15 April 2014

Important News Update

Hey! As you can see from the title, I have really important news in regards to my participation in the A-Z Challenge.

Although I feel satisfied with the theme that I have chosen this year, there has been a lot of stuff going on in my college life, with studying and all that. Unfortunately, that means that I have a lot less time for blogging. Because the A-Z Challenge requires daily effort on the author's part, this means that I have less time to study. Midterms are coming up next week, and this means I have to focus my energies on studying.

Because of studying, I have not been able to get back to anyone who has been kind enough to stop by on my blog and leave a comment. Sorry.

Also, the A-Z Challenge has also distracted from the original reason why I have started my blog in the first place. I started this blog because I wanted readers to feel something when they read one of my posts. Blogging everyday about something that is not personal makes me feel as if I am betraying the original purpose of this blog.

Sorry again to all the fellow bloggers who have been keeping up with my posts.

11 April 2014

A-Z Challenge: J

Today's movie is Jack Reacher (2012) with Tom Cruise.

This movie, like most Tom Cruise movies, is loaded with action and mystery.  There are people chasing him around trying to kill him, while he runs around trying to exact justice upon those who have broken the law.

Although not exactly a vigilante film, Jack Reacher does act like one. Although not as big-scale as a Mission Impossible film, this is definitely a film to watch.

I find that trying to describe action movies is not half as fun as actually watching an action movie. Therefore, as with the other movies, I will upload a trailer for you all. Just as a side note, this movie is available on Netflix if you want to check it out.

10 April 2014

A-Z Challenge: H and I

Sorry for missing yesterday's letter guys! There was a lot of stuff going on with everything, so I've decided to make up for it by doing a double feature.

For my H letter, what else am I going to cover but the Hunger Games.

This has been my favorite series since Harry Potter. Both series were written with brilliance of thought. What attracted me about the Hunger Games was the fact that at the beginning of the book, there was so much detail in the description of Katniss' world. For me when I'm reading, if you can create a world that I can imagine in my head, you're golden. Along with Jennifer Lawrence's depiction of Katniss, the Hunger Games really came to life.

For those of you who are considering reading the Hunger Games or watching the movies, I highly recommend both. But be warned: the series is highly emotionally charged. The second movie brought tears to my eyes (literally).

For I, there is no other movie than Inception. I watched this movie I don't know how many times. If you like movies with mind games and twists that you could not have seen earlier, this movie is the one. Even to this day, I am trying to figure out the ending of the movie and what it all means. Because I don't want to spoil the ending for anyone, I will not go into further detail. This movie has Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page in it. They have a really great dynamic, which makes the movie even more interesting to watch.
So in case you guys wanted to see the trailer for either of these two movies, you have come to the right place:

Hunger Games:


08 April 2014

A-Z Challenge: G

Today I would like to switch it up with profiles of Gabriel Mann and Gwen Stefani. These two people come from different corners of the entertainment world, but are both entertaining.

Let's start with Gabriel Mann. He is a breakout star from the T.V. show Revenge, which I will be covering in the R section of A-Z. Truth be told, I think his voice is really charming. And I cannot lie, I really like his body figure. He is a pretty great actor, and I hope that he takes on more roles.

Speaking of T.V. shows, I would be ignoring my duties if I don't bring up Glee at least once. The show is not as good as it used to be without the original cast. Although there can always be new talent, there can never be someone like Quinn Fabray or Santana Lopez. There will never be another Finn Hudson. And even though Glee has the main theme of singing songs that high school teens may sing along to, the old charm is gone. Without the flawless acting of the original cast (and I mean the entire original cast), there is simply no Glee anymore.

But let's get back on track. Gwen Stefani. I remember rocking out to her songs when I was in 4th grade (9 years ago thank you very much). She was the bomb at the time and I thought she was the coolest lady on the block. She seems to have gone off on a hiatus for the last decade, since she hasn't done anything new that I have heard about.

07 April 2014

A-Z Challenge: F

Hey everyone! It's Monday today, which is never good.

The letter for the day is F, which in my book stands for the TV show Fringe.

Although I personally have yet to watch this show, I have heard many good things about it. It has been on my Netflix queue for who knows how long. It seems like a really good show in all.

05 April 2014

A-Z Challenge: E

My movie today would be E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. I think that this is easily one of the most classical films of all time, as it's been around for 32 years and is still watched by people around the world.

The story of this movie, if you haven't watched it yet, is about an alien that is mistakenly left behind on Earth and is found by a young boy. The movie document their adventures together and the struggle of getting E.T. back with his kind. The end of the movie was quite moving, simply because both Elliot (the boy) and E.T. know that they would probably never see each other again. The movie's ending was somewhat unsatisfactory to me because I would have liked to see Elliot tell his son or daughter all the adventures that he had with E.T. when he was a boy.

But overall, this movie was very well done. Steven Spielberg has directed a story that had last for several decades and hopefully several more.

04 April 2014

A-Z Challenge: D

Todays letter is dedicated to a trilogy that has recently been made into a movie. This is the Divergent trilogy, another dystopian book painting a bleak future for us.

If you haven't yet picked up this trilogy, I strongly recommend it. Although (in my opinion) not as well written as either the Hunger Games series or Harry Potter, it is definitely worth your time and energy.

Now let me talk a little bit about the author, Veronica Roth. She is currently 25 years old. 25! If I reach the age of 25 and reach half her fame and fortune I'd be a very happy person. Hopefully, we will see a lot more from Ms. Roth as the years go on. I am very eager to see what other worlds Ms. Roth can spin with her pen.

The movie: Although there are definitely parts of the movie when the story diverged (pun much?) from the book, but overall, it was a well done movie. There is a lot of action, so all you action movie fans out there: go and watch it! But seriously though, tell me that Shailene Woodley and Theo James don't make a hot couple: