Perhaps, all of us love those lazy days when we just lie in our beds, eat snacks, and watch movies or TV shows. And while some would agree that this kind of leisure is not very productive, to say the least, it can benefit you if you approach it appropriately. You can learn a lot from movies, and not only from the philosophical standpoint. By watching great classic films in foreign languages, you can seriously develop your language skills without even noticing it.
Volare or All My Crazy Love is an Italian movie directed by Gabriele Salvatores who is known for his Oscar foreign-language film Mediterraneo in 1991. Recently, Gabriele Salvatores has helmed the teen superhero franchise The Invisible Boy. His latest film Volare is based on the translated bestseller by Fulvio Ervas, which was inspired by a true story, where the story is about a boozing lounge singer, Willi played by the famous Claudio Santamaria, who accidentally intersects with his teen son, whom he has never met.
Freya Ridings made a huge breakthrough when her Platinum-selling hit ‘Lost Without You’ became a regular fixture in the Top 10 towards the end of 2018, as it hit a total of 200 million streams. And Freya’s career has remained stratospheric throughout 2019. She scored a second sizeable hit with the Silver-certified ‘Castles’ ahead of her self-titled debut album which shot into the charts at #3.
With all things, personal taste plays a large part in what we enjoy. I like Jackie Chan films a lot: his humour, the characters he plays, and the fact that most of his films are generally family-friendly really appeal to me. His latest film, ‘Bleeding Steel’, is a sci-fi thriller, and with that, Chan-fans and and non-fans alike should both enjoy watching.
‘Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero’ is more than just a feel good film, it also provides some insight into a little known fact of the history of World War 1, the important role animals played on the battlefields in France. I took my two youngest sons, aged 12 and 15 to see the film, and it was a revelation to them to discover at the end, when we were shown photos of the real Robert Conroy and Stubby, that the film was based on factual events.