Events, Films, YouTube

MTV Movie Awards 2017 | Best Actor winner Emma Watson speech

Last Sunday were the MTV Movie and TV Awards of 2017.

I remember watching this event as a teenager, ready in front of the television to see the highlights that were broadcast in The Netherlands. This year Emma Watson has won the first gender neutral award for best Actor in a film. She has won this for her acting in the film ‘Beauty and the Beast’.  Once again, Emma Watson has given an incredible speech. Let her inspire you!

Enjoy watching  the short video!

Emma Watson Accepts Best Actor in a Movie | MTV Movie & TV Awards

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Emma Watson accepts the award for Best Actor in a Movie for her role as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. See more at http://www.mtv.com/movie-and-tv-awards/ #MTVAwards

A few favourite quotes:

  • “The first acting award in history, that does not separate nominees based on their sex. Says something about how we perceive human experience.”
  • “Empathy and the ability to use your imagination, should have no limits.”
  • “I am so proud to be a part of a film that celebrates diversity, literacy, inclusion, joy and love the way that this one does.”

She give thanks to:

  • The person who announced her and gave her the award
  • The writer of the original Belle
  • The writer of the book on what the animated film was based on
  • The actor of the original Belle
  • Every single person who voted for Emma Watson
  • The other nominated people alongside her
  • Anyone and everyone who had anything to do with giving Emma Watson this opportunity and for supporting her on that journey.

Let her speech be an inspiration for your own speeches

Greetings by Sophie

Series

Arrow | Season Three

My series review of “Arrow | Season Three” a creation by Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television .

 

In my view…

Previously I have written about the first two seasons: Arrow | Season One and Arrow | Season Two

This season is after the second the most storytelling one. Some characters are back in the world of Starling City, a world beyond even occurs and nearly everybody has his or her own secrets. The Arrow started with one man and is now formed as a group. But the group is not working well together and they try, or at least ‘The Arrow’ tries, to have a break from being the hero of Starling City and fight the unrightousness.

There is only one character that plays a constant small but important role in this season. Sadly he has to go, for now…if he comes back in the further seasons which could happen, is not clear right now (I am still watching season 4).

There is not móre action in this season, but the fighting skills are definitely improved and makes it a beautiful season full of fighting scenes and choreography to watch. In this season is very important about what is history, what is said. About the future, what will be said, is promised and so on and therefore this season feels like an inbetweener. Soon after the second season you start with this season. And after finishing it you are eagerly waiting to start with the fourth season.

So if you liked the second season of Arrow because of it’s action and the first season because of it’s stories and conspiracies. This season combines both to the next level! Watch every episode carefully because now counts everything what has been said or done.

The main characters

In the review of Arrow | Season One, I have written about the main characters Oliver Queen, his mother Moira, his sister Thea and his friends.

In the review of Arrow | Season Two, I have written about the new characters: Roy Harper. detective Quentin Lance, Sara Lance.

This season there is one character that is gonna play a big role: Damien Dhark. But who he is and what he does becomes more clear in season 4.

My rating this time is a 9 / 10 because there is so much information put in just 23 episodes and so much is going on. It feels like a season that is the ‘inbetweener’ and is still a bit confusing after season two. The distinction between season two and season three, and season three and season four is not that big which makes it more of a one complete story. And in my opinion this season is a bit more dark and sad. Though there is also a lot of happiness and love. Such contrasts and a little grey area. This makes it for me a rating of 9 / 10.

First episode of season two

The Calm
“As a new enemy emerges seven months after Slade’s attack upon Starling City, Oliver Battles with the help of his teammate Roy. However, with the Arrow’s presence elsewhere someone he had loved dearly is hurt.” (source IMDb)

The first episode of this second season had it’s première on 17 January 2015. Nearly a two years after the first episode of season one (3 February 2013). The 23rd and last episode of this season was on 17 May 2015.

Series Facts:

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Series

Arrow | Season Two

My series review of “Arrow | Season Two” a creation by Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television .

Title:  Arrow | Season Two
Genre: Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi
Creators / Screenwriters: Greg Berlanti / Andrew Kreisberg / Mark Guggenheim
Writer (book):  Comic books: Morton Weisinger and George Papp. Appeared first in ‘More Fun Comics #73’ in November 1941.
Country: USA
Language spoken: English / Spanish / Chinese
Release Date: 5 January 2014
Time: ~ 42 minutes every episode
Production Companies: Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television
IMDb rating: 8,1 / 10
Rating:  9, 8 / 10

This is definitely my favourite action and adventure series!

I hope you like the series too. It is worth to watch it! I am not telling too  much about the story – never do in my reviews – you have to see the series yourself and make your own opinion. 

In my view…

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Culture, Events

Start of Election Day 2016

Start of Election Day 2016 in the United States of America

Today is Election Day for the Americans and the whole world is watching with them, excited for the results.

  • Will Hillary Clinton win?
  • Will Donald Trump win?
  • Will it be a close draw?

What do you think? I am curious for the results this night.

Will you be watching the results? In Europe (GMT +1 = Amsterdam) the broadcasting of the results will start around midnight.

Will you be watching the results? Or do you wait until the morning?

Greetings by Sophie

Series

Narcos | Season One

My series review of “Narcos | Season One ” created by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro and Chris Brancato.

In my view…

From some friends I heard that Narcos is a good series based on the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. A true-life story, that attracts my attention. I did not know what to expect because I had not heard from Pablo Escobar before. This series can be seen on Netflix.

