Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

riding_in_cars_with_boys_barrymore_3October 2001   Ι   2h 12min   Ι   Penny Marshall

Beverly is a top grade High School student who gets pregnant at 15 with a man who’s not near the one Beverly was supposed to marry. Together they raise a child but Beverly feels like there is more to her life than just raising a child and she does whatever it takes to get a degree. Beverly’s child does however feel more unwanted than ever, which makes both their lives very complicated. 

This is actually a true story. How interesting isn’t it to see how a person’s life got shaped because of one (major) thing. To quote Beverly quoting herself “One day can change your life. One day can ruin your life. All life is three or four big days that change everything.” Even though I felt very sorry for the child due to the mothers behavior, I have to say that I’m very impressed with Beverly and how she fought so hard with the degree, just so they could move to a better city and live a better life.

However, the only thing I actually liked about the movie was Drew Barrymore. If you have followed me for a while you might know that I’m not the biggest fan of true story movies. Maybe I don’t like to see the harsh truth, haha. I just don’t really enjoy them. Drew Barrymore is however so freaking talented and I adore her. She really presented a woman who’s struggling with her life and her goals, and she was just amazing.

The movie to me felt quite uneventful, the environment was pretty dull and there were not many characters that I actually liked. There were not many happy moments and I do get that it’s a true story and you can’t just make happy moments because then it wouldn’t be the truth, but I need some happy moment. Something I liked though was how they jumped from the past and the present, I think it gave an extra touch to the movie and made it a little more interesting. It was an okay movie overall and I did enjoy some parts but I probably wouldn’t watch it again.

My rating: 5,5/10 👪

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Doctor Who S10E07 Review

pyramid_end_of_worldMay 2017   Ι   Season 10   Ι   Episode 7   Ι   Daniel Nettheim

A 5,000-year-old pyramid suddenly appears in Turmezistan between the American, Russian, and Chinese forces. The Doctor, who is during crises the president of earth, is trying to solve the mystery and defeat the Monks. The only question is, will he be able to do it in time? 

Can you believe that we’re already on episode 7?!? Time really do fly, just ask the Doctor. This episode was quite interesting and it feels very weird to say it but I have actually no feelings towards this episode. I didn’t like it but I didn’t hate it. It was just okay. The episode was not very eventful and they seemed to be running low on ideas because a lot of the stuff they were showing was not important. Maybe I was expecting too much. I just miss the whole Cybermen shooting everywhere and the Doctor and his companion is running away, trying to outwit them.

One thing that I really fancied about this episode was the Doctor. It felt like the 12th Doctor was on fire. I just really liked him in this episode. It was a bit of a shame that Bill wasn’t in it that much, but it’s okay because it makes me appreciate her more when it’s her scenes. I am having a bit of a hard time with the Monks however, I don’t fully understand them yet. It’s going to be interesting to see the next episode since it’s the last one with them I believe, and just see their whole purpose with the story. So not the best episode of season 10 but it worked.

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Once Upon a Time Season 6 Review

6056180_orig2016-2017   Ι   Season 6   Ι   22 Episodes   Ι   Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis

The Evil Queen is back in season 6 and she will make sure she gets her revenge on Snow and David. Meanwhile a new princess is arriving and she is looking for her lost kingdom Agrabah. Belle is also having her baby and she is trying to figure out how she is going to save her child from all the darkness. Storybrooke also gets a surprise visit from the Black Fairy and it’s up to Emma and the rest of her family and friends to save the day. 

Once Upon a Time has been a very shaky TV-show for me. I absolutely loved season 1-4 but after the Peter Pan story, the show became worse and worse. There has been some episodes I’ve enjoyed a lot but the stories have been very bad and not really enjoyable. I didn’t like this season that much either. Bringing back the Evil Queen was a disappointment for me because haven’t we been there and done that quite a lot with the Evil Queen? It really felt like some people were running out of ideas here. The whole Black Fairy story was rather weird and uneventful for me as well.

