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Transformers: Age of Extinction – best debut at the box office in 2014

Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime Poster

Surprisingly or not, demolished by critics, Transformers: Age of Extinction shatters box office in North America and becomes the first movie in 2014 to reach $100 million in the weekend debut thus displacing Captain America: The Winter Soldier who held the debut record revenue this year by about 95 million. And overseas, the Autobots did not fared bad at all, accumulating another 201 million dollars (about 90 million of which came only from China, the absolute record for an American film in that country) and resulting a total to just over 300 million in one […]

Movie Review “Angel-A” 2005, by Luc Besson

Angel A movie poster

I didn’t kept an accurate record, but I think in this half-year of 2014 I broke my personal record of movies where the spoken language is other than English for an entire year. I do not know what’s wrong with me, because I usually avoid these movies, but just in this month I have seen five such movies and still have another one „on target”. The latest one is a French one, named Angel-A 2005, which convinced me to watch it because it is written and directed by Luc Besson, a very good director/screenwriter. […]

Memories of a Geisha 2005, old movie review

Memories of a Geisha movie poster

Even if it is not full of typical American cliches, Memories of a Geisha 2005 remains, however, a chick flick. It was a bit interesting to watch, but I didn’t particularly liked, I didn’t managed to „connect” with any character, not even with the girl from the main role. If I had to characterize it by a simple onomatopoeia, that it would be „meh.” I wonder how anyone could be attracted to such a Geisha with tons of makeup on their face and their way of walking is simply ridiculous. Yes, it will catch my attention […]

Under the Skin in 2013, new movie review

Under the Skin (2013) movie poster

Under the Skin in 2013 is one of the most weird movies that I’ve ever seen. Not necessarily the worst, but certainly is very strange. Seeing how such movies are so praised by experts and alleged experts, I wonder if they are paid to write positive reviews or are simply trolling to see if they have such an influence as to convince the main public that a shitty movie is actually a masterpiece. If it wasn’t Scarlett Johansson in the lead role, I would certainly have stopped this movie after the first 15-20 minutes and […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, teaser trailer

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Lionsgate has released a new teaser trailer for „The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”. In this penultimate chapter of the worldwide phenomenon „The Hunger Games”, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) leads a revolution through the districts to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and to overthrow the President Snow (Donald Sutherland) once and for all. I am not sure if the scene we see in the trailer it will be found in the movie itself, but shows us not only the clear intention of Snow that any attempt of rebellion will be crushed violently, but is showed us […]

La Vie en Rose 2007, old movie review

La vie en rose 2007 movie poster

French movies are the only European movies that I watch with interest and high expectations on their part, that’s because most of the ones I’ve seen so far I liked very much, despite the fact that I do not like French language. A girl raised in poor conditions who gets to sing on street corners to earn some food money is getting at maturity one of the most famous French singers in history: Édith Piaf. Her story tells us director Olivier Dahan through the „La vie en rose 2007” (La Môme) movie, double Oscar […]

Brick Mansions 2014, new movie review

Brick Mansions movie poster

As you probably already know, Brick Mansions is the American version of the French Banlieue 13 and is the last movie who Paul Walker led from start to finish before his death occurred on November 30, 2013. The fact that it’s the last movie of Paul Walker is not the only reason that’s worth watching it, although it would have been enough for me. It’s worth watching because it has a lot of action scenes and spectacular parkour. It’s not the kind of movie with a great story and plot twists to blow your […]

The Great Beauty / La Grande Bellezza 2013, review

La Grande Bellezza The Great Beauty 2013 movie poster

There are some people who, when they see a straight line drawn on a canvas that is exposed into an art gallery, tend to analize it with so much seriousness and attention to discover in it some existential meanings that they omit exactly the essential: it’s just a goddamn line! Something like this seemed to me to be La Grande Bellezza. I think it is the best movie about nothing. There are many beautiful pictures, pleasent to the eye, but after a while they started to bore me and as soon as the movie […]

Marvel Confirms They Are Developing a Solo Black Widow Movie

Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow

When previously asked about the lack of female superhero movies, Marvel chief Kevin Feige has remained diplomatic, yet non-committal. During the press tour for „Thor 2,” Feige’s comments were „I’m not sure when that will be” and „we’ll see what happens.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement for a female-led Marvel movie. Apparently, things have changed over the past few months and now Feige, when asked specifically about Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, said that they are actively developing her own solo movie.   Feige was speaking to Total Film about „Captain America 2” and how […]

Four Brothers 2005, movie review and synopsis

Four Brothers movie poster

Mark Wahlberg is, in my opinion, one of the best actors and this is because he can play in any genre – comedy, action, sci-fi or drama. I really do not remember seeing a movie with him that I can say about it that is bad, and Four Brothers 2005 makes no discordant note. I had no intention of watching it, I did not even knew about the existence of this movie, but because someone told me it’s very good and because I had nothing better to watch, I said to try it. Sure, […]