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In time (2011) 
The plot: Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch: you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.
My thoughts: 
One of my classmates ranted about this movie for weeks and said that 1) Timberlake is in it and 2) the concept is unique and 3) the pace of it is breathtaking. Since I’m rather tired of dystopian-ish movies and books I was sceptic to watch it but after much convincing from her side I did. And it was just excellent! 
I’m no expert to talk about what quality a movie has or hasn’t but in my personal opinion I loved this movie overall, the acting was superb, the plot was unique and fast paced and breathtaking. Lastly the concept was unique and interesting since I haven’t stumbled across anything alike it before.
I really loved this movie and it is one of the best movies I’ve seen during 2013, and I’ve seen a lot of them this year. So if you’re into some Timberlake hotness , unique concepts and fast paced breathtaking movies well this might be for you. 

In time (2011) 

The plot: Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch: you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.

My thoughts: 

  • One of my classmates ranted about this movie for weeks and said that 1) Timberlake is in it and 2) the concept is unique and 3) the pace of it is breathtaking. Since I’m rather tired of dystopian-ish movies and books I was sceptic to watch it but after much convincing from her side I did. And it was just excellent! 
  • I’m no expert to talk about what quality a movie has or hasn’t but in my personal opinion I loved this movie overall, the acting was superb, the plot was unique and fast paced and breathtaking. Lastly the concept was unique and interesting since I haven’t stumbled across anything alike it before.
  • I really loved this movie and it is one of the best movies I’ve seen during 2013, and I’ve seen a lot of them this year. So if you’re into some Timberlake hotness , unique concepts and fast paced breathtaking movies well this might be for you. 
Under the Dome [2013]

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the “dome” and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.

I’m late to the party as always, but alas I have arrived! Back in the days when King released under the dome in a book format I was inhaling it like oxygen. What I didn’t know was that it now exists as a tv-series, such a horrible fan I am.  But it’s fantastic, so if you haven’t seen it and love action filled, heart wrecking tv-series watch this. The book is good too, or rather fantastic. 

Under the Dome [2013]

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the “dome” and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.

I’m late to the party as always, but alas I have arrived! Back in the days when King released under the dome in a book format I was inhaling it like oxygen. What I didn’t know was that it now exists as a tv-series, such a horrible fan I am.  But it’s fantastic, so if you haven’t seen it and love action filled, heart wrecking tv-series watch this. The book is good too, or rather fantastic. 

The Artist [2011]

The Artist [2011]

Midnight in Paris [2011] 

Midnight in Paris [2011] 

As a bookworm I’ve not had the energy to read for fun with all the heavy university literature there is to read instead I’ve been watching more movies than ever. I blame it partly on my new relationship with Netflix. Here are a few favorites I wanted to share. If you haven’t seen them you’ve been missing out! 

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s 
  • Safe Haven 
  • Iron Man (the trilogy) 
  • Extremely loud and incredibly close. 

iwritetobreatheeasy asked: Not a question just a few book suggestions. 1. The 5th Wave-Rick Yancey 2. The Book Thief- Marcus Zusack 3. Eleanor and Park-Rainbow Rowell 4. Jellicoe Road- Melina Marchetta

Thank you for the recommendations! The book thief is one of my all time favorite books, so beautiful! :) I picked up Eleanor and Park and so far I’m loving it! 

Side effects [2013] 
The summary:
Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to unexpected turns. After an incident Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks’ practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what’s left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy.
My thoughts: 
This movie is an unusual murder mystery and kept me on the edge of my seat all time. The main question isn’t who but why. The question marks isn’t getting any straighter  but grows bigger and bigger.  
I loved this movie because it was psychotic, crazy and really unexpected. The funny thing is that while I watched this I was on a ferry among the Philippine islands and during one specific scene I couldn’t help but yell (a little to loudly) ” WHAT, NO.” and this woman who were sleeping next to me jumped out of her skin and yelled in tagalong ” No dear lord we can’t sink, we can’t sink. ” ah pretty lola. 
So in conclusion, if you like psychological thrillers or are in for a thrilling movie this might be it for you. click here to watch it online. 
My rating: ★★★★

Side effects [2013] 

The summary:

Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to unexpected turns. After an incident Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks’ practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what’s left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy.

My thoughts: 

  • This movie is an unusual murder mystery and kept me on the edge of my seat all time. The main question isn’t who but why. The question marks isn’t getting any straighter  but grows bigger and bigger.  
  • I loved this movie because it was psychotic, crazy and really unexpected. The funny thing is that while I watched this I was on a ferry among the Philippine islands and during one specific scene I couldn’t help but yell (a little to loudly) ” WHAT, NO.” and this woman who were sleeping next to me jumped out of her skin and yelled in tagalong ” No dear lord we can’t sink, we can’t sink. ” ah pretty lola. 
  • So in conclusion, if you like psychological thrillers or are in for a thrilling movie this might be it for you. click here to watch it online. 

