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Let it Snow: Couples Of This Earth, Unite And Go And Watch This Film

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Snow can make a difference!
Especially on Christmas Eve.
And sometimes it’s not just the eve of Christmas,
it’s the eve of everything,
of the rest of your life.

Christmas. The period everyone is jolly again. Family reunions. A brown-baked turkey with a tasty filling that was squeezed through its smallest hole. Christmas trees full of sparkling baubles, angel hair and soft-yellow LED lights. Every few moments a Christmas song is being heard on the radio. Christmas presents are piling up. And everyone hopes that on this Christian holiday the sky will be filled with pregnant snow clouds that’ll cover the surface of the earth with a soft, downy snow carpet. Sigh, I’m getting lyrical. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case everywhere. If you have a moderate maritime climate, such as in Belgium, it’ll be drizzly and autumnal. And an additional phenomenon during these holidays is the broadcasting of well-known Christmas movies. And yes, on Twitter the annually recurring question “What’s the ultimate Christmas film?“, appears again. Unfortunately, “Let it snow” won’t be mentioned often, I guess.

 

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Oh no, the younger version of “Love actually”.

If, like me, you dislike “Love actually“, I would definitely advise you to avoid this youthly version. “Love actually” is a typical film that is shown on different television channels during the Christmas season. Perhaps the film adds that extra magic for some of us, during these winter holidays. For me, it causes an extreme form of explosive diarrhea every time I see the grin of Hugh Grant on the screen. And “Let it snow” uses the same concept as “Love actually“. An entanglement of different storylines that come together in an ecstatic crescendo. Only now, the protagonists are all teenagers. Each with their own love-life-related-issues. Understandable because the film is based on the eponymous popular winter book, in which three authors bring a short story.

 

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I feel too old for this.

Unfortunately, after a few minutes, I realized that I’m not really part of the target audience. Not that I was bored to death. The stories eventually follow the pattern of a trillion other rom-com stories. They all walk the famous proverbial path of love, full of pitfalls, stumbling blocks, and obstacles. And at the finish, everything is peaches and cream. And peace and light. The feeling of love rises by a few degrees Celsius. In short, it’s as predictable as a story from Vicky the Viking. An ultimate feel-good film so teenage girls will sigh and moan empathetically while they watch at the screen with big cow eyes and see those romantic couples hugging each other. Well, my teenage period is far behind me. Hence the “Not being part of the target audience” feeling.

 

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The acting wasn’t bad.

The most positive in this film are the participating actors. I didn’t know them all, because I’m not a fan of the Netflix series. Only Julie (Isabela Merced) I recognized immediately (Yes, I recently watched “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” with my two kids). She happens to have the most beautiful and convincing role. The way in which she presents responsible Julie is admirable. It’s the most endearing and sad part of the entire film. I even appreciated the pop idol Stuart (Shameik Moore). He fits wonderfully with the lovely, cuddly Julie. He’s a lonely, fame-ridden singer who spends Christmas all alone in a hotel room. Ultra sad. Even though he will wallow in all the luxury that he can afford. I also thought the role of Tobin (For me, the unknown Mitchell Hope) was successful. But only because of his humor and timid attitude that fitted perfectly in this syrupy film. And here too, they found the perfect companion in the form of The Duke (KiernanThe SilenceShipka). The funniest character was that of JacobSpider-man: Homecoming & Far from homeBatalon as the hyperkinetic Keon.

 

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This movie is for young people in love.

Add a lesbian girl with love troubles and her girlfriend who doesn’t have her best day, and you have all the cliché types that a movie like “Let it snow” needs. After that, let everyone wrestle the whole movie with his or her emotions and finally knit a happy ending to it. It’s not my taste, but who am I to complain about that. After all, it’s a Christmas movie. And shouldn’t a Christmas film be about happiness and love? Even though the corniness drips from it and it is so sugar-sweet that a spontaneous stomach cramp comes up. I want romantic souls to have it. So couples of this earth, unite and go and watch this film en masse. Oh well, next Movie!

 

My rating 4/10
Links: IMDB

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Netflix: The Last Thing He Wanted | Official Trailer – HD

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she’s trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion’s namesake novel.

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Crime, Drama, Mystery

Release Date:

2020

Director:

Dee Rees

Cast:

Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe, Rosie Perez, Toby Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Edi Gathegi

Plot Summary:

A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she’s trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion’s namesake novel.

