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  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★★½

    Shark movies are kind of my guilty pleasure, I love watching them, good or bad. As far as I know, “Jaws” is the only perfect movie in this subgenre. “The Meg” is definitely not a masterpiece, but for what it is, it’s a super fun film to watch.
    Jason Statham plays Jonas Taylor, an expert in submarine rescues. His help is wanted when a deep sea expedition has gone wrong and his ex-wife and her colleagues are stuck on the…

  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    ★★★★

    For a second, Gloria Grahame was one of the familiar faces in Hollywood. Especially in film noirs her talented really showed. She starred opposite of Humphrey Bogart in “In a Lonely Place” and she shined in “The Big Heat”. She even won an Acadmey Award for “The Bad and the Beautiful”. And still Grahame was forgotten. I think, many people won’t even remember her by hearing her name. “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” is about Gloria’s life, years after…

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★★

    In Shawshank prison, the inmates are doing serious time. Through the eyes of prisoner Red, we follow the story of Andy Dufresne who comes to Shawshank in 1947 for murdering his wife and her lover. Red and Andy become friends. Based on a story by Stephen King, the life in prison is a metaphor to real society. The prisoners settle for a life at Shawshank, they stop dreaming so nothing can get worse than it already is. The big guys…

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★½

    Film # 10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge
    Task # 19: A film featuring twins or conjoined twins
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    In “The Prestige” we follow the lives of two magicians, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. We meet them as they are trying to learn the art of magic. During one of their acts, something goes horribly wrong and the two allies become enemies. Everything is about the Prestige of the trick: what’s the other’s secret? How does he do…