First of all, hope you all had an awesome christmas!!!
My christmas was really nice, spending christmas eve at my parents place with the family, santa came of corse with lots of nice gifts, then christmas day evening I was at the local 'pub' with some friends.

Today I decided to try to make lasagna!
Done it once before, but that turned out in a total failure, but today I'm actually following a recipe instead of improvising.
It's in the oven now and this far it has gone really well. Waiting for the final result with high hopes cause I really have a craving for lasagna right now xD

Tomorrow I'm planning of clean up in my apartment. It's really needed!

Oh! One more thing!
Saw this realyl cute movie of a kitten on youtube. I know it's an old video and it's really famous, but it's sooo cute!!!

Well that's all for now folks.
Peace out!

Merry Christmas!

I'm going to my parents place today and will be there over christmas so merry christmas to all of you!

A change of mind

Well I've changed my mind about this blog.
It will not only contain movie reviews but also other stuff that's going on around my life.
So I hope you'll enjoy it.
Just cause there is no picture fitting in to this post I'll post one of my old drawings instead.

Peace out!

Hachiko : A dog's story

This movie is based on a true story!

Genre: Drama, Family

Director: Lasse Hallström

Writers: Stephen P. Lindsey (screenplay), Kaneto Shindô (motion picture "Hachiko monogatari")

Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Length: 93 min

A doglover as I am I have to see most movies about dogs, and Hachiko was of corse a must. I love Akita-dogs and I think that Richard Gere is a really good actor so it couldnt be anything but a wonderful movie.

Based on a true story from Japan, Hachiko Monogatari (literally “The Tale of Hachiko”), is a moving film about loyalty and the rare, invincible bonds that occasionally form almost instantaneously in the most unlikely places.

One day when college professor Parker Wilson (Richard Gere) gets of the train from his work, he finds a little puppy all alone on the trainstation.
Parker is instantly captivated by the dog. When Carl, the station controller, refuses to take care of the puppy til an owner shows up to claim him, Parker takes the puppy home overnight.
The next day Parker expects that someone will have contacted the train station, but no one has. He sneaks the pup onto the train and takes him to work, where a Japanese college professor, Ken tell Parker that it is an Akita dog, and translates the symbol on the pup's collar as 'Hachi'. (Japanese for 'good fortune', and the number 8.) Parker decides to call the dog 'Hachi'.
The same evening Parkers wife Cate receives a call about someone wanting to adopt Hachi, but after seeing how close her husband has come to Hachi, however, Cate agrees that they can keep him.

A few years later, Hachi and Parker are as close as ever. Parker, however, is still mystified by Hachi's refusal to do 'normal', dog-like things like fetch a ball.
Professor Ken advises him that Hachi will only bring him the ball for a special reason.
One morning, Parker leaves for work and Hachi sneaks out and follows him to the train station, where he refuses to leave until Parker walks him home. That afternoon, Hachi sneaks out again and walks to the train station, waiting patiently for Parker's train to come in.
Eventually Parker relents and walks Hachi to the station every morning, where he leaves on the train. Hachi leaves after Parker's departure, but comes back in the afternoon to see his master's train arrive and walk with him home again.
This continues for some time, until one afternoon when Parker attempts to leave, but Hachi refuses to go with him. Parker eventually leaves without him, but Hachi chases after him, holding his ball. Parker is surprised but pleased that Hachi is finally willing to play fetch with him b ut, worried he will be late, leaves on the train despite Hachi barking at him.
Why is Hachi acting so weird all of a sudden?

What did I think of the movie:
Well I can't say less then this: I totally LOVED this movie!
It is a really beautiful movie about a man and his dog and a bond amazingly strong.
This movie is a must for all dog-lovers out there.
Richard Gere was fantastic in this movie, he bonded really well with the dog and it never felt like watching an actor at all - it really seemed to be a movie with his own dog!
I highly recommend this to people of all ages. There are enough bits to laugh at (seeing Richard Gere teaching his dog to play 'fetch' was brilliant!) but also several sad parts, so make sure to bring tissues if you're gonna watch it.

Peace out!

(Disney's) A Christmas Carol

(Disney's) A Christmas Carol

Genre: Animation, Drama, Family

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Charles Dickens (novel), Robert Zemeckis (screenplay)

Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth

Lenght: 98 min

So I watched this movie for the first time ever today. I wanted to see a movie about christmas and  I saw the commercials for this movie last year when it released and have always wanted to see it. And as I always have loved the Mickey Mouse version of this tale I had quite the high hopes for this movie.

So the movie is about Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter and miserly old moneylender at a counting house in 1843 London.
He really dislikes everyone that embodies the joys and spirit of Christmas, he's refusing to visit his cheerful nephews Christmas dinner party, and forcing his underpaid employee Bob Cratchit to beg him for a day off with his wife and kids.
One night, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner who had died seven years earlier on Christmas Eve and is now forced to spend his afterlife carrying heavy chains forged from the greedy ways he chosed in his living life.
Marley (the partner) warns Scrooge that he will suffer an even worse fate if he doesn't change his attitude, and foretells that he will be haunted by three spirits that will help guide him.

What did I think of the movie:

Even though I really like the story and the message it gives, I didn't like the movie that much.
It was quite well animated but it was something, I can't put my finger on what, with the look of the characters that I didn't like. Though the third Cristmas spirit was really cool.
The music was nice and the movie had their funny elements in it, but I don't think I'll see this movie again.
I stick to the Mickey Mouse version instead.

Peace Out!

The start of the blog

So I've decided to start a blog where I'll review movies I've seen recently.
I cant say how often I'll update my blog, but It'll show.

Anyways, I can start with a short presentation of myself.
Im called Krissy and im 27 years old.
I'm a movie-freak, I always have my portable DVD-player with me with a USB-memory with lots of movies on. And many hours has been spent infront of it, like on the bus, while gaming on the computer, when im trying to sleep and so on.

I live in a smalltown in Sweden in an apartment together with my dog, my cat, my fish and 2 of my bunnies.
At my parents place I have additional 15 bunnies.

Well... thats all for now.

Peace out!

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