Radio Review: Cloud Atlas

cloudatlasI’m a bit behind on my reviews! Sorry. Tomorrow I will be prompt with my Oz, the Great and Powerful review.

Last week I finally got to see Cloud Atlas for Radio Revolt. It was, if nothing else, an experience. Ambitious or confusing? Take your pick. This is a movie that lets you decide how far you want to analyze it. You can just enjoy the ride, which on its own, is pretty amazing. For myself, I’ll watch it a couple of more times, just to double check a few things…

The movie left me confused, but not confused enough to let it walk away with anything other than a dice roll 5.

Click here for the full review in Norwegian at our new website, Dusken.no, for all student media in Trondheim.

Radio Review: Anna Karenina

annakareninaThis week I had the pleasure of seeing another version of one of my favourite novels, and boy was I surprised! I was not expecting such a stylized version, but on many levels it just works because it’s a treat to watch. Occasionally, however, the characters get lost in the beauty of the set – something that’s really a crime with such a rich novel. All in all, I did enjoy myself, despite missing important parts of the book. It’s an utterly decent dice roll 4 for my favourite Russian.

Read and listen to the full review in Norwegian at Radio Revolt. 

What have I been watching?

Since I haven’t been working full-time in the radio lately because of “real life” job movements and apartment hunting, I thought I might write about what I have been watching (all those late nights of not-having-a-real-job need to be filled). For some reason this winter season I have been watching a lot of TV.

Here are my recommendations!

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Radio Review: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful CreaturesWow, been a long time, but I am slowly getting back into shape with the radio. This week I managed to see the “cashing in on Twilight” movie Beautiful Creatures. Surprisingly, it’s actually better made, shot for shot, than Twilight, and the characters feel more real (which isn’t actually hard). The problem arises when we get boggled down in book-lore and Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson try to make it a little too epic. It still gets an agreeable dice roll 3.

Read the full review in Norwegian at Radio Revolt.no

Why I loved The Hobbit

the-hobbit-thorinOut of all the fandoms I belong to, I think I’m probably most geeky about Tolkien. At least I was back in my even more awkward than now teenage years. I could answer every question in my official Tolkien Quiz Book, and I wrote a grammar book for Elvish I would study in my spare moments.

I am therefore always excited when a new Tolkien film comes out. This time, however, I was much more weary than with the previous trilogy.

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Second Place in Scandinavian Film Championship: the best and the worst movies

I am a proud member of Team Trondheim, one of 18 teams that competed in the Scandinavian Film Championship last weekend, and well into this week. Despite serious misgivings on my part, we went all the way to the silver medal, though sadly we didn’t get an actual medal, just the well-deserved prize of sleep.

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Radio Review: Twilight Breaking Dawn Part II

This week I was the lucky one who got to see the last Twilight movie. You can tell I’m excited, right? Actually, it’s become sort of a tradition for me to see them because, while I am not a Twilight fan, I do understand them thanks to by Anne Rice fangirling past.

So, I decided to review the film for the fans and not the haters! By that standard Breaking Dawn Part II is actually the best of the bunch in my opinion. It has cool vampire powers, some nifty effects here and there, and the lease amount of staring!

In the non-Twihard world, it actually comes away with a decent dice roll 3.

Listen and read the full review at Radio Revolt.no!