Thursday, 31 December 2015

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Movie review - Brooklyn (2015)

Brooklyn (2015) / drama

Directed by John Crowley
Screenplay by Nick Hornby
Based on Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Bríd Brennan, Jessica Paré, Emily Bett Rickards
Trailer: click.

Beautiful period piece!

Irish-Canadian historical period drama based on Colm Tóibín's novel of the same name. Set in 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) in Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Another example that good movies still exists! The main contributor that this film is so great is without a doubt Saoirse Ronan. Just an outstanding performance from her! I can't stres enough how much I love this girl. The supporting cast is also really good and I like the storyline, the simplicity and the flow of the film. I love how the film transported me with the sets and the costumes. Just beautiful thoughtful well-made film. 5-/5

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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Movie review - The Intern (2015)

The Intern (2015) / comedy

Directed by Nancy Meyers
Written by Nancy Meyers
Produced by Suzanne Farwell and Nancy Meyers
Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine
Trailer: click.


70-year-old widower Ben Whitaker (Robert De Niro), a retired executive at a phone directory company, applies to a senior citizen intern program after retirement has gotten too boring for him. The company he applies to is About the Fit, a fast-growing e-commerce fashion company, whose founder and CEO Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway) had previously agreed to a community outreach program where seniors will intern at the firm. Ben impresses everyone and is one of four hired...

I miss more charming comedies like this one (with no unnecessary drama, cheesy moments, fancy sets and crappy lines). It has an interesting yet simple premise with great lead actors and the chemistry between them. I love the mix between the classic culture with the modern one, the heart of the film and of course, the jokes. Heartwarming and enjoyable! Must see! 4/5

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

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Movie review - Room (2015)

Room (2015) / drama

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Screenplay by Emma Donoghue
Based on Room by Emma Donoghue
Produced by Ed Guiney and David Gross
Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers, Megan Park, Cas Anvar
Trailer: click.

Incredibly acted harrowing drama!

Based on novel Room. Held captive for years in an enclosed space, Joy (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Wow! Now that is a tense movie! In genral it is a disturbing story about bad things that happen to good people in real life. And the story is one of those that will grab you and stay with you. It's dramatic, emotional, frightening and sometimes hard to watch, but so good! Brie and Jacob are extraordinary. Ufff! Kudos to them! And the film is shoot beautifully. A must watch! 5-/5

Monday, 28 December 2015

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Movie review - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) / action, fantasy, si-fi, adventure

Directed by J. J. Abrams
Written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams and Michael Arndt
Based on Characters by George Lucas
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk
Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow
Trailer: click.

This are the droids you re looking for!

Luke Skywalker has vanished. Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a rag-tag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper Finn and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order.

The seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series is... GREAT! Like many other Star Wars fans I was worried and sceptical. I didn't want to know much before going in this new series of Star wars and I'm happy to say that the film has my blessing! I will not give anything away but I love how old characthers are involved in the movie and are mixed with new ones, I love the humor, the effects, the action, the story. Yes it's predictable and a reboot in a way but on the other hand it's crazy hard to do something differnet because of the nostalgia and beloved characters. For me it has the right energy, excitement and simplicity. Really enjoyble!

When it comes to new cast. Daisy Ridley was fantastic. Love her! Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega were pretty good as well. But! I was not that impressed with Adam Driver. He was disappointing for me and hope he can do better next time.

Thank you J.J. for not screwing things up! The Force Awakens felt like Star Wars that I know. Love the film and can't wait to see it again! Under must see movies for sure! 5-/5

P.S. I love the droids so much! R2D2 and C-3PO 4 ever. BB-8: welcome to the family! ;)

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Happy holidays!

I wish you a happy holidays with the people you love...

... and some little cool gifts! ;)

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

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All about VSFS 2015

This is it guys! I'm done with VSFS 2015 posts! It was a lot of work but I'm happy!

Here are all links to my posts regarding Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2015.

Before the show.

VS sneak peak.

Victoria's Secret Angels Lip Sync "Hands to Myself".

First impressions/review.

Segment 1 - Boho Psychedelic
Segment 2 - Portrait of an Angel
Segment 3 - Exotic Butterflies
Segment 4 - PINK USA
Segment 5 - Ice Angel
Segment 6 - Fireworks

Hair and make up.

