author: witsandnuts category: Films
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Being crazily busy will stay longer and even magnify at some phases, but I love myself so I decided that I will re-engage with the things that I enjoy which took the back seat for almost two years. Like blogging. Taking photos. A lot more. And of course, having the eyes feast through movies.
I am just so pleased and shocked by how much I have seen so far. Thanks to human’s multi-tasking abilities.
Pitch Perfect (2012): Since this year kicked off, I have seen this movie four times already! I actually thought that it was just a teeny musical blah blah. I just put it on the player to keep me company while doing other tasks/ projects. Then I found myself totally engrossed with this from beginning to end. I particularly liked the rip-off and relatable scenes of assertiveness, dealing with pressures, and of course, that tender/ cute love story. Please watch this, I am sure you will thank me for the recommendation. Hahaha.
The Breakfast Club (1985): I had to watch this movie because of that scene in “Pitch Perfect” when Skylar Astin (Jesse) told Ana Kendrick (Becca) that the movie’s ending was the best. Had I seen this one when I was in high school, I probably had cried buckets. It is true that the best part is the ending with that powerful song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds. The movie’s title is so catchy but I hardly got why was that so, aside from that Anthony Michael Hall (Brian Johnson) signs “The Breakfast Club” at the end of their group’s essay as part of their punishment in the detention. It turned out that detention begins at 7:00 A.M., well, breakfast time.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012): It did not hit me the way I expected it; the way I liked “Juno” and “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”. But it is charming because it appealed as a timeless movie. The journey of friendship and the situation and characters are relatable. Emma Watson is so refreshing with her fake American accent in this movie.
The Help (2011): It is a good preview how it is like to be a writer during 1960s and the topics typically written by females. While it is a melodrama, you would be engaged by the cinematography, the funny, silly and witty characters especially of Emma Stone (Skeeter). I guess that racism in house help still exists in many different forms and parts of the world.
Diary of A Wimpy Kid Dog Days (2012): I read a few from the Diary of A Wimpy kid books and I have seen the movie adaptations as well. This installment is the most enjoyable/ interesting to me. Regardless of age, it speaks a lot of wisdom on friendship and other important elements of any relationship. The best part, it gave me very good laughs and a bunch of stress balls combined.
Sinister (2012): I read from Twitter that some of those who watched this supernatural horror movie had to level off their fear by watching Disney Channel afterwards. Curiosity killed me. I watched it then I was so scared to go to the toilet alone for the next two days. Hahaha. The scenes lingered on me like the first time I was embraced by Sadako errr “The Ring”. Go watch as it is a nice and “real” horror story. Lights off as you watch. But do not forget to watch cartoons afterwards. Just like I did.