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Box Office Breakdown (August 22)

This weekend  will be filled with tears or excitement, depending on what movie your planning on seeing. If you don’t know which movie to see, hopefully this will make it a lot easier. Here are the movies being release this weekend:

1. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

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Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” featured in the film Frank Miller’s Sin City and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face. Based on the graphic by Frank Miller who wrote and co-directed with Robert Rodriguez A dame to Kill For stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis and Eva Green.

If you’re looking for violent, bloody, exciting movie to see this weekend this is exactly that, I would advice to watch the first Sin City film first. They are a lot of die-hard fans of the novel who been dying for a sequel. Does it have what it takes to take the number 1 spot away from TMNT we’ll see.

2. If I Stay

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Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident, killing her family puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she have to decide if she should go with her family or stay and live a life more difficult than she should ever imagine. If I Stay follow the trend of popular YA novels that being adapted in to movies. Check out my thought on the book at A penny for my thoughts (If I Stay). Directed by R.J Cutler and screenplay with the author of the book Gayle Forman and Shauna Cross, who also wrote the screenplay for What to expect when you expecting and Whip It. If I Stay stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley and Mireille Enos.

If I Stay is a really emotion story, it has something that all young adult can relate to. It has heart, family love. If your planning on seeing this film make sure bring a box of tissues. Does it have what it takes to go up against TMNT and The Guardians, yes it does and it wouldn’t be a surprise if If I Stay comes out on top this weekend? 

There it is, the top two movies coming out this weekend, will they be enough to trump TMNT and The Guardians out of the top two? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meanwhile comment below the  what movie you’re going to see and which ones you think is going to take the top spots.

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WWW Wednesday (August 20)

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W.W.W. Wednesdays is a weekly event brought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.  To play along, answer the following questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you are going to read next?
Here are my answers:

What are you currently reading?

I’m rereading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins before the movie comes out.

What did you recently finish reading?

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Check out, A penny for my thoughts (Thirteen Reasons Why).

 What do you think you are going to read next?

Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.

Play along!! leave a comment with the link to your answers and if you don’t have a blog leave your answers in a comment.

Happy Hump Day 😜😄

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A penny for my thought (Thirteen Reasons Why)

 

 

   Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

Two weeks ago I heard of this book on WWW Wednesday an weekly event by MizB from Should Be Reading. I found it really interesting so I went to the library and they didn’t have it, the library in my neighborhood never have the books I’m looking for. So I went to the mall and bought the book, this was Sunday afternoon and by Monday I finish read the book.

I can say this book was hauntingly beautiful, well written which is true and who have read the book knows this and who haven’t know you know. But I’m going to talk about how I felt reading the book.

While reading I found myself very upset mad, and irritated I can’t say which part of the book I felt this way. I had to put the book down and walk around my room to calm down – I’m very dramatic – I was made at the author Jay Asher. How dare he writes a book about a girl committing suicide and blaming people for it. But by the end of the book I realized, that it’s more that a book about suicide, it’s about bullying, snowball effects, speaking up, opening up and taking chances or not taking chances.

I did cry while reading the book, but I didn’t know I was crying I just felt the tears running down my face. I do remember the part I cried – NO SPOILERS – when Hanna gave up. It made me remember the times when I thought about giving up, I had people who want the best for me. It made me thought what would have happened or what would I have done if I didn’t them cheering for me.

 Yes, I thought about what would happen if I die, not if I commit suicide but I have thought about that too. Haven’t we all? There’s a line in the book that explains this: “Sometimes we have thoughts that even we don’t understand. Thoughts that aren’t even true – that aren’t really how we feel – but they’re running through our heads anyway because they’re interesting to think about.”

Everyone teenager should read this book, it will make you think about the things you do and say. Everything we do and say have a snowball effect and you don’t want to be a contributing factor to someone sadness.

Have you read the book, what did you think of it and how did it affect you?

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Fall into Winter 2014

Hello to the few people who still read my blog, thank you for reading. So I’ve been MIA for 2 months now, which is something a new blogger should not do. I’m sorry but I’m back (until my semester starts) and I have a lot I want to blog about.

