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Kurt Seyit and Sura (2014) TV Review: Prepare To Be Swept Off Your Feet

24SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly  Kurt Seyit and Sura Review In the last couple of years, I’ve begun expanding my viewing to include international television series. It started with a Tumblr recommendation to watch Grand Hotel, which introduced me to Spain’s excellent Downton Abbey equivalent. Thereafter, things escalated quite quickly. My first Turkish production was Magnificent Century, which truly had me so hooked I inhaled what felt like a million episodes. The lesson learnt is that there is a veritable buffet of incredible television produced across the world. Spain, South Korea, Turkey, Italy – all countries with booming television industries producing incredible content....

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In Your Eyes (2014): A Unique, Fantastical Paranormal Romance

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. In Your Eyes Review I discovered In Your Eyes quite by accident. On a lazy Sunday, I searched the Netflix library for a diversion. The film was a recommendation, proving that Netflix has definitely cracked my viewing pattern. Armed with absolutely no context and no idea what the film was about, I dove into In Your Eyes. The film is a curious delight. It’s funny, heartbreaking and romantic in turns. The film explores the theme of connectedness with others, especially...

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The Holiday (2006) – A Wonderful Romantic Comedy Best Served During The Holidays!

26SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly The Holiday Review While I love film, there are precious few films I can generally have on repeat on a weekly basis. Love Actually is one such film. Deep Blue Sea (yes, the shark movie – don’t ask why) is another such unlikely entry into my weekly repeat watchlist. And The Holiday is another. Written and Directed by Nancy Meyers, this film is the reason I fell in love with Jude Law, despite all his previous attempts to make me so. It’s also the only time I stare wistfully at Jack Black and wish for one just like...

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Vintage Review: The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) – Once More With Feeling… One For All. All For One!

15SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly The Man in the Iron Mask Review After the success of Titanic, Hollywood was on tenterhooks waiting for the announcement of which role Leonardo DiCaprio would accept as his follow up to Jack Dawson. Of course, he chose The Man in the Iron Mask, based on the famous novel by Alexander Dumas. I was firmly on Team DiCaprio after sobbing my way through his previous hit, so my girlfriends and I went to see The Man in the Iron Mask in the theatre. I love a good Musketeer story and functioning as an action adventure, this film holds...

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A Walk to Remember (2002) – A Coming of Age Love Story Underscored By Faith In A Higher Power

15SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly A Walk to Remember Review Nicholas Sparks is one of the most successful mainstream writers of romance alive today. Not only are his novels always atop a bestseller list, but since the late 1990’s, almost every Nicholas Sparks novel is bound to get the Hollywood treatment – and for good reason. While the recipe has become well known, the charm and romance synonymous with his novels make hordes return for more of the same experience. While some might argue that Message in a Bottle (his first film adaptation) was what brought him to the attention of a wider...

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Bend It Like Beckham (2002): Anyone Can Cook Aloo Gobi But Who Can Bend A Ball Like Beckham?

20SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Bend It Like Beckham Review It’s a bit presumptuous to start a review with the words, I love this movie! But I can’t imagine starting it any other way. I love all things British. I generally prefer British television and British comedy. Bend it like Beckham is a prime example of how the British do film right. Bend it like Beckham is an inspiring teenage coming of age comedy about heritage, culture and fighting for your dreams using football – or soccer – as the metaphor. David Beckham, an English footballer, is famous for his ability to score...

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Bride and Prejudice (2004) – You Know What They Say… No Life, Without Wife!

49SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Bride and Prejudice Review If you’ve never been initiated into the world of Indian cinema – Bollywood that is – then you’ve definitely been missing out. I’ve always loved the colour, over the top theatrics, song and dance that is synonymous with the world’s largest producer of films. A Bollywood film is generally an experience to be savoured and enjoyed. I went through an intense Bollywood phase during the early 2000’s. While the phase has long passed, I do occasionally return to savour a special morsel from the Bollywood menu. With Bride and Prejudice, British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha...

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Never Been Kissed (1999) – A Quirky RomCom With A Big Heart

24SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Never Been Kissed Review Romantic comedy…practically the only type of comedy that I watch. I’ve been reviewing romantic comedies from the 90’s lately and it’s bringing back all the memories and nostalgia from around that time. I’ve really enjoyed re-watching movies I haven’t seen in years, especially from this forgotten genre. I distinctly remember watching Never Been Kissed mid-week (a school night!) with a bunch of my girlfriends in 1999. In fact, half of my high school grade saw the movie because we quoted the film ala Clueless style. So for me and mine, Never Been Kissed is very...

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Notting Hill (1999) – A Classic Romantic Comedy with Fairytale-esque Qualities

29SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Notting Hill Review Born in the 80’s, it’s my experience that the 90’s was the era of the romcom. So many fantastic romantic comedies permeate throughout the decade, complemented by the era of the boyband. The 90’s had a feast of romantic comedy gems, produced at a rapid pace for a clamoring audience. However, like the boybands of the 90’s, romantic comedies are less popular today. Their attractiveness as a film-making genre has declined of late and therefore, in order to get a great romcom fix, its necessary to revisit the ones that came before. Notting Hill is romantic comedy...

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Vintage Review: The King and I (1956)– A Spirited Musical Classic

20SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly The King and I Review I remember being about 10 years old when I saw The King and I for the first time. My twin and I sat on the floor in front of the television in our grandmother’s room and we were spellbound. I recall wishing I could try on a dress with a large hoop skirt and that I too, just like the film’s leading lady, would dance so competently to the tune of “Shall We Dance”. The film held me captivated, but more so, the music stuck with me into adulthood. To this day, musicals...

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters Saga – A Rare Period Gem

82SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Wives and Daughters Review I saw Wives and Daughters around 2005, during a recurring period drama binge where I discovered many, many wonderful period drama gems. On the initial viewing, I enjoyed it a lot. It’s with subsequent viewings that my adoration and appreciation for this miniseries grows by leaps and bounds. An adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel of the same name, Wives and Daughters, is less popular than its BBC period drama predecessor Pride and Prejudice, but no less interesting. The novel, unfortunately, unfinished at the time of her death, is expertly adapted for the BBC by...

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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005): A Captivating Romantic Period Drama from Hallmark

35SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly The Magic of Ordinary Days Review I went on a Hallmark binge a few years back and made sure I watched at the very least, all the Hallmark Hall of Famers. In my opinion, these stories are generally given better scripts, have a lot more depth, and usually deal with love stories that are a little more complex than the typical fair. As it turned out, The Magic of Ordinary Days did not disappoint. RELATED | Austenland Film Review Adapted from Anne Howard Creel’s novel of the same name, The Magic of Ordinary Days is one of my all time...

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