Saturday, November 29, 2014

Shady Vs. Everybody

Shady XV album review
The gang's all here
Just three short months ago, Eminem announced new Black Friday release Shady XV. With MMLP2 already a year old, some thought it could have been a brand new album. Others hinted that Shady XV would be a greatest hits compilation. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1

That girl is on fire
This weekend I watched Mockingjay - Part 1, the next-to-last installment in Lionsgate's highly succesful Hunger Games movie franchise. It had been just little over a year since Catching Fire came out, but in my humble opinion this movie couldn't come fast enough. And that for several reasons:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Do you want to ride an elephant?
"Does my perkiness offend you?"
Then you are probably unaware of the brutal abuse that goes on behind the scenes.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

21 & Over

21 & Over
"My shit is bananas, girl"
Last week I watched 21 & Over (2013) by The Hangover screewriters Scott Moore and John Lucas. I remember seeing the teaser trailer for the college comedy on and being only vaguely amused, so I had not sought it out, even though I am, like, the biggest Miles Teller fangirl. E-ver. The movie struck me as an uninspired crossover between The Hangover (drunk protaganists tracing back their steps) and Project X (young people drinking and partying in outrageous manners), which made me OK with not checking it out. My knucklehead friends somehow managed to convince me otherwise.

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Maybe it's true that you can use up all of your tears"

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
"Nothing is beautiful and true"
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005) by Washington-born writer Jonathan Safran Foer is one of those books that stares directly into my soul every time I find myself in a bookstore. At long last I decided to buy it a couple of weeks ago, rushing through it in a few days when I finally found time for it. I must admit that said "rushing", however, happened with reluctance. Extremely Loud, I quickly figured out, is something truly special, and I wanted to savour the New York Times Bestesteller for as long as I could. Unfortunately for me, I wanted to find out what would happen even more.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Maleficent with Angelina Jolie
Evil has a beginning
Earlier this week I saw Maleficent (2014), Disney's dark fantasy re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty. The movie was vaguely on my radar, mainly because of the ginormous billboard for it in the Disney Studios, but I hadn't really warmed up to it for two reasons:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Back to the woods

Cabin in the woods 2015
Time flies. This past weekend marked the fifth edition of HalleWeen, a spooktacular two-day stay in the woods in Halle, with only a bunch of scary movies and our nightmares to keep us company. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

"I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks."

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Last night I finished reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Presidential Medal of Freedom recepient Harper Lee. Turns out I mapped out my reading pretty well, since the last moments of the book also take place on October 31. So jot that down.