Movie Monday: The Curse of La Llorona #MovieMonday #MovieReview #TheCurseOfLaLlorona

Movie Monday is a feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I decided to talk about yet another movie from The Conjuring universe: The Curse of La Llorona.

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The Curse of La Llorona

The Curse of La Llorona movie cover horror from The Conjuring franchise

If you follow me for  a while, you already know that I always watch movies from The Conjuring universe. I love horrors, and some of those are my favourite (I mean, hello Annabelle!!).

If I’m being honest, The Curse of La Llorona didn’t appeal to me at first, after I’ve seen it’s trailer in the movies.
It was like my guts were telling me I wouldn’t like this one as much as I’d like it to, and the feeling was right.

In my humble opinion, The Curse of La Llorona (or The Curse of a Weeping Woman, as it was released in some countries by that name) was the weakest movie from this franchise.
I wasn’t scared at all, the story wasn’t as captivating either, and overall it was just a solid horror that probably wouldn’t even be popular if it wasn’t the part of this famous universe.

I’m not sure if this is a spoiler, but for one horror, I expected more dead people!

I watched it in the movie theater with my fiance and my father, and neither of them liked it either (but here I have to stress out that they are not horror fans in the first place).
At some point, people (or should I say kids) were even leaving because they didn’t want to continue with the movie, and even though this film was disappointing, it wasn’t that bad! Who knows, maybe they had to be somewhere else or something (even though I doubt that!).

At this point, I think The Conjuring universe is making movies too often, so probably that is the reason why they aren’t strong as the first couple were.
I still can’t wait for Annabelle Comes Home to hit theaters!

Overall, if you are a fan of The Conjuring I would recommend you to watch The Curse of La Llorona, but I would suggest for you to wait until it will be availabele for streaming or out on blu ray.


Movie Monday: Us – the one with creepy music #MovieMonday #MovieReview #UsMovie #Horror

Movie Monday is a feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I watched a movie everyone talks about at the moment, and I will give you my two cents.

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I think I was one of the last people to hear about movie Us. I mean, one of the last people of us who try to keep up with movies. I am aware there are thousands who still have no clue about it.

One of my colleagues told me about this picture and she even showed me the trailer.
As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to watch it. The trailer was creepy, and if you know me, I like creepy stuff.

Since I didn’t have anyone to go with, I decided to go and see it all by myself (I wrote about it in my Sunday Post). I picked 5 p.m. show, just to be sure I would come home safely (aka I wouldn’t shit my pants out of fear).

The movie was solid. I am sorry but I can’t say I was fascinated by it, even though I know it is much loved.
I love horrors, and because I watch them often, I can say I’ve seen better.
The story idea is original, I can’t deny that, but the movie as a whole was just mediocre. 
Even with all the explanations some things stayed unrealistic (and the big plot twist was not surprising, but it also didn’t have the ground, when you think about what characters were saying through the movie…).

My favorite part was music. It was really creepy and it gave me chills. It is the best horror music I heard in the last few years.
The opening scene with rabbits was also creepy. I liked it so much I am still fascinated by it, even though it was actually very simple.
Little things like that are what I appreciate in movies.

The humour was also great. The father was so funny, and I even laughed out loud at some scenes.
If there wasn’t the humour, I think Us would be less accepted with the audience.

There are some big names behind this movie, and I honestly think they are the reason why this movie is so hyped. I don’t think it’s that good!
If it was written by not so famous writer and if it didn’t have Lupita as main actress, I don’t think people would talk about it at all.

The ending was unsatisfying. I didn’t stay in theater to see if there was a scene after the credit, but from what I saw, all that “performance” looked kind of stupid.

I’ve heard there are some theories about Us so I plan to google them. Who knows, maybe they will make me see things I missed, maybe I’ll appreciate the movie more, even though I doubt it.


Movie Monday: Searching – unique and intense #MovieMonday #Searching #MovieTwit #MovieReview

Movie Monday is a feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I want to talk about the movie I watched a while ago that has left a huge impact on me.


