Elf ~ Christmas Movie

One of my all-time favourite Christmas Movies is Elf. I watch it at least once every December. And I have already watched it once this year. My husband does not understand why I need to watch this movie every year, and sometimes more than once. So I usually watch it when he isn’t at home. So I can watch it in peace. 

Picture source: IMDB

The movie is about Buddy (Will Ferrell), a human who has been raised on the North pole by an elf. In the movie, he finds out that his not an Elf and he leaves the North Pole to try and find his father Walter (James Caan) in New York, who didn’t even know that Buddy existed. 

Gif from Giphy

The movie is hilarious and it always gives me Christmas feelings. I love how Will Ferrell plays the role of Buddy. It’s funny and believable. And I think I need to see the movie at least one more time before Christmas. 

Picture Source: Giphy

Watch the trailer down below!

If you haven’t watched it jet I can highly recommend it. And if you have seen it, why not watch it again! Curl up in your sofa with some hot chocolate and someone you love. 

Love Actually ~ Christmas movie

One of my favourite Christmas movies is: Love Actually. I like that you follow different people and see how there lives change over the time of the movie. This is a movie that has it all. Love, angst and so many funny moments. 

I can’t actually explain the plot. Not in a good way at least. The movie is full of amazing actor and actresses. Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman and Martin Freeman have parts in the movie.

This song is a part of the movie and I like it. It’s actually on my Christmas Playlist.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet I can recommend it. Maybe it’s a good idea to watch it this evening. 

Lethal Weapon ~ Christmas Movie

Todays Christmas Movie is Lethal Weapon. Now some of you might say that this movie isn’t a Christmas movie, but according to me, you are wrong. It takes place around the Christmas holiday and there is Christmas music playing in the movie. Maybe it’s not a traditional Christmas Movie but I usually watch it before Christmas.

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Roger Murthaugh (Danny Glover), is a cop that just turned 50 gets a new partner, Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) a cop that lost his wife and now is suicidal. They are completely opposites, but now they have to solve a murder of Amanda Hunsaker, a prostitute thats also the daughter of one of Murtaughs old Vietnam War friends, Michael Hunsaker. The murderinvestigation quickly turns in to a case about drug smugglers and soon both Riggs and Murthaghs lifes are in danger, inlucing Murthaghs familys.  

And the most famous quote from the movie is:

“I’m too old for this shit” ~ Roger Murthaugh

My husband and I watched the movie the other day. And as he always says when we watch it: This is not a Christmas Movie. So we agree to disagree. 

Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Love, Nea

Office Christmas Party – Christmas Movie

Last night my husband and I watched the first Christmas Movie of the season, for us. We watched Office Christmas Party, a movie we have never watched before. It was surprisingly good. 

It’s Christmas soon and Clay Vanstone (T.J. Miller) is running a branch of the family company. His sister, Carol (Jennifer Aniston) is the CEO and when she comes for a visit to the branch she threatens to shut down the branch, but she chancels the Office Christmas Party. But to impress a big client Clay and his two workers Josh (Jason Bateman) and Tracy (Olivia Munn) throw an epic Christmas party in just a couple of hours. But the party gets out of hand fast. 

I thought the movie was funny and not what I expected at all. I will defiantly watch it again.

Hope you all have an amazing Sunday.

Love, Nea

Iron Man ~ Fangirl Friday

So with the recent death of Stan Lee, I wanted to change today’s planned post to a post that honours him. And because I wrote about Stan Lee the other day I thought it was fitting that I today write about Iron Man. A character that Stan Lee created with Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby.

I want to write about the first Iron Man movie that came out in 2008.

Iron Man is about Tony Stark, billionaire and playboy. He is the son of Howard Stark, a legendary inventor. Tony Stark is going to give a weapons presentation to a unit in Iraqi, but his Humvee is attacked and Tony is taken, hostage. He is hurt and to survive he must have a car battery attached to his heart. He figures out a way to make the battery smaller and now Iron Man is born. He escapes and back in at home he starts building a better Iron Man suit. But someone wants to take Stark Industries technology and use it for something. 

