About a Boy (2002)

Hugh Grant often plays such unlikeable characters — Bridget Jones's Diary, Two Weeks Notice, and Paddington, to name a few —, he has over the year become an actor I particularly dislike. His charm is undeniable though and since he's also quite a good actor, I figured I should check out more of his work. About a Boy was my first pick — Netflix has been shoving it on my face for the whole month — and I'm glad I gave it a shot because it is a funny, sweet and heartwarming feel-good film.

My Top 3 Sandra Bullock Romantic Comedies

Whether she's starring in a comedy or a drama, Sandra Bullock always brings that something that lifts the film — reason why she's the first actress I've fallen in love with and she still is, after countless years, my favourite actress.

Thursday Movie Picks: Television Edition: Crimes

A weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves

Whether they happened in real life or it's just fiction, crimes always make for a very compelling subject; when properly executed, of course. Today, for the last Thursday Movie Picks of July 2019, we are asked to pick 3 to 5 crime TV series. Without wasting any more of your time, here are my picks — I went with a season as opposed to the entire series as these are shows I significantly enjoyed one season over the other(s). 

Thursday Movie Picks: Blockbuster Flops

My brother lives for blockbusters. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration but these huge movies are pretty much all he watches. And don't you dare to tell him a film suck if it made tons of money at the box office because, in his logic, if a movie makes money then it's great; if it doesn't make money, then it's not. Now and then, however, there's that one film he hates and, coincidence or not, that film usually bombed. These are the movies I'm focusing on after my hiatus for this week's Thursday Movie Picks, the weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Four years after the brilliant The Hurt Locker, which earned her an Oscar for Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow came back with another war film, Zero Dark Thirty, the film I've been meaning to watch but kept putting off because of its genre and length for the past seven years. Netflix adding it to their catalogue was the push I needed to finally watch the film and I'm glad I spent 157 minutes to watch it as it turned out to be such a gripping thriller all the way through, with great performances from its cast.

Monthly Recap: June 2019

Life's been good to me in June. If you take away some work-related stress — that's more than normal, right? Some people are just the worst! — and the power steering in my car that didn't work one Wednesday evening, after 6+ hours of work and with an hunger-aching stomach, and had to call my dad because the wheel was so hard I couldn't even exit the spot where I parked, everything went pretty smoothly. And I even reduced the amount of coffee I drink and I'm somehow managing to sleep a bit more.