Saturday, 31 May 2014

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Movie review - Non-Stop (2014)

Non-Stop (2014) / action, mystery, thriller

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Screenplay by John W. Richardson, Chris Roach and Ryan Engle
Story by John W. Richardson and Chris Roach
Produced by Joel Silver, Alex Heineman, Steve Richards and Andrew Rona
Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Jason Butler Harner, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong'o, Linus Roache, Corey Stoll
Trailer: click.

Solid action flick.

Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) is a Federal Air Marshall with a troubled past. Now he is on a non-stop flight from New York to London. Midway over the Atlantic Ocean, Bill receives text messages on his secure phone stating that someone on the plane will die every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into a specific bank account. But who would blackmail him (is it one of the passengers) or his mind is playing tricks on him?

Startting with negatives. Film has kind of silly reason behind the conspiracy of plotting to high-jack, average script with plot holes and clichés but still realistic and believable enough to keep the movie dramatic and engaging. It's a thriller on a plane that has you think you already know what's up but you might be wrong. Also movie keeps you/audiences guessing throughout whole thing who could it be (right amount of mystery) and does a great job of building tensions. Great pace, a quite solid premise and interesting plot with good acting. Enjoyable thrilling ride! 3/5

Friday, 30 May 2014

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Girls just wanna have Sun!

Last nail polish from Essence LE Beach Cruisers that I purchase was Girls just wanna have Sun!

Another vibrant orange shade with sand effect but this time I applied two coats.

To be honest. I like shade Keep calm and go to the beach! way better but it's more pretty than red one. I'm sure that with the right outfit this shade will definitely rock! What is your favorite?

Thursday, 29 May 2014

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Movie review - Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) / animation, adventure, comedy, family, sci-fi

Directed by Rob Minkoff
Screenplay by Craig Wright
Based on Peabody's Improbable History by Ted Key
Produced by Alex Schwartz and Denise Nolan Cascino
Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Stephen Tobolowsky, Stanley Tucci
Trailer: click.

Enjoyable time traveling for kids and adults!

This is the story of an extremely intelligent dog named Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) and his adopted human son, Sherman (Max Charles). Using a time traveling machine they travel to the past to experience iconic historic moments and meet historic people firsthand. One day Sherman gets into trouble at school due to Penny Peterson (Ariel Winter), Peabody decides to invite Penny and her parents, Paul (Stephen Colbert) & Patty Peterson (Leslie Mann) for dinner to resolve the issue. Unfortunately the plan backfires when Sherman tells Penny about the time machine and she decides to do some traveling of her own. Now Mr. Peabody & Sherman have to save Penny and return the space-time continuum back to normal before the Petersons realize their daughter's missing.

Consistently funny, fast-paced, educational, with a strong voice cast and visuals. Even though the story is not that special and predictable, I loved the time traveling, the 'inverse' logic like the dog is more clever and caring than the humans, how well they integrated education into film and even the father-son relationship is believable. My personal favorite was Leonardo da Vinci's (Stanley Tucci) character (still laughing)! Solid amusing family entertainment with some valuable lessons. Worth seeing! 4-/5

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Cannes film festival 2014: fashion recap (part III)

This is it! Last part of gorgeous gowns at Cannes film festival 2014. You can see winners here. Also first and second part if you missed it and amfAR 21st Cinema Against AIDS gala.

Looks from L'Homme Qu'On Aimait Trop (In the Name of My Daughter) and The Search premiere. Marion Cotillard in a Dior dress, Chopard jewels, and Christian Louboutin shoes. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Gucci gown and De Grisgogono jewels.

Aishwarya Rai and Izabel Goulart both opted for Roberto Cavalli gowns.

Babara Palvin in beautiful white fit dress and Lara Stone in a custom Calvin Klein hot pink gown.

Cara Delevingne in head-to-toe Chanel, Sharon Stone in Emilio Pucci black sequin-embellished mini and Clotilde Courau in gold lace plugging v-neck Valentino.

Berenice Bejo with Zukhra Duishvili. Berenice opted for a dark-blue silk-velvet Alexis Mabille long smoking strapless gown.

Irina Shayk in neon green Atelier Versace dress and Tatiana-Laurens Delarue that left little to the imagination in this see-through black lace gown.

