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Film and TV show reviews done short. Here you can expect short-length film/TV show reviews. You're going to have our review in the least painful way possible - the end. Essentially, we cut the crap. We invented our own rating system because stars and numbers just don't work for us. It is called "DiCaps Rating System" and we're going to rate eveeeerything with little Leonardo DiCaprio heads; the DiCaps. You're welcome :)

‘Cut The Crap’ review: The Man In The High Castle Season 2 Premiere

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So it’s not every day you get to watch a TV show about history (specifically a few years after the WW2 era) and alternative worlds. Right?!?!? We are so excited Amazon Prime’s The Man In The High Castle was so lovingly embraced by so many TV show lovers out there (aka us).

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The plot is bizarre. We’re talking crazy levels. Adolf Hitler is still alive. And he’s the leader of the entire world. Yes, he never offed himself.

Are you still with us?

The series tells a story of a world where the Axis powers, consisting of Germany (yeah, the Nazi one) and Imperial Japan, won World War II and sectioned the United States into puppet states. We follow a few renegades (we like them — we promise) and what they’re trying to do to make a change in this horrific horrific world.

The first season ended with a huge BAAAAANGGG so we were so thrilled to watch the first episode of the second season at the European premiere.

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Like so so excited. We also touched shoulders with Rupert Evans *wink wink*.

You know we hate spoilers as much as crocs so we’re not here to tell you what happened in that first episode.

We’re here to tell you that you need to stop what you’re doing and get on it right now because goddamn, it was good. Juliana (Alexa Davalos) remains our spirit rebel animal and maintains her cool considering…she meets The Man.

Okay, this is not an actual spoiler, you guys shoulda seen the promos. WE’RE MEETING THE MAN IN THE FIRST EPISODE.

But is there only one man? Well, we’ll let you answer that one.

Rufus Sewell, Luke Kleintank and Rupert Evans come back with a vengeance (almost) supporting their characters with zeal and fervency.

We know you love pictures of premieres and stuff so we grabbed some for you from the STUNNING European premiere of The Man In The High Castle.

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Long story short;

If you haven’t started The Man In The High Castle yet, please do it. It’s bold, provocative and beautifully terrifying.

If you watched the first season and can’t keep up with all your TV shows, then we’re here to remind you…

The Man In The High Castle Season 2 is available now on Amazon Prime Video.

 

YES RIGHT NOW. So what are you waiting for? Happy binge-watching!

 

Propcake’s The Man In The High Castle S02E01 DiCaps Review: 4.5/5

“Cut The Crap” Film Review: La La Land

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Okay first things first. Let’s get this out of the way. I absolutely hate romantic films. In my book, 80% of romance/love films are total garbage. Over-simplified relationships, horribly cheese pick up lines that make you gag, gender double standards and horribly written female characters are all part of your average romance film.

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But every once in a while, we get a gem that gets carved in our hearts forever (Think of The Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind) and raise the bar to a whole different kind of level.

La La Land is not just a gem. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime gem. We just DON’T GET these kinds of films anymore, specially in the american cinema.

It’s not just the script. It’s not just the photography. It’s not even just the acting. It’s the magnificent blend of these three elements (okay along with the exceptional Ryan dance moves) that make the movie stay with you for a long time.

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I feel like it’s almost pointless to mention how PAINFULLY GOOD Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling were. Okay, especially Emma. I’m already rooting for my ginger precious cookie at the Oscars (bye bye Natalie Portman).

I still think about the film. I think about the start of it. I really miss the start. And I miss the second act even more. The third act almost rushed me out of the screening. I was an utter wreck. But I’ve never embraced a ‘personal wreckage’ as much as this in my life.

La La Land is a vintage love letter to the city of angels. It’s a love letter to all the relationships out there, the ones that worked and the ones that didn’t. It’s a love letter about that first wink someone gave you at the subway or that time someone held your hand and didn’t let you go. It’s a modern fairytale with flawed princes and princesses.

The range of emotions I felt during the film can’t be measured. And hell, I don’t even like stupid musicals.

Go watch the film when it’s out in your country. Please do that. And then go watch it again with someone you love.

It is THAT GOOD.

 

Special thanks to FDA (UK Film Distributors Association) for their invite to the screening.

Propcake’s La La Land DiCaps Rating: 5/5

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