Movie-Freak's Reviews

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Adrift (2018)

It’s intense. The infinite horizon. After a few days, I feel reborn. You know, just you, the wind and the sound of the boat cutting through the ocean. When you compare “Adrift” with the movie “All is lost“, where Robert Redford sailed across the ocean on board of a huge...

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The Meg (2018)

Jonas said something attacked them. Something big enough to destroy a new submarine. I’m happy I’ve watched this movie on the big screen. On the silver screen, the Megalodon (hence the title “The Meg“) was even more impressive. But that’s the only thing that can be said about this film....

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What still remains (2018)

Dreams give us hope. And if we don’t have hope, then what’s the point in living? After reading the synopsis of this movie, your reaction will probably be the same as mine at that time. “Jesus, not again another post-apocalyptic film in which the world’s population has been decimated to...

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Mara (2018)

Whatever you do, do NOT sleep! Having problems falling asleep at night? Are you tossing and turning in bed all night? Or are frightening nightmares disturbing your well-deserved sleep? Well, in that case, I advise you not to watch “Mara“, because it could possibly get worse. Now, I myself have...

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The night eats the World (2018)

The hardest part is… not knowing what’s happened to them. If there’s one horror genre that pops up ad nauseam, it’s that of zombies. Not a month goes by without a release in which undeath feast on innocent non-infected fellow humans. Since the cult film “Night of the Living Dead”...

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Traffik (2018)

It’s a satellite phone. How did this get in my purse? While looking at the film poster, the first thing I thought was: “Wow, Halle Berry has a thing for films about kidnapping”. First, there was “The Call“. And then at the beginning of the year, I saw “Kidnap“. And...

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Zoe (2018)

There is a fundamental incompatibility. “Zoe” is not just a film about artificial intelligence and the influence it will have on our society. It also shows how artificially our society will be in the future. A world where feelings are reduced to figures and where pharmaceutical concoctions provide a short...

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A quiet place (2018)

Who are we? We can’t protect them. For me, “Upgrade” deserves the title “Best SF of the Year“. And unhesitatingly I call “A quiet place” the best horror of 2018. Even though it’s more Science-fiction than horror per se. I’ve been watching horror movies all my life and have already...

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A prayer before dawn (2017)

I don’t know what you’re fucking saying, I don’t understand. What an impressive film. You won’t get a feeling of excitement or relaxation after watching it. It’ll rather leave a bad taste in your mouth. It was as if the smell of blood, rancid food, vomit, and sweat has nestled...

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Upgrade (2018)

You’re the one doing it all. You’re not a robot. In my film review of the movie “The Hollow Child“, I started again with a plea about trailers and I summed up the reasons why I avoid them. I saw the trailer from “Upgrade” by chance at the beginning of...

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Pacific Rim : Uprising (2018)

It does not matter who your parents are, where you came from, who believed in you and who didn’t. We are a family now, and we are earth’s last defense. What amazed me the most was the fact that I couldn’t remember much of “Pacific Rim“, even though I thought...

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Don’t hang up (2016)

Maybe it’s time for someone like me… to come over there and wipe that smug grin off your face. You know what’s fun sometimes? Haphazardly starting a film without knowing what it is about and afterward admitting you were pleasantly surprised. That’s my experience with this film. A film with...

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The Hollow Child (2017)

Run before it turns everyone against you. The reason why I try to avoid seeing trailers is twofold. Or they are so revealing that you actually saw the film in advance. Either the trailer is inviting and arouses your curiosity, but afterward, you come to the conclusion they better limited...

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Avengers : Infinity War (2018)

Smile. For even in death, you have become Children of Thanos. Me and superheroes. We have a kind of love-hate relationship. One moment I’m really enjoying the character or the story. At that time jealousy bubbles up and I wished I had those specific powers in my daily life. And...

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You were never really here (2017)

McCleary said you were brutal. I can be. I want you to hurt them. It’s not just the fact that defenseless young children are victims of unscrupulous people who use them in networks for pedophiles. The most disgusting aspect of this is that these circuits are visited by people who...

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Future World (2018)

There’s no medicine out there. There’s just death and hate. The future world looks fairly simplistic. Mankind has been transformed into a superficial society in which the truly kindhearted population has nestled in one or another oasis, while the riotous part indulges in looting and hanging out in a striptease/dance...

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Downsizing (2017)

I’m Dusan Mirkovic, your neighbor. Neighbors are friends. Friends tell friends the truth. Okay, maybe sometimes I’m a little bit asshole, but the world needs assholes. Otherwise where would shit go out. Are you expecting a movie such as “Honey, I shrunk the kids” or something similar to “Gulliver’s Travels”...

