Mini Movie Reviews || A bit of both rant and raving!

Name: Wonder Woman
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Director: Patty Jenkins
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Release Date: 2 June 2017 (USA)
My Rating:

THIS!! ❤ I loved this movie so freaking much and though I was a little bit that it wouldn’t live up to my expectations because the hype surrounding this movie but I’m so glad it did. Princess Diana has never been outside the Amazons where she had trained her whole life. When she learns about the war ravaging mankind, she understands it must be Ares, the God of war who had come back to take his place back in the world by destroying God’s creations, aka men.

I was hooked from the very start. The story unfolds in a beautiful yet strong way. When an opportunity presents itself, Diana takes it upon herself to save mankind. I loved Gal Gafot so freaking much. I would have been imagined a better Wonder Woman than her. She was simply perfect for this role. This movie is not only enjoyable but also empowering. I watched it with my little brother and we both had so much fun.

The war was portrayed realistically and the Dr. Maru or the poison woman was really, really vicious. I hated her from the very start and I guess Diana pardoned herself due to the better cause but I hope she gets the ultimate punishment. I loved Steve!! I mean, I have always adored Chris Pine but the ending!! Why, oh why!! Nonetheless, I loved the action sequences, they were pretty kickass and I enjoyed every moment of it.


Name: Before I Fall
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Director: Ry Russo-Young
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu
Release Date: 3 March 2017 (USA)
My Rating:

I went into the movie fully knowing what was about to come but it still managed to break my heart. Although this movie did not manage to capture me like the book (obviously -.-) but it definitely had its moments. I wish we had more of Sam and Kent, he was portrayed by perfectly but we only got very little of him. Nonetheless, Sam was this pretty and mean queen bee as portrayed in the books. All her other friends were cast perfectly too. I hated how everyone treated Juliet, I hated the fact that Sam didn’t stand up for her in front of everyone. It would have been nice if the movie provided some sort of closure with how everything ended. This movie stayed pretty true to the book and although the middle felt a bit slow but it was because of the fact that how everything repeats itself and the way how the book is narrated. Overall it was an enjoyable watch.


Name: Beauty and the Beast
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Release Date: 17 March 2017 (USA)
My Rating:

Unpopular opinion alert! I usually enjoy musicals. I mean it’s in my genes since I grew up with all the Bollywood movies but I didn’t quite enjoy this as much as I had hoped. Don’t get me wrong, Emma was just perfection just as I wished Belle would have been but all the continuous extravagant singing and dancing were giving me a headache. But I did enjoy this movie, I loved the beast and the enjoyed the fighting sequences. I especially loved the tea cup lady and the ending was joyous and truly beautiful.


Name: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Horror, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Director: Burr Steers
Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston
Release Date: 5 February 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

I seriously loved reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen during my 2nd year of college. I hadn’t read this book but I was pretty excited for this movie and honestly, it pretty much lived up to my expectations. I loved the action and the sassiness along with the humour which kept me engaged throughout the book. Although I didn’t enjoy Lily James as Cinderella but I adored her as Elizabeth. She upholds her character and stood true to the original character. The zombies were definitely a horrific part of the film, and I hated how a particular character played a part in that but it was a no brainer. Darcy, I would have expected a bit more from him but in the end, I was satisfied. There were definitely oh-my-god moments and the last scene after the credits nearly killed me and finally when the scene cut off and ringa ringa roses emerged in the background, it gave me chills to my bones.


Name: Letters to Juliet
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Adult]
Director: Gary Winick
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave
Release Date: 14 May 2010 (USA)
My Rating:

This was such a sweet and romantic movie. I loooved it so much. Sophie had always wanted to be a writer and when she visits Verona, Italy with her fiance, she gets to meet the “Secretaries of Juliet”, a group of women who write back replies to the letters of love, trouble and heartbreak on the wall, she can’t help but feel intrigued. And when she finds one by her own which hadn’t been replied over for years, she takes it upon herself to write the lady back regarding her dilemma about love. And now, with her encouraging words, that lady is back to conquer her lost love she left behind all those years ago.

