Posts Tagged ‘TV & film’

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Halloween Movies To Watch With Younger Kids

It’s getting to that time of year, where you like to snuggle down with a bowl of popcorn and a good movie. Although we are very much a “there’s no such thing as bad weather” kind of family, we do have weekends where we’ll chose a cosy family movie session over braving the tempestuous Scottish […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Favourite Kids TV Shows

After opening that whole screen time can of worms the other week, when I shared some of our favourite toddler apps with you, I thought I’d return to the topic and address the other side of screen time: tv shows. While there are certainly a lot of rubbish or questionable tv shows produced for kids out […] Read more…

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Zootopia!

As I mentioned in my recent post about things we are looking forward to in March, a trip to the cinema was long overdue. So before we ended up postponing it yet again, I didn’t hesitate and took The Boy off to see Zootopia as soon as it opened, this past weekend. I didn’t really know […] Read more…

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Dandelions & Childhood Heroes

It’s not been a great start to the year, as far as losing idols and heroes is concerned. First David Bowie and Alan Rickman in quick succession, then Terry Wogan a couple of weeks later. And now, Peter Lustig. One of the biggest – if not *the* biggest – heroes of my childhood. If you don’t […] Read more…

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Deutschland 83

Let’s talk about Deutschland 83! I may be a bit late to the game, since we’re already half way through the series in the UK – and it’s finished screening in the US and Germany – but it’s making a lot of waves recently so I couldn’t go without mentioning it. Deutschland 83 is a […] Read more…

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Alternative Movie Suggestions for Valentine’s Day

Eek, today is Friday the 13th, but let’s not focus on that but instead on the fact tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. How about celebrating with a movie night and some popcorn? I’m partial to a good old romantic comedy with Meg Ryan myself (who isn’t?), but movies like Titanic leave me cold (we were almost […] Read more…

{Expat Cinema} Bandits

12 February 2014 Berlin’s international film festival, the ‘Berlinale’ is taking place at the moment, with people hanging around corners trying to catch a glimpse of George Clooney or other famous stars. What better time to start a new column about movies. In ‘Expat Cinema’, I want to share some of my favourite German and […] Read more…

Favourite Christmas Movies: UK vs Germany

20 December 2013 Every has a favourite Christmas movie, right? But different countries also have different traditions, so it’s impossible for me to chose just one. Here are the two contenders: For the UK, my number one Christmas movie is the Muppet Christmas Carol. Nothing is Christmas-ier than a bit of Dickens, and what’s not […] Read more…

Tatort

10 January 2012 Oh no, I just realised we forgot to watch Tatort on Sunday! What is Tatort, you ask? It’s a German crime drama (actually, German/ Austrian/ Swiss to be exact), ‘Tatort’ being the German word for ‘crime scene’. Not only is it the longest running crime drama in Germany (it’s been going since […] Read more…