Just been to the movies to see the Norwegian super successful thriller Headhunters. It’s gooood!! Go and see!
This is the story:
Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is a short, corporate head hunter who’s living way beyond his means and is moonlighting as an art thief to support his suave lifestyle and beautiful trophy wife.
A chance meeting with Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) a handsome Danish executive between jobs and with an extremely valuable painting in his possession, makes Roger belive all his financial troubles are over, but of course Clas is not exactly what he seems and Rogers life spirals out of control.
Headhunters has been sold to over 50 countries, a record for a Norwegian film, and not surprisingly Hollywood is making their own version.
It will be interesting to see if the hero will have to dive into excrement and then drive off in a tractor with a dead dog attached to it, as he’s chased by an evil ex mercenary, haha can’t stop laughing.
This film is brutal, uncomfortable at times, extremely funny, very exciting AND with a moral ending!
I went out in the street feeling uplifted and happy, skipping all the way home.
Headhunters is adapted by Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbö, I have not read any of his books, but will head over to Waterstones first thing tomorrow morning, if they are anything like this story I’ll be well entertained.
We’ve been to see The Pirates! In an adventure with scientists today, an Aardman animation extravaganza, based on Gideon Defoe’s book with the same name.
My 4-year-old has waited ”forever in the whole wide world” for this film to be released!
A full on pirate obsession set in a little over a year ago and it is still going strong, so needless to say going to see this film was a huge deal.
His finest pirate costume was washed and ironed, and the skull sunglasses were glued to his head from early morning.
We went with his 8 year old brother and 4 of his equally pirate obsessed shipmates from nursery.
I’m a huge, huge fan of Wallace and Gromit, so I had very high expectations of the characterization and plot.
This is the story:
The pirate captain (Hugh Grant) is desperate to win the coveted “Pirate of the Year Award” together with his posse, but the plundering has not been terrible successful and with fierce competition from Black Bellamy(Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) Captain Pirate has to step up the looting.
Charles Darwin might have the answer to his quest for fame and fortune when it turns out the captains beloved parrot is not a parrot at all, but an extremely rare dodo. They set sail for London where they cross paths with the vicious pirate hating Queen Victoria.
The kids loved the movie even though it was low on sharks.
Fierce pirates dressing up as girl guides and moving pirate maps were the highlights for my 4 year old, the wicked Queen Victoria was also “a great baddie” apparently, even though she made a few small boys cry.
I love going to the movies with the kids, if it’s tame and boring I can just nod off, and if it’s funny and witty with loads of twists and turns like The Pirates! than we all have a good time.
My verdict: it’s well worth staying awake for!
3 Things I ♥ .
Danish cult hit The Killing
(Forbrydelsen). 9pm Saturday’s on BBC 4 or catch up on BBC iplayer
The best thing on the Box at the moment. Fabulous script, exquisite acting.
The Killing. Photo Denmarks Radio
from Laura Santtini.
Basically deliciousness in a tub. An Italian-inspired concoction made from tomato purée, garlic, anchovy paste, porcini mushrooms, black olives, balsamic vinegar, parmesan and olive oil.
Add to any savory dish for some extra yummyness.
Bobble self-filtering water bottle by cool designer Karim Rashid. This beauty cleans your water as you drink, It’s made from recycled plastic and is BPA free. Save the planet and keep your wallet fat and happy. I bought my bobble bottle at Selfridges for about £10, but you can get them in Boots, Sainsburys and loads of other places. The filter should be replaced every 2 months, filters about 150 liters of water.
Bobble sports bottle with built-in water filter
We went to see Disney’s new fairy tale Tangled – the very first movie experience for my 3-year-old. He was so excited and loved every minute of it.
The problem was to convince his 7-year-old brother it would be fun to see a film about a girl…trailer contained way to much swishy blond hair.
He absolutely refused to go, but after bribing with candy and an extra big bucket of popcorn he succumbed.( Think I mumbled something about Ninja Lego as well, hope he’s forgotten. Who am i kidding they never forget when it’s to do with toys and candy and staying up late).
And he actually enjoyed it!
Tangled is Disney’s 50th feature film a retelling of The Brother Grimm’s classic Rapunzel twisted and tangled to suit both girls and boys .
Rapunzel has healing magical hair that glows when she sings! Hair envy! She’s been kidnapped by an evil witch who’s uses Rapunzel’s hair to keep her young forever. Enter the dashing thief and the adventure begins, this is when my boys start to pay attention.
Great action, fights, escapes, funny animals and an evil witch mixed with the sort of magic only Disney is capable of. It’s a true winner, quite emotional without being sloppy. I even cried slightly at one point.The only thing I could have done without were the songs, except perhaps “Mother knows best”, but then I ‘m not one for musicals.
The animation is spectacular. The hair, the grass and the lantern lighting scene were fantastic, even in 2D.
Tangled is actually a very good film even for adults (did not nod off once) and I can highly recommend it