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Spy

Spy2015_TeaserPosterLast night I watched Spy a comedy/parody of spy thrillers and James Bond movies.

Susan Cooper is a CIA agent who has never been out on a mission. She has always been the eyes and ears of her colleague and loveSpy-movie-review-melissa-mccarthy-jude-law
interest agent Fine. When Fine is killed in action and a lot of field agents have been compromised, she decides to leave her desk, catch the villain and avenge her colleague’s death.

It is a parody of spy films that takes us around the globe and it is quite funny. I have always loved films that show us action in various famous locations and aren’t only in a studio. Susan is a funny spy as her general appearance is very far from what we are used to seeing in spies and spy heroines; it is also her asset as the villain doesn’t see her coming. It is a well made film that is quite enjoyable to watch.

 

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Letters to Juliet

Letters_to_juliet_poster ‘All the ladies are gonna be flocking to Verona’

I’m sure from the title and the pictures you get what this film is about in no time. But what you can’t know unless you see it is how beautiful Verona is (apart from the people of course who already have been there!)

So here we have Sophie who visits Verona with her fiance, he is very busy, and somehow she gets herself in an gelato?adventure with other people and finds true love! She writes about this adventure and her publisher said the one thing that stuck with me and made me write about this film; that the ladies will be flocking to Verona. Because as soon as the characters stepped their foot in Italy I was captured and instantly wanted to be there myself. The sunny city, the friendly people, the food and the wine, the gelato and the campagna and, of course, Tuscany is unbelievable.

The film, as its story goes, does not hold a great surprise and the music could have been much better; but from a tourist point of view it’s even better than what Woody Allen has done for Rome or Paris! So, if you feel like travelling, if it’s kind of a last minute decision and you have only a couple of hours to spend, well this is certainly the fastest way to get there. Pour yourself a glass of chianti and enjoy!

 

Fair Verona!