Movie of the Week: Bridget Jones’s Baby

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Hey people! How are you?! Cool? I had a blast last night, when I went to the movies to watch Bridget Jones’s Baby, which was totally unexpected! I have to admit that I was very sceptic about this movie, and I was not planning to go see it, but then my sister wanted and needed a fun comedy to watch, and we ended up going last night, and oh boy, it was funny as hell. I will risk saying that it was the FUNNIEST of the 3 Bridget Jones‘s  movies.

To start, I was worried about how they would spin the story so that Bridget was not with Mark anymore and how they would explain that, but they did explain it, it made sense and it was sad as hell, but understandable nonetheless.

The actually dilemma of the movie was also well done and the humour in the plot was off the charts. I loved the interactions of the characters and how, even though a lot of time has passed, they are still very much the same old characters we know.

I’m gonna say it again: I loved the humour! This was the type of hilarious that had me twisting my legs and cursing the water I had just drank. THAT FUNNY!

I have to admit that I was rooting for Mark since before I saw the movie, because the story wouldn’t make sense to me otherwise, but I have to admit that I did like Jack, and I was super happy with the resolution of the movie.

I was initially a bit on the fence also about the age of the cast. Nothing wrong with these actors or their ages, don’t get me wrong. But I do think they’re a bit over the age for romantic comedies… sorry. But I have to say: IT WORKEDRenée Zellweger looks good in the movie, and she looks normal, which is a great thing. I love Colin Firth, so I can’t say a bad thing about him to be honest. And Patrick Dempsey is very much still Dr. McDreamy, right? Emma Thompson as Dr. Rawlings is a scene stealer though, she’s spectacular! Sarah Solemani is another show stealer, she’s amazing  :D.

To wrap this up, this movie is so funny and well done and I have to recommend it.

GO WATCH IT NOW :D!

Movie of the Week – Kingsman: The Secret Service

I first watched this movie in February, while in the UK, and then again a week ago in Portugal, and I can only say that it is one of my favorite movies… possibly ever!

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Adapted from the comic series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, director Matthew Vaughn takes a new take on the spy genre and man, it’s glorious. The movie in fun, fast paced and did I mention funny?! The action sequences are extremely well done and even those are done with a fun magic touch (fireworks anyone?!).

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The cast is amazing, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Jack Davenport and Michael Caine are some of the best actors that Britain has to offer, adding Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton to that lot is an added bonus. Colin Firth as Galahad really took me by surprise, he’s absolutely amazing, I mean, Colin Firth is amazing in every single thing he does, but he had never took on a role such as this, and he did it amazingly well… the church scene is my favorite one.

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Egerton’s Eggsy is amazing as well, a fair companion to Firth’s Galahad, and man, does he look good on a suit…

If you haven’t seen it, you should… like, now! 🙂

Pride and Prejudice (Tv mini-series 1995)

I’m in classic mode this last couple of days. After having watched Austenland a few months ago, I really wanted to watch Pride and Prejudice, from the book with the same title by Jane Austen. I found the 2005 movie version with Keira Knightley, but on IMDB this BBC production mini series of 6 episodes had a far better rating, also, is Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy that Jane is obsessed about.

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So, a couple of nights ago I embarked on the viewing of the six 55 minutes episodes that comprise the mini series – with four of those episodes being watched last night at a time when I should clearly have been sleeping… considering that I had to be up by 6a.m. today.

I really liked the story, the themes are very clear and well exposed throughout the several hours and the resolutions are mostly satisfactory. That said, as proud of a man as Mr Darcy was, I couldn’t help but totally love him… seriously Lizzy, how could you reject him like that the first time, when he was pouring (rather badly) his heart out?!

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I have no idea how the source material is, but I found Mrs. Bennet insufferable and with (most likely) the most annoying voice on TV or film. And Lydia?! OMG! Is she like that in the book?! Because even for today her behaviour would be quite wild, even more so in the early 19th century. While Mr Darcy was enumerating the reasons why he thought a connection with Jane would be unwise, I couldn’t help but think how right he actually was… poor Elizabeth…

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Also, was Jane really such a common name back then? 19th century is full of Janes… just saying…

But now that I’m finally watching the 2005 movie I can honestly say that Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen have a greater chemistry than Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, but hey, nothing is perfect.

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