In this series is Pablo Escobar a man who at one day has a genius idea about setting up a business for making money by growing weed and selling it to the people. He earns even more money when he transports it to the United States and Mexico because there are more people who like to try and use the product.

After a while Pablo Escobar decides to try something in politics. He starts up a campaign to be a candidate for a seat in the government of Colombia. He is very smart and it looks like he maybe will win the election. Pablo is a man who loves his country and his family. He works close for a long time with some friends but some people also become his enemy. This is the cause for a lot of action. And even some real footage of happenings and events is sometimes used in the series.

The main character Pablo Escobar is played by Wagner Moura who is born in Salvador, Brazil and grew up in Rodelas, Bahia. In Brazil the main language is Brazilian Portuguese, but in Colombia they speak Colombian Spanish. The actor had to learn Spanish for the series and I think he is quite good at it for Spanish not being his mother tongue.

For this series you have to resist sometimes the brutal action scenes; I mean you must not be afraid of blood and sometimes some cruelty and women being in a different position than nowadays sometimes. I would say it is definitely a series for the 18+ age. The series is good in the way that you can see how a few decades ago the world was in Colombia and how it had impact in other parts of the world. This happened mostly for real because it is based on the true-life story of Pablo Escobar.

The series episodes vary from 45 minutes to an hour and the first season lasts only for 10 episodes. There is a lot of action, intrigues and complot theories where people talk about. The end of the first season is an open end so you really want to start with the second season. Even a third and fourth season are planned to be released in 2017 and 2018.

What do you think of Narcos?

I am not telling too  much about the story – never do in my reviews – you have to see the series yourself and make your own opinion. 

Greetings by Sophie

Series Facts:

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YouTube

LuckyTV: Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton “Time of my Life” (Official)

This video went viral today on the internet. A funny video of the debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. The song ‘Time of our lives’ from the film Dirty Dancing. Brilliantly made in just a few hours by Sander van de Pavert for the Dutch television program De Wereld Draait Door (DWDD) (‘The world goes round n round’). I rarely write about politics but this video brought more happiness to me than the debate. Well…since they don’t have made a decision about who has won the debate…

Who would have won the singing contest?

YouTube Description:

LuckyTV: Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton “Time of my Life” (Official)
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Published on 11 Oct 2016

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For more LuckyTV check: LuckyTV @ DWDD

 

Greetings by Sophie

Series, YouTube

Sherlock in seven languages

Everybody has heard of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Some peopel have read one of his adventures written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Or some have seen the films, old series or the new series that are filmed about this wondrous genious character.

Sherlock Holmes is a private detective, also known as a “consulting detective”. The next couple of wednesdays I will reviewing the Sherlock Holmes series season 1, 2 and 3. The fourth season is announced but it is so far when it will be broadcasted. They started filming in April and ended with filming for the fourth series in August.

The first series is broadcasted in seven synchronized languages.

YouTube description and coming up…

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Films

Ice Castles (2010)

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In my view…

The story of this television broadcasted film (sadly not been in cinemas) is about a young girl who dreams of figure skating and one day becoming a champion. The road to achieve such a succes is hard and she has to leave her family for a while. The beauty of this film is, at a sudden point she does not see that well anymore and she goes back to her family who always support her. From that moment on, she becomes a strong woman who makes her own decisions.

As far as I know, I have never seen acting the people of the top characters before. They fulfilled their role beautifully and sometimes a bit more simple. But this film is a remake of the film Ice Castles (1978). And in my opinion is that time difference not that clear.

The sport figure skating is beautiful! And this film shows that even with bad luck, tragedy or something negative in your life. If you really want something and fight for it, you can do it! And even better when your closests family and friends always got your back

A lovely film to watch on just a weekday evening.

Trailer:

I am not telling about the story – never do in my film reviews – you have to see the film yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the film too. It is worth to watch it multiple times.

Greetings by Sophie

Film Facts:

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Films, YouTube

YouTube | Absolutely Fabulous Trailer

Do you remember the fantastic comedy series ‘Absolutely Fabulous’? It’s a series I have seen years ago and now…far over a decade later…the film is in the cinemas! I will be watching it this week so the review will be coming up during the weekend. Enjoy watching!

Greetings by Sophie

Absolutely Fabulous Trailer:

Description of the video on YouTube:

Published on 27 Apr 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is in Cinemas now!
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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother. The award-winning team behind the camera includes Mandie Fletcher (“Blackadder,” “Absolutely Fabulous”) directing from a script by Jennifer Saunders, producers Jon Plowman (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “The Vicar of Dibley”) and Damian Jones (THE IRON LADY, BELLE, DAD’S ARMY) with Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Christine Langan, Nichola Martin, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, and Maureen Vincent serving as executive producers.

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Series, YouTube

The Kennedys 2011

About

The Kennedy family was one of the most legendary families during the 20th century. In these eight episode three time goes quick. This series spans three decades of the life of the Kennedys.

The Kennedys (2011) is a television mini-series that has only 8 episodes of each 44 minutes. It is named as a 4-part movie event. I have seen parts of it on television a few years ago but I have never seen the full series. I am curious so I will watch this mini-series. The production companies are mainly Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Asylum Entertainment. The places are all in Canada or the USA.

The six actors, actresses and their characters who you see through every episode are:

  • Kristin Booth – Ethel Kennedy
  • Diana Hardcastle – Rose Kennedy
  • Katie Holmes – Jackie Kennedy
  • Greg Kinnear – Jack Kennedy
  • Barry Pepper – Bobby Kennedy
  • Tom Wilkinson – Joe Kennedy

Have you seen The Kennedys, or will you watch it?

Greetings by Sophie