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Stranger Things on Netflix is like the 80s all over again

July 19, 2016  |  Blog, Film

Stranger Things

I just finished watching all the eight episodes of the new Netflix series Stranger Things. I won’t write a lengthy review but I will say this. I loved it!
Not only is the story set in 1983 but the whole production, with just a few exceptions felt very 80s. And I say that in a good way. They somehow managed to stay clear of almost all of the usual 80s clichés. It’s like Steven Spielberg made a six and a half hour feature film based on a book by Stephen King and released it in the mid 80s.

Think movies like The Goonies, Stand by me and a bit of E.T.
Casting was good for the most part, with some surprisingly good acting here and there. I expect we will see more great things from Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) in the future. Oh and i just loooove the music in the opening credits – with those warm, fat analog Moog sounds, going straight into my soul. Just wonderful.

8BITS

September 21, 2010  |  Film

Here’s a very cool videogames related short film that is kicking around the net atm.

Sucker Punch Trailer 1

July 27, 2010  |  Film

Wowsers! The first trailer for Zack Snyder’s next Sci Fi Action flick is out, and it looks HOT!

Two amazing Star Wars shorts

June 27, 2010  |  Computer Games, Film

Some trailers for computer games today are even more stunning than movie trailers. Check out these two new cinematic trailers – both top notch showcases of computer animation today. The first one is for Star Wars – The old republic and the second one is for Star Wars – The force unleashed 2.


The Raven-Another amazing low budget short film

April 27, 2010  |  Film

Check this out. Unknown Peruvian director Ricardo De Montreuil shot this impressive short film in downtown Los Angeles over a weekend. Total budget $5000. I think we will hear more about this talent in the near future.

Micmacs, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s next movie

April 19, 2010  |  Film

Jean-Pierre Jeunet is one of my all time favourite movie directors. Classics like Delicatessen, The city of lost children, Amelie and A Very Long Engagement makes me want to forgive the really crappy ending of Alien: Resurrection. His latest creation, Micmacs, has been played on film festivals around the world for a while. I’m not sure when I can watch it in Sweden so at the moment I will have to suffice with this marvelous trailer.