Last year we would have jumped for joy if a legal reason required us to stay home. What would we do? Watching Netflix? Eat a lot? Be lazy without guilt? Awesome!
This year? We are like that over, do not lie. But to help you out, Grapevine’s staff is here to provide the best movie and TV footage for your weekend. Relax and use it as an excuse not to talk to your family.
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I do not expect anyone reading this to recognize my personality traits, but trust me, those who know me as more than the cultural editor of this magazine know unequivocally that my favorite film is and will always be Ridley Scott Prometheus. I find it a beautiful communication of the nature of God, the meaning of our lives, and the innate hubris of mankind. Seriously – what’s more scary than asking your creator why you were only given confusing, aggressive unresponsiveness that just creates even more questions? That said, that’s probably the most realistic situation. Were we ever to meet our great designers, who are we to assume we were even on the scene to interact with them? We were probably like ants to their intellects – and just tried to have a conversation about existence with a hell of an ant and then come back to me. Do not think that David, Android, asks the man why they created him, only to hear the answer: “Because we can.” OOOOH! Love it! Nonetheless, the film is full of gorgeous Icelandic places that begin with a truly jaw-dropping nightmare-like physical deprivation at Dettifoss. It’s just like being there yourself – albeit awesome.
You should also check it out Crown games, one of the best series of our time with filming locations all over Iceland. Just kidding – let it go. In fact, there has been a pandemic where everyone has been forced to stay at home and not a single hell of a person around the world used that time to watch it again. Thanks D&D.
Horses in U.S (‘Of Horses And Men’) is so strangely unique that it feels like drinking from a pure fountain while listening to the most beautiful poem ever written – which is “The End of the Journey” by Jónas Hallgrímsson, just to be clear. This film is a collection of stories about Icelandic people, their struggles and horses. The film, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, won the Nordic Council’s Prize in 2014 – in fact it was the first Icelandic film to receive a prestigious award.
That being said, if you’re a horse-hating monster, you can ‘t go wrong with any of Benedict’s other films. His film A woman at war is also a masterpiece and Jodie Foster is actually working on a remake of the film for the US market that seems to have a hard time listening to a language other than English in theaters.
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My favorite Icelandic film of all time is The Devil, which tells the story of the working class of an Icelandic family in the trunk of the American occupation of Iceland after World War 2. This story is quite touching, albeit with a touch of humor, and the characters are all round and sympathetic. You can actually watch everything on YouTube here (albeit without text). But no recommendation of an Icelandic film would be perfect without mentioning it With everything clear, a musical comedy that participates in two Icelandic bands: Stuðmenn and Grýlurnar. It’s hard to say what the plot of this film is beyond “two bands travel around Iceland and get into a big storm” but pretty much everyone in Iceland has seen this film at least 50 times, so watching it yourself will give you a conversation. locals.
If you’re in the mood for something so bad, well, not exactly good but certainly memorable, be sure to check it out. Blossi / 810551. I will not ruin the experience of watching this film for the first time by saying anything about the plot; this is a movie that is best watched with a clean slate. As far as television is concerned, you absolutely can not go wrong with Jón Gnarr’s brilliant series The night shift. This series, a creepy comedy that tells the adventures of the employees of the gas stations on night shifts, is probably the best Icelandic TV comedy series ever made.
“A man living a bad life dreams up romantic and action-packed scenes to escape the monotony” – I think that’s something we can all relate to in a pandemic. If there is something Walter Mitty’s Secret Life was constantly praised for, it was the filming that established all the scenes like a perfectly composed photograph of the kind you would see in National Geographic or Life magazine, where Walter Mitty actually works in the film. And fortunately for us, a lot of it was set in Iceland. Witness Ben Stiller long-distance running around Seyðisfjörður and speeding in the car of a local Icelander when Eyjafjallajökull erupts after him. Höfn and Stykkishólmur were also used in Greenlandic films (wait what?) While Vatnajökull National Park made its debut as Afghanistan and the Himalayas. We are not sure that disguised Iceland in this way is a roar of all celebration or insult, but let us expect praise.
If you feel like exploding some brain cells, you might as well check it out Fast and furious 8, called by some as “the worst fast and furious ever”. What could be found in classic Icelandic when a car chased around the North and a Russian submarine exploded on the surface of Lake Mývatn?
The perfect origin story, The joker tells the story of Arthur Fleck, a clown and stand-up comedian who turns to crime after being shunned by society. Strictly speaking, not part of the DC universe, the Joker is an exciting psychological thriller that sees the villain become the hero. Arthur, who has fallen into insanity, played perfectly with Joaquin Phoenix – becomes revolutionary and encourages the downtrodden to step up against the rich and powerful. You can look at Batman movies cleverly with clever stories of the Joker’s story and with an understanding of why the Joker is like him, who, I dare say, can make you feel sorry for him….? The winners of many awards, including the Oscars for Best Actor in a Leading Role, are the Oscars and the Golden Globe awarded to our Hildur Guðnadóttir for a stunning soundtrack that puts this film on our Best List. The film is unique but is just as sublime if you sit with your eyes closed to everything because the music is a * cook kiss *.
And for fans of scientists, Interstellar is a necessity. Set in a future where the earth has become uninhabitable, a group of explorers is sent out to find a new home for humanity and the new home is of course Iceland. Iceland is recorded on Svínafellsjökull and Máfabót glaciers and does a beautiful job of looking like a vast and barren exotic planet that you would definitely not want to get stuck on.
Source: The Nordic Page