Today I have one of my favourite Leonardo DiCaprio movies for. He starred in many great production but this one is funny, sad and has his perfect antagonist: Tom Hanks! What makes it even more interesting: It’s based on the real story of Frank Abagnale…
The teen-aged Frank Abagnale has a wonderful but when his loving family seems to fall apart he takes drastic measures. His father loses his job and soon after his parents get divorced. Frank runs away. You’d think a young boy would run out of money soon, but Frank is clever. He begins forging checks and poses as a PanAm pilot. And that’s only the beginning… Continue reading
Today I’m letting my inner child run free. I checked out Disney’s production The Princess and the Frog, which is a 2009 animated fairy-tale-thingy.
Tiana is a young woman with big plans. She works her ass off to save enough money in order to open her own restaurant. But during a masquerade ball Tiana kisses a frog – hoping to turn him into a prince. However, it all goes horribly wrong and she ends up as frog… Continue reading
You all know by know that I’m a huge Quentin Tarantino fan. But I completely escaped my notice, that I had never written about Django Unchained! That’s needs to be changed right away!
Bounty Hunter Dr. King Schultz acquires the slave Django to help him identify some of the guys he’s looking for. In exchange for that he offers Django his freedom. However, once the job is done, they become partners. Dr. King Schultz even agrees to help Django free his wife Broomhilda who is a slave at Calvin Candie’s plantation… Continue reading
Today I have a very special movie for you. Sons of Norway is a lovely coming of age film, powered by Hippies and Punk Rock.
1970. Rebellion is hard when you listen to punk rock but your parents are hippies driving around in a van with flowers. Still, Nikolaj has a strong bond with his loving and caring mother. But then his world is shattered when she dies after an accident.
Both Nikolaj and his father struggle both with the passing and with finally getting along better… Continue reading
About half an eternity ago I did a post where I described myself in 3 TV show characters. Today I’m going to continue: it’s movie time!
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter):
I remember seeing the movie in theaters and thinking: That is so me. Her attitude, her looks, her ambition. Even the sarcastic comments and that she’s constantly correcting everybody. Although I may not be that hyper-motivated when it comes to studying, I’m always well prepared and ahead of time. 100% me.
Beetlejuice is one of my all time favourite Tim Burton films. He’s one of my favourite directors and for this movie he got Winona Ryder on board. I love almost all of her 80s and 90s flicks but her role as Lydia is the most relatable for me. She has no friends, a taste for the dark and unusual. I was (and I guess I still am) a very weird kid with a slight obsession for the obscure. So yeah, you see the connection…
Time for another movie review! Kings of Summer was the summer movie of 2013. The indie coming of age drama had its premier at Sundance.
Three teenage boys decide to reached the highest stage of independence. They plan to build a house in the woods and live off the land… Continue reading