Tag Archive: Ryan Gosling

The Notebook

the notebookWell I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you what a marvellous film The Notebook is but I couldn’t resist! It is definitely the best film for a girl’s night in. Last night, I stambled on it on TV and two hours later I found that I hadn’t changed the channel. It was not my intention to watch it, again, I’ve already seen it 2 or 3 times but I couldn’t help it.

The film is about a wonderful love story between Allie and Noah. What amazes me about this love story is that it is like a lesson in love. Noah says: if you’re a bird I’m a bird. What I get from that is: after I met you I couldn’t be anything else but what you want me to be; I couldn’t go anywhere else but where you are; I agree to anything as long as you’re there with me. It is as simple as that.

For those of you who have seen it, well you know what  I am talking about. For those of you who haven’t, I envy you!The_Notebook_15


Gangster Squad

gangster-squad-final-posterI have always liked films that describe a different era. So tonight I decided to watch Gangster Squad and I loved it!

It describes half a dozen honest cops, the only ones that are actually left, that stand up against Mickey Cohen, the biggest gangster in LA. and bring him to his downfall. It is based on a true story.

As soon as it started I was hooked by the costumes and the cars and the music and the hollywood_boulevard_at_night_1950s_CAnight clubs of that time. The characters are very attractive as well, so you believe in them. Jerry is seductive and gets the girl  and John is the real hero that you know will keep you safe. Mickey Cohen is the ultimate villain. The  film captures the atmosphere of the time and it is very interesting to watch. It reminded me of the classic american gangster movies with all this chain smoking and gun fighting. Mickey looked so much like James Cagney that I thought that if this film was made in black and white, then one might get confused and think that it is one of the old movies. Only we are lucky and we have it in colour!


the-place-beyond-the-pines-free-preview-screenings-131046-a-1364298520-470-75The Place Beyond the Pines is one of the films that I had in my to-watch list for months, but for some reason I always postponed watching it. Now I have seen it I wish I had postponed it some more.

It is a film about a motorcycle stunt rider who starts robbing banks to support his child and the police officer that confronts him.He also has to confront the whole corrupted police department.

It is a film that has some action and violence and even in scenes which are not so violent we understand there is pressure on the characters. Other than that it is neither good nor bad. I don’t know if this is a man’s film but it is definitely not a girl’s; even with Mr Gosling and Mr Cooper in it. It can be very useful if you had a difficult day. Watch it and after 5-10 minutes you will fall asleep!