Have you ever wanted to go hiking in the Scandinavian mountain side? There’s some real gorgeous landscape. Air is fresh and crisp. Non-polluted creeks. It’s a dream. And that is what a group of friends thought too. Until it wasn’t.
5 friends – Luke, Phil, Hutch, Dom & Robert – sitting in a pub and trying to discuss where to go on a lads trip. Robert gave the suggestion going on a hiking trip to Sweden. The rest of the group laughed and they left the pub still discussing where to go. They stop by a convenient store and 2 of them go inside but to only walk right into a robbery in progress. One hides and other gets his head slashed in half. Sounds brutal and the scene is brutal too.
Now.. 4 of the friends are on a hiking trip in Sweden in the memory of their dead friend. You can tell that the chemistry in the group are quite tense. They walking up the mountains and look at the map, one of them seeing a shortcut through the forest below. They where soon going to regret that decision.
As they are confused and disgusted they decide to keep going. Starting raining like crazy they find a cabin in the woods and decide to go inside. Nothing strange will happen here right? WRONG! As they are warming up and waking up next day with nightmares. But these dreams seem a little too real. They shake it off and decide to keep walking so they can leave the forest. But nothing is so simple. Something is following them after their stay in the cabin. Only matter of time before something bad starts to happen and its tearing the group apart and this thing, takes advantage of it.
‘The Ritual’ is based on the book written by Adam Nevill. I didn’t know it was a good book til recently but I have put an order in and waiting for the book. Excited to read it.
This movie is a very detailed horror movie with guts and blood so if you are sensitive, don’t watch it. But ‘The Ritual’ was really good. One of the best horror films I’ve seen in a while. It’s currently on Netflix but not in Latin America & UK so I would suggest see if you can rent it but I went on and bought. After seeing this my faith in horror movies for upcoming year have been restored.
Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?
- Rafe Spall – Luke (Life of Pi, Hot Fuzz, The Big Short, Prometheus, The BFG)
- Arsher Ali – Phil ( The Darkest Universe, Ackley Bridge, Doctor Who, Silent Witness)
- Robert James Collier – Hutch ( Downtown Abbey, A Christmas Star, Ryse: Son of Rome)
- Sam Troughton – Dom ( King Lear, Midsummer Murders, Vera Drake, Alien vs Predator)
- Paul Reid – Robert (Vikings, Tommy’s Honour, London Irish, Raw)
- Kerri McLean – Gayle ( Rellik, Small Island, Doctors, HollyOaks)
Who is the director and what is she/he known for?
David Bruckner, he’s known for directing horror movies and you maybe have seen some of his work already. Such as: V/H/S (2012), Southbound (2015), Siren (2016).
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We live in a era of where social media have a lot of power. Information can be spread like wild fire and we also find out what we all had for dinner. I heard about ‘The Circle’ book and got interested since it’s aspect is the power of social media but then Emma Watson & Tom Hanks was doing a film out of it.
‘The Circle’ is about Mae getting a job at a huge tech company called The Circle, she’s so excited. They provide her with a room to stay. It’s a massive place and basically got all you need within the walls, you never need to leave really. One day as she sits doing her job two people come up o her asking why she hasn’t set up her social media profile yet, it was part of her job to be on social media and talk to co-workers. But one day that backfires when she shares her friends lanterns and he is being called for deer killer. The lanterns are made out of horns but he gets the horns from others who hunt. It goes so far he need to live in woods to hide. Power of social media.
One day Mae agrees to do something I would never do. To always wear a camera to live record her everyday life for everyone to see. It becomes a huge success. But with that also comes pain. She’s starting to lose friends and family due to the fact she can’t talk to them without them feeling uneasy by the constant filming. After her friends death she feels that something is wrong with The Circle and is determined to find out what, for everyone to see and.. to film it all for all her viewers.
Yes, I would say it’s important to see this film and it’s available on Netflix. You see the real power of social media and how quick jump on the band wagon of filming EVERYTHING and put it out there for everyone to see. In the film they believe that information should be available for ALL, all sorts of information. But that, I don’t agree on. It can be dangerous to know absolutely everything. There are some things we should not know, knowing everything doesn’t always mean good.
Actors: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Ellar Coltrane, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Nate Corddry, Mamoudou Athie, John Boyega and many more.
Usually I’m not a fan of Tom Cruise but him in this movie it’s like made for him. Think this is the only movie I can watch him in. We all have our likes and dislikes and we can’t like every actor/actress out there. But this movie Jack Reacher is actually quite good. Story line is better than you’d think. I would def. recommend this to anyone who is interested in action/crime movie
Jack Reacher is a military detective who is trying to solve a case with a former military sniper who randomly shoot 5 victims in daylight. But the thing is Reacher doesn’t think he was the one who did it and now he’s curious and have no choice to dig deeper in the case. He is trying to find out who ordered to jump him at a bar when he came to the city and what does the victims have in common with each other. It won’t be easy for Jack to get answers but he will always find them.
The movie is based on a novell written by Lee Child. You see actors like Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney and many more.