About me

Well i don’t know exactly why i create this blog but i think it will be fun. It was a beautiful rainy day… When i create this blog and now i am going to tell you a little from me..

My name is Rodrigo de Almeida, i am 15 years old. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. When i was born i lived in Portugal for 2 years and then i moved back to Venezuela. I studied in a school, I learned to speak and write english and spanish perfectly. 12 years later i moved to Lisbon, Portugal. Now i am living Lisbon and now i am learning to speak portuguese and french in school.

I moved to portugal because of the situation in Venezuela like for example when you go to the market there is no food and when there is food the prices are extremely high, you can’t go to the street and walk because is not safe and a dictatorial government

Another reason is because of my father job because the government is not letting my father company work.

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Top 25 Movies of 2015

  1. Birdman

Michael Keaton lights Birdman
Credit: Fox Searchlight/©20thCentFox/Courtesy Evere/R
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts
Certificate: 15
Running time: 119 mins

We said: Michael Keaton plays the one-time star of a Hollywood superhero franchise seeking to redeem himself on the Broadway stage. Keaton, a one-time Batman himself, “gives the performance of his career” in this “hilarious, beautiful, film-defying film”.

  1. Selma

David Oyelowo (centre) as Martin Luther King Jr in Ava DuVernay’s Selma, flanked by Tessa Thompson (Diane Nash), Omar Dorsey (James Orange), Colman Domingo (Ralph Abernathy), André Holland (Andrew Young), Corey Reynolds (Rev CT Vivian) and Lorraine Toussaint (Amelia Boynton)
David Oyelowo (centre) as Martin Luther King Jr in Ava DuVernay’s Selma
Credit: Atsushi Nishijima
Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Tim Roth
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 128 mins

We said: British actor David Oyelowo is “electrifying” as Martin Luther King in Ava DuVernay’s “scorching, full-bodied, flat-out great film” about the events that took place in Selma, Alabama, as members of the civil rights movement fought for the right for black Americans to vote.

  1. Inherent Vice

Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short
Certificate: 15
Running time: 149 mins

We said: Paul Thomas Anderson’s surreally funny Thomas Pynchon adaptation, which stars a “quietly dazzling” Joaquin Phoenix as a dishevelled LA private eye, is like no noir you’ve ever seen.

  1. Foxcatcher

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Credit: Scott Garfield
Director: Bennett Miller
Starring: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Vanessa Redgrave
Certificate: 15
Running time: 134 mins

We said: The true story of Olympic wrestler brothers Dave and Mark Schultz, and their fatal dealings with eccentric millionaire John Eleuthère du Pont (played by a near-unrecognisable Steve Carell), becomes a “smoke-black parable of modern America”, with a screenplay as tense and tuned as piano strings.

  1. Whiplash

Miles Teller and JK Simmons in ‘Whiplash’
Miles Teller and JK Simmons in ‘Whiplash’
Credit: Daniel McFadden
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser
Certificate: 15
Running time: 106 mins

We said: Superb performances from Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer and JK Simmons as his martinet of a mentor are at the heart of this “dazzling, exhilarating drama”.

  1. The Duke of Burgundy

Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D’ Anna in Peter Strickland’s drama ‘The Duke of Burgundy’
Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D’ Anna in Peter Strickland’s drama ‘The Duke of Burgundy’
Credit: Artificial Eye
Director: Peter Strickland
Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Monica Swinn, Chiara D’Anna, Eugenia Caruso, Kata Bartsch, Fatma Mohamed, Eszter Tompa, Zita Kraszkó
Certificate: 18
Running time: 104 mins

We said: Two women who live in a grand old house in the middle of a moss-draped forest play out an elaborate sex game in this “uniquely sexy and strange film, built on two tremendous central performances and a bone-deep understanding of cinema’s magic and mechanisms.\

  1. It Follows

Maika Monroe in David Robert Mitchell’s psychological-horror ‘It Follows’
Maika Monroe in David Robert Mitchell’s psychological horror ‘It Follows’
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Jake Weary, Daniel Zovatto
Certificate: 15
Running time: 94 mins

We said: With its marvellously suggestive title and thought-provoking exploration of sex, this indie chiller is a contemporary horror fan’s dream come true.

  1. Still Alice

Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin in Richard Glatzer’s and Wash Westmoreland’s drama ‘Still Alice’
Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin in Richard Glatzer’s and Wash Westmoreland’s drama ‘Still Alice’
Director: Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer
Starring: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parish, Alec Baldwin
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 101 mins

We said: Julianne Moore gives one of her greatest ever performances playing a professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in this “gorgeous, piercing” drama.

