Tag: Ramblings: Movies


Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 10 July, 2014 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 8 Comments

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).


This entry is brought to you by a casually-strolling Mario Goetz (not my gif, as always)

  1. Question: let’s say you won a book from a giveaway hosted by a blog and you never received it…do you email to inform the blogger about the situation? I know that some bloggers mention that it’s not their responsibility if the book never arrives or is lost and while this blogger never mentioned anything, I dunno if there’s any point to give the heads up anyhow…?
  2. Random shout-out/recommendation/pluggage: Lucy Clarke’s A Single Breath (review). A perfect summer read, IMO. And I had the opportunity to ask her a few questions about the book πŸ™‚
  3. In some bookish news: Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists (review) is going to be adapted for television by BBC. Interesting, interesting…
  4. Book haul! Okay, in the past week or so, a lot of my pre-orders and other assortments of books pouring into my mailbox (hurray! πŸ˜€ ) Suffice to say, my TBR pile is now bursting and there is no room in my new bookshelf for all of these books xP

  5. Okay, I’m normally not one to watch musicals and movies involving music (weird, as I do love music)–I still have yet to finish watching The Fiddler on the Roof and the only musical I’ve watched is The Sound of Music–so Begin Again starring Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley sort of fell out of the periphery for me. However, I decided to look at the trailer again after hearing Keira Knightley sing “Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home” for the soundtrack. It’s really catchy (I can’t stop listening to it! πŸ˜› ) and I think she has a nice voice:
  6. Speaking of movies, as if I wasn’t excited enough for Guardians of the Galaxy (the soundtrack, by the way, looks amazing), they release this trailer:

And now for my World Cup section of this week’s thoughts. I’m placing them behind a cut again in case you’re not a football fan πŸ˜‰

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Movie: Speculation & Wishlist for The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014)

Posted 19 December, 2013 by Lianne in Entertainment / 11 Comments

Alrighty, now that I’ve gotten my thoughts and flailings down on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (review), here’s some thoughts and speculation for the third movie coming out…next year (y u so far away?) Contains super massive spoilers if you haven’t seen the first two movies (especially the second movie) or read the book (especially the book?)!

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Ten Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 12 December, 2013 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 6 Comments

10 Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

  1. I do apologise in advance to everyone who regularly drops in over here at my blog and who follows me on Twitter with regards to what will happen come June – July 2014: you will hear almost nothing from me but about World Cup (especially on Twitter–unless you are a big football fan too, in that case, *flails*). Well, I’ll still talk about books and likely about my general experiences and impressions about clinical *fingers crossed* but otherwise it’s all going to be about the beautiful game =P Draws for the 8 groups were done last Friday:

    Germany’s not in an easy group per se but it should be an interesting round (lmao that they’re facing Portugal–they’re always facing Portugal!). I was honestly D= when I saw England’s grouping though. I hope they will play consistently well next year, I want them to make it far (and of course Italy is in the same grouping with them so I may be a little confused come their match xP). Still a wee bit sore that Sweden didn’t make the cut, I enjoy watching them play. And the Spain vs. Netherlands should be a good one too πŸ˜‰

  2. Related to #1, time to break out the football kits and the scarves again πŸ˜€ Re: the picture – in case I wasn’t clear who I support πŸ˜‰ It’s going to be interesting in the house as my dad, my brother and I support different teams =P
  3. Okay, this question has had me stumped this week: it has been feeling (wind chill included here) like -10 to -17 degrees Celcius this week (according to Google that’s between 14 and 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit for a comparison)–how is it that many of the girls I see on campus and in the subway are wearing only tights? O_o Are they not freezing? Do they have some miraculous extra layer of subcutaneous tissue that works like extra insulation? I’m wearing a few layers and I’m still cold.
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Ten Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 5 December, 2013 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 6 Comments

10 Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

  1. Firstly, whoo-hoo! Finally posted up my sign-up posts for the 3 reading challenges I’ll be hosting next year: Everything EspaΓ±a, A Year in Re-Reading and 2014 Shakespeare Reading Challenge. Enjoy! πŸ™‚
  2. I’m reading my first novel from Ian Rankin (The Impossible Dead) and I’m really enjoying it right now. The build-up to the mystery of the crime and going through the possible suspects and motives is a bit of a slow burn but it adds to the tension and the characters themselves are interesting, especially the lead, Malcolm Fox.
  3. Whoo-hoo, thanks to some sales/price changes on Kobo, I finally got a copy of Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries *thumbs up* Now, to get around to actually reading it…
  4. I’ve sent out most of my Christmas cards earlier this week \o/ Still have a few to send out, which I hope to do at the end of this week. LMAO once again my best friend from elementary beat me to sending a Christmas card to me; I purposely left off the ones I’m mailing around Canada because it would arrive too early, but anyways…
  5. AFAR Magazine listed out the best Christmas markets in Europe. I miss Christmas markets; they’re so pretty and happy and Christmas-y and fun. There’s one here in the city but there’s barely anything going on there =/
  6. In the spirit of the season, I’ve already started posting about panettone, lol. Still need to pick up an advent calendar though…
  7. OMG, how close is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug now? So frickin’ excited, lol. Not sure yet when I’ll be seeing it (should be sometime week of the 16th). And look! A new production video (yay)! So many lovely moments from the cast–and some great appearances too πŸ˜€ I’m still sort of \o/ from watching it so there’s no real cohesive comment from me here)

    Speaking of which, thank you Amazon for freaking me out for a while there by telling me that you had no idea when the soundtrack to the second movie is coming out and asking me if I still wanted it -_-; #needstheprecioussoundtrack

    Edit: Accurate gif is accurate–


    Not my gif
  8. With all the talk about the Christmas episode for Doctor Who, I started re-watching the show from series 1 again (new Who, at least). In retrospect, I liked series 1 a lot more now, some episodes that I thought were o-kay (i.e. the episodes about the Slitheen) were a lot more interesting thematically and such (guess I was a little impatient the first time around). As always, Christopher Eccelston’s expressions crack me up:


    Not my gif but LMAO, I’m using this for now on for things I’m like “Nope!” to =D
  9. New layout here! Took a while to find one that I was happy with and didn’t have too many formatting issues πŸ™‚
  10. Final exams next week. Boo. But then freedom! Yay!

If you’re participating in this, be sure to leave a link! I’d love to read what’s going on with you, bookish or otherwise πŸ™‚ Happy Thursday!

Movie: Speculation & Wishlist for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Posted 21 December, 2012 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments


(this is not the official poster to the movie but a viral poster that’s out on the web // source)

Well, now that I’ve reviewed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (review), here’s my speculations and for the second movie coming out…next year ;_; Contains super massive spoilers if you haven’t seen the first movie or read the book–moreso with the book

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