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77th Annual Golden Globe Award Winners 2020

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Best motion picture, drama

WINNER: “1917”

“Joker”
“Marriage Story”
“The Irishman”
“The Two Popes”


Best actress in a motion picture, drama
WINNER: Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”
Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”


Best actor in a motion picture, drama


WINNER: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”
Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”
Christian Bale, “Ford v Ferrari”


Best motion picture, comedy or musical
WINNER: “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood”

“Dolemite Is My Name”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Rocketman”
“Knives Out”


Best actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical
WINNER: Awkwafina, “The Farewell”

Beanie Feldstein, “Booksmart”
Emma Thompson, “Late Night”
Ana de Armas, “Knives Out”
Cate Blanchett, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”


Best actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical
WINNER: Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”

Roman Griffith Davis, “Jojo Rabbit”
Daniel Craig, “Knives Out”
Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is My Name”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood”


Best supporting actor in a motion picture

WINNER: Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood”

Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”


Best original score, motion picture
WINNER: Hildur Gudnadottir, “Joker”

Thomas Newman, “1917”
Alexandre Desplat, “Little Women”
Randy Newman, “Marriage Story”
Daniel Pemberton, “Motherless Brooklyn”


Best limited series or TV movie

WINNER: “Chernobyl” (HBO)

“Unbelievable” (Netflix)
“Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
“The Loudest Voice” (Showtime)
“Catch-22” (Hulu)


Best actress in a limited series or TV movie
WINNER: Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)

Merritt Weaver, “Unbelievable” (Netflix)
Kaitlyn Dever, “Unbelievable” (Netflix)
Joey King, “The Act” (Hulu)
Helen Mirren, “Catherine the Great” (HBO)


Best director, motion picture

WINNER: Sam Mendes, “1917”

Bong Joon-Ho, “Parasite”
Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”


Best actress in a TV series, drama

WINNER: Olivia Colman, “The Crown” (Netflix)

Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve” (BBC America)
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)


Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie

WINNER: Patricia Arquette, “The Act” (Hulu)

Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Emily Watson, “Chernobyl” (HBO)


Best original song, motion picture
WINNER: “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” “Rocketman,” Elton John, Bernie Taupin

“Beautiful Ghosts,” “Cats,” Andrew Lloyd Webber, Taylor Swift
“Into the Unknown,” “Frozen II,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Spirit,” “The Lion King,” Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Beyonce
“Stand Up,” “Harriet,” Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo


Best TV series, musical or comedy

WINNER: “Fleabag” (Amazon)

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Barry” (HBO)
“The Politician” (Netflix)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)


Best supporting actress in a motion picture
WINNER: Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”
Annette Bening, “The Report”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”
Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”


Best animated feature film

WINNER: “Missing Link”

“Frozen II”
“Toy Story 4”
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
“The Lion King”


Best screenplay, motion picture

WINNER: Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood”

Steven Zaillian, “The Irishman”
Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won, “Parasite”
Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story”
Anthony McCarten, “The Two Popes”


Best actor in a TV series, drama
WINNER: Brian Cox, “Succession” (HBO)

Billy Porter, “Pose” (FX)
Tobias Menzies, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA)


Best foreign language film
WINNER: “Parasite”

“The Farewell”
“Pain and Glory”
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
“Les Miserables”


Best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy
WINNER: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” (Amazon)

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” (Netflix)
Kirsten Dunst, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” (Showtime)
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me” (Netflix)


Best TV series, drama
WINNER: “Succession” (HBO)

“The Crown” (Netflix)
“The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
“Killing Eve” (BBC America)
“Big Little Lies” (HBO)


Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV movie

WINNER: Stellan Skarsgard, “Chernobyl” (HBO)

Kieran Culkin, “Succession” (HBO)
Henry Winkler, “Barry” (HBO)
Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
Andrew Scott, “Fleabag” (Amazon)


Best actor in a limited series or TV movie
WINNER: Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice” (Showtime)

Jared Harris, “Chernobyl” (HBO)
Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Spy” (Netflix)
Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
Christopher Abbott, “Catch 22” (Hulu)


Best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy

WINNER: Ramy Youssef, “Ramy” (Hulu)

Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)
Ben Platt, “The Politician” (Netflix)
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
Paul Rudd, “Living With Yourself” (Netflix)


 

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Final Trailer For Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Teases The Demise Of Jimmy Hoffa

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The Irishman,’ marks the first time Al Picino and Robert De Nero have worked together on a film. While it also reunites Ganster film’s favorite duo, De Nero and Joe Pesci. ‘Irishman,’ looks to chronicle the rising of a truck driver into the ranks of the mob, who ultimately becomes a co-conspirator in the demise and disappearance of Mafia legend, Jimmy Hoffa (played by Pacino.)  ‘The Irishman,’ looks to continue the legacy and tradition of great gangster films, created by the legendary Martin Scorsese. The movie will be released as a Netflix Original, while boasting a $140mil + budget. 

In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa — a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.

Release Date: November 27, 2019 (Netflix)

Director: Martin Scorsese

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