Saturday, 30 April 2016

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2015 Must see movies

Better late than never right? Here are the movies I think you should see from 2015.

Some impressed me more in the critical point of view while other just stole my heart. In case I already wrote a review there's a link to it.

You've probably seen these ones since they were nominated/won most awards shows.
- Spotlight
- Room
- The Revenant
- The Martian
- The Big Short
- Steve Jobs 
- The Danish Girl
and my favorite Brooklyn and Bridge of Spies, while also amazingly films Trumbo and Woman in Gold were totally overlooked.

Here are some smaller movies I think were really good
- The Gift
- McFarland USA
- Ex Machina
- Sicario
- Straight Outta Compton
- Love & Mercy
- Southpaw

Good blockbusters
- Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
- Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
- Furious 7
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
and most underrated superhero Ant-Man

We've seen some awesome spy flicks...
- Spy
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- Kingsman The Secret Service 

Two great mountain movies
- Everest
and even better Meru (I'll wrote a post on mountain movies shortly)

and a dog movie Max.

- Inside Out
- Minions
- Hotel Transylvania 2

This film were my favourite when it comes to heart of the film. I miss more films like these:
- The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- Danny Collins
- The Intern
- Learning to Drive
- Grandma
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
- A Walk in the Woods 

Most overrated films in 2015:
- Mad Max: Fury Road*
- Carol*
- The Hateful Eight*
- Terminator Genisys
- Jurassic World
- Spectre
- Fifty Shades of Grey

* These three were good in some critical points of view but for me so so overrated. Other four were just ok, bad, worse and horrible.

What were your favourites?

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

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The Night Manager (2016)

Have you seen TV mini series The Night Manager yet? If not, you should.

The Night Manager is a British American television show based on the 1993 novel of the same name by John le Carré.

What is it about? Former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall and Washington, D.C. where there is an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. He must infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), Roper's girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki) and associate Corkoran (Tom Hollander).

This is a classy political spy thriller! The storyline is well written, it's straightforward, stylish, scenery is beautiful. You are immediately captivated by what is going on screen and care for the characters. Tom Hiddleston is just brilliant and other cast members as well. Impressed.

Six episodes of amazing, especially last two are so tense and gripping! Aaaa, I loved it!
Thank you to everyone enovolved in another tv series excitement!

Monday, 25 April 2016

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Monday inspiration: Rebecca-Louise

Another week to start something great right? Maybe a new workout routine?

In that case I recommend you to watch vidoes from Rebecca-Louise. She was my favorite instructor when I watched XHIT videos so I was super excited she started her own thing. I love she's excited for videos, helpful, loves to share and have this good energy when she talks and encourage you finish the workout.

Another thing I love is that the videos are around 10 minutes so you can do one or more, depends on the time you have.

Click HERE for her Youtube channel and give it a try! And of course - feel the burn! :)

Friday, 22 April 2016

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Happy Earth Day 2016!

Today is the day we're celebrating Mother Earth.

This year's focus is on trees. I love trees and when we go for a walk I always hug a tree or two. They have this special energy. They are awesome for so many reasons. And many times I'm thinking about how long these trees are here? Who planeted them? If they could talk, what strories would they tell? They've seen so many people and witness so many events... Cool right? And some stand together while others stand alone... and did you know they also work together, have memories and help each other? Watch this impressive AsapScience video here.

Thank you trees for fresh air, shade, beautiful colors and everything! <3

So plant a tree. Make a donation. Activate your friends and read more here. And don't forget you can help too every single day. Here are some ways how.

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

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Happy World Banana Day!

Who loves bananas? I know I do!

And I assume you are thinking something like: they’ll give anything a day these days. But I think healthy suff deserves more attention and celebration! Especially bananas.

You can eat it anywhere and do so many cool recipes with it: banana smoothie, banana muffins, banana bread, banana split, banana cake, etc. My favorite is banana on peanut butter toast. Yum!

I gathered some interesting information about bananas.
1. Bananas don’t grow on trees. The banana plant is actually the world’s largest herb and related to vanilla and ginger and in the same family as lilies, orchids and palms.
2. Bananas like apples and watermelons can float in water. (Yes, I went and try it!:))
3. The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men”.
4. Eating a banana can help cheer you up! They contain the amino acid, tryptophan plus Vitamin B6 which together help body produce seratonin, chemical which alleviates mental depression.

5. Thanks to its oil, rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a bug bite or on poison ivy will help keep it from itching and getting inflamed. (I need to try that!) Same with a scrape or burn, it will help the pain go away, keep the swelling down, and keep the wound from getting infected.
6. Bananas are naturally slightly radioactive but the level of radiation is not high enough to cause harm.
7. It is believed that there are almost 1000 varieties of bananas in the world, subdivided in 50 groups. The most commonly known banana is the Cavendish variety, which is the one produced for export markets.

What else is there to say? Keep calm and go bananas! No no, I meant eat bananas :)

Happy World Banana Day!

