Movie Review #7: Deadpool (2016)

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Title: Deadpool (IMDb)
Directed by: Tim Miller
Written by: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Year: 2016
Length: 108 min.
Rating: 16
My IMDb rating: 9/10

I have watched this movie twice so far. The second time was just as good as the first. Deadpool manages to make me laugh hysterically and cringe inwardly mere seconds apart. They went all out on that R-rating.

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Movie Review #6: The Martian (2015)

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Title: The Martian (IMDb)
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: Drew Goddard (screenplay), Andy Weir (book)
Year: 2015
Length: 144 min.
Rating: 12
My IMDb rating: 8/10

Mark Watney is stranded on Mars. His crew and NASA believe him to be dead. The next shuttle to Mars arrives in four years. His food supplies will last him about 50 days. In order to survive, Mark’s only solution is to grow food and establish contact with NASA.

After listening to the audiobook version of the novel by Andy Weir, I was really excited to see how the movie adaptation of The Martian looked. I was not disappointed.
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TV Series Review #6: The Americans (Season 1)

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Title: The Americans (IMDb)
Season: Season 1
Directed by: Gavin O’Connor (ep. 1), Adam Arkin (ep. 2, 10, 13), Thomas Schlamme (ep. 3), Jean de Segonzac (ep. 4), Holly Dale (ep. 5), Daniel Sackheim (ep. 6), Alex Chapple (ep. 7), Bill Johnson (ep. 8), Jim McKay (ep. 9), Nicole Kassell (ep. 11), John Dahl (ep. 12)
Written by: Joe Weisberg (creator), Mike Batistik (staff writer, ep. 1-13), Sneha Koorse (staff writer, ep. 2-13), Joel Fields (ep. 3, 4, 8, 13), Melissa James Gibson (ep. 5, 11, 12),  Joshua Brand (ep. 7, 9, 11, 12), Bradford Winters (ep. 10)
Year: 2013
Length: ~44-64 min., 13 eps.
Rating: 16
My IMDb rating: 9/10

The Americans tells the captivating story of two KGB spies living in America in the time of the Cold War.

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Movie Review #4: Star Wars – The Force Awakens (2015)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (source: starwars.com)

Title: Star Wars – The Force Awakens (IMDb)
Directed by: J. J. Abrams
Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, George Lucas (creator)
Year: 2015
Length: 135 min.
Rating: 12
My IMDb rating: 9/10

Mostly spoiler free review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3D). If you don’t want to know any names of characters who appear in this movie, you probably shouldn’t read it before watching it. Otherwise, you’re good.

Fans have waited 10 years for the continuation of Star Wars. In my opinion, it was totally worth it.

Although I am not one of the biggest Star Wars fans, I did enjoy watching the original trilogy as a kid and when re-watching it lately, I liked it still. I remember having seen the first prequel in the cinema – and I hated it so much that I never went back to watch the rest of it. I did watch the prequels last year (or rather suffered through them) and I choose not to watch them again.

When I heard that J. J. Abrams would direct Episode VII, I was very excited. As a Star Trek fan, I had watched Abrams’ re-envisioned version with joy. I hear you critics saying that it wasn’t a good Star Trek movie, and I partly agree with you, but it was such a good movie. I honestly can’t say how often I have watched it… It’s embarrassing, really. (Let’s not talk about Into Darkness, though. That was embarrassing on a whole different level.)

Then, we got the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens.

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TV Series Review #5: Parks and Recreation (S01 E01)

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Parks and Recreation Season One Promo (source: coverwhiz.com)

Title: Parks and Recreation (IMDb), “Pilot”
Season/Episode: Season 1, Episode 1
Directed by: Greg Daniels
Written by: Greg Daniels (creator), Michael Schur (creator)
Year: 2009
Length: ~21 min.
Rating: 6
My IMDb rating: 4/10

Parks and Rec is one of those series that you see everywhere on social media. Which is why I got curious and decided to finally give it a go.

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