15 Films of 2015

Here’s a list of my must see films of this year!! (click on the title to see the trailer)! Which ones are you excited to see?

The Last Five Years – features Pitch Perfect alum (and face of Kate Spade) Anna Kendrick as Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress, and Jeremy Jordan as Jamie Wellerstein. Based on the musical, the two illustrate the struggle of their love affair!

Age of Adaline – Ryan Renyold’s other half (and new mother) Blake Lively stars as Adaline, a young woman born at the turn of the 20th century who becomes ageless after an accident. Of course there is a handsome man (Nashville’s Michiel Huisman) that she meets who is worth losing her immortality.

Cinderella – The classic disney animation film comes to life with Lily James as the new Cinderella.

The Longest Ride – Three words :1. Scott 2. Eastwood 3. Cowboys! (yes that is Clint Eastwood’s son) How could not say no to that? Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks (swoon) this film follows the lives of a young couple as they intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love.

Insurgent – The sequel to the famous Divergent follows Beatrice (Shailene Woodley) as she confronts her inner demons and her fight against a powerful alliance that threatens to tear her society apart.

Pitch Perfect 2 – Does this even need an plot summary…NO! If you don’t know this film then that is your loss!

Clouds of Sils Maria – A veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself (Chloe Grace Moretz) when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

Jurassic World – Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park. After ten years of operation and visitor rates declining, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly! Starring Anna Faris’s better half and Parks & Recreation alum Chris Pratt!

Fantastic Four – Don’t know this film? No worries, watch the 2005 version of it (with Jessica Alba and Chris Evans) that’ll give you an idea of what it is about! Starring Whiplash superstar Miles Teller, and Kate Mara.

Little Accidents – Elizabeth Banks (Effie, as I like to call her) stars in the film following a small town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets.

EntourageDrive Me Crazy alum and all-around-good-looking-guy Adrian Grenier stars in the film following the series that ended in 2011. Crazy excited to see this, you know there is going to be hundreds of celebrity appearances in this film.

Sand Castles – In rural Indiana, Noah and his family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.

Mockingjay Part II (trailer not yet released) – to make it short it is the final film of the Hunger Games franchise. Still curious? You have 9 months to read the book before the film is released!

Trainwreck – Amy Schumer (hilarious comedian and I think everyone’s girl crush) stars alongside SNL alum Bill Hader (Stefan for short) in this (what looks to be a) romantic comedy about a commitment-phobic career woman, that has never thought that monogamy was ever possible, who meets a good guy that may change her mind.

Music Monday

Music Monday

Vol. 29

Hopefully these songs (from the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey) will hold you over until Saturday!

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

Earned It – The Weeknd

I Put A Spell On You – Annie Lennox

Crazy In Love – Sofia Karlberg

Music Monday

Music Monday

Vol. 28

I know this is not a new movie that’s out, but I cannot get these songs out of my head! Just bare with me this week! 🙂 Also, if we sign a petition can this band actually be real!!!

Heart Like Yours – Willamette Stone

I Want What You Have – Willamette Stone

Today – Willamette Stone

I Never Wanted To Go – Willamette Stone

Never Coming Down – Willamette Stone

Mind – Willamette Stone

The Academy Awards : Nominations!

It may be Super Bowl Sunday and the one day every female goes all out and throws an amazing get together for football, but we all know that after today everyone is going to binge watch all the Oscar movies (no? just me?). Well be prepared to watch the best Oscar nominated movies (or at least my favorites) every weekend leading up to The Academy Awards  on Feb 22. Here is a list of my favorite Oscar Nominated movies this year (or at least a list of ones that I will watch before the Award show). For the full list of all the nominees head to Oscar.go.com/nominees

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American Sniper – 6 Nominations

Actor in a Leading Role / Best Picture / Film Editing / Sound Editing / Sound Mixing / Writing

Begin Again – 1 Nomination

Music (Original Song)

Beyond the Lights – 1 Nomination

Music (Original Song)

Birdman – 9 Nominations

Actor in a Leading Role / Actor in a Supporting Role / Actress in a Supporting Role / Best Picture / Cinematography / Directing / Sound Editing / Sound Mixing / Writing

Boyhood – 6 Nominations

Actor in a Supporting Role / Actress in a Supporting Role / Best Picture / Directing / Film Editing / Writing

Foxcatcher – 5 Nominations

Actor in a Leading Role / Actor in a Supporting Role / Directing / Makeup and Hairstyling / Writing

Gone Girl – 1 Nomination

Actress in a Leading Role

The Grand Budapest Hotel – 9 Nominations

Best Picture / Cinematography / Costume Design / Directing / Film Editing / Makeup and Hairstyling / Music / Production Design / Writing

The Imitation Game – 8 Nominations

Actor in a Leading Role / Actress in a Supporting Role / Best Picture / Directing / Film Editing / Music / Production Design / Writing

Inherent Vice – 2 Nominations

Costume Design / Writing

Interstellar – 5 Nominations

Music / Production Design / Sound Editing / Sound Mixing / Visual Effects

Into The Woods – 3 Nominations

Actress in a Supporting Role / Costume Design / Production Design

The Judge – 1 Nomination

Actor in a Supporting Role

Maleficent – 1 Nomination

Costume Design

Mr. Turner – 4 Nominations

Cinematography / Costume Design / Music / Production Design

Selma – 2 Nominations

Best Picture / Music

Still Alice – 1 Nomination

Actress in a Leading Role

The Theory of Everything – 5 Nominations

Actor in a Leading Role / Actress in a Leading Role / Best Picture / Music (Original Song) / Writing

Two Days, One Night – 1 Nomination

Actress in a Leading Role

Unbroken – 3 Nominations

Cinematography / Sound Editing / Sound Mixing

Whiplash – 5 Nominations

Actor in a Supporting Role / Best Picture / Film Editing / Sound Mixing / Writing

Wild – 2 Nominations

Actress in a Leading Role / Actress in a Supporting Role

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Weekend Movie: And While We Were Here

This weekend we watched And While We Were Here starring Kate Bosworth and Jamie Blackley (hello handsome)! The movie focuses on Jane (Kate Bosworth) and her husband as they head to Naples for her husband’s cellist performance. Jane soon encounters an unexpected romance with a young American. This is truly a beautiful storyline and an amazing film! Luckily, it’s on Netflix so you can snuggle up with some hot chocolate (or coffee) without even leaving your home! Let us know what you think of the film!

Trailer from MovieClips 

Feature Film : Chanel No. 5 Set : The Song

Final chapter in our Chanel story, Baz Luhrmann describes how the remake of a classic song (performed by Lo-Fang) created a new narrative for No. 5.

Video from Chanel Youtube. Head to Chanel.com for more

Feature Film : Chanel No. 5 Set : The Fragrance

Chanel No. 5 is clearly the most popular fragrance for women. Baz Luhrmann talks about the heritage of No 5 and how the fragrance became an icon.

Video from Chanel Youtube. Head to Chanel.com for more

Weekend Movie! : Coco before Chanel

The end of our Chanel week is slowly coming to an end! But luckily, we are able to end the week with a weekend movie in honor of the designer. One of my favorite movies Coco Before Chanel stars Audrey Tautou as the milliner turned fashion entrepreneur. Plus, for those of you who love reading, it is in French (bucket list), so put your Chanel glasses on and try to keep up with the subtitles!!