Posts Tagged ‘In Bruges’

I Don’t Discuss My Process – The Making of the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender

Mittwoch, Dezember 30th, 2009

Judging by the astronomical visitor figures of the last four weeks and the unprecedented poll participation, many people have enjoyed reading the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender (Trademark pending). And if DVD extras are any indication, what people like even more than being entertained, is a view behind the scenes, at how the film (or the Adventskalender) was made. So here are ten things you might not have known about the Second Bilingual Christmas Movie Adventskalender – my personal trade secrets, so to speak. And they are certainly good advice for anyone undertaking such a great venture. (weiterlesen …)

Adventskalender 23

Mittwoch, Dezember 23rd, 2009

Klick auf den Link, um das dreiundzwanzigste Türchen zu öffnen. Click the link to open the twenty-third door.

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The Ten Best Movies of 2008

Mittwoch, Januar 7th, 2009

Everybody loves Top Ten Lists, right? You can never get enough of them, correct? If you read one to the end, you want nothing more than start looking at the next one, or am I wrong? In any case, I like Top Ten (or basically any other number) Lists. I know they are silly and arbitrary and highly subjective, but they are still fun – even if one just reads them to poke fun at the author(s). So to start my own habitual list-making off, I hereby offer you the TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2008!

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Minute Movie Review – Death at a Funeral

Sonntag, Juni 22nd, 2008


Death at a Funeral is a very, very dark comedy. It shows the events of the day on which the wake for a husband and father of two grown sons is held – where almost everything imaginable goes wrong. Essentially an ensemble comedy, established comedy director (and Yoda) Frank Oz gets a number of good performances out of a cast known more for their faces than their names. Some scenes are just silly or unnecessary, but for the most part this works really well.

Random Observations:

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Most of the performances are great, but absolutely outstanding for me was once more Alan Tudyk. Yes, he is the naked one on the poster.

Though the movies have actually absolutely nothing in common, this still reminded me of In Bruges.

For a British film, set in Britain and with most characters supposed to be British, there are a surprising number of American actors.

The approved term for movies like this is, I belive, farce. It really says it all.

Minute Movie Review – In Bruges

Montag, Juni 16th, 2008


After a hit in London, an Irish hit man and his mentor are send to Bruges until things blow over. The old man likes the city, with its medieval old town and historic places, but the young killer is only interested in a girl he just met, while he struggles with what he has done. But before long, boring Bruges is the least of his problems. The film is a dark and bloody comedy. It is beautifully shot, features great dialogue and surprisingly good acting from lead Colin Farrell and one of the most beautiful scores in recent memory. Simply put: I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun at the movies. Watch this!

Random Observations:

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The movie is something of a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire reunion: Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes and Clémence Poésy all star.

Watching this movie really made me want to visit Bruges. Even if the movie says little positive about the city. But it’s a fairytale place!