2014. Not a movie a lot of people saw and it was totally ignored by the Academy Awards. Such a shame, because it’s an amazing movie. I recommend it to everyone who loves movies, because this is a film you shouldn’t miss.
If you could go back in time and marry an actor/actress from back when (now old) who would it be?
Paul Newman, Marlon Brando or James Stewart. Probably Brando.
One remake you wish had never been made?
“Psycho”, do not touch any Hitchcock movie ever again! And that “Planet of the Apes” movie with Mark Wahlberg. So dumb…
About to die but could only watch one more movie what would it be?
“Singin’ in the Rain”, which always brings a smile to my face. I want to die with a smile on my face.
Favorite movie genre/favorite movie from that genre?
Indies, like “Lost in Translation”.
What’s the first movie you remember watching in theaters?
“The Little Mermaid”, with my mom. I think that’s where my love for movies started. Only guessing though….
If you would want to give it a go yourself, please do. And leave a link to your list in the comments below, because I'd love to read your answers.

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 42: Event Horizon

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Genre: Thriller/ Science Fiction/ Horror
Runtime: 96 minutes
Year: 1997
Starring: Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jake Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Peter Marinker, Holley Chant, Barclay Wright, Noah Huntley Robert Jezek

Description: A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Review: “Event Horizon” is a movie that might surprise the naive viewer. Because the story isn’t complicated and looks like a space movie without any inspiration, that we already have a dozen of. A research team is send into space to find a spaceship that has disappeared. They succeed, but soon they discover an evil force.
“Event Horizon” wasn’t received well by critics. They said it was a cheap mix of “Alien” and “Hellraiser”. And off course there are similarities. The empty, sinister hallways of the spaceship and the constant threat. And also the bloody images. But still it’s not a just a copy of those films.
Fact that director Andersons made a good movie with “Event Horizon” is the dark way of telling the story from beginning till end. It grabs you and compels you. The build-up of the tension is very strong. It takes some time for it to become exciting. The climax is pretty gory and not for the weak stomach.
Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill are the big names in the movie. Both gentlemen manage to give away a solid performance. The other actors don’t really impress, but are good enough to make the movie believable.
“Event Horizon” is a lurid and sometimes eerie movie, that surprises. Surely a movie for every science fiction fan.

Rating: 3,5/ 5

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 41: Sunshine

Director: Danny Boyle
Genre: Thriller/ Science Fiction
Runtime: 108 minutes
Year: 2007
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Mark Strong, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong

Description: A team of international astronauts is sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Review: With the space thriller “Sunshine”, director Danny Boyle tries out a new genre. The movie is set in 2057, when the sun doesn’t work anymore and astronauts go on a mission to ‘reanimate’ the sun. The plan is to launch an atom bomb towards the sun, which has to make sure the sun does its work again.
It’s a pretty bizarre concept and it might seem incredible. The constant claustrophobic feel and the psychological instability of the crew make this movie interesting. Maybe “Sunshine” isn’t as original, it sure is worth to give it a go.
Visually the movie is beautiful, this is like nothing I have ever seen. And that in combination with that amazing music. Because of the great visuals, it’s a movie that won’t outdate easily.
“Sunshine” is a good science fiction thriller, the acting is solid and it looks stunning.

Rating: 3,5/ 5

Movie Trailer Sunday (183)

Here are this weeks trailers.

Description: A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
Comment: Not a Bond fan, but I did like "Skyfall".

Description: Boxer Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him.
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Rita Ora, Victor Ortiz
Comment: This looks amazing, Jake Gyllenhaal is on a role lately, so this will be a good movie too. I can tell!

Description: Teenage girl Maggie (Abigail Breslin) in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger) stays by her side.
Director: Henry Hobson
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joely Richardson
Trailer: Trailer "Maggie"
Comment: This Arnie reminds me of the "End of Days" Arnie. I really want to see this movie.

Slow West
Description: A 16-year-old boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves, while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas (Michael Fassbender).
Director: John Maclean
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn
Comment: I love me some Fassbender....