Honestly, this movie was such a great ride. It was filled with fun and adventure and the promise of love. Claire ran away from love when she was young but after getting Sophie’s letter, she returns to find the man she once loved accompanied by her grandson Charlie who tries to persuade her to go back in every step. This was a story not only about love but also about discovering oneself and knowing what the heart really wanted. I loved how the story unfolded, it was funny and humorous at times. Even the angry young man of a grandson aka Charlie felt the change in himself with Juliet along for the ride. I loved the chemistry between them and I liked how maturely Sophie handled things with her fiance. The ending was super sweet and it melted my heart.


Name: The Boss Baby
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Director: Tom McGrath
Cast/Voice: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel
Release Date: 31 March 2017 (USA)
My Rating:

This was a super fun watch! I watched this with my brother as well and both enjoyed it very much. When the babies are ready to be delivered from Baby Cory, most of them get chosen into a family while some get their duties assigned to management. The boss baby is one of that few who comes to Tim’s house as his new baby brother with the intention of fulfilling his mission of collecting information about Puppy Co who is stealing all the attention from the babies which is leading to the loss of their company.

The relationship between the baby boss and Tim started on bitter terms since Tim was the only child and he got all the attention but everything started changing since boss baby arrived. But when they came clear of his mission, Tim agrees to help him so that he would return back to his company soon enough and everything would be like before again. And so the adventure began. It was seriously funny but the fact that I loved the most was, despite everything they began to develop a bond as a family. I seriously loved the duo and it was heartbreaking when the boss baby had to go back. Tim took the ultimate step and I felt so proud of him. The ending was seriously the sweetest, I enjoyed this movie so much!


Name: Angry Birds
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Cast/Voice: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride
Release Date: 20 May 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

I actually saw this movie last year but since I was doing this post, I decided to add this to the list since it was a pretty fun watch. Red is always angry and he prefers to stay isolated. When the pigs come into their homeland, all the other birds invite them with joy but Red is the only one who suspects them. His suspicion turns true when all their eggs are stolen by the pigs.

This was an enjoyable movie. I never played the Angry Birds game much but my brother was a huge fan and we also watched this together when he came for a visit. Despite not playing the game, I loved these wonderful and colourful birds so much! 😀 Each of them were unique and had a personality of their own. Red had to suffer because of his attitude but it was exactly was saved the day. When all the eggs of the birds get stolen, Red takes it upon himself to rescue them. He leads the mission and it was so fun to watch. All the specific powers that the birds in the games, they had the same in the movies too which made it worth watching the movie. The birds fought bravely against the evil pigs and Red used his wit against them to defeat them. This movie also dealt with a great deal of friendship and I was glad Red managed to make true friends in the midst of everything.


So guys, what are your thoughts on this movie? Have you watched all of these from my list? Any particular favourites?

K-Drama Reviews: The Lee Min Ho Edition

Show Name: The Legend of The Blue Sea
Episodes: 20
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Director: Jin Hyeok
Cast: Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun, Shin Won Ho, Lee Hee Joon, Moon So Ri, Shin Hye Sun
My Rating:

 

Blurb:

How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son of a noble man from the Joseon Dynasty. But in the present time, Joon Jae works with Jo Nam Doo, a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae to become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae’s friend, Cha Shi Ah, who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung’s only hope for surviving in her strange new world.

I was pretty excited to watch this show. The Legend of the Blue Sea incorporates mermaid folklore which got me interested to watch it in the first place and another was the fact that played a key role in the show was that a mermaid can love only once and if it’s not reciprocated while she stays in land, her heart will slowly turn cold and she will die. This was enough for me to start watching this show asap and I’m glad it didn’t disappoint.

