I wouldn’t consider myself a film buff, by any means. I like a good movie, but more for the story than the cinematography or soundtrack. What I do love, though, is actually going to the cinema to see something, rather than streaming it at home. And when my friend asked how cinemas could possibly even exist these days, when streaming is so accessible, I decided to put these thoughts into words. Continue reading “Movies as an “experience””
Listen, you might have seen my review on Thor the other day. And you might be thinking, hey, you biased bitch! What’s all this hate on DC? But I can assure you, friends – I wanted to like Justice League. I really, truly, hoped that I would fall in love with this movie. But I couldn’t. It was just… bad. The best I can do for you is call it “okay.”
Continue reading “Justice League”
Listen, I’m a Marvel fan. I’m going to be biased. I’m also a New Zealander, so Taika Waititi being the director has me all sorts of proud. But this movie was so good, and I don’t think it was entirely because of my expectations! Continue reading “Thor: Ragnorok”
Have you heard of Heathers, the off-Broadway musical? If you haven’t, the plot of it is pretty hard to explain. It starts off very Mean Girls-esque, starring the three goddesses Heather, Heather, and Heather, with Veronica trying to become part of the group. Then, Cute Boy J.D. comes along, and… well, I don’t want to spoil it for you, but he certainly changes the feel of it. My friend Elly introduced me to it, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since. Continue reading “My Latest Obsession: Heathers, the Musical”
Tiny tiny spoilers, but nothing major!
I finally, finally, went and saw La La Land yesterday. My expectations were ridiculously high, mostly because of Dodie Clark and her complete and utter love for it. I’m not going to say it changed my life or anything, and to be honest it probably isn’t even a favourite. I really really enjoyed it, I just didn’t fall as madly in love as I wanted to.
The soundtrack was by far my favourite part. City of Stars could so easily become my newest favourite song, and I tried to have the album casually playing the background but ended up dancing all over my room. It’s one of those things that in a few weeks, I’ll have a “my latest obsession” post going up, because I won’t be able to stop listening to it. Or, maybe I’ll keep Moana playing over and over, it really could go either way. I hope that the songs will be Mamma Mia-esque, in that we know the movie is too cheesy, but the songs are too good to not watch it. Although maybe more songs would have been better – it was the same few repeated over and over, and that I wasn’t a fan of. Continue reading “My thoughts on La La Land”
Last week, my family went on holiday, and while we did fun holiday stuff (here), the best bit was that this place had Netflix. And what does that mean? Starting a new show, of course. We chose Suits, and although I’m not the best binge watcher, I’ve nearly finished season 2. Guys, I’m in love, with everyone, UGH. Continue reading “My Latest Obsession… Suits”
Yesterday, I went and saw Moana, and boy oh boy did I fall in love. I’m going to do a proper review on YouTube, but I just wanted to come here and talk about all the fangirling that came from me, a girl in New Zealand.
I’m not Maori, but I am from the same country as the Maori, and I grew up hearing their myths and legends. It’s completely ingrained in my culture, and then there goes a Disney princess (sorry – daughter of a chief), and she has that same culture!! Also, my family is from the Cook Islands, and although it’s my great grandmother that grew up there, my great-aunts are overly proud of their heritage, so I feel like I’m part of it. I’ve visited Rarotonga, where she’s from, and had traditional food, plus a very cultural 90th birthday for my great grandma, so I know how important it is to my family. Continue reading “I’m a Disney Princess!”