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RoboCop, the Big Friendly Terminator

Thirty years ago, three years after Jim Cameron‘s The Terminator, another gunslinging cyborg appeared on the silver screen: RoboCop. This masterpiece by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Elle, Turkish Delight) became an instant science fiction classic and remains so three decades later.

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Drive, a nostalgic neo noir nightride

In Drive, an anonymous stunt driver works in a garage by day and roams the streets of L.A. by night. The shy guy offers his services as a getaway driver for holdups and heists. After meeting the girl next door in his Echo Park apartment

T2: Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting, an acid trip down memory lane

Twenty years after director Danny Boyle introduced us to five Scottish junkies in Trainspotting, Boyle and four out of five guys are back in T2 Trainspotting. Spoiler alert: Tommy died in the first movie which explains his absence in this sequel. The cast and director

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All jokes from Airplane! ranked by funniness

We all love the 1980 comedy Airplane! The disaster movie spoof starring Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Lloyd ‘Father of The Dude’ Bridges and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became an instant classic. The film launched the career of Jim Abrahams who went to direct the Hot Shots and

Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Five things you didn’t know about Fast Times at Ridgemont High

The eighties spawned many great popcorn movies like Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High by first time director Amy Heckerling. Fast Times is considered one of the first high school movies, together with the musical Grease, way before the genre was revived by Clueless

Frances Ha

Frances Ha, a story of struggling youngsters in New York

Frances Ha is a beautiful black and white comedy by Noah Baumbach about a struggling modern dancer in New York. This fast paced movie emphasizes the dynamic city that never sleeps and the changes in the main character’s life. The movie is co-written by lead

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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

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12 Years a Slave, Oscar winning biopic

Imagine waking up one day to find yourself in shackles, robbed of your freedom and unable to contact your family and loved ones. This is exactly what happened to Solomon Northup, a black violin player on the advent of the American Civil War. The poor

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

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