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Quick review : The Commuter (2018)

You work hard, you play by the rules, you’re a good soldier, and you don’t deserve it. But the reality is sometimes soldiers end up casualties. Do you want to know what I still remember from “The Commuter“? Well, actually it’s not that much anymore. It’s that kind of movie....

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How it ends (2018)

I only have one question for you. Are you coming with me? “How it ends.“. Well, I’ve never seen a movie title that sounded so ambiguous afterward. They should have replaced the period with a question mark. Even though I was very enthusiastic in the beginning. Once again a film...

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Submergence (2017)

Our world is firstly about power, it’s only secondly about education. A calm movie from time to time is something I welcome. Not again such a flashy, action-packed hero film where you’ll get nervous because the scenes follow each other in a rapid pace and stroboscopic effects get you a...

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Euthanizer (2018)

Everyone has to pay for the pain that they’ve caused. Pain needs to be balanced. Armomurhaaja (original title) Every detail was just perfect in this Finnish low-budget indie. From the first second this film intrigued me and managed to hold my full attention. Not only the magnificent acting of Matti...

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12 Strong (2018)

This is Afghanistan. Graveyard of many empires. Today you are our friend,tomorrow you are our enemy. It won’t be any different for you. Soon America will become just another tribe here. You will be cowards if you leave. And you will be our enemies if you stay. I only asked...

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10X10 (2018)

I want you to tell me your name. Cathy. My name is Cathy Noland. One thing is certain. “10X10” breaks all records when speaking of resurrections. The number of times you see one of the two protagonists getting back on their feet again seemed endless. It looked like a newer...

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Ready Player One (2018)

James Halliday saw the future. And then he built it. He gave us a place to go.A place called … THE OASIS. Recently I got a Playstation VR set for my birthday and since then I’ve spent a lot of hours in different virtual worlds. So I understand very well...

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Who’s watching Oliver (2017)

“Who’s watching Oliver” will certainly not be appreciated by everyone. It’s a film about voyeurism, sadism and total insanity. At first sight, the film seems meaningless in terms of content. But as the film progresses, you’ll conclude it contains a more pronounced message. The moment Oliver (Russell Geoffrey Banks) begins...

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Rampage (2018)

“Like my grandpappy always said: us assholes gotta stick together.” An obscure company conducting scientific experiments related to genetic manipulation on animals on a space station, get the horrible news something terrible has gone wrong. Then you see one of the female crew members getting away by means of an...

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Tomb Raider (2018)

My opinion on “Tomb Raider” “Vogel can’t find the tomb without me, and since I’m dead and… since you’ve burned the rest of my research, he will never find it.” I was actually looking forward to watching this new version of “Tomb Raider“. Not only because I had a lot...

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Death Wish (2018)

My opinion on “Death Wish” “We’ll get you set up with your FOID application right here today. State Police send it pretty quick. And then you’ll just have to take a gun safety class, but don’t worry, no one ever fails. You can do that anytime within 30 days of...

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The Hurricane Heist (2018)

You’re underestimating her. I can smell it. Sometimes a person wonders why nonsense movies like “The Hurricane Heist” are being made. It’s a mixture of “American Heist” with “Into the Storm“. Actually, this disaster film (all aspects of this movie are kind of a disaster by the way) looks like...

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Hunting Emma (2017)

Geweld kweek geweld. Ek wil ’n ou hê wat die ander wang kan draai. ’n Gentle ou. Punt. Quote from Channel 24 : “Jagveld”. The local skop, skiet and donner flick. It’s quite obvious that I’d compare this one with the movie “Revenge“, which I’ve seen recently. Both films take...

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Bullet Head (2017)

  What the fuck was that? Beware of still water or a silent dog. I’m sure they meant well while creating “Bullet Head“. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The end result may be called original and quirky, but there are also a few flaws in...

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Revenge (2017)

Even for your tiny little oyster brain, it shouldn’t be too difficult to understand. So, I’ll ask you again. Did my height change since yesterday ? I was watching “Revenge” already for a while and I was still wondering who played Richard. I was stunned when I found out it’s...

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Rebirth (2016)

My opinion on “Rebirth” Hey, you still have the Manifesto? The what? The Manifesto, man. Don’t tell me you threw it away. “Rebirth” is a psychological thriller of the Netflix collection. I certainly won’t deny that I have become a fervent supporter of the Netflix Originals series. I’ve seen already...

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Just say goodbye (2017)

My opinion on “Just say goodbye” “That was the first of hundreds of conversations between us. Most came easy. And some a little harder. And one would change my life forever” It’s not necessary to have a bunch of overwhelming special effects to make a great film. Or well-paid world-famous...