One of things that I loved about this show was how the episodes were structured. Though I was a little confused at first, but everything became clear quick enough. This show deals with 2 lives, the past life and the modern day. In the past life, Dam Ryung (Lee Min-Ho) is the newly appointed governor of a village where he meets Seo Hwa (Jun Ji Hyun), a mermaid for the first time who came ashore accidentally after a storm. He saves her from a terrible fate from the officials of the village but fate had something else planned for them. Fast forward to the modern day, Joon-Jae (Lee Min-Ho) is a successful and smooth-talking con man and he works with  Nam-Doo and Tae-O. On a holiday retreat, fates bring Joon-Jae and Shim Chung (Jun Ji Hyun) face to face once again, only they have no memories of each other of their past lives expect recurring dreams.

The past lives of the characters were beautifully incorporated with their modern lives creating a beautiful contrast yet a kind of similarity between both. Both the story of the past and the modern day life are narrated simultaneously with each other which kept my interest throughout the whole series. When Joon-Jae and Shim Chung first meet, it’s absolutely hilarious along with the incidents that follow. Her fighting skills was a treat to watch. XD

Also, when Shim Chung first came to land, she had no idea how to behave like a human and she messed up quite a bit. And it was pretty great to watch how Joon-Jae taught her the ropes. Although there was history between them, the romance in the modern day life between them evolved slowly and steadily and I loved them together so much!! The only thing I didn’t like about Chung was how she made Joon-Jae forget about her every time she went away, her morals were different, despite that she acted against it. It was definitely selfish on her part.

Anyway, as the show proceeded, it is revealed what exactly happened in the past and how the fates of every character were intertwined. There were some aspects, though I predicted correctly, still came as a shock. Also, the sub-plot which involved Joon-Jae’s family was quite interesting as well. His step-mother was such an evil woman and how she succeeded in breaking down their family. She definitely got what she deserved in the end.

Overall,  The Legend of the Blue Sea was an entertaining show. I loved how things were executed and how the past and the present life were neatly tied up in the end.

Recommend it?

Yes.


Show Name: Personal Taste
Episodes: 16
Genre: Contemporary, Comedy, Romance
Director: Son Hyeong-Seok, No Jong-Chan
Cast: Son Ye-Jin, Lee Min-Ho, Kim Ji-Suk, Wang Ji-Hye, Jung Sung-Hwa, Ryoo Seung-Ryong
My Rating:

 

Blurb:

Jeon Jin Ho is a straight guy who is mistaken as gay when he applies to become Park Gae In’s roommate. His hobbies include organization and ironing, and he’s known for his stoic poker face. He’s a stickler for cleanliness, but he also has a talent for figuring out a women’s feelings. Kae In is very trusting even though she has a habit of being betrayed. However that doesn’t stop her from giving people the benefit of doubt and Jin Ho is no different. How will Kae In react when she finds out that her gay roommate is not actually gay at all and that he has fallen for her?

This was such an epic show!! I think I enjoyed Personal Taste more than The Legend of the Blue Sea. But both of them were pretty different from one another and it’s just my perspective.

Park Gae In (Son Ye Jin) has only one flaw. She is too trusting and cares too much and in return she is hurt every time. When in debt, she decides to rent her spare room and that’s when Jeon Jin Ho (Lee Min Ho) comes in but he gets mistaken as gay due to some previous incidents and at first he decides to play the part because of his own selfish motif but soon he finds himself telling more lies to avoid one problem or the other and falling for his roommate as well.

First of all, this show was extremely funny and humorous with a healthy dose of romance in it. I seriously felt so bad for Park Gae In. She trusted everyone in her life so blatantly and in turn got back-stabbed or hurt every single time. She is someone who is extremely unorganised and usually went with the flow, the exact opposite to Jeon Jin Ho. But when she finds a friend in Jeon Jin Ho, she requests him to teach him how to be a woman as he is expert in the etiquette. Reluctant at first, he then agrees. The irony was the rules that he taught Park Gae in in order to function like a woman, the flaws he asked her to rectify, it was exactly those flaws he fell for. Damn. Adorable. The relationship between them was simply so sweet and everything!!

