Monday, August 27, 2012

Midnight in Paris | Movie Review


Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) successful Hollywood screen writer and an aspiring author is on vacation with his Fiance Lnez (Rachel McAdams) in Paris along with her Parents. He's in love with Paris to a point he's even considering living there and leave everything behind in California in order to write his novel but Lnez she's not feeling it.Gil always liked the 1920's and so one time he got very drunk after wine tasting with Lnez and her family instead of going dancing with his fiance and her friends he decided to go back to the hotel and walked.He was lost,tired and drunk he sat over at a flight of stairs waiting for a cab then clock strikes twelve an old school vehicle pulled over some people inside started to call for him invited him for a party before he knew it he's drinking again,talking to strangers parisians,americans etc. eventually it got into him that the people he's talking to are the real deal famous people! like Scott Fitzgerald,Zelda Fitzgerald,Picaso all his idols.He also met a very lovely lady who also accompanies him during his strolls from that point on his life changed! late night strolls became a habit,he met a lot of interesting people who helped in his writing,lots of big decisions to be made.Oh boy!

OMG! this movie is fantastic! absolutely brilliant,wonderful and amazing! why didn't I see this any sooner?! I love the cast and how they played their characters really well.The costumes,music and scenery absolutely breath taking.

(Spoiler Alert) though there are some points in which Gil should have reason out with his fiance's parents tell them about the deceit and lies Lnez holiday fling fiasco than just leaving the hotel room with a mere goodbye.I like the part where Gil told Paul (one of lnez's college crush and Friend) about the part he got wrong about history and Picaso's painting haha!. A Part where Gil thought he would score that night but didn't tsk tsk..also the part where he finally met a girl in the end who likes to walk in the rain alongside with him aww...(though she's a bit young-er than/for him but hey they're in Paris!  it's nice to have some company and sight see plus of course walk in the rain ;)))

This movie made me feel and urge me to go to Paris even more along with my Cousins,Family and Friends and perhaps secretly waiting til the clock hits twelve midnight.Ah what a beautiful and romantic rendezvous awaits haha!

 I'll give this five out of five stars (and if possible I'll give it an infinite value!) seriously this is so awesome well thought and made! mere words can't suffice how I love and adore this movie hands down! If you like the 1920's, jazz,Scott Fitzgerald,classic and old school you should definitely watch this movie! I'll definitely buy this in Blu-ray ^_^

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sherlock | Tv series Review

Haha! I wish anyway in this case I mean post is about this british tv series modern take of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's epic novel Sherlock Holmes (Clever fictional detective character ever!).

For those of you who doesn't know I absolutely love Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works.I think that this show is absolutely brilliant! it's fresh,innovative, funny and exciting at the same time! and I just found out that  Benedict Cumberbatch we have the same birthday how cool is that? haha! ok totally irrelevant but still if the records are real anyway he played Sherlock he's like the...

Haha! kidding aside I like when he deduce his cases and the way he pick clients by simply walking across the room exclaiming Boring! or Very interesting!.His observation skills are better than ever as well as his violin solos. You should definitely check it out and see it for yourself mere words can't explain such talent!

 Martin Freeman (Dr. Watson),Sherlock's bestfriend he kept a blog where he post/share their awesome adventures (sorta like his journal to keep track of things) which occasionally put them into trouble.

Lara Pulver (Irene Adler a.k.a The Woman), Sherlock's romantic interest,a dominatrix, she's sexy,effective,portrayed the part real well and I like the part how her story ended a complete different twist.

Andrew Scott (Moriarty),Sherlock's Arch enemy he looks normal and nice but then he can be so terrifying at times.Fear the dark side!

Ok, so now that you've met/seen the characters aren't they the perfect cast ever?! 
what I like about this series is that per season they got 3 episodes about 80 minutes each. In the classic novel and other film adaptations they used  telegrams,horses,carriages definitely old school etc. while the modern take of course cellphones,cars but there's still a lot of running and chasing the bad guys which I liked also how he memorized by heart the streets of London from different types of pavements,bumps,street signs all the possible and imaginable route.

