Italy on a budget

My handsome hubby delighted me with this week's movie on DVD. It's a real favourite of mine due to its charming story of self discovery, regardless of romanticism. Based on the memoirs of Frances Mayes.

I highly recommend...


Dir: Audrey Wells

Cast: Diane Lane (Unfaithful), Sandra Oh (Sideways), Lindsay Duncan (Lost in Austen)

Plot: While on vacation in Italy, a recently divorced writer buys a villa on a whim in the hope it might start a change in her life for the better (imdb).

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Nun too bad

So it's been quite awhile since my last post. My apologies, that's what happens when you love your job, buy a house then have a baby.

But we are back in business with a new look and to celebrate, I'll keep it short and sweet. This is the best film I've seen of late, recommended over and over again to me I finally saw it and wow! I never really got the hoopla about Jeremy Renner. He was great in The Hurt Locker and I always liked him in SWAT but with his aggressive performance in The Town, I'm on the bandwagon!
Affleck really made his mark behind the camera with Gone Baby Gone, a gritty twist on whodunit. The Town is dark, humanistic and you won't guess where it's going... Plus lovely throwbacks to Point Break ;)


Dir: Ben Affleck

Cast: Ben Affleck (Argo), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Rebecca Hall (The Prestige), Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

Plot: Falling for the victim of his last heist and with a determined FBI agent closing in, bank robber Doug attempts to avoid that one last job that could end it all.

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Like this?  See
  • Heat
  • Layer Cake
  • Point Break

Maximum security space

Remember when action films had the thinnest of plots, basically just a premise, but they were incredibly fun?! They starred some geezer hired for physique over acting chops? Villians were vile and even a bit mental? And the hero took smart arsery to a whole new level?

Now picture a film with all this but a truly talented actor at the helm. This is Lockout. The trailer had me in the first comeback! And a pretty rip snorting cast too.

I highly recommend a romp with...


Dir: James Mather & Stephen St Leger

Cast: Guy Pearce (Prometheus, LA Confidential), Maggie Grace (Taken)

Plot: A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the President's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

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Like this? See\

  • The Last Boy Scout
  • Die Hard
  • True Lies