New Trailer Reviews (#5)

Star Trek: Discovery (Netflix)

Netflix gives Star Trek a go

It’s quite interesting to see the different movie franchises taking the step to the small screen. And here we even get a franchise that started on the small screen, jumped to the big screen and is now leaping back to small screen. And with Netflix it’ll come even to our phone screens. I’m actually excited about this one. It seems great and the production design seems out of this world. I just hope it doesn’t go the way the current Marvel stories are evolving into. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it’ll go.  

From the Land of the Moon

Marion Cotillard at her best

This movie looks so great. It gives me the feeling of a beautiful European art film. Marion Cotillard is great and is back to what she can do best: deep and dramatic roles. This film will probably rip my heart out, throw it on the ground and stomp all over it. It’s been a long time since seeing such a film that got me really excited, with an interesting story and cast. So I’ll definitely check this one out on the big screen.

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Yes, he’s back

When it was first announced they were making a second Paddington, I was a bit hesitant. I loved the first one so much and I didn’t want them to screw it up. But now after seeing this first teaser I’m actually really excited. Paddington is really sweet and I do have the feeling the family is even more involved in this story. I can’t wait to see what they all get up to and what the story will be all about.

Rough Night

Euhm… What?

This just seems so wrong. It looks like one of those films again. I think they want to make another movie with strong women, to empower us, but I don’t think they are hitting their mark. It seems pushed. It seems strained. This is a perfect movie to watch with my friends on a slow saturday night, but not on the big screen.

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Steven Soderbergh is here to wauw us again

With a cast of Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Seth MacFarlane, Adam Driver and Riley Keough, this movie can’t be anything but great. And especially with Steven Soderbergh in the director seat and with this amazing trailer, this is a movie I’ll definitely see in cinema’s. It looks crazy and so much fun and I… Can’t… Wait… 😀

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The queen and her friend invite us

This movie and the story, the story that is known by everyone, this will be a great one. This will touch everybody. This certainly will touch me. And with Dame Judi Dench, you know the acting will be on point. I don’t even want to tell more about it, because this is certainly one I will watch. And the sooner it gets out, the better.

What do you think? Are any of these films on your watchlist? And which ones will you be seeing in cinemas?

Series Review – 13 Reasons Why

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Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.’ (IMDb) (Netflix, 13 episodes of ap. 1h)

This struck too close to home. It struck close, and hard, and deep. Especially the truth it portrayed gave my chivers but I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

I already feel this will be a short review. I’m not going to go into details and I don’t want to do a recap by episode, as I sometimes do with other series. But I did want to talk about my thoughts and feelings watching this series. So, it won’t be a full review either. Not now, not just yet.

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It didn’t go easily. I stopped watching after the first one and then again after the third one. Just because it struck so close to home and I saw things happening that I knew friends or myself went through. It was hard. They don’t shy away from the truth. They choose to express it fully and wholly. To let everybody see what impact someone’s actions can have on one person. For that I will be forever grateful. And I will promote this series to friends and family and strangers. So everybody knows it or at least has heard of it, and so that they may (maybe) understand what some individuals go through.

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This theme is hard. That is the truth. Teenagers can be assholes. Teenagers can be cruel. And when you’re also a teenager, finding your way in your new body, your new life, then hearing and seeing and going through such things, hit much harder. You’re just not in that place yet where you can dismiss it or give it the right place. Not yet.

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So yes, this series struck close to home. I cried my eyes out and I felt things I haven’t felt in a long time. But it also felt like a closure for me. Being older and thinking back, I finally can close some of the chapters in my life that were still seeping through in my current life, that were still controlling me. I can finally give it a place.

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After episode 4 or 5 I watched almost all of it in one setting. On the one side, I needed it to be over, on the other I was eagerly awaiting the moment Clay got to his tape. (I cried all over here) He broke my heart all over again, realizing what he did or didn’t do. Just a beautiful moment.

This entire series is carried by the actors. They are all fabulous and bring over the emotions without overacting, without pushing it too hard. They are real teenagers and you can easily place yourself in their place. I now understand when Selena Gomez (producer on this series) told that they waited to tell the story until they found their perfect cast. And they succeeded.

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The last episode hit the hardest. They show everything. Everything. And it wasn’t easy to watch it. It wasn’t at all. But it is the truth. And everybody should know it. Because it isn’t easy and it never will be and it can never become easy.

I talked about it with a friend who also watched it, realizing as well it hit too close to home and got through it. Both of us agreed that this is the best way to show it. It is much more important to open a discussion about it, letting everybody know it is ok to think it once in awhile, and most importantly that there are people to talk to. And I’ve always been open about it, letting people know I understand and I want to be there to help others through it.

