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    ICYMI: that time I met Tom Hardy: #throwbackthursday

    I’ve had a bit of a #hardyhangover since watching Dunkirk. I mean, that (pretty much) second to last scene on the beach, in the turtleneck – it just does something to a girl. Turns out Mr. Hardy and myself have a bit of history. I wrote this post 4 years ago, to celebrate the year anniversary of meeting Pillow Lips. Here we are at another anniversary so I decided to share it again. I took the liberty of slightly editing it for clarity and cohesiveness. Also, don’t judge my writing. I think we can all agree I’ve improved since this was orginally posted. (a little bit, at least.)  Enjoy! It’s…

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    jawlines over storylines

    I’ve been really catching up on my movie watching lately. Today’s much-delayed movie conversation is going to be about Dunkirk. My feelings were very love/hate. Loved: HARRY STYLES. Tom Hardy the cinematography the chiseled cheeks and strong jawlines Hated: everything else hate is a strong word. thoroughly disliked is more like it. I only watch war movies for the men in uniform. Pearl Harbor? Josh Hartnett. Black Hawk Down? Josh Hartnett. Dunkirk? Tom Hardy & Harry Styles (Fionn Whitehead is a strong runner-up, but he’s barely out of diapers.) Apart from that, I usually depend on the fact that there will be a love story or a bromance to keep…

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    wonder(ful) woman

    I finally,  finally got a chance to watch Wonder Woman last night and I have some thoughts. Spoilers ahead, maybe. I’d be v. surprised if I’m not the last person on earth to see this movie. did anyone else tear up during the first big fight scene between the women and the Germans? just me? cool. the whole girl power/girl boss (i know, can we not with that phrase?) just got me. i loved how although there was a bit of a love story, it didn’t take over the whole film. praise be. i’ve said it once, i’ll say it again – Chris Pine looks like a thumb. i now understand why i’m sometimes confused with Gal Gadot. it’s like…

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    bad ass (wonder) woman

    When I went to see (new! live action!) Beauty and the Beast for the first time (didn’t everybody see it more than once? no? oh, OK.), one of the coming attractions was for the upcoming Wonder Woman remake. The previews are my favorite part of the movie going experience because I get to rate them on a thumbs up/thumbs down scale. Thumbs up – I’d see the movie, preferably in the theater, thumbs down – I (most likely) wouldn’t see it, and halfway thumb – which is eh, if I can’t get to the theater, I’ll catch it eventually on Netflix. Anyway, I’m not a superhero movie fan and definitely not…

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    Brooklyn: worth the hype?

    A few posts ago I mentioned that I wanted to link up with Steph and Jana for the Show Us Your Books link up. I missed the last one, but here I am now! finally. I peruse Amazon on a pretty regular basis for new books. I keep a queue on my Kindle and I have a small box of paper books, much to the annoyance of my roommate mother. sorry, ma. #dealwithit I found Brooklyn on Amazon a while ago. The synopsis seemed OK, but I knew I would need to be in a certain frame of mind to read it. I usually read frothy chick lit. I’d apologize, but nah. Anyway, Brooklyn had…

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    a little (more) Leo love!

    Is everyone sick of hearing about Leo and this Oscars yet? Well, they click the little X on the right of your screen because I’m back again with some Leo love. It will be quick, painless and full of pride, of course. What I wouldn’t give to be that statue engraver. I love when he’s waiting for his statue, he’s looking at the crowd, probably thinking “I can’t wait to call Martina. I wish she were here right now.” Anyway, he’s looking out at the crowd with a look of… I don’t know the word. Sucking it all in. Like, this isn’t really happening. I don’t know. I’m just really…

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    obligatory oscars post 2016

    Obligatory Oscar post starts now: If you thought I wasn’t going to bring up Leo finally winning a gold statue, you’d be horribly wrong and I don’t know if we could ever be friends. If you’re my friend on Facebook you probably already know that when Julianne Moore said his name, a scream was let out of my throat and it took me almost a hot minute to realize it really did come out of me. I loved Kate Winslet’s reaction, loved his acceptance speech; the only way it could have been better would be if he lifted his statue in the air and said “I made it count!” (I’m the…

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    movie night: christmas edition!

    One of the things that I love most about the Christmas season is the movies that it produces. I haven’t been able to sit and watch any this year because for whatever reason, my attention span is nonexistent. thanks, social media. When I do get a chance to have a good old fashioned Christmas movie marathon, I definitely have my must sees. I feel like I should mention that I’ve never seen A Christmas Story and I don’t really like Elf (or Will Ferrell but that’s besides the point) gasp! So without further ado, I present Martina’s Merry Movie Marathon! I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this one before, but it’s just not Christmas for me…