Is this a #Newsflash? No, more like a #newspudding. Topic: movies and #cinematic successes & failures

I have been looking at a couple of articles that, although not #realnews, may be interesting for you to take a quick, superficial glance at.

Stumbled across an article about a Bodybuilder from Germany, Ralf Moeller, who became quite a celebrity in Hollywood. You can read more about this 1.96cm celeb here. From there it was only a small step to a list of the worst movies ever made, some of which feature (drumroll – but no surprise whatsoever)… Adam Sandler. This depressed me no end; just imagine spending a year to write, film and market a movie, all that time & effort, to then be featured in this list: Life is cruel. Although: the discrepancy between the worst movies in that list and the movies that bomb at the box-office is intriguing. I actually kinda linked The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Blade Runner 2049, Hello Dolly and One from the Heart. The audience is merciless.

Better quickly turn the page on that unsavory topic, and zoom in on some of the best movies ever made – especially the country lists contains some gems: the Dutch Turkish Delight (an early work by the famous Hollywood director Paul Verhoeven), Australia’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, and the UK’s The Third Man and Lawrence of Arabia.

Before you get the impression that I am a couch potato, I actually saw two movies in the cinema this week: The new Star Wars movie and The mountain between us. I enjoyed both, the former because the makers managed to reinvent the series yet again; the latter because two excellent actors excel in a very intimate what-if, end-of-world scenario. Naturally, the idea of being left on a deserted mountain is close to my heart (as reflected in my own work).

More newspudding here.

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4 thoughts on “Is this a #Newsflash? No, more like a #newspudding. Topic: movies and #cinematic successes & failures

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