10 TV Shows you should be watching (in case you aren’t)

There were many great TV shows that premiered last year and luckily all of them are still on air, sort of. The list below contains six shows that have only one season so far, which means it’s a great time to start watching them without spending a lot of time to catch up on the stories. Also of all ten shows only one is currently airing, while the others have just finished or the next season is just around the corner.

1. Fortitude

Fortitude is an intense psychological thriller/drama set on Svalbard. With elements of fiction, the most intriguing part of Fortitude are the characters. Living in a small settlement on the remote northern islands they all cope with the cold, dark days and the lonely surroundings in a different way.
You will love the landscapes though, striking, sharp and clean, as the murky backgrounds of the character unravel along with the mystery of the unsettling murders in the small community of 700 people and 3000 polar bears.British tv series Fortitude
Starring: Sofie Gråbøl, Richard Dormer, Luke Treadaway, Veronica Ehegui, Stanley Tucci, Jessica Raine and Sienna Guillory.
Status: Waiting for season 2, October 2016.

2. The Expanse

Based on the books by S.A. Correy, The Expanse is the latest SyFy space opera. Regarded by many as the best sci-fi TV series currently, The Expanse will offer you everything you’d expect from a show in this category.
Set in the 23rd century, where humans have colonized the entire solar system, The Expanse will give you space ships, human colonies on Mars, holographic phones, incredible medicine advancements, space politics and lovable characters.

The Expanse tv series
Photo: SyFy.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, DOminique Tipper, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Cas Anvar.
Status: Waiting for season 2. January 2017.

3. Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot is a tv show meant to appeal to hackers and geeks. Rami Malek plays the computer whiz Elliot Anderson who is deeply troubled about the way large corporations control the world. He is also a drug addict and an employee in a cyber security company. His passion to destroy the largest internet corporation turns into reality when he meets the mysterious hacker who calls himself Mr. Robot.

Mr. Robot F Society wallpaperYou will be blown away by Rami Malek’s portrayal of the anti-social programmer. Also take note of his monologues, which are a very clear and accurate critique of today’s internet self-obsessed society.
Starring: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday and Christian Slater.
Status: Waiting for season 2. Summer 2016.

4. Fargo

Based on the cult film by the brothers Cohen, Fargo is the most ingenious tv show lately. Storyline, dialogues, characters all fit in together in what is nearly 10 hours of a cinematic masterpiece.
Set in the town Fargo in both season so far, a merely accidental event starts a chain reaction of murders and dramatic situations with an unexpected outcome.
You will love every moment of it. Billy Bob Thornton is magnificent.Fargo Tv Series
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman in season one. Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons in season two.
Status: Waiting for season 3, sometime in 2017.

5. Narcos

The Netflix series is about the infamous Medellin drug cartel and its leader Pablo Escobar. It tells the true story about the rise and fall of the notorious kingpin and sadly only the rise of cocaine. Told from the viewpoints of Escobar and the DEA agent Steve Murphy the series depicts various political events during the 80s closely connected to the drug trafficking.Narcos on Netflix

While not being a documentary it certainly gives great reality vibe.

Starring: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal and Joanna Christie.
Status: Waiting for season 2. Fall 2016.

6. Outlander

Based on the books by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is your newest obsession about Scotland and the highlands. Set in the 18th century Outlander entwines history and fiction in the best way possible. The storyline revolves around Claire Randal, a WWII nurse who just after the war, during her honeymoon by accidents goes through a time portal to 1743 in the middle of a tumultuous period of the Scottish history.
You will love Scotland.

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan in Outlander

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan in Outlander. Photo: Starz.

Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies etc.
Status: Waiting for Season 2. April 2016.

7. Sense8

Sense8 is a Netflix original series created by the Wachowski siblings. They are also directors along with Tom Tykwer. The science fiction series features a diverse cast from all around the world, from the US across Europe to Korea. Sense8 is telling the story of eight people who suddenly finds themselves telepathically connected in what is called a cluster, sharing all thoughts and feelings with one another. Representing the future of the human kind, there’s also an organization who is hunting them and others like them.
You will love the split scenes, during what is called a “visit.”

Sense8 cast in the season one finale

Starring: Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Bae Doona, Jayme Clayton, Brian J. Smith, Aml Ameen, Tina Desai, Miguel Angel Silvestre with Daryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews.
Status: Waiting for season 2. June 2016.

8. Vikings

Highly acclaimed, Vikings tells the story of the mythical Ragnar Lothbrok and his conquests. Created by History, Vikings is probably the most accurate historical depiction of the brave northmen and their way of life. Even though Ragnar is the main character he is also the most fictional one, while characters like his brother Rollo are depicted as close as possible to their known historical facts and events. Ragnar’s wife Lagertha will be your new hero.
You will love the story and the battle scenes. You’ll also wish to go back in time and be a viking!Vikings tv series wallpaperStarring: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Alissa Sutherland, Alexander Ludwig, George Blagden.
Status: Currently airing season 4.

