Zimmer, who are you?

Hans Zimmer. Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of him? Well on the odd chance you come from another planet: if you’ve seen at least a few decent movies in your life, you’ll surely have heard some of his work. When I learned about ‘Hans Zimmer Revealed: The Documentary’ I couldn’t wait to see how…

Holy mother of impersonations

Everyone who doesn’t live in the United States, will agree that lately we might as well do. Every time you switch on the TV or open a newspaper, there will be something about the American politics. Yesterday was another highlight with Donald Trump’s inauguration. So it felt like the perfect timing for me to watch today’s movie….

What’s with the violence?

Today’s film: ‘The Bounty Hunter’, a romantic action comedy.After writing my review yesterday I realized something. I have been watching a striking amount of action movies since I started this blog. Even though I always try to critique them in an honest, yet feminine way, it still hit me – I feel so clever right…

Too bad

All good things come to an end. I guess that’s also how it works when reviewing. For over a week now I’ve been enjoying a series of rather nice films. But this was abruptly ended by seeing ‘Defendor’ yesterday-night. It’s not that it’s horrible and I see what they tried to do, but they just…

Sweet psycho

‘Infinitely Polar Bear’. How have I never seen this movie before? And worse, how have I never even heard anything about it untill I stumbled upon its trailer yesterday? I was searching for a film under 90 minutes, since I was exhausted from hiking with my dad all day. And suddenly I found this list…

Does this make sense?

Who doesn’t fantasize at least a couple of times a year about running ashore on a desert island? Sometimes in a romantic way, but in my case it’s usually all about the worst-case scenario’s and how I would handle it. Actual imagining ways to survive almost every possible bad situation in life, from being stuck in a fire…

Amandla Awethu!

After all the romance, comedy and action, I feel like it’s time for something more serious. I gave myself a little history lesson yesterday by finally watching ‘Mandela: Long walk to freedom’. Why finally? ‘Cause I lived in Johannesburg for nearly a year. He was still alive at the time and I visited memorials and…

Monstrous good movie

Enough of the superheroes for now. It’s time for something new on this blog: animation. Which I’m usually not that into, but there are some classics from my childhood that have conquered a space in my heart. One off those all-time favorites is ‘Monsters Inc’. It’s probably an understatement if I say I’ve watched this film a…

Last (for now), but not least

Here we go, the last one in its series: ‘Iron Man 3’. Yesterday I was talking about how in some cases, sequels are risky. Sometimes it even seems like, when a second movie does work, producers keep on making successors until one of them turns out to be an absolute failure. I am so happy…

Are sequels always bad?

I wasn’t sure if I should to this, but then I imagined that anyone watches a good movie will always soon after that want to see the sequels. Especially when you still have an unresolved romantic tension in the previous one. So yes, I couldn’t help myself and watched ‘Iron Man 2’ right after writing…

Your most perfectly imperfect badboy

Do you know what a Balbo is? No, it’s not some kind of African tree or monkey. It’s actually a type of beard. The type I usually find absolutely horrendous, but somehow love on Robert Downey Jr’s face as Tony Stark. I know, 2 Marvel-movies in 3 days on a blog for women – or, not…

How romantic can a kitchen be?

‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’: the movie that made me fall in love with Colin Firth and his character, Mark Darcy. I only found out recently that this film is actually a modern version of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. I think I watched the entire mini-series in 2 days after that. But besides the world’s most favorite sideburns,…