Ocean’s 8 (Bluray review)

Director; Gary Ross
Action/Comedy/Crime
1h 50 minutes
Out on Bluray
Copy provided by Twentieth Century Fox Sweden

Stars in a clear blue sky, that is the definition of Ocean’s 8. Great actresses that don’t shine due to the lack of substance and depth, a lifeless script that delivers absolutely nothing besides a cool-attitude Rihanna, a preppy Sarah Paulson, and a greedy Sandra Bullock.

If you are familiar with the Ocean’s franchise, you’ll have a clue of what this film is all about. Masterminds doing crimes with style and some humorist lines to lighten up the atmosphere and give you that action thrill yet chill vibe all wrapped together with a bow and an ensemble of big actors and actresses, all gathered in one place.

Debbie Ocean is planning the biggest heist so far, and in order to pull it off during the most significant party of the year, the Met Gala – she needs a team of experts, and that is where every recognizable face from the entertainment industry waltzes in.
You got Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham-Carter, and so many more. A ride of expensive jewelry, fancy dresses, and spy-mentality. 5.5/10

Bluray extras;
A heist in heels
Ocean’s team 3.0
Reimagining the Met Gala
Deleted scenes



Deadpool 2 (Bluray review)

Director; David Leitch
Action/Adventure/Comedy
2h
Out on Bluray
Copy Provided by Twentieth Century Fox Sweden

Ryan Reynolds is finally back in the highly anticipated sequel to what could be one of Marvel’s greatest yet most idiotic superhero, Deadpool. David Leitch, delivers an action-packed cinematic experience, however, with a very oh so gentle script that needed a much more stronger dialogue, one that ended up being slightly light and very kid-friendly.

The sequel rarely, if ever, lives up to the first one and that was proven here. It ended up being Disney and soft compared to the first one, and that was a disappointment. The script was kind of weak in the sense of conversations and Deadpool’s lines, it tried so hard to come off as hilarious and raw but it ended up being close to desperate.

Here, we get to follow Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool, gather a team of mutants to save a young boy from supernatural powers that even himself cannot handle. Together, they all join forces and it all becomes a roller coaster of fast cars, explosions, and fun.

Ryan Reynolds is phenomenal and shines like a diamond in the darkened sky as Deadpool, and delivered another fantastic performance, and thankfully it wasn’t overshadowed by the somewhat weak script that was missing more of the raw vulgarity humor that the first one had.

The action is there, the visual just as beautiful, but it still didn’t satisfy my burning yearning for everything that is Deadpool. 6.5/10

Bluray extra;
Gag Reel
Deleted/Extended scenes
Until your face hurts; Alt takes
The most important X-force member
Deadpan family values
Directing Deadpool 2
Audio commentary
Theatrical version
+ so much more


I feel pretty (Blu-ray review)

Director; Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein
Comedy
1h 50 minutes
Out on Bluray
Copy provided by UIP

I Feel Pretty is a romantic comedy that goes flat every now and then, a somewhat remake of the 2001 film with Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow, Shallow Hal. A story about seeing someone with a whole new perspective, in this case, yourself. Renee played by comedian Amy Schumer, an ordinary girl with a semi-confidence personality has a minor accident and starts seeing herself differently, the gorgeous woman she always dreamt of looking like with a brand new attitude.

I feel pretty is an OK feel-good movie with a touch of everything from humor, romance, friendship and learning to love yourself as you are. Though a rather dull script and not anywhere near being anything one hasn’t seen or heard before, it’s not a complete waste of your time, the movie isn’t great but you’ll get a few laughs and a smile throughout and the acting itself ain’t all that shabby. 4/10

Bluray extras;
Being Pretty – Featurette
Deleted scenes
Gag reels



Ladies and gents, meet King Cairo.

My furry little reason to why I haven’t been able to update the site.
My man and I decided it was time to expand our family of just us two with a new member, a mini chihuahua to be exact.
So my time has gone to potty train him, teach him few commands, and simply swoon over how adorable he is.
So, with this entry I’d like to apologize for neglecting the blog, and I will do my best to update as much as I possibly can. Until then, enjoy this picture of our baby.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Review)

Creator: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Fantasy/Horror
1h
Out on Netflix

Riverdale meets Charmed with a splash of Harry Potter. The chilling adventures of Sabrina is a cozy mystery that came out just in time to watch during the Halloween weekend. Spread some pumpkins, light up some candles, and snuggle down with the perfect tv show that includes witches, magic spells, a puzzling town, and drama.

Though a remake from the Archie Comics classic, it is nothing like the Sabrina Teenage Witch series as we might remember.
Though most characters like Salem the cat, Sabrina’s aunts Hilda and Zelda, and Harvey are in it, it’s not as silly as the version from 96, this one is slightly more satanic, darker, and definitely more twisted.

The show revolves around Sabrina and her huge decision that lies upon her shoulders, on the night of her 16th birthday she must decide whether to follow the dark or light path.
With school and mortal friends and a mortal boyfriend, Sabrina has created a world she doesn’t feel comfortable leaving just yet nor is she ready to sign her soul over to the dark lord and praise Lucifer.
Secrets, romance, and two parallel worlds, you’re in a for a ride of magic and fantasy. 7.5/10



Comic Con 2018 – Review by guest blogger.