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Description: Ethan (Tom Cruise) and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon McBurney, Rebecca Ferguson
Comment: I hope this is just as good as "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol".

zaterdag 28 maart 2015

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 40: The Legend of Hercules

Director: Renny Harlin
Genre: Action/ Adventure
Runtime: 99 minutes
Year: 2014
Starring: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan, Liam McIntyre, Rade Serbedzija, Johnathon Schaech, Luke Newberry, Kenneth Cranham, Mariah Gale, Sarai Givaty, Dimiter Doichinov, Nikolai Sotirov, Radoslav Parvanov, Spencer Wilding, Bashar Rahal, Vlado Mihailov

Description: The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

Review: For the bigger audience Hercules is known for his super strength, but in “The Legend of Hercules” we get to see more of the young hero. This action flick shows us the family history of this demigod and his love for princess Hebe. It’s all set in ancient Greek.
The second son that queen Alcmene gave life to wasn’t her husband’s Amphitryon, but the supreme God Zeus. He was a gift from Hera and got the name Hercules. His mission: peace. His stepfather and older brother don’t make it easy for him. Amphitryon places him in exile and favors son Iphicles in everything. He even gets to marry Hercules’ great love Hebe. But this only makes him stronger.
“The Legend of Hercules” offers you theatrical fights and lots of muscles. Director Renny Harlin focusses on the love story, but it doesn’t work. Hercules fights for love and peace, but comes off as an aggressive beast instead of a hero. A gorgeous beast though, that’s true.
The movie has nothing more to offer then spectacular scenes and an overkill of slow motion. The story is not convincing and the acting isn’t great either. It’s just looking pretty and handsome. The special effects aren’t all the great either, for a movie with, what looks, a big budget. I also doubt if the movie is historical accurate.
Just for fans of huge muscles and no-nonsense action. “The Legend of Hercules” is a terrible movie, it doesn’t impress.

Rating: 1,5/ 5

Best & Worst: Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt really doesn’t have many bad movies. She is a very good actress and she chooses her movies wisely.
I didn’t expect much, but “Edge of Tomorrow” really surprised me. It’s a great action/ science fiction movie and Emily Blunt proofs she can be kick-ass! It’s a movie that keeps your attention at all times and is very exciting.
Honorable Mentions: “Sunshine Cleaning”, “Into the Woods”, “The Muppets”, “The Jane Austen Book Club”, “Looper”
I don’t remember much of the movie, that’s already a bad signs, but I do remember that it wasn’t all that great. Not because of Emily Blunt though. It’s just one of those typically silly movies, that just can’t succeed.
Dishonorable Mentions: -

donderdag 26 maart 2015

Top 5 Thursday: Bruce Willis Movies

People see Bruce Willis as an action star. He is, but he is so much more. Willis is actually one of my favorite actors and I’m always entertained by him. So I made a list of my favorite movies. This is the selection I eventually made. My five best Bruce Willis movies.

5. The Sixth Sense
Bruce Willis shows us he can be a dramatic actor as well. His performance is timid and subtle, he is a troubled man. And that ending, it really took my breath away and kept me thinking of it for days.

4. Moonrise Kingdom
Not your typical Bruce Willis movie, but maybe that’s why I like him in this movie so much. Wes Anderson really made another masterpiece with “Moonrise Kingdom”.

3. Die Hard with a Vengeance
This just has to be on the list. I think of all the “Die Hard” movies, this is the one I saw most often. I always watch it when it’s on. Bruce teaming up with Samuel L. Jackson, just so awesome!

2. Sin City
This movie really surprised me. I wasn’t into comic books at the time “Sin City” came out, but decided to watch it anyway. Now, it’s one of my favorite movies ever! It’s like the comic book comes to life, such an uniquely made movie.

1. Die Hard
Is this the most obvious choice? I think it is, but I really do love this movie. To me “Die Hard” is the definition of a good action movie, probably even the best action flick ever made. And John McClane is also one of my favorite movie characters of all time.

