Table 19 | Movie Review

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Table 19 is a 87 minute Comedy/Drama that is starring Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, Stephen Merchant and June Squibb. It is directed by Jeffrey Blitzmostly known for the TV show The Office (2006-2013)A synopsis reads: “Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19″.

What I like about this film is the fact that the story is simple, charming and it presents the raw reality and sometimes awkwardness of relationships. There are two main relationships that are depicted, and both of them have its complications: the relationship between Eloise and Teddy and the one between Bina and Jerry Kepp. Besides this, we have a young man, Rezno,  who is struggling with his confidence in asking someone to dance with him.

Nobody beautiful, rich or influential is at table 19. It turns out they are all at a turning point in their lives and the story evolves about their various crisis. These people are all amazing and their stories are interesting. I believe the soundtrack is well chosen and the spark of sensuality provided when Huck and Eloise dance is well done. I discovered a new song in this film that I now love- Roses by The Chainsmokers and ROZES

Stepehen Merchant’s character, Walter, will definitely make you laugh with his funny and awkward way of being and the way he talks. Nanny Jo is also an interesting character that gives the story a plus.This film is a combination of funny and sad moments, but I feel that it works well for its viewers. On the whole, Table 19 is a feel-good film that is definitely worth watching. If I were to rate this film I would give it a 7 out of 10.

Table 19 is out in cinemas everywhere !

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Dreaming in a ‘La La Land’ | Movie Review

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La La Land is a 128 minutes musical that I had the pleasure to watch a few days ago. It is directed by Damien Chazelle, mostly known for Whiplash (2014). La La Land is starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. A synopsis reads: “Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart“.

It is worth mentioning that this film is nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Watching it, I had the feeling of being transported to another world, where everyone is happy and sings catchy songs. The opening sequence took my breath away and the rest of the film didn’t disappoint either. The end of the film is built beautifully and it makes you wishing for the story not to end. I must say La La Land is a beautiful cinematic piece with soul, wit, charm, style and love.By watching it, you get a good feeling from the beginning till the end!

The chemistry between Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling is undeniable and their acting is top class. I can’t think of any other actors that could have played their roles. This is to show how much they were suitable for their parts. I can’t remember the last time I saw a musical, but I felt La La Land could define this genre. The soundtrack is brilliant in my opinion, especially the tracks Mia & Sebastian’s Theme and City Of Stars. If you want to listen to the soundtrack of this film you can do so on Spotify. I highly recommend this film and I’ll give it a 8.5 rating out of 10.

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Watch Trailer For ‘Snowden’

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Snowden is a biography that is going to hit cinemas on 16 September 2016. The film is starring Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood, Nicolas Cage and Joseph Gordon-Levitt among others. It is directed by Oliver Stone, director with 3 Oscars won, mostly known for films like Natural Born Killers (1994) and Any Given Sunday (1999). A synopsis for Snowden reads: “CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press”.

You can watch the trailer for Snowden below:

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‘Brooklyn’ – A Simple, Touching Story | Movie Review

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[Contains some spoilers]

Set in the 1950s, a young Irish woman, named Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), emigrates to New York for a life with better prospects. Initially she misses home but gradually adapts to her new lifestyle and falls in love with Tony (Emory Cohen), an Italian plumber. When an unexpected event hits her family, Lacey decides to come back to Ireland for a short visit. Although she’s not planning to stay, she begins to settle back into her previous Irish life.

She reacquaints herself with old friends and a new love interest, played by Domhnall Gleeson, appears in her life. She is faced with the decision of a lifetime: to stay in Ireland where everything is so familiar or go back to Brooklyn, where her first love and a different life await her?

What I loved about this film is the fact that the chemistry between Eilis and Tony is natural, they actually look like a couple you might know in real life. The moments that show the journey Eilis takes to New York, then the advice she gets from a fellow traveler, are brilliant in my opinion, because they are raw, they present a reality.

Saoirse Ronan’s acting is first class: her delicate and sincere portrayal makes you think about all of Eilis’s struggles, wishing her pain will somehow ease. All in all, this film is a sweet, charming drama, with wonderful acting and plenty of touching moments. It is a splendid reminder that great stories can be told without using excessive twists and effects.

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Ladies, ‘The Perfect Guy’ Doesn’t Exist | Movie Review

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I went to see The Perfect Guy based on the trailers I’ve seen beforehand. I am a huge fan of thrillers, having seen hundreds. The plot is not extraordinary, but it is well executed. Starring in it is Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut. I was surprised to see how well Ealy played the role of the psychopath Carter, having seen him in many films as the good guy.

I felt the actor mix is perfect and, even though some parts are predictable, I still enjoyed the film. I liked the main trio and their performances. Plus Sanaa Lathan looks amazing. This film can be considered a life lesson about trust and making choices in life, because you can never know what a person hides under a pretty face. Watch until the end, there are some interesting twists.

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