National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

vacationJuly 1983   Ι   1h 38min   Ι   Harold Ramis

It’s time for Griswold’s family vacation and Clark decides to take the whole family across the country to the famous theme park Walley World. The only problem is that wherever Clark goes, bad luck seems to follow him. Will the family be able to arrive at Walley World before they reach their breaking point? 

I’m a huge fan of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and I think Vacation that came out 2015 was great as well. So I had pretty high expectations for this movie, it is after all the movie that started the whole series. Well it gives me no pleasure to say that my expectations was not met. I did not laugh as much as I thought I would and the story just wasn’t as interesting as I thought it would be. I do however think the cast was spot on, and Chevy Chase was brilliant as always. Beverly D’Angelo is also very talented and both Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron did a great job.

So even if I found the movie as a whole a bit tedious, I did enjoy some parts and I did laugh. I feel like the story sometimes was fun and exciting and sometimes a bit slow and boring. I think I was just missing the thrill that the other Vacation movies gave me. I did actually really like that we got to see cousin Eddie and he was funny as always, I thought there would be a bit more focus on him and his family but it was okay that they did not drag out the scene. Overall I have to say that it is a good movie and I did enjoy it from time to time. I did not regret watching it. Would I see it again? Well, maybe!

My rating: 5,8/10 👪

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Degrassi: Next Class Season 4 Review

dnc2July 2017   Ι   Season 4   Ι  Yan Moore  & Linda Schuyler   

It’s actually pretty fun that we are on season 4 when we in reality are on season 18 or something like that. I do however think it was a good idea to “start over” since there were so many season and episodes. I actually can’t believe I have seen all the episodes from 2002-2017. I have watched Degrassi for years and years and it’s actually pretty nice that they are still going. It is however a shame that they only come out with 10 episodes per season now. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long and just having 10 episodes on that is too little. Especially when the show is so good.

Season 4 has been very interesting, maybe not their best season and actually not as drama filled as the show usually is, but still very entertaining. I am really glad that Maya wasn’t the main focus in this season because her story has been such a roller coaster that I’m just glad they are focusing more on other character. Never been a big fan of Esme either and it was a bit of a shame that she was so much in focus this season. Then we have some characters I love like Zig, Grace, Tristan, Lola etc. Always fun to see them and I think Grace got herself a great season. The only downside with Degrassi is that they have so many characters and stories and it can be a bit too much sometimes.

One thing I do love about Degrassi is how they very often bring up issues that are occurring in the world or just different issues you have in High School. It all feels very relatable and the show does send out great messages. Overall it’s very entertaining and enjoyable, and I think season 4 was great. It’s such a chill show and easy to watch, I would definitely recommend it.

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MY TOP 5 FAVORITE MARVEL CHARACTERS

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For me, finding my favorite Marvel characters has been rather easy. I do actually really like 95% of the Marvel heroes but I’ve had that extra feeling with a few so I thought I would do my top 5 favorite Marvel characters. I also have to mention that I’ve only read about 15 comics so this list is more based on the characters I’ve seen in movies and tv-shows. I do however love Marvel and most of their characters are in my heart and will forever be. So here are the 5 heroes that has stolen my heart, in no particular order!


#1 Iron Man

Oh Tony Stark, you clever boy. Like all people, Tony Stark/Iron Man has his good and bad moments, but the impression I’ve received from him is that he has a heart of gold and that he always wants to do something good for others. The Iron Man suit is also extremely cool, wouldn’t mind owning one of those. He has his sense of humor as well.


#2 Spider-Man

What I love about Spider-Man is that he feels very down to earth and I like that he doesn’t care about his age, he will still put himself in any danger just to save people. I also adore his humor, and his fighting skills. He makes me like spiders.


#3 Baby Groot

This little fella may be small but has a big heart and is so brave. Baby Groot is freaking adorable and you can do nothing but love him. He is also very funny and actually very strong for his size. The only thing missing might be his control over his emotions.


#4 Daredevil

Matt Murdock, you handsome prick. One thing that I absolutely love about Daredevil is his costume. I don’t know why but I’ve just grown so fond of it. I just think Daredevil is such a cool character and I really like the way he fights and that he is always looking for a way to help people.


#5 Captain America

So it was actually between Captain America and Charles Xavier. In the end I decided to go with Cap because I feel like this is the superhero that I am most similar to, or at least that’s what the quizzes say. I do really like Steve though, because even if people treated him bad, he still wants to help every living creature. His heart is so pure it’s unbelievable. He also got some mad fighting skills. Besides, my favorite color is blue so one could probably figure out what I think about his superhero costume.


That is all friends! I would love to hear who your favorite Marvel character/characters is as well. Thank you so much for reading, you are brilliant! Have a lovely day (or night)!

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28 Days (2000)

28_days_1_ukquadFebruary 2000   Ι   1h 43min   Ι   Betty Thomas

Gwen is a drug and alcohol addict who crashes her sister’s wedding and ends up in rehab. She meets people with all kinds of problems and even if she doesn’t want to admit it at first, she might have a lot in common with them. Now Gwen has to stay sober while dealing with personal issues, and finding new friends might be the solution. 

I thought this would be quite an uneventful movie that would be just alright I guess, but I’m glad to say that I was wrong. This is a really good movie!! The beginning wasn’t very thrilling but the movie took a turn pretty early and became both eventful and fun. It might feel like a “been there, done that” story with the group of addicts who become friends and so on, but this movie felt special in its own way. I do think the characters had a lot to do with it though, because they were great. It was definitely a variety of different and unique characters and I did like most of them.

