The Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

Hello gentle reader,

three days ago the ever-awesome Karen Rought passed the Lovely Blog Award on to me! Thank you so much Karen! I am now supposed to: thank the person who gave it to me, list 7 things about myself and pass it along to 7 others. I have already shared 7 random things about myself on this blog when I received the Very Inspiring Blog Award. So today I thought I would do something a little bit different. Instead of talking about myself per se, I’m going to talk about 7 reasons why I cannot wait for the UK release of the movie Les Miserables tomorrow.

Les Miserables

1- I read Les Miserables for the first time when I was 10. It was an abridged version for children and I remember loving it, although at the time I had no idea why it was such a compelling story.

2- I finally read the full version of Les Miserables when I was 15 and it blew me away. I still know some quotes by heart. It was epic and moving, historical and timeless, incredibly well written and yet easy to read. It is one of the first books that made me want to be a writer.

3- My teenage years were also the time when I fell in love with musicals. And I read every single book by Victor Hugo (and yes, he wrote many, including poetry, political essays and plays). If you have a question about this French author’s work, I’m the one to ask 😉

4- By the time I was 20, I had also watched every possible movie rendition of Les Miserables. And let me tell you, some of them are bad. And weird.

4- Ten years ago I found out there was a musical based on Les Miserables (I know, a bit late to this party…). Two of my favourite things in the world! I saw it, and loved it.

5- Ten years ago, I also watched Gladiator for the first time and thought Russell Crowe was an awesome actor. I know he is way older than me, but I still have an odd crush on him.

6- But you may know if you read this blog that my biggest love when it comes to actors is Eddie Redmayne. Just watch The Pillars of the Eearth: I dare you not to love him.

7- January 2013: a movie based on the musical Les Miserables is released. Russell Crowe and Eddie Redmayne star in it.

Now you understand why I CAN’T WAIT FOR TOMORROW?

Now on to my list of 7 lovely bloogers:

Raewyn Hewitt

Amanda Fanger

Sydney Aaliyah

Ayesha Schroeder

The Feather and the Rose

Kate Michael

Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Go and visit their blogs, they are all worth a read!

The Best Of 2012 – Movies

Hello gentle reader,

This is my last post looking back at 2012… I already mentioned the TV shows I watched this year in this post and my favourite 2012 books here.Today I’m finishing this series of posts with movies I watched in 2012. This year I watched a total of 30 new releases (most of them at the theatre) and I have picked 10 to share with you…

The-Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The-Dark-Knight-Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

The-Hunger-Games

The Hunger Games

Breaking Dawn Part 2

Twilight – Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Underworld-Awakening

Underworld – Awakening

Snow-White-and-the-Huntsman 2

Snow White and the Huntsman

Lockout

Lock-out

The Avengers

The Avengers

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

Immortals

Immortals

What did you watch this year? Any movies you’d recommend? Feel free to leave me a comment below!

Friday Film – Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

This week I’m excited about today’s release of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

Why do I want to see it? Watch this trailer:

So, I haven’t read the book by Seth Grahame-Smith but I really want to watch the movie, as it includes:

a) vampires

b) Abraham Lincoln

c) Tim Burton as a producer

d) Rufus Sewell

I mean, what more can you ask for?!

What are you going to watch this week?

Picture of the Day – 8

Melancholia (2011) directed by Lars von Trier.

A sumptuous wedding party.

A planet called Melancholia about to collide with Earth.

Fear, love and family ties.

The end of the world.

Melancholia was released on DVD on March 13, 2012.