One thing I used to enjoy quite a lot about this show was the flashbacks, especially the ones about Snow and Charming, but that feels like just another thing that has gone down. One thing I really liked about this season though was Jasmine and Aladdin. In fact, what I still really enjoy about Once Upon a Time is the characters and that they manage to bring new ones but also take back old characters. It is probably the cast that has been keeping me from quitting this show (and of course Emma & Hock, the otp). However, now a bunch of characters are leaving the show and I really don’t see what Once Upon a Time would be without them.

I didn’t enjoy this season very much and Once Upon a Time has gone from being one of my favorite shows to something I don’t care for anymore. Just like a lot of the main characters will be leaving the show, I am sad to say that so will I. Season 6 ended with an absolute perfect episode as well and it really gave me closure. Farewell Once Upon a Time.

My rating: 5,8/10 👑

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Modern Family Season 8 Review

modern-family2016-2017   Ι   Season 8   Ι   22 Episodes   Ι   Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd

In this season of Modern Family Phil’s dad is finding love, Luke and Manny are applying for colleges and Haley is trying to date an older man. They are all trying to figure out how to deal with their stressful living, but at the end of the day they always have their big, complicated family. 

I love Modern Family so much. I have even re-watched it two times because it’s such an amazing TV-show. It’s definitely the comedy and the families that makes me adore this show so much. I can’t believe we’re on season 8 as well!?! I feel like comedy shows often have it going for them, they usually stay awesome for plenty of seasons and so has this one. After 8 seasons, I can still say that this is a very good and entertaining show. I will however say that many episodes haven’t had the best and most interesting story. Then again, I feel like the characters still makes it interesting and can lift up any episode.

One thing I noticed in season 8 was how some characters really fell back. Luke, Manny, Lily and Alex were some of the characters that definitely didn’t get as much screen time this season. At the same time I felt like Haley, who had at some point also gotten less screen time in the previous season, came more in focus (which was nice). It’s a shame though, since I used to like Luke and Manny together a lot. I wouldn’t say I have a favorite character to be honest. They are all special in their own way and they are all needed to make this big family complete. Got to love Cam and Mitchell though!!

So overall I would say that season 8 has not been the best season but Modern Family can still make me laugh and I am always enjoying every episode, some more than others. This show has plenty of brilliant characters and actors, and they really know how to entertain us. Even though I’m very sad that this season is over, because Modern Family is life, I’m still very happy they got 2 more seasons. Excited for season 9!!

My rating: 7,8/10 👪

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8 Batman Movies Ranked From Best to Worst

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I have watched plenty of Batman movies and I think it’s pretty funny because I’m not a super mega ultra Batman fan. I can’t even decide if I like Batman or Superman more. There’s however something with Batman that makes me want to see everything he’s in. My all time favorite Bat is definitely Christian Bale, and will always be. He’s just so brilliant!! So I realized that I have watched 8 freaking Batman movies. I’m not going to lie though, some were just painful to watch, and some were fantastic. I will therefore rate them from the BEST to the WORST. Oh and btw I was contemplating whether I should include Batman V Superman but since it’s also about Superman I decided to skip it. Okay let’s goooo!


#1 The Dark Knight (2008)

Haha what a shock right? This is such an amazing movie and the Joker is seriously amazing. Yes Joker, I was very serious about that. Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker, can we even ask for more?! Super interesting story and very exciting movie. I literally can’t take my eyes of the screen when I watch it.


#2 The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

I had a very hard time choosing the second one because I truly like this one and Batman Begins equally. However since Catwoman is in this one and she’s played by Anne Hathaway (whom I love) I decided to list it as number 2. The story is also very exciting and there are some surprising parts, which I really enjoyed. 


#3 Batman Begins (2005)

So here comes the last one with Bale. Well technically it’s the first one but it’s the last on with Bale on this list. Bloody brilliant (excuse the language) and it really introduces Bruce/Batman in such a good and understandable way.


#4 Batman Forever (1995)

I was very surprised over how much I liked this Batman movie but it was actually very entertaining. The reason why I liked it so much though was because of the Riddler. I love that villain, he is so wicked and fun. Also loved seeing Robin, I’m not that familiar with him so that was something new and exciting.


