Category Archives: Film Love

Minimalist Movie Posters


 ShuGar Fix Mondays is a weekly inspiration series because Mondays deserve an extra dose of pretty. For more ShuGar Fix Mondays, click here!

Hello to you all! Happy Monday. I apologize for my blogging absence , but last week was a bit hectic. Camdie has kept me quite busy and my baby sister got married, too. Regarding my little boy, it appears he is not a big napper, at least not on his own.  Also, I celebrated by 36th birthday yesterday. I don’t feel a day over 21 and so far my 30’s have been pretty darn fabulous.

For today’s inspiration, I present to you my obsession with minimalist film art. Since Mr. ShuGar and I are huge indie film lovers, I always enjoy discovering new movies that may not necessarily be blockbusters or for the masses. I appreciate when I stumble upon movie posters that are unconventional and simple in nature. One day when we have a bigger house, I’d like to have a gallery wall with rad unique movie posters from our favorite indie films. For the time being, these are some of the movie posters that have captured my attention. I enjoy discovering how creative artists can be when designing a movie poster which is supposed to entice the public. 


Do you enjoy movie posters? Do you have any in your own home? Do any of these film posters strike your fancy?

|Little Miss Sunshine|  |Grease|  |Amelie|  |Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure|  |The Wizard of Oz|  | Manhattan|


Happily Every After Films

Love Story

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Share your favorite (or one of your favorite) love stories. In can be from any art form –  a movie, a book, a piece of art, or a story you were told. Describe it and share with us why you heart it.

Hello, loves! I am so excited about sharing today’s All You Need is Love Project. I hold this topic near to my heart since I am a major indie film nerd. It’s one of the main things Mr. ShuGar and I enjoy doing in our free time. However, Mr. ShuGar and I differ in our movie sensibilities when it comes to romantic films. He’s not a huge fan of sappy love stories, whereas I am a sucker for a classic “happily ever after” film.

I present to you my Top 5 romantic films of all time, in no particular order. These films get me all emotional every time, but they are certainly not Oscary-worthy, just tear-jerkers.

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Mrs. ShuGar Reviews: Austenland


Hi ShuGar Lovers! My posts are currently pre-scheduled as I am taking time off to be a mommy. I’ve enlisted the help of my bloggy friends (cue Ringo Starr & The Beatles song) to write some guest posts for you lovelies. They’ll be contributing throughout this month of April. Please show them some love by reading their guest posts and also visiting their awesome blogs. Love these ladies! I’ll still be reading your comments from time to time, but my responses will be delayed. Not to worry, though. I have planned some quality content for you in my absence. I plan on returning at the end of April with lots of heart updates.


If you have taken a quick glance at my bio at the top of my blog, you would know that I am self-professed Jane Austen fan. One of my favorite books is Pride and Prejudice and I consider Mr. ShuGar my Mr. Darcy. I love the Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice movie version and watch it every time it comes on TV. I’ve been a bad Austen fan and haven’t watched the Colin Firth one, but it’s in my house and ready for viewing while I spend many days at home taking care of ShuGar Baby. I’ve been told it’s the best version so I’m looking forward to seeing it! I’ve also repeatedly enjoyed Emma, its modern counterpart Clueless, and The Jane Austen Book Club.

While lounging around waiting for ShuGar Boy to make his debut, Mr. ShuGar obliged my addiction and we watched the film Austenland. He knows I’ve desired to watch this film the moment I saw the trailer months ago. Here is what I thought about this indie film.

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Mrs. ShuGar Reviews: Philomena


Hello, hello! I realize I am way late on posting this movie review, but I figure I am still ok if I do this before Sunday’s Academy Awards. I saw this film during our baby moon back in December, so, at this point, it feels like centuries ago. However, since this movie is nominated in several categories, I think the discussion is still relevant.

Let’s get started.