9. Penny Dreadful

Named after the “penny dreadfuls,” short cheap horror stories published in London in the 19th century, Penny Dreadful mixes a bunch of classic characters and monsters in one poetically crafted storyline. Frankenstein and his monster, werewolves in London, vampires and Dorian Grey, and the beautiful, mystical Vanessa Ives, some of them good and some of them evil, but all of them public domain characters.

Penny Dreadful season 3 poster.

The dual nature of pretty much everything is the one theme that prevails the show.
You will enjoy the philosophical, poetically written dialogues. You’ll be surprised how gentle and caring “monsters” can be, and cruel and unforgiving at the same time.

Starring: Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Rory Kinnear, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway and Billie Piper.
Status: Waiting for season 3. May 2016.

10. Rick and Morty

Tired of The Simpsons? Miss Futurama? Rick and Morty is the show for you then! It is an animated TV series following the adventures and mishaps of Rick and his nephew Morty in space. And parallel universes too. Rick is the inventor and careless adventurer while Morty is the teenager that balances the craziness going on in his grandfather’s head. They are almost constantly fighting each other, but can’t live without one another, where Rick mistakes Morty is there to correct him and vice versa.
You will love Rick and his way of thinking. And the humour. You will be surprised by the emotional breakdown.Rick and Morty
Starring: Rick and Morty, voiced by Justin Roiland.
Status: Waiting for Season 3. End of 2016.

There they are, a small selection of our favorite shows on air right now. I hope you’ll like our choice and take up on any of our recommendations.

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7 Indie films every movie enthusiast should watch

Ink (2009)

Ink movie posterInk is set in an alternate plane of existence parallel to our own. In this alternate plane two forces are battling for dominance, the Incubi which send us the nightmares and bad stuff and the Storytellers which are the force of light and send us beautiful dreams.
The plot revolves around a grotesque creature called Ink which steals the soul of a little girl named Emma in order to become a member of the Incubi.

Throughout the movie we see the psychological journey of a father that was consumed with his work that didn’t have enough time to be with his daughter.

Starring: Chris Kelly, Quinn Hunchar, Jessica Duffy. Directed by Jamin Winans.

Primer (2004)

Primer is a mind boggling example of how time travel would look like if it actually was possible, which maybe it is, who knows.
What’s cool about Primer is that is a movie written and directed by a mathematician and an engineer, so you might say that it’s a movie done the right way. The budget of the movie is just $7000.

Primer movie posterThe plot of Primer deals more with the moral dilemmas and philosophical implications in face of the two scientists who discover time travel by accident. As to the mechanism the time travel works, it’s just a box in which you enter, the interesting part of it, happens when you exit. You can watch the trailer here.

Starring: Shane Carruth and David Sullivan. Written and directed by Shane Carruth.

Mean Creek (2004)

Mean Creek is a coming of age story like none other you’ve seen before. A group of young-adults and two teenagers plan a boat trip along the nearby river in order to humiliate a troubled dyslexic boy who bullies kids at school.

However during that sunny day on the river these kids realize that not everything is as shallow and simple as it looks and start to like the bully.Mean Creek cast

The performance of the actors is superb!

Starring: Josh Peck, Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Trevor Morgan and Scott Mechlowicz. Directed by Jacob Aron Estes.

Victoria (2015)

What can happen in just one night in Berlin? A lot.

Victoria 2015 movie Victoria is a newly arrived Spanish girl in Berlin that has a job in a small cafe. One night as she exits a night club early in the morning she meets four Berliners and the next two hours will change her life forever.

The movie is mostly in English, since Victoria doesn’t speak very good German.
An interesting and quite impressive fact about the movie is that it is shot in one take, in three attempts. That is 134 minutes of continuous action.

Starring: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Gurak Yigit and Max Mauff. Directed by Sebastian Schipper.

Donnie Darko (2001)

Creepy rabbits, troubled teenagers and air planes crashing. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the troubled teenager Donnie, who goes to a psychiatrist because he keeps seeing horror-some visions of a creepy mascot rabbit. And, the rabbit is actually asking from Donnie to commit a few crimes.Donnie Darko movie poster

As the story unravels we realize that Donnie Darko is a science fiction drama with beautifully narrated storyline that keeps you wondering what is happening and provide the answer at the end.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Directed by Jake Kelly.

Once

Once is a story of two struggling musicians in Dublin, Ireland. Simply acting as themselves, Glen Hansard (credited as Guy) and Marketa Irglova (Girl) both real life musicians convey a beautiful story of two people who’s biggest dream is to make music.

