Are these really #Squadgoals?

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A bunch of super-villains are forced to become a team and fight something even more evil. That’s the short premise of Suicide Squad, this year’s most anticipated summer blockbuster movie. It’s the third movie in the DCEU and promised us a lighter and funnier tone than the previous two and it did give us just that. It also has the most unique characters that exist in this universe, but they’re let down by an unimaginative and generic story.


The latest trend in superhero movies is that they’re not just superhero movies. They’re thrillers, space operas and action-comedies while still very much feeling like a superhero movie. This is just a superhero movie, but that doesn’t make it less fun or enjoyable. However, this is also one of the problems I had with the movie. It’s a standard story that we’ve seen countless times before. A group of heroes, or misfits in this case, come together to form a team and fight a villain that wants to destroy our world.

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Why Do I Care? | The Fundamentals of Caring Review

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The Fundamentals of Caring is the seventh original movie released by Netflix and is based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Evison. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and came out almost a month ago, which is also when I saw it.


The movie is very much dependent of its characters and mostly the dynamics between them. Paul Rudd is great as always. He’s bringing his excellent sense of humour and comedic timing and adds some great dramatic acting to that. However, this is mostly also thanks to his interaction with Craig Roberts, who delivers a tremendous performance as Trevor. His sense of humour resembles mine a lot and you really could believe him using humour as a way to deal with his situation. Lastly, there’s Selena Gomez. She does alright as Dot and gives the movie some fun moments.

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Just Keep Swimming | Finding Dory Review

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The long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo is finally here. Finding Dory has hit theatres and puts the forgetful, yet loveable blue tang at the centre of the story. Pixar is now full on track in the sequel business, as it’s releasing a number of them in the next few years with only one original movie slated. The question is though whether or not these sequels will be able to match the success and quality of the original movies.

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Captain America: Civil War | Non-Spoiler | Movie Review

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Marvel’s latest movie has some of their biggest superheroes clashing each other in a conflict about being regulated by the government. What an incredible third part of an already amazing trilogy. Almost everything about this movie was impeccable and it has the best action sequence I’ve seen in a while.  Continue reading Captain America: Civil War | Non-Spoiler | Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Movie Review

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Batman and Superman are united on screen, at last. It’s something I had long been waiting for and now that I’ve finally seen it I must admit that I’m not convinced this was the big battle they promised us. We saw them fight, we saw them playing mind games with each other, but I feel like this movie missed a few important things and did things that weren’t necessary. Be warned as I might be discussing some spoilers.

The very first part of the movie was already a bit confusing. I thought that they were trying to introduce so many things that it didn’t make any sense. The Batman origin story was done well and wasn’t too elaborate, as we’ve seen that story once before and it would be tedious to watch it again and again. Though that in combination with the other scenes that followed made for a strange start of the movie. I think they tried to set up some things too early and without enough explanation.

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The Jungle Book | Movie Review

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This is an exceptional movie with stunning visuals. It’s a great adaptation of the 1967 Disney classic and the stories by Rudyard Kipling. While being a more modern and realistic approach to the story, it still manages to capture the magic and atmosphere of the original movie.

First of all I want to talk about the visuals. This movie is gorgeous. You immediately feel like you are in the jungle and not even once did I have the feeling that this was all made up. The use of special effects is terrific, you can’t see the difference between what’s real and what isn’t (and not much of it is real, so that’s even more impressive). The world that they have created is amazing and extremely big. It amazes me to think that they never even left their studio lot to go film in an actual jungle-like location.

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Deadpool | Movie Review

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So I finally went to see Deadpool a couple of days ago. It’s long overdue since it came out more than a month ago. Even the cashier at the movie theater didn’t believe we were this late to watch the movie. My sister knows her, so she wasn’t being rude or something and she had a point. For being a big fan of superhero movies and Marvel in general, it did take me a while to go watch this. Now that I’ve finally seen Deadpool I have to admit, I don’t really know how I feel about it. It was exactly what I expected it was going to be, but it also wasn’t entirely that. I’m making no sense at all, am I? Let me explain.

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Spotlight | Movie Review

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For anyone who didn’t notice, the Academy Awards were presented last night and, as almost every single year, I hadn’t seen any of the Best Picture contenders (except for The Martian this year). I recently thought I’d change that by watching another one, Spotlight. I guess I made the right decision as it now has won the Oscar for Best Picture and Original Screenplay. I enjoyed watching this movie, though I’m not sure if I’ll ever see it again. It’s just not that kind of movie for me personally.

Spotlight had a decent story. It’s based on true events and tells the story of a group of journalists who discover the cover-up of dozens of child abuse cases by the catholic church. It’s an important story and it’s something that according to the credits has happened in a lot of other cities and countries as well. Though I don’t if it has enough substance for a two-hour long movie. I think that if the movie had a shorter runtime and a slightly faster pace it would’ve been a somewhat different experience for me personally.

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Star Wars: the Force Awakens | Movie Review

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I know I’m a little late to the The Force Awakens-hype. I’m a little late to the entire Star Wars hype actually. I hadn’t watched any of these movies until a week ago. I thought it was about time to see why everyone was going crazy for this one. So as anyone should do, I did a marathon of all seven movies with my sister and I’m glad I did. I won’t bore you with my thoughts on the original and prequel trilogies, but I do want to share my views on the latest one.

The Force Awakens is a great new entry in the Star Wars-franchise. Abrams did an brilliant job at continuing the look and feel of the older movies. Within the first minute of the movie, you immediately get the sense that it’s a Star Wars movie. I’m also glad that they’ve kept the tradition of the opening crawl at the beginning of these movies, since they give you a bit of needed background information.
I can see how some people feel it resembles the first Star Wars movie a lot, but I feel like that didn’t bother me as much. It has a lot of elements that the original had, but it differentiated enough to be distinguished as a different story.

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The Martian | Movie Review

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Having read the book, I knew what I was getting into when seeing this movie. A story heavily based on scientific facts, but still understandable through the way everything is explained. Andy Weir, the author of the book, and Drew Goddard, who wrote the screenplay, did a great job at clarifying how everything works and why everything does what it does.

Besides the science, this movie also relies heavily on the wit and humor of the lead character. Since he is left on his own on another planet, the writers really had to step up their game to make a character, who is constantly talking to himself, remain interesting to watch. They have a great balance between cutting back and forth between Mars and Earth, where other characters are able to break the monologue. When watching the trailer, this looks like a pretty serious movie with a lot of action and drama. Except it could surprise you with the amount of humour in this movie. Though I did think they did a better job in the book with that (Just look at the first sentence in the book, come on).

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