on The Duff directed by Ari Sandel.

Hi there!

I finally watched The Duff few days ago! I’ve read the book and from my review, you can tell I loved it! However, when I saw the trailer for the movie, I wasn’t very happy because it looked like “Mean Girls” and I was afraid that the message from the book would not translate into the movie. However, I was pleasantly surprised, so here’s my review of The Duff movie.

Synopsis:

the duff movie

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The DUFF’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone’s DUFF. (C) CBS Films

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on The Wolf Of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese.

Hello there.

I’ve been reading a few books, but haven’t finished yet. So I decided to post a review of The Wolf of Wall Street (the movie). I admit that I haven’t watched it before yesterday. It’s unbelievable how much praise it got. Seriously. And here’s why.

Synopsis:

wolf of wall street

Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title “The Wolf of Wall Street.” — (C) Paramount

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on Fifty Shades of Grey directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Hello, the day has finally come.

Synopsis:

fifty shades

Virginal student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) goes to interview wealthy, mysterious, handsome, charismatic entrepreneur Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The attraction between them is immediate and electric. But Ana learns that Christian is only interested in a relationship on his own controlling terms. As they embark on an intense and passionate affair, he introduces her to his dark and very particular tastes. Now she finds herself exploring her own desires for the first time.

(*spoilers free*)

I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey today. I have read the books few years ago and at that time, I was so surprised by all the sex that I thought the books were brilliant. I don’t necessarily hate them, but they don’t have 5* with me. However, I did enjoy them and since then I was super excited to see, how are they going to make the movie. Like everyone else, I saw the trailer and all the teaser clips and let me tell you, I was prepared for a major disappointment. I didn’t feel like the actors had any chemistry and the dialogue just seemed unnatural (but that was because of the writing of the book). So imagine my surprise when I genuinely enjoyed the movie!

When the casting was announced I admit, I wasn’t pleased with Dakota Johnson as Ana. I was relieved when Jamie Dornan replaced Charlie Hunnam though. However, after watching this movie I totally understand why would they cast Dakota. She brought the character more like-ability and realness. Plus her legs are AMAZING! Jamie Dornan is an eye candy. His lines were sometimes really bad but when he did something totally sexy, I forgot all about it. Sometimes Jamie and Dakota seemed to lack chemistry but overall I thought it was good. The supporting characters were nothing great though – disappointing. (Seeing Marcia Gay Harden as Christian’s mother was totally weird, when I saw her last night in How To Get Away With Murder!) Sam Taylor-Johnson definitely brought class to the books and I think it’s the first time I actually enjoyed the movie more than a book. Weird, right? I would totally go see it again – judge me. Honestly, I think the movie would surprise all the haters who call this movie “garbage”. I’m sorry, but there are many, many, much worse movies.

Overall, I totally recommend it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. It’s not an oscar-worthy movie, but it’s great to watch it for fun. Oh and it’s much better than Twilight movies. And the soundtrack is my favourite right now. So yes, this movie has flaws, but give it a chance – it made me laugh a lot!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

P.S. Mr. Grey will see you now! ūüėČ

mr. grey

I hope you enjoyed my review and drop a comment if you want!

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on Love, Rosie directed by Christian Ritter.

Hey you.

I’ve been absent, I know. I wasn’t really in the mood. But today I’m here with a romantic comedy, that will make you cry. I hope you will go see Love, Rosie¬†and love it as much as I did. Here’s what I thought.

Synopsis:

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Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other – but is it just friendship, or something more? Based on Cecelia Ahern’s bestselling novel, LOVE, ROSIE is a heart-warming, modern comedy-of-errors posing the ultimate question: do we really only get one shot at true love?

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Ok, I admit it! I have a soft spot for a good romantic story between best friends (like in Bully). I’ve been dying to go see this one because let’s face it – Sam Claflin stole our hearts in The Hunger Games series¬†and Lily Collins is absolutely gorgeous and talented. I’ve read a few reviews and I agree with the fact that this movie doesn’t bring anything new into the movie industry and it’s full of clich√©s (not every movie can be Boyhood). The thing is, this movie had very well executed clich√©s. It was sweet. Hart-warming. Lily Collins and Sam Claflin did a great job. Their characters were believable and I loved their chemistry. I don’t know about others, but I cried hysterically and cared about these characters throughout the whole movie.

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Yes, I am a sappy being, sue me! Love, Rosie¬†had a lot of comedy aspects as well, which made me cringe for the characters at times, but that just added to the truthfulness of this story. Plus I had a bit of nostalgia of the early 00’s. It’s really solid romantic comedy and I would recommend it! Don’t expect a life-changing story (unless you and your BFF have feelings for each other and haven’t admit it yet). I have been in the mood for something like this and I don’t regret watching Love, Rosie one bit. Hopefully, you won’t too.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Thank you for reading and drop a comment if you’ve seen it already.

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on Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater.

Hi.

Last night, I’ve watched one of the best movies I’ve EVER seen. And I just had to share because the movie was absolutely perfect. You might have heard about it around this summer. Or last weekend, when Boyhood won 3 Golden Globes (Best drama, best director in drama and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette). Of course I watched this year Golden Globes, I try to watch all the “important” award shows. (And by the way, this year Amy Poehler and Tina Fey did an amazing job – but I will talk about this another time.) So I have my list of critically acclaimed movies that are nominated for all sorts of awards and Boyhood was on top of the list. First of all, the little boy on the poster is absolutely adorable and I the trailer just got me hooked. And here’s why I loved this incredible movie so much…

Synopsis: boyhood

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey. (c) Sundance Film Fest

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