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Author: Yaroslavna Simdyankina

Travel Back In Time To Your Childhood With Reply 1997, 1994 & 1988

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Reply 1997 (2012), Reply 1994 (2013), Reply 1988 (2015) – K-Drama Review of the Ultimate Trip Down Memory Lane “Time will always flow. Everything will pass by. Everything will age. That might be why youth is beautiful. It shines, blindingly bright, for just an instant. But, to it, you can never go back. Longing for that time and longing for that street is not because I miss a younger version of myself. It’s the place that holds the youth of everything that I love.” There are no roads back to our childhood, but these three dramas will get you...

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The Lady Eve (1941) – Watch As Barbara Stanwyck Reels In Henry Fonda And Drives Him Deliciously Crazy In The Process

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Vintage Film Review – The Lady Eve (1941) Jean: “Oh, you don’t know what you’ve done to me!” Hopsie: “I’m terribly sorry.” The Lady Eve is 1940’s screwball comedy at its best. It’ll have you in stitches from start to finish, while also carrying some important messages. Henry Fonda is adorably awkward as he stumbles over furniture as well as his words. Meanwhile, Barbara Stanwyck is the ultimate temptress with a heart of gold. The Con-Artist and The Sucker-Sapien Barbara Stanwyck plays Jean, a beautiful con-artist who excels at reading people as all good con-artists do. She travels...

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50 Russian Films – A List of Some of the Best-Loved Comedies and Love Stories from Russia

27SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Have you worked your way through the bulk of the US and UK rom-coms? All the way from Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn to Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks? And perhaps even further? If you are looking for something to fill that space that these fantastic films left, look no further! Here is a list of comedies, rom-coms, dramas, war films and even a few tragedies from Russia. Tragedy and comedy often walk hand in hand, after all! And some of the best love stories can often be found in films with a backdrop of war. We’ve all...

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Moonstruck (1987) – A Heartwarming Family Film About Loving The “Wrong” People And Being All The Happier For It

20SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Moonstruck (1987) – Classic Film Review Moonstruck is a classic family film about life and love deserving of its spot in the eternal hall of fame. I struggle to call it a rom-com because it is so much more than that. While everything is rooted in reality there is a magic touch to every scene that makes it stand out from the rest of the romcoms we know and love. Related post: While You Were Sleeping – A Rom-Com Christmas Classic More than just a love story Everyone in the film starts off a little bit unhappy with...

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W Two Worlds – Falling for Fictional Characters and Facing Responsibility as a Writer

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly W Two Worlds (2016) – Korean Drama Review Let me start by saying that W Two Worlds is cool beyond words. It takes cool to a whole new level and then keeps on elevating it throughout its 16-episode run. W Two Worlds has crept into my heart and has occupied a permanent spot in it. There are dramas one watches, enjoys and largely forgets. But then, there are those that one’s thoughts keep drifting back to. Those that keep on impressing the viewer long after they are over. This drama fits in the latter category. This show works...

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Experience Open Air Theatre With Heartbreak Productions Across UK Every Summer

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Have you ever been to the theatre? How about an open air performance? Until I experienced it myself, I didn’t realise how enjoyable open air theatre can be. There is just a different type of energy and aura about it. One that elevates the performance to a different level. It makes one feel more alive somehow. Related Post: Jane Austen 200: A Life in Hampshire “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players” – William Shakespeare Open Air Theatre by Heartbreak Productions Have you ever heard of Heartbreak Productions? I hadn’t until I...

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7 Fabulous Film End Credits – Unforgettable And Worth Sticking Around To The Very End For

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Are you usually the last person to leave your seat at the cinema? Do you wait for the very last title to roll across the screen before leaving? Do you stumble over the stairs as you shuffle towards the exit? Too busy staring at the screen to look where you’re going? If you do, you are not alone! I always make sure to watch a film to the end and that includes the end credits. You never know what surprise the filmmakers have left for the audience. And even if there is no skeletal monkey making a sudden...

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An Ordinary Miracle – A Bear and a Princess Fall in Love in a Fairy Tale for All Ages

36SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly An Ordinary Miracle (1979) – Film Review An Ordinary Miracle is a beloved Russian film with an all-star cast, clever dialogue, and even several top-notch musical numbers. Both philosophical and intensely romantic, this timeless classic will appeal to all fans of great storytelling. Once upon a time (pun entirely intended!), as a little girl, I watched An Ordinary Miracle for the first time. Thus began my love of stories about writers and the writing craft. A writer is a creator and a student of the human character. Such stories sometimes make us re-examine our lives and show us...

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Classic Romantic Moment of the Week: The Fifth Element’s Leeloo and Korben Dallas – “Love is Worth Saving”

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Spoilers for anyone who has not seen the film. Although I suspect that will apply to very few people. So if for some reason, this applies to you, this mistake needs to be rectified straight away! Watching The Fifth Element at least once in a lifetime must be an unwritten rule, surely! THE FILM: The Fifth Element (1997) THE PAIRING: Leeloominaï Lekatariba Lamina-Tchaï Ekbat De Sebat (a.k.a. Leeloo) and Korben Dallas THE MOMENT: When Korben convinces Leeloo that the world is worth saving after all. A Love Story Between Two Warriors – Leeloo and Korben Dallas It’s hard...

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I’m a Cyborg but that’s OK – An Exquisitely Dark Rom-Com About Love at the Edge of Sanity

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly I’m a Cyborg but that’s OK (2006) – Korean Film Review The more we think about insanity, the broader the definition becomes. Love, too, is a form of insanity as it makes people act completely out of character. On the other hand, if one is already insane, falling in love can be a source of sanity instead. It can ground you and put you on that path of recovery. Love is funny that way. Such is the case in I’m a Cyborg but that’s OK. This is the beautiful story of Young-goon, who believes that she is a...

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Fall in Love with Being Human with The Humans by Matt Haig

15SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Book Review: The Humans by Matt Haig “I don’t want to tell you it is a book that features an alien in it, because you might not like books with aliens in it, and I don’t really. It is a love story and a murder story and a what-are-we-here-for? story. It is about humans. That is why I came up with the title. The Humans. See?” – Matt Haig, author of The Humans Related Post: Living With The Dead: A Review of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Humanity’s Never-Ending Quest for Excitement I have often heard people...

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18 Unusual Opening Titles in Films – A Gift From the Filmmakers to the Viewers

16SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Because most opening titles are just that – titles, one that tells a story feels like a gift to the audience. It’s something the filmmakers are not obligated to put in, which makes it all the more pleasant when they do. In a world where our attention span is ever dwindling, it is that much more important to be able to pull people into a story straight away. These are some opening titles in films that achieve this purpose with flair. Fun & Unusual Opening Titles – A List (In no particular order) #1 Grease (1978) I can’t...

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