Winona Babelicious Ryder

winonaedward.gif

Winona Ryder quickly rose to become one of the biggest movie names back in the late 80s/ early 90s. Her collaborations with Tim Burton – Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands were enormous hits, Heathers became a high school comedy classic, and The Age of Innocence and Little Women got Ryder Academy Award nominations. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she used to be incredibly hot as well (to be honest she still is) – if I were several years older she’d totally has been among my childhood crushes in the 90s. Those adorable eyes and a lovely smile are exceptional. Continue reading →

Advertisements

Are the bankers as evil as we think?

bankersfeature

Over the last few weeks I’ve been familiarizing myself with the economic mumbo jumbo and reading up on the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Not going to lie, the economics and politics are 2 major things I tend to stay away from, as I don’t fully understand the former, and I get angered way too easily by the latter.
The recent Academy Award contender The Big Short, and the 2010 Matt Damon-narrated documentary Inside Job are the two movies responsible for my sudden interest in this subject matter.
They were not only compelling, but also made all the effort to present the circumstances of the crisis in an extremely coherent and straightforward fashion, so that even a layman like me got a lot from viewing them. Then again, ultimately I wish I didn’t know the dirty machinations that went on at that time.
So are the banks as bad as the filmmakers often make them to be? The short answer is they are far worse. Continue reading →

You are the vulgarian, you fuck. – A Fish Called Wanda

superior

Get a Python to write a script for a film and you end up with a box office smash hit. A Fish Called Wanda is an exhilarating comedy which involves a jewelry heist done by a sketchy bunch of criminals. What follows is a series of betrayals and double-crossing as each party concerned attempts to get the whole lot and leave the others with nothing. Monty Python’s John Cleese and Michael Palin, together with Jamie Lee-Curtis and Kevin Kline star in what just might be one of the funniest movies of the 80s. Continue reading →

Great Man Paul Newman and Cool Hand Luke

PaulNI’d like to take a moment and reminisce about a legendary actor, late Paul Newman. Known in particular for The Hustler, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, The Sting or The Color of Money, my beloved performance of his has got to be that in Cool Hand Luke. The piercing gaze, hearty smile and the unquestionable talent are features that made Paul Newman an awesome movie star in my eyes. Yet the more you get exposed to facts about this man’s life, the more you become fascinated, the more you admire him. Continue reading →

'I'm a cop. From the future. I need your help.' Kung Fury will rock you like a hurricane!

kung fury feature

David Hasselhoff together with his chest hair was a big part of my childhood, however nasty it sounds. Both Knight Rider and Baywatch had me glued to the screen; the first one because of the talking, multifunctional car, and the latter because of all the babes running on the beach in slowmo (giving me kiddy boners). Dave Hasselhoff is not Daniel Day-Lewis when it comes to acting, but he did fit into his uncomplicated roles perfectly, and I don’t have any bad memories related to them, so props for that. Continue reading →

‘I’m a cop. From the future. I need your help.’ Kung Fury will rock you like a hurricane!

kung fury featureDavid Hasselhoff together with his chest hair was a big part of my childhood, however nasty it sounds. Both Knight Rider and Baywatch had me glued to the screen; the first one because of the talking, multifunctional car, and the latter because of all the babes running on the beach in slowmo (giving me kiddy boners). Dave Hasselhoff is not Daniel Day-Lewis when it comes to acting, but he did fit into his uncomplicated roles perfectly, and I don’t have any bad memories related to them, so props for that. Continue reading →

Batman and his incarnations

top

Iron Man? Spider-Man? Superman? Batman? Captain America? Flash? Green Lantern? Arguing about which superhero is the best is a pointless and vain endeavor. In the end the Bat will always save the day – not without a few bruises or wounds, sometimes taking a beat down too, with justice being served, yet at a price. He will fall to his knees, but only to get up stronger. He knows what pain and fear are and at the same time it’s perfectly human to experience these. Continue reading →

Rebellious spirit of the 80s lives on in The Kings of Summer

kings1

Not sure if they are classified as a separate film genre, but lots of coming-of-age movies are among my favorites. There’s something incredibly humane about young people freaking about small problems, thinking their lives are ruined only because they damaged the car of their dad’s or some peers saw them wearing underpants with a kitty on it.
The kids deal with their embarrassment, live through bigger or smaller problems they’re faced with it, and in 10 years time they might even have a laugh about them or completely forget them , as the mess they were in ultimately wasn’t that serious.
What remains of our childhood and teenage years is a mosaic of good and bad memories; the latter might not even evoke sad feelings anymore – all things we remember from back then make us what we are now, and each of those memories is equally important. Continue reading →

"Well, um, I'll have a Coke, then." – The Boondock Saints

defoe

The other day I happened to catch on TV ‘The Boondock Saints’. I have watched this movie for the first time when I was in the 6th grade or something while staying over at my cousin’s place for holidays and it left a very strong impression on the sweet and innocent 10-something-year-old myself. It was probably the first movie I’ve seen to include this amount of violence, blood and foul language. Taking aside the things mentioned, the premise of ‘The Boondock Saints’ was really interesting and I enjoyed re-watching it several times when I got older. Continue reading →