The Double (2013)

Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska are the stars of The Double, a movie by the English director Richard Ayoade and inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel. What can happen if a better version (more charming and more successful) of yourself appears and starts shaking your monotonous life? This is the menace that Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) has to face when James Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) shows up at his dystopian work place.

Interesting cinematography, amazing editing and marvellous soundtrack are the background for the astonishing performance of Jesse Eisenberg, who proves to be one of the best actors of these days. Presented at 2013 Toronto Film Festival, it’s a movie to watch, at least once in lifetime.


“I’m very good at pretending, Max”: Allied (2016)

Just one weeks after having reviewed Assassin’s CreedMarion Cotillard is again a topic of a post, as she is the leading actress of Allied, the new movie of the director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump). Written by Steven Knight, author Locke, Peaky Blinders and Taboo, Allied tells the story of a married couple dealing with the spying world during the Second World War. Brad Pitt, in the role of Cotillard’s husband, Jared Harris (The Crown) and Matthew Goode join her.

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Assassin’s Creed, the movie

After nine, different videogames that have kept us busy between 2007 and 2016, Assassin’s Creed arrives at cinema. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth), the movie follows the adventures of Callum Lynch and his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha, shifting between present and the Spain of the fifteenth century. The main character is played by Michael Fassbender (X-Men Apocalypse), who has already worked with Kurzel in Macbeth (2015). Watch out, SPOILER ahead.

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

The book Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, written by Douglas Adams, best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, was published in 1987. After thirty years, different radio adaptations and a TV series, the Holistic Detective returns on TV. Broadcast on BBC America, the TV show is distributed worldwide by Netflix.

Dirk Gently is played by Samuel Barnett (Desperate Romantics, Penny Dreadful), while Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) is his reluctant sidekick Todd Brotzman. Together, they’ll have to face weird enemies and solve a mysterious homicide.

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Quick tips: London has fallen

After three years from Olympus has fallen, directed by Antoine Fuqua, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) and U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) return. This time London is the setting of a terrible terrorists’ attack.

Babak Najafi is the director of the second movie of the franchise, London has fallen (2016), whose plot is almost totally absurd. Not even the chasing-fighting scenes manage to thrill or involve. Really disappointed, as I liked the first movie.

Let’s see if with the third one, Angel has fallen, the franchise will improve. To watch just in a flu-day.

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