Sandra Bullock is the main character in 28 Days and she is fantastic. I love Sandra Bullock, I think she’s a great actress and she did a great job in this movie. I can only imagine how hard it must be to play a drug/alcohol addict. I can’t tell you if she performed an accurate image of a drug and alcohol addict, I think it was a bit toned down if I would take a guess, but it did feel believable. There were other likable characters as well, but Sandra Bullock’s character was definitely the main focus. The lack of main characters wasn’t an issue either because the had so many side characters. Overall I would say that this movie was a hit. The environment might have been a tad dull but the story and the characters were really great. I advise you to watch it!

My rating: 6,5/10 🍸

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The Prestige (2006)

PRESTIGE, THEOctober 2006   Ι   2h 10min   Ι   Christopher Nolan

Two magicians but only one can be the best. Robert Angier and Alfred Borden goes from working side by side to doing whatever it takes to create the perfect magic trick. They both go to extreme levels and people around them might suffer the harsh consequences. 

This is such a cool movie!! I honestly can’t believe I haven’t watched it before. The fact that both Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale are in this movie should have convinced me to watch it ages ago. Not only that though, the brilliant Christopher Nolan is also the director. Both Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale were brilliant and I think they worked very well together. I feel like Hugh’s character was more emotional and showed more affection towards people while Christian’s character was more emotionally unavailable. Michael Caine was also a part of this movie, his character did not have a huge impact on the story but he was definitely a great addition to the movie and I loved his character.

The Prestige was definitely a lot more brutal than I thought it would be. I’m not the biggest fan of psychopaths but it was actually an interesting twist and I could definitely not predict the story. I was a bit confused in the beginning because they jumped between events and time but I got into it very quickly and everything became more clear as the movie went on. Pretty much the whole movie was eventful and entertaining. I enjoy magic tricks and I find it very cool when they explain how they did something. I do however wish there would have been more explaining in this movie, I feel like they more often told us how they did something rather than showing. I also have to say that the ending was a tad messy, but very entertaining at the same time. Overall a great movie that is without doubt worth watching!

My rating: 7,7/10 🧙

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The 5 Best Tips For Attending A Comic Convention For The First Time

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Is there a better place to be than at a comic convention? I just love that you’re in a room filled with people who adore the same things you do. It’s probably also the only place where you can dress up as a character and it’s actually considered normal. I am really grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to go to 3 Comic Cons (once in Sweden and twice in London) because they’ve all been amazing. My goal and dream is definitely to go to Comic Con in New York and San Diego. How amazing wouldn’t that be? So since I’ve both worked and attended Comic Con as a guest I thought it would be fun to share my 5 best tips for anyone attending a comic convention for the first time. If you have attended any comic convention before, it would be amazing to hear your best tips. I’m 100% sure I will learn something new as well. So here is my 5 best tips!


#1 Book every single ticket in advance

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You do usually have the option to buy the entry ticket or other tickets on the spot but I highly recommend you to buy it in advance just so you don’t have to spend half your day standing in queues. If you’re also able to buy autograph and/or photograph tickets in advance I would definitely recommend you to do that. Less time in queues means more time enjoying the event. A perfect site for finding events and book tickets in advance is Eventbrite, and I would definitely recommend you to check it out.


#2 Attend during the least stressful days

If you’re attending any Comic convention for the first time the best thing to do would be to go on a day when there’s not as many people because it can be very overwhelming and stressful. Another thing you could do is go multiple days so you can experience everything, cosplay and just enjoy the whole experience without being stressed.


#3 Take a map and information guide

Something I always do as soon as I get in is taking a map and a schedule (timetables for all panels, autographs and photographs). Just look for the information desk and there you will find everything you need. You will save time because you won’t be running around looking for a certain place and you won’t miss anything.


#4 Don’t buy the first thing you see

Comic conventions often have a lot of different merchandise and it’s basically a dream to walk in and see all the amazing things they are selling. I promise that you will want to buy everything and my tips is to not buy the first thing you see because it might be cheaper somewhere else. A lot of places usually sell the same things and it’s a good idea to see where you can get the best deal or where it’s the cheapest. Then you can afford buying more things. Sounds amazing right?


#5 Arrive early at photoshoots, autographs and panels

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At Comic Con in London I know they let everyone who has a photoshoot ticket or an autograph ticket meet the celebrity (if you’re on time) but it’s always good to be there early because the queue can become very long and you don’t want to miss your chance. Panels usually only let in a certain amount of people so if you want to see one you have to stand in queue very early. You can however risk it with the photoshoot and be there last because then you will definitely have a bigger chance of speaking to the person/persons. I’m definitely going to try that sometime.

In the end, the best tips I can give you is to just have fun! My experience at Comic Con has been amazing every single time and I really urge you to go and experience a comic convention. I hope my tips were helpful and I really want to hear your tips, just throw away a comment down below! Thanks for reading, you are amazing!

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BLU-RAY HAUL + EXTRA!!

Renate, what have we said about buying so many Blu-rays? I can’t help it though, there are too many good movies that I want. Lately it has been a lot of romantic movies because I realized that I don’t have many at all. I have never really thought about buying romantic movies because we have so many at home but I’m getting into that age when it’s time to move out and then I wouldn’t have any romantic movies myself, and that’s not right. Oh and I actually bought these movies before I moved to America because there were some great sales in Sweden so I haven’t brought them with me to another country, my suitcase wouldn’t allow that. Don’t hate on Suicide Squad as well, I do like that movie.

Before I moved I decided to treat myself with something extra as well, but it was mainly because I got 10% off at bookdepository.com, so I bought the The Hogwarts Classics Box Set. It includes both Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard so the only book I’m really missing is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’ve wanted this set for so long and they have the design that I liked the most (not the biggest fan of the new design) so i felt like I had to buy it before it ran out of stock. I have to say that I am super happy with my whole haul!!

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