Hey guys and welcome back to my blog ! Today’s post is about new music, and to be more precise new music from Rita Ora. The British artist has finally dropped today the official music video for Your Song , a tune that is so different from what she released so far. It’s upbeat, with catchy lyrics and it gives you that summer feeling, in my opinion.
Watch below the official music video for Your Song by Rita Ora:
My Cousin Rachel is a 2017 romantic drama starring Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger and Iain Glen. It is directed by Roger Michell, who is known for Nothing Hill (1999) and Morning Glory (2010). This film is made after a book with the same title as the film and the writer is Daphne du Maurier. A synopsis for My Cousin Rachel reads: “A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.”
I want to start off by saying that this movie is a masterpiece, from the beginning till the end. The story is captivating, the acting of Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz is top class and the way the story develops keeps its viewers wanting more. Another plus is the way this cinema piece was filmed and the sights it presented. The setting could hardly be more beautiful, with the farmland, woods, and dangerously lovely coast. Care has been taken to recreate the time period and Gothic story, aided by deft direction.
Throughout the narrative, we are presented with information which forces us as viewers to revise constantly one’s view as to whether the eponymous relative is a callous and scheming malevolent or totally misjudged and misunderstood. In a wonderful performance, Weisz enables us to be equally convinced by both interpretations.The film may seem a bit slow to some viewers not patient enough for a sophisticated period drama, but it’s actually well-paced and rich in mystery as well as colorful and charming local details. This lovely, terrific adaptation of Du Maurier’s classic work deserves high praise indeed.
I would highly recommend this film and if I were to rate it I would give it a mark of 8 out 10. My Cousin Rachel is out in cinemas everywhere! If you need more reasons to go and see this film watch below an official trailer:
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is a 2017 action film starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey. It is directed by Guy Ritchie (known for RocknRolla and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.). A synopsis for the film reads: “Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not”.
When I first watched the trailer some months ago and considering the fact that Guy Ritchie is directing this I thought one thing to be sure – this movie will NOT BE a classical King Arthur story. What happens here instead is that Ritchie took the concept of the King Arthur and Excalibur’s myths and made an original film in a way only he can. Some points I would like to raise are: Charlie Hunnam is an excellent actor with huge potential, Jude Law is at his best, this movie won’t be the same without him. Hunnam and Law were one of the reasons I wanted to watch this movie and they have a good chemistry on screen.
The soundtrack is well chosen, the overall atmosphere is excellent and the effects are spot on. A Guy Ritchie move I noticed in his films and is used in this one as well is the filming in slow motion which adds value to a brilliant story. What you should NOT expect from this movie is a regular King Arthur story. In this film is the witty dialogue and creative editing we’ve (at least some of us) have come to love from Guy Ritchie. There was never a boring scene throughout and I felt that this movie had all the elements to keep its viewers entertained. The action is good and the manner of delivery of it all brings this to greatness. The acting is solid, some characters are less developed than others, but I didn’t feel that this hurt the movie at all.
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is out in cinemas everywhere !
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 Fantasy film starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario. A synopsis for the film reads: “Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas”.
The first thing I would like to say about this film is the fact that I absolutely loved it! It is clear to see it is made for the family audiences, but nonetheless it kept me entertained for two hours! It is an action filled adventure on the high seas from when Britannia ruled the waves. It has it all: action, pirates, sailors and ghosts. If you want to take your kids to this one, you will not be sorry. I really enjoyed Mr. Bardem as Captain Salazar and I believe his acting is a little bit better than the rest, but every actor gave a hundred percent for this movie and it shows!
I can guarantee you that you will be laughing of many funny actions or the language used by the character. Johnny Depp is still the soul of the movie. He is leading all characters and is the one who is controlling the action. Besides of its perfection, this movie has some illogical scenes and some missing plot elements. Those who are not really fans of Pirates of the Caribbean movies, will have a difficulty to understand who is the real enemy and what pirates’ life is all about and what they must do to protect Jack Sparrow.
The film is brilliantly filmed and I think is perfect for IMAX. I watched it in D-Box which basically means that the chairs were moving while the action of the film was depicted on the screen. It was worth it to watch it like this and I would highly recommend this experience. I really enjoyed seeing Kaya Scodelario, whom I have been a fan of since her Skins days. Brenton Thwaites, who you may know from The Giver, also delivers a good acting. If I were to give a mark for this film I would give it a 7 out of 10.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is out in cinemas everywhere !