Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Quick-fire Reviews

Hi! 

I've watched/read a BUNCH of new things lately that all deserve a post of it's own but too bad because ain't nobody got time for that. And I just don't feel like getting into the formality of things at the moment. 


Books
  • Skinny Bitch In Love 3/5 - I LOVED the original Skinny Bitch book (whilst it's got radical vegan pushin-isms goin' on). This featherweight read was entertaining BUT was not NEARLY as good as the original book. Every guy character in the book was brown haired, rich and gorgeous. Give us varieties, man. 
  • Flowers for Algernon 4.5/5 - HOW WAS THIS NOT IN THE HIGH-SCHOOL CURRICULUM. Amazing amazing amazing book. I don't want to ruin it for anyone. Worth your time. Would recommend.
  • Brave New World 2/5 - Fahrenheit 451 > 1984 > Brave New World. It was underwhelming and left me nauseous. I mean, it made me feel something, which is good. Even though I could see the point, "oh we are all so consumed in things that don't matter and one thing led to another life is going to SUCK" the book was a bummer for me. I had high hopes for this one because it's kind of a classic and a "necessity" to read since it gets referred to so much, especially now because there are parallels from the book to our world. Huxley, the author, was not all wrong. 
  •           BUT I disagree that our world will EVER be like that someday. I think that we are all looking for a purpose in life and we live not to merely exist (so cliche I know). And I believe that we will praise originality and innovation and appreciate differences. Always.
  • Mockingjay 2/5 - Just watch the movie. The movie will be better than reading the book. In this book I realized I am old and can't be entertained by YA anymore. Or less eloquently, I'm too old for this shit. 
  • Perks of being a wallflower 2/5 - Also a YA, I actually remember loving this in highschool. Nope, not good. Just watch the movie, the movie is good. 

Movies 

  • Zoolander 5/5 - Amazing. Loved it. Hilarious. Awesome. Would watch again 
  • Dead Poets Society 4/5 - This one is AWESOME as well. Robin Williams in School of Rock, but actually School of being really rad. Or something. I don't know. Lovely lovely film. Highly recommended. 
  • Frozen 4/5 - Not as good as Tangled but the graphics are phenomenal, highly recommend you watch it in 3D if you can. 
Honorable mentions


TRUE DETECTIVE - Sometimes remind me of Breaking Bad. But I actually like it better than Breaking Bad. It's so ........ ugh I don't even know how to explain it.  It's a work of art. 

Game of thrones - Been on a HBO binge lately. Amazing amazing amazing, can't believe it took me this long to watch it. 


Angel 

Monday, 17 February 2014

Movie Review - Amour

4/5

This is the first movie I've ever watched by Michael Haneke. It tasted like espresso con panna. European, bitter yet smooth.

The acting was top notch. Effortless and perfect.

I liked it. It was so sad and beautiful.



Angel

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Brisk Movie Review - American Psycho (Extended version)

2.75/5


It was too hyped up for me. I thought it was cool, kind of had a slightly Pulpy Fiction feel to it. Probably would not watch again. 

Christian Bale was a star, his performance reminded me of Jim Carrey. 

More than a murder movie, it's more about losing identity in a self absorbed society oozing with consumerism. A desperate outcry of "LOOK AT ME, I'M SPECIAL! I'M ELITE" from everyone. 

I would not recommend.


Angel 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Movie Review - Catching Fire

4/5

Great movie. Glad they hired a cameraman who doesn't seem like he has chronic epileptic seizure hands

Overall very exciting and awesome

I just hope they get a better score-composer/writer for the next 2 movies.


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Movie Review - American Beauty

4/5

I hate everyone

There are a couple of parallels or, I'm guessing, nods from Breaking Bad

Would recommend because it's a movie with a lot of ... raw honesty

also because I'm a sadist