They Almost Made the Top 5: Unbreakable, Pulp Fiction, Twelve Monkeys, The Fifth Element, Looper

woensdag 25 maart 2015

Video of the Week (39)

Tom Hanks is in many of cool videos, the guy is just sooooo awesome. In this video he reenacts all of his movies in 8 minutes, together with James Corden. I can't stop watching this video!

zondag 22 maart 2015

DVD Collection Update (19)

It's time for another DVD collection update. I've got 13 new ones since the beginning of January. To warn you, I went on a Disney shopping spree!

I got the first season of "Downton Abbey". I wanted to know why people loved it (and off course I wanted to see Dan Stevens...). And I now know why, it's loads of fun.

And if you know me a little bit, I also immediatley had to buy the second season. It has become a guilty pleasure of mine.

"In Bruges" is one of the funniest movies in the dark comedy genre. I really like Colin Farrel in this film, but Ralph Fiennes steals the show as the villain. his insults are hilarious! 

An absolute classic, sometimes I feel like buying one of those. "Psycho" deserves that title, because it's one of the best classic movies ever. And pretty scary too!

"Das Leben der Anderen" is one of the best non-English spoken movies. It's not a very spectaculair movie, but it's so well made and acted.

I went to see "Neighbors" last year with my cousin Linda. It was so much fun, finally a new comedy that could make me laugh. So when it came out, I just had to add it to my collection.

"Begin Again" is movie that puts an instant smile on your face. I just love this movie, I loved Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley in this film. Really worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet.

It was criticized, but I don't know why. I think "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" was an amazing film. Off course it could never top the first, but it's still a great movie!

"The Little Mermaid" was the first movie I ever saw in theaters. I think I've only seen it once after that experience, so it was time for me to own it.

I actually never saw the Disney animated version of "Alice in Wonderland", so this will be another view for my movie challenge.

Just thinking of that terrible scene in "Bambi" makes me sad, but I also remember how great the entire animation was. And adorable with all those cute animals.

I also never saw the animated Disney version of "Robin Hood", so another movie on my to-watch list for my challenge.

I think I saw the live action version more often, but I really need to watch the animated "101 Dalmatians" again.

Movie Trailer Sunday (182)

Here are this weeks trailers.

Description: When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Director: Chris Columbus
Starring: Adam Sandler, Brian Cox, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad
Trailer: Trailer "Pixels"
Comment: Looks like fun, maybe we finally get another good Adam Sandler movie?

Paper Towns
Description: A coming-of-age story centering on Quentin (Nat Wolff) and his enigmatic neighbor Margo (Cara Delevigne), who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.
Director: Jake Schreier
Starring: Nat Wolff, Halston Sage, Austin Abrams, Cara Delevingne, Justice Smith
Comment: I like most of John Green's books and this movie looks really good. I will definitely see this.

Before I Wake
Description: In this supernatural thriller, Jessie and Mark (Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane), recovering from the death of their young son Sean, decide to take in 8-year-old Cody as a foster child. Cody seems sweet, loving and bright in every way, except that he is afraid to sleep. They soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In Jessie's grief, she tries to use Cody's supernatural abilities to reconnect with her dead son. Soon she discovers that Cody's nightmares manifest as well, as they experience both the intense wonder - and intense terror - that only a child's imagination could conjure. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark must uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares.
Director: Mike Flanagan
Starring: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Dash Mihok, Annabeth Gish, Jacob Tremblay
Comment: I like ghost stories like this, even though it Always scares me shitless!

Infinitely Polar Bear
Description: An eccentric mess of a father (Mark Ruffalo) tries to win back his wife (Zoe Saldana) by taking responsibility for their two young daughters. The spirited girls don't make the overwhelming task any easier.
Director: Maya Forbes
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana,
Comment: I will add this movie to my must-see list.

