The Accountant (2016)

the-accountant-correctOctober 2016   Ι   2h 8min   Ι   Gavin O’Connor

Chris Wolff is an accountant and he has been struggling with autism throughout his whole life, but he is also extremely clever. He’s doing work for criminal and terrorist enterprises and now the police are looking for the one called “The Accountant”. Chris also meets Dana who believes the company she’s working for are dealing with illegal money, it’s a path neither Chris nor Dana should follow. 

So I was not sure if I wanted to watch this movie or not because the trailer didn’t really catch my attention. In the end, I decided to give it a chance and my thoughts are very mixed. I enjoyed it sometimes and I found it to be a bit tedious other times. The whole story just wasn’t for me, I’m sticking to my superhero movies. I believe it was Ben Affleck’s character that made me like the movie less which is quite funny too because I really liked his character. It was a unique character and he had some mad skills but I think it’s the fact that he didn’t speak very much and was a tad moody that made me like the movie less. It just makes the movie more depressing, and I like happy movies. Ben Affleck was however extraordinary!! I can only imagine how hard it must be to present an accurate image of someone with autism. He did an amazing job and he was basically brilliant throughout the whole movie.

Anna Kendrick pops up in The Accountant as well and I do love me some Anna Kendrick. Fantastic actress and I always like her character (no matter who she plays). I’m a bit sad that she disappeared for a while in the movie. One second she had a big role and the next she was gone. Watching Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck together was a great pleasure and the scenes with the two of them together was definitely one of my favorites. I have to say that the cast was great. When it comes to the story however I do have mixed thoughts. I liked that we got to follow Chris’ childhood throughout the whole movie and not just the beginning but the jumping between three stories was a tad confusing and not very enjoyable. The story as a whole was quite good and unique, I enjoyed it. The whole movie was actually quite good but it’s unfortunately not a movie I would watch again.

My rating: 6,7/10 💼

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An Old Indiana Jones, a Crystal Skull & Aliens – Movie Review

40449May 2008   Ι   2h 2min   Ι   Steven Spielberg

Betrayed by his old friend, Indiana Jones travels to Peru with Mutt Williams to find Mutt’s missing mother and Harold Oxley. They become captured by the Soviets and finds both Oxley and Mutt’s mother Marion. Now Indiana Jones and the rest of the team has to take a crystal skull back to where it belongs and escape the Soviets who wants all the power the crystal skull holds. As usual, it’s not an easy task. 

Tips from the coach, don’t watch a movie and then wait a month to review it because it’s going to be really hard to remember what happened. I do however remember that Indiana Jones was not as gorgeous this time, he’s actually getting older and slower. Wait time does that to you? I do have to say that this was probably my least favorite out of the four Indiana Jones movies. The movie was very predictable, I’m not going to spoil anything but when they reviled some things I was like “THAT WAS SO OBVIOUS”. I do also feel like the whole story overall was a tad messy and just weird. It was too much Sci-Fi, which is weird to say because I love Sci-Fi, but Indiana Jones is more about adventure (according to me).

I did like all the characters, even if most of them had too extreme personalities. Like Irina Spalko (played by Cate Blanchett) was a pretty cool character but so over the top when it came to the accent and the way she acted. Harrison Ford was okay I guess, he wasn’t bad but he wasn’t brilliant, like he used to be. The new character Mutt was also interesting but I’m not quite sure what I thought about him. His personality was a bit special and not really my cup of tea. However, one thing I really did enjoy was the environment. Really cool and enjoyable. Overall I have to say that the movie was quite enjoyable and interesting but I wasn’t really sold on the story. No the best Indiana Jones movie.

My rating: 6/10 🤠

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Life In America!

Hi friends!! This is a friendly update from the Swedish girl in America. First of all I just have to say that I miss my Swedish food and candy so much. Like the chocolate we have in Sweden is to die for and I can’t get it anywhere here. One thing that I don’t miss though is the weather. Can you believe that I can go to the beach in October?! I do however miss the whole Autumn feeling that I don’t really get here because here it just feels like summer. I want to wear jumpers!! So now to a more fun update. I’m taking Screenwriting and Film and Video Production 1 and they are so much fun. My Screenwriting teacher is the funniest man on earth, and his tips are gold. My teacher in Film and Video Production 1 is also really good and I’m learning so much in that class. We are actually making a short film and we are making it from scratch which is super fun (and super stressful).

My tip is that if you ever have the chance of taking a film class, do it! It’s really interesting to see film from a different perspective, even if you’re not going to pursue a career in film. For me this is a dream come true and I feel so lucky. I am also very stressed out over all the schoolwork and I’m sorry my blog is going to suffer because of that but I’m trying to find the balance between my blog and my life in America, fingers crossed. I just wanted to give you guys a small update and say thank you for still reading my posts, liking and commenting. It means so much to me. You are amazing! Have a lovely day and may the force be with you.

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Baby Driver (2017)

babydriverbannerliveMarch 2017   Ι   1h 52min   Ι   Edgar Wright

Baby participate in criminal activities to pay his debt and as soon as he’s done with the payment he wants to start living his own life. The only problem is that the crime boss doesn’t let go of him and Baby has to struggle between his life as a criminal and his life with the girl of his dreams.  

The first time I watched the trailer I actually thought that this movie wasn’t for me but after all the hype I told myself that I just had to watch it. It certainly is an interesting movie and it’s so freaking unique. When I heard that Ansel Elgot was part of a crime/action movie I actually hesitated at first because lets face it, a The Fault in Our Stars softie in a crime movie felt a little weird. Oh gash was I wrong. Ansel Elgot was brilliant, his character might not have said a lot but Baby was really cool and interesting to watch. However, I didn’t enjoy Jamie Foxx’s character that much. His character just felt weird, overdramatic and quite unnecessary. I feel like such a fantastic actor like Jamie Foxx could have played a better character. I did really enjoy Buddy and Darling though, it was something about them that was fun to watch.

