Monday Movie Marathon: After Too Much Turkey

This week’s movie marathon features the films I like to watch during the Christmas season. I come from a small family, and after we eat our delicious meal, talk, clean up a bit and stare at each other for a while, all that’s left to do really, is watch some movies. So cozy up with a blanket and a good cup of eggnog and enjoy.


doctor_zhivago_poster1. Doctor Zhivago (David Lean, 1965): Perhaps not the happiest (or shortest) of films, but this wintery Russian film will take you on a journey of love and struggle. An epic tale that warms, and breaks my heart every time I watch it

EdwardScissorhands_poster_vamadesign_big2. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990): The whole time, I just ask myself “why did this scientist think SCISSORS was a good idea for hands?!” But then, I guess we wouldn’t have a movie. You just have to go with it; it’s quirky and lovely and all the characters are so unique. And you see Winona Ryder as a blonde. Yup.

l_31499_0218967_ac2e5c51 3. The Family Man (Brett Ratner, 2000): I am such a sucker for this film. I know it’s Nicholas Cage and I know it’s cheesy, but I can’t help myself, I love it! So here is my confession. It’s a beautiful story; just try it. Please?

love_actually_ver1 4. Love Actually (Richard Curtis, 2003): Of course it’s here, how could it not be. THE Christmas movie of our generation. But at least this one is good!


That’s it for this week’s Monday Movie Marathon. Hope you all have a happy holiday season to spend time with family and friends. And perhaps discover a love for some new films!

What would your picks be? Tweet me @warriorrenaud or use the hashtag #mondaymoviemarathon!

Getting Away

Sorry I’ve been away again, with more excuses this time. But at least I have something to show for it! A friend studying abroad suggested we meet in Barcelona, so I booked a flight and made the best of my time in Europe. Getting there was a bit crazy, and after 2 days of traveling, all I wanted was to be horizontal. So 7 nights in Barcelona, 2 in London visiting some friends and one night in Paris trying to recover (however that night was probably the craziest, for not so fun reasons…) and I had a wonderful time. Too bad I’ve been so sick this week to properly reminisce. Well, I finally went through my pictures, so here is a small collection of them. Enjoy.

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