The Dark Knight Rises

WARNING: This article is very long and contains spoilers!

Finally!!!! After four years of waiting for this sequel, I’ve finally seen it eight days ago. And it was worth the waiting. Like I said in the post where I presented my Spiderman review, I love superheroes, but Chris Nolan’s Batman movies aren’t just cheap films with fights. They are psychological and deep. Have you seen other movies directed by Christopher Nolan, like The Prestige or Inception? If the answer is yes, you’ve got to know what I’m talking about here. Four years ago, I simply loved the Joker. And no, I had no idea about Heath Ledger, the fact that he was dead or stuff. He was brilliant; I realized it even if I was 12 years old. And I cried when I found out that he was just 28 when he died. I’ve made an obsession for him and The Dark Knight became my favorite movie ever (that’s why I’ve seen it more than 25 times haha).

2008 was also the year when I discovered my thing for cinematography and because of my passional way of being, I’ve had several small crushes on different actors, like Tom Hardy (Rocknrolla, Inception, This means war), when I saw him in 2009 in Wuthering Heights – television movie. Back then he was no famous actor, but now his time has come and he deserves it because he is extraordinary talented. In the end of The Dark Knight, the Joker doesn’t die: he’s just caught by the SWAT teams; so I guessed Christopher Nolan wanted to make a sequel also with Joker. But six months before the premiere, Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment in New York City. So Chris had to choose another villain: Bane. And who else to play Bane, but Tom Hardy?! He did a great job out of his part and I think everybody loved it. Christian Bale (The Prestige, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Public Enemies) was as usual the perfect Batman and Bruce Wayne (sorry George Clooney and Val Kilmer). I had to admit that at first, I wasn’t very thrilled about Anne Hathaway (Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, Becoming Jane and Valentine’s Day) playing Selina Kyle, but even I, as a girl, have to face the truth: she was a very sexy and charming Catwoman. I was very looking forward to seeing Marion Cotillard (Public Enemies, Nine, Inception and Midnight in Paris), but in the end I was very disappointed to learn that she was the brain behind the evil plan and not Bane. However, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (10 Things I Hate About You, 500 Days of Summer and Inception) didn’t let me down. I burst into tears when a woman called him Robin in the end of the film. The rest of the cast was pretty great: Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, Daniel Sunjata, Liam Neeson and Cillian Murphy.

Well… a masterpiece indeed :) I’ve seen in twice, once in IMAX and I’d do it again! Hope this was helpful and enjoyable and thank you for reading!

storyline via imdb: Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent’s crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane’s plans to destroy the city.

I’m the kind who sits up in his room

Well, I promised you guys a bigger post, so here it is! I’ve been thinking since summer to write it, but I have never had the mood until now. People who know me well, would describe me as obsessed or even crazy… in a good way (I hope). The thing about me is that I live in my own world; I fell in love with (lots of) movie characters and I make research, research and again research until I find everything about that man. People who know me better can say that I do the same thing in real life, but this is another topic that I’m not going to discuss here and now. So, coming back to the actual post, I’m gonna make a top of my favorite men in chronological order. And if I put a *, this means the obsession took more than a few weeks/months.

1. Christopher Uckermann* – From the band RBD; I started loving him in 2006 and I still like him a lot: I follow him on Twitter, I have photos of him on my phone, but of course it’s not the same like then. He is 25 now, so I liked him when he was just 19. I liked his talent (he can play the guitar, the drums; he also sings and acts) and his looks.

2. Heath Ledger* – I can say about him that he was my greatest obsession ever. I read tons of articles and I’ve seen documentaries on TV about him , but unfortunately, he passed away before me knowing so much stuff about him. I first saw him in The Dark Knight as the Joker, where he blowed minds and kicked asses and next were Casanova, 10 things I hate about you and others. I love-love-love his acting, he was extremely talented: that’s why he received an Oscar and a Golden Globe award. I love his Australian accent, his smile and his looks.

