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Il Bisbetico Domato (1980) movie impressions and spoilers

Charly C.
Il Bisbetico Domato (1980) movie impressions and spoilers
Il Bisbetico Domato (1980) movie impressions and spoilers

What was that, you say? Il Bisbetico Domato can be translated into either one of these: The Taming of the Shrew or The Taming of the Scoundrel Here we are again, talking about a foreign movie. This time we have an Italian movie from 1980, if the title wasn't enough of a hint. I'm not particularly sure which is the correct translation of the Italian title. However, The Taming of the Scoundrel makes more sense when you watch the movie. I'll say this movie is more of a romantic comedy, and you can read a bit more about it on its English Wikipedia page, from where I borrowed the picture seen below....

Halloween (2018) - review, spoilers

Charly C.
Halloween (2018) - review, spoilers
Halloween (2018) - review, spoilers

Hey readers! This entry is a bit different. Together with A, i went to see the latest installment of the Halloween franchise. I thought I could post a review of the movie too, just like I used to. However, there's a twist to this review: A wrote it, and not me. This will be obvious as you continue reading the entry. I will put her words in orange as she mixes spoilers with her thoughts on the movie. If you wonder what I thought of the movie, my answer is simple: i pretty much agree with everything she says. I liked it, and i can't say there was something particularly disturbing... maybe the beginning...

Flower of Evil -Korean drama review, spoilers

Charly C.
Flower of Evil -Korean drama review, spoilers
Flower of Evil -Korean drama review, spoilers

Ah! hi there! Flower of Evil is one of the best Korean dramas of 2020. I believe I watched it as it was made available with English subs on one of those sites that do this kind of thing. In the Flower of Evil, we re-meet Moon Chae-Won and Lee Joon-Gi who played together in Criminal Minds . This link will take you to the page where I spoke about this drama. Flower of Evil has plenty of suspense, secrets that will be revealed, and most annoyingly, a disappointing ending. Out of the 16 episodes, whenever I think of this drama, I choose to ignore the last one. But this is enough spoilers without the...

A Star Is Born (2018) - review, spoilers

Charly C.
A Star Is Born (2018) - review, spoilers
A Star Is Born (2018) - review, spoilers

Hello, folks! Long time no blog! This time, I just remembered we went to watch the movie "A Star Is Born" which apparently is the 4th remake of the 1934 original. Right off the bat, I have to tell you I haven't watched any of the previous versions, so I had no idea of what to expect. 1937 movie poster I will try not to spoil you too much, though you probably already know what the movie is all about. Especially if you're older than me and have watched the previous versions, or at least one of them. Beware as spoilers follow! The main character is Ally, played by Lady Gaga. She works in a big restaurant...

Final Recipe (2013) - review, spoilers

Charly C.
Final Recipe (2013) - review, spoilers
Final Recipe (2013) - review, spoilers

Hi all! It seems I was hit with new ideas for this blog: writing my impressions on movies or series I watch, books I read, and .. well, I don't play video games. This is a movie from 2013 and it's a South Korean and Thai production. This is a drama about growing up, family reuniting, and it has a happy ending. There are also a couple of more funny scenes, but comedy isn't on the menu of this movie - see what I did there? I watched a version dubbed in Chinese [most likely Mandarin, but I can't be sure at this point], though originally English was also spoken in the movie. The movie was also subbed...

The House of the Disappeared (2017)- opinions and review

Charly C.
The House of the Disappeared (2017)- opinions and review
The House of the Disappeared (2017)- opinions and review

Hello there! Do you know I like to watch horror movies? at least I used to. The last one I saw (when i first wrote this entry, maybe in 2018?) was The House of the Disappeared, a South Korean mystery thriller, released earlier this year. The main actress is Kim Yun-jin who you might have seen in the TV series Lost. Apparently, the original title translates to House Above Time, and I personally think it would have been a better choice as an English title as well. Both translations give indications to what the movie is about, though the original tells exactly why things happened. I guess I spoiled...

A Quiet Place - review, spoilers

Charly C.
A Quiet Place - review, spoilers
A Quiet Place - review, spoilers

I have 4 words about this movie: i got SO SCARED! Lately, I can't sit still through a scary movie anymore, no matter the type. I get really absorbed into the action, and then anxious, sometimes to the paranoid level. And of course all other related and not fun jazz. It was A's birthday today - April 14th, so we had to do something fun. Going to the movies IS fun. Before I start, I have to warn you there won't be major spoilers this time because the movie is new, still playing and some of you might not want to be spoiled. If you want to read spoilers, I'm sure there are many other sites and blogs...

Shadowscapes Tarot - Ace of Cups

Charly C.
Shadowscapes Tarot - Ace of Cups
Shadowscapes Tarot - Ace of Cups

Hi all! Today, we have a look at the Ace of Cups from the Shadowscapes tarot deck. The first things we see on this card are the big yellow fish, faes and the elegant cup. Some fish seem to fly or float above the cup while others swim under it. Blue and gold are the main colors of the card. None of the fish or the faes are looking at us. These are some things to consider when dealing with the Ace of Cups [from the official page]: The water element. Deep feelings, intimacy, compassion, love. For me, this suite is rather sad, melancholic. Sometimes almost void of life. What do we see? There are other...

Fantasy Island (2020) - critique and spoilers

Charly C.
Fantasy Island (2020) - critique and spoilers
Fantasy Island (2020) - critique and spoilers

Hi all! Today we take a look at a movie, after quite a bit of time. This post first appeared sometime in 2020 on the old site/platform. Just because it's quarantine time due to the virus (in mid April when i started writing this), doesn't mean we can't watch movies anymore. So, we watched Fantasy Island, and I have opinions (who nobody asked for, of course). I only recognized 2 actresses in this supernatural horror, Maggie Q (as Gwen Olsen). and Lucy Hale (as Melanie Cole), and one actor, Michael Rooker (as Damon). I actually wouldn't really call it horror, but a thriller for i didn't get scared...

Shadowscapes Tarot – Ten of Swords

Charly C.
Shadowscapes Tarot – Ten of Swords
Shadowscapes Tarot – Ten of Swords

Hello! We continue interpreting the Shadowscapes Tarot. This time we have the Ten of Swords. What do we see? The card is split almost in half based on color: the upper part is crimson-red and the lower part is purple with hints of yellow. We then see a human figure that makes us think of The Fool card. The figure looks away from us, and it also seems as if she doesn't have a face. She seems to have tattoos on her upper arms, as well as a red ribbon on each arm. She wears a large piece of cloth, white/yellow in color. it seems to be breaking apart, and turn crimson. She has long blond hair. Her...

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