Movie Monday: A Christmas Detour – Sweet,festive daytime movie #Christmas #MovieReview #Monday #Festive

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

Today I want to talk about a Christmas movie I’ve watched yesterday on tv. I enjoyed it and thought it would be a good idea to put some spotlight on this title.

A Christmas Detour 

a Christmas Detour movie cover

I did not plan to post Movie Monday feature today, because I haven’t watched any movie I wanted to talk about, but then yesterday I stumbled on one festive daytime movie that was showing on our local tv station, and I happened to like it and wanted to put some spotlight on this movie.

Since it is a picture from 2015, and it is a tv movie, I believe it’s available on most streaming services. You’ll have to forgive me, but I didn’t do a research for that.

While I was watching A Christmas Detour I had a feeling I was watching a Hallmark movie, but according to IMDb, it’s from another production.

However, if you enjoy Lifetime and Hallmark movies, you will love this one too.

The story follows four strangers who end up stuck together because of the storm. They all wanted to be in New York for Christmas but their airplane got cancelled and they ended up in a whole another country, snowed in.
As they get to know each other they also discover their own secret wishes they didn’t even know they had.

I liked the festive vibe through the whole movie. It was my favourite part.
Also, the characters were really likeable and I enjoyed watching them on their adventure.
And in the end, as a cherry on top, the love story was cute and just done right.

If you’ll have a chance to watch A Christmas Detour this season, I highly recommend you to do so!

Movie Monday: Aquaman – fascinating picture that surprised me with it’s beauty #MovieReview #Aquaman #DCComics #SuperHeros #MovieMonday

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

This week I watched Aquaman, the movie everyone talks about. After seeing it, I understand why.

Aquaman

This week me and my fiance decided to go to movies. We haven’t been for a long time, so I kind of missed it.
Since I wanted to see the last movie in Harry Potter franchise (sorry, can’t remember the name right now, but you probably know the one I’m talking about), and there weren’t any available tickets (because it plays in only one room), we had to choose another movie.

So we picked Aquaman, and I am so glad we did.

I love superhero movies, but I have to admit that my expectations for this particular one weren’t so high.
I have to admit that I’ve never read comics about Aquaman, so I wasn’t familiar with his story. Therefore, I couldn’t even imagine that his story would be interesting.

Now, I am so glad I saw this film! And I am very, very glad I watched it in the movie teatre, because I am 100% sure that I got the most out of it that way.

I fell in love with this world. From my perspective, Aquaman has the richest world out of all superhero movies I’ve seen so far. And it is so fascinating.
It was like watching an urban fantasy, at times I even forgot this was a superhero movie.

I loved the scenes under the sea. I loved the kingdoms and the whole story of Atlantis.

I even had an AHA moment while watching. I realized how little I actually know about history and decided I will work on that.

The movie is pretty long (2h23min), but I understand why. It has to be long to give you the tale of everything, to build the world and to develop the storyline.

If you haven’t seen the Aquaman yet, but you thought about it, I highly, highly encourage you to go to the cinema and watch it there. Trust me, this movie is the one you have to watch in the movie teatre, because it would be a shame not to fully experience all of it’s beauty and awesomeness!

Movie Monday: Split

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 amazing thriller that scared the shit out of me (excuse my french).

 

Split

split Split is one of those movies which, after watching it’s trailer, you can’t ignore.
You think about it all the time and simply can’t wait to watch it.
At least that is how it was in my case. I was so obsessed with Split, even before I watched it, that I even had a nightmare in which that Denis guy abducted me. I don’t think I have to stress out how creepy it was.
If you dare, you can see the trailer here.

The movie follows the story of a schizophrenic guy with 23 different personalities, living in one body.
He abducted 3 girls with only one purpose: to give them to “the beast”.

I watched this movie with 4 friends, and I was the one who liked it the best.
My friends said it was really good, but to me, it was amazing.

James McAvoy is such a good actor. One of the best ones out there. The way he potrayed those different pesonalities is beyond me. He managed to transform his face in a way that we could guess just from his expressions who was in the light at the moment (read, who is in charge of the body).

The story itself was creepy enough, but the subplot is what’s even more scary (Casey’s story).

