Divergent

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DIVERGENT is an action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

Cast:

  • Shailene Woodley as Beatrice “Tris” Prior
  • Theo James as Tobias “Four” Eaton
  • Ansel Elgort as Caleb Prior
  • Ray Stevenson as Marcus Eaton
  • Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews
  • Zoë Kravitz as Christina
  • Maggie Q as Tori
  • Mekhi Phifer as Max
  • Jai Courtney as Eric
  • Miles Teller as Peter
  • Ben Lamb as Edward
  • Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Will
  • Christian Madsen as Al
  • Tony Goldwyn as Andrew Prior
  • Ashley Judd as Natalie Prior
  • Amy Newbold as Molly Atwood
  • Justine Wachsberger as Lauren

I’ve read the book and when I heard that they’re making Veronica Roth’s novel a movie, I was excited on how they’re going to give justice on a good book.

Like what I said I was ‘excite’ at first, but when the cast and the director of the film started talking crap about my first love, “The Hunger Games“, I started getting pissed at them and I kinda lost interest on the film. (One of my favorite THG fansites, THG Australia actually posted her opinion about all these dissing and she made a very good and yet still very funny post about it, check it out)

I know that they’re always going to compare ‘The Hunger Games’ with other YA Novels, especially with ‘Divergent’ because both books are about a female teenager living in a distant dystopian world. But the plot of ‘The Hunger Games’ is very much driven by the games itself. It is a circumstance out of the control of Katniss – she makes decisions based on the situation that she is in. The plot of ‘Divergent’ however, is driven by the choices made by Tris – her choice to choose Dauntless, her choice to jump first, her choice to trust her friends, her choice to lie or to choose when to be selfless and when to be selfish. So Divergent is very much like a ‘Choose your own adventure’ for Tris. THG is situation driven. Divergent will NEVER be the next ‘The Hunger Games’ so people need to STOP saying that.

Well, moving on. A friend of mine, who’s never read the book, invited me to watch the film. and I said ‘yes’, because even though I dislike the director and some of the cast members, I still like the story and I’m curious on how the film turned out.

In my opinion it was good. I didn’t like the narration part, It was kinda annoying. But I get it, they did that for those movie goers who hasn’t read the book. The acting was good Shailene (Tris) and Theo (Four) were good, “Theo’s hot”, that’s what my friend kept saying, and I agree . Kate Winslet (Jeanine) was as usual amazing. But other than those three, the other cast members were OK, I wasn’t that impressed with their acting.

Theo and Shailene do have a chemistry. I also like Christina (Zoe), I wasn’t really a fan of her while I was reading the book, but Zoe did good in portraying her. They are some funny parts. The fight scenes were OK. I loved all jumping, zip-lining and climbing parts, they were thrilling to watch.

I have this thing, whenever I watch a film even though I’ve already read the book and I know what’s going to happen, I still do this thing where I say “C’mon,c’mon,c’mon” internally, every time there’s something exciting,suspensive that’s going to happen or if something bad is happening. But I never did that with ‘Divergent’.

Like what I said earlier, it was good, it wasn’t like ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’ which was written so well, but turned out in to a crappy, vague movie. Even though you haven’t read ‘Divergent’ you’ll still understand the story. So go see it if you want or whatever. hahaha

 XOXO,

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Captain America : The Winter Soldier

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Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

Cast:

  • Chris Evans-Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Samuel L. Jackson-Nick Fury
  • Scarlett Johansson-Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
  • Robert Redford-Alexander Pierce
  • Sebastian Stan-Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
  • Anthony Mackie-Sam Wilson / Falcon
  • Cobie Smulders-Maria Hill
  • Frank Grillo-Brock Rumlow
  • Maximiliano Hernández-Jasper Sitwell
  • Emily VanCamp-Kate / Agent 13
  • Hayley Atwell-Peggy Carter
  • Toby Jones-Dr. Arnim Zola
  • Stan Lee-Smithsonian Guard

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It was Friday in the evening when my friend invited me to watch ‘Captain America’ with her after our exam. The next day, we invited more of our friends to watch with us. After our exam we helped Kylle with his errand.

We were late for the first screening, so what we did was, we had lunch and roam around the mall for the next screening.

The movie was really good. It was action packed from the very beginning till the end. Chris Evans was super pleasing to the eyes. Sebastian Stan’s acting was good. Scarlett Johansson was great and she’s hot. I’m a fan of Emily VanCamp, I love her show ‘Revenge’, I was a bit sad that she had very little screen time.

I loved the special effects, cinematography was good, and the stunts were breathtaking.

All in all it was a great film and a must watch.

XOXO,

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Louder-Lea Michele

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Louder is the debut studio album by American actress and singer-songwriter Lea Michele.

