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Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar

Ten musicians who won as many Oscars as Leonardo DiCaprio

Until the 88th Academy Awards in 2016 Leonardo DiCaprio was the laughing stock of Hollywood. The famous star of Titanic and The Great Gatsby was nominated five times for his acting performances but missed the golden statue four times. DiCaprio was first nominated before the age

Mr. Myagi trains his pupil Daniel-san

The Karate Kid or Rocky for teenagers

In 1984 John G. Avildsen, the director of Rocky gave us The Karate Kid. This teenage drama about a young boy’s road to success in the world of martial arts reminds us of the Sylvester Stallone classic by the same director that was released almost a

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom or boy scout meets girl

Moonrise Kingdom is a fantastic coming of age movie set in the sixties by talented director Wes Anderson. The ensemble cast consists of experienced actors like Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis and Harvey Keitel completed with young newcomers Kara Hayward

Arnold and Billy plan on catching the predator

Predator or Rambo versus Alien

Predator is a 1987 science fiction flavoured action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the muscular hero fighting an evil alien creature. Director John McTiernan later on directed the classic action movie Die Hard with Bruce Willis and the less successful Last Action Hero which also featured Arnold the Austrian Oak.

Tron movie - Flynn and Lora

Tron, an eighties science fiction adventure for kids

Tron is a Disney film from 1982 written and directed by Steven Lisberger. The movie could best be described as an eighties science fiction adventure for teenagers. The Academy disqualified the film for the Oscar for Best Special Effects, because computer animation was considered cheating at

Ex Drummer

Ex Drummer: sex, drugs and rock n’ roll

Imagine Dumb & Dumber in the universe of Trainspotting. This could be the tagline of the raw Belgian movie based on the novel Ex Drummer by Herman Brusselmans, whose sarcastic dialogues are conserved in the film. Director Koen Mortier displays the differences between the sophisticated life of a

Joaquin Phoenix gazing in the mirror

Her, a science fiction romcom by Spike Jonze

Her is a romantic science fiction comedy by director Spike Jonze released in 2013 and nominated for 5 Academy Awards and awarded with the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The movie has a very melancholy atmosphere to it and deals with heartbreak and the impersonal communication between people

The Osborne Bull from Jamon Jamon

Jamón Jamón, Spanish passion between Cruz and Bardem

Before Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz became Hollywood’s favorite foreign couple, they both played a part in the Spanish movie Jamón, Jamón also known as A Tale of Ham and Passion in the United States and by the übersubtle title Lust auf Fleisch in Germany. The movie was

Rubber vintage movie poster

Rubber, an absurd and funny horror movie

Who are the most frightening villains in movie history? Are psychopaths Anton Chigurh from No Country For Old Men, Batman’s nemesis The Joker and Dr. Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs the first names that come to mind? No, aforementioned characters are all