Man Up
Description: Nancy (Lake Bell) is a delightfully unconventional 30-something singleton, who has lots to offer but hasn’t met the right guy. Recently heartbroken Jack (Simon Pegg), has embraced the brave new world of online dating and stumbles into Nancy at a station mistaking her for his blind date. No one is more surprised than Nancy when she decides to play along with the charade and go on the date with him! After a night of pretending to be someone she’s not, Nancy decided to Man Up and be her painfully honest self...
Director: Ben Palmer
Starring: Simon Pegg, Olivia Williams, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear
Trailer: Trailer "Man Up"
Comment: Yeah, Simon Pegg!!!

donderdag 19 maart 2015

Top 5 Thursday: Favorite Actresses of the Moment

I change my list of favourite actresses from time to time, because I keep discovering new women or I rediscover actresses. Here is my current list of favourite actresses.

5. Emma Stone
I sort of have a girl crush on her. She is funny and has dramatic talent as well. She was great in “The Help”, “Easy A”, “Crazy Stupid Love” and “Zombieland”. Most recent she did a wonderful job in “Birdman” and I can’t wait to see her in “Aloha”.
4. Rachel McAdams
Off course she started out in sweet movies like “The Notebook” and she was a bitch in “Mean Girls”, but she has some serious acting chops. Rachel McAdams was great in “State of Play”, “Sherlock Holmes”, “Red Eye” and “Midnight in Paris”. Most recent successes are “To the Wonder” and “About Time”. Can’t wait to see her in “Aloha”, just like Emma Stone.
3. Jessica Chastain
She is one of those new additions, who I love more after every movie. I first saw her in “The Help” where she played my favourite character. That movie made me watch more of her work. Movies like “The Debt”, “Tale Shelter” and “The Tree of Life” were fantastic, but she broke through in “Zero Dark Thirty”. Great performance by Jessica Chastain. A more recent movie I loved her in was “A Most Violent Year”. Can’t wait to see her in “Crimson Peak”.
2. Charlize Theron
She has become better over the years. In “Monster” she stated how great she is as a performer, but also in “North Country” and “Young Adult”. Charlize Theron is one fo those beautiful actresses that dares to be ugly for a role.
1. Naomi Watts
My favourite for quite some time now. Okay, she had some misses, but she has more good movies. Off course “21 Grams”, “The Impossible”, “Mulholland Dr.” and “Eastern Promisses” are amazing, but more recent “Birdman” and “St. Vincent”. Naomi Watts is and probably will always be my favourite actress.
They Almost Made the Top 5: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Rosamund Pike, Keira Knigtley, Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Zoe Saldana, Julianne Moore, Scarlett Johansson

dinsdag 17 maart 2015

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 39: Enemy

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 90 minutes
Year: 2013
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini

Description: A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Review: That there is a person on this planet that looks exactly like you, is an intriguing idea. Director Denis Villeneuve used it as a theme for the movie “Enemy”. It’s loosely based on the novel “The Double” by José Saramago. In the lead Villeneuve choose Jake Gyllenhaal.
The university of Toronto is the work place for professor Adam Bell. His days are dull and filled with giving lectures and pleasing his girlfriend Mary. When a colleague recommends him a movie, Adam decides to rent it. In that movie he spots a man that looks just like him. He can’t get him out of his head and wants to find the man.
If you’re a fan of Villeneuve’s movie “Prisoners”, be prepared for “Enemy”. It’s not as mainstream and probably not as known. Be ready for an abstract movie, with images that will haunt you for a long time.
The unexpected process makes it interesting and your attention never fades. The sinister music gives it a worrying and disturbing atmosphere.
Jake Gyllenhaal does a fantastic job by playing both Adam and Anthony. His great performance makes it easy to separate the two character, although looking identical. It’s in the little details. You hardly notice the transition between the two characters in the first half hour, but it’s clear you’re dealing with two different men.
The movie might make you feel uncomfortable and especially that ending is something you won’t forget very easily. It’s one of the scariest endings I have seen in a long time, because it’s so unexpectedly and it messes with your mind. This movie will stay with you for a long time, you want to unravel every little detail of it. It’s complex, so not a movie for just any viewer, but for us movie fans it’s a cinematic masterpiece.