At first, I was angry about the fact that Jeon Jin Ho came to rent Park Gae in’s house because of his own selfish motif. But as he became her friend and learned more and more about her, he could help but fall for her. Park Gae In knew she was falling for a gay person who couldn’t reciprocate her feelings but love was simply love to her. She was so simple and naive and it was something worth envy to everyone else which she couldn’t realise.

I simply loathed Han Chang Ryul and Kim In Hee. I seriously didn’t understand their purpose at all. I mostly skipped the parts Kim In Hee was screaming because that was kind of irritating. At first, they both ditched Park Gae In in the worst way possible and then went after them because they couldn’t have what they wanted. What. Even. Sometimes things got repetitive which was kinda boring but mostly it was pretty enjoyable. I was soooo glad when finally Park Gae In stood up for herself in the end. When the truth about everything spilled out, things got messy, but Park Gae In again surprised me once again by her act of forgiveness.

Overall, Personal Taste was a fun and great watch. I loved the characters and the drama. And I would love to see these two main leads again together! They were a treat to watch!

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, have you watched any of the two show yet? If yes, what are your favourite things about it? Also, could you guys recommend me a few more K-dramas?

Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover (Book + TV Show) || Where the confessions broke my heart

Title: Confess
Author: Colleen Hoover
Standalone
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 320 pages, Ebook
Published: March 10th 2015 by Atria Books
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.


This was such a heartwarming read! And I loved the concept so much! Colleen Hoover’s books haven’t disappointed so far and I hope that continues to happen in the future.

Auburn Reed has only person left in her life that she can call her own but she even doesn’t have the right. In the chaotic mess, she meets Owen, an artist who has a unique way of bringing his creations to life. They are immediately attracted to each other but they both have secrets of their own and if they come out, it could ruin their lives and Auburn can’t take that risk. Will a relationship like theirs ever succeed?

*A little spoilery*

The plot of this book was really unique and interesting! We are gently eased into the story as the secrets are revealed. Auburn has pretty much lost everything, including the love of her life.  The only thing that is holding her in place is her son, A.J but his custody is in his grandmother’s hands and she is not ready to give up on him yet because she considers Audrey unfit for being a mother. My heart went out for Aubrey, she was hardworking and everything she did was for her son and to prove that she was worthy of being a mother that her son deserved. And I hated Lydia (the grandmother or a kind of monster-in-law) for doing everything in her power to keep A.J away from her. I knew she was clinging to the last hope of her younger son but she was a manipulative and viscous woman indeed. Nonetheless, I loved how Auburn was with A.J, she definitely proved how capable she was as a woman and a mother.

“There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.”

Owen was dreamy. I fell in love with that guy so freaking much. I loved how he used confessions as his muse for his art. It was simply a unique technique. Auburn comes fact to face with Owen when she scores a part time gig at his art show from where their story begins. I love how Colleen Hoover can execute heart-wrenching stories every freaking time and this was no different. Owen and Auburn both had secrets they couldn’t run away from and which could possibly destroy their future yet their attraction and chemistry was undeniable. They resisted the pull they felt for each other but in the end, something like what they had, was inevitable to happen.

“I love you so much.” His voice is breathless and full of fear. “I’ll love you forever. Even when I can’t.” My tears fall harder at his words. “And I’ll love you forever. Even when I shouldn’t.

But their road was definitely not smooth and lined with hurdles provided by none other than Trey, Lydia’s older son. He was a cop and he took full advantage of his profession. That guy didn’t have an ounce of work ethics and he used it against Owen just to get Auburn all to himself. He was just like his mother. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and I couldn’t put this book down. Though I kinda did predict how everything would come down as the end neared and I was so relieved and glad when that happened. I was completely satisfied how everything tied up in the end.

Overall, Confess was a great read. The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the protagonists. The romance between Owen and Auburn was just awesome! I loved their relationship so much! The writing was beautiful and the pace was even throughout the entire book. I can’t wait to devour more of her novels!

Recommend it?

Yes!