A while back I watched one of my favorite youtubers, Nikki Blackketer, mentioned in her vlog a movie called Searching. She went to the screening of it and ended up really enjoying it.
Once I heard her opinions about it, I knew I had to watch it myself.

Since it was never in theaters or any kind of screening here in Croatia, I had to wait until it was available to stream, and guess what? The waiting was worth it!

Searching is crime drama with unique way of story telling. I have never watched anything similar before, and I was positively surprised.
You see, the whole movie is filmed as screenshots (and screens in general) of computer, mobile phones, television inserts, with interesting and gripping plot.

The story follows David Kim who’s daughter went missing after she was studying with a group of friends.
One of the things she left behind was her laptop. Now, with an aim to find her, her father breaks into her computer and searches for any kind of clues.
While finding signs and hints, he comes to conclusion he didn’t know his daughter as good as he thought.

This movie was so good, I would highly recommend it to everyone who likes mysteries. It took a while for me to get used to the way it was filmed, but once I got into the story, I was really invested.
In a matter of fact, I was so thrilled I didn’t want to be bothered by anyone! I just wanted to have my own piece while watching, so I wouldn’t miss anything.

I really appreciate the way Searching was filmed, I’ve never seen a movie delivered in such an original way, but I hope there won’t be dozens of movies now imitating this piece.

Overall, if you have an opportunity, I highly recommend you to watch Searching. I hope you will like it as much as I did.

Movie Monday: Married by Christmas and Call Me Mrs. Miracle #MovieReview #ChristmasMovie #Christmas #MarriedByChristmas #CallMeMrsMiracle

Movie Monday is a feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I watched two not-so-new Christmas movies and I enjoyed them very much.

Married by Christmas

This weekend I spent in my home town house, with my parent. My father loves movies so he has so many movie programs subscriptions: HBO, Pickbox, Cinestar, you name it!

I was so happy to see that on Pickbox they had a category Christmas Movies, so I decided to enjoy some movies from there (and I plan to watch more when I visit again for Christmas).

Married by Christmas was the one with an interesting premise. Two sisters competing each other because the one who marries first will inherit the family company.

I really liked this movie. It was more on a serious side, because the main theme is serious, but it also has romance and overall is so enjoyable that I would recommend this one to watch if you’ll have a chance.

Also, it’s pretty short (1h and 27min) which is great in my opinion.

Call Me Mrs. Miracle

Call Me Mrs. Miracle is the one I enjoyed more. It has a nice romance but it also has many subplots that give the completeness to the story.

It follows a man who is a store manager and a woman who takes care of his nephew after his mum died and his father is on a mission because he’s a solder.

This movie is an adaptation of a novel written by Debbie Macomber. She is a well known romance writer with several movie adaptations, and I just realized that I have never read a book by her, which is a shame.
I decided that that will change because I really enjoy watching those fluffy movies and I am sure I would enjoy her books too.

Call Me Mrs. Miracle was filmed in 2005 so it’s pretty old, but since it is one of Hallmark movies, I think it’s available to watch for free on television.

It is also on a shorter side (1h and 30min).

I really enjoyed watching Call Me Mrs Christmas and I recommend it to watch if you like cheesy, relaxing Christmas movies.

Movie Monday: A Monster Calls #MovieReview #MovieMonday #Movie #AMonsterCalls

Movie Monday is a feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I watched the saddest movie ever, and that is all I’ll say.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls is a well-known novel by Patrick Ness. It is a middle grade novel that talks about the boy who’s mother is sick, and the way he deals with her sickness, with the possibility of losing her.
I haven’t read the book, even though I always wanted to.

This week I had a chance to watch the movie, and even though I planned to read the book before, I decided I would give a movie a try anyway.

I watched it alone, and I am so glad I did, because the whole time while watching it, I was a mess. This movie destroyed me with it’s sadness and I was crying the whole time.
I watched many sad movies in my lifetime, but I have never ever cried so much, as I did when watching A Monster Calls.
I also have a need to stress out that I am not a big crier.