Track Listing:

  1. Cannonball
  2. On My Way
  3. Burn with You
  4. Battlefield
  5. You’re Mine
  6. Thousand Needles
  7. Louder
  8. Cue the Rain
  9. Don’t Let Go
  10. Empty Handed
  11. If You Say So

source : wikipedia

I’m not much of a hard-core fan of Lea Michele anymore, unlike before, were I used to tweet her everyday and fangirl over her. But that doesn’t mean I won’t support her anymore. I think she’ll always have a  place in my heart and I will continue supporting her maybe not as hard-core as I was before.

When it was announced that Lea’s releasing an album, I was very ecstatic. I mean c’mon, let’s face it the girl can really sing and has sick vocals. But as the months go by I got busy and forgot that she’s releasing an album, hahaha.

I know I’m a little late on buying her album on itunes. But like what they say ” it’s better to be late than never”. I think her album was good, I’m not really ecstatic about, than I thought I would be, but still it was good and it got me through the long travel we had during our Southern Tagalog Tour (which I will be blogging later)

My top 5 favorites are:

  1. If You Say So
  2. On My Way
  3. Don’t Let Go
  4. Cue The Rain
  5. Empty Handed,Burn With You and Thousand Needles  (I can’t choose among these thee, so it’s a triple tie)

XOXO,

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American science fiction adventure filmbased on Suzanne Collins‘s novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger Games, and the second installment in The Hunger Games film series, produced and distributed by LionsgateFrancis Lawrence directed the film, with a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt(credited as Michael deBruyn)

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source:  wikipedia.org

If you’ve read my “about” page, you’ll see that I’m a huge “The Hunger Games Trilogy” fan, it’s the first books that I fell in love with. I think that the first movie is amazing. Among all the 3 books ‘ Catching Fire’ is my most favorite. So I had really high expectations on this film and thank god it exceeded my expectations.

It was so true to the book and I think almost all the dialogues they said were from the book. Which made me even happier.

Everyone did an amazing job. I think Josh Hutcherson’s  (Peeta) performance on this film was better than the previous one, he looks more like a man, he’s more attractive this time. Effir played by Elizabeth Banks is so adorable, she’s funny. I can’t help but smile every time I see her. I also love that her character has a parental side when it comes to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta, I cried when they said their goodbyes. I just love her.

The new cast members were also amazing. Sam Claflin was the perfect Finnick, he’s very good-looking, he’s hot and he’s a good actor. But my favorite is Johanna Mason played by Jena Malone. She’s fantastic, she portrayed Johanna really well. She’s sarcastic and mean-spirited and I love her.

And of course how can I forget the main star, the Oscar-winning actress and my role model, JENNIFER LAWRENCE. I don’t know where to begin…. I mean, this young lady NEVER fails to amaze me. *sobs* . Her performance was breathtaking & jaw-dropping. My world stops every time I see her, watch her and hear her voice. I just love her so much. I think she’s the greatest actress of this generation.

The film was visually amazing, like what I’ve said everyone was amazing. I love how the cornucopia looks, it’s what I’ve imagine. The beach scene was beautiful. I loved every second of it. But my most favorite part was the elevator scene. When Johanna was stripping down.   Katniss’ face in the elevator scene is like 1% Katniss Everdeen and 99% Jennifer Lawrence.

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Oh and I also liked this part :

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Gary Ross did a good job on ‘The Hunger Games’. But the second installment was way better than the first. Francis Lawrence took it to the next level. He is amazing. Thank God, he’s the one who directed the second film and who’s also going to direct ‘Mockingjay Part 1&2′

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“Grey’s Anatomy” season 10 premiere

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The season 10 premiere of ” Grey’s Anatomy” was a 2-hour episode featuring episode 01: ” Seal Our Fate” and episode 02: “I Want You With Me”.

Grey’s Anatomy is my 2nd favorite TV show next to “F.R.I.E.N.D.S” . I’ve been a fan of the show from the very beginning. My favorite characters are Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), Derek Shepherd( Patrick Dempsey), Cristina Yang( Sandra Oh),Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), Izzie Steven (Katherine Heighl) and Heather Brooks (Tina Majorino). Too bad Heather and Lexie are now dead and Izzie is gone.

I love the season premiere of Grey’s . I love that they started by showing how Meredith and Derek are super happy with their new-born baby Jared Bailey Shepherd. 

Callie (Sara Ramirez) telling everyone that Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) cheated on her, came as a shock. But I did love that scene. I love drunk, sad Callie, that scene with her in Derek&Meredith’s house, drinking their wine and talking about how the people she loves either dies or cheats on her, was funny.

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I love Arizona and Alex’s relationship,  I hope they’ll have more scenes together this season.  The line that Alex said:

“I think you should stick to; ‘I’m sorry I’m such a slut”

When Arizona was telling him some Ortho metaphors that she’ll say to Callie was funny. I really adore Alex. I also love Jolex (Jo-Alex).