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I especially hate all the commotion that came around it: that Netflix didn’t put enough information around the series about places people can go too if they need help. That this isn’t a series for young people. That it is too hard. They do have a point. But I think it’s way more important to be open and honest, especially with teenagers, and talk about it. Not hiding it, because then it gets worse. Trust me, I grew up in a household were talking about real, hard emotions wasn’t possible. Where the perception others had of us as a family, was more important. I’ll say no more about this, but please talk about this. Don’t shove it away. This is too important. 

What do you think about this entire topic? Did you watch it? Let me know in the comments… And please be respectful and share the love around… This world is too beautiful to ruin it with poison.

9/10 stars… yes, a very high score… Both for its performances and quality, and for the message it gives to teenager. There’s already a second season in the pipeline and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with this one.

News: Game of Thrones Season 7

It is well know that Game of Thrones is one of the most loved series on the world and the anticipation of the new series is huge. So it came as no surprise that some new pictures came out only a few months before the new season hits our screens.

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Starting on July 16, Season 7 has a lot in store for us and after the last 6 season put so much in place for future events, the events happening now will be, I’m sure, pretty epic. And these pictures just made me even more excited for it. We see Sansa with Littlefinger. Cersei sitting on the Iron Throne with Jaime standing next to her. Daenerys is finally back in Westeros and Arya, Bron and Meera are all on the road.

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These pictures look all great and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with this new season. Definitely go see all the pictures right here.

Let me know what you think. Are you as excited as I am? Let me know in the comments below!

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And one last picture to enjoy:

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New Trailer Reviews (#4)

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A different kind of Groundhog Day

Michiel Huisman is gorgeous and he is probably the only reason I will go see this movie. There, I said it, now I can continue with my review. This movie sounds strange. The story is just so confusing and when I read the synopsis on IMDb, it doesn’t match at all with what we get to see in this trailer. I think they can do great things with this premise (an ominous pattern of events repeat itself in exactly the same way every day, ending at 2:22), but I’m afraid that when it’ll be to difficult to follow or to understand, we won’t be hooked enough to care how this movie ends. I think for me, the make or break it, will be the second trailer where hopefully it’ll be explained a bit more. We’ll see. I don’t think this is a movie I will catch in cinemas.

Blade Runner 2049

They’re back !!

Ryan Gosling… Jared Leto… Harrison Ford… Need I say more? This with direction by Dennis Villeneuve… It’s going to be amazing. I loved the original. I enjoyed the story, the way it was told, the cinematography. The use of colours, the duality between the colours and the greyness/darkness. I have a feeling this will be the same with this new movie. I hope he uses the same style and genre, but make it his own, so we can have the same character development we had in Arrival. I’m excited.

The Gifted – Fox

The X-men come to a tv-screen near you

This looks so great. I honestly didn’t know they were putting this show up. I was transfixed on any news on Netflix and their Marvel stories, that the idea of my favourites (the X-men) coming to television this fall completely passed me by. And then I saw this trailer. And now I’m excited. I hope it has this Heroes-vibe to it, but with the X-men background. I hope they don’t overdo it too much as to lose the look and feel of what makes X-men so special. I’ll definitely be checking this one out when it comes out.

Battle of the Sexes

Emma Stone vs Steve Carell

Yes, this movie has finally a trailer. And it looks amazing. Emma Stone is gorgeous and so real as Billie Jean King. And Steve Carell looks as his best self as this goofy Bobby Riggs. I can’t wait to see their fighting and knowing what (at least) Emma Stone went through as physical training for this part, I know both of them are so dedicated to this story. This is one great story and one I can’t wait to see as a film.

The Breadwinner

Animation at it’s best

The production company behind Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells bring us this new movie with Angelina Jolie as producer. If you watch the trailer you find their style so much in what they do. I loved Song of the Sea so much. It is to date my favourite animated feature. I was transformed by the story, the images, the music… I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with this story. One set in an entire different world from theirs and what they’re used to. But I do think they’re the perfect vessel to tell this story. Because it will be told with dignity and beauty. A must-see for me.

What do you think? Are any of these films on your watchlist? And which ones will you be seeing in cinemas?

Movie News – New Poster Alert

There’s a new poster for the latest movie with Jennifer Lawrence.

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by Darren Aronosky

Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.’ (IMDb)

The combination of Darren Aronosfky with Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domnhall Gleeson, Kristen Wiig… This seems like such an amazing cast and under the direction by Darren Aronofsky, this movie just can’t be anything other than great.  

