‘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.

#Rawmanian.Loves.Brooklyn

‘The Night Before’ – Seth Rogen Is Hilarious In Xmas Comedy | Movie Review

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Seth Rogen is the ‘man’ in terms of comedy. He is brilliant and I have liked all the movies that this guy has made throughout the years. The Night Before is special and funny in its own way, it is filled with the classic adult and drug oriented jokes that Seth is known for. The film has great cameos and a great cast all around (big thumbs up for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie). There is a short appearance of Miley Cyrus, who was brilliantly funny and her performance of ‘Wrecking Ball ‘ really added to the fun of the movie. Also expect to see another familiar face who has been collaborated with Rogen in the past years.

The Night Before is also a  heartwarming film that has some sentimental storytelling that just might make you a little misty eyed. It is a great story about friendship, about three friends really growing up in their own ways. I kind of wish the three characters, Ethan, Isaac and Chris Roberts, were my friends. They were awesome, each of them screwed up in their own way. But together they were strong and could face anything. Watching this film I got into the Christmas spirit and I can say I absolutely loved it. 10 out of 10 comedy.

The Night Before is out in cinemas everywhere now.

#Rawmanian.Loves.TheNightBefore

‘Carol’ – Exceptional And Honest | Movie Review

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Carol is a great film that I had the pleasure to have seen recently. This is a must see for everyone loving good films. I am quite critical about films involving love between two female characters, but the way Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara portray their characters plus their on screen chemistry made me not want this film to end. The acting is top class from the before mentioned, but also from Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler. Rooney and Cate captured perfectly what it’s like to be falling in love.

As the story develops You’ll get taken away with how how their love for each other affects their lives. I believed the film presented the time period in a very unique and beautiful way. Nothing was overtly flashy or Normal Rockwell 50s. The film is stunning in terms of visuals, with impeccable make-ups and wardrobes, plus the beautiful locations covered in snow while Cate and Rooney take a trip. Finally, the soundtrack is tasteful, with songs that correctly set the tone of their relationship.Carol is out in cinemas everywhere !

#Rawmanian.Loves.Carol

How deep is your love (Charlie Puth cover)

Hello guys ! Hope you’re having a good Saturday !

Unfortunately, here in London it is rainy and windy!

Let’s make things better with some good music. Listen to this fabulous cover done by Charlie Puth of the How deep is your love song, originally performed by Calvin Harris. It all went down on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

See the performance here:

X Factor 2015 UK-List of songs which will be performed on the first live show

Hey guys! Here are some important updates about The X Factor UK:

  1. There will be 13 contestants on the live shows. Monica Michael is this year’s wildcard.
  2. Peter Dickson, the voice of X Factor has been convinced out of retirement by ITV bosses. The fans also had an important say in his decision to come back.
  3. The theme for this week is “This Is Me” and the idea behind it is to allow viewers to find out more about the acts.

Here’s a playlist with the tunes (the original versions, with one exception) which will be performed on the first live show, tonight at 8 pm on ITV.

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Who do you support? I like a lot of acts this year, but I hope 4th Impact, Louisa Johnson, Anton Stephans and Max Stone will do well.

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Movie Review: The Walk

Last night I have seen one of the best movies of this year. It is called The Walk and the main actors are Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Charlotte Le Bon. In my opinion this film is the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt has done so far.

What is this film about I hear you asking?

Well…

In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit (played by Gordon-Levitt) leaves France for America to realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. For his dream to come true he needs some accomplices to help him discover all the secrets of  the two towers and to set up his wire. The gang will face a lot of obstacles, but will they manage to succeed in their attempt to make history?

Robert Zemeckis , the director of the movie has used photorealistic techniques  and has done an amazing job creating such a visual masterpiece. Watching this movie you feel like you can reach the clouds.

I recommend this film and I advise you to watch it in 3D !

Here’s a trailer to support my arguments :

Song of the day: Tiring Game

John Newman is an English singer. His biggest track up to date is Love Me Again which has peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart . He also collaborated with Rudimental on Feel The Love (another number one) and with Calvin Harris for the track Blame. As of February 2014, Newman has sold over 1.3 million records in the UK alone.

The genres covered by John Newman are: Soul, Pop, Breakbeat, Northern Soul.

I was lucky enough to see him on a concert in London, where he was a supporting act for Taylor Swift on her 1989 gig. He is an amazing vocalist and a great dancer, I might add. Watching his performance on that fine June day, a song of his got stuck in my head (later I found out that is called Tiring game). I really liked the instrumentals and his voice just adds value to the song.

For me it’s a feel good song. It invites you to dance.

Check out the official video for Tiring game (featuring Charlie Wilson) below and if you liked my post share it with your friends (Sharing is caring)

A beautiful cover of Wildest Dreams (originally performed by Taylor Swift)

Taylor Swift is one of the biggest names in the pop music at the moment. She has a huge fan base, record sales on her album 1989 and she brings guest stars in her worldwide tour.

I am a fan of her music as her songs sound awesome, people can easily relate to he lyrics she sings and she is also a modest person.

She is way too cool for the music industry !

Anyway, this post is about a cover of Taylor’s “Wildest Dreams” performed by Ella Henderson (a former X Factor contestant, who is now a successful singer) and Kygo (a Norwegian DJ, quite popular at the moment)

They sang the cover on the the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Watch their performance below:

What do you think about this cover? I like it a lot 🙂

Brand new video : Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall (from Spectre)

He has a killer voice. It’s quite impossible not to like his tunes.

I’m talking about Sam Smith, of course. His last tune, Writing’s On The Wall, featured in the brand new Bond movie, Spectre, has received controversial comments: some people love it, some people say it’s the worst Bond song ever.

In the meantime, Sam just launched the official video for one of his biggest songs so far.

Watch it here:

What do you think? Do you like this video?