The story was very captivating and I liked how they kind of had the same tasks but with different teams because it made the movie understandable but also eventful. I do think they could have been a bit more creative when it comes to Baby’s music and the way he use music in his work but it was still really cool to see the beat of the music with the movement of the car. I also would have preferred it if Baby and Debora spent some more time together or at least did something that was more enjoyable to watch. I was actually quite confused about the time period of the movie because sometimes it felt like it was an old movie (looking at the clothes, setting etc.) and sometimes like it was from the present. It didn’t however bother me much and I did understand the time period. Overall I just have to say that it was a very eventful, action packed, unique and fun movie and I really enjoyed it. Highly recommend you to watch it if you haven’t!

My rating: 7,5/10 🚗

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Inception (2010)

27152758-inception-wallpapersJuly 2010   Ι   2h 28min   Ι   Christopher Nolan

Thanks to an experimental military technology, Cobb and Arthur can receive valuable information by entering a shared dream world. The two of them get a mission more complicated than ever and they need to assemble a team in order to even have the chance to succeed. The only problem is that Cobb has an uninvited visitor that might sabotage the whole mission,  

I’ve only seen Inception once before but oh man, that’s a good movie. I just love how unique the whole movie is and it’s definitely not something I’ve seen before. The story is also very confusing but you very rarely become lost or confused and everything is gradually explained. You do however have to pay attention to the screen to understand what’s going on. The dream world can be a little tricky but I never felt like I didn’t understand what was happening. I have to say that the dream world is extraordinary and the graphics are amazing. It’s such a unique place and it really makes the movie special. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to come up with this idea and then to think about all the consequences regarding the dream world. I absolutely love how they explain the consequences as well.

The characters are very likable, even if Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Cobb was very stubborn. Since there are quite a few characters, you don’t really get to know many of them on a more personal level and some also tend to have quite a plane personality. I actually think I liked Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character the most, but that’s probably because I love Joseph. Tom Hardy’s character was also pretty spot on and hilarious, really enjoyed watching him. Inception really has a great and talented cast, even if I would have preferred to see more women as well. Overall I have to say that Inception is such a unique movie and I really enjoyed watching it again. The whole thing with entering a shared dream world is such a fun idea and so interesting to watch. Definitely a movie worth seeing at least once!

My rating: 7,8/10 🎬

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

indiana-jones-and-the-last-crusadeMay 1989   Ι   2h 7min   Ι   Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones is on yet another mission but this time it’s to find his missing father. He travels to Venice where his father last searched for the Holy Grail. Indiana also meets Elsa who is supposed to help him find his father and the Holy Grail. They stumble upon Nazis and everything becomes even more difficult than Indiana Jones could have ever imagined. 

Am I the only one who as soon as someone in a movie says “Don’t trust anyone” I immediately suspect every person that is introduced? Well someone’s got to be the sneaky one right? Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was filled with friends and enemies and it was a darn eventful movie. However, it gives me no pleasure to say that this has been my least favorite Indiana Jones movie so far. The story never really caught my attention and I never became interested. Although, I did have a lot on my mind while I was watching this movie and I do find that if I am stressed it’s harder for me to enjoy a movie.

One thing I really liked about the movies story was that we got to see Indiana Jones with his father and also Indiana when he was younger. It really separates this movie from the other Indiana Jones movies. We do however have a girl in this movie as well. This time it was Elsa. Yes Elsa please let it go because I don’t really like you. I also felt like Indiana wasn’t on top, he’s usually a bit more funny. I do however think that has to do with the company as well. The main cast actually didn’t feel top notch and that’s a bit of a shame. I did however love the environment. I absolutely adore Italy and when I saw that they were in Venice I fainted for a second. Definitely one of my favorite city/country in the world. Overall I have to say that the movie was very good and the action and the adventure was fantastic. Really enjoyed the ending as well. It’s a great movie!

My rating: 6,8/10 🤠

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Storks (2016)

storksSeptember 2017   Ι   1h 27min   Ι   Nicholas Stoller & Doug Sweetland

Storks have delivered babies for years but after one stork became obsessed over a baby, they had to move on to delivering packages instead. 18 years later and this orphan is all grown up and it’s now the stork Junior’s task to fire her. However, it didn’t really go as Junior planed and everything becomes chaos.  

So this decision to watch Storks was mainly based on the fact that I was stuck on a plane and wanted a chill and short movie. I really didn’t enjoy it very much if I’m going to be honest. The whole story felt very messy and some characters were just awkwardly weird. I just couldn’t stand the character Pigeon Toady, he felt too forced and I never thought he was funny. The movie was overall quite tedious and not very funny. I did however like the character Junior, played by Andy Samberg. He was kind and a tad funny and just overall enjoyable. The character Tulip was pretty cool as well and she did also have some funny moments.

I feel like I have been a bit too harsh but to me the story was a little all over the place and the jump between different characters didn’t really work. Also, how could they make penguins creepy?! I didn’t even think that was possible. The movie is however not just bad, it has some fun and enjoyable moments. The story wasn’t really for me but it was still quite unique and not like all the other animated movies. Storks also has some fun characters that I actually enjoyed watching but there were not many. I just think you will have to watch it and form your own opinion. Not my cup of tea, but it’s hopefully yours!

My rating: 4,8/10 👶

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