The poster is eerie looking, with a drawn Maria-like Jennifer Lawrence holding out her heart. The colours, the greenery, the flowers. It all seems so strange and yet totally mesmerizing.

The storyline doesn’t tell us much and gives me more the feeling that this is just a regular story, but I can’t wait to see the first trailer for this as to see what this story actually is about. 

Are you excited? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Series Review – Girlboss

Girlboss_01Sophia, a misfit, discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. As her business grows, however, she has to learn to cope with life as her own boss.’ (IMDb) (on Netflix, 13 ep. of approx. 26-30 min.)

This series just wasn’t for me. I’m all for a strong story where a female lead makes it from the ground up, but the important part here is that we actually like the character as well and this is where it got stuck for me.

I hate Sophia. I do admire her for her hard work and for the guts she has to make all her dreams happen. I could use some of that fierceness in my life. But overall she was a bitch. She didn’t care at all for the people around her. She didn’t care for the people she trampled on getting to where she needed to go. And although it got a little bit better towards the end, it didn’t seem genuine at all.

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There was a story arc throughout this first season: her finding her way, her shop, her ebay and then her site. But every episode centered on something in her life, which made me lose interest after the third episode and then again after the ninth. Why there specifically? I don’t know. Because I think I had it with the way they told the story. I would have prefered to see a bigger arc over the episodes rather than a lot of little ones each episode.

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I think it’s unfortunate if you have a good story, but the main character is just not relatable at all. The thing that happened at the end in her relationship, just didn’t stir anything within me. I wasn’t pissed of or feeling anything for her. I was just not caring about Sophia at all. I liked the side characters much more. I enjoyed the times Annie (her best friend) or Gail (another Vintage Clothes seller on ebay, her rival) where on screen, but that was it.

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I get the feeling that although Netflix gives more and more money to make series and movies, and they do give a lot of creative control to the directors, there is a slight decrease in quality. I hope this won’t rub off on some of the more famous series (OITNB for example).

5/10 stars. If there comes a second series, I won’t be watching.

New Trailer Reviews (#3)

 

Tulip Fever

Tulip, Art and The Netherlands…

Being from Belgium, I’ve known a little bit about the history of the Netherlands and their beautiful flowers, the Tulips. Here, this movie will give us a combination of what they’re known for the best: Tulip and art. Now, this story does remind me a little bit of ‘The Girl With The Pearl Earring’, working with a similar story (painter falls in love with his subject). But with Alicia Vikander and Dane DeHaan, I can’t expect anything but greatness. These are highly talented actors and I can’t wait to see what they bring to the story.

Colossal

Anne Hathaway is a kickass Monster

Now this one seems interesting. Anne Hathaway gets her chance here to put her comedic talent to use in an action movie. It seems an interesting story, another twist to a genre overly present on screens nowadays. It seems dark and funny and I can’t wait to see what turn this story will take. I hope it doesn’t take itself too seriously or too funny, but that they easily find the perfect combination. This is a must-see for me.

The Defenders (Netflix)

Netflix Latest Marvel Story

I’m just not convinced. I’m not… You can say what you want, but they don’t seem an interesting match to me. The fun thing about the Avengers is that they are all so different and their differences make their combination interesting. Daredevil, Jessica Jonas, Luke Cage and the Iron Fist are all broody, dark people and I’m afraid they will all be mushed together. I’m just not sure about this one.

The Dark Tower

Another Stephen King Adaptation

Sometimes I get the feeling they don’t know what to film anymore. They keep picking up other stories that already have known success. This one seems  rather interesting, but I’m a bit scared that the trailer looks too good to be true. Knowing Stephen King and his Fantasy stories, there will be a lot of background and story you’ll have to know before understanding the entire world and I’m afraid the movie won’t be long enough to be explained logically. Either it will only be explaining the world to set everything up for the next film (if there is one). Or it will be more action and we’ll be guessing how the world works. I’ll definitely check this one out, but I’m not entirely sure whether I’ll see it in cinemas or at home. One thing I am excited about seeing is Matthew McConaghey as a bad guy. That must be so interesting.

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan tackles a War story

This is one of my more anticipated movies of all time! Okay, of 2017. I mean Christopher Nolan who tackles the story of Dunkirk, what could go wrong. This can’t be any more than perfection. I can’t wait to see how he brings this story to life and if you look at the cast (except of Harry Styles, I mean, Euhm what the hell?) this movie will be brought to life by some amazing actors. I just… I can’t put my thoughts and emotions on paper, because I’m so excited! I’ll definitely check this one out in cinemas.

What do you think? Are any of these films on your watchlist? And which ones will you be seeing in cinemas?