Fangirl Friday – 1 March

Time to post another Fangirl Friday post. Haven’t posted one of these since last year. But today is not going to be of my favourite movies, series or actors. Now today is going to be of movies I want to see.

First out is: What Men Want.
I have seen many trailers for this one and I think I could be hilarious. There are good actors and actresses in it and I hope I get to see it sometime this year. Maybe it will be available on Netflix? I can only hope.

Second out is: The Hustle
A movie with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson… That just sounds great. And according to the trailer it really will be. I really want to watch this one.

Third out is: Avengers 4: Endgame
For those who know me… know that I am a big fan of Marvel. And I am kind of dreading watching this one, because I know I will cry. But I just really want to see it. I am planning a Marvel Movie Marathon for when I get home. And then I want to see this one.

Fourth out is: Detective Pikachu.
This one I want to watch because of nostalgia. I mean Pokémon was something that I remember from when I was a child. And I loved Pikachu. And now a movie with Ryan Renolds As Pikachu. Can it get better?

Last out is: Kingsman: The Secret Service
So I know this movie is older, but I still want to see it. It’s actually a recommendation from a friend to see it so I will. And I have actually only heard good things about the movie.

That’s it for today’s Fangirl Friday. Hopefully, I can post another post next Friday. Have a fantastic evening!

Love, Nea

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. 

J. K. Rowling – WCW

This week WCW is J. K. Rowling. If you don’t know who she is you must be living under a rock. As the writer behind the Harry Potter books and Fantastic Beasts and where you can find them, she is world known. But how many people now all the reasons that she is a role model? Here are 10 of my reasons why she is my role model:

  1. She worked up from nothing to being, like I wrote earlier, world known. I think most people know that she was living on welfare before she became famous. When she wrote Harry Potter, she was depressed and a single mom.
  2. She never gave up on her dreams, even though many publishers rejected her Harry Potter books. She just kept going.
  3. She stands up for what she believes in. Just look at her twitter.
  4. She never forgets her fans. Always having a dialogue with them on Twitter. Or writing on Pottermore.
  5. She is the first author in the world to have a net worth of 1 billion, that she then lost when she donated money to charity.
  6. She founded a charity that helps orphans to find homes and she named it after the light giving spell from Harry Potter, Lumos.
  7. She doesn’t romanticise the bad guy in her books. Just look at Draco Malfoy. J.K. Rowling has been very clear to her fans that he does not have a heart of gold an that he will not become friends with Harry in the end. He is one of the bad guys.
  8. Her female characters are strong women who stand up for themselves. And they have strong opinions and they are independent. Just look at Hermione, McGonagall, Mrs Weasley, GinnyTina, Queenie and so many more of the female characters from her books.
  9. J.K. Rowling is also a big inspiration to millions of people because of the books she has written. The books are amazing and filled with so many wonderful lessons that we need. And they help inspire people to read and to go out in the world an make a difference.
  10. She is an advocate for LGBT rights. She said that Dumbledore was gay.

Some of my favourite quotes of J.K Rowling:

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

What’s your favourite thing that J. K. Rowling has written or said?

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter ~ Fangirl Friday

Because I wrote about Emma Watson on Wednesday for my WCW post, I decided to write one post about Harry Potter. I love Harry Potter, both the books and the movies.

I can still remember when I read my first Harry Potter book. I couldn’t put it down. I loved how J. K. Rowlings pulled me into this magical world and how amazing her writing was. I still read the books when I get the chance.

And the movies are amazing too. I feel like they have been made in such a way that you aren’t disappointed after reading the books and then watching the movies.

One of my favourite quotes from the book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

This was something that I took to heart and I really needed to read this at the time. To stand up to your friends aren’t easy but sometimes necessary.

I will always love Harry Potter. And one of my goals is to visit Harry Potters World in London and of course Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station in London. I didn’t have the tie when I was in London this summer.

One other favourite quote from the first Harry Potter book is this:

“The truth.”  Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. However, I shall answer your questions unless I have a very good reason not to, in which case I beg you’ll forgive me. I shall not, of course, lie.”

I believe that if you ask a lot of people my age most of them have read a Harry Potter book or at least watched a movie. And many people have probably read all the books and watched all the movies. I hope I get a chance to read the books again this winter. I love to curl up on the sofa under a blanket and with a cup of hot chocolate and read a good book.

Here is a clip from the first movie. Where Harry meets both Ron and Hermione:

Just watching this clip down below gives me nostalgia. Anyone else?

I will probably write more about the wizarding world that Harry Potter lives in at some time. Maybe even this month, but not right now.

Have an amazing Friday!

Love, Nea

 

Fangirl Friday ~ Breakfast at Tiffany’s

So this is turning in to a real Audrey Hepburn week with my Motivational Monday and my WCW posts for this week, but that is just because she was a wonderful actress and had a great impact on my life.

The week’s movie is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s“. I love this movie because it always makes me feel better. For you who haven’t seen it here is a short description of the plot:

Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is living in New York City and in the first scene she is eating breakfast outside of Tiffany’s window. She is a party girl and has a lot of men in her life. She meets her new neighbour Paul Varjak (George Peppard), a writer. Paul soon realises that their more to Holly than meets the eye and her past comes for a visit.

