Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

The day before yesterday I watched this movie, although I first wanted to see Hall Pass. When I realised its quality sucked, I gave Captain America a shot. I liked the film, especially because it didn’t bore me, but it was way too unrealistic and SF for my taste. I still liked to see hot Chris Evans (What’s Your Number?), handsome Sebastian Stan (Spread, Gossip Girl and Gone) and gorgeous Richard Armitage (Robin Hood and North and South) on the screen again. Now I’m waiting for the sequel in 2014.

storyline via imdb: It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erksine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erksine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany’s head of its secret HYDRA research department, Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull, Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot. However, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America and his war against Schmidt begins.

North & South (2004)

I’ve always loved BBC films. Be it movies, miniseries or serials, they are always beautiful, deep and sensitive. Pride and Prejudice (1995) with Colin Firth was the first miniseries with the same title as a novel which I loved. I’ve watched it three times. Then I watched Robin Hood (2006) where I’ve „met” Richard Armitage. He played there the villain, sir Guy of Gisborne, but believe me: he can play magnificently a romantic man as well. You can check this by watching „North & South”, a story very similar to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It takes four hours, has an amazing soundtrack and makes you cry for sure. Margaret Hale moves with her family in Milton and meets John Thornton. Though she thinks very poor of him, Thornton falls in love with Margaret, because she’s different from the other women around him. When he proposes to her, she refuses him, as finally to realize that, despite all, she cares for him too.

storyline via imdb: This series operates on many levels. At the heart of the series is the tempestuous relationship between Margaret Hale, a young woman from a southern middle class family who finds herself uprooted to the north, and John Thornton, a formerly poverty-stricken cotton mill owner terrified of losing the viability of his business. Around them are class struggles between the workers and mill owners and ideological struggles between the industrial North and the agrarian South. After moving North, Margaret’s father befriends his student Mr. Thornton. Margaret has already formed her opinion of Mr. Thornton independently after seeing him treat his workers harshly. As the series progresses, she and we the audience begin to learn that his strict treatment is due to an overarching concern for his mill and by extension, his employees. John Thornton, on the other hand, is attracted to Margaret’s independence and position in society as a well-educated Southerner…

Here are my favorite songs from North & South:

The trailer:

And my favorite scene:

Robin Hood series (2006)

Yesterday I finished watching the first season of BBC’s series: „Robin Hood”. The episodes don’t respect the books (at least two writers wrote different books about the outlaw), but still the events were very entertaining. I’ve said this before: I like very much Guy of Gisborne, though he is the bad guy in the story. He really loves Marian and he’s extremely handsome, so this makes me like him more than Robin. Don’t think I’m on the evil side because I still prefer justice. He (Gisborne) abandons his own child in the woods and this I didn’t like. Ok, here’s the story:

Robin Hood and his pal Much return from the Holy Land, where they fought with  Kind Richard against the Turks. They find in Locksley chaos which was entertained by the Sheriff and his right hand, Sir Guy of Gisborne. Robin tries to help the people, but he breaks the law so he and his crew become outlaws who live in the Sherwood Forest. One day, Robin finds out that Guy was sent by the Sheriff in the Holy Land to kill the king and he becomes mad: nobody believes him. The tattoo on Guy’s arm was his proof, but the Sheriff uses Djack’s liquor to burn it. That potion was able to burn iron (so imagine Guy’s pain). Marian, that tries to help people without being an outlaw, is masked in the Night Watchman. She was Robin’s fiancée before he went to war, but now, she has to accept the engagement with Sir Guy. Her only condition was the marriage will take place in the day the king returns. The sheriff plans a scam and he announces the return of the king to catch the nobles that are traitors. In the same time, Guy and Marian had to get married. Two days before the wedding, Marian as the Night Watchman tries to rob Gisborne, but he steps her in the belly. Robin and Djack help her to get well. In the day with the wedding, Marian finds out the sheriff’s scam and that Guy attempted to King Richard’s life and she runs away from the church with Robin. They also succeed in fooling the sheriff and save Marian’s father.

Here’s the soundtrack, very energizing song:

pictures via facebook and video via youtube

 

New love

Yesterday I restarted watching BBC’s „Robin Hood” series (2006). I watched it in 2008 on television, but not all the episodes. Sir Guy of Gisborne aka Richard Armitage is the villain in the series and he’s extremely hot in my opinion :d He makes me be in team Guy and not Robin.

 

Don’t you think he looks like Bradley Cooper from „The Hangover” a little bit?