Alena theatrical premiere

While “comic book movies” are staples of Hollywood entertainment, the same can not be said in Swedish pop culture. But today, one of the few Scandinavian comic book based movies comes out; the Swedish movie Alena, based on Kim W. Andersson’s graphic novel. Based on the award-winning graphic novel Alena by Kim W. Andersson, Alena premieres theatrically on…

Alena preview

While “comic book movies” are staples of Hollywood entertainment, the same can not be said in Swedish pop culture. But now, one of the few Scandinavian comic book based movies is coming out; the Swedish movie Alena, based on Kim W. Andersson’s horror comic. Based on the award-winning graphic novel Alena by Kim W. Andersson, Alena the…

Review: Let the right one in

One of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed Nordic horror movies ever is the Swedish Let the right one in, based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s book and directed by Tomas Alfredsson. Let the right one in is not just a celebrated and acclaimed film, it is also one of the very few Nordic horror films…

The Shamer’s Daughter preview

Local big budget fantasy adaptions are slowly making its way into Nordic cinemas; The Shamer’s Daughter has done well in Denmark and is opening in two days in Norway. Following the Norwegian Journey to the Christmas Star remake in 2012, the 6.7 million euro Danish fantasy film The Shamer’s Daughter is the next big budget…

The Circle preview

Opening today is the Swedish teen fantasy film, The Circle, the first in a planned trilogy. Sweden’s most successfull pop composer is the producer. Based on the best selling novel The Circle by Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Mats Strandberg, the film is the first in a planned trilogy of films based on the Engelsfors trilogy…

Doctor Proctor preview

The children’s fantasy-comedy Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder premieres in Norway tomorrow. Based on a book by Jo Nesbø, this major production stars some of Norway’s best actor and comedians. For the children though, what’s more important than celebrities is all the focus on farts and farting. Jokes and gags and stunts and superpowers based on…

The art of Let the right one in

As an example of the various poster and disc art that movies can have even when coming from the Nordic region, enjoy these galleries of artwork from the Swedish hit movie Let the right one in. On this site we sometimes post the artwork of movies, either poster art or DVD/Bluray art. They are sometimes…

Review: Norwegian Ninja

Once in a while, a movie comes along that are so different, innovative and absurd that it defies description. Norwegian Ninja is clearly an example of that. Some topics are just too big, too serious or too boring to make films about. The real-life case of Arne Treholt, a diplomat convicted to 20 years in…