One for the Money

Sunday afternoon I wanted to watch a comedy. Though I haven’t heard really nice things about „One for the Money” with Katherine Heigl, I gave it a shot. It was pretty nice, but I though it’s going to be some romance in it as well.

storyline via imdb: Jersey girl Stephanie Plum after losing her job, is broke. Needing a job she is told that her cousin, a bail bondsman, needs someone to help out in the office. But all he has are skip tracers. She learns that Joe Morelli, a guy she knew intimately years ago, is one of them. She eventually finds him but wasn’t really prepared so he gets away. Another bounty hunter, Ranger tries to teach her. Eventually she finds him again but he claims he is innocent of the crime he is accused of and he is trying to prove his innocence. Eventually Stephanie thinks he’s telling the truth so she stakes out the person who can help him but she only finds herself in trouble and Morelli saves her. She tries to find someone who can prove his innocence but problem is shortly after meeting with them they’re killed or attacked.

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:

Bel Ami

Today I finally went to the cinema to watch this movie which I’ve been waiting for since 2009 (yes, back then I lo-lo-looooved Rob Pattinson so I decided to watch all his movies. I don’t like him that much now, but I’m still going to watch all his films). I liked it, especially the cast: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas – great actors – and because the movie follows the book exactly and this is nice. Sad action though… A chronicle of a young man’s rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women. And now I can’t help myself and post several photos because Pattinson is too gorgeous and charming:

What’s your number? (2011)

On Friday night I wanted to watch something different from Two and a half men, so I went for a romantic comedy: What’s your number? with Anna Faris (My super ex-girlfriend, Brokeback Mountain and Friends) and Chris Evans (incredibly sexy). It was very nice, because I also laughed from time to time and of course everything happily ended. But I hated the girl’s voice: argh, so annoying!

storyline via imdb: Ally is a woman who has many ex-boyfriends who turned out to be losers. Now she believes that she can’t find a good guy. But when she runs into one of her exes who is now a ‘Prince Charming’, she decides to look up all of her exes to see if any of them have changed for the better. And when she has trouble locating them, she asks her neighbor Colin, who sleeps with women every night and sneaks out the morning after to avoid talking to them, to help her.

New The Dark Knight Rises Trailer

OmG, I know this is the second movie post in a row, but I can’t help myself: I’m freaking out! The second trailer for The Dark Knight Rises this summer was realised! The date we’re gonna watch this amazing movie is July, 20th. Be sure I’ll be the first one to book my seat! And the biggest surprise is:… well, you can check it for yourselves (Romanian people, be proud!!!).

via imdb

The cast is so great, I’m melting here: Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, Marion Cotillard and Anne Hathaway. At first, I thought Levitt is going to play Robin’s part, but it seems that I’m wrong; I’m sure Bane (Tom Hardy) will be a brilliant villain (not better than the Joker though). From the video below you can see that he destroys a plane during its flight, he frees the prisoners from a prison and he has a great line: when Wayne asks him why he didn’t kill him, Bane answers: „Your punishment must be more severe.” Isn’t that marvelous? :D Can’t wait!