No, I’m still not over the moon by the thought that it’s Christmas Day next week (OMG!…) but bit by bit, I’m getting in the mood for some of my favorite Christmas movies. And since I’m the movie girl here, I thought you’d like me to share some of these with you 😉 I’d hate to disappoint and so here’s a list of the ones I cannot miss no matter what.
Sex and the City is a great teacher. And for us women it’s extremely empowering. And it’s most definitely still relevant today. Why? Because it’s about relationships. It’s about women. It’s about everything we as women are faced with not only while dating. And at the very core of it it’s about friendship.
When was the last time you stopped and watched the seasons change? I mean really take notice.. As I was sitting in my garden this past weekend, absorbing all the Autumn beauty, I couldn’t help but reflect on the past seven months of my life..
I have read a lot recently about how Hollywood is in crisis, how it fails to deliver movies that would engage the audience and how it’s lacking any kind of imagination – and frankly, I do agree. Luckily, there are still movies that tell stories in totally charming ways.
I have watched this film more times than I can actually remember and mostly around this time. After all, September is the month of the Fashion Weeks so it’s only fitting, right? And talking of the ‘back to work’ feeling, this is where it works, too.
Yes. It’s been an award season here at The Mo-Mo Talk! At least that’s how it seems. I’ve been so happy to receive not one but three different nominations in the past few weeks! I couldn’t be happier though sadly I am obviously not being able to keep pace with these awards as you can see..
Total Recall is a classic 90’s sci-fi with all the good and bad, which presents visions that have not turned out to be as much of a sci-fi some 25 years later. And the whole idea of the travel agency that allows your mind to go on a perfect holiday.. Fascinating!
It all started with The Lord of the Rings. Yes, in my world pretty much everything has something to do with LOTR. Not only I decided to go study film thanks to this trilogy, but it also brought me to Louise.. carry on reading to find out how.
Yesterday, I looked into the calendar and saw the date – August 24th. It’s been five months to the day since my 29th birthday. Seven more to go – to the big 30. Yeah, I’m almost half way through my last year of my twenties. How will I look back at my twenties as a whole? Will I look back and think man, I’ve had the time of my life?
There are so many lessons in this wonderful story and it’s so empowering to watch. All the teachings from the books by some of your favorite spiritual teachers come to life in this Disney adventure – certainly not a place I’d expect them! But all the better surprise.
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!
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.
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.
After seeing this documentary Heath Ledger has become a source of undying inspiration for me. And I want to be at least a bit like him. I think we should all try to be.
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.
When I got to the cinema and the film started, for the first twenty minutes, I’ve been asking myself ‘what the hell was I thinking? why am I even doing this to myself?’ It was so hard for me to watch, and if it wasn’t a Nolan film, I might as well give up on it.
In the wake of the news of the new Doctor Who being cast by a woman for the first time in the tv show’s history, I couldn’t help but wonder – are there any boundaries for the Women Empowerment movement? Aren’t we perhaps going a little too far?
Some films are hard for me to talk about, because they touch my heart in such a way that it’s simply hard to put it into words. But you do need to hear this true story and you do need to see this film – a film, which might just be one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen.
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers, who are creative, positive, and inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.
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!
I thought, it’s finally time to share with you all my latest addiction. An addiction that is more than healthy, in fact it makes your life more beautiful. Meet Juliana and Mark and the Boho Beautiful Life.
My latest picks for the ‘1001 Movies Challenge’ sparked a completely new interest in these films for me. A spark, that was in a great need of being ignited again, as some of the previously chosen films has failed to deliver for me. But that’s not the case of these 3 films.
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!
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.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of In the Heat of the Night’s release and I couldn’t help but think how relevant the film still is today…which is.. kinda sad. 50 years later and we are still discussing equality. racial issues, we’re still discussing equality. Can you believe it?
La Mallorquina, Madrid’s most famous bakery gets incredibly busy! Remember that scene from Eat Pray Love where Julia Roberts tries to order some coffee in the busy café in Rome? Yep. That sort of busy. You have been warned.
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?
…or maybe you were not, but just prefered not to know.. Whatever the case, I just thought I’ll give you a few fun facts about the person behind all this, should you be interested (or maybe more than a few…) So, if you’re brave enough and decide to carry on reading – nice to meet you!!! And welcome to my crazy mind.
I Am Not Your Negro is exceptional in both its form and its message. It excels at storytelling and paints a picture of America you were probably never supposed to see and which you’re most likely not gonna like.. Nevertheless a picture you absolutely need to see.
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.
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 😉
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.
Naomi Kawase has created a truly inspiring movie which will leave you stunned and feeling empowered. Empowered to make changes in your life right that minute. That is – if you make it till the end of the film as An really is a very slow-paced movie.
Never give up on your dreams. Don’t we all need to be reminded that from time to time? And that’s why a movie with a message like that can never hurt, right? Nor there will ever be enough of them, cause hell, we need to be reminded constantly! Cause chances are, Kevin Costner might not be coming to save you.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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, 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
Demain tout commence is a beautiful, heartfelt movie, but it’s the overall message of the film, which resonated with me so much, that I consider its biggest quality. It’s just way too often that we forget to truly live our lives only because we’re afraid to face them..
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..
So, goals and challenges set, now how to actually start? Hmm, that actually turned out to be a challenge in its own terms. I thought, I will take it chronologically, leaving out the films I cannot get hold of at this point. Sounds pretty easy right? Well.. if only…
Here we go! “1001 movies you must see before you die” book by Steven Jay Schneider has been delivered to my mailbox couple weeks ago when I decided I am up to the challenge! And what challenge exactly? Well, to not miss any of the must see films before I die of course.