Show name: Confess
Director: Elissa Down
Starring:  Katie Leclerc, Ryan Cooper, Sherilyn FennElliott SmithRocky Myers
Hosted by: Awestruck
No. of Episodes: 7
Release Date: 4th April, 2017
My Rating:
 


This show was a pretty great watch. It was kind of unfortunate that this show only had 7 episodes but this was one of the best adaptations I’ve seen so far and it did the book justice.

There were only a few changes from the book like the time gap and the age of the characters which according to my opinion felt more realistic. And I was very excited to see Katie Leclerc in this show because I love her in Switched at Birth. She portrayed Auburn’s character perfectly, she made up believe the pain that Auburn felt each day was so much real. The actors brought the characters to life and I couldn’t have been more happier with the cast. Ryan Cooper was the perfect Owen and I loved the chemistry between the two main leads. I liked the fact that Lydia’s character in the show was redeemable than she was in the book which added another layer. A.J was great fun to watch too.

Overall, I loved pretty much everything in the show, I just wish it was a little bit more longer. If you guys haven’t seen it yet you should watch it go90 app or in YouTube.

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, what are your thoughts on the book as well the show? Have you watched it yet? 

Mini Movie Reviews! || Where I rant and gush about my favourite characters

Name: The Shallows
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo
Release Date: 24 June 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

Nancy loves surfing just like her mother. After her death, she faded away from her family. One day, while surfing, she finds herself stuck in the feeding ground of a great white shark. It becomes her ultimate challenge to reach the shore with her life intact. I watched this a few weeks ago with my mother and damn this was an awesome movie. I was on the edge from the very start and there were definitely nail-biting moments. The visuals were amazing and I absolutely loved how Blake Lively portrayed her character.

Recommend it?

Yes.


Name: Power Rangers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Dean Israelite
Cast: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabeth Banks
Release Date: 24 March 2017 (USA)
My Rating:

First of all, don’t roll your eyes, mister! Power Rangers will always have a special place in my heart. Anyway, my brother and I had planned to see this movie together since the trailer came out and I was so giddy when it was finally released in our country and we had a blast.

Jason, Kimberly, Billy, Zack, and Trini are all outcasts. After a particular incident, they discover a strange new world under the mine where they learn they are destined to be the Power Rangers to save the world from the power hungry Rita.

This movie focused a lot on the friendship than the actual action which came up way later on. I kind of liked that though I wished they had morphed a little earlier. When they learned that the stones had chosen them and they were to be the Power Rangers, their reluctance to take such a huge responsibility made them more realistic. And yay for diversity when Zack finally discovers Trini is gay but there was kind of obvious chemistry between them. Nonetheless, I loved how all of them bonded together to finally defeat Rita and when they finally morphed, it gave me goosebumps, I felt like I was back in standard 5 when I as a huge Power Ranger fan. The morphing in this movie was a new concept which I definitely favoured more than how they usually did it. Overall, it was a funtastic movie.

Recommend it?

Yes!


Name: Doctor Strange
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen
Release Date: 4 November 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

For Dr. Stephen Strange, his hands are everything with which he performs miracle surgeries one after another. But after a horrific car accident which renders him helpless, he seeks help in the mystic arts.

I had a lot of expectations from this movie but in the end, I was disappointed. There were definitely great moments but it didn’t manage to surpass my expectations. After an accident which damages the nerve tissues of his hands, he goes to Katmandu, Nepal to learn how to overcome his difficulties. There he meets the Ancient One who teaches him how to harness his inner powers to beat his problems. Sometimes, things got a little complicated to understand, other times it was enjoyable. Strange’s cape was pretty amusing and I hope we get to learn a bit more about it in the sequel. I liked the ultimate battle between Dormammu, the ruler of the dark planet and Dr. Strange and albeit it was a bit funny as well. But it was kind of weird to see Mordo going evil because he didn’t agree with the Ancient One’s and Strange’s rule.

The ending with Thor surprised me and I guess we have to wait to know what happens next (if there’s a next).

