Mikael Stånggren

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Favorite films

  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Alien³
  • Alien Resurrection

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  • The Loneliest Robot in Great Britain

    ★★★★

  • Aliens

    ★★★★★

  • Alien

    ★★★★★

  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    ★★★½

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  • Together 99

    Together 99

    ★★★★

    Top 10 things I learned from this movie:

    * There was no partying like there was in 1999

    * I'm clearly not the only one who have had to sit down for a serious table discussion due to my room mate underperforming with the dishwashing (bourgeois as it may be).

    * Anyone can be a "professional artist" if they're mentally deranged and pretentious enough

    * A sequel put out more than two decades later can still be great and retain…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★

    Trouble sleeping? Finding yourself unable to catch some z's before a long and important exam or work shift? Grab a High Life™️, also known as Intersnoozer©️ here in Europe, and you'll be sleeping like a giant space baby in no time! You have my personal, but not legally binding, guarantee of tedium.

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  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    ★★★

    The Good, The Bad and The Mule

    Clint Eastwood has been on this Earth for 93 years. 94 on the last day of May. And he's still sporting that cowboy hat, still saving troubled youths from a life of crime and bad choices. This may not be as emotionally grand as Gran Torino, but just the simple fact that Eastwood directed a watch-worthy film at his age is enough cause for us to consider ourselves lucky punks.

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★★

    Michael Fassbender's talking head in a bag still outclasses every single actor in this film. And it's funny how an android exhibits the most character dimensions. And it's interesting how a film like this can really grow on you (or inside you), evolving from "disappointing prequel" to "slightly flawed, but ultimately worthy and audiovisually orgasmic installment in one of the franchises that I love the most".

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★★★★

    God creates dinosaurs

    God destroys dinosaurs

    God creates Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg creates dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs inspire man

    Man destroys God

    The Indie-to-Hollywood Conversion Factory creates Colin Trevorrow

    Colin Trevorrow reverse-engineers a beloved childhood favorite and puts most of the pieces back in a satisfying, nostalgic and highly entertaining fashion, if also neglecting the importance of character and the great, oh-so-great value of Goldblumian acting capabilities.

    Second-rate writers inherit the earth

  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    ★★★★★

    Love how John Malkovich, in the midst of losing his marbles and getting ready for the loony bin, turns to Charlie Sheen for advice. That right there is when the film transcends from great, bizarre fun to a surrealistic masterpiece.