The Other Guys (Movie Review)

Back in 2010, Will Ferrell teamed up with Mark Wahlberg and made a pretty good Adam McKay film that was both exciting and funny. And that’s the movie I’m reviewing today. The movie has a nice satirical screenplay, two funny leading actors, and a powerful supporting cast of A-list actors. This film is very Adam…

Shutter Island (Movie Review)

This is not Leonardo DiCaprio’s best movie, but it is by no means a bad movie and Leonardo DiCaprio still manages to put in a pretty good performance. The movie features a powerful leading actor, an interesting screenplay, and great supporting actors. But the sloppy direction ends up dragging down the movie with its weirdly…

Midnight in Paris (Movie Review)

I have attacked Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, and never reviewed any of Allen’s other movies (some of which are pretty good). So I will now review one of his better (not his best, but better) films. This love letter to the 1920s features great acting by Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard….

Sunday in Depth #7: Movie Critcs

Critiquing films is a real profession in which people make real livings and have real careers. But how has writing a personal opinion on a piece of art become a real profession and why do people even care about what these critics have to say. Personally I write reviews too in which I criticize films…

The Fundamentals of Caring (Movie Review)

Netflix films have always been that awkward poorly directed cheap films that aren’t worth watching (Beasts of No Nation is an exception). But this mediocre film starring Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, and Craig Roberts shows that in the right hands a Netflix film can be okay as well. Rob Burnett takes a fairly unknown novel and transforms it…

A Look At: 42nd Saturn Awards

Two days ago the 42nd Saturn Awards took place honoring the best of the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres and as much as these genres are not exactly my cup of tea, but I’ve watched the majority of the films and personally have a few comments about the winners. So here we go. Star Wars:…

Grease: Live (Movie Review)

I’m gonna call this a movie even if it might be a TV special or whatnot. Because I mean… Wow! I first just watched this ‘movie’ recently as it’s taken some time for it to be available here in Denmark. This special really proves how absolutely wonderful Thomas Kail is, pulling this whole thing together…

The Martian (Movie Review)

For a long time I have avoided writing a review on this movie and I don’t think I know why. So now I will. This sci-fi movie based on the Andy Weir novel by the same name is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Matt Damon. This is one of the movies of which I’ve…

Bridge of Spies (Movie Review)

I adore the work of Steven Spielberg, and I know it’s cliché to say that, because he’s ‘overrated’ and blah, blah, blah… But he is so good at what he does! And this film serves as a showcase for him, but also for Tom Hanks, and especially for the absolutely amazing Mark Rylance. This movie…

The Do-Over (Movie Review)

This Netflix Original movie yet again showcases that Netflix movies don’t tend to be that good (I am still excited for The Fundamentals of Caring though). This movie is not clever, it’s not funny, and it is horribly predictable. That said, Adam Sandler has made way worse films in his career and this movie actually…

Sunday in Depth #6: Metacritic vs. Rotten Tomatoes

When you make up your mind about whether to go spend your ten bucks on a movie, you usually take a glance at a movie’s reviews or at least an accumulation of them like the ones you find on Metacritic or Rotten Tomatoes. But is there even a difference between the two. The short answer…

Moon (Movie Review)

I have roasted Duncan Jones for his weak film adaptation of the Warcraft games. But Jones is by no means a bad filmmaker as is obvious after watching this powerful and partially frightening film starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. Despite the slightly dragging story, this film features one of the most cleverly agonizing concepts…