Author: Jen P

The battle of the mummies: 1999 vs 2017

Mummies have been a hit for quite some time. They make for great adventure/horror movies. With time and technology, they are also becoming more and more realistic on screen. However, does that mean the films are becoming more interesting? Which mummy is best? The mummy (2017) Dr. Henry Jekyll: Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters. Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) is in the military. However, honor and country are not first on his list. Money is what motivates him and timeless artifact usually sell for a high price. On a mission in the middle east, he manages...

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Beauty and the Beast: Live action movie

Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favourite fairy tales. Disney created a perfect animation version in 1991. I have seen it more times than I can count. It reminds me of my childhood so when I heard that Hollywood was making a live action movie, I was excited and terrified at the same time. How to translate the magic? It was a colossal job and I believe that they managed to do it justice (much more than the 2014 version with Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux which was quite bad to say the least). An...

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Captain Fantastic: A surprising movie

Captain Fantastic is one of those unexpected movies. Along the lines of Little Miss Sunshine and Garden State, it is truly special. It surprises us. It makes us appreciate and question life at the same time. Indeed, there are great wonders that have been brought on by our evolving times. Is technology really better for us? It has become one of the fundamental controversies and it leads to other really important questions. What kind of parents do we want to be? Raising children in the 21st century might not be more difficult in itself but it comes with uncertainty...

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Hidden figures: NOT a chick flick

I know a few people that haven’t borrowed Hidden figures because they believe it to be a “chick flick”, or in other words a movie which appeals to a female audience. They couldn’t be more wrong. Is the story of how NASA sent its first man into space girly? Are the intelligent and impressive women behind calculations and engineering not worth seeing by the largest audience? Have we changed at all since gender equality was whispered? Do not be fooled by the cover or by rumors, Hidden figures is well worth watching. A movie that will surprise everyone. Katherine...

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Moana: a funny adventure for the whole family

It took me a while to watch Moana. Disney movies recently haven’t been amazing like they used to. What happened to all the wonderful stories I grew up with? Simba, Hercules, Aladdin and Mulan have unfortunately been replaced by second rate films such as Pete’s Dragon, Tomorrowland and Alice through the looking glass. Luckily, Moana surprised me. It is a great adventure. Moana is a laugh out loud adventure for the whole family. From the moment she was able to walk, Moana was drawn to the sea. However, in her village, sailing is not permitted above the reef. As the...

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The Founder: the amazing story of McDonalds

We’ve all eaten at McDonald’s at least once in our life. They are the number one fast food company serving around 68 million customers daily in 120 countries across approximately 36,900 outlets. They are not just a restaurant anymore, they are an institution. So how did it all start? How did McDonald’s take over the world? It is 1954, Ray Kroc is a failed travelling salesman. His latest find: the multi milkshake maker. From one restaurant to the next, he tries to sell this innovation without success. He has enough savings though. He could stop, settle down and live peacefully with...

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