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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)… I’m pretty sure the answer is “I am Groot”.

Guardians of the Galaxy

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 8.7

IMDB link: Guardians of the Galaxy

Dearest reader,

What a surprisingly enjoyable film! Although I am an avid Marvel fan, I have never given much thought to these guardians. With what is probably the most bizarre ensemble of characters, this movie creates a world that at first seem ridiculously complicated, but in the end proves to be much more understandable than…

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The Lego Movie (2014)… We are from the planet Duplo, and we’re here to destroy you.

The Lego Movie

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.9

IMDB link: The Lego Movie

Dearest reader,

I went into this movie, expecting to hate its obvious humour and ridiculous characters, but I came out very surprised…

The humour in this movie is anything but obvious! Subtle references and clever sarcasm made this movie extremely enjoyable. They even employed satire, here and there, but very cleverly hidden. Your knowledge…

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)… Heil Hydra!

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My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 8

IMDB link: Captain America: Winter Soldier

Dearest reader,

I think it is safe to say that after the fiasco that the first movie turned out to be, it is definitely nice to see this movie turning out quite brilliantly. We see Marvel (and Avengers) regulars Black Widow, Nick Fury and Maria Hill returning with Captain Rogers to make this a successful Marvel blockbuster…

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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)… where the rainbow ends

Eyes Wide Shut

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.3

IMDB link: Eyes Wide Shut

Dearest reader,

This gut-wrenchingly slow movie is the last in Stanley Kubrick’s very impressive oeuvre. Kubrick, who also adapted the screenplay for this movie, is most famous for his directorial flashes of genius as found in for example The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. This movie, completed only a few weeks before his death still…

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Dazed and Confused (1993)… I’d like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor, insignificant preamble to somethin’ else.

Dazed and Confused

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.7

IMDB link: Dazed and Confused

Dearest reader,

Just before I step of the Richard Linklater-subject altogether, I watched this teen-drama that pre-dates Before Sunrise with two years…

Thinking that this is just another senior year-knockoff of Grease, will be the biggest mistake you ever make. But expecting another pretentious teenage discussion on the realities of…

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Dearest reader,

I’ve taken the last week to do some reflection and to rethink the project.

As always my mission will continue to be watching movies and then to give my review/analysis on the movie. The original goal was set to 365 posts and still, I am determined to meet that mark.

I must unfortunately give my attention first and foremost to my academics. I have therefore altered my goals…

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Before Midnight (2013)… Like sunlight, sunset, we appear, we disappear.

Before Midnight

My rating: 9

IMDB rating: 8.0

IMDB link: Before Midnight

Dearest reader,

This film is definitely my favourite of the trilogy. We finally see Jesse and Celine together, living normal lives. They have twin daughters and is flying Jesse’s son back and forth because of custody issues. Jesse is now an acclaimed writer and most of his work features Celine as his muse. And first it seems as if they are…

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Before Sunset (2004)… Let me sing you a waltz

Before Sunset

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 8.1

IMDB link: Before Sunset

Dearest reader,

After watching Before Sunrise yesterday, I was really excited to jump into this second movie as you are really rooting for Jesse and Celine. Nine years older (and wiser?) they once again meet up and this time they don’t have the luxury of a day together, only an hour or so. They pick off right where they left off talking…

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Before Sunrise (1995)… in celebration of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Before Sunrise

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 8.1

IMDB link: Before Sunrise

Dearest reader,

In celebration of Richard Linklater’s revolutionary film Boyhood, which studies the physical and emotional growth of a boy from boyhood to manhood, that hits our screens later this year, I’ve decided to watch his most famous work, which is of course the Before-series.

This will be the first time that I am watching these…

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Divergent (2014)… dystopian encounters of a totalitarian kind

Divergent

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.2

IMDB link: Divergent

Dearest reader,

I thoroughly enjoyed this action-packed, dystopian, alternative reality movie that in some ways  are similar to the beloved Hunger Gamesand in some ways completely new! I walked into this movie not knowing what to expect as I did not read anything on the movie beforehand, but I was pleasantly surprised by the whole premise of the…

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