Movies, Movies, Movies!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


I want to start off by saying that I was truly sad to hear about the death of Robin Williams. He was surely one of my favorite actors and his kindness, humour and energy reflected to me every time I watched him somewhere. I always go back to watching him on Ellen and being so impressed of his accents and I never ever get bored of watching Jumanji. I had some of his other movies, which I never got around to watch, on my watchlist and I'm going to watch them asap.. as a tribute to his memory. He will be missed. Love you Robin Williams, RIP.

Minority Report: Tom Cruise and Sci-Fi/Action genre are always a good match. When I'm looking to watch something action packed and out of this world I tend to check out his filmography. I can't say much about Tom Cruise himself as I have no interest in his beliefs or actions but he is a good actor. He does his job well and that's what I like to see in a movie. The script was great and since the movie is about crimes that are about to be commited in the future, you kept wondering what led Tom Cruise's character to be a perpetrator in the system and how he would prove it to be false. Quite an edge of your seat movie.
The Lucky One: Cute pass time movie about love that develops quite interestingly but ends quite the way you would expect. I can honestly say that The Notebook is my all time favorite romantic movie but I don't know if it would have been that way if it wasn't for Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams and their unbelievable good on-screen chemistry. In this movie I didn't feel any chemistry between Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling and that was a problem since they are the main characters falling in love. Schilling alone was great though and it was interesting to see her in a different role than in OITNB but Efron seemed quite emotionless. 
Lucky Number Slevin: I wasn't expecting much from this movie but it did fulfil my epectations (much more than I had of it). Actors were top notch and you wouldn't expect any less from Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci, Lucy Liu and of course Bruce Willis. My thoughts on Josh Hartnett are average but he portrayed his character so well in this movie.
Gegen Die Wand/ Head-On / Duvara Karşı: I can say a lot about this Fatih Akın movie but I'll keep it short. It's a medium budget movie, brilliant storyline and acting, very realistic, interesting editing and directing, long, international but also cultural etc. 3 languages are used throughout the film.. mostly German, then Turkish and a bit of English. You will need subtitles if you're interested in watching this movie about the unique love of Cahit and Sibel. It is a drama of course so get ready for it.
Safe Haven: Another Nicholas Sparks adaptation. I have never read any of his books so when I write reviews for the movies it only concerns what I have seen. In the movie we are taken to this amazing town with wonderful scenery and we witness the growing love of Katie (Julianne Hough) and Alex (Josh Duhamel). What is interesting with the story is that we don't know what the deal with Katie is until the end of the movie and I was quite impressed with how much I was shocked about it. It was a nice detail to a plain story.
That Awkward Moment: Since I unleashed Zac Efron from his cage, which I put him in after High School Musical, I thought it would be a nice idea to watch another movie from him. I was annoyed with this movie and it wasn't even funny. Quite a waste of time really, I don't even have much to say about it.
Man of Steel: Hey superman, how about you save the city without wrecking it? No? Okay then. I love superhero movies and yes I loved this movie too but I did hate certain things about it. 1- What I said above; wrecking the city to a whole new level. 2- The directing; I did not enjoy the constant zoom ins and outs. 3- Where was his disguise Clark Kent; don't leave that shit out. Anyways Henry Cavill WOW. I love that man.

What's On My iPad // Social Media Apps

Saturday, August 9, 2014

We all know that social media has taken over the world and that it is quite essential for reaching out to people and interacting. Older generations can't posibbly understand what the fuss really is about on becoming Vine famous or Youtube famous etc. but this generation called for it. I'm actually so glad that I was introduced to my first computer when I was in 4th grade because I wouldn't want to be a kid sitting at home and looking at a screen. Kids should go out and play! Anyways now that the addiction is still at it's climax I thought I'd share the social networking apps that I have on my iPad and type up a few vise words about them.

Facebook: I signed up for FB in 2007 when Myspace was the big deal. I was so used to having bold backrounds, gifs and music on Myspace that I couldn't get my head around FB and its simplicity. I actually thought to myself "wow this crap will not catch on". Obviously I was wrong. When university came rolling I had to keep up with our group where announcements were posted and courses were discussed. I basically use 90% of FB just for the group and 10% for sharing photos. I don't use it for anything blog related.

Twitter: I joined Twitter in 2011 and it certainly felt like coming from the city to a town (city being Facebook). When I saw all the brilliant things people were fitting into 140 characters I was hooked. Twitter reached its peak in 2012 and it still hasn't lost its magic but it's definitely very crowded now. I had seperate accounts, one for my blog and one for personal but it became hard to keep track of both so I got rid of my personal account. Twitter is number one on my list for promoting my blog and interacting with bloggers and readers. It's absolutely amazing!

Instagram: Instagram is a godsend. I joined a little over a year and I enjoy spending time on it. It's amazing that you can share your photos on other social media too. My account is blog free but I like having it that way because I feel like readers would enjoy seeing things happening behind the blog.

Pinterest: This is my tumblr but it's so much better. I actually just linked my blog on there but I don't know if anyone found me from there but I have had some new followers so maybe yeah? Anyways my profile has been getting a lot of activity lately and it has been amazing.

Flickr: I joined in 2011 when I got my Nikon D3100. It was a pretty popular space for photographers until Instagram came along. I'm still active on here but I no longer put digital photos. I usually put up my film photos whenever I do a shoot. I try to keep it digi free because I don't post film on Instagram. They kind of level with each other.

Youtube: I don't have a channel but I subscibe to some really aweome ones. I enjoy watching new videos from them and discovering other channels. Although I don't have a channel when my sister and I filmed the DIY Galaxy Chucks video we created a channel under her name so we could post it. I think we might have a little over 1500 views but thats about it on our Youtube adventure.

Snapchat: I'm not so sure of Snapchat yet but I'm trying to really give it a try. I only have 4 contacts on there and so far it has been fun. I usually snap with my sister because well she has seen every side of me. I can look like crap and I wouldn't care when I send her a snap.

P.S.: I know Blogger and Bloglovin are not included on here but I really do not like their apps and I think they are useless. Which social media websites do you use the most?

Random Film Photos

Monday, August 4, 2014

Okay guys this crazy hot weather is taking away all my brilliant ideas and much needed energy away from me. Therefore, I haven't really been spending much time on this corner of the internet. Then what exactly am I doing? Well.. I am basically bored out of my mind sitting at home and watching Lost (for the first time ever and I'm addicted). So nothing exciting is happening and I'm truly sorry for that because I totally wish there was. Anyways I had totally forgotten about these photos I wanted to share with you for a long time and so I thought the day has come. These are random shots that I took on the day I took the abandoned building photos and I couldn't let them sit around in a folder where no one would ever see them. As always there are some light leaks and blurs but I love them and I hope you do too!