Frozen

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Frozen  (2013)

Storyline: Elsa and Anna are sisters and princesses of Arendelle. Elsa has got magical powers, she can make snow and ice. But Elsa loses control of her powers and when she has to become queen, she is terrified. At her coronation, she accidentally makes it be winter in all of Arendelle. She flees. Anna sets off to find her with the help of Kristoff, leaving Prince Hans in charge over Arendelle.

Actors: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff

My review: I saw it in the cinema (a few weeks ago, the review is a bit late) and I didn’t watch the trailer on purpose because the trailers always give away the best jokes and the funniest moments. At first we thought it was going to be in 3D because we got the glasses, but then after 5 mins it wasn’t 3D any more… (I hate 3D because the glasses never really fit over my glasses.) A lot of people in reviews complained about it being a musical, but I didn’t think the songs were very embarrassing or stupid, I thought they were quite sweet because they showed the real feelings of the characters. The story and the characters were really sweet, especially Olaf. The film was WAY less predictable than I thought, I really got a few big surprises out of it. A friend of mine pointed out to me, that in the end scene, Rapunzel and Flynn show up 😀 (Tangled which is awesome) which I think is a really cute idea. Oh, and I think that Elsa looks really beautiful when she turns into this ice-person thing. I really liked the film and for me it’s already one of Disney’s classics.

Something I love about this film: Elsa’s ice-castle and her style

My stars:

Humor: 7/10

Love: 6.5/10

Action: 5.5/10

In All: 8/10

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

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Bridget Jones’s Diary  (2001)

Storyline: Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year’s Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth.

Actors: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

My review: I’m probably a bit young to relate to this “in-the-thirties-and-single” thing, but that didn’t stop me from loving this film. When I heard that Renée Zellweger was American I couldn’t believe it, the english accent was really well done. It was kind of weird to see Hugh Grant in such a different role than usual, but I think that it actually fitted him quite well and it was very well played. My problem with the film is that I am not a great fan of the character Mark Darcy but I guess he was better then Daniel… What annoyed me a little bit, was thet just about EVERYONE smokes in this film. The film was really funny and only a little bit predictable ;). At the end there even was a moment where I thought: “What?! NO!!!!” If you haven’t seen the film you should definitely do that as soon as possible.

Something I love about this film: The blue soup. And just about everything else

My stars:

Love: 8/10

Humor: 8/10

Action: 2/10

In All: 8.5/10

Here’s a review by another blogger:

Love Actually

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Love Actually  (2001)

Storyline: The film follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London.

Actors: Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth

My review: I saw this film twice. The first time round I didn’t think it was a great film, I couldn’t keep a proper overview over the eight different stories. I think it would have been better if there would have only been five stories or so. I really liked the end scene where just about everyone ends up at Heathrow Airport. One of my favourite stories was the one with Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister. The other one I liked a lot was the one with the Portuguese woman and the writer Jamie. I didn’t really like the one with Sara and Karl because it was kind of depressing… The story with Keira Knightley as the bride and the best friend of her husband was in a beautiful way sad (“To me, you are perfect”). Now I’m concentrating too much on the single stories… I liked the film a lot, it was funny and romantic and I’m an absolute Christmas-Lover, so I like most Christmas films. Facit: Nice, romantic and funny Christmas films without real action but perfect to be cuddled up under a blanket with a cup of tea.

Something I love about this film: There are so many little things I love about this film, I just can’t make my mind up!

My stars:

Humor: 6/10

Love: 10/10

Action: -/10

In All: 7.5/10

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Arthur Christmas

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Arthur Christmas  (2011)

Storyline: Arthur, Santa’s second son, answers all the letters children write to Santa Claus. His older brother Steve is going to be the next Santa, though old Grandsanta critises Steve’s way of working. As Arthur finds out that one child had been forgotten, he sets with Grandsanta and wrapping-elf Bryony of to deliver the present on time.

Actors: Bill Nighy, James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie

My review: Best christmas film if not best film I’ve seen. And I’ve seen it quite a few times. Grandsanta is probably the funniest character in a film I’ve seen. I liked the idea of the whole film and most of the characters. This whole “modernised Christmas” was really amusing and the elves delivering the presents, it’s just so: “Imagine, Christmas would really be like that!” This film isn’t only for younger children. The jokes aren’t “adult jokes”, but I just think this film is hilarious. Maybe it’s not everyone’s kind of humor… It’s definitely mine! 😀 The just about only thing that annoyed me about this film, is that I don’t really like Arthur himself… But the others make up for him.

Something I love about this film: Just about everything

My stars:

Humor: 8/10

Love: 1.5/10

Action: 3/10

In All: 9.5/10 (close to perfection)

The Blind Side

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The Blind Side  (2009)

Storyline: Based on the true story of Michael Oher, who gets adopted by the Tuohy family. When he expresses an interest in football, mother Leigh Anne goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael’s skills.

Actors: Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw

My review: I had read something about this film, but I hadn’t really wanted to see it because I thought it was all about football, but now I’m very happy I watched it. I thought it was kind of funny that Lily Collins’ character was called Collins. After seeing it, I checked it out on IMDb (usually do that after watching so I’m not so prejudiced about the film), and there was something, that really annoyed me: Why do so many people think this film has got to do with politics? People it’s a FILM! Just watch it and please don’t say things like that some people don’t like the film anymore when they find out Leigh Anne is a ” Right-wing conservative Christian Republican”. I’m not very Christian, I’m not even American, but what is racist about this film? I just don’t get it. Can’t you just be so glad that there are people out there who do this kind of thing? I found a whole ten page long discussion about this on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0878804/board/nest/155334312?p=1. liked the film but it was a bit difficult for me to understand in parts because of the strong accents ;).Oh, and Sandra Bullock was good in the film, but a Golden Globe AND an Oscar?

Something I love about this film: Michael’s t-shirts. My friend and I just so thought: “Griffindoor! Slytherin! Ravenclaw! Huffelpuff (looking like a giant bumblebee)!”.

My stars:

Humor: 5/10

Love: 7/10

Action: 6/10

In All: 7.5/10

Elf

It’s Christmas time all over the world… Ah, I love Christmas. Best time of the year for sitting inside and watching films 😀 So, for this great occasion, I will review a few Christmas films!

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Elf  (2003)

Storyline: Baby orphan Buddy accidentally gets taken to Santa’s home, where he grows up (as the tallest) surrounded by elves. one day he finds out, that his real dad is on the “black-list”, so Buddy sets off to find him in New York. There he finds more than just his father.

Actors: Will Ferrel, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel

My review: Hmmm, I think this is kind of difficult… I liked the film, but it was a bit weird. I did have to laugh a bit at times, but over all, tis kind of “Haha-look-he’s-so-stupid” Humor isn’t my favourite. I don’t feel the slightest bit  of sympathy (am I supposed to?) for Buddy, as for me, he’s a completely stupid person.Another thing: Zooey Deschanel shouldn’t be blonde. I think she’s pretty with black hair, but blonde? No. Oh, and I think she wa s really young in that film, or at least she looked very young. Well, this film is not a must-see, but it’s nice to watch on an evening near Christmas if you don’t want to watch a heavy-going drama or thriller or so.

Something I love about this film: Buddy when he’s drunk

My stars:

Humor: 7/10

Love: 6.5/10

Action: 3/10

In All: 6/10