As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at what we, as the Uncanny Book-Club, have achieved during the year. Not just us on a website, but all of us. Together. Because without you guys, this would all be for naught.
This Thursday, the highly anticipated third instalment of the the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay Part 1 hit Swiss cinemas. It suffers from being split in two parts, but remains entertaining thanks to an eerie atmosphere and great acting.
Before the genre of Young Adult was the genre of Young Adult, there was Lois Lowry who wrote The Giver in 1993. Now, there’s a movie of it, starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. The question, though, is: Does The Giver give us a good movie?
After the Uncannies Andrea, Albert and Dom went to see The Maze Runner, they decided to record their thoughts. So here is a completely unscripted review.
India is one of the up and coming nations of this world. Bollywood suggests that all’s shiny and one great beautiful world of wealth and prosperity. Katherine Boo has looked behind that and her book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, shows the world the life of a slum in Mumbai.
Next week, a rare thing happens for Swiss cinemas. The Wind Rises starts screening. While there is no shortage of animated movies in cinemas, there is one for traditionally animated movies. And if they’re from Japan, it’s doubly extraordinary.
After having talked about Krrish extensively, it was brought to our attention that there’s another superhero movie out of India. So, ladies and gentlemen, let’s have a look at Ra.One, the unbeatable villain, and his nemesis, good guy, G-One.
After many battles, mutants and humans alike are almost extinct. The remaining X-Men take one last desperate measure trying to fix it all in this movie version of the classic storyline Days of Future Past.
Godzilla and America don’t mix. We’ve seen this in 1998 when Roland Emmerich did a movie starring everyone’s favourite giant lizard. But this time around, there’s a new director attached to it. A man whose one and only credit is a giant monster movie that had no monsters in it.…
If you liked Breaking Bad, you will love this novel: violence, mafia and of course a love story. Shantaram is arguably less of a story, and more of a deliberation of life and its meaning by a man who is trying to make sense of his past and his present.…
What were they thinking? How can you mess this up? You had one job. Make a story that was already written with the concept of «Train goes over frozen earth, people despair». Easy, right? No, apparently not, because this is a very dull movie.
In two weeks’ time, the movie Snowpiercer opens. This book is, much like Captain America and his friends, based on a comic book. And just like Captain America, it stars Chris Evans. So before looking at the movie next week, let’s look at the comic it’s based on.
Divergent, the movie based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling book series, has hit. We’ve gone to see it. Here’s a review of a nigh-plotless movie that has a number of flaws – mainly the casting and characterization of the stars – but still manages to entertain.
I’m in the middle of watching Nymphomaniac, parts one and two. I planned on writing a long review on it after I’m done. But I’m seriously not sure if this movie is brilliant and a work of a genius or the most boring thing I’ve seen in ages.
War, Hong Kong, Love and a title that just might be a bit of a turnoff, but really shouldn’t be. This is The Piano Teacher by Janice K. Lee, a book firmly set in the past that bends genres and shows both sides of colonialism.
The Circle is a book that takes a critical look at today’s society and its almost manic obsession with social media. Set fifteen minutes into the future, Dave Eggers’ novel tells the story of Mae who starts to work at a company that is totally not Google or Facebook.
Germany. World War II. A horrible time. It’s the time where young Liesel Meminger has to grow up. She faces racism, genocide and book burnings. It’s the latter she takes a stand against, because if there’s one thing she loves, then it’s books.
Wes Anderson has a new movie out. This time around, it’s about a grand old hotel in the mountains and its very, very eccentric concierge as well as said concierge’s friend and immigrant. This movie is Wes Anderson at his finest. Why? Find out here!
This is the story of a wanted killer who flees. This is the story of a soldier in a land of peace. This is the story of a fish out of water. This is the story of Tomislav Boksic, a killer who flees to Iceland. And ultimately, this is the…
Superman destroyed Metropolis last year, The Dark Knight rose again after his bout with The Joker and Iron Man fought Aldritch Killian using his entire arsenal. However, on Diwali 2013, an unlikely hero from India rose to the challenge of defeating his worst enemy yet. And with Krrish 3, the…