After party.

Review of the Angels and Models.

I hope you enjoyed it! :)

VSFS 2015: model overview - models

Yesterday I wrote about Angels at Victoria's secret Fashion show 2015 and here are all other models and opinion on how they did.

Before I start here are gals that I've kind of missed/would be nice to see again: Brejge Heinen, Flávia de Oliveira and Isabeli Fontana.

Cindy Bruna  (in segments Portrait of an Angel and Fireworks)
21, French. I love this girl. She had fun and looked amazing!

Barbara Fialho (in segments Exotic Butterflies and Ice Angel)
27, Brazilian. Another great year from Barbara. Great walk and she so natural.

Constance Jablonski (in segments Portrait of an Angel and Fireworks)
24, French. I think this was her best year so far. She looked like she really enjoyed it. Big like!

Izabel Goulart (in segments Portrait of an Angel and Ice Angel)
31, Brazilian. Iza still got it! Crazy toned body and the spirit. Her second walk was amzing! I love how she encourage the crowd.

Lily Donaldson (in segments Portrait of an Angel and Ice Angel)
28, British. Oh Lily <3 Always a pleasure!

Sui He (in segments Portrait of an Angel and Ice Angel)
26, Chinese. She's sweet.

Gigi Hadid (in segments Exotic Butterflies and Pink USA)
20, American. She did ok for the first time but I got the feeling she tried too hard.

Devon Windsor (in segments Pink USA and Fireworks)
21, American. Devon for me was always a pro who VS hired her and that was it. This year I think she looked more relaxed and smiled and that was nice to see.

Joan Smalls (in segments Boho Psychedelic and Fireworks)
27, Puerto Rican. She knows what she's doing. A pro. Her 2nd look was so cool :)

Josephine Skriver (in segments Boho Psychedelic and Pink USA)
22, Danish. Not a big fan of her but her Pink walk and pose was very good. Sexy. 

Maria Borges (in segments Boho Psychedelic and Fireworks)
22, Angolan. Nice job.

Ming Xi (25, Chinese) and Kendall Jenner (20, American) also had two outfits. Ming was in segments Exotic Butterflies and PINK USA and Kendall in Boho Psychedelic and Portrait of an Angel. They were both ok but didn't impress me in any way.

Leomie Anderson (in segment Boho Psychedelic) - good energy in one of the worst outfits.
Gracie Carvalho (in segment Portrait of an Angel) - pretty, nice job.
Sanne Vloet (in segment Portrait of an Angel) - natural, like!
Bruna Lirio (in segment Portrait of an Angel) - she look too young and posey.

Rachel Hilbert (in segment Pink USA) - she needs to work on her walk and poses. One of the weakest.
Leila Nda (in segment Pink USA) - confident, strong with great pose at the end of the runway. Like!
Yumi Lambert (in segment Pink USA) - cutey.
Sharam Diniz (in segment Ice Angel) - solid.

Megan Puleri (in segment Pink USA) - ok.
Maud Welzen (in segment Pink USA) - she's been a Pink model for a while and that is ok because she looks so young.
Bridget Malcolm (in segment Pink USA) - my favorite new girl! Love the walk, the attitude, really cool!

Vita Sidorkina (in segment Portrait of an Angel) - cute.
Jacquelyn Jablonski (in segment Portrait of an Angel) - one again, a solid job.
Shanina Shaik (in segment Exotic Butterflies) - a bit disappointing this year. I don't know...
Magdalena Frackowiak (in segment Exotic Butterflies) - also good as always.

Bottom row. 
Flavia Lucini (in segment Portrait of an Angel) - she looks a bit too old and boney.
Pauline Hoarau (in segment Exotic Butterflies) - she looks way to young.
Daniela Braga (in segment Exotic Butterflies) - bljah. Fake pose. Didn't like her.
Valery Kaufman (in segment Exotic Butterflies) - sweet, like.

Overall, I liked it better when angels had 3 outfits and not that many models had two looks (and wings!). VS doesn't have that many strong/leading girls right now if you ask me but I think models in general were quite strong this year and because of them many outfits came to life even though they weren't that good.

Which model(s) are your favorite and/or stood out to you?