  1. The Tale of Princess Kaguya

The Tale of Princess Kaguya
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Director: Isao Takahata
Starring: Aki Asakura, Yukiji Asaoka, Takeo Chii, Isa Hashizume, Hikaru Ijûin, Takaya Kamikawa
Certificate: U
Running time: 137 mins

We said: Studio Ghibli’s lovingly crafted film, based on a 10th-century Japanese legend about a reluctant princess trying to get back to the forests and hillsides of her childhood, is a work of “supreme artistry”, and a fitting swansong for director Isao Takahata.

  1. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence
A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence
Director: Roy Andersson
Starring: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros, Jonas Gerholm, Ola Stensson
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 100 mins

We said: Roy Andersson’s hyperreal series of comic sketches may be “untranslatable” cinema, but his film about doom and death and the ineffable weirdness of human experience willl make you laugh until you weep.

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment/Jasin Boland
Director: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
Certificate: 15
Running time: 120 mins

We said: George Miller’s return to the apocalyptic world of Mad Max is “nothing less than a Krakatoan eruption of craziness”; Tom Hardy is “totally commanding” stepping into Mel Gibson’s shoes, and Charlize Theron is “superb” as the film’s real alpha male, the rogue soldier Imperator Furiosa.

  1. Inside Out

Inside Out
Inside Out
Credit: Disney-Pixar
Director: Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen
Starring: Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Diane Lane, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith (voices)
Certificate: PG
Running time: 102 mins

We said: Pixar’s “searingly beautiful” new film is set inside the head of an 11-year-old girl, with Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear and Anger jostling for position. “The first tear was rolling down my cheek within 30 seconds,” wrote Robbie Collin.

  1. Listen Up Philip

Jonathan Pryce and Jason Schwartzman in ‘Listen Up Philip’
Jonathan Pryce and Jason Schwartzman in ‘Listen Up Philip’
Credit: Everett/REX Shutterstock
Director: Alex Ross Perry
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Joséphine de La Baume, Jess Weixler
Certificate: 15
Running time: 109 mins

We said: Alex Ross Perry’s wince-inducing black comedy about two repellent literary blowhards – a young misanthropic egomaniac (Jason Schwartzman) and a subtle, Philip Roth-like grotesque (Jonathan Pryce) – marks the arrival of a major new directorial talent.

  1. Slow West

Slow West
Director: John Maclean
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius
Cerificate: 15
Running time: 84 mins

We said: There’s everything here from John Ford mythmaking to Coen brothers mischief-making, plus the sinewy sparseness of Sergio Leone – and even a little of the pride-puncturing slapstick the genre has occasionally attracted in films like Laurel and Hardy’s Way Out West and Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles.

  1. Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar this year
Song of the Sea was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar this year
Credit: Studiocanal
Director: Tomm Moore
Starring: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan, Lucy O’Connell
Certificate: U
Running time: 93 mins

We said: Though it’s preoccupied with loss, Song of the Sea is a film that can barely stop itself from giving, and every scene shines with imaginative flourishes that could only possible in two-dimensional, hand-drawn animation. It’s alive to the world in a way that challenges, and sometimes even defies, adult understanding. The only way to describe it is childlike. See it and feel four years old again.

  1. The Wonders

Monica Bellucci in Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders
Monica Bellucci in Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders
Credit: Soda Pictures
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Starring: Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Monica Bellucci
Certificate: 15
Running time: 110 mins

We said: Alice Rohrwacher, the 31-year-old Italian film-maker, has conjured up a mesmerising coming-of-age tale: small and sweet in every good way, but alive with a power that seems to surge up from deep beneath its sun-roughened landscape.

  1. Hard to Be a God

A scene from Aleksei German’s ‘Hard to be a God’
A scene from Aleksei German’s ‘Hard to be a God’
Director: Aleksei German
Starring: Leonid Yarmolnik, Yuriy Tsurilo, Natalya Moteva, Aleksandr Chutko, Evgeniy Gerchakov
Certificate: 18
Running time: 177 mins

We said: An astronaut visits a mirror planet to Earth, stuck in an eternal Dark Ages, and witnesses scenes of grotesque barbarity. “Imagine Monty Python and the Holy Grail directed by Bruegel and you’re some way towards grasping director Aleksei German’s vision”, says Robbie Collin.

  1. 45 Years

Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in Andrew Haigh’s film 45 Years
Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in Andrew Haigh’s film 45 Years
Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells
Certificate: 15
Running time: 93 mins

We said: A couple (Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) struggles to cope when the husband learns that the perfectly preserved body of his ex-girlfriend has been discovered, 50 years after she slipped into an Alpine crevasse. Rampling “rarely been better” than she is in this “shattering, shivery marital drama”.

  1. The Walk

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit in ‘The Walk’
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit in ‘The Walk’
Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale
Certificate: PG
Running time: 123 mins

We said: Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis glimmeringly recreates Frenchman Philippe Petit’s tightrope walk between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, previously told in the documentary Man on Wire. Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes a thoroughly charming lead, despite his “prononced Franch acksong”, and once we get to the main event, “the camerawork is subtle and meticulous, the 3D head-spinningly well-applied.”

