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My thoughts on La La Land

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 Mia and friends.pngnewest 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”

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I’m a Disney Princess!

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!”

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The Best Luck With Movies

At the moment, I’m on study leave. This means a lot of stress, because exams, but also a lot of doing the same thing, which makes me go a little insane. To fight against the insanity, I’ve been seeing movies. And HOLY MOLY, I’m having good luck with movies at the moment!

In the last week, I’ve seen three; Dr Strange, The Arrival, and Fantastic Beasts. For all three, I was like “eh” about seeing them. Well, Fantastic Beasts I was excited for, but I knew in my heart it would probably let me down *dark flashbacks to Cursed Child*. What actually happened, though, was I fell in love.  Continue reading “The Best Luck With Movies”

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Suicide Squad; A Disappointed Review

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Ahh, Suicide Squad. Movie of amazing cast, fantastic trailers, and oh so much hype. For DC fans, I think it was great. For me? Not so much… 

Let me explain. It wasn’t the plot (although that wasn’t amazing), it was the characters. What characters?, you might ask. And that would be fair question! Absolutely no one had a good backstory. Every character had one feature, and that was it. Some had family, some had done something wrong, Harley had a boyfriend. Once that one point had flashed up on the screen in some awful video-game esque introduction, we could happily move on. Apparently, that was all we needed for these to be considered well-rounded characters. Not only could they fight, but they have BAGGAGE. 

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Game of Thrones Season 6 (Spoiler Free)

I’m probably the last person to write this sort of post, but there you go. I’m definitely the last fan to start watching season 6, so I forgive myself. I don’t know what it is; I just couldn’t motivate myself to start watching. I was four weeks behind when I started watching episode one! I’ve started now though, and as soon as that annoyingly catchy music started playing, I couldn’t stop. I’m finally up to date this week!

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