MOVIE REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya

Synopsis: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Release date: July 7, 2017

My rating: 3.5/5

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WHY I LOVED IT…

I want to first start off this review that I never read Spider-man comics or at least, I picked up a few here and there when I was younger after binge watching all Tobey Mcguire’s Spider-Man movies but to say I’m a hardcore fan that knows every little detail about the cinematic universe? No. I’m far from that.

But since I am a fan of Marvel, Spider-man was one of my fave superheroes growing up (I watched the new cartoon series after school every day), and I watched the latest release of the rebooted franchise, I am going to be bold and say I do deserve to say my opinions in this review.

I watched this movie without watching the trailer because I stopped caring about western culture after falling in love with k-pop and korean culture so this movie was just me following the waves and not knowing where it will go. Which is fine because a good movie will have a sensible plot you can figure out.

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What I’m Watching: Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse

YUP!

You saw it correctly.

I am a 20 year old university student who just started watching a children’s tv show and not just any basic children’s tv show but a Barbie TV show.

I think that speaks volumes of what kind of person I am. And it just means that I’m a person who is really impressed at the hilarious witty jokes the writers of this show promotes. It’s like a parody of Barbie. The writers are not afraid to poke fun at Barbie’s mega successful industry nor is it afraid to laugh at how ridiculous Barbie can be about fashion, her careers, materiality, and ditz.

However, let’s not discredit this show completely. While it’s a children’s tv show, it still holds values in its characters. We have the classic mean girl who is jealous of Barbie’s success and boyfriend, Ken. But we also have the generous, kind, loving, characters like Barbie and Ken who will do anything for their friends. Ken is always supportive of Barbie. And Barbie is always supportive of her friends as well as giving back to them.

The episodes run a story per episode so there’s not really anything deeper or more complex than you’re seeing but it’s worth the try when you’re bored and want something simpler.

Until next time!

Best,

Lisa

P.S. Some assembly required.

Movie Review: Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl.

Let’s start off this post with the disclaimer that I never read the book yet but I do have it on my shelf. So it’s a start. The reason why I never read it yet was because I couldn’t get past the first couple of pages. The writing was too structured. There wasn’t much of a flow. And I just couldn’t get past the big words etc.

Anyways, I watched the movie today on Netflix Canada and I absolutely loved it.

My Rating: 5/5

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A Lazy Girl’s Movie Review: Room

Hello folks!

As you can see from the title of this post, this is “A Lazy Girl’s Movie Review” which basically means that I’m far too lazy to write a proper review with proper paragraphs and proper explanations of everything I liked or hated about the movie I watched. However, it will most likely benefit a lazy blog post reader who mildly skims posts like what we sometimes always do.

With that being said, I watched Room this past Monday after all my midterms and it was bloody fantastic.

My Rating: 5/5

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Movie review: How to Be Single

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Rebel Wilson, and Leslie Mann

Date of release: February 12th 2016

Synopsis: After four years of college, young Alice (Dakota Johnson) decides she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh. Excited and ready for new challenges, the eager grad moves to New York to take a job as a paralegal. Helping her navigate her way through an unfamiliar city is Robin (Rebel Wilson), a fun-loving, wild co-worker who enjoys partying and one-night stands. With Robin as her freewheeling guide, Alice can now learn how to get free drinks, meet men and enjoy the single lifestyle.

My rating: 5/5

Why I loved it…

I’m a huge fan of Dakota Johnson. Okay, so if you watched Fifty Shades of Grey or you heard about it, you might dislike her because she chose to portray the infamous submissive character, Anastasia Steele. I’m very well versed in people who hate both her and Jamie Dornan for signing onto the movie but this blog post isn’t about the controversial trilogy. It’s about this movie and the leading actress.

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Why You Should Watch Morning Glory on Valentine’s Day.

Hello there!

While I love the cute Valentine’s day movie and song suggestions everyone is posting about on their blogs or their instagram feeds, I just want to say that this year, I’m not buying into that love garbage. No, I didn’t get my heart broken. And no, I’m not bitter because I have no date or boyfriend to share the day with. I just think Valentine’s day is another day for me because I’m single and it’s really not that big of a deal.

I’m not upset about it. It’s just the way my life is presently at the moment. For me right now, I don’t feel like buying into the watch-a-romantic-movie-by-yourself-and-hope-it-happens-to-you movies because I feel like I can slay my own dragons. I don’t need a man on Valentine’s Day to feel complete. I don’t need a man every day of the year because I need someone to hold my hand, give me a hug, or squeeze my butt. If I want a boy, I would want the boy because I find a deep connection with him that I never felt before. Otherwise, I’m not going to actively look for one…for now…at least.

ANYWAYS. ENOUGH WITH MY RANT ON WHY I CHOOSE TO BE SINGLE ON VALENTINE’S DAY.

This post is about why you should watch this movie…

Morning Glory

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Movie Review: Deadpool

If you haven’t heard about this movie yet, where have you been? It’s literally the one of the most talked about movies and anticipated releases in 2016!

THIS REVIEW IS SPOILER FREE

Synopsis: Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when the evil Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Colossus (Stefan Kapicic), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

First Reactions

Honestly, I wasn’t a fan of the X-Men franchise or the story of the character, Deadpool. I mean I didn’t even know who he was so when everyone was hyping up about how amazing Deadpool was going to be or how they’ve been longing for this movie, I didn’t give a second thought.

In fact, I knew the little movie theatre I usually go to would be packed with Deadpool fans. It’s a small theatre. I didn’t want to be cramped next to people for close to two hours so I was actually debating with my friend on whether or not we should go watch the romantic comedy movie, “How to Be Single” than watch Deadpool.

Personal Rating: 4.5/5

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Me Before you Movie Trailer Reaction

I didn’t know this book was a movie until the trailer absolutely blew up my social media feeds. Facebook, Instagram, and if I was still on Tumblr, Tumblr was probably blowing up too. If you don’t know me yet, I’m a major fan of romance so this movie and book seemed so appropriate for me.

And if we all know something about trailers is that they give away far too much of the plot. That is why I decided to read the book first before watching the trailer. You can read my book review for Me Before You Here

If you haven’t watched the trailer yet:

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Movie Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic

I’m back with another movie review because I’ve lately just been wanting to watch Netflix more than read. I think it’s the beginning of a reading slump so i’m trying to kick it in the butt with changing of genres. As opposed to reading romance, I’ll be switching things up and reading a genre I don’t normally read which is…fantasy.

More about that later. Let’s crack on with the movie review!

Release: Feb 18 2009

Starring: Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy

Running time: 1 h 44 m

Synopsis: Like many New York City gals, Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) loves to shop. The trouble is, she shops so much that she is drowning in debt. Rebecca would love to work at the city’s top fashion magazine but, so far, has not been able to get her foot in the door. Then she lands a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine owned by the same company. Her column becomes an overnight success, but her secret threatens to ruin her love life and career.

My rating: 5/5 stars

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