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Les chansons d’amour

10 Aug

Julie’s boyfriend Ismaël lives with her; rather than worry about the time he spends with his colleague Alice, Julie invites Alice to join them. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it’s lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. Then death strikes. In various ways, those left come to terms with the departure and absence of a loved one: showing concern, eating together, attempting new relationships, trying to “be there” for the other. Then, the spirit returns and new commitments are possible. The romantic elements of musical comedy play in contrast to the ambivalence of the lyrics and the story.

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Inglourious Basterds

3 May

In Nazi occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the “Basterds”, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl’s plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history.

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9½ Weeks

7 Mar

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

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Yesterday I watched this movie with my friends to have a laugh and because it’s a so-called ’80 cult movie.

Was it erotic? Yes, probably.
Was it a good movie? No, not really.
Disappointed? Yeah, totally!

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Top 10 Evil Movie Villains

23 Jan

Since I’ve haven’t watched Hannibal or Star Wars they told me I can’t make a real list but… these are my favorite villains!

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Dorian Gray

19 Jan

A naïve young man. A lovelorn artist. A corruptible Lord. A deal with the Devil. It all paints a dark picture of a Victorian London and how the rich and infamous party at their peril. Here, the telling of time and its consequence of experience for life’s treasures’ takes its toll on the body, mind and soul. The haunting and bleak tale of power, greed, vanity and inevitable self-destruction is ever present amongst the deceit, opium dens and sin.

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Avatar

18 Jan

When his brother is killed in battle, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand – and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora

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The Ugly Truth

25 Dec

In Sacramento, Abby Richter produces a morning news show that’s about to be canceled. To boost ratings, her boss hires Mike Chadway, a local cable call-in host who promotes the ugly truth: sex is the only glue in a relationship, men can’t change, and they only respond to women’s looks. Mike offends Abby’s sensibility: she has a checklist about the perfect man, and she’s found him in her new neighbor, Colin, a hunky doctor. Mike offers to help her reel in Colin if she’ll work with Mike on the show.

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Adventureland

23 Aug

In 1987, James Brennan’s dreams of a summer European tour before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland, where he falls in love with a witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that bizarrely shady workplace, the young carnies have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust while James discovers what he truly values.

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Cashback & Prozac Nation

18 Aug

Two films… two stories… two worlds.

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A special goodbye… 10 films for 10 days

2 Aug

Hi readers! I’m going to London tomorrow and I’ll stay there for 10 days… without my computer… But I don’t want you to feel lonely so I’ve prepared a special list just for you! I hope you like it!

Breakfast on Pluto

Delicate and deep.  Patrick “Kitten” Braden is a sweet character living in a fairytale, but unfortunately life is not always pink and romantic. Amazing cast and original plot.

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My top 10… 2 lists for 2 personalities

1 Aug

I’ve tried to make a top 10 of my favourite films but I failed… miserably. The reason is simply, I’m split in two parts:

  1. intellectual young woman that loves art and philosophy
  2. teenager that loves love stories and hot guys

I hope I’m not seriously ill… 🙂

To solve this complex problem there’s just one solution… 2 lists!

MY TOP 10 (first version… the serious one)

#10 GLADIATOR

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Films VS Books

1 Aug

It’s always nice to know that your favourite book will be turned in a film but when you go to cinema the surprise can be good or bad. Do you want some examples?

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

I read the book after watching the movie and I have to say that Ang Lee did a wonderful job! It’s definitely one of my favourite movies ever. Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger were perfect. The book was really short, the idea was good but the atmoshere created in the movie was better (I’m probably the one who thinks so…).

BOOK VS FILM: Film

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Drugs addiction. The best movies about it.

30 Jul

Last year I watched for the first time a film about drugs addiction (Requiem for a dream) and I decided to start a cinematographic session about this big issue. My mother was really worried about it even if I don’t smoke, drink or take drugs :-). Let’s start from my favourite:

1# REQUIEM FOR A DREAM

I watched this movie for a banal reason. I love Jared Leto as a singer and after watching Alexander I decided to watch all his movies (and I did it). This film was a real surprise for me. It was the first about this theme that I’ve ever watched and I fell in love with it from the first scene. The photography is particular and the repetitive gestures make you feel alienated just like the characters. The soundtrack is brilliant, it’s tragic and moving thanks to the violins. The cast is amazing and this film really deserved an Oscar.

As you can see in the page “About me” my avatar is an eye… now you understand why!

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The strangest thing I’ve ever seen

30 Jul

After watching Little Ashes (quick plot: relationship between Salvador Dalì and Federico Garcia Lorca) I was curious about Salvador’s life and I read “Conversations with Dalì” and I fell in love with his art (I have a weakness for superegos and dandy style). Reading his biography I found a title of a surrealistic film: Un chien andalou. I was excited to know that he collaborated in the realization of a film so I watched it.

First impression: what??? OMG

Second impression: mmm

Third impression: let’s go to wikipedia!

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Actors & actresses I’ve discovered this year

29 Jul

There are thousands of good actors and actresses all around the world and I want to focus your attention on a few that I’ve discovered this year (mostly in TV series).

JIM PARSONS

I saw him in The Big Bang Theory and his character Sheldon was one of the funniest guy I’ve ever seen on TV. Now he’s currently nominated for an Emmy Award and I really hope he can win because he really deserve it for that performance! I’ve never seen him in other movies but I’m going to do it as soon as I can.

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3 Films I like even if they aren’t so famous

27 Jul

Often people just go to the cinema to watch blockbusters and they don’t know that the world is plenty of thousands good (or even amazing) indipendent films. I’m not a critic so this is just my humble opinion on some good films.

THE LAST OF THE HIGH KINGS (AKA SUMMER FLINGS) 1996

“It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer organising a beach party, having lustful thoughts about two girls he believes are unobtainable and fending off the advances from a visiting American family friend, all whilst coping with his oddball family.”

It’s not the classic teen movie about adolescence sex & drugs & rock n’ roll but it faces some important issues: ethics linked to religious intolerance and the Irish Question. Moreover the lines quotes James Joyce and Hemingway.

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