3. Robert Pattinson* – first of all, I loved the character who made him famous: Edward Cullen. Twilight is the first book that I read without stopping in two days because that vampire was so romantic, loving and protective. It was impossible for me to resist him as it was for Bella. From the whole saga I like the most the first movie/book. Maybe the impact was bigger at the beginning or maybe volume one is better. I don’t know and I don’t care. And we have to admit that Robert looked perfectly gorgeous in 2008. Then I saw him in Remember Me, another romantic movie, so yeah… Now I’m very looking forward to seeing him in Bel Ami. I read that book especially for him and I also bought a book with his biography.

4. Taylor Lautner – I know it’s a little bit awkward to love so much two different characters that are also enemies, but I can’t help myself. Taylor is younger and hotter than Robert. In the book I totally prefer Edward, because he has the most amazing personality ever, but on the screen Taylor looks better. Than I saw him in Valentine’s Day and in Abduction… that abs, that arms, that face… so so so hot!

5. Diego Forlan – well, yeah, a football player. It had to be a football player in my list too! I first „met” him when he was playing for Uruguay in the world cup 2010. His nickname was „the blonde angel of Uruguay” which is so damn true! Just looking at his face and you can say: YES, THIS IS A GOOD MAN! And I’m not speaking just metaphorically… I typed his name on we♥it and I hardly managed to pick a photo with him with clothes on.

6. Jim Morrison – I started to like him in July 2010: after visiting his grave in Paris I documented myself, listened to some of The Doors songs and fell in love with his black leather pants, his mentality, his lyrics and his cute curly hair. I’ve seen a movie about him with Val Kilmer and I still have a documentary called When You’re Strange in my laptop.

7.  Ian Somerhalder* – Damon, Damon, Damon Salvatore. Man, I still love him so! I love Ian and I love Damon, though they are very different persons, but if I had to choose, I’d go with Damon. Damon is sarcastic, strong, charming and „totally hot”; Ian is shy, kind-hearted and helpful. Damon drives me crazy and I’m craving to see him with Elena; I want so badly him to have a serious relationship, not just one night stands. After Heath, this man I love the most now. Unfortunately, The Vampire Diaries is the only movie I’ve ever seen with Ian, but soon I’m gonna download Lost and other films with him.

8. Richard Armitage – loved his character in BBC’s series Robin Hood where he played bad boy Guy of Gisborne. I loved the passion in him, his height, his British accent and his dark black hair.

9. Tom Hardy – I know him since 2009 when I saw him as Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. Then I heard he is going to play Bane, the villain, in Christopher Nolan’s last Batman movie. And in February this year I saw This means war where he completely won me, followed by Rocknrolla. I think he is more sexy than beautiful.

10. Alexander Skarsgård* – Eric in True Blood, so this is my latest obsession. All I know about him in real life is that he is Swedish, he is 194 cm tall, he is sarcastic, his English has no accent and he doesn’t speak that much. I love Eric’s feelings for Sookie, Eric’s way of talking and thinking.

Basicaly, this is my top 10. I also had small crushes (a couple of days) on Ryan Gosling from Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Notebook and Blue Valentine, Logan Lerman from The Three Musketeers, Stephen Moyer from True Blood, Brad Pitt from The Strange Case of Benjamin Button, Troy, Legends of the fall and Interview with the Vampire, Rupert Grint from Harry Potter, Ashton Kutcher from No strings attached, Killers, Valentine’s Day, Spread and What Happens in Vegas, Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl and J. Edgar, Colin Firth from Pride and Prejudice and Leonardo Dicaprio from J. Edgar, Inception, Shutter Island, Blood Diamond and The Departed.

My fingers and back hurt so I’m gonna end now, before you will think I’m a total freak. Unless you don’t think that already. Thank you for reading!


Pelham 123

Film cu John Travolta. Thriller. Metroul ‘Pelham 123’ este in mare pericol daca primarul NY nu ofera recompensa uriasa pe care o doreste un grup care ameninta ca vor impusca cate un pasager pentru fiecare minut de intarziere. Un singur om reuseste sa aiba situatia sub control si sa devina erou. Primul film cu John Travolta dupa pauza pe care a luat-o in urma mortii fiului sau.