Monday, 18 April 2016

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Monday inspiration: my brother

Did you come from work today and all motivation that you felt in the morinig just vanished? I know the feeling. Mondays can be hard but so are you! Research has shown that Monday is the best day to start a diet or start a new goal! So chin up, put some music on, go outside and do your own thing. It's not easy but you'll feel amazing afterwards!

I found inspiration in many things and people (celebrities and people around me) and one of them is for sure my big brother. He started running years ago and got stronger and stronger. First 10 kilometers was a big deal, than half marathon, than marathon, than he also stared with uphill running and than ultramaratons. On Saturday he did it again and finished 100 miles of Istria – The biggest croatian trail race. Woooow, crazy man I know!:)

What I respect more than any of this competition accomplishments is his workout schedule and persistence. He works full time 8 hours job and has a dog and still makes time for running. And he remains humble in a way he talks and loves running in general. He helped me when I first stared running and gave me some smart tips and he was always nothing but encouraging me. I think this is pretty special! And he did it all by himself. We don't come from generation of sports family.

Congrats bro! Keep on goin'! ;)

Saturday, 16 April 2016

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Movie review - The Boss (2016)

The Boss (2016) / comedy

Directed by Ben Falcone
Written by Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy and Steve Mallory
Produced by Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson, Tyler Labine, Annie Mumolo, Kristen Schaal, Margo Martindale, Kathy Bates
Trailer: click.

Enjoyable Melissa McCarthy's raunchy humor!

I will start by saying kudos to Melissa McCarthy! I think she's funny in every movie even if the script and everything else fails. She has this likability that some just don't. And this film would be just horrible without her. She is almost in every shot and she carries it. I admire that. More and more I think it's harder to be funny than to be dramatically sad. Kristen Bell was great as well! The story is poor and pointelss but it did make me laugh at times really hard. Sometimes jokes were a bit too much even for me and the film has a few WTF weird moments. Overall Melissa was great and the film was entertaining! 3/5

Thursday, 14 April 2016

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Movie review - Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) / animation, comedy, family

Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni
Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
Based on Characters created by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris
Produced by Melissa Cobb
Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, J. K. Simmons, James Hong, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson
Trailer: click.

Delightful continuation!

I'm happy to say Kung Fu Panda 3 is surprisingly smart, endearing, funny and all the way lovely! The story is solid and in one moment even you go: ''Wooow, that's deep!'' Simple story but interesting enough. It's a beautiful film filled with likable characters, laughs and action but it also has an attention to details. Jack Black is a perfect voice for Po and I'm once again impressed by sound editing. Entertaining animated fun for the whole family! 4/5

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

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Movie review - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) / action, adventure, sci-fi

Directed by Zack Snyder
Written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer
Based on Characters published by DC Comics
Produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder
Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot
Trailer: click.

Major disappointment.

You know I love all sorts of films: drama, action, thriller and superhero movies. I like to see different types of film and don't expect superhero movies to have an amazing storyline or to touch me... BUT I still want something not just visual effects. With new Batman vs Superman I felt like that is all there was. I didn't feel, care, like or even hate nobody in the movie. It's like I've never seen it...

The story wants to be so many things but just confuses viewers. Supporting roles are so artifical and meaningless that it just hurts. I still love you though Jeremy Irons! Maybe all would have been better with more dynamic movie pace. Because this is just incoherent messy piece of work.

Highlight of the film for me was Henry Cavill because this role is just perfect for him. Same for newby Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. She was good! Ben Affleck as Batman was ok but that's about it. I like Ben and I honestly feel sorry for him because of all the harsh criticism but first time eveeeer I was like: ''Naaah, Superman is cooler!'' And I'm a huge Batman fan! So this coming from me - it is a big deal. And his costumes were way too robotic. And where are the cool gadgets? Than there is a villain played by Jesse Eisenberg. He tried too hard. It felt acting not genuine. The film lacks of understanding of what those characters are about big time.

I wish I could say at least action was amazing but I can't because it wasn't. What is an exemple for cool action? Watch a Marvel movie like The Avengers. In a way I was happy this film it's not non stop action but on the other hand I hoped there would be more action. Or maybe the story bored me and I just wanted to see that? I honestly hoped it would be an awesome superhero film so I feel kind of bad to write bad about it but it is how it is. At least it didn't suck, so that's good right? 3-/5

Friday, 1 April 2016

Hello April!

Hi guys.

I can't believe it's April already! Last year I waited so long to get things going that year just passed me by. Or at least it felt that way. I was procrastinating so many things and when I looked at my 'to do list' for 2015 in the end of the year I was quite dissapointed after many successful years. I decided not to blame all on the work and I just decided to do things differently this year. I attack 2016 and so far I've done more things in 3 months than last year in 12 months.

I'm also glad Spring it's finally here. I'm sure the weather and the amazing nature will give me even more motivation to get things done! When it comes to blog and posting... I'm thinking about some changes visually and contentwise. I hope you'll like them ;)

Have a nice weekend!