Entry by; Jiyan Bagcivanci
Pictures by; Ayass Fatouhiy

The doors opened at 15 on Friday and we were welcomed to the biggest event for comics. There wasn’t as much people as I’d thought it would be, but I did although get informed that Saturday would be packed.
We were greeted by the latest Android from Starwars and an entire lego Star wars army. Beside them, R2D2 and his companions greeted the visitors with it’s signature sounds. When we stepped in I was a bit disappointed to the small size of such an event, yet there was enough stands and shops to go around.
From Fox to Playstation to Swedish Military, all of them were jammed in one place. Why the military was there? I dont know, maybe catch some Call of Duty players and recruit them? Either way, it seemed as if this years ComicCon was mainly focused on games, games, and more games.
All the major players were there; Playstation showing their VR, Nitendo demonstrating the latest Mario-games, Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, Starlink and many many more were showcasing the newest games soon availible to the public.
In between you could catch cosplayers walking around. This year, Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad seemed seemed to be the character of choice and a couple of manga school girls. The day went by fast and soon enough Saturday came around.
It was packed. People from all corners of Sweden and it’s neighbouring countries flocked the mess hall. Today Mads Mikkelsen, known for Hannibal and Doctor Strange had an Q&A and people were bombarding him with personal and professional questions. After that we took a stroll around the hall and played the games and checked the shops. Mystery boxes seemed to be the talk of the day and everyone walked around with a orange box or a specifically themed box, from Dr.Who to Minecraft. All in all, this years ComicCon was exciting and fun but they should’ve had more focus on Comics like Marvel or DC and not so much on games.

– Jiyan Bagcivanci





Pacific Rim: Uprising (Bluray Review)

Director; Steven S. DeKnight
Sci-fi/Action
1h 51 minutes
Out on Bluray.
Copy by UIP/SONY Home.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is a blend of Transformers meets Alien with a splash of Enders Game from 2013.
A cocktail of cities getting destroyed, futuristic technology, giant robots, and kids. A new generation being recruited to become Jaeger pilots.

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost played by John Boyega, mostly known for his role as Finn in the latest Star Wars installment, reunites with Mako and join forces with his former rival Lambert, played by Scott Eastwood to dive into battle and save the world from a new Kaiju threat.

There was no depth nor soul, it felt flat throughout until it reaches the ending, and not even then does it deliver with an epic closing, besides the predictable and obvious end that was bound to happen and easy to figure out due to previous similar films.

It tried desperately to come off as lighthearted at times, and to make the audience laugh or at least smile but failed miserably.
It felt forced. Let’s take the first Transformers as an example, the humor came naturally to Sam Witwicky and Agent Simmons played by Shia Labeouf and John Turturro, even the second and third film delivered some really good laughing moments that you felt in your core, making the entire theater crack up and shed a tear of joy. Here, I practically cringed.

The vision wasn’t spectacular, the shades ended up being dull, grey, and slightly average. The cinematic experience felt almost jacked from a Michael Bay action flick, and the music was pretty much none-excisting.
Not my cup of tea and I highly doubt it’ll become a huge blockbuster, however, did you enjoy the first one, then I am certain you’ll have a good time during the sequel. 4,5/10

Bluray extras;
Deleted scenes with commentary.
Hall of heroes.
Bridge to uprising.
Becoming cadets.
Unexpected villain.
Next level jaegers
+ more.


In darkness (Bluray review)

Director; Anthony Byrne
Thriller/Mystery
1h 40 minutes
Out on Bluray.
Copy by UIP/SONY Home.

Natalie Dormer, the face you might recognize from not only The Forest but also the great TV hit show Games of Thrones is back in a questionable thriller with a twist that will leave you looking like a question mark throughout the film wondering what you’ve might’ve gotten yourself into when deciding to watch it.
In darkness follows the actress, this time portraying the role of a blind pianist, Sofia. When her hearing senses capture the murder of someone above her apartment, she enters a mysterious ride of London’s grim and criminalistic underworld.

Besides being a very confused script, In Darkness is also a film that will completely have you question your own intelligence, leaving you in wonder, uncertain if you’ve missed something or perhaps the director just wanted it to be impossible to make any sense of. It had the potential of becoming something great, a nail-biting thriller that would have the audience in awe, sadly, it became nothing but ashes after 30 minutes in and you’re left with unreasonable twists and no phoenix rising to the top with an impeccable finish as one would’ve hoped. 3.5/10

Bluray extra;
Interview with director and cast.


Slender Man (Press-screening review)

Director; Sylvain White
1h 33 minutes
Horror
Swedish premiere; August 10th

A total disgrace to horror films all around the globe. Categorizing Slender Man alongside classics it’s hands down just disrespectful, a movie that should be kept away from theaters all around the world, and I want my hour and a half minutes back after watching it because I have never insulted my vision with such awful script, dialogue, and visual.

Slender Man was something that sounded appealing to me, the idea of an terrorizing entity intrigued me, it always has.
I’ve always been drawn to the dark and bad, and just like IT, Slender Man went in particular after children.

In Massachusetts, we get to join the group of four friends who summons Slender Man one drunken and dark night, only to have brought upon themselves a curse that will follow them and slowly tear their spirit and mental state apart.

It was painfully dull, a movie that never seemed to come to an end, a poor dialogue that was weak and didn’t carry the plot whatsoever. A real disappointment. 1,5/10