Posts Tagged ‘Ukraine’

pedal cup 2020Two years ago instead of doing the pedal to the metal tournament which was emulating the NCAA basketball tournament, I decided to change it and call it the Pedal Cup. For the first year, we did the world cup edition of the competition and that was won by Japan and Babymetal. That year, we tried our best to get as many bands from different countries as we could and while it sometimes can prove difficult to do, we also plan to do the same for the European edition of the Pedal Cup for this year which will coincide with the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. Returning to this year’s tournament are the third and fourth place finishers from the World Cup edition in Portugal and Poland and they will be joined by Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, England, Ukraine, Holland, Austria, Denmark, and so many more celebrating the best in Death Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, and more. So stay tuned here for more info as the bands will be chosen and all of the countries competing will be revealed.

chernobylI always thought that this was another found footage horror film, but the name of the film alone intrigued me to watch and that is when I discovered that it wasn’t a found footage film. Chris (Jesse McCartney), his girlfriend Natalie (Olivia Taylor Dudley), and their mutual friend Amanda (Devin Kelley) are having fun travelling across Europe. They decide to stop in Kiev, Ukraine where Chris’s brother Paul (Jonathan Sadowski) before their ultimate stop in Moscow where Chris is going to propose to his girlfriend. While in Kiev, Paul entices everyone on an idea to take a trip to an abandoned town of Pripyat which is near Chernobyl, the site of a nuclear disaster. Paul says that he has met an extreme tour guide that will take them where they can take some pics and leave. Along with two other people they make the trip to Pripyat, but what they don’t expect is the fact that they are not alone. The movie also stars Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Hercules: The Thracian Wars), Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek), and Dimitri Diatchenko (Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull) as Uri.

chernobyl dThe film was shot in Serbia and Hungary because obviously you can’t risk a whole entire crew’s health in a radioactive area. Although they did use the real life 1986 Chernobyl disaster area for it’s backdrop. I wouldn’t say that the film was that scary as a lot of films today are failing to scare me, but it was decent for what it was. They took a pretty good idea and they ran with it so I can’t fault them there. The movie has it’s moments where the suspense builds especially when they are running away from the mutants that are chasing them. The ending of the film was a little predictable and you’ll have to watch the film to see what I am talking about. The acting in this film was really good from every person and I loved the cinematography. I love the shots of the building with the old giant propaganda poster and all of the other scenic shots which help make the film. It wasn’t a bad film so I am giving the film a B- for a grade.