The Goonies

Hello, my darling readers!
Today I bring you an 80s classic that I watched for the first time. So buckle up for a treasure hunt with The Goonies!

The Plot:

A ragtag group of kids discovers a treasure map on an attic and decides to go for the gold. Well, they hadn’t anticipated crossing paths with a gangster family that just sprung free of jail…

The Rating:

I was incredibly excited when Netflix added this film. I’ve heard so much about The Goonies and as I usually love 80s flicks E. T. or Raiders of the Lost Ark, I anticipated to thoroughly enjoy this one as well.

However, I was not exactly blown away. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate, nor do I think The Goonies is a bad film. I just wasn’t as thrilled or entertained as I would have expected – especially in comparison with the movies mentioned above.

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The Disaster Artist

Hey guys!
A while ago a friend told me that I absolutely need to see The Disaster Artist. Well, I recently found it on Netflix. So let’s see whether I ended up as excited as my friend!

The Plot:

The Disaster Aritist chronicles the journey towards and the making of The Room, a film which is universally considered as one of the worst pictures ever made. Why would that be interesting? Well, because of Tommy Wiseau, the man and the mystery behind all of this!

The Rating:

I am so freaking stupid. James Franco directed this film and I was aware that he would be in this film. So when I started watching, I thought that he’s playing Wiseau’s best friend Greg and kept wondering which actor the chose for the tole of Tommy. Well, for some reason it escaped my notice that Greg was in fact played by Franco’s brother Dave (who let’s be real, does look quite a bit like James). James Franco himself plays Tommy although he is utterly unrecognizable in this role.

Anyway, long story short: I can be very daft at times and Wikipedia is often very helpful.
Anyways, as we are talking about the cast, a few other names need to be mentioned as well.

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Jojo Rabbit

Hey guys!
I was so excited to finally get to see Jojo Rabbit. It took forever and a day for this film to be released over here in Austria!
The review is coming in a bit late, but who cares?

The Plot:

Jojo is a rather lonely German who’s world is upside down when he finds out that upstanding German mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Not even his imaginary friend version of Hitler can help him figure out what to do now…

The Rating:

Oh, this film exceeded all my expectations!
Jojo Rabbit is wonderful in every way. From the cast over the soundtrack all the way to the story.

As I was familiar with the trailer, I knew the film would be hilarious. It didn’t dissapoint in that department! What I hadn’t expected, however, was that the film would make me cry as well. Gods, this really gave me all the feels.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Hello, hello!
Last year I watched all the MCU movies. As Into the Spider-Verse isn’t part of the Infinity Saga, I decided to skip it at the time. However, I have heard nothing but praise for this little film, so of course, I had to check it out as well!

The Plot:

This animated Spider-Man movie follows teenager Miles Morales who gets bitten by a radioactive spider. You know the drill.
However, as it turns out, he is not the only Spider-Man in this multiverse…

The Rating:

Why did I wait so long to watch this?
This review will be really short because I have nothing negative to say about this film.

I love all the different Spider-Men (and -Women) we get here. It’s so much fun to see a different twist on a very familar story!

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Hello, my darling readers!
Breaking Bad was an amazing show with a brilliant ending, and in 2019 Netflix graced us with a sequel. I wasn’t sure what to expect or whether I really want to see this, so let’s see how the film turned out to be!

The Plot:

El Caminon details the aftermath of the Breaking Bad finale for Jesse Pinkman (trying hard to dance around spoilers here for those who haven’t seen BB yet!)

The Rating:

How do I start with this?
Let’s begin with Aaron Paul’s performance. He already showcased his talent in Breaking Bad but in El Camino he really gets to shine. He gives a brilliant and intense performance.

All in all the film is a worthy continuation of Breaking Bad. It’s well written, fascinating and executed perfectly. However, there always has to be a but…

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Knives out

Hey, guys!
Finally, I have time to write a review about one of my most anticipated movies of 2019. I kept track of all the reviews on Knives Out but it took forever for it to come out here in Austria (and even longer for me to sit down and type this). Anyways, here we are so let’s get down to it!

The Plot:

Harlan Thrombey is dead. What first appeared to be a suicide soon turns out to be a murder that is just about a giant knot to dissolve. So whodunnit?

The Rating:

Oh, I loved this!
I’m such a sucker for an intricately crafted and smart movie and this one certainly didn’t disappoint.

There are many great things about this film. First and foremost I naturally need to mention the story. The actual riddle is pretty intricate and the big revelation rather complicated. So be sure to keep your eyes open and your brain sharp throughout the entire movie.

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