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Jens S.

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Elvis & Nixon
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
18 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's hard to say how much of this meeting is actually based on facts, and how much is fantasy. The two historical figures are not exactly portrayed very flatteringly, but is fun to see two acting giants like Spacey and Shannon meet. Their conversation is pretty quirky, just like the entire film, but not exactly laugh-out-loud-funny. That makes for an entertaining tale but not an entirely memorable one.

Legend
Legend (2015)
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The story of the infamous Kray twin gangsters relies entirely on its leading man Hardy in a double and he truly does deliver. The plot is always entertaining although it follows the mob standards, but things never get too exciting either. I guess true events sometimes do that. Still, Hardy's performance makes it all worth while.

The Voices
The Voices (2015)
3 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Very dark comedy about a psychotic man hearing his animals talk and channeling it in murdering women. The story starts out somewhat light-hearted with the talking cat and all, but gets more gloomy by the minute. While that was the creators' intention, it's hard to enjoy the result. It's too tragic to laugh and to funny to be emotionally invested. It doesn't help that the film ends with a musical performance by the characters, alive and dead.

Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak (2015)
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Disappointing Victorian horror film with too many CGI ghosts and a lack of actual spooky atmosphere. The cast is hardly to blame but the script takes a while to take off and offers no real major surprises. While the horror house looks great, all other set pieces and landscapes fail to create depth or atmosphere. Unfortunately even the solution doesn't turn it all around. The finale is little more than a knife fight. Considering the talent involved you had to expect a lot more.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's not as if we didn't already have great Spider-Man films, but we also had a few weaker ones. Now that Spidey has joined the MCU things are back on track. Everything about this film fits perfectly into the character's lore and the movie universe he now belongs to. The diverse cast is terrific, especially Holland and Keaton, the action pieces exciting and fun and the jokes all work. This is by far the funniest Marvel film. Now they even made a high school comedy meet an action film, and it all works perfectly.