I Forced Myself to Watch To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before (A Review)

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The letters are out.

More like the movie is out.

Well, the movie’s been out since August 17th so unless you have been hiding under a rock or whatever that people hide under nowadays, you would know this. It has literally eaten up my entire Instagram feed and probably Twitter feed (I wouldn’t know because I don’t use…Twitter). Anyways, if you’ve read my previous post about To All the Boys, you’ll probably know I wasn’t ever a huge fan of the series nor was I pumped to watch the darn thing.

But like many Friday (and weekend nights and weekdays), where my friends manage to convince me to drink even though I really shouldn’t, I was peer pressured into doing something I kind of didn’t want to do. And that includes watching this movie.

I had an opinion of it before I walked in. I didn’t expect the best acting nor did I expect the movie to follow the book because come on. When do movie adaptations ever follow the book word by word. ANYWAYS, so my opinion wasn’t so good and I know you’re probably waiting for me to tell you how this movie CHANGED MY LIFE and OMG I HAVE TO REWATCH IT 4 BILLION TIMES TO FULLY ABSORB HOW GOOD IT WAS.

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Spilling the Tea: I Don’t Care for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve probably heard about the highly anticipated Netflix Original film, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before based on the wildly successful YA trilogy written by Jenny Han. While everyone on every social media outlet seems to be raving about the film after the full length trailer was released, I have been the one sitting in the corner sipping on my piping hot bitter tea.

If you haven’t watched the trailer before, here it is.

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To be honest, I didn’t even watch the trailer before I started writing this blog post but I have read the whole trilogy and actually own the stack. Considering the fact that this post is about the movie, I pushed myself to watch it even though I kind of resented it.

Once upon a time when Jenny Han released a teaser trailer on her Instagram, I was actually pretty excited about the movie. I’ve heard about the book being turned into the movie but never followed up with the post-production of it and have only been kept in the known from what I could gather from others as they reposted news. Even at that time, I was hesitant about the book turning into a movie and here are some of the reasons.

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Is Thor: Ragnarok Worth Your Time?

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Okay.

I know what you’re thinking. Thor: Raganork came out months ago so why is this still relevant now? Well, because I never watched it until now and since it’s my blog and I have a lot of feelings about it, I’m going to write a blog post/review about it.

So there.

The reason why I chose not to watch it during relevant times and of course, when it was initially released back in November 2017 was because of one reason. Tom Hiddleston. Okay, maybe two. I used to be a huge stinking fan of the man. Like obsession huge. Like I would blog about him on my 50,000 followers Tumblr account day in and day out like it was my sole purpose on this Earth. Somewhere along his hiatus from work, I fell out of love with him. And like old lovers, I never wanted to go back to see him on screen in fear it’ll drudge up too many old memories or it’ll end up pulling me down into the pits of hell I was trapped in because of him. Reason number two was that I thought I was growing out of my Marvel quirky relationship too. They’re good movies but it’s a cult following and a fandom I didn’t have much interest in anymore. At least the excitement was dying down for me. However, I learned to get over myself and just watch the films for their sole purpose which was for pure entertainment and not for the fandom.

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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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