TMP Television Edition: Music/Musicals

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring my favorite musical moment/musicals!

#1 Galavant

This is actually one of my most recent discoveries. I saw a bunch of quotes and tumblr and found myself laughing tears at the trailer. Galavant is a dashing knight – or at least he was one before his woman ditched him for the king…
One of the leading actresses described the show as “the bastard child of Monty Python and The Princess Bride.” Now imagine that with music and tell me you don’t want to check it out immediately!

#2 Glee

Time for a confession: I haven’t seen a single episode of Glee (yet). I did, however, see a bunch of clips with the Glee cast interpreting famous songs, so I’m really intrigued. The show has 121 episodes and I’m not ready for that kind of commitment. Glee seems to be a brilliant show and I will check it out at some point. Just not today.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Interview

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about some famous Interview moments in films!

#1 Interview with the Vampire

Well, this was the movie I thought of and I guess, it’s also the most obvious choice. There’s not exactly a single memorable interview scene, that I can think of. However, the entire film is basically what Louis (who claims to be a vampire) tells a reporter during an interview. Brilliant film!

#2 The Devil Wears Prada

I love this movie almost as much as I hate the book it is based on. The Devil Wears Prada features Anne Hathaway who gets a job at the famous fashion magazine Runway. We get a super iconic (and hilarious) scene where Anne is interviewed by Meryl Streep in order to get that job.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Let’s Start at the End

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’m not quite sure what to do with the topic. Well, I interpret it as telling you about films with non-linear narratives. So prepare yourself for the ride!

#1 Gone Girl

Gone Girl was one of the biggest films of 2014. Personally, I am not a fan of what I refer to as the “crazy bitch” genre and therefore wasn’t that thrilled by Gone Girl. It does, however, have an interesting narrative structure that makes it worth checking out!

#2 Mr. Nobody

When I read this week’s theme, Mr. Nobody was the first movie to come to my mind. It explores the butterfly effect theory where one little decision can ultimately end in enormous differences. So Mr. Nobody actually shows the same timeline and how it alters. The idea of the film is super fascinating, so I’d definitely suggest checking it out.
Although I have to admit, with each time I re-watch it, I discover something I don’t like. The first time, however, I was absolutely over the moon!

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Thursday Movie Picks: Unrecognizable Actor Transformation

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
For this week, I’ll tell about some pretty awesome actor transformations. I haven’t seen any of the films yet, but they are waiting on my to-watch-list!

#1 Cate Blanchett in I’m Not There

Among several other famous actors like Heath Ledger and Richard Gere, Cate Blanchett made the transformation to Bob Dylan for the movie I’m Not There. She looks so much like Dylan, I can’t believe it!
This film is extremely promising, so I really hope I find the time to check it out soon-ish.

#2 Jared Leto in Chapter 27

For Chapter 27 musician/actor Jared Leto gained 30 kg to look like Mark David Chapman. You read that correctly: he gained the weight instead of donning a fatsuit.
The film is a bio-drama depicting the murder of John Lennon, with the title being a reference to J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. So much intriguing stuff there!

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TMP Television Edition: Non-English

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies -or in today’s case TV shows- that fit the theme.
This week I’ll share some non-English TV shows with you!

#1 Braunschlag:

Braunschlag might be my favorite Austrian show of all time. It’s about the mayor of a small town who comes up with a more or less elaborate scheme to bring his town wealth. It’s absolutely hilarious!

#2 La Mante:

I found this French show on Netflix and was quite excited because I wanted to improve my language skills. It’s a fascinating thriller that will set you on edge. So if you have a thing for crime, check it out!

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Thursday Movie Picks: Private Eye

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
For this week, I’m going to do a theme within the theme once more. There are so many great Private Eye flicks out there I have yet to see. So today, I’ll share the Private Eye films that are waiting on my to-watch-list!

#1 Angel Heart:

This neo-noir flick has been sitting on my list for ages. Somehow I always missed it when Angel Heart was on TV but it seemed sooo intriguing!

#2 Chinatown:

Chinatown is, of course, a very well-known classic but I still haven’t seen it. Jack Nicholson is a brilliant actor, so I’m always excited to see his films. This is one of his most famous and iconic movies, so it’s a must watch!

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