Movies/ Dramas

Movie/drama recommendations for the bored and the glum!

The Road So Far…


 

Carry on, my wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more~

Insert kickass guitar solo here.

Ahem. Yes, I am well aware that my writing gets lamer (and more vulgar, come to think of it) every year. But that is what happens when there’s something I am jumping out of my seat to share, and couldn’t be bothered thinking of more proper ways of introducing it.

The brief excerpt from above is the chorus to a classic song of Kansas’, called “Carry On My Wayward Son.” It is one of the main tracks from the show I’m currently, reluctantly, helplessly obsessed with. And how the heck did I find myself almost reaching former DBSK5-level obsession here, when I’ve sworn off being swept off my fangirl feet ever again, you ask?

It started with Glee, of all things. Glee.

That’s right, I watch Glee… or used to, anyway, before this new obsession took over me. The musically-inclined side of me loves it because it helps me discover good songs I would have been sorry not hearing due to over-focusing on a certain K-pop/J-pop boy band that broke my heart to a million pieces and danced upon the shards (yeah, so I’m kinda/maybe/still a little bitter about it. Sue me. No, wait…). Having Darren Criss on the cast was also a treat, with me being one of the original Starkids fans (He was Harry-freakin’-Potter before he was this Blaine-dude. Back off, gleeks). I haven’t been able to watch more after this certain episode of season 3, but I’m planning to… Maybe sometime this summer.

But I digress. So there I was— sitting in front of the computer, one cold November afternoon last year— catching up on the episodes I’ve missed, when I heard one of the most gorgeous songs I have ever heard in my life: “Fix You” by Coldplay.

After spending time melting on my seat into a puddle of goo on the floor at the scene of Will reassuring Emma with this gorgeous song, I finished the episode (Asian F) and immediately searched Youtube. It was then that I came across this fanvid, which turned out to be my demise.

It piqued my curiosity –  Who are these people? Why is that girl on fire? Why are they crying? Ew, what’s that gross thing coming out of his mouth? Why does one of the main lead look dead? Whoa! He crawled out of a grave! Man-hugs, cool! What is this show?

I read the comments under the vid, and found out that the show is called “Supernatural.” It sounded interesting. It sounded promising. A show about two brothers? With supernatural elements and a lot of angst-fest? Sounds like my kind of show. What? Horror genre? Erm… Err… Gore? Gross! Not for me. But… (sigh) I’ll give it a chance.

Now, you see, I hated horror, and I hated gore even more. It is why I wouldn’t even notice Halloween passing by if not for the tons of candy and colorful costumes you can see everywhere. A horror movie is synonymous to gore-flying-whichever-way to me. You can make me watch one if it’s really good, but most horror movies I’ve watched (which admittedly doesn’t reach a two-digit count) just don’t have a plot line that is engaging enough for me to ignore the blood and guts liberally spilled throughout.

So with great hesitation, I clicked on the show, head turned away, one eye closed, and the other half-opened in case blood and guts start splattering on the computer screen. I was doubtful I could even finish one episode. But lo and behold, the pilot episode sucked me right in, and the moment I watched the infamous “jerk-bitch” banter between Sam and Dean Winchester within the first half of the show, I knew the horror element wouldn’t be enough to not keep me watching.

Supernatural season 1 promo poster

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Reactions to Koizora


I’ve been hearing for a few years now about Koizora, and I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about it. Finally, I decided to sit down and watch it, wishing I was watching with a friend, so we could bawl our eyes out together.

…It couldn’t be more different from what I expected.

These are my reactions:

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Lessons and Camp


My internet-probation officially ended yesterday. After helping clean up the house for a couple hours and cooking lunch and dinner for another couple hours, I’ve been sitting in front of the computer for nearly four hours, catching up with the things I missed and even writing and posting a long chapter of my fan fiction story.

And I’m happy to say that the past two days wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I spent my time sitting on a corner reflecting about different things about life (deep, isn’t it? hehe), and reading Judith McNaught’s “Something Wonderful” which really proved to be effective at diverting my mind from thinking about giving up to temptation (especially when there are two computers at your house, just staring at you wide-eyed and luring you like a siren to switch them on and  sit in front of them…xP).

AND I learned some really important things.

Number one: You learn something new everyday. For example, yesterday I learned that I could last for more than 48 hours away from “Information Highway” without losing my sanity (if I have any) and tearing my hair out. And the other day, I learned that I definitely should refrain from reading NC 17 fan fictions (even though I’m already 17) because it’s difficult to get them off my mind, especially if it’s gross and disturbing. Get it? It doesn’t matter how small or how big it is, as long as there is something you learned.

