Archive for May, 2016

MV5BMTUyMTE0ODcxNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODE4NDQzNTE@._V1_SX640_SY720_I finally watched Mad Max Fury Road more out of curiosity than interest as I know my interests are quite different than these kinds of films.

In a futuristic society where the whole world has been destroyed, there is hardly any water and very few societies have survived. The person that keeps the water has all the power. In such a world, maxresdefaultcraziness, violence and hunger prevail, and all that can lead to
dangerous behaviour. Here we see Furiosa trying to save 5 young girls from a cruel master and Mad Max unwillingly joined them.

As I said earlier it didn’t have much to interest me. I knew that Mad Max was a series of films released in the 80s with Mel Gibson. I don’t understand the point of resurrecting them. I don’t understand all this craziness, violence, fury and nonsense that is set in the future. What difference does it make and why is it interesting? Where is the creativity and inspiration in all of this? If you want to show the futility of life, the craziness, violence, fury and nonsense you don’t need to imagine it in the future; have a look at the present.

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Love, Rosie

love__rosie__2015____movie_poster_by_blantonl98-d8gtc68Last night I watched a romantic film that I hadn’t heard anything about. It is called Love, Rosie.

Rosie and Alex met when they were 5 years old and living in the same street they have been the closest and best of friends ever since. But growing into adults started to complicate their Love-Rosie
relationship and friendship. Just when they decide to leave their home town and go to college life steps in and changes their plans putting a great distance between them.

It is based on a book called Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern which I had never read. The film is quite nice as it is quite funny at times with weird situations that seem a bit too much; but as we know weird situations can happen to anyone any day. I loved the music when they went clubbing as it reminded me of my youth. It is sweet and interesting to watch and makes you think of how absolute and innocent first love can be.



film-bridesmaidsLast night I finally watched the film Bridesmaids which was in my ‘to watch’ list for quite some time.

When Lillian gets engaged to be married her long time friend 91AekcUuy+L._SL1500_Annie is going to be her maid of honor and a new circle of friends will be her bridesmaids. Although Annie is happy for her friend, her personal life is far from satisfactory and she feels a total failure. Through her own disappointments she can’t see how she is ruining her friend’s wedding preparations and a lot of things don’t go according to her plans.

Somewhere I had heard that it was supposed to be the female equivalent of The Hangover so I expected something funny, but as I remember it The Hangover was much funnier. It was an ok film to spend the evening, but I didn’t relate to any of the characters and didn’t laugh as much as I expected.



MV5BMjMzMzM2NTM2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTk4OTYwOQ@@._V1_SX640_SY720_On a lazy Saturday afternoon I watched a Japanese cartoon with the title From Up on Poppy Hill or as the original title goes Kokuriko-zaka karafrom_up_on_poppy_hill_tatin_arts_hall_by_maximusnights-d6s88ae

It is the story of two school friends who become close as they try to save the old building where their clubhouse is in their area and fall in love at the same time. But there is a secret that has to keep them apart.

I hadn’t watched a Japanese cartoon in some time and I had forgotten how much I enjoy them. I like how calm they can be. The story is not bad and it was a really nice film to relax with on a Saturday.


Ricki and the Flash

Ricki_and_the_Flash_posterLast night I watched Ricki and the Flash, a family story.

Ricki is a middle aged rock singer that aspired to be a rock star, that’s why she abandoned her family. She hasn’t been very ricki-and-the-flash-m4v-670
successful that’s why she needs to work in a super market too. When she hears that her daughter was cheated by her new husband and is suicidal she ran to help her. But it is not an easy situation. She has alienated herself from her children all these years that she was absent trying to become famous.

It is an interesting film a bit depressing in the beginning, but the casting is fabulous so the story flows. It is not going to make you cry, but it does have a statement about independence and gender equality. It is not a bad film to watch on a Sunday afternoon but it isn’t going to become your favourite film.