The name is Bond…Jane, Jason or Jamal

Craig – the blue eyed, blonde who people said was categorically NOT the right man for the infamous 007. His predecessors have all been brunettes with big brown eyes it was simply ludicrous to think that a man in his late 40s, with pale skin and piercing blue eyes could possibly do the job…or could he? So what’s next, a Bond of Colour (I’m still not sure of the PC-ness of ‘Black Bond’) or shock horror a Miss Bond or a Gay Bond?! Society’s tolerances are changing, our expectations and what we accept as ‘normal’ is changing. Is 007 challenge, should he she it choose to accept it, be to change with the times?

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A Year in Review pt.1 – Movies, Books and Music

December brings about it time for reflection and the incentive to look ahead to the new year. I’ve had a pretty darn good 2015 and I thought I would share with you a few of my highlights. In this post I am going to give you my Top 5 of the arts. Movies, Music and Books.

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Never Give Up The Fight – Suffragettes: The Movie.

It has been a while since something has really got my goat. suffragette-2014Nothing too controversial happening at the moment. I went to see the Suffragette movie last night. I have been looking forward to seeing this movie since the trailer first came out which feels like forever ago. I wanted to share my views on the movie and the arguments is now throws up.

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Review: Zwartboek (2006)

I’ve always been a fan of War movies. Particular WW2. I think its because it so recent to my generation and there is so much to learn about it. Equally I think the fashion and style f the 40’s and 50’s is quite possibly the best era for everything. Victory rolls and red lips really do do it for me! This is my review of the 2006 film Zwarteboek // Black Book. I’d definitely give it 5/5! If you’re in to war and spies that is.Zwartboek

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10:10 Ten Dutch Movies I Want To See

Movies, I love them. For me its about escaping into a little world for a few hours and forgetting about real life. I love a good movie. I cant tell you how annoyed I am when I go to see a film and its rubbish. It totally deflates me! futurama-fry-meme-generator-not-sure-if-don-t-understand-or-just-shit-film-f636dcToday I am going to talk about ten Dutch films (in no particular order) that I want to see. Whenever I am in Holland we always make time for a trip to the Bioscoop. We always watch and English film with Dutch subtitles. Which makes sense seens as I only started learning Dutch 8 months ago!!

  1. Hartenstraat – When I brought Mannenharten I wanted this one too but they didn’t have it. This looks like a super funny movie, a feel good, easy watching kind of comedy set in Amsterdam. I read and online review where it called the film ‘a sparkling, romantic feelgood film’. It is your stereotypical rom-com – everyone is looking for love, there are young people, old people, a womanizer, a single parent. The story is about Daan who is not looking for love until Katje comes into his café. I’ve mentioned seeing this movie before I am sure of it but I STILL haven’t seen it! Its set in Holland, the music is good, the cast are all beautiful…win win win I think! I believe there is a link on youtube to allow you to watch the entire movie but I’m not going to share that because I am sure its illegal 😉

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