January movies, books, games and music

Hey, it’s me again. Ha! 🙂 So I’m stuck at home with a flu and I think I don’t remember the last time I was that bored :O . Usually I cook, clean, I work, I read, watch stuff,… So nothing that different than what I do now. Except I know I can’t go out to meet people since I am contagious. And well… It has given me some time to relax ( I am relaxed af right now, trust me) and read. Catch up with some reading and music and movies and series and be a couch potato person without guilt.

This is now becoming a list of things I’ve seen, been reading, been listening and playing in January. Maybe you find some ideas in it 😉

I’ve seen Trolls shiny, happy, dance singsong animated movie. Had a Harry Potter marathon. A historical drama The book thief that reminded me I need to see good in every person. And then… Well if you are a movie buff you know we are in the middle of award season. I usually watch as many Oscar nominees as I can. This year I am doing the same.


Hell or high water. A nice hommage to a westerns. A cruel everyday reality. I must admit it left me a bit colder then I expected but the time was not wasted. 🙂


Arrival. A decent sci-fi where I loved the twist. Amy Adams is marked as a Disney princess forever in my head…. but that is my problem. Have I mentioned that I really liked the twist? Not gonna ruin it but it was a holding experiences.


Swedish and french movies must be one of my favourites. I like how swedes are honest and just don’t give a fuck if they come across as weird. It’s heartwarming, it’s a true love story, it’s a true feel-good movie. Go be cuddly on a couch with a bae or a cup of tea.


To be honest I still don’t know what exactly to think of this movie. It was extremely well thought out and the characters are almost flawlessly designed but there is still something about it I can’t wrap my head around. Not for the faint hearted.


And now we are here. I love musicals. I love Emma and Ryan. I hate the hype around the movie and I am afraid I do not understand all the nominations rolling in. It is not bad, don’t get me wrong. But if I will want to see a musical I will pick soooo many before La la land. And this is a case how a pumped up expectations can ruin a movie for me. *sings Another day of sun and sobs a little bit over the disappointment*

So I’ve seen a few of movies. So far being blown away is still a corner around. As far as the books go I’m in a pickle. I’m reading few at the same time so I haven’t finished any but am really impressed by the lightest reading in a while. Anthony Bourdain – Kitchen Confidential . It is 17 years old book :O ( fresh realisation for me). It’s funny, it’s honest, it’s not pretentious. If you are interested in cooking as an occupation and not a Julia Child magical unicorn land, give it a go.

Games. I’m not much of a gamer and yet I like to play some strategies or simulations. And I present to you my favourite game of probably ever: Tropico 4! Imagine you are a dictator of your own island! Where you can do pretty much what you want. As long as you don’t piss off the US. Or Europe. Or own people. Or… you get the picture. I’ve finished with 20 challenges and now my life will be a little more empty 😦

And last but really not least, music. A small mix of music for you. I was in 60’s mood most of the January. I think it shows :$ 

xoxo

Tina

 

 

 

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