Movie Mania: Fargo

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Today, I have a confession to make. The iconic 1996 movie Fargo? Never seen it. Until last week! Let’s if it’s worth all the fuss!

 

 

The Plot:
Jerry desperately needs money. Well, he has the brilliant idea of having his wife kidnapped in order to get his father in law to pay a nice ransom. What could possibly go wrong with that? The answer: everything!

 

The Rating:
I have to admit, I was pretty excited to finally see this one. There are so many reviews out there, praising this movie and hey, it also won tons of accolades. So it has to be good, right? Continue reading

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Movie Mania: A Cure for Wellness

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It’s almost Halloween, so I wanted to talk about one of this years big horror movies. Set in the Swiss Alps, we get an unusual film in an unusual location.

 

The Plot:
A young executive of a financial services company is sent to Switzerland to retrieve one of the companies CEOs. But for some reasons nobody ever seems to leave the remote and idyllic wellness center in the Swiss alps…
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Movie Mania: Mermaids (1990)

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Today I want to present my favourite Cher film ever. Based on a novel by Patty Dann, Richard Benjamin created a lovely comedy drama!

 

The Plot:
The story is narrated by Charlotte. She’s 15 years old and lives with her rather eccentric mother Rachel and little sister Kate. Whenever something goes wrong in her life, Rachel packs up an relocates. The actual story begins in 1963 right after one of those moves. Charlotte, who’s obsessed with Catholicism, develops feelings for the 26-year-old school bus driver Joe while Rachel falls in love with a local shop owner. But is there a future to any of those relationships? Continue reading

Movie Mania: Sing

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Today’s movie is a rather unlikely choice for me. Sing is an animated musical comedy featuring the voices of Hollywood’s finest actors. Childish or also worth checking out for adults?

 

The Plot:
Buster Moon is in trouble. The theater he owns is about to be taken away due to financial problems. In order to raise money he comes up with a singing competition. As it turns out, there are many talents around… Continue reading

Movie Mania: Transcendence

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Today I want to ramble about Transcendence, a 2014 sci-fi drama featuring many famous names in the cast-list.

 

The Plot:
Dr. Will Caster and his wife Evelyn work on a computer capable of feeling. They make great progress, however, at a conference Will is shot by a member of an anti-technology terrorist group. Before he, dies Evelyn tries to upload his consciousness into a quantum computer… Continue reading

Old vs. New: Brighton Rock

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A while ago I did a Book vs. Movie post on Graham Greene’s famous novel Brighton Rock, comparing it with both adaptations. However, I decided to pay the two films a very close look as well!

 

The Plot:
Pinky, far to young for the job, is the leader of Brighton gang. When they murder Fred Hale he has his hands full trying to cover everything up. Most of all he needs to take care of Rose, a young waitress who is a witness…

 

The Rating:

To be honest, I found the 1947 movie completely by surprise. Back in December I was ill and couldn’t sleep. Switching through TV channels at 2 in the morning I found this little gem.
Coincidentally I had only finished the novel two weeks earlier!
Anyway, what we get is a very atmospheric black and white picture with a more than fabulous staff. Richard Attenborough is exactly what I had imaged Pinkie to look like. He captures his essence perfectly. Young and inexperienced, wanting to be taken seriously, to be one of the big players, getting more than he can handle. Furthermore, Carol Marsh is just wonderful as Rose. It’s so easy to believe her in innocence and naivety and more important in her change. Not many actresses could have pulled that role off as convincingly.
I also love the fact that the movie is black and white. Brighton Rock is just the kind of story that needs to be in b/w. It gives the whole thing the perfect gloomy atmosphere. So I can say I thoroughly enjoyed the 1947, actually I was even surprised how good it is! Continue reading