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Mini Movie Reviews – horror, heroes and McD

I had a quiet season when it comes to movies, that’s what happens to me after the hectic Oscar season. But the last three weeks I got back into the game and watched 12 movies, so I guess I would resume writing mini movie reviews. I don’t have stuff to say about every movie, for those I’m just going to give one-sentence (or three) reviews and my rating. Let’s get the short ones out of the way first.

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Weekly Obsessions

Weekly Obsessions, part 36 – good food, bad movies and ugly drops

Oh great, I was sick, still am a little but back at work. Don’t you just love it when you get sick on Friday afternoon right after work and you couldn’t do literally anything the whole weekend? It’s definitely not fair. So that’s why I didn’t write anything nerdy on the weekend and the weekly obsessions is one day late. So let’s get down to it.

1. Foodporn Fever – eggplant, izakaya and liver


One of my favorite plants of all time is eggplant. I recently came across this Tasty recipe¬†of eggplant rolls, so I decided to make my own version of it. Yes, I’m really bad at following recipes. And to make a decent meal out of it, I made some zucchini rolls too and some fried green and yellow beans and fried mushrooms as side dishes. As stated in the recipe, I pre-baked both the eggplant and zucchini. Inside the eggplants I rolled some mozzarella cheese, some prosciutto di parma (or any Spanish ham you prefer) and fresh basil leaves. In zucchinis, bacon strips and parmesan cheese.

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Suicide Squad – Movie review

So I went to see Suicide Squad last Monday, giving a chance to this anti-hero movie that got me super hyped up but according to the overwhelmingly piss poor reviews on the opening weekend, I was going in to waste two hours of my life. As much as I love superhero movies, I love anti-hero movies even more. Like Deadpool. And Suicide Squad is a promise of a whole movie built around a bunch of super-villains. It sounded like a dream come true, introducing enigmatic actors portraying this bad guys, like Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis. I was under an impression that Suicide Squad was sometimes to be a squad working for the government in secret to do shady business, like assassinations and other morally dubious stuff that only stone-cold killers and crazy psychos have the heart (or the lack thereof) to do. But instead I got a mess of a film. As of today at Rotten Tomatoes, Suicide Squad stands in 27% among critics and I think I understand why.


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