You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen an elephant fly…

  Dumbo**** (4 Stars) USA 2019 Opening: 03/28/19 Directed by: Tim Burton Writing credits: Ehren Kruger Principal actors: Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green   In Disney‘s effort to turn its fantastic animated classics into real live action features, it’s now Dumbo’s turn, following the Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty (Maleficent), Beauty and the…

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There are no winners in a war

Niemandsland (the Aftermath) ** (Two Stars) Opening: April 11, 2019 Directed by: James Kent Writing Credits: Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel Principal Actors: Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård Hamburg, in fall 1946: The Allies have split Germany and the city on the Alster is under British control. Rachel (Keira Knightley) is traveling to Germany to…

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The Prodigy – When Children scare the S#!T out of you

** 2 out of 5 Opening: February 7 2018 USA 2018 Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy Writing Credits: Jeff Buhler Principal Actors: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney, Colm Feore Children in Horror movies – a sane person’s nightmare! From the beginning on, we know what is going on. When a match cut, straight from…

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Aquaman – Jason Momoa as the super cool underwater dude

3,5 stars Opening: December 20 USA 2018 Directed by: James Wan Writing Credits: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick Principal Actors: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Less than 5% of the ocean floor has been explored. Who knows what may lie out there, in the middle of the Atlantic, or down in the depths of…

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Mary Poppins Returns

Disney is taking us back to Cherry Tree Lane, where the mischievous Jane and Michael Banks were scaring away one nanny after the other, until Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way, came along and taught not only the children, but the adults, what family is all about.

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100 Dinge – Review

100 Dinge (3,5 Stars ***) Opening: December 6 Germany 2018 Directed by: Florian David Fitz Writing Credits: Florian David Fitz Principal Actors: Florian David Fitz, Matthias Schweighöfer, Miriam Stein, Hannelore Elsner We own stuff. Way too much stuff. The average person owns about 10,000 items, to be more accurate. While we post our Avocado lunch,…

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THE 8 BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES you will want to watch again and again

December is the time to get all cozy, eat Lebkuchen and cookies and have your best egg-nogg substitute: Glühwein. There is no better way than to celebrate those goodies with a cuddly movie session. Here are the best Christmas movies ever: It’s a fact. Everybody says so. Anything else is fake news. Muppets Family Christmas…

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Charles Dickens – The Man Who Invented Christmas

Opening: November 22 USA 2017 Directed by: Bharat Nalluri Writing Credits: Susan Coyne, Les Standiford Principal Actors: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Christopher Plummer Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens), celebrated author of Oliver Twist, is rattled after three major flops in 1843.  To secure his opulent lifestyle in his big mansion and 5 children,…

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68 – Pop and Protest

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Through March 17, 2019 Steintorplatz 20099 Hamburg http://www.mkg-hamburg.de We didn’t start the fire… Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg Senator for Culture and Media to Hamburg, used Billy Joel’s chorus of his ´89 smashing hit single to introduce the newest exhibition of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe(MKG), 68 – Pop and…

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