Rating: 5/ 5

zondag 15 maart 2015

Video of the Week (38)

A while ago I discovered Taylor Davis, a wonderful violinist. She plays legendary movie songs on her violin, but also songs from videogames. This is one of her Original songs, "Awakening", and I would like to share it with you. It's amazing! Please subscribe to her channel on YouTube: Taylor Davis .

Movie Trailer Sunday (181)

Here are this weeks trailers.

Adult Beginners
Description: A young, narcissistic entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Rose Byrne), brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale) and 3-year-old nephew in his suburban childhood home — only to become their nanny. Adult Beginners is a comedy about priorities, growing up and beginning again…as an adult.
Director: Ross Katz
Starring: Josh Charles, Jane Krakowski, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Nick Kroll, Mike Birbiglia
Comment: Just my kind of movie.

Description: Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world--and them--forever.
Director: Brad Bird
Starring:George Clooney, Judy Greer, Tim McGraw, Hugh Laurie, Kathryn Hahn, Thomas Robinson, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Keegan-Michael Key
Comment: Finally a full trailer. Looks amazing!

Inside Out
Description: After a girl moves to a new home, her emotions are plunged into chaos as they compete for control of her mind.
Director: Pete Docter
Starring: Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith
Comment: Also finally a full trailer.

Description: A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
Director: Helen Hunt
Starring: Helen Hunt, Luke Wilson, Brenton Thwaites, Robert Knepper
Trailer: Trailer "Ride"
Comment: Looks like a fun film.

It Follows
Description: After a young girl gets involved in a sexual confrontation, she is followed by an unknown force.
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Maika Monroe, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe

zaterdag 14 maart 2015

In the Picture: The Characters from "Big Hero 6"

I just saw “Big Hero 6” and I think it was amazing, Disney did it again. And don’t you just love the characters? Here they are.

Voiced by: Scott Adsit
Baymax is a healthcare robot. As such, he is highly intelligent in the world of medic, devoted and extremely caring for his patient in question. Baymax is also slightly naïve as he lacks understanding of human emotion. However, after meeting Hiro, Baymax slowly begins to change, pick up human tendencies and emotions and eventually gains a personality of his own.

Hiro Hamada
Voiced by: Ryan Potter
Hiro is a young boy with intelligence far beyond his years. Because of this he can be rather brazen and cocky, but never to the point of arrogance. He spends much of his time using technology to win money through illegal bot fights. Hiro has a much softer side to him, and he’s shown to be rather shy in front of crowds and during the process of making new friends. Hiro is a free-spirited, innocently sassy, warm and very loving boy.

Tadashi Hamada
Voice by: Daniel Henney
Tadashi is incredibly kind, encouraging and hard-working. He is always there when people need him. He has an energetic sense of humor and can be silly and excitable. Ever the optimist, Tadashi successfully balances his rising career in cutting-edge technology and providing moral and emotional support for his younger brother Hiro.

Go Go Tomago
Voiced by: Jamie Chung
Compared to her teammates, Go Go is tough and extreme, making up for her lack of conversation with bluntness and sarcasm. A straightforward athelete, Go Go lives for the speed and thrill and is willing to take up any challenge.

Honey Lemmon
Voiced by: Genisis Rodriguez
Honey is sweet, sunny, outgoing and humorously photogenic. She loves life and seems to find most things interesting. Eternally optimistic and bright, Honey is the team member who keeps everyone smiling and her sympathy towards other people’s issues can help relive moments of fear and tension within the group.

Voiced by: T.J. Miller
Fred is incredibly eccentric, zany, childish and rather boisterous. Nevertheless, he is ultimately very sweet, and extremely laid-back, especially when compared to his friends. Due to his nature, he can often sit back and look upon the brighter side of things, even in the face of danger.

Voiced by: Damon Wayans Jr.
Wasabi is neurotic and compulsive, apparently suffering from OCD, as well as a hint of anxiety. Wasabi is the most grounded and appears to be the one with the most common sense. He is easily scared and disturbed when facing intense situations, but he isn’t a coward.
Favorite Character: Baymax