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Mrs. ShuGar Reviews: Her

Her-Frequency- Heart


Hello, hello! I hope you are all excited about the weekend because I sure am. This weekend is my sister’s bridal shower so I just can’t wait to celebrate her next journey with her gal pals. Before I continue, I would like to announce the winner of the ShuGar Love Hearts You Giveaway. And the winner is……

Allison Myers

Allison – please check your email for further details. Thank you to each and every one of you who participated in my first ever giveaway! It was lots of fun and I will have more love stuff planned for this year. This one was extra special since it was to celebrate my 1-year blogiversary. I appreciate all of you who took the time to participate and share the love. I heart you all!

Now, let’s talk movies. Every once in a great while there comes a film that is like no other. It reminds us of nothing in the past because it is truly a creative piece of art. This movie is Her.

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Mrs. ShuGar Reviews: Inside Llewyn Davis and Nebraska


Hi there! We’re shaking things up a bit in ShuGar Love land and reviewing two movies this week. There is a method to my madness, so trust me! My feelings about both of these movies are similar, therefore, in the interest of time (The Oscars are coming!), I decided to do a double feature post.

Over the winter break, Mr. ShuGar and I saw Inside Llewyn Davis and Nebraska and below are my thoughts on these two films.

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Mrs. ShuGar Reviews: American Hustle


Hi there! Finally, TGIF! This week has been extremely busy and I have neglected blogging a bit. Work is picking up and our home improvement projects are well underway. Since the painters completed the project, we’ve had our house in total disaster. We haven’t made an effort to clean it up as we are installing wooden floors for ShuGar baby’s room. In short, the ShuGar house is in disaray as we continue to prep for baby. It’s daunting and exciting all at the same time!

Mr. ShuGar and I have managed to see some of the Oscar-worthy films in the past weeks. This is our annual tradition and our favorite time to go to the movies! I’ve been anxiously wanting to share my reviews, so I’ll be sprinkling them throughout the next few weeks leading up to the Oscars.  Let’s start today with American Hustle.

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Mrs. ShuGar’s Top Holiday Movies

Hi friends! How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting? We had a very productive weekend, which included bridal shower crafting for my sis, watching American Hustle, brunching with an old friend at Mo’s, writing Christmas cards, and conquering our fear of starting our baby registry.  We were busy, but it feels great! As I’ve previously mentioned, Mr. ShuGar and I have a tradition of watching as many Oscar/Golden Globe nominated films and I will share my reviews here. Stay tuned for American Hustle!

Now, for this week’s ShuGar Fix Mondays, it is Christmas themed because we are only a little over a week away! We are a movie-watching couple for sure.  It’s what we do to unwind and have fun. Below are my Top 5 holiday movies I watch over and over and over again. They are all kind of quirky, but sweet and cute and perfect for the season!

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Mrs. ShuGar Reviews: Annie Hall

Hi all! How was your Halloween? We had tons of fun! Mr. ShuGar and I dressed up as the main characters in the indie flick Juno.  In case you missed it, check out my fb or instagram for pics.

Mr. ShuGar and I have a thing for Woody Allen. I acknowledge that Woody Allen is not for everyone. Myself, I can only take him in low doses, but, in my book, he is a comedic & writing genius.  Besides Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine, I prefer Woody’s older films when he was in his prime. By far, my fave film of his and one of my fave of all time is Annie Hall. This movie redefined what we now refer to as romantic comedies. It’s smart, funny and so-not-sappy.

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Mrs. ShuGar Reviews: Sunset Boulevard

Surely you have heard, “Alright Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” I had known of this quote way before I knew it was from the classic film, Sunset Boulevard.  It was not until I began to date Mr. ShuGar that I discovered this classic gem and I have been obsessed ever since. One of the beauties of being with a filmmaker is discovering movies that are outside my normal “comfort zone”, only to realize the greatness of this art form beyond my wildest imagination.

I would love to share with you the films I have discovered so that you, too, can enjoy them.  Sunset Boulevard is one of those films that has challenged my preconceived notions of what an “old”, black and white movie could be.

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