Models while attending the Roberto Cavalli yacht party. Alessandra Ambrosio, Barbara Palvin, Irina Shayk and Toni Garrn.

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also attended the event. Then we have some looks from Puerto Azul Experience. Once again Alessandra Ambrosio in Emilio Pucci dress, Chopard jewels, and carrying a Zagliani clutch. Liu Wen in Roberto black embroidered frock with a fiery red hem.

Heidi Klum in a Versace dress with Bulgari jewels, Milla Jovovich in a Saint Laurent dress and clutch with Prada shoes, Hofit Golan in red gown and Coco Rocha in white Roberto Cavalli embroidered suit with a bold red lip.

Rosario Dawson in a Roksanda Ilincic bright-blue sleeveless dress with an asymmetrical peplum detail, Goga Ashkenazi with Jessica Hart and Tamara Ecclestone.

Clouds of Sils Maria photocall. Chloe Moretz in a super cool Chanel ensemble and her co-star Juliette Binoche in a loose-fit blazer with a white blouse and leather pants with a lace-up detail.

Premiere. Chloe and Kristen Stewart both opted for Chanel couture while Juliette in head to toe Armani Privé white silk wrap blouse with a wrap black and white full-length skirt.

Uma Thurman in a canary yellow Atelier Versace gown, featuring a cross-over bodice detail that falls back to a delicate and train. Also Uma with John Travolta and Quentin Tarantino.

Leviathan film promotion. Yelena Lyadova wore Dior dress at photocall and in Versace at the premiere. Then also at Elena photocall and at La Source Des Femmes premiere.

Bianca Balti in a Chanel Couture navy gown and Li Yuchun in a unique Stéphane Rolland Couture black jumpsuit featuring a cape detail around the neckline that cascades down the back into a full train.

Sabrina Ouazani with Hafsia HerziXimena Navarrete in black high slit dress and and Katia Toledano.

Amy Willerton in soft yellow dress, Claudia Vieira in black frock and Araya A. Hargate in Zac Posen gown.

For the end the closing ceremony and A Fistful of Dollars screening. Uma Thurman in beautiful white Marchesa gown with dramatic embroidery.

Paz Vega in Ralph & Russo Couture embellished gown featuring a black rose detail on the shoulder.

Natasha Poly in white v-neck gown with a pleated skirt, Sophia Loren in a Giorgio Armani custom fitted black embellished gown, Emma Miller in green high-low dress and Li Yuchun in an all-black Givenchy Couture piece.

Alice Rohrwacher in Miu Miu outfit and Adrien Brody with girlfriend Lara LietoMonica Bellucci in Dolce & Gabbana look: classic white tied knot collar shirt with a long black lace maxi skirt. Sofia Coppola in a custom Valentino navy gown.

Once again Li Yuchun but this time in Chanel Couture ensemble featuring a feathered long-sleeve top and textured wide leg pants. Do-Yeon Jeon in simple black gown, Carole Bouquet in Chanel Couture and Leila Hatami in all black look.

Who was a stood out for you? I really liked looks by Aishwarya Rai, Paz Vega, Li Yuchun and Freida Pinto but I missed Diane Kruger and her presence so much!

This is it for this year at Cannes, hope you enjoyed it!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

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Cannes film festival 2014: amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala

As promised! Red carpet at the annual amfAR 21st Cinema Against AIDS gala held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France.

Starting with one of my favorites. Alessandra Ambrosio looked hot in white Roberto Cavalli gown with slits, cut-outs and embellishments.

Barbara Palvin in black Elie Saab and Liu Wen in heavenly blue Vionnet gown with plunging neckline and cut-out details.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in an Emilio Pucci dress and a Jimmy Choo clutch and shoes. Bar Refaeli in red Ellie Saab dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Bulgari jewels.

Izabel Goulart in feather blush silk organza strapless Emilio Pucci gown. Jessica Chastain in Givenchy dress with a stunning necklace by Tesiro.

Longsleeved dresses with hot red lips. Angela Lindvall in floor-sweeping Redemption Choppers corseted silk cady and lace dress, Ana Beatriz Barros in Zuhair Murad long-sleeved white silk gown and Maryna Linchuk in black dress.

