We reviewed summer 2023's top cinema releases.

Marie Duelund


Marie Duelund

At tastecard, our love for entertainment knows no bounds, and there's something truly magical about the big screen.

Allow us to introduce you to Marie, a true movie aficionado and tastecard's cinema expert. From forging strong relationships with tastecard's cinema partners to directing unforgettable campaigns, Marie boasts 18 years of industry experience. But her fascination with films extends far beyond her professional career. Even as a teenager, her walls were decorated with film posters.

Join us as Marie takes you on a thrilling cinematic journey through her experiences, where she delves into "Barbeheimer," explores the heart-racing action of "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One," and revels in the fun-filled antics of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem."

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Barbie: A joyous journey of equality and nostalgia.

"Barbie" didn't disappoint. Recently, I was very lucky to attend a pre-screening of this amazing film at Vue UK&I West End, alongside Women Behind The Screens and other incredible women.

Directed by Greta Gerwig, "Barbie" takes audiences on an inspirational, humorous, and thought-provoking journey about equality. We laughed and cried throughout as Barbie and Ken challenged gender roles, beautifully portraying the importance of breaking stereotypes and embracing diversity.

The film struck a nostalgic chord, reminding me of our cherished childhood interactions with the iconic doll. Saving up pocket money for outfits and that beautiful Barbie horse flooded me with heart-warming memories.

Margot Robbie's standout performance as Barbie, along with Ryan Gosling's depth and America Ferrera's exceptional acting, made this a must-watch film that sparks essential conversations about equality and representation in our society.

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Oppenheimer: A biopic like no other.

My love for the silver screen led us to another remarkable film experience with "Oppenheimer." Directed by the visionary Christopher Nolan, this movie delves into the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant physicist who played a pivotal role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.

The film's narrative takes us on an intellectual and emotional rollercoaster as it unravels the complexities of Oppenheimer's character. His inner conflicts, moral dilemmas, and the weight of his responsibilities are skilfully portrayed, which left me contemplating the profound impact of scientific discoveries on humanity.

I was engrossed in every moment. Nolan's signature storytelling and mesmerising visuals left us captivated. The stellar performances by the cast, especially Cillian murphy who portrayed Oppenheimer with so much depth, further added to the film's brilliance.

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Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One: Adrenaline-pumping action.

While "Barbenheimer" may be getting all the attention, don't cheat yourself out of witnessing the sheer brilliance of 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' in all its glory. Tom Cruise, at the ripe age of 61, once again proved why he's a cinematic force to be reckoned with.

The film delivered an adrenaline-pumping ride, leaving us in awe of Cruise's daring performances and death-defying feats. The mesmerising cinematography showcased breath-taking locations worldwide, immersing us in a visually stunning adventure on the big screen.

As a big Tom Cruise fan, I was captivated by his unmatched charisma and dedication to his roles. Cruise truly knows how to deliver heart-stopping action that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem: A shell-shocking adventure.

My film adventures finished strong with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem." This action-packed flick is directed by a talented duo of visionary directors who thrilled us with its high-octane adventure and iconic turtle heroes

As the beloved Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael embarked on a new mission to save the city from evil, we couldn't help but feel a surge of nostalgia. The turtles' chemistry and camaraderie reminded us of the cherished memories from our childhood spent watching them battle villains and devouring pizza.

The impressive CGI and thrilling action sequences had me on the edge of our seats. Each turtle's distinct personality shone through, making the audience root for their victory at every turn. The introduction of new characters and plot twists further added to the excitement, keeping me thoroughly entertained. If you're looking for a fun-filled adventure with beloved characters, this film's an absolute treat.

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