Uzbekistan trip – the Silk Road tour: arriving at Khiva

What an idea for a vacation, you might say. But then again, why not? It’s a big world and a lot to see. And I’m not one for an all-in hotel vacation. I get bored after 2 days on a beach. I’ve only been here 3 days, and feel so totally stressless. The people here…

Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

For months I spent evenings flicking through channels in search of a nice movie, to sit in the couch and just enjoy a film with a good story. Nothing. Reality shows. Poorly written series. Infinite re-runs of sit coms that were funny last century, but have now lost their appeal because of the never-ending loop…

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Last night I saw a very silly movie, which made me laugh a lot but grossed me out a little as well: Kung Fu Hustle. Entertainment Weekly said: “Think Kill Bill meets Looney Toons” and they are not far off. It won the public’s prize at the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 2005. I warn you –…

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Ok, first real post of the new year and oh Lord: it’s sci-fi related!! But don’t panic: it’s a comedy, so that makes up for it. Oh who am I kidding, I like sci-fi (only, yes, the kind that makes me laugh, that I have to admit.) But first: a very a-typical movie trailer: I…

Home Fries (1998)

No, not another chick flick. Although this could be what you think for these reasons: – it stars Drew Barrymore – her love interest is Luke Wilson – because of the lovey-dovey poster you see to your left. Actually, for a chick flick there  a few too many death attempts and psycho-thriller manipulation. But that said,…

Ratatouille

I’ve been a Pixar fan since I’ve seen A bug’s life. The way they turned animation around and innovated it is incredible. And they use humor in a way Disney doesn’t. I know they merged companies … still I find Pixar pretty unique. Many other creations followed (I am aware that Toy Story was their first,…

Have you ever seen … Northern Exposure?

This week I watched some of the episodes of Northern Exposure, season 1, with my brother. It’s sooo good, it’s beyond me that so few people know it or even remember it. The series dates back from 1990 and is about a New York doctor, Joel Fleishman (played by Rob Morrow – now in the…

Pratchett fanatic

Anyone should at least once in their life have read a Terry Pratchett-novel. Although he doesn’t want to be accused of writing literature (noted in every preface), it is sooo entertaining! I stumbled into the Pratchettworld through …