I knew everyone talks about the end even before I’ve seen the movie (but I managed to avoid the discussion so I wouldn’t spoil myself).
However, I have to admit that, once I saw it, I didn’t understand it (famous actor cameo). Thanks to the online community, now I know what was so special about the ending and, even though I don’t remember I watched the movie Split was linked to, I still appreciate how the director connected two movies.

If you’re not scared too easily, please go watch this movie. It was so good, it’s no surprise everyone talks about it at the moment.

 

IMPORTANT

Quick note: After posting my movie review, I was told (and researched it afterwards) that DID is NOT schizophrenia.
I didn’t want to offend anyone and thanks to the community, I now know so much more about DID.
I also found out how people with DID are offended with this movie, because it portraited them in a wrong way, as violent persons.

I want to state that Split is piece of fiction, and most people do know how to separate fiction from reality, but there will always be people who take everything they see as facts.
I feel sorry for people with DID to feel that way, but I also, once again, want to stress out that this movie is piece of fiction and I take it as it is.

 

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

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: Too many movies to put them all into title

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

 

I feel like I haven’t posted Movie Monday in a while, and I watched A LOT of movies lately, so this week this meme will look a bit different then it usually does.

I’m going to mention movies that I have watched in the last couple of weeks and write just a brief reviews for them.

Nerve

nerve Nerve is the latest movie I watched. I saw it yesterday, in the company of my sister and her husband. We all ended up liking it very much, which was quite surprising for me. I didn’t expect for it to be that good, but I wanted to watch it because I love Dave Franco, and I like Emma Roberts. This movie is based on young adult book that I haven’t read, but I would like to. I have to admit that I didn’t do my research so I don’t know if this is a standalone story or is it a part of the series.

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 

fantastic-beasts

Me and my friends decided to spend American Thanksgiving Day in movie theatre. I wanted to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ever since I found out that Ezra Miller has a role in it (in case you didn’t know, Ezra Miller is my favorite actor (+Leo Di)). When the movie trailer saw the light of the day, I expected for this movie to be amazing.
The movie is full of beautiful scenes, great effects and tone of humour (even though it isn’t a comedy), but the story itself is predictable. I figured out everything there was to figure out, and I am not the smartest person in the world.
However, I have to stress out that I watched many interviews with actors and I think producers, PR team or whoever is in charge for those sort of things, are ones responsible because they forbid one actor to talk about his role and, that way it was easy to figure out certain things. They also gave a statement that another certain actor will play in movie number two, so they gave away a spoiler that way.
Ezra Miller was the best actor in the movie. That guy can really play every role. I am so glad his career is turning big lately. He really deserves it.
Eddie Redmayne  was also good, but the more movies with him I watch, the more it seems to me that he plays his roles the same way, if you know what I mean.

 

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

scouts-guide The best comedy I have watched this year! I watched it with my sister’s husband. It was so funny, I laughed so hard that even their dog came to check out what is happening to me. This is perfect movie to watch with friends. I dare to say that the story itself is stupid in a way, but the movie is so entertaining and funny that you’ll be glad you picked it up.

 

Hacksaw Ridge

hacksaw I went to see Hacksaw Ridge into movie theatre with my boyfriend. This movie is based on true events that happened in Vietnam war. The story follows a soldier who refused to touch any weapon, because of his beliefs. The movie is really good, but you should be warned that it contains really explicit scenes. I watched a lot of war movies, but this one was the most detailed one I have ever seen.

 

War Dogs

war-dogs War Dogs is a drama about two guys who made money by selling weapons to American army. It is based on true events.
To be perfectly honest with you, the reason why I decided to watch this movie are it’s two main actors. I always loved Jonah Hill, and Milles Teller is one of my favorite actors from his generation. I always watch their movies, so this one was a must.
The story is pretty entertaining and I had a good time watching it, even though I understand why some people would find it boring.

 

 

 

 

Note: Pictures in this post is not my property but taken from IMDb site.

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: The Conjuring 2

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 horror movie I anticipated for so long, and guess what? The anticipating was worth it!

 

The Conjuring 2 

conjuring 2 The Conjuring was one of my most anticipated movies this year, along with Sinister 2 (which I liked) and The Boy (which I hated). In case you didn’t know, The Conjuring 2 is the sequel of the same titled movie (only without “2”, of course) that came out in 2013, but it is also a companion movie to the well-known Anabelle, because it follows the same couple, Ed and Lorraine who work as paranormal investigators.
Do you want to know the creepiest fact?
All three movies are based on the events that happened in real life.

