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  • The Help

    The Help

    ★★★★

    Full review on my blog: www.thepunktheory.wordpress.com

    To be honest, I watched the movie a few years after it had been nominated for every award, so I had my expectations up quite high. In comparison, the film is rather pale. First of all, the important scenes that made the transition from book to movie are not nearly half as intense as they were in the novel. Furthermore, I was disappointed to see many big aspects left out, although they would have…

  • Divergent

    Divergent

    ★★

    Full review on my blog: www.thepunktheory.wordpress.com

    when I watched the movie I had my hopes up for some improvement. Sometimes a novel I didn't like ended up as a pretty good film. However, in this case I was disappointed. First of all, the distinction between the factions was barely existent. While in the novel Roth made an effort to distinguish them down to little details, in the movie the only way to tell is by looking at the color of…

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  • Dark Shadows

    Dark Shadows

    ★½

    (full review on my blog www.thepunktheory.wordpress.com)

    The trailer had looked rather promising, so I was keen to check out the film.
    As I understood, it is based on a 1960s soap opera and picks up the setting as well as many of the characters.
    Even if you don't know the history the movie has, you'll soon notice that something is a bit off. It is terribly hard to condense the plot of an entire show that ran for several years…

  • Up

    Up

    ★★★★

    (check out the full review on my blog www.thepunktheory.wordpress.com)

    Growing up with Disney movies I am always skeptical when a new film comes out. Some of the latest ones just don’t honor the feeling of the old films enough.

    But this one captures the spirit of the former movies and doesn’t fail to warm the audience’s heart. You just have to love this grumpy old man and the cute little Boy Scout you would like to hug throughout the whole…