The story is not only sad, but also very beautiful. I can’t compare the book and the movie since I haven’t read the book, but I can tell you that the movie is very well done. I liked not only story, but the picture and the effects too.

It has 7,5 points on IMDb site, and it’s for a reason.

I’m not going to tell you too much about it, because I think it’s the best to go into it without much expectations, but I will tell you that this movie is not pure drama, but has fantasy elements too (the monster our main character created to deal with his mother’s sickness) and some parts are also animated (stories that the monster tells).

The cast is well known which surprised me. Felicity Jones plays the mother, Sigourney Weaver grandmother, and Liam Neeson gives his voice to a monster.

I think A Monster Calls is one of those movies/stories which after you finish you feel like you gained something out of it, like you are wiser then you were before.

I would highly, highly recommend it.

Movie Monday: Set It Up

This week I watched an amazing, funny and romantic comedy Set It Up.
Few weeks ago I had no idea about this movie, but thanks to Youtube, now I have. You see, if I haven’t seen the trailer for it on Youtube (it was a commercial between videos that I clicked on to watch), I wouldn’t even know about Set It Up, and I surely wouldn’t watch it.

And I am so glad that isn’t the case. Set It Up is a feel good comedy that made me laugh out loud, enjoying almost every second of it.

I think Netflix is coming out with great movies so often now, and I welcome it. I hope they’ll continue.

The story follows two executive assistants who plan together how to set their bosses up so they could have more free time. Somewhere on the way, they start to like one another.

Fist of all, I loved the story. It was really good and fun.

Second of all, I loved the actors. Zoey Deutch played her role so well, Lucy Liu was amazing, and Glen Powell was the best. I love them all (especially Zoey).

Honesty, I wish there were more movies like this. I know some would say there are some that are similar, or have the similar atmosphere, but if you ask me, there aren’t enough of them.

Now when I saw Set It Up and enjoyed it so much, I can’t wait to see what else Netflix will prepare for us in the upcoming months.


Movie Monday: Nine Lives

Movie Monday is a weekly feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I watched a family comedy, with my family, and we all had a pretty good time.


Nine Lives

nine-lives This week my aunt came for a visit and we decided to watch a movie together (my father joined us too). Because she loves movies with animals as main characters, we picked up a new movie from that “genre”: Nine Lives.

Everything I knew about Nine Lives was that it’s a story about a man who, by some miracle, becomes a cat, and that Kevin Spacey plays the main character (and gives his voice to a cat).
I had no idea so many well-known actors also play in it.

The movie itself was funny. We laughed many times while watching. One particular scene (in which cat tries to pour some alcohol into his bowl) was so comic, it was insane!
But there were so many equally amusing situations through the whole movie that an entertainment was inevitable.

I was sure that the cat breed of our main character was Ragdoll (I want to have one so badly!!!).
But then, I went and googled it, just in case, and read that five Norvegian Forest cats played the role of the cat, so I guess I was wrong (but I am still not sure that Norvegian Forest cat comes with blue eyes).
Whatever the true is, one thing is sure: the cat in this movie is adorable!

In the end, we were all very satisfied with the movie.
My aunt said it was a bit naive, but I didn’t mind.

I highly recommend this one to watch along with family. I think children will especially enjoy it.


Note: Picture in this post is not my property but taken from IMDb site and is property of EuropaCorp.

Movie Monday: Bad Moms

Movie Monday is a weekly feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I watched a pretty entertaining comedy.

Bad Moms

bad-momsThis week me and my friends had a little gathering (we were baking some pizza bread for the first time, and let me tell you, it was delicious!), so we decided to watch a movie.
Bad moms came as an obvious choice, since it is a comedy that was just released in my country.

My expectations weren’t too high, but I can’t say I didn’t have any. Sometimes I do judge movies by it’s actors and, let me tell you, Bad Moms has an amazing cast.