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Walking Out (2017)

My opinion on “Walking Out” “I’ll put myself between you and any bear. I promise.” “Walking out” is a story about a father and son who experience their annual get-together again and try to strengthen the wafer-thin bond that still exists between them. In addition, it’s also a story about...

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Please stand by (2017)

“Like Spock, for example. He’s half-human, half-alien. He has trouble dealing with his emotions. Where did it say that? That’s just how he is.” Although “Please stand by” is a fairly predictable film and unrestrainedly endeavors to strike a sensitive nerve, I’m all for such a type of film. The...

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Annihilation (2018)

“Blackwater National Park reported that a lighthouse was surrounded by something they termed “a shimmer.” One of the wardens went in to investigate. Never returned.” Let me get right to the point. “Annihilation” isn’t exactly an easy SF. This horrifying SciFi can join the group of “the more intellectual looking...

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Mute (2018)

“Why the hell can’t he talk anyway? It’s complicated. It’s his mother’s fault. He needs surgery. It’s against her beliefs.” Fortunately, Alexander Skarsgård isn’t by nature a voiceless person. It would have been a strange sight him appearing in “The Legend of Tarzan“. Swinging around with his mouth wide open....

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The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

“If you go… you and I will survive. I’m afraid if you don’t … No one will.” “Cloverfield” was a unique film. Lots of fans were looking forward to a sequel to this amusing found footage monster film. The sequel “10 Cloverfield lane” came 8 years later. It didn’t feel...

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Renegades (2017)

“Can you imagine what that gold could do to help my people? Will you help me get it?” There are films you can compare with a richly filled five-course dinner. First, they spoil you with a tasty opener. After which a well-filled middle piece is offered. And then as an...

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The Wall (2017)

My opinion on “The Wall” “You Americans. Think you know it all. You think it’s simple. That I am your enemy. But we are not so different, you and I.” Ever seen “Mine“? A film about an American marine who accidentally steps on a landmine in the Afghan desert and...

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Don’t knock twice (2016)

“Once to wake her from her bed. Twice to raise her from the dead. If you knock on her door, she still hears it. Sooner or later she comes knockin’ for you.” The movie “Don’t knock twice” should be a must watch for the mischiefs who like to play “Ding...

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47 Meters Down (2017)

Lisa, you need to calm down. We need to get out of here! If you do not calm down, we will die here! In “The Shallows“, Blake Lively at least had a rock in the ocean on which she sat safely while a huge shark circled around her. That was...

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The Ritual (2017)

“He was a good man. The best of us. It should never have happened. But it did… And all we can do is remember him. Robert, we miss you, mate.” “The Ritual” is a British horror that takes place in a Swedish forest where four friends go on a hike...

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

“I think we got, like, sucked into the game. And we’ve become the avatars that we chose.” I was sure about one thing. A remake of “Jumanji” is the same as repainting the Mona Lisa and exhibiting this copy. Ridiculous, inglorious, and unnecessary. I was afraid this movie would be...

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The shape of water (2017)

“The natives in the Amazon worshipped it. Like a god. We need to take it apart, learn how it works.” I’ve watched this movie the night before the Oscar ceremony because I could feel it in my bones this film would possibly win that coveted statuette. Initially, I didn’t want...

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Jack goes home (2016)

“There’s nothing to do or say. Um… we live, we drive, we crash, we die. Had to happen sometime.” Coincidentally, I’ve just seen “Marrowbone“. A film about someone who has difficulties in processing the loss of a loved one. And when I was about halfway with “Jack goes home“, I...

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Personal shopper (2016)

For me, Lewis was someone deeply intuitive of others. He understood things that went unspoken. Maybe because he knew he was going to die. Are you suffering from a sleep disorder lately so you always get up with giant bags under your eyes? Or are you hyperkinetic due to an...

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Marrowbone (2017)

Once you cross that line, there’ll be no memories. Our story begins here. Do you like a decent ghost story? And does the subject of a traumatizing experience that affects the human psyche of an individual, stimulate your curiosity? I guess “Marrowbone” is a suitable film for you. Don’t let...

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Braven (2018)

You know if you give the other half, we’re as good as dead. I’ve read an article somewhere titled: “10 Reasons why you should watch Braven“. I agreed with a few points. You could say the movie is a retrospective of action films from the 90s. But there are reasons...

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Marauders (2016)

I don’t care if you smoked last week.What I care about is honesty. If you lie, you withhold facts to get ahead, I’ll cut off your balls and bury you. If you’re going to ask me what “Marauders” was about, I’ll owe you the answer. Because to be honest, this...

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Cold Skin (2017)

We are never very far from those we hate. For this very reason, we shall never be truly close to those we love. This film is as vague as the reason why the nameless young man (David Oakes) seeks refuge on a rocky island in the Antarctic Ocean. Initially, he...

