Instant Family (press screening review)

Director; Sean Anders
1h 58 minutes
Swedish premiere; February 27th

A delightful, heartwarming, and soul-touching film based on a true story.
A well-written script with its sharp, entertaining, and reasonable dialogue to phenomenal acting, truly a movie worth your time.

I was pleasantly surprised at this unexpectedly great family movie for everyone to enjoy, it grabs a sweet and gentle hold of you and doesn’t let go until the very end, it was an emotional roller coaster and I was ready to hop on a second time around once the credits started rolling because I had a blast, like one I haven’t had in a long time.
I laughed, I smiled, and I shed a tear and loved every second of it.

Based on directors Sean Anders life, a couple decides to open their home and hearts to become foster parents. And what first seems like the perfect set of siblings turns slowly into a living nightmare for Pete and Ellie when nothing goes as hoped.

It’s the perfect feel-good movie, a story that will have you smiling from ear-to-ear, and have a great time and be in the best mood when leaving the theater. Strongly recommended. 8/10

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Premiere review)

Director; Dean DeBlois
1h 44 minutes
Swedish release; February 22end

A heartfelt goodbye to a magical adventure and colorful journey. In the final installment, we get to say our farewell to Hiccup, Astrid, and our favorite dragon, Toothless. In the last thrilling battle, we get to join the team in hopes to take down Grimmel and save the remaining dragons under his grim care.

It is an adorable film for the entire family to enjoy and get a kick out of, I even shared a few laughs and plenty of smiles during what must be this years cutest movie, a story that warms your heart and touches your soul with its loving bond between a human and his pet, no matter what kind of creature.

When discovering that Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, Hiccup must lead his family and friends into a courageous path in search of ”The Hidden World”, a magical dragon paradise before his enemy finds it first.

With its beautiful scenery and animation plus unique story, it’s a film that must be seen, especially if you’re a fan of the previous ones. 6/10

For pictures of the premiere go to Instagram @beautymartinez, and they should be under the highlight ”Movies” if they haven’t ran out of time on my story. Enjoy ;)

Venom (bluray review)

Director: Ruben Fleischer
1h 52 minutes
Out on bluray
Copy provided by Sony Home

Let us start off with the fact that I haven’t read the comics, however, do most often enjoyed the motion pictures based on them.
Venom took me by surprise, mainly because I had no expectations, it was one of the heroes I had missed and never heard of, yet, it was a movie that I felt had to be seen when coming out.

It turned out being one of the films that I truly enjoyed of 2018, it had a gentle mix of everything and it never got too much nor too dull, it was kept at a good pace with a well-written script, the dialogue was there, the visuals, and act and story was enough to keep you both entertained and intrigued.

Brady as Venom/Eddie Brock was brilliant, he brought a slight essence of humor and action to his character, making it a very likable one even though he’s supposed to be an ”anti-hero”, it became a lovable one despite the horrid look.

A reporter becomes bonded with an alien entity who slowly takes a liking to not only Eddie himself, but to earth as well, and together they decide to save the planet from the aliens who are determined to take over.

A fantastic ride, both action packed and fun. 7/10

The Anti-Hero
Venom Vision
Designing Venom
Venom Mode: Trivia Track
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Alita: Battle Angel (press screening review)

Director; Robert Rodriguez
Swedish Premiere; February 13th

An IMAX experience at its finest, such a cinematic event that blew me away with its visual beauty, fine details, and immense finesse. A motion picture that takes you on a fantastic and thrilling ride from beginning to end with an entertaining story, well-written script, interesting build up until the actual plot.

ALITA shook me, it was everything I expected and more, and it will be an amazing choice for everyone who decides to visit the theater once it is released. You won’t be disappointed, because you have a little bit of everything that one craves from a movie.
The thrill and action were superb, the dialogue was just enough to keep you intrigued, the visual was brilliant, and such impeccable quality that I was left in awe – such as the eyebrows to the pores.
The fear and the drama to a touch of romance, it all blended into a great cocktail definitely worth your time.

DR. Ido played by the phenomenal Christoph Waltz finds a cyborg in a junkyard and takes her back to his place to rebuild her, he names her Alita and slowly as she wakes up, she must now carefully try to figure out who she was and what she was meant to do.

I loved it and a little tingle tells me we might be in for a second ride due to the opening they left at the end, so a sequel must already be in the talks and making. Go see it on IMAX. 8/10

Alpha (Bluray review)

Director; Albert Hughes
1h 36 minutes
From 2018
Copy provided by SONY HOME

The trailer alone had me flying above clouds, waiting eagerly for this film to be released so I could fall in love, sadly, I didn’t even become smitten for the slightest of a second.
To be honest, I don’t know what I expected, but it wasn’t this.
First of all, there barely was a dialogue throughout the entire movie, the silence quickly becomes dull, the poor dialogue falls flat, and it feels dragged out after just a few minutes in.

Keda gets lost from his tribe and finds companionship with a lost and injured wolf.

It felt like something that could be epic in scale when it came to the plot, script, and sound. But it terribly fails, and not even halfway in and you’re already praying for its end.
The visual however was beautiful, the landscapes truly were something taken out of a tale, and the star is not the kid but his new best friend, such a gorgeous creature to look at and dream about having one, besides that, not something I’d ever recommend. 3/10

Director’s cut
Alternate opening & ending
Deleted scenes
Boy & wolf
Building the world
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Bohemian Rhapsody (Review)

Director; Bryan Singer
2h 14 minutes
From 2018

The director behind Jack the Giant Slayer, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Superman Returns, and so many other motion pictures bring us Queen to the big screen, with the brilliantly talented Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.

What a fantastic cinematic experience from beginning to end, I didn’t want to hype myself up due to not end up being disappointed, but wow, I truly enjoyed every single minute and truly hope Malek wins an Oscar for his outstanding and awe-inspiring performance as one of the times greatest legends, Freddie Mercury.

The movie is the story of the creation of Queen, and the plot leading to their biggest concert at LIVE AID in 1985.

The script captures your soul and has you trapped until the credits starts to roll, the acting is beyond words can ever express, and Malek shines like a stunning diamond in the sky as Freddie.
They could have not picked a better actor to play this role, the man not only had the immense talent, but also such similarities regarding his looks that he almost looked like he was Mercury’s reincarnation, quite stunned on how alike they actually looked.

Just a wow-experience altogether, from the music to the visual. You’ll be entertained, you’ll be emotionally moved, you’ll simply love it. Strongly recommended! 9/10

A star is born (Review)

Director; Bradley Cooper
2h 16 minutes
From 2018

Due to the hype all around this film, I had to sit down and see what it was all about, and I wasn’t disappointed. It was beautiful, it was filled with emotions, and there was an essence of soul and heartache combined with passion, talent, and abuse, all wrapped into a piece that will leave a mark on your heart.

Bradley Cooper doesn’t only shine as a singer, I am literally blown away by his singing talents (as if his good looks and phenomenal acting skill wasn’t enough), he also proves himself to be an amazing director, the camera moves, the vision was brilliant and it felt as you were right there which was a fantastic feeling, their emotions from anger, pain, love, everything just radiated through the screen.

Jack (Cooper) is a known singer who discovers Ally (Gaga) one night at a drag queen bar, he becomes completely enchanted by her entire being and from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same for her.

Worth a watch for sure. 7,5/10