Category: Movies, TV & Books

Film Review – Tully (2018) — MovieBabble

This is a must see on my list.

Film review written by Nick Kush. Thank you for a wonderful write up, Nick. Follow https://moviebabblereviews.com to stay up to date for more interesting reviews.

Over the last few years, Charlize Theron has ascended in the ranks to become one of the best actresses working in the industry, moving from… 10 more words

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The Fall (TV series)

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Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) was brought in to lead a case following unsolved murders involving young women in Belfast, Ireland, while the killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), a married man with two kids was already planning his next kill.

A complex psychological thriller with a shocking ending.

I would rather skip the so much talking (interrogation) part of the show, it was getting a bit boring in season 3 (like as though it was on repeat mode) and I wished it didn’t end the way it did but that’s probably arguable.

 

 

 

Favourite Sci-Fi Horror at the moment

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Just completed the 2nd Season of Stranger Things. I am truly fascinated by the casts’ talents. And I am actually referring to the young blood of the show – Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp.

They started when they were barely teenagers and they are now able to pull out wonderful performances just by fighting monsters and Demogorgon.

One of the other reasons why I can relate to the show is how it’s taken out from the 80s nostalgia. The walkie talkies, arcades, big hair, recorders – major throwback!

Anyway, the ending was quite awesome. Don’t mind if there isn’t going to be a season 3. Will definitely miss it. But I do have a few questions about the ending of season 2…

Is the gate closed for good?

Will Eleven lead a ‘normal life’?

What’s next for Kali?

Where in the world is Doctor Brenner?

What is the Mind Flayer’s next move?

For now, I’m going to let the boys enjoy the show…. (I was contemplating on allowing them to watch the not so comfortable love scene though…)

The Silent Wife

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by A.S.A Harrison

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman

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Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She lies to settle score. He decided to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that cant be made, and promises that wont be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

The Silent Wife claimed similarities to Gone Girl, which, to my opinion is not true. I was flipping pages feeling really disappointed. By the time I got halfway through the book, Todd was still not dead, yet. It was a big mistake to compare The Silent Wife to Gone Girl. They are completely opposite. In Gone Girl, there was a murder at the beginning of the plot and you have no idea how the victim disappeared and why but in The Silent Wife, you already know what is going to happen right from the start, no mystery to it.

But I do feel that the main characters of this book are interesting. Jodi is calm and cool on the outside but suspense simmer around her constantly. She is a psychologist by trade and she knows herself deeply but as you progress deeper into the book, you will learn how complex she is. Todd is so self centered, will never see how his actions impact others.

I am not crazy about the ending either as I find that it was really predictable. But nonetheless, I will still watch the movie once its out. So please, go read it if you enjoy psychological thrillers like this. This is just mild crazy for me but it might be super twisted for you. Enjoy!

The Girl On The Train

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The Girl on the Train was rated 6.6/10 on IMDb and received 43% from rotten tomatoes.

Cast:

  • Emily Blunt
  • Haley Bennett
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Luke Evans
  • Justin Theroux
  • Edgar Ramirez
  • Allison Janney
  • Lisa Kudrow

This is a 2016 American psychological thriller mystery film based on a novel written by British author, Paula Hawkins which launched at No.1 on The New York Fiction Bestsellers of 2015 list for both print and e-book.

Rachel an alcoholic, who was traumatized by her recent divorce, spends her time daily on the train which passes by the home she once shared with her ex-husband. To take away her pain, she focuses on fantasizing about “the perfect couple” who live in a house just two houses away until one day, she saw something that left her as a suspect of a missing person.

I tried to look for the original piece over kindle but I couldn’t find it. I read that the book scored better than the movie. But since I am truly a psychological thriller fan, I had to watch this. And I didn’t regret it at all. Put aside all the comparisons you have between ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Girl on the Train’. Even though both uses the word “girl”, Rosamund Pike in ‘Gone Girl’ is a psychopath, manipulative, cunning woman and Emily Blunt in ‘The Girl on the Train’ is just a mess drunkard. So you see, they are not very similar at all. I simply love how Emily Blunt brought her character to life while maintaining her accent!

Milk And Honey

by Rupi Kaur

is a book of poetry depicting love, loss, abuse, violence and womanhood. It comprises of four chapters with each delivering a dissimilar intention.

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It is a sure 4/5 as I feel every woman needs this somewhere easy for her to reach in times of hardship. No matter what bitter moments you are going through, Rupi Kaur gives you hope that you are never alone. And you, are a survivor.

Let me share with you some of my favorite lines…

” you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions makes me less beautiful but I was not made with a fire in my belly so I could be put out 

I was not made with lightness on my tongue so I could be easy to swallow

I was made heavy half blade and half silk difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow “

” if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise ” 

” it takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations “

” I like the way the stretch marks on my thighs look human and that we’re so soft yet rough and jungle wild when we need to be 

I love that about us how capable we are of feeling how unafraid we are of breaking and tend to our wounds with grace 

Just being a woman calling myself a woman makes me utterly whole and complete ” 

Absolutely beautiful.

We Bare Bears

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We Bare Bears received 8.1/10 on IMDB and 7.5/10 on TV.com

Series cast: 

  • Demetri Martin as Ice Bear
  • Eric Edelstein as Grizzly
  • Bobby Moynihan as Panda

We Bare Bears is an American animated television series created by Daniel Chong which is aired several times a day on the Cartoon Network.

We Bare Bears has gotten us hooked on the awesome heartwarming adventure of three brothers who tries to fit into a civilised society. They have a lot to learn about the super advanced technologically world, most of the time getting themselves into some sort of chaos while trying to do something useful or good but they kept on proving to us over and over again that no matter how different their personalities are, as siblings, they are always stronger together then they are individually.

The show content is good for everyone of all ages. But parents, watch this with your little ones so that they have a better view and understanding about the good and bad of having siblings, how you generalise about today’s society and its population and why it is always important to be sensitive to others.