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Batman v Superman Review

Hello, people! So I’m back with a film review: Batman v Superman review. It feels like it’s been a long time since I posted a review that isn’t about books. (I know this blog has a “books and travel” subtitle, but now and then there will be posts about films as well.) I suppose because there aren’t that many films that really pique my interest lately. Yes, I’ve seen a few enjoyable and stunning movies this year, but nothing made me think about it all day and night, you know? Nothing like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games films. Not that I should only do reviews of those films, which what I’m trying to change.

So despite the mixed and unfavorable reviews, I was still quite excited as I was planning to see Batman v Superman with a friend. Perhaps it’s because I have a soft spot for Batman, which I’ll tell you more about it later. And surprisingly, I walked out of the theater feeling quite satisfied. Continue Reading

Fangirl: What are the signs?

— Rest in Peace, Alan Rickman. You’ll be dearly missed. —

Hiya peeps! Two weeks into 2016, how has it been treating you so far?

To be honest I had a mild breakdown last week, but it’s safe to say I found a way to cope with it. My goals this year include not to get stressed a lot that might cause me to relapse! So I gotta learn how to live with it and make peace with everything.

Okay, that’s for the heavy part. Now let’s get on to a lighter topic: How can you tell when someone’s a book/film fangirl or fanboy? (I’m going to use fangirl from this point forward, so it’ll be easier. I have no intention to be sexist or whatever!) Continue Reading

Always, Real: Mockingjay Part 2 Review

(Warning: This review contains spoilers)

(DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of the gifs seen in this post. They belong to the rightful owners. The Hunger Games belongs to Suzanne Collins.)

Do you know that jittery feeling when you’re seconds away from seeing your most anticipated movie in the theater, especially when you know how good it will be and what a mess you will be afterward?

Yeah, me too.

More than two weeks ago I watched Mockingjay Part 2 with about 500 people. That was the second time I went to a screening event with this community, and it felt as awesome as ever. I left the building feeling both satisfied and devastated. It had little to do with the fact that we sang “The Hanging Tree” at the end (Nina Jacobson, the producer of the film series, saw a video of us singing on Twitter and retweeted it). I was being sarcastic, by the way. Continue Reading

The End of The Hunger Games Era

It’s less than a month away until Mockingjay Part IIs release. Will I ever be ready? No is the absolute answer. I can still clearly remember the day I watched Part I. I’d sat nicely and everything in my seat, the film was about to begin, and I shouted to my friend that I wasn’t still ready. It’s as if I’d skip the days so I don’t have to go through it. But things must come to an end. (Sometimes I feel like non-readers or moviegoers would come across my words and think, “What’s life problem is she having?” But no, not a life problem. It’s just a fangirl’s common and daily dilemma. It’s very real, though). Continue Reading

The Scorch Trials Film Review

(This review may contain spoilers. You’ve been warned.)

Hiya folks! I have no fun facts or random thoughts to share at the moment, so I’ll go straight to the classic “How are you?”. Hope you’re all well.

I went to the cinema a couple of weeks ago to see The Scorch Trials, by MYSELF. First of all, I have no problem whatsoever with going to the cinema alone. But after having seen and been told some spoilers (which also I don’t mind about), I kind of dreaded seeing it with no friends to accompany me. Or perhaps arms to grasp. Due to some circumstances, I had no choice.

At least I made it out alive. Continue Reading

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Review

Fun Fact: I ALWAYS get excited whenever I see a trailer of MY highly-anticipated films on the big screen. It never feels the same way when you only watch it from your laptop screen, just as much as it never does when you watch a movie at home (unless you build a mini cinema in your house, with the screen as big as in the actual ones). And, even more amazing is when your favorite trailer is played on the IMAX screen.

I got so worked up today when I went to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation in IMAX, because just before it began, they played the Batman vs Superman trailer out of nowhere, seeing the movie isn’t out until next year. Seeing Wonder Woman on an enormous screen even just in a split second was thrilling.

I’m ridiculous, I know.

It was the second time I watched Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. The first time I went with my dad, and we saw it in the regular format. I desperately wanted to see it in IMAX, so I went again by myself. Speaking of IMAX, you don’t know how grateful I am because this technology exists. I am aware that what I’m saying is so mundane; being grateful for something as trivial as film technology. But, if you’re a film freak like I am, you know what I mean. The experience of sitting in an IMAX theater is like no other. The capacity and quality of everything are just the finest. Continue Reading