Westworld Season 2 – Review

Westworld is by far the best television series currently on air and season two only reinforces that fact. While it is uneven at times, season two continues to deliver on all the key elements that make Westworld great: emotional character drama, wild plot twists and mysteries. SPOILERS ahead. Season two gets off to a slightly…

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New Job as Editor!

Nik just landed a new job in Brussels as Editorial Coordinator of the EUREKA Network. Look forward to the next issue of the EUREKA Magazine, coming out in early November. It will feature a lead story by Nik on digitalisation, supported by interviews and OpEds by leading figures in the global innovation landscape.

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – “Oh, God!”

I will start with a very quick, spolier free review of Avengers: Infinity War and then immediately launch into a detailed analysis of the film as there is really so much to dig into. So first of all, you really have to see this film. But you probably shouldn’t see it if you are unfamiliar…

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Ready Player One (2018) – “Shut Up, Steven!”

Before I begin the review, let me disclose that I did not read the book and thus have no background understanding of it or its characters. This is based entirely on my viewing experience of the film. Ready Player One is entertaining; it contains many goofy moments, but ultimately it is also full of clich├ęs,…

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Tomb Raider (2018) – The First Good Video Game Movie

Video game movies suck. They all do; there is no exception. That is the general concensus. While I personally enjoyed Prince of Persia, I tend to agree with the sentiment; that is until today. Tomb Raider (2018) is a fantastic screen adaptation of the rebooted Tomb Raider game franchise. I cannot praise this film enough.…

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Black Panther (2018) – Just another MCU film?

Black Panther (2018) is a solid addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an important message for us voters and our political leaders. Black Panther delivers another origin story that is not an origin story, much like Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). In a world filled with superhero films, you would think we would finally get sick…

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars & Rebels – The Animated Universe

Star Wars Rebels has just concluded its fourth and final season and it went out with a bang. I want to take some time to reflect on Dave Filoni’s animated Star Wars universe and what it means to fans. Star Wars was never particularly good in the animated department. It’s first two productions were Droids…

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Darkest Hour (2017)

The Darkest Hour is a film about rebellion; about standing up for oneself and fighting against hopeless odds and finally triumphing over the great evil empire that is threatening to destroy all that is good in the world. In a way, Darkest Hour represents what made the original Star Wars very appealing to me and…

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Tomorrowland (2015) – A Reflection of Today

Tomorrowland (2015) is filled with amazing actors known from both the small and the big screen, though few get a lot of screentime. Even George Clooney who starts the film by addressing the audience with an ominous and cryptic message only returns to the screen halfway through the film. The viewer spends most time with…

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How Disney’s Approach to Star Wars is Different

Before we get into the actual story differences Disney’s Lucasfilm brings to the table, it is important to define what the new Star Wars saga is. It is not, as many people believe, a continuation of the previous saga, it is a retelling. But it is not a remake. A remake would mean new sets,…

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