Make Way for Prince Ali!

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Everybody knows Aladdin. In fact, growing up, one of my favourite Disney princesses is Jasmine. When I first saw the trailer, I thought that it might be a bad adaptation. But there’s a lot of grey area in “bad”, if you know what I mean. Thus, I did not have high expectations on this one.

I would just like to say a few things about Aladdin 2019. Hmm, where do I start?

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{Movie Review} Love, Rosie

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Love, Rosie was initially released on October 22, 2014, directed by Christian Ditter and written by Juliette Towhidi. The film was adapted from the novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern, who also wrote P.S. I Love You. Lily Collins and Sam Claflin played the main roles of Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart respectively.

Synopsis: “Rosie and Alex are best friends until Alex’s family moves to America. They gamble everything to keep their love and friendship alive over the years and miles.” (Google)

I have read the book right before I watched the movie and I must say, Lily and Sam gave justice to Rosie and Alex. They portrayed their roles so perfectly that I liked them better than my imaginary actors. I don’t have exactly the actors in mind but I am satisfied with their talent. The book was basically in a letter, chat, phone convo, text, and e-mail format. The movie showed a lot of usage of communication devices which is great for me since it was really kind of what I expected. The film may not followed the novel’s flow of story, like Kate’s father is really Brian the Whine and not Greg, Rosie met Greg later in the story. However, I still think it was okay, but I have this part of me which still wishes they followed the characters’ stories. Anyway, it was indeed a “kilig” movie, and I fell in love with Rosie and Sam’s story in the movie just as I did with the book. It teaches us about destiny and that love has its own timing, and it’s all right to fall in love with our best friends because they might feel the same way towards us, too.

26% · Rotten Tomatoes
2/4 · Roger Ebert
44% · Metacritic
7.2/10 · IMDb

Love and light,

{Movie Review} He’s Just Not That Into You

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The movie was initially released on February 6, 2009 directed by Ken Kwapis, produced by Nancy Juvonen, and is actually based from the self-improvement book of the same title written by   Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo that was published in 2004. It has an all-star cast including Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Connolly, and Justin Long.

Synopsis: “The book is a new-aged, unique “self-help” guide aimed for single women. The premise of the book, as stated in the title, tells women readers that if a man in whom you are interested in is not making the effort to pursue you, he is simply “just not that into you.”” (Wikipedia)

Personally, He’s Just Not That Into You has been my most favorite ever since. I am really a fan of interconnecting stories of the characters in movies, plus Jennifer Aniston is, like, my spirit animal since FRIENDS. The story was exciting and very fun, it tackles the dilemma of most girls that is still applicable nowadays (since it’s been 6 years since the movie first came out) — “When a guy doesn’t wanna call you, he doesn’t wanna call you!” It also discusses the “signs” whether a guy actually likes you or not. I loved the movie because it brought out various problems of relationships and dating. It served as a wake-up call for the hopeless romantics, just like me. One more thing about this movie that really got me is it’s kind of funny. It has its own kind of humor that’ll get you cracking. Moreover, it will touch your heart and you will learn a lot of lessons from this movie, that’s why it’s my all-time favorite. It will never get old for me.

6.4/10 · IMDb
40% · Rotten Tomatoes
47% · Metacritic

Love and light,