Audrey Hepburn Singing “Moon River” in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

Some of my favourite quotes from the movie:

  • “People don’t belong to people.”
  • “A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick.”
  • “Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”
  • “It should take you exactly four seconds to cross from here to that door. I’ll give you two.”
  • “I’ll never get used to anything. Anybody that does, they might as well be dead.”

 

I hope you watch this movie. It really is a classic.

Audrey Hepburn – WCW

For as long as I can remember I have always looked up to Audrey Hepburn. My father introduced me to her movies when I was a teenager and I love them. My favourites are: “Sabrina” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s“.

This is why she today is my Woman Crush Wednesday. What I mean about WCW is a strong woman, alive or dead, that I look up to. This Monday I used one of Audrey Hepburn’s quotes in my Motivational Monday post. She has had a big influence on many peoples lives and I know that she has had a big one in my life. She is my role model for so many reasons.

I know that after she had done a lot of successful movies she started working with UNICEF. She said this about UNICEF:

“I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II.”

She was a great humanitarian and I love so many things she has said. Her compassion and kindness. I have read somewhere that she didn’t think she was beautiful. But I think she was beautiful both on the inside and the outside. I love how she wanted to help other people. This is another favorite quote from her:

“Remember; if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others” 

I am sad that she died when she was only 63 years old, in 1993. I was three years old at the time, and I didn’t even know who she was. But now I know and I will always love her movies.

And I have to admit I have watched Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany’s so many times that I think I remember all the lines. And one thing that really surprised me was this quote:

“I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.”

This because its so much like myself and she was a big movie star. I didn’t believe that they could be Introverts. But I have learned that this is so wrong. And I am amazed by all the things she has done. She really followed her dreams and did it her way. She will forever be a Role Model for me.

Here is a list of some of the best quotes Audrey Hepburn has said:

  • “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

  • “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

  • “Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.”

  • “Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”

If you want to know more about Audrey Hepburn google about her or read one of the many books about her life. And of course, watch some of her movies. They are fantastic.

 

15 Movies I want to see from this year

There are a lot of movies I want to see. I love movies. Here is 10 of them that I want to see that came or is coming out this year;

  1. Christopher Robin (2018) by Disney. Trailer

I love Disney movies and I love Winnie the Pooh (Nalle Puh in Sweden). So this movie is of course on the list.

2. Deadpool 2 (2018) Trailer

Because I loved the first Deadpool movie. I went to see it with my husband (then fiance), my brother and his girlfriend. I am really looking forward to seeing this movie.

3. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Trailer

I am a huge Harry Potter fangirl. And I love the universe they take place in. I loved all the Harry Potter movies and the books. I was a little afraid that I wouldn’t like; Fantastic Beasts and where to find them when a watched it but I loved it. Now I am really looking forward to seeing the next part. I want Newt and Tina together.

4. Robin Hood (2018) Trailer

I want to watch Robin Hood because I love the stories of Robin Hood. And I feel like the cast in this movie can make it funny and interesting. I think I have seen almost every version of Robin Hood and so far my favourite is the Robin Hood with Kevin Costner.

5. Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Trailer

When I was 3 years old the first Jurassic Park movie was released. I was too little to watch it, but when I saw it I was hooked. Therefore this movie is a must see for me.

6. Ocean’s 8 (2018) Trailer

I Love Sandra Bullock. And I love that Hollywood is casting all females in older movies that hade male leads. Like Ghost Busters. Do I have to explain more?

7. Mamma Mia 2: Here we go again (2018) Trailer

The first Mamma Mia movie is one of my favourite movies. I love the music. ABBA is from Sweden and I have grown up with the music. And now there is a second movie.

8. Dog Days (2018) Trailer

A movie with Dog in the title and Dogs in the movie. Do I really need to say more?

9. Alex and the list (2018) Trailer

This is a movie that a friend talked about. I watched the trailer and saw that Karen Gillian and Jennifer Morrison is in it. And now I want to see it. The trailer was funny too.

10. Blockers (2018) Trailer

The trailer seemed hilarious so now I want to see it.

11. Tag (2018) Trailer

A movie with Isla Fisher, Jeremy Renner and Jake Johnson is a must on this list. I looked at the trailer and it seems to be a hilarious movie.

12. The Grinch (2018) Trailer
I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) with Jim Carrey. It is one of my favourite Christmas movies. Therefore I can’t miss this movie.

13. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Trailer

I think this movie will be fantastic. I love Mila Kunis. She is so funny. And Kate McKinnon I saw for the first time in Ghostbusters III and I loved her. These two together in an action movie sounds like it could be funny.

14. Peppermint (2018) Trailer

I love Jennifer Garner. She is badass in Alias and she is sweet and funny in 13 going on 30. And it thinks she will be amazing in this movie.

15. Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Trailer

I loved the original Mary Poppins movie with Julie Andrews. It’s a movie I still look at sometimes when I feel sad. It makes me happy. So, of course, I want to see when Mary Poppins Returns. And I think Emily Blunt is a good fit for the role.

What movies do you want to see this year?