‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Is Highly Entertaining |Movie Review

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Battle Of The Sexes is a 2017 Biography/Comedy/Drama film that is starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales and Sarah Silverman. It is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (both of them are known for directing Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks). A synopsis for this film via IMDb reads: “The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs”.

This is based on a true story that helped change women’s rights in sports and jump start the sexual revolution-at the time, women were being paid about 1/8th of what men were.It took place in 1973 in the Houston Astrodome. Emma plays Billie Jean King-at 29 years old-the reigning women’s tennis champion. Steve-at 55 years old-is the chauvinistic men’s champ that makes big spectacles when he is on the tennis court-dresses in costumes and makes remarks like ‘Women belong in the kitchen and the bedroom!’. Steve brags that he can beat Emma and gets his chance on national TV to put his racket where his mouth is.

The movie also goes into the personal lives of both players, one is a gambling addict and the other is dealing with sexual identity issues. Battle Of The Sexes is an old fashioned, sensitive, crowd pleasing film that never feels outdated. When I watched this film I had a feeling that it was a documentary. Battle Of The Sexes isn’t just about tennis, but the universal fight to be freed from the shackles of outdated societal values. Despite the sport movie clichés, the filmmakers manage to find space for moments of real sensitivity; Billy Jean’s self-exploration or Bobby consoling his wife, the tension is felt on both sides.

Considering how many high-profile male politicians and public figures have been rightly criticized for their attitude towards women, the film could’ve taken a step to make Bobby Riggs a real chauvinistic monster. Credit to Carrell and Beaufoy for not descending Riggs into a caricature; he’s clown, showman and compulsive gambler who you may perversely believe that he helped Women’s Tennis Association in stature. I thought the script was brilliant, having some memorable lines and the acting of the main actors, Stone and Carrell was high class. I really appreciated also the performances of Sarah Silverman and Andrea Riseborough, who played an important role in the development of the story.

Battle Of The Sexes is a film that is highly entertaining. It will make you laugh and reflect on some aspects of life. Towards the end of the movie you will be cheering for Billie Jean King and become attached to this character.The 70s soundtrack was a great addition to the otherwise great score. The screenplay was fine, although it was a bit too straight forward at times as was the direction, but at least very effective. There were some slow moments but maybe only for someone who is not really into tennis (though the match scenes were really exciting due to the drama).

I think that Battle Of The Sexes is a film not to be missed. If I were to give it a mark it would be an 8 out of 10. I believe everyone will enjoy this movie. Battle Of The Sexes is out in cinemas everywhere ! Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

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Listen To Taylor Swift’s New Song ‘Call It What You Want’|Music

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It’s still a week to go until Taylor Swift releases her new album Reputation, but in the meantime she released a new track from her new album. The song is called Call It What You Want and you can listen to it below:

What do you think about this song? I believe this one sounds like a Taylor Swift classic tune.

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Watch Taylor Swift’s New Video ‘…Ready For It?’|Music

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It’s not long now until Taylor Swift will release her new album, Reputation (release date: 10 November), but in the meantime the artist released a new video for her second single …Ready For It?

The track has hit the Internet on 3rd September, but now it has a video, which is quite spectacular. It’s almost like a film. Shame it lasts only 3 minutes and a half. The video has scenes that remind you instantly of Sci-Fi films like Blade RunnerGhost In The Shell and Prometheus.

…Ready For It? video comes a week after Taylor released her 3rd single Gorgeous.

I’ll leave you now to watch the video. Hope you’ll enjoy it:

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Watch Camila Cabello’s New Video ‘Havana’|Music

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Hey guys! I am back on my blog with another post about music. This time I want to show you guys a new music video released by Camila Cabello for the song Havana, a collaboration with Young ThugI am a huge fan of this song as it sounds really dope (it has that dose of latino music that makes you want to dance), so obviously I kept hoping she will release a video for it. And she did. And it’s quite cool. To see that I kid you not watch below the video:

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Listen To Taylor Swift’s New Song ‘Gorgeous’|Music

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Just 3 days before my birthday, Taylor Swift has released a new song called Gorgeous. It’s a cool song with an interesting sound. Reminds me a bit of Blank Space in terms of sound. The lyrics are so clever and work well with the melody. I’m so looking forward to listening to all the songs from her new album, Reputation, that comes out on November 10.

Listen to Gorgeous below:

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Entertaining, But Not As Good As Its Predecessor |Movie Review

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 Action/Adventure/Comedy film that is starring Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Mark Strong. It is directed by Matthew Vaughn (who directed the first Kingsman film as well as Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class). A synopsis for this film via IMDb reads: “When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy”.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has something for everyone who has been a fan of the franchise. There is plenty of action, humor and special effects and I must say visually it’s very impressive. I keep wondering why the film hasn’t been shown in 3D. I think it would have been amazing. The plot is decent, especially for a sequel, but it never quite reaches the same level as the first film. The British/American theme works well and there are some very funny cultural jokes and references.