Number two: Curing an addiction takes an incredible amount of will power. And I’m not just talking about the internet. I’m also talking about smoking, drinking, and of course, drugs. I used to get frustrated and annoyed whenever I see people having difficulty quitting these vices. I always say “Just quit already! Dang it!”  But now, I think I understand how hard it is, a little.

I also watched the TV premier of Camp Rock. Not bad. The songs are really good. But some parts made me feel different levels of frustration. First is when Mitchie, the female main character, lied about her mom’s occupation. Dang, girl, don’t you watch TV? Lying only works if your mom IS NOT in the same camp cooking in the kitchen!

Just kidding. Lying is bad, people. BAD.

Second is the antagonist, Tess. Her character made me scream at the screen “EVIL! PURE EVIIIIL” Seriously, Sharpay from High School Musical maybe annoying, but she’s funny. Annoying but funny. And I like annoying-but-funny! Tess’ character is pure annoying.

Third is that Kevin and Nick did not get enough screen time… Or maybe it’s just me?

Oh, well. I guess that’s that. I wasn’t bashing the actresses, in fact, they did a great job. The movie wasn’t bad and the songs are stuck on my head. Kind of makes me wonder how great it’d be to have that kind of Camp in real life.

… *long silence*

Erm… I suddenly ran out of things to say.

x) ehehe.

Ciao for now!

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Kung Fu Panda is Awesomeness! And I’m Back!


Hello everyone! I’m BAAAAAACCKKK!!!

*cue complete total silence and crickets chirping*

*Meriken sweatdrops* Anybody? Hello? No clapping? Warm welcome? Balloons or crept papers? Anything?

SmileyBunny Pink: What did you expect? Nobody reads your blog, dimwit.

Watch your mouth, Mr. Pink. Okay, someday, sooner or later (SmileyBunny: Or never.) somebody will read this, so here I go!

My dad, brothers and I just got back from the theater about three hours ago from watching Kung Fu Panda, and as the title says, it was really awesome! The movie was hilarious, and totally worth the 25 dollars (not mine, my dad’s) spent with the tickets and snacks (three adults, one child, 3 medium-sized sodas and one box of Snow Caps chocolate. Yummy… not).

The story was about how Po, the biggest fattest and clumsiest panda Kung Fu fan around, was appointed by the great master… Turtle (whoopsies, I forgot his name) to become the legendary Dragon Warrior. Tai Long (did I spell that right?), an evil Kung Fu genius, had escaped from prison and was threatening to come back to take his “rightful place” as the true Dragon Warrior, receive the Legendary Dragon Scroll and achieve strength beyond anything imaginable. Master… err… Racoon (again, I forgot his name) had to train the big, fat and clumsy Po to become a proper Dragon Warrior. Po and the five greatest Kung Fu masters (Tigress, Monkey, Crane, Mantis, and Viper… is that right?) goes out to defeat Tai Long and stop him from getting the Dragon Scroll and defeat him…

Okay, you know what, that was the most pathetic attempt I’ve ever written for a summary. And I’m totally horrible at names. Just watch the movie. It’s waaay much better.

The movie is great. It’s a mixture of comedy, action, and a little tint of drama. I was already cracking up at the first three minutes of the movie, imagine how cracked up I was after 2 hours! I haven’t had that much fun watching a movie since… never. I haven’t really watched many movies, but I can say this is one of the best I’ve seen so far.

Watch it! And bring some friends and/or family with you! The more the merrier!

AND I haven’t been able to update these past few weeks (not that anybody cares… cause no one’s reading!) because I’ve been busy. As to what about I shall not tell…

SmileyBunny: *raises one imaginary eyebrow* Busy? Really?

Yes, really.

SmileyBunny: *raises his imaginary eyebrow higher* Really really?

Yes, really really! Why are you looking at me like that!? *starts to sweat*

SmileyBunny: *couldn’t raise his imaginary eyebrow higher so it fell off* Really really really?

*Breaks down* Okay, fine! The truth is that I was too lazy to update! Happy!? (SmileyBunny: *smirks*) And I’m working on a fan fiction which I was trying to finish before Sunday, but seeing that today is Sunday, I kind of gave up rushing and decided to take it slow. Who knew writing about psychopaths can be difficult?

I’m still working on that fanfiction so I won’t be around for a few days… or weeks, who knows? (SmileyBunny: Who cares?) but once I’m finished (hopefully writer’s block will not attack me) I’ll be posting a lot about my utterly unexciting life (I think…).

So, ciao for now!

On a completely random note, I really miss my mom.

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