The movie’s budget is only $150 000. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won an Oscar for Best Song for “Falling Slowly.”

Directed by John Carney.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Are there people in your life you wish to forget? Only because it feels to painful to remember them?Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Watch Jim Carrey as he tries to forget his ex girlfriend, played by Kate Winslet.
You will love the reality of the feeling as his fondest memories about the woman he loved are torn from his brain just like bubble gum is scraped from a subway seat.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood and Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Michel Gondry.

The 23 most anticipated movies for 2016

It’s all Marvel, some DC Comics and there’s some animated features in there, made by Disney who owns Marvel!? So yeah, two studios, all super hero stuff.

Chronological order, we do have favorites though :).

 1. Zootopia, March 4

Zootopia poster

Zootopia is a crime adventure film with anthropomorphic animals, of course as luck would have it, the bunny and the fox will be the main protagonists who will have to work together and uncover a conspiracy. Watch the hilarious sloth trailer here.

2. The Divergent Series: Allegiant, March 18

Allegiant posterAllegiant will be the first movie of the two part book adaptation for the Divergent movie series. Starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James the young-adult franchise proved successful despite the abundance of such adaptations to date, many of which failed at the Box Office. Check out the Allegiant image gallery.

3.Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice posterBatman v Superman is suppose to be the sequel to Man of Steel (2013), except in this one we get Batman, Wonderwoman, Aquaman and probably The Flash, hence Dawn of Justice. I am assuming Batman and Superman will start as adversaries but end up as besties to defeat a common enemy.

4. The Jungle Book, April 15

The ungle Book (2016) posterThe Jungle Book is a remake of the beloved Disney movie from 1967. OK, maybe we needed a live action movie with CGI animals and the sexy, sexy voice of Scarlett Johansson as the snake Kaa…..Trusssst in meeeeee……Watch the trailer.

5. The Huntsman Winter’s War, April 22

The Huntsman Winter's War posterI am just gonna say what everybody else is…saying, The Huntsman Winter’s War looks more and more like a sequel to Frozen rather than a sequel/spin off to Snow White and the Huntsman. You can watch the trailer and see some photos here.

6. Captain America: Civil War, May 6

Captain America: Civil War posterSince there’s no Avengers movie coming out this year, this will have to do. I mean literally, everybody from Avengers 2 will be in the movie, with few exceptions but with Ant-Man and Spider-Man added to the mix. So this would be Avengers 2.5 and Infinity War will be Avengers 3. Take a look at the image gallery of Captain America: Civil War.

7. Snowden, May 13 Septmeber 16

Snowden movie posterSnowden is based on true events, which probably everybody heard about already. A CIA employee tells the people that NSA is spying on them. Now he hides in Moscow. Edward Snowden is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

8. X-Men Apocalypse, May 27

X-Men Apocalypse posterX-Men: Apocalypse is the third movie of the new trilogy and if we judge by the name it feels like it’s the last before they reboot the X-Men series again. This X-Men movie will only include the cast from the new trilogy, not like the mix in Days of Future Past. Directed by Brian Singer.

9. Now You See Me 2, June 10

Dave Franco in Now You See Me 2After the very successful original in 2013, they’ve already made another movie, simply called Now You See Me 2. All of the old cast is there, except for Isla Fisher as Henley, Lizzy Caplan filled in with a new character Lula, and also Jay Chou (Green Hornet) joins the cast…..and Daniel Radcliffe.

10. Warcraft, June 10

Warcraft movie posterWarcraft is based on the popular video game, with the focus on Alliance and the Horde and thier battle against each other and the mutual enemy the Burning Legion. Starring Travis Fimmel from Vikings, Robert Kazinsky and Ben Foster.

11. Finding Dory, June 17

Finding Dory movie posterAbout thirteen years after Nemo, Dory got lost too! Well, no surprises there. Ellen DeGeneres will repeat her role as the very forgetful fish Dory along with Albert Brooks as Marlin, Nemo’s dad. Idris Elba, Diane Keaton and Ty Burrell will also play some new fishy characters. Don’t worry, Nemo’s there too.

12. Independence Day: Resurgence, June 24

Independence Day Resurgence movie posterIt’s been twenty years since Will Smith and a computer virus saved the Earth from an alien invasion and, it’s the tagline for the sequel, “We had twenty years to prepare, so did they”. However Will Smith will not return in the sequel, instead you get Liam Hemsworth and Maika Monroe along with Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman from the first movie. It is a little weird that after 20 years it’s the same President Whitmore is at the head of the US, it’s probably his last term though.