Recommend it?

Yes.


Name: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

I was not originally going to review this movie but then again, why the hell not. Anyway, this was one of the best 3D movies I have ever seen and I loved it so freaking much.

Newt comes to New York in search of a particular magical beast but he ends up accidentally swapping his suitcase full of magical creatures with aspiring baker Jacob Kowalski which ends up with some of the creatures escaping. He is taken in by Tina who is a part of “magical police” who takes them to their home where Queenie, her sister is present. Together, they set on an adventure to capture all the creatures but something far more dangerous may be brewing underneath.

This movie was such a blast. I was hooked right from the start and there was not a single dull moment. I loved Newt, seriously who wouldn’t fall for that guy! He cared for the beasts like his own children and that was an adorable sight. I enjoyed his adventure alongside Jacob, Tina, and Queenie so much. Each of the characters were unique in their own way. One of the most interesting aspects of this movie was the obscurus, and how finally we could link it to Ariana (Dumbledore’s sister), I can’t wait to learn more about it. I hated how Graves treated Credence and I never saw the twist coming, I was so sure what it was going to be but then it hit us on the face! We also finally got a glimpse of the infamous Grindelwald and I am sooo eager to see how it all goes down!

Recommend it?

Yes!


Name: Moana
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams
Cast/Voice: Stars: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
Release Date: 23 November 2016 (USA)
My Rating:

This was the best animated movie I have ever seen in my entire life!! Moana longs for a life out in the seas but her father forbids her to go near the water as he wants her to take responsibility as the next leader of their clan. But something is happening to the forest, all the trees and dying and there are no fish anymore. She knows she has to restore the heart of Te fiti to make everything okay again but she can’t do that without the help of the Demigod Maui who nobody has seen for hundreds of years.

This movie was so epic! I laughed and cried and I felt I was in a grand adventure alongside Moana. Her ability to not give up gave me so much hope. Maui was a character I didn’t know what to think of at first but slowly he crept up to my heart. I enjoyed the backstory of the Maui and Moana’s tribe. When Moana finally finds Maui, with much reluctance, he set sails on the course with Moana to restore Te fiti’s heart but not without facing enormous difficulties on the way. I loved Moana’s affinity with the water and how it helped her whenever she was in trouble. The lava monster was the most difficult hurdle on their way, it was also the one which nearly cost Maui his life so many years ago but I never saw the twist coming! It was so freaking good and I was in tears and the ending left me satisfied. The songs in the movie were extraordinarily good, I enjoyed them so much.

Recommend it?

Yes!


Name: Ballerina
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Eric Summer, Éric Warin
Cast/Voice: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler
Release Date: December 2016
My Rating:

I saw this just yesterday and it was such an adorable movie. Felicie and Victor are best friends and together they run away from their orphanage to Paris to make their dreams come true. Felicie wants to be a renowned ballerina whereas Victor dreams of being the greatest inventor on this planet.

There is a thing about animated movies, they manage to fill you with hope every single time and this movie was no different. I enjoyed it so much. Felicie dreams of becoming a dancer and when she discovers ballet, she knows what she wants to become. Though she takes refuge to lies but I understood under what condition she had to do so and she was genuinely sorry for that as well. One thing that I didn’t like about Felicie was that how she put aside Victor’s feelings, it was pretty clear from the start that Victor liked her and Felicie was aware of that somewhat, yet she still treated him like crap. I was happy to see her finally come to her senses and I loved the relationship which she developed with Odette, the mysterious caretaker, who took her under her wings. Also, I don’t remember if I have ever seen a dance face-off in animated movies before and on top of that a ballet face-off, it was pretty awesome!

Recommend it?

Yes.


So, have you guys seen any of the movies in my list? If yes, what are your thoughts about them?