#5 Batman (1989)

So I guess here’s where it goes down. I liked Michael Keaton as Batman but I really missed that background story about him becoming Batman and the movie had some moments where I wanted an explanation, not just a “you should know this”. Not a super fun story but the Joker was pretty cool.


#6 Batman Returns (1992)

I really like Catwoman and Penguin but they really freaked me out in this movie. They also acted so unnaturally that it almost became annoying. Pretty dull and gloomy movie if I may say so, still liked Michael Keaton as Batman though.


#7 Batman & Robin (1997)

Now this is the only Batman movie where I really didn’t enjoy the one who played Batman. I just don’t think George Clooney was the man for the job, you know not everyone can handle being Batman. Pretty random movie with too many characters and a boring story.


# 8 Batman: The Movie (1966)

I really don’t even know why I watched this one. EVERYTHING LOOKS FAKE!! Even the punches… I have no words, trust me when I say you will be absolutely fine if you don’t watch it.


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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Review

agents-shield-season-3-logo2016-2017   Ι   Season 4   Ι   22 Episodes   Ι   Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon & Joss Whedon

Daisy has run away from S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coulson is doing whatever he can to find her. She stumbles upon a rather unique man called Ghost Rider and they both end up helping Coulson and the rest of the team against evil. Meanwhile, Fitz is helping Radcliffe build a robot which might come with severe consequences.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been very up and down for me. I loved it when it first came out, I mean it’s Marvel after all, but I got less and less interested as it went on. The story became less enjoyable, some characters were boring and I wasn’t excited when a new episode came out. My plan was actually to stop watching it after season 3 but I decided to give it one last chance, and I’m so glad I did. Season 4 has been really good, I’m talking really really good. I absolutely loved every single episode with the Ghost Rider, he was so cool and he made Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. very entertaining. He and Daisy were very fun together and they really matched. I’ve really enjoyed the whole team this season as well. It is a perfect team.

So as you may know, the season is divided into two stories (that are somewhat connected). The first one was with the Ghost Rider and the second one about the robot Aida. I don’t think there’s a word describing how much I disliked Aida. The story was very entertaining and interesting but that character made me want to summon the Avengers and make them eliminate her. I just couldn’t stand her. Her whole story could also be a bit tedious from time to time but the show had some really fun episodes where the team entered a different world so that lifted up her story.

Overall I would say that this has been a very fun and cool season and I’ve enjoyed most of it. I think it’s the Ghost Rider that really got me. Thanks to this season however, I will be continuing watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and I really hope season 5 will be just as brilliant as season 4 was. Thank you so much for reading this and stay brilliant!

My rating: 7/10 😎

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Doctor Who S10E06 Review

doctor2bwho2bseries2b102bextremis2b03May 2017  Ι   Season 10   Ι   Episode 6   Ι   Daniel Nettheim

Episode 6 offers us a blind Doctor, an angry but cool Nardole and actually a quite normal Bill. The Doctor and his companions have been asked by the Vatican to help with an ancient book called The Veritas that has been leaked online, and this book is a danger to all kind. At the same time we get to go back in time and see what happened to Missy. 

Guess who’s back, back again, Missy’s back, tell a friend. I personally don’t love Missy but she has her charm and I’m looking forward to seeing what she will be up to. When it comes to this episode however I feel like this was such a “middle episode”. You know, an episode that is just there to explain something or to present a character. It’s mostly there so the whole story will cohere. It wasn’t that eventful and the first 20 minutes weren’t as exciting as they usually are. Well maybe I’m just very picky, since Doctor Who has had so many fantastic episodes.

The whole blind issue with the Doctor was a bit dull for me because it really prevents him from having all this energy and being himself. I guess it would be kind of weird if he was all happy and frisky though. The monsters were however pretty darn cool, and that is something Doctor Who is so good at. The environments were pretty cool as well and it was nice to see them being in so many different ones. Makes the episode more interesting. The episode overall might not have been my cup of tea but it still had its enjoyable moments.

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