  1. Macbeth

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Credit: Studio Canal/GenEditorial72
Director: Justin Kurzel
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, David Thewlis, Paddy Considine, Jack Reynor, Elizabeth Debicki
Certificate: 15
Running time: 113 mins

We said: This is already “one of the great Shakespearean movies,” says Robbie Collin, “built around a pair of cosmically powerful performances from Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.” The text is pared back and key scenes have been ingeniously re-interpreted. “Everything here is so perfectly in tune with itself that you might expect the film to feel a little too neatly self-contained and vacuum-packed, like Game of Thrones with an arts degree. In fact it’s the opposite: raw, visceral and contagious.”

  1. SPECTRE

Putting the money on screen: the budget gets bigger for every film
Credit: 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/ Columbia/Jonathan Olley
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 148 mins

We said: The 24th Bond film’s Day of the Dead-themed opening is “a swaggering show of confidence from returning director Sam Mendes,” writes Robbie Collin. “The film’s colour palette is so full of mouth-watering chocolates, coffees and creams that when the story moves to Rome, the city looks like a $300-million-dollar, fascist tiramisu.” SPECTRE is relentlessly modern, yet “writers John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth rub sly references to the Bond canon, and craft moments of pure flamboyance that belong there: a secret base inside a crater, a spot-lit meteor as an interior design feature, a wrestling match in a pilotless helicopter, two leonine sports cars roaring through the Roman night.”

  1. Tangerine

Mya Taylor and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in ‘Tangerine’
Mya Taylor and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in ‘Tangerine’
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O’Hagan, James Ransone
Certificate: 15
Running time: 86 mins

We said: Shot entirely on an iPhone, this “heart-spinning” movie about two transgender prostitutes on a rampage of revenge on Christmas Eve is more than just a novelty. “In spite of its explicit sex and livid orange skies, Tangerine is, at heart, a proper Christmas movie about family and friendship,” says Robbie Collin, “perhaps the best since Elf in 2003, in fact, although you probably wouldn’t bring the kids.”

  1. Carol

Cate Blanchett as the eponymous heroine of ‘Carol’
Cate Blanchett as the eponymous heroine of ‘Carol’
Credit: Wilson Webb
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Cory Michael Smith, Jake Lacy
Certificate: 15
Running time: 118 mins

We said: Todd Haynes has turned Patricia Highsmith’s novel of lesbian lovers in Fifties New York into an exceptionally beautiful film, with a career-best performance from Cate Blanchett. According to Tim Robey, the film is “gorgeous, gently groundbreaking, and might be the saddest thing you’ll ever see.”

  1. The Forbidden Room

Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room
Director: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Starring: Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negin
Certificate: 12
Running time: 130 mins

We said: The most bonkers film of the year features vampire bananas and a volcano that has to be fed tapioca, in a bizarre compendium of interlocking stories. “As with a particularly Byzantine dream, you could sit down afterwards and analyse the whys, connect the thematic dots,” says Tim Robey. “But the main point is to experience it intensely – the bigger the screen, the better – and to get as close as possible to the joyfully irrational state of mind that produced it.”

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Director: JJ Abrams
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
Certificate: 12A
Running time: 136 mins

We said: It’s a pleasure to report that this is the sequel Star Wars fans have been looking for. Han, Leia and Luke all return – with Harrison Ford a particular delight – alongside a new cast of characters who are “brightly drawn, occasionally surprising, and an endless pleasure to spend time with”. The young British actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega acquit themselves brilliantly, and Adam Driver makes an astonishing, and genuinely scary, Kylo Ren, following in the bootprints of Darth Vader.

Best Photos of 2015

 

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Not strictly from America but – a US special forces paratrooper salutes fellow soldiers as he leaps from a plane 17,000ft above Germany during a training mission
Photograph: US Army

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The United States women’s soccer team celebrates after winning the World Cup final against Japan
Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

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Rime ice extends several feet horizontally from a sign marking the summit of 5,774ft Mount Adams in New Hampshire in November
Photograph: Robert F Bukaty/AP

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Rainbow-coloured lights illuminate the White House to celebrate the US supreme court ruling in favour of same-sex marriage in June
Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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Wildfires ravaged California as it suffered its worst drought on record. Firefighters set a controlled burn in the Sequoia National Park to protect the trees
Photograph: Max Whittaker/Reuters

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Cecil the lion, killed by the Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, is projected on to the Empire State Building in New York in August as part of a campaign to raise awareness of endangered species
Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Tommy Caldwell, one of two free climbers who scaled El Capitan’s Dawn Wall at Yosemite National Park in January
Photograph: Corey Rich/Aurora Photos
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