TV Show Review: Full House (Thai)

Show Name: Full House (Thai)
Episodes: 20
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Comedy
Director: Saratswadee Wongsomphet
Cast: D’Angelo Mike, Manaying Sushar, Panichkul Uttsada, Janesuda Jane, Nisachon Siothaisong, Wittawat Arisara
My Rating: 

Blurb:

Aom is a writer who got swindled out of her house during her trip to Korea. She finds out that her house was sold to Mike and in an attempt to get her possessions back, she enters a contract marriage with Mike for one year. Though she lost everything, Aom remains optimistic and takes things in strike. What started out as a business relationship between the two becomes personal as they start to care for each other.


Plot:

The plot was definitely predictable but it was pretty enjoyable as well. When Aom-am gets duped by her own sister, she is forced to make a deal with the new house owner, Mike who is a superstar. I sooo love this trope! And it was perfectly executed in this show. Mike and Aom-am begins to develop feelings for one another how much they try to stay away from each other, they genuinely being to enjoy each other’s company after some time but things begin to take a different turn with Mintra in the picture. Although there wasn’t a full-fledged love triangle but it was almost like that which made it impossible for me to stop after one episode. This show was pretty addicting. There were so many laugh-at-loud moments as well as heartbreaking ones. There were a few things I wanted it to go differently but the ending made everything absolutely okay.

Characters:

Mike (D’Angelo Mike)  I loved his character. He’s a famous star but he begins to care for Aom-am when they start pretending to be playing house for a whole year. But he’s quite impulsive and not-so-good at decision making because there were seriously some moments when I just wanted to hit him with a saucepan (I don’t know why I always want to hit people with a sauce pan…lmao). When he was with Aom-am he was a totally different guy. Most of the guys think it’s mighty difficult to understand a girl, but just small things are the ones which make a difference, just like there were some moments that absolutely melted my heart and those were completely swoon-worthy. Nonetheless, whenever he was with Mintra, he couldn’t absolutely deny her anything. I get it, he was in love with her since his childhood but after he married Aom-am, even though it was kind of fake, he should have at least told her. He sure did but he should have a lot earlier because dude you were getting me confused.

Aom-am (Manaying Sushar) She was just adorable, I loved her bubbly and cheerful personality. She was caring and forgiving despite the fact what her sister did to her for money which was pretty savage. Nonetheless, I enjoyed her sense of humour and she was very dedicated and hardworking towards her book, she never gave up on it despite being rejected for a number of times. When she actually confessed her feelings for Mike, that scene was really heartbreaking and I kinda pretty much broke down. And she was just amazing when she went for Mike knowing that he would never actually say it himself.

Guy (Panichkul Uttsada) Guy was a great guy! Oh well… xD He was genuinely caring and was always there whenever his friends needed him. Without his push and help Aom-am would never have completed her novel and he was the one who called out Mintra on whatever game she was playing with Mike. I really felt bad for him in the end, he’s a guy who deserved a happy ending but he handled everything so maturely. He was a true gentleman.

Mintra (Janesuda Jane)– Oh God! I hated her so much!! She always had feelings for Guy but when he tells her that he sees her only as a sister, she makes up her mind to go for Mike despite knowing that he’s married. She tried full on to break Mike and Aom-am apart and this was the only time I really felt angry with Mike because he didn’t stop Mintra wither when it was clear how much Aom-am was getting hurt. Though she redeemed herself at the very end, I wouldn’t have been so forgiving as Aom-am.

The Romance:

I really, really loved the romance in this show. It’s not heavily reliable on it but the few moments were pretty enough to showcase the evolving relationship between Mike and Aom-am, they had the perfect chemistry. Although they went on their (fake) honeymoon trip, the few itsy-bitsy bits were more than enough for me and sooo damn cute. And that ice-cream eating shoot for the advertisement was hot as hell!

Overall:

Full House was a really fun watch. I binged watched it in two days! The plot was enjoyable and I loved the character growth. The chemistry between Mike and Aom-am was absolutely amazing. I am pretty satisfied with this show, it was just amazing.

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, have any of you watched this show? If yes, what did you think about it? Any recommendations are absolutely welcome!