The Bourne Identity

Can you believe it – Franka Potente is the German movie industry’s darling to the extent that cinemas have scheduled an additional 0:01 showing on the opening day of her latest film, „The Bourne Identity“ in which she is acting alongside Matt Damon. Potente plays Marie Kreutz, a Swiss-German loafer who happens to open her […]

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Minority report: ‚Signs‘

Apparently, most people like ‚Signs‘, Mel Gibson’s latest film. An IMDB.com rating of 7.5 is illustrative. But I don’t. Why? Because it’s simply a bad film. I am right, and the others are wrong. Has anyone ever heard of vampire style bad-guy aliens able to fly zillions of miles in warp-speed-vehicles with the intention to […]

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Wise Men (in Black) Say…

Last night I watched the first part of „Men in Black“ again. And I noticed it features an immensely wise line which I won’t withhold from you, of course. Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) is explaining to prospective Agent J (Will Smith) why the existence of extraterrestrial intelligent life on earth must be kept hidden […]

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Sexy beast.

Ok, just another headline. But this is actually an addendum to the last entry and also a reminder to myself. At some point I have to tell you why I believe the „new left“ is not sexy in most countries. As a teaser – it’s about the victory of Oliver Williamson over Karl Marx (or […]

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Last night arte.tv showed a documentary by Patrick Jeudy about Marilyn Monroe. It was not a story about a sex bomb. Neither was it simply one about poor Norma Jean, Candle In The Wind. The documentary rather told a story about an incredibly beautiful intelligent young woman who got lost somewhere between Marilyn and Norma […]

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Kissing Jessica Stein.

Last week I saw the film „Kissing Jessics Stein“ (aka „Kissing Jessica“ in Germany – note: German film distributors often use parts of the original title instead of a) coming up with something useful in German or using the entire English title. You think this is weird? You are right). „Kissing Jessica Stein“ is a […]

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