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First Man

Ryan Gosling is playing himself and flies to the moon.

Don’t get me wrong, First Man is not a bad movie. It has its moments, especially  when Gosling drives rides his spaceships, planes and when he walks on the moon. But no matter how they try, the film lacks the emotional touch – except  for this very one moment on the moon surface. So I left the movie with mixed feelings – impressed by the men who where flying in those tin cans, but not feeling more connected to the historic person of Neil Armstrong than before.

PS: And if I’d be Goslings manager, I’d look for some roles where he is required to show some more facial expressions.

First Man

That thing is getting pretty good reviews and is a must-see for me. This trailer is just great. Launch time is October 12th.

 

Captive State

I like the trailer – we’ll have to wait if the movie can hold up to that. In theaters March 29th 2019.

 

Prospect

Seems to be a nice indie SciFi and is getting some first good reviews. Starts November 2nd.

Crazy Rich Asians

What it is: A big thing for the Asian (film) community. Quite rightly.

What it isn’t: In anyway an extraordinary story or acting. It’s a mediocre RomCom, not more.

So after Outlaw King here are two more  outstanding Neflix trailers.

Hold the Dark – A gripping psychological thriller unfolds in the treacherous Alaskan wilderness when a retired wolf expert is summoned to investigate a child’s disappearance.

This looks pretty cool.

 

ROMA – Time and Space constrain us, but they also define who we are, creating inexplicable bonds with the others that flow with us at the same time and through the same places.

Something cineastic from  Alfonso Cuarón.

Four young men plan a library heist to steal some rare books but everything goes terribly wrong. The core of the film though is not the heist, but the fact that everything happened like described. The storytelling frequently jumps between interviews with the real people portrayed in the movie and the events themselves performed by actors.

Critics love the movie (86% on Rotten Tomatoes as of now), and I can’t really grab it, but something’s missing to make it outstanding for me. I’ll give it 3 out of 5 points.

Deadpool doing Deadpool things. Those who liked part 1 will like part 2.

Buy some beer and potato chips and invite your friends over, you’ll have a good time.

Guy has recurring dreams about Aliens invading earth, just to find out that his visions become reality. Sounds like a B-movie plot? Guess what – it is. The story has one good twist, however, everything else is just mediocre, including the actors.

Ready Player One

As a kid of the 80s, I probably fully fall into the target audience of that flick. So I guess it’s not for everybody – not looking for a deeper meaning , I actually quite enjoyed it.

 

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