I just finished watching season I and started season II but can't wait and I'm so excited for season III in which they say won't be coming soon enough ugh -_- hopefully next year. 

Wanna know which character are you? click here it will redirect you to the spot the difference pbs website.Enjoy the fun game ^_^

If you're in London or planning to do some sight seeing better check out Baker St.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tag:Get to Know Me

I've decided to do a tag, that I discovered on Charlotte Frears  that was originally by Kayley and I thought this would be a great way for you to get to know me a little bit better (besides the 30 days photo challenge) this one is book related let's go!

1. Favorite childhood book?
Harry Potter by J. K Rowling

2. What are you reading right now?
Lots! (very exciting isn't?!)

3. What books do you have on request at the library?

4. Bad book habit?
Reading out loud in my best interpretation of foreign language (I'm working on my accent/s)

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
None.I prefer to read them there these days ;))

6. Do you have an e-reader?
Does an app. count?If not then none but if yes then that case I have two a kindle and nook.^_^

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
I do prefer one book at a time but sometimes I'd like to read several things at once (I like to multi task)

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
A bit..I read quite a lot faster and analyze more.

9. Least favorite book you read this year (so far?)
I dunno perhaps Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins battle royale moments kept on flashing back at me lol :))

10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
This is a Crazy Planets by Lourd de Veyra

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
Now and then for I like exploring new stuff as well as old ones.

12. What is your reading comfort zone?
Mystery Thriller

13. Can you read on the bus?
No, I get nauseous and headache

14. Favorite place to read?
Bed and Library

15. What is your policy on book lending?
I only lend them to the person I know and trust,please don't highlight,fold anything and give it back on time!

16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
Before I guess when I was young-er but I dunno perhaps sometimes especially if ever I just put my book in my bag in such a hurry I hate when that happens!

17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
Some text books

18. Not even with text books?
I just said that look up :))

19. What is your favorite language to read in?
English sometimes Tagalog.

20. What makes you love a book?
Plot, ultimate twist and turn I'm not expecting that's bound to happen.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
If I love it and if I think they might like it as well.

22. Favorite genre?
Classic Mystery

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did?)

24. Favorite biography?
Jose Rizal (Philippine National Hero)

25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
I just like to browse on that section

26. Favorite cookbook?
All about Bread (I love bread!)

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
This is a Crazy Planets by Lourd de Veyra

28. Favorite reading snack?
I don't eat while reading.

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
I don't normally dive into the hype I more likely to stay away from them :))

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
I do consider their thoughts especially when it comes to my favorite booktubers :D

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
Sad and awful even though sometimes I know I'm just relaying I'm feeling :/

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
Japanese! XD

33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
History books and The Bible

34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
My classic book collection :x

35. Favorite Poet?
Robert Frost

36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
5 or so

37. How often have you returned book to the library unread?

38. Favorite fictional character?
Sherlock Holmes and Severus Snape.

39. Favorite fictional villain?

40. Books you’re most likely to bring on vacation?
some text books

41. The longest you’ve gone without reading.
pleasure reading? A year. To be honest I'm always reading whether it's a simple text message,signs and such but ya know you get it ;)

42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
Sherlock Holmes book II (I don't want it to end :))

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
Social networks,Media

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?

45. Most disappointing film adaptation?

46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
I don't. Cover, reviews, hearsay and blurb please.

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
I forgot

49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
Yes, it's usually by height,series number,author,favorite and such.

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
Keep them but I do consider lending them.

51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
Twilight and 50 shades of Grey

52. Name a book that made you angry.
Russian Roulette by Mike Faricy 

53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
same as 52

55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Manga (Graphic Novels) always and forever!

I hope you learned a lot about me from this.
Feel free to do it on your own blog and let me know if you do! :D