September 24, 2012

Movies I've seen recently #9

Leap Year (2010)
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The first time I saw this movie was on the plane back home from China two years ago. I really liked it back then, so I rewatched it when it was on TV. It is a sweet rom com, no surprises, a lot of clich├ęs, but I enjoyed it anyway (of course - rom coms is one of my guilty pleasures). Matthew Goode is, by the way, very very charming in this film!

Along Came Polly (2004)
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One of the best things in this movie is the scuba instructor Claude's accent! "Exactliii, like se hippoo", "Gut bye, Pollii" (check it out in this video from 2:53). I think Michael O'Sullivan from Washington Post is spot on with this review: "Is Along Came Polly a great film? No, probably not, but it is a very amusing one".

Jersey Girl (2004)
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Ok, maybe I'm just a big crybaby, but this is seriously one of the saddest romantic comedies I have ever seen. This is a movie I prefer to watch on my own as the water level in my eyes tend to rise several times during the movie. I just can't help it. But, of course it's not sad all way through, it is a rom com after all. And little Gertie is the cutest little girl!

Picture Perfect (1997)
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A classic chick flick, nothing special. Kevin Bacon's character annoys me and sometimes Aniston's as well. The story is pretty predictabl, hence the classic chick flick label I put on it.

[Images: AllMoviePhoto]

September 22, 2012

Liquid Drop Art

The Takeoff

This is simply amazing and very, very fascinating! Corrie White takes these incredible, colourful photos of water drops. I am not sure I can imagine how much effort it takes to take this kind of photos, which makes it even more admirable. I know that I wouldn't have the patience for this kind of photography (and I might be too lazy as well... all that equipment, you know!). So I'll just keep admiring Corrie's beautiful work. I can't get enough of those colours and crazy shapes, so inspiring.

Check out her website and her flickr to see more of her amazing water drop photos.

Chinese parasol
3 Up - 3 Down
Out of the Abyss
Dome FX
Clown Dance
Two Flash Splash
Mushrooms and Jellyfish
A Cherry on Top
Sea Flower
Emerald drop
Blue Mushroom

[Photos by Corrie White]

September 6, 2012

Street lights of Venice

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Love love love the street lights of Venice with the prettiest pink glass.

September 3, 2012

Movies I've seen recently #8

Becoming Jane (2007)
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This is a portrait of Jane Austen before she became a famous writer and it's pretty good. James McAvoy is so charming as Mr. Lefroy in this film! The dance scene is one of my favourites (1:08) It really surprised me that he suddenly appeared, gotta love that smile!

The Kids Are All Right (2010)
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The kids of a lesbian couple seek out their biological father, and when their mothers find out about that they try to welcome him into the family. It's not easy for them though. First of all, I think Annette Bening's character is sooo annoying in this film! Not a film I'll watch again, but it was ok.

Good Luck Chuck (2007)
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Not recommendable. I don't even know why I started to watch it in the first place - the plot doesn't even sound that interesting ("In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love." - from IMDB).  It is not even that funny, even though it is claimed to be a comedy.