13. The Legend of Tarzan, July 1

The Legend of Tarzan movie posterThe Legend of Tarzan is not an origin story, instead it tells a new chapter of the famous baby raised by gorillas in the African jungle and it involves Tarzan leaving London to see what is happening in his jungle. Starring Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan and Margot Robbie as Jane.

14. The BFG, July 1

The BFG movie posterAnother remake, another Disney movie (and Walden Media), directed by Steven Spielberg. BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant and it’s based on Roald Dahl 1982 children’s book of the same name. An animated feature was first released in 1989, while this one will be a live action movie involving giants, dreams and little orphan girls.

15.  Ghostbusters, July 15

Ghostbusters 2016 movie posterGhostbusters is an all female (and Chris Hemsworth) version of the 1984 blockbuster Ghost Busters starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are the new ghostbusters and Sigourney Weaver who starred in the first movie also stars in this one. Seriously though, who you gonna call?

16. Star Trek Beyond, July 22

Star Trek Beyond movie posterI know, this poster sucks, but it’s all they got at the moment. Starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Idris Elba, Karl Urban etc, Star Trek Beyond is the third space adventure since the franchise reboot. The fourth movie is also in pre-production and it will be called Call of the Fleets, but that one will probably be released in 2018. It is interesting that both previous movies (Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness) had a May opening while Star Trek Beyond premieres in July.

17. Jason Bourne, July 29

Jason Bourne movie posterAfter four movies we finally get a movie titled exactly after the name of the main character, Jason Bourne. Matt Damon returns to the role seven years after The Bourne Ultimatum was released. Meanwhile there was The Bourne Legacy movie starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz and Jason Bourne was not in that one.

18. Suicide Squad, August 5

Suicide Squad movie posterSuicide Squad is the second DC Comics movie to be released in 2016. Featuring an impressive ensemble cast including Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis, and almost all of them playing bad guys it promises to be the summer blockbuster of 2016.

19. Kubo and The Two Strings, August 19

Kubo and the Two Strings movie posterKubo and the Two Strings is an epic fantasy adventure movie based on Japanese legends and myths. The new stop-motion animation movie is created by the same studio that created Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls. Starring Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes. You can watch the amazing trailer here.

20. Doctor Strange, November 4

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange movie psoterYet another Marvel movie, and it’s starring Benendict Cumberbatch as the titular character, and its going to be awesome! Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen form Hannibal also star in Doctor Strange.

21. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, November 18

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie posterHarry Potter’s back! Well, not really. Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them is prequel-spin off of the Harry Potter movies, based on the book Harry Potter reads in the series and a book that J.K. Rowling actually wrote after Harry Potter. The movie follows the adventures of the supposed writer of the book Newt Scamander as he tries to find those fantastic and magical beasts. Stars Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller and Katherine Waterston.

22. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, December 16

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie posterRogue One: A Star Wars Story is a the Star Wars movie that nobody really cares because it’s not Episode VIII. But everyone is going to love it and it will make lots of money on the Box Office. Stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Ben Mendelsohn. The story of Rogue One is set before the events of New Hope, when a group of rebels is trying to steal the plans for the Death Star.

23. Assassin’s Creed, December 21

Assasin's Creed movie posterWhat a lovely warm Christmas story to finish the year in films. Assassin’s Creed will star Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch/Aguilar, alongside Jeremy Irons and Marion Cotillard. Based on the popular video game.

Well that’s it folks. A lot of remakes, sequels and prequels, super heroes, anti heroes and some good animated feature films. Better luck next year!

Editor’s favorites: X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, Kubo and the Two Strings, Zootopia and Star Trek Beyond.

The 15 Best movie posters from 2015

15. The Visit

The Visit movie poster
Starring Ed Oxenbould, Olivia DeJong and Deanna Dunagan.

14.Landmine Goes Click

Landmine Goes Click movie poster
Starring Sterling Knight and Spencer Locke.

13.The Little Prince
The Little Prince movie poster

12.Louder Than Bombs

Louder Than Bombs movie poster
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg.

11. Er ist Wieder Da (Look Who’s Back)

Look Who's Back movie poster
Starring Oliver Masucci.

10. Tangerine

Tangerine movie poster
Starring Mya Taylor and James Ransone.

9. True Story

True Story movie poster
Starring Jonah Hill and James Franco.

8. Sicario

Sicario movie poster
Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

7. The Revenant

The Revenant movie poster
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

6. The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour movie posters

5. Synchronicity

Synchronicity movie poster
Starring A.J. Bowen and Brianne Davis.

4. Solace

Solace movie poster
Starring Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell.

3. Ant-Man

Ant-man movie poster
Starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.

2. Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak movie poster
Starring Tom Hiddleston and jessica Chastain.

1.The Martian

The Martian movie poster
Starring Matt Damon.