Historical? Check. Time travel? Check. Scotland? Check. Dashing hunky hero? Check. Awesomeness of the photo above? Check.
This pretty much sums up all the reasons as to why I am currently obsessing over Starz’s new show Outlander based on the much loved series by Diana Gabaldon. I must admit I never read the books, however the audiobook kept me awake most nights, fangirling over the dashing Scot Jamie Fraser! Expect some pretty explicit scenes from this tv show…. don’t be fooled by the rom com factor… Outlander has been named the ‘Feminist answer to Game of Thrones’ which was an obvious reason for me to go crazy over it. Worth watching if you love history/time travel, but also worth watching if you’re not! Jamie Fraser is a reason alone to be dying for the next episode.
Just started this a few days ago after recommendation from my dad! And IT’S SO GOOD. At first I feared the whole thing would be rather cheesy….Americans trying to glamour up the famous Leonardo Da Vinci by casting good looking fella Tom Riley. But it seems I’m not too bothered anymore ;) I’m also a GREAT history fan, so this is something you should definetley watch if you’re interested in Renaissance Italy.
Yes I know it looks cheesy, but an 80’s musical?! Come on!
What! You’re a Woody Allen fan and YOU’VE NEVER SEEN ANNIE HALL?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!
Yes I know…I really should be ashamed of myself. I don’t know what it was, I just never was in the mood for this one. It never felt right when I sat down and hesitated over the choice of watching this. But don’t fear people… I WATCHED IT. AND IT WAS AMAZING.
It’s quick wit humour makes this movie so easy to fall in love with. Even with Allen’s opening monologue I was already craving the next one and a half hours of the story of Woody Allen’s babbling character Alvy Singer falling in love with the one and only Diane Keaton as the title character. Both stars are so believable as their characters, at times it felt like it was a documentary about simple love. That’s the main thing I LOVED about Annie Hall. It’s humourous but oh so raw and real. So honest about falling in and out of love, without the cliched lines and Hollywood spin.
So if you haven’t done so yet, watch this gem. Don’t wait and regret watching it earlier like I did.
Ok, ok, I’ll keep this one short, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing about this over and over again. But maybe the reason to that is that is was just…..sigh….the best. Now I know I was horribly terrified of watching the movie. Things could go SO wrong with my much beloved book. It had been a while since I last read it too, ( I read it way back in 2011! It wasn’t so famous then…) So to re-live the story through the movie, it had to be perfect. And it didn’t dissapoint. Ansel Egort and Shailene Woodley play the star crossed lovers, Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster, lovers who are fated for a short life as they are diagnosed with cancer, I have to say that my biggest worry about the film was Ansel Egort as Augustus. My initial thought was that firstly, he looked NOTHING like how I imagined my Augustus, and secondly he sucked in Carrie, which was terribly off putting. So I thought that he was bound to be the biggest disappointment. But funnily enough he was the highlight to the entire film. You fall in love with him from the very beginning, and you want to just DIE by the end. So yeah, it’s a soppy, teen movie. But it’s a damn good one.