The story follows a woman called Amy who’s doing her best to be a good mom, good wife and successful business woman.
After finding out that her man is cheating on her though web cam, and after having a really bad day at work, she had enough.
She decides she won’t be a perfect mum anymore, and will finally have some time for herself.
Two women who’s kids go to the same school join her and they start “Bad Moms” club.
Of course, moms from parents club at school are not approving and they do whatever it takes to make Amy and the rest of bad moms regret their decision.

Guys, this movie was such a fun to watch! Everyone of my friends liked it, both male and female.

The movie has strong feminist side, and it does talk about strong women doing whatever it takes to have happy children and happy husbands, while also work hard at their full time job, but it also talks about how kids and men can take all of their effort for granted.

There were some scenes that were rememberable (like the coffee scene, OmG, that must have hurt!).

It was a bit naive in my opinion, but if it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be a happy comedy, nor it would have as strong message as it had.

Overall, this is an awesome movie to watch with friends.

P.S. After the movie all the actresses had a chat with their moms and, OmG, Jayde Smith’s mum looks so good!!


Note: Picture in this post is not my property but taken from IMDb site and is property of STX Entertainment.

Movie Monday: Deepwater Horizon

Movie Monday is a weekly feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I watched an action drama about the worst oil spill in US history.


Deepwater Horizon

deepwater-horizon This week I went to movie theatre with my boyfriend. He had a great strategy to make me go and see this over all the other movies that are in theatres right now (like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children). He said he want to go and watch this movie, we went to the theatre at the exact time that was enough for us to buy our tickets and popcorn. Miss Peregrine was already playing for 30 minutes, so we arrived too late for that one.

Maybe I do sound like I’m sorry I missed Miss Peregrine (I really wanted to see it on big screen), but I am definitely not sorry we went to see Deepwater Horizon.

This is a movie that shows us what happened in 2010 when the biggest oil spill disaster in US history happened.
I remember that catastrophe.
Videos of poor animals covered in oil went viral and were all over the news.
I still remember it with sadeness in my heart.

Deepwater Horizon shows us what really happened, what lead to that oil spill and how many lives were in dangerous.
It is action packed and even though it is a really good movie, I watched it with bitterness in my heart because I knew what I was watching really happened. It wasn’t a fiction, it was an addaptation of real life events, of a disaster that really happened in our world and the consequences of that catastrophe still effect our planet.

I have to stress out that this is a really good movie with great cast. It even took me by surprise how many famous (or known to me) actors were in this movie (Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson and Dylan O’Brian are just some of them).

In my opinion, Deepwater Horizon is worth giving a try so I recommend it to everyone who’s curious about what happened in 2010, but also to action drama lovers.


Note: Picture in this post is not my property but taken from IMDb site and is property of Lionsgate Movies.

Movie Monday: We’re the Millers

Movie Monday is a weekly feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I watched a fantastic comedy and enjoyed every minute of it!


We’re the Millers

were-the-millersI watched We’re the Millers when it first came out three years ago and really, REALLY loved it. My father, who does not watch comedies often also loved it. Actually, he loved it so much he watched it twice in the same week.
This week, this fantastic movie that made me laugh out tears was on our national TV and, of course, I decided to re-watch it.

I loved it just as much as I loved it the first time. The story is so entertaining, with all the phrases I couldn’t help but laugh to.
The cast is also great. If you ask me, all the actors did an excellent job.

My favorite was Will Poulter who plays Kenny Rossmore (or “the fake son”). This movie was actually the first I saw him in and I immediately knew I want to watch movies he’ll act in in the future and see how his career will develop.

The most hilerious scene was the one with spider bite, no question asked!

I watched the movie in the company of my boyfriend who watched it for the first time. He also really enjoyed it and said it was the best comedy he saw in a very long time.

If you still haven’t watched it. I highly, HIGHLY recommend you to do it.
It will make you serotonin level higher for sure!


Note: Picture in this post is not my property but taken from IMDb site and is property of Warner Bros. Pictures.