“Iron Man. That’s kind of catchy. It’s got a nice ring to it. I mean it’s not technically accurate. The suit’s a gold titanium alloy, but it’s kind of provocative, the imagery anyway.” ~ Tony Stark (when reading the Newspaper)

Tony Stark is portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. and his assistant Pepper Potts is portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Stan Lee has a cameo in this movie like he does in many other Marvel movies. Watch it here:

Stan Lee’s cameo in Iron Man (2008)

I love the Iron Man movies, because much like the tagline: “Heroes aren’t born. They’re built.” I feel like everyone can become a hero. And we all need heroes in our lives. And there are many different kinds of heroes. You can be someone who to stand up for those who doesn’t have a voice. Or someone who saves animals that doesn’t have a home. Or a firefighter. A policeman. A doctor. Someone who fights for human rights. 

I also love Iron Man because I think the story is brilliant. I love watching Marvel movies and tv-show because I feel like it’s quality in the production and the storylines are interesting and different. 

If you haven’t watched Iron Man yet, its about time to do so now…

Love, nea

Rest in peace, Stan Lee

Yesterday I saw on the news that Stan Lee had passed away 95 years old. Most people know who he was, at least the people who live comic-series and Marvel knows how he was.

He was a man with great imagination and have given us so many wonderful characters. He was a true entertainer. And I know that he has helped so many people with his stories.

“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” – Stan Lee

Here is a list of some of the characters he created:

Stan Lee created together with Jack Kirby booth The AvengersX-Men and Fantastic Four.

“I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try to be an anti-bigotry story to show there’s good in every person.” – Stan Lee

Even though he could have retired a long time ago he still kept on working.

“Most people say, “I can’t wait to retire so I can play golf,” or go yachting or whatever they do. Well, if I was playing golf, I would want that to finish so I could go and dream up a new TV show.” – Stan Lee

And almost all who watch Marvel movies know that Stan Lee has Cameos in the movies. Watch here:

 

Excelsior is a thing that Stan Lee always said. And this is what he means:

“You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.’ It’s on the seal of the state of New York. Keep moving forward, and if it’s time to go, it’s time. Nothing lasts forever.” – Stan Lee

ISome other things that Stan Lee has said that I just love:

“The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.” – Stan Lee

“I don’t know where the hell I’ll be in five years. Maybe I’ll be producing movies maybe I’ll be on a corner selling apples. I don’t know, but I’m having a hell of a lot of fun.” – Stan Lee

[Being a ‘geek’] has become a badge of honor. It’s geeks who really make or break a TV show or movie or video game. They’re the ones who are passionate about these things and who collect [the paraphernalia] and talk about them. A geek is really somebody interested in communication and entertainment and [finding] the best way to avail himself or herself to it..” – Stan Lee

“Life is never completely without its challenges.” – Stan Lee

Rest in Peace Stan Lee. And thank you for the stories. You will forever live on in our favourite heroes and their stories.

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter part 2 ~ Fangirl Friday

I know… I wrote about Harry Potter last week also. But I feel like there are so much to be said about Harry Potter and I am a big fan. Also, I wrote this week WCW about J.K. Rowling and I thought it was appropriate to write about Harry Potter again.

Because I concentrated on the first book and movie I decided that today I would write about the second part of the Harry Potter Series. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Here is the trailer for the movie:

 

One of my favourite parts of the book is this one:

‘I seem to remember telling you both that I would have to expel you if you broke any more school rules,’ said Dumbledore. Ron opened his mouth wide in horror.
‘Which only goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words,’ Dumbledore went on, smiling.

And also when Dumbledore says this to Harry:

 “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

And of course, it’s in this book and movie that Dobby is introduced for the first time. At first infuriating little thing, but when you get his backstory you can’t do anything else than to love him.

Here is when Harry makes Dobby a free house-elf.

 

I think I might just have to have a Harry Potter marathon soon. Both with the books and the movies.

Love, Nea