Heidi Klum and Irina Shayk both opted for Versace. Heidi in ice-blue embellished frock while Irina in custom pale pink high-neck gown with one sleeve, a thigh-high slit and a cut-out at the front exposing a fully beaded Swarovski crystal-embroidered underlay. Chanel Iman in Reem Acra gown.

Michelle Rodriguez in a Elisabetta Franchi dress and Avakian bracelet. Paz Vega in a Fitriani Couture dress, Brian Atwood shoes and Bulgari jewels.

Amira Casar opted for high-low trend, Jessica Hart in the middle and Coco Rocha in an IRFE black and white dress.

Saskia de Brauw in black outfit, Olga Sorokina in cool tape measure collar suit and Lara Stone in a vintage Gianni Versace two-piece black and gold look.

Jacquelyn Jablonski in a white beaded Emilio Pucci column gown, Jane Fonda in a dress and clutch by Versace, Chopard jewels, and Jimmy Choo shoes and Lana Zakocela in white frock with hot red lips.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in a Maxime Simoëns black bustier crepe and satin gown, Eniko Mihalik in a straplesss green DSqaured2 gown with a bow in the back, Eva Herzigova in streplees black gown and Lea Tisci in champagne shade.

Dita Von Teese in a Bluemarine dress, Christian Louboutin shoes and bag and Chopard jewels. Aishwarya Rai once again in Armani Privé and and Claudia Galanti in red dress.

Carolina Parsons in white strepless gown with a slit, Sahar Biniaz in interesting red ensemble with a hat, Anne V in a black macramé dress by Redemption Choppers with slit way to close to intimate parts and Daria Strokous also in very revealing dress.

More strepless gowns. Ginta Lapina in blue, Natasha Poly in Marni emerald-green silk satin gown, Nicole Scherzinger in black dress and shimmering Paris Hilton.

Dalianah Arekion in nude dress, while Kelly Preston stunned in a bright red Oliver Tolentino Couture corded lace-embroidered gown with an Avakian diamond necklace and matching bracelet. Kylie Minogue in a champagne satin Juan Carlos Obando frock and Bianca Brandolini D’Adda in Giambattista Valli Couture gown with an array of gorgeous floral embroidery.

Black dresses with V-cut. Kristina BazanJulia Restoin-Roitfeld in Givenchy and Marissa Montgomery.

Jess Weixler in icy blue Honor dress, Marion Cotillard in Alexander McQueen high-neck white-embroidered chiffon gown and Toni Garrn in icy silk skirt-and-top by Redemption Choppers, Gianvitto Rossi shoes, Shambala and carrying a Lee Savage clutch.

Short sleeve dresses. Danny Mendez in black, Bianca Balti in a vibrant red Dolce & Gabbana dress, Milla Jovovich in head to toe in Chanel Couture and Rosario Dawson in a navy-blue Vionnet cap-sleeved gown.

Margherita Missoni in purple, Conchita WurstFiammetta Cicogna and Karlie Kloss in Chanel Couture look.

Nadja Bender, Carine Roitfeld in Saint Laurent silver gown, Melita Toscan du Plantier in a Zuhair Murad black silk gown with lace sleeves and Georgina Chapman.

More dark gowns. Karolina Kurkova in Dior, Moran Atias, Tamara Ecclestone and Svetlana Metkina in one shoulder dres.

Back to long-sleeve dresses. Victoria Bonya in white dress with green belt, Claudia Winkleman in navy blue, Sharon Stone in red Roberto Cavalli dress and Alexandra Richards in lace Redemption Choppers dress with a slit.

Hofit Golan in soft blue gown, Aida Yespica in shimmering red dress, Carole Bouquet in white and Marie-Ange Casta in gold dress.

Polina Margasova opted for green-gold combination while Selita Ebanks in multi coloured gown .

A few ladies opted for shorter dress. Sofia Coppola in all black Louis Vuitton look, Katharina Damm in purple, Jourdan Dunn in hot Balmain yellow sleeveless dress and Kati Nescher in green.

Anna Mouglalis wore floral frock, Chiharu Okunugi in blue, Riley Keough in Louis Vuitton look consisting of an ivory satin long-sleeved top and black and ivory embroidered flared skirt and Chiara Ferragni in mini.

Who impressed you the most and which are your favorite gowns?

Missed 2014 Cannes fashion recap? No worries. Click here for first and here for second part. But be sure to stay tuned for the last third part.