MOVIE REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

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ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: When Nick asks Rachel to go visit his Malaysian family, she has no idea that her boyfriend comes from a very, very, very, very, rich family.
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
RATING: 5/5
LINKS: Book Review | Movie Trailer

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TV/ Movies Wrap Up : July 2018

In July I most definitely watched more TV and movies than I read books, but it was nowhere near the amount of TV and movies I watched in June.

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TV SHOW REVIEW: 13 Reasons Why (Season 2)

TITLE: Thirteen Reasons Why Image result for thirteen reasons why season 2 poster
NO. OF SEASONS: 2 – Ongoing
NETWORK: Netflix
EPISODES: 26 total
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: As Hannah’s parents go forward with their lawsuit, new secrets about the school and Hannah come to light, meanwhile everyone is still grieving and coping with the aftermath of her suicide.
GENRE: Teen Drama | Mystery
WARNING: Extremely upsetting violence and language.
RATING: 4.5/5
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MOVIE REVIEW: Everything, Everything (2017)

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DIRECTOR: Stella Meghie
RUN TIME: 96 minutes
SUMMARY: Madeline has SCID, an immuno-deficiency disease that prevents her from leaving her house, until she finds a good reason to leave, Olly, the new neighbor next door.
STARRING: Amandla Stenberg | Nick Robinson
LANGUAGE: English
GENRE: Romance | Drama | Coming of Age
RATING: 2.5/5
NOTE: This is a movie adaptation of the YA book by Nicola Yoon of the same name.
BOOK REVIEW: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Monthly TV & Movie Wrap Up: May 2018

If you saw my reading wrap up for May, then you know that I didn’t read much, but I can’t say the same for movies and TV shows. I got caught up with both The Handmaid’s Tale and The 100, and I watched a couple of movies that I’ve been waiting for a while now like The Greatest Showman. 

My favorite show for May was definitely The Handmaid’s Tale because it is visually stunning and at the same time pulls out all these emotions I have, none of them are good, but at least it helps me appreciate what I do have and fight and fight against the inequalities I see today.

As for my favorite movie of this month, it’s probably either Baby Driver or Brooklyn. I liked Brooklyn because it was just a nice romantic movie and it wasn’t crazy or over the top, and it was refreshing to see that for a change. Now, Baby Driver is not mellow, but it is an action film with a lot of heart. I really enjoyed watching Ansel Elgort as Baby trying to escape his life of crime and bank robbing.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Greatest Showman (2017)

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DIRECTOR: Michael Gracey
RUN TIME: 105 minutes
SUMMARY: P. T. Barnum rises to fame and riches by risking it all for his famous circus acts involving extraordinary people including a bearded lady.
STARRING: Hugh Jackman | Michelle Williams| Rebecca Ferguson| Zac Efron | Zendaya
LANGUAGE: English
GENRE: Musical
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5 Books I Want to Read Before the Movie or TV Show

As a person who enjoys reading and lives in a world where almost every movie and every show is based on a book, I try my best to read the books first and then watch the movie. However, that’s not always the case, and to be honest, I’m not super strict about it either. But, there are exceptions, there are book to movie adaptations I refuse to watch until I read the book, and sometimes I do a reread of them before watching the adaptation if I can. So, here’s a list of those books I haven’t read, that I want to read, before I watch their movies or TV shows.

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