I love Meredith and Alex’s friendship. I love how their friendship blossomed all through out the series. I loved the scene where Alex was freaking out and Mer told him to hold the baby so that he could calm down.

Alex+ Baby = CUTENESS OVERLOAD

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The most beautiful relationship on the series is Meredith&Cristina’s ,a.k.a ‘twisted sisters

I love that scene when Mer told her:

“You always end it the start it again”

When Cristina told her that she ended it with Owen (Kevin McKidd). Them, gossiping about Calzona (Callie-Arizona) was funny. I also love that they helped Callie.  I loved that Mer let her and her daughter Sofia to stay at their house.

Cristina’s reaction when Mer asked her what happened to her hair after she had sex with Owen was super funny.

I also loved the scene when Mer page Arizona to tell her where Callie and Sofia are, the she walked away to go to Callie and Cristina telling Mer:

Cristina: ” Is ‘ I told you so’ inappropriate?”

Mer: “Shut it!”

I love Mer’s ‘mother-ly’ voice.

twisted sisters2I love the fact that Mer is Cristina’s health care proxy. She is really her family. Their relationship is the BEST.

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Alex and Cristina teasing Meredith who her real father is, was a funny scene. I love this trio. I also love what Alex said to Jo (Camilla Luddington) :

“I got Mer and Cristina, I can cry to them”

And of course, I can never forget to write something about my OTP: MERDER 

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Merder looking through photos of Baby Bailey from Cristina’s phone was so adorable. I also love how Mer comforted Derek when he told him that Brooks didn’t make it.

The Derek with Zola and Sofia scene was soooo adorable, he needs to have more scenes with children.

There were scenes that also didn’t liked, like:

Ross telling Brooks that Derek asked her to find Webber, even though he didn’t which caused Brooks death. I dislike him ever since season 9, and now I dislike him even more for doing that, specially the fact that Brooks is my favorite intern. But I also know that they have to kill her because Tina (the person playing Brooks) has another TV series.

I also didn’t like that the new interns had more scenes than the others. I mean, no one really cares about them. Leah was mean and annoying.

The last scene, made me cry. Webber waking up after a surgery and hearing Meredith tell Catherine Avery that she is Webber’s family made me emotional.

The season premiere was an emotional roller coaster. One minute you’re laughing then the next you’re crying. Grey’s Anatomy never disappoints, that’s why I love the show so much. I bet this season will be AWESOME.

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’2 Broke Girls’ season 3 premier

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I’m so glad that ‘ 2 Broke Girls’ is back. Its one of my favorite TV series.

This season’s season premiere was super funny and amazing.

I love that they started the episode making fun of the latest news in the entertainment business. Max (Kat Dennings) is super hilarious. ‘Han’ jokes always makes me laugh. I also love the scene during the re-opening of Max’s Homemade cupcakes on their new store, where Han (Matthew Moy) freaked out when the girls turned off the lights. I love the look of their new store.

I love Sophie(Jennifer Coolidge), I hope they gave her more airtime. Oh and also PTSD has a new meaning now, it’s ‘ POST TRAUMATIC SOPHIE DRAMA‘.

My favorite quote from this episode is:

“Kim & Kanye had a baby, so there’s another Kardashian to not keep up to”

I love ’2 Broke Girls’ Kat (Max) and Beth Behrs (Caroline) really has a great chemistry. I’m looking forward to this season of ’2 Broke Girls’.

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Glee season 5 premiere

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I  have been a fan of Glee from the very beginning. And I bet all of you know that our fandom lost someone so special. Cory Monteith’s character was my favorite. I was really saddened by the fact that he’s now in heaven. I miss him so much. :’(

With Cory’s passing, I thought I wouldn’t have the guts to watch Glee. But I did, to honor him.

For the season premiere of Glee, they featured the songs of The Beatles. I’ve been waiting for this for years. Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) singing “Yesterday”  on the beginning of the episode, was a good way to start the show.

But as the episode goes, it keeps on getting boring and disappointing.

Kitty (Beca Tobin) and Artie (Kevin McHale) doesn’t have chemistry, I hope they won’t continue writing storylines about them.

Their version of “Got To Get You Into My Life” was not that good. I also didn’t love that Klaine scene (Kurt&Blaine). I also don’t like their version of “All You Need Is Love”.

It also seems like Blaine (Darren Criss) sang all the songs from this episode. Don’t get me wrong, I love Darren, but the show is called ” Glee” not ” The Blaine Anderson Show”.

There were also some parts that I liked. Like the “Drive My Car” scene, it was fun to watch. I’m also loving Santana (Naya Rivera) & Rachel’s friendship. Marley (Melissa Benoist) with eye glasses and fangirling was adorable

I teared up when they showed a group photo of the original New Directions members from Rachel’s phone, because it made me miss the old days and it made me miss Cory even more.

To make the story short, it was the WORST. SEASON. PREMIERE. EVER.

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