Tag: Movies

The Girl On The Train

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Image courtesy of Wikipedia

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!

Snowden

We will try our best to catch up on some movies with the boys at home on most of our weekend nights. But of course, that depends if they are child friendly or not. Any movies rating 6 and above is a go for me. Worth watching!

We decided on Snowden.

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Actual movie poster courtesy of The Daily Rotation

Snowden was rated 7.4/10 on IMDb and received 62℅ from rotten tomatoes.

Fantastic cast: 

  • Joseph Gorden Levitt (Edward Snowden)
  • Shailene Woodley (Lindsay Mills)
  • Zachary Quinto
  • Scott Eastwood
  • Melissa Leo
  • Nicholas Cage
  • Tom Wilkinson

And the list goes on…

Based on a true story, Snowden is a political thriller where Edward Snowden who works for the government exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA. He became one of the most wanted man in the world.

Well, I think, he is definitely a Hero. Sacrificing himself to expose the NSA and for being human. Imagine if the government has some ways of watching every single move you make through your IT devices such as your computers, your laptops, your mobile phone – watching you eat, sleep, talk, undress and doing your daily living activities, it is truly crazy! You are being compound, your life will be so messed up, it is as good as you are dead. It is frightening!

I wished there were more fun elements to the show to keep us on our toes. Nonetheless, I love the versatile Joseph Gordon Levitt doing his smart witty character. There were something about his eyes that probably shows the most emotions.