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7 years ago by

Film Buff

One of my favorite things to do is go to the movies!

I’m a sucker for BIG screens, surround sound and movie theater popcorn (OK, I might have an addiction to it, worse than Olivia Pope). But sometimes it can be hard to sift through the huge summer blockbusters, so I thought it might be nice to share three smaller films I’m planning to catch. Large popcorn over here, please!

Boyhood: This is a MUST. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, the film is beyond nostalgic. A story of adolescence and growing up, it feels more like living a life than watching a movie. One-of-a-kind.

Magic in the Moonlight: When it comes to Woody Allen the films are almost always a hit. Emma Stone is seriously growing on me, and Colin Firth had me ages ago. It’s a rom-com about a magician and a clairvoyant. Enough said.

Mood Indigo: A magical, medical love story with the ever endearing Audrey Tatou brought to you by creative visionary Michel Gondry. The trailer alone has me dreaming in a fantasy Paris.

What films are you seeing this summer?


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  • No film of Woody Allen, that’s for sure. They’re not even good anymore, anyway.

  • anything by miyazaki: they are classics! :)


  • The Expendables 3: dumb, loud and a truckload of muscle men. What’s not to like?!

  • “The hundred foot journey” pour Helen Mirren et parce que le film se passe dans le sud de la France.
    Egalement le dernier W.Allen parce que, bons ou mauvais, je ne rate aucun de ses films.

  • Belinda August, 6 2014, 1:47 / Reply

    I’m with you. If I haven’t seen a movie on a Big Screen it usually means I don’t want to see it. “Boyhood” was a definite “must see” and deserves all the accolades it’s getting — I’m betting it’s at least nominated for Best Picture. “Magic in the Moonlight” was just silly, but worth seeing for the gorgeous South of France location (and every scene looks like it was filmed at dusk when the light is golden), and the 20s fashion and set design. Also on my list is Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg’s new film), 100 Foot Journey (another trip to the South of France), and maybe “A Most Wanted Man’ just to see Phillip Seymour Hoffman one more time.

  • Belinda I’m totally with you on A Most Wanted Man! And I will certainly look into your other picks, thanks for the tips :)

  • I can’t wait to see About Alex and Tracks in September!

  • I’m surprised you didn’t mention Obvious Child. With a female lead and female director it’s hilarious and charming and actually casts women in a real light.

  • I haven’t been to the movies in WAY too long, but all three are on my list as well. I used to go alone all the time on empty summer afternoons in college, and it was my favorite guilty pleasure to get some Sno-Caps and a Diet Coke and just sit alone all afternoon. Can’t do that with a full time job, sadly!


  • Marjorie August, 6 2014, 3:06 / Reply

    Je pense que je vais succomber à “Begin Again” ….

  • Jennifer August, 6 2014, 3:25 / Reply

    I am absolutely sold on the hundred foot journey. I love food, wine, family and all the craziness that comes with it! I cannot wait to see it.

  • Thank you Brie
    i just put them on my list..can’t tell you how addict i am to pop corn ,i even tried a diet only on pop corn…but that’s for another time..
    it just that it is still very nice outside so i try to enjoy the weather..before we are all back to fall..
    Yael Guetta



  • I love movies & popcorn, they are THE perfect couple! lol Although, every time I go to the cinema I must get popcorn & a slushy.

    Been watching Hitchock films recently & just went to watch Guardians of the Galaxy and just loved it… plus you get to see Chris Pratt! lol :) x

    Marieta A.

  • johanna August, 6 2014, 5:01 / Reply

    love woody allen-
    always so fresh and creative

    i liked ”Maleficent” a lot–much deeper, beautiful and more fun than the critics made it out to be! it’s more of an adult story than a kids’ movie..

  • Mood Indigo is good– but not as uplifting as you may think. Just like the book (which I highly recommend), it is very very dark. Make sure you are prepared for this!

  • emily lorraine August, 6 2014, 10:44 / Reply

    I will check out Boyhood, I love his films. I watched the Chinese Puzzle also with Audrey Tatou and Romain Duris and loved it for a light but not dumb comedy and drama with Frenchies in NYC. After catching the exhibit, Paparazzi, while in Frankfurt this summer, I feel like watching La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday!

  • I saw Two Days, One Night with Marion Cotillard this past weekend. It seems to be one of those movies you either love or hate: I loved it.
    Boyhood is a bit daunting with it’s 2.5 hours duration! I may still see it though; I have two little boys.

  • J’aime bien Emma Stone, donc pourquoi pas Magic in the Moonlight (même si les critiques ne sont pas tops).

  • Mariateresa August, 7 2014, 4:28 / Reply

    “Call the midwife” so merveillous telefilm! Bbc, all Woody Allen, The three days of the Condor e Sophie’s choice, my best list, but a very super surprise Call the midwife!!!

  • asianfreak August, 7 2014, 8:05 / Reply

    Hi Brie,,
    i was so disappointed when I saw l’ecume des jours, Gondry’s worst film ever.
    Gondry crazy universe is there, Boris Vian’s poetry is there but the actors are sadly not the right choice.
    Audrey Tautou is beautiful, but she always plays the same.
    Roamin Duris seems to forget to grow up and he’s still the young rebel of Klapish moovies.

    I didn’t see the 2 other moovies but they seem promessing.

    If you see l’ecume des jours, I’m interesting in your feeback.

    have a nice day.

  • J’ai vu L’Ecume des jours… J’aime beaucoup Vian, Gondry, Tautou et Duris, et pourtant, j’ai été très déçue. Tout était chouette, l’univers est magique, mais j’ai trouvé qu’au niveau du montage, il y a un gros problème de rythme et du coup, je me suis emmerdée, en fait.

    Cet été, j’attends New York Melody. J’adore Mark Ruffalo !

  • Can’t wait to see these movies


  • Haha – I just saw all three of your movie choices! Boyhood today. It didn’t seem that long.

    I want to see the new Italian movie – A Five Star Life and of course Helen Mirren in The Hundred-Foot Journey. I live in Northern California (SF Bay Area) and have to drive to the movie theaters. I was in Paris and I miss walking one or two minutes in the 6th/Odeon to many of the movie theaters.

  • J’ai vu l’écume des jours et franchement, je me suis ennuyée, et c’est la première fois de ma vie que je suis partie avant la fin, c’est dire… Tout était réuni et pourtant je n’ai pas aimé, la magie de Vian n’y était pas, selon moi :/

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