Jane Eyre

Editia ’96. Film foarte bine facut care te sensibilizeaza pana la lacrimi mai ales daca ai citit si cartea lui Bronte. Cand am vazut prima scena cu Edward Rochester am zis ‘Bai, wtf, unul mai frumos n-au gasit?!’ Dar pe parcurs ce ma uitam la film imi placea din ce in ce mai mult si cred ca putini mi-ar mai fi putut face o impresie la fel de buna. Singurul lucru care chiar m-a dezamagit a fost ca au schimbat putin actiunea fata de carte. Pe Jane o cere in casatorie varul ei care era intr-adevar preot si nu un prieten preot. Iar Edward ramane orb si fara o mana pentru totdeauna, nu-si recapata vederea cand i se naste primul copil.


Genial! Nu am cuvinte! Leo Dicaprio face un rol excelent, la fel ca toti ceilalti actori din distributie (pe toti i-am mai vazut in alte filme), dar ideea filmului si actiunea lui nu lasa loc spectatorului sa mai fie atent si la jocul actoricesc. Nolan care este producatorul, scenaristul si regizorul filmului nu este sanatos! Cum sa-ti vina o asemenea idee geniala?! Minunat film si dupa parerea mea va lua muulte premii Oscar, Golden Globe poate si Bafta si MTv.

La rascruce de vanturi

Editia ’92 cu Ralph Fienns. Un film bun cu un Heathcliff pe masura, dar varianta de televiziune din 2009 cu Tom Hardy e mult mai buna. La filmul ala am plans non-stop, pe cand la cel din ’92 numai spre final. Si bineinteles ca nici aici nu se respecta complet romanul. Oare de ce?

Sapte suflete

Drama cu Will Smith. Filmul e cam plictisitor sincer si in consecinta nu l-am urmarit foarte atenta, dar mesajul este unul foarte bun. Dupa ce omoara sapte oameni neintentionat intr-un accident de masina, protagonistul isi ia numele fals de Ben Thomas si se hotaraste sa ajute sapte oameni buni care se afla la ananghie. De una din acele sapte persoane, Emily, se indragosteste, ceea ce-i face misiunea si mai grea. Pana la urma se sinucide, urmand ca ochii lui sa fie donati unui orb, iar inima  lui Emily. Sunt de acord cu sacrificiile mari ca sa-ti indrepti greselile, dar nu si cu sinuciderea. Degeaba a facut atata bine ca tot in flacarile iadului a ajuns.

The Doors

Film inspaimantator despre viata lui Jim Morrison, frontmanul formatiei The Doors interpretat de Val Kilmer. Mie filmul mi-a lasat un gust amar si singura intrebare pe care o am in minte este ‘De ce s-a autodistrus Jim?!’ Pentru ca dupa ce se infiinteaza The Doors momentele lui de luciditate sunt din ce in ce mai rare, predominand cele in care era beat, drogat si cu tigara in mana simultan. Ca sa nu mai vorbim ca era si foarte fustangiu. Avea toate viciile posibile, Doamne Dumnezeule! Si era talentat. Nu neaparat la muzica, dar avea un mod profund de a gandi si scria versuri extraordinare. Cand eram in Paris am vazut un poster de vanzare pe care scria ‘Last picture taken of Jim Morrison 1971’ si era gras, nebarbierit, drogat si cu tigara in mana. Mormantul din film arata altfel decat cel pe care l-am vazut si eu. A fost refacut?

The Proposal

Comedie romantica cu Sandra Bullock din 2009. Am vazut-o de 2 ori la cinema anul trecut, iar acum la televizor. Andrew, subalternul lui Margaret e obligat de aceasta sa se casatoreasca cu ea pentru a nu fi deportata. Dupa un weekend petrecut la familia lui Andrew, Margaret isi da seama ca-l iubeste si se hotaraste sa renunte la planul ei pentru a nu-i strica fericirea. Insa ceea ce ea nu stie este ca si Andrew s-a indragostit la randul lui de ea.

Astea sunt 7 filme pe care le-am urmarit in ultimele zile.