Monday, 27 February 2017

Movie Review: La La Land

When I was Chicago, I couldn’t not go to the movies. I knew Chicago is a city where lots of filming has happened over the past few years. So, being a movie addict I went to the cinema with Margreeth and Sanne. And there was one movie that just premiered and we had to go.

So after some research in a hamburger place, where I ate a huge hamburger we went to an AMC Theater. I was so excited to see this movie. And this movie didn’t disapoint me at all. I had heard good things and you should have seen me coming out of that theatre! I was even more excited than I was before I saw the movie!

I mean, the opening was gold. It was a sort of lipdub, everything was timed perfectly and the song was catchy and the colours were perfect.
And then the story came, fun to watch and it wasns’t hard to understand what the movie is about. So easy to watch and to understand. 

It was a little harder to understand though because we always have subtitles. But still, the story is about two people that have dreams and feel like they can’t make it true. They help each other and  it had an unexpected ending. But it was good acting from Ryan and Emma. I do love these two actors btw!
And the techniques where wonderful. The soft cuts between the scenes, the lightning was perfectly used to create the right feelings at the right moments and the colours were very sweet and pastel. So the whole movie was suggary sweet but that was all what we needed on a girls night out in Chicago.

We all enjoyed the movie and I still love the idea that I went to a cinema outside The Netherlands. I never thought, when I in de US that there would be someone to come with me to the cinema but Sanne and Margreeth were into it. So I know I haven’t thanked them, but they made the trip perfect for me ;) I also strongly recommend this movie. Just because it’s a fun to watch and not hard to understan. This movie was one big entertainment for me. So I truly hope it will be the same for you guys!

Also last night La La Land won an oscar for Best Director,, Best Score, Best song (City of Stars), best cinematographer, best production design and Emma Stone won Best Leading Actress!
Well that is a load of Oscars and I think La La Land deserves it because I loved the movie so much.

Xx Rianne

By the way sorry for this very late review. I totally forgot I had written this one, so that's the reason why this one is posted so late.
Monday, 13 February 2017

Life update: To Break or Not To Break

This title has two meanings. When I returned from the USA I thought that I needed and wanted a break from blogging. I messed up lots of deadlines and I have been working till midnight to get all the work done. And this time, I didn’t finish it all on time. I missed like 3 or 4 deadlines and I had a very important test to make. So there was literally no time for blogging at all. I’ve been exhausting myself these past few weeks and worked really hard.

Also, I started my last internship this February. I am working for a TV program which is a big change. Normally I’m writing but I decided that I wanted to learn something completely new. So I went to ‘the other side’ of journalism and choose a TV internship. And to tell you the truth: it is difficult. I expected it to be difficult but not this difficult. So after three days of new impressions, lots of information and a training in human interest interviews I broke. I cried at my internship in front of 4 (!) people. How embarrassing… 

I’m telling you this because I believe that I shouldn’t be telling you how happy I am that have this great internship and that I’m doing perfectly fine. I truly am happy, but this internship is going to be a tough one for me. And I think that lots of people have hard times at their internship. They’ll learn a lot but at some point we all cry because it’s too overwhelming right?! So why should I lie about my struggles? I know I am going to learn a lot, but it’s going to be hard. So to make life more relatable for you guys, I’m telling you that I cried, that I’m tired every evening and that I can hardly wake up in the morning because I’m still tired from the struggles of the day before. But that I'll survive. And for anyone who is going through an internship at the moment: we can do this!!!!

And that’s also why I’m not going to promise any more scheduled blogposts for the upcoming months. I do promise a lot and failed and disappointed you and disappointed myself. And that’s not what we need right now. At first I was like, should I take a break and tell you guys about it? But I don’t want to take a break. Because when I feel like I should write I want to be able to write. And if I take a serious break from here, I can’t just upload if I feel like I should write something ;)
So keep an eye on here. I am going to TRY to write blogposts every Monday from now on. But if there’s not a blogpost, you know I’ll have a mental breakdown, or that I’m just trying to catch some extra sleep hours because I am having an exhausting but very interesting internship!



Btw: At the moment I've lots of blogposts idea's popping up in my head, so that's a really good thing! ;)