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Dicte

Dicte is a possible serie if you’re looking for entertainment, not too much to think about and nothing too heavy. None of them are truly that realistic, and Dicte is nowhere near a super hero of any kind. She is not special. Very stubborn, and more often then not, wrong. Not in the sense that it’s obviously immediately though. She does things and you’re like ‘wtf?! I wouldn’t exactly approve of such an action from any journalist soon?!’ You do forget she is a journalist quite quickly, because she doesn’t seem to care that much herself. She is just curious, goes after a vague hunch.
It’s also amazing how she just gets the support of the Danish police, because she is actually quite clumsy. Her theories are farfetched and she is far from ‘always right’. At times she has a hunch that appears to be in the right direction, but there’s never any logic to it, it seems to me.
Then again, you wonder why she doesn’t just work as a cop instead of a journalist?
Also, not all actors are that convincing. This doesn’t help either.
The series is mostly based on two episodes being connected, so it does work great to keep watching. You’re not ‘forced’ to watch the entire series to finally see it unwrap itself.

None of the romantic relationships actually work in this series. You don’t see any of them truly happening. Only the one between Wagner and Dicte’s friend, and that’s the one that gets cut short. You would have seen that one happening. After that, the friend miraculously disappears, too.
The other romances are not surprising. Not even a little bit.

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Posted by on December 21, 2018 in Opinion, series, Uncategorized

 

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Collateral Beauty

With Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Naomi Harris, Keira Knightley, Michael Pena and Jacob Latimore.

Don’t feel like watching the standard Christmas Carol? Watch this one instead. It is The Christmas Carol in a modern version. This is the first Will Smith film I’ve seen in a while that I was moved by so very much.
The circle is truly shut in the end and it is such a beauty to watch.
The story as you know it is there, except the ‘Scrooge’ in this story fails to give a damn about his company failing. He is just an unpleasant man to deal with, while his friends/coworkers are still trying to safe what is left of a company that once was top of the edge.
To make him give a damn, his coworkers first hire a private investigator. When that doesn’t help, they hire actors to get the message through.

Though I understand why they chose the title for the film, I feel like that is missing out greatly on the huge emotiones that come pouring out on different points in the film.
But to be fair I can’t think of a proper title other than ‘A Christmas Carol’ here, and frankly that would probably take away the magic that one can feel during the film as well.
Naomi Harris is doing such a wonderful job on that end, truly: WOW! Helen Mirren is a lovely tease.

I’d say it’s a must see, even if it is only for seeing Will Smith shining his way through. I was truly taken by his performance!

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2018 in Films, Opinion, Uncategorized

 

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Angela’s Christmas

Very cute, short little Christmas story. Because of its start, it reminded me instantly of Frank McCourt’s Angela. Also because it’s clearly an Irish story.

It’s mostly a nice film for smaller children because it’s only 30 minutes. Not too long for quickly distracted minds there. Still, the film is quite dark. Understandable, as it’s Christmas and early morning/early nights make it so, light wise.

The film is very suitable for any audience. Siblings will recognise the rivalry that makes being a family soooo lovely (not always the case, I realise) and also recognise the compassion that Angela has in her mind for the baby Jesus. The kind of compassion adults often lack, as they see an ornament, not a being in possible want of love or attention.
And come on, only 30 minutes…

Just watch it 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Films, Opinion, Uncategorized

 

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

With Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrel, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Katherine Watson and many others.

A bit of a dark followup of the Harry Potter series, and technically it’s a prequel, of course.
Then again, perfect casting of Eddie Redmayne. He gives the part of Newt Scamander just the bit of humanity, the bit of clumsiness you associate with either Hagrid caring about his precious, but highly dangerous creatures, or Hugh Grant in Four Weddings And A Funeral. Newt is clumsy and yet knows exactly what is the correct response to the creatures he’s got amongst him in his very special suitcase. And just like Hugh Grant: he keeps messing things up, leaving behind a trail of massive messes and surprises all the way long.

The film is a bit of a stretch for any kid, being over two hours long. It has a lot of dark atmospheres too, but given that Harry Potter isn’t exactly the lightest material the more he grows, that is not that much of a problem here.
Though the film depicts violence, any computer game will contain more of that. I wouldn’t say it’s for all ages though. It very much depends on the kid. An easily startled kid shouldn’t watch it, for it’s too dark.

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Films

 

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