In the movie Conjuring 2 Ed and Lorraine travel to England to investigate the case of family who moved to a house that, in their words, is possessed. The case got big attention from the media who named it “The English Amityville”.
As the time progresses the furniture in the house moves by itself, children are having nightmares and see things that seem to be spirits, and as with time paranormal forces become stronger, they start to talk through one of the kids.

I had high expectations when it comes to this movie. I think that it’s predecessor was one of the best movies I watched the year it came out, and I hoped Conjuring 2 will be just as good.
It is my pleasure to tell you that my high hopes were conceded.
The plot was good, the story kept me on the edge of my seet the whole time, effects shaked me more then few times while watching and all in all, this movie was just what I wanted for it to be.

I watched it all alone and as you can imagine, it scared my guts, but the weirdo in me loved it to bits.
I don’t think I have to stress out how I still think about those demons from time to time, but everytime ugly thoughts sneak in my mind, I just sweep them under my imaginary carpet and I’m good to go.

I would highly recommend Conjuring 2 to horror lovers, but if you are a person who gets scared easily or has trouble sleeping after watching scarry films, I suggest you to avoid it.

 

You can  watch the movie trailer for Conjuring 2 here.

 

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

Movie Monday: The Longest Ride and Point Break

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 one romance and one action movie.

 

The Longest Ride

the longest ride

The Longest Ride is a movie based on the novel written by Nicholas Sparks.
It follows two love stories, one being placed in our time, and other being placed in the past.

The story follows a bull rider who’s name I forgot, but is played by Scott Eastwood who wants to qualify to go on championship in Las Vegas.
However, some of his old injuries are standing on his way.

He meets a girl and the story goes from there.

Although I did enjoy watching this movie, I also found it to be pretty boring.
I would still recommend it to girls. But please, if you love your boyfriends, don’t make them watch it with you!

 

Point Break

point break

I watched this movie yesterday mainly because my boyfriend chose it, as he likes extreme sports.

The story is good, nothing special really, but the scenes we got to see in this movie were simply amazing.

The story follows a guy who was an extreme athlete but after the death of his friend he joins FBI. Now, he works on the case to catch other extreme athletes who break the law while completing their list of missions.

All in all, I pretty much enjoyed this movie and would definitely recommend it to everyone who likes to see some gorgeous scenes with nature in it.

 

Note: Pictures in this post are not my property but taken from IMDb site and are property of 20th Century Fox andWarner Bros. Pictures.

Movie Monday: How To Be Single and Emelie

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 two movies. One of them was based on a nove, and the second one was a horror.

 

How To Be Single

how to be single

This is a typical girly rom-com, and I had so much fun watching it.

It follows four single girls and one single guy, living in New York City and basically, living their single lives, partying and searching for that other one.

I had no idea what to expect from this film. I knew it was based on a chick-lit novel (the one I haven’t read but wouldn’t mind to do so) and that it was a hit when it was in movie theaters, at least in my country.

This movie is just perfect to watch when you’re on your own, in a mood for something similar to Valentine’s Day and Happy New Year.

Some characters in this story were pretty amazing, especially one side character who’s name I forgot, but he’s the guy who fell in love with the doctor.

I think actors did a pretty good job playing their parts and honestly, I feel like I  need more movies like this in my life. If you know any similar ones, please let me know. I would appreciate it very much.

 

Emelie

emelie

This is a horror movie that follows a girl who comes to babysit three children for one night, while their parents are on a date.

As soon as parents leave the house, the new nanny, Emelie, starts to behave strangely and it is questionable that she is a nanny after all.

To be honest, I didn’t even have high expectations for this movie.
However, I also didn’t expect for it to be so… in the lack of better words… stupid and full of flaws.

There were times in this story where the problem could have been solved easily, but of course, that didn’t happened.

I don’t want to say that I feel like I have wasted my time on this movie, because I don’t feel like that. I don’t feel sorry for watching it because I was curious about it.
Still, I know I’m not going to recomment it to anyone. Ever.

 

Note: Pictures in this post are not my property but taken from IMDb site and are property of Warner Bros. Pictures  and Dark Sky Films.