Category Archives: Movies

The Rise of Skywalker

No spoilers. 

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My Mom did not realize I was a Reylo shipper. My Mom now knows I am a Reylo shipper. My poor Mom.

The movie was great. I was highly pleased with this conclusion and how it pretends like the last movie never happened. Definitely recommend for those on the fence. I think there is much to dissect but I don’t want to give anything away! 


The New Emma Movie

Have you seen the trailer for the new Emma movie coming out in 2020? 

I was skeptical when I first saw pictures for it but it looks like they’re going more comedy than romance and now I cannot wait to see it. Really curious to see how they do. 

Speaking of trailers, I stumbled upon this short “clip” made about one of my favorite non-Heyer/Austen Regency novels, Mr. Malcolm’s List. I do hope they make it into a full movie someday. Or at least give us a Part 2.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

I am super late to the party but let me just echo all the reviews I’ve seen elsewhere and say…Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was an awesome movie. 

It was interesting. It was funny. It blended humor and action in a way that didn’t feel at odds. It had cool animation. There was a great lesson at the end. It left me wanting more while simultaneously wrapping everything up enough to be satisfying.

I won’t lie, I was skeptical about the hype. But there is a reason for it. 

Totally worth watching. 

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Save the Popcorn

I saw Avenger’s Endgame (sooo good) this afternoon with friends. They were running late so I bought all the popcorn and drinks. I did not make it far.

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It was too risky balancing it all so I stood over the popcorn for a good 20 minutes. The cleaning lady kept glaring at me.


Captain Marvel (2019)

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Captain Marvel!!

Bailed on all the things I planned to do today and went to the movies with a friend. So worth it! I was hesitant going in since I hadn’t heard anything about Captain Marvel but it exceeded my expectations! 

While the movie certainly carries the message of ‘strong female superhero,’ it isn’t quite as in-your-face as Wonder Woman and I think it succeeds where that movie fails because of it. That and the plot actually shows originality…

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised! Captain Marvle’s story pre-superhero powers almost comes across more interesting than her story post-powers, which makes her a likable and scrappy heroine throughout with depth and a hint of angst but not enough to slow the story down. 

While this is yet another origins story, it combines the Avengers world with the Guardians of the Galaxy world and I wish it came out earlier. It provides good backstory to the Avengers Initiative, but the timing feels off because right now all Marvel fans are waiting for Endgame…not wanting to take a nostalgic trip to the 90s with CGI Samuel L. Jackson. 

Final thoughts: Captain Marvel is probably the most powerful superhero introduced so far and I cannot wait to see more of her! 


Bride For Rent (2014)

I am on a role with finding good movies on Netflix! 

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Bride For Rent is a Filipino movie about a guy who hires a fake bride in order to inherit his trust fund early. Of course, predictable hijinks and miscommunications occur. What I liked about this movie was that it did not follow all the usual cliches. Oh sure, it followed some, but it broke from the usual tropes in interesting ways and produced a romance that actually came across quite believable. Don’t get me wrong – some terrible acting at times. But fun despite it all. 

Either I’m seeing more Filipino options because I am in Thailand or Netflix just downloaded a bunch of Filipino movies. In either case, I’m looking forward to further exploring! 


Isn’t It Romantic (2019)

As soon as I saw the trailer for the new romantic comedy Isn’t It Romantic, I knew I needed to see it.

AND IT IS NOW ON NETFLIX. 

Even better, it lived up to my high hopes. I mean, it is still Hollywood so it is still occasionally vulgar and certainly does not share my worldview on relationships. But compared to the usual fare, I found it hilarious and I appreciated the message. 

This is exactly what I hoped I Feel Pretty (2018) would be. 

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But where that movie eventually embraced the cliches and fell short, Isn’t It Romantic contains a consistent message that both subverts and adds to the romantic comedy genre. 

The movie totally embraces being both campy and corny, but if you are a sucker for a good rom com, I think you will enjoy this one. Also, Liam Hemsworth CRACKED ME UP.

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