New Illustrations for “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

As it happens whenever a sequel to a famous movie is released, people are more than interested in anything that has to do with Blade Runner, which also means more and more people are interested in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the brilliant Philip K. Dick novel that inspired Blade Runner and its 2017 sequel.

The Folio Society have used this newfound interest for the source material and released an illustrated edition of Electric Sheep.

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Radu’s Movie Recommendation: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Since we haven’t reviewed an Indian movie in almost a week, I thought I would recommend one today. This movie is my guilty pleasure, but it’s hard not to fall in love with it.

I first saw it almost four years ago. My best friend called me, asking if we wanted to go see a movie, because she didn’t want to go home. I put on a pair of jeans and the first shirt I could find and got into my car. At the first light stop I looked online what movies where at the cinema at that hour (around 09:30 PM) and one caught my eye. Life doesn’t give you a second chance. 8.2 on IMDB. It should be a good one if it has such a good mark. When we entered the cinema and saw it was an Indian movie, she almost killed me. But after the movie started rolling, the magic happened…. Continue reading “Radu’s Movie Recommendation: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)”

Radu’s Movie Recommendation: Begin Again (2013)

You can tell a lot about a person by what’s on their playlist.

 

Can music save your soul? Can it guide you towards redemption? That is the question…

Begin Again is the story of two broken souls. Dan is a record producer, having been recently kicked out of the house by his wife, who just cannot adapt to the changing music industry. Gretta is a singer songwriter, recently dumped by her now famous ex-boyfriend, who is having trouble finding her place in the big city. By a chance encounter they meet each other in a bar and decide to work together to create a music album, as a tribute to New York City. Continue reading “Radu’s Movie Recommendation: Begin Again (2013)”

Movie Review: The Shape of Water

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writers: Guillermo del Toro (screenplay by), Vanessa Taylor
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

This is a beautiful movie. Simply beautiful. The acting, the cinematography, the story, everything. It is difficult to find more words to describe this movie, especially when you’re not a big fan of offering spoilers.

It’s well worth watching, if only for the chance to have your hope in humanity renewed.

A fantastic movie. A must watch!

Beautiful movie!

Movie Review: Last Flag Flying

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Now, this was a great movie. A great drama, a fantastic comedy, which is quite the feat considering that I am not easily impressed by humor these days.

Yes, indeed, there are some faults and flaws with this film, but overall, Last Flag Flying is well worth the time. Continue reading “Movie Review: Last Flag Flying”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I’ve said it on more than one occasion. I am NOT a fan of Disney ‘s Star Wars. They feel shallow movies, without vision and a soul. It gives you a feeling that a bunch of producers stood in an office and thought: ”How can we make a lot of money out of this movie?”. And this is Disney’s Star Wars: a collection of beautifully made SCI-FI movies, without a soul and with a lot of elements to hit strong different box office markets. Continue reading “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”