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Lord of the Rings – Rings of Power, season 1, eps. 1-2

The stage is set for a fierce autumn on the streaming front, with Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings being brought back to life. Prequels On 22 August, you could watch the first epic episode of the Game of Thrones spin-off series, House of the Dragon, on HBO Max – now Prime Video … Read more

House of the Dragon, season 1

The biggest series success of all time, the epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones, will of course be built upon. The saga of power struggles, bloodshed, intrigue, bloodshed, conspiracies, bloodshed and sex orgies in the seven kingdoms of Westeros became one of the most popular series ever in terms of viewership; the final episode of … Read more

She-Hulk, season 1

In 2003, Eric Bana (Hulk, directed by Ang Lee) had the honour of bringing the green man with anger management issues, the Hulk, into the modern age. However, just five years later, Bana was replaced by Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk, which marked the start of “Phase 1” of the Marvel universe. But like … Read more

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Black Crab

Netflix has built up an extensive catalogue of Nordic films and series, but unfortunately not all of them are equally entertaining. The Swedish thriller Black Crab is definitely at the lower end of the quality scale. The script, written by director Adam Berg, is based on a dystopian novel by Jerker Virdborg and takes us … Read more

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Death on the Nile

In the 1973 version of the Agatha Christie classic Death on the Nile, it was Peter Ustinov and Lois Chiles who portrayed the Belgian master detective Hercule Poirot and the stone-rich socialite Linnet Ridgeway, who met their unfortunate fate on board a luxury ship on exotic Nile. Legendary Mia Farrow had the role of the … Read more

Cruella

Walt Disney has made a goldmine out of filming its most famous cartoon classics. But instead of a pure live remake, we get Cruella’s origin story of one of Disney’s most famous villains, in a kind of (p)reboot of 101 Dalmatians.   From animation to live action The new recordings, in live action version, of … Read more

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, season 1, eps. 1

It has been less than a month since Disney + launched its new adult segment, “Star” – to a somewhat mixed reception. By all means, there was a lot of old gold to be found, but nothing to brag about in terms of new content. Four “new” series were launched on Disney+, with the extremely … Read more

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

With the big movie Justice League (2017), Warner and DC Comics were finally set to take up the fight with the much larger Marvel from the Disney group. Artistic disagreement There were probably many among the Warner management who were surprised (even disappointed) at how dark director Zack Snyder did the duel between the DC … Read more

Exit Season 2

One of the Nordic region’s biggest series successes comes from the Norwegian state TV channel, NRK itself, and on top of it all, it is a very controversial series. Greed is (still) good! Season 1 premiered in the autumn of 2019, and, like the first season, the plot and the sequel are based on in-depth … Read more

The Crown Season 4

With its fourth season of the most expensive TV series of all time,  Netflix is once again succeeds in telling an engaging story about real people from our recent history in The Crown Season 4.   The Iron Lady We have come to the 1980s, where the “The Iron Lady”, Margareth Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) makes … Read more

Rebecca

The thriller legend in persona, Sir Alfred Hitchcock directed Rebecca in 1940 – he apparently hated the film. Now Netflix is producing a remake of the thriller classic..   The film script is based on the novel (of the same name) by Daphne Du Maurier, and has been filmed countless times, including as a TV … Read more

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Tehran

We can not exactly say that it abounds with original content on the (relatively) new streaming service Apple TV +, but there are some good ones among what is actually available; and in the forefront we find an Israeli spy series. That the Israelis are among the world’s foremost in intelligence and espionage is widely … Read more

Beartown

Beartown

With more and more players fighting for consumer streamingwallet, more of the leading services are focusing on more local content to attract subscribers. Netflix has launched The Rain, Quicksand – Biggest of all and Ragnarok, while HBO has come up with Beforeigners and Gosta. In its third Nordic TV series, HBO based the script on … Read more

Cadaver

Cadaver

With Cadaver, Netflix presents us with its first Norwegian film. Here we sense great ambitions and the plot and first scenes are quite promising – unfortunately it does not quite hold up.   Norway is in ruins after a nuclear holocaust, the cities are destroyed and polluted; those who have survived the disaster are fighting … Read more

Bruce Springsteen: Letter to You

Just over a year after his previous album, the wonderfully smoooooth California-pop-meets-country Western Stars, the 71-year-old rocker from New Jersey is set to release yet another album.   Writer’s block There’s a slightly unusual “origin story” behind Letter to You. During one of Bruce Springsteen’s 236 (!) Broadway shows (2017-2018) a fan gifted him an … Read more

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