Category: Entertainment


Movie: What Maisie Knew (2012)

Posted 14 June, 2017 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents’ bitter custody battle.

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I remember this movie came to my attention after it got good reviews a few years ago at the Toronto International Film Festival. I had read the Henry James book shortly after finding out about this adaptation (see book review) and thought it was interesting that they had adapted it and set it in the modern day. Took a while but I finally checked it out 🙂

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Movie: Doctor Strange (2016)

Posted 12 June, 2017 by Lianne in Entertainment / 4 Comments

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

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Okay, I admit, I thought it was curious that Marvel Movies chose Doctor Strange as one of their standalone movie adaptations in Phase 3 but my curiosity and excitement did pique when the first trailer dropped. Like any other television or movie it did take me sometime to get around to watching it but at last I did get around to watching this movie (yay!). Contains spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie, or know much about the comic book series!

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Movie: Macbeth (2015)

Posted 9 August, 2016 by Lianne in Entertainment / 4 Comments

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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I finally watched this movie, hurray!!! I’ve been eyeing this movie for so long, yet when I finally got my hands on it, it still took me a number of weeks before I finally settled down to watch it.

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Movie: Only Yesterday (1991)

Posted 1 August, 2016 by Lianne in Entertainment / 8 Comments

A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.

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Imagine my absolute delight when I learned that they were finally releasing a proper blu-ray release of this movie to North America with dubs and everything (not that I’ve watched Studio Ghibli movies dubbed…maybe only a couple…and that was with my family…). It always baffled me why they didn’t release this movie as it looked interesting…well, it looked like something I’d definitely check out.

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