Bridge of Spies

photo source: facebook.com/bridgeofspies Bridge of Spies is the latest movie with Steven Spielberg behind the camera in the director chair, and Tom Hanks in front of it. It’s a movie masterpiece, like I haven’t seen in a good few years. The story has you on the edge of your seat, even more so if you keep in mind that it is based on true events. Which, to me, is an important point: it is based on true events, which means obviously that some creative liberties were taken – it isn’t a documentary or a reconstruction after all. Bridge of Spies…

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Creed

photo source: facebook.com/creedmovie Movie award season is in full swing and with it my 2016 Oscar Movie challenge. Now, although this usually only includes films nominated for Best Picture, I am making two exceptions, today’s post being the first one. Creed is the new film based on the Rocky saga, created by Sylvester Stallone way back in 1976, that is 40 years ago. This new film comes from the hand of Ryan Coogler who directed the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station back in 2013 and picks the Rocky story from the perspective of a new character, played by Michael B. Jordan.…

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Cinema: Paper Towns

Last week I went to the movies for the first time in a very long time and watched Paper Towns, the adaptation of the fantastic John Green novel. A few years ago when I got my iPad mini (which, knock on wood, is still going strong), I went through a phase of reading a ton of books on it. At the time, I was also starting to discover the world of YouTube subscriptions and started hearing about John Green’s books through several people, particularly the Booksandquills channel. After starting out with The Fault In Our Stars and being utterly impressed…

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Cinema: Pitch Perfect 2 (& Alfacinha goes International…)

Nos últimos tempos, há poucos filmes que me tirem de casa para ir ao cinema. O “depois alugo no iTunes/compro o dvd” é recorrente desde há uns meses para cá. O único filme que conseguiu esse feito foi Pitch Perfect 2. source: wikipedia. photo by Universal Pictures Para já, deixem que vos dê um bocado de contexto. Desde miúda que adoro filmes musicais: desde Os Homens Preferem as Loiras e Música no Coração, aos filmes da Disney, aos mais recentes como Mamma Mia e Rock of Ages, são todos filmes que posso ver vezes sem conta sem me cansar. Há…

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Cinema: Into The Woods – Caminhos da Floresta

source: Into The Woods – Facebook Com o começo de um novo ano, surgem os bons filmes, aqueles bons mesmo, que querem concorrer aos Golden Globes e aos Oscars. Há meses que ando a ouvir falar no filme Into The Woods, e foi com esse que comecei o meu Oscar Movie Challenge (o nome vem de quando ainda estava em Inglaterra) deste ano: a ideia é ver todos os filmes que estão nomeados para a categoria de Melhor Filme nos prémios da Academia, mas enquanto os nomeados não chegam (serão anunciados a 15 de Janeiro, pelo que li), vou-me guiando…

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