Archive for July, 2015


Boyhood

Boyhood_filmLast weekend I watched Boyhood, a film that was filmed in a twelve year period by Richard Linklater.

It describes the story of Mason and his family that live in Texas and how he grows from a youngboyhood-review-2 age up until his first day of college.

It is interesting to see time passing in the faces of the actors in these 12 years. I remember thinking that this film shows us how the original everyday typical life in America is; kind of a reality show but without needing to create fake drama. Because life is like that; a little drama, a little boring, a little funny. The next moment I am shocked to see the grandfather give a gun as a present to his fifteen year old grandson… and the grandmother a Bible! What can I say!? America!

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dracula-untoldLast night I watched Dracula Untold, the latest narration of the well known Dracula story.

Prince Vlad was taken by the Turks in the age of 10 to be raised by the Sultan and become an invincible warrior. He was part of the Janissaries the Turks were raising, Dracula-Untold-Luke-Evans-Son-Art-Parkinsonthousands of children taken and raised to be the fiercest soldiers and make up the Turkish army. The Prince after serving his time and killing thousands of people in the most cruel ways, he returned to his country to rule and have his family in peace. When the Turks appeared again demanding his son for their cruel army Vlad decided to fight them with all his might, turning into a dark monster, Dracula, that had unlimited strength and could not die.

Dracula here is a family man that fights to save his son. There are some gaps in the story and Bram Stoker’s Dracula remains in the top of my list, but this film is worth watching. It is an action film that has the dramatic dark atmosphere of the Transylvanian landscape¬†and a Dracula for whom we really care and feel for his suffering. The filming is rather interesting, especially the scenes in the battle that are mirrored on a sword.

It is a great girl’s horror film as it also has the sexiest Dracula I’ve ever seen. You should definitely watch it!

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