Monday, 19 February 2018

How to Steal a Million (1966)

I've seen a couple of Audrey Hepburn's romantic comedies in the past and something I've noticed is that she is able to make these movies charming and kinda magical. That's the reason why I gave How to Steal a Million a try. That, and Peter O'Toole; I've seen him only in Lawrence of Arabia and I was really curious to see him in a lighter role. 

Charles Bonnet (Hugh Griffith) is a famous art collector but in reality, he forges paintings to seel them. One night a thief (Peter O'Toole) breaks into his house, trying to steal one of his van Gogh and Charles's daughter, Nicole (Audrey Hepburn), stops him but lets him go because afraid a police involvement could expose her father's hobby. Later on,  Charles lends a precious statue to a prestigious Parid museum, but it's another fake, this one made by Nicole's grandfather, and before the statue gets tested, Nicole asks the burglar for help to steal it.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Anastasia (1997)

I don't know about you, but I love rewatching my favourite movies from my childhood. Anastasia is one of those I was really obsessed with. I knew all the songs (in Italian), I loved Anastasia and the villain's sidekick. This is kind of your typical Disney princess flick, which means it too involves a romance so I decided to rewatch it this February (just in case you didn't know, I'm trying to watch and review as many romances as possible this month). 

The year is 1916. Grigori Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd/Jim Cummings) interrupts the grand ball celebrating the 300th anniversary of Romanov rule and kills all the Romanov but 8-year-old Grand Duchess Anastasia (Kristen Dunst/Lacey Chabert) who manages to escape. 10 years later, the Grand Duchess knows herself as Anja (Meg Ryan/Liz Callaway) and is determined to find out who her family is. With the help of two Russian con men, Dimitri (John Cusack/Jonathan Dokuchitz) and Vladimir (Kelsey Grammer), she goes to Paris to meet her grandmother (Angela Lansbury). But Rasputin finds out she's still alive and tries to stop her.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Laggies (2014)

I'm not a fan of romantic comedies and I find ChloĆ« Grace Moretz a little obnoxious but Margaret and Getter have been so obsessed with Laggies I figured I'd give it a try. Worst case scenario, I'm just going to perv over Sam Rockwell, I told myself. To my surprise, I really enjoyed this film. 

Megan (Keira Knightley) is stuck. She is nearly 30-year-old, her friends have moved on with their lives, but she can't even figure out what she wants to do when she grows up. When her boyfriend (Mark Webber) proposes, she panics and uses a career seminar as an excuse to get away for a week. With no place to go, she ends up hiding in the home of her new 16-year-old friend Annika (Chloƫ Grace Moretz) who lives with her single father (Sam Rockwell).

Friday, 16 February 2018

Black Panther (2018)

If you love comic book movies then I'm pretty darn sure Black Panther was/is one of your most anticipated movies of 2018. I was beyond excited for this --the cast being one of the many reasons-- and I'm very happy to say it did not let me down.

After the events of Captain America: Civil War (don't worry, there's a little recap at the beginning), T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is crowned king of Wakanda, the isolated but technologically advanced African nation he's from. But soon a powerful old enemy (Andy Serkis) reappears and T'Challa is forced to join forces with CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) and members of the Dora Milaje, the Wakandan special forces, to prevent his country from being dragged into a war.