Here goes,

Fall is my favorite time of the year which is pretty ironic because the two places I’ve lived all my life only have one season which is summer. Nevertheless, I love the idea of fall, pumpkin pie, sweatshirts, cooler weather, leaves changing colors and most of all the best movies are release during the fall.  The movies on this list are some of the year’s most anticipating movies, some you may not know -as yet- and others you can’t stop thinking about and is dying to see.

1. Gone Girl (October 3) With his wife disappearance on their fifth anniversary Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) becomes the focus of an intense media eye. As the police investigates further into his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike) disappearance, the media turns on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. We all know the book written by Gillian Flynn by the same name and most of us read it and hate that we love it. Gillian Flynn screen-write the movie along with David Fincher whose directing. With an alternative ending book-readers and movie-goers are going to love this movie. I can definitely see this in the running for best picture and actor at 2015 Oscars.

2. Interstellar (November 5)         Interstellar is definitely the years most anticipated movie, it’s the first movie Matthew McConaughey stars in, coming off his big Oscar win for Dallas Buyers Club earlier this year. Along with McConaughey, the movie stars a mass of other Oscar winners such as: Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastian, Michael Caine just to name a few. Interstellar is about a space travel story about a group of astronaut trying to find an inhabitable planet to replace Earth because Earth is on the brink of extinction. The movies written by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan and directed by Christopher Nolan who we all know from the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception. Nolan has yet to win a Oscar he’s been snob too many times and this might be his lucky year.

3. Exodus God & Kings (December 12)   Following the trend of religious movie comes Exodus which is the name of the second book in the bible and it gives an account of Moses leading the Israelite slaves to freedom from Egypt. Christian Bale plays Moses, a role that is a long way from the Dark Knight, Joel Edgeton plays the pharaoh Rhamses, Aaron Paul as Joshua and Sigourney Weaver as Tyua. Director and Co-Writer Ridley Scott who is well know for movies like Prometheus and Gladiator, uses a state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion to bring this story to life.

4. Fury (October 17)

 

Fury follows a five men American tank crew in Europe on the final days of World War 2. Fury stars a mass of hunks such as, Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena just to name a few. It was written and directed by David Ayer who is know for Sabotage and End of Watch. The release was initially set for November 14 but was moved up to October 17. By the trailer Fury looks like the Saving Private Ryan of the 21st century which are pretty big shoes to fill but that’s how promising it seems for now.

5. FoxCathcher (November 14)

FoxCatcher is based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances. It stars Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz, Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz and Steve Carell as John du Pont.  This movie isn’t a blockbuster and it probably wont make a big profit but it’s going one of the years most critically acclaimed movie. Steve Carell is one of Hollywood’s most diverse and underestimate actor.  Do I hear Oscar bells for Best and Supporting actor, too early to tell.

Noticeable Mentions

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

2. Dumb & Dumber To

3. Inherent Vice

4. The Hobbit

  These movies will definitely  make fall 100% better.  Which movie are you looking for too this fall?

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2014 Summer Blockbuster: Guardians of the Galaxy

 

I have a confession, I’ve never seen a movie in 3D until last night and my mind was blown to pieces by Guardians of the Galaxy. Over the pass few years Marvel has been hitting us with movies from left, right and center most of them are good, others I can’t say the same about. Marvel took a risk with Guardians of the Galaxy because: 1. not a lot of people are familiar to this comic 2. it has a totally different tone and attitude from other Marvel movie.

The Guardians include: the revenge driven Drax the Destroyer, Groot -a talking tree man; Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species. Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, , Groot, Gamora and the Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

The movie stars Chris Pratt as Star Lord, David Bautista as Drax, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket and Lee Pace as Ronan. The cast is an odd ensemble when you think of superhero movie especially an Marvel movie but on screen they had great chemistry. Director and Co-Writer James Gunn brings  a giddiness and a wondrous endless sense of why-the-hell-not humor that the cast pulled out really well. It took a good hour for Gunn to find balance between the comedy and seriousness and once he found it was pure gold. This is Gunn’s biggest blockbuster to date with a budget of $170 million and the movie box office gain double that amount and counting.

Guardian of the Galaxy has wit, energy and humor to spare and you can look forward to the sequel coming out on July 2017.

Have you seen The Guardians on action, comment below what you think of it, and if you haven’t seen it comment still.

 

 

 

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