TITLE: Crazy Rich Asians
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
LINKS: Book Review | Movie Trailer
TITLE: Everything, Everything
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
GENRE: Romance | Drama | Coming of Age
NOTE: This is a movie adaptation of the YA book by Nicola Yoon of the same name.
BOOK REVIEW: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
TITLE: The Greatest Showman
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
RATING: 2.9/5 Continue reading
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.
Endings are tricky and not everyone gets them right. I like my endings tidy with no loose ends. There are exceptions to those vague endings like Inception, but I am willing to accept those if they make me think instead of going crazy with the unresolved plot lines. This is especially true for TV shows where there’s a lot of different characters and plot lines to conclude. So here, are some of my least favorite endings of TV shows and movies.
TITLES: 50 Shades of Grey | 50 Shades Darker | 50 Shades of Freed
DIRECTOR: Sam Taylor Johnson | James Foley
RUN TIME: 128 minutes | 131 minutes | 105 minutes
SUMMARY: Anastasia Steele falls for Christian Gray, who introduces her to BDSM but who has a dark past. Together they learn how to be in a committed relationship while also coping with said past. And In spite of all the those people threatening to end their relationship, they don’t care because you know… sex.
STARRING: Dakota Johnson | Jamie Dornan | Marcia Gay Harden | Rita Ora
GENRE: Erotic romantic drama
WARNING: Graphic sex scenes… like a lot.
RATING: 2/5 Continue reading
DIRECTOR: Martin Koolhoven
RUN TIME: 148 minutes
SUMMARY: After a car accident, Samantha Kingston is forced to relive the same day over and over again until she starts reevaluating her life and those around her.
STARRING: Dakota Fanning | Kit Harington | Guy Pearce | Carice Van Houten
GENRE: Western | Thriller | Gothic | Drama
WARNING: This movie covers several serious subject matters such as child abuse.