Liebster Award

Summer’s being a successful blogging month for me and I am beyond thrilled about it. I’m so happy to accept yet another award from the wonderful blogging community – The Liebster Award! I can’t thank enough to everyone who took notice of my blog and spent some of their precious time investing it in reading my posts!

Thunderstorms & Embracing the Change

I love thunderstorms. They always bring a great deal of peace into my heart and also ignite the inner child in me. The inner child who keeps dreaming of the impossible, who loves the fantasy stories and likes to create her own. There is just something so damn inspiring about thunderstorms.

What’s your all time favorite Disney film?

First of all, I need to clarify two things: 1) When I say Disney film what I really mean is the animated movie. That’s where it all started and that’s what ‘Disney’ will always mean to me. 2) For me, Disney movies are not something for kids only – it’s a genre. A genre, that holds the most magic of all cinema.

My Ultimate Summer Picks – August Edition

After all the adventures with Indiana Jones, Zorro and a little dreaming of Provence and Tuscany, August usually asks for a bit more profound fun. But only in a very limited dose. I still need more of the adventures and laugh-out-louds. In August edition you will find a bit of everything.

My Ultimate Summer Picks – July Edition

I’m not gonna lie to you – summer is not the best time for indie films. At least not for me. It doesn’t mean I don’t watch any, but I tend to watch my all time summer picks for the most part. And those include mostly adventure, comedy and romance. If you can mix it all together, then all the better!

Baywatch (& the current heatwave)

On days like these, I try not to do anything that would require too much energy or brain activity as my brain is not properly oxygenated to be able to fully perform. So, with not enough oxygen in my system and feeling half asleep, I thought these are the perfect conditions to watch the new Baywatch!

New York, Actually and how I fell in love again

Chick-flick books about love with the inevitable happy endings have never been my thing. I always thought I can do better than that! Turns out, life can get so hard sometimes, that the guaranteed happy endings might be just the thing you need.. Especially when like me you find yourself absolutely refusing love for whatever reason.. Sounds like you? Then carry on reading and find out through my personal story how even you can fall in love again.

Hola! aka Lessons learnt in Madrid: Part 1

Spain has been one of my oldest dreams, and inspired by watching The Limits of Control where the Lone Man wanders through Madrid and later on through Seville, I thought ‘hey! I want to do that, too!’ Sadly, Seville didn’t fit into the plans this time, but there’s always the next time, right?

Beauty and the Beast: The Ultimate Fairytale Dream

I was absolutely sure that the new version of Beauty and the Beast will not just turn out to be bad (real bad, actually) but that it will also prove itself as a completely unnecessary film. Could it possibly be any good? Well, now that I have finally seen it, I am happy to report that yes, it could! In fact, I was totally enchanted.

‘1001 Movies Challenge’ Sum-Up: Part 2

I know what you’re thinking. That I’m being careful not to challenge myself too much. The fact is none of the ‘challenge’ movies I watched in the past 30 days has inspired me very much. So, I thought, I’ll just give you a quick sum-up of what I have seen, so you know I’m not a total loser. And also so you know what films you don’t have to stress about if you feel like your final day is coming πŸ˜‰

A True Love Story and how it all began

I looked at him and was overcome by affection. His big green eyes fixed on me. His pleading look making me feel like I was the only one that could save him. Like I was the only one in his world. Like I was his only chance to be happy. His look almost reliant. I realized there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for him. I was too much in love to deny him anything.

Why Paterson is good for your soul

Paterson is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. A movie, that truly is one of a kind and which you should definitely put on your list and watch it as soon as you can if you haven’t yet. Because it’s not only beautiful, it’s good for your soul, too.

Personal Shopper and why I owe an apology to Kristen Stewart

A lot has been written and said about Olivier Assayas’ latest movie Personal Shopper. I’ve read it all. And since it had Kristen Stewart in the lead, whom I hated since the Twilight days, I was hoping it was the people at Cannes that booed the film, that were actually right. But man, was I wrong. I absolutely loved this film and I owe a huge apology to Ms. Stewart.

Vienna with Love

Oh, sweet Vienna. You truly are sweet. If you’re anything like me, and you enjoy getting to know the culture throughout its food, here are my 5 favorite things you should not miss while in Vienna. But be warned and get your taste buds ready for a lot of cakes and sweets.

Guys and Dolls & the simplicity of love

As much as I love the old musicals, I had no idea Marlon Brando has ever been in one. Never really heard of Guys and Dolls either and if it wasn’t for the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book, I might have easily die without actually seeing it. What a shame it would be to miss this one though!

Why Every Movie Matters

Movies can be mighty revealers. They might not exactly win Oscars, nor be critically acclaimed. They might even be films no one ever heard of, or films you would have never watched if it wasn’t by a chance. But maybe, just maybe, especially those, might become ground breaking for you. After all, inspiration and wisdom often lies in the most uncommonly places.

Gilda (and some other distractions)

Gilda, Rita Hayworth’s most famous role and probably the most famous film noir femme fatale in all its genre’s history (or let’s just say the most famous femme fatale in general!) is truly irrisistible. And not only for her looks. She’s also a very well written character and very well played. Scandalous and utterly original for its times

First 2 weeks Of ‘1001 Movies Challenge’ Sum-Up

Well hello there! It’s been more than a week since my last blog entry, it’s actually been harder than I thought to make time for writing and I really need to work on that, I know. But I have started on my mission, don’t you worry! Overall, it started all good, excited about each of the films I picked so far, until I overloaded myself a little by the end of last week with 2 way too serious topics – both based on real events. But first thing first..