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Movie review: Splice (2009) directed by Vincenzo Natali

Product info: Geneticists Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) are young, successful scientists who specialize in creating hybrids of living species. When they propose the use of human DNA, their pharmaceutical company bosses forbid it, forcing them … Continue reading

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Movie review: Franklyn directed by Gerald McMorrow (2008)

I would like to thank dearest Melfka who told me about this film – you rock! Product info (from Wikipedia): Split between the parallel realities of contemporary London and the otherworldly metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn follows the tales of … Continue reading

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Movie review: Kill Command directed by Steve Gomez (2016)

Starring: Vanessa Kirby (Mills), Thure Lindhardt (Captain Bukes) and David Ajala (Drifter). Movie info: In a near future technology-reliant society, a small, elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island facility. What starts out as just another training … Continue reading

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Movie review: Sucker Punch directed by Zack Snyder

Synopsis: An action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from the darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where … Continue reading

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Movie review: District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp

Synopsis: In 1982, an alien ship inexplicably stops over Johannesburg of all available places. When investigation teams enter the ship, they discover a population of sick, dirty, diseased and malnourished extraterrestrials, derogatorily referred to as “prawns”. They need help, any … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Lilo & Stitch directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (2002)

Synopsis: Lilo is a cute, thoroughly mixed-up Hawaiian orphan constantly at loggerheads with Nani, her twenty-something sister and guardian. Life’s been one long round of arguments since the girls’ parents died in a car crash. Lilo has become angry, lonely … Continue reading

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Movie review: Trance by Danny Boyle (2013)

Synopsis: A group of criminals try to steal a very valuable painting of Francisco Goya (Vuelo de Brujas; also known as Witches in Flight or Witches in the Air ) during its auction; however in the ensuing mayhem it gets lost. Only one … Continue reading

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Book to movie review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed vs. Wild directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (2014) and written by Nick Hornby

Synopsis: A road to hell or a road to redemption? A foolish project of an unbalanced individual or a life-saving pilgrimage? After a premature death of her beloved mother and a divorce Cheryl nose-dived into troubles. She dropped out of … Continue reading

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Movie review: Lucy directed by Luc Besson

Synopsis: Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a pretty, careless student on a grant in an unspecified Asiatic country (China?  Korea? Taiwan? Wikipedia claims it’s Taiwan but I am sceptical). She tries not to waste too much time on study and such … Continue reading

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Movie review: Nightcrawler directed by Dan Gilroy

I watched this one because I was encouraged to do so by a great review written by Tasha/Heidenkind on her blog. I strongly recommend you visit her place and read it as well. Thanks, mon amie! Synopsis: Nocturnal underbelly of … Continue reading

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