*chasing liberty

Underrated Films

(you should totally see)

  1. Never Let Me Go (2010) (Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley)
  2. The Perfect Score (2004) (Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Greenberg, Erika Christensen)
  3. Just Friends (2005) (Ryan Reynolds, Anna Ferris) (Hysterical)
  4. Grind (2003) (Adam Brody, Jennifer Morrison, Mike Vogel)
  5. Sweet Home Alabama (2002) (Funny as hell and super sweet)
  6. Drive Me Crazy (1999)
  7. She’s the Man (2006)
  8. Chasing Liberty (2004) (Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, and Europe)
  9. The Skulls (2000) (Joshua Jackson and Paul Walker)
  10. About Time (2013) (Rachel McAdam, Domhall Gleeson)
  11. Orange County (2002) (Jack Black and Colin Hanks)
  12. Alpha Dog (2006) (True Story, chilling, brutal)
  13. Wicker Park (2004) (great thriller)
  14. Stay Alive (2006) (Sophia Bush and a scary ass but good mystery horror)
  15. LOL (2012) (I know it’s Miley but the story is good)
  16. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (2015)
  17. What A Girl Wants (2003) (Some of Amanda Bynes best and sweetest)
  18. How To Deal (2003) (Mandy Moore, deep, and real)
  19. In Your Eyes (2014) (romance, thriller, telepathy)
  20. Project X (2012) (one of the most epic movie parties ever)
Romantic Tropes I’m an absolute sucker for:

The slow burn where they both love each other but think the other person doesn’t feel the same way but literally everyone in the world knows how they feel about each other.

They absolutely loathe each other but everyone around them knows that they actually totally love each other.

Royalty/Commoner ESPECIALLY when the commoner didn’t know they were royalty and feel so betrayed when they find out.

I mean really, any version of the Person A is hiding something about their identity for decentish reasons and Person B eventually finds out and is just so betrayed and Person A has some version of the “I didn’t mean for it to happen, but it did. I fell in love with you.” (Chasing Liberty is my favorite, okay?)

Also the “we’re from different worlds” version, too.

And of course Person A is trying to rescue/find/reunite with they significant other and Person B gets enlisted to help but then totally falls in love but thinks Person A really loves sigo, but when they finally are reunited they realize they really love Person B.



He was a boy, he was a boy, can I make it any more obvious? 

AU where Derek and Stiles have the classic, cheesy high school romance and are boyfriends forever and ever the end (。≖‿≖。✿)


Happy birthday Matthew Goode | 3rd april 1978

“Bring on the posh!”


“You did?”
“Yeah, I’m making the big gesture." 

Sterek Week: Day 3 - College AU - Chasing Liberty

Stiles Stilinski has never had an ordinary life. At nineteen years old, he is the most protected boy in America; he is the First Son. Frustrated with his overprotective father-the President of the United States of America-for not letting him attend his college of choice, Stiles decides to ditch his security detail and head to California for some much needed freedom. At a club, Stiles meets the handsome stranger Derek who agrees to let him tag along to LA. While Derek knows who Stiles is, Stiles doesn’t feel threatened by him, instead he feels strangely safe. But Derek hasn’t told him who he is. Under the orders of Stiles’ father, Derek is supposed to keep an eye on the rebellious boy but falling in love with him wasn’t something he expected to do. Romance blossoms between the wild, sarcastic Stiles and the cool, distant Derek as they travel across the US. When the trip is over and Stiles finds out who Derek really is, everything goes to hell. But the President isn’t a completely unreasonable man, and he can see how much his son is hurting. With the promise of keeping his new security detail, Stiles is allowed to attend NYU and win back the man of his dreams.

Goode Locations

This is getting a bit like showing you my holiday pics now but Matthew has been filmed travelling around the Rialto bridge in Venice 3 times I think - Chasing Liberty - arriving in a vaporetto, Brideshead, and in Francesco di Mosto’s little blue boat in The Wine Show.  

Matthew/Ben arriving in Venice in Chasing Liberty…

My shot - sadly without Matthew : (   …

So of course we had to get in a boat to go under the bridge as well.  It almost made me want to dive in… but no.  But here are some some shots from under the bridge anyway …

Anna and Ben coming out of a souvenir shop on the Rialto Bridge 

You only get a glimpse of Matthew coming out of the shop

My shot of the same area - I think I’m standing a bit higher up the bridge - unfortunately all of the souvenir shops look very similar.

Matthew/Ben taking pictures of Anna and McGruff on the Rialto Bridge…

My shot of the same scene - I was standing on the exact spot Matthew had stood and going gooey.