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Better watch out (2017)

“I am not drunk and I am not a kiddo. You’re 12. Thirteen in a few weeks. I’m mature for my age. I know. If I were your age, I’d date you.” Believe it or not, I found this “Home Alone” slasher version reasonably amusing. If you think this is...

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

“My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.” Voila. We Belgians can also be proud of the Hercule Poirot phenomenon in addition to our world-famous beers and chocolate. Probably the best detective in the world. And yes, he comes from this tiny country...

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Entanglement (2017)

“You’re riding a girl’s bike! It’s UNISEX!” Initially, I thought I would be presented with yet another rom-com. In retrospect “Entanglement” is a kind of romantic comedy. But in a bizarre way. This felt like an outsider of all romantic comedies. The beginning isn’t exactly a comical theme. But strangely...

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Jigsaw (2017)

“Salvation can be yours, if you cleanse yourselves of the habitual lies which have brought you here. Lies that you have told yourselves, lies that have brutalized others. Confess. The truth will set you free.” When watching a YouTube video where a baseball hits someone with a dizzying speed right...

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Beyond Skyline (2017)

“What the hell you think that was, man…terrorists or what, huh? ISIS doesn’t have a fuckin’ spaceship!” “Beyond skyline” is without a doubt  one of the better low-budget SF films I have seen in recent years. Visually, that is. In terms of content, I thought it was only half successful....

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Acts of Violence (2018)

“Mia, you shouldn’t have done that! You have no idea who they are!” “Acts of violence” is nothing more than a retarded, boring and totally implausible crime film in which serious topics such as PTSD and odious human trafficking are used as fait divers. In addition to the brainless content,...

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Suburbicon (2017)

“The only thing Suburbicon is missing is you. Isn’t it time for your new start? Come home to Suburbicon.” It doesn’t happen often, but now I had a feeling I didn’t really understand what I’d watched. Not that “Suburbicon” was a complicated, incomprehensible film. But I didn’t know what the...

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Happy death day (2017)

My opinion on “Happy death day” “I’m totally having deja vu right now. Oh, I have it all the time. It’s supposed to mean like someone’s thinking about you while they’re masturbating. I have it at least five times a day.” You can’t really say “Happy death day” is original....

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Devil’s Gate (2017)

“You both need to clear off my property, or as god is my witness I will not be responsible for what happens! Colt, If she goes in there Maria and Jonah are as good as dead.” An onrushing hot rod that suddenly breaks down near an awful looking, abandoned farm...

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Mom and Dad (2017)

My opinion on “Mom and Dad” “I mean, I used to be Brent… and you used to be Kendall… and now we’re just… Mom and Dad.” I’m sure some parents will experience it in their life. The moment you get a bit tired of your offspring. That you would love...

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Kidnap (2017)

In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson is unwilling to leave the fate of her son’s life in someone else’s hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors speeding away,...

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2047 : Virtual Revolution (2016)

Paris 2047. Most of the population spend all their time online, connected into virtual worlds, and don’t care anymore about reality. A shadow agent, Nash, working for one of the multinational companies behind these virtual worlds, is tracking down terrorists who threaten the system… Genre : SF Country : USA/France...

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Brawl in cell block 99 (2017)

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast : Vince Vaughn : Bradley Thomas Jennifer Carpenter : Lauren Thomas Don Johnson : Warden Tuggs Director : S. Craig Zahler My opinion on “Brawl in Cell Block 99”...

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Geostorm (2017)

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone. Genre : SF/Action Country : USA Cast : Gerard Butler : Jake...

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Death Note (2017)

A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals. Genre : Fantasy Country : USA Cast : Nat Wolff : Light Turner Lakeith...

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Film Review : What happened to monday (2017)

“We are one human family sharing this Earth.Today, together, we make history.The Child Allocation Act is the first vital step towards preserving our planetand making a better future for our children.”   After reading the synopsis of this film I was instantly excited, because the concept appealed to me enormously....

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Film Review : Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

“Raped while Dying. Still no arrests. How come, chief Willoughby?” Those who read my writing attempts occasionally, know that I thoroughly hate everything that has the appearance of a serial or when prequels and sequels are being produced just to exploit the story even further. So, don’t panic while reading...

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Hampstead (2017)

An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home. Genre : Comedy/Romance Country : UK/Belgium Cast : Diane Keaton : Emily Walters Brendan Gleeson : Donald Horner James Norton : Philip Director :...

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Paddington 2 (2017)

“Paddington wouldn’t hesitate if any of us needed help! He looks for the good in all of us.” We have an annual tradition. The last day of the year we go to the cinema with the whole family to end that year with a cozy family film. This year the...

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The Glass Castle (2017)

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : Woody Harrelson : Rex...