My rating: ★★★★

Recently my friend and I discussed different streaming sites for movies such as netflix and what other options that are out there. As a university student I wanted something cheap but with a broad selection of movies and tv-series. It’s not a secret that I’m a big fan of letmewatchthis  merdb but recently that site has been shutting down now and then. 
Out of nowhere my friend suggested swefilmer that is  swedish streaming site with all the latest movies and tv-series and also the old ones. (everything is in english FYI expect the swedish movies of course).  It’s free and you can watch it on your tv, ipad, smartphone. Yeah everything that netflix can but cheaper.
Why has it taken me so long to write this suggestion post? The reason is simple, I’ve been obsessing over pretty little liars and game of thrones on swefilmer. But be warned, you might end up in bed with a big bowl of popcorn and so many amazing movies to watch. That’s what I did at least. Sorry, not sorry. 

Recently my friend and I discussed different streaming sites for movies such as netflix and what other options that are out there. As a university student I wanted something cheap but with a broad selection of movies and tv-series. It’s not a secret that I’m a big fan of letmewatchthis  merdb but recently that site has been shutting down now and then. 

Out of nowhere my friend suggested swefilmer that is  swedish streaming site with all the latest movies and tv-series and also the old ones. (everything is in english FYI expect the swedish movies of course).  It’s free and you can watch it on your tv, ipad, smartphone. Yeah everything that netflix can but cheaper.

Why has it taken me so long to write this suggestion post? The reason is simple, I’ve been obsessing over pretty little liars and game of thrones on swefilmer. But be warned, you might end up in bed with a big bowl of popcorn and so many amazing movies to watch. That’s what I did at least. Sorry, not sorry. 

Hilarious movie. If you haven’t seen it already and/or waiting for it to be out on the web here’s a direct link to stream it. 

Hilarious movie. If you haven’t seen it already and/or waiting for it to be out on the web here’s a direct link to stream it. 

Why the Body Bind is My Nightmare

Inspiring and beuatiful text by Evanna Lynch about body image. Go read it! :)  

Do you want new playlists to listen to at 8tracks? 
I stumbled across this fantastic Pinterest board that contains lots and lots of superb playlists that can fit any mood and any music taste. Click here to come to the board. 
One of my many favorites is this one. 
Enjoy. 

Do you want new playlists to listen to at 8tracks? 

I stumbled across this fantastic Pinterest board that contains lots and lots of superb playlists that can fit any mood and any music taste. Click here to come to the board. 

One of my many favorites is this one

Enjoy. 

The Great Gatsby [2013] 
 The Summary: 
An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
My thoughts: 
It’s not a secret that the great gatsby is one of my all time favorite classics and therefore it was mixed feelings when me and my friends attended the premiere. This is with no doubt one of the most anticipating movies for my sake this year. 
I had low expectations when the movie started because I knew that I easily is disappointed. But I was blown away together with the rest of the audience. 
It was not only beautiful composed with the perfect scenery and the perfect costumes/make-up and hair. And of course the acting. Let’s take a moment and drool over Leonardo DiCaprio. The acting was superb and I was so happy they didn’t change anything in the characters. 
It was some time ago I read the book and my memory is a bit vague but I’m happy they didn’t make some crazy change in the adaptation and that they did stick with the plot. However it was quite fun to watch the others jump high in their chairs and sobbing towards the screen when the end scene was rolling. Sorry, the spoilers has been out since 1925. 
I’m positive that this movie is one of my all time favorites and I suspect I’ll rewatch it many times to come. 
Haven’t you seen it? Stream it here. And do read the book it’s amazingly good.
My rating: ★★★★★  [5/5] 

The Great Gatsby [2013] 

 The Summary:

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

My thoughts: 

  • It’s not a secret that the great gatsby is one of my all time favorite classics and therefore it was mixed feelings when me and my friends attended the premiere. This is with no doubt one of the most anticipating movies for my sake this year. 
  • I had low expectations when the movie started because I knew that I easily is disappointed. But I was blown away together with the rest of the audience. 
  • It was not only beautiful composed with the perfect scenery and the perfect costumes/make-up and hair. And of course the acting. Let’s take a moment and drool over Leonardo DiCaprio. The acting was superb and I was so happy they didn’t change anything in the characters. 
  • It was some time ago I read the book and my memory is a bit vague but I’m happy they didn’t make some crazy change in the adaptation and that they did stick with the plot. However it was quite fun to watch the others jump high in their chairs and sobbing towards the screen when the end scene was rolling. Sorry, the spoilers has been out since 1925. 
  • I’m positive that this movie is one of my all time favorites and I suspect I’ll rewatch it many times to come. 
  • Haven’t you seen it? Stream it here. And do read the book it’s amazingly good.

My rating: ★★★★★  [5/5]