Life at the Movies

DVD movie commentary In Everest (2015, USA), New Zealander Jan Hall (Keira Knightley), who is pregnant, fears for her husband’s safety. Jan tells hubby Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) to be there for her newborn in six weeks, but Rob is on an adventure and for him a safe adventure is always uncertain. Staying alive is…

DVD movie commentary If being older is an art, would you buy a body double? Regaining youthful ways and appearances is taken a step further than reality in Self/less (2015, USA). The movie brings youthfulness into more of the conceptual realm rather than a true reflection of reality. However, the movie’s focus on living younger…

Movie commentary The background to A Royal Night Out (2015, UK) is that the Nazis have surrendered to allied forces, in World War II. World War II forced the English princesses, the only children of the King and Queen of England, to be ‘holed’ up inside the royal palace, according to A Royal Night Out.…

High wire artist Phillippe Petit refused to think he couldn’t cross between New York’s twin towers on a high wire. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Phillippe tells us this in the opening seconds of The Walk (2015, USA). It is a good piece of writing to get unbelief out of the way first. Otherwise, the audience would…

DVD movie commentary Maze Runner The Scorch Trials (2015, USA) is, on the surface not about teenage life problems, but on closer inspection, it sort of fits adolescent life. There is a theme we can take from the story that reflects adolescent life; The Maze Runner subtly explores surviving the turbulent years of adolescence. In…

DVD movie commentary What happens when a change is coming—right before your eyes, without even expecting it. That’s Aloha (2015, USA). The situation Military contractor Brian Gilcrest’s (Bradley Cooper) last job in Kabul is a secret he would rather forget, but Brian is now in Honolulu, Hawaii, to fulfill a job on the island for…

DVD movie commentary Problems are loathed, because they bring people down, and sometimes they are invisible but present. What if a problem kept on niggling away at you? You may be looking for a way out. I hate to be stuck on a problem or any problem. I just want to get on with life.…

Jurassic World (2015, USA) has good guys and bad guys when it comes to who is better able to relate to animals and bonding with animals seems the better way. The theme of bonding with animals has been present before. In Crocodile Dundee (1986, Australia), outback man Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan), a true Aussie, is…

I watched Raiders of the Lost Ark at a re-release screening, a year after its initial release. It was an adventure movie that blew my senses away. I was completely entertained. That was in the early 1980s, but in the late 80s, when The Adventures of Milo and Otis and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen…

DVD commentary               Ant-Man (2015, USA) asks if taking a second chance is worth it, if given the opportunity. The opportunity does not seem that appealing, though. To take his opportunity, ex-convict Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) will have to become inconspicuous, and insignificant, as the size of an ant…

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Peter Veugelaers

I’m a blogger, and writer for faith-based, mainstream, and alternative publications, in the form of articles, inspiration, and film reviews and commentaries. I enjoy catching up with sport, listening to music, buying a coffee, and keeping an eye on current events. First ‘awesome’ movie moment was Raiders of the Lost Ark. Amadeus, first ‘serious’ film. A 3 star rating out of 5 stars is above average from me.

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