I am a fan of Kingsman; I had looked forward to watching The Golden Circle and I’m pleased that the sequel didn’t disappoint. It sticks to everything that made the first movie such a success, including taking some big risks and thinking out of the box. The end result is an imperfect and at times messy film, but a rewarding and highly entertaining one nonetheless. Julianne Moore is a great addition as the villain, and I absolutely loved the scene where Merlin sings John Denver‘s Take Me Home, Country Roads. It was funny and sad at the same time.

I can’t hide that I have a thing for Hanna Alström, who plays Princess Tilde and I was happy to see that her story had a happy ending. I hope there are going to be more Kingsman films in the future. It was great to see Halle Berry again in a big production, as I think she is a great actress. If I were to rate this film it would get a 7 out of 10. It is entertaining enough, but not as good as its predecessor. Go and watch it and judge for yourself.

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‘Victoria And Abdul’ Has A Great Story|Movie Review

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Victoria And Abdul is a 2017 Biography/Drama/History film that is starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Michael Gambon and Adeel Akhtar. It is directed by Stephen Frears (most known for High Fidelity, The Queen and Philomena). A synopsis for Victoria And Abdul via IMDb reads: “Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim”.

I was immediately drawn in and pleasantly surprised by the story. The fact that the film is a biography made the story even sweeter. Judy Dench‘s acting was flawless, but by far the biggest revelation was Ali Fazal, who put in a wonderful performance from comedic through emotionally intense. I found it interesting that the film tackles an issue that is relevant to today’s society as well: the racism. I was sad to see how Abdul and his wife were treated, but this has also made me realize that racism was always present in society and it will never disappear.

The story line is fantastic and it flows beautifully. The bond between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim has to be one of the most unusual as well as greatest friendships in history. The soft and innocent friendship was enjoyable to watch from the dance scene to the walk shared in Florence.The film is a window into an interesting and rich part of history. It shed light on events that were unknown till 2010 and quite fascinating to learn and watch. The movie has nice doses of humor here and there to liven the film up. It was the meeting of two different worlds, on one side an aged ruler and on the other a low level simpleton who connected on a humane level,

Victoria And Abdul has to be one of the best motion pictures I’ve seen this year. If I were to rate this film it would get a 9 out of 10. It is a movie that can be enjoyed by everyone. I highly recommend it !

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‘The Mountain Between Us’ Is Outstanding | Movie Review

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The Mountain Between Us is a 2017 Action/Adventure/Drama film that is starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. It is directed by Hany Abu-Assad (known for Paradise Now and Omar).  A synopsis for this film via IMDb reads: “Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.”

I would like to start off by saying that this is an extraordinary film. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and not knowing what was going to happen next was the best thing ever. The acting of the main actors, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, was top class and they have a remarking chemistry on screen. I think this movie is so original and I can’t wait to watch it again. In my opinion, this was one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. What makes it stand out is the fact that it’s for everybody. There’s plenty of action, drama, adventure, romance, and more. The film was emotional, and exciting to watch.

I formed a connection with its characters, I became attached to them and was rooting for them, hoping they would be rescued. Besides the main actors, I also liked the dog who brings together Ben and Alex. I didn’t know that this movie is based on the book (of the same name) by Charles Martin, so I might give it a reading to compare it to the motion picture. I loved the way the film was shot and the sights that it presented were breathtaking . What you don’t see in the trailer is that The Mountain Between Us also delivers a love story. I think this was a clever marketing idea, because it gives the viewers the chance to discover this while watching.

If I were to mark this film, it would get an 8.5 out of 10. It is really outstanding, so it’s definitely worth seeing. The Mountain Between Us is out in cinemas everywhere! Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

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The Soundtrack I’ve been obsessed about this weekend |Music

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In case you’re wondering where these images attached to this article are from, I have to inform you that they’re from a film that just came out in cinemas on Friday. It’s called The Mountain Between Us and it’s starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. It’s a brilliant movie that kept me in suspense throughout and I really hoped it would have a happy ending for all the characters involved.

If I got you intrigued, here’s a synopsis for this film via IMDb: “Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.”

I won’t offer any spoilers, but I definitely recommend this film. Anyway, I would like to discuss a bit about the song that starts when the credits roll. It’s practically my new obsession: it’s a collaboration between Zayn Malik and SIA. I mean, I know SIA has nowadays a soundtrack in all popular films (remember Wonder Woman?, Lion?, and the list goes on), but a collaboration with the bad boy Zayn is on another level. You can listen to the Dusk Till Dawn below:

The first thing I would remark about this song is its extraordinary sound and how the voices of the two artists blend so well, making this song unique. In my opinion, everything that SIA released as a music video was a hit and this is also the case with this one.

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