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I am very passionate about movies and various TV series, love watching and most of all talking about them... lets review them together!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

In Time

Shall we call it the futuristic Robin Hood?
In TimeWill Salas flawlessly played by multitalented Justin Timberlake lives in a system (or better called time zone) where time is literally money; people stop ageing at 25 weiss familywhen a timer, etched on their arms as a ghoulish green countdown, starts ticking away. While in a different time zone the rich live forever and the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day. But after Will’s mother (played by the beautiful Olivia Wild) “times out” and he is falsely accused of murder, for being gifted 100 years by a jaded multi-centenarian he saves from being robbed, he must figure out a way to bring down the system. He’s change of fate lasts long enough for him to briefly experience the high life and by chance meet Sylvia Weis (played by another beauty Amanda Seyfried) daughter of wealthy time mogul Phillipe Weis (played by Vincent Kartheiser) Sylvia, is quickly smitten by Will’s “every second counts” attitude to life and later for his love of humanity. However the time system that keeps the world going does not favour anomalies and Will’s sudden change of fortune not only attracts the attention from the “Time Keeper” or cop (played by intriguing British actor Cillian Murphy) but also Time Stealer or posh thug (again played by the gorgeous bad boy British actor Alex Pettyfer). In-Time-Movie-Review

On the run, Will and Sylvia soon discover the real meaning of fighting against time…

This elaborately imagined sci-fi thriller with a very young and nice looking cast, from Gattaca’s director Andrew Niccol has an interesting view on a few things in life people take for granted, time, money and the true meaning of happiness.

Not the movie of the year for me, but well worth "your time". In Cinemas NOW!!
With Passion SofiaXx

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

**B is Back** I’m loving the "RINGER"

Eight years after Sarah Michele Gellar said goodbye to our TV screens as feisty teenager, chosen world saver, butt kicking Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and yes, I was a big fan, love martial arts, geek!!!)
she is back with new neo-noir drama/thriller Ringer.

In the series, Sarah Michele Gellar plays identical twins Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin, with convincing act and gripping performance…Ringer-Poster-ringer5

Bridget a recovering addict and ex-stripper have been six months sober and starting to get her life back on track when she becomes the sole witness to a professional hit. She flees to New York, leaving behind her only friend and confidant Malcolm played by Mike Colter and followed by persistent FBI Agent Victor Machado played by Nestor Carbonell. In New York, Bridget reunites with her estranged twin, Siobhan. Wealthy, pampered and seemingly happily married to Andrew Martin played by the gorgeous Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd, Siobhan lives what appears to be a fairy tale life; a life Bridget can only dream about.  But all that soon changes!  During a bonding boat trip Siobhan disappears overboard, leaving Bridget alone in the high sea, panicking and assuming she drowned Bridget makes the split decision to take on her sister's identity.  However; upon returning to her sister’s perfect world, Bridget soon discovers Siobhan’s shocking secrets, from a strained relationship with her husband, an affair with her best friend’s husband and a troubled step daughter, she soon realises she is no safer as Siobhan than she is as herself…a self everyone finds different but are happy to accept...
A must see series, showing now on Thursday’s at 8:00pm on Sky Living. “Ringer” is SofiasChoices for October 2011 xx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

***Last Night***

I have just seen an amazing movie (SofiasChoices) called Last Night with Keira Nightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet.

Once in a while, you watch a movie which makes you think, realise and analyse life and relationships.  In this movie Keira and Sam play Joanna and Michael, a couple of college sweethearts married four years and living in New York.  Joanna is a writer and Michael works with property.  During a dinner party Joanna is introduced to Michael’s very attractive colleague Laura (played by Eva Mendes); after observing their interaction  she becomes suspicious and when they arrive home she confronts him in a jealous rage resulting in an argument.  Joanna decides to sleep on the sofa, but during the night, the argument is settled and the couple reconciles.  However doubts about their marriage begin to arise…

The next morning Michael heads off on a business trip with Laura leaving Joanna still feeling a little fragile.  However during a coffee run, that morning, Joanna runs into Alex (very nicely played by Guillaume Canet).  She is extremely surprised to see him and you can see at that point that  there’s some "unfinished business" between them.  They arrange to meet for dinner and that is when the movie slows down but becomes interesting…

The scenes flip between Michael and Laura away and Joanna and Alex in NY.  All these events take place in one night.  Here you learn that Joanna met Alex whilst in Paris for a couple of months and that the romance bloomed during a break up with Michael.  You also understand that although their time together was short what they had was very intense, you can see that feelings are still strong, specially for Alex, who can’t forget the one that got away (Joanna).  In the other side you observe Laura pulling all the stops to seduce Michael and his fight to keep faithful to his wife.  By the end of the night decisions are made by both Joanna and Michael which will determine their loyalty, love and commitment to each other…

I was really impressed with the ending, because no words were needed for you to understand the moral of the history.  I’m not a big fan of Keira Nightley, but I have to admit she played her part with convincing strength and feeling.  Eva Mendes, once you learn about her character’s past, becomes less of a vixen and more of a woman marked by her past and determined to get what she wants.  Sam Worthington made me feel sorry for him at times, but disappointed for the lack of strength, although he felt very confused he could have been a little stronger.  As for Guillaume Canet, I thought his performance was flawless; he portrayed perfectly the guy who fell in love, lost his chance but needed closer to move on.  His eyes expressed throughout the movie how he truly felt for Joanna.

A great film, directed by a woman Massy Tadjedin; very cleverly written; long enough to keep you interested, with adult themes and an interesting view on love, life and relationship choices!  Out Now!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Then Sofia Finally Said...

This is a strange day for me to publish my first blog... I'm Portuguese but have lived in the UK for the last 15 years. When I was growing up, my imagination always got the best of me... I loved reading romance books, loved watching Top of the Pops but my greatest passion has always been movies! To be truthful this has been a family passion, my elder sister Nilza, was the storyteller, she used to watch movies at the cinema or on video at her friends houses (we never had a video player whilst we were growing up) and then come home and tell my niece and I the whole movie, from beginning to end!  The one I will never forget her description was Nightmare in Elm Street.  I was horrified and even scared of falling asleep, just by the way she relayed the movie to us.  The Exorcist... I was only able to see it when I was 23 years old, here in the UK, for fear of what I had heard... that is how good she was...  so, I think my passion for movies and TV, came from a poor but happy childhood where TV was our only connection to the world and my taste for talking about them came from how they made me feel, the thoughts they gave me; and how I sometimes could empathize with the characters!  I am much older now and still feel the same way... Today I want to celebrate Elizabeth Taylor (the reason why it was a strange day to start a blog about movies), but Sofia'sChoice is to thank her for being a wonderful actress who brought so much light to our screens, for her flawless acting skills, for being a true Hollywood Queen, even with a life of pain, but always with much passion...RIP Elizabeth, heaven was missing a Beautiful Angel!!!