Monday, July 28, 2014

Magic In The Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight, Woody Allen's latest film, is a romantic comedy about a magician who is brought in to unmask a girl who claims to be a real psychic.

Woody Allen is one of my all time favorites, so I had to see Magic in the Moonlight on opening weekend.  This is definitely one of his lighter films, falling more under the category of Midnight in Paris or Scoop.

Although the film was entertaining, there were a few places where it fell flat.  First, the jokes.  Not everyone can deliver a Woody Allen one-liner, and as much as I love both Colin Firth and Emma Stone, the jokes weren't landing with a punch.  Overall, their acting was fine; just not funny.

The story was also a problem.  It was too simple and predictable.  It was missing the suspense and charm of Midnight in Paris and Scoop.  The stakes weren't high enough for both of the main characters, so it sort of didn't matter to the audience if they ended up together at the end or not.  Which brings me to my next point -

The 30 year age difference between Colin Firth and Emma Stone, who play the romantic interests, is INCREDIBLY uncomfortable to watch!!

Overall, I enjoyed the film but I didn't love it.  If you are a Woody Allen fan then I would recommend for you to see it.  If you don't care about Woody Allen then this is probably a Netflix film for you. x


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Saturday, July 26, 2014

July Blog Love: Sweet Tooth Edition

For July's Blog Love post, I am featuring dessert recipes from some of my favorite blogs!  Get ready, you are going to want to pin these!

Girl Nesting - Brownie, Raspberry & Milk Popsicles

A Beautiful Mess - Chocolate-Covered Cherry Ice Cream

What Olivia Did - Salted Caramel Popcorn

Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice - Lazy Daisy Cake

Cupcakes & Cashmere - Peach Cobbler

Smitten Kitchen - Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yum! x

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